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Old 09-13-2002, 06:11 PM   #1
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I was just wondering if anybody had any numbers on it yet. Price, horsepower, etc.

I want to compare it with the ludespeed stage III.

ETA would be nice too.

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Old 09-13-2002, 08:14 PM   #2
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I would like to help you out but me and a local guy that both got one of the original batch kits from Vishnu still are waiting on replacement up and down pipes and other parts. Seems the fabricator is not getting product out or at least parts for the 2.5 kit.

It all depends on when you want it. The quality of the Vishnu kit is 100 times beter than the Lude stuff. I have both here at my house to compare and there is no comparison. But, you can get a lude speed kit now and I would say it will take you at least 8+ months to get a vishnu kit at this rate.

My Kit was ordered over a year ago and I am still waiting for the complete kit from them.

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Old 09-13-2002, 09:50 PM   #3
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Has your car been Dyno'ed with the kit on? I'm in no rush for the kit. I'm still looking at cars to purchase. Do you think the Vishnu kit will be under $4k? Ludespeed stage III claims 190HP at the wheels do you think the vishnu kit will be able to beat this?

I helped at friend with a WRX Vishnu stage 0 kit. I could tell quite a difference within minutes.
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Old 09-13-2002, 10:01 PM   #4
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I have not dyno'ed. I am still waiting for the parts before I tear it all back down to put the clutch in. The Vishnu kit is capable of much more than 190 at the wheel. It does not come with engine management at that price though.

Contact Shiv at Vishnu if you can and ask him the details.

www.vishnutuning.com
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Old 09-13-2002, 10:19 PM   #5
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I'll definately have to do that. I want to see how they compare. Personally, I'd rather go Vishnu, even if it more expensive.
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Old 09-13-2002, 11:00 PM   #6
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bah, i'll believe it when i see it. he gets us all worked up into a frenzy last winter, then drops off the face of the earth. i think wrx just totally distracted him. i remember before their website changed, it was the same "coming in january" well into the summer. imagine all the ppl that bought ludespeed kits since january that could have been potential vishnu customers. get on your horse vishnu.

btw, i'm just saying, "where is this product already?" - i want it! hehe
not meant to be a negative post so don't get your panties in a wad shiv FANBOYS, sooo many fanboys would take a bullet for shiv
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Old 09-13-2002, 11:16 PM   #7
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i would have to agree with tensecimpreza i think its all hype. The first time ive seen a vishnu kit in person i wasnt too impressed. The ludespeed kit installed looks much cleaner than the vishnu kit. Plus you save a whole lot of money by going with the ludespeed kit. Also a stage 3 ludespeed kit comes with the LINK plus EMU. But if you guys want a tec and spend the money by doing that its your choice. Is the most popular kit always the best?

KillerTHC comments: David2z4, how is your non existant kit better than ours?
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Old 09-14-2002, 02:32 AM   #8
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A local guy here has one. His car is supposedly really fast. I have to pin him down long enough for a ride though. His I-club name is Boostup!.

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Old 09-14-2002, 11:06 AM   #9
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The first time ive seen a vishnu kit in person i wasnt too impressed.

KillerTHC comments: David2z4, how is your non existant kit better than ours?
Dave has TWO kits undestand. A Ludespeed AND Vishnue. Though I haven't seen Dave's kit in person, after he put it on he sent me detailed pictures. Now living near Dave I have seen his old kit. The Vishnue kit is MUCH better.

And I belive Dave is saying he's ordered the Ludespeed kit over a year ago and still does not have a complete kit.
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Old 09-14-2002, 12:01 PM   #10
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Is the most popular kit always the best?

Usually That's how they become the most popular.


So it sounds like neither vendor can deliver the kits anyways.
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Old 09-14-2002, 12:09 PM   #11
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Heres the reply i got when i emailed them:

The price on the kit is $4295 and includes a T3/4 turbo, top mount
intercooler, downpipe, up pipe and fasteners. This kit is good for 400
horsepower with no problems with good tuning and larger injectors. The
TEC 3 is $2350 and comes with a base map for this kit. Thank you.


