North American Turbos?

Old 12-04-2014, 01:01 PM
  #1  
0.0 BAR
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 2
Talking North American Turbos?

Hi all. I am new here, but not to Turbos.
I see many folks here are into Japanese cars with 4cyls. I guess they need turbos to keep up!
I have a few of my own, 04 WRX, 10 Genesis GT, 88 S10 with a 2.3 Ford T-Bird Turbo engine, but am playing with some larger GM stuff right now.
My truck is a 2004 Silverado SS 6.0l with a Precision 75/75 turbo and my sons car is a 1986 Buick T-Type with a 4.1l stroker.
Currently trying to decide on engine management options for the T-Type.
Anyone got any insight here? I am using the factory ECU and HP Tuners for the SS, but the Buick ECU isn't flashable, just chip replacement, and is limited anyway. I would prefer datalogging and wideband capability.
I imagine on a site like this members have lots of "What not to do" stories.
Should we have a thread for that? Would be a fun read! Pics and all!
Wonderwrench is offline  
Old 12-05-2014, 11:39 AM
  #2  
~ SITE SPONSOR ~
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 390
Default

Welcome to the site! My biggest "what not to do" story I've personally done is trying to put a single K-car turbo on a Mopar slant six. Result was a turbo that would hit 10 psi at 1500 RPM, then choke off the motor above 3000...

I'd recommend an MS3-Pro for this one, but I'm a bit biased as I was the project manager for its development in addition to being here as a site sponsor.

https://www.diyautotune.com/ms3-pro.html

This one will do onboard data logging, can use an external wideband sensor, and can be tuned in real time. We even have a breakout board available to make an adapter between it and a stock Grand National wiring harness, although this will take some soldering.
Matt Cramer is offline  
Old 12-06-2014, 03:16 PM
  #3  
0.0 BAR
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 2
Default

I like the adapter idea to plug in to the factory harness. Is it a kit?
One ":What not to do" is raise the rev limit of an turbo'd Honda B18A to 8500 without upgrading the rod bolts (tiny on the LS motor, better on the V-Tech engines). Ran 12.4 with a big hole in the block.
Wonderwrench is offline  
Old 12-08-2014, 08:34 AM
  #4  
~ SITE SPONSOR ~
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 390
Default

Yes, the adapter part is solder it yourself:

DIYAutoTune.com
Matt Cramer is offline  
Old 02-05-2015, 09:03 AM
  #5  
0.0 BAR
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 11
Default

Welcome to the forums
madisonswift is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
HMT-Roger
Auto News
0
12-13-2011 12:25 PM
Turbo News
Auto News
0
12-21-2009 09:24 AM
King Trout
General Discussion
1
02-13-2009 03:09 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:
You have already rated this thread Rating: Thread Rating: 0 votes,  average.

Quick Reply: North American Turbos?


Contact Us - Sitemap - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.