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Turbo swap into a VH Wagon

Discussion in 'VB - VK Holden Commodore (1978 - 1985)' started by Ethan Bailey, Jun 24, 2017.

  1. Ethan Bailey

    Ethan Bailey New Member

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    Hey guys,

    New to the forum, so g'day everyone.

    I'm thinking of purchasing a VH Wagon for a run about car and selling my (don't judge) 2011 FG XR6T Ute so put some money into a house I have just purchased.

    Has anyone swapped the old carby motor out for an EFI turbo? What is the best motor to use? I was thinking the old RB30... Looking for something easy to swap into and make decent power... 200-250kw+.

    What else would I need to change.. diff?.. etc?

    I wont have the biggest of budgets, so what would one expect for a conversion, minus bodywork?

    I can do most of the work myself (thank god for youtube).

    Sorry for the broad questions.

    Thanks guys :)
     
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    Considered a supercharged V6?
     
  3. Last-Rites

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    Turbo efi has been done for YEARS as well as carbi turbo kits etc. RB30 yeh cool. Any RB 6 cyl is good. You just need to find one not molestered.

    Things u will need:
    Motor
    Box
    Wiring loom from old car
    ECU from old car
    Modification of crossmember maybe
    Different engine mounts maybe
    Shorten tailshaft or lengthen
    Better diff maybe
    Bigger brakes pending ur states requirements
    Efi requires a surge tank so new fuel tanks and fuel system

    Really I could go for days about **** people won't think about which is why I have never done it tbh.
     
  4. the_boozer

    the_boozer no more VK

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    Turbo EFI in place of a carby 6 in a VH that will eat money like no tomorrow by the time you make it a nice car. You will spend more than you get for your falcon and still wont beat a late model turbo Falcon over a standing 1/4 . You won't be using much turbo vl stuff as it must be gold plated going by the prices some people are asking for crap thats 1/2 fucked all ready. The engineer will get you for $2 or $3K thats just for his approval nothing more.
     
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    Buy a VL RB whatever car, turbo that and put a vh front on it.
     
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    delcowizzid on holiday

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    We spent under 3k v6 turbo runs 10.50s in the 1/4 If you can't weld price can skyrocket lol
     

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