Set my suspension today...ride height, preload, etc etc. Going to get alignment tomorrow, hopefully.
Also went WOT for the first time..video below. its just WG pressure, about 10psi or so, non-intercooled.. Not really tuned at all, just wanted to see how it would do. Once I get the intercooler stuff done I will start really going at it with the tune (AND TURN UP THE BEWST!!)
moved radiator and mounted up the IC and stuff today...been a long day, but really happy with how it all came out. It was dark when we finished, so only have a few crappy pics. Better ones to come tomorrow.
Yeah, it really was not bad at all. Anyone who buys the TDR intercooler kit for NB is a tard lol.
For the stock brackets (i should have taken a pic...).. You just have to elongate one of the holes, and for the other, i slightly elongated it diagonally so i could tilt it back a little as well. There's bolts right below where the brackets mount, it works out really really well. I used the TDR instructions to help me out along the way if I wasn't sure about something.
Have intake.... but now that I've actually gotten on it, I'm definitely getting boost creep. Kicking myself for not getting EWG now... not sure if I am going to go EWG route, or send turbo off to get IWG ported. Seems like everyone with GT2560R who had any creep...porting from Begi fixed everything (and I saw a post from 2008 they offered to do it for free for ANY Garrett turbo...wonder if they are still doing that).
I checked range of motion of the WG flapper-fine. Actuated the WG with air compressor-fine, doesn't limit movement at all. No pre-load at all...and just running WG pressure (7psi actuator), with the source as the turbo comp outlet. FYI the datalog is 2nd gear...but I do have sorta long gearing- 5 spd, 3.909 rear end.
Was out of town for 2 weeks, just got back and starting playing with the car again. Boost is pretty good at 15-16 psi, but only if I work the throttle a certain way. Drag race style, thru the gears I don't overboost at all and it's great...problem arises when I'm in part throttle boost...lets say 10 psi, then I go WOT, it will WAY overshoot and hit boost fuel cut (18 psi) instantly, then after that it will settle down to target. I have a feeling this inconsistency is ultimately because my car can't control boost that well. It's pretty annoying, I didn't notice it today until I found some 'decent' curvy backroads etc.... on the street never had the part throttle to WOT overboost issue.
Also got another speedo vid thing, but I forgot my camera...so this is my phone...it's kinda fail. It randomly skips at the beginning, I guess the incredible acceleration messed the phone up (lol)... went all the way from a stop to top of 4th gear... this sort of scenario it's running well. Note that my drivetrain still thinks I'm running the standard 4.3 rear diff, when I really have 3.9, so my speedo is pretty far off, especially at higher speeds. 3rd tops out around 92 mph, 4th around 122 (speedo over 10 mph off at 100+)