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I was hesitant to get into this. I'm no turbo expert. To find an S400 to work well for our application is not hard. Yes there are several choices. All the better to get the right one. An S400 can be had for less than a drop in BB unit depending on what your looking for. The harder part is making it fit the Hypermax kit. With a little mechanical ability it can be done.

I don't have the time or the money to develope the mounting kit. Some of you vendors are missing the boat. Has no one realized that every kit out there besides the TN uses an H2E exhaust housing to make the turbo fit. Does this seem like a limiting factor to no one else but me?

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I was hesitant to get into this. I'm no turbo expert. To find an S400 to work well for our application is not hard. Yes there are several choices. All the better to get the right one. An S400 can be had for less than a drop in BB unit depending on what your looking for. The harder part is making it fit the Hypermax kit. With a little mechanical ability it can be done.

I don't have the time or the money to develope the mounting kit. Some of you vendors are missing the boat. Has no one realized that every kit out there besides the TN uses an H2E exhaust housing to make the turbo fit. Does this seem like a limiting factor to no one else but me?
I have a custom hybrid turbo that is based off the s400. Bolts to the h2e kit. You do have to modifly the driverside boost tube to make it work. It has a flange vs a boot.

I bought the turbo from swamps and it called the " big freekin hammer". 76mm

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And if it directly bolts to the Hypermax kit it uses an H2E exhaust housing.

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Powersmoker I thought that looked like an S400!

I can definately see what Kevin's saying, I didn't want to be like everyone else when I put on a turbo, and get an H2e or modded H2e. It seems like you either go the H2 route or you build your own custom mount and use whatever turbo you come up with.

S400's are pretty cheap, and even with buying a TN mount kit and a decent S400 I'm still plenty under the cost of a standard H2e kit with a lot more turbo and a much nicer mount to boot. And I have the ability to mount any T4 turbo that will fit in the valley later on, and for the S400 there are tons of options! And if I decide to go twins, I can mount a smaller S4 on the TN mount and hang a big S4 off the fender!

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I was hesitant to get into this. I'm no turbo expert. To find an S400 to work well for our application is not hard. Yes there are several choices. All the better to get the right one. An S400 can be had for less than a drop in BB unit depending on what your looking for. The harder part is making it fit the Hypermax kit. With a little mechanical ability it can be done.

I don't have the time or the money to develope the mounting kit. Some of you vendors are missing the boat. Has no one realized that every kit out there besides the TN uses an H2E exhaust housing to make the turbo fit. Does this seem like a limiting factor to no one else but me?
We have been working on such a kit/adapter.

Is there really that much interest in this?

Our kit will only adapt from an H2e kit, but it will go to the big frame...

shooting for <$500...and you can bolt/unbolt quick & easy...

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Dave I feel the design of the S400 exhaust housing is much better than the H2E especially for a street application. And there is no reason to modify the turbo in any way. This would be a very cost effective alternative.

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I have a custom T6 mount and a 76mm compressor on mine, i think it's just straight off a detroit Series 60, looks identical to the turbo ive worked on in school. It barely fits under the cowl as it is, and the compressor cover is about 1/8" away from the head!

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A T6 has to be like a 1.32 AR. Does it spool at all?

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Um i dont really think this is going to work too well on my setup, good thing i have an automatic and really low gears... Hope it flows well though

On the red truck, it had an exhaust leak at the turbine inlet flange, and one on each side of the manifold... didn't spool till about 2800 rpm but then it was straight to 4200, time to shift and then wait another few seconds to spool again... still made 55psi with massive leak issues though

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Can you post some pics of that custom t6 mount?

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