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For starters I'm new to Cruze forums and new to the Cruze world just recently bought a 2012 Eco and my friend wants to give me his td04 turbo from his caliber srt and I'm wonder who might make an exhaust manifold for the car so I can use an aftermarket turbo.


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Don't know about using a turbo off another car, but BNR does make an upgraded turbo for our 1.4T.
I see that but 1500$ for that? Versus something free is a big difference, I know it's just our turbo with a bigger induction wheel and exhaust wheel but wouldn't we do better just with another turbo in general?


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I see that but 1500$ for that? Versus something free is a big difference, I know it's just our turbo with a bigger induction wheel and exhaust wheel but wouldn't we do better just with another turbo in general?


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If you want to put a turbo that's too big on the car, you go right ahead, but you're going to need to shell out big bucks to get a manifold made to fit it.
 

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If you want to put a turbo that's too big on the car, you go right ahead, but you're going to need to shell out big bucks to get a manifold made to fit it.
Well a td04 isn't that big is my point. What I'm thinking is if someone on here knows someone that can if not I'll see if I can ask my brother to weld me something based off our turbo setup.


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I can't say I've seen any kind of cast manifold for sale to install a larger turbo. You might be looking at a fabricated one.
 

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For starters I'm new to Cruze forums and new to the Cruze world just recently bought a 2012 Eco and my friend wants to give me his td04 turbo from his caliber srt and I'm wonder who might make an exhaust manifold for the car so I can use an aftermarket turbo.


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The turbo in the Cruze ECO is more than large enough for the car. My ECO MT fly over the 10 and 11,000 ft I-70, and even higher non-interstate passes in Colorado without missing a beat. Now if you want faster acceleration you might want to take a look at the various aftermarket performance tunes which can add overall HP and torque to the drive train.

Basically, what is the goal of putting in a larger turbo? If we knew that we might be able to get you to that goal using other means.
 

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The turbo in the Cruze ECO is more than large enough for the car. My ECO MT fly over the 10 and 11,000 ft I-70, and even higher non-interstate passes in Colorado without missing a beat. Now if you want faster acceleration you might want to take a look at the various aftermarket performance tunes which can add overall HP and torque to the drive train.

Basically, what is the goal of putting in a larger turbo? If we knew that we might be able to get you to that goal using other means.
Because I know this turbo lacks the power to suck in more air in the higher rpms, I planned on using the td04 to give me those gains because I know that turbo can push well over 300hp seeing as I live in the srt world, but if I can go the cheaper route and use the turbo from Vermont tuning I will. The plan is go upgraded front mont, intake, 2.5-3 in exhaust all the way back, meth injection or e85, with a dyno tune from zzp since they're 2 hours away.


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Are you looking for a certain quarter mile performance? If so, what is your goal. Been tempted to start tuning on mine.

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Because I know this turbo lacks the power to suck in more air in the higher rpms, I planned on using the td04 to give me those gains because I know that turbo can push well over 300hp seeing as I live in the srt world, but if I can go the cheaper route and use the turbo from Vermont tuning I will. The plan is go upgraded front mont, intake, 2.5-3 in exhaust all the way back, meth injection or e85, with a dyno tune from zzp since they're 2 hours away.
But remember, you're also talking a full liter of displacement more on the SRTs. There simply isn't as much exhaust volume coming out of a 1.4L, so you might see quite a bit more lag.
 

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But remember, you're also talking a full liter of displacement more on the SRTs. There simply isn't as much exhaust volume coming out of a 1.4L, so you might see quite a bit more lag.
Well yea there's that but maybe there's a way to get more exhaust out these little 1.4s and nice to see you're in Michigan


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Well yea there's that but maybe there's a way to get more exhaust out these little 1.4s and nice to see you're in Michigan
Maybe a little bit through head flow, but I can't imagine much. Your only bet is boost - which means the turbo already needs to be spooled, haha.

I'm assuming you're in Michigan as well?
 

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Maybe a little bit through head flow, but I can't imagine much. Your only bet is boost - which means the turbo already needs to be spooled, haha.

I'm assuming you're in Michigan as well?
Well who would do head work to help squeeze more power and yes sir in the Oakland county area


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Can't say I've seen anyone doing headwork for the 1.4T, but I could be wrong. You'd want a higher lift cam and better springs/valves at that point, too. It won't be a huge increase, though, but may move the redline up a bit.

And cool, I'm up in Macomb county, but from Oakland county (Royal Oak).
 

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Because I know this turbo lacks the power to suck in more air in the higher rpms, I planned on using the td04 to give me those gains because I know that turbo can push well over 300hp seeing as I live in the srt world, but if I can go the cheaper route and use the turbo from Vermont tuning I will. The plan is go upgraded front mont, intake, 2.5-3 in exhaust all the way back, meth injection or e85, with a dyno tune from zzp since they're 2 hours away.


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Where do you live? ZZP is about that far from me, too. I live in Oakland County, Farmington Hills. I work in New Hudson.
 
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