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    Need help selecting a Turbo setup?

    Im leaning toward a turbo. What would be the best choice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyls6ta View Post
    Im leaning toward a turbo. What would be the best choice?
    Would depend on what you're wanting HP wise and size of motor.....your best bet is give Precision Turbo a call and tell them what you're doing and they will match you up with a turbo......

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    I want between 500 and 600 at the wheels.
    98 Trans Am. Ls6 block,ls6 ported and polished heads,comp 588 588 cam,1 3/4 hooker headers,80mm throttle bodyw/typhoon intake.also custom tuned.397rwhp and 403rwtq.( Those #'s was with the stock ls1 intake)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyls6ta View Post
    I want between 500 and 600 at the wheels.
    Then I'd say a 76mm.......but like I said....give Precision a call...they are really helpful and know their stuff.......they can match you up with a turbo...

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    what about sts i've heard good and bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyls6ta View Post
    what about sts i've heard good and bad.
    well......just my opinion........run.....run as far as you can from that kit! But, like anything, you'll have people that love them and people like me that hate them. They rely on a electric pump to get the oil from the back of the car to the front......do a search on the internet and see how many people are having trouble with that........I learned the hard way to put the turbo up front where it belongs........And....if anyone tries to sell you on one of the STS kits ask them if THEY own one...not their buddy or the guy in the next town.....THEM......
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    Thanx. Does precision make a kit or do you have to fab it your self and what does your car run makin that kind of power!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyls6ta View Post
    Thanx. Does precision make a kit or do you have to fab it your self and what does your car run makin that kind of power!
    Precision doesn't sell any kit but you can always fab one up. I'm getting ready to put mine up front and once I'm done I'll post some pics.....It can be done where you keep the A/C which is what I want. The turbo will support over 1100hp. I had the turbo in the back and ran it at 18lbs of boost on pump gas.......I had a very conservative tune on it or it would of easily gone over 800rwhp..........when I move it up front I'm shooting for about 850.....should be easy.......I am embarrassed to admit that I dont know what my car will run.....I've never taken it to the track......every time I say I will something always comes up.....Had my turbo seize up on me so I've been dealing with that.......also been debating on putting a TH-400 in it and getting rid of the 6-speed......who knows.........

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    Before you get into it to far make a plan. The turbo is the easy part. First decide on what you want to achieve (power wise). Then plan for how you plan to apply that power to the ground (suspension and chassis stiffening). Then plan on how you are going to make your support system survive (fuel, tranny, rearend). Now plan on your shortblock (cubes and internals). Now plan your turbo(s) along with your heads, cam, gaskets, intake, etc. Finally decide if it is something that can be tuned through the stock computer or is it something that would need to be upgraded? In short just make a plan. Also plan out your budget and then double it!
    Last edited by Hamrhead; 10-14-2007 at 03:23 PM.

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    I have the sts system and I am having a problem with the oil pump not keeping up and getting oil out the exhaust, spool time seems slow. I plan on trying to fab up a twin front mount set up. does any one have pictures of a nice twin set up...

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    Thanks Hamrhead... very nice set up... what size turbos are you running ?

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