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Old 07-22-2006, 06:41 PM   #1
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instead of a stroker build how about a 5psi turbo system on the heep?

Nothing crazy, but considering I live at 6,000 feet 5psi should just about normalize me to sea level pressure, fuel system should handle it as should the stock engine and ECU since I'm not running any boost if you think about it.

I'm thinking something like an STS, mount the turbo on the exhaust system, maybe a used WRX turbo, mount the flange to the stock DP, brace it, a little custom exhaust work and some piping to the stock TB hoses and you're done. That could be fun.
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sounds like fun, although 5psi just brings u down to sea level?
roughly.

Actually I used the wrong units, atmospheric pressure drops 1 in of HG every 1k feet on a standard day, we're at 6k feet so convert 6 inHG.....
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can you weld?

i would rather go to a plumbing/mechanical suppliers and get some carbon steel weldable elbows and use the flange from the stock header.

the elbows are like $2.50 a pop and the T's are around $4-5. Thats like a $15-20 manifold + whatever your flange costs

i think that the turbo beign that low would mean you would need a scavenge pump for the oil drain....that would possibly negate any money you save using that sucky type setup
No, too many problems with the EGR.

Sucky setup? Guess you've never seen a car with an STS turbo kit on it.
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Hey Phillip if you need welding done ill be in CO Springs for the first week of august I can come teach ya
Hell no.
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Actually I used the wrong units, atmospheric pressure drops 1 in of HG every 1k feet on a standard day, we're at 6k feet so convert 6 inHG.....
So, 3 PSI?
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So, 3 PSI?
somewhere around there. Varying greatly on the day.
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Hell no.
Fine, when i come to CO im welding the doors of your GTO shut...
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