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Old 07-11-2009, 07:47 PM   #226
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Greg, who custom fabbed your intercooler? I think you should just sell that one to me or atleast make me one.


EDIT: nevermind, just read that Pure Tuning fabbed that. Can I ask you how much they charged you for that mod? I want to run a vf series turbo on the LGT
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:42 AM   #227
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Had a couple interesting issues at the event Sunday.

1. I was only able get 2 runs before the intercooler hose pipe began popping off due to not being beaded at the ends. Even though Aaron suggested I bring it back to him after I cut it to length. Also I didn't have time to make a bracket for the intercooler, to keep it from shaking around. One or the other probably would've prevented it from happening, it was a bumpy lot. Both will insure it doesn't happen.

2. Even though the vacuum hose that connects the manifold to the brake canister came with the manifold and is for turbo......it did not have a check valve. Boost in the canister meant stepping on the brakes was like stepping on a brick. I didn't check when I installed it......even though I knew it needed it. I'll use my other line or cut the check valve out of it.

Both issues are my fault, just complete disregard. This is the first time a mechanical has ever affected me at an event. Embarassing (course workers pushed my car off 3 times. I tried to re-attach the pipe but everything was like a thousand degrees and I couldn't get it to stay on long enough to complete another run.) and a good lesson.

I managed to barely index out on my second run so I guess it wasn't all bad.
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Old 07-16-2009, 02:43 AM   #228
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If you decide to hate that TMIC, you can always sell it to me.
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Old 07-16-2009, 03:46 PM   #229
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Greg,

Its all about area under the curve and you got the curve to move in the right direction with those mods so i would say it was well worth it. Peak values are for dyno queens... Im still surprised at the lack of hp the car makes (remember talking to you about it at D.C.) though.

Interms of the IC switch, are you making a custom wind deflector in the hood scoop for the new one? I think that is crucial.

Also, did you gut the TGV's? Pretty sure you know what im talking about but just in case:
http://www.grimmspeed.com/catalog/pr...products_id=35
Is this even legal for SP?

Good ish at any rate!
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Old 07-16-2009, 04:36 PM   #230
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Greg,

Its all about area under the curve and you got the curve to move in the right direction with those mods so i would say it was well worth it. Peak values are for dyno queens... Im still surprised at the lack of hp the car makes (remember talking to you about it at D.C.) though.

Interms of the IC switch, are you making a custom wind deflector in the hood scoop for the new one? I think that is crucial.

Also, did you gut the TGV's? Pretty sure you know what im talking about but just in case:
http://www.grimmspeed.com/catalog/pr...products_id=35
Is this even legal for SP?


Good ish at any rate!
TGV's are gutted and yes it's legal for *SP, under a couple of different rules (emissions and intake).

The butt dyno and results tell me the car works, I just posted the graph for others to see. I've been told by other car owners to add ~20% for this particular dyno. But whatever, I wouldn't complain about more power though.

Funny you should mention the intercooler deflector thingy. Yesterday I stopped and bought a 2'X3' piece of aluminium sheet to do just that. The rules say I can't touch the scoop or splitter but the intercooler's unrestricted. I guess it has to be part of the intercooler then.



I'll post some pics as I make it.

Thanks for the input.

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Old 07-18-2009, 09:36 PM   #231
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One week till the Toledo Pro.....I'm pretty stoked. I have the week off so I should be prepared.

Well I got around to making a bracket for the frankencooler. I just bought some 3/4'' flat stock used the vice, a hammer, and a pipe wrench to bend and twist into shape.



Then took a piece of 2" aluminium angle and notched it to match the factory stuff so I could use the rubber mount. Marked the intercooler and took it to the shop to have it welded. I pick it up and Aaron had painted it and threw a logo on it......I thought that was a nice touch.

And it turned out pretty slick, I think.



Pretty simple stuff but the end results looks alright. The bigger bonus is the hoses shouldn't pop again. I'm still working on a splitter that's attached to the intercooler. I've screwed up a couple times already. It's not like I can get in the engine bay, close the hood, and take measurements.....


More later
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:07 PM   #232
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That's what play-doh is for......

See you Friday!
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:27 AM   #233
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Greg,

Hope the car runs problem-free this wekeend. Best of luck!!!
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:45 AM   #234
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Hope the car runs problem-free this wekeend. Best of luck!!!
For some reason I thought you were attending.

Anyways, thanks. I'll do my best. The car should be fine, I hope. It will have 3drivers.........fingers crossed.
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:52 PM   #235
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For some reason I thought you were attending.
With BS running Thurs/Fri this year at Nats, we nixxed the idea of going to the Pro Finale. So we just did the DC Pro for the competition. See you at Solo Nats!

Which reminds me, I need to start a thread for that asap...
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Old 07-20-2009, 01:33 PM   #236
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This is by far the most rudementary thing I've done to date. Since the 02 hoodscoop and splitter doesn't necassarily line up with the ghetto fabulous intercooler setup. I thought I'd make a funnel to attach to the intercooler it's self. Since the intercooler is wide open in ESP I can modify it. The hood scoop and factory splitter I cannot touch. Thems the rules, as stupid as some are.

You can see the air space around the intercooler with the hood closed. Is all the air that enters the scoop going through the intercooler?


I used a t-bevel square to get the angles needed, I just closed the hood on it. A useful little tool. It just copies an unknown angle.



Tranferred the different angles onto a piece of cardboard, for later use.


