Figured I would start a brand new thread to document the turbo build I will be going through this winter, and hopefully completing by spring.
If you are familiar with my last setup, I was Paxton supercharged for two years. Car made a little over 700whp and 760wtq. Car ran flawlessly and never had any issues or skipped a beat.
Here was my prior build:
I decided to change platforms for a couple of reasons:
1) Paxton Supercharger is hard on crank snouts. Especially if you are running small pulleys with manual tensioners (which I was) which just increases the risk.
2) I wanted to make more efficient power. Centrifugals have a lot of parasitic losses.
3) I am at the point in my hot rod hobby career that I want to keep progressing my car and skills. I was more or less "done" with the supercharger setup so I really had nothing to work on or look forward to in terms of progressing the car.
The main objective of this build is to perform a simple DIY turbo setup, similar to something you would see on sites like LS1tech, where they are a dime a dozen. There seems to be a huge shortage of this type of work on Vipers, and everyone who goes turbo goes full retard and does an over the top shop build with the best of everything, even if it will never be used.