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    Single turbo n54 135i coupe rhd 6at turbo kit advice

    hi everyone

    Looking to do a single turbo on my 135i, I'm looking at the jp works kit or the on 3 performance kit.
    Has anyone fitted these kits on rhd models and if so what problems did you encounter?

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    So you're looking at the two worst kits on the market?

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    well I am open to recommendations, those are within my budget.
    I would love to purchase the doc race but its out of my current budget.

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    Both of those kits are steaming hot piles of rotten garbage. Don't buy either one...or do buy them and we can laugh at you for being a cheap idiot.

    If a real single turbo kit is out of your budget then you should stick with twins, or just save money until you can afford something worthwhile.

    The ON3 and Jpworkz kits (if that guy isn't in jail by now for being a scammer or if you could ever even get the kit without waiting 3 years and having missing pieces) will quickly cost you A LOT more money than the price listed for the kit.

    $#@!ty kits have $#@!ty fitment so you will have to pay a lot more labor to get them installed, they will usually have to be modified to even work ($$$ and time), the components are knockoff garbage (the ON3 turbo and wastegate will blow up and leak and will be paying for more labor to fix it).
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yuvs Click here to enlarge
    well I am open to recommendations, those are within my budget.
    I would love to purchase the doc race but its out of my current budget.
    What exactly is your budget?
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    With RHD your biggest problem is getting the downpipe past the steering column, not the topmount manifold. I think there is one guy who looked at replacement steering column parts but this is highly custom.
    There is a user on here, Idnan who is working towards a RHD topmount solution.
    It may also be worthwhile looking at posts from the Aussie guys.
    Or you could save yourself the trouble and look at some twins.

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    I would echo the sentiments of the posts here. If you are doing RHD ST on a budget, you're barking up the wrong tree. Stick with twins.

    Clearance is the "buzz" word.

    Otherwise RHD ST is expensive no matter what course you take. We have developed an Aussie RHD kit bottom mount but there is loads of work in it and it will not be cheap.

    http://www.bimmerboost.com/showthrea...D-bottom-mount

    http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1332096

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    You guys shouldn't neg rep for asking for advice.

    Yes, those kits are garbage. He is asking for help.

    Repped.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Felix11 Click here to enlarge
    With RHD your biggest problem is getting the downpipe past the steering column, not the topmount manifold. I think there is one guy who looked at replacement steering column parts but this is highly custom.
    There is a user on here, Idnan who is working towards a RHD topmount solution.
    It may also be worthwhile looking at posts from the Aussie guys.
    Or you could save yourself the trouble and look at some twins.
    Thanks for the mention. I'm having a custom made setup done from a guy who's done e36 turbo builds. There are a few top mount ST cars already here in the UK. I know of one with a Doc Race manifold and custom downpipe and screamer pipes.

    I would look into the ACF top mount kit as I have heard it can be made to work with a custom downpipe and is one of the best kits IMO for the price. I messaged the owner (sorry cant remember the name) and he was really helpful .
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by idnan Click here to enlarge
    I messaged the owner (sorry cant remember the name) and he was really helpful .
    @Anthony@ACF is his name.

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    Hi guys thanks for the feedback. Had to wait till my rep was up so that I could reply lol.
    Okay so here are my concerns:
    1. At the moment my current stock twins are rattling like crazy.
    2. In terms of reliability I haven't seen great things when it comes to upgraded hybrid/twins.
    3. It's quite a labour intensive job and I wouldn't wanna do it twice.
    4 if I had to have a budget in mind it would be $3000.
    5. I haven't seen any horror stories regarding the single turbo kits especially the kits I mentioned,in terms of the manifold or turbo breaking or causing catastrophic failure. Yes I know of the bad rep in terms of communication and not sending Everything on time etc.
    6. I use the car as a daily driver and it is my only car, so the decision I make regarding reliability plays a crucial role for me.
    7. I will be using the car for the 400m on the street, I am currently fbo with meth, car runs well for stock turbo and I am happy with it excluding the smoking from the turbo seals and the rattling from the wastegates��.
    8. Only annoying thing is the way the stockers taper off after 5k.

    Look forward to your feedback

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yuvs Click here to enlarge
    Hi guys thanks for the feedback. Had to wait till my rep was up so that I could reply lol.
    Yeah, sorry about that. Crowd can be a bit rough sometimes.

    Anyway, I'm sure they'll give you some answers.

    Not sure what to suggest for $3000...

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Yeah, sorry about that. Crowd can be a bit rough sometimes.

    Anyway, I'm sure they'll give you some answers.

    Not sure what to suggest for $3000...
    For $3000 literally the only option is upgraded hybrid turbos. Pure Stage 2 are like $3500...
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by subaru335i Click here to enlarge
    For $3000 literally the only option is upgraded hybrid turbos. Pure Stage 2 are like $3500...
    @Yuvs he's right. Hybrids are your best bet if you're trying to save money rather than going for a crappy single.

    If you're going to do a large single, do it right. Don't skimp. You get what you pay for. In many cases with JPworkz you never even get what you paid for.

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