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My 2008 Lancer CJ VRX needs a turbo kit 

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#1 Dr.Robbo

  • Joined:01-June 07
  • Car:1995 Mitsubishi Lancer

Posted 18 February 2011 - 09:27 AM

hey boys and girls...

Im new to the whole thing so im a bit of a noob...

i have been given a new 2008 Lancer CJ VRX and im looking to put a turbo in it. I know everyone will most likely go "sell it and get an evo" but since i have been given the car i would like to keep it so i can show the person that i appreciate there generosity.

Im trying to decide if i should supercharge(heard you can plus it would sound sweet)or put a sensible turbo kit in her.

hopefully someone can shed some light on this for me and supply me with some kits and prices..

#2 -fill-

  • Joined:25-February 07
  • Location:Australia ACT
  • Car:180sx

Posted 18 February 2011 - 09:29 AM

How much are you looking at spending? Cause it's not cheap

turbo line and feeds
fuel pump
just to name a few

#3 Dr.Robbo

  • Joined:01-June 07
  • Car:1995 Mitsubishi Lancer

Posted 18 February 2011 - 09:41 AM

Not to sure of costs at the moment...just looking around to see what prices are there and see if i can budget. Maybe some cheepish but good installers

im not looking for anything hectic just a nice safe enjoyable maintainable kit

#4 -fill-

  • Joined:25-February 07
  • Location:Australia ACT
  • Car:180sx

Posted 18 February 2011 - 09:55 AM

Well it's not an easy job especially front wheel drive. I'd suspect it would cost you around 4k plus if you don't know how to do any of it yourself.

#5 headlock

  • Joined:19-January 05
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:Evolution IX

Posted 21 February 2011 - 10:32 AM

keep it as a daily and buy an evo

the money it would cost to do it, would get you one.

#6 S14_Lee

  • Joined:29-July 10
  • Location:Australia QLD
  • Car:S14 Zenki,

Posted 21 February 2011 - 10:56 AM

Front wheel drive with a turbo = lose

I know you said you want to keep the laser but, EVO COMES WITH:

forged internals (can run 20psi)
all wheel drive
better gear box
better clutch
better brakes
better wheels
better seats, interior etc etc
looks better
better re sale value
and best of all better street cred (not a girls car)

so how much would it cost to get lanser to that level?

crap loads


#7 loz

  • Joined:31-December 97
  • Location:Australia QLD
  • Car:Nissan 200SX S14.5

Posted 21 February 2011 - 11:06 AM

Turbocharging your lancer wont leave you much change from $7-9000 if done properly..

Honestly everyone isn't just saying "buy an evo" for no reason...

When it comes to resale / overall cost, you will lose alot of money if you go and turbo it yourself.

The fact mitsubishi released a turbo front wheel drive version : the Ralliart TC-SST is essentially a factory backed version of the car you are trying to "make" - why would you go to the hassle of screwing around yourself.

Honestly, i would sell yours and buy the Ralliart version - it will work out cheaper in the long run, with better resale and a factory warranty.

#8 headlock

  • Joined:19-January 05
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:Evolution IX

Posted 22 February 2011 - 12:57 PM

fyi ralliart is 4wd

i wouldn't waste my time with one of those personally. Not when you can get an evo 9 for the same money.

#9 AC-S13

  • Joined:12-August 08
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:1989 CA18 Sil

Posted 22 February 2011 - 01:22 PM

Dont even bother.

Sell your lancer and use the money you were planning on using to turbo the lancer and get a car that is turbo from factory.
Much easier and less hassles.

#10 CalebS15

  • Joined:26-December 08
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:JDM Spec R

Posted 22 February 2011 - 09:33 PM

If you are trying to show you appreciate it then just keep it and leave it alone, dont pour 10K into it for the sake of not wanting to sell it. You'll be glad you didnt turbo it in the long run

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