^^well i took ur advice n i spoke to "matt" from mwr..this is how it went with a few exchanged emails.
ME: hello, i drive a 2001 toyota celica GT (1zz-fe) with over 90K miles on it. i plan to get a Turbo kit by "stafford fabrications". i know it's fatal to install a Turbo for my engine, especially with that many miles on it. and i want to ask you what is best on your product line for my engine? i am highly interested in your big bore kit with the 8:8:1 pistons, and your stainless valves and valve springs. will those be all i need to help my engine withstand the pressure of a Turbo kit? or do you recommend a full engine rebuild to make it good as new? thank you for reading this email.
MATT: With pistons, rods, valves, and springs your engine will take the boost very well and will hold up to a higher rev limiter very well if you chose to install a power FC. With a proper fuel system you should be able to run 12-15psi. I'd also recommend the ARP stud kits, especially for the cylinder head.
ME: oh, i plan to stay at 6-8 psi for daily driving. would i still need the additional connecting rods and stud kit?
MATT: For 6-8psi, no.
well how's that sound guys? from that convo, my list for parts before a Turbo kit is just: big bore kit with 8:8:1 compression pistons, valves, and valve springs... am i missing anything? i just need more opinions just to make sure things are right.