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Ok here is my .02 on the subject of turbocharging. Why not, instead of running a rear turbo, relocate the battery to the trunk. The combination of that and looking all the resonator boxes of the intake would free up enough space to run a small OEM turbo such as a DSM or old MR2, which is all you really need for 5-6 lbs of boost. Then you can run a small intercooler in the side of the front bumper. Problems solved other than the engine management and fuel. Dunno if this is the best idea, but it seems good to me. Just my .02.
 

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I wouldnt push the MR18 over 220HP or so, because it was not meant to do that. I feel with a small turbo like a Greddy TD035HL and a side mount intercooler, you could build a reliable, fuel efficient MR18 around 200HP that would be fun to drive but still practical for daily use. Greddy uses this same turbo in a Honda Fit turbo kit for the L15A with manual transmission. At 4 psi, it makes a 35% increase in power output while remaining efficient and reliable. If you figure the same gains in a Versa, thats a 42.7HP increase at the flywheel, or 164.7HP @ 4 psi. So you figure @ 5-6 PSI puts you around 180 @ the flywheel. Thats not bad. Just my thoughts on the idea lol.
 

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Thanks on the compliments blue. I am running 20x8.5 front and 20x10 rear Tork Icon wheels on the Z. 245/35/20 front and 285/30/20 rear Nexen N3000 Tires. I love them, but of course NICO members say "they arent 19" Volk wheels so they are crap". Anyways, the manifold would be the most difficult part but still not impossible. I could fab one up easy if I had someone who was willing to let me work on their car. Mine has 800 miles on it and a 6 year 75,000 mile warranty so I don't wanna go into that just yet. I was going to take an OBX header and modify it. You have to think of this in regards to engine layout. The K20 honda engine, the 4B11 Mitsubishi engine, and various others all have reverse layout I-4s and stil have various turbo kits. I would say you could run a small turbo behind the engine like the stock 4B11 or you could build an elbowed manifold to bring a bigger turbo up to the battery location. All it takes it a little engineering knowledge, a lot of money, and a ton of balls lol.
 

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Also, I have a really good Uprev dealer like 3 hours from me, National Speed in Wilmington, NC. They are the best, and have a ton of HIGH HP 350z. There is Phantasm Motorsports in Raleigh, NC like an hour from me, but I wouldn't let them install a spark plug in my push mower lol.
 
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