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Old 12-21-2008, 09:08 PM   #1
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i have a quick question i might be getting a rs and i want to know if i can just slap a turbo kit on or what do i have to do. thanks for the help
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Old 12-22-2008, 12:16 AM   #2
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so you like slappin it eh ?
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Old 12-22-2008, 02:34 AM   #3
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Do a search in this forum about what you are doing, it has been done many times before. The info is all out there, and it is pretty in depth to cover in a simple reply to a question. It will cost a bit of money.


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Old 12-22-2008, 03:16 AM   #4
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Awesome!
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Old 12-22-2008, 03:25 AM   #5
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first question, will this be your MAIN form of transportation?

Do you have to pass inspection that requires OBD2 ?
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Old 12-22-2008, 07:57 AM   #6
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its my main form and yes i have to pass inspection BUT I CAN get around that
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Old 12-22-2008, 12:44 PM   #7
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Someone local to me did a complete swap.
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Old 12-22-2008, 01:10 PM   #8
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i have a quick question i might be getting a rs and i want to know if i can just slap a turbo kit on or what do i have to do. thanks for the help
Depends! It could be slapped on with a fuel controller and running 5psi......on certain years of RS. Search!a

I 'slapped' one on my 2.2ltr, along with a fuel controller and EGT gauge. Worked fine with 5psi of boost. Ran forever. I took it off years ago and sold it to someone that wanted to slap it on their RS. I had his shop inspect my kit on my car, remove it and install it on his RS. They installed my stock N/A setup back on (I was racing WAY too much so I had it removed). The guy I sold my kit too ended up wrecking his tranny within the next 2-3 weeks. I feel for the dude!
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Old 12-22-2008, 01:30 PM   #9
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its my main form and yes i have to pass inspection BUT I CAN get around that
are you very mechanicly inclined? If not then I would stay away from AFI, because you have going to have some SERIOUS wrench time involved in just getting your car performing @ "near" stock drivability...If that doesn't scare you away, then go for it.... Personaly I would NEVER turbocharge a car that wasn't meant for it, if it was my ONLY form of transportation !
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Old 12-22-2008, 01:46 PM   #10
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bwahahaha i did it on my rs-t and it is my only form of transport...the trick is gathering all the parts and doing tons of research and have a plan to minimize downtime. you can wire in the Emanage ahead of time and put in a fuel pump then when you get all the FI parts you need you could put them all in on a weekend. just depends what kind of boost you will be running- with emanage ultimate, wrx 440 injectors, and totally stock block w/ td04 turbo i ran 8.5psi for 2 years with no problems til a head gasket finally gave out - just do research, plan, and get a mad parts stash then do work!!!
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Old 12-22-2008, 02:26 PM   #11
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bwahahaha i did it on my rs-t and it is my only form of transport...the trick is gathering all the parts and doing tons of research and have a plan to minimize downtime. you can wire in the Emanage ahead of time and put in a fuel pump then when you get all the FI parts you need you could put them all in on a weekend. just depends what kind of boost you will be running- with emanage ultimate, wrx 440 injectors, and totally stock block w/ td04 turbo i ran 8.5psi for 2 years with no problems til a head gasket finally gave out - just do research, plan, and get a mad parts stash then do work!!!

Did you actually install all your FI parts in one weekend? It seems like it would be tough to do all the mechanical stuff and tune it so its driveable in just two days. Hopefully i'm wrong though, cause this is my plan

On the SOHC I've heard the WRX manifold/Uppipe(20mm spacer required)/Downpipe/catback bolt up (1 bracket relocated), is this what you did? Wrx topmount(slight shave on inlet) as well? Are the mods in parenthesis required? Do I ask to many questions ahaha?
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Old 12-22-2008, 07:59 PM   #12
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the wrx manifold wont fit you have a stock water pump, you need the turbo water pump from any turbo engine - i notched my crossmember and the up pipe fit fine just like it does on a wrx or sti - if you are SOHC like i am i had to shave a little tab that sticks out on the head, and the up pipe cant have a flex section otherwise it wont fit. if you use a stock wrx manifold/up pipe setup then the downpipe and catback also fit perfectly (minus one hanger at the axleback that you dont really need) its pretty sweet because you get lots of options because you can use aftermarket exhausts for wrx and sti's

oh and i used a stock tmic and switched to fmic and the fmic is sooo much easier to install - i rec. going fmic because its easier and cleaner (my opinion) plus no heat soak and cooler iat's
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Old 12-23-2008, 01:31 AM   #13
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Good info thx! I am picking up an Sohc engine this break, I would like to do front mount, for the reasons you mentioned, but it seems like it would be mrs difficult due to all the piping. Do wrx front mount kits fit or is it necessary to do custom piping?
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Old 12-23-2008, 11:38 AM   #14
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wrx front mounts and the ones for GC's fit about the same - i have a cxracing one and it required almost no modification
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