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    LS Turbo Build on a Budget... Seeking Advice/Suggestions

    Hey everyone I have recently decided to go LS turbo and now I need some feedback. I want to hit 300whp if possible. This will not be my daily driver once the build starts so I will have time to get everything together and put it all together. This is going to be my first build. My budget is around $2000 (possibly more depending on how much I can justify spending), I feel I can do a lot with this much and this is where all of you can share your knowledge and experience with me. I am going to get new pistons, rods, and rod bolts for the block. Could I support 300whp with just these things in the block? What else should I do? Also I will be rebuilding the head (valve train, cams, cam gears,) what should I go with? And last, the turbo. I am considering the gt28rs but do you think that is too small for my goal? I am basically just looking to see what there is to be said about LS-T builds, the parts involved (whats good, whats bad), and your experiences with such builds and parts. Any and all input will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    -Trevor

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    Originally posted by triskpin View Post
    Hey everyone I have recently decided to go LS turbo and now I need some feedback. I want to hit 300whp if possible. This will not be my daily driver once the build starts so I will have time to get everything together and put it all together. This is going to be my first build. My budget is around $2000 (possibly more depending on how much I can justify spending), I feel I can do a lot with this much and this is where all of you can share your knowledge and experience with me. I am going to get new pistons, rods, and rod bolts for the block. Could I support 300whp with just these things in the block? What else should I do? Also I will be rebuilding the head (valve train, cams, cam gears,) what should I go with? And last, the turbo. I am considering the gt28rs but do you think that is too small for my goal? I am basically just looking to see what there is to be said about LS-T builds, the parts involved (whats good, whats bad), and your experiences with such builds and parts. Any and all input will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.





    -Trevor


    you already broke your budget of 2g's just in block and head work and that gtrs.


    You can hit 300whp on a stock block its been done fuck I hit 325whp on my last one spent around 1500 on my home made kit.

    i USED a td05hr from a evo8 and a modded evo8 turbo manifold still have the manifold need to sale it.

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      #3
      how long did that motor hold up with stock block?

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        #4
        its still kicking just not boosted anymore

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          #5
          What was your compression looking like when you strapped on the turbo?

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            #6
            boost on a budget

            my b18a made 265 on a home made kit and its still boosted tuned on turboedit lol got my kit for 800 bucks

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              #7
              I have another question. If I just got ARP rod bolts and head studs, assuming everything else is in proper working condition, what kind of power do you think I could make (with turbo) before reaching the limits of the stock motor?

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                #8
                you have to remove the rods just to be able to switch out the bolts, so if your gonna do that you might as well build the whole thing

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