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Old 10-10-2001, 01:46 AM   #1
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Default Ludespeed or Forced Air Tech?

This is for the turbo guys out there....

I have the money in hand for a turbo kit...around $3100
Which kit Do you guys recommend me going with??I have a 98 dohc 2.5rs

1. Ludespeed Stage 2
2. Force Air Tech Stage 1
or should i just go with a tec2 engine management computer??

I'm currently running a Nitrous Express 50 shot, have a custom cold air intake, Apexi N1 2 1/2" exhaust with random tech cat, unorthodox underdrive pulley, holley fuel pressure regulator running fuel at 60psi. I plan on running the nos with the turbo kit....trying to break into the 13s 1/4 mile....thanks in advance....SoCo
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Old 10-10-2001, 02:51 AM   #2
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Vishnu Turbo Kit. Check out the Vendors Classifieds.
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Old 10-10-2001, 05:16 AM   #3
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Depends on how much work you want to put into it and what you want out of it. If you want a bolt-on simple kit that you can push 5-7 psi in... good luck.

For $3100 the Vishnu isn't complete, Ludespeed has been kinda in a hole lately, dunno about ASR, Forced Air sounds promising though I haven't seen much from them, JC Sports is a joke, and beyond that, I don't know.

From the voice of experience, if you're not willing to spend $5k+ on turbo'ing your RS, you're probably doing it wrong. Either the quality or the tuning will take a big hit, unless you're willing and able to make everything other then the turbo yourself.
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Old 10-10-2001, 10:05 AM   #4
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I'm with 8complex on this one.... If your only wanting to spend $3k, don't bother turboing your car.

Your going to need more than that. I spent more in the range of $4500 (stage I) just for starters.....
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Old 10-10-2001, 01:11 PM   #5
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I'll agree 3100 is not enough to Turbo your car correctly. Wait a little longer until you get enough money. Until then buy a book and start reading up on Turbo's.

I won't say JC Sports kits are a joke, just the company itself.
From what I have seen of the kit, it looks well made but the customer service is lacking a lot.

The Ludespeed kits are pretty good, but you will need to meddle around with parts and do lots of little fixes to get things to fit.
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Old 10-11-2001, 08:57 AM   #6
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Just more ammo to make me go WRX instead of keeping the RS and going turbo with it.

I'd rather have something that's already "tuned" than have to blow up my only car while I'm trying to get it dialed in.

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Old 10-11-2001, 10:01 PM   #7
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I'd say just put in the order for the Vishnu kit and save up a little more money while waiting on the kit to be complete. It will definitly be a quality and well worth kit.
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Old 10-11-2001, 10:45 PM   #8
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5K, thats it. How did you do that? I'm buying a kit now. Its costing me 4K for the kit, 2.5K for a tecII, another 500 or so for a catback exhaust, another 350 for a clutch. Then I still got to get the car tuned. Thats going to cost a pretty penny I'm sure. By the way, whats a good price to have the tecII installed and tuned.
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Old 10-12-2001, 04:54 AM   #9
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RS2000 - In all reality, you could get a stage I kit for $2k, an upgraded clutch disc for ~$150, and a Vishnu TEC-II kit for $2500 to support it. Most people, however, are not using programmable ECU's that are keeping it semi-cheap, so that accounts for a lot of the money there.
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Old 10-12-2001, 12:37 PM   #10
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But at the same time, you can the Ludespeed stage I, throw it on for 3K, run your 5-7 psi of boost and enjoy it. I don't really see where something goes wrong with the STAGE 1. Maybe you can show me a flaw. I am planning on just getting the stage 1 on the 2K1 2.5 without tec computer, I simply can't afford it.
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Old 10-12-2001, 06:31 PM   #11
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So let me get this straight all of the kits out there cost more then what it would cost to buy a 1G Eclipse GSX? Then again I only paid $2K US for my GTI-R. Why are these things so freakin expensive? By the way if you want a cheaper engine management get some info on the GReddy E-Manage. $300 and you can tune it with a laptop, use any air flow meter you want, comes with baseline maps, you can adjust it by RPM and boost levels and at least where I am there alot of shops who can take care of the install and tuning for you.
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