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Old 07-26-2005, 12:41 PM   #1
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What to have on top of a Stg 1 kit?

I've managed to install the motor performance parts that I've seen you recommend for a turbo. What I'd like to know now is what else would be a good idea. Do you have a turbo timer to recommend? How about a boost controller? What are some guages I should consider having? Any information would be good. Thank you.


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boost controller is not needed

turbo timer is not needed. they are stupid if you run your car hard just sit down in it for 1-2 minutes TOPS if you run it hard and save the money

you will need a Greddy type RS blow off valve, the greddy type S is not being produced anymore.

you should get a A/F ratio gauge with the wide band O2 sensors.

boost gauge is good

im getting a oil pressure gauge


tri-pod piller mount for your A-Pillar in your car if u want 3 gauges

u will need to buy an air filter for the intake side of the turbo

you will need to buy a thermostat outta a96-98 ford contour with the Zetec motor

ASCFF or something spark plugs go to C-F-M.com they sell them or go to the ford dealership

you need 15W-50 MObil 1 synthetic oil thats what im using at least


thats it for now i think hope that helps some, you may need to invest in a clutch in the future also.

i should have my results in in about 1 week cause im just waiting for tuning.

ill let ya know how my stg1 does when i finsh it.

YOU NEED MONEY this shit is expensive
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Thanks Mike! This definatly helps. I was most interested in how much I needed the timer and controller. It's good to hear it isn't needed. I was also interested in what guages people run. This definatly give me a good idea of what else to look for.
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focus mike you said that the greddy type s blow off valve is not being made
so i would have to get the type rs will that model fit toms flange right
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not to go against what mike said but I would research a little more The greddy type s bov can easily be found on ebay.. If you think a boost controller is not needed how do you control the boost/ make sure your boost is not spiking (aka blowing your motor slowly)? Definetly research before you get into boost, Mike is right by saying this shit is expensive, but it is even more expensive the second time around(after you blow the firlst motor).. good luck
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well my guy told me the RS will fit it is the replacement Type-S, kinda like the ford escort<ford focus kinda evolution kinda deal.


if you look on your boost gauge you could see if it is spikeing and checking your a/f ration is really important too.

if your tuner tunes your car properly you should be able to enjoy your car for many many years. i wouldnt molest your car every stop light but if you play like most of us do on occation you should be alright.
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Greddy Type-RS Link

http://store.titanmotorsports.com/greddytypers.html
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the rs has the same mounting plate.. But to be honest skimping on things like a boost controller is just the start of things blowing up.. Really really look into this before you jump in.. there are many people on all these forums that will tell you not to try to go the cheap way .. but to each his own..
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After reading quite a few things I definatly feel I will need a boost controller. I'm looking for this system to be safe and reliable in the end.
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