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Old 11-25-2020, 12:28 PM   #851
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Hereís some engine bay shots. I loosely placed the Password JDM battery cover and fuse box cover on the car. The power steering/Abs cover is going to require the intake tube to be removed to put the cover on and then the intake tube can go back in. The cover miiiight need to be trimmed, but so be it if it comes down to that. All three pieces should be fully cured by December 10th and then they can be permanently installed.


Drooling at that intake cover.
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Old 11-25-2020, 08:03 PM   #852
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Engine bay definitely looks amazing, but I keep coming back to look at that dyno plot. I was only planning to go for something around the 20g size once I upgraded my turbo, but the spool and top end you've got has me looking at the EFR threads!
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Old 11-25-2020, 11:23 PM   #853
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The cleanest brother. Absolutely amazing.
Thanks homie. But yours is still cleaner. Youíve got the only build Iíever seen make a rotated setup look OEM+
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Hey. Gonna have to ask you to stop posting this kinda stuff. Really making me rethink my engine bay dress up pieces and contemplating buying many many things....things which I cannot in good conscience afford...K Thx.
Lol. Password JDM announced on IG that they are ramping back up production of their carbon fiber parts. Just saying.
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Basically this.

And wheels, I shouldn't be considering spending money on Volks right now
Lol. Volkís are always a good investment! (Iím the worst influence ever. )

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Drooling at that intake cover.
For real, right?! Itís definitely my favorite piece in the engine bay. So happy I stumbled upon it.
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Engine bay definitely looks amazing, but I keep coming back to look at that dyno plot. I was only planning to go for something around the 20g size once I upgraded my turbo, but the spool and top end you've got has me looking at the EFR threads!
Thank you! 20G is a great way to go. There are a lot of comparable turbos to the 20G that are ball bearing turbos that will have decent spool. The EFR7163 is a great turbo that makes really good power and spools fast.

Iím VERY happy with my build, but I think if I had to do it all over again, I would have just done a stock location turbo like the 20G with Cobbís flex fuel kit on a stock block or maybe a Type RA motor.
The build process nearly broke me as far as my motivation to keep going. I know that sounds lame and thatís not really what you want to read on a build thread. But I havenít had my car for a total of 6 months this year. Most of you have been following this build since I started the rotated turbo setup, and have seen me have to endure all of the delays and setbacks.

If you consider the EFR7163, Full-Race makes a stock location kit that would definitely avoid a lot of the delays I had to deal with. If you end up going rotated, please please please donít use BNM Performance Fab. Continue to research but also talk to your tuner with what your goals are and what youíre looking to spend. Good luck!
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Old 11-26-2020, 11:37 AM   #854
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Old 11-26-2020, 04:02 PM   #855
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Old 11-27-2020, 11:10 AM   #856
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Engine bay definitely looks amazing, but I keep coming back to look at that dyno plot. I was only planning to go for something around the 20g size once I upgraded my turbo, but the spool and top end you've got has me looking at the EFR threads!

20g is definitely a fun setup. I currently have a blouch 20g xtr with the 3' inlet and 8cm hotside. last dyno on pump gas was 377whp/401wtq on iag's dynojet, although i dont think i'm making that now. i had issues with their tune and when the warranty on my block was done i retuned it with a friend of mine. i'd guess i'm in the 360whp range now. same boost, less timing. also pump 93. eventually i'll go rotated as even having the 20g puts me in a competition class for my local trackcross events. so i'm severely outclassed. if it's a street car only and youre considering that size turbo, i'd say blouch dom 1.5xtr, it's barely a slower spool and will make more power. if you do any tracking at all either stay stock turbo for a lower class or read the class rules and see how big you can go, then pick the turbo accordingly. i'm currently leaning towards a 3071r, in a rotated configuration. but time will tell. i may end up with the 3076 instead. time will tell


also op, sorry for hijacking the thread lol. keep the posts up. i love the car.
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Old 11-27-2020, 09:38 PM   #857
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20g is definitely a fun setup. I currently have a blouch 20g xtr with the 3' inlet and 8cm hotside. last dyno on pump gas was 377whp/401wtq on iag's dynojet, although i dont think i'm making that now. i had issues with their tune and when the warranty on my block was done i retuned it with a friend of mine. i'd guess i'm in the 360whp range now. same boost, less timing. also pump 93. eventually i'll go rotated as even having the 20g puts me in a competition class for my local trackcross events. so i'm severely outclassed. if it's a street car only and youre considering that size turbo, i'd say blouch dom 1.5xtr, it's barely a slower spool and will make more power. if you do any tracking at all either stay stock turbo for a lower class or read the class rules and see how big you can go, then pick the turbo accordingly. i'm currently leaning towards a 3071r, in a rotated configuration. but time will tell. i may end up with the 3076 instead. time will tell


