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anyone up for doing a turbo for me next year? :) by LoW_KeY
Started on: 09-30-2013 09:54 PM
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Report this Post09-30-2013 09:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for LoW_KeYSend a Private Message to LoW_KeYEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Ok I know dark does them.

We've talked a bit here and there.. not a whole lot.

I still have the chugging up top on mine and am stumped But I hit the strip one last time this year and it did ok... I'm happy can't argue

I don't know if anyone else in michigan turbo's. I planned on using tax loot to do final build. I guess I want to do this before I lose my vision completely (long story.)

I know there'd be quite a bit involved, as I know the 5 spd probably wouldn't handle the torque abuse from the turbo. That being said not sure what all I could let go off the L67.

I figured this...

2 m90 superchargers - 1 with N* fully ported and 2.8 south florida pulley, other charger 98 TB with 3.0 ZZP pulley system less then 40k on blower.
WCF Headers for 3800
5 speed getrag LSD w/ 284 spider gears.

I know its way early to be posting, but like I said I'm dead set on getting this done and finding someone that would have the know how's to do a good system. Day's of me doing my crap lately don't exist, no garage tools and again my vision. Could pick up who know's but I'm not to positive lately.

Let's talk PM me I was thinking late spring summer 2014. For those that know me if i'm set on something I'm going to get it done. Let's talk

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Its a big project for me to commit to. Im not the type that takes on a job he is not sure he can finish in a timely manner, so put me down as a maybe, and i'll pencil you in for march/april/may next year.
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sounds like a plan.. so what exactly is all involved? when converting super to turbo? half debating on keeping the manual for now, but on other hand I figure why blow it up when I could sell it.

I'm going to start setting funds aside. I'll be in no huge rush, I'll have the cobalt to drive when fiero's down. I'll have to invest in better tires too.

I would try to solve my whole surging issue with the car but I figure why bother if I'm getting it switched...
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Originally posted by LoW_KeY:

half debating on keeping the manual for now, ...


I could not imagine trying to plan for or even attempting shifting when all I am really am doing is blinking the blur out of my eyes as my retinas are trying to keep up with my eyeballs. Remember you can be doing over 100 MPH in 1/8 th of a mile!!!

I would not want mine stick. My DD is stick so that is not the problem.

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Report this Post10-02-2013 02:26 PM Click Here to See the Profile for LoW_KeYSend a Private Message to LoW_KeYEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Supercharger is horrible too.... I know its not as bad as turbo gearing is just not right. I know turbos spool hang on!!
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Originally posted by LoW_KeY:

sounds like a plan.. so what exactly is all involved?


Everything.. and nothing....

The fact that you may want to swap to an auto, basically means that you want to do a 3800 swap from scratch... While you have the motor in there physically.... almost all of the "swap stuff" (wiring, mounts, axles, exhaust) has to be done yet. Honestly it wouldnt be much different or at all different if you brought a stock fiero over here.

Not trying to sway you at all, but it is a bit harder than it may sound.
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Report this Post10-03-2013 01:15 PM Click Here to See the Profile for LoW_KeYSend a Private Message to LoW_KeYEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Ouch...

Not at all. I know the swap is pretty involved... chargers really nothing to slap those on. The turbo has all the plumbing etc.

I planned on going auto, local fiero guy around here said he might be interested in my trans.. told him rebuilt with 284 spider gears LSD. He has a 4, but wants the 2.8

I talked to ZZP about doiing it they said turbo setup is 2 grand, plus that wouldn't involve tranny et.c.

I just figure why not do something like this before my other eye takes a crap
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