LSJ Turbo Complete Swap Kit

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ZZ-LSJTSWP-C-25C-EW-SENDING $4,399.99
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ZZPerformance has worked extensively with turbos on the Ecotec platform and after testing many turbos from Borg Warner, Bullseye, Garrett, and Precision; we concluded that nothing spooled as quickly, and made as much power, as the current Borg Warner 257 SXE We get many requests to use customer’s turbos but we strongly recommend against this route, we do not guaranty that any other turbo will fit in place of the turbos that we offer. If you search the forums there is literally no one making as much power with successful builds that run well other than people using ZZP setups. This includes our choice of turbos.

How to order your turbo kit:

Vehicle:
This determines what charge pipes and intake tube you will receive. The Cobalt and Ion ones are completely different, and not interchangeable.

Downpipe Options: 
Catted/Offroad:  Offroad means no catalytic converter, Catted means it comes with a high flow 200 cell Magnaflow catalytic converter. If you select the offroad non catted downpipe option, it is recommended for off-road use only. If your vehicle will be driven on the street where it is subject to emission laws, please choose the catted option.

Wastegate Option:  There are two options here, there is an external dump and a recirculated dump. The external dump will open a hole directly from your exhaust manifold to atmosphere at WOT when full boost is achieved. This kit comes standard with an external dump wastegate tube however we also offer a recirculated option to where it routes back into the downpipe which will make it quite a bit quieter at WOT.

Tune and Core Charge:
This will give you the option to either have us ship you a programmed PCM core, send in your PCM core for the ZZP file, have us email you a ZZP file for the kit, or the final option of no ZZP file at all.

Turbo:
The 257 turbo reaches full boost around 3700 RPM on a LSJ. It reaches maximum efficiency between 25 and 30 PSI on the 2.0 but is normally run a 16-18 psi on pump gas depending on the other mods you have. (We recommend 15-16psi for 91 octane, 18 for 93) It will make 325-375 WHP but is capable of up to 500 with additional mods to the vehicle and E85. The LSJ block, rods and pistons are not reliable above the 420WHP mark so it’s best to address the engine if you plan on making more than that.

We have done custom builds with turbos larger than the 257. They require E85 or E98 or C16 to take advantage of the boost levels. Firewall modification, custom 3.5” downpipe, 2000cc injectors, dual in tank pumps. The turbo won’t spool until ~4500 rpm making it a race only or dyno queen setup. Drivability is poor. In deciding which turbo to use, you need to determine how much HP you want to make and how you are going to drive the car.

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Injectors:
This kit will require larger than stock injectors. 60s will make up to around 400whp, 80s will make up to around 450whp.  *We recommend our BRFPS when running 80lb injectors this greatly reduces idle surge and rich idle conditions associated with large injectors and high factory fuel pressures.  Injectors are sold separately. 

With the manual boost controller turned all the way down, or not installed the LSJ turbo kit will make approximately 10psi of boost. The manual boost controller will allow you to increase the boost pressure above the base setting. Our Mini or Fixed AFC will be required at boost levels over 16psi and our Boost Reference Fuel System (or BRFS) will be required at boost pressures over 17psi.

On our LSJ turbo swap kit, you need to keep your MAP sensor- the one mounted on the intake manifold, as well as the barometric sensor that sits out in the open. You don't need the blower inlet pressure sensor for a turbo setup. We simply delete that code on turbo swap ECM files.

To keep costs down some of the items in the turbo kit that are included MAY be used such as the oil dip stick & tube, intake manifold, alternator, and throttle body

Click here for how a Cobalt with the ZZP kit stacks against a GTR and modified Corvette.

Our complete LSJ turbo kit includes:

  • ZZP 304 stainless turbo manifold
  • ZZP 3” 304 stainless downpipe
  • Heavy duty V-band clamp for downpipe
  • Borg Warner 257SXE turbocharger
  • ZZP Turbo oil system kit
  • ZZP 3.5” aluminum turbo intake
  • K&N air filter
  • ZZP 50mm Blow off Valve
  • TiAL MVS 38mm wastegate
  • ZZP powder-coated aluminum charge tubes
  • ZZP silicone couplers
  • ZZP T-bolt clamps
  • ZZP air/air front mount intercooler (28x8x4 core)
  • Intercooler mounting kit
  • Saab aluminum intake manifold
  • Throttle body and wiring adapter
  • Manual Boost Controller
  • Oil dipstick tube
  • Standard rotation alternator
  • Belt tensioner
  • Serpentine belt

These kits are made per order, it can take up to 2 weeks to ship.

