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Location: Clovis, NM
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Re: 88 T1 Shadow, What turbos can it use?
Easiest for you would be another Mitsu turbo. They are on all Non-intercooled cars from '88 to '92, not just Shadows. Only difference is your '88 has the smaller swingvalve and downpipe(2.25 inch), '89-later went to 2.5 inch. Either swap your old swingvalve over, or get the downpipe from the donor car if it's '89-later.
You can use the factory Garrett turbos off the '86-'89 Shelby & Dodge intercooled cars. Just a set of oil and coolant lines for the Garrett is all you need. The same swingvalve/downpipe rule applies to these also, except you won't be able to swap your Mitsu swingvalve if you happen to get an '89-later Garrett as they are not interchangeable.
This Garrett was also used on the '87-back non-intercooled cars, but requires some "modifications" to work, as that Garrett was designed to work with the "suck through" intake system.
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