small turbo in big engine...will it work???

i saw a brand new, never used t3/t4 .50 turbo, new BOV,new intercooler and fairly new FMU 4 just $375 and i bought it 4 $225.My problem is i have a '89 camaro rs with a 5.0, 305 engine,does anyone think it will work if not why??? i have been told that its a waste of time and money to put a turbo on a camaro,but i no how to do it and i am bout to buy the special parts to do it , just would like input from people that no a thing or two about turbo...thanks, happy new year.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    call the turbo maker..why buy something u don't know will work

  • 1 decade ago

    That depends on what it's from, but chances are you may need two of them. I once put a tiny TE04 turbo on a 3.7 liter Chrysler six - the result was a turbo that would hit full boost by 1,600 RPM and be out of breath long before readline.

    There's a lot of types of T3/T4 hybrids, but I'm guessing yours is a little bit too small. However, if you can find a second turbo exactly like it, you can probably run a twin turbo setup and have it not be that far off.

    Anybody who thinks turbos are a waste of time and money on a V8 probably hasn't been following street car based drag racing very closely. Set them up correctly and you can make ungodly amounts of power.

  • 1 decade ago

    Try it the turbo is to small for that engine. You would be better off with a twin turbo cinfiguration or super charging. But you got a deal on the package. Jusat keep all the parts so if you need to go backwards you can.

    Source(s): retired race car mechanic. certified master mechanic (nissan), degree in automotive engineering
  • 1 decade ago

    you may be better off doing a swap for a bigger engine. all the effort to plumb a turbo isnt worth the ease of finding a 350 cid and throwing a cam in it.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I'm not sure, don't most dual bank engines have twin turbos?

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