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Im new to the scene and have a few questions.

Postby J.Smith98 » Tue May 01, 2018 11:38 am

I have a small knowledge on cars and i am wondering if i need to do an engine swap for putting a turo in (when i get 1) and what would you recommend for the motor and turbo duo? thanks in advance, my lancer is a 08 VRX manual.

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Postby rusko110 » Tue May 01, 2018 8:38 pm

You don't need a new engine. Look at getting parts from a Ralliart owner who has done a turbo swap e.g. turbo, intercooler, piping, lines, etc. Where are you located? You'll also need to find a reputable shop to do the work and possibly tune it (?).

Also be aware that it's quite expensive to do and you'll be running low boost with power <= a stock Ralliart

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Postby benyamin » Wed May 02, 2018 9:55 am

rusko110 wrote:You don't need a new engine.
Are you sure about that? Being a VRX, wouldn't the block be a 2.4L 4B12? It was my understanding that there was no straight forward 4B12 turbo upgrade path like the 4B11 to 4B11T conversion I think you were suggesting...

I'd recommend getting a good tune, and maybe do better than those 2L stock RAs anyway... *flame*
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Re: Im new to the scene and have a few questions.

Postby Patch » Wed May 02, 2018 1:12 pm

benyamin wrote:Being a VRX, wouldn't the block be a 2.4L 4B12?


2008 model year VRX is 2.0L. But there'd be less involved ways to turbo a 4B12 rather than having to switch back to a 4B11 if the RA/Evo bits didn't directly fit.

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Re: Im new to the scene and have a few questions.

Postby sarusa » Wed May 02, 2018 1:52 pm

Easiest, cheapest and safest approach is to purchase a RalliArt complete with 2ltr turbo standard
Or depending on how deep your pocket is an EVO.

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Re: Im new to the scene and have a few questions.

Postby benyamin » Wed May 02, 2018 2:05 pm

If you want a turbo, like sarusa said ^^... They're AWD too... The RA is a single-scroll turbo, the EVO X has a twin-scroll...
Patch wrote:...But there'd be less involved ways to turbo a 4B12 rather than having to switch back to a 4B11 if the RA/Evo bits didn't directly fit.
iirc, the internals weren't up to it in the 4B12... *facepalm*
J.Smith98 wrote:...my lancer is a 08 VRX manual.
Was that built '08 an MY08 or MY09? 2.0L (4B11) or 2.4L (4B12)...?
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Postby sarusa » Wed May 02, 2018 2:38 pm

Just one thing to do first. Trust your not on L plates

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Re: Im new to the scene and have a few questions.

Postby Lancer1993 » Wed May 02, 2018 5:48 pm

sarusa wrote:Easiest, cheapest and safest approach is to purchase a RalliArt complete with 2ltr turbo standard
Or depending on how deep your pocket is an EVO.

I'd second this, do light mods on your Lancer and save for a RA. Turbo goodness without the hassles of getting a conversion certified. Will probably cost less and be much safer (AWD) in the end.
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Re: Im new to the scene and have a few questions.

Postby Quismiff » Thu May 03, 2018 10:22 am

J.Smith98 wrote:I have a small knowledge on cars and i am wondering if i need to do an engine swap for putting a turo in (when i get 1) and what would you recommend for the motor and turbo duo? thanks in advance, my lancer is a 08 VRX manual.


Job done mate :D but as the other blokes have said, the best option is to save up and get the car with the goods, there is usually alot more to it than just an engine change, there is cluches and brakes to think about, more power to go = more power to stop, and also the fact a standard clutch would last maybe 5000km under that much stress ( if your lucky) so the cost rapidly balloons out to just buying an RA. saw one on carsales for around 7K was a hatchback, but still a good going over and you should be okay. and if you want you have a VR-X manual box to put in it and take out the SST :twisted:
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Re: Im new to the scene and have a few questions.

Postby Mystique » Thu May 03, 2018 10:40 am

Better off buying a manual Evo, that way you don't have the issue of the ticking time bomb of the SST. :)
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Re: Im new to the scene and have a few questions.

Postby J.Smith98 » Fri May 04, 2018 12:03 pm

Thanks for all the feedback and ill probably save for an evo.


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