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Old 07-01-2010, 12:51 AM   #1
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Default Project Lagwagon (TO4E 1.6L)

so, cheesy title, I get it.

Anyway, heres the documentation for my build thread as it slowly comes together. It came together quickly but the installation will probably be over the next months time in an attempt to get the car together for August 28th (local event with about $10K in prize money).

Everyone laughs when I tell them what size my turbo is however I bought it for $50 and then I mostly get nods of "**** it, why not?" Which is why I bought this setup, I was looking for a moderate boost in power from my weakazz m45 setup and when the turbo came up for sale I figured now was the time to pull the trigger. The only thing cheap (read knockoff) about the build is the turbo, Everything else is pretty quality as I only like doing it right once.

Anyway, enough backstory here's what's happened so far.


This is being replaced:

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T04E ( .57 trim .48 compressor/.64 turbine a/r)

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BEGI 3"downpipe

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Tial 38mm wastegate

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1.6L M-tuned shorty manifold w/external gate

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quickslvr's megasquirt with boost controller/IAT sensor (to run map)/ and a ford tps

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LC-1 wideband controller+305cc injectors

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boring boost gauge


WHATS COMING:

460cc injectors as 305's wont be enough

HKS BOV

AFR gauge


full 3" exhaust (vband?) driver side exit with a special sumthin sumthin.
I plan to patch the hole on the pax side to make the drivers exit look oem just for something different instead of just cutting the bumper up.




I think thats it I plan to have it tuned at the shop by our dyno guy for cheap/free and then I'll be the snot out of it. I have a spare motor, which I'm cleaning up the head currently to swap on, then I'll do a full build on that after the car is all sorted and such.
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damn, looks like your prepared. you got band-aids for all the cuts your gonna get, two decks of cars to play with when you get pissed cause you can get yo **** together, DO for yo BO for when your sweating your ***** off and a tooth brush to fine clean ****.

just tell me your not gonna use the duck tape and band aids as a means to hold your car together......

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this should be good.

in for as many pictures as your camera can take
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What competition?
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Awesome, good to see what you have.

Looks nice.
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T04E ( .57 trim .48 compressor/.64 turbine a/r)

your text and your image do not agree.

housing clearly says .50 a/r....not that it really matters, and fwiw i bet the turbine says .63 not .64. HAAAAA
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THANKS JERK!

yeah I saw that after the fact and was too lazy to fix it
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so sad...
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I wouldn't laugh at the turbo you happen to get your hands on. Got a tad larger one on my 1.6L Miata.
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I'm getting this **** going again finally


I ran out of money and went into debt so i had to work work work to get some dollars back.

I just cleaned/flowed/rebuilt my Rx-7 injectors. I bought the 460cc injectors but they flowed 500/510cc's Is that normal???

I also picked up an HKS BOV and I'm ordering exhaust this week. So finally, I will have all my turbo parts and Next check will hopefully cover my tune and any final bits i need. Then I'll wait a little bit so that i can afford to fix whatever i break.


Pics to come later
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who's going to rework that DP to work with your manifold/EWG?
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What needs reworking? It fits alright, and i decided to route the Wastegate dump back into the DP, and I'll be doing that.

The injectors were tested at 43.5psi so that could be why they flowed that high. They were within 3% of one another which seems acceptable to me.

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Everyone knows what a turbo looks like but I mocked up fitment last night and I'm excited because its starting to take shape

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Hit a chunk of tire on the freeway that i didn't see until LAST second. Time for a new lip....again
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Was that the GV lip?
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poly or fiberglass?

I can't tell because of the pics. I think postage stamps have larger dimensions.
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What needs reworking? It fits alright, and i decided to route the Wastegate dump back into the DP, and I'll be doing that.

I guess you're lucky to score a SS DP made by BEGi for a T3 outlet on a ETD shorty manifold.
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Gotta go Togue Run. It's squishy.
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I guess you're lucky to score a SS DP made by BEGi for a T3 outlet on a ETD shorty manifold.
So confused. Just tell me what isn't going to work, I don't get what my DP has to do with the manifold and whether or not I have an EWG. The turbo is 5 bolt and so is the DP. Its not the separated gasses DP. It's a 3" which is going to take a lot of massaging to get to fit in the engine bay but I was aware of that. Something else I should be aware of???
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poly or fiberglass?

I can't tell because of the pics. I think postage stamps have larger dimensions.

It was a poly-lip but had been shattered before. I'll just order a new one when I'm done.
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Big snail ftw!!!!!! :d
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