beaterworld
beaterworld New Reader
11/26/09 1:51 p.m.

With the due-date looming for the family's 01 sienna, I found an idea while searching craigslist one night. Why don't I twin-turbo it using used parts from Hamilton's Corner Garage. Stow the idea in the closet, or Go ahead with it?

Tommy Suddard
Tommy Suddard GRM+ Memberand SonDork
11/26/09 2:53 p.m.

WTF. Seriously?

93celicaGT2
93celicaGT2 SuperDork
11/26/09 3:18 p.m.

Keep trollin' trollin' trollin' trollin' what!

NYG95GA
NYG95GA SuperDork
11/26/09 3:48 p.m.

What a gazoon. Everyone knows Hamilton's has been bought out by Pep Boyz. Didn't you get the memo?

mndsm
mndsm New Reader
11/26/09 5:13 p.m.

I'd have thought it was a good idea. Turbos are always a valid answer in my book.

njansenv
njansenv Reader
11/26/09 7:02 p.m.

"Turbos are always a valid answer in my book."

^ Hear, hear!
(One of) my dream family haulers involves a Caravan and a wrecked SRT4...

mndsm
mndsm New Reader
11/26/09 7:50 p.m.
njansenv wrote: "Turbos are always a valid answer in my book." ^ Hear, hear! (One of) my dream family haulers involves a Caravan and a wrecked SRT4...

I like that idea. Can it involve one of the AWD ones? Turbo AWD minivan donuts........

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt Dork
11/26/09 8:01 p.m.

Why not put a second engine where the third row seat used to be?

petegossett
petegossett GRM+ Memberand Dork
11/26/09 8:46 p.m.
MadScientistMatt wrote: Why not put a second engine where the third row seat used to be?

Stow-n-go turbos??? Lol

Drewsifer
Drewsifer New Reader
11/26/09 9:34 p.m.

Two bottles of NOS. The big ones. It's the only way.

John Brown
John Brown GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
11/27/09 6:31 a.m.
beaterworld wrote: Hamilton's Corner Garage

I hope they are not your canoe supplier.

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
11/27/09 7:11 a.m.
petegossett wrote:
MadScientistMatt wrote: Why not put a second engine where the third row seat used to be?
Stow-n-go turbos??? Lol

I smell a challenge idea....twin 2.2 turbos might be cheaper than the SRT4 type.

Spinout007
Spinout007 GRM+ Memberand Reader
11/27/09 8:56 a.m.
Gearheadotaku wrote:
petegossett wrote:
MadScientistMatt wrote: Why not put a second engine where the third row seat used to be?
Stow-n-go turbos??? Lol
I smell a challenge idea....twin 2.2 turbos might be cheaper than the SRT4 type.

Minivan = Body roll. Lots of spring and sway bar needed to quell that much roll.

mndsm
mndsm New Reader
11/27/09 11:29 a.m.

Bah, put training wheels on it like they did in the vids of them trying to roll Isuzu Troopers. They'd work like wheelie bars, but on the sides!

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
11/27/09 12:00 p.m.

Gut it out, lower it as far as possible, big fat tires, tubbed?. Bonus points for wood grain trim and "my child is an honor student" stickers.

petegossett
petegossett GRM+ Memberand Dork
11/27/09 12:11 p.m.

"Baby on Board" sign too.

cwh
cwh SuperDork
11/27/09 1:09 p.m.

Gee, I wonder if he has the abilities to engineer and install a custom twin turbo system. Can he change a spark plug?

ignorant
ignorant SuperDork
11/27/09 1:27 p.m.

mndsm
mndsm New Reader
11/27/09 4:25 p.m.

I dinno, I've met some annoying people before that I wouldn't spend an hour in a room with, yet you get them in from of something mechanical and they turn into frickin Houdini with the kinda stuff they pull off.

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