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I need to know what you can get away with....

Discussion in 'Forced Induction' started by orosco, Feb 3, 2005.

  1. orosco

    orosco Member

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    Nov 10, 2004
    i have a teg with about 110K on it and want to do a turbo...the engine now isnt all to strong. I have all your basic mods now. I assume If i do I will crack my block on my stock teg LS..Do i need to go all out of sleeve the block, put in Je pistons and forged rods etc or would simply rebuilding the motor be ok. I would plan on running a medium boost of 10lbs...I just dont want to kill the car which is why i ask this question..I guess im trying to save a buck or 2...I was thinking about a Jackson, but to many bad complaints about them....i do understand that i will need bigger injectors, act clutch etc and other mods to handle the turbo..
    thanks guys
  2. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    Sep 28, 2002
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    sc's suck :) go turbo.

    psi is not a goal. its a pressure level.

    set yourself a realistic pwer goal --- say 250 whp.
    then, use how ever many psi it takes to get you there.

    psi doesn't break motors- horsepower does.

    under 300, you don't need to sleeve--- SO LONG as you are tuned properly with a management system like uberdata/hondata/aem/etc. avoid at all costs the vafc hack, fmu's and other piggy back craps.

    doing forged internals (pistons/rods) you will be good well into the high 250's/low 300s with a solid, conservative tune.

    also, look into doing some headwork. the ls head is a big bottle neck. you can easily pick up 25 hp on a turbo ls with a basic port/polish job.
  3. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    Oct 1, 2003
    The asshole of the USA, New Jersey
    Yup, I agree completely.

    Although I did use the afc hack for a while and still made good numbers. I will be using uberdata hopefully on my new build.
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