Originally Posted by Faeflora
What kind of garrett can you rebuild? I am suspicious of your turbo swappage stuff.
The garrett is just a .42 .48 t3.
I wasn't crazy about it either but I had little choice. I'm under time constraints (christ, like always it seems
) and I needed to get this shitbox on the road. Nobody would weld a V band on the godspeed housing which was my only course of action to get it to fit with my dp. LOL BOUGHT A V BAND FOR NOTHING LOLOL. So my last resort was swapping the shaft.
What happened was I took it to a place in Tampa (lutz perf) which says "Sure we'll do it". They didn't stock the v band, so I had to order it from Boost Lab in Temple Terrace which arrived the next day thankfully. I take it back to the shop and they straight up tell me they just don't want to do it because the v band needed to have some material taken off it to get it to fit and they "don't have a belt sander and the fab guy doesn't want to get off his current project".
Also this was like 20-30 minutes after I sat down in the lobby sifting through piles of bad import tuner mags trying to find at least an issue of GRM. You know the ones that have the scantily clad sub par looking asian/filipino model on the cover sitting on some vomit inducing chrome rim.
I asked if I could talk to the fab guy to suggest just cutting a bit off the dp to accomodate the extra length and re-welding it which seemed, well, pretty ******* reasonable. The amount of material the width of a saw blade would take out would have most likely done the trick. Dude wouldn't even come out and guy up front made it seem like it was final.
Some other places wouldn't do it because "we can't weld cast iron
So whatever, in went the old turbine wheel and out went my expectations.
I was even going to make good on my word about copying charlie's dash but I'm just over wrenching and working on this thing for the moment.
And more pics because this thread needs it.
Heat wrapped this bitch with gloves and STILL got fibers everywhere. Not fun.
Not so great photo of the NRG I just put in.
Oh, and did I mention this exhaust setup is pretty bitchin?