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    How Do I Contact Full Throttle Speed?

    That sounds so easy... except I'm really busy during typical business hours and don't have time to play phone tag. Email is easiest because then I can read and reply during the only down time I have after 9pm. Besides, the info I need is a bunch of specs that will likely need to be emailed anyways.
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    How Do I Contact Full Throttle Speed?

    I've got some technical questions before I place an order, but the "Contact Us" form on their site keeps throwing an error and there's been no replies to my attempts to contact them
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    New Garrett G30-770 Turbo Done By Local IL Polishing and Ceramic Coating Shops

    Are you using an external wastegate from the header to the downpipe?
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    New Garrett G30-770 Turbo Done By Local IL Polishing and Ceramic Coating Shops

    Will a 0.63 housing for regular Buick turbo fit on the newest Garrett turbo generation? I've been eyeing a G35-900 for my latest build, but would like to retain the stock downpipe bolt-holes and internal wastegate setup if possible.
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    Turbo 3.8 into '93 Buick Roadmaster wagon

    I already bought it, no longer for sale
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    Wastegate Actuator Y Splitter in Vermont

    https://www.kirbanperformance.com/product/44330/REPLACEMENT+BOOST+LINE+VACUUM+T+%237704.html
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    Wastegate Actuator Y Splitter in Vermont

    No, those don't typically have the restrictor on the turbo side. The turbo will be sluggish to spool up and may not reach peak boost.
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    Wastegate Actuator Y Splitter in Vermont

    Thank you! I ended up finding one
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    Engine Stroking, Long Connecting Rods, Short Connecting Rods

    Thank you. These interactions are very useful when getting used to a new forum for figuring out whose advice to take seriously in the future.
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    Engine Stroking, Long Connecting Rods, Short Connecting Rods

    I don't dispute that, though the cam characteristics and ports/combustion chamber shapes and volumes likely had more to do with it than the stroke. Especially if we're talking otherwise-similar engines. Historically and conventionally, more stroke = more low-end torque, all other factors being...
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    Engine Stroking, Long Connecting Rods, Short Connecting Rods

    Over 425 ft-lb from 2000 to 3200 rpm, with a very rapid drop-off past 4000 rpm. Peak was around 2200 rpm, though I don't have the sheet handy for reference right now. HP peaked just above 245. This was on a hub dyno (only AWD dyno available locally)
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    Engine Stroking, Long Connecting Rods, Short Connecting Rods

    At no point did I ever imply that de-stroking would be a solution to my search for low end torque. You're either misreading my comments or misinterpreting them because I was replying to someone else's questions. In fact I initially questioned the wisdom of de-stroking for my goals, and that...
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    Engine Stroking, Long Connecting Rods, Short Connecting Rods

    Erm, no. I already stated a couple days ago that I'm leaning towards stroking to increase low RPM grunt and get the turbo spooled up faster. I just thought your observation that the increase in low-end torque is mainly caused by the increase in displacement as opposed to the longer stroke length...
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    Engine Stroking, Long Connecting Rods, Short Connecting Rods

    Yeah but we're not taking stock, here. I've seen plenty of 6000 RPM 109s over the years. Though admittedly the only 8000 RPM turbo Buicks I've seen had on-center stage blocks Me, I'm perfectly happy loafing around with a 5500 RPM redline.
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    Engine Stroking, Long Connecting Rods, Short Connecting Rods

    That may be true in a N/A application, but I find it mostly irrelevant on a turbo engine which basically has displacement on demand. De-stroking would still allow for more potential high-RPM power even without significantly increasing the bore. This is why I can wring 450+ ft-lb of torque out...
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