Really appreciate your response in particular (great respect) and I welcome anybody else who wants to chime in on my upgrade.
Here's my story -I'll keep it short.
I'm a retired (5 years) industrial sparky up here in Toronto. I've loved this Sky style since we had an old Saturn L series and I saw the Sky in the showroom back in 06 -07(at ~$35-$40k Cdn !! back then). Can't believe I have my own now. Last summer and fall looking for a bargain Sky, I found it on Kijiji in midnight blue (most are yellow, green and red), made a deal and flew out to Halifax. I drove it back in 17 hours straight with the top down in the cold and snow flurries, CD tunes on and a smile on my face that must have had the other drivers laughing their faces off.
She's a 5 sp manual (of course
), >100k miles (not km) so I'm a little nervous about the 2.4L LE5 internals compared to the LNF (pistons, clutch, higher compression, etc) that might break with the upgrade. My goal is just a near Redline kind of performance on the road -not track. So a basic Turbo increase (and the fun of building it myself of course) are all I want. I can hear some guys saying "well, if you want a Redline car just buy one", but #1
-that's $6-10k Cdn! more than I want to spend and #2
-I want to build it with my own hands, but I may have to go the Redline buy way if the upgrade looks like it's beyond me or will kill my 2.4L.
I see the RPM debate is ongoing and I understand you have had good results but I need a confident install with good support or I am going to be banging my head and losing that Sky smile. The Supercharger from DDM is attractive but more $$$, if that can give me the same results with less headaches- any thoughts?
Thanks -really can't thank you enough -I feel like a Sky member now.