I am building my '01 VVT nb towards a high-quality forced induction street/track set up. Let me start by saying that I am well aware of the heat and maintenance issues that FI creates. I know the cons. But I love learning and trying new things - that's what this hobby is all about for me, and I've never tried FI of any kind. I'm excited to learn even if I end up eventually stripping it all out, selling it off, and doing an engine swap. Then I'll get to learn something else new ;-)
With that said, I'm interested in hearing any advice or recommendations you all may have. I have narrowed my options down to TDR's c30-84 Rotrex SC kit and Trackspeed's EFR6258 system. Both are track proven. I'm getting the car ready at the moment - completed full cooling system overhaul and installed CSF fully ducted radiator; adding wideband and oil temp gauge; adding MSPNP Pro.
I lean towards the Rotrex b/c I prefer the dynamics of SC to Turbo - linear throttle response vs. lag and then kick in the pants. I've heard the rotrex kit is "like a larger displacement naturally aspirated motor."
Any recommendations? Do you think additional cooling will be needed: engine oil cooler and/or hood vents? Related question: Gary at TDR is telling me I ought to do the coolant reroute even though I have the VVT head gasket. That contradicts other advice I've recieved. Anyone confirm that?
Finally, if any of you have leads on parts for either build, let me know. I'll need intercooler, upgraded fuel pump and injectors, etc. The kits come with that, but I'd love to save money by buying used anywhere I can.
Thanks for the help!