The GReddy kit is gonna be upgradable from what i understand. The kit only needs the BOV W/Flange, Boost gauge, A/F ratio gauge, oil pressure gauge and EGT gauge, and the Front Mount InterCooler. nothing else is needed, it is a complete bolt on kit. Oil Pressure is as important as the EGT, if something where to happen to the oil pressure, the turbo could be starved of oil and will burn up, not to mention head not getting enough oil and other related problems.
Now for added power mods for the kit, a good test pipe, custom 3in exhaust or wait for GReddy's new EVO Titianium Turbo Exhaust for the RSX. The optional Profec E-01 for the Emanage so it can be custom tuned and add boost with new fuel and ignition maps for the added boost.
And changing the plugs to a colder plug is a must, with the correct gap. .028-.032.
no, thats only for the engine coolant temp, the exhaust gasses are severly affected by the addition of a turbo, the gasses not only heat everything up but the turbo shaft itself can be spinning as much as 75,000 RPM's...that alone creates alot of heat. So thew EGT has to be watched if the car is at WOT for a long period of time...like running the 1/4 a bunch of times back to back, or racing someone on high speed long duration runs. Things heat up really fast in there and it has to be monitered, plus can be used as a sign of fuel problems if the gasses are too hot or colder than usual.
yeah..placement is Key, on my pillar it goes like this.....on the top it's the A/F, then middle is Boost/vacume, then bottom is oil pressure....i have yet to figure out a place for the EGT, it's not hooked up right now. i kinda want it on the steering wheel, but not sure yet, gotta figure out where i want my profec E-01 too!!
I think I'm just going to stick with the pillar pod for now and get AFR, boost, and oil pressure. I think the oil pressure gauge is more important and I really doubt you'll have overheating issues unless you drive it to hard for too long. Besides you have to leave something for the future. If the oil pressure drops and it starves the turbo of oil...bye bye.
i think the Profec will only read input channels from what ever the emanage gets from the ecu harness, which does not include the EGT. That is a aftermarket option and requires an additional sensor to be installed on the exhaust manifold. This is the Profec E-01 mind you. Not the Profec Bspec II. Only the E-01 has these capabilities.