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Old 11-08-2007, 07:50 PM   #1
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Default woot....install done on to tuning *pics*

Figured it was time to ***** the thing out...sorry for the cell phone pic quality


The turbo and piping




Exhaust



LC1 install...i have no faith after my old LM1 so i made it nice and easy to replace.


Adding a dedicated coolant temp sensor for the emanage



My catch can...its an air tool oil filter


The emanage before


And after...one wire is the usb cord and the other is a switch to activate the internal datalogger.


The car overall...



Ok time to go have dinner now, flame away.
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Old 11-08-2007, 07:54 PM   #2
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I can dig it, I like the V band exhaust. Throw a couple more clamps on the intake side though!
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Old 11-08-2007, 08:03 PM   #3
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lol i know...i cant weld aluminum though so i was pretty much stuck there.
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needs a wastegate!
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You can see the actuator installed in the FMIC pic.
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ah! good eye!

looks good, happy to see another t3!
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hey what size intercooler is that
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I'll be doing something very similar. Same manifold and i'll be using a Vband outlet like that. Bum deal about the pie cuts. I want to find a super tight radius 90, might use a donut. Otherwise i'll just go for the pie cut, cheaper that way.

What did you paint it with? Expect it to burn off.
What kind of gasket did you use between the turbo and the manifold? Anything but copper is known to blow out. Even copper can get hot spots though and fail.
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mx: the ic is 28x7x2 1/2...fits it there perfectly too

cjernigan: yea that bend is pretty tight. you cant really tell from the pic but i even notched the metal behind to give me enough room. The gasket is just some cheapo spare I had from my escort. The same kind held up fine on it for about two years until i parted it out. And the paint is the high-temp engine stuff. I dont really expect it to hold up on the downpipe but i was just more interested in making the rear section blend in more when looking at it from behind.
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Cool stuff man. Hopefully i can come up with something to make it work for me. Right now the tightest radius 2.5" ubends i can find are 3" radius.
Would you mind snapping a straight down shop so I can see how much room you have between the turbo and the shelf. My shelf is already hammered in a tiny bit but it's not notched by any means. I'd appreciate it man.
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Any muffler or resonator in that exhaust?
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retro: nah but in retrospect i wish i did..the bish is kinda annoying

cjernigan: yea i'll grab a pic tomorrow
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Mike, nice setup! where did you buy that coolant temp sensor? I need to buy one.
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Thanks man the sensor is just a plain gm one. I think autozone's part number was SU109. The fittings are just 3/8 NPT from a plumbing supply store.
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There's too much **** to get a great pic but here ya go. At the least there's like 1/2'' clearance and i think the shelf is notched a total of a bit less than an inch.

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