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Old 08-08-2012, 01:34 AM   #426
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A little more progress.




I had to re-do the hot side piping one last time, because the AVCS cam gear sticks way out. I'm going to run AVCS in the future, so I bought the timing cover, so I could finish the IC piping.




I like the final setup, and it matches the flow and shape of the other side for an overall better look.




Here is the final look from a distance.




I installed the custom power steering line that Craig at MPS made for me. Nice black braided hose, and very tasty black AN fittings.




A look at the 09' wrx condensor that I modified slightly to fit. It's the perfect width after I cut the dryer off. The hose connections are not in the ideal locations, but I think I can make it work. I've just got to have three things for my car to be complete. Cruise Control, 500whp, and A/C
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Old 08-11-2012, 05:13 PM   #427
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The piping is all so shiny! The welds look pretty profesh to me too; nice work.
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:54 PM   #428
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^^^^Thanks!

Yeah the piping was purchased off ebay here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/120649403645...84.m1497.l2649

It is better quality than most I've seen from the e-bay. The bends were pretty true, the couplers were really good, and it welded really easy. I've heard some of the cheaper e-bay tubing is a nightmare to weld, because the aluminum is so full of junk, and just cheap chinese aluminum.

I thought the price of this kit was really good too.
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:33 AM   #429
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The only reason I'm up right now is there is a wild fire raging around my house and were waiting to see if we need to evacuate. I can see the flames through the trees and 60+ houses are burned to the ground already. It is impossible to get my baby put back together in time to drive her to safety. The shop is also not covered on my home owners insurance I don't think. That will change if she makes it through this. If my shop burns to the ground, I can't imagine being able to move on with my life.........all my tools, all that time, effort, and work

At least my family will be safe though
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:53 PM   #430
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Keep us posted man. Hope your place makes it through
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The only reason I'm up right now is there is a wild fire raging around my house and were waiting to see if we need to evacuate. I can see the flames through the trees and 60+ houses are burned to the ground already. It is impossible to get my baby put back together in time to drive her to safety. The shop is also not covered on my home owners insurance I don't think. That will change if she makes it through this. If my shop burns to the ground, I can't imagine being able to move on with my life.........all my tools, all that time, effort, and work

At least my family will be safe though
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:31 PM   #432
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Prayers and best wishes on your behalf morocco.
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:23 PM   #433
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Hope you're doing ok man.
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Old 08-16-2012, 02:38 AM   #434
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Yes, were ok. I called and left a message to let you know. Thanks for thinking of us.

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Thanks man



It was crazy!!!! The hills were burning all around us and we watched a bunch of houses on the ridge right behind our house burn to the ground. Then the fire was sweeping down the hill toward our house, and then jumped the Yakima river and was heading straight for us. We were rushing to pack just the important stuff while waiting for the evacuation order, but somehow the wind changed and started heading North and away from us. We thought we were in the clear, but then Tuesday it started heading our direction again and they were evacuating houses about 2 miles up the road from us. Somehow they held it off, and the wind changed direction and we were spared again. It's heading into an area with a lot of dry tinder and dead trees which is really bad, but we're feeling very lucky to have come out of this intact.

The worst part for me was keeping the wife from getting hysterical, and knowing my fire insurance only covered my house, and not any of the "out buildings" which the shop is considered. I had no time to put my car back together enough to even roll it to safety, so I thought I might lose her and all my tools. I know it's just a car, and not that important in the grand scheme of things, but damn that would've sucked. Six years of constant work, blood, sweat, tears and money down the drain. Plus, 15 years worth of hard earned money in tools and equipment gone.

Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers in our behalf! I Will be making some changes to my insurance policy here soon.
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Nice update. I'm glad you guys are in the clear now.
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Old 08-27-2012, 12:22 AM   #436
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small update:

Life has been all kinds of crazy busy lately, but I have managed to chip away a little bit after work. I finally got the core support replaced and got rid of that crappy aftermarket RF fender which was causing poor fitment of the bumper.


PICS:



I used weld-thru primer and got the new OEM core support goodies all welded in






All the panels bolted on and fitting perfect, with the red fender my buddy grabbed at the wrecking yard. Nothing fits like OEM! I couldn't be happier with the panel alignment and gaps!!




Masked everything off to paint it all up. Started with a coat of white Epoxy primer and then seam sealed all the cracks, gaps and seams.






Sprayed a coat of sealer, and mixed up some Glacier White base coat for two coats, and then two coats of clear.






That was the last thing I needed to do before puting everything back together. I just need to ceramic coat my turbo and rotated kit, install my new Invidia Q300 axleback, build my intake, paint the red fender, build my coolant tank, fill her with fluids and fire it up.

