Bought a used V2 E-trim for a 99-04 2V engine. Now what?

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    Default Bought a used V2 E-trim for a 99-04 2V engine. Now what?

    I just bought a used Vortech V2 on eBay for my 2000 GT. However, I just now called Vortech to check on the serial number... and it's an E-trim! Doh. Dumb me for not calling earlier. I thought it was an S-trim, and I was going to upgrade to an Si-trim. Evidently, you can't upgrade an E-trim.

    So the question is, now what? The E-trim was made for the higher revving 4V motors. It makes less boost at a given RPM than an S or Si trim, but has a larger inlet. Can I pulley it smaller and get the same effect? Or should I sell it and start over?

    Please help!

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    Honestly...it will perform the same as teh S or Si trim. Essentially the same blower with a different compressor wheel. Run it and see how you like it.

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    Good to hear. I was going to run a 3.6" pulley, but since it needs to be spun harder for a given boost level, should I drop to 3.33" or 3.25"? I just want ~7 psi, non intercooled. At least at first.

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    May have to play with pulleys man...easiest way is to call Vortech.

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    Does anyone have an idea about what pulley size I'll need?

    Again, this is an E-trim on a 2000 GT. I only want ~7 psi (no intercooler). Do I need a 3.125" or a 3.25" or a 3.33" pulley??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokin04 View Post
    May have to play with pulleys man...easiest way is to call Vortech.
    ^^^^^ do it ^^^^^

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    Update: I'm done and it works GREAT! I did all the installation myself and then had it tuned by Lidio at Alternative Auto - he is THE man in the metro Detroit area (22+ years). I used 60 lb Siemens Deka injectors per his recommendation. I was nervous about going that big, but the tune is killer! Starts, idles and drives like stock. He did an amazing job.

    We had to use a 3.125" pulley to get 7 psi from an E-trim. It put down 333 rwhp and 340 rwtq, and that's through an auto. I was happy with that.

    We actually wanted 9 psi (Lidio says 9 psi non-intercooled is no problem at all on a centrifugal.) I already have the pulley to make 9 psi. With that it should put down 360 rwhp. Can't wait.

    So the moral is, yes, you can use an E-trim on a 96-04 2V and it works great, you just have to drop a couple pulley sizes vs. an S or Si trim.

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    Very cool that it worked out for you! 60lbs are overkill for that, but it works so I won't knock it.

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    That's what I thought, but after 22 years of tuning, Lidio said just go with them and be done with it. They are the newer EV6 injectors and are very controllable. Much faster response times than the older EV1's. And they give you enough head room to grow in the future. Sure enough, it runs and idles like stock. Never would have guessed.

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