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I got a chance to buy another 08 xp in mint shape less than 1000kms on it from a buddy of mine, I think of making it a pump gas turbo but don't know on what turbo to go with.
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Do your research! I would kill to be able to get one that would work on a 800r I researched it to death and was even told by some of the sellers of these turbo kits not to do it. Just not reliable. IMO best band for your buck on the 800r is a timbersled skid. Best upgrade I did and trust me i have tried pretty much everything!!!!
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I've done alot of research on the Turbo Boys turbo kit for the 800r. They have it pretty dialed in from what I've seen. Some people have had problems with their kits but they don't set it up and tune it right. I am putting one on this summer and honestly if you are not wanting to run 7+ lbs, don't do it. I hear you can run 3-5 lbs on 91 octane, 6-10 lbs on 100 octane, 11-14 on 110. I will have mine set up with Pipe pressure, EGTs, and an Air/Fuel gauge so I will be able to tell and run as low octane as I can.
 

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I dont know $6000 to put into a 08! Then you have to change out the track 1000 and the skid 2800 not to mention the 50/50 chance its going to work for you. Dont get me wrong I would kill to have one on my 09. Its seems though 90% of the people/builders I have talked to said dont do it to an xp. Honestly take that money and get into something that a turbo will work in the future. They are even having a hard time getting them to work on the etec's. Just my opionion not trying to talk you out of it, just do your homework before you start spending. Wish I could get all the $$$$$ I spent on mine back over the years listening to some f the guys sayin this works this works, instead of listening to the guys saying ride it change the skid and clutch! thats it! would have saved thousands. espeially on a sled thats worthless used now with only 500 miles on it! If you can get into a new ptec 2013 for 9700 canadian what do you think a 08 to a 2012 petec is worth when guys paid 12000! Ya I may not be the fasted guy on the hill or get be able to compete with the turbos but I have fun!
 

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if you are not wanting to run 7+ lbs, don't do it.
Exactly. Any less and it is not worth it. Just do a big bore and suspension and you will keep up w/ most pump gas turbos. I am running a modified stock skid and stock track on my '09 turbo and it is still a blast.
 

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Go over to snowest check out the skidoo turbo section, lots of guys running turbo'd 800r summit.

I also reccomend turbo boyz (aka turboperformance.com)
 

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For the price i would be picking it up for, plus all the parts I already do have and can get. It is still cheaper than buying a new sled. Just seeing how a turbo works on these p-tecs, i've only seen one in all the riding i've done over the years, maybe there is a reason for it. I love my 08 mod xps and hate my poo rmks.
 

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Raced and rode a turbo. Lots of fun and very costly. Plan on running race gas or spend lots of money putting it back together. Racing gas is not cheap. Have fun.
 

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Comtmrider What is spending lots putting it back together? Did you have issues with yours?
Any engine build I would do I fully balance the engine from crank, rods, pistons, etc every moving part makes a big difference. But I also am think of picking up a etec too, just cant decide yet.
 

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Comtmrider What is spending lots putting it back together? Did you have issues with yours?
Any engine build I would do I fully balance the engine from crank, rods, pistons, etc every moving part makes a big difference. But I also am think of picking up a etec too, just cant decide yet.
"Plan on running race gas or spend lots of money putting it back together."

I believe he ment if you don't run race gas you'll have problems and need to rebuild it.
 

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dont waste your time on a 800r turbo, many have tried and many failed, carb turbos are a time bomb, go with the etec and dont look back
 

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dont waste your time on a 800r turbo, many have tried and many failed, carb turbos are a time bomb, go with the etec and dont look back
A turbo sled is just that-a turbo sled. Give me one reason why a carb turbo is more of a time bomb then a efi sled. What is your direct experience. I would settle for just one legitimate reason why they are a time bomb.

I run efi(can't get to run properly, think my fuel controller is bad), carb turbo, big bore and nitrous. Nitrous has been the least reliable for me, but I am not blaming the nitrous. I always try and run too much nos w/out enough extra race fuel. Detonate and done. Tuner related and fault all my own. Turbo kits are the same type of situation along w/ running a big bore on the edge. 2000 miles on my '09 turbo, haven't touched the bottom end. Burnt it down 800 miles ago when a powerjet plugged--install problem, not 800r or carb related. No different than plugging a line to an auxillary inector.

How much tuning do you mess w/ on your turbo etec? It's always ran perfect correct w/out any issues? If I remember correctly you never got one kit running correctly and were going to remove your current unless the fueling issues improved. They obviously did and you are happy now, carb turbo's have done the same thing. They have evolved and there are some good kits out there and enough information to be ready to go. Turbo's are not for everyone as you know. Maintainence and diligent insections are neccesary. No sled is just really gas and go, stock or mod in my opinion.

I am not trying to be a jerk, you have added alot of good info w/ your big bore and jumped into the etec turbo right away. I like to see the improvements you've made to your sled. What works and what doesn't. I just don't see where the time bomb statement comes from. If you were talking the occasional burble, efi is always going to have the advantage. Until there is a stand alone, carb is always going to be easier to tune.
 

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What he meant to say was his etech turbo was a bomb.

Not 1 of those ever made a 100 mile ride without a rope or a chopper flight to rescue.. all lies all fakes all toilet paper.
 

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dont waste your time on a 800r turbo, many have tried and many failed, carb turbos are a time bomb, go with the etec and dont look back
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I've never owned a boosted 800R, but We had a 09 with a boostwerx setup in our group for a few years. I spent a fair bit of time tuning it. It was hard to get the machine to run clean at all elevations and temperatures, Took quite of bit of work to find a happy medium on setup. It ran well when setup (M8 on RG and this on RG were very similar) but when conditions or elevation changed the machine needed some tuning to run nice. Fella finally gave up on it. After experiencing this I feel you have to have alot of patience and a fair amount of tuning ability to make it run properly. The Cat with EFI was almost pull and go. The EFI for fuelling seemed to make things a bunch easier.

I would consider this again, but you really need to go into it realizing you will need alot of patience to set it up and make it work.
 
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