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M20b25 turbo gearbox g260 info


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Hello again all, I know this has been done plenty of times, just wondering after reading a few threads what the latest recommendations are for fitment? Pics would be great? I appreciate the trans tunnel is often necessary to open up to make matters easier

 

proposed setup is m20 turbo with g260 

 

thanks in advance 

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...and the 260, while notyet nowheres nearlys as rares as the 245 nowadays, is starting to 

become a bit hard to find.  Me, doing something like this, would go either

to a 6 speed out of a 3 liter  E46, or to a Muncie rock crusher out of a Cam-Ay-Row.  (or corvette)

 

Since you're in for custom sheet metal and driveshaft either way,  the 6 speed's really tough,

and the Muncie SOUNDS really tough!

Advantages to the 6 speed are an overdrive 6th, quiet, and, well, better ratios.

And more of them.  And jeeze, they're not that expensive.  Yet.

 

Actually, I might use a T5, but that would be for sentimental reasons.

A T56 would be far better.

 

t

no half- measures here.

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I’ve been doing a lot more research and should have mentioned I’m across the pond with a RHD here in the UK. I have an e30 m20 turbo and a spare setup so thought it’d be ideal for the 1602 but from what I’ve researched I’m in for a lot of painful fabrication work with steering boxes and other issue for the downpipe etc. 

 

The g260 here in the uk I can get easily due to the e30 scene, contemplating an m44 turbo route just seems a shame to change plans 

 

decisions decisions 

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Ah, yeah, if you have the E30 stuff, that's a good reason to do it.

 

Normally, I say a rack conversion's a bad idea, but to get room for the turbo,

it might help... I guess it's a matter of picking the battles you want to fight

as to which problems are going to be harder to solve.

 

t

"I learn best through painful, expensive experience, so I feel like I've gotten my money's worth." MattL

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