I've never seen a newer turbo Monte. It's good because it'll be different, but it'll be different for a reason. Mainly because it's going to be a long, hard, and expensive project. A turbo setup would need to be completely custom as far as I know. I'm guessing the easier/cheaper route would be to pull a supercharged engine out of a newer Monte SS or GTP and drop that in there. I can't say for sure that either will fit in easily, but I think the first or second year of the SC'd Monte SS is very similar to your car.
Keep in mind that bringing a 200hp car to 300-350hp will affect other things as well. The tranny is meant to take 200hp, not 325. A 325hp front wheel drive Monte is going to have wheel hop like a mofo if you don't do some suspension work as well. I don't know what your mechanical ability or bankroll is, but this is a pretty large job.
Once again, different it good, but keep in mind that after alll of this is said and done kids who bought a sporty car to begin with will be blowing your doors off. They will have paid less, will have a ton more performance potential with just a few mods. FWD is going to hurt you, and unless you want to do some serious motor work you'll be limited to a low PSI, and your car is heavy.
If you want to spice up your car a little bit, a performance torque converter will make your car more fun to drive and probably knock off a few tenths in the quarter mile.
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Last edited by giant016 : 12-14-2007 at 04:02 AM.