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Does anyone know of people with a turbo on their rio, or have one themself? If so, how hard, how expensive etc...
 

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2004riotuner turbo'd his Rio with a GT28R @ 15psi and a Megasquirt Stand alone. Then on another forum a guy named Virgo also turbo'd his with a VJ11 turbo at 7psi and an Apex'i SAFC. Then theres Sportage4x4 on same forum who turbo's his A6D, then swapped in a B6T from a 323 GTX at 20psi(made 250HP, in a Rio!!). Then the first person to ever turbo a Rio, BPEstilence, on that same forum, did it with a stock ECU at 5psi, and then switched to a Megasquirt and upped the boost. Out of those, Virgo is the only active member, with a currently rebuilt engine.

From the info I gathered from them:
You can put a turbo on the stock engine/ECU up to 7psi. Suggested that you put Mustang 19# injectors (same style plug).
EVERYTHING has to be custom made. You will more than likely have to lose your A/C and P/S (although virgo still has his, but being restricted to the VJ11 Turbo).

Besides that, the basics apply. If you are serious about turbo, then a megasquirt is recomended. KFX Performance - Hyundai and Kia Performance and Styling Parts - KFX Performance sells one that is plug and play (but not cheap) to get the most out of the turbo.

Hope this helps!

Jose
 
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