View Full Version : Turbo delete on st185, rally pros help

08-28-2012, 04:03 AM
I just co drivered my second rally. Since I hardly ever drive my all trac, idea, whats involved in turning that into a rally car and be a driver. With the novice restrictions Id have to start with a non turbo. How does one remove the turbo and make it work? Is it as easy as running the air from the AFM to the intake and covering the turbo to downpipe hole? Are there kits for that or have to fab? Will the computer function or have to do something there too?


08-28-2012, 04:36 AM
It's going to be horrible, basically. I'd rather have a properly running 5sfe than run the 3sgte without the turbo. The computer will function, sure, but that motor makes crap-all power without the turbo. You can just run a pipe from the AFM to the intake and I'm sure it will function.

joe's gt
08-28-2012, 04:49 AM
Compression ratio is too low so the motor won't do much without the turbo. Probably would barely run without tuning.

08-28-2012, 03:08 PM
On my 3s when the charge pipe kept coming off there was no power without the turbo helping. You'd be better of with s5 or 3sge in there.

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08-28-2012, 03:14 PM
Well, like they said, you wouldn't WANT to rally it without the turbo, it won't develop enough torque to get out of it's own way.

That being said... Remove turbo, block oil inlet/drain and coolant lines to turbo and reroute intake/exhaust and it will run fine. ECU has no problem running N/A.

08-28-2012, 06:17 PM
Best bet would be a 3SGE swap until you're allowed to use a turbo, but a 5S might be faster & easier. Or get a cheap NA Subaru until you're allowed to use your turbo.

08-28-2012, 08:15 PM
Best bet would be to buy a different car to get past Novice ranking.

The Captain
08-28-2012, 09:28 PM
5SFE swap. Cheap, plentiful and bolts right up.

08-28-2012, 09:50 PM
just get a gt celica, u can find them cheap

08-29-2012, 07:11 PM
Ok, good to know. Thanks,

08-29-2012, 07:44 PM
I would just get a corolla or camry alltrac and use that.