ZZPerformance has worked extensively with turbos on the Ecotec platform and after testing many turbos from Borg Warner, Bullseye, Garrett, and Precision; we concluded that nothing spooled as quickly, and made as much power, as the current Borg Warner 257 SXE We get many requests to use customer’s turbos but we strongly recommend against this route, we do not guaranty that any other turbo will fit in place of the turbos that we offer. If you search the forums there is literally no one making as much power with successful builds that run well other than people using ZZP setups. This includes our choice of turbos.

How to order your turbo kit:

Vehicle:
This determines what charge pipes and intake tube you will receive. The Cobalt and Ion ones are completely different, and not interchangeable.

Downpipe Options: 
Catted/Offroad:  Offroad means no catalytic converter, Catted means it comes with a high flow 200 cell Magnaflow catalytic converter. If you select the offroad non catted downpipe option, it is recommended for off-road use only. If your vehicle will be driven on the street where it is subject to emission laws, please choose the catted option.

Wastegate Option:  There are two options here, there is an external dump and a recirculated dump. The external dump will open a hole directly from your exhaust manifold to atmosphere at WOT when full boost is achieved. This kit comes standard with an external dump wastegate tube however we also offer a recirculated option to where it routes back into the downpipe which will make it quite a bit quieter at WOT.

Tune and Core Charge:
This will give you the option to either have us ship you a programmed PCM core, send in your PCM core for the ZZP file, have us email you a ZZP file for the kit, or the final option of no ZZP file at all.

Turbo:
The 257 turbo reaches full boost around 3700 RPM on a LSJ. It reaches maximum efficiency between 25 and 30 PSI on the 2.0 but is normally run a 16-18 psi on pump gas depending on the other mods you have. (We recommend 15-16psi for 91 octane, 18 for 93) It will make 325-375 WHP but is capable of up to 500 with additional mods to the vehicle and E85. The LSJ block, rods and pistons are not reliable above the 420WHP mark so it’s best to address the engine if you plan on making more than that.

We have done custom builds with turbos larger than the 257. They require E85 or E98 or C16 to take advantage of the boost levels. Firewall modification, custom 3.5” downpipe, 2000cc injectors, dual in tank pumps. The turbo won’t spool until ~4500 rpm making it a race only or dyno queen setup. Drivability is poor. In deciding which turbo to use, you need to determine how much HP you want to make and how you are going to drive the car.

___________

Injectors:
This kit will require larger than stock injectors. 60s will make up to around 400whp, 80s will make up to around 450whp.  *We recommend our BRFPS when running 80lb injectors this greatly reduces idle surge and rich idle conditions associated with large injectors and high factory fuel pressures.  Injectors are sold separately. 

With the manual boost controller turned all the way down, or not installed the LSJ turbo kit will make approximately 10psi of boost. The manual boost controller will allow you to increase the boost pressure above the base setting. Our Mini or Fixed AFC will be required at boost levels over 16psi and our Boost Reference Fuel System (or BRFS) will be required at boost pressures over 17psi.

On our LSJ turbo swap kit, you need to keep your MAP sensor- the one mounted on the intake manifold, as well as the barometric sensor that sits out in the open. You don't need the blower inlet pressure sensor for a turbo setup. We simply delete that code on turbo swap ECM files.

To keep costs down some of the items in the turbo kit that are included MAY be used such as the oil dip stick & tube, intake manifold, alternator, and throttle body

Click here for how a Cobalt with the ZZP kit stacks against a GTR and modified Corvette.

