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Old 02-10-2007, 11:30 AM   #1
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planning to turbocharge need help though

i have a couple of questions. 1) I am planning to geta t/c this early summer, but i just need help because i dont know who has the best numbers and price, i.e:xois, focussport, precision turbo, just to name some, and who you all think i should go with, because like i said i dont have a clue about them. i want to be hitting around 230-245 whp. 2)I was wondering what would be best svt.header w/ hi flo cat or, offroadpipe, and which would be best for the turbo. and lastly 3)if i go with an orp could i get a tune to take the cat's program out of the ecu,so it could pass emisions?

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Old 02-10-2007, 11:32 AM   #2
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also it is a 2000 with 68k do you think that would be a bad idea to turbo? or could it take the pressure?
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header is a no go with a turbo, hfc will restrict, go off road if keeping stock exhaust...you will fail emissions with that...no way around it unless you keep the cat
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A traditional header is not an uption with a T/C kit. They usually come with their own manifold designed to accept a T/C. The exhaust side of the T/C is usually adapted to your existing exhaust or an aftermarket one of your choosing. If you live in a state with emission testing, you will need a cat. You could always bolt it on instead of welding it on so you could swap it out after testing.

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yeah but couldnt i get it tuned fpr no cat, so i could pass emissions? and which turbo setup would be the best you think? all you ppl that already have t/c setups...
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Indeed...you can get it tuned with or without. If you have it tuned without and can pass emissions just by adding the cat, that would be awesome. I'm thinking you made need a different tune with the cat on to pass emissions. I don't have much experience in that field since I live in Fla. Maybe someone who has to deal with emissions issues can chime in. We are so lucky down here!!!!
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The thing is if your state uses an sniffer to check emmisions then youll be screwed no matter what tune you have...second i do not think that there is a tune for emissions and still keep no cat...youl have to put the cat on the car before the testing either way.
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I agree...there's no way to pass emissions without a cat, no matter what kind of tune. I was suggesting maybe he could tune it without the cat and put it on just before getting the sniff test. It's a long shot at best, but It would be killer if it worked.
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if you go xios i think they do offer both cat and orp because i remember them tuning the kit both ways...of course with supersnail youll have a better tune because your getting it dyno on YOUR car and then im sure a tuner would have no problem tuning for that...thats all it will really do is lower spool time with an orp compared to a cat.
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so you think supersnail would give me a better situation? as for the sniffer my state doesnt do that all they do is plug in a reader to the ecu, idk if that is the sniffer you are saying
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