I have had my IS for a little over a year now and I have been itching for boost since I started looking for one. I've been reading a lot but I know I need to do much much more research on going f/i. The biggest thing I can make out of all of these threads is that this is going to take $$$$$$$$.
I am still in the learning process, but I just wanted some feedback as to what path I'm currently considering for the future. (I figured I should start researching more now so that when I come into the money I'll have a better idea of what to do with it.
I have a 03 e-shift with 133k miles and probably won't be starting this project till much further down the road so the mileage will be higher. I am planning on piecing together a kit on my own to reach a goal of around 300whp until I get comfortable w/ the power and get a better understanding of boost.
My rough plans are:
Transmission: Upgraded valve body, sprag gears, and cooling (Upgraded torque converter?).
Compression & leakdown testing to get an idea of what shape my current engine is in
GTE pistons, rods & head gasket
I need to do a ton more research on turbos, ems & tuning. I bought a couple of books, "How to Tune and Modify Engine Management Systems" as well as "Maximum Boost" although I have yet to read them all the way through.
Once I get used to the setup and comfortable with working with boost. I will most likely go for around 400whp maybe 500. At this point I will consider a 6spd.
ANY feedback would be extremely appreciated. Am I going about this all wrong?
Sorry for the long thread I tried to include everything I could think of atm.
I know I need to do more research I just want a push in the right direction.
STILL looking for a 5-speed...
Last edited by 2jzTaters96; 10-26-2013 at 10:58 PM.