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I havent posted in a while, i have some new goodies to share.
FAL fans, and thermostatic controller
Vibrant muffler 3" (super quit)
vibrant resonator (quite)









 

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I finally got the muffler and resonator welded on, sounds dayum good! I also cut out the front bumper for more air flow to the intercooler.







 

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Good job on the front bumper, looks awesome!
That exhaust is pretty stelthy, I like it.
Let's hear what it sounds like:)
 

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Ill get the camera out and do a couple flybys on my next day off, its very deep and smooth sounding. I was trying to keep it stealthy cause where i live the Po-lice are always on the prowl.
 

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Ill get the camera out and do a couple flybys on my next day off, its very deep and smooth sounding. I was trying to keep it stealthy cause where i live the Po-lice are always on the prowl.
That's the same reson I got rid off my blitz nur spec, just to loud. I should of just added a resonator to it, but I like the sound of my fugistubo.
 

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That's the same reson I got rid off my blitz nur spec, just to loud. I should of just added a resonator to it, but I like the sound of my fugistubo.
Fujitsubo is probably my favorite exhaust company of all time, I think the resonator adds more of a smoother sound to the exhaust making it more exotic sounding. On a side note i just ordered Supertech Viton valve stem seals and all the tools needed to do the job. Also ordered a 3" intercooler piping kit to replace my 2.5" piping i have now.
 

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I was thinking about doing an exhaust cut out with a switch, just to have that nasty loud scream at wot for shits and giggles. And of course it adds alittle hp:)

You are picking up new stuff everyweek! Keep up the motivation and progress buddy....
 

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Yeah its so much fun. Im planning on making fender braces, master cylinder brace, under car ladder bars, strengthening both the front and rear subframe, front strut towers braced with tubing to the firewall, full cage, stitch welding the chassis. It will take a while but when im done i should have a pretty stout little race car :)
 

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Update: Got the 3" intercooler piping today, along with T clamps, and couplers. I also started my redneck valve stem seal replacement with supertech viton ones, complete PITA! I ordered a valve compressor that bolts on where the cam caps go, soo ill have that by tomorrow. I have to wait to install the intercooler piping, I really want the turbonetics Godzilla bov so well see if i can scrap some funds together for it in the next month. The intercooler piping and bov will be the last engine mod until the twins give out. So until then i need to focus on fixing all my rotten bushings and ball joints. Oh and last but not least about 10 pounds of 3/32 and 1/16 rod for mild steel :) Anyways here's a couple pics:







 

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well got everything put back together yesterday and its still smoking wtf! so after talking to Arron at DM on the phone he says its my turbo's. oh well, just ordered 67mm 84 exh. housing :)
 

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Ah snap!!! Going single sooner than expected.
It's going to sound so sick!
I love the twins....... But I'm going with a single with out a doubt.
 

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yeah im sorta bummed out i liked the twins too, but ya i cant wait for the sound:)

 

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Completely removed the twin turbos to make room for the 6781 garrett and new Tial bov, i should have the turbo by mon. or tues.. Let me tell you that removing the stock turbo's was a complete pain in the A$$ and im glad i never have to do it again!

After further inspection of the CT20A's it looked like one of the turbos exhaust side blades was caked in oil residue and crap, the other one the intake side blades were hitting the housing. I have concluded that this was causing the smoke on decel and at idle from decel.








 

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after about 20hrs of modification this is what i have come up with..





 

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Very nice jeff!!! It looks so sick, I can't wait to hear how it sounds:)
Did you get a video of the first start up after putting it on?
Is the the turbo kit from driftmotions?
 

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naw i forgot to make a video of the first start up, and yeah its a drift motion 67mm 81 a/r . I hooked up the wastgate wrong so when i went out to test the kit for the first time it over boosted to like 25psi in 3rd gear no traction like gunshots going off I was like HOLY $HIT!!! called Arron and he told me how to fix it, now im running about 10psi with low 11 afr's. It sounds amazing with the spool up of the big turbo, the wastgate to atmosphere and the new bov sounds crazy too. Even on 10psi it feels way faster then 18psi on the twins. All in all im really stoked on how it came out the car is crazy now.
 

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That's awesome!!!! So good to hear your stoked on it:) I will be going with one of there kits in 4 months.
So when you get time let's see a little video of the turbo....
 

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soon soon, sorry i had a problem with my center support bearing going out on my drive shaft leaving the car un-driveable. I suspect that the increase in power has caused it to go to hell in a handbasket. So i ordered a 1 peice steal drive shaft from the Drive Shaft Shop, i should have it by the end of the week if everything goes to plans which it should!
 

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Update: just installed my new driveshaft now the grinding noises are gone :naughty: Im thinking about making a video tomorrow afternoon just to show how well the new turbo behaves.

