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Old 10-25-2019, 12:02 PM   #126
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Sorry for being a little rough on my last post, sometimes the internet wears off of me.

I actually like the wheels, big fan of OEM wheels on other cars.

I am curious how well those fit after they are on the beads and aired up.

Keep on keeping on man.
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Old 10-25-2019, 01:39 PM   #127
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no worries, I think they look classier than the tuner enkei wheels I bought for the car back in 2005. clean is definitely a more popular look than the tuner look from 15 years ago lol.
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:59 PM   #128
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Drove the car last night on the freeway to 100... It melted #3 spark plug wire boot and wire this time, not #1 like it had been.

Someone suggested that my EGT is too high? It has a TD04HL-16T exhaust housing with a 6cm housing on it.
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/\ that turbo. If i swapped to a 7cm angle housing instead of the conical one, would the exhaust temp go down? Blowing about 23psi-25psi through an NPR diesel intercooler.
Maybe a bigger intercooler would help? IAT is good, not super hot.

Sometimes it backfires at 5k+ rpm and full boost and makes a black smoke cloud, maybe blowing out one of the spark plugs?
Getting rid of the distributor is on the table next summer when I upgrade more things.
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Old 04-24-2020, 04:07 AM   #129
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Oh yeah, I'm still doing things to this stupid car.
  • Stock turbo was a T3 .42 /.48 a/r, that made 18psi before dying
  • "upgraded" to a rare-ish .52 /.48 that made the same and puked it's seals out too
  • then a "known-good" TD04-16T was installed by ARD, made about 14psi on LH 2.2 before it
    had issues and blew out the seals and fouled the oxygen sensor.
    That turbo was on the car for about 10 miles and 4 years lol.
  • P.R.E installed a 20T billet hybrid thing that made good power and crazy fast spool, but EGT was way too high @25psi with it's tiny 2.25" exhaust housing and kept melting things. That turbo was on for a few hours of dyno tuning, maybe 30 miles?
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Old 04-24-2020, 04:15 AM   #130
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A couple months ago I bought a Holset he351cw with the "small" 4.4 inch exhaust housing outlet. I just sent the turbo out this week to be reclocked and have the wastegate bracket adjusted so I can use the stock internal wastegate. I ported and polished the turbo to manifold port and hogged out the wastegate hole to an inch to reduce boost creep.

As soon as it's back from the fabricator, I'll get a new 4" downpipe welded up and installed. I'm working on re-routing the coolant lines for my heated radium catch can to clean up some space. Might relocate the overflow tank too because it's yellow and ugly. Maybe find a universal one to mount closer to the radiator?
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Old 04-24-2020, 04:40 AM   #131
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I got the wheels and new spacers installed on the car and coilovers adjusted. had to raise the fronts 1.5" to clear the strut tubes. 40mm spacers on the front and 20mm on the rear. Nothing rubs, wheels can turn lock to lock no rubbing. A little rubbing on the rears under heavy compression, but overall everything fits with no major body work needed other than rolling the fenders.

The car is really really dirty, i might wash it this weekend so I can store it with a car cover on it again.
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Old 04-24-2020, 05:53 AM   #132
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that actually looks a lot better than i thought it would.
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Old 04-24-2020, 05:39 PM   #133
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it looks like an old muscle car parked next to the S4 and C55. The giant sidewall and just giant tires in general lol.
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Old 04-24-2020, 08:10 PM   #134
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Love this car.
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Old 04-24-2020, 09:42 PM   #135
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Looks great, perfect stance. Can't believe how much the overall wheel wells fill up! So these are 275s and all you had to do was roll the fenders?
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Old 04-24-2020, 10:01 PM   #136
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yep, ipd lowering springs on the rear and the 275's. raised the coilovers 1.5 inches in the front for the 245s. they were actually harder to fit that the rears. I've got adjustable torque rods to put them in the center of the wheel well and an adjustable panhard rod that i need to install too to center them left to right a little bit. Car rolls around the driveway with no rubbing.
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Old 04-24-2020, 10:44 PM   #137
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Looks great! How did you roll the fenders? A fender rolling tool or something else? Everyone insisted to me the layers of thick steel couldn't be rolled so I haven't tried yet.
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Old 04-25-2020, 12:57 AM   #138
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i used a fender roller and a sledge hammer and metal hammer, it takes all day to do it.
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Old 04-25-2020, 02:01 AM   #139
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Those wheels look good! Are these the super large tires that came on the wheels or did you put smaller ones on?

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Wait, so you haven't driven it with these wheels on yet? It'll rub then.
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Old 04-25-2020, 02:42 AM   #140
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baby steps! rolling around is more than used to do...
#1 get the turbo back from re-clocking and rewelding the wastegate bracket, polish and reinstall
#2 measure, mock up and measure new downpipe and get that welded up
#3 redo intercooler pipes again
hopefully by that time i'll have enough money saved up to get it re-tuned back at PRE with the new turbo, maybe end of the summer?
that should be it for the year lol
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Old 04-25-2020, 06:49 PM   #141
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Look for GTRdetails on IG. He rolls fenders as a side gig. After watching him work on my 142 it's well worth his price for the amount of physical work he had to put in.
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Old 04-26-2020, 12:29 AM   #142
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I just sent him a message. He said $200 for all 4 corners, I would have paid that all day long. It was a pain in the ass doing it myself. I'm waiting on more details to see how much he can pull the fenders out.
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Old 05-28-2020, 10:30 PM   #143
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haltech+holstet+rsi stage III head+25psi=win (also dead M46 and rear differential lol)
lol, this was posted almost 10 years ago. RSI went under before I could buy a built head from them, but all the porting and polishing and IPD turbo cam and double valve springs is probably good enough anyway.

Holset is installed, need to tow the car somewhere to have a new 4" downpipe welded up and a new 3" hot side intercooler pipe made, then throw it back on the dyno and get it retuned.
I'm using the Holset internal waste gate ported to 1" currently. The wastgate opens at 20-ish PSI, so hopefully my 650CC fuel injectors are big enough to do some dyno pulls.

had to reroute some water lines since the TD04 was water cooled. my radium catch can is water cooled too so am working on making a neater coolant hose setup. Trying to clean up the engine bay, so many wires and hoses all over the place...
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Old 09-12-2020, 01:21 AM   #144
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Drove the car legally on public streets to www.districtfab.com/ last monday to get the new 4" SS downpipe welded up and the new 4" intake tube and new intercooler pipe fabbed up. Hopefully done by the end of the month so I can park it until I save up to get it retuned. Maybe 400hp this time?
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