I'll be running a turbo bigger than a 20G probably around spring 2003. I'm currently building the engine, both the bottom end and the head. I should have the motor broken in after the winter and be ready to install my setup by spring. I'll be running a T-series sized turbo.
Tha's cool I was just wondering bc I know some FWD'ers are trying to make big power too. Bc I'm running a 60 trim t04e hybrid. And I know I'm not the only one. Most ppl on want to put a huge turbo on a awd not fwd
My friend has a Fp Green on his 95 GST...He's currently building the engine...Wisco pistins,Eagle rods,SS valves/retainers,HKS cams,ect.....You get the idea..he's shooting for 500hp which will be easy with this turbo....
are we going to get traction? I hear you can break the tires loose on the highway going like 70 mph with big ass turbos. I have a fully built motor im about ready to strart breakin in any day now. I wanna go with either a big ass t3/t4 set up, a FP red, or the L3R from agp. IMO i think a bigger turbo is better so you don't have instant power. That little lag might help ya get going wit out spin. Im also going for over 500 hp.
There's been a lot of talk about traction in FWDs lately, and we can't dispute it. The AWD guys will always be better in that respect. The question is: At what point are we FWD people just wasting money on power that can't be realized due to traction. In other words, what is the most HP that a FWD can effectively put to the ground (assume a Quaife or other LSD)?
I was thinkin slicks at the track with a dual stage boost controller would do the trick along with the usuall goodies. Im not lookin to get crazy timeslips with this car anymore really. I want it to be a street beast and win shows at the same time. Plus I don't wanna replace trannys and clutches every other month. I do want to hit 11's though.probly not with a body kit.
Just thought i'd throw this out there. Would using bigger wheels like 18's help stop wheel spin? Just thought maybee, but have to sacrafice the top end maybee????
I run a dsmotorsports Turbonetics T3/T4 Stage 3 50 Trim (standard bearing) I find the boost to be just right. First gear has a slight bit of lag, but enough still to spin the wheels in first. Each other gear the power is excellent. The wheelspin is manageable with 17's on, but i'm still getting the bm-tranny lsd.
I think with an LSD and right suspension setup FWD's can handle high HP levels. I'm installing an L2R in my FWD 99 GST soon with all the goodies. I know someone on this board (forgot his name) that runs an 11.8 on a FWD with the L2R. If you ask me, that's pretty damn good, FWD or not.
i plan on getting a big turbo, somewhere in the fields of an FP green or AGP L2R.. my goals is only to have a 12 sec setup. traction will be hard, but damn we could probably beat A LOT of cars on the top end.
I'm building a 6 bolt block for an FP3055 (waiting for FP to finish it before I make my final decision), RED or AGP L3R with a Phantom Grip and an AEM standalone. The right suspension, LSD, and driver technique make all the difference. The vast majority of people who tell you a high HP FWD isn't easily streetable all own AWD and RWD cars, and generally have no idea how to properly drive a truly powerful FWD. Nobody bothers to master the car,
and that's where a lot of the FWD BS comes in. If I went out, and drove a 600+ WHP RWD car for the first time in the rain, with no experience, I wouldn't blame the car for my lack of experience.
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