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I was initially looking to purchase a Greddy TT w/ FMIC within the few months but with all the talks of many Z's blowing their rods/pistons with only moderate boost lately, I'm starting to wonder if this or any other turbo is such a wise purchase afterall.

I know that APS is coming out with their TT now, and from what I've read, they certainly speak highly of it's reliability and lesser chance of any of the detonation that has been happening, but I don't want to purchase one and drive it like a senior citizens bus, worrying that I'm going to blow something. I really can't afford to replace this or my car if this happens.

If I do finally bite the bullet on this, the budget I can allow is about $10k and this includes installation. What else would any of you suggest is a requirement (parts wise) if I'm looking to achieve 400whp and get as much life from my engine as possible?

Thanks for any help on this!
 

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ive been waiting to see what the final numbers would be for the Jim Wolf TT. The release is delayed a bit but i am sure it will be out. this one is to be a heavy hitter as well. they are looking at 400RWHP as well and up to 530 with internal work done.
 

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Originally posted by TrackZ03@Sep 25 2004, 11:18 PM
What else would any of you suggest is a requirement (parts wise) if I'm looking to achieve 400whp and get as much life from my engine as possible?

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also you might wait turbonetics is working on their single turbo kit.. ~400hp from a single turbo and will be cheaper than any of the tt's on the market.. the money you save can be used on rods and pistons
 

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Well you can set aside at least $1500 on just rods and pistons. That is all you will need to keep your worries from happening when going FI, well that and maybe a J&S Safeguard to be sure. Then there is installation of all that with a turbo kit or supercharger which I can't tell you how much yet but probably around $2000 ?? That will leave you with the remaining money to buy FI kit and have some money to spare on the side for any misc. expenses. Good luck, and I am sure that any money spent will be worth it.
 

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Thanks for the input so far! I really want to make sure I make an informed decision on this and not rush it if I can prevent it. A lot of good choices out there finally and now like Toykilla said, Turbonetics is coming out with a great single turbo.

I'm ranking APS as my #1 choice now but we'll see what happens when Turbonetics has more info on their product. From what I've read so far, you have to completely remove the cats out as this connects straight up to the Y-pipe. Is this correct?

Zxrage, I noticed you're looking at the APS as well, Any progress? Are you thinking that my $10k budget is realistic for the APS kit including the upgraded rods and pistons?

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I don't live in Cali, so I personally have never looked into it</span>
 

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Originally posted by mudger@Sep 27 2004, 01:03 PM
are any of these FI systems CARB approved. If not, How do you pass smog?

Funny you should ask because I was just looking at this: Greddy TT kit


The one paragraph mentions that the kits are covered under CARB EO #'s. Like that's going to stop me from buying one...
 

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Because some people are evil, and want to kill the earth.
 

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Originally posted by TrackZ03@Sep 27 2004, 07:04 AM
Zxrage, I noticed you're looking at the APS as well, Any progress? Are you thinking that my $10k budget is realistic for the APS kit including the upgraded rods and pistons?

Thanks

Yes, I would think so, but i am taking it a little further than that, I am also replacing all of the main and head studs, new bearings, and a new valve kit.

I don't have a final price on everything that I am doing, but I do think that 10K might enough for a turbo kit, rods, pistons, and installation.
 

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Wow, that is going to be solid!!

BTW, where in Jersey is MRC located? If I do go w/ APS, I'll be likely to take it up there.
 

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There really aren't many tuner shops around here, so I wouldn't mind driving an hour or two to get good work done.

New Brunswick is around exit 9 on the turnpike, right?
 

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So what made you decide on the turbo kit instead of supercharged? I've been reading about the 2 since day one and trying to make an informed decision. It's like being on a seesaw! I have a chance for a GReddy kit that was offered to me for $4750 (don't know if that includes the IC - thanks for the HU, Dirn). I'm sure there are extra costs like install and tuning.
 

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Originally posted by SmoothZ@Sep 28 2004, 04:39 PM
So what made you decide on the turbo kit instead of supercharged?  I've been reading about the 2 since day one and trying to make an informed decision.  It's like being on a seesaw!  I have a chance for a GReddy kit that was offered to me for $4750 (don't know if that includes the IC - thanks for the HU, Dirn).  I'm sure there are extra costs like install and tuning.

That's a good question. It's part preference and part potential. I know it's more expensive but I believe that the performance potential will justify the cost. Atleast, I hope so.

$4750 for TT and possibly IC? That would be a great deal if it includes both. Most places I've checked are about $5k for the Greddy not including the intercooler.
 

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honestly though, as for the turbo or not question, though it would be nice to get a TT setup or a good SC, i just don't see the funds for it right now. it sucks but until they decide to give us military guys a big fat raise or i hit it big on the lottery, just not happening. For me it is N/A all the way.
 
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