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Old 03-06-2007, 12:02 PM   #21
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I understand. There's no doubt that my setup is nothing but compromises. It built to meet a budget first- I wanted to do the entire engine swap and turbo setup with a standalone ecu for under $5k. Buying used was the primary vehicle for achieving that goal.
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If you are planing to do a 1.8 swap why even bother looking at turbo solutions now? Get the swap done then buy the turbo gear. Why have your stuff sitting in a closet collecting dust.

Do all the supporting stuff now and keep an eye out in the classifieds, something will eventually come out. I suspect when FM get's production rolling on their new turbo kits the herd will get upgrade fever and there will be lots of **** for sale!

Doing the 1.8 swap, MS install, clutch and diff will take you a while.
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If you are planing to do a 1.8 swap why even bother looking at turbo solutions now? Get the swap done then buy the turbo gear. Why have your stuff sitting in a closet collecting dust.

Do all the supporting stuff now and keep an eye out in the classifieds, something will eventually come out. I suspect when FM get's production rolling on their new turbo kits the herd will get upgrade fever and there will be lots of **** for sale!

Doing the 1.8 swap, MS install, clutch and diff will take you a while.
If I buy the kit now, I save $300 in sales tax since I'm working in OKC. I'm pulling the trigger on MS when I sure of my tax return. I'm still afraid of the install though.
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Old 03-06-2007, 01:57 PM   #24
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Thats sweet man...a friend of mine just had a complete shortblock built and is getting a greddy TT setup from his single turbo setup now...going for mid 400 on low boost and over 550 HP on high boost...its sick.
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I know a guy with a JWS TT G35 Sedan. He can't hook the power in 3rd gear on 265mm tires. It's disgusting fast.
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i wonder how they would compare around a track.. i'd have to say the miata would take it
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Idk he has full suspension done and very grippy tires. His car is a pretty good track car actually. Auto-x I would beat him, but like at MSR he can take me.
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Old 03-06-2007, 06:35 PM   #28
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Does $4600 seem big, or is it just me?
I've never tallied the receipts, but I've probably exceeded that figure by this point. The Greddy turbo kit itself was a very small portion of the overall project cost.

Not to say that a person couldn't install the base Greddy turbo and run it with no problems, I just have a compulsive need to modify things.
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Right on- and no doubt I'll continue to modify mine. But I feel at this point the project is complete as the car now has the big engine, turbo and drives without any real obstacles/issues. IMO most diyers are exactly the kind that can't leave well enough alone.
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