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Turbo on Tbird LS 5.0
whiteacid Offline
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#1
Hey, I have a 88 LS 5.0 and I was wanting to put a turbo on it. I wanted to know if it was possible if I could do that and if it was would it be possible to have 2 of them on it? Ive seen many imports w/ dual turbos on them and was wondering if I could do the same to mine with the T/C's turbo? If so could someone tell me what steps i would need to do to get it done right. Thank you
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thesandman144 Offline
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#2
you can get someone to fabricate the headers (go to red headers to get an idea of what you got to do) you can get two turbos from the junk yard from any turbo coupe with the matching intercoolers mount the coolers in the front and the get someone to fabricate the a 3 inch downpipe exhaust you probably gonna have to cut into the fire wall to get the down pipes to fit just my two cents but i think it would be cheaper just to get a supercharger ive thought of the idea myself it could work but the expense was not worht it
(nato member) comletely rebuilt suspension with additon of caster camber plates lowered with mustang springs painted candy royal blue next up is increase of horse power by any means possable, (second place is just the first loser)
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whiteacid Offline
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#3
How much would it cost, to do what all I want to do?
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duanetc Offline
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#4
if you are somewhat inclined mechanically then 800-1200 depending on the price of the turbo's
t3/t4 ball bearing hybrid spearco intercooler. Ported big valve head, 44pph injectors,motorsport cam and roller followers kirban afpr walbro 255lph fuel pump 65mm tb atrp downpipe extrude honed intakes and a ported e6 atr external wastegate greddy bov prolly some stuff I missed too
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thesandman144 Offline
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#5
well for starters a pair of 3 inch down pipes run for about 120 each then red header will charge you about 1000 for a pair of headers the two turbos with intercoolers about 300 to 500 with all the hoses and brackets then the exhaust another 300 so you figure about 2000 estimate maybe cheaper
(nato member) comletely rebuilt suspension with additon of caster camber plates lowered with mustang springs painted candy royal blue next up is increase of horse power by any means possable, (second place is just the first loser)
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Allan S Offline
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#6
Quote:Originally posted by whiteacid:
How much would it cost, to do what all I want to do?

It costs around $10k to have a 5.0 twin turbo setup professionally done on a Mustang. If you get good at it you could make it a profitable hobby. [Image: smile.gif]
SCMC Marketing Director
www.svtcobraclub.com

2004 Redfire SVT Cobra
87 TC RIP 10/2003.
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whiteacid Offline
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#7
Money isnt really and issue. I just figured I would learn more if I rebuilt some old crap and did it all myself. Bt 10k, might take be a lil while to get but i will surly get it =]. I just want to be able to talk junk and back it up =]. Plus i want to run for titles down at the local drag strip. Hopefully I will do good.
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Retorical Offline
Junior Member
#8
Twin turbo T-bird at http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Downs...dgetTT.htm

This guy did an awesome job!
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46Tbird Offline
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#9
This is a local guy - with a famous car. [Image: smile.gif]

Twin-turbo 302 in a Fairmont. The shortblock and turbos are straight from TCs. With no intercooler, carbed, and cast iron Windsor Jrs, he has run a best (so far) of 9.86/138. [Image: biggrin.gif] You ought to see his other Fairmont - the one he's building for his wife. That is gonna be the fast one. [Image: wink.gif]
http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Speed...split.html

[This message has been edited by 46Tbird (edited 04-09-2002).]
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Jeff K Online
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#10
Just be aware that the 5.0 SO motor in the Tbirds / Cougars have cast pistons, so I wouldnt go too high on the boost unless you switch to HO forged pistons.

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Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 20 psi, forced air intercooler, water injection, bypass valve, Ranger roller cam, subframes, etc., etc.. // 86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP nitrous, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.... // 91 Escort: Bone stock winter car // 00 Windstar (wifes vehicle)
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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