Join Date: Aug 2011
My Ride: 1988 Daytona CS
Engine: 2.2L Turbo I
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Re: 1986 Chrysler Laser XE turbo, general questions
Factory boost is 7 psi, that allows for 9 psi overboost, for like ten seconds or so.
Yes the pistons are dished to lower compression to 8.1:1.
From what I've asked and heard, the most I hear for a car with lw rods, is 250ish hp. That said, I don't know how easy that'd be on a log manifold car, like yours.
Also I saw you asked about an intercooler, it may not be worth your trouble to get an intercooler for that car unless you swap to a later style manifold. Reason being is you'd have to do some really heavy modifying on that manifold, because if you look, the turbo is beyond the throttle body, and attached straight onto the intake manifold. It would probably be easier just to do a tII swap. If you get a hold of a TII engine, you'll already have strong rods and forged crank to boot. With the factory motor, you may not want to do much if you want a reliable engine.