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Old 05-19-2012, 04:49 AM   #1  
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Series II Turbo Kit Question

After searching around about the series 2 turbo kits I have only ever heard of the esmeril and turblown kits. Are there any other kits except these ones for the series 2?
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:06 AM   #2  
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You need to look up the series 2 ecu tuning options before considering a turbo.
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Turblown is the only company I have heard of producing a kit for the S2. Did you see their recent thread?

https://www.rx8club.com/series-i-major-horsepower-upgrades-93/turblown-low-mount-turbo-system-233417/

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It will also fit S2 Rx-8s, in which an adaptronic ECU is a must. We are currently building a kit for an S2 car also.
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For ecu tuning I've heard somewhere that turblown has a ecu option that is working on the series 2 that wires into the OEM harness.
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Pdxhack what power range is your kit shooting for? I'm not really educated about Turbo kits on the rx8 but is the turblown kit torque curve good or is it a bit low?
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Pdxhack what power range is your kit shooting for? I'm not really educated about Turbo kits on the rx8 but is the turblown kit torque curve good or is it a bit low?
Our turbo system makes more power than any of our competitors at considerable less boost. Rotaries don't make a lot of torque unless the boost is turned way up, and even then its far less than their piston counterparts.
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Pdxhack what power range is your kit shooting for? I'm not really educated about Turbo kits on the rx8 but is the turblown kit torque curve good or is it a bit low?
I have a S1 RX8 so this does not apply to me. Different tuning and and setup.
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Turblown as far as tuning I think I read you guys have a tuning option for the series 2 that is a standalone system. Are we still required to bring our cars into your shop to make this work because last that I saw was that you said in another post that it wasn't plus and play yet and we were required to bring our car in. Also is the garret hybrid still the standard Turbo on your kits?
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Turblown as far as tuning I think I read you guys have a tuning option for the series 2 that is a standalone system. Are we still required to bring our cars into your shop to make this work because last that I saw was that you said in another post that it wasn't plus and play yet and we were required to bring our car in. Also is the garret hybrid still the standard Turbo on your kits?
This is the S2 basically;

http://adaptronic.com.au/products/440.html

Its just a Rx-8 Select that is NOT plug and play, and requires wiring in series with the stock wiring harness. We will sell the ECU outright now, with or without a purchase of our turbo system.

It is $1200 + freight.

Yes the Garrett hybrid is the standard for our top mount kit, we use a CompTurbo for our low mount kits;

http://turblown.net/store/index.php?productID=270
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So are the fuel injectors included with the kit? I'm probably going to go Turbo later since I still have warrenty and want to rebuild my engine before going Turbo.
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im not really good with cars so I was just wondering why does the turblown kit requires premixing and the esmeril kit doesnt? I read on the turblown website its because of fitment constraint but I still dont really understand. Also as the esmeril kit states it can achieve 414 hp out of the box with ignition and clutch upgrades can the turblown kit achive 400 hp out of the box also?
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im not really good with cars so I was just wondering why does the turblown kit requires premixing and the esmeril kit doesnt? I read on the turblown website its because of fitment constraint but I still dont really understand. Also as the esmeril kit states it can achieve 414 hp out of the box with ignition and clutch upgrades can the turblown kit achive 400 hp out of the box also?
Because by the time you get the Esmeril kit (IF you get it) and replace all the knockoff parts you will be tired of the whole thing and sell your Rx-8, thus never having to pre-mix?
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Because by the time you get the Esmeril kit (IF you get it) and replace all the knockoff parts you will be tired of the whole thing and sell your Rx-8, thus never having to pre-mix?

lol ... that's kinda funny , unfortunate, but funny
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I have some questions on the turblown kit? So tier 1 top mount cost 6800? So what is tier 2 than? It also says you have to cut the sheet metal to make the kit fit, but on another page I found that you said you don't have to cut the sheet metal. So do you have to cut it For figment? Also what is included in the top mount turbo kit?
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We have a turbo series 2 turbo running built by Mazfix in Brisbane. It has been running for over a year now. They have not revealed the ecu that is being used.

As the car is a R3 model they had certain teething issues however the standard model is apparently easier to install and tune.
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Somewhat on topic, but has anyone had any success running the Adaptronics piggyback offered by Turblown?

Adaptronic Select ECU for 2009-2011 Rx-8s - Turblown Engineering
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Somewhat on topic, but has anyone had any success running the Adaptronics piggyback offered by Turblown? Adaptronic Select ECU for 2009-2011 Rx-8s - Turblown Engineering
Nope, doesn't work at this time. 5th and 6th ports don't open and you'll be left with a 4 port turbo.
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I am rezzing this thread instead of creating a new one. As far as I remember that is less frowned upon in these forums :/

Might be picking up a 2nd gen, wondering if the turbo options have changed? Very sparse amounts of information in this section, only one I have seen that is up to date is the Puerto Rican build with a Greddy and some custom work done.
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the only thing that has been changed really is that there are few more tuning options available for the S2. Other than that it just comes down to time and money. Tuning was really the only showstopper a few years ago (compared to the S1)
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the only thing that has been changed really is that there are few more tuning options available for the S2. Other than that it just comes down to time and money. Tuning was really the only showstopper a few years ago (compared to the S1)
Sounds like it's pretty much go custom or go home then. Damn. Was hoping after a 7 year hiatus from rotaries they would have cracked the renny a little better. How is the series 1 fairing?
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I am on 20,000 miles boosted on a Pineapple built engine on my 04'. I think a turbo S2 would fare well (so long as the tuner is capable) with the engine improvements. You could use a S1 greddy kit pretty easily, the only real modification needed is to the oil pan.
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I am on 20,000 miles boosted on a Pineapple built engine on my 04'. I think a turbo S2 would fare well (so long as the tuner is capable) with the engine improvements. You could use a S1 greddy kit pretty easily, the only real modification needed is to the oil pan.

I thought the S2 oil pan had a slightly different bolt pattern than the S1?
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It does and it is a two piece setup that extends out on the exhaust side. It is not the easiest modification but The guy with R3 turbo did it and It was not the cleanest work but did the job.
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Somewhat on topic, but has anyone had any success running the Adaptronics piggyback offered by Turblown?

Adaptronic Select ECU for 2009-2011 Rx-8s - Turblown Engineering
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Nope, doesn't work at this time. 5th and 6th ports don't open and you'll be left with a 4 port turbo.
Why wouldn't the Factory PCM open it as usual? Seems to me you let those wire signals pass straight through unchanged.
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It does and it is a two piece setup that extends out on the exhaust side. It is not the easiest modification but The guy with R3 turbo did it and It was not the cleanest work but did the job.
Can the S2 pan fit on the S1?
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