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I am looking to get a turbo system for my 1915. I know I need some new components like a different size cam, bigger heads, new exhaust system, etc. But I want details and how much I would expect to pay from the VW community and not some money hungry mechanic or salesman.
 

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It's gonna depend on how much you wanna do yourself and how complex you wanna get.... I traded most of my stuff for other parts I had sitting around.... I was lucky enough to actual get my turbo parts though....
 

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Marty Staggs said:
The best bang for your buck IMO, is the CB CNC round port 42 x 37 head for street turbo applications. They work well and run cool.


Ditto on that. Good rod bolts. wiseco piston(or comparable) nothing fancy. lots of lift on the cam, low duration, lots of center 112 or 114. but most of all Intercooled= power with cooler charge temps= longer life expectancy.
 

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Marty Staggs said:
The best bang for your buck IMO, is the CB CNC round port 42 x 37 head for street turbo applications. They work well and run cool.
How much better or worse are my 44x37.5 mini wedge port CB heads compared to those for this application?
 

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If you want to go turbo or use any power adder, it's very important that all of your components will handle the total amount of HP / TQ you intend to have the new combination produce. If you only change the parts that will allow you to produce the HP (i.e. change cam & port heads) but neglect the rest (i.e. rod bolts, push rods, head studs) you will most likely find the weak points in your engine at a most inappropriate time.
 

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I have had the valve guides in the exhaust ports shortened/taken out of the port to prevent them coming apart because the heat and end up seding the chunks to the turbo.
 
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