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Old 08-22-2011, 08:18 PM   #1
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Info about turbo setup

Hey guys,
I'm trying to collect some info on what I would need and what I wouldn't to set my 89 GT up for a turbo. It's bored .30 over and that's pritty much it as far as I know. Bottom end really hasn't been messed with two much. It has a stock automatic transmission with a shift kit and 373 gears. Suspension is stock except for eibach drag springs. It's got an H pipe with flowmaster 50s and shorty headers. MSD ignition. If you have any helpful information it would be greatly appreciated
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You would probably be more happy with a nice hci combo if your car is stock, the 89s already have forged pistons, as long as you keep it under 10 psi you would need something along the line of 40# fuel injectors and a 255lph fuel pump. Once installed you would need a tune so your mass airflow meter is set according to your injector size. As long as you got the fuel and a good tune then you would be okay SORTA, on boost can make your car run warm. Upgraded radiator and cooling system is recommended, also blow by can be a problem if any of your rings are worn out. If you are building more of a drag car, a higher stall converter would help your car leave a LOT better
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Re: Info about turbo setup

Pick up the MM&FF magazine in this thread - Superchargers & Turbos

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Not really interested in drag racing it. Just wanna have a fun cruiser vehicle that will shut all these 300-400hp rice grinders up
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Run an intercooler for 250$ and u shouldnt have to be to worried ud also wanna run a boost bleader to save ur motor in case of a pressure spike.

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Are u planing on a single set up or twins?
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So what about my transmission? Do you think it will hold. And so think the bottom end is safe if I run like maximum of 12 psi
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12psi might be a bit much but it depends on what motor upgrades u have
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So what about my transmission? Do you think it will hold. And so think the bottom end is safe if I run like maximum of 12 psi
Transmission - No, probably not. Depends on the HP you develop.
Remember most of the 5.0 transmissions were designed for around 300 HP. Some a little more and some a little less. If you throw an extra 100 HP or more on them, they are going to fail.

Engine - No, not without some upgrades.
For 12 PSI you should start looking at replacing the rotating assembly with all forged pieces, adding a main & valley girdle and above all be very conscientious about keeping it tuned properly.

You can usually get by with 6-8 PSI on stock components.
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