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Old 11-16-2016, 01:14 PM   #267
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Yep. Did it in my garage over a weekend. But, then again I also:
Replaced stock clutch
Replaced Radiator with bigger one
Replaced all radiator hoses
Installed an oil cooler
Installed catch cans

All at the same time, so it definitely took me longer that just the SC. I HIGHLY recommend an oil cooler if you do this.

But, overall It's really not much more than nuts and bolts. The hardest thing is routing all the plumbing for the Intercooler, just getting everything to sit in the correct place.

Ya I'd have no idea how to install oil cooler or catch cans lol. Which ones would you recommend getting?
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Ya I'd have no idea how to install oil cooler or catch cans lol. Which ones would you recommend getting?
Well, most of the oil coolers are pretty much the same - I went with Perrin because I have had such great success with all of their other products. Had it on the car for two years now and not a single leak.

Radium Catch cans have been great as well, they are VERY easy to install - it's just a bunch of tubing.

You don't really have to have any special skills to do this - just read the instructions and turn some bolts.
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Well, most of the oil coolers are pretty much the same - I went with Perrin because I have had such great success with all of their other products. Had it on the car for two years now and not a single leak.

Radium Catch cans have been great as well, they are VERY easy to install - it's just a bunch of tubing.

You don't really have to have any special skills to do this - just read the instructions and turn some bolts.

I guess the biggest deterrence for me at this point is living in an apartment without a garage.

Does this come with a tune? And everything I'd need to plug into the ODB port and flash it?
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I guess the biggest deterrence for me at this point is living in an apartment without a garage.

Does this come with a tune? And everything I'd need to plug into the ODB port and flash it?
That would be a challenge. I had a full garage and all needed tools.

It does come with a base tune from Perrin along with an EcuTek license and the cable to flash it. you'll just need a laptop to perform that tune.
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That would be a challenge. I had a full garage and all needed tools.

It does come with a base tune from Perrin along with an EcuTek license and the cable to flash it. you'll just need a laptop to perform that tune.
I only have a Mac so I hope that'll work. Could you give me a rough ball park estimate of what installation of one of these would cost by a pro?
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I only have a Mac so I hope that'll work. Could you give me a rough ball park estimate of what installation of one of these would cost by a pro?
That, i can't help you with, I have no idea. I've always done my own work.
I do know a custom tune, which you should strongly look into after making sure everything is working correctly, could set you back $500 - $1000 depending on the tuner.
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That, i can't help you with, I have no idea. I've always done my own work.
I do know a custom tune, which you should strongly look into after making sure everything is working correctly, could set you back $500 - $1000 depending on the tuner.
No problem! Could you recommend a tuner? Or at least how to go about finding one? There are no tuners in my vicinity so it'd have to be done over the internet if possible
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No problem! Could you recommend a tuner? Or at least how to go about finding one? There are no tuners in my vicinity so it'd have to be done over the internet if possible
You'll want to look at this: http://www.ecutek.com/Dealers
I'm all the way in North Dakota, so I don't know any tuners (at least, in person) that I could recommend there.

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You'll want to look at this: http://www.ecutek.com/Dealers
I'm all the way in North Dakota, so I don't know any tuners (at least, in person) that I could recommend there.

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Ok thanks! Last two questions if that's ok haha.

One, have you seen this? [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=se5LVsiTfvo"]Review | Supercharged Vortech Scion FR-S BRZ Install | Part 1 of 3 - YouTube[/ame]

It's a build log of the vortech install. They run into a lot of problems with the instructions. Has this been mostly smoothed over?

Also, 69kmiles. Do you think that is too high to safely boost the car? Is there a mileage threshold that you would say it no longer makes sense to supercharge the car?

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And one more I thought of! I plan on getting EL headers (probably going EL vs UEL but not 100% sure yet). Can I run any aftermarket headers with the vortech kit?
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Yea, i've watched all of his videos. Some is good, some is not so good. I had very limited issues in my install, in fact, I really can't recall anything other than the windshield washer fluid bottle install, it's a little tricky. My kit was a v3, and I believe he had a v2, and there were lots of improvements between the two.

I dont think there's any reason not to boost at that mileage, you might just get more blow-by, which would make the catch cans more useful.

I have had both aftermarket EL and UEL headers on my setup. I settled on the UEL Header from OpenFlash. No issues whatsoever, but it just makes one more case for getting a custom tune, as you can probably pick up more HP and Torque.
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Sooooooo, no owner reports in 15 months.

You either all blew your engines or things are smooth sailing!

Anyone?
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Sooooooo, no owner reports in 15 months.

You either all blew your engines or things are smooth sailing!

Anyone?


Itís a pretty stout kit. I have 20k on mine currently. No issues.
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