My stage 0 is almost complete, when I pull the motor "hopefully here in a few weeks" I'll finish it with a new timing belt and new fluids all around. Can I put a 15g output turbine on my 13g? This way I could have quicker spool an maybe more boost?? I have never had one of these turbos off and apart yet.
FWIW, I just picked up a rebuilt & balanced 16T off eBay for $300.
I'm going to be doing a similar upgrade to my old beast (2000 V70XC 2.4 LPT):
-Tune probably from Hilton Tuning or VAST, looking for like a Stage 1.5
-Mototec downpipe & cat
Already have TME dual exhaust, Snabb intake and RIP kit, IPD filter.
My engine is old, but clean and strong. The plan is to get a tune to keep boost in low teens, at a safe level. The 13T LPT is decently quick off the line, but personally I don't like jamming it from stops. I prefer stronger power in the mid-range and up, like accelerating from 30ish thru 70 etc.
2000 V70XC - 308,000 miles as of 17 Dec 2020
Hilton Tune, 16T Turbo, Mototec 3" downpipe, Blue injectors, IPD Short Ram Filter, Snabb Intake Piping & RIP kit, do88 Intercooler, TME Dual Exhaust, HID Projectors, R Panels, do88 Silicone Hoses
You can also get a new compressor wheel and housing from ARD, Kinugawa, or a number of other companies to convert your 13G to a "bigger" TD04HL turbo. They all share the same turbine and center assembly. You'll want a rebuild kit while you're in there.
It's not a hard job, but getting the turbo out to do the work is tedious and the snap ring on the compressor housing really needs a good pair of snap ring pliers.
1999 V70 T5 5-SPD | ~270k mi | burns more oil than gasoline
As stated in one of my previous posts.. the motor will be pulled here in the next few weeks hopefully, this would be a great time to pull the turbo and do some upgrades. How does the td04hl 15 compare with the 13g in terms of boost levels spool up time, flow rates ect? J-dawg you seem to have some experience with this turbo?
Just looking on ebay.. this is the same turbo that the saab 9000 and 9-5 ran, I have a family friend who is a saab mechanic runs his own show.. pretty sure he has a handful of these turbos laying around needing rebuilt pretty sure I can snag one for next to nothing and rebuild it. The more I talk to you guys the more it make sense. 2.4 motor with its higher comp. ratio will have more torque off the line than a 2.3 or 2.5 hpt car, the tdo4 can push I think 15-16 psi easily. I bet with a td04 my 2.4 will pull on a stock hpt v70.