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Old 05-07-2002, 07:23 PM   #1
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Default JC Sports turbo kit - do you have it and do you like it?

I am just trying to find out who has (or had) the JC Sports turbo kit, and if you like(d) it or not.

Any significant issues? Let me know...
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Old 05-07-2002, 07:51 PM   #2
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JC Sports has suck!
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Old 05-07-2002, 08:00 PM   #3
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Please tell me they're not back in business?! :-( Do a search and see how JC Sports screwed a bunch of us out of thousands of dollars in their great turbo GB.

Buyer beware...

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Old 05-07-2002, 08:04 PM   #4
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No, I was just talking about the hardware, not the business. Was the hardware any good?
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Old 05-07-2002, 08:06 PM   #5
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IIRC, it was decent at best. Personally, I'd go with Vishnu, Ludespeed or FAT before I go with JC Sports... Hell, I wouldn't even take a JC Sports turbo kit for free if you gave it to me. Why?

'cause JC Sports has suck!
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Old 05-07-2002, 08:23 PM   #6
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What he said! :-) Honestly, I never saw one of their kits(although I paid for part of one). I would go with one of the other obviously reputable vendors out there. There must be some guys in your neighborhood with a JC kit that you can look at?

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Old 05-07-2002, 09:54 PM   #7
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i dont know what you guys are talking about. the JC sports kits were very good, they just had piss-poor customer service.


James, i will be selling my kit soon, PM me for details.
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Old 05-07-2002, 10:22 PM   #8
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Andrew,
Glad you got a kit and like it. I never said that the quality was poor. We were commenting on the fact that JC Sports accepted thousands of dollars as deposits for kits and never produced them and issued very few refunds.

This far exceeds any definition of, "piss poor service." There are many other terms I can use for it, but service is not on the list anywhere.

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Old 05-07-2002, 10:24 PM   #9
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Yeah, their kits were actually excellent in quality. Not that they made them themselves or anything, just shopped them out. But they are VERY well pieced together and fit very well in my dealings with the kits.
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Old 05-08-2002, 12:10 AM   #10
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Okay, that is what I was looking for - that the hardware was actually decent. Thanks folks!
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Old 05-08-2002, 03:08 AM   #11
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I have most of the piping for my current kit. And 8Complex has seen the quality of that kit.

JC Sports business practices bordered and passed over the boundries of legality and fair practices, but most of their products were good.

Some of the best parts of the kit include the fact that it does have all the cats and sensor bungs for the stock O2 sensors.
The fittings needed for the coolant feed/return and oil feed are all well thought out and routed, including oil feed from the block and coolant feed from the block. The crank case breather catch tray is a nice touch as well. No need to cut the stock hoses as the Y fitting and extra bit of hose just plugs right in.

The way I'm redesigning the whole system should allow me to get away with zero CEL. Which will help immensly when I go for my pollution check.

The only few things that I will probably change and some parts address in the future include the blow off valve position, moving it to the intercooler if possible. Changing/modifying the intake tract and filter.

Some things already addressed:
Rain shroud for turbo.
Jethot all pipes.
Additional O2 port for TecII sensors.
TecII and larger injectors for fuel system and ignition control
Cold air baffle for filter.
Larger ball bearing turbo (My pick VF23)
3" cat back
Larger Spearco intercooler

I should note that I didn't get the JC tapped oil pan and am regretting it every day. We are still trying to figure out a good way to route the return.

Checking my notes from the previous owner, this setup should allow the turbo to fully spool (8psi) by about 2300-2500 rpm. But at 9psi, the turbo will be past its efficiency point by 6000 rpm. If I need more boost, I'll probably need to install that Chalak gearset first!
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Old 05-08-2002, 03:26 AM   #12
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i dont know what you guys are talking about. the JC sports kits were very good, they just had piss-poor customer service.


James, i will be selling my kit soon, PM me for details.
EXACTLY...the kits were impressive(the few that were complete)...GodSpd6 had one on his RS before he ditched it for the WRX...very inpressive kit minus the crappy BOV mouting they had.

Just my $.02

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Old 05-08-2002, 05:19 AM   #13
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Checking my notes from the previous owner, this setup should allow the turbo to fully spool (8psi) by about 2300-2500 rpm. But at 9psi, the turbo will be past its efficiency point by 6000 rpm.
I have a ball bearing upgrade, or so they said, and I get 8psi by about 3200rpm...I'm not sure if you could get it much lower. I run a tec-2 also.

Yes I think the kit was very good...though to tell the truth, I've only seen 1 other aftermarket kit on another RS and you can't get that kit anymore either (minnam). On the JC Kit the only fitment issue was the oil return line, needed a little bending, but that was it. Everything went in smooth.

Its too bad they ran their company the way they did, I think I was the very last person to get a kit, and I count my blessings that I did get it.
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Old 05-08-2002, 08:21 AM   #14
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RS25.com here is trying to decide if he wants to make more.
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Old 05-08-2002, 11:09 AM   #15
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Default My Kit

Overall my kit was pretty good. I make the car nice and quick and once I called JC Sports everyday I got it and all the parts. My only thing was I never got a bracket to help support the down pipe. I also never clocked the trubo do make for a cleaner install. This kit will be in my next car but I will have the expericance for a cleaner install. I have also heard that 8psi is the max effiancy for this turbo. Does anyone know if that increases when I got to a 2.2l instead of my orgional 2.5?
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Old 05-08-2002, 03:17 PM   #16
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Well, with the 2.2L, boost is going to be a bit more lagging than the 2.5, so technically you should have some increased efficiency due to less exhaust gas driving the turbo and/or smaller displacement engine.


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Yeah that's what I figured thanks for the response.
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