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Will I be ok to boost...

This is a discussion on Will I be ok to boost... within the Forced Induction forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I have a 98 SS. Patriot Stage 2 heads, Texas Speed 233-239 cam, stock block. Along with other bolt ons....I ...

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    Will I be ok to boost...

    I have a 98 SS. Patriot Stage 2 heads, Texas Speed 233-239 cam, stock block. Along with other bolt ons....I would like to turbo charge my car, but I dont know if the combination of cam and heads I have would allow me to run a decent amount of boost or not??? What do you suggest?

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    part of it will depend on your compression ratio, and with a stock bottom end you dont want to push your car must past 500 hp...

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    You will be fine....once the turbo is on get the car tuned by someone who knows what they are doing.

    I have been boosted for over four years now with no problems. Stock bottom end, stock heads, BIG cam, and N20. (85,000 + miles)

    Don

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blown 98 Z
    You will be fine....once the turbo is on get the car tuned by someone who knows what they are doing.

    I have been boosted for over four years now with no problems. Stock bottom end, stock heads, BIG cam, and N20. (85,000 + miles)

    Don
    But the problem is, that i am in the 400hp range right now, and I am getting an intake manifold and throttle body before i turbo it as well. And so with turbo, along with the mods I already have, I should be well over 500hp which is pushing it isnt it?

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    Just boost her up.. Don;t worry.. lol.. Have a good tune and be careful with the boost

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    Go Boost

    Check with STS turbo's.com. They should be able to get you the right setup for your engine mods.

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    How large are the combustion chambers in those heads? I'd probably get rid of that cam for a turbo setup. Get something application specific.

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    Lift over Duration

    Quote Originally Posted by TT-FRC
    How large are the combustion chambers in those heads? I'd probably get rid of that cam for a turbo setup. Get something application specific.
    Thats true. You may want to switch out to a cam with more lift rather than alot of duration. However I do wish you luck on however you go.

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    Whats your compression? If its too high you'll need to change it. I would recommend some nice lq9 heads. It will drop your compression to *roughly* 9:5:1. The lower the compression, the more power you can make on pump gas and the safer it is. That cam isnt boost friendly either. Also...you dont need a large cam with F/I. Believe it or not...something like a z06 cam works wonders on F/I setups.

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