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Well I finally scrapped enough money together to be able to get a turbo sometime soon :).

PFS Stage II would cost me about $10,495 (kit+in house install) and should get me about 460 on the flywheel.

SRT Stage III would cost me about $8745 (kit+in house install) and get 425-450 rwhp (thanks mo for pointing that out)

Now obviously the big difference here is I can save a grand or so going with SRT, but I also live by the saying you get what you pay for. I do like PFS kits as I have seen a Stage I in the local area that sounded awesome.

What do you guys think I should go with? Anybody here who is running on either one of those kits your feedback would be greatly appreciated :)

(and yes I know I went around saying I was going to get a supercharger, but dyno numbers didn't impress me as much as I thought they would )
 

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PFS!

I also thing there is alot to be said for Peter taking phone calls from the shop at 11pm to help his customers.

PLUS Peter has more years of tuning EXP!

David
 

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ya alot of people have been telling me PFS is the way to go because Peter is so experienced :) I'm REALLY scraping it with 10 grand though. However I'm more than sure it'd be worth the money :) To me right now it's not a question of money; it's a question of quality. If it takes me a little longer to save to get a better kit I will do it :) I'm trying to consider how much a turbo will change the private resale value of my car. If I got a stage II in there from PFS I'm sure in the future I could sell the car for a fairly decent price.
 

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Since you have a 5-spd, with as much power as the PFS Stage II kit has, you may end up spending more money if your tranny breaks. I can't remember who, but there was someone at the PFS meet who's 5spd tranny broke that day. If I recall correctly he had the Stage II. I also remember Peter saying some things about him having more faith in the strength of the e-shift, I could be wrong though. Just something to think about when adding up all the costs.
 

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I live in Telford, PA about 20 miles north of Philly. If you want to meet up sometime, I can give you a ride in my Stage II.
 

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SRT --> save the money and get an unbelievablt kit! Mo does amazing work and is truly a great guy to work with.

is300soon: Mo answered the phone at 2AM last night. :eek:
 

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Everyone here knows what I am going to say before I even say it, but...

I would definitely go with SRT. If I were you, I would just go by the shop there to check out the cars they are working on. I could give you a ride in my stage 2. I live in Silver Spring, MD, but go up to NY often, and philly is on the way. If you can't make it down here, at least call SRT to find out what they can do for you. Mo is always willing to discuss custom-tailoring a job to your needs, and working out a fair price.

The new SRT kits are top notch, and they are pumping them out so fast that they can barely keep up with the orders. There's gonna be a lot of turbo IS300s on the road this year, the majority of them from SRT. And just fyi- I don't know of a single new SRT turbo kit that has failed to EXCEED the quoted horsepower on the website for each stage (at least the manual transmission cars)

I think it would behoove you to save $2,000 and put it elsewhere. Get the SRT stage 3. If you want, get their haltech e6k upgrade for full standalone. It would still cost less in the end and I think you would be a happy customer with money left over.

Just my $.10.

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I'm coming to the meet on the 28th if your going I can check out the turbos :D I have to say SRT does seem like it's a good bang for the buck. I'm only interested in SRT though if I can keep it legal for PA :) I have been looking at kits all morning online SRT is pretty decently priced. I like PFS and SRT because both tuners are fairly close to my area, PFS probobly being a little further. Long drives don't bother me at all :)
 

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I'm coming to the meet on the 28th if your going I can check out the turbos :D
awesome...u can see mine which got finished last night...WOO HOOO

VROOOOOOOM PSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSST :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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I would say go with SRT. You get a great looking kit, that also performs even better. Mo is a great guy and does great work. Just call and talk to them. :D
 

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grrr :pissed: :lol: i want boooooooooooooooooooooost
 

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Since you have a 5-spd, with as much power as the PFS Stage II kit has, you may end up spending more money if your tranny breaks. I can't remember who, but there was someone at the PFS meet who's 5spd tranny broke that day. If I recall correctly he had the Stage II. I also remember Peter saying some things about him having more faith in the strength of the e-shift, I could be wrong though. Just something to think about when adding up all the costs.
To tell ya the truth since I bought my IS and starting living on these forums that is the thing that really scared me about getting a turbo. The transmission on 5 Speed IS doesnt have a very good reputation for lasting long and boost might make it worse :-? I don't want to go spend 6 grand on a turbo kit then have the transmission die on me :shame:

this looks really good though :p
 

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flproject13,
Just to clarify a point, our stage III is rated at 425-450 RWHP not flywheel, there is a major difference there.

When you have some time just give me a call and we can discuss your bostin' needs. Just ask for Mo and I will be gald to talk to you as long as I am not "inside" the engine bay of a car of our CNC machine.
 

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flproject13 said:
Well I finally scrapped enough money together to be able to get a turbo sometime soon :).

PFS Stage II would cost me about $10,495 (kit+in house install) and should get me about 460 on the flywheel.

SRT Stage III would cost me about $8745 (kit+in house install) and get 425-450 on the flywheel.

Now obviously the big difference here is I can save a grand or so going with SRT, but I also live by the saying you get what you pay for. I do like PFS kits as I have seen a Stage I in the local area that sounded awesome.

What do you guys think I should go with? Anybody here who is running on either one of those kits your feedback would be greatly appreciated :)

(and yes I know I went around saying I was going to get a supercharger, but dyno numbers didn't impress me as much as I thought they would )
guess which way I would lean?
 

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Wino_II said:
flproject13 said:
I'm coming to the meet on the 28th if your going I can check out the turbos :D
awesome...u can see mine which got finished last night...WOO HOOO

VROOOOOOOM PSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSST :lol: :lol: :lol:
Damn, another boosted SRT IS300. Congrats wino, welcome to the boost club. 2 boosted Is300 in a week? Man, keep 'em coming. :p
 

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flproject13,
Just to clarify a point, our stage III is rated at 425-450 RWHP not flywheel, there is a major difference there.

When you have some time just give me a call and we can discuss your bostin' needs. Just ask for Mo and I will be gald to talk to you as long as I am not "inside" the engine bay of a car of our CNC machine.
hmm somebody told me flywheel :crazy:
 

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Get the PFS just for the Tec3 standalone! Why, cuz if you get a new exhaust, bigger turbo, etc... you can always tune on the fly with the Tec3
 

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PFS no doubt.

He sends me updates whenever they do a little tuning here and there, new profiles, etc... His customer service can NOT be beat!! Period!

The product speaks for itself, he's got like 28-30 stage 2's installed all around the country and all are running great, nobody is having any "downtime" with them as far as I know.

The engine managment, this kits design, and excellent support more than make up for the price difference.

Whens the last time a tuner called you up at 8pm on a Sunday night cause you emailed him with a question? During my install, I had a few questions about what went where, or what was the best trick for installing something, he replied to my email within 15minutes, then called to walk me through it. THAT'S the kind of customer support I'm talking about!

Kane
 

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gah so many conflicting opinions. I have to see all these turbos at the meet :)
 
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