Join Date: May 2009
Location: east coast
Car: OBW H6 VDC, Tribeca, XT6
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
you can add forced induction, but it's not wise for all sorts of reasons. you should probably read up about how turbo's work - wikipedia comes to mind.
a "turbo" vehicle has a LOT more to it than just a turbo. it's not like bolting a turbo to a non-turbo car makes it the same as a turbo vehicle.
first, and most importantly a non-turbo vehicle has high compression pistons - turbo has low compression. this leads to multie phase issues - first you need to be very careful not to blow your engine, should be monitoring EGT's and not boost very much. so you're very limited with boosting and can't hit near the power limits that a turbo engine can.
you can still do it, with very careful management and limited boosting. you can't boost it like you can a turbo engine though so you're severly limited.
the turbo needs oil and coolant supplies too, not readily available in a non-turbo block/heads. you can work around it, but it's definitely not a "bolt" on kind of thing.
then the exhaust is all different and stock exhaust normally won't clear the cross member on your car so you'll have to swap the entire engine cross member too and install a turbo exhaust...or have a custom exhaust made $$$$ unless you bend/weld yourself.
expensive, increased risks, and very limited power gains anyway (when compared to true turbo applications).