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Anybody know much about the turbo kits from sts?

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    Anybody know much about the turbo kits from sts?

    I'm building a motor that should Handle over 15 lbs and continue to be a reliable daily driver. I want to run at about 12-14 psi on mine. I've heard that sts turbos are good but then again I'm sure sts has paid to make it seem so. Dose anybody currently run one and know the "nitty gritty" details? This is my first major engine build and also my first turbo install. Anybody with details please chime in! Id greatly appreciate your information. Also.... If the sts kit isn't a great kit for my application what would be? Price is an issue with these sts kits lol

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    Not much love for sts turbos
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    Any specific reasoning?

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    There's been multiple reported oiling issues, or lack there of. Know of 1 specifically that the return line was the culprit and bye bye LS2.

    Have you considered other forms of FI, like Prochargers?
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    '02 ws6.....mods? nope

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    Too much plumbing.. imho

    Many folks run front mounts with no trouble on their f-bodies..
    Though I don't know much of the STS setups, I rarely see anyone with anything good to say about them..

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    I apriceate it I'm just worried about all the relocation involved with a front moun system. Any info about them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tylumpy View Post
    I apriceate it I'm just worried about all the relocation involved with a front moun system. Any info about them?
    Check out the Forced Induction section.. There are many articles (iirc) pertaining to both setups.. Many seem to go with and like Procharger (sc) as well..

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    STS systems usually require a lot of re engineering to work properly. STS alone has given alot of people the idea that rear mounts are just bad in general.

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    95%+ of the people on here do not like STS. Frost, the tuning expert on this site, will not even touch a STS car. That to me has a lot of merit.

    If you are considering turbo, I would look at kentucky turbo and do a front mount. You'll be much happier in the end. They have a nice set-up using a TC76mm Turbonetics unit.

    As another option, you can go with a supercharger as well. I've never heard one single bad thing about Procharger. I currently have a thread on a Procharger install on my SS in the FI section of the site. I should be getting the car back on the road next weekend.

    IMO: turbo cars are for the track...supercharger cars are for the street.

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    I have heard the Harrop supercharger will fit under the hood and cowl for a f body with no cutting. Roots type superchargers are the best imho.
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    Why are roots style the best?

    IMO having full boost down low you are not going to be making any traction and driving it around town you're going to have horrible gas mileage.

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    Durability. The Eaton m90 on my monte carlo has over 120 thousand miles on it and performs flawlessly
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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    Why are roots style the best?

    IMO having full boost down low you are not going to be making any traction and driving it around town you're going to have horrible gas mileage.
    Agreed plus the heat that the roots style blower creates is alot higher than those of a centrifugal. The procharger information has heat comparisons using thermal imaging to prove the point. Everyone different though the roots Get my vote for eye appeal most defiantly.

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    I love my sts.I have the new style kit with meth inj and make a dyno proven 470 rwhp. Totally streatable on a all stock motor. There is a little lag but that actually help s with traction. Once boost hits even with drag radials I lose some traction especially when I power shift

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    I got my Procharger installed with my FMIC and AlkyControl kit finally. I put down 500rwhp on 8psi.

    With a 4.11 gear, I dead hook from a 3k stomp in 1st and get 0 chirp shifting at 6300 into 2nd or 3rd. Car is ridiculous.
    It's on jackstands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tylumpy View Post
    I apriceate it I'm just worried about all the relocation involved with a front moun system. Any info about them?
    The FMIC I used from Procharger had to have one of the charge pipes customized as it hit the hood on a Camaro. It clears on a TransAm. I also ended up getting a custom AL intake fabricated as the truck intake from Procharger caused the air filter to sit too low for my liking. My air filter is now tucked up into the fender.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02transamce View Post
    Durability. The Eaton m90 on my monte carlo has over 120 thousand miles on it and performs flawlessly
    It should.. After it took them around 20 years to get the head unit right..
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    they really got it right with the tvs 4 lobe
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