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Old 09-17-2007, 07:45 AM   #1
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Once again I need your advice for a planned Greddy Turbo purchase for my 1990 1.6 -

The guy selling the kit has the following, among other things, up for grabs;

1. Greddy Turbo kit -
2. Custom intercooler
3. 2.5" Downpipe
4. Uprated Clutch & Lightened flywheel
5. Uprated front Brakes (discs/pads) & braided hoses

My question is in the area of the the Intercooler versus the downpipe. I currently have a decat pipe and a Borla single exit exhaust, believed to be 2.25" thick.

Of the 2 what would give the best bang for my bucks. I'll be aiming for a set up below 200bhp (for insurance purposes) so driveability is more important than outright power.

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so the question is should you buy the intercooler or the downpipe?? I vote downpipe for now and get the intercooler later. It will allow the system to breathe better.
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I did downpipe before intercooler, no particular reason, just the way I did it.
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I say DP first because IMHO, it's much easier to add the IC than have remove the old DP and install a new one. Plus, without the IC, you can get the car setup/tuned at ~6psi and then add an IC and up the power later.
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getting that greddy to spool faster with a 2.5" would be my first goal
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Old 09-17-2007, 04:56 PM   #6
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Thanks for the advice, so its the downpipe I've opted for. Just out of interest as I am currently running a standard clutch and flywheel would it be advisable to buy his 1.8 flywheel & Exeddy clutch or should I go for the intercooler instead as both would cost roughly the same.

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might want to look into a new rear end as well i hear our 90's cant hold much power
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good luck with the install, you'll love the added power.
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Old 09-20-2007, 08:27 AM   #9
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I finally decided to buy the whole lot -

Greddy Turbo
Intercooler
2.5" Downpipe
Greddy Emanage
1.8 Lightened flywheel & Exedy organic racing clutch
EBC Grooved/Drilled discs, Redstuff pads and Goodridge braided hoses
1.8 Injectors and uprated fuel pump

All this for 1300 or $2600 - I think it's a good deal, but I hope my diff can cope. I'll keep you all posted on the install
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whats the torque load of the exedy clutch? If you're going to replace, I'd make darn sure it's something that wont slip under load.
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whats the torque load of the exedy clutch? If you're going to replace, I'd make darn sure it's something that wont slip under load.
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Is it used? Hope you dont get an effed up one if it is ;p
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