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

  • 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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Comments • 80

  • Some Random Person
    Some Random Person 4 hours ago

    Is it possible to put a supercharger in a Subaru BRZ? Just wondering.

  • Samson Lashua
    Samson Lashua 6 hours ago

    That is gorilla tape

  • 240sxterra
    240sxterra 8 hours ago

    Lession: Never buy ebay turbo kits.

  • Attila Pap
    Attila Pap 12 hours ago

    $3500 Turbo kit that doesn't fit and missing parts?! :-o Would be OK with a $500 kit, but not a $3500 in my opinion!

  • vincent paone
    vincent paone 15 hours ago

    i have an 08 Z my driver seat is somewhat torn on the left side let me know if you guys are would be game to sell me the driver seat from low car or both seats. if you haven't already and where the hell did you find 05 Z's that clean i mean the interior make me feel like i beat mine to death, i mean i did daily it for 5 years and my wife's bracelets kindly scratched the crap out of my passenger door arm rest. well let me know...

  • Eric B
    Eric B 19 hours ago

    If anything this is a good demonstration of how expensive it really is to boost a car. Not to mention upgrading your fuel system, lots of dyno time/ tuning which ain't free and should be considered in your budget. As mentioned at the end for 10k a better option could have been a 2j swap. Even in stock form it would have produced the same power. Add a simple tune and you've got good reliable power.

  • luis pranks
    luis pranks Day ago

    do anther one of these series

  • walter pineda
    walter pineda Day ago

    That's the Oreilly's in Victorville off 7th st hahaha, glad you guys didn't get robbed at gun point lmao!

  • Behraad Ariaye
    Behraad Ariaye Day ago

    Nolan is not the person you wanna go to a road trip with

  • Quinten Clement
    Quinten Clement Day ago

    6:35 v-bands are the worst. i spent 3 days trying to get my turbos vband to fit properly. got that exact same one and it was to big :(

  • Agustín Garrido

    I can buy the same turbo kit as the Low Car got for around 500-700 dollars. I think you got scammed and overpaid for that cheap turbo kit.

  • Agustín Garrido
    Agustín Garrido Day ago +1

    This is literally my favourite video on all RUclip

  • Dean Allen
    Dean Allen Day ago

    Yo fat shoutout to tractor supply

  • Sledhead Gaming
    Sledhead Gaming Day ago

    Single turbo could of made more power with bigger injectors for sure

  • Steve Smiths
    Steve Smiths Day ago

    Louder than 1/3 scale

  • Larry Ybarra
    Larry Ybarra Day ago

    White boy though up westside

  • Alexander Nicholas Torres

    They should be in japanese street racr

  • Justin Haas
    Justin Haas 2 days ago

    exploding is race car

  • Justin Haas
    Justin Haas 2 days ago

    why wouldnt you want to eexplodw it

  • Worst Generation
    Worst Generation 2 days ago

    24:45 has to be the funiest shit ever holy fkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk hahahahah

  • Ya Boi Screech
    Ya Boi Screech 2 days ago

    is that a supra?! lol

  • Ibrahim Islam
    Ibrahim Islam 2 days ago

    This is by far the best HiLow episode

  • Mario Gonzaga
    Mario Gonzaga 2 days ago

    🤣🤣 You guys brought back memories (lots of fun & frustrations) when my crew and I back in the 80’s tinkered with our Japanese 4 bangers with turbochargers- parts not being right (missing parts too) long days and nights engine wouldn’t start but we soldier on. And guess what, perseverance (even though exhausted) leads to having the car ready for the drag strip the following weekend!! Sure we blew a lot of engines but we do it all over again the next week. 😁👍

  • Floris Koster
    Floris Koster 2 days ago

    Title is wrong

  • Colin Ebert
    Colin Ebert 2 days ago

    So what i know, the Stock intake manifolds of the 350Z just eats HP.
    An upgrade can do some HP.

  • ronald agudelo
    ronald agudelo 3 days ago

    Loved that DDE intro music at 31:30

  • Julian Zapata
    Julian Zapata 3 days ago

    These mechanics are trash

  • Samuel Fafard
    Samuel Fafard 3 days ago

    3500$ is not really cheap if you ask me..

  • bopyboi
    bopyboi 3 days ago

    what is that song at 34:40

  • bopyboi
    bopyboi 3 days ago

    what is that song at 24,40

  • bopyboi
    bopyboi 3 days ago

    what is that song at 34.40

  • Zachary Battles
    Zachary Battles 3 days ago

    Didn’t think I’d watch all 44 minutes but I did and now I’m gonna watch the next video too😭

  • Mike Herman
    Mike Herman 3 days ago +1

    This wasn’t just the high and low difference of the cars but the high and low morale of installing turbos

  • Briyson Withrich
    Briyson Withrich 3 days ago

    Out for his whole video I say the Supra at the workshop is the best part

  • Ben Weldon
    Ben Weldon 4 days ago

    I kinda find this pointless, sure you are comparing differences of the cars for each item, however you arn't then removing the items and their benefits compound.

  • Okay Vibe
    Okay Vibe 4 days ago

    Wait is one the the dudes in the vid from hyperdrive with th rx7 or not

  • Jacob Diaz
    Jacob Diaz 4 days ago

    The guy on 2:52 was on a Netflix series called Hyperdrive

  • C Power
    C Power 4 days ago

    Idk if I missed sumn but who tuned the cars

  • Kevin Her
    Kevin Her 4 days ago

    Hahaha low team is getting wrekt #teamNolan

  • Mathew Large
    Mathew Large 4 days ago

    Wait, so out of curiosity. Did they not build their motors before installing the turbos or did I miss that?

