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Old 04-07-2016, 04:04 PM   #181
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Really depends on Joe, he told me to expect up to 15 days for install if he doesn't have much in front of me. If it was not for work and losing access to the lift I always used, I would be spending all weekend and be done with it myself. But with Joes install I know he will do a good job and I will have a running car with a dyno plot in hand when I pick it up, so it works out I guess. I am just not a very patient person.

Some time next year after caging and all, I will be taking it back to him for a built 2.5 swap if all works out. I have some other small items that need to be taken care of first.
What year is your NC? I was at his shop last Friday, so did I see your car there? You are going to run the stock 2.0 until you blow it up and then go for a 2.5?
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Old 04-07-2016, 04:36 PM   #182
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What year is your NC? I was at his shop last Friday, so did I see your car there? You are going to run the stock 2.0 until you blow it up and then go for a 2.5?
True Red 2009, black RPF-1s and a Blackbird Fabworks lexan spoiler on the back. And yes, it is at his shop, dropped it off a few weeks ago in case my kit shipped out, I don't think he has even touched it just yet.

I will be running the stocker for a bit, I hope to God I don't pop it, would really rather not risk such a pricey turbo while pushing the motor, as a new turbo is about half the cost of the built 2.5, I would kick myself for such a stupid waist of money. Trying to figure out drive train options before I go with the 2.5, as I have the 5spd, already swapped in an O.S. Giken LSD, I just need to figure out the transmission, end goal is 400+.
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Old 04-07-2016, 05:57 PM   #183
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Well, if it's 15 days out, then I'll (hopefully!) still beat you to the punch then At the outset, I'm running identical setup to FAB's car, so I requested the tune from Joe and offered the suggestion to simply copy-pasta if it makes sense.

I'm hoping to get it on all four tires at the end of this coming weekend. We shall see...

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Old 04-07-2016, 06:07 PM   #184
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I hope its only a week out (the bottom side of his estimate), or less, maybe he had time to tear it down and get it ready ahead of time? Yeah...being wishful here. If I was not working the weekend I would drive over there and help get it ready.
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Old 04-07-2016, 11:49 PM   #185
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I just need to figure out the transmission, end goal is 400+.
Theres still the nuclear option, quad4rods bell housing + astro gear t5 + custom clutch + custom tranny mount + custom driff mount - PPF.
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Theres still the nuclear option, quad4rods bell housing + astro gear t5 + custom clutch + custom tranny mount + custom driff mount - PPF.
Pretty sure the Nuke option is the Quaife G69, they said for about 10-11k they will do custom bellhousing etc to make a kit for the NC, and Xtrac already has a kit for the NC, but they come in at 18k a pop, I think both are rated to 750ft/lb+ and both are sequential 6spds. Bit outside of my current budget.
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Sheeeit, for 11k I might sign up for the Quaife.

In two or three years.

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Well, they have 4 kits for the NA/NB, using their G60 trans, more or less just like the G69 but only rated for 375ft/lb. Those, for a drop in trans are around 9k, they said cost of trans plus about 2k for the custom bellhousing and custom propshaft as the G69 uses a flange. So I assumed worst case 10-11k. I could do that in a year, but I would have to put off moving and buying a house by the start of next year along with other planned mods like the cage etc etc.

Even fully custom setup, the T56 would be the far cheaper option, the T56 it self is super cheap, even built ones, and other than the custom work for the PPF and the adapter, there is not much added cost.
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If you are going to a huge *** transmission like a T56, just put a LS in front of it...

Oh and I did see your car at Joe's. It looks like it will be a great car!
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Theres still the nuclear option, quad4rods bell housing + astro gear t5 + custom clutch + custom tranny mount + custom driff mount - PPF.
I wish I knew how build and weld things. With how cheap the factory 2.5's are from Mazda, a tube frame HPDE car built with a factory 2.5, a turbo kit, that T5, and a A-arm suspension all around would be awesome.
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If you are going to a huge *** transmission like a T56, just put a LS in front of it...

