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post #1 of 23 Old 01-03-2007, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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need help turbo guys

hey starting a project car and need help putting together a turbo system everything from the head to toe is going on a stock bottom end car so any help u guys can help me and my buddy out with will be great her there where alot of people with turbo mustangs here oh forgot it is a 1989 lx 5speed thank u guys in advanced for any help.

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post #2 of 23 Old 01-03-2007, 10:23 PM
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www.turbomustangs.com is a great place to start.


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millhouse is right, im an avid member of turbomustangs and as far as the turbocharging aspect, theres no site better.
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hey starting a project car and need help putting together a turbo system everything from the head to toe is going on a stock bottom end car so any help u guys can help me and my buddy out with will be great her there where alot of people with turbo mustangs here oh forgot it is a 1989 lx 5speed thank u guys in advanced for any help.
Can you give us some more information? Such as what do you plan to use the car for? What mods are done, I see stock bottom end but is the rest of the car stone stock? Do you need something to pass CARB. I see you are in Cali is why I ask. Do you want something that you just buy and bolt on or do you want to buy pieces and try to save a buck to make something work or do you want to just build something yourself?

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Where are you in Southern Cal. If you are close to San Diego I could help you get started but unfortunately Im leaving for three months tom.

Just let me know where you are.

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im located in los angeles ,ca not far from sd go there alot to work and **** .but yeah want to try out a lil project and see how much power i can sqeeze out a home made turbo kit planning to go single definately dont want to buy a bolt on want to make a budget build up save the most money possible the car has stock bottem end only mods are electric fan,bbk shorties,bbk underdrive pulleys.also have a set of gt40p's and a bcam that are not on the car just got the car a couple of months ago so trying to mess around and see if i cant succesfully make a lil diy turbo kit.trying to make a strip/street car when on turbomustangs and read a whole lot really help me out alot trying to focus in a single turbo so i dont have to deal with a lot of pluming and exhaust parts.my power range which i will try to focus on is around 350-400 but well see what happened wanna take my time and do a real good desing. trying to do this cause me and and friend of my are kind of riding solo on the streets since alot of ground people think we are ignorant lil kids that dont know **** and have slow car but yeah mostly aslo doing it for some lil payback for tell us to [email protected] off and ignoring us and treating us like if we where them lil kids with hondas and **** but yeah for know trying to figureof what turbo to get looking it getting something from a diesel trucks but any helps or opinios u guys have would be great and thanks for not ignoring me just cause im a teenager.

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Personally I'd reconsider the single route just from what I have noticed over the years more people seem to have trouble fabbing up a kit for a single than a twin. It seems like it is the crossover tube that gets them more times than not. Also for that power range I'd just pick up something like a used S-trim, I made that much power(370 rwhp to be exact) with stone stock heads/intakes/cam and a 10lb S-trim with tune, bolted on some old school Dart Sr heads and a old school Saleen intake and the car made almost 450rwhp with no change to the tune and still had shorty headers and a catted x-pipe.

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Personally I'd reconsider the single route just from what I have noticed over the years more people seem to have trouble fabbing up a kit for a single than a twin. It seems like it is the crossover tube that gets them more times than not.
I've never made a single kit, but I just finished up my twin kit and I'll have to disagree with you here. It was a bitch! Twice the headaches then a single in my opinion.

If I were to do it again, a single would be my choice.
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At least you finished it though, I have seen more people try to make single kits and end up eventually giving up than I have seen people try to make twin kits and eventually give up.

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well if i had that type of money i would of gotten a bolt on kit but i dont so decide to to go for a jy/diy route.

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Had what type of money? A used s-trim is going to cost a lot less than a JY turbo kit build and will put you easily in your stated power goals.

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well still think i may want to try a nice turbo setup.
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going to look for my turbo tommorow what do u guys thinks would be the best trubo to get???????
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I wouldn't.

The BOV and wastegate you could probably get away with but I'd be wary of the turbo.

Honestly, if you're looking for a single turbo for a diy kit, I'd try and find a Holset somewhere. For a twin, just look for some Garrett T3's.
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cool yeah seem to good to be worth taking my chaces with it mustang greg do u have a turbo in your car?
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cool yeah seem to good to be worth taking my chaces with it mustang greg do u have a turbo in your car?
I have a twin set up but it's on jackstands at the moment.

I just finished the welding but I still have to paint, wrap and get it tuned.

I have a thread over on www.turbomustangs.com and www.ls2.com in the California section.
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cool yeah seem to good to be worth taking my chaces with it mustang greg do u have a turbo in your car?
did you try bgturbokits.com

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trying to keep the project cheap so guess going to spend some more time in the junk yeard that anyways ls1killa.yeah greg seen a couple of project over at turbomustangs.com gonna check ur **** out later on when i get home from work.
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If you are not in a hurry you could wait and see how turbostang's street car turns out over on tm.com He bought some ebay twin kit for cheap and so far looks like it is going to fit well enough.

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sorry guys seems like i am going to gonna have to wait know "BLEW" my engine on my 89 piece of ***** couldnt even handel a 150 shot of nitrous well ***** happeneds was waiting for it to give out any day know had just bought the car 2weeks ago.so know i either wait or i turbo my 90 daily driver fox going to try and trade my hatch for a nice lil 4cly coupe see what happeneds dont worry ill problebly gonna trubo my 90 if im able to get the 4cly coupe.

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sorry guys seems like i am going to gonna have to wait know "BLEW" my engine on my 89 piece of ***** couldnt even handel a 150 shot of nitrous well ***** happeneds was waiting for it to give out any day know had just bought the car 2weeks ago.so know i either wait or i turbo my 90 daily driver fox going to try and trade my hatch for a nice lil 4cly coupe see what happeneds dont worry ill problebly gonna trubo my 90 if im able to get the 4cly coupe.
Dang dude, save your money and go take a college level gammer and spelling class....You're killing me.....
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as long as u can [email protected] understand is good enough ok ok o ok
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