The following is some information on how to
install* a turbo on your SR20DE powered
car. It was a great learning experience for me and I hope that by offering this information
it will allow you to have a decent idea of how to go about it.
Click for pics and an overview about my NX
The goal was to put a turbo on my car with
minimum outside fabrication and a very factory/
non-hillbilly look. I'm happy to say these goals were met. A few extra tools besides regular
hand tools were needed but otherwise it was pretty straightforward. A couple of the essential
things, however, were 1) a notebook just filled with every answer I had concerning a turbo
install, all from SE-R.net and the SE-R mailing list -I can't stress enough to do your homework
and find out what is involved!, 2) Dremel for cutting, grinding, smoothing many parts to get them to
fit nicely, 3) more time than you planned for, sometimes it would take longer than expected waiting
on parts, figuring out stuff, and just being in the right frame of mind.
Here is the main ingredient, this is what makes
turboing an SR20DE easy. OEM Nissan
turbo and manifold! I wish they had included this stuff on US cars but they don't. Fortunately,
you can get them from Nissan Motorsports and Jim Wolf Tech.
And here are some further details concerning
various stages of the turbo install. This isn't a step
by step write-up, however it does offer pertinent advice on how I went about it and what tools helped.
If you have any questions, give a holler to:firstname.lastname@example.org
Oil Return Tapping
Oil Pickup and Senders
Compressor Bypass Valve
Parts And Sources
The car is still a work in progress, there's always room for improvement...
Heavy Duty Clutch
3" Cat-back Exhaust
Nismo Radiator & High Power Fans
*So you are going the other route and just
installing a whole DET eh? Well, check this little guide
out first, it should make things easier.