New toy showed up today:
The turbo is a Garrett GT5533R 94mm, with a billet ETR-HO compressor wheel from Forced Inductions. This turbo was always one of my desired options, though unlikely due to the price, size, and “overkillishness” it delivers. I stumbled onto a great deal from a guy who bought it late October and ran into unfortunate financial issues, so I made out pretty well. It also happens to be the exact turbo “The Cutty” will be running this year on Street Outlaws. He made just under 1500rwhp with it with room to grow.
This car will be ran down the track like the last one, though most of the time it would be run on a much lower power setting. There’s no hiding that part of this will be just to have a cool build… frankly the idea of running down the track with this combo cranked up scares the shit out of me. No huge rush on the build… I’m going to enjoy the process and take my time getting there. Hopefully will end up with something nice looking (learned a lot of do’s and don’ts last go around), and will have fun with friends and maybe some Jack along the way. I plan to build all the turbo related items this winter, then start picking away at the engine, fuel, and safety items. Here’s the quick breakdown of the build:
2000 Camaro SS
-Garrett GT5533R 94mm
-Truck manifold / SS plumbing hot
-Aluminum cold and possibly aluminum exhaust past the tranny
-Might go for a custom 6" thick A-A intercooler, all v-banded
-LSX 6-bolt block in the ~400ci area
-Reasonable cam (gas mileage. cough.)
-Twin 465lph in tank pumps
-160ish # injectors
-most likely 93oct low / C16 high
-Stock computer with HP Tuners 3bar. Car will be inspected and street driven.
-10 point CrMoly cage with a net (ya ya) and a chute. Not going 25.5 on this.
-Already have the TH400 from Comp. Trans, Moser M9 rear, Denny’s DS, and most of the suspension.
Before anyone says people are doing this and that with “junkyard” builds… yes I’m aware of that and that is very cool that they are pulling that off. I applaud them, but that is not what I want to do. The plan is to tune it from 800whp - MAYBE 1500whp depending on how big my balls are that day… or how many drinks I had. I’m not sure what the goals for the track are, but I’ll be the first to say they will not reach the setup’s full potential. I just want to have fun building it.