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Old 07-08-2009, 06:07 PM   #141
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Heat shield for WG coming soon?

That's impressive work! Might I ask, you loaded or something?! That's gotta be a lot of $$ to throw down on a weekend drifter... Bigger plans?
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Old 07-08-2009, 06:41 PM   #142
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Good lord what an awesome mess!!! I love it!!
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:10 PM   #143
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whooo hoooo Downpipe and dumptube pics



feels good, man.
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Old 07-08-2009, 10:07 PM   #144
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i dont think ill need a heat sheild for the gate, maybe some gold heat barrier stuff on the hood. and id like a turbo blanket on the exhaust housing. it is alot of money.... way to much, im not loaded, im just a hard worker, with the exception of the fab work going on, this car is paid for. thats why its taking forever to finish. i also am a machinist so i do alot of work myself, the motor cost me 1/3 or what it would cost you guys cause i machined and built it myself( i work part time for kehltech performance in ct) and i have a chassis/welding guy who helps me out. there is still alot to be done. as far as goals for this car, it is not a DD at all, becuase i crashed the car i had to tube the front and if im gonna do that i might as well build to formula d ruels to make the car able to go as far as i want in drifting. i would like to try some time attack too.
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Old 07-08-2009, 10:26 PM   #145
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Btw your forum name needs to be changed to ctbtsxna.
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Old 07-08-2009, 11:38 PM   #146
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Wow, when you wrote that your charge piping would be short I was like, ho hum yah right but you really meant it. The hot manifold design is a really great idea. Fantastic! Lovely welds too.
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Old 07-23-2009, 01:44 AM   #147
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finally seen all this thread and now i can sleep in peace, awesome build, i couldn't close the thread. I just wanna see what happens next lol... (notice what time i sent you that pm...)
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:20 AM   #148
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******* astonishing how far this car has come, beautiful!!!!!!! Just beautiful!!!!!
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Old 07-23-2009, 04:42 AM   #149
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**** my car...
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Old 07-23-2009, 05:19 AM   #150
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Gorgeous car, but I would have gladly added a foot of IC pipe to eliminate the 100 degree bend right after your turbocharger. Please don't put a turbo blanket on it, either.
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:33 PM   #151
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why not a turbo blanket?
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:47 PM   #152
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Turbo's make heat. Lots of it. They get rid of this heat by radiating off into the air. By wrapping it with a turbo blanket, you're keeping it dangerously hot and not letting it cool as much. A heat shield will let it radiate heat but keep that hot air from getting too close to important systems, such as brakes. Very bad explanation, but you get the point.
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I always wondered why people on this forum were against turbo blankets. Are you saying it will decrease the life of the turbo since it runs hotter?

As I understand it, the bigger the pressure differential across the turbine, the faster it will spool. You want a hot manifold/turbine and cold downpipe.

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Old 07-23-2009, 10:25 PM   #154
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Damn I can't even believe how many turbo miatas are in ct now. I remember like 4-5 years ago when me and vash were like the only ones. We should all meet up, like august 8th?
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Old 07-23-2009, 10:55 PM   #155
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why not a turbo blanket?
You contaminate this sexy thread with your already much discussed homely question.

Here:

Turbo blanket badness discussions
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Old 07-23-2009, 11:31 PM   #156
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so blanket=bad, coating=ok?
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You contaminate this sexy thread with your already much discussed homely question.

Here:

Turbo blanket badness discussions
i'm sure your link has some information for whoever is interested in it, not me.
ctdrftna mentioned he might get a turbo blanket on the exhaust housing, savington alluded to it being a bad idea. i asked why to know if there was a reason specific to his set up. how was your post relevant to this thread?
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Old 07-24-2009, 11:07 PM   #158
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Because once we start debating the merits or risks of a blanket, this thread is going to go off-topic fast. There are other threads here about the topic, so the matter can be discussed there without bumping up this cool build thread, making me keep checking in on it only to find a bunch of n00bs arguing about heat management.
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Old 07-25-2009, 07:52 PM   #159
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yeah, i deff understand they hold in the heat, maybe just some gold heat barrier **** on the hood

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Those are 2 sexy manifolds!
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