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Old 08-13-2012, 03:46 PM   #2576
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I'm gonna find you come and wring out the details you damn tease. Kahjjagksusyja
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:54 PM   #2577
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hey do you have an open source launch control patch?
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:11 PM   #2578
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MX-P titanium exhaust?
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:16 PM   #2579
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I'm gonna find you come and wring out the details you damn tease. Kahjjagksusyja
Not hard now that you've seen me in my teaser video

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hey do you have an open source launch control patch?
Yes.
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:30 PM   #2580
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tinyrex or w/e?
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:45 PM   #2581
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He still hasn't said!!!!! Jeezus !!!
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:47 PM   #2582
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It sure is close to 5:00...
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:53 PM   #2583
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In miami its almost 6, i'm unsubbing if he doesn't spill the beans soon. Mystery my azz.
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:26 PM   #2584
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In miami its almost 6, i'm unsubbing if he doesn't spill the beans soon. Mystery my azz.
Its 8pm here, and I second the unsubbing idea :P
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:14 PM   #2585
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So ummmmm..... What is it? Nameless prototype?
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:58 PM   #2586
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The beans of my sanity are spilling out
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:00 PM   #2587
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:01 PM   #2588
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:02 PM   #2589
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I bet it's already sold and he's back to stock.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:02 PM   #2590
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Anyone local to his home town? Go look at that.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:05 PM   #2591
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Hmmmm..
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:06 PM   #2592
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Good thing I don't, I would have already broken down the door... Lol
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:10 PM   #2593
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tinyrex or w/e?
Yes.

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In miami its almost 6, i'm unsubbing if he doesn't spill the beans soon. Mystery my azz.
Unfortunately I just got word that I can't say anything for a few more days! Everyone just pretend this whole thing never happenend...

I did just put something else on my car a few minutes ago. Post coming soon...
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:14 PM   #2594
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lol fail

anything special you had to do with the patch or did it just work? I remember seeing some problems with it.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:30 PM   #2595
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lol fail
Yeah, sorry everyone Please just ignore me for a week.

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anything special you had to do with the patch or did it just work? I remember seeing some problems with it.
Yeah, lots of problems. Took like 6 months to get it to work right. Not sure what was eventually done, but I think it's all fixed now if you get it from him. Certainly works for me.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:33 PM   #2596
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cool beans
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:47 PM   #2597
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OK, now onto the new thing that I actually can post about!

MN had some very high heat recently. It was in the 90's F or even over 100F for quite a few days in July. My car felt really sluggish. I figured some of this was from high IAT's and the car pulling timing, but another contribute was surely a very hot turbo, and hot engine bay.

I decided to buy a turbo blanket. I've read many good things about them, and it seemed like an easy enough thing to do. After some research I decided on a premade one. I wanted an easy install, without pulling the turbo. My 20G XTR uses a Subaru style exhaust housing, so it would need a Subaru turbo blanket.

The two options that I found were PTP and Perrin. From what I could tell the Perrin was the exact same thing, but with Perrin written on it and $50 added to the price. I went with PTP. I e-mailed them a few times and they were very helpful. Highly recommended!

I got the turbo blanket today, and this is what it looks like:



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The blanket appears to be made of very nice materials. It is thick and weighty. The stitching appears to be done by hand. It's not perfect, but it looks like it will hold up fine. The edges are metal mesh. Overall it is easily bendable enough to fit over the turbo, and the round tabs to secure it in place seem to be attached well. PTP includes a small roll of wire to hold it on.

To start, I removed the GrimmSpeed heat shield that I have installed. I did not remove the bracket for the heat shield. I did not remove the downpipe. I was hoping to run the wires from under the car, but with the downpipe and EWG in place, there was absolutely no space when looking up from the bottom!

I decided to try to fish the wires through from the top. I first wrapped the wire around one of the round tabs (rear, passenger). Then I set the turbo blanket in place. Then I fed the wire around the bottom of the turbo, towards the rear, and around the tab on the front, driver side.

After that tab I went straight over (under the turbo, in front of it) to the front passenger side tab. I looped around that and then over to the rear, driver side tab. After that I went back to the rear drivers side.

All along the way I was pulling the wire tight to keep the turbo blanket securely in place. Feeding the wires through was tricky (couldn't see much), but didn't take too long. I didn't remove anything except the heat shield, so it obviously wasn't that difficult. When I was done I twisted the wire around itself and snipped it off.







Once the turbo blanket was installed, I put the heat shield back on over it. The GrimmSpeed heat shield I have fit with no problems at all. Plenty of space. On the stock heat shield it would be very close, and probably wouldn't fit. Once I got that back on I decided to go for a drive.







When the drive started the turbo was quite cool (cool enough that I could work on it to do the install). After driving around and getting into boost for a while the underhood temps are usually pretty warm and the turbo is blazing hot.

I was brave and decided to touch the heat shield. It was definitely warm/hot, but it wasn't blazing hot to burn my hand, like it would have normally been. Everything seemed cooler around it as well.

So far I'm very happy with it. Looks nice, easy install, and it should only help performance. It will help keep the turbo hot (for better spool) and keep everything else cold (for better power). It's like a win-win!
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:06 PM   #2598
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You better kick it into high gear to keep us entertained till you can actually spill the beans lol. The turbo blanket is a nice start...
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:26 PM   #2599
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Well, maybe this is funny?

I thought NASIOC e-mail notifications were broken. I even made a thread about it. Today I checked my Spam folder and I had over 200 e-mails from NASIOC in there!

I am an idiot. Apparently I clicked "Spam" instead of "Archive" (buttons are right next to each other in GMail. Hopefully it's all fixed now. I guess we'll see soon...
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:27 PM   #2600
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The stuff you put on your car is cool but I really like looking at your pictures more sometimes. They are awesome.
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