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    Default Re: Stattama kit, Built trans, Ported heads, spoilers, Alpine PDX amps+more

    I think they designed these engines pretty good for boost, they are pretty much bullet proof hi or low comp.

    And who the fck asks the wife for permission you girls need to get your balls back. I told the women I was buying a turbo for the gp years ago, she said if I do she is gone. Its been turbo what 4ish years? And guess who is on the couch to the right of me.........yup STILL there!

    SO mu ch to upgrade? Bolt the thing on and go boosting, dont run 20 psi on a stock trans and you should be crusing for a while, my pump was going out on the trans only reason I beefed it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4CE FED 6 View Post
    Does the spring isolators include front upper & lower? Include the rear lower as well?

    Strut mounts and bearings for the front or just mounts?

    Interested.
    Yes whole shabang. Front upper and lowers, rear lowers. All four mounts, and the fronts have bearings. HOWEVER. It's looking like I MIGHT keep them and get some dirt cheap struts to put on the car and drive it.

    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyGuy03 View Post
    Buy a $5 roll of heavy duty bubble wrap and some 3M packaging tape - all set
    Might work. Got that **** at Walmart?

    Quote Originally Posted by wstefan20 View Post
    PurpleGuy, you're just tempting me with the stattama setup here! I might have to piss off the wife by using the tax return on this....
    Buy it, you'll love it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Swiggles View Post
    You should, turbos are tons of fun
    Listen to this guy.

    Quote Originally Posted by wstefan20 View Post
    I'm just worried about my trans and how I'm going to deal with the compression ratio of l36 engine without melting a piston! I wish there wasn't so much that needed to be upgraded too

    Engineers need to design things for turbo in mind! Screw cost saving analysis! I'll let that poor schmuck buy it brand new off the lot and waste his money! Then buy for $200 on Craigslist when it's broken! (Like what I did with my car!)
    L36 doesn't care. Alex ran his L36 at over 500whp on this setup IIRC. The only thing that really NEEDS upgraded is the trans. It'll make plenty of power with a baby cam, or even a stock cam for that matter, with stock heads and all.
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    Default Re: Stattama kit, Built trans, Ported heads, spoilers, Alpine PDX amps+more

    Walmart and one of those dollar stores. The dollar store I know for sure has rolls of 3M packaging tape for $1 vs $5-6 like say at the post office or something.
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    Default Re: Stattama kit, Built trans, Ported heads, spoilers, Alpine PDX amps+more

    I ran an l36, itís better for turbo anyways. Run the l26 uim and do the HD diff upgrade if you havenít already and keep boost low while you save for a trans. But buy a tuner before you do anything else if you donít already have one.

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    Default Re: Stattama kit, Built trans, Ported heads, spoilers, Alpine PDX amps+more

    Quote Originally Posted by PurpleGuy View Post
    Yes whole shabang. Front upper and lowers, rear lowers. All four mounts, and the fronts have bearings. HOWEVER. It's looking like I MIGHT keep them and get some dirt cheap struts to put on the car and drive it.
    Alright, well if you decide not to keep them, I'll take them. Would just need a price shipped to 53718. Paypal ready.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyGuy03 View Post
    Walmart and one of those dollar stores. The dollar store I know for sure has rolls of 3M packaging tape for $1 vs $5-6 like say at the post office or something.
    Okay. I'll check it out. Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Swiggles View Post
    I ran an l36, it’s better for turbo anyways. Run the l26 uim and do the HD diff upgrade if you haven’t already and keep boost low while you save for a trans. But buy a tuner before you do anything else if you don’t already have one.
    Or he could just buy my trans too? Haha

    Quote Originally Posted by 4CE FED 6 View Post
    Alright, well if you decide not to keep them, I'll take them. Would just need a price shipped to 53718. Paypal ready.
    Will do
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    Quote Originally Posted by wstefan20 View Post
    I'm just worried about my trans and how I'm going to deal with the compression ratio of l36 engine without melting a piston! I wish there wasn't so much that needed to be upgraded too

    Engineers need to design things for turbo in mind! Screw cost saving analysis! I'll let that poor schmuck buy it brand new off the lot and waste his money! Then buy for $200 on Craigslist when it's broken! (Like what I did with my car!)
    Intercooler and/or e85 is how you keep from melting pistons with the higher compression.

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    I can honestly say I've never heard of someone melting a piston in a 3800. Chipping them sure, but that's usually a tune issue.
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    Default Re: Stattama kit, Built trans, Ported heads, spoilers, Alpine PDX amps+more

    My pistons melted after they popped and I had to drive 20 mins home on 3 good pistons lol. The piston pieces were mashed into the valves but didnít damage them some how.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swiggles View Post
    My pistons melted after they popped and I had to drive 20 mins home on 3 good pistons lol. The piston pieces were mashed into the valves but didnít damage them some how.
    How did you mealt them? Go lean?

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    Default Re: Stattama kit, Built trans, Ported heads, spoilers, Alpine PDX amps+more

    I popped 3 pistons on the dyno because of too much knock on is3 setup. They popped and then the pieces got mashed up into smaller pieces. The carpet under my center console started smoking because the cat got so hot. I was able to use a wire wheel on the valves to get all the piston pieces off. I though I had a pic of them but I canít find it.

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    Bump, dropped prices on pretty much everything, including turbo setup.
    97 Dark Mulberry Metallic GTP PLOG, 3" DP, 1.9's, DHP 1.0, 3.4" ~195K End of the road. Thanks rust. Lots of parts for sale: http://www.grandprixforums.net/threa...s-TEP-Cam-More

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