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Old 08-04-2015, 02:17 PM   #21
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your priorities are all wrong.
Dont eggplant me! Fo real, a decent chance Ill get out for a high-plains track day this fall. Too much going on with buying house/trubo/work.
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Old 10-15-2015, 10:16 AM   #22
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Have an Exhaust Now. More pics forthcoming. But it starts with "Ar", ends with "tech", is 3", stainless, and awesome. One more example to add to the tradition of fine exhaust pieces by Abe.


Current roadmap :
1) Obtain new daily driver (Winter is coming....)
2) Transport entire horde of parts from my bike shop to garage workspace.
3) ME BOOSTA
4) ??
5) Profit.

I've ran through this install 1000x in my head and I'm pretty sure I have every little fitting, hose, clamp and doohicky needed to make this a relatively simple endeavor. Due to needing to replace the clutch, game-plan is to pull engine. This will make drilling for oil drain and such much easier. Also allow me to fix small oil leak that cropped up on the front of the pan since engine build.

Very Excite.
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I've ran through this install 1000x in my head and I'm pretty sure I have every little fitting, hose, clamp and doohicky needed to make this a relatively simple endeavor.


Abe does make awesome stuff, does he not?
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Old 10-16-2015, 10:19 AM   #24
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In for full of win winter build (unlike mine, will get a build thread up... Eventually)
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Old 10-21-2015, 12:08 PM   #25
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What sort of v band adapter is that? looks solid.
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Old 10-27-2015, 05:20 PM   #27
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Welp just like the leaves in sunny fall Colorado, plans change colors direction....


EFR 6758.


Andrew gave a wonderful breakdown of turbo choices in his Turbo Kit's thread, more or less concluding that one should only look at the 6758 if you power goals are 350. I am at 5400ft of elevation, so I'll be operating at a higher pressure-ratio then all you sea-level folk. I opted for the larger 6758 because:
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The EFR6758 takes this idea (high boost efficiency) and turns it up to eleven."
That being said, I want 350hp.... or realistically whatever my Det limit is on this engine. If that happens to be 325: ; 375:

Will be positing pictures of Turbo when it arrives in a few weeks.

This car is getting ridiculous.

Revisded To-Do List :
-Stop buying ****
-Install the mound of parts I already have.
-Enjoy the car.
-Avoid along the way




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What sort of v band adapter is that? looks solid.
That 5-bolt to V-band adapter is an absurdflow piece.
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This car is getting ridiculous.

Revisded To-Do List :
-Stop buying ****
-Install the mound of parts I already have.
-Enjoy the car.
-Avoid along the way
yeah. finish your ****.
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Old 10-28-2015, 04:36 PM   #29
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TURBOOOOOOOO!!!!!!






@dcamp2 No hate zone. With my school schedule I more or less have to get this all put together over winter break. Otherwise I won't really be able to do any heavy work on it until summer '16.

Not having a garage sucks most times.
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That being said, I want 350hp.... or realistically whatever my Det limit is on this engine. If that happens to be 325: ; 375:
Be careful what you wish for

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This car is getting ridiculous.
You literally have no idea
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TURBOOOOOOOO!!!!!!






@dcamp2 No hate zone. With my school schedule I more or less have to get this all put together over winter break. Otherwise I won't really be able to do any heavy work on it until summer '16.

Not having a garage sucks most times.

I'm not hating... This car will be awesome

I want to see it finished, so you can track it and break it.
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Old 10-29-2015, 02:18 PM   #32
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I'm not hating... This car will be awesome

I want to see it finished, so you can track it and break it.
It should be awesome. I think hope.

Will track it. Importantly with you at some point.

Breaking it will dictate that it is never finished. I no joke have a spreadsheet of "I broke it... now what" upgrade paths for almost everything.

i.e :

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return poverty;
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It should be awesome. I think hope.

Will track it. Importantly with you at some point.

Breaking it will dictate that it is never finished. I no joke have a spreadsheet of "I broke it... now what" upgrade paths for almost everything.

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I would suggest not upgrading from Tein's to Xida's. It is known in the state of SC to cause blown motors.
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Old 11-15-2015, 11:21 PM   #34
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Updates for all my enthralled subscribers :


EXHAUST BITS :



Lawnmower sucked abnormally hard... Did a compression test :





Bought a Desk :





Golf :





Cat :






Good News :
I have ordered an AEM Meth kit. Mainly as an added Hope-****-Don't-Blow-Up security measure. Plan is to not need meth, but to have it spray low cc/min just to add an addition defense against detention. Also ordered a DW300 so that my fuel system is fully dialed.

Also saving for a backup built LOW COMP bottom end. Because lord knows 10.5:1 + EFR6758 + no e85 = Statistically significant likelihood of sadness.

Bad News :
Still working on finding a winter daily driver. In hindsight I shouldn't have acquired an EFR, but instead used that money to secure more snow-worthy transportation. Until such secondary car has been acquired I won't be able to turbo quite yet. Knowing myself, during such time I will likely buy either : More bicycles, or More unnecessary Miata parts instead of practical things.

**Sorry for Snapchat pictures. It's a shame that that application seems to be the socially accepted way of documenting such rudimentary and mundane tasks of day to day life, and furthermore a true travesty that I ascribe to such social norms. **
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Snapchat is where I update the females of my daily life, then FB gets the SC saves that I actually like with no captions.

Your exhaust is exquisite.

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Update :

Semester : over
GPA : 4.0
Winter Car : Volvo XC70 acquired
Props : Back via cats
Car : About to be boosted.
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Took some time to bolt things together with some temp studs and nuts until Savington gets those 8mm inconel bits available.

Next week we're goin in'.

I have garage space reserved for the next month or so. Also will be getting emissions tested monday, then promptly back to the garage to get the positive pressure party going.

Have a laundry list of to-do's while I'm in there, so hopefully working on it two or three days a week I'll have it knocked out over the course of a month. Will try to photo document this process as best as possible.
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God damn you and your beautiful turbine housing.

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Took some time to bolt things together with some temp studs and nuts until Savington gets those 8mm inconel bits available.
Did you ask him or is this based on what you are seeing on the website?

That looks ridiculous on that manifold, me likey!
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Buttery smooth crew checking-in.

I haven't' emailed him directly about it. In his EFR thread he said that it could be another month or so. This whole contraption is a top mount with lots of v-bands so I'm not worried about swapping studs down the road. I need to break in a new FM2 clutch and work my way up to big boost anyways, so these studs should suffice.

This turbo is massive to be hanging off the side of the head. Pretty damn excited though. Hope All my mental prep will end up with a pretty dialed and clean install. Less ghetto, more better.

Also now in complete abject poverty. dcamp told me no more nice things until I get ALL of my current stuff installed.
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Proof that I'm doing something.


pulling a motor in ~20f degree non-heated garage is not my favorite thing ever. Space-heater army checking in.

Buuuuut for the real question : Should I PS delete while I'm in there? I like having power steering, but the idea of not having it in the way of intercooler routing is very very tempting. Due to time-frame I likely would not be able to do it properly including welding the pinion. IF I were to do it, it would be looped-lines.
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