Transformation Complete

Patrick Anderson patrick.anderson1 at
Fri May 21 01:46:34 EDT 2004

Taka, the RS2 transformation is pretty straightforward and a direct bolt on
kind of deal. The problem you run into is how far you want to take it and
getting the proper chip to match. I HIGHLY recommend Intended Acceleration.
I am very satisfied with my III+ chip. They really know their stuff and
customer service is top notch. I've talked with Ned on a few occassions and
am always impressed with his thorough knowledge, specifically to the 20v
engine. And I have yet to hear anybody that was unhappy with their chip from

On the stock turbo the stage III IA chip is as far as you want to go. The
III+ will push the K24 to failure eventually. Once you upgrade to the RS2
turbo you can run the III+ or higher safely. All of the RS2 parts are a
direct bolt on, except for the fuel rail and fuel pressure regulator which
only fit onto the AAN engine. But the turbo, exhaust manifold, exhaust cam,
MAF, and  injectors will all fit. Get the proper software to match your
setup and you won't stop smiling. Just stay away from any unknown/unproven
chip as  these engines are expensive and saving a couple hundred bucks on a
cutrate chip simply isn't worth it IMO. An RS2'd 20v will walk away from a
bi-turbo S4 easily. And will keep right with the new Mitsubishi Evo 8 on a
third gear pull up through 5th.

Patrick, also in the Pacific NW

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Greg Johnson" <gregsj2 at>
To: "TM" <t44tq at>
Cc: "'200 List'" <200q20v at>
Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2004 8:16 PM
Subject: Re: Transformation Complete

> Taka,
> I don't pretend to know and understand all the subtle differences
> between the chips.  Having said that, Ned opined that if I did not
> change the cam, and/or the injectors, and/or the MAF and I only changed
> the EM and the turbo (which is what I did) Stage III would work just
> fine.  Thus far, this appears to be true.  On the other hand, I have
> nothing else to compare it to and the chances of running into another
> RS2 with a different chip set out here in the Inland NW are not very
> good, so I may be living in ignorate bliss.  On the hand, I have a big
> smile on my face.  If you, or anyone else out there know differently,
> I'm all ears.
> Greg J
> TM wrote:
> >Greg-
> >Do you care to share with me or the list what software you're running
> >and what kind of fuel/intake stuff you've done in order to run the RS2
> >turbo on a 3B engine?
> >
> >Taka
> >soon to be RS2ed
> >
> >
> >
> >
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