All your work is gonna be from under the hood.....u don't need to go under the car at all. You have to take out the intercooler shield, the battery, airbox, ecu plugs, intake tube, breather relief hose, boost solenoid hose and the turbo pipe.......not sure if I go everything there...but yeah, it's a lot.
They're bolt on...but allow yourself some time when you don't need your car.....you're going to have to take a lot of crap out to get to the turbo....it's basically right next to the firewall in the middle of the hood. Other than that pain in the ass, no CEL or any problems whatsoever. I'm about to put on a racepipe...I figure if I'm gonna put more air in, might as well let it breathe it out easier.
Just follow the instructions and make sure you tighten everything up and use silicone spray on the hoses so you don't crack them...and you should be fine.
I saw that you got a CS SRI and TIP, did you pretty much jusst bolt those on? or did you have to get some sort of tune? If no tune did you throw a CEL or have any problems? I wanna order both of those but i am a little skiddish of having problems. Thanks