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    save to TT my 6....or (by the time i would have 27000) buy a 2007 Z06
    lotto time?

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    going fast cost money,well unless you do it yourself,then money just not as much

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    Quote Originally Posted by BashamWS6 View Post
    ....i notice most run around 8-12 lbs
    How much build up would an aluminum need to take more? is it suspension or internals that limits the amount of boost people use?
    Basically i mean why isnt anyone running ~20lbs of boost?
    And how much boost could you have and still be street friendly?
    I run 20 psi in my Cobra. As far as getting to 20 psi in an LS1/6 then all you really need is some forged pistons/rods with a solid built shortblock around 9.5:1 comp ratio. You can flex on the comp ratio a bit depending on which fuel you use. The reason most people don't boost them that high is because of fueling capacity and heck traction would be unreal with a forged LS1/6 boosting that high! I have serious traction problems on the street as is with my measly 8-9psi... I would venture to say that even with a mildy cammed set-up running 20 psi would be damn near 800-1000 hp with a LS1/6. The thing is there are too many variables out there but you really need to drive a 500 rwhp car before going up that high IMHO.

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    Yeah i remember what is was like just upgrading from the 3.8L V6 to the 5.7L.
    So...educate me since im new with internals.
    What all contributes to compression?

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwkgto View Post
    going fast cost money,well unless you do it yourself,then money just not as much
    Agree but sometimes even doing it yourself aint on the cheap side..

    Ask me how I know..lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    Agree but sometimes even doing it yourself aint on the cheap side..

    Ask me how I know..lol
    I bet I know how you know, and I bet how I know too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    Agree but sometimes even doing it yourself aint on the cheap side..

    Ask me how I know..lol
    everything cost money now days..to each his own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FasstChevys View Post
    I bet I know how you know, and I bet how I know too.

    It's called expensive education

    Am I right?

    learning curve is sharp..

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwkgto View Post
    everything cost money now days..to each his own.
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    First you need to figure out what you want the car to be able to do. Is this car a street \strip car, an auto cross, or a weekend toy. second you need to figure out your goals power wise. Single front mount turbo will net you the same as a TT setup up power wise. Unless you are going for a dyno queen. Supercharger can get you to the same power wise as well.
    Next you have to decide how much you are willing to give up to accomodate your goal. For example a cheap turbo setup which would be a front mount truck manifold setup, you would have to give up your air condition. you can keep all the amenities, but the kit or fabrication will greatly increase. With a supercharger, all you do is bolt it to the engine, and nothing has to be removed or relocated. (I feel for this very reason, most "street" cars choose a procharger)

    Cost of the kit or parts is another huge factor. If you can fabricate alot of the stuff yourself and you are going as cheap as you can, then I would figure for turbo kit ALONE i would figure 4-5k. I am talking bare minimum with used parts. Now figure in suspension, forged motors and all the little things, you are looking at 20k+
    If you can get a used 6.0 lq9 or lq4 truck motor, then that would be the way to go on a cheap build. People have ran 9's on a stock truck motor, and they are cheap. if you blow one up, then a weekends work and 500 dollars later and you are back up and running.

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    Even with a supercharger there are things that need to be relocated and fabricated, especially if you go with a FMIC. You need to hack up the front end and bumper support to allow for increased air flow to the intercooler if you're running big numbers. You also have to relocate the horn and air pump.

    I do agree with the 20K figure though.

    When all said and done, I'll have close to 23K into my car and I'm STILL running a stock block

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    Even with a supercharger there are things that need to be relocated and fabricated, especially if you go with a FMIC. You need to hack up the front end and bumper support to allow for increased air flow to the intercooler if you're running big numbers. You also have to relocate the horn and air pump.
    sometimes i forget the little things that to me were deleted along time ago, and when you working with an empty engine bay.



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    Thats a really cool bar, where did you get it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joejenkinsglass View Post
    Thats a really cool bar, where did you get it?
    Burkhart made them originally. That looks like a knock-off (no offense).

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    well it looks like the procharger would be the better choice. eh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frost View Post
    Burkhart made them originally. That looks like a knock-off (no offense).
    it is a burkhart piece. just didn't pay to get it powdercoated. Live in AZ so no rust out here, plus it is cheaper to spray paint it. People have made their own as well. very easy.

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    I like it, I do all my own fab work so I may just make something like that. The guy that had my car before just hacked stuff so I have no support n the bumper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostofKrypton View Post
    it is a burkhart piece. just didn't pay to get it powdercoated. Live in AZ so no rust out here, plus it is cheaper to spray paint it. People have made their own as well. very easy.
    Sorry about that! I swear it just looks a bit different than the first couple I saw... Maybe too many exhaust fumes on my end.

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