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Old 11-27-2001, 01:47 AM   #1
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I just wanted to say that I am very satisfied with Tom's Ludespeed turbo kit. I just installed the stage three kit and everything went together well. I'm still tweeking with it but so far so good. The only trouble I've had is with the turbo to intercooler pipe. It was a bit to long and I had to trim it with a hacksaw, cause it was pushing my intercooler into my firewall. But that was no big deal. I highly recomend the kit to other Impreza owners!
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Old 11-27-2001, 04:09 AM   #2
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*nod* My kit has been great as well, for all the times it's been on and off the car (my own stupidity was good at blowing it up often). I've even got my uninstall time down to 4.5 hours.
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Old 11-27-2001, 11:48 AM   #3
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Where can I get information on the kit?
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Old 11-27-2001, 11:56 AM   #4
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Where can I get information on the kit?
http://turbo_25rs.tripod.com/
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Old 11-27-2001, 12:16 PM   #5
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Thanks for the link. pricing looks great for those parts. Which management system did you opt to use?
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Old 11-27-2001, 09:05 PM   #6
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I'm not running any managment system. With the Ludespeed kit you don't have to. Fuel is managed by a RRFPR.
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Old 11-27-2001, 09:14 PM   #7
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I'm not running any managment system. With the Ludespeed kit you don't have to. Fuel is managed by a RRFPR.
just to save you the flames, (or do the honors myself)
you *should* have some sort of engine management with ANY aftermarket turbo or supercharger. You're asking for trouble if you dont compensate and control the engine wisely (rrfpr alone doesnt cut it).
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Old 11-27-2001, 09:26 PM   #8
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I'm getting enough fuel. My timing's good. What else would I need to manage? I'm only running 5 psi now, but plan to up It to 7 when I get everything squared away.
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Old 11-27-2001, 10:14 PM   #9
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LV, like I said, management *should* be run. By this I mean an actual injector/timing/map controller/value adjuster. You also hadn't mentioned any timing control before in the answer to Mindgame's question.
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Old 11-27-2001, 10:23 PM   #10
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I'm running 9-11psi on the LudeSpeed kit with no management or injectors...of course, I'm sure my setup is a bit different than yours and wouldn;t recomend it

Edit: added the "and wouldn;t recomend it" part

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Old 11-27-2001, 11:15 PM   #11
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I'm running 9-11psi on the LudeSpeed kit with no management or injectors...of course, I'm sure my setup is a bit different than yours and wouldn;t recomend it

Edit: added the "and wouldn;t recomend it" part

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Eric your lower compression ej22t has gotten to your head!
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Old 11-28-2001, 01:08 AM   #12
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I also have a Ludespeed Kit on a '99, the stage one from the group buy that started it all (same one as 8Complex)

I'd highly recommend Tom as a vendor and the kit itself, Tom continues to help me out with any questions and concerns I have. even after months of the buy being over (believe me, this is something special if you are too new to the board to experience some of the older vendors that have been weeded out)

if he were on ebay he'd be an A+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ seller, heh heh

my kit is the basic stage one, but with a SAAB 900 IC that I have yet to put on, stock clutch holds fairly good, but it's just started slipping when it's really cold out and I get on it hard, but damn at 5psi, you really feel it, it's great.

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Old 11-28-2001, 02:29 AM   #13
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Eric,

what wouldnlt you recommend, the kit itself or running 11psi with no management?

FYI an RRFPR does the job just fine **IF** you are looking to slap a turbo on and drive. If you keep the boost within the suggested range, then it will run a little rich and stay safe. It won't make the MAX power for that level of boost, but it will run hard, stay safe and remain reliable as such. Both the cars that I use as test cars have been running with the RRFPR and a $.12 Zener Diode for months and run great.

Now some poeple want to tune for MAX power. Those people NEED more management. ie J&S, MAP signal modifiers, additional injectors, stand alone ECUs or whatever.

You wanna run 13s with minimal cost? Stick with the RRFPR and boost up to 7psi and you're there.

You wanna run 12's while spending $6k+? Get some good management equipment and run 9+psi and you're there.

Different stroked for different folks.

All depends on cashflow

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