08-07-2013, 03:21 PM
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Gilberts, IL
Total Cats: 102
I think I took a path similar to the one you are planning. My build thread somewhat documents that plan in the first post but not all went according to plan. Here is what I did:
Step 1: Megasquirt 3x, parallel wiring harness, AEM wideband.
Approximately $825 plus a couple hundred more in wire, tools, soldering iron etc. If you have this stuff already it will save you some $$.
Step 2: Clutch/Pressure Plate from 949racing. Tein S-tech springs and Supermiata front and rear sway kit. Fatcat Motorsports bumpstops for the lowered height.
Step 3: Timing Belt, water pump, injectors.
Step 4: Turbo time. Bought used: intercooler, piping, BEGI manifold, downpipe, 2.5" midpipe, air filter. Bought new: Precision 4828 turbo ($1,250 on it's own). BEGI oil/water distribution block and braided drain, Electronic Boost Control from DIYautotune, 3" Magnaflow muffler fabbed locally, Inconel manifold to turbo studs with locking hardware. Other assorted items. $2,699
The only thing holding me back engine wise at this point is cooling and rods.
I don't mean to threadjack - I just wanted to give you an idea of how someone else has done it. BTW, buying used and selling the stuff I didn't need or wanted to upgrade resulted me getting a lot of really good stuff for cheap. I can easily chop another $400 off the total once I sell the stuff I have sitting in my garage.