09-25-2006, 07:16 PM
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
Total Cats: 145
AMEN Brain! Unless you've got a hard-on for the over-the-rad kit, even $550 is a ton of money. If you've got A/C and P/S it makes more sense, but you can do a nice around the rad setup w/ a good ebay intercooler for $100 and another $150 in quality pipe and silicone.
Knowing as much as you do already, and already having fuel/spark taken care of w/the Link, all you really need is Mani/DP/Turbo/IC/Pipe/BOV/sundries.
For kicks, we'll talk T25:
Begi Mani: $439
Begi DP: $285
Turbo: SR20DET from any Nissan forum $125
Rebuild Kit: $75
BOV: Bosch OEM $30
Oil Water Lines: $50
Boost Gauge: $50
Misc Line/Fittings/Hose/Nuts/Bolts/Gaskets...calll it $200 to be safe:
=$1504 total for an easy 220 RWHP
But KFJ's deal in the classifieds is impossible to beat. The cost of his intercooler alone is worth it over what you could piece together yourself (it's taken me over 2 months and I'm not done sourcing ****)... and the GT2554r (kills a regular T25) is a $500 new turbo and I haven't seen them for less than $300 well used on the Protege forums (I've been looking a long time). I like hookin' a brothu up, so buy his stuff, you need nothing else. It's already engineered and proven.