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Old 08-27-2012, 06:43 PM   #437
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Looking great, G.

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Old 08-28-2012, 12:49 PM   #438
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Glad to hear you and yours are okay. Get that extra insurance ASAP!
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:49 PM   #439
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Thank you, we are very relieved it's over and we are doing good.



Small update:



I finished building my coolant tank. I bought the cap and neck online and welded this together.




This is where it sits, and is now where I fill the system and burp the air out.




It just bolts to the manifold and bell housing.




It basically connects to the same coolant line that went to the bottom of the factory tank, and back into the bottom coolant line coming off the factory turbo.




I just have to powder coat it and bolt it on. One more item off the list!
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:30 AM   #440
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All i have to say your craftsmanship is amazing. And I thought I did a good job taking the stock mount TXS FMIC piping and converting it to work with a rotated kit. You're piping blows mine away.
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:33 AM   #441
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^^^Thanks man!

Glad to hear that your stroker is making more power and less DET with a header and FMIC. Dom has some new pistons designed that totally fix the problem. Anyone who uses a shelf 2.1 stroker piston from like Mahle, Wiseco ect., is aking for the same DET problems. Something about the stock 2.0L square dish design with that stroke is bad juju. Dom worked with JE to come up with an optimised dish design and some other trick features that work like magic, but I don't know all the specifics. If I build another, I will use these.

I plan to try a 2.3 De-stroker with D25 heads and functioning AVCS, ported with GSC S1 cams for my next build. I want to keep my same turbo setup and see if I can kiss 500whp. I've been stock piling parts and almost have everything I need
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:04 AM   #442
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Got a bit more done, and can finally start puting her back together.




I built a down pipe that would fit with my existing catback. V-bands on all the exhaust connections.




Man I'm diggin having a TIG!




I also welded on an o2 bung and my crankcase EVAC draft tube.




My AP header has a 2-1/4 outlet, so I spent some time opening up the up-pipe inlet to 2-1/4" and tapering it in for a smooth transition.




I then blasted and ceramic coated everthing.........including the wastegate, and center section of the turbo. I hate rusty center sections! .





The turbine housing is a .63 because it worked way better than the .82 during testing. The turbine wheel is really big on these Borg's, so they need a smaller housing. After switching from the .82 it gained ~500 rpm of spool, made more power all through the graph, and didn't lose any up top!

I also powder coated all my different brackets, pulleys, and my new coolant tank.

I have a couple extra Rotated kits if anyone is interested. They can work with the Garrett turbos, Borgs or Precisions. PM me if interested.
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Garrett and bw measure their housings differently. The .63 bw housing is still bigger than the .82 Garret.
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Old 09-22-2012, 11:37 AM   #444
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Looking really good Garris!

Can't wait to see this back on the road!
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:29 AM   #445
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Ahhh, good to know. Thanks Dom!

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Looking really good Garris!

Can't wait to see this back on the road!
Thanks James! I want to see your beast all finished up and at the next show.







Ok, she's almost done. I just have to install the AC compressor, bolt the fenders and bumper back on and bolt the wheels on!



A few pics:



I don't have a bead roller, so I just welded a bead on the end of any pipes that needed it




Kind of a quikee intake.......I might do something different in the future, but it's half cold air.





Powder coated coolant tank, ceramic coated everything, and made a heat shield to protect my AC dryer and other stuff close to the turbo.






















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Old 10-04-2012, 11:20 PM   #446
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Looks good man, I want some videos when you get it back out on the street. (Living vicariously through others is so much easier with videos)
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Old 10-16-2012, 04:17 PM   #447
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LOL i agree, cant wait to see how this bad boy does
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:16 PM   #448
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A quick update:

I've been driving the car for the last few weeks before parking it for winter. I'm only running it at wastegate boost (14 psi) and it feels just as fast as the Dom3 on 19 psi! This turbo just rips, and it doesn't feel that laggy at all with the short gears and extra grunt from the stroker.

In other news, I sold the 2.1 stroker long block and will pull it out this winter. I hope to build either a +2 long rod 2.5L, or a 2.3 de-stroker. I have the rods, a block, D25 AVCS heads, GSC S1 cams ect. I just need to decide and buy the right crank and pistons for either build. The plan is to have the AVCS functioning and running the same rotated turbo setup. I'm just going to stick with the K.I.S.S. method and shoot for a reliable 450whp. I hope to have the new motor in and the car out on the streets by late spring. I want to be able to enjoy the car next season and hit some of the shows.
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Same, looking good, G.

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