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Thinking about buying the Hellion Kit.

After basically months of researching different kits, changing my mind, going back and forth and almost backing out, I think I've finally decided that I am most interested in purchasing the Hellion Turbo kit for my '92 Mustang.

Before I buy the kit I want to make sure I am sure this is the kit I want. First I would like to ask you fellow Hellion turbo owners how you feel with your kit? Would you pick it if you had to do it all over again? How was the install and how is the clearance for plugs. (bad?)

2 biggest factors I fear from this particular kit is one, How are the underhood temps? With the location of the turbo turbine housing is there problems with melting the surrounding plastic (wires, oil cap, etc etc...)? Second thing is the log style turbo header. Though designed better then most others I see, how did they work out?

Would it be a good idea for me to choose Hellion over HP or Vecco? Can anyone tell me anything that can solidify my choice to go with Hellion?

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Plug changes are easy....# 1 is a little tricky but can be done with a long extension going under the turbo. The fitment of the kit is excellent.....I made 430/510 at the wheels with GT40 heads and cobra intake, stock catback....


as long as you route the wires and stuff away from the turbo you will be good....get the heat shield, because the fuel line is awfully close to the turbine

you will not be dispappointed in the system at all...


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Matt's right, #1 can be a little tricky, but is doable if you're patient. I wouldn't say the underhood temps are any worse with the Hellion kit as opposed to any others. I just ordered the heat shield on Friday, and wrapped a section of my downpipe with header wrap to cut down on burning my plug wires.

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I was really happy with the quality and fitment of this kit!
(Look lower in the threads for a write up...)

I could not tell you how it is in regards to other kits, but the whole reason I went with Hellion is because I had the kit in hand in 3 working days!
Customer service is outstanding!

Like was mentioned above, #1 can be tricky, other than that, you can remove the downpipe from the turbo and the other 3 plugs are right there...

Underhood temps I am still not sure about? I am still trying to work through a tuning issue, so I have not had a lot of seat time.

I purchased some plug insulators for the heat, and may also go with the heat shield from Heliion for the turbo also...
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I'm thinking about buying a hellion kit too, but I just found a kit at http://ponydown.net it looks very similar and its 2k cheaper
(you have to add #42 MAF and fuel pump)

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I'm thinking about buying a hellion kit too, but I just found a kit at http://ponydown.net it looks very similar and its 2k cheaper
(you have to add #42 MAF and fuel pump)
Not the same thing, Hellion will be delivered in a week.

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i agree with everyone here, great kit...go for it
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They featured a Hellion kit install in MM&FF couple months ago. I think bone stock 91 vert at 9psi made almost 400RWHP. Kit looks solid and easy to install.

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I like the Hellion kit and TTI.

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I would say go with the Hellion kit.....John [email protected] set us up with our 85mm Turbonetics Turbo and it was impressive to say the [email protected] on BFG Drag Radials.....and there was more in the tune.......I'd say to Hellion Power Systems


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I'll put another vote up for Hellion. That's what i'm gonna be ordering. Pretty much everything I have heard seems to be that every other turbo kit manufacturer needs to be more like Hellion. Excellent customer service, the parts are STOCKED and ready to ship out! <---THAT just doesn't happen! But it does with these guys. Good luck with your choice.

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I'll put another vote up for Hellion. That's what i'm gonna be ordering. Pretty much everything I have heard seems to be that every other turbo kit manufacturer needs to be more like Hellion. Excellent customer service, the parts are STOCKED and ready to ship out! <---THAT just doesn't happen! But it does with these guys. Good luck with your choice.

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yup they ship really quick i ordered mine on a friday and it shipped mon and i got it by thurs, really nice kit btw and deff no lie about the power it puts out
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Does the Hellion kit require any welding on the install?

I've also been considering these guys www.proturbokits.com.
Anyone know anything about their kits?
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Does the Hellion kit require any welding on the install?

I've also been considering these guys www.proturbokits.com.
Anyone know anything about their kits?
I dunno bout other people but mine was to short as u can see in the pic so i went to a muffler shop and got them to weld in 3" of stainless other than that no other modifications are needed to be done to the car.

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Does the Hellion kit require any welding on the install?

I've also been considering these guys www.proturbokits.com.
Anyone know anything about their kits?
mine went together with no problems.....I have heard good and bad about proturbokits...heard one guy waiting almost a year for his kit....

here is the thread:
http://www.turbomustangs.com/smf/ind...?topic=39016.0

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I just ordered my Hellion kit today. I should have it by the end of next week. Any tips I should know about the install?
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I just ordered my Hellion kit today. I should have it by the end of next week. Any tips I should know about the install?
loose fit everything and take your time and be ready for that smile on your face, i wasnt even hittin boost when i took it on the first test drive and u could hear it spool up and the blow off valve prolly the best two sounds ive ever heard
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LOL Yeah I can't wait!
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I ordered my Hellion Power kit last Friday and got the complete kit by Thursday. Not bad.
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What size is the intercooler? Core size and total size?

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