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Attn2detail
2011-01-07, 12:31 PM
Say it ain't so. We are putting the final touches on a couple turbo cars here at the shop and since we don't typically build turbo cars I wanted to share what we've been working on.

The first car is a 1993 Cobra. The owner plans to swap over to a forged Boss 347 motor later this year so we went with AFR 165cc heads, Comp camshaft package and a Kenne Bell supercharger at the owners request. Since the combo will get rowdy later with the new motor he opted to make the switch over to a BigStuff3 stand alone. I have never been a fan of the older none intercooled kits but he wanted to have the Kenne Bell to have a similar look to his 03 cobra. So the Kenne Bell went on and the heat pump did what it does best. It made no power and the inlet temps at idle were nearing 200 degrees. So Kenne Bell was gracious enough to take the system back and I talked to owner into going with my first choice which was a Hellion Powersystems single turbo system. With talk of doing a Boss 347 he upgraded to a ball bearing 66mm unit. This combo is going to be lethal once it's finished. With short dyno pulls to 3500 its already making 450rwtq which is block splitting torque in these older 302's :lolg:.

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The next project was a new 2010 Camaro SS. This car came to us with full exhaust, k&n intake and a mail order tune making 360rwhp. After discussing his forced induction options he loved that power that is capable with the turbos and I think he liked how unique the set up would be since I told him about all the ProCharged camaro's we had done. So another call was made to Hellion and two weeks later we were looking at one hell of a twin turbo kit. The quality is second to none and everything fit exactly how it should. We'll be at the limits of the fuel system for now but should make great initial power. We will be tuning on this one this weekend.

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Aside from the turbo builds we are also working on a couple new products for 2011. One being a street cog system for C5 and C6 Corvettes to cater to the market more than our current race system does. The other is our V2 drive system for the Trailblazer SS. We have had our supercharger system for these trucks for two years and have had great success with them. We've got customers running 11.50's on very simple set ups but as combinations evolve these guys are wanting more and more power. So we went back to the drawing board and we now have a dedicated drive system that allows up to a ProCharger F-1R headunit. This will be the ticket for the guys looking to make big steam without having to deal with belt slip. Here is a quick collage of how development went with this new system.

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Dave B
2011-01-07, 12:45 PM
You guys do some serious quality work. Always impressive.

BryanW203
2011-01-07, 12:52 PM
Sweet, but someone needs a new router bit!:mrgreen:

kcshaner
2011-01-07, 01:40 PM
HOB is my happy place.

stevo8
2011-01-07, 01:47 PM
How well do the wastegastes control boost spikes when them being so far away from the main path of exhaust gas flow? I've had issues in the past with the gate being so far away, they had issues no overshooting the desired max pressure without really dialing down the gain on the boost controller. I'm guessing waste gates have advanced some in recent years as well. also, is there some sort of lift pump for the oil return?

Furious Goat
2011-01-07, 01:48 PM
Awesome! That Camaro looks like it's gonna be bad ass.

b16gsr
2011-01-07, 03:47 PM
great work fellas.

freekwonder
2011-01-07, 03:55 PM
:headbang: I need to find an excuse to come down and see you guys. I love the shop and the work you guys do. :bowdown:

JohnnyBravo
2011-01-07, 04:21 PM
No TSX, no care.

Does Hellion make a twin turbo for my Acura? I figure with two turbos, bigger injectors, a huge front mount intercooler and some good tuning, my car might make almost 200 fwhp. What would I do with myself?

All kidding aside, those projects look great. I'd love to have a boosted daily driver of some sort.

tommygun
2011-01-07, 07:10 PM
man when u posted the twin kit for the camaro I thought it was a STS style kit, im glad its not lol.

and holy freakin belt wrap on the tbss, a little more tweaking and it will work good.

redhot916spd
2011-01-07, 07:26 PM
quality shows, one day I will come calling with cash

Attn2detail
2011-01-07, 07:30 PM
Thanks for all the nice comments fellas.


and holy freakin belt wrap on the tbss, a little more tweaking and it will work good.

U mirin? :lolg:

We're still making changes but the brackets are finally where we like them.

Lifted94XLT
2011-01-07, 08:35 PM
What IAC is on that Cobra?? Looks like really nice work guys!

KC_Si
2011-01-07, 09:05 PM
Jesus.

Beautiful.

Mantooth
2011-01-07, 09:10 PM
Great craftsmanship! Keep it up, guys.:thumbsup:

Dman03GT
2011-01-07, 09:45 PM
Man I thought my filter placement was bad, I would hate to be driving that Camaro and get caught in a storm, I'd be worried as shit about hydrolocking it. Looks great otherwise.

69Fury
2011-01-07, 10:28 PM
that's some nicely designed bracketry:thumbsup:

05SRT
2011-01-07, 10:35 PM
Man I thought my filter placement was bad, I would hate to be driving that Camaro and get caught in a storm, I'd be worried as shit about hydrolocking it. Looks great otherwise.
My exact thought. That car just became a no rain car.

Attn2detail
2011-01-08, 01:20 PM
My exact thought. That car just became a no rain car.

The kit comes with a belly tray that blocks water from getting to the filters. Its just not installed in the photos. :thumbsup:

Mike V
2011-01-08, 01:23 PM
You guys do some serious quality work. Always impressive.

