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      12-19-2008, 11:58 AM   #1
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The Pontiac Solstice GXP, Saturn Sky Redline, and Chevrolet HHR SS are plenty of fun with 260 horsepower underfoot, and we can only imagine that the joy quotient increases as power improves. General Motors' performance division knows as much, and it's now offering an LNF Turbo Upgrade kit to kick its 2.0L turbo direct injection engine into gear. The kit consists of a new engine calibration and MAP sensors that will push your turbo four to 290 horsepower and up to 340 lb-ft of torque with the six-speed manual transmission (315 - 325 lb-ft with a slush box). The new factory turbo kit also keeps the precious warranty intact, which is a huge bonus over other aftermarket setups.

The LNF Turbo Upgrade also gives the GXP, Redline and SS the same "no-lift shift" functionality as the Cobalt SS Turbo, which enables you to shift without taking your foot off the accelerator. The kit also bumps the redline by 200 to 6500, but the hulkified 2.0L engine will now demand premium fuel to deliver its increased power delivery. The General is also working on a similar upgrade kit for the Cobalt SS, and it should arrive at your local Chevy dealer during Q1 2009. The LNF turbo kit delivers some added pop to three already fun vehicles, and it can be purchased at a GM dealer for $650. Is it worth the extra coin? It's up to you, but we're guessing it couldn't hurt. You can check out assembly instructions for the LNF Turbo Upgrade kit here.
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i heart GM right now. i wish BMW would do the same thing.
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i heart GM right now. i wish BMW would do the same thing.
+1.

Imagine a 380hp kit for the 335i...
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i heart GM right now. i wish BMW would do the same thing.
+1....but....are you crazy....who will buy M3's if BMW starts doing that
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      12-19-2008, 06:53 PM   #5
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+1....but....are you crazy....who will buy M3's if BMW starts doing that
true...true...damn marketing.
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BMW has already announced that it will be moving to FI for it's "performance" cars to better deal with emission requirements and horsepower battle. I think GM is making a good move and a large percentage of the customer market for those cars will order it with the new car purchase. Sooner or later, BMW will be forced into combating/competing with this concept.
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i heart GM right now. i wish BMW would do the same thing.
they do its called DINAN
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they do its called DINAN
GM turbo upgrade - $650

Dinan tune - $1,234,567,890
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