Twin Turbo Dodge Magnum... not what you think.

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Twin Turbo Dodge Magnum... not what you think.

Post by levi » Wed Nov 29, 2006 6:55 pm

The turbos are mounted at the tailpipe, then the intake is plumbed back up to the front-mount IC. I'm not sure how efficient this will be or if it will even work very well. And it looks kinda cheesy, but it's still interesting. I'll be interested to see how/if it works.

Here is the link to the thread on the LXForum.

Here are a bunch of pictures on photobucket: ... uromotors/

And a video or two: ... 230108.flv ... 230112.flv

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Post by M-Spec » Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:53 pm

A lot of people say that method of turbocharging doesnt work well. On the other hand, just before i started my job at hypertech, they ditched a turbo kit project for c/k pickups where the turbo was mounted about under the seat. It worked so well, they couldnt get a transmission to last more than a few pulls. Because the factory tranny wouldnt hold up, they ditched the project

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Post by Jon M » Wed Nov 29, 2006 8:28 pm

On the TV show "Horsepower TV" on Spike on Saturday mornings, they twin turbo'd a Corvette at the tail pipes.

The thing freaking rocked and put down more horse than a Z06.

I think it's a good way to turbo a vehicle because you don't lose that much pressure on the way back to the front and it keeps the turbo's a lot cooler.

A lot of it depends on how much R&D the company put into the project before they sell the kit.

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Post by mjannusch » Wed Nov 29, 2006 8:39 pm

Its a less efficient setup than having the turbos right at the headers, but it gets the job done. Where you've got a really crammed engine compartment it might be the best way to go if you don't want to start making serious mods to the body/frame etc.
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Post by levi » Wed Nov 29, 2006 8:49 pm

Well, I'm still very interested in seeing how this will work on this car, and what sort of #'s it will put down... but still, that's a LOT of plumbing!!

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Post by Jon M » Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:39 pm

Jon M wrote:On the TV show "Horsepower TV" on Spike on Saturday mornings, they twin turbo'd a Corvette at the tail pipes....
This is the site for the kit they used.

Just thought I'd throw that out there.

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Post by BluDevl » Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:07 am

From what i have herd, some of the 3rd gen F-body GM guys do that with there firebirds and cameros. Seems to work fine for them.
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Post by Dave » Fri Dec 01, 2006 3:54 am

Anything with HEMI on it can't be bad, but it can be BAD!!!!
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Post by 94BASE » Wed Dec 13, 2006 8:11 pm

Some people claim remote mounted turbo setups are the way to go, others simply say its crap.

The argument for says that it reduces lag because their is no backpressure from exhaust routing, that the turbos stay cooler and more efficient, and the engine stays cooler without all the heat generated from turbos in the engine bay.

People opposed to it say the turbo is exposed to road debris, and that the plumbing redcues flow, and that it overall isn't worth the fab work.
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Post by Stealth92TT » Thu Dec 14, 2006 3:20 am

thats intersting i like it
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Post by niterydr » Thu Dec 14, 2006 3:39 am

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They work well for some applications that are very tight on room and are looking for a significant power "boost" (100-300hp) without worrying about the rest of the car.
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Post by DSMx2 » Fri Dec 22, 2006 8:58 pm

Why would you want the turbos cooler?? Isn't it the hotter the exhaust gasses the better spool characteristics?

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