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Yeah, you can build cheap turbo kits but it's a lot better to use the T4 turbos and 44mm wastegates. The turbos are little more expensive than 150.00 but you don't have the back pressure issues and boost creep mentioned in the article.

I used a set of Godspeed Super T4's ($300ea) and Cheap XO2 wastegates/BOV ($140ea/$80) on a stock'ish 350 (Ported 882 heads, Summit 1104 cam). I built the headers out of 88-95 Chevy truck shorties-- Summit G9014 ($150). Also use a $100 Ebay intercooler -- 31"w X 12"h X 3" thick. I modified a 650 Holley dp and used a Spectra carb hat ($95).

This was in an '84 C10 pickup with 3.08 gears and th350 with a cheap Redneck 2500 converter. We didn't dyno it but the truck went deep into the 11's on 10psi and pump gas. I'm sure we were over 525hp as the truck had to weigh close to 4000#.

Can't really say how reliable the ebay stuff is over time. The guy that owns the truck moved out of state after a couple months. I would be nervous to run the cheap stuff on an expensive build with good heads and forged bottom end.  You could build a nice singe kit using a Borg Warner S475 and good JGS 60mm wastegate for not much more.  I had build pics and video but my laptop got stolen.





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Thanks Camaro_fever68 for the Good info on that Turbo Build . Sounds Like it was making some Good Power right out the gate . I want to run a Small Blower 10lbs of Drive boost on a 355 I have . I am thinking it will be a Little Cheaper and Easier to install and dial in then a Turbo . I have a Set of #487 Heads I can run 74-76cc's still have not Looked at Camshafts . It would go in My Monte Carlo with the 2800 stall and 3.73 . The car is around 3300-3400 lbs

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The small single carb blowers are nice, long as you don't get greedy with HP. Just hard to fit under most hoods without a rediculous scoop. Make sure to get the 177. The 144 is too small and you have to spin it too fast to get any power out of it. Friend has a 6-71 on a 383 in an S-10. He's running around 10 psi and the truck scoots. Pretty insane on the street since it's instant torque.

I'm not going to say it's a cheaper route, but definitly easier to install to tune. Turbos either require a lot of money or a lot of fab skills. The Comp XE nitrous cams work well with the small blowers if you looking for something off the shelf.

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Yeah I am Looking at the 177 Blower . I think that would be so Cool to have on the Street . And man would it make some Nice Torque . I would need a Bad Boy Cowl Hood Ha-biggrin Just have to start saving some $$$$ Going to pull My 355 out real soon and go back through it . It's about 10.75.1 now so I have to drop down My C/R .



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