ok here is my thing i am building a turbo kit from the ground up. Im starting with a 2004 sti turbo i built the header for it out of thick wall stainless. what the hell else do i need to get for the kit besides bov and inter cooler and injectors. Please say everything that would help not just so it sounds cool. I'm trying to build a sleeper.[???:)]
12-11-2004, 09:49 PM
well you need a lot. all the piping for the intercooler, a 3 inch exhaust would help, 70mm MAF. check out focus-power.com. actually it looks like his site is still down. anyways he has a starter kit that includes all the piping for the turbo and he also has another kit that includes injectors, 70mm MAF, and he has an intercooler kit too. so pretty much everything you need he has. oh yeah u need tuning too. SCT would be the way to go. im certainly no expert on turbos but i hope this helps a little.
12-11-2004, 10:16 PM
Don't forget a larger intake manifold if you expect to push a significant amount of boost.
ya i know i need a lot and that does help but one more ? should i get a boost controller
if ishould what one is the best. And does anyone know of a tuner in the denver area
would the 2000 style work or should i but like a fc intake mani
12-12-2004, 12:08 AM
You do not need a new intake manifold. A new intake manifold is the LEAST of your concerns right now.
Get the book "Maximum Boost" by Corky Bell. It will help you if you want to go through the headache and heartache of designing your own turbo kit.
12-12-2004, 12:51 AM
Before you go any further, I recommend you do some research on your own. Don't trust any of us. We ALL have our opinions (good and bad[:)] )
A good, basic read is Corky Bell's Maximum Boost, ISBN: 0-8376-0160-6.
The next step in good literature would be Forced Induction Performance Tuning by A. Graham Bell, ISBN: 1-85960-691-1.
Aside from going through the actual engineering and hardcore theory, both books will give a very good detailed look at the basics. Once you finish there, check out Sport Compact Car. They had a series a few years back called "Suck, Squish, Bang, Blow" and that was also a pretty good practical approach. Once you finish reading, you should have enough knowledge to really understand what you're after.
If you have any specific questions, feel free to post them. There are plenty of knowledgeable people here (and on other forums). There is just too much information out there to reiterate and put in this thread. Good luck with the project!
ok i want some of them opinions what kind of fmic should i get
12-12-2004, 10:52 PM
How much power do you want to make? How much money do you have? Are you looking for brand names or are you looking for types of FMICs?
12-13-2004, 12:00 AM
You want the one best suited for your kit :)
12-13-2004, 01:25 AM
Don't worry about the intake manifold or throttle body right now. If you are going to keep the MAF a suck through, make sure you have a blow off valve that can be routed back in to the compressor intake. Also it has been my experience that using a MAF manufactured by ford is the preferred option by tuners, but nothing against going with a pro-m or other brand meter. Im guessing that the sti turbo you are using is internally wastegated, so if it is you can use a simple valve type boost controller. I have a turbosmart controller and it works very well, it's nice being able to turn the knob to the "+" for more boost and more fun.
i am looking for what kind of fmic will fit my focus the best for kind of cheap
12-13-2004, 08:47 PM
Depends on your turbo system
it isn't a system i am building a kit it is using an sti turbo