Ok, I'ma start out by saying that this question may be asking for trouble - but I'm going to forge ahead anyhow....
I'm thinking of putting a turbo on Ruby sometime next year when Ruby's factory warranty runs out. This isn't a for sure thing, but I'm thinking strongly about it. It's a lot of $$$ for me, so I wanted to talk to y'all about the pluses and minuses of boosting your ride. I do know that after putting on a better header, less restricted exhaust, and getting an ECU tune (all from Kyle D and ZZP), I'm much happier with the way Ruby performs... but I think I would like a bit more. (I know... famous last words!)
I'm really pretty happy with the performance off the line (85%). I'm really not interested in shredding tires, smoking burnouts, or doing crazy donuts and leaving black patches on the roads around my house. Where I'm most dissatisfied is: 1) passing performance - I'd feel safer with more get up and go when passing, 2) acceleration in 3rd, 4th, and 5th gear when traveling at 2000 - 3500 rpm, 3) Acceleration and power when already at highway speeds (60-80 mph). This last is a real concern. There are times on the highways when I see someone acting stupidly, or maybe they just don't see me, and I need enough power to get out of a bad situation. Yeah, I know, it may be better to slow down and let 'em go by, and that is usually my go to response, I tend to be a relatively defensive driver (No snickering - I haven't had an accident if over 40 years!)
I have a pretty good idea what turbo vehicles are, I've had a Subaru Legacy GT Spec B, a Dodge Stealth R/T twin turbo, Dodge Spirit Turbo, etc. Did fine with all of them. Never burnt out a clutch or a turbo (except the Subaru, which had other lemony problems). This said, I've never had a turbo vehicle which wasn't factory, or where I would be responsible for as much of the upkeep and regular maintenance as I will be with Ruby.
So be frank with me - what are your thoughts, your cautionary tales, your regrets (if any!) Help convince me either to take the giant Turbo bungee jump or to back away from the ledge!