07 Saturn Sky TURBO project
This past summer my fiance and I sold our CTS-V and picked her up a 2007 Saturn Sky with the N/A 2.4L LE5 engine with 5-speed manual, 19k miles, LSD, and the red and black leather package.
It's a great handling (and looking) little car but it's truly a turd. My 98 Saturn wagon is probably faster.
Needless to say after going from 400hp to 170hp she wasn't too happy. So for X-mas I purchased her some turbo parts.
Here's what we have currently:
Stainless log manifold ($137 shipped)
Chinese T3/T4 turbo with internal gate ($149 shipped)
Bar & plate intercooler ($90 shipped)
2.5" aluminum Intercooler piping, clamps, & couplers ($55)
BOV (recycled from my Mazdaspeed 6)
60lb Injectors (100 shipped)
HP Tuners (had it from my old Ion Redline)
NGK Powerdex AFX wideband (already had it from previous saturn build)
Plan is to start tuning around 8psi and work up to 12-15psi max. This is a summer daily driver so we're only looking for 300-350whp.
I know how some of you feel about Ebay turbos but I did a lot of research and when I was at SEMA and AAPEX this year in November I actually met with this company and checked out their product in person, and I can say their turbos looks pretty decent. The quality of all the chinese products we buy off Ebay gets better every year. In fact one turbo company I talked with even employs a couple X-senior turbo engineers from Honeywell and they're designing their own wheels and turbos that outperform the originals, not just copies!