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Old 06-05-2013, 10:20 AM   #21
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Ordered. Should be here tomorrow. Berlin's coolest guys.
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Ordered. Should be here tomorrow. Berlin's coolest guys.
Yepp, I also order quite some things there - they are very good to deal with and I think their shop is the best sorted turbo shop around...
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Email me how much I owe you. This means I have one of these floating around my garage. The good news is that you have a spare turbine-outlet clamp.

Don't forget to always use anti-seize when the come on and off.
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Will do, no worries.

Ordered a ton of new 1/4 ID hose and Y's T's and reducers for the vac plumbing. Gonna make that pretty.

BTW, why so much heat wrap on the SS oil/water lines? I never had that on my lines, never had problems.
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Will do, no worries.

Ordered a ton of new 1/4 ID hose and Y's T's and reducers for the vac plumbing. Gonna make that pretty.

BTW, why so much heat wrap on the SS oil/water lines? I never had that on my lines, never had problems.
Silicone is for fire retardation, not heat abatement. I wrapped anything that can burn with that stuff because it's cheap insurance, especially near parts that glow yellow.
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BTW, why so much heat wrap on the SS oil/water lines? I never had that on my lines, never had problems.
Under the SS is rubber. Wrap them if you want them to last.

Don't use an impact gun to install/remove the turbine inlet/outlet clamps. You'll destroy the clamp if you do.

Have fun lining all that **** up the first time. It's an ABSURDflow rite of passage
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Under the SS is rubber. Wrap them if you want them to last.

Don't use an impact gun to install/remove the turbine inlet/outlet clamps. You'll destroy the clamp if you do.

Have fun lining all that **** up the first time. It's an ABSURDflow rite of passage
Get someone to come help you hold things in place the first time that you put on the kit. It will make lining everything up a hell of a lot easier.
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Get someone to come help you hold things in place the first time that you put on the kit. It will make lining everything up a hell of a lot easier.
You think your down/dump pipe is hard to install...

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Have fun lining all that **** up the first time. It's an ABSURDflow rite of passage
Christ, tell me about it. But that's only on the first 3, yours, trey's, nick's. Then I found Vibrant's tight R 1.5" bend and they came out with their smooth liner flex, and I also shortened the dump tube. And used vband on the 3" pipe. Life is better on those.
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Actually, lining it all up, alone was not so bad. Took about an hour of fiddling - on a car that had never seen this kit before. I needed to trim a piece of bell housing.

The manifold, wastegate, downpipe, dump tube, test pipe are all in place. Only the turbo needs to go on but that should be not so hard.

Meanwhile, a friend played nice and brought me my AST kit:

That is a 800 (110 tender) / 500 (55 helper) spring.
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My jaw literally dropped. The travel..... the glorious travel...

I ***ume that those are 949 Xida dampers? What made you determine your helper/tender setup, and spring rate?
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My jaw literally dropped. The travel..... the glorious travel...

I ***ume that those are 949 Xida dampers? What made you determine your helper/tender setup, and spring rate?
They are not Xidas. Those are basically what AST Holland had before I asked AST USA to help me develop our Xida. Good dampers, a little longer, different pistons and damping curves, no extended rear mounts (bump travel). When someone in Europe contacts AST or on of their dealers there for NA/NB dampers, this is what they ship. Xidas are only available through 949 Racing/SuperMiata.

From the pics it looks like the rears are zero rate tenders with flat wound helpers in front.
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:07 AM   #32
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Expensive TiAL clamp arrived today, plus exhaust heat wrap.
I can now mate the turbo and proceed.
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Good dampers
This. They are based on input from the 'Ring Mazda' who runs 3-ways with externals since 2010. I suppose these have evolved a little since then. No doubt different than XIDA. Also different springs (60mm vs 2.25"/57mm), different top mounts, etc. Shipping and customs (both time and money) is spoiling a lot of fun in getting parts from the US. So glad I found these guys in Berlin. They sent me their 144pg 2013 catalog. Drool.
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In for mating your exhaust to my downpipe.
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Who? website?
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Startseite - Turbozentrum • TurboZentrum WebShop
I was stunned to find they have a million motorsports turbo parts in stock, only $13 shipping away.
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Meanwhile, FTD at a local kart track
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Startseite - Turbozentrum • TurboZentrum WebShop
I was stunned to find they have a million motorsports turbo parts in stock, only $13 shipping away.
Why isarebe every 20th word in English? There is no German word for "turbo"?

Oh hell yeah
http://www.turbozentrum.de/spezials-...drink/a-28973/
Kid is asleep, wifey is in bed next to me on Pinterest, I'm on mt.net...a little DER ENGERGY-DRINK POWERDED BY TURBOZENTRUM BERLIN would be great right about now...

BRAAAP!!!
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Why isarebe every 20th word in English? There is no German word for "turbo"?

Oh hell yeah
liquid turboboost turbodrink - TZB Energy-Drink Specials & Restposten TZB-Line
Kid is asleep, wifey is in bed next to me on Pinterest, I'm on mt.net...a little DER ENGERGY-DRINK POWERDED BY TURBOZENTRUM BERLIN would be great right about now...

BRAAAP!!!
Yea, that is weird but kinda like a gimmick.

A bit of fiddling today. Figured out which oil/water lines to use (combining H's and mine) and if the turbo would fit. It will, but I might need to put a space between the test pipe and the exhaust as to not pull it forward too much.

Something like this:
http://www.ebay.nl/itm/3-76mm-Mild-S...item483e0e5086

Installed the oil inlet, water in/outlet and working on the oil return for which I need to trim some hex bolts. Cleaned up the compressor housing, H, that was a dirty bitch!
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