Is that just with turbochargers or SC's too? I was under the impression that the Magnacharger system was fairly safe. I mean it comes with it's own ECU (right?) and it's warrentied against damage done by the SC to your engine. It's also supposed to run with the stock internals and CR. Though it's only rated at 4.5 to 5.5 lbs of boost, on any V8 that adds up fairly fast. That's what I'd like to do. Power on tap while preserving most of the gas milage and drivability.DevilYellow said:Well ... no
You might want to think about it more first before you plan to just bolt on turbos. Sure it can be done cheaply but you get what you pay for. This motor is not really built for boost. The correct way to do turbo an LS1 car is to build another low compression motor, then upgrade the fuel system, and install an aftermarket DFI. Only then will it be safe and reliable, not only that ... but also very fun.
As far as I know the kit I'm speaking of doesn't require different injectors. It does, however, have a PCM that reprograms your stock maps in the stock PCM (if I read it right). And at this point I don't really know if I'd spend that much for 5 lbs of boost. I'd have to wait till someone else does it to see what they got out of it, that's why I'm here. And some of it's the WOW factor of having a blower sitting under the hood, ya, I also like shiny metal objects.DevilYellow said:Usually those kits come with reprogrammed PCMs ... which I would run away from. I would have the car dyno tuned. Low boost like that can be handled without doing the DFI or full fuel system (just need injectors) ... but do you really want to spend $5000+ for just 5lbs of boost? Heads and cam still keep driveability and when you are just putting around town milage should not be affected at all.