Anyone use a system like this? http://www.ststurbo.com/
they sell them but they don't have any for the 5.0 mustangs. Does anyone have any real world experience with systems like this as compared to the conventional front/engine bay mounted turbo kits?
It seems like the benefits of a mid/rear mounted kit outweighs the front kits as well. I'd like to put a power adder on my car sometime in the future but i do NOT want to chop my car up to do it, or bend things out of the way, etc like other kits that I have seen.
I have a few friends with them on various cars (mostly GMs) who are happy with them. Kits seem to fit fairly well and fall into a good price point.
From the engineering side of it they are a bad idea though. The idea is to get the spent exhaust gasses through a turbocharger's turbine as quickly and efficiently as possible. All that the extra piping of an STS kit does is mean that there is a larger exhaust system volume to fill first of all but the exhaust is given an extra chance to cool and increase density (reduce exhaust velocity). This means it takes a longer time to get the turbo up to an rpm where it can produce positive pressure. Furthermore, it raises your boost threshold due to the extensive intake piping that your air charge has to travel and fill. (meaning since you have such a large volume of air to fill, your car will not see positive pressure as quickly - same notion as having an oversized intercooler)