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Old 02-25-2008
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Turbo....ing my 3.0? Any ideas?

I want to do the turbo in it but dont know if i can or how much its going to set me back. I like the idea of a turbo but dont even know if thats possible .... any suggestions???


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You could get a Whipple off of someone, I think one guy just sold his for like 2 grand. Or you could just do a custom set-up but I no nothing about that.
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not worth it man,, better of droping another engine like stocker in with a turbo on it,, that way u just got to do mounts and fit engine,, and its cheap as dirt if not free to find turbo engine, my buddy just got old turbo`d V6 out of a mazda mazda or something for his samaur-HI, thats his name for it hahaha.. but again kits cost too much find used engine and drop it in,, plenty of turbo V6`s out there
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well you could skip all that and do a rear mounted turbo system. All you'd have to do it get a turbo, the piping, oil cooler lines, accesories, and then a tune.
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any turbo kit will take either:

A ton of money

or

A ton of time

its up to you to decide what you have most of.
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by the time everything it done dude you probly could've bought 2 whipple charger kits for your truck. Just remember you gotta get a turbo,have someone make custom headers and exhaust,upgrade your fuel system and so on. Not worth it unless you fab yourself and can weld good
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talk to stage 6 on phillips highway. They are the ones who created Joe TT ford gt. THey done tons of custom turbo work.

Also, follow nickster's project thread on here. he has started a turbo build i believe.
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by the time everything it done dude you probly could've bought 2 whipple charger kits for your truck. Just remember you gotta get a turbo,have someone make custom headers and exhaust,upgrade your fuel system and so on. Not worth it unless you fab yourself and can weld good
The two biggest costs regardless would be the turbo itself and the tuning for it.

I would read a lot over on theturboforums.com before I spent anything.

You could flip the stock exhaust manifolds around . . . the bolt pattern would work not sure if the spacing is the same.
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I didnt evn think about Stage 6 Ive been in there once with a buddy but didnt think they did much in the line of trucks. Ill stop by and see tho. And anyone done one of the STS Turbo Kits the universal one...?
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I guess im not goin to turbo... its quite pricey maybe just an intake and a throttle body space and maybe a tune
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what did you think it cost? like $500? a decent kit would probably run you $4k at least.
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