I also was being economical with money and time. I bought a piece of .019 aluminum sheet from the hobby bin for $4.00. Made some initial guesstemations on what size pieces I needed. Then cut the front and rear pieces.



After I had them how I wanted I pop-riveted them to the intercooler. The ends are basically just an aluminum frame to hold the core. It's ok to penetrate as long as you don't puncture the first true runner. Now you know how I keep my car looking so good. I use it as a work bench.


Then just filled in the sides and pop riveted them to the front and rear.


The end result is not going to win any car shows, but absolutely fits the bill.



As far as practicality, I leave it up to the peanut gallery here. Was it a useful 2 hours and $4.00? It has to be more effective right? It may even act as a bit of a heat sink???

The extra cover piece on the drivers side is because I had to cut a large notch around the BOV hose to make it easier to mount/unmount the intercooler. All very utilitarian.


I need to make a warning sticker as you could easily slit your wrists whilst under my hood.
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:10 PM   #237
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Now thats custom lol nice work though.
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:22 AM   #238
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The only way that could be any better is if you made it in the parking lot of a Home Depot at 3AM the night before the Pro Finale!!!!!

Well done Greg. Aesthetics can come later.....Function over form!

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we want more pics greg
I really had nothing to do today. So I took the car out to do a shake down and see if any thing would fall off of it. Nothing did. I stopped by the shop and Tcal was there with his 08 sweetness.





Aaron seemed thrilled with me covering his handy work on the intercooler. I told him I made it better. I got bored so I went home. I had to change wheels to the ones with the better tires for this weekends event.....then I went and took some more pics.




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Old 07-21-2009, 03:40 PM   #240
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Hellaflush yo, you're the illest!
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Old 07-21-2009, 03:47 PM   #241
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Nice work, nice pics!
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Old 07-21-2009, 04:26 PM   #242
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Thanks Brah


Found these while digging through some stuff.

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Old 07-21-2009, 05:14 PM   #243
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Excellent thread. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-21-2009, 08:01 PM   #244
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Found these while digging through some stuff.

O.G.


I have a few of those...

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Old 07-21-2009, 10:26 PM   #245
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Found these while digging through some stuff.

O.G.


Oh the days of your BBS wheels and rocking 7" wide rubber.........How things have changed.


You still have the picture of me nose diving on my stock suspension down at that test n' tune in C-bus? Wow, that was like 4 years ago!
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Old 07-21-2009, 10:35 PM   #246
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1st event ever, April 27 2003. RE92 pwr!!
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Old 07-21-2009, 11:46 PM   #247
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. Embarassing (course workers pushed my car off 3 times. I tried to re-attach the pipe but everything was like a thousand degrees and I couldn't get it to stay on long enough to complete another run.) and a good lesson.
Better it happen at Fostoria than at the Pro this weekend. At least you only got pushed off once
And Greg I don't think you mentioned that cool thing you did to your trunk haha

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Hey i have a question about your rotors because the cross drilled and slotted i got and the slots go the opposite direction of yours. You think if i reversed them left to right it would brake better? or is going against what the box said a bad idea?
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Hey i have a question about your rotors because the cross drilled and slotted i got and the slots go the opposite direction of yours. You think if i reversed them left to right it would brake better? or is going against what the box said a bad idea?
This thread has derailed.. Get you ugly, stock fitment, non-flush heaps out of my thread.

I'll tell you what I think about the rotors. The vains inside are probably more important than the direction of slots or holes. However the usually mimic one another.

That is the way stop tech delivered them and it's also the way they suggest installing them if you do swap out rings.

There's alot of info on stoptechs site. The cooling vains should be like this: \\\\\
not ////// looking at the rotor. page 13

Speaking of brakes I got the bug to measure my caster this morning.

I had added those offset bushings awhile ago and I've been curious as to what the results are. Believe me I noticed the heavy steering, which I like, so I knew it had an effect.

So how do I measure caster and what is it. I guess it's the difference, vertically, between the upper and lower ball joint. I inspected my car and was surprised to find out I had no upper ball joint. Kidding. For our cars it must be the difference vetically in the centerline of the shock or strut.

How do I measure it? Well I pulled the car on my 40K hunter alignment rig and let it tell me what it was.

Oh wait I don't have one of those. So, instead I grabbed something that would reach across the front of the car and stick out past the fenders and tires. I lined it up so that the top side of the level was center of the shocks.


Then I grabbed something that would reach between the ground and the level. I lined it up so it was center of the axle.


Then I grabbed the thing I've used for alignments for about 3 years now. Well it and a tape measure and occasionally jackstands and a chalk line.


It appears I have ~ 7.2 degrees of positive caster. can we say bmw like caster.

You would not believe the accuracy you can acheive with these simple tools.
I'll tell you that last year at the pro finale I re-did the alignment after each run group. I was driving Billy nuts. But it was raining for the finale and the car just didn't want to rotate. In hindsight I doubt anyones car was turning well due to lack of front end bite. It was a monsoon.

Now all things being equal few people are going to outdrive Billy in the wet. He's part fish. I think the point is I had to re-do the alignment back to where it was for nationals. I did that with my $35.00 worth of tools and then borrowed a smart camber tool and drove down to the set-up pad to check it. it was dead-on perfect.

If you mess with your alignment alot you can save alot of money and especially time by not visiting the alignment shop everytime you want to adjust or check something.

Just do it and practice it.

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