$3,500 Single Turbo Kit vs. $8,100 Twin Turbo Kit | HiLow

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    This is an epic one, fam!
    We bought two identical 350z’s and have been modifying them to be FUN, daily drivers that you can take to the track. Team Hi (James Pumphrey & Zach Jobe) get the expensive parts and Team Low (Nolan Sykes & Aaron Parker) get the cheap ones. Then we test them to see which components are actually worth spending the money on.
    If you want more power out of your Z, you really have to go forced induction. Which basically means, forcing more air into the engine to get more combustion. So in this episode we're installing turbochargers.
    Hi Team went with a Jim Wolf Technologies twin turbo kit. It’s high quality across the board. Best materials, it’s been through lots of R&D, everything should bolt up easily. But it’s $8000 DOLLARS! That’s more than we paid for the actual car! Can that possibly be worth it?
    It comes with two Garrett GT25 turbos. Garrett is one of the most trusted brands of turbo. It also comes with all the piping, plumbing and pieces you could ever ask for. Sometimes with these kits, the plumbing won’t fit quite right so you’ll find yourself having to do fabrication or calling your friend who knows how to weld. But with this expensive kit, theoretically everything should bolt right up and we won’t have to get our Tinker Boyz on. Part of that $8000 price tag.
    It was designed to be an OEM+ set-up with OEM reliability in mind, which means it shouldn’t require a lot of attention from you once its in--another benefit. It comes with its’ own piggyback box which talks with the car’s ECU or computer, and the right one can save you a lot of time and effort.
    These turbos are good for up to 530 hp, which is beneficial in two ways. If you do choose to go FULL hot boi down the line, you won’t need to upgrade your turbos, you can just keep these. The other benefit is that because these are way more than what we’re going to be throwing at them, they’re not likely to be a failure point.
    Team Low went with a Rev9 turbo kit, purchased on Amazon for $2400. It’s a single turbo kit. It comes with a turbonetics 60-1 turbo and a turbonetics evolution 38mm external wastegate. That’s one of the reasons we chose this kit. The turbocharger itself is the part of any turbo kit that is the most likely to fail. So even though this kit is “cheap”, I know with a name-brand, at least the turbo itself should be fine.
    This kit only includes the hard parts and doesn’t come with any software to help tell the ECU what’s going on. So in addition to the kit, we also had to buy an UpRev software license.
    We’re gonna show you our super long journey to get these things installed, then we dyno them to see who makes more power!

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    1. Laborum50

      The blonde tipped guy just seems like he's standing around goofing off and in the way. What's he for?

    2. Drew 210HD

      do a vw gti next season

    3. Dashen Bro

      Guys...great video you captured what it means to be a car guy....yall are just missing the f bombs and beer....show the bloopers..🤣🤣 but again thanks for the motivation to get back in the game. I've got a brz / ls swap to finish.

    4. Redline870

      Did that dude seriously just bolt on that stamped steel oil cooler with a NitroCat impact gun @ 26:50?!?! LOL! He is fucking done messing with that car and just wants it out of that shop!

    5. Dahvon Colon

      Thank you gentlemen for the bullshit you went thru on this one for our entertainment. Not all hero’s wear capes.

    6. ifeel sic

      Should have went to REAL professionals in the first place..all those hours and days wasted just to end up at a shop that actually haves an idea of what to do...

    7. ifeel sic

      Blind leading the blind... you would think thst would have went to a shop wall knows what their fling but no.. more blind people

    8. Gabe Grasse

      Should’ve done a maxpeeding rods turbo for the low

    9. Michael Holderegger

      I think the lesson is: don't do major mods and make your maiden voyage a 12 hour drive. After I do any mod, even minor ones, I daily it for a few days before ai go far.

    10. DareToBeDeviant

      Some of us tend to be cursed with ordering aftermarket products. Either too many (unnecessary) parts come with the install... or not enough/wrong size. It's startling to complete something (that works as it should) and find out there are parts left over. Meh, too late. (closes hood)

    11. bashpr0mpt

      I bought a 'refurbished' Turbo for my XR6T Falcon. The fucking engine bay was smoking like a full on engine fire on the way home after a few huge burps of backfire, and the thing hand grenaded about two weeks later. I will never EVER trust a non-OEM turbo again, the turbo field is just way too full of scammers to run the risk.

    12. Reapa Nomin8

      Turbos:something a colleague of mine can mimic better than I can.

    13. Mr.Toast

      you guys should do an episode for sound systems

    14. dee pharrow

      When I was a kid my dad tryed to teach me how to work on his caddy, all I learned was how to hold a flashlight and get yelled at😂😂

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    16. Life Support

      I feel like these two would be great at playing good cop bad cop

    17. Sebastien B

      this series is an 12/10, this is awesome content!

