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I had the Greddy on my 99 Si, and that setup was very high quality, drove it for a little over a year with no problems. THIS unit however, I would wait until it has been proven on the RX8. I wouldnt want to be among the first few to use it. BUT, so far, it looks nice. It doesnt appear to have much polished or in the "look good" department, so that may be why the price is a little low. Overall, it looks promising(spelling?). Anyone want to try it out and post their findings??
The 350Z/G35 units are more expensive, I believe, because they are twin turbo kits. I could be wrong though.
I think they are twin turbo kits as well.
If so, the highest priced single turbo bolt on kit on greddy.com is the kit for the 240sx and the list price is $3590. I think the kit for the 8 is a bit expensive since it doesn't even include bigger injectors.
According to GReddy(one of their sales people at GT Live) the complete kit is slated to run $4,500, be released in spring 2005, produce just over 300 RWHP, and be a bolt on kit. This is to include the fuel management which will be an e-manage with a preprogramed fuel and ignition map. Again this came from GReddy so think what you will.
That picture doesn't include the oil pan which they say will be included in the kit.
Last edited by darkducati; 01-02-2005 at 04:29 PM.
I think it´s awesome to see a few FI kits finally coming on the market, overpriced or underpriced. We´re off to a good start and the future will be even better... We now have 2 turbokits to choose from giving ruffly the same amount of bhp. I´ll bet there will be more alternatives during the winter... There´s still SC´s under development and several other products. However, I would still like to see someone trying out a beltdriven TC.
GReddys TC looks like a good job + I like the design of it. I´ll bet there´s more juice to squeeze out of it with a little help from CZ.
Personally I think I´ll wait for other products coming on the market, more products usually means better prices and companies are always learning from each other and stealing ideas, even if they claim the opposite. =) Taking a look at Petitracing and what they have in plans I think 2005 will be a GR-8 RX-8 year... Power to the 8!!!
The guy from GReddy swore it was RWHP. I asked him several times and he said he was positive it was RWHP, for whatever that's worth. If it is then I'm in, if not then I will probably look towards the Blitz S/C.
well greddy has been saying 4500 for a while as i read about fi. But strret prices on the kits are always a few hundred less. (which is probable the price you see at mazdatrix)..also soneone on here said their company had a few kits from greddy for testing and fitment (i believe they are in cali). but i forgot who, and i am horrible for finding posts.:p
Interesting. I’m sure that’s somewhat detuned, so if it’s really 60 WHP for about $5000 all in including installation then that’s good. I’m sure you could simply turn up the boost some, have to check the specs of the IC and the turbo. Still, it’s the TQ increase that will really make the difference in terms of feel, and I would like to see the graph for that.
All in all, this is probably a good deal, and it will help those with the CZ kits as more people will have to learn to program the emanage.
I don’t care who makes a turbo kit, its never quite plug and play. Superschargers can be as they can require less parts, but every install will be a little different and prolly require some minor cutting/fab/modification. Installing a turbo is not easy, so if your really wanting one, I would suggest you get someone really good or a shop to do the installation and I suggest you be there to watch, cuz your warranty is going by by and you need to learn the ins and outs of the engine.
Ask any FD owner, if there weren’t a mechanic/enthusiast before there are now Its possible to install a low boost supercharger, that you could theoretically pull if you had to take the car in for engine trouble. Once you have a turbo, is basically permanent, its that much of an install.
For those looking to do it yourself, I would suggest hitting www.sportcompactcarweb.com as they have some great old articles on their project cars that will give you a general feel for whats involved with installing a turbo kit.
Its great to finally see the kits coming out though.
Charles said the IC is too small to pump up the boost
good info. well, like anyhting the proof is in the pudding, at least this is a good starting point, a larger IC is only $300-$400, and if your spending that much already, i'm guessing you can handle that.