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Old 12-11-2011, 01:04 PM   #1
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Turbo(s) in Engine Bay?

How come it hasn't been done? Why put turbos where the mufflers normally are.. Like STS?

Seems like that's a really bad place for water ingestion.. Plus the lag is much greater as the gasses have to travel through 20 feet of piping. V8's have turbos nicely tucked in the engine bay.
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I know one advantage of it heat. When you have turbos in the engine bay its like a big ol heater there which is alot harder to cool then the rear or mid mount turbos
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:12 PM   #3
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Engine bay causes to much heat. Sts is designed as a sleeper system also. Lags not that big of a problem. And long as you don't go off roading waters not a problem.
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:18 PM   #4
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I know one advantage of it heat. When you have turbos in the engine bay its like a big ol heater there which is alot harder to cool then the rear or mid mount turbos
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Engine bay causes to much heat. Sts is designed as a sleeper system also. Lags not that big of a problem. And long as you don't go off roading waters not a problem.
I agree with you there but thats how factory subi's, bmw's etc.. do it. And somehow it works for them. If a system is designed well.. heat isn't an issue. To me I think it comes down to money. A engine bay system is more complex and cost more money to design/develop. But I think it looks much more professional and presentable then chopping off your mufflers and sticking turbo's there.
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:22 PM   #5
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How come it hasn't been done? Why put turbos where the mufflers normally are.. Like STS?

Seems like that's a really bad place for water ingestion.. Plus the lag is much greater as the gasses have to travel through 20 feet of piping. V8's have turbos nicely tucked in the engine bay.
Who says it hasn't been done. There are a few custom builds on here and here is a ready to buy kit.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=180219
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:25 PM   #6
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Who says it hasn't been done. There are a few custom builds on here and here is a ready to buy kit.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=180219

Yes I know it's been done on a V8.. That's why I am asking why nobody has done it on a V6!
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:31 PM   #7
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Yes I know it's been done on a V8.. That's why I am asking why nobody has done it on a V6!
Oops, didn't see what section I was in.
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:33 PM   #8
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Oops, didn't see what section I was in.
It's ok.. That video was fun to watch!!!
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Yes, with transverse mounted I4s most manufacturers mount them between the engine and the firewall or between the radiator and the engine. Remember, those only have one header, so it is fairly easy to do that and provide adequate heat sheilding. Look at the V6 turbos that Ford is producing. They mount them lower than the Subies and Evos. They have more space down there to sheild from heat than if they had to move all that piping up high.
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Jealous of that turbonetic kit
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Old 12-11-2011, 02:19 PM   #11
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Jealous of that turbonetic kit
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Old 12-11-2011, 04:01 PM   #12
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My concern with the STS kit is my car is my only car and when I go FI I don't want to worry about the turbos getting f'd up
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My concern with the STS kit is my car is my only car and when I go FI I don't want to worry about the turbos getting f'd up
A lot of people might not agree with me but thats why you buy a used turbo off craiglist or cheap ebay turbo to hold you over for at most a month until you can get a new or rebuilt one. I used my backup ebay turbo for a week when switching turbos and spooled and felt just as fast as using name brand turbo!
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Old 12-11-2011, 05:41 PM   #14
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I wouldn't trust an ebay/craiglist turbo. And I've always liked the turbos in the engine bay.

Now if we had an under aero kit that could also serve as a protectant to the rear mounted turbos then I would be alright with rears.
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