    18. yb ashi

      I'm turbo making forom Pakistan

    19. Nano Amazon

      Got a warning light? Just remove the light and you dont have a problem anymore

    20. Kinang Eagle

      40:55 Is it just me or is that rain solid?

    21. Jon Robinson

      This episode was exactly the donut binge I needed hahaha

    22. Th M

      In the next series of HiLow, you guys should install superchargers instead of turbochargers edit: 9:16 most likely the most hood thing said on donut

    23. Alex R

      Damn, this episode was a rollercoaster of emotions!

    24. Sébastien Kazmierczak

      Tigers for The Win!

    25. Walker Lanier

      best series donut has done so far

    26. thegaming midgit

      at 31:26 Aaron sounds like Micheal Jackson

    27. Astronaut 9271

      So what I’m getting again is more expensive doesn’t mean that it’s better in the long run

    28. South Sask Farmer

      Yup. N/A for the win lmao

    29. Rudi Jardine

      best episode ever............. vintage top gear

    30. L McLain

      can i ask what the type of sunglasses are called at 29mins

    31. jake pineo

      I had an acquaintance about 10 years ago that had a 300Z twin turbo. He freshened up the engine bottom an top end then put a Jim wolf upgraded turbos and water cooled (if I remember correctly) intercoolers it was ridiculous. Note the paint was shit so it wasn’t pretty that thing was one of the nastiest sleepers I’d ever rode in,looked like shit stupid fast. First time I’d ever heard of Jim Wolf turbos.

    32. Caden Moore

      It may be a bit expensive but it would be sick if you guys did bmw z4s for the next hi low cars

    33. Michael

      i cringed.. hard.

    34. Jack wainwright

      wait... is that the guy from hyper drive?

    35. Sanity

      the lowcar: sututututu

    36. Lime

      When your mom calls you to come down 19:12

    37. Jay Mase

      Nissans.. bleh. Also, way easier to just get a turbocharged car. However, a lot of fun with this video! Loved it!

    38. Andrew D

      Yall took these cars to abq and nothing happened to them lmao wtf

    39. Lucky TheDog

      Aaron seems like the only nice guy, and hes the prettiest and smartest so hes really winning on all fronts

    40. Alfonso Vazquez

      I see what the problem was, they decided to use nissans

    41. Oskar Krawiec

      Humphrey sounded stoned as hell talking about lions and cats.

    42. Some Guy

      Nolan saying "Ah shit here we go again" Was the best im dying

    43. beau cottington

      this shit is great haha

    44. Jack Lougheed

      If you feel like spending hours not dollas, get an eBay turbo, BOV, and some tubing.

    45. Feral Violence

      Bro what brand are those sunglasses at 28:30

    46. Zoey Michael

      hmmmm an 6.2l lsa swap may be the choice...

    47. EliasMat

      next time 240 or s15s

    48. Ali Diecast Cars

      Does anyone know the name of the song from 30:52 ?

    49. Earl Barnes

      Why is the block cracked....I usually remove the entire engine....instead of squeegeeing parts in small places. PULL THE DAMN ENGINES!

    50. NjBoRi 973

      God I feel like I'm suffering with you guys.. You guys have officially made me to never ever ever think of switching to turbos

    51. ttomred4000

      Why just spend a couple hours taking the motor out?

    52. Rock Solid Arcade

      Why not take turns on switching each episode on who gets cheap parts and expensive parts.

    53. Truculent Phillips

      Well I spotted the issue.. you're shopping at O'Reilly for electrical parts...

    54. John Ryan

      Beginning of the video "dang I should buy a z" Half way through " shit my 600hp 2g gsx has only fouled a plug before, I don't want a headache , onto the next car I should add to my collection"

    55. Jordan Dodson

      Damn. I live in Albuquerque and didn’t even know they came here😭😭😭😭

    56. 12dale

      This is painful to watch at times as these are some serious mechanical oversights that a experienced mechanic would be able to explain before proceeding.

    57. ripnk

      this shit is a movie. So cool to see the joy on their face driving in LA and the shot in the O'Reillys parking lot was amazing.

    58. brainfulman

      The last time I felt this good was when I watched top gear on BBC with Clarkson may and Hammond... Honestly this is fucking awesome! I just discovered this hilow series and I hinged it all in one night...

    59. Samaje Edwards

      Dde music 👀

    60. lilcuriousgeorge1

      Hope y’all continue this series or something similar where y’all buy the same car and do stuff to them to compare. Like turbo vs supercharged etc