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I'm considering replacing the turbo and intake setup in my 2016 trax LT. As I'm sure you all know, the lag is terrible from a dead stop, and the stock intake system is not appropriate for a turbo at all.
I have a budget of about $1200 and I'm just curious, other than the obvious intake and ECU upgrade, what should I look for in a different turbo and will I need to replace the intercooler as well? What should I expect for tuning/dyno costs?
I'm sorry if I sound NOOBish, this is my first turbo car, and really my first attempt at adding actual power. Oh, and as far as power is concerned, I would be happy to see a gain of at least 100hp, so any advice for what I need to ensure internals stay safe would be helpful too.
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You need a V8, 100 hp is not realistic IMO
 

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If you find that it isn't a problem let us know how you did it.
 
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I'm considering replacing the turbo and intake setup in my 2016 trax LT. As I'm sure you all know, the lag is terrible from a dead stop, and the stock intake system is not appropriate for a turbo at all.
I have a budget of about $1200 and I'm just curious, other than the obvious intake and ECU upgrade, what should I look for in a different turbo and will I need to replace the intercooler as well? What should I expect for tuning/dyno costs?
I'm sorry if I sound NOOBish, this is my first turbo car, and really my first attempt at adding actual power. Oh, and as far as power is concerned, I would be happy to see a gain of at least 100hp, so any advice for what I need to ensure internals stay safe would be helpful too.
Thanks!
 
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