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Not very useful on a 4wd that you intend on drowning but for other tarmac bound cars what do you think about this

Squires Turbo Systems - Turbocharged Innovation!

was thinking about this for another car of mine that has little space left in the engine bay and have a turbo already but thought i read somewhere that the turbo's they use are spec'd for rear mount. what would be different?
 

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so many disadvantages..
keeping the heat in the exhaust for that distance.
lubrication and cooling of the turbos - all the extra piping and the scavenger oil pump.
large volume of air piping under the car.
can you think is a worse place for an air intake? I can't.

Look at their "ooh look how hot a normal turbo gets" they are designed to do that.. it does not cause vehicle occupant discomfort.
then the photos of shredded blower belts... yeah well you get that look at the size of them they are off drag cars.

Name one OEM remote turbo application...... Well?

Read their FAQ, the answers are ridiculously misleading and skewed.
"This is why turbo cars have lag when they are cold and not warmed up yet."

Have a look at the magazines they have articles in.. Big american iron. I bet they're full of show cars not performance cars.

They do answer your question, sort of, in their FAQ.
I'm sure there's cheaper and more efficient ways to turbo a vehicle.
 

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Any reason you want a big single?
2x smaller hi mount turbos at the front of the motor, If it's a healthy 351 than a couple of old stock WRX turbos will do nicely.
Have you got room to get the exhausts past the crossmember?
You can get away with log style exhaust manifolds with turbos.
relocate your battery to the back.
Go injection, crank triggered ignition, lose the distributor and you can fit your alternator there. you will need some idler pullys if you do that but it leaves heaps of space clear down there for turbos or exhaust.

You need slapping for those heater hoses. messes up a nice engine bay. Weld some hydraulic hose clamps on the inside of the rocker cover to hold them neatly. http://www.hydraulicsdirect.com.au/ItemDetail.aspx?partid=SP4269/269PPGDASV4A
 

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Interesting, and I aint no thermodynamics engineer, but I was always of the understanding that the "airflow itself" doesn't "spin" the turbine wheel? I was always let to believe that the "heat" in the airflow and the cooling helped spin the turbine wheel?

Correct me if I'm wrong? But if I am right, wouldn't moving the turbo away from the heat remove some of the spooling effect? But I have seen a VL commie at the local sprints with a turbo behind the passenger seat and it went alright?

Maybe I am wrong, but trucks have heaps of room, so why don't they mount their turbo away from the motor, in the rear of the chassis where airflow can help "cool" the turbo down?

I am now curious?????
 
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