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Member: Skurfer
Vehicle: 1998 Toyota Starlet Life turbo ( More )
Location: Australia
Last Updated: 6th January, 2004
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Skurfer's Comments:

My name is Chris Burke and i am from Toowoomba in QLD and this is my turbocharged toyota starlet life. I am currently in the stage of building it from the ground up, so as i add more to the car, i will post it up here.

Modification Listing

Standard EP91 drums on rear, EP82 disks on front


EMS QI4 aftermarket computer with DualSport software.

Engine Work:

Toyota Paseo 5E-FE 1.5L bottom end, Block and head o-ringed, Pistons have been HPC coated, All headbolts and other bearings and piston rings are new, Block is bored 40thou, 5E block has been mated with the Toyota Starlet GT 4E-FTE head, Head ported and polished, Oil Catch can, Daiken Heavy Duty Clutch, LSD

Exhaust System:

3" dump pipe off turbo, high flow VY commadore cat, 2.5"" mendral bent exhaust


G&S motorbodies (SSV) front lip, Cut front bumper for intercooler, Rear Spoiler

Fuel System:

Malpassi rising rate fuel regulator - Ratio 1:1

Intake System:

Tatsumaki Racing Pod filter mounted in the drivers side guard


Greddy 1.5Bar boost gauge, GReddy full auto turbo timer, Glanza V instrument cluster, Custom made Shift light moulded into instrument cluster, Painted centre console, Painted instrument surround, Sourced a standard digital clock

Rolling Stock:

16" PCW Vigor wheels 205/40 Falken Ziex rubber

Stereo System:

Alpine CD Headunit, Pioneer 6x9's in Custom door pods, Pioneer 6" 3 way speakers on rear parcel shelf, 330W US Audio Competition Amp, 12" US Audio 500W subwoofer


KYB rear shocks, Standard Front Shocks, Aurora 2 ? inch lower springs, reset another 1 inch on rear


High Flowed CT9 running 1.3 - 1.5 bar, VR4 intercooler, Sheepdog BOV

Photo Album Members Gallery

door open

starlet side

Car in build process

getting there. just dummy fitting everything

all alone

CT26 next to CT9

Glanza intrument cluster

going in
Readers Comments
Posted by: Guest_-=DoAvl=- on December 30, 2003

Pretty slick ride Skurfer!

I've got a starlet life as well, thinking of turbo-ing it, but don't know if it's worth it smile.gif
How much have you put into it so far?

Okies, well post up your quarter mile times when you're done tinkering, i want to compare, heheheh (clocked 17.4 on stock starlet with gtech timer).

Keep up the good work!

Posted by: Guest_joko on February 10, 2004

iVE got a starlet life and have done simular to mine... but i got a t25 off blubird... JIC fully adjustable coilovers... front mount 250x600 cooler... laser 1.8 turbo injectors... custom front bar... galanza side skirts and 2 rear wings... currently being painted....

where did you get your back lights... TRD speedo... & fuel regulator

and how much for ecu...

Posted by: Skurfer on February 12, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Well guys, car is still not on the road unfortunatly. getting there though.

for information on starlets, got to

the back lights and the TRD speedo i sourced from japan, and big thanks goes to J-SPEC for helping me with that -

Turboing your atmo starlet is one of the best things you can do. power to weight is great and it is not an expensive conversion to do at all.

Car will be for sale as soon as it goes on the road in a couple of weeks. if interested, email me at

Posted by: Rod on September 8, 2004

Yo Bro.... sswwwweeeeeeeeeettttt it running yet..... oh were you able to fit the 5e-fe bottom end without any mods.....or was it straight bolt on?......

ive got a blue ep91 with a turbo kit....not a 4e-fte engine tho...... looking for one but its hard to find......anywayz....want abit more power but how? the turbo system at the moment has been tricked and so it is running under n/a conditions but still forcefed...dont ask me why.....looking for a gt ecu to make it run better but like i said....they are really hard to find....anywayz.... where did you get your parts from......

can i ak you...... is there a big difference internaly with the 4e-fe and 4e-fte....except for the compression ratio....... hmmmm..... could get away with not changing the engine and port polish top and change the bottom end like you........

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