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I was wondering if the stock turbos are interchangable or if the #1 turbo can only go on the #1 side and the #2 turbo can only go on the #2 side? "Twin" turbo makes me think that they could be swapable, but does anyone know for a fact?
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yeah i'm pretty sure they are. you just have to remove them from the exhaust housing and flip them backwards...my friend did that once.

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Not a problem, I have changed them out on my car 4 times! Then I got smart and went single.:D
 

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They are NOT interchangeable. The #1 has a nipple on it for the wastegate hose. The #2 does NOT have it. I know this from experience. They are the same size however the #1 turbo can only go in the #1 turbo spot. The same goes for the #2.
 

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I'm sure someone will try to say otherwise so here is a picture to illustrate what I said above. The turbo on the left is the #1 turbo and the nipple I was talking about is circled. Notice the turbo on the right (#2) does NOT have this nipple.
 

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Woooossshhh said:
im sure you could swap the nipple..
Easier said then done. The only way I could see you pulling out the thing in the number two where the nipple should be is if you disassembled the turbo. You can not unscrew it. The threads point OUTWARDS as if it were screwed in from the inside of the turbo. The exhaust housing is in a different position as well. To even try to swap #1 for #2 you have to remove the c-clamp that holds the turbo to the exhaust housing so you can swap the housings. So it may be possible to swap the turbos IF you swap the housings AND disassemble the turbos to swap the nipple. Hardly what I would call a swap. I've got a set of spares stored away somewhere I'll try to take a better pic so you can see better what I'm talking about.
 

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hey sorry but im kinda new to turboes and stuff so can someone tell me what those things are that are on the outside of the turbos they are the circle things..i am thinkin they are trhe wastegates but i thought the wastegates on these cars were internal...i tired to explain what i am lookin at but they are kind of noticeable in the pic...they are the cylinder things that have the nipples on them for hose hookupos...

ok anyone..

sorry if i confused anyone

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Just swap the Housings, is not hard.




94SupraTT said:
I'm sure someone will try to say otherwise so here is a picture to illustrate what I said above. The turbo on the left is the #1 turbo and the nipple I was talking about is circled. Notice the turbo on the right (#2) does NOT have this nipple.
 

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Yes they are. "I have done this too many times" The center sections are the same. You just have to take off the compressor snap ring on the housing then pull off the housing, and swap the center section. Here is a pic of the center section.


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They are NOT interchangeable. The #1 has a nipple on it for the wastegate hose. The #2 does NOT have it. I know this from experience. They are the same size however the #1 turbo can only go in the #1 turbo spot. The same goes for the #2.
 

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Yes they are. "I have done this too many times" The center sections are the same. You just have to take off the compressor snap ring on the housing then pull off the housing, and swap the center section. Here is a pic of the center section.
The turbos are NOT interchangeable without swapping the housings. I said that but swapping the housings defeats the purpose of just swapping out the turbos. You can not just put a #2 turbo in the #1 spot.
 

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94SupraTT said:
So it may be possible to swap the turbos IF you swap the housings AND disassemble the turbos to swap the nipple. Hardly what I would call a swap.
This was the original question.

HomeRocks said:
I was wondering if the stock turbos are interchangable or if the #1 turbo can only go on the #1 side and the #2 turbo can only go on the #2 side? "Twin" turbo makes me think that they could be swapable, but does anyone know for a fact?
Thanks,
Tony
You CAN NOT do what he is asking.
 

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Thanks for the input, guys. So it looks like I can use a #1 in the #2 spot...just need to swap housings.....easy enough.
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HomeRocks said:
Thanks for the input, guys. So it looks like I can use a #1 in the #2 spot...just need to swap housings.....easy enough.
Tony
Indeed however why not just put them in the correct spot it would be much faster and easier. The only reason I could see to put a #2 in a #1 spot is if you happen to have one spare turbo and its not the one you need.
 
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