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Old 11-19-2013, 03:53 PM   #1
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Apparently, Lashway of southern Florida is developing a turbo kit for the Stingray with the goal of making about 540 rwhp... read the full story, here.

What do you think, worthwhile?
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:03 PM   #2
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And we may see it in person on the 24th!



When: Next Sunday 11/24 @ 3pm to 5pm
Where: Pompano Mall - corner of Copans and US-1 Federal Hwy - Parking lot behind Lowes on the end...
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Apparently, Lashway of southern Florida is developing a turbo kit for the Stingray with the goal of making about 540 rwhp... read the full story, here.

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Not for only 540.
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Not for only 540.
I didn't read the link. Is 540 just where they have it tuned, or is that the max it can make?
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More than likely on 5 or 6 lbs and conservative working out bugs for 600+ rwhp
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More than likely on 5 or 6 lbs and conservative working out bugs for 600+ rwhp
That's what I was thinking...

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That's what I was thinking...

Fuel is probably an issue. Guys making more with nitrous are spraying fuel as well so it's not as big an issue
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540 may not seem like much, but remember that it's at the wheels which means that it's probably bumping the stock hp by about 25%, and if they can get the boost up, 600+ RWHP shouldn't be much of an issue...
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Fuel is probably an issue. Guys making more with nitrous are spraying fuel as well so it's not as big an issue
Also a good point. I will see what my engineers know about this fuel system on the C7. I know that a lot of these newer DI systems have some headroom built into them for E85, but maybe that's the limit for now. Still a cool setup!
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Hello everyone. I figured I would chime in and shed some light on our kit, it's progression since its debut, and some technical aspects of it.

We started developing this kit and choosing its specific components long before our C7 showed up at our door. Our choice to go with a COMP "Oiless" turbo was a no brainer. Most folks are scared to drill and tap an oil pan, or to run a stand alone oiling system for their turbocharger so we took the guesswork out there. These turbos are proven, they work, and are completely re-buildable and serviceable, so we thought we would utilize this turbocharger on our kit.

Honestly, we're not looking to take over the market here - just build and offer something fun! STS is also developing their own twin kit I believe, and I know for a fact that other, larger performance shops will eventually produce and sell mid and front mount kits which we're excited about.

We wanted to show the performance world that we are a main stay in this business, and that we can build top notch products just like any of the other leaders in our industry...and that's what we did.

As of today, I have driven the Vette over 500 miles without a single issue. Our first and main priority is fit, finish, and the overall ruggedness of the kit. Bumps, potholes, sharp turns, 7000 RPM pulls...you name it, we're putting the car and the kit through it.

We currently are limiting boost almost completely until we can clear some space on the dyno to begin the tuning process.

Fuel - it is true that fueling presents some difficulty with any power adders on these vehicles. However, our tuner and the software that we utilize, along with our knowledge and expertise in forced induction will help us to solve this bottleneck. We are not worried in the least about fueling. It'll be a matter of how we do it, not if.

The kit can produce over 750 RWHP as it sits right now. We based that calculation off of the turbo size, piping size, intercooler capacity, and of course tuning capability available.

We do not have the budget to try and blow this engine up right away, nor is that our intention. We want to build and sell a kit that will add 100-150 RWHP RELIABLY, and something that someone can install themselves in their home garage.

Our initial power goal will be 550 rwhp. Then we will go from there and see what happens.

Thanks!
Lashway

PS---Anyone who thinks strapping on a 150 shot of spray and making big numbers is the same as building a one off blower or turbo kit, you need to check your brain. We sprayed our car with a Nitrous Express kit the first week we had the car. It's badass for sure and is brutally effective, but nothing, and I mean NOTHING compares to this.

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Apparently, Lashway of southern Florida is developing a turbo kit for the Stingray with the goal of making about 540 rwhp... read the full story, here.

What do you think, worthwhile?

Thanks for the shout out. We appreciate any feedback and invite people to contact us for more info on this kit which we will release early 2014.
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More than likely on 5 or 6 lbs and conservative working out bugs for 600+ rwhp
Sounds about right...
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And we may see it in person on the 24th!



When: Next Sunday 11/24 @ 3pm to 5pm
Where: Pompano Mall - corner of Copans and US-1 Federal Hwy - Parking lot behind Lowes on the end...
I may not be there, but we'll make sure the car is!

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What size turbo?
Why no pictures of the kit? If I built the first c7 turbo kit I would have that **** posted everywhere

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Thank you for all of the info! We're all excited to see how this turns out
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We're still tweaking a few things, and are in the testing stage. Do not want to blow the lid off until it makes the power we're expecting it to and all the parts are production quality and finish.

That's how we roll

Stay tuned...
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Old 12-10-2013, 11:35 AM   #20
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I would love a turbo kit like you are developing on my C7. Hope you can get it legalized with the smog natzis here in Cali. If the turbo kit gets good reviews and c.a.r.b. E.O. approval I'm in!
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