<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by 71dsp:
I am not really against the JRSC, I just believe that the install is too tight, and the car and engine just doesn't lend itself to an SC install.
I am also biased because of all of the bad stories I have heard from JRSC owners (not hearsay). I have heard from plenty of ITR owners that the JRSC doesn't live up to JR's power claims, and I have heard from many Civic and Integra owners about engine issues (idle quality, etc. etc.).
Look at the JRSC install pictures. The brake lines must be bent in order to make room for the belt drive system. The PS line runs over the valve cover (which means you have to remove it to do a valve adjustment). Since the PS fitting won't fit properly, JR puts this ghetto adapter on it. They should have machined a new PS fluid line instead of using an adapter. The prototype SC had a much better setup for the PS line. I hope you don't have any injector problems with the SC installed. It looks like you would have to remove the blower to get to the injectors. It also looks like you would have to remove the belt system to get the valve cover off. Geez, doing a valve adjustment looks like it will be a *****!!!
The blower design is also very good on the JRSC, however it lacks an intercooler (or aftercooler, whatever you want to call it), so intake temps will get very high at full boost.
I question reliability of the SC and of the engine with an SC installed (with no internal upgrades). I don't have anything to say about it, I just wonder how things will turn out. The belt system is my main concern.
Oh, and it's not the price that turns me off of the JRSC. I could buy 2 JRSC's for the price that I am paying to get some good output NA.
Thanks Billy, for sharing your observations
about JRSC. I've been waiting for JRSC
for last 3 years (I had it in mind when
I bought the car) and I am about to make
decision on it. Right now I'm leaning
toward "let's do it" side.
You pointed out some of the questions that
I want to sort
out before I fax out my credit card numbers.
I hope someone can answer or comment on it:
I am thinking about designing my own cooling
system before the induction occurs. Somewhere
between the filter and the SC. I have three
1. pipe over so that the cooling device
sits on front grill (i can probably buy
parts from turbo-part orders)
2. carve out a hole on hood so that
cooler will be exposed to outside atop
of the hood
3. use active cooling system (using a/c
compressor already in place); my ac will then
be on all the time. does anyone know ins
and outs of this approach?
If I were to go with JRSC, I want to have
a plan at hand how to cool the air. I concur
with Billy that temperatur has everything
to do with SC and engine reliabilities.
PS- btw, how are you guys (do it for your-self types) comming along with SC installment if you bought a kit?