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Old 04-14-2011, 09:15 AM   #1
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Cool I had some free time

So I started calculating how much time it will take for me to save $5,500 so I can get a STS turbo on this bad boy. During summer I make around $80 at least a night I'n tips so I did $80 x 6 b/c I work 6 days a week and got I'll be making around $480 a week I'n tips alone. So I did 5,500 divided by 480 and it should take me around 11 weeks to save up. Jeez I'm excited now! Soon my car will be a v8 competitor maybe killer lol. Anyone who already has the STS turbo for their v6 I'm interested on how it's doing and if u guys/girls think it was a great investment
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:23 AM   #2
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That's 11 weeks of not spending any of your tip money though. Which I guess you can do as long as you're not blowing through your pay check. I personally loved it when I waited tables, could make $100 a night if it was busy, and that's on top of the regular pay check.
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Yeah you can make mad money off delivery too. Four hours of work and on a friday I could walk out of there with over $100 in cash.

Good luck saving up man!
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Thanks guys. I won't be blowing through my check because all of my checks go to my parents to pay off the car.
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:35 AM   #5
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I mean, if you wanna void your warranty and become deeply involved in a turbo setup on your Camaro; be my guest. There are TONS of threads about this. Most notably and recently: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=116365

GretchenGrowl has gotten 4-5psi on her system and she's deep as F into the build. Even with Vince from Trifecta, there are still fuel issues with these DI motors. MyWorld just dyno'd his STS custom turbo install [took all winter and spring to get installed correctly] and he had 318 to the rear wheels. Now he blames the crummy dyno machine, but still. It's a big long process and it sure as hell is gonna cost you more than the 5500 for the kit. But if you've got a lot of free time, an ace mechanic, a place to work on it, and determination, sure. I just don't have 6 grand to throw at my car. Id rather sell my Camaro for 22, add the 6 and Im in the 2010 1SS range man.... just sayin....
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:11 AM   #6
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I mean, if you wanna void your warranty and become deeply involved in a turbo setup on your Camaro; be my guest. There are TONS of threads about this. Most notably and recently: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=116365

GretchenGrowl has gotten 4-5psi on her system and she's deep as F into the build. Even with Vince from Trifecta, there are still fuel issues with these DI motors. MyWorld just dyno'd his STS custom turbo install [took all winter and spring to get installed correctly] and he had 318 to the rear wheels. Now he blames the crummy dyno machine, but still. It's a big long process and it sure as hell is gonna cost you more than the 5500 for the kit. But if you've got a lot of free time, an ace mechanic, a place to work on it, and determination, sure. I just don't have 6 grand to throw at my car. Id rather sell my Camaro for 22, add the 6 and Im in the 2010 1SS range man.... just sayin....
U have a good point but I'm tired of kids talking crap saying "what's the point of a camaro if it's not a v8." and I'm sick of it I have the nicest car on the island when it comes to teens and probably the 2nd nicest on the whole island. ( dude right outside my plantations has a black + yellow lamb black rims + spoiler it's stunning ) I just don't have all that v8 power
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:15 AM   #7
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U have a good point but I'm tired of kids talking crap saying "what's the point of a camaro if it's not a v8." and I'm sick of it I have the nicest car on the island when it comes to teens and probably the 2nd nicest on the whole island. ( dude right outside my plantations has a black + yellow lamb black rims + spoiler it's stunning ) I just don't have all that v8 power
Dude mod your car for YOU! Not for other people! If you are happy with the 6 then keep the 6.

Also keep in mind you need to be pretty knowledgeable with cars if you are going to apply n aftermarket turbo to a car. Things WILL break and if you dont know what the hell is under the hood youll be stranded on the side of the road or paying mechanics out the ass to fix everything.

Just saying, take everything into consideration.
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:37 AM   #8
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:44 AM   #9
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U have a good point but I'm tired of kids talking crap saying "what's the point of a camaro if it's not a v8." and I'm sick of it I have the nicest car on the island when it comes to teens and probably the 2nd nicest on the whole island. ( dude right outside my plantations has a black + yellow lamb black rims + spoiler it's stunning ) I just don't have all that v8 power

honestly who cares what other kids say...most of the time they are driving beat up civics or acuras so they are probably just jealous. i hear that quote all the time, especially at shows. a camaro is a camaro, a mustang is a mustang, a challenger is a challenger and so forth. its your camaro and thats all thats to it bro. our v6's stock have the hp of a v8 from years ago...and thats just awesome how you can get the amount of power out of our v6s that we do. i bet if you took these kids for a nice ride they would shut up.
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:29 AM   #10
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Dude mod your car for YOU! Not for other people! If you are happy with the 6 then keep the 6.

Also keep in mind you need to be pretty knowledgeable with cars if you are going to apply n aftermarket turbo to a car. Things WILL break and if you dont know what the hell is under the hood youll be stranded on the side of the road or paying mechanics out the ass to fix everything.

Just saying, take everything into consideration.
Yep...

figure an easy $1,000 for an install... plus you'll be without your car for a while...

Also, when doing something as drastic as adding a power adder you definitely need Plan B for when something goes wrong! You will be looking at a major repair bill.. plus again, you'll be without your car for a while..
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:34 AM   #11
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Old 04-14-2011, 12:53 PM   #12
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I agree with some people here.. OP you are cutting it too close to the neck. Don't spend all of your money on your car. I would spend 10% of your monthly earnings on your car... MAX.

Think ahead, cars only depreciate, so w/e money you are putting into it, will end up being less than you bought for. I'd love to jump onto some turbos right now, but I need to save up. Got bills to pay, 2 mortgages, and just life in general lol.