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Old 09-14-2002, 01:15 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by david2z4
...Contact Shiv at Vishnu if you can and ask him the details.

www.vishnutuning.com
As an aside, was their website ever www.vishnuperformance.com ? It looks like a domain-squatter's site right now.
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Old 09-14-2002, 06:51 PM   #13
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The vishnu kit is scary! I would wait another year for my kit! I don't have any numbers but before I was stupid and put 87octane in it a blew it up. I ran against my buddys conquest TSI that runs a 13.7 quater mile I was walking away! No other words are needed! At 7 psi of boost. WAIT for the vishnu KIT Shiv is very swamped with work and if you get it, it will be worth it!!! You must give them time. they do have some issues to deal with their fabracator, the product is like no other! Why would you buy a stage 3 kit when shiv's kit is better than a stage 3. Think, no need to upgrade later when is the best you can get now! I Just love his product quility ,
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Old 09-15-2002, 01:16 AM   #14
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Well I am running about 10 pounds of boost on a Version I Ludespeed Stage II kit. It is a tiny little T3 Turbo but hey this was way before Vishnu was even around. It has been on my car for more then a year and a half with no problems. Since then Ludespeed has made many improvements to fitment and quality. There are no more fitment issues.

As for quality, I will have to differ with the Vishnu Kit, it looks nice right out of the box, but once you have had it on the car for 3 months, the polish wears off. As for the Ludepseed Kit, there is no polish. I guess you have to see a finished product installed.

In the end the Ludespeed kit is cheaper, easier to install as there are no fitment issues, they have been worked out. Besides that why not just throw a Link in which is also cheaper and plugs right in. No wiring needed. Yeah you do not have the tunability of the TEC III but I would like to see everyone actually use all the functionality of it.

Yeah I am bias, because I am trying to find a more affordable deal as most people are.
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Old 09-15-2002, 03:15 AM   #15
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And I belive Dave is saying he's ordered the Ludespeed kit over a year ago and still does not have a complete kit.
If you took any time to read his first reply he says he has been waiting a year for the rest of his VISHNU kit.
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Old 09-15-2002, 03:35 AM   #16
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He's not waiting for the rest of his kit. It's already on his car and his car is running. He's waiting for a replacement part to fix some misaligned part.

And yes after rereading his post, you can see how my dumb mind got confused, too much topic jumping around for me to handle.

What I dont' under stand is teh KTC comments in your post, asking about a nonexistent kit?
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Old 09-15-2002, 03:38 AM   #17
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VISHNU turbo kit w/ TEC will blow any EJ25 turbo kit away.

I have seen them all. Drove them all and even touched them all.

Its just even unfair to compare them. It is seriously that much better.

Downsides of VISHNU kit is price and waiting.

But, you get what you pay for.

This high cost is what prevents Shiv to stock these kits. After all, how many $5000+ kits can you stock?

If you are antsy, then go with Lude. If you want absolute best parts you can get that will make most HP most safely and efficiently, go with VISHNU.

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This high cost is what prevents Shiv to stock these kits. After all, how many $5000+ kits can you stock?
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If they cost him 5K then he'd be in trouble
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Old 09-15-2002, 10:45 AM   #19
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The only thing that pisses me off is while I been waiting for my vishnu kit for over a year they have designed and have been producing a whole product line for the WRX. Stage I, stage II and almost have the stage II done. Stage 0 was before the 2.5 kit. His web page says that the stage 0, stage I, and stage II are all available now so he can get them now. He has removed the 2.5 kit from the web site also.

He should have the fab guy stop the other stuff and get the two 2.5 kit parts done that we have been waiting for for a year.

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Old 09-15-2002, 01:52 PM   #20
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Anybody have any pics of the Vishnu prototypes? It sounds like the Vishnu kit is sqeezing an ungodly amount of HP out. Is this still with a stock motor? From what I have been reading, you don't want to push more than 5 PSI on a stock motor with stock compression. With all the extra power and torque, I'd worry about the tranny breaking as well.
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Old 09-15-2002, 03:07 PM   #21
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Look under my thread in the member's gallery, it's called something about MI install day.

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