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Old 10-27-2013, 06:00 PM   #1
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Why did you choose your FI system?

So, I'm looking long term at putting some sort of FI on my car.

I'm torn between planing on the STS turbo system, and the IPF supercharger.

I like the IPF supercharger because it's lower torque, which hopefully means the transmission holds up better. I dislike it because if the belt snaps, you're out of luck, and it seems this has happened to others.

I like the STS turbo, because of the gobs of torque it has lower range. I also like that if the turbo dies, you're left with a N/A car you can still drive. I dislike it because there has got to be some lag there with all that piping, and that amount of torque seems more likely to break transmission bits.

So, I want to know... why did you decide on your FI system? What advantages / disadvantages am I missing that should be relevant to my decision?

Also, what are your thoughts on buying a mildly used kit off the forums?
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Old 10-27-2013, 06:20 PM   #2
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Old 10-27-2013, 06:25 PM   #3
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So, I'm looking long term at putting some sort of FI on my car.

I'm torn between planing on the STS turbo system, and the IPF supercharger.

I like the IPF supercharger because it's lower torque, which hopefully means the transmission holds up better. I dislike it because if the belt snaps, you're out of luck, and it seems this has happened to others.

I like the STS turbo, because of the gobs of torque it has lower range. I also like that if the turbo dies, you're left with a N/A car you can still drive. I dislike it because there has got to be some lag there with all that piping, and that amount of torque seems more likely to break transmission bits.

So, I want to know... why did you decide on your FI system? What advantages / disadvantages am I missing that should be relevant to my decision?

Also, what are your thoughts on buying a mildly used kit off the forums?
What you're missing is the fact that there's really only 2 FI system reliable for this car. That's the IPF system and a nitrous system. All other FI options are garbage. Also, member JohnnyfromPeoria (I hope I got the spelling right) has proven already that even if the belt snaps on the IPF system you still have an NA system you can drive.
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Old 10-27-2013, 06:49 PM   #4
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What are the issues with the STS system?
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What are the issues with the STS system?
Turbo is garbage, oil return system is garbage too. A lot of members that have it had to replace almost the whole system.
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Old 10-27-2013, 06:55 PM   #6
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I have only heard of 2 belt issues, due to idler pullys are now updated. I am on 20k miles on my belt and still great.... I wanted OEM appearance and reliability, so far it is all I have asked for. STS needs to many changes to make reliable from what I have heard. There is a turbo kit that looks good IPS ... Either IPS or IPF, depends on Turbo or SC. and ease of installation and tuning. since you have a 2010, I would only go IPF
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Old 10-27-2013, 06:59 PM   #7
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Wow... Glad I asked!
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I have only heard of 2 belt issues, due to idler pullys are now updated. I am on 20k miles on my belt and still great.... I wanted OEM appearance and reliability, so far it is all I have asked for. STS needs to many changes to make reliable from what I have heard. There is a turbo kit that looks good IPS ... Either IPS or IPF, depends on Turbo or SC. and ease of installation and tuning. since you have a 2010, I would only go IPF
He has a 2010, the IPS system is only for 2012+.
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Old 10-27-2013, 07:00 PM   #9
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Wow... Glad I asked!
Bud, to be honest, if you want FI you're stuck either doing IPF or nitrous. Unless you can get your own tuning
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Old 10-27-2013, 07:06 PM   #10
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Does the ipf kit have tuning issues? I read Magnum's thread. He seems like he has had a bunch of issues.
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Old 10-27-2013, 07:35 PM   #11
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Does the ipf kit have tuning issues? I read Magnum's thread. He seems like he has had a bunch of issues.
He is working them out with Arno @ IPF... Im still on my initial tune after i installed my IPF kit, no problems.
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Old 10-27-2013, 07:39 PM   #12
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Good to know lil'nasty.

Seems like the consensus is IPF. Which is cool.
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:22 PM   #13
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I'm back to my original tune now, something changed and the car leaned out on my custom tunes.
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:40 PM   #14
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Still find it somewhat intimidating though Magnum. Looking at the issues you were working through, constantly regapping plugs, swapping tunes, having the car's AFR walking around... You know? It's good that Lil's car took the stock tune without issue.

What's it like living with an IPF supercharger day-to-day? This is my DD, and will be getting driven 600 km / week, 52 weeks a year, including through cold winters.
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