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Hi everyone, as you may know, i'm in the process of having a turbo kit done for the car. Right now, we do not know if it will for sure reach the market due to interest, and cost of production. I just want to see how many people would be interested in a group buy for a turbo kit, assuming that the kit is complete with tuning, dyno graphs, video, and reviews from chicagoland forum members who are willing to come and test the finished product. Prices will vary depending on materials, and will most likely be in the mid 3 thousand dollar range for a forum group buy for mazda6club.com. we want to see the interest in the kit, and know that it is worth it to reproduce and manufacture for the public, because it will not be cheap. This is strictly just to get an idea and for statistics. THANKS EVERYONE for the support thus far. anyone who is interested, please post.

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Do they have a working turbo kit now? If so, it would help us to decide if it is something that we would like or not. Pics or vids would be nice! A dyno would be best!!
 

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And there is no management sold with it?
 

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guys, i said.... assuming that the kit is finished, with TUNING. which means engine management yes, it will be included. i'm not saying there is a finished product, but if there was.
 

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+1 for me! Only if its been long term tested !
 

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I'm interested, but whether I would participate in a GB would depend on my opinion of the finished product and/or how much money I have at the time.
 

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guys, i said.... assuming that the kit is finished, with TUNING. which means engine management yes, it will be included. i'm not saying there is a finished product, but if there was.
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Ok cause you listed the brands of everything else, so i assumed if you were selling TUNING with it you would have listed that as well. I guess the point of misunderstanding was i should have read "assuming the kit is complete" as "assuming the kit comes complete". Around 3k is a very reasonable price then...
 

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I'm sorry to still be skeptical about this, but have you relased the name of the company yet? I would think the best way to garner interest for this would be get as much fo the info out there as possible. I also like that in your other post you said you're going to test fit the two different turbo to see which you think looks/fits best. Did you look at the flow maps for both turbos? Which works best for the size engine we have, did you or the mysterious company go through the calculations to determine what turbo would be best to use? Whats the tuning solution going to be? You really think that the company will sell a kti, even in a GB situation, for 3500 when the intercooler, turbo, bov and wastegate can easily amount to 1500 and then some, not to mention piping and oil lines and such. Throw in the $1000+ tuning solution and the company makes no money from the kits. Thats their perogative, but the proof is in the pudding.
 

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Like some of the other members, I'm new to turbo kits...I understand most of the info...I'm definitely interested but I have the CP-E setup (intake and headers)...hence, does that mean that I have to get rid of one and/or both of them for me to have a turbo setup?...if so, that sucks cause both intake and headers cost me $2000...I'm interest with the turbo kit but if have to get rid of my CP-E setup, I might not be interested...not unless someone buys my car and I'll get a another stock 6- not really...good job chitown in trying to develop one...too bad it takes at least 3 years to develop one...
 

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You'd definitely need to replace the intake and fuel tuner, the headers... I'm not so sure. Depends if they mount in the stock location or not. And as for 3 years to develope the kit... are you refering to a specific kit or just not having had one available for the last three years?
 

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I would purchase a turbo kit for my V6, the money is not really is problem even if the kit cost $5000. The fact of the matter is I want to wait until my car has over 100000km which will be in another 2 years. This also gives me time to observe any issues that could arrise with other members. Tuning seems to really be the only think holding a turbo back on the V6. From the contour drivers we can see that the engine can take around 350whp, which is more than enough for me.
 

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I would purchase a turbo kit for my V6, the money is not really is problem even if the kit cost $5000. The fact of the matter is I want to wait until my car has over 100000km which will be in another 2 years. This also gives me time to observe any issues that could arrise with other members. Tuning seems to really be the only think holding a turbo back on the V6. From the contour drivers we can see that the engine can take around 350whp, which is more than enough for me.
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What is the reasoning for people not wanting turbos on the car until after 100,000km???

Also I would def be interested, given some dynos and what not. 3000k will be alot to put down for something like a 5psi boost...
 

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For starters after 100,000km I no longer have a warranty, so if anything breaks it's my own problem.

Second, it basically give me time to observe how to kit is on other peoples cars. For example lets say whoever bought a turbo kit had a massive engine failure. Why would I put myself in the position of a lab rat.

as far as money goes, you have to remember it's not about how much power you make, it's about what kind of parts you are getting. It's rather pay $5000 and have all SS lines with aluminium fittings for the oil, then pay $2000, and have nylon lines, with plastic fittings.

Again if you have a turbo setup that can handle most applications, should you choose to rebuild your engine, you don't need to rebuy a turbo kit to produce more power you already have all the necessary parts.
 

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this same turbo setup, if using the Turbonetics T3/T4 can push the V6 well into the mid teens+ psi without issues, while still working as low as 6psi which is hard to do. but the engine can't take it, so that leaves room to upgrade your engine, then just up boost without buying anything else.

i'm also very skeptical with the pricing, i'd be very suprised to see anything under 4200 (which is pushing it) unless there is a flash tuner, and not relying on a stand alone like expected.
 

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I had a turbo kit priced out from a local shop and they were asking about $5500 CDN, for everything. So even with the current exchange I'm expecting to see something around $4500 - $5000 USD.
 

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yes the turbo we have is matched to the engine. its a t3/t4, .48ar on hot side, .63ar compressor side. you could possibly put a .83ar for more power, but might have fitment issues with space. mid 3 grand was just to see how many people would have interest, and i'm not saying its going to be a final price, because i don't know the final price yet, and how much everything is going to cost to reproduce. thanks for the posts everyone. don't worry about lack of info, as soon as everything is done, you will have EVERY piece of information, and every question answered.
 

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I am interested with these questions answered.......

Engine management???
Internal shortblock upgrades?????
cooling system upgrades?????
weight????
fuel system upgrades??????
compatibility with cpe products(mafci and headers)
Company producing the kit???????
 
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