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Hellion vs. HP and others....

Who is making the best street turbo system? I am just beginning research and need some input for a 331 (stock block w/girdle). Thanks!

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post #2 of 25 Old 05-08-2007, 09:16 PM
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Many kits are good but Quicktime Turbo Systems is the best. I might be a little biased

It all depends on your preference and what your looking for in a turbo kit/company. I would base your decisions heavily on quality, customer service, price, and lead time. Rather than on peoples opinions.


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it also depends on where you want the turbo to sit.

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I have the HP on mine. I had ZERO fitment issues, went together perfect and its ALL jet-hot coated (bling-bling). I got all my parts at one time. I am very happy with my decision to go with this company.
The only bad news...or what most would call bad news is it took a while to get my kit. I ordered it at the WFC may of 06, and got the whole kit towards the end of August. I was not in a hurry for it, so it all actually came together when I was ready. I was not angry about the wait time, it just worked out for me.

If you search my loggin, you can see pics of the HPerformance kit. I posted it in this turbo section.

I am not completely done with my car yet. I have now upgraded the fuel system, and injectors. So it has been a year of 'in-work' time (family prioritys and work schedule). I should have a full tune on it...hopefully by the end of this month?
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I can't say enough good things about Brian at BG Custom Turbos. Lead time is about 6 weeks, fit is perfect, and prices are more than reasonable. Oh, and he will do cutom anything.
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i couldnt be happier with my hellion kit ....

kits are instock typically takes like a week to get yours .

quality is amazing ..... kit bolted right up .

the performance was very nice also .....

price was a little steep but i plan on having it as long as im in the game

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I should have a full tune on it...hopefully by the end of this month?
Let us know the results after you get the car tuned. I helped a friend install a HP Turbo on his 93. I liked the kit except for the connection to the mufflers (aft-cat system). Clearance was also a little tight for the exhaust between the transmission and firewall. This is probably typical of most turbo kits.
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i would say i like the Hellion kits. its hard to beat a 2 day ship time. and it fits good.

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Is there anything you didn't like about the Hellion kit?

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I'm currently running a Hellion Kit, and all in all, it's done me right. You've got to check out Quicktime though.

www.quicktimeturbosystems.com

Owner is great guy, he does awesome work, and I'd be really surprised to see anybody out there that has better pricing. I'd hurry though, seems like the sales of his kits are really picking up.

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I'm currently running a Hellion Kit, and all in all, it's done me right. You've got to check out Quicktime though.

www.quicktimeturbosystems.com

Owner is great guy, he does awesome work, and I'd be really surprised to see anybody out there that has better pricing. I'd hurry though, seems like the sales of his kits are really picking up.
ill 2nd that i love my hellion kit no complaints just kinda wish i would have went with the 76mm upgrade .

and ill also 2nd the stuff about quicktime seems like a very good / well pieced together kit

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ill 2nd that i love my hellion kit no complaints just kinda wish i would have went with the 76mm upgrade .
What motor setup do you have that makes you want the 76mm?
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What motor setup do you have that makes you want the 76mm?

not that i need it at the moment but thinkin in the future .... higher hp and boost levels

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You can research and research until you go crazy. Just keep looking and one will catch your eye. Thats the one to buy.
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I have an HP, it took some time to get the kit, but I am very happy with the power.

Pros
Easy to change plugs
Turbo sits right were the vortech did
Jethot coated pipes....helps keep engine bay cooler
Waste gates....cool sound
easy to install....except my down pipe

Cons
Max Motorsport K member will not work
mild steel pipes....stainless last longer
the wait time
Down pipe....PITA to install
needs more V Bands.....the cross over, down pipe, and better hook ups to cat back systems

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I helped a friend install the HP kit in a manual transmission car. The waste gate vented to the atmosphere and was really loud. I spoke with Hellion today and they stated that their manual transmission kit vents to the exhaust (which is what I prefer). However, for an automatic transmission kit, Hellion stated that their kit vents to the atmosphere. Is there a kit out there for an automatic transmission that vents the wastegate to the exhaust?
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For a "street" kit Hellion is hands down the best
its only kit that keeps smog pump to stay "street legal"

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I helped a friend install the HP kit in a manual transmission car. The waste gate vented to the atmosphere and was really loud. I spoke with Hellion today and they stated that their manual transmission kit vents to the exhaust (which is what I prefer). However, for an automatic transmission kit, Hellion stated that their kit vents to the atmosphere. Is there a kit out there for an automatic transmission that vents the wastegate to the exhaust?

i have a c4 transmission and my hellion kit wastegate dumps back into the exhaust

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I wish someone would make a single kit for the 1999-up cars that put the turbo in the fenderwell like the HP twin kit does. There is a ton of space in the fenderwell, and it gets the turbo out from under the hood, which IMHO is a much cleaner look. Getting the heat out of there is a plus as well.

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For a "street" kit Hellion is hands down the best
its only kit that keeps smog pump to stay "street legal"

Doesn't TTI's street kit also keep the smog pump?

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Doesn't TTI's street kit also keep the smog pump?
Yes and so does Cartechs and Turbo Times and I am sure there are some others made that do. Been companies doing this for many years before Hellion was around. Hellion is probably the only one that has the kit on the shelf when you order, that is rare to have.

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Yes and so does Cartechs and Turbo Times and I am sure there are some others made that do. Been companies doing this for many years before Hellion was around. Hellion is probably the only one that has the kit on the shelf when you order, that is rare to have.
Hmmmm, didnt know that, learn something new everyday


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Hellion is probably the only one that has the kit on the shelf when you order, that is rare to have.
I really cant understand why that should be so special. I just cant get
what is wrong with the turbo kit industry?
There is no reason any of these guys should not be able to keep 2-3
kits on the shelf at all times.
The overhead covering cost of just keeping the pipes on the shelf is minimal.

Obviously they are selling enough kits to warrant the cost of having
some sitting around and not worry about it selling.


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I have a Hellion so my vote is for their kit.
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That is so special because some companies have left people waiting for upwards or sometimes even past a years time. They took the money and then took forever to provide a product.

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