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Old 09-17-2016, 08:23 PM   #21
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I approve of your color choice
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Old 09-17-2016, 09:06 PM   #22
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Purple power! I really want to find a merlot M-editon NA to get some pictures with, but the only one local I know of is hella mad tyte stanced out slammmmed jdm with stickers errywhere yo.
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Old 09-17-2016, 09:28 PM   #23
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Yes it's choice of rusty, faded paint m-editions or ones that look good but have a subframe that's spent more time on the ground than off
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Old 09-29-2016, 11:24 AM   #24
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I got the engine swapped, connected the turbo to the intake manifold and it ran great. The next day I plumbed up the intercooler piping and went to start the car and it wouldn't turn over. I assumed the battery was dead, tried to jump it and it still wouldn't turn over. When I started looking into what the culprit could be I found the motor to be locked up, wouldn't budge at all.

I pulled spark plugs and they looked fine. Pulled the starter to see if it somehow jammed against the flywheel. Started to remove the crank pulley and the motor finally broke loose. After that the car ran terrible, like it was making 30hp. I checked the timing and the crank was 18 degrees off the timing marks on the pulley. Advanced timing and it ran great again, but I noticed the crank pulley wobbling.

I pulled the crank pulley off and found both the crank and my supermiata damper totally mangled. Apparently something fell down between the crank pulley and something, jammed itself in there tight enough to spin the pulley 18 degrees on the crank. It tore up the crank pin notchs and ovalled out the whole in my damper. I still never found what it got hung up on.











My plan at this point is to just swap back to the stock damper with a new crank pin, and figure out the least ghetto way I can come up with to hold the pulley in place, then hope for the best. Any suggestions or advise as to how to make it work would be greatly appreciated.
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I kind of gave up on my build thread, it seems like every time I post what I'm doing every thing falls apart. The car's been running good the last few months. It's still got a stock MSM muffler so it's super stealthy. I'm running about 230whp@170kpa on wastegate and 270whp@200kpa with EBC.

A friend took a few pics of my car and I thought they came out really nice so I figured I'd share.







And a wet autocross from this weekend:

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I for some reason really love "clear hood" pics. You'll notice I've done them on just about every one of my cars too

Looking good man, glad you're just enjoying the car at this point.
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Looks nice!
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How are things with 230hp on the stock nb wheels?
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Lovely Build. I definitely like the color matched roll bar.

How is cooling? Any issues?
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Thanks guys, I appreciate the love.

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How are things with 230hp on the stock nb wheels?
Not too bad, even on the all-season tires that came with them. At 230hp it spins first, but usually holds 2nd gear. At 270hp it will spin 2nd, but it holds in 3rd. I've got some 15x8 Konigs with Kumho V720's that I run if I'm doing something that requires more traction.

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Lovely Build. I definitely like the color matched roll bar.

How is cooling? Any issues?
Thanks, I was really happy with how the rollbar came out.

It's got a coolant reroute and a 180 deg thermostat (I think stock is 190 or 195?), but otherwise stock cooling system. I haven't seen it go over 205 degrees so it's been fine for my use.
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