Ok, so most of us know that Turbokits.com recently released the 2ZR-FE turbo kit for the 09+ Corolla [A video is now on the site]: Turbo Kit Link
SPEC has also released a few upgrade options for the clutch: SPEC Clutch Link
Dyno Charts and Video on Page 8!!
I will be installing this kit on my 2010 Corolla S 5spd:
Turbokits.com 2ZR-FE Turbo Kit
Turbokits.com 3" Turbo Back Exhaust
SPEC Stage 3+ Clutch
AEM Wideband Air/Fuel Gauge
AEM Boost gauge
AEM Voltage Gauge
This post will be updated with some general pictures and information as I go. I DO NOT
plan to post a DIY for the install here (too complex), but if anyone has some questions I can try to answer them.
I want to thank Turbokits.com for taking the time to develop the kit for our cars. I know that a few people have reached out to them to make this a reality. I have dealt with Grant and Jesse over there via email and they are great guys! Very fast to respond to all of my emails over the last few weeks, even after the purchase was made.
I will personally be preforming the installation hopefully on 03/22, and I plan for it to take me a few days.
I found a local tuner shop and I sent them an email asking for some pricing information. Initially I wasn't going to do a before Dyno, but now I'm considering it... If the price is right I may go for it. My engine is bone stock minus a SRI (which makes more noise than anything).
In the mean time enjoy a few unboxing pictures! (Sorry, no pics of the exhaust yet as it's all wrapped up still)
AEM Gauges (I changed them out to the Silver/White face):
Nice big box:
Everything unboxed (Exhaust is wrapped in the brown paper & bubble wrap):
Bulk of the kit:
Day 2 into the project - LOTS of progress today! Turbo is up, most of the piping is complete, and oil pan tapped, and a few other things... I'm still hopeful to be finished sometime on Monday. Tomorrow is a lot of finishing touches and adjustments on the pipes. The only thing that I want left for Monday is electronics and gauges.
All taken apart:
Working the turbo in (tight fit):
Radiator support cut for FMIC:
Section cut out for IC piping:
The FMIC fits like a glove!:
Turbo bolted up and lines attached (water not connected yet):
Phew! So the entire kit is finalized on the car now - turbo, pipes, exhaust, injectors, vacuum lines, all turbo lines, oil pan is back on, etc... Tomorrow I just have the AEM FIC and gauges, but I'll probably fire up the car before the gauges go in to check for leaks and what not. I probably could have finished it tonight, but I pulled over a 14hr day, so yeahhh.
Down pipe with factory O2 sensor, and Wideband O2 Sensor:
Breather filter installed (this is my own creation, not included with the kit)
Water lines connected:
Oil feed tapped:
All pipes finalized:
Vacuum lines tapped:
Tomorrow I start it up!
It's all done! FIC was setup and TPS calibrated... She fired up on the first try and purrs like a kitten!
I had to order a new clutch as the factory one cannot hold at all and slips bad (to be expected). I went with the SPEC ST3+ that can hold up to 400tq. I will have a shop do that install.
The new clutch is in... See page 5 for info and pictures.