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Bolt-On Boost 2002: Part 4

Oct 4, 2002
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XS Engineering Celica GT-S:
Since the unveiling of this kit on Turbo's December 2000 issue cover car, the prototype has graduated to production status. Fuel enrichment is handled by the ECU, a rising-rate fuel pressure regulator and upgraded fuel pump. To extract upgraded power, an APEXi Super AFC is brought to bear on the 2ZZ. The kit delivers torque down low and horsepower up high and all versions include a front-mount air-to-air chiller, a welcomed addition, considering the 2ZZ's 11.5:1 compression ratio.

Type of Turbocharger IHI AX-1 ball bearing
Standard Kit Boost 7.5 psi
Dyno tested output @ wheels 251.2 (upgraded output)
Fuel Enrichment Factory ECU, FMU, Pump (Apex Super AFC for upgraded output)
Intercooler Included in kitYes
Retain use of air conditioning? Yes
Include installation manual? Yes
Include warranty? No
CARB E.O. No
MSRP $TBA
 
XS Engineering
Dept. THP, 4030 Palm St. Ste. 302
Fullerton, CA 92835
(714) 992-4133

Stillen Maxima:
Stillen has built up a reputation as one of the premier manufacturers for Nissan go-fast parts. This said, it is unsurprising that Stillen handled the build up when Nissan needed to power up a Maxima for duty as a CART pace car. This project acted as the groundwork for Stillen's blower kit. Pressurization is provided by a Vortech V1-S supercharger, operating in conjunction with a Stillen exhaust system. Stillen's mods and a 6 psi of boost increased output to 281 whp, which is quite a jump from the 187.7 whp baseline run. The Maxima, in five-speed SE-trim guise, is a real sleeper-- powerful and roomy, and one of those cars that will sell itself after one test drive.

Type of Supercharger Vortech V1-S
Boost on standard kit 6 psi
Dyno tested power output @ wheels 281.3 hp
Fuel Enrichment Tuned factory ECU
Intercooler Not available
Retain use of air conditioning? Yes
Include installation manual? Yes
Include warranty? Yes
Smog legal in all 50 states? Pending
MSRP ?
 
Stillen
Dept. THP, 3176 Airway
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 540-9154

Toyota Racing Development's Solara:
The TRD Solara supercharger kit features an Eaton-based compressor built into a unique one-piece manifold. A bypass valve regulates the Eaton blower to a very conservative 4 psi of positive manifold pressure. Unlike the 4Runner kit, which includes a boost dependent regulator, the Solara engine management system is capable of sensing the extra air being fed to the V6 engine. The factory ECU compensates for the extra air and adds the necessary fuel requirements to maintain a proper air/fuel ratio. All necessary hardware, including pulleys and belts, are included in the kit for easy bolt-on installation. The supercharger even comes assembled. Any qualified mechanic can install the kit within a day, but we recommend that you have it installed by the Toyota dealer if your vehicle is still under warranty.

Type of Supercharger Eaton
Standard Kit Boost 4.5 psi
Dyno tested output @ wheels 233.2
Fuel Enrichment Factory ECU
Intercooler Not available
Retain use of air conditioning? Yes
Include installation manual? Yes
Include warranty Yes
CARB E.O. ?
MSRP $3,000 - $3,400
 
Toyota Racing Development (TRD)
Dept. THP, 1382 Valencia Ave.
Tustin, CA 92780
(800) 688-5913

Hahn Racecraft PT Cruiser:
The 2000-up Chrysler PT Cruiser is another of those retro-look vehicles to light a fire on the automotive landscape. Hahn Racecraft (HRC) has crafted a turbo kit for this window to days gone by. It was a slam dunk since the PT is built on the Neon platform. Like the Neon, Mitsubishi TDO5H or TDO6H turbos are the basis of HRC's PT kits and they include extras like a blow-off valve, Cerametallic-coated downpipe and a fuel pressure gauge.

Type of Turbo Hahn Super 16G
Boost on standard kit 5 psi
Dyno tested output @ wheels 160.7 hp
Fuel Enrichment Upgraded fuel pump, HRC Fuel Control Unit
Intercooler Optional
Retain use of air conditioning? Yes
Include installation manual? Yes
Include warranty? Yes
CARB E.O. No
MSRP Stage 1 $2795
 
Hahn Racecraft
Dept. THP, 1981-D Weisbrook Dr.
Oswego, IL 60543
(630) 801-1417

Vortech Engineering Ford Contour:
Vortech can put you more than a few car lengths ahead of the SVT with its Contour supercharger kit. The kit delivers a 100-hp and an 80 lbs-ft or torque gain to the standard-issue Contour.

Type of Supercharger Vortech V5-D-Trim (Centrifugal)
Boost on standard kit 8 psi
Dyno tested output @ wheels 265.4
Fuel Enrichment In-line pump, Vortech FMU
Intercooler Optional
Retain use of air conditioning? Yes
Include installation manual? Yes
Include warranty? Yes
Smog legal in all 50 states? Yes
CARB E.O. D-213-17
MSRP $3775
 
Vortech Engineering
1650 Pacific Ave., Dept. THP
Channel Islands, CA 93033
(805) 247-0226

Hahn Racecraft Ford Focus:
Judging by the attention its getting in this guide, the Ford Focus is one of the golden child types of the scene. Hahn offers a Stage II kit that includes an intercooler (transaxle mounted) and Super 16G and 20G turbos, as well as a front-mount intercooler. A performance cat, Auto Meter boost gauge and pillar mount is also included and not offered in other packages. Hahn also has tuning strategies for those who really want an edge in performance. Can you dig 15 psi?

Type of turbo Mitsubishi 13G/15G
Boost on standard kit 5 psi
Dyno tested output @ wheels 193.5
Fuel Enrichment Upgraded fuel pump, HRC Module, Re-calibrated MAP
Intercooler Optional
Retain use of air conditioning? Yes
Include installation manual? Yes
Include warranty? Yes
CARB E.O. Pending
MSRP N/A
 
Hahn Racecraft
Dept. THP, 1981-D Weisbrook Dr.
Oswego, IL 60543
(630) 801-1417
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