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Old 09-22-2006, 05:59 PM   #1
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Cool DIY kit not done, but it's ready to start. Sneak peak of my set-up too .. YouTube vid

My sis has the video camera, which SUCKS, I guarantee it's just sitting there too.. Anyway here is a short, bad-quality vid of the first start-up. Because I'M excited. I'm using my $149 Gateway digital camera. It's a little "amateurish."

Clean up that garage son!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SRP-iyyd8g

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Old 09-22-2006, 06:28 PM   #2
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Pimp. Open DP at the moment?
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Old 09-22-2006, 06:34 PM   #3
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Hah! yeah, open d/p. The sucka won't line up with the studs coming off the turbo. Think I'll just loosen the turbo, attach d/p, then tighten everything up real fast.

We'll see what happens. It still needs a few things before it's ready to rock.
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boosted 1 [oint 6 up in this bitch like what what mother humper (me so drink)
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boosted 1 [oint 6 up in this bitch like what what mother humper (me so drink)

nice, I dont drink but maybe Ill post a little later after some extra cirricular activities
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wow...so...I'm def running open exhaust when I get my turbo...lol thats hot.

Congrats man, I hope i see that day soon.

BTW, how do you have you intake setup, could you take a picture of that, thats really cool.
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OoOoO miata **** yay, hope to see it in action man, good work!
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OoOoO miata **** yay, hope to see it in action man, good work!
heh, thanks I was just excited to start it for the first time in a long time.
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wow...so...I'm def running open exhaust when I get my turbo...lol thats hot.

Congrats man, I hope i see that day soon.

BTW, how do you have you intake setup, could you take a picture of that, thats really cool.
Thanks man, check the vBGarage for a couple pics.

We'll see if I can get the CAI to stay..
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Ah...thats cool, does it help up there, it just seems like its nicer being out of the engine bay...
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Kind of a necessity since my maf adapter is so long, but it should provide a real difference, especially since my intercooler is maybe not the most efficient thing in the world. I'm a real believer in the turbo CAI, so i'm going to try and make it work. (I'll probably end up with two intakes, switchable depending on conditions)
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what do you mean on conditions, what would be the downside to an intake like that?
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what do you mean on conditions, what would be the downside to an intake like that?
Weather conditions.

I don't want water to get sucked into the intake, so if I were to be out for a while, or a trip or whatever, I would want a normal intake. The only reason I'm playing with the idea is because it's a non-daily driver. And it looks cool :gay:
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I attached the downpipe today. I'm putting another vid on youtube as we type!! :gay: :gay: 5 min
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Default In car. Downpipe attached. Open d/p

Have a couple minutes to waste?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=et7YJjfDgAQ

The timing on the video is messed up. Not that it really matters.
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hmmmm....sounds nice!
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hmmmm....sounds nice!


It lets me know I only need minimal muffler mods on my exhaust.

I'll probably only need a decent size perforated straight-through core. Good to go.
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lol...straight exhaust...pfft.

Yeah I didn't think about the water issue...as a DD that idea is out lol.
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you could just make a cover for the filter out of some 16 gauge steel or something for the weather situations.
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