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Old 07-30-2008, 09:25 PM   #61
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It's nice to see that even e-thugs have feelings. ~<3
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This thread is getting a little too ghey for me. Let me try to balance it out quickly:

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There all better. Looking forward to seeing your updates on the car.
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It's nice to see that even e-thugs have feelings. ~<3
what's with all the touchy feely bullshit on this forum lately? I don't even think we've banned a newb for at least a week. WTF?
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what's with all the touchy feely bullshit on this forum lately? I don't even think we've banned a newb for at least a week. WTF?
Afraid of the gay? Maybe you shouldn't be driving a miata
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Afraid of the gay? Maybe you shouldn't be driving a miata
Man, I haven't had a single gay guy hit on me since I installed the turbo... I don't know if it made me less sexy or less obvious. My wife is pleased either way.
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Man, I haven't had a single gay guy hit on me since I installed the turbo... I don't know if it made me less sexy or less obvious. My wife is pleased either way.
It's probably just that they can't catch up to you anymore in their Jeep Wranglers (the number one gay car).
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Click on the picture (YouTube)

Downloadable version (26.7 megabytes)

There are 170 miles on this turbo install and nothing has gone wrong. 'Home Depot' couplers included.

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26.7 mb? damn, you gotta warn a brother about that kinda ****.
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:32 AM   #69
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Click on the picture (YouTube)

Downloadable version (26.7 megabytes)

There are 170 miles on this turbo install and nothing has gone wrong. 'Home Depot' couplers included.
we have an awesome feature here called "you tube embedding"...

looks like this: {yt}098afw4aw3{/yt}
where 098afw4aw3 is the last part of the youtube URL after the = sign.

oh and use [ instead of {...

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His actions were well calculated.
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After some of the "tech" you have brought to the forum recently, you better think twice about a statement like that. I know guys who have STi's and FD's and a bunch of cheaper ****, DIY turbo honda's and such, and none of us have rich parents or are starving ourselves.
Oh jeez get off your horse man, im sorry I wasnt born knowing everything like you. Make a few bad calls and instantly get branded a retard.

and if these same people blow up their engines tomorrow they are gonna take food of their plates to fix it right?

Sorry man, I don't think that way.
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Saml01- Nope, its not the best thing. I SAID WE ARE GOING TO MAKE A DUMP TUBE LONG AGO. I SAID WE ARE GOING TO REPLACE THE COUPLERS LONG AGO. WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO? Your all basically right, just need to chill out with the attempted pwnage.
I missed the dump tube part. sorry. I am still curious why you modified the original housing though.
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Old 07-31-2008, 12:24 PM   #73
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we have an awesome feature here called "you tube embedding"...

looks like this: {yt}098afw4aw3{/yt}
where 098afw4aw3 is the last part of the youtube URL after the = sign.

oh and use [ instead of {...

it's so awesome.
Actually, now that I'm writing this post I see the button (oops)! I was having trouble with this earlier which is (partially) why I chose the Tourettes Guy. I can't really tell if you're being sarcastic or not... if you are, then "thanks a lot". If you aren't, then thanks!

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I am still curious why you modified the original housing though.
S'all good.

Found a pic of what it looked like originally.
You can see the wimpy little passage that the wastegate'd exhaust connected to the downpipe through. Having this exhaust create pressure just behind the turbine is no good for top end power.



Here are some pics from an HMT meet a while back.
http://homepage.mac.com/gavinwilliams/HMT/HMT.html


At the previous meet we turbo'd my friend Jeremy's 2000 civic. At this one we installed the tubular manifold.
He ran that external wastegate open for nearly the entire time he had the car (bout two years of near daily driving on it).



Do you guys have the ***** to turbo a car in an afternoon, 100+ miles from home?
I sure don't, these days

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Yessir. Thats my album.

It is an SR20 swap youre right, I ran up to him while he was lining up, shook his hand and told him to win one for all of us. I went to that guys pit area twice during the whole day and but he was not there so I couldnt talk to him. Snooped around his car, took some pics, and left. I wanted to open his hood, but didnt want to have to deal with **** if someone from another team saw me doing it.

Edit: Im a tool, i should left a note for him to join the forum.
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Old 08-30-2008, 02:45 AM   #76
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Finished installing this Spec Stage II clutch the day before my most recent autocross



My girlfriend broke it in for me



Unfortunately I was asked to leave the autocross after four runs because I had an open exhaust (which many other people managed to get away with...)

I did replace those "Home Depot" couplers (although nothing went wrong with them at all for 400+ miles) with real ones. And yes, I drove to the autocross (45 minutes each way) with that wastegate dumping into the engine bay. And I encountered zero problems!
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Old 08-30-2008, 03:53 AM   #77
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waiting on "i melted something under my hood because im a dumbass and i vent exhaust gases under my hood" thread.
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Old 08-30-2008, 01:47 PM   #78
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Welcome to the board. Good job sticking with it. You got knocked around some and came through OK.

Nice Ghetto build. You've done a lot and have a lot left to do or improve on. Go back through all the BS, there is actually plenty of good advice there. The reason so many here point out your failures and potential points of failure is they have lived through them themselves. There is some good advice there coming from experienced builders, it's just disquised as bashing.

Keep at it and keep improving it. Wastegate vta and LC1 would be priorities for me. Intake position and improving the quality of the piping/ connectors would be 2nd.
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Old 08-30-2008, 04:35 PM   #79
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DUDEEEE...




We have the same turbo. Except mine has a BOV molded into the compressor houseing.


Welding the wastegate-exhaust passage and running a dump pipe is a really good idea. I just might have to do that this summer!!

Thanks for the idea!


Oh hey, when do you get full spool?
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Nice to see that people have chilled out on the guy, finally.
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