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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-20-2012, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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Another turbo build started

So after a year or so of collecting parts I have decided to Bolt the system on to the motor in the car to get a base before swapping to a fresh better motor. The swap is pretty straight forward after a few hours of dissasembly i had the car taken apart. You can see the pile of old parts on the left.


With a 126k on the odometer suprisingly all the bolts came out with out breaking. I will be upgrading new wires and plugs once i get closer to tuning. Im removing the exhause in order for a new one just have to have a crossover y-pipe made. I had a few set back while working but nothing major. I did sum test fitting to make sure i will have no problems.






While test fiting intercooler lines i an into fitment issues around oil cooler lines When i tried to adjust th broke They were already leaking so i will be removing cooler lines and adapter. Next up is new exhaust,turbo blanket , upgrade fuel pump and tune-up then work on tune. I still have injectors and regulator to install.Trying to decide which boost controller I will go with but I have a few weeks to decide.


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looks promising.wat size turbo you running?
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aem boost controler is simple / easy / effective

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looks good... dont forget the rest of the power train. trans and rear end need to be beef'd up to keep them from breaking. (i did not see any onfo on your signature)
Make sure you have plenty of fuel and a right tune, you should be fine...
(your plans of upgrading the fuel pump are good)
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aem boost controler is simple / easy / effective
Thats my first choice i have a knob controller now and guage but would prefer the aem

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looks promising.wat size turbo you running?
Its a small on center turbo around a .60. Should have no probelm getting into boost.


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good stuff!
Its a start wish i would have jumped on your old set up when i had the chance

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looks good... dont forget the rest of the power train. trans and rear end need to be beef'd up to keep them from breaking. (i did not see any onfo on your signature)
Make sure you have plenty of fuel and a right tune, you should be fine...
(your plans of upgrading the fuel pump are good)
good luck and keep the pics coming!
Yeah it was a spur of the moment idea to put it on over the weekend. I wanted to get a base with all stock components. Plans are to change gear, new trans with small stall and fresh motor.


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Get that turbo blanket ASAP! It makes a huge difference.

You'll have tons of tire burning torque with that setup! What gear do you have in the back?

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Turbo Blanket on order!!!! As far as i know its factory plan on installing 3.73 before I pull it out. Thinking of ordering the Jet DST and try my hand at tuning. I know i wont be getting rid of either of my cars any time soon. Since its not my daily i would like to learn on it.

More progress made removed old exhasust finish test fitting all intercooling tubes I have to trim air dam to fit. I have to find right thread for the low oil hole have a small oil leak for turbo drain line. I wanns undercoat floors before installling another exhaust. OH well more $$$$




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