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Old 05-18-2016, 08:49 AM
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So I've been thinking that I may want to make my car super charged, I've been wondering how hard is it to do and what all is needed?
 
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Old 05-18-2016, 10:58 AM
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Everything from the heads up from an L67, axle work, some engine harness additions, and PCM tune.

Dead set on an L67 top-swap? What about going through GP forums and seeing if you can score a used turbo kit from a demod?
 
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^What he said, didn't think axle work was needed with a top swap though.
 
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Not dead set but exploring options
 
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Old 05-18-2016, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by nitehawkjcb View Post
^What he said, didn't think axle work was needed with a top swap though.
Yeah, IDK why I said the axle work, keeping the bottom end and transmission on the top-swap doesn't require the axle stuff.

I was typing a longer post, and then deleted out the middle of it. Probably was just an after thought of another sentence haha

The reason I mention the turbo, is the fact that it's really easy to bolt-on, doesn't require taking apart the engine, and I believe they are a touch easier to tune for.
 
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I hear ya. The tune is always the hardest part.
 
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I'll keep a eye on this thread, I also want to make my 03 a sleeper
I use mine as daily so thinking I must save and plan a before/after all in one shot type upgrade ..... I can't mod as I go or until something breaks
 
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I'll second what is required mentioned above. You need the heads on up, the sc accessory pulley system, and the crank balancer. Plus whatever tuning you need (a canned vendor tune would be fine either way).

I also like the idea of a turbo setup, especially with how cheap some are getting.

It's really a tradeoff. An l67 top swap has the possibility of being far cheaper (I've seen it done under $500), but it is a lot of install work.

The turbo kit would be a much quicker install, but used kits start about $1500, or you're nearly $3k for a new setup.
 
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Old 05-19-2016, 09:17 AM
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I'm honestly at the point of my build that I wish I went with the turbo. This whole thing has been custom this, and custom that. I can't even get some parts from ZZP anymore.
 

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