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well, the turbonetics turbos use the older 5 bolt flange on the downpipe. these are a PITA to bolt on. If you get a protech manifold, you can order one that makes the ballistic series fit perfectly.
i would be wary of a journal bearing turbo though, mine died in 600 miles, totally dead. they arent very good at coping with thrust loads and there are others here who have had similiar problems.
I have an innovative turbo, it has carried me to a 12.6@117. I would have ran a faster mph, but the 100* weather and the massive misfire in 5th (20 psi and 20* timing tended to blow the stock ignition's spark right out, the car didnt even accelerate at all the last 300 ft). i expect 11s come this fall (damn weather will cool off by then, dammit)
a stg V wheel will be pretty lazy with a journal bearing though. i would get a stg III wheel unless you went with a BB center section. My stg V wheel spools quicker than my stg III journal bearing turbo did, same turbine housing.
I'm too old for this shit...