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Custom made manifolds is a big one. They don't have any turbo mani for us. Injectors i also another you're going to have to look for, heard some sr20 once could work. Pretty much everything is gonna have to be custom. Best of luck, many have tried, some have succeeded ( Mostly in Asia =) )
 

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Honestly Lance u need to do some serious research coz there is alot u need. Not gonna get deep but I will post a few items.

Turbo
Blow off valve
Turbo manifold
Oil supply line
Oil return line
Downpipe
Exhaust
Tapped oil pan
Cooling lines
Spark plugs
ECU tunning or piggy back etc etc
 

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Honestly your best bet would be to consult with Bob over at versaspeed.com. He's been working on a supercharger for our cars and as far as I know he has the prototype done and mounted on his Versa. With everything been custom made and you having to piece together a kit it might be cheaper to go the SC route then a Turbo. Like Neco said, you'll need to do a lot or research if turbo is the way you want to go.
 

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Just buy a used MR16DDT out of a juke r. Put on a bigger turbo(10-12 psi) and get a tune should yield close to 225-250HP the 1.8 is a boat anchor.
 

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1.8 is far from a boat anchor, built for low end and the stock manifold runs out of steam past 6500 I suspect. Long runners. Easy to just turbo what you have. It ain't that complicated. Injectors are generally universal, Five-0 sells 550 or 650 injectors if you really want to get different ones. But I bet stockers will max out where stock MAF will. You might want to explore a rear mount setup, that's what I'm doing. There's enough room for boost piping to fit in the tunnel if you offset the exhaust to a side of the tunnel. The MR16 is still an MR, probably same head design, crank, and valve drive. There's a turbo MR20 Sentra using the conventional design, but Sentra's have enough room to put a turbo back there.
 

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The 1.8 is a boat anchor. It been made for 10 years and only produces 120hp with mediocre gas mileage. Peak torque is at 4800RPM. The B18A1 made 140hp and 128ftlbs at 200 rpm higher. Got better fuel milage and is way more reliable. And this was in the '90s!!! The MR1.8 is a cheap french pile o chit
 

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Lol comparing to Honda. That is pointless, it's Honda, they put way more effort into engineering than Nissan for their motors. Totally different, many Nissan motors put out way less than Honda's, cc to cc. The Spec V QR25 should put out way more than 175, but it doesn't. Rather disappointing for a bloody 2.5, very disappointing.
 

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No offense, but if you have to ask what to do to turbo a motor other than slapping a turbo on it....you need to spend more than a few hours researching/understanding how a turbo works and the other parts that are required for it.

Turboing a motor isnt cheap, quick, or easy. If it was, everyone would have one.
 

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Lol just do it. Best way to learn is to just do it. You can do it cheap, don't let others discourage you.
 

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Lol comparing to Honda. That is pointless, it's Honda, they put way more effort into engineering than Nissan for their motors. Totally different, many Nissan motors put out way less than Honda's, cc to cc. The Spec V QR25 should put out way more than 175, but it doesn't. Rather disappointing for a bloody 2.5, very disappointing.
Ok how about the ford lima engine designed in 1970 and made until 2001. 60-205hp and 70-250lb ft of torque ranging in engines from 1.3-2.5l. Bulet proof the hardest 4 cylinder to kill.

Not to mention this little honey.

Nissan Versa ? Class Action Investigation - Chimicles & Tikellis LLP

You know if it ever gets this far its a turd like a gm 5.7 diesel. In 15-20 years none of these versa will be on the road.
 

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Lol just do it. Best way to learn is to just do it. You can do it cheap, don't let others discourage you.
What is your definition of cheap?

Lets not forget that if the OP has an auto/CV transmission those will never hold up to the power forced induction can make. Especially if it is driven in any sort or spirited way.

Now i'll admit that I havent really done any research of a turbo on a Versa but I storngly suspect that there are very few, if any parts that are specific to the Versa. Such as the turbo manifold, IC piping, headstuds, improved IM, upgraded half shafts, and things like that. Custom fabrication is never a cheap route....
 

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Please just do ur research, if not u will end up with a blown engine. Im all for "just doing it" but I dont want u to screw urself & end up with a blown engine coz u leaned it out. Its not just slap a turbo & go, theres alot of things u gotta concider.
 

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Yeah well that's part of the fun. You want it to be easy, go get a Civic. I love German cars, so i guess i'm a masochist Jswilson. I was also talking strictly about engine design, rather than manufacture, which are two different things.

Chrysler has been fucking over customers for years pulling this type of bullshit. Numerous electrical issues, life threatening flaws (LH family cars infamous tie rod issue, all RAM tie rod issues, no brake shift interlock for the longest time, Caravan fuel rail o-rings, 2.7L sludge among others), nobody bats an eye and morons keep buying them.
 

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German cars are over engineered to the point were stuff deos go wrong but theres a lot going on so its acceptable. Plus they make some of the highest hp per litre engines.

Not alone some of the most mechanically sound. (I beat on my M30B34 everyday for years and all I ever did was pop the headgasket)

Just electrical and heating gremlins are what I think of everytime I here bmw or mb.
 

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Maintenance, endless expensive special tools, NLA parts (no longer available), Mercedes cellulose based wire insulation that decomposed by about the 10 year mark, or eaten by rats. All i'm saying is "look around you" to see that by comparison the Versa issues aren't that big of a deal. I'm not disputing German reliability, in fact it's very good, until something goes wrong. The Germans did tend to think of everything when they designed them, so everything is harder.
 

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I wouldn't consider German cars to be all that reliable or great.

I have zero problems with Dodge, Chrylser or Plymouth. We had a 94 dodge spirit w/ the v6 that would spin the tires with over 200k miles on it. The only thing we ever replaced on it was a motor mount, brakes, and shocks. Nothing else - it was a rock solid car. Our Voyager was great had the tranny rebuilt and put a tranny cooler on it and never had an issue with it ever again. Currently have a 07 Ram and it has had zero issues as well. Our 97 Lumina was nothing was problems, the 01 Taurus had its own issues as well...espeecially the broken springs and some other nice mechanical problems. Our 2012 Equinox already has a rust spot on it under a chrome accent piece and uses a bit of oil....with 18k miles on it. Our neighbor had a coulpe VW's and he complained non-stop about them. Guess it just depends how you treat them but we sure did see alot of German cars in our shop and they were by far the most expensive to repair.
 

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Different strokes.
 
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