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Old 08-24-2016, 01:36 AM   #1
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Hi. My name is George. Some of you may know me from lurking around the forums. I drive a 2003 NB. I have a build thread over on CR but its been mostly non boost related. Im just going to give you guys the low down on whats been done so far.

First....heres my car. Its silver. This was taken at Thunderhill.


It has a 6spd, 3.9 torsen lsd, ls package car I assume. It came with the hard dog roll bar. I would like to weld back in diagonals eventually. I got a used set of tein street flex coilers with edfc before I knew about what good coils were. 9kg front springs.

Things I have installed in the car already.
MS3 from Rev/TSE:

Yes I have a long *** last name.

Bracket for ECU:


LC2 Wideband:


CX Racing Intercooler kit bought from member on here(not piped in, just mounted):


CAN Module:


And Flow Force EV-14 640cc Injectors:


Today I picked up the actual turbo kit:




Colors

Upper Down Pipe:



And not pictured is all the "accessories" (oil/water lines, studs, etc.)

I would like to give a shout out to Andrew from TSE for putting up with my noobness and helping me out through the way. Thanks turbo daddy. We still got a long way to go.

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Y U got downpipe already?

Because not yet mated to flange?

Me waiting long-time!
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Y U got downpipe already?

Because not yet mated to flange?

Me waiting long-time!
This is just the upper down pipe. The lower half should be in next week.
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Y U got downpipe already?
Half a downpipe is better than nothing, but I think I might get death threats if I send out "Downpipe tracking!" emails and only half a DP is in there. NB lowers are in production and should be shipping this week with any luck.
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Want more! My NB1 is begging for boost, and I have been drooling over the TSE kit for a while now.
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Shiny! Good to meet you at the NCR meet this evening!

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Want more! My NB1 is begging for boost, and I have been drooling over the TSE kit for a while now.
I will update the tread this evening with the extra goodies that I got. Im very exited too!
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It was good to meet you too!
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I picked up 3 225/45/15 RS3s for dirt cheap. They appear to have about 90% tread. Ill get a new one from tire rack.

I needed to block off the BOV port on my intercooler pipe so I cut this out from a sheet of steel that was laying around.

After some time on the bench grinder and two holes. Still needs some refining and a lick of paint.

Inconel stud kit. Attempted to install into the manifold. I was suprised to read 10ft lbs on the instructions for these. I hope they dont come out of the manifold.

Inconel stud. So nice.

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Nice build so far! Welcome to the EFR club, is that a 6258? The brake fluid didn't like the proximity to my downpipe, watch your brake fluid when you start tracking it. My (custom) downpipe was bent as tightly as he could to keep it away from things but it is still fairly close to the MC. I cooked my fluid after a few days in the high 90s.
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Nice build so far! Welcome to the EFR club, is that a 6258? The brake fluid didn't like the proximity to my downpipe, watch your brake fluid when you start tracking it. My (custom) downpipe was bent as tightly as he could to keep it away from things but it is still fairly close to the MC. I cooked my fluid after a few days in the high 90s.
Yep its a 6258. I picked up some heat wrap so I'm going to wrap everything close to the turbo. I have considered ceramic coating the downpipe but I want to see how the car does with just the heat wrap first.
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The manifold looks great coated, glad I sent it to swain. I get a lot of comments from folks since it's the second thing they see after the shiny turbo lol.
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So I picked up a bunch of intercooler couplers last week in preparation for the turbo install.
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Friday of last week. The turbo install began.

Out came the airbox and header heat shield. You can see in the pic I was mocking up the intercooler piping. I need to figure out how to keep it from crushing the upper radiator house.


Here is a pic showing where I routed the driver's side intercooler piping from the engine bay.


Out came header and on went valve cover breather


I managed to unscrew the whole manifold stud while removing the header. The nut was frozen on.


Oil pan drilled and tapped. Was kinda nervous while doing this.


I will update with more pics tonight.







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on the cold side, if you use a silicone 90 degree bend, instead of the reducer and then a 90 degree metal pipe, it will clear the radiator hose better.

also i cut the radiator hose a few inches shorter at the radiator end, so it doesnt arch as much towards the intercooler pipe.




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on the cold side, if you use a silicone 90 degree bend, instead of the reducer and then a 90 degree metal pipe, it will clear the radiator hose better.

also i cut the radiator hose a few inches shorter at the radiator end, so it doesnt arch as much towards the intercooler pipe.
I was just using what I got with the intercooler. I will try cutting the hose. Thanks!
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(spooky effect lighting)


Here is cold side intercooler piping for anyone that was interested

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Make sure you clear room for a gates 22436.
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Make sure you clear room for a gates 22436.
Why?
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Make sure you clear room for a gates 22436.
it doesn't fit an NB anyhow.

Needs to use the Begi method
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Needs to use the Begi method
explain...
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