: STSv8 4.6. Turbo or supercharger ?



AimStraight2013
03-22-13, 05:34 PM
I want to turbo or supercharge my STS v8 4.6L. Can someone guide me the right way ?

Cadzilla8
03-22-13, 06:01 PM
I want to turbo or supercharge my STS v8 4.6L. Can someone guide me the right way ?

First thing you want to do is post an ad for your car on eBay. Sell it. And then buy a STS-V. If you want an sts with a supercharger get a sts v for all the trouble you would have to go theough

Dave G
03-22-13, 08:43 PM
And will probably be cheaper.

RippyPartsDept
03-22-13, 11:30 PM
First thing you want to do is post an ad for your car on eBay. Sell it. And then buy a STS-V. If you want an sts with a supercharger get a sts v for all the trouble you would have to go theough
yes

And will probably be cheaper.
and yes

TimmyC
03-23-13, 12:29 AM
What year is it? I have a turbo kit that may work.

Ludacrisvp
03-23-13, 01:41 AM
What year is it? I have a turbo kit that may work.

Looks like he has a 2006

1madstsv
03-23-13, 10:51 AM
What year is it? I have a turbo kit that may work.

Yep turbo all the way. I think I'm going twin turbo with my v.

AimStraight2013
03-26-13, 07:57 PM
I want turbo. Also where cani get aftermarket taillights ?its a 2006 STS

TimmyC
03-26-13, 08:16 PM
There are no aftermarket tail lights. GM made some different tail lights but they are discontinued and hard to find.

You are going to have a hard time turbocharging your 2006. The computers for those years are only supported by one company and I think you have to send the computer in and have them reflash it. That is not going to work work turbo tuning. 2007+ computers are supported by HPtuners and are much easier to tune. If you had an 07 or later it could be done.

My turbo kit will fit your car if the computer issues can be sorted out. It is $5000 with a new turbo and waste gate.

Ludacrisvp
03-26-13, 08:27 PM
where can I get aftermarket taillights?

TimmyC is right there are none.
You had 2 non stock options for the USA model.
1. GM accessory tails. With smoked clear lens and all red LEDs. There was also a smoked clear 3rd brake light available. All were Discontinued in 2009 and impossible to find now.

2. GM export tails. With smoked clear lens and amber signals and red brakes. All LEDs as well, and has 8 more LEDs per tail compared to USA model. Can be had for a bit under $1k from any dealer that is willing to order them. They are 100% plug and play. No difference for their 3rd brake light compared to USA model.

@TimmyC - madtuner gives an option for a $200 cable (either a deposit to flash or payment to keep cable) that works on the older STS. So I think he could get the computer sorted rather easily. Any guesstimation as to what the HP would be on the 4.6L with your turbo? What PSI boost would you dare run for a daily driver?

TimmyC
03-26-13, 08:38 PM
I would start at 5 psi and monitor knock retard. You could probably run 10-12 once sorted out, maybe more.

1BadCadSTS
03-26-13, 08:46 PM
Timmy your turbo was rear mounted wasn't it?

TimmyC
03-26-13, 08:57 PM
No, it was mounted right where the right side manifold goes into the cat.

1BadCadSTS
03-26-13, 09:07 PM
Sounds like it wouldn't clear an awd car then...

TimmyC
03-26-13, 09:22 PM
Nope

1BadCadSTS
03-26-13, 09:42 PM
Awd guys don't get to have any fun...

boomys10
03-26-13, 11:55 PM
not true, they just have to spend more. :) its only money, spend it as quickly as possible@!!