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Old 02-22-2001, 10:43 PM   #1
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Question to antone who ordered a JC turbo kit for my00-01rs

ok, heres the deal. in about a week, im ordering the base turbo kit from jc sports for my my01 rs. they told me that the torque chip was included to take care of the map problem. is this true? also i need to know if anybodys run into any problems with this kit? im going to be running 5lbs. is there anything else im gonna have to buy. i want the car to be reliable cause its driven everyday. also what is the average price people have paid for the base kit? any info would help.

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Old 02-22-2001, 11:32 PM   #2
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What else you'll need....
A clutch. you're stock will fry within a few months at most.
things not mentioned in base... some sort of voltage clamp (the tcII)
A RRFPR. This is needed for your model year.
You'll probably want boost, EGT and Fuel Pressure gauges.
A gauge pod to hold it all...
You can get by without the gauges, but its alot better if you have them EGT (or A/F, pref egt) and boost at a mininum....
Not sure if there are any more parts included not listed on the site.

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Old 02-23-2001, 11:50 PM   #3
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He did say it comes with a torque chip in his first post.

I have the MY00 IHI kit in my car, and it works very well. $1,999 group buy price from Setp 2000. Great at 5 psi, better at 7 psi, and running out of fuel at 9 psi. Mine came with a "boost chip" only which was only a MAP voltage clamp, and I upgraded to the "torque chip II" later. I actually tested the first TCII that was installed on a car

I also think the MY00/01 kits now come with a $200 RRFPR, and if NOT you MUST add one - don't even think about NOT doing one for the MY00/01 since it will be the only way to add fuel over 2 psi of boost.

I have my "optional" EGT and Boost gauges mounted without a pod in the dash top box, and can hide them when I park the car ($200). I call them my stealth guages - see the photo:

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I also have an "optional" Blitz boost controller installed where the ashtray used to be ($225 used).

My ACT clutch and 12lb flywheel reside where the formerly "fried" OEM version used to reside, after the third day at 5lbs ($1,200 incl labor).

My upgraded brakes (ss lines, CD rotors, CF pads) help slow down the car now that subsonic speeds are attained faster. (notice I didn't say supersonic). $420 installed.

My Denso iridium plugs reside where the NGK plugs were, and work great. $60 shipped from Compass Motorsports.

That's about $2,300 of options to mate to a turbo kit that will cost you $2,900 - but you could make it with only the optional $200 RRFPR if it isn't included. Then set it for max fuel pressure and back it off till the car doesn't bog down rich anymore, and I bet the EGT's would be okay. Diz did that with his kit and never hurt anything, and he kept his stock clutch because he never autocrossed it!

Larry www.ImprezaRS.com

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Old 02-24-2001, 05:29 AM   #4
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Old 02-24-2001, 06:03 AM   #5
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It may take you a long time to receive your turbo if you order it, because there are a handful of people waiting for this kit from a group buy that began in October.

Unless of course they put you in front of the line because you are paying a thousand dollars more than everyone else.

You can read all about it here.
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Old 02-24-2001, 08:56 PM   #6
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Are there any alternative kits to the JCS IHI turbo kit available ?
Has anyone got one ? how much ? where from ? quality & reliability ?
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Old 02-24-2001, 09:32 PM   #7
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Go to www.ImprezaRS.com and search links for turbo or forced induction, then pick out the vendors from the owners...

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Old 02-24-2001, 11:48 PM   #8

great kit,worth the wait.deffinitly there was a wait,but they are very nice people.
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