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1k Turbo build by 17 year old

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    i Have a 1998 formula with 25,000 miles i have made my own rear mount turbo setup for just under 1k all new parts .....greddy bov, xs power turbo tial wastgate, exhuast piping for intake pipe.walbro oil pump and random shit......the wastegate is a 7 psi spring the turbo is .50/.84 ....does this sound ok and what kind of numbers will i be looking at and all that is anything gonna blow .....I am only seventeen and i built this in my local auto tech class on highschool so no bashing just thelp i am learning

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    Congradulations man, I don't know much about turbo's but let us know how it works out.

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    make sure you have a good fuel system and get the car tuned before going into any boost at all.

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    no bashing... i think i am like most on here...im impressed....dont be afraid, you dont learn if you dont break stuff

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    you should have significant gains with upgraded fuel system, *larger injectors and fuel pump booster*

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    I wanna know how this turns out because I was thinking about doing it myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fastformula View Post
    i Have a 1998 formula with 25,000 miles i have made my own rear mount turbo setup for just under 1k all new parts .....greddy bov, xs power turbo tial wastgate, exhuast piping for intake pipe.walbro oil pump and random shit......the wastegate is a 7 psi spring the turbo is .50/.84 ....does this sound ok and what kind of numbers will i be looking at and all that is anything gonna blow .....I am only seventeen and i built this in my local auto tech class on highschool so no bashing just thelp i am learning
    i have kinda the same setup with my custom twins,i would say with stock pump keep the boost under 6psi youll be fine upgrade to twin intake pumps go for more i have 12 psi my goat went 10s last year im heavier then your can,stock ls2 motor has 11to 1 your ls1 can handle more boost as comprssion is lower on them, its in the tune if you have the fuel,id also upgraded the injectors to 60lbers add a boost a pump and go for 10-12psi.O yea i was hitting the rev limiter 3-5 cars out before end of traps car went 129 mph coasting..and the ecu was pulling 5 deg.of timing ,at the take offs/ launching the car.. damn drive by wires so we got them bugs out looking for low tens maybe high 9s on stock motor..pm me as i custom make turbo setups for the GTO's ill lend u alil know how..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frost View Post
    make sure you have a good fuel system and get the car tuned before going into any boost at all.
    Hmm never new you were a mod over here Frost but you are toatally right. Make sure its tuned before it sees any boost! Good job btw!

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    Good luck with the build. And i wanna see pics.

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    If you don't tune it you'll toast it. Get some money from your dad and take it to have it tuned on the dyno. Tell him it's an investment in your education because it obviously is! If he gives you any crap, tell him you are a good kid and if building fast cars is the worst trouble you get into, he should suck it up and hand over the payola!!

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    i moved out so i could buy the car

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fastformula View Post
    i moved out so i could buy the car
    so you moved out to buy the car? why did you do that? I just listened to my parents and stayed on their good side til they let me get what I wanted and yes I wanted an lt1

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    they are freaks and wanted me in a slow car

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    No offense but I don't blame them. A 17 year old should not drive a turboed LS1. Shit there are plenty of people that have been driving for decades that don't need a turboed LS1. But good luck with your build, hope everything works for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fastformula View Post
    i Have a 1998 formula with 25,000 miles i have made my own rear mount turbo setup for just under 1k all new parts .....greddy bov, xs power turbo tial wastgate, exhuast piping for intake pipe.walbro oil pump and random shit......the wastegate is a 7 psi spring the turbo is .50/.84 ....does this sound ok and what kind of numbers will i be looking at and all that is anything gonna blow .....I am only seventeen and i built this in my local auto tech class on highschool so no bashing just thelp i am learning
    O buddy your going to have fun with this... Be very carefull you GET IT TUNNED, before you drive it hard or run under any hard acc. You will need to get a comp. it will be easier for you to tune it(or anyone else that tunes it). Also if you get anything else done to it you need to get it retuned, even if its just new pullies.

    Trust me i know how much your going to want to turn that boost up just a little to see how it fills... Just remember it only takes about 2 gears for something to mess up like rings, rods, valves ect.

    Also your going to need gauges...(I dont see them listed but you probley know that you will need them already). Maybe a turbo timer. I dont know ho much boost a stock ls1 can handel on boost. JUST BE CAREFULL DONT GO CRAZY ON BOOST.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Websy21 View Post
    Hmm never new you were a mod over here Frost but you are toatally right. Make sure its tuned before it sees any boost! Good job btw!
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