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Old 06-21-2010, 10:02 PM   #1
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Can someone give me a run-down of parts & costs on a good single turbo setup for an LS1? The max. I would like to spend is about $20k.


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There is a twin turbo kit on CL for $5,000.. So add in fuel system, rear end, gauges and I guess that's it.
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There is a twin turbo kit on CL for $5,000.. So add in fuel system, rear end, gauges and I guess that's it.
ii highly doubt he wants a ebay kit lol
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ii highly doubt he wants a ebay kit lol
no, she doesnt want an ebay kit.

I'll be honest and say that I don't know a lot about turbo systems, but I'm willing to learn.

I'd like to know the best kit out there for the LS1...

what cam to use with it [size, brand, etc.]?
gears?
pistons, rods, rockers, & other various engine components..?
fuel system?
stock tranny [m6] or switch to a4 + stall?

Im reading up on everything I can right now, but I'd like some cliff's notes because there's ALOT of info out there on the intrawebz
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Lol @ he

20k should cover just about everything

Engine, turbo kit, fuel, drivetrain.
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$20k will be sufficient. It just depends how big you want to go (cubes, turbo, etc.)
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Lme or hke longblock
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i get that a lot, sadly
lol sorry all i read was the post. my bad.
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Lme or hke longblock
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Some wheels (bogarts )
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$20k will be sufficient. It just depends how big you want to go (cubes, turbo, etc.)
Can you give me some suggestions/examples? Please, I'm open to everything. I'd like to know what my options are so I can make an informed decision.

Can/should I stick with my stock ls1? Do you recommend going bigger? 347?
The turbo size will heavily depend on the engine size and power goals, correct? 650-700rwhp is not completely unattainable on a stock block, is it?
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Really, this thread could help you better than I ever could.

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/forced...induction.html

I've just been kicking around the thought myself.
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Lme or hke longblock
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thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

longblock - 408? 427?
turbo kit depends on what engine i choose...
built rear - 12 bolt, I assume...
bogarts are poo. I think they're ugly
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i get that a lot, sadly
Noodz and it wont happen again
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If all you are looking for is 650/700 just get a forged 347 on stock heads...

Imo it would be easier and probably cheaper to just install a procharger for that power level.
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Really, this thread could help you better than I ever could.

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/forced...induction.html

I've just been kicking around the thought myself.
do it! let's do it together! I'm really excited! Thanks for the link.
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If all you are looking for is 650/700 just get a forged 347 on stock heads...

Imo it would be easier and probably cheaper to just install a procharger for that power level.
but i really like the sound of a turbo..

can i take it back and say that i want all the power i can get??
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but i really like the sound of a turbo..

can i take it back and say that i want all the power i can get??
Auto and turbo, ditch the 6spd..
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Auto and turbo, ditch the 6spd..
Very much agreed, at those power levels your 6spd is going to absolutely hate you and require alot of parts that still may break. Plus an auto and turbo means always in boost
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But everyone knows auto's are slow lol.. I can't wait to turbo my car, going to be a cheap *** though lol..

The turbo is an APS kit, idk how good they are. If you are somewhat close I would love to help you install it since I am afraid to tear down my car haha.



Any thank you someone that doesn't like bogarts haha, I have always been to scared to say it.
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