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Did this a few months ago....owner drove 1000 miles, waited the 5 days it took to build and jumped in and drove back w/no issues. Thats faith!!










V6's kick butt!
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We only set it at 4# boost as he is having Vince from Trifecta do the tune. I think he is up to 6# now and is heading to the dyno. The system will put-500-600 to the wheels as far as capabilities he is going slow as Vince perfects the tune. I think he is going to stop around 9 # boost but it is capable of 14-16#.
 

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NIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICCCCCCCCCCCCCEEEEEEE.
How much did the kit set u back?
 

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The kit with twin ceramic bearing turbos is $6900, with standard turbos is $5900. The owner had already paid for everything with another shop who had the car for 3 months and made no real progress before he drove here. Single is less pricey and a little simpler to do.
 

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Who made the turbos? Also, if you don't mind me asking - why have you succeeded when the other place failed? I keep hearing good and bad stories about the V6 turbo installation and outcome. Can you enlighten me regarding your perspective on the V6 turbo?
 

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They are precision dual ceramic ball bearing units.

It is not a difficult application, just had to use my knowledge of the crankcase ventalation system to find a solution to what others have not been able to solve. I have shared the info with some that have good working turbos now that they did on their own. The other kits? They already know it all so hard to help them see the light.

I have been building race & peformance engines for over 35 years and doing forced induction since the 70's.

I am a graduate of Reher Morrision racing engine school, have built many 700-900-1200 hp single & twin turbo vettes that are pretty well known and have been featured in mainstream performance magazines for years.

Am both a machinest & engineer and master fabricator with again, over 35 years of doing this stuff.

The racing experiance dosent hurt either. I have owned & run one of the winningest big$ bracket teams in the Eastern US and have multiple divisonal, National, & World championships in multiple classes in both IHRA & NHRA.

So, while most are young, well meaning guys learning on others cars...this is the game I have been in forever.

Here are some links that will give you more info on my background:

http://www.dragcoverage.com/dc_news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1161893416&archive=&start_from=&ucat=2
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http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/dynamometer-results-comparisons/1069134-01-zo6-tsunami-cam-results.html
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http://www.digitalcorvettes.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-131306.html
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http://www.ls1gto.com/forums/showthread.php?t=213587
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http://www.vetteweb.com/features/vemp_0912_2006_chevrolet_corvette_z06/index.html
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http://boardreader.com/thread/C5_Mechanic_ascvX2y18.html
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http://www.ssrfanatic.com/forum/653590-post1.html
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http://www.bbb.org/west-florida/business-reviews/auto-perform-race-and-sport-equipment-companies/rev-xtreme-in-bradenton-fl-90018304
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http://www.whowon.com/Results.asp?TrackID=970&StoryID=207432
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http://www.dragzine.com/news/the-184000-mile-old-c5-bracket-beater/

*http://www.dragraceresults.com/article.cfm?id=2256
 

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Located in Palmetto, FL (app 30 min so of Tampa).

Dont see any as direct injection motors do much better with FI than conventional fuel injection. Most every european car manufacturer produce turbo & super charged cars standard and the domestics are doing more and more. The quality of the turbos is key to maintenance free (or as close as you can get) long term operation. Cheap out there and you will have bearing/bushing failures and that lunches the turbo. What we use (unless the customer wants cheap) are better in quality than most production units and they go several hundred thousand miles.
 

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Located in Palmetto, FL (app 30 min so of Tampa).

Dont see any as direct injection motors do much better with FI than conventional fuel injection. Most every european car manufacturer produce turbo & super charged cars standard and the domestics are doing more and more. The quality of the turbos is key to maintenance free (or as close as you can get) long term operation. Cheap out there and you will have bearing/bushing failures and that lunches the turbo. What we use (unless the customer wants cheap) are better in quality than most production units and they go several hundred thousand miles.
What brand?
 

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Any good GM performance shop can take care of any issue you may have just as with any turbo kit from any manufacturer.
 

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Anyone wanting to see Gretchen in person and examine the turbo kit installed stop by the shop. :thumbsup:
 

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Were finishing the drivetrain upgrades this week and then to the track to see what it does. :thumbsup:
 
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