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Turbo kit on stock engine

I am thinking about putting a ponydown single turbo kit on my vert. I am not looking to make 48648618648641hp I know the limits of the short block. But I am wondering what kind of reliability troubles I will have if any. I plan to get a real conservative tune I just dont want to be pushing head gaskets every weekend. My cars get driven hard every weekend I dont want to have to do the old 2 engine rotation game. But I would like to see 400 at the wheels.

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I am thinking about putting a ponydown single turbo kit on my vert. I am not looking to make 48648618648641hp I know the limits of the short block. But I am wondering what kind of reliability troubles I will have if any. I plan to get a real conservative tune I just dont want to be pushing head gaskets every weekend. My cars get driven hard every weekend I dont want to have to do the old 2 engine rotation game. But I would like to see 400 at the wheels.
this months (january) mm&ff has a 88 lx with over 200k on it with a hp single turbo kit.... you should get the mag and read that article. last months (december)had a 86 gt with 112k on it with h/c/i stock bottom end built aod with a pony down turbo kit. a few months befor had a hp kit on a built 331 lx, there websight has a link to the article on there main page. my cousin has a home made single turbo kit on a stock motor with arp head studs and felpro gaskets. besides that the motor is stock and the aod has a transgo shift kit, 3k converter, and a single piece imput shaft. he has a turbo from a 7.3L power stroke and runs 18-20psi with a snow meth kit... on 12 psi it made 416hp and 506tq and no meth. he went to the track a few weeks ago and heres his slips
60 ft 1.91
330 5.05
1/8 7.51
mph 101.45
1000 9.59
1/4 11.36
mph 126.9
it has 3.27s and the car is trapping at to high of an rpm range, way out of the power band. even tho its a 3k converter he cant stall the car over 2100 rpm. it should be getting back on the dyno soon, and posibly going back to a manual. the car has not been taken to a tuner, just tuned with timing and fuel pressure and watching the wideband. car should be 10s with better gearing


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400 rwhp should be no problem with any base kit
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400 rwhp should be no problem with any base kit
+1 shouldnt be a problem at all.


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we did a car that made 215rwhp and 220rwtq. Put our base kit on it with 7.9lbs of boost and it made 444rwhp and 480rwtq 17 degrees of timing A/F ratio of 11:0. The guy is a corral member as well.

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I would not be afraid of the stock block as long as you follow a few rules.
1. Don't be to greedy with power #'s
2. Buy a reliable air/fuel meter and always know where you are with air/fuel.

Realize that the stock rear,tranny and clutch will probably fail sooner of later.

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A few things about the January article. The car it was put on already had an electric fan, alum radiator, they upgraded the clutch to a spec 3 unit, and put on an MSD Digital 6. So it was not "stock". Those are some things needed for longevity and durability as well as better performance. They arent neccessary, but may need them in the future. The fuel parts are a must. Straight thru mufflers too.
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Straight thru mufflers are not a must, they certainly help in making more power but are not a must. There was a time when people ran flowmasters with turbo kits and had no idea they were a bad thing to run. Plenty of people made 400rwhp or more with those mufflers and had no reliability issues because of a chambered muffler. Heck I know of one car that made over 1000rwhp with 3 chambered flowmasters on it and the cool thing about that car is it was VERY QUIET. Not saying to go run chambered mufflers, just pointing out they are not a must by any means.

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