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Did some research on the 2ZR-FAE engine. The conclusive consensus is it's hopelessly detuned in order to maximize fuel saving. But I'm optimistic! Post your power mods with before and after results!
 

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Did some research on the 2ZR-FAE engine. The conclusive consensus is it's hopelessly detuned in order to maximize fuel saving. But I'm optimistic! Post your power mods with before and after results!
I see trd and plenty of others doing a lot with this base. trd has done quite a few upgrades for the European Toyota Auris.

RSR is prototyping coilovers and lowering springs.

Maybe with enough push we can get Descendant Racing to partake and build a turbo kit for our engine base. :D
 

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This would be a bad motor to turbo charge ... compression is way too high. Super charger would be much safer.

Coil springs are already available by H&R model number is H&R 29084-5 I have some sitting in my living room floor right now. Installing them Friday after work... I'll post some before and after pics
 
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This would be a bad motor to turbo charge ... compression is way too high. Super charger would be much safer.

Coil springs are already available by H&R model number is H&R 29084-5 I have some sitting in my living room floor right now. Installing them Friday after work... I'll post some before and after pics
Awesome, can't wait to see that and to see how it progresses as it breaks in. I think they take something like a couple week to break in.
 

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just get a power commander or soemthing similar and fiddle with the AFM, there's enough gains there to make it feel more punchy without putting too much at risk...
 

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just get a power commander or soemthing similar and fiddle with the AFM, there's enough gains there to make it feel more punchy without putting too much at risk...
Power commander lol. Those are for motor-cycles. Someone like Ecu Tek, APR, or Cobb would need to make some sort of a piggyback device and flash program the onboard ECU providing some off the shelf maps. Theres always AEM, Hydra, or other aftermarket standalone ECU's, but you would need to go to a professional tuner / installer for that unless you think you're capable of "fiddling" an entire map table from scratch. The only way this would even be practical is if someone were building a motor, going lower compression, built internals, bigger injectors / pump, and turbo charging... I wouldn't be surprised to see one of these done up like that at SEMA or something but your average Joe is not buying these cars for stuff like that... they're buying GTI's
 

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Since the iM will attract a good amount of enthusiasts i'm thinking that one of them might piece together a turbo kit, wouldn't mind seeing that happening, should be a fun little hatch with 50 more horsepowerzz
 

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2ZR Turbo. 2ZR-FTE

Turbokits developed out of the Garrett GT2871R engines are specially designed for the 2ZR. They are provided with a complete set including: a turbocharger, intercooler, manifold, all the pipings, blow-off, 550 cc injectors, cold air intake, all necessary filters, fuel pump, oil feed lines, oil return line, and an ECU. You only need to buy a 2ZR turbokit, bolt it on the stock internals and adjust it. If necessary, you should also buy a Greddy E-manage. The configuration will allow you to develop 200 horsepower, at pressure boosted to 7 psi (0.5 bar).
To gain capacity and heighten reliability, you will need to purchase forged pistons fitted to 8.5-9 compression ratio, reinforced connecting rods, make a performance exhaust system 3”, bolt the 800 cc injectors on, and increase boost pressure. All the aftermarket parts will help to achieve more than 350 horsepower.

Toyota 2ZR Engine | Turbo, specs, problems, modifications
 

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2ZR Turbo. 2ZR-FTE

Turbokits developed out of the Garrett GT2871R engines are specially designed for the 2ZR. They are provided with a complete set including: a turbocharger, intercooler, manifold, all the pipings, blow-off, 550 cc injectors, cold air intake, all necessary filters, fuel pump, oil feed lines, oil return line, and an ECU. You only need to buy a 2ZR turbokit, bolt it on the stock internals and adjust it. If necessary, you should also buy a Greddy E-manage. The configuration will allow you to develop 200 horsepower, at pressure boosted to 7 psi (0.5 bar).
To gain capacity and heighten reliability, you will need to purchase forged pistons fitted to 8.5-9 compression ratio, reinforced connecting rods, make a performance exhaust system 3”, bolt the 800 cc injectors on, and increase boost pressure. All the aftermarket parts will help to achieve more than 350 horsepower.

Toyota 2ZR Engine | Turbo, specs, problems, modifications
What did you quote this from?

A kit like that will be about $3800 without shop labor (assuming some people will attempt this on their own), and tuning... it'll last about 10-16 months 15-20k miles on stock internals with the right driver, but then the rebuild after you throw a rod bearing, walk the crank, or crack a ringland (if you're able to salvage the block) will be about another $3800-5000 (best to just start with a built block).

I've owned 5 turbo charged vehicles... 2 of which came N\A from the factory. If anyone wants to boost this car the safest most reliable way is going to be a supercharger. If you want super power upgrade the fuel pump and injectors and tune on e85 or c16 for a weekend warrior map and run on 91 or 93 octane (depending on where you live) for a daily map.
 
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Charcoal Filter Removal

This is the charcoal filter located inside the top portion of the air box. You can tell it is actually quite restrictive when trying to blow through it.

Results:
  • At full throttle acceleration there is a little more air intake sucking noise.
  • Throttle response is faster.
  • Power probably increased by a few hp, not enough to tell by the seat of your pants.
 

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I'm assuming these are for the Manual versions which I couldn't believe they make them for this years model... I was lied at the dealership saying they only made the A/T-MS system for this car... So its somewhat bittersweet (I'm from Los Angeles) that says plenty
 

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Huh?
 

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Depends on what your purpose would be... straight line driving, or cornering. Each transmission has its advantages. And there are ways to hold boost between shifts in a manual... anti-lag and flat foot shifting.

Either way... I'm sticking to my guns, turbo charging this motor is a bad idea unless you've got a good $12-15k doll hairs laying around.

I'm still hoping for a supercharger kit, OR something similar to a Honda K-Pro.... an OBD II piggy back tuner for the ECU.
 
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They did have a supercharger kit for the gen1 xB so I wouldn't say it's a crazy thought.
Agree.

Not a crazy thought at all. It's actually one of the best ways to get power up since NA mods can cost a lot especially when you try to get significant power increase.
 

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They did have a supercharger kit for the gen1 xB so I wouldn't say it's a crazy thought.
There was actually a supercharger kit for all 3 of the 1gen models if I remember correctly.

TRD has also made kits for the Corolla in the past as well.

My fingers are crossed for sure. A 25-30 horsepower gain in this car could be all I were looking for as I'm more concerned with keeping the longevity of the motor in consideration, and not breaking axles, transmissions, mounts, and generally wearing the car down too prematurely. I have every intention of seeing the odometer hit 100k on this car while still in my possession.
 
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