03-01-2012, 03:33 PM
Join Date: Jan 2012
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Begi S3 questions
Hi all, I'm considering buying a Begi S3 kit and was hoping for some advice.
First off, I've done a lot of research and think I'm on the right track here, just looking for final advice and suggestions.
I currently have a JR M45 kit installed on my '93 1.6L that is running with a JR AFPR and a Bipes ACU, as well as JR header and catback. I also have a ACT stage 2 organic clutch with a Fidanza 1.8 flywheel which I think should be sufficient for the turbo kit and my whp goals. Stock open diff that will be replaced at a later date.
I am leaning towards the S3 because it appears to be the turbo kit that produces the most power (and appears to be quite reliable) for the 1.6 and retains CARB certification. It also appears to be capable of meeting my goals of 200rwhp.
First I will do a compression test, replace my plugs/wires, replace the tstat with a 180* and do a coolant reroute.
Then my plan is to go one of two ways (I have a feeling which way you guys will suggest). The first would be to retain the Bipes and AFPR and run at 5-6 PSI, but I'm thinking most likely I'll be looking at increasing boost after a month or so. My second plan would be to buy a wideband/MS and install them prior to the turbo going in (how hard are these to get used to? of course I would pay to have it dyno tuned).
Basically, my questions are, is it really infeasible to use the AFPR and Bipes to make around 200rwp and also, and to get to that goal, will I need to upgrade my fuel pump and injectors? From what I've read, it appears a larger fuel pump and at least 440 injectors seem to be the way to go.
Sorry, one more question, the JR catback shouldn't be too much louder than it is now with the blower, correct? Anyone had fittiment issues?
Thanks in advance..