Why can't you tow with a turbo on a gas powered truck? I've heard a lot of people say you can only tow very small loads or no load at all. Why is this? EGTs? Underhood Temps? ???
I see, you want a fast spool turbo if you will be towing. Makes sense. If you have any questions about your LS1 swap let me know. My NA is in the process of getting a dry-sumped, twin turbo Gen III !When people say that turbos are not the best applications for towing, they are referring to big turbos that start to spool at a high rpm. You would not be utilizing your high rpm power. Turbos work for towing just fine, but the problems arise when you do not have power until 3500rpm.
A good example would be towing with your Z (hey it happens). With the JWT sport500s, you have great low end power, but peak will be around 420rwhp. Say you bought some Greddy TD06 20G turbos, the lag would kill you. BTW, check out twinturbo.net. I have the same username over there. I plan on buying another Z when I can. I plan on buying a NA chassis for my next project to swap in an LS1.
Wow that is going to be insane. Mine will not be for a couple years, but I really miss my 300zx. I have also become in love with the LS series motors, so I figured I would swap it in. If you are planning on making smog legal remember you cannot pass with the truck motors as the CA BAR says "Don't mix engine and vehicle classifications which will degrade the emissions certification standards. For example, a heavy-duty engine cannot be installed in a light-duty exhaust-controlled chassis even if they have the same displacement."I see, you want a fast spool turbo if you will be towing. Makes sense. If you have any questions about your LS1 swap let me know. My NA is in the process of getting a dry-sumped, twin turbo Gen III !