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T3 Turbo Question
B_Lieder Offline
Senior Member
I have an 88tc and i am really considering swapping the IHI to the T3. Now i have come across this Garrett t3 on ebay and need some opinions.

Does this seem to be a resonable price?? Is there any advice on where to maybe find a t3 cheaper? I have read the faq on the ihi to t3 conversion but i just want to make sure if i would buy this particular one it would work (bolt up) with little problems.

Bill L

Pete D Offline
The current price is (too me) not bad. The "buy it now" price is too high for a rebuilt, stock T3, in my opinion. This does not mean you wouldn't pay just as much at some rebuilders. If you decide to go for it, get the water cooled version.

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B_Lieder Offline
Senior Member
So basically this will bolt up to my manifold and downpipe. I know i will have to elongate the downpipe holes or swap to a 3". I will also need a oil return line (oil cooled), but what about a water cooled??
Bill L

Import Killer Offline
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My brother got a T3 with an intercooler for $200 bucks. For as much as that one, you could buy a whole 85 TC, keep the turbo, and sell the rest and make money to rebuild it and then have some left.
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