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Old 04-30-2013, 10:57 PM   #1
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I'm thinking about eventually turboing my ta anything u may need to know besides probly go with a smaller cam than I have? And any ideas and opinions?
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I'm thinking about eventually turboing my ta anything u may need to know besides probly go with a smaller cam than I have? And any ideas and opinions?
94 T/A is our resident turbo expert. (or one of them, at least)
Just wait till he gets a moment to respond.
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Do you know what cam it is? I thought you were not sure, maybe that was someone else.

First things first, expect to pay roughly $7K for the system.
Motor will need forged, compression ratio lowered, transmission worked, rearend replaced, etc....
Good $20K project really.
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As mentioned already expect to spend around 20k by the time it's all said and done and that's for the motor and turbo setup. I'm not sure what you mean by smaller cam. You still want more lift than factory and LSA varies based on your setup. When it comes to the cam that's one of the very last parts you buy. With a cam on a turbo build your best off calling a cam company like comp and talking to a rep they will do a custom grind for your setup.

There's tons of small things you need in the process of the build; oil lines, oil pan (or have your current one modified) intercooler and all the piping for it, Gauges, blow off valve, wastegate, wide band O2 sensor, heat shields, exhaust wrap , radiator. The factory heads are a big restriction when it comes to FI.
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So it sounds like it would be cheaper just to spray it!
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I'm not sure what size my cam is I know it's pretty big
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Maybe supercharge it? Might be cheaper?
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Hmm u may be right ill look into it
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The S/C set up will run about as much as a turbo then your still left with building the motor to hold it.
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Spray is the best bang for buck.
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Thanks Mr.lous I thought the same lol
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Thanks Mr.lous I thought the same lol
Here are some of my friend's builds at sloppy mechanics on facebook. Usually they take 5.3L 'junkyard' engines and throw them in their cars with tons of boost/spray until they blow. They get these engines for under $500.

Here is a junkyard build.



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5.3 LSX TT 2 step - YouTube


Then here is a 404, with gt91mm turbo.

Video of 404LSX with turbo
Street launch - YouTube

Finally, this is the main guy/owner of sloppy mechanics, his newest build is the 5.3L inside a chevy2500, you can see all his ridiculous under the username DENMAH. Truck runs low 11s, all motor and a big turbo. Again these builds are done for under $5k. Get a junkyard motor and a turbo, they don't forge ANYTHING. Most of them run around 700rwhp and the engines make it a few dozen 1/4 mile passes plus constant hammering of the gas pedal.
51-13 wheelspin, wheelspin, and wheelspin - YouTube

The point is, you don't need 20 grand
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That's pretty cool. I like the twin turbo Camaro.
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That "street launch" is kick ***!
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The point is, you don't need 20 grand
To do it right yes you do. Theres plenty of ways to half *** a build but why? for most people that dont run a shop its not worth the headache to do something over and over and only get a handful of passes out of something then be the dick of the day when you blow up cover a lane on the track with oil, which pisses everyone else at the track off.

Everybody wants their build to be fast, cheap and, reliable. You can only have two of the three.
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To do it right yes you do. Theres plenty of ways to half *** a build but why? for most people that dont run a shop its not worth the headache to do something over and over and only get a handful of passes out of something then be the dick of the day when you blow up cover a lane on the track with oil, which pisses everyone else at the track off.

Everybody wants their build to be fast, cheap and, reliable. You can only have two of the three.
There are people that see the fun in it, and people that don't. I'm with you with the messing up the lanes part. But it's fun as hell to watch the builds!






12 sec car


8sec mustang with 5.3L junkyard motor



This is it, 8sec passes with junkyard 5.3L
STOCK BOTTOM END, this one IS BUILT correctly as well.
Stock bottom end lq4/turbo goes 8's - YouTube


I'm done, people start getting fired up on this forum.
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I see both sides. Random junkyard builds are badass, but can end up being costly.
If you are not doing the work yourself, two lost motors will end up at the same total had you built the first one correctly.

All in what ya want.
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In theory, if you were to lower the boost a bit, and say make 500 and something to 600 horsepower,instead of the 700+ hp, wouldn't that relieve some of the reliability issues? ...... In theory....
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In theory, if you were to lower the boost a bit, and say make 500 and something to 600 horsepower,instead of the 700+ hp, wouldn't that relieve some of the reliability issues? ...... In theory....
Delays it....so I guess it does.
Still, only a matter of time.
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