10-10-2006, 10:19 PM
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
Total Cats: 145
I second everything that was said previously... except to ask first if you've upgraded the clutch yet. ACT/RPS/SPEC, etc... The stock clutch barely handles base Greddy power... any more and you'll toast it within a week.
I looked back through some of your posts and I know you've got a Torsen and an Exhaust... put up some pics and make a profile in the vbGarage and list all your stuff!
The first thing is the intake charge. You've got to get the temps down before adding more boost. I'm going to be into my FMIC for a little over $300 all said and done, with quality parts and smooth routing. WI seems to be getting a lot of attention lately which will do the job. That group buy on DevilsOwn systems in the classifieds is hard not to consider, for less than my IC setup with more potential... with a MAP sensor, you're set for what the stock Greddy turbo can put out (just don't run out of fluid). A A/W intercooler is also an option if you've got the funds.
If you're going traditional A/A intercooler, decide if you're going to clock the turbo down or leave it as is... and what route your're going to take with piping (over, under, around).
Then in order:
Fuel pump/Injectors/AFPR/DFFR (all at the same time)... maybe $325 sourcing used parts.
DP: I went w/the best... new Begi divorced wastegate for $310 shipped w/T25 flange.
You could do things cheaper, but right there for the next "stage", you're looking at about $1000. If the plan is to do it over the winter, just buy one thing per month.
November: IC/WI= $300
December: X-Mas= Fueling= $325
January: DP= $300
February: Dyno tuning= $200... and something for the lady... better budget $400