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My turbo went bad

Is there anyway that i can bypass the turbo in my car for now. and run the car without the turbo, or do i have to replace the turbo no matter what

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It will be cheaper to replace the turbo as you would have to change too much to not run turbo, Your car is set up to run turbo so will run lower compression than non turbo version meaning it will feel pretty guttless without it. i hope this helps.

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