View Full Version : 1997 chevy k1500 ext cab z71 vortec 5.7 turbo??
08-26-2010, 10:05 PM
I have a 97 k1500 5.7 vortec. Just throwin the question... is anybody running turbos on these? is it possible? I just wanted to know because everybody i run into that has any kind of forced induction on these is all prochargers or whipple stuff. Thanks!
08-27-2010, 01:26 PM
you can get a STS remote mount system for 2000 i think good for 4- 6 psi that i plan on puttin on my truck which is the same as urs just 2wd when i have the money to build the tranny an ass end to hold the power
08-27-2010, 08:50 PM
i have seen them run before on trucks. you have the STS single and twin turbo kits. the only problem with those kits are how compleat they actualy are. and because of its mounting location, its a lot of running pipeing. some people just go and have exhaust pipeing used. but, youe boost pipes should be alum. not only to keep the weight down, but for the passive heat transfer as boost runs for the turbo the the throttle body. also, get some heat wrap (exhaust wrap tape) and wrap everything grom the heads back; the headers(esp. if you have a set of headers, due to their designed heat transfer) and all the pipeing to the turbo. and then try to get a turbo blaket to help retain the heat in the exhaust side of the turbo. at 4-6psi and alum. boost pipes, i would asume there would be no need for an intercooler. thats just my 2 cents. and my experence with the STS kits
09-07-2010, 11:02 PM
custom turbos are possible. for your best gain id run a magna charger. will give the truck the low end it needs to get movin good. ik people w magna chargers on OBS trucks and their unbelieveable. prochargers dont seem to give these trucks what the magna charger does.
09-20-2010, 08:41 AM
i like the STS setup..easy to do with a little know how but like hp freak said it is a lot of pipeing alum is the way to go.. intercooler isnt necessary but helps... 4-6 psi is enough for the average guy looking for a little pull
09-20-2010, 07:49 PM
something else i just thought about. if your doing any off roading, PLEASE keep in mind that at a min. your turbo is under your truck; and possably your air filter. rocks could take off your turbo, and water in to the intake would suck as well.
09-27-2010, 12:06 PM
very true but a snorkle is optional with the sts setup too ha its all been thought of
09-27-2010, 12:42 PM
There's always front mount turbo(s). So to the OP, it can & has been done with all types. Single, dual, rear mount, front mount, etc.....
Typically, turbos are mega $$$ but do net the best gains. The question is how much skill, cash, & time do you have to invest?
10-07-2010, 03:22 AM
i have a 1993 chevy k1500 and i want to do a 383 stroker conversion to it would it be better to turbo it or supercharge?
10-20-2010, 11:49 PM
10-21-2010, 07:21 PM
Get to running up too much boost and you'll run out of fuel.
You can't upgrade to larger injectors on the 96-99 L31 Vortec 350 without swapping to the Marine Intake to run conventional injectors.
10-21-2010, 07:32 PM
Honestly, if you are going to a custom setup, you can run whatever intake you want.
10-21-2010, 09:03 PM
10-26-2010, 05:16 PM
Turbo Technology used to sell a Vortec 350/305 kit, but now they only sell it if they install it. For bigger boost, they ran the 2 aux. injectors with a Superfueler. The shop truck they have made 380rwhp@15psi on an L31.
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