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 Post subject: geo metro turbo
PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 1:30 am 
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so i was just wondering if there was some kit for my 90 geo metro to be turboed. and if not how hard would it be and how much power are we talking?


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 Post subject: Re: geo metro turbo
PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 8:01 am 
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well there are some options for this...you can get your stock manifold cut or adapted to fit a turbo...or you can make a custom manifold to fit a turbo or...you can find a MK2 sprint/firefly that is factory turboed and use its manifold/turbo..or if you got some money (alot) you can buy a kit from Jessie at ...turbinetech.ca .... http://swiftgti.com/ ... Horsepower WELL... :huh: ...you could get anywhere from 80-150+- it just depends on the turbo and your setup.... But its Fun as Hell from what I hear from the plp that has done this...Mine is in the works :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: geo metro turbo
PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:06 pm 
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Hi does any one know if the xfi can be turbo charged?

Thanks for any help


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 Post subject: Re: geo metro turbo
PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:33 pm 
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123gt wrote:
Hi does any one know if the xfi can be turbo charged?

Thanks for any help


Yes, its turbo ready. . . as is any vehicle.


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 Post subject: Re: geo metro turbo
PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:05 pm 
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Ok thanks thats what I thought. My next question is would you use a turbo from a car with 192,615 miles on it? An inexpensive Chevy sprint is for sale in my area and I thought about picking it up and putting the turbo on a xfi. The guy selling it says one of the valves are bent and wants $500 for the car. Should I consider getting the car for the turbo and other parts or not because of the price, money and problems?

A turbo metro would be lots of fun :D


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 Post subject: Re: geo metro turbo
PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:42 pm 
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I'd buy it for $500. Even if the turbo is no good, you could use the EFI engine, over the TBI.

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 Post subject: Re: geo metro turbo
PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:09 pm 
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Why use the sprint engine and not the metro engine? The metro has 117,000 miles not 192,615 miles like the sprint. Also the metro has new valves and runs good unlike the sprint. The sprint is an 87 the metro is 94.

Also I like the better fuel economy of the geo metro.

I think I am missing something here. :huh:


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 Post subject: Re: geo metro turbo
PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:03 am 
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123gt wrote:
Why use the sprint engine and not the metro engine? The metro has 117,000 miles not 192,615 miles like the sprint. Also the metro has new valves and runs good unlike the sprint. The sprint is an 87 the metro is 94.

Also I like the better fuel economy of the geo metro.

I think I am missing something here. :huh:



The Turbo Sprint engine is fuel injected. The Metro engine is TBI. I have a turbo TBI metro and i would recommend using the FI engine, if it is in decent shape. If the only problem is a bent valve then rebuild the head and re-ring the block while the head is out. I love my TBI turbo Metro but it would be easier to use the factory turbo engine over the TBI.

Also, with my TBI Metro i'm getting 15-23mpg, so the fuel economy isn't exactly good.

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 Post subject: Re: geo metro turbo
PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:54 am 
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Kyle are you suggesting the FI engine because of better horsepower/performance reasons? Also do you drive your TBI Metro like its stolen? If that's so then that may explain the mpg numbers, if not then I'm keeping the metro N/A and getting me a turbo Subaru more power ,better handling with similer mpg.


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 Post subject: Re: geo metro turbo
PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:15 pm 
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Having the FI engine will make fueling the engine much easier. I have a Walbro 255 and an FMU shoving fuel into my one injector. That is why the MPG sucks. It gets 24 on the highway at 70mph. If you want something easily fast then go for the Subie but if you want a turbo Metro, then get the FI engine.

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 Post subject: Re: geo metro turbo
PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 1:49 pm 
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Semantics here, but just so you know TBI IS fuel injection. What do you think TBI stands for? Throttle Body Injection. The difference is where the fuel gets injected- on TBI it's before the throttle plate, with multipoint it's at the valve. Multipoint is better obviously, but TBI can work out OK. Also, the MK1 cylinder head is much better than the later hydraulic one in term of power production capability. It's hemispherical combustion chambers, and valve angle mean the ports flow a lot better. Only thing I didn't like about it was the valve adjusters, so I replaced them with VW swivel feet.

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