started on the turbo swap. wasnt qutite as easy as i thought it would be, but it wasnt anything crazy......just a couple minor bumps in the road.
yanked the old turbo off, and put it beside the new one. (comparison picture) the old turbo is a 61mm GT35R and the new one is a 67mm precision dual ballbearing P-trim. (the compressor is 6mm larger, and the turbine is 3mm larger)
on the next pic you can see where i ran into a few small issues. the centersection on the GT35R is extreemly short. so it uses a special oil return, and spaces the compressor housing farther towards the radiator by about 3/4".
heres the new turbo bolted in place. still a couple minor issues tho.....
first off the oil return for the 35R wouldnt work. had to make a new return..... no big deal, been meaning to make those available to the syty guys on the website anyway. so we kinda killed 2 birds with one stone on that one. the next problem was the wastegate arm. the longer centersection made the mounting point for the actuator farther away from the wastegate puck arm, and would require more tension on the spring in order to make it reach. this would have been fine if i wanted a 23psi base boost setting, but i was looking for something around 14psi. this probably wont be a problem for most people, but my arm was short because it was made for the 35R...... hmmm