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Old 11-10-2016, 02:44 PM   #1
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Turbo kit interest. Please read

How much interest do I have out there on a mid sized single turbo setup for the hemi trucks? I may or may not have something in the works for potentially manufacturing single turbo systems. But I first need to know how much interest there is. And seriously, the kit would retail for 5k or less minus the fuel system,injectors and tuning. It would just be for a turbo system.
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Old 11-10-2016, 05:01 PM   #2
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Here are couple of my thoughts on a turbo kit. At a given boost I think turbo's make more power than a SC. I think the problem with turbo's is typically difficult to put a kit together because they take a lot of custom fitting under the hood to have everything fit. I think most folks don't want to make permanent changes to the vehicle itself. There is a very limited number of owners who are willing to basically write off the resale value of their trucks. Now with that said, I also think there is a small market for owners who don't build their own trucks and would pay to have a install done in a turn key fashion. So I feel it is a service to have available, but don't plan to immediately make a living off of. Good luck..
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Here are couple of my thoughts on a turbo kit. At a given boost I think turbo's make more power than a SC. I think the problem with turbo's is typically difficult to put a kit together because they take a lot of custom fitting under the hood to have everything fit. I think most folks don't want to make permanent changes to the vehicle itself. There is a very limited number of owners who are willing to basically write off the resale value of their trucks. Now with that said, I also think there is a small market for owners who don't build their own trucks and would pay to have a install done in a turn key fashion. So I feel it is a service to have available, but don't plan to immediately make a living off of. Good luck..
The hard part will be competing with the STS turbo kit that is already available and pretty easy to install from what I've seen and "relatively turn key". If it's front mount instead of rear mount it has a leg up on the STS kit
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Old 11-11-2016, 08:31 AM   #4
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STS is no longer in business. Yes, a front mount turbo is much better than a rear mount.
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Old 11-11-2016, 12:08 PM   #5
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STS is no longer in business. Yes, a front mount turbo is much better than a rear mount.
STS still holds patents and if they hear about "kits for sale" that are copy cats, I know for a fact you will hear from someone.
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Once had a rear, then a front mount STS kit..... Now the truck has a Stu's turbo kit.
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Once had a rear, then a front mount STS kit..... Now the truck has a Stu's turbo kit.
Stu's turbo kit. Tried and true.
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Old 11-11-2016, 05:29 PM   #8
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For a basic turbo set up, it does good. Hope to see a front mount turbo kit on your truck some day Bill.
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