What, you couldn't affor the Stage four, twin-turbo set-up How long till you get the kit, and are you doing the install yourself, or taking it somewhere? Anyways, I'm jealous, can't wait till I can go FI in my car. Waiting on Templars SC kit, which works out fine, since have no money for food right now, let alone FI! Congrats!
The stage 3 was actually prototyped on my RS. It is a very nice quick with super fast throttle response. The turbo is HUGE and stills spools quickly which is rare. It seems to be sized well with the engine.
I enjoyed the kit very much while it was on my car.
I downloaded an instruction booklet for the Ludespeed. It was a Stage I for the 99-00 RS. The first step is lifting the engine to replace the stock oil pan with an oil pan that had a return oil feed.
The Forced Air Tech website mentions that you don't need to lift the engine.
I have know idea how much my car puts down but the robert had one dynoed in arizona with a stage 3 kit like mine and the said they were getting like 260 to 280 at the crank on aveage, but i would like to get mine own on a dyno for real proof since i have a few other mods. I did pull a 13.978 1/4 with no hard start if that says anything though.