Oh and I did see your car at Joe's. It looks like it will be a great car!
Considering the amount of power you need to require the T56, a few pounds low and center of mass will not do much to the handling of the car. I would also take a car with 500HP and 60-70lbs over a 350HP car that's 60-70lbs lighter. I think it's a pretty fair trade off for a very beefy and reliable drive train. Though I would agree, with how much I have spent, I probably should have just gone with a LS swap!

Thanks! It has alot of work ahead, once it gets back and I break it in it will be getting repainted, all badges are getting shaved and the front nose pimple will be removed, wheels are getting powder coated back and not just plasti dipped. I have some LX1 seats going in and harnesses, cage, stripping out just about everything, debating on if I will leave the dash and AC or not...It is Texas after all

By the time it's "finished" with whatever trans I get and 2.5, will probably be another 2 years.
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Old 04-09-2016, 11:37 AM   #192
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You can't run the stock rear end stuff with a T56 (AFAIK) so you have to swap out the rear end, too, and that will add a chunk of weight.
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Can't think of a single reason you can't. Even if you run another rear end, weight gain to HP gain is nothing, and would actually help weight distribution.
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Old 05-04-2016, 05:15 PM   #194
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Alright guys - We've been up to our necks in orders this past month. We have yet to officially advertise this kit and orders keep coming in.

3 more kits shipping out this week and in further development we've decided to move forward with a 3" Oval Stainless Tubing exhaust system. This is a bear of a car to put a quality LARGE exhaust on due to the odd bends and factory braces. The round one results were a bit loud for my taste so we're reverting back to a dual tip design.






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Looking good Bryan. Can't wait till I get my 3" from you guys. By dual tip, am I correct in assuming you will be adding a muffler to the system now and not just the resonator? And it will no longer be a single passenger side exit but now a dual tip exit?
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Old 05-12-2016, 04:41 PM   #196
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More updates - So we're going to have a catted system. The open exhaust causes issues with boost creep. It's only +/- 1 or 2 psi but with this engine and turbo efficiency ~2 psi could mean the end of a stock bottom end.

The exhaust features:
- Full tig welded construction
- Full stainless material
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- Stainless Turbo Flex Pipe
- Dual exit and dual wall 3.5" tips that fill the bumper opening perfectly
- Round to Oval transitions for ground clearance

Sounds incredible and it does this without freeway drone, we are very pleased with the results. But it's not cheap to produce. As this will be the only full 3" system on the market that allows you to keep your under carriage bracing we really didn't have a choice on the materials and quality was a must. Estimated cost +/- $1250 with very little room to cover labor.



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Looks fantastic!
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Old 06-01-2016, 03:22 PM   #198
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Thanks guys - We've been up to our necks over here!

The exhaust systems just became a bit more difficult to produce. Initially we intended on using our shop NC to jig the first few for a quick turn around time and after the first 5 units were completed and shipped we'd then fabricate a proper jig to keep things accurate.

Then, in proper male fashion I couldn't leave things alone and I foolishly upped the boost on our stock 2.0 engine. The first couple of pulls were glorious - nice warm night and the rear wanted to walk out in 2nd and 3rd even with our big drag radials. Tossed a rod through each side of the block very shortly after.

We're going to build a 2.5L to get her back on the road but for now we were forced to properly jig these exhaust systems. One has been produced for Nathan and unfortunately I can't toss it in the mail until we have the first 3 completed (hopefully today). I want to verify consistency and repeat-ability.

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Old 06-13-2016, 01:10 PM   #199
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Hey guys, thank you for the kind messages - For those not up to speed, I low sided my R6 over the weekend on a nice sweeping turn. Ate it pretty hard, but with any motorcycle accident I'm happy to have walked away breathing.

Outside of the usual road rash I have a broken collar bone and a number 3 AC separation. From what I understand my collar bone is basically no longer connected and supporting my shoulder. I likely go in for surgery this Thursday and I'm hoping for the fastest recovery possible. Way too much on my plate to start our busy season with one arm. As for the kits, luckily I finished the intercooler welding the day before and they only need to be packed up. I'll keep Joe in the loop since it looks like all 3 are going to his location.
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Damn man, that sucks. Best wishes for a quick recovery.
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