TURBO help on a 89 k1500

Discussion in 'Performance & Fuel' started by cameronc, May 27, 2009.

  1. cameronc

    cameronc Rockstar

    I have a 89 K1500 with a carbureted gm performance 350 H.O. crate motor. I picked up a turbo today and was wondering if you guys could help me on the install? i have most of the parts needed, but I dont know much about doing a turbo on a carbed engine. Do i need anything special? It currently has a 600 cfm edelbrock. Do i need to go bigger?And how will i know what jets to go with in my carb? Also how much boost do you think would be safe for this application, its a 9:1 compression everyday driver. I was only planing on around 5psi. Could you gys help me out?
  2. vncj96

    vncj96 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    I know there are specific superchargers for carbeurated engines is that the same for turbos?
  3. ct9a

    ct9a Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    If you plan on tuning your fuel yourself, I would highly suggest investing in a wideband O2 sensor and reader. I don't know much about tuning carbs, but I would expect you would have to increase the jet size some. 5 psi sounds like a safe boost level to start with.

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