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Old 07-13-2007, 06:30 PM   #1
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In two weeks I will begin my install on a few parts prior to my tune and I just want to double check that I get everthing prior to install. What else do I need? Also, what would be the best order to install these parts? I'm thinking take everything off that I will need off, then do injectors, then Up-pipe, then Turbo inlet then DP. Any professing words will help greatly!

Parts to be installed:
Perrin Turbo Inlet - I figure I need to get Intake Manifold gaskets since I am planning on keeping the Stock inlet in good shape in case I decide to go back to stock in the far future.
Cobb Catted DP - I already have the Turbo to DP gasket.
Perrin UP - I have the gaskets for both ends of the Up Pipe.
'06 Injectors - I've read up quite a bit on how to install these but are there any special tools that I will need to get these bad boys and installed?

Parts already installed:
Borla Hush
STi TMIC w/ Stylin Motors Silicone
K&N Drop-In (if you call that an install) with the GP Moto Elbow.
Walbro Pump
EGT and Boost gauge for monitoring systems

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Old 07-13-2007, 07:18 PM   #2
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Haven't done turbo inlet, but I hear its a PITA if you are going to be removing the manifold to save the stock inlet.

But of those, order of PITAness

Inlet
Injectors
Up-pipe
Downpipe

No special tools needed for injectors, just alot of patience. I used a little trick to put some of the annoying bolts back, get an old sponge or rag maybe and cut a tiny piece off, then wedge it in-between the socket and the bolt and it will keep the bolt stuck in the socket so you can feed it deep down into where it needs to go almost like it was magnetic.

Other than that, lots of extensions help.

GL with the turbo inlet. But IMHO, the gains are minimal. Sell it and put $ towards new(used) turbo. 50-100$ more and you can have 40 more hp instead of 5.

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Old 07-13-2007, 07:33 PM   #3
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I got a pretty good deal on the inlet along with the charge pipe that goes to the air box, so i think it is worth it. We'll see, I just think it will help things flow better overall. I'm not planning on upgrading the turbo since it is my DD and I don't do any tracking or Auto-xing.

Thanks for the tips. Sometimes when I am doing stuff like that I will throw my sockets on an extra speaker magnet that I have lying around and it will magnetize the socket.
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Old 07-13-2007, 11:27 PM   #4
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no use doing the injectors if your not doing a turbo upgrade. Id do the whole thing at once it will be easier that way. Take the intake manifold off and do the up-pipe and down-pipe then when your done do the inlet.If you do decide on a new turbo, Id at least get a vf-??, then do the injectors. Those crash bracketts are a real pain in the azz. BTW the perrin inlet pipe is a piece o'crap. It colapses under boost, Ive seen it on the dyno. If your not doing the turbo why the walbro pump? You also dont need a new dp gasket if your careful with it. Ive had mine for 97k and no leaks. The up-pipe one is another story. my .02
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get the factory service manual. with it taking the intake manifold off is super easy. it will save you many hours.
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Old 07-14-2007, 02:52 PM   #6
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I'm asking for your guys experience and help with install, not which parts are crap or I don't need.

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no use doing the injectors if your not doing a turbo upgrade. Id do the whole thing at once it will be easier that way. Take the intake manifold off and do the up-pipe and down-pipe then when your done do the inlet.If you do decide on a new turbo, Id at least get a vf-??, then do the injectors. Those crash bracketts are a real pain in the azz. BTW the perrin inlet pipe is a piece o'crap. It colapses under boost, Ive seen it on the dyno. If your not doing the turbo why the walbro pump? You also dont need a new dp gasket if your careful with it. Ive had mine for 97k and no leaks. The up-pipe one is another story. my .02
According to my tuner the factory injectors max out on the stock turbo so I'm going from what....440ish to 565cc? The walbro pump is to help out with the higher flowing injectors. I'll hopefully be running close to stock boost since it is my DD.

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get the factory service manual. with it taking the intake manifold off is super easy. it will save you many hours.
Check! I have that on disc. Yay Ebay!
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Alright, so I’ve been thinking about a few more things that I can install to help overall with the under hood and intake temps. Tell me what you guys think.

I’m contemplating on doing the GrimmSpeed Phenolic Spacer and OEM gaskets on both sides. Then wrapping the Up-Pipe and Downpipe with thermal wrap. Any suggestions on a brand? I’ve seen thermo-tec’s and DEI’s stuff but not sure of any others. What do you guys think about insulating the turbo? Seems like it would be a good thing to keep in the heat but I’m not sure if all that extra heat would cause the metal to fatigue any sooner than normal.

Thoughts?
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