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  1. cmykpro

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    Leaving out the fact that you blew up the motor and had a rebuilt put in effectively voiding the warranty might be of interest to any potential buyers...:cool:
     
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    Thank you guys so much for the kind words and reminiscing. :) Sorry for the delayed response. I've been sort of living at work this week.

    So officially, the Slingshot is sold. I'm sure the buyer will post about it if he wants to but I'll leave that up to him. Aside from that, I just want to say that I really appreciate the overwhelming amount of support from you guys. I have always loved this community and I always will. Many people (publicly and privately) thanked me for my contributions to the Slingshot world. I have to say.....I was truly the lucky one. I made life long connections with people, and the value of that far outweighs the value of any one slingshot. I may have sold the Slingshot but I haven't sold the friends I made with it. If you guys need me, I'll always be easy to find. :D I also owe a ton of gratitude to the wonderful people @SlingMods @SlingMods_Josh. I believe they really deserve most of the thanks given to me. If it wasn't for them, most of the install and review videos you've all found so helpful would not have existed in the first place. They're wonderful people and their whole team (and families) have a strong commitment to the Slingshot world. We are all very fortunate to have them in this market. :)

    Anyway, thank you all again so very much. It has and continues to be a life changing experience. :)
     
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    Note 1: fake advertisement, for humorous purposes only...
    Note 2: for newer members to the forum, this post will make zero sense...


    Since Auf is no longer on the forum he asked me to post these items for sale on his behalf:

    1 high quality lightning rod made out of unobtainium* (mounting hardware is NOT included) - $459.99 OBO over $459.49
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    One slightly used (& a little sticky) set of purple Hawaiian seat covers. These beauties also come with a matching steering wheel cover & totally sweet (sweat?) seat belt pads!
    (Note: pic is when new & does not accurately reflect current condition)
    $199.99 OBO over 2 cents
    (Will also make great shop rags!!!)
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    Shipping costs on above items are dependent upon which planet you're from if you actually want to put these items on your Slingshot...


    *Unobtainium...
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  4. The Rush

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    The wife or the top?
     
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    Recommend posting a pic & a price... (for whichever one you're selling ;):confused:)
     
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  6. iNewton

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    Actually, yes, they did. Le9 engine we have in our SS is an evolution of the LE5, only real difference is that the LE9 supports alternative fuels, where the LE5 doesn't. The early LE5 had forged connecting rods, which where ditched in later production models in favor of cheaper cast parts. this reduced the possible power the rods handled and makes putting a turbo on the engine hit and miss.

    from what I have learned up to now, is that pistons are also not made to handle boost or higher power very well. they apparently like to break between the piston top and the 1st ring. other issue you might hit is the actual ring gap. On a N/A daily driver engine, you might get away with very small ring gap, but when you start to push hot compressed air in there, the top rings might get a bit hotter and butt ends because of expansion. This might lead to excessive ring pressure on the wall, breaking a piston, a ring, or seizing the engine. Ring gap needs to be adjusted for the use of the engine. So it might be necessary to run a bit larger ring gap for turbo application.

    All things combined, unless you modify the internals of a LE9 for turbo application, you are playing a engine Quality control lottery. You are playing very close to the limit of a lot of components, if one goes, the engine goes. That would explain how some guys seem to have a turbo for 5000 miles and no issues, and some have blown theirs after 300 miles.

    I think the issue is a lot of vendors selling the turbo kits as install and forget, like the LE9 was made to handle this new power. It's not. You need to keep an eye on what is going on, and most people just want the easy less expensive solution of bolting on a 5000$ turbo thinking that they now have a 300hp monster ready to rip, when in reality they are just stressing the limits of a fragile engine.

    My advice to anyone planning on getting a turbo, get educated, inform yourself how engines work and how the turbo affects your NA engine, don't take for granted claims that its a "safe kit". They can't guarantee that it will work. They hope most of the time it will.
    You want to be sure ? well, get gauges, learn how the engine works, what to monitor, beef up the rods, pistons, gap the rings correctly for turbo application, get head studs etc. Then you should be good. Or just play the QC lottery. your choice.
     
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  7. Orangeman

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    Not to be an asshat but are you going to provide full disclosure for anyone interested .... seems to be some details missing from your advert .....
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  8. WingShot

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    My post was considering the OP history here, maybe you should do your research on his blown motor and see how he attacked several people and vendors on this forum, even the guys like @Noel Hughes who went above and beyond to help him fix his SS.
    I give him credit for an apology but it appears to me he didn't learn from his mistakes by this name calling sarcastic rant.
    There have been other members to go through the blown motor issues, but I don't recall any of them posting such damaging posts to themselves and vendors who have helped so many of us when needed. My response had nothing to do with his sale, only his lack of judgement with his choice of words toward fellow members.
    I don't feel I should have to defend my post to you if I choose too ignore a poster that has twice now insulted my friends and sling family, but I wanted to set the record strait before being condemned.
     
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  9. Bill Martin

    Bill Martin I may not be right but I can sound like it

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    HMMMM!! Sounds like a case for my law firm
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    Food for thought, you f"d up your toy ....take responsibility don't blame others and move on- case closed have a great life!!!! And by the way our vendors (most of them, rock and support is well)
     
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  11. Bill Martin

    Bill Martin I may not be right but I can sound like it

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    Everyone should pay close attention to this post. There is a lot of good information here. It is nice that Dave goes out of his way to explain things in the finer detail.

    If you are making boost, you are Team Boost and are awesome in my opinion! Who cares if it's with a turbo or supercharger...?

    Too many people only pay attention to the max numbers on a dyno run. You need to pay attention to where the vehicle is making power and the way the lines represent themselves.

    All major kits have blown at least one motor. The reasons are all different. Some install issues, some early tuning experiments, some people not understanding how to drive their new boosted vehicle, some just plain bum motors, and etc. etc.

    If you are thinking about boosting, try to go to an event and see your options. Take rides with people and ask the right questions to educate yourself.

    I love my turbo setup, but for some people that like very simple a SC kit is a nice option. You can't mess up what boost you will run without changing pulleys. You don't mess with the oil pan. You don't build a bunch of boost in lower RPMs because the belt isn't spinning the SC fast enough there. Dave has laid out many of these things.

    Most turbo kits will have much greater potential for output. You'd have to build a motor and make a couple of other small changes, but you could potentially make close to 600hp using the same Alpha Turbo kit. Changing boost levels is as easy as changing to the correct wastegate springs.

    The pros and cons from turbo to SC are about the same and I'm not going to list them out again as others already have.

    The importance is that you pick a kit that is well designed and has been tested by others to take good abuse. Run a header and make sure you get the most recent tune. Make sure the seller will answer your questions and stand behind their product. We are blessed to have so many quality options for adding power to our Slings!
     
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