Well its not a Ford much less a Mustang
but figured I'd share my latest "quick" project with yall.
Most of the parts are here just waiting on few more.
Project: Turbo Tahoe .... or .... Holy Shyt We Just Got Spanked by That
Bone stock 2002 5.3L Tahoe with 70,000 miles.
The 5.3L is really a kick ass little sleeper engine. Comes with aluminum heads that
flow with-in 1cfm of LS1 heads and has the unbreakable iron block Gen-III (LS) block.
They love some boost to shove air past the anemic "truck cam" and "truck intake"
At 11-12psi I should see over 500rwtq at 3,500rpm
.... and 425-450rwhp at 5,000-5,500rpm
(good for say 13.00 in the Qrt mile in a 5,000+lbs truck)
Engine is staying bone stock. Just putting some hotter 6.0L Escalade coil packs
on it and removing the mechanical fan for some late model OEM Tahoe E-fans.
Build is super simple. Nothing has to be moved, cut, trimmed or other wised
customized. TONS of room.
Stock driver side exhaust manifold into simple 2.5" cross over under trans.
Into 3" log header on pasngr side that I got from Trick Performance
freak'n work of art.
3" down pipe into stock 3" cat back with Magnaflow 3" CAT for emissions.
Turbonetic 62-1 with .81 will come on line quick and should flow 12psi
no problem. Was going to use MP T-70 but went with the 62 for better spool
Picked it up local off the shelf for $850.
$100 ebay 27X12X3 intercooler fits perfect between bumper frame rails.
Just had to remove a plastic splash shield.
Fuel system will just be a high press. Walbro 255 in the tank and some
42 or 50 lbs injectors. Stock computer can be switched to straight SD set-up
and tuned and data logged
with HPTuners software