Andy’s Project Camaro Gets the Twin-Turbo-Treatment

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Andy's Auto Sport documents a twin-turbo installation on their project 2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS.

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Today, March 14, 2013, the knowledgeable staff at Andy’s Auto Sport embarks on a new project – installing an STS remote-mounted twin-turbo kit on their project 2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS. The jet black Chevy is already a very potent machine – showing an impressive 434 hp to the rear wheels on the shop’s new Dynocom 15000-series dyno. However, the owner of the vehicle wants to add a bit more power and is going about it in an interesting, if not unconventional, manner. The stand-out feature of the STS kit is that it is remote-mounted, meaning the turbochargers are placed at the rear of the car, just in front of the exhaust tips, rather than in the engine bay as they are conventionally placed.

Choosing the STS kit was not just to be unique, but because it is a proven performer with several advantages over traditional turbo kits. First of all, the STS kit claims to lower the ambient temperatures in the engine compartment. Without the fiery turbochargers boosting away underneath the hood, the engine bay remains cooler and the nearby plastic and electronic components are no longer threatened by turbo-heat. The intakes, now mounted in the rear fender wells, are isolated from the turbocharger heat, and so they collect cool air in a low-pressure zone. One prominent feature of this kit is that the turbochargers are exposed to the flow of air underneath the car. This air current cools the turbochargers, in turn reducing the oil temperatures and negating the need for a costly turbo timer. Understandably, the bulk of the kit’s weight sits in the rear of the car, right behind the axle. For a front-heavy car such as the Camaro, this helps equalize the front-to-rear weight distribution.

The STS kit features a pair of STS T3/T4 turbochargers capable of 760 horsepower. Accompanied with a set of 65 lb/hr injectors, this awesome package promises gains of 200 crank horsepower with only 7 pounds of boost, all while maintaining a one-year limited parts warrant. Given the stock Chevrolet LS3 motor provides prodigious power already, Andy’s project Camaro is looking to output a monstrous 570- to 580-horsepower once forced induction is applied. Completing the modification process is a Diablo Sport Trinity chip tuner, which will offer the user several easily-selectable computer settings, including a relatively-modest “street” tune intended for use with for 91-octane gas, and a race-fuel-only “performance” tune for scaring the daylights out of the driver and anyone brave enough to ride along.
Andy’s Auto Sport TV is eagerly documenting the STS kit and its installation. The 10-hour transformation will be filmed in detail, addressing the turbo kit’s different components as well as key technical issues. As usual, their YouTube presentation will be both informative and entertaining for the enthusiast, and compelling to those looking to turn their muscle car into a fire-breathing, turbocharged beast.

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Andy's Auto Sport is an online retailer and wholesaler of OEM and aftermarket automotive parts and accessories, and is the largest retailer of aftermarket body kits in the world, with more than 2 million unique online visitors per month. The company serves customers worldwide and has been featured in magazines such as Import Tuner, Modified, Low Rider, Truckin', as well as on television shows such as Pimp My Ride, Street Fury, Trucks!, and Two Guys Garage.

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