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Hey All,

Just wanted to let folks know that we are working on a new 2005 SSR Twin Turbo project. We are using twin GT2871R garrett turbos with internal wastegates mounted in a lower location using a scavenge pump, a large single air to air intercooler and a combination of stainless and silicone tubing.

A mock up engine and trans is in the SSR while we build a balanced and blueprinted stock cube engine with forged pistons and connecting rods, stock crank, small NLP stage 1 FI (forced induction) cam, stock heads with upgraded springs just to touch on a few items.

The trans will be left stock for now to see what she will handle and since we are shooting for 600RWHP on 10lbs of boost, hopefully she will survive.

We are also working on some custom rear suspension components.

We just thought this would be an interesting project and wanted to pass along the info to y'all. we are also working on doing some upgrades to a 2003 SSR with a Magnacharger. Almost seems to be raining SSR's at the shop. We will keep everyone updated as much as possible as things move along if you all want to hear about it.

Later All.

Mike Norris
Next Level Performance
Norris Motorsports
1010 Bunnell Road
Suite 1100
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
407-869-RACE (7223)
www.norris-motorsports.com
www.nlperformance.com
 

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I think that we would also like to see pictures.....if possible, during and after shots. :thumbs
 

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"WOW" is right. I helped my son install a trubo on his 'rice car' and it's a lot of work. From the picture of the intercooler I hope they upgraded the radiator to Mike's to reduce overheating problems that could result from the placement of the intercooler.
 

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Have not heard from them yet.....

"WOW" is right. I helped my son install a trubo on his 'rice car' and it's a lot of work. From the picture of the intercooler I hope they upgraded the radiator to Mike's to reduce overheating problems that could result from the placement of the intercooler.
Looking at the photos, all this is in a truck with an automatic. They need a steel lower support, the bigger radiator and my air dam. I will bet that the OEM fan has been crowded severely by the wrap around tube on the driver's side of the radiator. The other observation is that all possible airflow out of the engine compartment has been completely blocked.

This looks like a thermal nightmare. It must reside somewhere in the frozen North........ Definitely not a daily driver in AZ.

Mike
 

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Looking at the photos, all this is in a truck with an automatic. They need a steel lower support, the bigger radiator and my air dam. I will bet that the OEM fan has been crowded severely by the wrap around tube on the driver's side of the radiator. The other observation is that all possible airflow out of the engine compartment has been completely blocked.

This looks like a thermal nightmare. It must reside somewhere in the frozen North........ Definitely not a daily driver in AZ.

Mike
It is in Florida......
 

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When I go to the H.A.M.B. hot rod forum there are a lot of photos of pickups that run open.
Take the hood completely off.
Heat rises.

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A friend of mine from work has been telling me about a twin turbo setup for vetts that has the turbos way in the rear near the exhaust exit naturally cooling along the way , and pushes the boosted air all the way back to the intake with some more natural cooling along the way. No intercooler and no underhood heat problems. Hmmm, maybe the fuel tank is getting warm?
 

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A friend of mine from work has been telling me about a twin turbo setup for vetts that has the turbos way in the rear near the exhaust exit naturally cooling along the way , and pushes the boosted air all the way back to the intake with some more natural cooling along the way. No intercooler and no underhood heat problems. Hmmm, maybe the fuel tank is getting warm?
That sounds like the Squires Turbo System (STS). They work, but you gotta wonder about whether there's a lot of boost delay due to the long lengths of tubing it has to pressurize. The other thing is that on their systems, there are no mufflers. They let the turbos do that job too. Some magazine (I forget which) had tried one out on a 4th gen Camaro and had issues with the thing sucking in water when it rained (the air filter/intake is under the car at the rear where the turbo is).
 

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Hey Guys,

Thanks for all the kind words and comments. As far as heat goes, everything runs under 190*F cruising on a a hot summer day in FL with the AC on and after a hard run gets to maybe 205*F and then back down. With the AC on in stop and go traffic we see 210-215*F tops. This is with the stock radiator and dual SPAL fans setup.

Hope this info helps. You can PM me if you want more detailed info. Thanks again.

Mike Norris
 

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I think I'd still louver the hood... a lot.
And a Left Coast crossmember.

I should think with those long piping runs, this R should come on more like a freight train or Saturn rocket, building power, rather than a Funny Car's exploding power. That would be fine for anything but stoplight drags, and a lot easier on the trans and that 8.5 inch rear. Less chance of suddenly getting sideways, too.

Thanks, Mike, that's an interesting setup, but I imagine expensive with the intense labor involved.
 

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Hey Mike.....

I'll be in Altamonte Springs this w/e.....friday leaving Sunday. I'll GPS your address and try to get over to see you, probably Saturday, if my golf date don't get in the way. Staying at the Embassy Suites on Shorecrest Dr.

Won't have the "R" with me....but would like to see whats going on in the shop.

Sound OK??
 

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P/P: Anyh info you can get for our membership would be fantastic. I know I researched turbo's for awhile then finally gave up when no one sounded to excited about it. My Typhoon is a rocket with the turbo on it. Little to no maintenance on them and easy to replace. If I had the drive I would make a 5 to 8 psi kit for the SSR.
 

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I hope everyone is catching that Mike was last on this thread in Jan. of 07 and possibly isn't around any longer?!
 

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Topspin: He still has a website and does LS work.
Home Page I came very close to building a turbo for my ssr from scrfatch but there was a lot of negative vibes when I started asking questions pertaining to the ssr. I have 3 turbo's in other stuff and I love them. Easy to tune, easy to replace and they come as quickly and as hard as my supercharged crossfire.
 
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