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Old 06-16-2011, 05:46 PM   #1
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Life expectancy of a turbo camaro

Any educated guesses of how long a v6 camaro will last with aftermarket turbo?
saying your not over doing it with boost
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:56 PM   #2
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Any educated guesses of how long a v6 camaro will last with aftermarket turbo?
saying your not over doing it with boost

Honestly, the "bad" parts come to surface when pushed but if you're not too aggressive with Boost, there is no reason why it shouldn't be an everyday driver.
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:37 PM   #3
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Any educated guesses of how long a v6 camaro will last with aftermarket turbo?
saying your not over doing it with boost
7000 daily miles and running!
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:39 PM   #4
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If its done right there should be no problems at all. You do know that some cars come with turbos from the factory.
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Old 06-16-2011, 08:06 PM   #5
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Yah I know theres a lot of turboed cars from factory but since it's it will be aftermarket, the engine isn't built around turbo but I'm sure these engines are great
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:10 PM   #6
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Yah I know theres a lot of turboed cars from factory but since it's it will be aftermarket, the engine isn't built around turbo but I'm sure these engines are great
A lot of those cars don't have any different internals than the LLT. Just don't get to radical and it should last. Like PT said he's put 7K on his. I've put 3K on mine and who knows how much Z_Madness and Jim505 have put on theirs. Change your oil more frequently and use good synthetics and you will probably have no more issues than a modded NA car. Try to push it too far for just a few more HP and then you'll have problems.
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As GGG mentioned above, properly built and maintained, there is no reason for the V-6 with an aftermarket turbo to not last a long long time...

All mechanical things have a duty cycle... The harder you push something, the shorter time it will last.... having said that, with proper care, and a good well planned build, you should have years of fun driving from this set-up...Change the oil frequently, and use good quality oil and fuels at all times...

First and foremost, find a good reputable builder... talk to them and listen to the answers... Try to find one that will listen to you and discuss the build rather than preach to you what you need...


Have fun if you decide to go this route... I'm having an absolute ball with mine.... though I have two extra cylinders... the principles are the same...
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Like everyone else said - properly maintained you'll be fine. A few things to keep in mind though.

-Change your oil more often, ~3,500 mi
-Shell out the extra cash for a reputable tuner
-Specifically tell your tuner this is your daily driver. You want a safe, reliable tune, don't go chasing numbers on the dyno.
-Don't tune for 93 if you can't get it everywhere around you.
-Learn to monitor any gauges you may have. Oil pressure, EGT, wideband O2, boost, etc. all can indicate a problem before it becomes catastrophic. A cracked ringland or blown ring alone is better than spun bearings and bent valves along with them.


Most importantly, if you can't afford to rebuild, don't do it. Some will tell you that you won't have a problem, but you MIGHT be that unlucky soul. The chances aren't high, but you don't want to end up with a blown motor and no warranty, so make sure you will be financially able to rebuild just in case you have to.
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GM wont do it is all I will say. Engines built for boost use different internals and tolerances .... Can you get away with it... yes some do.. how long will it last ? no one can truthfully say.....
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GM wont do it is all I will say. Engines built for boost use different internals and tolerances .... Can you get away with it... yes some do.. how long will it last ? no one can truthfully say.....
But they used the same setup as other FI cars on these. They have high silicon pistons, forged rods and cranks, etc... This is the same setup the Mazda Speed 3s and Cobalt TCs have. It will take some boost without issue. Just don't over do it.
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Old 06-18-2011, 09:50 AM   #11
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GM wont do it is all I will say. Engines built for boost use different internals and tolerances .... Can you get away with it... yes some do.. how long will it last ? no one can truthfully say.....
GM did do it! Ask Jay Leno...

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Honestly I'm not sure why people mod the v6 anyway... its there to save gas mileage is my thought, why mess with that. Get the v8 if you want more power
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You might as well go back to the V8 forums... that attitude isn't welcome here!
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Honestly I'm not sure why people mod the v6 anyway... its there to save gas mileage is my thought, why mess with that. Get the v8 if you want more power


Tell that to the guys these cars!

http://www.carsession.com/car-news/1...n-r35-gtr.html

http://www.mx6.com/forums/australia-...ze-gemini.html



There is nothing magical about the number of cylinders. If more was always better then we'd all have V16s. It's about displacement (natural and effective) and efficiency. The LLT is more efficient that either L99 or LS3 and with FI can have larger effective displacement. Hopefully that clears it up a little for you.
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Old 06-18-2011, 12:26 PM   #15
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The future of most performance cars will be DI and many, if not all will migrate to the V6 and I-4 configurations. We have had 1000 plus HP I-4's and way above that w/V's.

As for the advantages, fuel economy when not in use....less weight, lesss rotating mass, tons of advantages. And for reliability the top of the line kits are better quality than most or all OEM single & twin turbos so that should not be an issue if maintained as the posts above.

Some will always be stuck in the dark ages with their opinions though so not much can be done to change how they think no matter what facts & science is presented.
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Old 06-18-2011, 03:20 PM   #16
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Honestly I'm not sure why people mod the v6 anyway... its there to save gas mileage is my thought, why mess with that. Get the v8 if you want more power
And the door is that way back to the v8 threads -------------->

Don't let it hit ur ..... on the way out

Honestly such comments are unnecessary. We bought a v6 for whatever personal reason we did. We will mod them as little or as insanely much as we want and not care what v6 haters think.
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Honestly I'm not sure why people mod the v6 anyway... its there to save gas mileage is my thought, why mess with that. Get the v8 if you want more power
Yeah definately wrong forum for that comment.
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Old 06-18-2011, 04:47 PM   #18
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Yeah definately wrong forum for that comment.
Wrong comment for any forum, especially from a sponsor of this site. I guess they don't want any V6 business.
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Old 06-18-2011, 05:40 PM   #19
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Wrong comment for any forum, especially from a sponsor of this site. I guess they don't want any V6 business.
this is true.....uninformed or " people with blinders" type opinions are completely unnecesary
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Honestly I'm not sure why people mod the v6 anyway... its there to save gas mileage is my thought, why mess with that. Get the v8 if you want more power
Forreal...^ that comment was so rude and uncalled for. and even more coming from a that high known member..
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I am very surprised that came from a C5 sponsored vendor......
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No surprise seeing who it was.

Back to the subject, pretty much every car manufacturer domestic & foriegn now have turbos in several of their models and lastinf far longer than the early ones from the 70's and 80's. My Audi 5000 turbo went over 120k miles before we sold it and never an issue w/the turbo.
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Honestly I'm not sure why people mod the v6 anyway... its there to save gas mileage is my thought, why mess with that. Get the v8 if you want more power
If I purchase a V8 I will make sure I never purchase anything from your place of business. That comment is beyond stupid and useless in the forum.
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Honestly I'm not sure why people mod the v6 anyway... its there to save gas mileage is my thought, why mess with that. Get the v8 if you want more power
Lets be honest, the V6 is the better daily car. Its lighter, handles better, gets better fuel economy and the same kind of power that the last generation V8 was producing, and on top of that it's better looking because it doesn't have the silly mail slot and has a lower grille that is simply sleeker.

If you're taking your car to the track or the strip...then the SS is the only way to go. But those who have made a more educated decision for their daily driver than you would prefer you please keep your ignorant comments to yourself.
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