Avtekk’s install is nothing like the new kits. Theoretically a turbo kit should be relatively easy to install (it was a hell of a lot easier than my bag install) but this kit requires some adjusting, drilling and pounding. He might have fixed the problems with the newer kits I think mine was the second one sold. There is no welding, but you have to figure out where the pieces go yourself and you have to open up the waistgate and cut the spring so you’re not running 11psi.
I just think that hes a bunch of bullshit where he swears up and down that the kit is set to run at 8lbs or so, yet he is selling you an unopened 1st gen DSM wastegate set to 11! I dont like the it he sells, never have.
Lets just say What a frigin pain in the ass. It took a lot of time and tweaking to get the kit in the truck. I took about 40 man hours to get it in right moving things adjusting thinge fixing things and still theres a few little but I dont care problems. Was it worth Hells Yeah would I do it again Sure would I reccomend it to someone without a shop to work in **** NO.
I really didnt have to alter anything I just had to move things that were unmentioned around such as fpr and well that was it. Telling me in advance about the motor mounts and all that would have been nice but still it all lined up
I just finished my turbo s10 kit a few weeks ago and it took me about three weeks to put it in but i was also going to school and work so its not like i spent all my time on it but anyway it was a pain in my rear end and very expensive, i have a 98 that was made at the beginning of the year so i geuss at that time GM was using left over 97 starters which is twice the size of a 98 or 99 starter. I had to buy a 99 starter for my up pipe to fit that cost me 200 for just a rebuilt starter. but its running know and sounding good its very fast and code free thus far. i had problems with my oil leaking but i fixed that with this stuff called real tuff i got at home depot. other than that it is really strong and i plan to put a boost controller on to turn the boost down a little so i wont feel so guilty about running it hard. and im the only turbo 2.2 that i know of in maryland. i would recomend the kit if you like to tinker and have so time to spend and your good at fabricating. i learned alot and had fun and i have even more fun embaressing those little rice burners and v6 everything especially when they instagate an arse whoppen
actually that is very true if 99Super-10 hadnt stopped by i prabably would have never figured out that i needed a 99 starter and i would still be N/A and pissed off at turbo s-10, but its on and running strong