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How do i check if my turbo is ko3 or ko3s

Postby Dhir-DKR » Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:20 pm

Howzit guys,

I have a quick question...

How do I check if my turbo is a ko3 or ko3s? I'm just curious as I found out about a few more mods within a year of ownership.

My online digging has come across this:
ko3 has a dual, 4 blade design and ko3s has a dual, 6 blade design,
numbers on turbos are as follows:
ko3: 5304 101 5160
ko3s: 5304 101 5066, are these correct?

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Re: How do i check if my turbo is ko3 or ko3s

Postby Stompie » Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:24 pm

POLO Gti came out with K03s.

MK4 GTI had K03.

K03s has a big silencer on the outlet part which looks like this.

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K03 just has a straight pipe without the silencer part.
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Postby Dhir-DKR » Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:35 pm

top stuff!

Shot for always answering my noob questions regarding these cars.
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Re: How do i check if my turbo is ko3 or ko3s

Postby Nikz_tsc » Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:36 pm

Doesn't matter. Just throw out that hair dryer and fit a man sized turbo on it ffs
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Re: How do i check if my turbo is ko3 or ko3s

Postby THANAS » Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:52 pm

Nikz_tsc wrote:Doesn't matter. Just throw out that hair dryer and fit a man sized turbo on it ffs


Youre on your second princess sized turbo car now, hey? :wink:

Also, if you have a Polo Gti, you have a k03S.
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Re: How do i check if my turbo is ko3 or ko3s

Postby Nikz_tsc » Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:54 pm

THANAS wrote:
Nikz_tsc wrote:Doesn't matter. Just throw out that hair dryer and fit a man sized turbo on it ffs


Youre on your second princess sized turbo car now, hey? :wink:

Im over the princess turbo days. Its getting chucked out currently. Loool
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Re: How do i check if my turbo is ko3 or ko3s

Postby Dhir-DKR » Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:12 pm

Nikz_tsc wrote:Doesn't matter. Just throw out that hair dryer and fit a man sized turbo on it ffs

Now that you mention it, I was pricing the atp eliminator kit lastnight and faaaaark.
The exchange rate suck balls.

Looks like I'll stick to a ko4 setup.
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Postby boost'd » Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:20 pm

I have a k04 hybrid, billet compressor wheel & Rs6 exhaust wheel for sale, along with Manifold, oil lines and water lines as well as TIP
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Postby missioner » Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:22 pm

Look up Miggs at FSU Developments. He's currently putting a Garret BT kit together for the 20v. If I recall its a GT2871R. I stand for correction, but it was something like that.
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Re: How do i check if my turbo is ko3 or ko3s

Postby Nikz_tsc » Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:22 pm

Dhir-DKR wrote:
Nikz_tsc wrote:Doesn't matter. Just throw out that hair dryer and fit a man sized turbo on it ffs

Now that you mention it, I was pricing the atp eliminator kit lastnight and faaaaark.
The exchange rate suck balls.

Looks like I'll stick to a ko4 setup.

You would soon feel the urge to go bigger once you adapt to the new found power..... Rather just BT the damn thing already. We must meet up soon. Got a surprise for you
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Re: How do i check if my turbo is ko3 or ko3s

Postby Dhir-DKR » Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:13 pm

Nikz_tsc wrote:
Dhir-DKR wrote:
Nikz_tsc wrote:Doesn't matter. Just throw out that hair dryer and fit a man sized turbo on it ffs

Now that you mention it, I was pricing the atp eliminator kit lastnight and faaaaark.
The exchange rate suck balls.

Looks like I'll stick to a ko4 setup.

You would soon feel the urge to go bigger once you adapt to the new found power..... Rather just BT the damn thing already. We must meet up soon. Got a surprise for you


Maybe Friday night bro, will see what bilu has planned as well.