 

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............. Let me tell you that removing the stock turbo's was a complete pain in the A$$ and im glad i never have to do it again!
Removing the stock twin on an engine stand is enough of a PITA, I can't imagine what you went through. Very cool car, nice job...............

Oh yeah, paint the wheels white though, those just look all kinds of wrong.................something like this perhaps


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Aaron is a cool dude...............
One of the best in the industry, the work speaks for it's self, meeting the person is a plus!
 

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Removing the stock twin on an engine stand is enough of a PITA, I can't imagine what you went through. Very cool car, nice job...............

Oh yeah, paint the wheels white though, those just look all kinds of wrong.................something like this perhaps


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One of the best in the industry, the work speaks for it's self, meeting the person is a plus!
Yeah ive always liked white on white, maybe some white te37's. got a hook up on rays :D

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I have started my suspension renovation project in the rear. I got some beach performance subframe spacers, and im going to buy a tube of polyurethane window weld to fill the actual rubber bushings in the subframe. Plus i got polyurethane bushings for all the suspension arms in the rear, im hoping all this work will make a big difference in the ride.

beach performance:


polyurethane kit




before:


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IMO the poly suspension bushings tighten up the suspension, but you will notice that bumps in the road are transmitted more directly to you (and the CD player). Nothing too horrible for me, but I could see where people would not like it.

For the upper control arm bushings, I used a c-clamp style ball joint installer to remove the old bushings- it worked like a dream.

For the rest I had to use a shop press and a variety of diff. sized steel discs to press the old bushings and sleeves out of the arms. Kinda a pita, even with a shop's equipment.
 

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please document your install of bushings and subframe spacers, i have to do my CTRL ARM bushings next week.
Yes sir, i will take alot of pictures. pretty simple so far, all you need is a big cheater bar to get the bolts loose cause they are tight as hell. Also it would probably help to have two people on this project im doing this by my self :(
IMO the poly suspension bushings tighten up the suspension, but you will notice that bumps in the road are transmitted more directly to you (and the CD player). Nothing too horrible for me, but I could see where people would not like it.

For the upper control arm bushings, I used a c-clamp style ball joint installer to remove the old bushings- it worked like a dream.

For the rest I had to use a shop press and a variety of diff. sized steel discs to press the old bushings and sleeves out of the arms. Kinda a pita, even with a shop's equipment.
thanks for the info!
 

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Soo finally got my project done by myself it was a PITA! I got the car aligned after every thing was finished and then went to the local canyon to test everything out. The back end it soo much more solid its amazing, like night and day. Before the back end would float around like a boat now its completely solid like a sports car. The difference should be comparable to going from your stock swaybar to a upgraded one, Its hard to believe that just doing that would make this big of a difference in the way the car handles; mind you i still have a stock swaybar and tired Bilstiens in the back. Ill be doing the bushings in the front very soon!
Another thing i noticed was the increase in drivetrain noise being transmitted through the frame like a megaphone. I knew my differential was partially blown but now its crazy apparent, lots of grinding and winning noises now :(
I would definatly recommend this to every one on here, it was worth every dollar!



After i cleaned the subframe up:


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stock bushings:


window weld polyurethane:

Modified bushings filled with polyurethane:


beech performance subframe locking bushings:



After the control arm bushings were pressed out:


the old wornout bushings:
 

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man. Nice work!! I take it this is not a project easily finished in one weekend. *sigh I really need to do this as well, but I have the unfortunate case of having my supra be my daily :(.
 

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man. Nice work!! I take it this is not a project easily finished in one weekend. *sigh I really need to do this as well, but I have the unfortunate case of having my supra be my daily :(.
Actually this work only took me two days by my self, If you had some one to help you out it would probably only take a day and a half. Totally doable in one weekend, and trust me it is soo worth it.
 

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hmmmmmmmmmm. This information has my head gears a cranking away o_O. That is good to know indeed!! LOL thanks!!
 

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Nice!!!! Good thinking, keep up the hard work buddy. It's paying off...., your car is going to be a beast!!
 

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Nice!!!! Good thinking, keep up the hard work buddy. It's paying off...., your car is going to be a beast!!
thanks man, recently ive been trying to improve on looks too. Shine s2 air guide, and Shine Turbo A duct installed:

 

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That's looks really good! I wanna see more pics in better lighting though. Were did you find the A-duct?
 

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Yeah ill have to find some better lighting somehow. Shine makes the Turbo A duct, its not on their site you have to email them to order it. The A duct was $100 and the air guide was $125, In person it looks soo much better it changes the front end of the car and makes it look soo much more aggressive; i love the way it looks now. All i need now for the front is a lip