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Old 04-23-2002, 02:40 AM   #1
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i'm looking to possibly turbo my 2.5rs with the next 6 monthes and wanted to know what are the best kits in terms of reliability. I want to retain a stock-like feel and something that will last me for 2-3 years. I wanted to know if vishnu ever came out with their kit and if so what is the price?
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Old 04-23-2002, 02:50 AM   #2
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all the searchable topics...

Ludespeed, Forced Air Tech, and Vishnu all make kits that are reliable depending on engine management.

stock feel... then what's the point?

Vishnu's kit is beautiful but with the perfection comes price, upwards towards 4k without engine management.

again, a search will yeild better answers.
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Old 04-23-2002, 03:10 AM   #3
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i meant stock reliability not feel. hmm i guess i'll have to search around. how did you turbo your car?
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You will not have stock like reliablilty if you turbocharge your car, unless you spend lots of money on a full aftermarket ECU and get it tuned professionally, in addition to all the turbo bits.

Then you will need a strong transmission, then differentials, etc.

This topic has been discussed a lot and you can find answers by searching and reading old posts.
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take your time, learn about it read every post on this forum nad then you'll know a little more.

until you know every alternative kit available and every engine management system available, don't even think about going turbo!!

picture yourself on the side of the road with a blown motor and that'll slow you down.

most important of all, before you buy, make sure you know how to tune it, even if someone else is installing it for you.

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yeah through the reading i did last night I dont think this is a very feasible option for me. I do not have the fund to do this for at least a few years when I pay my car off. Also I just don't think that what boogerwrx (ron) suggested would be a very reliable option. he said we would use the stock wrx turbo, wrx ic, he would do all the piping himself and just use some sort of auxiliary fuel controller to richen the fuel mixture. he knows his stuff, but this plan doesn't seem like it takes longterm reliability into consideration. he suggested running 10-11 psi, but that seems way too high for 10:1 compression without good engine management. so perhaps running that system at a lower pressure might work, but i'm skeptical. maybe i'll just go the route of an ej20t transplant. it might be a little cheaper than say a vishnu kit and it will just as reliable. so i dont know, it just seems like lots of $$ needs to be on hand and lots of $$ needs to be spent to make the car reliable. i guess the seconds thought have come... (just as i expected) heh
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i think i'll just go the project car route, rather than a superfast daily driver. i'll just buy some car that already has a turbo for cheap and spend like $1500 on it and it will be fast enough for me. i mean why do you need a car that is superfast everyday? i mean one can only go so fast through the canyons and much of it is dependant on the suspension, not the power of the engine. (that seems logical) i'm not much of a drag racer, if i was i wouldn't have bought an impreza.
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