But, goodluck!
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Old 04-14-2011, 01:53 PM   #13
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I mean, if you wanna void your warranty and become deeply involved in a turbo setup on your Camaro; be my guest. There are TONS of threads about this. Most notably and recently: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=116365

GretchenGrowl has gotten 4-5psi on her system and she's deep as F into the build. Even with Vince from Trifecta, there are still fuel issues with these DI motors. MyWorld just dyno'd his STS custom turbo install [took all winter and spring to get installed correctly] and he had 318 to the rear wheels. Now he blames the crummy dyno machine, but still. It's a big long process and it sure as hell is gonna cost you more than the 5500 for the kit. But if you've got a lot of free time, an ace mechanic, a place to work on it, and determination, sure. I just don't have 6 grand to throw at my car. Id rather sell my Camaro for 22, add the 6 and Im in the 2010 1SS range man.... just sayin....
I agree that someone shouldn't spend every last penny they have modding their car. Howerver, I think you view of the success of these kits is a little pessemistic. Yes, I'm only running 4.5 psi, but it isn't because I can't run more. Vince has shown his tune can support around 9-10 psi before we run out of fuel. I'm not in a hurry to get there, after all I make more RWHP than the typical L99 and close to what the LS3s do. I just want to spend some time tweaking some things because I like my car to be the way I want it. Right now proving I can put 425-450 RWHP is just not a big concern for me. What good would it do me? I need to decide on new wheels and tires and add some trailing arms to make good use of the power I have already.

So, to sum it up. If I were paying my parents back for the car I wouldn't put every last penny I had into a turbo. I'm not in that situation and if I had it to do all over again I'd put a twin turbo on my car again.
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I agree with many of the posts on this, Mrpaintballordie. If you really wanna do some serious mods to your car, wait until at least it's paid off. Think of all the money you can blow on your car once it's paid off!!! And then you don't have to worry as much when it breaks and you gotta pay to fix it.

I drive a 2011 Synergy Green Camaro LS, and people always say, "yeah, but it's not a V8." But to me, that's fine because I'm not dragging it (if I were then I could've offerded a V8 ... dragging costs money), and it's a very good possibility that my V6 LS Camaro will beat whatever they're driving anyway. So when they say that, I just respond with, "Wanna race?"

That Camaro is YOURS (well actually it belongs to the bank until it's paid off, but you get what I'm sayin) and you should do with it what YOU want.
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Old 04-14-2011, 04:32 PM   #15
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Let them talk shit, they are only jealous that you have a Camaro. Take that car out and get the prettiest girl on the island. That will teach your buddies.

I've yet to get any slack from my friends for buying a V6, of course all my friends, like me, are married with kids. They are all actually amazed I was able to get a Camaro. Hell it was my wifes idea... LOL
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I did some calculations for my hopeful mods but i did a different situation. I removed about 10-15 dollars a week as spending and cash necessities. Other wise as much as i want a turbo for more power that is my last goal. I am happy with the v6 and would rather spend 5 grand on the exterior and sound. So new exhaust, new rims, cold air intake and then finally a turbo. works in order of desire but the rims and exhaust are interchangeable
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I agree with many of the posts on this, Mrpaintballordie. If you really wanna do some serious mods to your car, wait until at least it's paid off. Think of all the money you can blow on your car once it's paid off!!! And then you don't have to worry as much when it breaks and you gotta pay to fix it.

I drive a 2011 Synergy Green Camaro LS, and people always say, "yeah, but it's not a V8." But to me, that's fine because I'm not dragging it (if I were then I could've offerded a V8 ... dragging costs money), and it's a very good possibility that my V6 LS Camaro will beat whatever they're driving anyway. So when they say that, I just respond with, "Wanna race?"

That Camaro is YOURS (well actually it belongs to the bank until it's paid off, but you get what I'm sayin) and you should do with it what YOU want.
My car won't be paid off untill im 21 :Facepalm: and I'm 16 now
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Yep...

figure an easy $1,000 for an install... plus you'll be without your car for a while...

Also, when doing something as drastic as adding a power adder you definitely need Plan B for when something goes wrong! You will be looking at a major repair bill.. plus again, you'll be without your car for a while..
Yeah a built up aftermarket choice is a bad idea for a daily driver imo.

And op now that I know youre 16, you probably wont be able to afford another car so this is your daily. Ive always stood by my belief, your race car and your daily should be separate.
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I mean, if you wanna void your warranty and become deeply involved in a turbo setup on your Camaro; be my guest. There are TONS of threads about this. Most notably and recently: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=116365

GretchenGrowl has gotten 4-5psi on her system and she's deep as F into the build. Even with Vince from Trifecta, there are still fuel issues with these DI motors. MyWorld just dyno'd his STS custom turbo install [took all winter and spring to get installed correctly] and he had 318 to the rear wheels. Now he blames the crummy dyno machine, but still. It's a big long process and it sure as hell is gonna cost you more than the 5500 for the kit. But if you've got a lot of free time, an ace mechanic, a place to work on it, and determination, sure. I just don't have 6 grand to throw at my car. Id rather sell my Camaro for 22, add the 6 and Im in the 2010 1SS range man.... just sayin....
I never said the dyno I was on was a crummy dyno. I said it was Mustang dyno. Dynojets typically show 11-14% more RHP than a Mustang, and everyone on here seems to be using dynojets. My tuner likes his Mustang dyno, and if he feels that is what is best for his shop, that's what I'm using. If the opportunity presents it's self, I may get on a dynojet at some shops Dynoday. Also my car orginally took 2 weeks in November to get the kit installed initially. I put the car away for the winter in december, and then it took another 4 weeks this spring to get the install straightened out. I guess you could say it took a total of 6 weeks, but much of that downtime was due to me wanting to upgrade parts of the kit I didn't like.
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