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Anybody experienced, or heard about actual experiences with, this solution?


http://www.ststurbo.com/benefits

A motorcycle speed shop owner friend drew it to my attention.

The claim for a 5.3L Chev truck engine is + approx 100hp at low bosst.

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The impression I got is that they make a "GM truck" turbo sized specifically for the 5.3L, and a separate one for the GM SUVs. I imagine the truck or SUV one should work for us.

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Saw a rear mounted turbo on the t.v. show Horsepower last week. It was bolted onto a Camaro. They talked about the Silverado SS with the 5.3 turbocharged which bolted up the same way. Thought it was a sharp looking unit. It's supposed to keep the turbo cooler mounted in the rear away from the engine heat. Maybe a shop manual, or someone in the forum has a SS that can give you more info?
 

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You will have to buy the universal kit and have the tubes custom bent to fit the SSR...

I had a post on this about a month ago...
 

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HI, Guys

I have some good news and some bad news. I have an STS turbo installed on my 05 redline right now. It is a two stage 67. You do not need to bend anything custom. Yes STS makes a turbo for the SSR. The slightly bad news is they do not have a tuning kit for it yet and I had to put in a octane buster tank up front. The tuning kit will be ready in about 120 days.

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BroncoSSR, I am anxious to see the performance with the Turbocharger. I was talking to Magnacharger and they have the same problem trying to get the computor programrd. Do you have any pictures of the instalation, under car,and under hood? Thanks, Mofo
 

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BroncoSSR said:
HI, Guys

I have some good news and some bad news. I have an STS turbo installed on my 05 redline right now. It is a two stage 67. You do not need to bend anything custom. Yes STS makes a turbo for the SSR. The slightly bad news is they do not have a tuning kit for it yet and I had to put in a octane buster tank up front. The tuning kit will be ready in about 120 days.

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Well if you ask STS they say they do not...
 

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I think the problem will be the drive by wire throttle,
and the torque management system as such will
have to be dealt with through programing.
The Hahn Racecraft turbo kit will come with a
programer to resolve these issues.
 

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thinking again...

:rolleyes:would this system operate with headers? would they help? would the turbo whine be louder? would... ok thats enough.
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would this system operate with headers? Yes (their website says so)

would they help? Not unless you also improved INTAKE (their website says so)

would the turbo whine be louder? NO. Probably quieter, since it is behind and underneath, rather than in front of, especially at any speed

would... ok thats enough. NEVER enough!!

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MORE so. The turbo substitites for a muffler! No other muffler required, although one can apaprently optionally be added.

I wouldprobably add one, as I like my vehicles to be quiet until I hit the gas!

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sts turbo

Hey guys, this is good news. I was ready to install a sts turbo on my '98 WS6 Firebird before I traded it in on the Black Beast. All the research I did indicated it was a very nice unit. I received many thumbs up from members of a LS1 forum I visited. The installation on a f-body GM car was truely bolt on. I watched 2 videos
from members of the forum and the sound was great. The turbo replaced the muffler at the rear of the vechile. This is NOT a ultra high performance unit. The way it was presented to me is that the tuning was mandatory. When they get the kinks ironed out I'll get in line. peace Bud :cool
 

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I agree Jim

muscle should be heard only when you gas it. this might bypass the tire hookup problem, as I already rely on the traction controll alot. boy it's easy to spend money on your babies.
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Well if you ask STS they say they do not...
I do not know who you talked to partner, but mine is in and was purchased from STS. I hired a top notch guy who races professinally and could build his own system if he had to. He races and run cars with turbo's and superchargers and is an expert at tuning and installing both these systems. He does much more radical stuff than what I am trying to do. His fatest car runs low 7's and pushes 1100 ponies. All we are trying to do is pass 600horses
 

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Mofo said:
BroncoSSR, I am anxious to see the performance with the Turbocharger. I was talking to Magnacharger and they have the same problem trying to get the computor programrd. Do you have any pictures of the instalation, under car,and under hood? Thanks, Mofo
Mofo

The performance will be exciting because I bought the GT67 with an electronic dual stage boost controller. The GT67 has the capasity to run at 5lbs boost up to 15. We have also installed a methanol injection system. I will not be able to run above 5lbs until the tuning kit is installed. When the tuning kit is installed I will be able to run from 5 to 12lbs comfortably. However, running above 10lbs for long periods of time could blow the lower unit out, but an ocasionaly run at higher settings is OK. DO YOU THINK I CAN DO IT?

The performance engineering group who I hired to install this is one of the best in the Detroit area and races professionally. The work they are doing for me is cake compared to what they do on a day to day basis.

We will also be installing a Yank truck converter as well.

I should have pictures by the end of next week.
 

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If your truck is an automatic the 4l60e will never hold up..I say 3 pass's with the boost turned up and it is toast..

As far as running 7 second 1/4 miles that is not a problem either..The beretta I tune has gone 7:[email protected] with a little 496 on alcohol...No Nos and no turbos..Just motor. I have been into drag racing since I was 12 and have made custom turbo setups for Air Cooled beetles. I love turbo's but the guy I talked to at STS said ther is not one for the SSR....This was a little over a month ago...
 

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BroncoSSR and Boosted: BroncoSSR said something significant above, that a re-reading of the STS website SEEMS to confirm: the tuned ECU is only required at boosts above 5psi.

I got that same impression from reading one of the car magazine articles posted on their website.

I could see that being possibly the case, as a 5psi boost adds much less air into the engine than a 10 or 15psi boost, and MAYBE the stock computer and fuel injectors can handle that?

IF that is true, then someone could buy and install the kit now, and simply dial in more boost later when the tuning is alo available. Apparently, STS designs the tuning to be installable via a Predator.

Myself, I would want to STAY at the 5psi or even less, as I am not liiking to build a hot rod here, just add a little more response. Also, adding lots more power gets you right to where Boosted is saying: auto transmission can't take it, and rear axle probably can't either.

Am I misunderstanding what their website says? Maybe I'll shoot them an email and ask them directly.

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When you get into turboing a vehicle there are several things to look out for.

1. Compression
2. timing and the amount of retard you can put into it
3. fuel
4. air temp charge.. An intercooler will make a huge diffrence on the higher bost pressure. At 5 psi you will see little diffrence. The cooler air from an Intercooler will also help prevent detonation.

A knock sensor would be great also.


I had 72# injectors in my turbobuick and used a front mount Intercooler from a ford powerstroke to help cool the air from the TE-63E turbo. Boost is addictive, very and you want more and more. I had a propane injection system on my car at one time from OGC and used a SMC alcohol injection setup on the VW. I liked the pro pain set up better..Yes that is how OGC spells it.
 
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