Hope you got your BT on by then!
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Postby Nikz_tsc » Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:28 pm

boost'd wrote:I have a k04 hybrid, billet compressor wheel & Rs6 exhaust wheel for sale, along with Manifold, oil lines and water lines as well as TIP

Might have someone interested in it. Pm me the price you looking for it
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Postby Dhir-DKR » Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:40 pm

boost'd wrote:I have a k04 hybrid, billet compressor wheel & Rs6 exhaust wheel for sale, along with Manifold, oil lines and water lines as well as TIP

So with ko4, apart from all the items mentioned, I would need injectors, maf and a new dp? And possibly go 76mm exh as well?
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Postby Dhir-DKR » Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:41 pm

missioner wrote:Look up Miggs at FSU Developments. He's currently putting a Garret BT kit together for the 20v. If I recall its a GT2871R. I stand for correction, but it was something like that.


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Re: How do i check if my turbo is ko3 or ko3s

Postby boost'd » Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:26 pm

Dhir-DKR wrote:
boost'd wrote:I have a k04 hybrid, billet compressor wheel & Rs6 exhaust wheel for sale, along with Manifold, oil lines and water lines as well as TIP

So with ko4, apart from all the items mentioned, I would need injectors, maf and a new dp? And possibly go 76mm exh as well?


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Postby Killerwatt » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:07 am

K04 is a waste IMO. A decent k03 hybrid will make as nuch power as a k04 023 on a stock manifold. A k04 hybrid with a upgraded manifold would be nice but then thats BT money.
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Postby SemiColon » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:11 am

Don't go bigger turbo if you don't want to have continuous issues.
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Postby Dhir-DKR » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:32 am

SemiColon wrote:Don't go bigger turbo if you don't want to have continuous issues.


yah fark, went through all that with my 8l S3.

I was advised to go ko3s Hybrid, I want decent, reliable power, nothing fancy.
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Postby Nikz_tsc » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:49 am

Dhir-DKR wrote:
SemiColon wrote:Don't go bigger turbo if you don't want to have continuous issues.


yah fark, went through all that with my 8l S3.

I was advised to go ko3s Hybrid, I want decent, reliable power, nothing fancy.

Its so simple too. Only thing you would need is a high flow manifold at most and s3 injectors. No fuss. No worries. Reliability and a good jump in HP. Look at bevo. He is rocking 217kw with his Franken which is by far one of the strongest ones around. Car is daily driven too.
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Killerwatt wrote:K04 is a waste IMO. A decent k03 hybrid will make as nuch power as a k04 023 on a stock manifold. A k04 hybrid with a upgraded manifold would be nice but then thats BT money.


The stock k03's are making more power than K04's at the coast, wes and another cpi car both cracked 190s this weekend iirc :cry: :( :crazy:

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Postby SemiColon » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:52 am

Bev0_tsc wrote:
Killerwatt wrote:K04 is a waste IMO. A decent k03 hybrid will make as nuch power as a k04 023 on a stock manifold. A k04 hybrid with a upgraded manifold would be nice but then thats BT money.


The stock k03's are making more power than K04's at the coast, wes and another cpi car both cracked 190s this weekend iirc :cry: :( :crazy:

mental what is possible now days :cool:


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Re: How do i check if my turbo is ko3 or ko3s

Postby JasonCPT » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:52 am

Has no one in SA gone the K04-064 route on the 20vT?
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JasonCPT wrote:Has no one in SA gone the K04-064 route on the 20vT?

TeamX on the forum has but I think the car is sold.
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Nikz_tsc wrote:
JasonCPT wrote:Has no one in SA gone the K04-064 route on the 20vT?

TeamX on the forum has but I think the car is sold.


Interesting, what kind of power was it making?

I see prawn on ASN makes a reliable 370bhp on 1.4bar :crazy: given that he has done rods and a few other things to handle the power.
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Postby Nikz_tsc » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:58 am

SemiColon wrote:
Bev0_tsc wrote:
Killerwatt wrote:K04 is a waste IMO. A decent k03 hybrid will make as nuch power as a k04 023 on a stock manifold. A k04 hybrid with a upgraded manifold would be nice but then thats BT money.


The stock k03's are making more power than K04's at the coast, wes and another cpi car both cracked 190s this weekend iirc :cry: :( :crazy:

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