Fairmont Wagon LS Turbo


Regal1

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I've never done a build thread for this car but it's also been constantly changing. It started out as a Don't BS Me build that ran 9.74 with a VS 7875 cast turbo

As it currently sits it went 9.07 @ 150 on e85. The goal is to run 8.50s anywhere and do Dragweek/Rocky mountain race week.

Engine
2005 ish stock bottom end 5.3 from a junkyard. Except for 5 and 7 pistons and rods are from some other engine (got a little aggressive on pump gas)
BTR turbo cam and springs
filthy stock truck intake
SEP 1500 injectors in ebay rails
controlled by Terminator x
walbro 450 in tank magnafuel 4703 comes on with a hobbs switch at 2-3 lbs


Turbo
VS Racing 85mm billet next gen
flipped truck manifolds with v band welded on
2.5" hot side piping
VS 44mm wastegates
3" cold side
4" china intercooler


Trans
TH400 from craigslist with an unknown transbrake
PTC 9.5 converter
PPP shifter
steel driveshaft 3" with 1350 u joints


Rear end
8.8 with 9" ends narrowed 4"
3.31 gear
35 spline axles with a spool
all welded up and braced
LPW diff cover
strange race brakes


Chassis
QA1 K member with modified 4.6 mounts
Racecraft front lower control arms 1" narrow
SVO mustang front brakes
ebay manual rack team z bumpsteer kit
Team Z caster camber plates
Strange single adjustables on all 4 corners
through floor subframe connectors made from 2x2" square tube
8.50 cert cage
All team Z rear control arms and anti roll bar
wild rides torque box reinforcements
about 3400 lb race weight


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IDAFC21

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Good lord that thing moves. And it can carry the dog!
 

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That is my dream right there. Soo good! :love:
 

reaper mech

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what did ptc spec your converter at ? have a 2nd gen camaro that will end up around the weight your wagon is with a similar motor combo looking for an idea where to start
 

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