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Old 06-29-2003, 04:26 PM   #1
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what is the best turbo for a 00 2.5RS? how much money, pics, and what's so good about it? i'm looking into a turbo kit for my car, and i want top of the line. thanks in advance

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Old 06-29-2003, 04:33 PM   #2
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Try reading the FAQ at the top of this forum before you give Kastle a heart attack.

other than that, it's all subjective. There is no "Best" option out there. Most require some personal tooling, as the bulk of the kits are just basic and people usually wish to slightly modify them. Also, the kits don't normally include exhausts, clutches(a few do include this, but it's an option), and other costly accessories you need to consider as well as the basic turbo kit.

You have an option of turbo-ing the EJ25 or transplanting an EJ20. Both have their caveats. Both require more than rudimentary knowledge to do on a budget. Unless you have a second car and can allow significant down-time, don't pursue either just yet. You need to fully understand all parts of a turbo-charged car first, and what they do, or have the money to pay someone to do it for you(easily add $1000 for just the basic part of an install...more for proper tuning, probably).
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Old 06-29-2003, 04:34 PM   #3
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I highly suggest calling JC sports. They make the best stuff for the cheapest price

do a search, read read read. There is ALOT posted about this.
Ludespeed
Forced Air technologies(sp?)
PDM
and many others..

btw, be ready to spend 10+K on a kit with alot of power
kit: 3k
trans:5k
ecu:1k
random stuff:1k
brakes: 1k

Then we can start talking about building a motor, because you will pop it after a long enough time....

then your talking another 5k or so for a motor to hold 16-20 daily and 27 on race gas

then you will be at close to 400 and this is what you coulda done with a WRX alot easier and faster....
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Old 06-29-2003, 04:35 PM   #4
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To determine the best turbo, we need to hear what you want out of the car... If you want a high-powered street monster, a quarter-mile drag car, a track car, an autox car... there are countless turbos that could be considered "good for the RS."

IMO, the AVO ball-bearing that comes in the AVO turbo kit is one of the best all-around turbos. With full boost at real low rpms (not very sure what) and the potential to hold up to 350hp (i think). It would be pretty great for all of the aforementioned activities.
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Old 06-29-2003, 04:59 PM   #5
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I highly suggest calling JC sports. They make the best stuff for the cheapest price
is this a joke? i hope so, otherwise i highly recommend NOT calling JC sports for anything.

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Old 06-29-2003, 05:05 PM   #6
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yes, it was a joke. heh.
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Old 06-29-2003, 05:08 PM   #7
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i figured so because of that smiley, but someone not aware of their dealings may think you are serious

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Old 06-29-2003, 05:16 PM   #8
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Well there are a lot of bests...

PDM probably makes the best looking kits out there. But they still rely on piggyback for fueling. (not reccomended)

Ludespeed makes good kits. Not the best out there, but very good prices. $4500 for a everything you need kit including ecu and injectors. Frequent groupbuys for cheaper prices.

AVO makes another All you need kit, for near the same price, but you need to add injectors. (I dont care what they say, 7psi on stock injectors is not a good idea)

FAT Well I know they use the GT series of turbos which is good, and a few members have had good luck with them. However they are a little high on the price IMHO....

A money no object kit, Id buy a PDM and add management. (get them to sell the kit without the piggybacks)

I have a Ludespeed stage 2.9 (Just missing the stageIII catch can.)
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Old 06-29-2003, 05:24 PM   #9
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i figured so because of that smiley, but someone not aware of their dealings may think you are serious

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Here's another good one.... ASR
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Old 06-30-2003, 08:47 AM   #10
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I'd say go with the ludespeed kit, if you don't know that much about turbo kits, from what I've seen, the ludespeed kit is the lowest maintenance (least amount of time in the shop cause your fuel pump or injectors failed, etc.) I've put about 10,000 miles on my stage 1 turbo kit and have had no problems, with the exception of replacing my clutch (I've got a heavy foot) and putting in some forged pistons (but that was not the fault of the kit, it was the installer that forgot to tighten all of the seals in the engine, causing it to leak radiator fluid and then blowup).
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Old 06-30-2003, 05:54 PM   #11
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has anyone compared a JC sports and a PDM turbo kit? does anyone know who supplies(ed) turbo kits for either one?
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Old 06-30-2003, 07:08 PM   #12
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IIRC, JC Sports kits were built by PDM turbos.
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Old 06-30-2003, 08:47 PM   #13
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Wow, I haven't heard anyone even metion JC Sports for a few years now. . I understand they had a few PR problems. I'd look closely at the AVO kit which includes a Link ECU (product of New Zealand , which, being a kiwi, is always a plus in my book, hehehe).
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