Slide 01

Cost Effective N54 Single Turbo Setup

So the RB turbos are out and went with the ON3 61mm single turbo kit. I ordered just the hot side parts and bought all the other accessories separate. This would entail the boost control solenoid, Motiv Boost Box Controller, and etc misc items.  I did a lot of bargain hunting, and forum watching to keep my price low since I needed to cover other maintenance items and such. Below is a list of parts that I bought to help in the install. One thing to note is my coolant tank was already relocated from my inlet install. So I didn’t have to worry about relocating it. I choose to use the on3 provided wastegate to really see if it could hold up. I took it apart and used 2000 grit sandpaper to lightly sand the wastegate stem to make sure it was smooth.


Parts List


  • On3 N54 Single Turbo Kit –
    • Deleted – Intercooler, BOV, Chargepipe
    • Added – 61 MM Journal Bearing Turbo,
    • Motive Boost Box –
  • MAC Boost Control Solenoid –
  • MAC Boost Control Solenoid Fittings (2) –
  • Turbo Tap Kit –
  • Turbo Blanket –
  • Turbo Drain –
  • Vacuum Line –
  • DEI 010125 Titanium Exhaust Heat –
  • Gold Reflective Tape  –
  • DEI 010474 Fire Sleeve and Tape Kit –
  • Stainless Steel Zip Ties –
  • Wastegate Boost Line Splitter-
  • Turbo Boost Reference Fitting (1) –
  • Exhaust Manifold Gasket (6) –
  • Exhaust Nut (16) –

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