I’ve been going back and forth about making a build thread…I figured since I have yet to see a DIY install of the RSI Gen 2 turbo kit, I would do one. While I will not get into the specific details of all the components and specs, I will cover the basic install which is so easy a cave man could do it.
Before I start, I would like to give credit where it is due. Between Will, Paul, and Jeremy they have been class acts this whole time. I would never hesitate to do business with them again in the future. While the product might take a bit of time to receive, the quality and craftsmanship, labels and instructions have made this a no brainer DIY install. I would also like to thank Keith aka Hyph who I blame for all of this happening to me. As hard as I tried to stay away from modifying this car, Hyph gave me the nudge that pushed me off the cliff.
So to dive into the basics, here are some of the components of the kit I’m installing:
RSI Stage X Turbo Kit
RSI Stage 3 Fuel System
4in Side Exhaust
I have divided this install into 3 parts:
Cutting & Trimming
Turbo Kit Install
Fuel Kit Install
List of tools you’ll need:
An air compressor (at least 29 gallons)
Air body saw
Hole saw arbor kit (3in & 1.75in)
3/8” npt tap & corresponding drill bit
I would say it has taken a little under 8 hours spent on my back, in the garage, to do all the cutting and to install the turbo kit components. Which in comparison to other projects I have had in the past, this has been a breeze and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this to someone who likes to turn wrenches and might not have advanced mechanical skills that most people associate to DIY projects.
Bumper support modified
Cutting holes for piping
Intercooler mounted up (keep in mind this is not the intercooler I will be using, this is just a temp until Tuesday)
Holes cut into frame, oil pump mounted, oil feed and return lines ran
Holes cut in side sills
Intake off for capping pvc and changing thermostat