BUILT LIKE A TANK!
What we did first was look around at all the other kits out there and while there are not many, there seemed to be a wide swing in the quality and design of each kit. The biggest, by far, issue we saw was the low quality of the manifolds being produced. Design and flow is a pretty important consideration on a turbo manifold, but if it does not hold up for the duration, what good is it? . Building a high quality manifold is the hardest part of an aftermarket turbo kit, it aint something anyone can do with a tig welder and some tube.
So to that end, we set out to build the best manifold bar none for our kits. It took some time, and a bunch of testing with various vendors, but we think we have a winner here! As you can see from the attached pictures, these are very well built units. I believe the only thing better would be cast stainless.
Built from stainless alloy, the manifold starts out with a 1/2 inch thick, laser cut flange. This is then mated to a set of jig built primary tubes fabricated from schedule 40 pipe. The whole manifold it jig welded in an fully enclosed argon enviroment to avoid carbon incusion, and promote complete penetration at all the weldments. Last the completed unit is allowed to temper, and then both the head to manifold, and manifold to turbo flange are surfaced perfectly flat to insure no sealing issues( a really big deal we saw on many other manifolds). This thing is a tank folks, it is not going to fail on you( we back it up with a 3 year warranty, thats how sure we are)
THE LITTLE TURBO THAT CAN DELIVER
With the manifold issue solved, we then set out to find the highest quality turbo for our system. While I am very fond of the EFR, they are just stupid expensive, and since the target price of this kit was to be extreemly buyer friendly, we wanted to find a nice fit with a GT style unit. Sooooooo........ after talking to the folks that make our unit for the Stealth, they came up with a bespoke set up for this kit; it is a GTX2860 with billet wheel, ceramic ball bearings, water cooled, and oil fed. I'm not going to give out the exact specs on this turbo, but will say it was designed more for the average buyer that wants a top end output of 300ish WHP on a 2.0, and 320-330whp on a 2.5. Spool is very nice and the boost comes on in the sweet spot of the average 2.0, and runs out of breath around 7.5k. Best of all, these units come with a 3 year warranty!
TURBO OPTIONS? YOU BET!
Since the introduction of our turbo kit, we have been swamped with calls and emails about our "Chinese turbo" that is the heart of this little kit. Driven by mis-information from competing vendors, many folks have the idea that these turbo assemblies are inferior to the "original" Garrett GTX2860R. The fact is, our bespoke kit turbo is likely superior in quality of manufacture, and has features that outstrip the "original". Our version of the GTX features a point milled billet compressor wheel and ceramic ball bearings, where the Garrett does not. Both the Garrett and our version of the GTX2860R are manufactured in Asia, and have very exacting build quality, and testing.
Further, our kit turbo( the default GTX2860R) comes with a 3 year warranty, while the Garrett comes with 90 days. That in itself, says quite a bit.
However, Dynotronics is very sensitive to customer input, so to that end we are now offering an option on turbos for your purchase. You can select our default set up, or opt for one of the Garrett assemblies at a slightly higher cost. We have tested both with the turbo kit and Garrett will have a slightly slower spool time, but top end output will be equivalent for both.
The numbers you see above are on a 2013 NC club with 52k miles on the clock and out bespoke GTX2860R. All we did to this car was change the oil and filter, and install the base kit, as well as a GWR 2.5" midpipe . The Green traces show what the car was able to do in stock form. The Red traces are from the completed install and a 15 lb wastegate.
BASELINE DYNO ON STOCK CAR..............................................................................133.78 WHP/116 WTQ
STANDARD KIT INSTALL............................................................................................308.36 WHP/267.5 WTQ
AND THE BEST PART............
There is no cutting of the chassis to install this kit. You will need to enlarge 2 6 mm holes in the front cross member, trim the under car plastic tray, shorten the midpipe(band clamp included), and trim one factory hose. But other than that its a complete bolt on system. Why is this important? Two reasons; 1) installation is a snap, and, 2) you can return the car to stock with zero traces of the kit should you ever need to!
The plumbing is all be mandrel bent stainless steel tubing.The exhaust manifold is ceramic coated standard.
The kits come complete with;
corrrect size injectors
hoses, and stainless t bar clamps
3 bar map sensor and adapter
stainless steel charge air tubing
Powercoated alloy MAF tube
gaskets, and hardware
tuning file( ecutek software not included)
a full set of detailed, illustrated instructions
and every nut,bolt and fitting you need to install at home.
You will need to upgrade the exhaust system, and we suggest a GWR 2.5 midpipe and muffler system for the base 250+ kit. A good clutch is a must, but the stock unit, in good shape, should handle the tq from the base kit. If you decide to "crank up the wick" like we did above, you WILL NEED a clutch that will handle the tq, custom tuning( not included), and we STRONGLY suggest a 3 inch exhaust system. We also do not suggest you run the early 2.0 at such high boost levels.
We set out to build the highest quality, hell for stout turbo system at a budget friendly price that would make very good power gains, and frankly, we think we hit the mark, and we think you will too!
Due to production times, these kits should ship in 3-5 weeks, however we reserve the right to delay shipment for up to one additional week. If shipping will be delayed, you will be notified via email before hand. We will make every effort to assure this does not happen, but in some cases we are at the mercy of our vendors for some parts. Due to the custom nature of this product, there will be a 50% restocking fee for canceled orders once production has begun.
PLEASE NOTE, THIS SYSTEM IS DESIGNED, BUILT AND TESTED FOR OFF HIGHWAY USE. IT IS ILLEGAL TO TAMPER WITH, CHANGE, OR DISABLE EMISSIONS EQUIPMENT ON ANY ON HIGHWAY VEHICLE. DYNOTRONICS WARRANTIES THIS PRODUCT FOR 3 YEARS FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE, BY THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER. HOWEVER WE DO NOT WARRANTY( EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED) THE INSTALLATION, OR USE OF THIS UNIT. WE DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES IMPLY THAT THIS MAY BE USED ON A STREET LEGAL VEHICLE, AND THE PURCHASER ASSUMES ALL LEGAL RISKS FOR INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE, AND USE.