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Old 07-23-2005, 01:41 PM   #31
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One tailpipe. . . . : Kinda fugly on a car that has cutouts for 2 - esp. since once you mount one of these that is all anyone is ever going to see of your car.
We are planning on running the wastegate dump out a pipe in the other side.
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does the remote mounting cancel out the need for a turbo timer to keep the car idling to cool the oil?
Many questions including this one are answered in the FAQ link listed in the initial post.
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I'll be willing to use my bonne to test the turbo setup I just need a few generous fellow members to donate a few bucks. Anyone interested p.m. Me
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ya'll may want to go on over to club GP and watch the debate on the STS system. Some of it is bashing and some of it is legitimate questioning. My point of this post is that one should consider all angles. Also check the LS1 threads too. It may turn out to be a viable option for our cars. I am concerned about the mufler at inspection time issue.
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A really interesting con to the system that was brought up that we had never even dreamed about was the ease of which the turbo could be stolen. We are considering this angle although I'm not quite sure what we can do about it at this point.

I guess someone could steal your tailpipe tips, or mufflers, or even gas tank for that matter if they wanted to, although I understand a turbo may seem a little more take worthy.
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A really interesting con to the system that was brought up that we had never even dreamed about was the ease of which the turbo could be stolen. We are considering this angle although I'm not quite sure what we can do about it at this point.

I guess someone could steal your tailpipe tips, or mufflers, or even gas tank for that matter if they wanted to, although I understand a turbo may seem a little more take worthy.
about the only thing you can do is make it harder to steal...
use bolts that are tamperproof Torx Inverted Torx, or use the europee-on tripple square or 22 spline socket bolts (etc) to assemble the unit or see if it'* possible to weld a D ring to the turbo housing and chain it to the vehicle (welded of course)

good thing there'* plenty of room in the rear engine compartment of the 442...

so will ya be bringing one of these out to Bfest? we'll have to bring out the 442 if ya do...
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how will someone even know that you have a turbo underneath the car? Its not visible from the street, and some sort of chain to the frame should work nicely. just weld one end of the chain to the turbo.
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As for the dual exhaust question, couldnt you just mount the impeller further up the pipe to before it splits?
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ya'll may want to go on over to club GP and watch the debate on the STS system. Some of it is bashing and some of it is legitimate questioning. My point of this post is that one should consider all angles. Also check the LS1 threads too. It may turn out to be a viable option for our cars. I am concerned about the mufler at inspection time issue.
eh, they're too childish over there. that and far to biased. you have the intense haters, and the intense appologetics. not a good way to find out the truth me thinks

I've been looking around LS1 forums, and I've only been able to find 1 (yes 1) person who wrote his impressions of driving his friends STS system. All the others were written from magazines and such, who'* wording sounded a little too close to the company kool-aid for me to take as 100% truth. anyhew, this guy'* impression was that it was nice, but there was a noticable turbo lag. Which is pretty well what you'd expect, with the turbo mounted that far back.

I still think it'll be a nice power added for those who were looking for something better, but I don't know how 'streetable' the power will be - if it spools around 3500 or so. My L36 right now stays below 3500 prolly 70-80% of the time, so it'* not something I would see a benefit from.

but again, I'm glad there'* another option out there for people to consider.
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Leave it to the CGPers to think up of stealing the turbo. It would be easier to steal the whole car.
What is someone going to do? Jack up the car and break out the sawz-all and make a lot of racket? Maybe bring along a portable plasma welder to cut it off?
Yeah, with the turbo in back like that it'* more accesible, but not easy to steal.
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