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Varg In Jeep's Clothing

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by ITLKSEZ, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. May 20, 2022
    shadetreetim

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    I put a 99 Audi A4 1.8 turbo motor in my 89 VW Vanagon. What you may not realize is the addicting sound of that turbo whistle. I find myself driving that van harder because of it. Because mine replaced a stock 2.1 NA flat 4 the differences were many besides the turbo. I like how yours will be a back to back comparison of the same vehicle with the addition of a turbo.

    The turbo muffles the exhaust considerably so I opted for a free flowing 2.5" Dynomax glass pack. Vanagons have less area for an exhaust than a Jeep. From turbo to exhaust tip is about 24" including the muffler. It has a deep burble when you have your foot in it, and a whistle when you let off between shifts, but is very quiet in normal driving.

    If you are going to plumb an intercooler, I used a Saab 900 unit. It is pretty small and they're always available on eBay.
     
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  2. May 20, 2022
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Hope for the best, prepare for the worst

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    I have ZERO room for an intercooler. I’ll be lucky if I can fit everything else.
     
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    SFaulken

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    You're just not thinking creatively enough, just put an air-air cooler on the hood.
     
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    PeteL

    PeteL If it wasn't for physics, and law enforcement... 2022 Sponsor 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

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    Normal people never find out who they really are.

    That said, some of us are planning to come over for an Intervention.
     
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    Twin2

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    he was playing with the turbo idea , awhile back
    guess it going to happen one way or another
    I've come to conclusion . That man doesn't sleep :lol:
     
  6. May 23, 2022
    Jw60

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    My little flex has 3.5 nonturbo the Expedition has 3.5 twin turbo. The non Turbo with 4500 lbs scoots. The Turbos with 5500lbs and a jeep in tow is just as quick.
     
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  7. May 24, 2022
    Lockman

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    I run the Buick 231 Turbo SFI in ' Rosie' . It's Even- Fire. Outta the Hole with the LSD , I light up her tires . That's when empty . The top end is WAYYYY to quick for a CJ5 .
    Loaded with tools , she goes fairly balanced through her range,......plenty of power & torque .
     
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