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'got to thinking.....if sir William did it with his 4.6 (i believe) whats stopping us 3.8 guys? (except forged internals blah blah blah) i mean sts is suppouse to be a really universal turbo system so do we got some ideas? :confused: :D
 

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You could build your own setup on the cheap. Find a suitable turbo...master power is a good place to look. you don't even need STS you can buy a scavenge pump for about 200$ and run some oil lines the lenght of the car. But for the money buying a V8 car would net you more performance and reliability for less work.
 

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You could build your own setup on the cheap. Find a suitable turbo...master power is a good place to look. you don't even need STS you can buy a scavenge pump for about 200$ and run some oil lines the lenght of the car. But for the money buying a V8 car would net you more performance and reliability for less work.

scavenge pump for about 200$ no they are more then that mine was allmost 400 but i bought the best one they had and it was only 60 buck more then the cheep one

they are well worth the money
 

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Depends on the brand. There are turbowerx pumps on Ebay for $230 I had one that I bought for 200 one time and a few others have had pumps that ran less. Reliability? Well that all depends theres no saying when a motor will short out. I'm sure quality does come into play but even those 1000$ STS brand pumps can fail.

Personally I don't like remote mount setups. I don't like relying on a noisy little pump to return oil to the motor. Besides on a 3.8L there is room under the hood to place a single turbo. It will take a little more work but in the end the cost can even be cheaper since you don't need a pump and 20' of oil lines.

It would also be 100x easier to just buy a SC and then ditch the blower for a turbo as you would have a strong motor and EFI setup for a boosted car.
 

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Wasn't SW's car as slow as a stock Bird too? And if I remember right, or at least the last time I seen, he only got like 2 psi due to all of the leaks.

STS kits are cool in concept, and they sound amazing, but in the end, you're still having to pressurize 10+' of piping.
 

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Wasn't SW's car as slow as a stock Bird too? And if I remember right, or at least the last time I seen, he only got like 2 psi due to all of the leaks.

STS kits are cool in concept, and they sound amazing, but in the end, you're still having to pressurize 10+' of piping.
so sombody has already done this? and got like no hp gains?
 

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plenty have seen gains with remote mounting. However you would be better served putting the turbo under the hood as there is room. If you really want to go with a turbo you would be better off ditching that NA 3.8 car and buying a supercoupe and ditching the blower for a turbo. The SC will have forged internals and a managment/fuel system already setup for a boosted motor. Trying to upgrade that NA 3.8 to handle boost will be alot of waste money compared to just buying an SC.
 

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o ok
 

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so, would there be gains usin this method if someone was to ditch the SC for a remote mounted turbo?
 

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If thew boost was turned up above the stock level and the ecu was tuned correctly. I would still rather put the turbo under the hood which would eliminate the need for a scavenge pump and 20' of oil lines.
 
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