:wstupid:

Diamond Star
2011-01-08, 01:44 PM
The thought of turbo cars makes me happy.

NONOS
2011-01-09, 10:41 AM
The kit comes with a belly tray that blocks water from getting to the filters. Its just not installed in the photos. :thumbsup:
Still looks like to me you some shit up in there with belly tray :roll:

turbotuner20v
2011-01-09, 10:46 AM
Still looks like to me you some shit up in there with belly tray :roll:

wat :lolg:

JohnnyBravo
2011-01-09, 12:12 PM
wat :lolg:

I'm sure they could figure out a way to get a couple of turbos on your car. Just sayin'. :)

turbotuner20v
2011-01-09, 12:22 PM
I'm sure they could figure out a way to get a couple of turbos on your car. Just sayin'. :)

If I can convince my fiancee to do a byob and bring your own food for our reception maybe I'll be giving Jeremy a call :lol:

JohnnyBravo
2011-01-09, 03:45 PM
If I can convince my fiancee to do a byob and bring your own food for our reception maybe I'll be giving Jeremy a call :lol:

Keg beer + Sam's Club food + rented clubhouse = just as much fun AND you'll have twin turbos.

You can always get married again. You can't always have a twin turbo Corvette.

Priorities, bro. Priorities.

carlos64030
2011-01-09, 03:56 PM
Those brackets you guys made up are some really nice looking pieces!

JoeyG
2011-01-09, 06:34 PM
Keg beer + Sam's Club food + rented clubhouse = just as much fun AND you'll have twin turbos.

You can always get married again. You can't always have a twin turbo Corvette.

Priorities, bro. Priorities.

Agreed

KansasRSX
2011-01-09, 08:33 PM
Keg beer + Sam's Club food + rented clubhouse = just as much fun AND you'll have twin turbos.

You can always get married again. You can't always have a twin turbo Corvette.

Priorities, bro. Priorities.

Funny, my wedding had all of these...

Buford
2011-01-09, 09:08 PM
court house wedding.... done!

tommygun
2011-01-09, 09:13 PM
Vegas with Buford as a witness.

DONE

turboeater
2011-01-09, 09:33 PM
turbo cars look nice.

turbotuner20v
2011-01-09, 09:52 PM
court house wedding.... done!

Vegas with Buford as a witness.

DONE

tempting... I saw that local guy w/ the silver ZR1 look Z06 w/ the vented hood is doing the APS kit at MC... looks sick, I'm mirin'

Buford
2011-01-09, 10:01 PM
Vegas with Buford as a witness.

DONE

this.

themadspoon
2011-01-09, 10:20 PM
this.

The best man is in now get to work on that vette.

turbotuner20v
2011-01-09, 10:22 PM
I should have gone ahead and loaned them the car to fab the vette brackets, then I could at least take pics and pretend like my car was getting cool shit :lolg:

Attn2detail
2011-01-10, 12:37 AM
I should have gone ahead and loaned them the car to fab the vette brackets, then I could at least take pics and pretend like my car was getting cool shit :lolg:

We can do it for fun. I have three cars that are coming in for the first three sets of brackets. :lolg:

Or you can just take Mark's advice.

turbotuner20v
2011-01-10, 12:40 AM
We can do it for fun. I have three cars that are coming in for the first three sets of brackets. :lolg:

Or you can just take Mark's advice.

We'll see what happens down the road... if I get tired of ~575whp I figure the next meaningful step beyond that will require a forged motor and some real boost...

Attn2detail
2011-01-10, 10:07 AM
We'll see what happens down the road... if I get tired of ~575whp I figure the next meaningful step beyond that will require a forged motor and some real boost...

That'a boy! :mrgreen:

JohnnyBravo
2011-01-10, 11:17 AM
We'll see what happens down the road... if I get tired of ~575whp I figure the next meaningful step beyond that will require a forged motor and some real boost...

Should have gotten her a CZ ring. She'd never know the difference and you'd have a built motor with head and cam. Then take my advice on the wedding and get the twin turbos.

Would you rather have a party for all of your friends for 3 hours or 800+ rwhp for the rest of your life?

You have a lot to learn, young Padiwan.

turbotuner20v
2011-01-10, 11:19 AM
Should have gotten her a CZ ring. She'd never know the difference and you'd have a built motor with head and cam. Then take my advice on the wedding and get the twin turbos.

Would you rather have a party for all of your friends for 3 hours or 800+ rwhp for the rest of your life?

You have a lot to learn, young Padiwan.

Hopefully I go through cars faster than I go through wives :lolg: so if I keep this one happy, I get more cars in the future where I'll really have the means to have some fun :)

EA
2011-01-10, 12:41 PM
The Turbo camaro's power numbers made me happy in the pants :)

Just sayin

turbotuner20v
2011-01-10, 12:42 PM
The Turbo camaro's power numbers made me happy in the pants :)

Just sayin


spill it :p

Attn2detail
2011-01-10, 03:57 PM
spill it :p

That thread is coming soon! :thumbsup:

kcshaner
2011-01-10, 04:01 PM
That thread is coming soon! :thumbsup:

Not soon enough sir

Smolies
2011-01-10, 05:35 PM
Very nice fellas. Jeff, Mark has the best advice I have ever heard in my life. It would be a sin to ignore such wisdom.