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Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: somewhere in oklahoma
iTrader: 2 reviews
dont listen to anything either one of them said. you can make just as much power with a single turbo as your can with a twin turbos. that thing he said about not getting full boost is just wrong, you will not get full boost as early but you will still get full boost. when i was looking into turbos i found with the the hp twins id be at full boost at around 3300 rpms and with a big single t-76 turbo, id be at full boost around 4000 rpms.
as for needing new rods and pistons, it is not mandatory yet. your not going to be able to take advantage of what the turbo is going to do for you over what a supercharger will do becasue you wont be able to run the turbos to their full potential. stock shortblocks are okay for a little boost but once you get up over 400 rwhp, your really putting some pressure on the rods and pistons and they will eventually give out. now if you keep things tame and keep the boost down low and have a good tune, youll be allright for a long time. thats why i woudl suggest a supercharger for your application becuase the turbos are much more expenive, nd youll never be able to tkae advantage of having them without a built short block.
if you were to rebuild, your going to need forged h-beam rods, and forged pistons that have a big dish in them to lower the compression. with boost you want your compression to be anywhere from 8.0:1-9.5:1 but the lower the better for a lot of boost.
also think about having your heads ported, and getting some blower or some turbo cams
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