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Old 08-17-2007, 08:34 PM   #1
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Default Woohoo! New parts just arrived!

So, I was hurting on making any kind of boost at a reasonable rpm ... so I got a Turbo Tony 2-piece downpipe with the flex section and 2 o2 bungs It doesn't look too bad to install ... but I really don't want to take the stock downpipe off :P

Anyways, second thing is the FM dual-feed fuel rail Problem is, I got it without the lines from FM, so I had to make my own. We'll see how well this works out

Anyways, parts should be installed tonight and I'll give an update!

Here are some pictures for Bryceness:

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That half-size Koyo was replaced for a full-size, all-metal radiator from an auto Miata.


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Old 08-17-2007, 09:32 PM   #2
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Dude, WTF. Phoy has been a great member, and he did an awesome job with his turbo and custom FMIC install.

Phoy, some have said that installing the Tony pipe is very easy. My experience wasn't so fortunate. I had to sneak the pipe in from underneath, but absolutely could NOT get the thing to mate to the turbo unless I removed the exhaust manifold. Then tightening the turbo/dp studs was a bit of a chore because there isn't much room to swing a tool. You get like 1/4 of a revolution each stroke.

Be prepared to have boost spikes and boost control problems. Best solution is WG can replacement for one that's worth a ****. Many have gotten by with using a helper spring. I'm running an EBC.

The Tony pipe is a huge upgrade. You'll spool MUCH earlier, with a spike, then boost will droop down towards redline. It's great for the torque curve. Enjoy.

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Old 08-18-2007, 03:09 AM   #3
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Unfortunately, porting the wastegate isn't a viable option for me, at least. I don't have the means to cut it and get a good mating surface for the flapper.

As far as summarizing 17 pages of thread into a paragraph, I'm glad I could help.

Pictures of the setup and the new pieces will commence within the hour, as I finally found my card reader. Pictures of the install and custom pieces will happen tomorrow. I broke a stud in the manifold tonight, so I'm going to get it drilled out tomorrow and call it a night =P

Bryce, I'm sorry for not creating a thread worthy of your praise, but instead of throwing a hissy fit and cluttering my thread with your worthless critiques, I suggest you use the "back arrow" and go to a thread where you'd find content that's worth your immense wisdom and witty commentary.
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Old 08-18-2007, 03:44 AM   #4
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so how is the automatic radiator working for you so far? I have one in my turbo miata and overheated a little on the freeway w/ no undertray a few times within a short period of boosted driving (aka passing lots of people )
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One of my friends with an FM kit made a custom undertray, bumped the bottom of his radiator back a bit and on the undertray he installed a scoop. Doesn't help at all in stop and go traffic, but when he is moving at a reasonable rate the radiator gets some air forced through it.
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Old 08-18-2007, 03:49 AM   #6
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Haha, yeah, I have overheating issues as well. I think a scooper and a complete box-in of the radiator will help me. I don't have the stock "box" that goes from the mouth to the radiator or the undertray. However, I have a 1500cfm fan coupled with the stock AC fan with a 30/70 water/rad. fluid mix with some water wetter and I haven't had an issue on the street ... but the freeway is a different story =P At night, there's no problem. During the day, it's harder to keep the temps under control.
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Old 08-18-2007, 03:54 AM   #7
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ok so same **** as me, I may just look into a bigger radiator in the future then for myself.
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Old 08-18-2007, 03:14 PM   #8
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Be prepared to have boost spikes and boost control problems. Best solution is WG can replacement for one that's worth a ****. Many have gotten by with using a helper spring. I'm running an EBC.
welcome to my world.
helper spring didnt work. ebc didnt work. the only next step is bigger injectors.
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I was looking into new wastegate actuators, and it looks like the one from a gt28rs will fit with mild modifications. I'll be ordering one up in the next week or so and I'll see how that goes.

As far as the downpipe install, it wasn't too bad! The pipe coming off of the turbo can be "twisted" into place and the lower piece wasn't too bad to get on while the upper piece was already bolted to the turbo.

The fuel rail was easy to do, but the lines were another story. I had a small fuel leak, but it was remedied by some teflon on the fittings.

All in all, it was a MAJOR increase in power and flow for the turbo. At 5-6 psi, I get it all about 1000 rpm sooner. I was able to absolutely DESTROY my friend's 95 civic with a b18c1 on the freeway. I went from 65-85 and was about a car length in front by that time =P

I'll be building an exhaust for the car tomorrow based off of parts from a turbo integra, a supercharged is300, and an eclipse gsx =P
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I was looking into new wastegate actuators, and it looks like the one from a gt28rs will fit with mild modifications. I'll be ordering one up in the next week or so and I'll see how that goes.

i'll be able to get my hands on one from a nissan gloria that is a 3lb wastegate. it should be stronger than what i have, so i should be able to retrofit it. i'll let you know how it goes.
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IN for results of WG can replacement.
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I also have a wastegate coming, one from a gt28 turbo. It's rated at 5 psi, so we'll see how that goes.
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anyone know why the one that comes with the kit is soo weaksauce?
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Because the Greddy kit itself is weaksauce? Iono.
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i've seen worse kits. wouldnt have killed them to give us a better wastegate, though.
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man, i really have to get this boost creep under control. i have it set to 6lbs with an electronic boost controler and its creeping up to 15lbs.
any ideas?
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problem is droop, not creep. you've got problems elsewhere.
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So, I put a 5psi gt28 wastegate on and it made a tremendous difference! I have 3psi at 3k rpm and 5 psi at 3300rpm. The cool part is that it just whips up to 5 psi and is SOLID now. All in all, it was a great upgrade!
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