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  • #61
    Good job!

    I have a lot of respect for those of you who do these quality turbo conversions. The amount of fabrication involved, the tuning, and possible problems all scare the crap outta me.

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    • #62
      Originally posted by Ironhead View Post
      Good job!

      I have a lot of respect for those of you who do these quality turbo conversions. The amount of fabrication involved, the tuning, and possible problems all scare the crap outta me.
      Thanks! There is certainly a good amount of fabrication involved. These types of builds are for those who love to tinker since it is not the type in which you "set and forget."

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      • #63
        Such a beautiful build! I'm in awe. Someday....

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        • #64
          I only get a couple chances a month to work on the car so there has not been much progress. ECU wiring is currently in progress.

          Currently developing an instrumentation system.



          Shot of the engine bay as of ~2 weeks ago. Fuel system is all plumbed now as well.


          Money shot.


          Last edited by Motorsports14; 04-18-2013, 01:11 PM.

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          • #65
            Nice work! The Tial's tucked away nicely... Just the manifold setup alone should yield gains on transient response and power. Amazing! Looks all too familiar, keep the artwork coming she's a beauty.
            Rich!

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            • #66
              First start up happened today. Happy to finally hear it come to life!

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              • #67
                Nice, nothing like the feeling of "it actually runs... I did it!" All the best!

                BTW, I ended up going with the GTX3076R as well with the T3 5 bolt to mate with my current dump tube w/.82 a/r so I'm crossing my fingers. Still gotta port & coat my housings but I'm watching yours for your tuning now. Debating on sticking with my MS3 or trying the AEM EMS-4 setup that local tuners will tune.
                Last edited by ///schwartzman; 06-13-2013, 08:48 PM.
                Rich!

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                • #68
                  Thanks Rich! Since you already had the MS3 up and running, I recommend you stick with it and give it a shot. Also, awesome news about the new turbo you got. I was in shock and disbelief when I read about what happened to your car. However, I knew that you would take the opportunity to improve things and you have done that. Can't wait to see your back on the road. Keep that thread updated!

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                  • #69
                    Almost done fabricating the exhaust system. Decided on 16 Gauge 3" 304-SS with a Borla XR-1 muffler I had laying around. Here are some pictures of the collector I made for the exhaust tips.







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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by Ironhead View Post
                      Good job!

                      I have a lot of respect for those of you who do these quality turbo conversions. The amount of fabrication involved, the tuning, and possible problems all scare the crap outta me.
                      What he said, mostly the problem part ha! I hope just my stock rebuild comes out HALF as good as this did, keep it up! Now, I demand more updates!!

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by tonerrrr View Post
                        What he said, mostly the problem part ha! I hope just my stock rebuild comes out HALF as good as this did, keep it up! Now, I demand more updates!!
                        Thanks! As long as you enjoy every step of it then I am sure it will.

                        I finished up the exhaust today and installed it on the car. It sounds awesome and so different from an N/A S14. It has a very low and deep rumble. Just need to do some TLC on the front bumper and install it so I can start street tuning. Running around CA without a bumper and large front mount intercooler is asking for it.
                        Last edited by Motorsports14; 07-19-2013, 03:03 PM.

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by Motorsports14 View Post

                          I finished up the exhaust today and installed it on the car. It sounds awesome and so different from an N/A S14. It has a very low and deep rumble. Just need to do some TLC on the front bumper and install it so I can start street tuning. Running around CA without a bumper and large front mount intercooler is asking for it.
                          Sweet! I noticed the change in exhaust note as well, only way I could describe it was "pissed off" Ha! I'm a little scared of getting pulled over, no bumper is a dead giveaway....They're setting up a lot of checkpoints with mobile smog checks and sniffer vans these days.

                          More pics buddy, and video & sound bites!
                          Rich!

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                          • #73
                            Rich, what does your turbo back consist of?

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                            • #74
                              Downpipe ---> "3 Stainless V-band piping ---> OE e64 M6 catalytic converter---> ??? Muffler

                              I haven't settled on a muffler yet I was running an Aero Turbine for its claimed scavenging effect but the jury is still out... need to fab the tips like you did.
                              Last edited by ///schwartzman; 07-20-2013, 04:54 PM.
                              Rich!

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                              • #75
                                Some goodies showed up today. 4.5" Perrin 2-Piece Foam Filter.

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