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Old 08-02-2003, 12:20 AM   #1
scoobyimprza
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Default My EJ18 turbo project

I'll start you out with a list of everything im running, its almost all stock WRX stuff.

WRX TD04 turbo
WRX exhaust manifold with gutted OEM uppipe
WRX turbo back with gutted cats
custom intake
Hallman's MBC
custom FMIC, using Starion IC and Tyfoon Motorsports Stage II BOV
Legacy turbo crossmember with WRX wagon swaybar
WRX waterpump
WRX fuel pump with RS adapters
S13 Silvia 370cc purple top injectors
Apexi SAFC modded to read MAP instead of TPS
EGT and air/fuel ratio guages
WRX Lamco boost guage

I might have missed something, probably. I'll add whatever I forgot.

Day 1: I started out by removing the whole exhaust from my car and then the intake. Then the oil was drained and filter came off. From there, I removed the cruise control, which was going to be in the way of the turbo. After that, the crossmember was next. We started off by removing the swaybar and the steering rack from the crossmember and dropping that down. Next, we took the nuts off the engine mounts. We then jack the front of the engine up a bit to drop the crossmember. One control arm had to be removed at 2 points to pull the crossmember out once it was all loose. Putting the new one in was the tough part. It all fits, but you gotta pry the engine back to get the mounts into the crossmember. It fell back into place, so the crossmember was then reassembled with all of its goodies, except for the steering rack which needed 3 new bolts to mount it up. From there, it was quittin' time.

Day 2: Started off by putting the new bolts into the steering rack, amd reattaching the lines and the steering shaft. Next I drained the coolant so we could remove the waterpump. After extensive examination, it was concluded that its a big project to get into removing the waterpump. So the covers started coming off the front of the engine and some of the belts that we're in the way came off too. It was close to around 11 and we had only been working for a couple hours, so it was time to stop and we would finish up the front covers the next day.


That brings us to present. Any questions or comments are welcome. This is my sleeper project and its pretty exciting, I've kept it pretty hush around the scene where I live.
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Old 08-02-2003, 10:12 PM   #2
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Hey man, looking good! Its nice to know other people are in the midst of working on a turbo project as well. Keep up with the updates, and lots of pics!!

BTW. Sleepers are cool. :-D
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Old 08-03-2003, 10:32 AM   #3
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Good luck with the project. My brother just finished turboing his 1.8 about 2 weeks ago. His setup is just about the same as yours. At just 5 pounds, it's as fast as my RS. Keep us posted on your progress.
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Old 08-03-2003, 10:33 PM   #4
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i'm just gonna post all my progress here
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