$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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  • exo skeleton
    exo skeleton

    Nolan looked so defeated 😂😂

  • Bruce Banner
    Bruce Banner

    Man they need to add more episodes to their commercials. Geez guys don't you get we are ALL HERE for the commercials.

  • Wylie Brogden
    Wylie Brogden

    the absolute dedication of these men is insane. great job

  • Sean Kennedy
    Sean Kennedy

    So lesson learned, if you cheap on one area you’re gonna spend that money on other parts to support it

  • Sciroz

    Amazing videos guys! I loved this episode, everyone putted so much effort and it shows!

  • Eric Haller
    Eric Haller

    This episode should be called “TEARS FOR TURBOS”

  • Eric Haller
    Eric Haller

    Sick vid dudes. Killer music. MORE HRSPRS!!!

  • JonGaming

    Do one more hilow with superchargers


    Everyone working hard James: messing around like a 2 year old

  • scarynoodles 13
    scarynoodles 13

    that was eric from hyper drive

  • metrocaptain

    How about VALUE instead of MONEY? Of course more money = more better. Doesn't mean good value though! Your 41k "high" car isn't worth half that! Be smart with your "upgrades!"

  • oxysz

    So moral of the story . If you don’t have the money to buy the good shit don’t do it at all lol.

  • Aleksandar Stoyanov
    Aleksandar Stoyanov

    They put 10W40 oil in it.... on a turbo car :X

  • Carter Eberline
    Carter Eberline

    How did the block crack? You didn't even drive it yet

  • Forza Martini
    Forza Martini

    “Thats no clutch went into gear” yeah thats called rev matching

  • Matthew Gibbs
    Matthew Gibbs

    may i say 350z’s are not the cars to be fucked with alot if ur not doing a engine swap on them, nissen tried to make a track car from the ghetto so u should have gone with somthing with a smaller engine like fords or volks

  • Ebi Ebi Geso Geso
    Ebi Ebi Geso Geso

    350z again?

  • Umbra Gamez
    Umbra Gamez


  • kaSper1G

    Them shades are hella nice which one are they (the guy in the blue Nissan ... forgot his name sry)

  • ΛCE —
    ΛCE —

    31:33 i thought i was watching DDE for a second 😂

  • Dark Raiden
    Dark Raiden

    "We haven't done a single mod that directly gives our cars... A MO POWA BABEH." I WAS WAITING FOR THAT!! YEEEEAHH!!!!

  • Nick Bread
    Nick Bread

    I'm just here for that hat.

  • Caleb Oackes
    Caleb Oackes

    38:23 IS THAT A SUPRA ?!

  • Marius Zanfir
    Marius Zanfir

    WTF, were are the dyno sheets? Or at least some torque figures, some rpms data. You don't put twin turbo for the peak horsepower, so we might want to see a comparison over the entire rev range.

  • X-Man Moosefan
    X-Man Moosefan

    yes, because a tesla would compete to win against a Lamborgini Aventador but a tesla is cheaper than a Lambo. so the question lives on?

  • MantisPlays

    Just like old top gear...

  • happy wombat
    happy wombat

    Imagine dumping the amount of money the crew did into High Car only for it to break down and not work

  • Eddie Fassnacht
    Eddie Fassnacht

    What's the song at 31 min?

  • Toby Newman
    Toby Newman

    All the boys working on the cars is f#cking sweet. Love this content enough to write this.

  • LV R10
    LV R10

    Top tip: JB weld is almost never the proper solution. Do it right or else.

  • Nathan Pletz
    Nathan Pletz

    low temp aluminum welding rod

  • Keeping It Keith
    Keeping It Keith

    Lot of talk about BungHoles

  • Moua Xiong
    Moua Xiong

    I think the whole point of cars is to make you feel happy and enjoy what you're doing at the end of the day.Low car although was a pain in the ass in the start, At the end of the day it just kept running well with little to no issues and it was cheap. High car was easier and less a pain, will always have the "Project car issue" where things will always break. I think if you're patient enough low car would be a better build as it'll still be pretty reliable.

  • Sportspal Lunker Hunter
    Sportspal Lunker Hunter

    Great video! I absolutely love the car vids! Too bad it is only in English.. You can get quality subtitles on Rosette to make your content more accessible: Check it out:rosette.ai/?a_aid=5e454c4c489aa

  • Lem0nsquid

    god i love this channel. you guys need an amazon deal like my favorite trio: Clarkson, Hammond & May

  • Flamezer

    Should make install videos for each kit

  • Nathan McCauley
    Nathan McCauley

    MCM builds turbos in their driveway that work.............

  • Drew Fausett
    Drew Fausett

    donut media acting like a $3500 turbo kit is a $450 ebay turbo kit... smdh.

  • Robert Keel
    Robert Keel

    Every mechanic knows it's a final attempt when you say "I'mma just cover it in a bunch of JB Weld and see what happens"

  • Ant

    Nolan is such a schlepy downer

  • Howie H
    Howie H

    How the hell did they crack the block ?!

  • Josue Barrantes
    Josue Barrantes

    After watching the whole video I felt I had done the whole install with them, I felt that depression 😪😂

  • Siphiwe Tshabalala
    Siphiwe Tshabalala

    Turbo charging a car is not the same as putting on a condom...Very hard (pun not intended). Much respect to the entire Donut team.

  • Dj DeMille
    Dj DeMille

    I’ll give you a “cross member”

  • turbotj99

    This is why I haven’t worked on my car in 10 years. And these guys know what they’re doing!

  • jared lopez
    jared lopez

    Could you link me the twin turbo kit used in the vid

  • Jennifer Waggoner
    Jennifer Waggoner

    And you thought Low Car would break down!

  • Jeremy Edge
    Jeremy Edge

    I'm pissed just watching everything go wrong. I can't imagine how you guys kept your cool. Kudos.

  • Broots Waymb is back.
    Broots Waymb is back.

    Jb weld to the rescue 😁🤣

  • Cartridge Studios
    Cartridge Studios


  • James Phillips
    James Phillips

    this is some duh best dang content i dun seent

  • Bossboy ritch No1
    Bossboy ritch No1

    I could see he was trying to put that downpipe in the wrong way round before they said anything! What kind of mechanic needs instructions on what way round a downpipe would connect to the turbo??? 😣😣 I could even see the o2 sensor mounts (which he used as a reference point) would be facing in the wrong direction (and also too close to the turbo) so OBVIOUSLY it would go the other way! Lmfao

  • Manny Kaczor
    Manny Kaczor

    Rip A/C ;(

  • Scotty MSU
    Scotty MSU

    Seem like a lot of work for a crappy car.. .I'll just buy a toyota camry... thank you

  • Fox KingForza
    Fox KingForza

    They were tuning and putting brand new parts on the blue 350Z

  • BoostedHub

    the single turbo one sounds excatly like the one from tokyo drift

  • JustYourAverageGuy

    I put a single turbo on my 347 striker and doubled our horsepower from 450 to 800-900. Took us a few week but we did install it in the bed of the truck

  • Aaron Florian
    Aaron Florian

    24:48 lmaooo

  • Steven C.
    Steven C.

    28:42 what sunglasses are these I want some

    • Steven C.
      Steven C.

      Ive been looking and looking

  • IsaacYeee Ooof
    IsaacYeee Ooof

    The oof scale: Mega ooof