Our complete LSJ turbo kit includes:

  • ZZP 304 stainless turbo manifold
  • ZZP 3” 304 stainless downpipe
  • Heavy duty V-band clamp for downpipe
  • Borg Warner 257SXE turbocharger
  • ZZP Turbo oil system kit
  • ZZP 3.5” aluminum turbo intake
  • K&N air filter
  • ZZP 50mm Blow off Valve
  • TiAL MVS 38mm wastegate
  • ZZP powder-coated aluminum charge tubes
  • ZZP silicone couplers
  • ZZP T-bolt clamps
  • ZZP air/air front mount intercooler (28x8x4 core)
  • Intercooler mounting kit
  • Saab aluminum intake manifold
  • Throttle body and wiring adapter
  • Manual Boost Controller
  • Oil dipstick tube
  • Standard rotation alternator
  • Belt tensioner
  • Serpentine belt

These kits are made per order, it can take up to 2 weeks to ship.

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10/24/2017
Guest G.

LSJ turbo swap kit

Bought this kit back in 2012, awesome all you need kit to do the swap. still using to this day. Would I buy again? no would build my own kit/piece kit together. price versus what you get just doesn't add up, if I knew then what I know now about the swap back then I would have not bought this.

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10/24/2017
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LSJ turbo swap kit

Bought this kit back in 2012, awesome all you need kit to do the swap. still using to this day. Would I buy again? no would build my own kit/piece kit together. price versus what you get just doesn't add up, if I knew then what I know now about the swap back then I would have not bought this.

AP
10/21/2017
A. P.

Mr.

Vehicle: 2004 Ion Redline I have owned this kit for nine months now, and I am very satisfied with the results. When I did the turbo swap, it was a 2.8 M62 car that made 277whp/244wtq on a Dynojet running E85. Six months later, I made 421whp/354wtq with the S256ET on the same Dynojet running E30.That's a 144whp/110wtq increase! Thanks ZZP! I eyeballed this kit for 2 years, and even toyed with the idea of building a swap kit myself. After running the numbers and considering my busy schedule, I pulled the trigger and bought my kit during the Black Friday sale of 2016. It was just more convenient for me to already have everything on hand than have to junkyard hop, find parts, and take time to fabricate charge piping. There were some minor issues when I got the kit, some small parts were not sent and an incorrect part was sent. When I contacted ZZP about the issues, they promptly made it right without any trouble or delay. I also made some suggestions to add to the product page to help the "next guy", which I see they have since made. ZZP is a company that pays attention to their customers. As far as install, if you are mechanically inclined, this kit is fairly straightforward. If you are not mechanically inclined, I suggest either letting ZZP install it or have a shop that is familiar with the LSJ handle it for you. Set aside at least a weekend for the swap. You may or may not need other small parts during the course of the install. The ZZP Tune will be sufficient to get the car up and running at a basic level. To get the most out of this turbo swap, however, you will need to either have HPTuners yourself and work with ZZP or have other means to tune the car in the real world. When the car is properly tuned, it drives like stock right up until you get on the gas. If you have it available, E85 or an ethanol mix will produce the best results.

AP
10/21/2017
A. P.

Mr.

Vehicle: 2004 Ion Redline I have owned this kit for nine months now, and I am very satisfied with the results. When I did the turbo swap, it was a 2.8 M62 car that made 277whp/244wtq on a Dynojet running E85. Six months later, I made 421whp/354wtq with the S256ET on the same Dynojet running E30.That's a 144whp/110wtq increase! Thanks ZZP! I eyeballed this kit for 2 years, and even toyed with the idea of building a swap kit myself. After running the numbers and considering my busy schedule, I pulled the trigger and bought my kit during the Black Friday sale of 2016. It was just more convenient for me to already have everything on hand than have to junkyard hop, find parts, and take time to fabricate charge piping. There were some minor issues when I got the kit, some small parts were not sent and an incorrect part was sent. When I contacted ZZP about the issues, they promptly made it right without any trouble or delay. I also made some suggestions to add to the product page to help the "next guy", which I see they have since made. ZZP is a company that pays attention to their customers. As far as install, if you are mechanically inclined, this kit is fairly straightforward. If you are not mechanically inclined, I suggest either letting ZZP install it or have a shop that is familiar with the LSJ handle it for you. Set aside at least a weekend for the swap. You may or may not need other small parts during the course of the install. The ZZP Tune will be sufficient to get the car up and running at a basic level. To get the most out of this turbo swap, however, you will need to either have HPTuners yourself and work with ZZP or have other means to tune the car in the real world. When the car is properly tuned, it drives like stock right up until you get on the gas. If you have it available, E85 or an ethanol mix will produce the best results.