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01-28-2013 07:31 PM
ap72
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Originally Posted by spinn View Post
Guy telling me how blowers suck like my in truck, and how turbos are awesome. Showed me his DIY turbo 3.1L corsica, and a single 3/4t turbo feeds it . Car was fast though, never guess it from the outside, or in.

It also was his oppinion the LS v8 rotates the earth at its core.
LOL, granted that for the money a used LS is about as good as it gets, but is in no way top of the line technology, even the newest LT1 engine coming out in 2014 isn't using the top technology.
01-28-2013 06:32 PM
spinn Guy telling me how blowers suck like my in truck, and how turbos are awesome. Showed me his DIY turbo 3.1L corsica, and a single 3/4t turbo feeds it . Car was fast though, never guess it from the outside, or in.

It also was his oppinion the LS v8 rotates the earth at its core.
01-28-2013 06:14 PM
ap72
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Originally Posted by bottlefed55gasser View Post
600-800 bucks. I think there's that hangar 18 conversion kit that's cheaper then buying a blow thru.
$300 for injectors, $50 or less for a super common 5.3L harness, hell the guy you buy your engine from may even include it for free.
01-28-2013 04:59 PM
bottlefed55gasser
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that blow through carb isn't free, likely going to cost more than injectors and a harness. Also, if you can weld- well there's your mounts.

just something to consider.
600-800 bucks. I think there's that hangar 18 conversion kit that's cheaper then buying a blow thru.
01-28-2013 04:20 PM
ap72
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Yes I know that's why it's so tempting! But I would still need injectors, motor mounts, stall converter, wiring harness, plus the turbo kit. That's more $$$$ lol but the streetability and reliability and mpg is worth it. But me lol I don't care about that stuff as long as its streetable...
that blow through carb isn't free, likely going to cost more than injectors and a harness. Also, if you can weld- well there's your mounts.

just something to consider.
01-28-2013 04:01 PM
bottlefed55gasser
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The little LS engine can be left stock , and handle 16 psi. They make about 600hp boosted with a t45 , and with not much more than a fuel pump.

I could not make that power with NA big blocks. In such a small , reliable, tight package too.
Yes I know that's why it's so tempting! But I would still need injectors, motor mounts, stall converter, wiring harness, plus the turbo kit. That's more $$$$ lol but the streetability and reliability and mpg is worth it. But me lol I don't care about that stuff as long as its streetable...
01-28-2013 03:45 PM
spinn The little LS engine can be left stock , and handle 16 psi. They make about 600hp boosted with a t45 , and with not much more than a fuel pump.

I could not make that power with NA big blocks. In such a small , reliable, tight package too.
01-28-2013 03:43 PM
bottlefed55gasser The bwd s400 good for a mild 350? I heard it was super heavy!
01-28-2013 02:38 PM
bottlefed55gasser My buddy has a 5.3 for 600 bucks, but that's my blow thru carb right there, I'll play around with the 350 for a while, the worst that can happen is it blows up, but hey most of the cash is in the turbo set up not the engine. I know it's gonna cost at least 1200 bucks for the 5.3 conversion. Yes a wide band is a must!
01-28-2013 12:40 PM
67-4-fun
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Originally Posted by ap72 View Post
you're looking for a Buick GN turbo in a junkyard? good luck.
yeah not easy.. some just get lucky
01-28-2013 12:39 PM
67-4-fun go to LS1 tech and scroll down to boosted applications... most on that thread build basic 5.3 ls engines with a gt45 turbo or similar.. some very nice ideas and suggestions to help get on the right track...
Reason LS can handle boost stock at 9:1 SCR is the camshaft profile and heads.. Also running EFI would help with your tune be a easier running a turbo but is not nessary... guys run carb application all the time... but if you go the carb route.. do yourself a favor and install a wide band o2 sensor.. that will save you alot of guess work and help you tune to help minmize your chances from getting into detonation with increase of cylinder pressure.. buying a carb get a blow through not a draw through carb setup for turbo application... thats just if you go a carb route.... another helpfull tip.. dont know what heads you plan on running, but keep your totall timing to 22-25 all in by 2500 rpm.. cam run about 220-228 @50 114-116 LSA turbo specifc camshaft... agian just suggestion to help ya a little, good comon sinse goes along way.. you know what i mean... good luck on your project
01-28-2013 10:29 AM
bottlefed55gasser
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How about one of those $400 LS engines and a single ebay bushinged 45gt turbo.
5.3 and a turbo! Yes my daily is probably gonna have that lol
01-28-2013 10:22 AM
bottlefed55gasser I think I would be interested in starting out with a eBay turbo, just to learn the basics about turbo charging, how to tune, etc, may not be as efficient as a turbonetics or a Borg Warner which my dream is to run a s400, but I think it's worth a shot to at least get my foot in the door on turbos. As long as I can play around with some ls powered cars, cause my fox body couldn't stand a chance lol
01-28-2013 10:18 AM
spinn How about one of those $400 LS engines and a single ebay bushinged 45gt turbo.
01-28-2013 09:41 AM
ap72
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Originally Posted by 67-4-fun View Post
from what ive read and few that ive talk to locally, there not to bad, this piticular guy that i sent the link here is where it seems most from get there cheap turbo from.. them seem to work out fine, especially with the hp you want to make.. it will not be hard by any mean's.. The turbo forms.com is a good place to get great info to help learn more....

as for junkyard turbo, im sure these maybe hard to find, but if you can find turbos from a buick grand national, those work out great..
you're looking for a Buick GN turbo in a junkyard? good luck.
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