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Old 04-19-2017, 12:57 PM   #1
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New guy with a project l61 and needing advice

Hi my name is Jordan conway and I decided that I wanted to put a turbo on my car with my friend but I'm not really sure what I'm getting into and I'll take all the advice I can get please and thank you.
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Old 04-19-2017, 01:05 PM   #2
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What year?
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Sucks to hear. There's no tuning available for that year anymore. Only option is standalone
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Old 04-19-2017, 01:18 PM   #5
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Okay so if there is no tuning for that year am kind of just SOL or... and another question I have is where do I get my oil from and where do I drill into the oil pan to return it?
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Old 04-19-2017, 01:30 PM   #6
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Stand alone is your option.

Honestly, unless you have a garage and a second car don't build an 06 base. Go buy an LSJ or LNF.
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Stand alone is your option.

Honestly, unless you have a garage and a second car don't build an 06 base. Go buy an LSJ or LNF.
Especially with lack of tuning options. The base model has a lot of potential with the right mods but it will take a lot of time, money, and cursing. You would also need an alternate mode of transportation for when **** inevitable goes wrong. That being said I do love my boosted 2006 base model though. Even people that know what I have done to it still are blown away when they go for a ride in it. I didn't get it done without my fair share of troubles and she still isn't perfect by any means. If you want a project car to learn how to wrench on, the base model is an OK option. If you just want a faster car that handles better, can make some really good power with minimal mods, and not have to tear into the internals of the engine, then trading up to an SS is the route to take.
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Okay but I'm new at the whole modding thing so I was wondering if there were any step by step instructions or pictures anyone could provide?
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Well don't mod that one. Bad year.
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Okay but I'm new at the whole modding thing so I was wondering if there were any step by step instructions or pictures anyone could provide?
Supercharging is an easier option but like chevygirl said you don't have options for tuning. If you are new to modding you probably don't want to take on the project of going standalone because there definitely aren't step by step instructions for that. Few people around here are doing it or have done it and I am considering doing it when my motor goes.
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Supercharging is an easier option but like chevygirl said you don't have options for tuning. If you are new to modding you probably don't want to take on the project of going standalone because there definitely aren't step by step instructions for that. Few people around here are doing it or have done it and I am considering doing it when my motor goes.
Ok but so it kinda sounds like you have turboed your car you see I'm not going to particularly stop because one I'm hard headed and 2 a persistent *** ****. But anyways what I'm looking for is like picture of like where to drill the oil pan or if not what you are doing and where you are getting your oil from, and vacuum line setup and what kind of injectors and or fuel pumps or not and exhaust what kind that's what I'm looking advice for
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Ok but so it kinda sounds like you have turboed your car you see I'm not going to particularly stop because one I'm hard headed and 2 a persistent *** ****. But anyways what I'm looking for is like picture of like where to drill the oil pan or if not what you are doing and where you are getting your oil from, and vacuum line setup and what kind of injectors and or fuel pumps or not and exhaust what kind that's what I'm looking advice for
Do your research. You seem like you don't understand what's involved. Especially with the cost of going stand alone.

Sell your car and buy a SS.
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Ok but so it kinda sounds like you have turboed your car you see I'm not going to particularly stop because one I'm hard headed and 2 a persistent *** ****. But anyways what I'm looking for is like picture of like where to drill the oil pan or if not what you are doing and where you are getting your oil from, and vacuum line setup and what kind of injectors and or fuel pumps or not and exhaust what kind that's what I'm looking advice for
The information is out there. Sometimes you have to research everything you can and you still don't have enough information to explicitly tell you the answer and will have to make a judgment call. I am supercharged. It's all fine and dandy if you are hard headed and are bound and determined to turbo your car but we will do our best to let you know how much work it will be. You have a 2006 car. That means pretty much nobody can hook up to your ECM and tune it. This means not only do you have to worry about exhaust and injectors, but you might have to replace a lot of the sensors, make your own wire harness, and wire in your own control module. So if you are going to do this thing you better get to researching a lot and saving up because there are no step by step instructions out there for it.
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