Turbo Astro "Tystro"

Turbo Astro "Tystro"

Postby todd08 [OP] » August 14th 2008, 5:55am

Does anyone have, or heard of anyone putting a turbo in there Astro. I was thinking it wouldnt be hard, And it would be pretty sweet. Theres the GMC Jimmy Typhoon 4.3 Turbo. I was thinking about doing this swap, Astro's come AWD so it would basically be the same as the Typhoon or Syclone. But id name it the "Tystro" if i ever get the time and extra money for this transformation.
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Re: Turbo Astro "Tystro"

Postby Matrixx » August 14th 2008, 7:41am

Hi todd08
Turbo? Hmmm, Their was some talk about this on the old forum.
If you check it, you might find something. Personally speaking, I don't think
their is enough air circulation to keep them cool enough (turbos) in these in-closed
compartments. I believe the application your mentioning is a "wet" design which
would help, but turbos generate "a lot" of heat which in turn could be a real problem
for other components that rely on the same source of air for cooling as the turbo would.
Just a thought.
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Re: Turbo Astro "Tystro"

Postby Gary » August 14th 2008, 11:51am

Yes I do remember a guy who had twin turbo's on the old forum.Check the archives for the write up.The other thing that could be done as I am told is turbo's down stream before the cad.
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Re: Turbo Astro "Tystro"

Postby Bikehauler » August 15th 2008, 1:54am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQsvhXpV6jc

This is a previous? member of the board. (could still be here) I believe his log in was 97turboastro or something like that. I think it was a single turbo not dual but I could be wrong.
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Re: Turbo Astro "Tystro"

Postby Gary » August 15th 2008, 3:32am

Rocke,
Yeah-you could be right about that.You see where he on the clip starts the burnout and puts on the brakes.Then you really lays on it to smoke them up.My guess is the turbo didn'y spool up enough at first. :layrubber:
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