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Thinking about going turbo

I busted the nose off the crank on my supercharged LX yesterday. I'm thinking about maybe picking up a stock motor and throwing a cheap turbo kit on it.
I've read lots of stuff about On3, good and bad, and it seems once you replace a few parts in the kit they are reliable and capable of big power.

Does anyone have any feedback on the latest kits ? I understand they fixed some of the issues people were having.

Would like to hear from people who have bought a kit recently. Are you satisfied and would you buy it again if you could change your mind ?

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I bought a kit in May..has been on the car since then..I bought there fuel pump,340 lph,there injectors,Y-pipe,The base turbo that comes with the kit...I love it the car is my daily...Makes awesome power!!!! Kit fit well...no problems so far...


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I bought a kit in May..has been on the car since then..I bought there fuel pump,340 lph,there injectors,Y-pipe,The base turbo that comes with the kit...I love it the car is my daily...Makes awesome power!!!! Kit fit well...no problems so far...
That's good to hear. Did you get the car tuned ? What kind of MAF setup are you using ? I'm not familiar with blow through setups ?
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That's good to hear. Did you get the car tuned ? What kind of MAF setup are you using ? I'm not familiar with blow through setups ?
Yes i did the car was tuned with a Moates QH made close to 500 rwhp thru an AOD...I didnt use the On3 MAF sensor the shop that installed my kit,did a few kits said they didnt like it So they used a Pro-M maf meter..car idles perfect and WOT its tuned to run 11.1 to 11.2 AFR...Not that i can get it WOT on the street tho...lol...I need a cage to run it at the track its a convertible..Next on the list..

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I had a couple of the gasket issues. That's it. Besides That the kit is great! I made 512 through a AOD. No meth. Been kicked off the track already

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Old setup from 2012 On3 Turbo, Trick Flow 170 Heads, Edelbrock RPM upper & Lower, Trick Flow Stg 2 cam, UPR K-member and control arms and Strang front and rear coil over, and UPR upper and lower rear control arms, MM frame connectors Fully Built AOD, 512whp
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I'm leaning heavily to pulling the trigger on one of these.
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I'm leaning heavily to pulling the trigger on one of these.
Do it.....Do it....come on do it....LOL...

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Do it.....Do it....come on do it....LOL...
I still need a freakin motor to put it on. LOL

I should just buy the kit now because it'll motivate me to swap the motor out quicker.
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Im in a similar boat. thinking turbo and 351 makes sense since I need a shortblock anyway.(be buying headers anyway)

on the otherhand what does that spiral into? lol
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Go to the junk yard and get a explorer long block. Throw some good headgaskets (maybe studs) on it and a On3 turbo and let her eat! I went from a s-trim and stage 2 cams to a 70mm turbo and stock style cams. Ill never own another blower again!!


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So its better to have a stock cam with a turbo?
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Go to the junk yard and get a explorer long block. Throw some good headgaskets (maybe studs) on it and a On3 turbo and let her eat! I went from a s-trim and stage 2 cams to a 70mm turbo and stock style cams. Ill never own another blower again!!

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So its better to have a stock cam with a turbo?
Not better..just you can make enough HP with the stock cam to split these blocks in 2 why bother with a cam...Plus it keeps the car very drivable and sounds stock until you hit the Go pedal...

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I have an On3 kit on my car and I HIGHLY recommend that you go with B&G instead. I really wish I would have.

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Have you looked at 351 option? If I was getting a new motor I'd look for a basic 351 put the on3 kit on it and you won't have to worry like everyone else at 500 hp. If these blocks didn't suck we'd be in real good shape, cheap!
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I have an On3 kit on my car and I HIGHLY recommend that you go with B&G instead. I really wish I would have.
please explain...? I am soooo stuck at this point.. i have a complete S-trim sitting in my garage. BUT i had a Cartech 64mm setup on my 95 and i honestly cant decide WTH to do!!

Throw the S-Trim on?? purchase the on3 kit?? now, you are saying go with BG?
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please explain...? I am soooo stuck at this point.. i have a complete S-trim sitting in my garage. BUT i had a Cartech 64mm setup on my 95 and i honestly cant decide WTH to do!!

Throw the S-Trim on?? purchase the on3 kit?? now, you are saying go with BG?

The header flanges were warped out of the box. The v-bands wouldn't seal. After a few thousand miles a piece of welding slag broke loose from the header and went through the turbo, locking it up. And the passenger size header cracked near the turbo flange. Once I welded it back up it blew a 3/4" hole in the header about 500 miles later.

I will never buy anything On3 related again.

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Sorry to hear that..My kit seems fine...and a friend of mine has had his on for over a yr now No problems either...

Turbo installed!!!!
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I have a stock long block with stock cam for sale. only 60k good condition. Took out from my 91 GT convertible. No intake or dizzy $300 only.
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