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Old 08-26-2007, 03:28 AM   #1
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'96 1.8L - check
HKS manifold - check
T25G from S13 SR20DET - check
Intercooler - check
WI - check
Voodoo Box - check
Custom downpipe - check

Now... The scary part - where do I tap oil pan? Do I need to take it out? What kind of oil lines do I need? Also... do I need timing control?
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Old 08-26-2007, 03:35 AM   #2
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FM have pics of tapping the pan. No you do not need to take it out, just take your time with it and make sure to get all the metal shavings out while drilling. Dunno about oil lines, depends on your Turbo setup etc. Yes you need timing control, unless you want to stay down at 6 degress.
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Hooray! Somebody else is going to be running a voodoo box! On a 96 no less.

I have a bipes that I plan on running with my voodoo box once my turbo is on to keep the base timing up. And I know it's kind of blasphemy, but the instructions for the FM turbo kits show you where to drill the hole for the oil line, and seem to have pictures of the parts needed. I found them very informative.

Good luck.


-Gah, Fergus you beat me to it.
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Old 08-26-2007, 03:39 AM   #4
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how good is voodoo box? i have megasquirt laying around but its going together with my supercharger to some lucky bastard.
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Well I don't actually have the turbo or voodoo box on the car yet, but I chose it for simplicity, and from what I can tell a good bit of tuneability for such a simple system(no messing with laptops). I'm also going to run 305cc injectors though so I can get a bit more power.
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exactly what i want to do - 305s!
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Damn, we are going to be running almost identical setups. Just the hardware will differ a little. It will be interesting to see how our setups compare in the end. Man I want my stuff to arrive!
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Old 08-26-2007, 04:30 AM   #9
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haha! we should meet up somewhere... i am in marina del rey every single day and its not that far from you
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Ya some time for sure. I go to school in Santa Monica so not that far at all. Although I am dreading going back to school...
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hehe... im currently on contract with company on lincoln / washington. 5 minutes from smc
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Urban for someone with your skill why not assemble a new MS and run that. So you have some headroom either way it will be alot more powerfull than your m45 ever was. For oil lines i love to use braided stainless teflon inner lines from my local hydrolick store they cant get pricey but they dont/wont buldge, are smooth so they wont clog and i don't have to worry about anything but how tight my fittings are.
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megasquirt is running out of my budget for this build. maybe later ill go megasquirt. afterall i already have "powered my megasquirt" license plate frame
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do you need a FPR? it does not get simpler than that.
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nah, i think voodoo box takes care of it. just need to get bipes cheap somewhere - im completely off my budget! i think im around $1500 off so far :/
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OMG $1500!!!! holy **** thats ... umm ... um ... well thats actually not that much for what you are trying to do. Some people have done it cheaper, but not everyone can. Its good to try to be frugal but also its nice to do it once, do it right and not have to do it again eh?
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yeah, well... here is my shopping list:
- hks mani (new) + sr20det t25g - $400
- voodoo box - $415
- bipes - $200?
- intercooler w/ piping - $285
- WI - $180
- oil/water lines - $50-80?
- wideband - $180
- downpipe - $40
- misc welding, hoses, gaskets, etc - $150

installation - will do it at my friends shop so its basically free or at nominal fee for whatever parts i will need while im there.
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or... i can just get fm iv system i have good deal on
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I'd look for a used voodoo box, I got mine (when it arrives) for $250, that will open up your budget a good bit.

I'd also sort of say the same for the bipes. They seem to go for a bit less than 200 usually, got mine for 180, and I think that price was on the high end of things.

And what exhaust do you plan on running after the downpipe? Thats whats biting me in the *** right now. I think I'll end up attempting to weld my own system together as a 3" setup. Although the enthuza stuff looks really nice but is a lot of $$.

Gut luck.
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i have crush-bent (not too bad) 2.5" system right now w/ cat and resonator.
now... $1700 shipped for FM IV w/ 11lbs tial wastegate - is that a good deal? thats without any electronics. i already bought voodoo box directly from FM end of last week.
so do you guys think i should go for FM IV or custom setup?

the only thing im afraid of is my engine blowing up from 11psi of boost on t3/t4 hybrid... and spool time too
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