Considering re installing my turbo kit, need opinions?
Car is a 1991 H/C/I Notch, has ported trick flow heads, f-cam and a systemax intake. The stock block was rebuilt around 4k miles ago, I blew a 1011-2 when the vacuum hose came off the wastegate. I just finished working out quite a few bugs and this happened during a test drive, I was pissed to say the least.
I removed the Hellion 62mm kit and slapped on some headers, h-pipe and some 30's w/ a new mass air sensor, the car runs great now, is still fairly quick, I'm guessing 315hp or so.
Before @ 5000rpm's I was running lean @ 11-12psi so I was never able to rev up to 6000 like I wanted to, but a 5000 I was making 485hp and 485tq on a real mild tune, w/ the 42's and the 255 intank I knew I needed another inline and some 60's to feed the turbo better.
Like all turbo cars, it spent the majority of it's turbo life on jackstands, I hated it, but I miss the power now, but I like being able to jump in the car and have ZERO worries.
Should I put the kit back on, I thought of lowering the boost to around 7-8psi, I think my fuel system could handle that, I could probably rev it a little more and maybe have it re tuned a little more aggressive.
I also wanted to heat wrap anything and everything, drivers side header, crossover, downpipe, is that OK to wrap everything, I really want this car to be dependable, Anything above 425hp would keep me happy, 11's and the ability to drive home.
HELP PLEASE, I NEED OPINIONS AND FEEDBACK, I CAN'T DECIDE, HELP SWAY ME IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION!
Last edited by turboLXstang; 10-04-2007 at 12:35 AM.