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PostSubject: has anyone here twin turboed a caprice?   Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:58 pm

Im at the start of tt my 95 wagon and cant figure out how im going to run the tubes to the intercooler. If anyone has any pics or tips for me that would be great.
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PostSubject: Re: has anyone here twin turboed a caprice?   Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:42 pm

It has been discussed many times. Relocating the battery to the rear, and moving the pcm up against the wheel well will help get the tubing to the intercooler and back. Some shorty headers turned upside down might work to create a turbo inlet. Down pipe direction on either side can be interesting. Thats all I got, I have only pondered it, never done it. Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: has anyone here twin turboed a caprice?   Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:51 pm

Thanks for the info. Ill take all that i can get. The idea of doin this seemed alot easier then its turning out to be. But it will be worth when its done.
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PostSubject: Re: has anyone here twin turboed a caprice?   Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:50 pm


http://www.impalassforum.com/vBulletin/showthread.php?t=258516

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PostSubject: Re: has anyone here twin turboed a caprice?   Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:10 pm

That link was helpful. Looks like this project is going to get expensive.
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PostSubject: Re: has anyone here twin turboed a caprice?   Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:30 pm

sdstick wrote:

http://www.impalassforum.com/vBulletin/showthread.php?t=258516

Why did I not know about this?!?!?!?!?!?





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PostSubject: Re: has anyone here twin turboed a caprice?   Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:35 pm

Bill is like "Oh! That is how the piping should be run!" Razz

That Fleetwood is one sweet sleeper. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: has anyone here twin turboed a caprice?   Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:00 pm

sdstick wrote:

http://www.impalassforum.com/vBulletin/showthread.php?t=258516

Uh oh, I think I shat myself.
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PostSubject: Re: has anyone here twin turboed a caprice?   Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:50 pm

Crovo just had a great idea for the Marshmallow!



-I hope bounce-
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PostSubject: Re: has anyone here twin turboed a caprice?   Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:00 pm

THe only problem i see with that setup is the tubes run under the radiator support and my car sits little lower then that one. I thinks they would be to close to the ground.
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PostSubject: Re: has anyone here twin turboed a caprice?   Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:05 pm

1984twodoor wrote:
Crovo just had a great idea for the Marshmallow!



-I hope bounce-

Something like that... Wink

Had I not bought that phucking piece of chit subaru, the marshmallow'd have a big honking single turbo and all forged internals right now...

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PostSubject: Re: has anyone here twin turboed a caprice?   Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:18 pm

sswagon wrote:
THe only problem i see with that setup is the tubes run under the radiator support and my car sits little lower then that one. I thinks they would be to close to the ground.

With a wagon there could always be the option of running the turbo piping under the body and into the spot where the third row seat folds into. That's how I would try it. Measure it up a few times from a few different ways.

toomanytoyz wrote:
1984twodoor wrote:
Crovo just had a great idea for the Marshmallow!



-I hope bounce-

Something like that... Wink

Had I not bought that phucking piece of chit subaru, the marshmallow'd have a big honking single turbo and all forged internals right now...

That damn thing still being a complicated B*%# to you? My friend always says about his Merkur "my car is like my girlfriend, Loud and temperamental!"

Sounds like the Subie lives up to that statement too! Turbos are awesome when they are right though! Twisted Evil You'll get it sorted out.
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PostSubject: Re: has anyone here twin turboed a caprice?   Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:12 am

Well the flying saucer is getting a rear mount turbo where the spare tire used to go, if I like the set up and it's half as good as they say it is I'll Consider a low boost one for the Buick, Remote mounts don't usually need intercoolers as the charge inlet pipe running up the car acts as an intercooler. I've been browsing some LS1 and f body forums and that setup is proving to be popular, and with a V8 I don't think turbo lag is nearly as much of an issue if you size them right. But I like Billy idea with a shorty turned upside down, it it would clear the hood okay
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PostSubject: Re: has anyone here twin turboed a caprice?   Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:39 pm

Are u guys saying to mount the turbos inside the car in the rear? Would that work? I talked to the guy at lt1 boost and he said he could make me manifolds for 750. I got the clearance issue figured out for the turbos just haven't figured how to get intercooler tubes around core support
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PostSubject: Re: has anyone here twin turboed a caprice?   Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:13 pm

sswagon wrote:
Are u guys saying to mount the turbos inside the car in the rear? Would that work? I talked to the guy at lt1 boost and he said he could make me manifolds for 750. I got the clearance issue figured out for the turbos just haven't figured how to get intercooler tubes around core support
Excuse the crude picture. This is why I suggested relocating the battery and pcm. Then you can run the piping to the outside, beyond the frame rails, and come to the intercooler under the frame, or by the bumper shocks, rather than trying to go over, under or around the radiator.
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PostSubject: Re: has anyone here twin turboed a caprice?   Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:36 pm

Hahaha I like the pic. Ill have try that.
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