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Old 02-06-2008, 09:55 PM
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I figure turbo'ing my car would run me $5,000 for EVERYTHING.
I need to get a new tv so im going to buy a plasma hdtv.
If I wanted to drop $3000 into my car, what gives me the most power for my dollar keeping it N/A.
I already have H/I/E.

If you could throw me suggestions and how much whp you think I'd have it'd be great. I have 140 stock hp, so about 125whp.
 
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Old 02-06-2008, 10:40 PM
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Default RE: undecided about turbo, how to make more power N/A?

ORIGINAL: 00IntegraLS

I figure turbo'ing my car would run me $5,000 for EVERYTHING.
I need to get a new tv so im going to buy a plasma hdtv.
If I wanted to drop $3000 into my car, what gives me the most power for my dollar keeping it N/A.
I already have H/I/E.

If you could throw me suggestions and how much whp you think I'd have it'd be great. I have 140 stock hp, so about 125whp.
To make a decent amount of power on all motor is more expensive than doing forced induction. If you look hard and do your research, you can get a good turbo kit for less than 2,000. I got my car turbo for about $1,200 (1,600 if you included the clutch, lightweight flywheel and a new right axle[:-])
 
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Old 02-06-2008, 10:57 PM
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where did you get your turbo kit from?
 
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Old 02-06-2008, 11:07 PM
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Default RE: undecided about turbo, how to make more power N/A?

itb's if ur going N/A, port polish, upgrade cams, pistons, etc.
 
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Old 02-06-2008, 11:16 PM
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lol thanks for the input but the whole point of this thread was for answers, not do this, that, etc..... what is this "etc"?
 
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etc haha,

judging by your name i would go with a crower 403 cam. great cam for an ls motor,
But ya want something specific of mods, here we go
FOr the block
B18C1 GSR Crank
GE HD Sleeves
Bored out to 86MM
CP 13:1 compression pistons
Crower ultra light rods
New bearings/rings

Block Guard
For the head
Semi Port and Polish
Head resurfaced very minimal amount taken off
Ferrea 6000 stainless valves
Ferrea bronze-manganese guides
Ferrea Viton valve seals
Buddy Club dual springs
Comp Cams steel retainers
JG 296/300VT cams
JG cam gears
valve job performed w/lapping
Skunk 2 Intake Manifold
Hondata intake manifold gasket
STR Cam cap
 
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Old 02-07-2008, 06:17 AM
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No no no. 13:1 compression? Have fun driving on pump gas, your engine should last a week. No one with a street car needs to sleeve. B18C1 crank will rob you of displacement stay with the LS crank but get it balanced. Last your talking about a $6,000 build here man, the guy has 3k.
 
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Old 02-07-2008, 02:37 PM
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Most bang for the buck? I'd say either ITB's (extremely expensive... but you can fabricate them yourself for a lot less) or some Stage II cams and aftermarket valvetrain (probably around $1000 or so). The only problem is you have to remember that either one requires tuning afterwards.
 
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