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1astrokeit 08-24-2012 06:56 PM

amr cxr500 or bnr 18g?
 
hey, im looking into possibly getting one of these turbos. i did some research on the amr and couldnt really find alot of negative feedback. i have a chance to get a brand new cxr500 for cheap. is it worth buying? i also have been looking into the bnr 18g for awhile now and just havent pulled the trigger and bought it. im looking for something reliable and that has the power when i want it. i am looking in the range of 350-400whp. i dont know if thats possible on stock motor and conservative tune.

charlie_sheen 08-24-2012 07:49 PM

its not really if your engine will be reliable at the 400whp mark, but rather your transmission would be the issue. if youre going to 350whp, a 20g with supporting mods will get you there. a 18g would be just shy of that.

compsurge 08-24-2012 08:01 PM

400 whp is fine on a 5MT, just don't shock load it during shifts. Short block will be very iffy to run at 400whp. under 350 whp and you're fine.

The 18g is a fun turbo. I've heard bad things about the AMR turbos, but I can't really vouch for or against.


FYI 350whp is a fast car. The LGT, being turbo, doesn't slam you back in the seat like a V8 does, rather it's a very smooth power delivery.

fahr_side 08-24-2012 09:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by compsurge (Post 4041046)
I heard bad things about the AMR turbos, but I can't really vouch for or against.

I've seen a few leak. No idea if that's a fluke or representative of common problems.

What fuel are you going to running on? You can do 400whp or very close to that with a 68HTA. On 91 it takes a lot more turbo!

Just be aware that terms like 400whp, reliable and daily-driver don't easily fit into the same sentence.

LosAngelesLGT 08-24-2012 09:13 PM

A CXR500 is more like a 20g than an 18g.

Quote:

Originally Posted by compsurge (Post 4041046)
I've heard bad things about the AMR turbos, but I can't really vouch for or against.

:rolleyes: Auto Master AMR is a family owned and operated establishment. Going on over 50 years and 3 generations, AMR have been building some of the world’s quickest & highest horsepower cars. Everything from nitrous oxide to forced induction. AMR has a 16,000 square foot facility to serve all your performance needs. With 9 lifts and a 2700hp AWD in-house dyno.

mattg 08-24-2012 09:29 PM

I've heard bad things about family owned businesses.

1astrokeit 08-25-2012 05:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fahr_side (Post 4041131)
I've seen a few leak. No idea if that's a fluke or representative of common problems.

What fuel are you going to running on? You can do 400whp or very close to that with a 68HTA. On 91 it takes a lot more turbo!

Just be aware that terms like 400whp, reliable and daily-driver don't easily fit into the same sentence.


i was planning on running a fuel pump and 850cc injectors. im looking for something reliable. 350whp would be fine with me. mods would be: grimspeed ebcs, perrin dp, perrin catback, tmic(unsure of brand), and intake. will be running on a 93 tune

paintpollz 08-25-2012 06:35 AM

dont forget about an aftermarket clutch to hold the power.

1astrokeit 08-25-2012 07:05 AM

i have a clutch already.

1astrokeit 08-25-2012 07:26 AM

is this turbo real laggy? anyone when i will see full boost?

LosAngelesLGT 08-25-2012 09:08 AM

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Amr+CXR500+dyno+subaru+%5D

mattg 08-25-2012 11:05 AM

^ pure genius

1astrokeit 08-25-2012 12:21 PM

imlooking for people that had experience, not from searching online. if its not helpful keep it to yourself

seabass07 08-25-2012 12:30 PM

So you're saying that dyno sheets are useless in figuring out if a turbo is laggy?

Nrw 08-25-2012 02:09 PM

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