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Old 10-29-2008, 04:26 PM   #1
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Hello,
Today i began my building process..

Car '99 1.8
Turbocharger Garrett GT2560
Manifold by hks
305cc supra injectors
Ebay intercooler
Ebay 2.5" intercooler piping
Custom 2.35" exhaust
Ebay mbc
E-manage Blue
Zeitronix Wideband Controller
Olderguy's O2 Clamp
Custom mono-piston vta BOV


I installed some of the things today but unfortunetaly one of the 4 injectors is defective so i have to wait 2 weeks for proper tuning.
My engine is stock and i am planning to take the pressure up at 10 psi.
Any suggestions would be great!
Tomorrow i'm going to post some pics of the install.

Thanks for watching

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Hello,
Today i began my building process..

Car '99 1.8
Turbocharger Garrett GT2560
Manifold by hks
305cc supra injectors
Ebay intercooler
Ebay 2.5" intercooler piping
Custom 2.35" exhaust
Ebay mbc
E-manage Blue
Zeitronix Wideband Controller


I installed some of the things today but unfortunetaly one of the 4 injectors is defective so i have to wait 2 weeks for proper tuning.
My engine is stock and i am planning to take the pressure up at 10 psi.
Any suggestions would be great!
Tomorrow i'm going to post some pics of the install.

Thanks for watching
Curious, why the 2.35" pipe, was it the cheapest you could get or readily available? I'm guessing so just wondering
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Old 10-29-2008, 04:36 PM   #3
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tyte JDMz pipes have funny sizes as well (metric conversions?), maybe its just difference in abundances

can't wait, post some pictures of the install
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Old 10-29-2008, 04:40 PM   #4
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Curious, why the 2.35" pipe, was it the cheapest you could get or readily available? I'm guessing so just wondering
I've got it for free from a friend of mine who used to run a similar setup. Do you think it's small?

BTW sorry for my english.
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it may be a bit on the small side, I think 2.5" is a good start, but at least it will get you down the road. Don't worry your english is fine, better than some of the newer member's english
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I've got it for free from a friend of mine who used to run a similar setup. Do you think it's small?

BTW sorry for my english.
No, just a weird size. usually you only see 2" 2.25" 2.5" 3" etc...

Your english is fine, even better than some of the people that show up here who only speak english.

EDIT: Dang, beat to it by mazda/nissan this time.
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Old 10-29-2008, 05:05 PM   #7
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Yes it is a weird size, but here in Greece the common sizes are 60 , 63.5 , 70mm

Thanks for the support about my usage of the language!
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Yes it is a weird size, but here in Greece the common sizes are 60 , 63.5 , 70mm

Thanks for the support about my usage of the language!
It may be a tad small, but it will do you fine for now, especially for free.

Maybe someday down the road you will benefit from upgrading, but i wouldnt worry about it for now, make sure to take lots of pictures.
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It may be a tad small, but it will do you fine for now, especially for free.

Maybe someday down the road you will benefit from upgrading, but i wouldnt worry about it for now, make sure to take lots of pictures.
Alright! The first thing i'm going to do tomorrow morning! (now here is 22:30!)
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for up to 200hp he should be fine with that size, it's probably a 2.5in outer diameter anyway.
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for up to 200hp he should be fine with that size, it's probably a 2.5in outer diameter anyway.
I've compared my dimension with an Evo's 7 oem exhaust and figured out that mine was bigger.(i'm talking about the exhaust..)
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Ok, here are some pics as i promised. These pics are 2 days old so and the car is actually ready in the engine bay right now.Unfortunetaly i ran out of battery from my mobile phone.
Please forgive the bad quality..

Intercooler was pretty easy to fit thanks to Mazda's ready made holes. Thanks Mazda!
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Fitting of the o2 clamp.. hope it stays dry there.



More pics of the finished engine bay on Monday. Thank you for viewing!
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Looks great man, keep it up!
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It may be a tad small, but it will do you fine for now, especially for free.

Maybe someday down the road you will benefit from upgrading, but i wouldnt worry about it for now, make sure to take lots of pictures.
+1. Free parts always work better. Nice looking build. More pics would be cool. I'm guessing that's JB Weld or something similar on the drain? I see many people do that. I might do the same.
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+1. Free parts always work better. Nice looking build. More pics would be cool. I'm guessing that's JB Weld or something similar on the drain? I see many people do that. I might do the same.
I'm afraid I dont know what JB weld is.
It is some kind of high thermal resistance glue. Dont know much about it, except of the fact that works fine!
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JB-Weld is a mechanic's best friend EDIT: Except for a BFH.

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JB-Weld is a mechanic's best friend EDIT: Except for a BFH.

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Yeap!! That's it! I hope it lasts...
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Yeap!! That's it! I hope it lasts...
Farmers used to use it here, to splice together broken equipment. It would hold for a good bit. I would break again, but atleast they could get through the day or week till they could get it welded together properly.

It should never go bad for what you are using it for. And that is what FM advises you to use.
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Farmers used to use it here, to splice together broken equipment. It would hold for a good bit. I would break again, but atleast they could get through the day or week till they could get it welded together properly.

It should never go bad for what you are using it for. And that is what FM advises you to use.
That's are some great news Toddcod!
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Lol, we could make a thread on things fixed with JB Weld... Seriously. It's really great stuff. Saw a car where they cracked the oil pan on the automatic transmission. Cleaned it, siliconed it to stop the leak, and JB Welded it. 3 years later they sold it. Still see the car running around once in a while.

Yeah I'll probably do this to my pan I guess. I don't want leaks, that's for sure.
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