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This is a discussion on Questions about Buying STS Turbo within the Forced Induction forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I just got a 2001 Trans am Ws6 with 24,000 miles on it and I wanna get to about 450RWHP. ...

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    Questions about Buying STS Turbo

    I just got a 2001 Trans am Ws6 with 24,000 miles on it and I wanna get to about 450RWHP. I just have a high flow air intake right now. How much boost can I safely run on the STS system? Would I have to upgrade the injectors? I am new here so be easy on me......

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    Well 7 lbs is what most ppl go up to with a stock motor. And with any FI u want to upgrade the fuel injectors. So yea ull want to upgrade.

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    +1 on injector upgragde.

    Do some research before buying an STS turbo there are better ways to make 450hp.

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    just curious...how much did u pay for your ws6 cuz im looking at a 02 ws6 m6 black/t-tops w/25k miles and they want 19,500

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    Quote Originally Posted by rc74racer View Post
    +1 on injector upgragde.

    Do some research before buying an STS turbo there are better ways to make 450hp.
    I know there are some better ways to make 450hp...but I have emissions around here that kind of hamper to what I can do. I originally wanted LT's, + Head/Cam Package, but with emissions it makes it 100x's harder to do that. Thats why I was thinking Turbo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMIKEY View Post
    just curious...how much did u pay for your ws6 cuz im looking at a 02 ws6 m6 black/t-tops w/25k miles and they want 19,500
    I paid 14k for mine late last year during summer/fall transition..but it also has a bit of rear driver side bumper damage and front driver door panel has a bit of a crack when it got hit. So he took off a few grand off price. It's pretty minor damage...the rest of the car is in great shape...and most importantly really low mileage. Mine is also an M6/t-tops. It's not a horrible price for the miles as long as the rest of the car is in good shape. GL with the car if you get it...I love mine.

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    yea im def. getting it....im just waiting on my title to arrive in the U.S. since i dont have much credit im using my 03 silverado as calateral. but soon as thats done my power of attorney is sending the title to my bank and its a go....the owner said he would hold the car for least 3 weeks which should be a plenty of time....thinking for mods im going to go w/ kook's headers gmmg full exhaust w/high flow cats...then was thinking on slp cold air intake...not really sure after that....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mybluews6 View Post
    I know there are some better ways to make 450hp...but I have emissions around here that kind of hamper to what I can do. I originally wanted LT's, + Head/Cam Package, but with emissions it makes it 100x's harder to do that. Thats why I was thinking Turbo.
    Nothing wrong with going turbo it's the STS kit. I thought about it myself but after researching and hearing about the issues people were having I nixed it. If I were going to do FI it would be a custom turbo kit or a procharger.

    I'm not sure what the emissions laws are like in your area but we can get away with LTs here as long as we keep the cats.

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    I personally would look at a front mount turbo or a Procharger. I've heard too many negative things about the STS kit.

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    I love my STS kit.

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    I love my STS kit.

    I have read about these in a few magazines over the past couple of years. Do you have installed pics of yours that you could post up?

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    They seem to work fine and there are a lot of fast cars running them.

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    I don't have any installed pics, but there are a couple vids of my car on youtube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    I personally would look at a front mount turbo or a Procharger. I've heard too many negative things about the STS kit.
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    if it between a procharger and a STS kit..... procharger wins hands down. Front mount takes the lead over both though.

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    On 8lbs of boost on my sts I made 501rwhp and 560rwtq. On a bone stock ls1



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    Prochargers are nasty. But dont expect to sneak up on anyone with one. We have a Mustang at the shop now with a P1SC on it and at idle the thing just sits there and whistles.

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