Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: RIC, VA
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Hey Ryan nice lookin GS I have a R505-P also haha I LOVE my baby and its deff a rare teg color in my area, I too have built my LS for turbo setup for a daily driver while I'm in school and still running on a student's budget. I have done 3 different turbo setups on mine so far just playing around and learning as much as I can while still on a cheap car compared to say an Evo or Supra.
Currently, I just bought a JDM B18B stock motor from J-spec Auto for $700 after tax, went home and installed it that week in my garage. I had purchased a GSR trans and Mfactory diff and Comp Clutch Stage4 with extra strong PressurePlate a few months before because getting traction on the street is a real issue so a differential is a must in my opinion. I'm running an AFI Ramhorn manifold, 3" downpipe back, Garrett t3/t4 60 trim hotside, .63 A/R compressor. S300, ID1000's, Locally tuned by Shue Tune at Powertrain Control Solutions on the Dynojet they have.
Making 295whp STD correction method, 330whp ASE correction.
15psi tune but I run it around 12-13 on the street for now so I'm not just spinning tires all around town that is no fun. I will be installing boost by gear along with a few other projects I have lined up so I can run proper PSI levels for each gear.
All I can suggest if your shooting for 300whp is to piece your build together properly so all the parts compliment each other. I got my motor for not so cheap but it was real clean motor, so you could find an LS for cheaper than that I'm positive, and then use that saved money on a differential and proper clutch and pressure plate. Then make sure you get a really good tune and boost by gear so you get traction as best as you can. For around town you can ask for much for fun than that.
Goodluck with the build, make sure you get a proper tune if you want a good daily driver.