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TS Turbo on Stock pistons?

Hey Folks, quick question, Would it be possible to run a 2.0 TS, turbo charged to about 220bhp without changing the Stock pistons/rods?

Would it be possible to just change the Head gaskets to 2 CF3 and 1 CF2 sandwiched to reduce compression
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Aftermarket ECU with boost control etc.

Or would I need to go down the route of Forged Wossner pistons to reduce the compression to 8.5:1 even though I wouldnt plan to go for silly power?


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For forced induction you need a lower Compression ratio, so an additional gasket would be the cheapest way to get that, rather than changing the pistons.

The OE pistons are good for 155bhp so an extra 50bhp sounds okay. Usually anything over a 30% power increase gets expensive.

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Is an extra gasket or two going to lower the CR by enough though?
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Depends how much boost you are going to run.
Plenty of people have run 0.5 Bar of boost on a std engine.

But if you try it, don't blame me if it fails....!
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