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Really , my question is more about installing the Turbo.
I read where it will be covered under the factory warranty as long as you have the dealer install it.

So, does anyone know if this means the Turbo has to installed before it leaves the showroom floor? Or could we try it a couple months to see if the extra power is really worth the extra money ?
 

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Good question, but it will not effect me for woods riding. Non turbo for me. Just interested in reliability and comfort for three day trips!
 

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Interesting. Personally, for Ocotillo Wells, no turbo needed or wanted but for glamis it'd be a hoot.
 

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One thing to think about, if the warranty is an issue to you, it really only matters when you buy the multi year extended warranty. If you're just worried about the six month warranty that it comes with, that comes up really fast and is gone before you know it. I think the turbo at $4000 is a bargain. Most of the aftermarket kits for the Poepoe's cost around six grand!

For me personally, since this is a Yanaha, I don't think I would be interested in the extended warranty for 1000 or 1500 bucks. And I also wouldn't want to pay the dealer a thousand bucks to install the turbo when I can do it myself in an afternoon for free! But I would shop around first to see if I could find a dealer that would install it for free or maybe two or 300 bucks. Would be worth a try just so I would have a six month warranty.
And I do agree that for the desert the turbo is not needed. My Maverick would climb anything I pointed it at in superstition. But in the dunes it definitely needed more. This car with 11 more horsepower and a more efficient drivetrain might be good enough as it is in the dunes?
 

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Interesting. Personally, for Ocotillo Wells, no turbo needed or wanted but for glamis it'd be a hoot.
Yeah, for our play riding we would never need a turbo at all! I keep the xp cars in low range 50 to 60% of the time. That is one thing that has my attention about being able to select a gear too. Nothing more annoying than having to stop and click it in to high when the trail opens up for a couple hundred yards...then stop and click back into low when that same trail turns nasty again. This happens over and over on the trails we ride too.

BUT, for the racing duties, I am thinking the xtra horse may make a huge difference. Not having to change gears as often, and for better pulling of holeshots, and/or up the long hilly straits too. The class we are competing in allows turbos, so it will be loaded with both Mavericks and xp1kTs...

I am just not "sure" if the turbo may be a little too much! Sometimes, all that extra wheel spin doesn't make you any faster. I think they may have designed the turbo with Dunes or Desert racing in mind, which means I would never need it.
 

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One thing to think about, if the warranty is an issue to you, it really only matters when you buy the multi year extended warranty. If you're just worried about the six month warranty that it comes with, that comes up really fast and is gone before you know it. I think the turbo at $4000 is a bargain. Most of the aftermarket kits for the Poepoe's cost around six grand!

For me personally, since this is a Yanaha, I don't think I would be interested in the extended warranty for 1000 or 1500 bucks. And I also wouldn't want to pay the dealer a thousand bucks to install the turbo when I can do it myself in an afternoon for free! But I would shop around first to see if I could find a dealer that would install it for free or maybe two or 300 bucks. Would be worth a try just so I would have a six month warranty.
And I do agree that for the desert the turbo is not needed. My Maverick would climb anything I pointed it at in superstition. But in the dunes it definitely needed more. This car with 11 more horsepower and a more efficient drivetrain might be good enough as it is in the dunes?
I agree. I think a reflash and an opened intake and free flowing exhaust will add enough hp for me, for awhile. If it gets it to 125-130 that should enough for a while.
 

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Everything should have at least one turbo....


In a year or two when I get one of these, figure I'll probably run it a month or two NA, then slap on an MPI turbo kit. Because...well why not? No one ever said they had too much power...but they say often they don't have enough.
 
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Turbo for sure, if I can get into the 200-225hp at the crank with 95-100 octane that would be great. Could really lug some taller gears with less shifting in the hills we have.
 

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That MPI kit looks sano. My concern with purchasing the first kit available would be the lost potential of 'building up'. I wouldn't want to commit to a turbo and have 155hp now when next year everyone who waited and spent an extra $1000 has 255hp. If it's as simple as keeping the 1st kit hardware but adding lower compression pistons and a wicked tune to get to 10+ psi, then sign me up. If I gotta take this one off and start with another $5,000, then, no. The thing is with turbos and me is that if I'm committed to a turbo with 155hp, then I'm committed to one with 300hp. Not hard to believe when you see the Pace Wildcat sitting in the garage with the dial glued to 110 octane boost option.
 

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Well, that's where you have to be real honest about what you want. That's with any build...if you hem and haw about your goals then you're going to spend money two/three times.

Like my truck, I waited five years to get the turbos I wanted because it was what I wanted for the goals I had, and it was the only set on the planet.

So, you would have to contact MPI and see what options they have and what the turbo will do. I suspect it's not tapped at ~155hp.
 

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TURBO! Go big, or go home!
Fugit, I'm up for a 300hp beast, will need some extra wheels and rubber aside in the shop since tread wear will be expedited:)
 
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I don't believe a local Yamaha tech is anymore certified to put an aftermarket turbo on than you are. In fact I know the techs at my local shop have zero experience installing turbo kits. The ones that service sleds may have that training, but not around here.
 
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