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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-30-2019, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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Turbo or Vehicle Upgrade?

I've toyed with the idea of adding a turbo to my CR-Z since I purchased it in 2011. However, I have always been rather disgusted with the pricing on them for this vehicle. I am now at a crossroads. I am considering moving to a Veloster with similiar mileage as my Z (60,000). So now I am asking this question on both the Z and Veloster forums.

What would you personally do. Commit to the cost of the upgrade on the Z or just bag it and put that money toward the Veloster? I am also open to other vehicle suggestions in the turbo realm.

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From the standpoint of mileage, the Honda has a much more usable, dependable life ahead, while the Hyundai will be a crap shoot. I'm interested in seeing the comments on the Veloster forum, so if you can give me a link to that post, to see what that group has to say on the subject, that would be enlightening.

Did you consider the classifieds here:
https://www.crzforum.com/forum/class...ml#post1374499

...or a supercharger?

Do you have the 6-Speed or is it a CVT? Wondering too, what the resale value of your CR-Z is, and thinking the hit you take on the resale value is more than what a turbo for it will cost in the end.

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From the standpoint of mileage, the Honda has a much more usable, dependable life ahead, while the Hyundai will be a crap shoot. I'm interested in seeing the comments on the Veloster forum, so if you can give me a link to that post, to see what that group has to say on the subject, that would be enlightening.

Did you consider the classifieds here:
https://www.crzforum.com/forum/class...ml#post1374499

...or a supercharger?

Do you have the 6-Speed or is it a CVT? Wondering too, what the resale value of your CR-Z is, and thinking the hit you take on the resale value is more than what a turbo for it will cost in the end.
CVT not sure if I would trade/sell or simply hand down the Z.
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I've toyed with the idea of adding a turbo to my CR-Z since I purchased it in 2011. However, I have always been rather disgusted with the pricing on them for this vehicle. I am now at a crossroads. I am considering moving to a Veloster with similiar mileage as my Z (60,000). So now I am asking this question on both the Z and Veloster forums.
What would you personally do. Commit to the cost of the upgrade on the Z or just bag it and put that money toward the Veloster? I am also open to other vehicle suggestions in the turbo realm.
Thanks!
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Even though I'm a fan of the controversial and quirky styling, I wouldn't bother with The naturally aspirated or Turbo versions of the 1st generation Veloster at all. I personally would stick with the CR-Z unless you're talking about the R-spec or N-line. Those are worthy of serious consideration, though the N-line is pushing the far end of the price scale. An R-spec (2018-2019) can be found/bargained for in the low $20,000 range.
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Very simple questions. What do you need the car to do 90% of the time? What doesn't the car you currently have do that you want it to do 90% of the time? How much are you willing to spend to get the car you want that does what you think you want?
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If you plan to keep the crz i would say save up and then get the best turbo/superchargwr out there to get the max out of cvt on stock internals thats probably 170-180whp to be safe. I got sprintex that was rhe cheapest option available but power was limited currently trying to figure out ways to increase power in it thats with smaller pulley but issue is non intercooled so figuring out ways how to make cooler so that engine can handle the heat. So make sure to get the best one if u want most power out of ur crz
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Most of the turbo options out there for the Z require custom piping unless you can get your hands on a top secret Greddy turbo kit. I personally would go for the Sprintex as it is a complete bolt on kit and can be easily reversed if selling the car. As for mileage 60k miles is not much for any Honda or Toyota out there. There was even a Toyota Tacoma that had 1,000,000 miles on the ODO. I would not be surprised if you could push the Z to 300k miles well maintained. The Z has good gas mileage and is fun to drive.

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