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    Looking for a Twin Turbo

    At the moment I'm trying to do my research and figure out what I need to Turbo Charge a 2002 Firebird Trans Am. I'm wanting to put twin turbos on it and see how far I can go with a mostly stock setup. I figure after I learn my basic I can do more radical things.

    Right now my biggest problem is finding a turbo. Looking around old forms and stuff, it seems like alot of people like the APS turbo or the Gen TTR, but since the car is so old, no one sells these any more. Can anyone give me a heads up on places I could look for on different turbos, and if you have any suggestions I'm more than happy to hear them.

    BTW, I'm completly new to forced induction, I would say I know the basics but that maybe going too far.

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    Research, research, and research some more. IMHO I'd start with learning exactly what forced induction is. How it works and exactly what it means to force induct an engine. I dont know that I'd try just putting a TT on an old motor that has'nt been built for the extra stress turbos put on internals (to each his own). I can't tell you anything about cheap stuff. Quite frankly you should be prepared to spend thousands.
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    Aps has a kit but there turbos are crap and customer service is an issue. sts has single kits but they have there issues as well. the best way to do it is to get it custom built with smaller turbos or if your are mechanically inclined and can weld you can build your own. tuning will be a must and all kinds of kits are available. look to a local speed shop that has experience in this area and ask questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicfusion View Post
    The shop that built my car can get you any kind of kit you want.

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    Thanks Atomic, I'll check them out.

    I tried to look into a APS turbo, but they don't make them any more, there was a shop close to my house that sold them but they said since APS quit making the turbo, they no longer sell it.

    I found this one place on teh internet that said they still had the APS turbo, but it cost around 7 grand plus shipping. That looked kinda steap considering I could get a ProCharger with install, tune and tank mod for probably same amount. (Maybe I'm not comparing my apples to apples though...)

    Anyway, there is a ProCharger place like 30mins from my house but I'm feeling pigeon holed into having to select a super charger rather than a turbo. =(

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    are there any local shops you can get in contact with? do some looking there should be a speed shop around somewhere. Make sure that you get a quote in writing and have them be as detailed as they can.

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    check the forsale section on tech....there are a couple people selling APS kits as we speak. the turbos will be fine if they are kept at stock boost (7.5psi)...when people push them, thats when they have issues. i would upgrade them either way though before you install the kit.
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    how much power do u want to make? u want to go turbo but u r having problems with finding a kit. go check out the procharger place since its close. the procharger may meet your power goals. with any power adder make sure u get the proper tune!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrInsane View Post
    At the moment I'm trying to do my research and figure out what I need to Turbo Charge a 2002 Firebird Trans Am. I'm wanting to put twin turbos on it and see how far I can go with a mostly stock setup. I figure after I learn my basic I can do more radical things.

    Right now my biggest problem is finding a turbo. Looking around old forms and stuff, it seems like alot of people like the APS turbo or the Gen TTR, but since the car is so old, no one sells these any more. Can anyone give me a heads up on places I could look for on different turbos, and if you have any suggestions I'm more than happy to hear them.

    BTW, I'm completly new to forced induction, I would say I know the basics but that maybe going too far.
    I know this guy who might build you a setup,he does them for GTOs..

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwkgto View Post
    I know this guy who might build you a setup,he does them for GTOs..
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    call up Kentucky Turbo Josh is the owner. Just do a google search they are the best in the bussiness right now.

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    Thanks for the heads up guys. I'm still checking around and doing some research.

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