also op, sorry for hijacking the thread lol. keep the posts up. i love the car.
No worries at all! All great info. I initially was looking at the COBB 20g as well. Itís really nice and convenient COBB offers the step upgrades for those looking for a little extra power over their Stage 3 package. Which eventually brought me to looking at Blouchís 20g xtr. Which led me to the Dom 1.5xtr and the Dom 2.5xtr. Which ultimately led me to the threads on the Borg Warner EFR7163. Thereís a lot of good threads on Nasioc for all of those turbos. You ultimately need to figure out how much power youíre looking to make and what youíre hoping to spend. Thereís a bunch of other brand turbos to consider as well.
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Old 11-28-2020, 10:54 AM   #858
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Thanks homie. But yours is still cleaner. Youíve got the only build Iíever seen make a rotated setup look OEM+

Lol. Password JDM announced on IG that they are ramping back up production of their carbon fiber parts. Just saying.

Lol. Volkís are always a good investment! (Iím the worst influence ever. )


For real, right?! Itís definitely my favorite piece in the engine bay. So happy I stumbled upon it.

Thank you! 20G is a great way to go. There are a lot of comparable turbos to the 20G that are ball bearing turbos that will have decent spool. The EFR7163 is a great turbo that makes really good power and spools fast.

Iím VERY happy with my build, but I think if I had to do it all over again, I would have just done a stock location turbo like the 20G with Cobbís flex fuel kit on a stock block or maybe a Type RA motor.
The build process nearly broke me as far as my motivation to keep going. I know that sounds lame and thatís not really what you want to read on a build thread. But I havenít had my car for a total of 6 months this year. Most of you have been following this build since I started the rotated turbo setup, and have seen me have to endure all of the delays and setbacks.

If you consider the EFR7163, Full-Race makes a stock location kit that would definitely avoid a lot of the delays I had to deal with. If you end up going rotated, please please please donít use BNM Performance Fab. Continue to research but also talk to your tuner with what your goals are and what youíre looking to spend. Good luck!
I hear you on the delays and setbacks.
Good rule of thumb:
Figure out how much the build is gonna cost, and estimate the time it will take. Then double the cost and triple the time.

I started 'refreshing ' my car in May of '19. And it's on the last stage now (Xpel PPF installation).
I thought 6 months at most for a motor build, full paint job, etc.
And here we are 18 months later .
I guess the positive side is that I learned a lot from the process. And I'm really happy with how it all came out.
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Old 11-29-2020, 11:12 PM   #859
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I hear you on the delays and setbacks.
Good rule of thumb:
Figure out how much the build is gonna cost, and estimate the time it will take. Then double the cost and triple the time.

I started 'refreshing ' my car in May of '19. And it's on the last stage now (Xpel PPF installation).
I thought 6 months at most for a motor build, full paint job, etc.
And here we are 18 months later .
I guess the positive side is that I learned a lot from the process. And I'm really happy with how it all came out.
You ainít kidding about the cost and the time. Spent 7k more than originally estimated. And the time more than doubled. Lol. Oh well.
Yeah, you really have to remind yourself in the end that the outcome was worth the process.
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Old 11-29-2020, 11:19 PM   #860
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I added the COBB Flex Fuel badge:

What do you guys think of the Flex Fuel badge? Yay or nay?



And Iím filling up about twice as often now. I fully understand why people who are on flex fuel are always taking gas station pics. Because theyíre ALWAYS there. Lol. FML
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Old 11-30-2020, 11:12 AM   #861
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yeah I get about 12 mpg on E85 and 14-15 on E70.

Lucky for me my car isn't my DD, I have a diesel truck and that gets better MPG lol.
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Old 11-30-2020, 02:39 PM   #862
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yeah I get about 12 mpg on E85 and 14-15 on E70.

Lucky for me my car isn't my DD, I have a diesel truck and that gets better MPG lol.
Is everyone just doing the math on their full tanks to figure out their e85 mpgís or are you able to somehow get an accurate readout on the upper dash display?
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Old 11-30-2020, 03:55 PM   #863
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I calculate it... I avg 14mpg on E60 (FA20DIT). Dash Display is not accurate for FLEX or Straight 91.

