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    Re: The ATS reaches new heights- Pfadt's highly anticipated turbo kit is now released

    If you're reading about this upgrade and the even the slightest THOUGHT of

    "hm whatta'bout my warrenty"

    crossed your mind, then just forget about buying this.

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    Re: The ATS reaches new heights- Pfadt's highly anticipated turbo kit is now released

    Quote Originally Posted by sqkid89 View Post
    There's always give and take when it comes to modding. Do you want reliability and coverage from the dealer for when things go wrong, or do you want every last bit of performance? Stuff like exhaust, CAI, etc are minor changes that do not come with the higher chance of breaking things. Rewriting a PCM and bigger turbos come with a higher risk factor but much higher performance and fun.

    When you compound this with the fact we have a first year model with a first year engine, bugs are bound to show up. Having owned a 97 Grand Prix GTP and an 08 G8 prior to purchasing my ATS, I consider myself a glutton for punishment.

    For those who want to be on the cutting edge, you have to weigh the pros and cons of modding. Don't let me stand in anybody's way and I highly encourage aftermarket progress. Just make sure you're informed beforehand on what is your end goal and what some of the risks are getting there.
    Our engineers made sure we just didn't smack some giant turbo on the ATS and hope for the best. It is a very reliable, and downright exhilaration package. But I agree, the more you modify your car, the more risk you have of a dealer not wanting to warranty certain components.
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    Re: The ATS reaches new heights- Pfadt's highly anticipated turbo kit is now released

    Aaron-

    Are you guys ready/able/willing to provide pictures of the system?

    Also, are you guys willing to provide pricing on individual components/upgrades for those of us not quite willing or ready to push the warranty?

    And if you guys aren't ready yet... Any idea when you'll be ready to provide pics and prices?

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    Re: The ATS reaches new heights- Pfadt's highly anticipated turbo kit is now released

    ^^^^
    this

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    Re: The ATS reaches new heights- Pfadt's highly anticipated turbo kit is now released

    anything i can add to my Luxary Trim 3.6L V6?

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    Re: The ATS reaches new heights- Pfadt's highly anticipated turbo kit is now released

    Quote Originally Posted by Pfadt Engineering View Post
    Our engineers made sure we just didn't smack some giant turbo on the ATS and hope for the best. It is a very reliable, and downright exhilaration package. But I agree, the more you modify your car, the more risk you have of a dealer not wanting to warranty certain components.
    From everything I've seen of you guys, your stuff appears top notch and well designed. If it was in the budget, I would definitely be debating your kit. I just wanted to make sure those out there new to the idea of modding cars understand there are trade offs (mainly warranty and service) when you start making major power upgrades.

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    Re: The ATS reaches new heights- Pfadt's highly anticipated turbo kit is now released

    seems like caddy has arrived, i hope you guys take advantage of this if you can

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    Re: The ATS reaches new heights- Pfadt's highly anticipated turbo kit is now released

    How big do you think we can go before we need to touch the internals? Is the 2.0 stout enough in stock trim to handle a turbo that puts 450HP to the ground?

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    Re: The ATS reaches new heights- Pfadt's highly anticipated turbo kit is now released

    Quote Originally Posted by bravnik View Post
    How big do you think we can go before we need to touch the internals? Is the 2.0 stout enough in stock trim to handle a turbo that puts 450HP to the ground?
    That's a highly debatable question. There are guys out there with fbodies with hypo pistons that nuke at 6psi in a thousand miles and others that run 10psi for tens of thousands of miles without issue.

    Will it last 200,000 miles without rebuild? Good question. My question would be does the transmission and rear end also handle that power? Time will tell. I have confidence Pfadt did well with their design - and the LNF just serves as evidence that GM overbuilds the snot out of the boosted ecotecs - but 450hp might be a little too "Hugh strung" if you expect 150k without a rebuild.

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    Re: The ATS reaches new heights- Pfadt's highly anticipated turbo kit is now released

    I'm looking for around 330-340 rwhp. That is almost what my stock '08 Corvette dynoed at before upgrades. If I want more I will go ATS-V and get the warranty.

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    Re: The ATS reaches new heights- Pfadt's highly anticipated turbo kit is now released

    Quote Originally Posted by mikesul View Post
    I'm looking for around 330-340 rwhp. That is almost what my stock '08 Corvette dynoed at before upgrades. If I want more I will go ATS-V and get the warranty.
    agreed!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadpie4u View Post
    That's a highly debatable question. There are guys out there with fbodies with hypo pistons that nuke at 6psi in a thousand miles and others that run 10psi for tens of thousands of miles without issue.

    Will it last 200,000 miles without rebuild? Good question. My question would be does the transmission and rear end also handle that power? Time will tell. I have confidence Pfadt did well with their design - and the LNF just serves as evidence that GM overbuilds the snot out of the boosted ecotecs - but 450hp might be a little too "Hugh strung" if you expect 150k without a rebuild.
    Egg-selent post...

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    Re: The ATS reaches new heights- Pfadt's highly anticipated turbo kit is now released

    Am I missing something? Their website has no pricing and all the links are broken!!

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