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Which Turbo Kit for my GQ

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Hi guys,


I'm thinking of turbocharging my TD42.  My engine has only done 178,000 km so it should be in good order.  I don't know which kit to go for.  I know there are a few but I was leaning towards the safari turbo system.  However the quotes that I have received for the kit are very pricey.  One of my GQ's already has a safari turbo kit with front mount intercooler, it was already on the vehicle when I purchased it.      It looks like a factory turbo.


The DTS kits look ok, but I'm having trouble coming to terms with bolting anything that is made by Mitsubishi to my Nissan. 


Any way some help or personal experiences with either of these kits would be appreciated



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Hi mate. I've heard some good things with the $600 jobbies on eBay. The turbo is a basic bush setup, but you can't go wrong imo. Comes manifold, oil lines, turbo, the lot.. "]http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Nissan-Safari-Patrol-4-2L-TD42-TD42T1-GU-GQ-Y60-Turbo-Manifold-Turbocharger-/190786035472 Kallen Westbrook Owner of http://www.nissanpatrol.com.au/forums/showthread.php?15134-Westy-s-Accessories.-A-small-back-yard-builder. Westy's Accessories]

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  • 8 months later...

Just thought I'd fill you in on my turbo upgrade.


I end up going for a DTS manifold with TD05 18g turbo from Diesel Central near Rocky QLD.

I went for the Cross Country Top Mount IC.  

I sourced my own parts for my 4" turbo intake 

3" Stainless Beaudesert exhaust system.

Oil Catch Can


Things to do


Have the engine tuned on the dyno  

I'm thinking of upgrading to the 12mm injector pump next.

Build a Air Box for the air filter 

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