Need help on deciding on turbos
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09-02-2008, 11:27 AM #1
Need help on deciding on turbos
I havent had much success on my other thread so ima move it to this section.
I have decided I want to turbo my car, more likely a twin front mounted system.
I am rebuilding the motor at the same time so I will be putting in forged pistons and a cam for boost.
I was looking at getting a garrett twin turbo setup and then i found the ones on ebay using the T3/T4 turbos. Both are complete kits with EVERYTHING
Here is the listing of the ebay kit. It seems great to me, I just wanted your opionions.
09-02-2008, 02:52 PM #2
09-02-2008, 03:00 PM #3
how much is your budget? who is doing the work?
09-02-2008, 03:18 PM #4
Honestly I would go with HP Performance, Ohio Forced Induction, or the ARS twin set up. Their is a shop in Kentucky, Kentucky Speed and Performance I think they do a front mount set up too. Their is a Shop in Black Mountain, NC that does the APS twin kit and they offer financing. Check with them. There is a new shop Morresville, NC on the site now. Check out the links. Both shops do american cars.
http://www.williamsperformance.net Moresville, NC
http://www.appalachianperformance.com Black Mountain, NC
09-02-2008, 03:31 PM #5
There is a place down here called RS Speed Labs
I know the owner pretty well, he helps sponser the car club I put together.
I can get STS and Garrett turbos at his cost but it still quiet a bit higher then the ones I found on e-bay. Either way the work will be done here I wont travel anywhere to get it done.
09-02-2008, 03:37 PM #6
BTW would that turbo kit from ebay even fit my car?
It says its for a chevy small block but it doesnt say LT1
09-02-2008, 08:22 PM #7
09-03-2008, 11:24 AM #8
09-03-2008, 01:59 PM #9
09-03-2008, 10:09 PM #10
Yea I just e-mailed the guy, the manifolds wont fit
09-04-2008, 03:37 AM #11
09-04-2008, 06:42 AM #12
But I have an LT1, isnt it based off of the SBC 350s?
09-04-2008, 07:16 AM #13
There are not a lot of options readily available for the LT1s outside of custom setups these days.
09-04-2008, 11:43 AM #14
Yea I guess it would throw pple off, I use to have a 99 but I like the LT1s better so I downgraded. After I put on new rims I will make a signaurture picture
09-04-2008, 12:41 PM #15
give Speedinc.com a call. they have a LT1 twin kit. its pricey but well worth the money. Stay away from Ebay crap as far as FI is concerned....they are junk.2000 WS.6 Trans am M6
402 W/APS Twin turbos for support...
1999 Firebird Formula Hardtop M6
09-07-2008, 10:03 AM #16
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I have seen some great results for going cheap and homemade type kits ,Local car runs low 11s at high 120s with one. That said I have seen guys waste a lot of time and money on crap turbos and ebay junk as well.
You have to do research and if you are not great at things like welding and other fabricating it might be best to buy a quality kit.
You are lt1 so not sure whats out there for quality kits. I have lost 2000 bucks on turbo kit when the company a sponsor on ls1tech.com went down..they were called gmr speed.
I have seen many people waiting for kits for months and months and other companies go down and take their money with them as well.
I have seen and rode in two sts rear mount cars one lt1 and one ls1. Both cars performed decent, sounded great. the kits were reasonable quality ,a bit pricey but such is life. One option for you. Also been in a few procharger cars one lt1 and one ls1 also nice option for your lt1.
Its a shame aps don't make lt1 twin kit. My aps kit was delivered ahead of schedule.
quality looks high ,there are a few issues but no kit is perfect. Sts reduces ground clearance as one negative of it but heard they were redesigning to help that issue.
Not sure if newest kits are redesigned.
As said you can put together a system with even some ebay parts .You can buy quailty stuff on ebay also just have to know what you are buying do your research.
Stick to brand name and solid suppliers.
Remember you need to do support mods as well. Upgrade fuel pump, sometimes lines,reg,injectors. Tune the car for the turbos etc. Might need to upgrade rear end,trans,clutch, and later on engine. FI is not cheap you cut too many corners you blow things up and your car sits in the garage for long periods of time.
But once again this local guy with third gen is running almost 10s and did it pretty reasonably and put together a system.He went single turbo much easier for the do it yourselfer.
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