I have been open tracking my Turbo Mustang on the track with 10 PSI boost for the past 7 years. With 500RWHP, my car is very controllable. It is not an on/off switch as some have implied. Sure, if I floored it, the car would become unstable. So I would not "not put a turbo on" if you are afraid it will be uncontrollable. You do need to have track experience and have a car with suspension and brakes to handle the extra HP.
Now the reason why I may not put a turbo on. HEAT HEAT HEAT. I have spent a lot of time and $$$$$ to try and keep things from melting. If there is anything within a couple inches of the hot pipes it will melt. I have melted clutch cables, sway bar bushings, steering rack boots, hoses. The car would run 1/8 mile passes all day long, but put it on a road coarse for 20 minutes, everything gets hot.
I am still having oil temperature problems, but I an not sure if it is related to the turbo. I did an experiment a couple weeks ago and while driving on the road at 70MPH in 4th gear at 4000RPM, after 10-15 minutes, my oil temperature were climbing past 240 degrees. This is without boost. I have a Griffin radiator with a built in oil cooler and it didn't help at all.
I do enjoy my turbo, I just wish I could keep my oil temps below 270 degrees on the track for a full 20 minutes.
1994 Mustang GT Chrome Yellow, Griggs GR-40, Tweecer RT, T4M0 with J4J1 Cal, 42# injectors, Pro-M Bullet, LC-1 w/XD-1, Dart Sportsman 8.2", 345CI, Edelbrock 6037, Cobra intake, Crane 2031, Steeda 1.7 Shaft RR's, Cartech Outlaw turbo, 422RWHP 466 FTLB at 8-9# boost on old and hurt 306. SAAC NW track days at PIR.
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