The above posts pretty much sum'd it up for what you need. I'll give you the rundown on my set up(not in yet), but it took me 2 years of smart shopping and paid off waiting, when you'll see how much i only spent.
-t25 Turbo off 1st gen eclipse(25 bucks)
off a friend who is into dsm like we are with our del sols. I went the route of a t25 because its PERFECT!! for a sohc on stock internals. and 2nd, because if the turbo ever goes out on me, I wont be spending a couple hundred bucks for a new one. Turbo also came with Dump tube and down pipe. ONly thing i have to do is cut the down pipe and take it to a local weld shop to finish it the whole way back, but you can run off only adown pipe if you want(gonna be loud obviously) another good thing bout the t25, its internally waste gated so that'll cut down costs
-Dsm 450cc injectors w/ resistor box(40 bucks)
off the same friend i got the t25.
-Walbro 255 fuel pump (95 bucks)
Dont even buy this used, or run your setup with out one lol
-Ebay FPR-fuel pressure regulator- (35 bucks)
I probably wont need to use this, but just in case, i have it.
-Oil pan that i tapped myself (20 bucks)
I wouldnt recommend tapping yours while its on the car. have an extra one you can take your time with , do it right, and leak test it. that way you know no metal shavings are making it thru your oil.
-Intercooler+pipings+Greddy bov (100 bucks)
I got extremely LUCKY on this one. not only was it cheap, but the intercooler and piping was previously on a turbod' sol so i wont have to go through the hassle of fitting that up, and most of the piping is welded, so less couplers i have to use. and the BOV is a legit Greddy type S which is valued at $150 i think? so i'll prob sell that and get a cheap-o bov and have some extra cash to buy more turbo parts.
-p28 ecu socketed (125 bucks)
It was done by a shop and they put a quick release socket in for easy removal of the chip.
a friend has some spare ones he's gonna give me. Idk if im gonna buy an oil filter sandwhich plate to tap off of or just use the oil sending unit
-A/C /Condensor already removed and ready for the intercooler and turbo to fit no problems. you SHOULD be able to keep your power steering with this setup. If you have a "s" model, even better yet.
-last but not least MANIFOLD! I had a t3/t4 manifold but being the t25 is a td05 flange it wont fit. so i went on ebay and bought the adapter to make this fit. This is when i did my first trial fitment, and realised that with this manifold adapter it brings the turbo out too far and down too far that theres no possible way to get the downpipe on. So after some searching online for a d-series Td05 Turbo mani, i found that XS power makes one : / not the best company lol but it was literally the ONLY company i found that makes it. its a ram horn style so it should give me plenty of room for the downpipe, and better flow for the return oil line, and comes with a lifetime warranty on cracks its like only (100.00) so figure that into my total costs.
-Tuning ($$?$?) IF i was smart i'd be buying a stand alone ecu and having my car dyno tuned, and its honestly what i SHOULD do, but being i already have a ECU socketed, and just gonna send away for a pre-tuned chip specifically for my setup which will cost about (50 bucks) i wouldnt suggest having a friend make one. Send the info of your setup to a company that has been making pretuned chips for long time. They're gonna know exactly what to do for ya. alot of amature people who did it once or twice will tell ya they know how to do it and blah blah blah. Dont risk your motor on that.
-so theres my setup, i hope it helps ya out. The one guy mentioned using the crx HF mani with adapter plate, that'll work too if you can get one easily. Good luck. PM me if ya have any questions.
1updelsol Wrote:$ depends on how much time u spend on craigslist! lol