3800 vs 3800sc? by Shill
Started on : 04-04-2011 06:08 PM
Replies : 4
Last post by : TommyRocker on 04-04-2011 07:01 PM
From: Spokane, WA Registered: Apr 2009
Thinking about a 3800 swap. Not now, but many years down the road when budget allows, I would like to add a turbo charger to it.
Question is, which engine would mate with a turbo better in the future? a 3800, or a 3800sc? Series I, II, III, etc... What year, make model, of car to pull it from, etc... I'm looking for an easy swap now, with the best "upgradability" in the future.
From: Kingwood Texas..... Yall Registered: Sep 2008
If turbo is involved get the SC version and convert the intake system back to N/A. all the seals rings and internals are all ready for boost in it.
From: Nashville Registered: Sep 2009
It really doesn't matter, they're all about as upgradeable as the next in that family.
From: virginia Registered: Oct 2010
Don't convert it to na intake until you're ready to boost or it'll screw with tuning it due to the lower compression.
From: Woodstock, IL Registered: Dec 2009
One of the greatest proponents of throwing turbos on N/A 3800s just demolished his engine. He absolutely destroyed a con rod and piston. I would go 3800SC, then turbo it later. Better safe than sorry.
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