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Old 04-30-2012, 07:51 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Trackspeed Engineering Turbo Kit installed: first impressions. *Real update in post*

I know they are working on releasing a turbo kit for this summer and that there will be two options. One needs engine management, and the other comes with AEM EMS. They are choosing a BorgWarner turbo and tubular manifold for the kit. I think the base kit will be 10-11 psi and 240 rwhp. Does anyone have any other further information?

Few more questions. I have a 94 with a 30-60k JDM engine (compression is OK) and all maintainence has been performed. New suspension, tires, brakes, FM clutch happy meal and is ready to be forced inducted. Having read all of this, how much risk will I be taking at say 240 rwhp or so on the stock connecting rods and transmission?

Let me know folks!

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I know a guy who might have more info - I'll ask him
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Savington! Can you address the stock connecting rods and transmission breaking concern? The car will be a street car and not beat on.
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The base kit will be safe for a stock motor. 5-speed will last for a while with some mechanical empathy as well. We're aiming at the 225-240whp range, and we're expecting 10-11psi.

Beyond what you posted (BW EFR6258, tubular manifold), the system will be using a Precision 350hp intercooler, 3" stainless downpipe, heatsleeved oil/water lines, Inconel studs, and everything else required to make the car work. A/C and P/S compatible as well.

The mechanical half will retail at around $3900, and it will include the manifold/turbo/downpipe, oil/water lines, intercooler+pipes, Inco studs, turbo intake, any heat shields we deem necessary, etc. The management half will add around $1900 to the kit. It will include our PnP EMS-4 package, a set of ID725 fuel injectors, and a Walbro fuel pump (190hp for 94-97, 255hp for 99-05).

Our design goal was to put together a kit that could be purchased off-the-shelf, installed with ease by a regular enthusiast with basic hand tools in a weekend, and taken to the track without further upgrades or re-engineering. We wanted to focus on response and driveability, but still provide a system that can break the 300whp mark if the end user so desires. The EFR6258 is the perfect turbo for that task, since it responds and drives like a 2554R but is capable of making 2860RS power. Our base kit will ship at 225-240whp, but the major kit components (downpipe, turbo, intercooler, injectors, etc) will be safe to 300whp, so there's no redundant upgrades required later on down the road. If you want 300whp, you just add one of our built longblocks and a fuel system (rail+FPR), and dial up the boost.

We have the first prototype bits floating around the shop now, and we'll be testing the first bits over the next couple of weeks. The first production parts will spend time under Rover's hood to provide the propulsion for our NASA E1 Enduro races, as well as time under the hood of Theseus for some high-boost torture testing. Once I have some production parts to snap photos of, I will post them up.

We're pretty excited - we have been working on the kits for a very long time, but we want to make sure they're done right.
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Thanks for the detailed response! I will be awaiting this turbo kit, it seems like it will be the "best" kit so far. Any plans for a group pre-order buy for a discount? . Also will there be a 3 inch exhaust option with high flow cat perhaps? Would you also recommend 2 step colder plugs? If so, which ones? Thanks!

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CARB EO#?
(I know this is probably not realistic, but I have to ask)

As for plugs, I'm guessing NGK BKRE6 or BKRE7s?
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CARB EO#?

(I know this is probably not realistic, but I have to ask)
We aren't ruling it out, but we aren't actively pursuing it at this time.
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I'm interested. If you need a test dummy (long shot lol) holler at me
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You're omitting the best part. The torque curve. Can't wait to see and envy the dyno's.

OT that car you tuned for us is running really really strong! Very happy customer!
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We aren't ruling it out, but we aren't actively pursuing it at this time.
Can it actually be obtained with an AEM EMS?
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Can it actually be obtained with an AEM EMS?
Not with the AEM. IF we did a CARB kit, it would be lower power with a piggyback system.
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Not with the AEM. IF we did a CARB kit, it would be lower power with a piggyback system.
Possibly with 3 PC-PROS?
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Possibly with 3 PC-PROS?
At least 7.
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That's where you number came from on your car? 7 PC-Pros, 1 driver?
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That's where you number came from on your car? 7 PC-Pros, 1 driver?
71 PC-Pros. Obviously.
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must be fast and very easy to tune.
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With 71 PC-PROS your intake temps must be getting into the negatives. I am betting you are making a good amount of power with those temps.
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Hey Savington... when I get out of the Navy, can I have a job?
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