Originally Posted by turbofan
I'm pretty sure he is WAY past that point.
I'd be impressed if someone could steal my car without a flatbed and winch. there are easily 10 ways off the top of my head I could immobilize it.
I'm happy they stole it. I know how to work on my car now.
Also made my decision on what turbo setup I'm going with. After bouncing through several different ideas and pouring over way too much information I simply wasn't happy with the interim 2560 solution. Those who have read the thread have probably come to find that I like buying something once. I don't like wasting my money on something I won't be truly happy with; a problem I've always had is trying to by quality, and not save my money on something I know is inferior.
This brought me into an issue though, since I wasn't ready to drop over $4k on a new manifold, downpipe, and turbo.
Luckily, Bryan, At Fab9tuning
approached me about a solution I may be interested in that he had been developing with Gleasman Manufacturing and Boostedsmurf. They were in the process of making a tubular side mount V-band manifold that would clear the AC and power steering while still providing a good flow all while not being ludicrously expensive.
Full Stainless Construction
Sch10 Thick Wall 304 Stainless
0.500 CNCd Flange
Oval to Round Port Transitions
Fully Back Purged Tig Welded Fabrication
High Flow Merge Collector
Since I've bought a lot of stuff from Bryan, this seemed like a good solution, while still getting the quality I wanted, but not breaking the bank.
So for those who haven't seen his product announcement page(linky
), check it out, it is a really well made unit. All 4 manifolds and downpipes have sold already, but he is currently in production on the second batch. He told me he is trying to have at least 5 in inventory at all times to avoid those pesky waiting periods one has when waiting for an alternate custom solution.
I'm going to be pairing it with an EFR 6258. I was contemplating the 6758, due to it not spooling much slower than the 6258, and the possibility of having EGTs being a little high on the track, but after a ton of research, it seems like it won't be an issue.
Shooting for a nice smooth 300hp to start out with, and playing around with lower or higher boost depending on how smoothly I can dial in the EBC.
Plan I getting the car professionally tuned by a dyno shop down in Vegas after my ATI damper is installed and 12-1 trigger wheel, by a guy that mainly works with Megasquirt and tunerstudio.
I'll potentially have this either by the end of this week or the following depending on how busy he is.
Here are some of his photos in the mean time.
(sorry didn't mean to rant, just a little excited about getting a good solution)
Collector v-mount flange
Nice lookin' welds
Position in the engine bay
unfinished downpipe(final piece will be a mandrel bent curve for better flow)