I want a turbo dodge.

notfred

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Which cars came with the turbo 2.2 and 2.5 motors? Were any of them rear wheel drive?
 

notfred

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<< i want salma hyack and jennifer lopez naked on my bed...but it aint gonna happen chief >>



While that's probably true, the possibility of me buying an old dodge car is slightly more likely.
 

MichaelD

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Well, there was the old Dodge Omni hatchback. That had a turbo-4. The car had a special name....cant' think of it right now. Those little pocket rockets surprised many a Z28 owner back in the day. Get a decent pair of tires on the fronts and they take off like a scalded monkey. :Q Nice turbo whine, too.

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Was it the "Shelby Omni" or something like that?
 

RU482

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<< I want a turbo dodge >>



Oooo, that sounds expensive.



I mean the repair bill
 

Soybomb

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Mr Frog (were you the guy with "dual nitrous"?) the stealth did not have the motors in question.


I've only got 3 of 'em so I'll be of limited help, but I'll try ;)

I assume you saw the link I posted in your thread to the reliant? If so check out his entire page, its one of the best sources of information. There were no rear wheel drive 2.2/2.5 turbos, although there were conversion kits available for the daytona. For the most part though alot of it was still do it yourself, so for all practical purposes they are front wheel drive.

There were turbos in a ton of years worth of cars, but I'd concentrate between 87-93, thats when the good ones were :) There are some pretty good rules to keep in mind too, for example if it has an automatic, its not factory intercooled (there could be exceptions, but I can't think of any right off hand). If its a manual with an intercooler and a black valve cover/black intake manifold, its most likely a T2, the 2.2L "beefy" engine. It came intercooled with forged crank, rods, crossdrilling, etc. This is what is in our 87 Daytona Shelby Z, and 88 Daytona Shelby

The other 2.2L's turbos in that time were usually turbo one's, such as my daily driver 88 Daytona base model. It has a cast crank (most agree the crank on these cars is fine either way) and cast rods (mine had...now it has forged heh..) and a smaller mitsubishi turbo. I like this for a daily driver because the little mitsubishi turbo really can't go over 15 psi, but it spools up super quick. The garret turbo in the shelby's take a bit longer to spool but can build quite a bit more boost.

Eventually came the 2.5L turbo engines, and actually these are what alot of guys with the cool cars build their engines off of. 2.5L in a 4 cylinder actually makes it a pretty powerful engine for its size right away before the turbo spools up. So anyway alot of guys choose these and I really like them.

Another popular variety is the DOHC engine that can rev considerably higher that alot of guys enjoy. I've never driven one, but I do know parts are harder to find (although one guy modified the dohc head to fit on the sohc block....I believe the car has been wrecked but when I saw it at the last convention it was really neat). Anyway these are supposed to be alot of fun too.

The first thing to do though is take a look and read up on the differences between the turbo 1, 2, 3, and 4 engines and see which is most fitting to you. I forgot to mention too that one of these engines, the turbo 4, has a variable nozzle turbo. Not the best choice for mods, but also supposed to be sure fun. Check out this page as well

I could give links all day but take a look at 'em and don't hesitate to ask if you have specific questions. They're cheap too ;) :D I assume those of you saying "no you don't" haven't had one? Its a cheap pocket rocket with an engine that won't die and cheap parts. That sounds horrible



<< The car had a special name....cant' think of it right now. Those little pocket rockets surprised many a Z28 owner back in the day. >>

The omni GLH is probably what you're thinking of...Goes Like Hell :)
 

SpongeBob

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Didn't they revive the charger name in the mid-80's for a small coupe with the 2.2L Turbo? My older brother had whatever car that was, but i'm pretty sure it was a charger.
 

thedarkwolf

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http://www.thedodgegarage.com/

The Holly Shrine of all that is Turbo Dodge

Nice message board for them Helps if I spell the link right

I just bought a 89 caravan turbo a couple weeks ago for $800. Its mainly going to be a winter beater/crap hauler but its also going to be a rice embarrasser :). I figured I might as well have some fun with it since its so cheap to soup up.

Pretty much every FWD vehicle chrysler made with a 2.2l or 2.5l in the mid 80s to early 90s was available at some point with a turbo.


Here is another good page that will answer the questions about the omnis and chargers and a lot of other stuff.


http://www.xmission.com/~dempsey/shelby/sheldodg.htm