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Old 12-20-2018, 01:58 PM
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Default Suggestions Needed: Turbo "kit" or other FI options for the EP3 w/ K20A3.

So I figured, since all the compression in the A3 is low all around, what about boosting it? I've seen a lot of posts about not bothering to build it but I've seen enough posts about boosting one.

My question is, What kit should I invest in? Heard that the Greddy kit isn't too bad but at the same time I hear that you don't really get much from it anyway. Also read about the CXRacing kit but it's kinda out of my league. Found a cheaper set from SpeedyRacer.com and it's an EMUSA brand but I've never heard of the brand ever and when I looked at the specs, the cast iron manifold probably ain't the best thing. But I found a steel manifold to replace it. Has anyone ever heard of or tried this kit out?
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Default re: Suggestions Needed: Turbo "kit" or other FI options for the EP3 w/ K20A3.

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So I figured, since all the compression in the A3 is low all around, what about boosting it? I've seen a lot of posts about not bothering to build it but I've seen enough posts about boosting one.

My question is, What kit should I invest in? Heard that the Greddy kit isn't too bad but at the same time I hear that you don't really get much from it anyway. Also read about the CXRacing kit but it's kinda out of my league. Found a cheaper set from SpeedyRacer.com and it's an EMUSA brand but I've never heard of the brand ever and when I looked at the specs, the cast iron manifold probably ain't the best thing. But I found a steel manifold to replace it. Has anyone ever heard of or tried this kit out?
No EMUSA Kit. Please don't. Not if you actually like the car. Most of it you wind up replacing with real parts.

You need to ask yourself about a power goal, a purpose for the car, and a real budget. You can't do this with a Read, Fire, AIM frame-of-mind.
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Default Re: Suggestions Needed: Turbo "kit" or other FI options for the EP3 w/ K20A3.

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So I figured, since all the compression in the A3 is low all around, what about boosting it? I've seen a lot of posts about not bothering to build it but I've seen enough posts about boosting one.

My question is, What kit should I invest in? Heard that the Greddy kit isn't too bad but at the same time I hear that you don't really get much from it anyway. Also read about the CXRacing kit but it's kinda out of my league. Found a cheaper set from SpeedyRacer.com and it's an EMUSA brand but I've never heard of the brand ever and when I looked at the specs, the cast iron manifold probably ain't the best thing. But I found a steel manifold to replace it. Has anyone ever heard of or tried this kit out?
Whats the budget for everything including ECU / tunning.?
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Default Re: Suggestions Needed: Turbo "kit" or other FI options for the EP3 w/ K20A3.

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...Also read about the CXRacing kit but it's kinda out of my league.
What do you mean by "out of my league"?
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What do you mean by "out of my league"?
If the CXRacing gsrbage is out of his league, in all seriousness this person should not retrofit this car for turbocharhing at all.
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Default Re: Suggestions Needed: Turbo "kit" or other FI options for the EP3 w/ K20A3.

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If the CXRacing gsrbage is out of his league, in all seriousness this person should not retrofit this car for turbocharhing at all.
That would have been my next post after clarification (in a nutshell). I'm just curious if he meant by complexity, price, "power", etc.
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Default Re: Suggestions Needed: Turbo "kit" or other FI options for the EP3 w/ K20A3.

.Apologies for not being too clear.

Budget wise, I'm looking at putting 10k+ with building internals as well as boosting. Original mindset behind the EMUSA kit is more like a test run to see how much I can put out power and tuning wise. Got a K-Pro V4 coming in and running KManager for datalogging and tuning. Power goal I wanted to reach would be to double the 160hp from stock, maybe hit or pass 350hp.

The "out of my league" statement was more me just being impatient with having to save up for it (so yes, the price). Planning on doing a better turbo install when I get the hang of tuning more. All be it, since I'm still new to this and I'm learning anything and everything I can before going heavy into the building stages. Already have some parts ordered but I'm waiting for my vacay time from work to down my car and put most of what I got into the build at that time. Still though, looking for suggestions.

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Default Re: Suggestions Needed: Turbo "kit" or other FI options for the EP3 w/ K20A3.

If you just want 350-400 hp get a full k20a2 engine.
We run them 500 Whp all day long stock at europe.
If you deside to forge the internals of the a3 youll probably wanna put a VTEC head on it anyway.
No matter what go-auto basicturbo kit will take you there easy.

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