  • Odeo
    Odeo 4 days ago

    Me wondering if I should turbo my 21 year old car

  • k zh
    k zh 4 days ago

    42:01 I'M NOT DONE 😂

  • ᅥᅢᅥᅣ개로 초ᅣᄒᄒᄆ

    *Cheap* you mean eBay turbo now that's a cheaper turbo

  • velociraptor4554
    velociraptor4554 4 days ago

    Final conclusion: don't turbo your car if you don't wanna turbo your mind

  • velociraptor4554
    velociraptor4554 4 days ago +1

    20:10 previous video: sponsored by mobil 1

  • Redaction on YT
    Redaction on YT 5 days ago

    Shouldve stopped by havasu, we have some good shops here.

  • Andrew Goodrich
    Andrew Goodrich 5 days ago

    Kinda funny the cheap turbo had more shit go wrong with the build but dont seem to have as many problems driving like the exspecive build

  • Robert Echols
    Robert Echols 5 days ago

    Love the editing and music!

  • TheDayBlue
    TheDayBlue 5 days ago

    The intro is so funny duuuuud ! lololoo hahha

  • Tyler Casanova
    Tyler Casanova 5 days ago

    Those gas prices though!!

  • TigerGaming 19
    TigerGaming 19 5 days ago

    Body kits?

  • Damien Luna
    Damien Luna 5 days ago

    38:28 my eyes caught something fancy

  • Emmitt Seabaugh
    Emmitt Seabaugh 5 days ago

    Really like the channel just the fact from they don’t only show putting it together and it working they show the problems they run into and that’s a major part when upgrading any vehicle in general you’ll run into problems so major respect for y’all showing the whole aspect for everyone!

  • Roland M
    Roland M 5 days ago

    How did it crack? I guess I missed that part

  • Angel Garcia
    Angel Garcia 5 days ago

    25:42 when he put it in neutral the knob came off

  • harry hugo
    harry hugo 6 days ago

    Perfect example of why a big turbo is better than twin turbos

  • DoubleDeckerAnton
    DoubleDeckerAnton 6 days ago

    Great to see you guys working on the cars! Anything can happen...😂🤣

  • Mexsoldier69
    Mexsoldier69 6 days ago

    So Fuck cheap parts. Understood 👌🏽

  • Aiden Van suchtelen
    Aiden Van suchtelen 6 days ago

    who else constantly feels bad for nolan

  • Jake Ferrarini
    Jake Ferrarini 6 days ago +2

    just wanna say i start UTI in a couple of weeks and when he said he went it gave me a lot of confidence in the fact that i can one day be doing this stuff

  • oddly btw
    oddly btw 6 days ago

    surprisingly low car turbo kit is not Michael Bolt on

  • Big Dino
    Big Dino 6 days ago

    Big Pause on that “We Feel pretty Hard” comment at 32:30

  • Niki Sappleton
    Niki Sappleton 6 days ago

    which turbo is better
    *Single turbo*
    *Twin turbo*

  • KCNoDots
    KCNoDots 6 days ago

    James needs to chill...
    btw who else watching during the covid19 quarantine???

  • Moikka Moikka
    Moikka Moikka 6 days ago

    Why u didn't just buy two eBay turbos

  • Mika van der Lans
    Mika van der Lans 6 days ago +1

    38:25 IS THAT A SUPRA 👀👀

  • Zac Morrison
    Zac Morrison 7 days ago

    the cars are cool and all, but where does Aaron get his glasses from?

  • Alex Olivera
    Alex Olivera 7 days ago +1

    FUCKING love this shit 💯❤️❤️

  • MrRyan6616
    MrRyan6616 7 days ago +2

    When you go to UTI and can’t use the aluminum welder lol 😂

    • Joe S.
      Joe S. 5 days ago

      When you on YT mocking somebody for not being proficient with a tig welder, but you don’t even know what it’s called. 😂

  • Akrible
    Akrible 7 days ago

    What's that song at 30:45

    • soos feef
      soos feef 5 days ago

      Akrible Hold up but I think its a remix

  • Michael Unknown
    Michael Unknown 7 days ago

    Man I feel you, changing that pan is so annoying

  • Aden Mire
    Aden Mire 7 days ago

    Y’all definitely earned a sub for all that👍

  • keaganvlogss
    keaganvlogss 7 days ago

    You guys should put a wide body kit on them

  • Ali the pyrofish
    Ali the pyrofish 7 days ago +1

    It remember me of Wangan midnight damn

  • Joakim
    Joakim 7 days ago

    You try to hard to be funny.

    JASHIL ASSARAM 7 days ago

    I love this, this is the car guy sprint you and just your friends working on a car

  • Joaquin 04
    Joaquin 04 8 days ago

    Supra @ 38:40

  • nopenopenope
    nopenopenope 8 days ago +1

    Hi low needs to return for our quarantine entertainment

  • D Wise
    D Wise 8 days ago

    Oh the Joy's of trying to turn a naturally aspirated engine into a forced induction engine.

  • Sedrick Keener
    Sedrick Keener 8 days ago

    Guy with dreadlocks 😍