I finally got a turbo back on my car and the car off the jack stands after 6 months. I had my 9 year old 2560 from my crashed subaru lying around so I went with my "version 2" begi/fm tubular replacement mani in stainless flavor. The turbo was in my scrap metal bucket but my dad was able to torch the turbine off the center section (rusted solid and a few broken bolts in it) and remove the rust that was jammed between the turbine wheel and the CHRA. Full 3" bellmouth downpipe. sorta boring but it gets the job done and gives me lots more low end torque than the old twins (quicker spool), and of course it's much easier and quicker to remove when I decide to make more. Exhaust is much louder especially under WOT. Kinda sounds badass at WOT but a little too loud on the highway cruising. I'm getting old I guess.
I didn't take a pic of the downpipe but you all know what that looks like already. I forgot to put an EGT bung in my manifold, maybe when it comes back out after the summer. I reused my ancient starion intercooler to TB pipe which already had a 2 to 2.5" SS transition welded to a 90deg pipe. cut it to the right angle and poof, free turbo-to-existing intercooler pipe. I have t-bolt clamps but they are a PITA. worm clamps work for me. As does standard ARP 5/16 hardware. Being able to get a 3/8 box end wrench on the turbo to manifold bolts makes me happy.
Holding my car at 2000rpm in second gear driving around my block to grind off the brake dust on the rotors, I make 5psi. I'll do some datalogs soon to get some real data. I'll get some videos soon too, maybe this weekend. I have some old T1R's that need to go up in smoke as the replacement tires have been sitting at my dad's shop for a month and he wants them outta there.
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Discoloration is after 2 days/~200 miles of highway driving, maybe 6 WOT pulls to try to dial in my EBC. I have scrap piping to put the air filter up by the brake master cylinder but ran out of desire the other night. I'll get to it eventually maybe.
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