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Old 08-31-2005, 07:12 PM   #26
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Why couldnt I bring the boost up? Just a matter of drivetrain strength? I am not going to do the swap. By the time you're done, you may have a better outcome but it will cost you twice as much. I don't have an engine hoist and I do not want to deal with all the wiring.
Internals breaking. Not really a drivetrian problem.

NA motors were not built to handle boost. Not ours anyway.

With a real good tune on your EM you could MAYBE get away with 10 psi for a while. Firt sign of detonation you'll most likely be a goner. But you will not be running that on a Kit. Not without the addition of a fuel pump and bigger injectors. (Which by the way will have to be modded/spliced to get to work for our apps)

My AVO kit was great. But to get where I am now I spent SEVERAL thousands of dollars on top of it.

If I could do it again I'd go with a full swap. I would've saved money.
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Old 08-31-2005, 07:52 PM   #27
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Over three different builds i have almost 70k in mods to my car now. The latest build is right at about 30k. This stuff can get expensive if you let it.
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Old 08-31-2005, 09:00 PM   #28
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The fat kit comes with a fuel pump.
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Old 08-31-2005, 11:08 PM   #29
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Look..here's the bottom line. Do what you want.....go turbokits.com and learn the hard way.

OR

Listen to what all of us have to say and trust me, most of us know what were talking about.

Go FAT, AVO, Home built. A basic 5-7 psi kit is good. Non-intercooled....may last but why.
No matter which route you go......it's not as easy as "use a computer to modify the boost to 10-12."

Not if you want anything to last.

FAT - Comes with pump, RRFPR, and piggy back computer. Great...you still will need bigger injectors, and a re-tune of what ever EM they use. (At the least)

AVO - See above....but add a fuel pump to it.

Home Built - You will need all of the items the kits offer including some EM, and pump and injectors and tuning.

And while you have your check book out....might as well get a new upgraded clutch because yours will be toasted. And don't forget a good free flowing exhaust of at least 2.5" or you won't get all the gains you want.

Either way get ready to spend.
Power+reliability=$$$$$

Tats.

BTW....If you live in NY you better have a damn good tune on you piggyback because the emissions and OBDII scans they do now are a bitch.
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Old 09-01-2005, 12:32 AM   #30
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I didn't say I would go with turbo kits. I'd like to go fat, and luckily I don't live in ny so that will save frustration.
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Old 09-01-2005, 10:49 PM   #31
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hey man, there are a huge amount of variables when turboing an N/A car, Without an engine that was made to take boost, you are risking alot if you push the envelope. Obviously with an open deck block as we have, you will have to constantly check your coolant and oil levels because the extra movement will cause the coolant to evaporate. There will be many new things that you will have to deal with that you wouldnt have to worry about without a turbo. Running past 5psi is probably a bad idea, You said sumthing about cranking it up at the track, just remember, your car never ran as good as the run just before it blew up. You see a turbo will seek out any flaw you have in your engine, raising the boost will cause any problem just laying under the surface to further develop into a major headache. Dont get me wrong im not saying not to turbo the car, hell, im in the middle of turboing my legacy after i already blew one motor!
Just do it right!

Have someone you trust tune the car make sure it is running properly before you go nuts with it.
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Old 09-01-2005, 11:57 PM   #32
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OK.... I just finished my turbo kit install this weekend... my advice now is if u dont have $ for a swap... go buy a used kit off someone sellin it on rs25.com or somethin... OR if u are located in the NW go to rallitek and have them build u a custom one... I am at about 6psi max running 255lph fuel pump and a 5th injector in the intercooler.. shop around and u'll find one... The kit I have is the JC sports Kit which runs the vf11 turbo... very small turbo... but its safe... and the low end is significantly faster... PM me with any other questions... I bought my kit for 1300 then had about 700 bucks extra to spend on Tune and misc. stuff

oh and i already had the perfectpower ECU

here are links to some good kits...

www.rallitek.com / www.rallitek.net (forum)
www.forcedairtech.com

search for used kits on www.rs25.com
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Old 09-01-2005, 11:59 PM   #33
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The original 2.2 turbo was in the 91-94 legacy, right? I'm thinking I'd do the fat kit.
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Old 09-02-2005, 12:13 AM   #34
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i have that turbo on my kit off the 93 legacy
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