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Old 05-24-2013, 03:14 AM   #1
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Hi all, the name's Brett. I have a '92 1.6 that I'm looking to slap a turbo on. I'm really interested in finding a used Greddy Turbo kit (due to the CARB legal factor as well as how cheap they run and potential to upgrade), just looking for a little bit more pep out of my daily driver as I'm used to driving cars with a lot higher horsepower like my racecar:



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Got the car for free with the stipulation that I get it out of my friend's garage within 2 months (had to rebuild the head, 240k miles did a number on it lol). I added a set of custom powder coated XXR 531's and I'm looking to lower it on a set of Ground Control Coilovers soon (the mustang takes precedence on installing parts currently). Now that I have the car running smoothly I want to add a little boost to it to help increase the fun factor. If anybody has any leads on a Greddy kit please let me know, thanks!
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:24 AM   #2
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the greddy kit isnt terrible... but please do Megasquirt first... it will make your life so much easier...... bandaids are fail, i know first hand from my DD miata with a greddy
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with a mega squirt i don't think I could pass smog in Nazifornia. if a band-aid is what it takes to pass... then I don't really have a choice unfortunately.
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The choice is to remove the ms come smog time, which takes all of 5 minutes.

There are plenty of us here in Nazifornia and its really not as complicated as some make it out to be. Enjoying nice engine management for 729 days and swapping back for 1 is better than suffering with crap all that time just so you don't have to do anything in preparation for that 1 day.
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The choice is to remove the ms come smog time, which takes all of 5 minuts
+1..

its just a matter of unplugging the MS, and plugging the stock ecu back in, then when you are done being ****-fied, put the MS back in. No wire splicing or anything like that
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point taken... Thanks for the info guys. Now the biggest problem is actually finding a kit for sale, I'm having no luck as of yet...
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point taken... Thanks for the info guys. Now the biggest problem is actually finding a kit for sale, I'm having no luck as of yet...
A few guys on here offer their build services with MS... as long as they arent knee deep in other MS builds, they could hook you up quickly
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well I'm not too worried about getting MS currently, I'd like to get a greddy kit in my possession first as a base kit and then start piecing together upgrades like MS.. I'm not looking for outrageous power just a reliable increase that won't blow my trans/diff to the moon.
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well I'm not too worried about getting MS currently, I'd like to get a greddy kit in my possession first as a base kit and then start piecing together upgrades like MS.. I'm not looking for outrageous power just a reliable increase that won't blow my trans/diff to the moon.
THIS..

To be or Not to be.....

MS will make it as reliable as you can possibly get... on the air, fuel, tuning side... Which is in almost all cases the weak point in a system.

your ultimate setup for unbeatable reliability, would be MS MS MS!!!!, the greddy kit (TD05 may be small... but it is a workhorse... very reliable), with a 6spd trans, and a Torsen Rear.

the last 2 will be the most expensive of it all though...
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if you want reliable you don't want a greddy kit.

if you want a greddy kit you don't want reliable.
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if you want reliable you don't want a greddy kit.

if you want a greddy kit you don't want reliable.
the kit overall is poop... but the TD05 is cheap and reliable, is it not???
especially since his power goals are reasonable for its use...

Maybe he could piece something together.... or just buy a BEGi or FM...

I hate emissions laws... i doubt i would even bother modding if i lived in California
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Greddy kit uses a TD04. One of my favorite quotes about the greddy kit:

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It makes up for the lack of low end torque with a lack of high end power
(or something like that)
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the td04 turbo on the greddy is fairly slow spooling for its size, but it does tend to hold up for many miles so I guess its not bad.

The rest of the kit many people had many issues with, and is poorly designed/executed. Its just not a great kit overall. And its ancient. And they're fairly rare since being discontinued. And......

....I'd just go with a basic log setup that you can piece together for almost the same price
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Greddy kit uses a TD04. One of my favorite quotes about the greddy kit:

(or something like that)
AH ****! thats what i meant...
and, yes... that quote is quite true. Its night and day between my potato powered NA and my TD04 powered NA...
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well I'm not too worried about getting MS currently, I'd like to get a greddy kit in my possession first as a base kit and then start piecing together upgrades like MS.. I'm not looking for outrageous power just a reliable increase that won't blow my trans/diff to the moon.
A turbo is an upgrade for a Megasquirt, not the other way around.
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A turbo is an upgrade for a Megasquirt, not the other way around.
+1.. best post yet
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As a noob, if I've learned one thing after lurking for two years, that would be it.
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the td04 turbo on the greddy is fairly slow spooling for its size, but it does tend to hold up for many miles so I guess its not bad.

The rest of the kit many people had many issues with, and is poorly designed/executed. Its just not a great kit overall. And its ancient. And they're fairly rare since being discontinued. And......

....I'd just go with a basic log setup that you can piece together for almost the same price
I'd love to piece a kit together, if it weren't for emissions I would and wouldn't even attempt the greddy kit. since this is just my dd its not important that the thing is a rocket I just want a little bit of go without being bothered by cops or smog tech over legalities..
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I'd love to piece a kit together, if it weren't for emissions I would and wouldn't even attempt the greddy kit. since this is just my dd its not important that the thing is a rocket I just want a little bit of go without being bothered by cops or smog tech over legalities..
thats understandable... the greddy KIT (aside from turbo) isnt very well designed though. you may be able to piece something together that would be a similar setup, for the same price you would find a Greddy, or maybe even cheaper. theres always people selling stuff on here

what is it that makes the greddy pass, but others not???
(sorry, im ignorant to emissions crap)
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the CARB EO # the kit has. I throw a turbo kit on without the sticker or docs to back it up it would be an immediate fail.
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