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STS Turbo Installation Price

This is a discussion on STS Turbo Installation Price within the Forced Induction forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; STS has a good idea with their kits however, they need to fix the problems before they put them out ...

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    STS has a good idea with their kits however, they need to fix the problems before they put them out to the people. They suck you in and kindly forget to tell you about the hidden costs to "fix" the kit. It's really junk out of the box. By the time it's all over you should of just went with another kit or better yet, fab one up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cailey37 View Post
    STS has a good idea with their kits however, they need to fix the problems before they put them out to the people. They suck you in and kindly forget to tell you about the hidden costs to "fix" the kit. It's really junk out of the box. By the time it's all over you should of just went with another kit or better yet, fab one up.
    Very true, which had I installed a turbo kit myself, I definitely would have, but my car came with it and its not really practical to sell it and spend even more money on another kit. Basically, the only STS kit I would by would be a upgraded kit from TRT.

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    So then what would be a good front mount Turbo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dezert View Post
    So then what would be a good front mount Turbo?
    If you're going to go with a "kit" then people seem to like the APS kit. I would say find a good fabricator and have him do one for you. It would be cheaper and if he's any good can put it pretty much any where you like under the hood.

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    I am totally unfamiliar at this time with all of this. I just started researching Turbos today. What is an APS kit? I do know A Very good fabricator so fittment wont be a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dezert View Post
    I am totally unfamiliar at this time with all of this. I just started researching Turbos today. What is an APS kit? I do know A Very good fabricator so fittment wont be a problem.
    Check it out:

    http://www.airpowersystems.com/fbody/tt.htm

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    That was 1 of 2 I checked out today. The other was the STS. Whats the difference in the two besides one is front and the other is rear mount?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dezert View Post
    That was 1 of 2 I checked out today. The other was the STS. Whats the difference in the two besides one is front and the other is rear mount?
    Pretty much everything lol...

    Just compare the pics, you'll see. The APS kit integrates much better with the vehicle, since you're not running oil/coolant lines and intake piping all the way to the back of the car. This also means less chance of boost and exhaust leaks, faster spool up, and less possibility of an oil line becoming damaged. The APS kit is also fully intercooled, I don't believe the STS kit is.

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    I definately Like the APS Kit better its looks more simplified and like it has better functionability. Is this something I can do at home? I have built many of race cars in my day but never messed with the computer cars till now. Been working on my Lt1 but now I have progressed to an LS1 I have a full shop complete w Lift, welder and just about any tool I could ask for and what I dont have I can get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dezert View Post
    I definately Like the APS Kit better its looks more simplified and like it has better functionability. Is this something I can do at home? I have built many of race cars in my day but never messed with the computer cars till now. Been working on my Lt1 but now I have progressed to an LS1 I have a full shop complete w Lift, welder and just about any tool I could ask for and what I dont have I can get.
    Sounds to me like you should be able to do it then. It comes with a full set of very detailed instructions on how to do every part of the install, so I think you should be good to go.

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    What I am concerned about is. This is a twin turbo set up correct? Will I have any problems with putting this on a stock motor. I know the PCM will need reprogramed and I assume I will need larger injectors. but this is my daily driver and I dont want to jepordize the driveability of the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squee View Post
    .... Basically, the only STS kit I would by would be a upgraded kit from TRT.

    Yah well you missed the train on that one, they went out of business back in June.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frost View Post
    Yah well you missed the train on that one, they went out of business back in June.
    Damn...Well that sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dezert View Post
    What I am concerned about is. This is a twin turbo set up correct? Will I have any problems with putting this on a stock motor. I know the PCM will need reprogramed and I assume I will need larger injectors. but this is my daily driver and I dont want to jepordize the driveability of the car.
    Its designed to be used on an otherwise 100% stock car, so I don't see there being any serious issues. The only thing you really need to change is the K-member, a BMR K-member is required for clearance.

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    I would never put a turbo on a car that I *had* to rely on as a daily driver...

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