Turbo the Metro

Geo1.0
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May 6th, 2018, 5:26 am #1

I’ve seen lots of post about half ass kits but I haven’t seen any legit posts about legit kits for the geo metro. I’ve seen people say that their isn’t a Real kit for the metro but I know people have taken the time to devise a plan to make it work. I got my metro for free so anything I do will just be pure fun.
Any real ideas?
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Metromightymouse
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May 6th, 2018, 6:02 am #2

Buy the stock parts from a Canadian turbo or plan to throw away a lot of money and blown up parts. Of course the stock turbo G10 didn't have a lot of increase over a stock motor. The better and more likely to live choice is a GT motor from a Suzuki Swift Gt.
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Coche Blanco
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May 6th, 2018, 11:59 am #3

I need to create a flow chart for a Metro owner and wanting more power. It would have steps like: Do you want to spend over $2,000 dollars? Do you want over 40 mpg still? Do you know how to rebuild an engine? And basically all of them point to buying 'Metro' with the G13BB...
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z34-5speed
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May 6th, 2018, 12:04 pm #4

Coche Blanco wrote:I need to create a flow chart for a Metro owner and wanting more power. It would have steps like: Do you want to spend over $2,000 dollars? Do you want over 40 mpg still? Do you know how to rebuild an engine? And basically all of them point to buying 'Metro' with the G13BB...
This ^

There are so many of these threads.
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G13B Swap
3Tech Cams 210/340 cams
Turbo Stuff - t2, Tial BOV, Go-Autoworks piping kit, HKS intercooler/fooler
UD pulley
Strider "Velocity" intake manifold
ExcelGs + H&Rspring (1coil cut off front)
F&R Sways + TT Brace + t3Ragtop rear toe arms
TSX Projector Retrofit
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Geo1.0
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May 6th, 2018, 3:29 pm #5

Well like I said, I got this 95 Metro 1.0 for free. Anything I do do it will be just pure fun.
And yes a flowchart would be pretty cool especially for beginners like myself.

Now back to the real topic,
I’m guessing the G13BB is the swift motor?

Is it that much more powerful?
I’m also not interested in fuel economy at all either
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Coche Blanco
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May 6th, 2018, 3:56 pm #6

Geo1.0 wrote:Well like I said, I got this 95 Metro 1.0 for free. Anything I do do it will be just pure fun.
And yes a flowchart would be pretty cool especially for beginners like myself.

Now back to the real topic,
I’m guessing the G13BB is the swift motor?

Is it that much more powerful?
I’m also not interested in fuel economy at all either
Some of this information may be a little off, if/when I get corrected I will update this to reflect the correction.

Listed in ascending order of HP.

G10 is the 1.0L 6 valve, SOHC engine from the 1989-2000(ish) Metro.
55hp/58tq

G13BA is the 1.3L, 8 valve, SOCH engine from the 1995-1997(ish) Metro
67hp/74tq

G13BB is the 1.3L, 16 valve, SOHC engine from the 1998-2001(ish) Metro.
75hp/79tq

G13B (Sometimes called the G13K) is the 1.3L, 16 valve, DOHC engine from the GTi's.
100hp/83tq

So, the G13BB that's available has appropriately 36% more HP and torque. (It also have approximately 33% more cylinders)

Added by MMM:
G10T is the 1L, 6 valve, SOHC engine from the 1985-1991(ish) Metro/Firefly/Swift in the Canadian market.
70hp/79tq (retrieved from Wiki so there is probably additional information missing there)

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May 6th, 2018, 4:00 pm #7

Pretty much every time the subject of turbo-ing a G10 has come up, so has engine failure. Best bet is the G-13B option, or the new craze... the Honda K swap.
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Coche Blanco
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May 6th, 2018, 4:03 pm #8

The issue isn't that the Metro itself can't be turbo'd it's the fact that the Metro owner's normally don't have the kind of $$$ or skill required to do it correctly. Engines are engines. You beef up the internals, run the right setup, and you can squeeze 100hp/L out of the G10 with no issues. And with that said, after you've squeezed 100hp into a turbo Metro you still have a relatively slow car.
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Geo1.0
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May 6th, 2018, 6:45 pm #9

I fully understand that doing anything to a metro motor isn’t gonna gain much speed. I think it’s just fun to do. I have a turbo VR6 Jetta that I have for the speed.
What’s this about a Kseries Honda swap? I feel like that’s a lot of fabrication to make things work for that.
I’ve also considered doing a smaller LS swap just to make things really fun. Cons side ring if I could get one to fit in the bay.

Also, can someone point me in the direction to get internals parts? I am only aware of the 3tech website but they don’t have a whole lot too offer.

Really I’m just looking for some inspriration on some other people’s builds and go from there.
I’d like to do something that other people haven’t done but I’d also like to see what people have made work and the ending results.
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Coche Blanco
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May 6th, 2018, 6:50 pm #10

Listen man. I'm not trying to discourage you. But most of the people who can do a K series swap aren't asking for examples of how to do it before they do it.

K series has been done.
V8 has been done.
2.3L turbo ford has been done.
G13* has been done
RWD V6 has been done
AWD V6 and I4 has been done.
Electric has been done.
Supercharged G13B has been done.
2.2L Ecotech has been done. .

I'm sure there are plenty more i'm forgetting. Google "Geo Metro Engine Swap" and look at the images, venture down the rabbit hole there.

EDIT: I am saying this because I was once in your shoes. The Metro just isn't the right car for the job.
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1993 3/5 Convertible 'Impulse V2.0' (SOLD)
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