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Hello Again,

is there anyone running this system

Turbo-Glide: Nissan Patrol GQ Turbo Kit fitted

I like the idea of the High mount and it looks neat and minimal..

Does not seem to have huge power increase's compared to some other turbo systems.

Just wanted some opinions..

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Hi mate!
I had the ball bearing version fitted to mine.
I have nothing but praise for them and their service.
I got a 50% increase on mine. This was the usual 40% and another 10% as my fuel pump wasn't set right initially.
I decided on this one as it is such a neat fit up and I wanted the high mount.
 

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Hi SpiderM

Yeah I like the look of the high mount and it seems uncluttered! Good to see you got higher increase.. I guess they just are Conservative.. Either way any increase will make hills nicer to negotiate! haha

Old School Hero,

I will look into the MTQ kit. I have heard the ZD30 air box is a good conversion...

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I hate the idea of a high mount.

1: It roasts your second battery
2: a high flow dump pipe is really hard to do, look how far back that is... What do you think that first bend under the heat shield is going to look like?
3: it doesnt need shielding to protect the paint on your bonnet.

You're never going to put a red hot turbo through a creek deep enough to touch a low mount, you're going to check the crossing first which gives it time to cool.

On the plus side it doesnt list huge power increases because they are being realistic about the performance. Look at the difference between the before and after... the actual number doesn't mean a lot.

Does it include the air filter?
 

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I hate the idea of a high mount.

1: It roasts your second battery
2: a high flow dump pipe is really hard to do, look how far back that is... What do you think that first bend under the heat shield is going to look like?
3: it doesnt need shielding to protect the paint on your bonnet.

You're never going to put a red hot turbo through a creek deep enough to touch a low mount, you're going to check the crossing first which gives it time to cool.

Does it include the air filter?
Yep, it's each to their own and depends what you want from it.

The Turboglide kit comes with the heat shielding which should help with points 1 & 3.
The truck was dyno'd before and after. I got the power increases I wanted, so I'm not going to worry about dump pipes. Getting the turbo up high was more of a priority for me. You would be waiting a long time for the turbo housing to cool sufficiently for some hi country crossing.

The kit uses a modified pre-filter assembly which, again, is fine for the power increases I wanted/got. I really like the way it seals compared to some.

Alooke, yes, Australia seems a lot flatter with a turbo! It just gets a bit more boring being in 5th all the time ;)
 

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my bro has the kit on his gq, the only things i dont like is the dump pipe looks very small and restrictive, maybe good for down low torque though. And also turboglide wont do .64 exhaust housings, thinks they are to small even though it seems to be a proven winner on this site, his turbo uses the .86.To be totally honest if you can un bolt and bolt things on your motor, just buy a brand new garret turbo, whatever size you want, water and oil line kit, use either a t28 flanged manifold of ebay or some companies like jpc and the like have manifolds, or even cheaper stock manifold with t3 - t28 adaptor.This can be done for around 2k depends what you can get the above parts for, so what im basically trying to say is i wouldnt bother with any kit they start from around 3k, usually a bush bearing not ball bearing, and in some cases the turbo is stil not best suited to a td42. search this site 2860rs garrett (disco potatoe) is a proven winner for decent power increase with the .64, or something like a 2876 from jpc or similar turbo is proven for big power.Well thats my small ramble, others might agree or disagree, dont get me wrong turboglide is probably one of the better kits out there, but i believe better can be achived by putting to gether your own kit.
 

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I have got the turbo glide kit and am wraped with it I now tow the camper at 100 and there is no hole in the sump as the drain hooks up where the the alt oil goes back so far no probs when you fit any turbo I think changing all the manifold studs is a good move.
The kit I got runs to 9 lb boost and have not done any pump changes MOARY:)
 

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yea i run one the truck had it when i bought it, i've had it for four years. runs 11 psi n gives good power with 35's. never had any problems with roasting paint of my bonnet or nothing but it makes it hard to run a second battery (mine has a donaldson filter so no room). my bro has a safari kit on his truck with intercooler, runs full 3 inch intake system and has a bit more pull then mine not much but, could have a bit to do with the cooler.

however i have had my truck stuck in some water before where i was happy to have the high mount. nice n neat too just needs an intercooler i reckon.
 

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gday alooke,
ive had the turboglide kit for 18 months and cannot praise it enough. Really easy to fit and good power increase even before i fitted intercooler and 3" zorst. Havent had any issues with heat but im running a turbo blanket. As far as dump pipes are concerned i got a stainless 3" dump pipe for a silvia and it fitted fine just had to cut off the flange. Well worth the money and definately a kit to consider
 

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i got one today for me to fit up over the next couple of weeks. im gonna play it by year with the battery but im going to try make a shield and cold air intake setup for it.
i agree though the dump looks a tad restrictive but il make one up which will solve that issue. and eventually cool it and replace the standard precleaner setup with it.
looking at it on the floor it looks a very neat and easy kit to install. i reckon if it wasnt for the inline pump throttle body on the intake manifold it would be bolted up in a couple of hours max.
 
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