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i was looking for a turbo setup that wouldn't break my bank. :kooky: So i was looking for them on ebay :nono: and i saw those generic ones and i was wondering if you bought then then bought a different turbine would it be okay or would it just bloow up.
 

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I have no idea but I will say that if buying the turbo is going to break the bank, Don't Buy the turbo!!! You need to be prepared for the things than can go wrong when you start adding boost to the car.

If you want it no matter what, I would suggest going with a quality name brand turbo. And make sure you have a good tune for it.
 

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i 2nd that, if you cant afford a quality turbo dont waste your money on a cheap generic non name brand. i say save some money for an intercooled x charger its way more safer and you get alot of hp and tq
 

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slight breakdown of a turbo setup
granted you buy a powerhouse turbo kit (best v6 turbo kit atm) 5200 dollars alone...you will be looking to push power so you will need long tube headers, a custom throttle body, dual exhaust and the list goes on and on...total project cost is roughly 9 grand

the generic ones on ebay are missing a lot of stuff...and it will be a PITA to get those parts...eg the manifold


save yourself the headache..if you want to save some money and still get some F/I look for the base vortech kits..run then at 5-6 psi..touch about 290 hp
 

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I like the X Charger to a Turbo any day. A lot less problems. They have those kits dialed in for true bolt on horsepower.
 

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Another idea if you're only looking to have a bit of fun from time to time is a nitrous kit. These can be had for around $4-$8 hundred. So they will not "break the bank" (unless it's a real small bank lol:)) I would go with a quality kit like Zex or NX. You can control how much rwhp you want to add. I think you can do 35, 50, 75, 100, 125, with some kits. I wouldn't suggest going more than 75 though.

Just a thought.

Or you can do the gears, cai/bama tune, headers, dual exhaust, UDPs, etc. Do them over time. It might not get you to the turbo/nitrous territory, but it will make your car a hell of a lot quicker. And a lot more fun:yup:
 

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I don't have one on my V6, but I did buy a Procharger for my '68 stroker. It cost me over $2,000. In my opinion, it's not worth the money to get a reputable brand for a V6.
 

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I don't have one on my V6, but I did buy a Procharger for my '68 stroker. It cost me over $2,000. In my opinion, it's not worth the money to get a reputable brand for a V6.
05-11 procharged v6s are producing an insane amount of horsepower on the blacktop..

ive raced 11 camaro rs ( s ) on i-10 and put them to shame with a 06 v6

it just depends on how much time and effort you want to put into the car...im at the stage where im happy with the progress of my car and im highly satisfied with the kick of a procharger..

in my opinion..name brand means less hassle and cutting corners isnt exactly applicable here
 

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I don't have one on my V6, but I did buy a Procharger for my '68 stroker. It cost me over $2,000. In my opinion, it's not worth the money to get a reputable brand for a V6.[/quote]


Wow! First off, I Always think it's worth it to go with a quality brand. Quality brand doesn't only mean more HP, it also means it won't blow your F'ing car up:shigrin

I don't understand that logic one bit:nono:. You can get nice power out of the six and with a bit of work damn nice power. Look at what some 4cyl cars are doing with turbos.

I would say it would NOT be worth it for the six or the gt unless you planned on keeping the car for at least another 5 years, or however long it takes to drive the 5-8 thousand dollars (that you won't see in resale value) worth of added acceleration out of the car
 

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I could have worded my post better. I would never suggest getting anything other than a quality brand. What I meant to say is that I don't think it's worth the money to spend what you need to for a quality blower and and carb on a V6. I spent $2300 for my Procharger and another $800 for my Holley blow-thru on my '68 347.

I know there are plenty of you out there that have gained significant HP with a blower on a V6 and I'm not questioning your judgement. All I'm saying is that for me to invest that kind of cash, I'd be starting with a V8.

Just my opinion. My 4.0L is a daily driver (130 round-trip commute). I'm fine with the 31 MPG I'm getting.
 

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I could have worded my post better. I would never suggest getting anything other than a quality brand. What I meant to say is that I don't think it's worth the money to spend what you need to for a quality blower and and carb on a V6. I spent $2300 for my Procharger and another $800 for my Holley blow-thru on my '68 347.

I know there are plenty of you out there that have gained significant HP with a blower on a V6 and I'm not questioning your judgement. All I'm saying is that for me to invest that kind of cash, I'd be starting with a V8.

Just my opinion. My 4.0L is a daily driver (130 round-trip commute). I'm fine with the 31 MPG I'm getting.
agreed...ive invested 9 grand in a car which i could have paid 3 times over but at the same time i also have a gt..the gt just has natural power..if a person should have the cash..gt would be the way to go..however having said that..im still happy with a v6 thrashing v8s on local highways...my mileage has gone down from 26 to 23 mpg which i dont mind at all...

its just in my opinion a turbo would be a more expensive route vs a centrifugal
 
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