Car looks great!
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Old 12-02-2020, 08:57 AM   #864
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Matt,
Do you know what you are running for base fuel pressure? And what max IDC your seeing?

I ask because I'm planning to tune with an E70 blend in the summer, and I was on the fence about replacing my ID1300x with 1700s. But based on the performance of your setup, I might get close to my goals with the current injectors.
Not sure for base fuel pressure, but hereís my max IDC on a Sport Sharp (full boost) pull on my way to work yesterday:


I feel like any larger than these injectors on my setup and it would just affect drivability negatively.

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I calculate it... I avg 14mpg on E60 (FA20DIT). Dash Display is not accurate for FLEX or Straight 91.

Car looks great!
I canít believe how bad e85 mpgs is. Lol. Iím really considering running 93 for the winter so I donít have to fill up twice a week in sub freezing temps.

Thanks man!
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Old 12-02-2020, 01:24 PM   #865
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Is everyone just doing the math on their full tanks to figure out their e85 mpgís or are you able to somehow get an accurate readout on the upper dash display?
you can have your tuner scale that on the dash, but mine isn't and reads like 50 mpg.

I hand calculate it using an App on my phone.

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Old 12-04-2020, 09:49 AM   #866
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Not sure for base fuel pressure, but hereís my max IDC on a Sport Sharp (full boost) pull on my way to work yesterday:


I feel like any larger than these injectors on my setup and it would just affect drivability

I canít believe how bad e85 mpgs is. Lol. Iím really considering running 93 for the winter so I donít have to fill up twice a week in sub freezing temps.

Thanks man!
Much appreciated! I think I'll be good with the 1300s.
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Old 12-16-2020, 12:33 PM   #867
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Final shot of my summer setup for the year:


Winter setup just in time for the storm today:


I dropped my car off at R/T Tuning for the ACT twin disc clutch install appointment. Southbend clutch will be for sale for half price pending R/Tís inspection of it. I except it to be in good shape.
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Old 12-17-2020, 12:20 PM   #868
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Bump for snow pictures! Did you take it out?
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Old 12-20-2020, 06:12 PM   #869
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Bump for snow pictures! Did you take it out?
Hey! Sorry for the delay. I did not. I dropped my car off on Wednesday morning. The clutch install went to a second day. They replaced the clutch master cylinder while they had the car apart. It was hard shifting into first gear. So Iím excited they were able to fix that with the car all apart and save me a ton of labor. But I didnít get to take it out in the snow. Excited to pick it up tomorrow morning and see how the new ACT twin disc clutch feels. I was told it feels as soft as stock pedal pressure. Maybe even slightly softer. So hopefully it doesnít feel TOO soft. Weíll see. Iíll give you guys an update tomorrow once I pick it up.
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Old 12-26-2020, 10:43 PM   #870
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Some updated engine bay shots with the Password JDM power steering/abs cover:




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Old 12-27-2020, 11:59 AM   #871
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That engine bay is perfect.
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Old 12-27-2020, 06:10 PM   #872
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All those carbon parts play nicely together. Nice and clean.
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Old 12-27-2020, 07:35 PM   #873
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That engine bay is perfect.
Thank you. Still trying to address a few things that bother me. Particularly the fender shroud area. I think if i had a dark colored car it wouldnít bother me as much, but the fact that my car is white just makes that area look dirty all the time. I ordered the new Grimmspeed fender shrouds. Weíll see how they flow with the engine bay theme I have going. If I donít like the wrinkle black powder coat finish, I might get them hydrodipped in carbon fiber. But I donít want to overdo the carbon theme. Iíve also considered the Password JDM suspension covers. But they wouldnít work with the strut bar and would need to be modified.
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All those carbon parts play nicely together. Nice and clean.
Thank you. Iím happy with how everything looks together. I feel like itís not too much as it sits right now. Itís funny, I donít particularly like carbon fiber on the outside of a car. Only the engine bay and the interior. Idk why. Perhaps I feel the shine of carbon fiber parts is too much as a bottom line kit or rear diffuser. I prefer those parts to be a matte finish. But in the engine bay, I feel like the high gloss just makes the engine bay look cleaner and it does help it stay cleaner longer.
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Old 12-29-2020, 12:03 PM   #874
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Dopest STi (besides mine) on Nasioc IMO. Super clean build, g!
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Old 01-01-2021, 05:00 PM   #875
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Dopest STi (besides mine) on Nasioc IMO. Super clean build, g!
Thanks man. Iíve never seen yours on Nasioc. Do you have a build thread?
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