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Old 12-19-2011, 07:08 PM   #1
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Default Front mount GTO kits?

How come there is no main companies building front mount Single or twin turbo kits.

APS makes a twin kit, and STS make their rear mount but no one really makes a bolt on front mount turbo setup.

Is there any company out there that I can not find on Google that make a kit, looking for a front mount behind the head light turbo kit. DO NOT what a hacked together kit.

I would like to make my own but the GF cant afford the down time of her GTO for me to fab one up

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How come there is no main companies building front mount Single or twin turbo kits.

APS makes a twin kit, and STS make their rear mount but no one really makes a bolt on front mount turbo setup.

Is there any company out there that I can not find on Google that make a kit, looking for a front mount behind the head light turbo kit. DO NOT what a hacked together kit.

I would like to make my own but the GF cant afford the down time of her GTO for me to fab one up

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The main problem is the engine compartment is a bit tight for fitting turbo headers and the engine placement isnt the same in every car.
It varies in every car so making a kit is hard to do and make it fit every car.

We do custom turbo builds on GTO's but we would have to have the car.

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i think GEN TT still makes a kit,their in the AU
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Gen TT uses some really cheap internally wastegated turbos. The casting is so cheap that after a few thousand miles you can scratch it with your fingernail.

The KY Turbo kit is not that good either. The downpipe come too close to the steering rack and where it places the O2 sensors makes no sense.

The APS kit is not too bad with the upgraded turbos.
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The main problem is the engine compartment is a bit tight for fitting turbo headers and the engine placement isnt the same in every car.
It varies in every car so making a kit is hard to do and make it fit every car.

We do custom turbo builds on GTO's but we would have to have the car.

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On a stock GTO how is the engine not in the same place as all of the others? Am I missing something? Shouldn't they all be in the same place?
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You would think they would be the same on every car but they vary a little bit from car to car, it's not much, maybe a 1/4" but that is allot when trying to fabricate headers for production
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you can use a ls truck manifold.. you need to check out ls1tech.com there is a guy that built his gto up using mainly ebay piping and fittings and found a cheap turbo and had minimal downtime as it was his dd ill see if i can find the link for you.. im known as armyracer on ls1gto.com btw..
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heres the link
http://www.ls1gto.com/forums/showthread.php?t=412715
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We used truck manifolds on our shop cars turbo build, works great.
There are lots of pics in our turbo build thread on Ls1gto
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