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Old 01-07-2018, 06:33 PM   #51
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Nope. 287hp, not whp and HX40 as I've written T6 injectors and higher fuel pressure. Otherwise stock B6254S.
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Old 01-08-2018, 04:02 PM   #52
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So wondering if I can get away with similar numbers but with green giants from an s60R and maybe a little more boost!
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Old 01-08-2018, 07:59 PM   #53
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Glad that you're going to continue with this car. Awesome work.
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Old 01-15-2018, 03:15 PM   #54
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I read your build thread again but failed to find any mention of the type of head gasket and head bolts/studs you are using... Are you still on regular head bolts and gasket?
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Old 01-15-2018, 04:06 PM   #55
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Stock aftermarket on both counts. Elring might be/have been OE headgasket manufacturer. Almost everything I haven't mentioned specifially can be considered stock.
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Old 02-11-2018, 05:05 PM   #56
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Been slowly advancing the build. On thursday painted pillars with gloss black from A to C(originally B and C) and was considering if I should've chosen semi-gloss/satin. Installed doors and front end this weekend, etc.. Fitting took some time and it's still not finished yet. Painted door window trims gloss black and after install it looks like a good choice. Except you can see every fingerprint

Also painted insides of front lights and sides of the glass black excluding reflective surfaces. Was thinking of changing to white blinkers all round but orange is the way to go after seeing how well they fit.

Here are some pics before door trim and rear light install:





Will change front bumper to an undrilled.
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Old 03-18-2018, 02:55 PM   #57
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There has been some progress, done assembling, installing interior, etc. and now it looks something like this:





It was already getting a bit dark so lightning isn't the best.

Front left fender was repainted because it was the test piece for the new colour and had a bit different tone. Trunk lid also got a new layer of clear coat.
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Old 03-21-2018, 12:23 AM   #58
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That looks really good. Really, really good.
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Old 03-21-2018, 11:51 AM   #59
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Awesome! Keep up the great work.
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Old 04-13-2018, 04:14 PM   #60
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Love it! 245’s are made of win.
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Old 04-14-2018, 03:04 PM   #61
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Progress has been slow but there has been no hurry as Spring hasn't been too warm.

Installed new passenger seat(Sparco REV II) and Sabelt 2" 6-point harness for both. Downgraded the turbo in to a "HX45". Friend makes custom versions of HX40 and this has 67/67mm with billett compressor and a #22 exhaust. Should be good up to 750hp. Made a new coolant overflow tank from stainless and moved the cap thread from the steel tank I made some years ago. Etc.

A couple of clamps missing in the pic:


Glued the 965 rear "spoiler" in place and polished the car a bit. Though it's gotten dusty after that and stone chip protector is yet to be sprayed to the rockers.


Took it for a first drive today and boost comes up earlier as it should. Not giving the full beans yet but soon Can't yet really say how much the cage affects handling. Will install Quick steer roll correction pieces after driving a while.

Still many time consuming things to do.

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Glued the 965 rear "spoiler" in place and polished the car a bit. Though it's gotten dusty after that and stone chip protector is yet to be sprayed to the rockers.
That looks really good. Never though for using a 965 spoiler before!
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Old 05-05-2018, 04:25 PM   #63
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965 lip fits nicely doesn't it Sprayed stone chip protector to the rockers and now the outside is almost finished. Just missing the front bumper corner mouldings.

Been driving almost daily now. Changed the aux belt yesterday and it was surprisingly bad. Took it to a MOT inspection today and the inspector wanted to weigh the car because of the cage. It's gotten pretty heavy along the years, result ~1590kg/3505lbs without the driver No wonder it feels a bit heavy in the corners and it's getting close to max front axle weight. Heavier brakes, wheels, transmission, intercooler, exhaust(especially rear muffler), sound dampening, cage... Somehow removing the rear seat and having light fronts doesn't help quite enough

What comes to corners I installed Kaplhenke Quick Steer Roll Correction parts today. The outer boltholes didn't line up perfectly with the strut. If I had three bolts screwed almost down I couldn't fit the other outer bolt in place. Had to leave all bolts ~halfway and tightening the outer ones first, then they would tightly turn. Same for both sides so a little grind on the bolt holes was needed.

Painted them and refreshed the paint on front struts at the same time. Installed tie rod end to the middle hole and didn't have to shorten the inner tie rod thread as some have, not even close. Control arm and tie rod still point a bit upwards but situation is much better. Could/might lift the front a little though.



Checked alignment and took it for a drive on main and smaller roads. As expected the handling is much better. Turns nicely and takes mid corner bumps way smoother. Turbo adds to the handling compared to the old one and is much smoother to drive especially on small roads and overall.

There is a track day on Ahvenisto race circuit next Saturday and I'm going to take it for a drive. Before that I have to change front pads because they are starting to disintegrate. Cracks can be seen between the body and the surface as well as from the side in the surface itself.(Dunno if the terms are correct.) Might be the heat? These are EBC RedStuff and I might have once had the surface come completely off in an old pad in another car.
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Old 05-12-2018, 06:09 PM   #64
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Changed the upper trailing arm bushings on the axle end. I have had to change some purple polys before because they crack and now the other was cracked through. Replaced them with smaller and harder red. Needed some modifications but nothing big. Feels like the rear moves less under hard acceleration or it's just my imagination. I'll leave the front ones for now, they might last with the smaller turbo. Somewhat repaired the front "lip" too and installed it.

Today was the first time on track this year. A couple of laps, a shakedown of sorts, in Ahvenisto circuit with around 500km/311miles on the road. It was pretty hot too, local weatherstation showed 39°C/102F in the sun.

Changed semi slicks before going. Nankang NS-2R medium all round, fronts were new. Unsurprisingly handling improved greatly with roll correction parts. Now it turns quite nicely and it does't feel or look like front tires bend under. Gradually lowered tire pressure between stints and found a good point where they won't lose grip when hot.

Due to time and budget limitations I had to go with new RedStuff in front. Pedal feel improved greatly but after getting them warm they fade if you don't really punch the pedal and keep it short. Will grip again in the next braking point but doesn't really give a reliable feeling. Got to find some thing else.

Car is too heavy, turbo and rear gearing are still wrong for such tight turns but it'll do. Overall everything else but brake pads worked fine and have improved. No leaks, etc.

Again a video: https://youtu.be/wg2h_5e1f64
A short drive by in the end. I should use external mic with the Waspcam. There has been something small shaking inside since new and it's gotten louder recently

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Old 05-14-2018, 03:52 PM   #65
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do you think a 3 inch exhaust could fit over the irs rear end?
absolutely... lots of room
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