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I talked with a representative from Jackson Racing about when the release for the new Turbo was expected and he told me around Dec 15th.
Has anyone heard anything else about it?
 

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My buddy was initially told November. I wonder what pushed it back, as it seemed to be pretty well ironed out at the intro. There is rumor that the horsepower may be a bit more than they had originally indicated. Time will tell.
 

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In September, I was told November by Jackson at the Sand Sport Super Show in Costa Mesa, CA.

Last weekend at Glamis, CA, I was at Honda's demo ride event and Jackson was was a no-show. Honda said they had invited Jackson. It appears that the EPA approval has not happened yet.

Still no word if an S&B separator will interface with the Jackson air intake.

Even with the horrible sand conditions (rain had soaked the sand and it was all rutted and tracked) it was obvious that a turbo is needed to ride dunes.
 

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Checked with them today. Kit can not be used with aftermarket exhaust, tires over 32", shift modules, and the intake is not very high. Would love one but no way I will give up my HMF exaust and go back to the OEM one! I am sure the extra hourses/torque would have put a smile on my fact. Kit not designed for water or mud puts me out of the marked.
 

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Checked with them today. Kit can not be used with aftermarket exhaust, tires over 32", shift modules, and the intake is not very high. Would love one but no way I will give up my HMF exaust and go back to the OEM one! I am sure the extra hourses/torque would have put a smile on my fact. Kit not designed for water or mud puts me out of the marked.
I call bullshit on it not working with aftermarket exhaust. Turbos like to breath.

Is your exhaust from the engine back or does it tie into the stock header?
 

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Mine is from the engine back. No matters they want their header to connect back to the OEM muffler only. Here is their reply:
"Thank you for your interest in the Honda Talon Turbo Kit! Thank you for your service, but we do not offer any discounts on our products. You must use the factory exhaust with our turbo kit. Running a aftermarket exhaust is 1. Illegal and 2. Will cause drivability issues. Modifications done to the transmission can cause issues with the shift points, especially if there are modules installed. Throttle body plate is not compatible. The power vision is also not compatible. The Speedo healer will work. Because we include a new intake system with the turbo, the snorkel will likely not work."

Little did I know all aftermarket exhausts are "illegal"! Oh well good thing that coupled with putting the intake back under the Talon body makes the Turbo a no-go for me. Oh yeah have to give up the 35s and that will not happen either.

Shucks the extra torque would have been fun.


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I know what they say about the stock exhaust, what I'm saying is I think they are just trying to cover their ass.

You think the race team is running factory exhaust? ?

Heck you can even see the Gibson performance exhaust sticker in the Pic.



It's almost like honda is trying to pigeon hole themselves into a narrow market like Yamaha did with the yxz. I don't get it.
 

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I must admit Jefferson I was disappointed. This setup will be good for the sand and rock crawling but in water and mud it is definitely not good. The intake is back under the fender, that is not good for anyone, the inter-cooler is located on top of the engine and without the fan It would be of little use with the limited air flow. It would have been so much usable if the inter-cooler and intake was up high and in a better location. I will not be getting one from Jackson Racing. You are right the race teams will probably modify the location and type of air cleaner and I would want the inter-cooler up and in the clean air stream. Oh well, one less expense.
 

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I must admit Jefferson I was disappointed. This setup will be good for the sand and rock crawling but in water and mud it is definitely not good. The intake is back under the fender, that is not good for anyone, the inter-cooler is located on top of the engine and without the fan It would be of little use with the limited air flow. It would have been so much usable if the inter-cooler and intake was up high and in a better location. I will not be getting one from Jackson Racing. You are right the race teams will probably modify the location and type of air cleaner and I would want the inter-cooler up and in the clean air stream. Oh well, one less expense.
I swear I read somewhere that they do have a puller fan on the intercooler. Pulls air through and blows down on the engine.

If it was me I would change the intake location myself. I'm sure it's a common round size and could be adapted to your snorkle or whatever someone came up with.
 
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