THIS THREAD AIN'T DEAD!
Just to A) keep things chronological B) **** you all off, and C) prove I am not completely retarded, I'm going to turn this into my build thread. After a long time without a post, I've finally gotten all my parts together. Here's the details:
ArTech Greddy replacement Manifold and DP (this stuff is so friggen nice!)
The good ol' Greddy 15g turbo, but with a 19g coldside and rebuild a few thousand miles ago. Came with the oil/coolant lines too.
Ghetto intercooler setup, but already assembled and read to fit by the previous owner. Already has the IAT and BOV installed too.
eBay HKS BOV... not necessary but I want to swap it out for the already installed BOV at some point.
Innovate MTX-L Wideband (I did it, woohoo!)
Chinese Boost gauge (it cost $6 after shipping. Horrible? Maybe. Awesome? Definitely).
Chinese gauge pods (also $6 for 2... epic).
RX7 460cc injectors, just came back from WitchHunter and got a clean and flow.
Drill and tap.
Ghetto but awesome custom made air intake from the previous owner of the turbo stuff.
MS3X (go big or go home) built by Brain.
And a smidge of vacuum line, although I need some more.
Okay... I think thats it! Is there any sort of little piece I am forgetting? I definitely overshot the budget I was going for of $2000, but I'm right around $2400 for all this stuff, including shipping and all that jazz. And, its nice gear - no more $400 eBay turbo kits. I'm proud of myself so far.
I plan on installing everything at once - the turbo stuff, intercooler, and MS; because the MS will need the IAT and Wideband to run correctly, so I can't install it first and then do the turbo later. I would start off with REALLY low boost (4 psi) to be safe and then work up to 6psi after some tuning. Any input on this process?
In the process of getting the parts together I bought a rebuilt SR20 turbo, BEGi S4 downpipe (PO didn't tell me it was S4) and intercooler with piping that I obviously won't be using (oops). Buy them from me?
Also, I just want to say thank you all for the tough love and help with this so far, even if ya'll gave me -30 props in the process (that HAS
to be some sort of record) and slathered this thread with those weird gay GIFs that I still can't get out of my head.
Now... on to the build next week, with pictures to come!