Stage 2 Turbo Project - Garrett GT2871R

If you're wondering whether I'm ditching the previous GT2560R turbo again after the GT2554R, the answer is yes.

This just arrived today and like a kid in a candy store I can't stop playing around with it.

Rated up to 460 horsepower, we are planning to sacrifice some power in the low end in exchange for massive mid to high acceleration.

So what about the low end then?

This is where the two bottles of nitrous oxide comes in to the picture. We'll be spraying at the low range RPM to help build boost just in case I need to launch from standstill.

And yes there will definitely be issues with the traction and therefore this the reason why the Quaife ATB Helical LSD should be on its way now from United Kingdom.

When the LSD reaches I will post it up here, until then here are some pictures of the turbo.

Stage 2 Turbo Project - Moonface Racing Tie Rod Ends

As part of the suspension system upgrades, I've also ordered the tie rod ends from Moonface Racing in addition to the roll center adjusters.

Bump steer is not uncommon for cars that has been lowered, as we're changing the suspension geometry the factory tie rods will wear out over time due to the extreme angle after lowering.

So with these fellas we're suppose to experience a more linear steering feel and a sharper cornering characteristics.

Well, only one way to find out later when the car is ready to be fired up.

Packaging box

Part number for you guys to refer in the future

Package contents

The tie rod ends itself

Killing Boredom

Waiting for the project to be completed can be very boring, especially when there is nothing you could do to speed up the process.

Out of boredom and curiosity, I took the Benz out today and strapped it on the rollers for a dyno run at GT Auto.

Well, nothing to shout about on the power it made. It cannot get any sadder to see a 2.4 liter V6 engine to produce such pathetic figures, sigh.

It is even lower than my stage 1 turbo kit, this car is definitely going nowhere with such a heavy body.

And now you know what wonders can a simple bolt-on turbo kit do to your Toyota Vios, the Benz actually has no chance at all against the Vios turbo.

But looking at the flat torque curve did somehow put a comforting smile to my face though.

Thomas was looking for the RPM signal

A very sad 137.13 PS / 17.89 kg-m

So you must wondering why would an European car appear here?

Well that is because GT Auto will be offering ECU flashes for European cars very soon. And this Benz could be one of the project cars.

Stay tuned.