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Offline il_d0tt0re

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What you think??? G40 or G60 supercharger on a G40
« on: December 24, 2008, 02:25:29 pm »
Hi guys...Another question that many people does here in Portugal... G40 or G60 supercharger on a G40 engine...Some people say that G60 it's not so good to do high rpm like 7000 or 7500 and that it's more Fragile ( i thinks it's that the word in english  :D ) than G40...So like you know, you had more experience and know more than us  ;D...Opinions needed  :D

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Re: What you think??? G40 or G60 supercharger on a G40
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2008, 03:20:03 pm »
Fragile is the word in english mate and you spelt it correct.
But then i`ve seen spelling on here far worse than mine. lol.
I have read stuff about G60 chargers on this subject before
but can`t remember where. But i know people buggered them
up by making them fragile.

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Re: What you think??? G40 or G60 supercharger on a G40
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2008, 04:27:37 pm »
yes G60 chargers are more fragile.  People have used them on G40s here in the UK before to good effect, they can produce 1.6bar boost (about 23psi) on a g40 engine which gives a lot of power.  But they are more prone to failing than a g40 charger.  They don't really like the fast-revving nature of the g40 engine in comparison to the lazier tall-block g60 engine.  I hope that makes sense?

The lad who was running 1.6 bar (who is on here sometimes) went through a fair few g60 chargers in his time.

To be honest, if you are wanting a lot of boost I'd put a turbo on it (and in fact I am doing with mine!).

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Re: What you think??? G40 or G60 supercharger on a G40
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2008, 02:00:37 pm »
yes G60 chargers are more fragile.  People have used them on G40s here in the UK before to good effect, they can produce 1.6bar boost (about 23psi) on a g40 engine which gives a lot of power.  But they are more prone to failing than a g40 charger.  They don't really like the fast-revving nature of the g40 engine in comparison to the lazier tall-block g60 engine.  I hope that makes sense?

The lad who was running 1.6 bar (who is on here sometimes) went through a fair few g60 chargers in his time.

To be honest, if you are wanting a lot of boost I'd put a turbo on it (and in fact I am doing with mine!).

hayesey i think with a turbo you have more power with a little less of work but i think to if a put a G60 with a full blend for example on a G40 engine i have power and accelaration to won a G40 turbo...i talk for what i had seen on G40's with turbo

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Re: What you think??? G40 or G60 supercharger on a G40
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2008, 03:11:33 pm »
Well it depends what size turbo you fit.  Over 200bhp has been achieved with a K03 from a passat on a polo.  But then you could put a k04 on and get more (maximum) power than that.  Or there are several garret turbos that are suitable and you can select one that will make more boost than a k03.  I dunno it's up to you but I do know of g60 conversions on g40s in this country where they were blowing g60 chargers up all the time, gets very expensive!