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Post  StryfeS13 on Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:55 am

I just started this forum, for local 240SX owners to get together, meet, etc.

I'll start it off with my build thread!

Alright, so I've had this car forever, and here's the progress.

First day I got it...stock suspension is so gay, and the rims are too

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Then I noticed that the whole front support was bad, previous owners Suspect

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Then I crashed it up a curb and the front support gave out, LOL

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That's not even half of the damage. I needed a whole new support to fix it. So I got this:

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Put it on the car...

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And then the motor went BOOM

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So I rebuilt it...and put the refreshed motor back in:

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Then I picked up a spare KA24DE (The beginning of my KA24DET build)
NEVER PUT A KA IN THE BACK OF A 240!!

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Post  StryfeS13 on Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:59 am

I then began building my new KA...

Ported head:

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Eagle Forged Rods with ARP rod bolts

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Cleaned up my intake manifold

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8.6:1 Supertech Forged Aluminum Pistons

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Had the block machined at Doug Rylee's Performance Engines

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Post  StryfeS13 on Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:05 am

Tapped my oil pan for my turbo drain:

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ARP main studs, new main bearings

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And then I started assembling my engine...

Needle torque wrenches are useless, get a clicker:

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Lube everything...

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Rings must be file fit...

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Before/After:

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ARP main studs, eagle forged rods

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Cylinder wall, you can eat off it

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Post  StryfeS13 on Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:11 am

Traded my welded diff for a Z32 VLSD

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Gaskets, ARP head studs...ARP hardware is the shit!

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Pulling out my old KA...this is my friend Greg, he has a 240 as well

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45 mins later

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Crazy step-dad

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Sad chuki....

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Completed long block

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No emissions whatsoever...

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Thermal Intake Spacer

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Changed my coolant, got an E-Fan

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New clutch, Exedy

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Post  StryfeS13 on Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:13 am

Installing my new clutch...

Gear oil smells like shit

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Driveshaft out

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Shifter out

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Tranny out. Simple.

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Stupid-ass XTD clutch

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Cool-ass NEW clutch

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Cleaned and painted my tranny

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Got bored...and rolled on some paint:

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Post  StryfeS13 on Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:15 am

New KA was having problems....

The problems it had were:

- Wires held together with solder and electrical tape, so I removed the electrical tape, re-soldered, and heatshrinked.
- Overheating issues, even after changing water pump. Changed thermostat, fixed.
- Negative battery terminal was s***, changed that.
- 1.5K idle, fixed that. It was the throttle plate screw.

Antifreeze, thermostat, heatshrink

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Post  StryfeS13 on Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:18 am

Changed out my old BROKEN ass knock sensor:

lol!

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Routed my battery to the hatch

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Then I boosted it....turns out the turbo was blown

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Rebuild my throttle body cause it had a bad seal causing a massive boost leak

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Extending my downpipe cause it was hitting the floorboard

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Installed my new throttle body, then I had to set the TPS

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Should be 0.50 with the plate closed:

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And 4.00 with the plate open (3.99 is close enough)

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Post  StryfeS13 on Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:21 am

I have (maybe it's gone, haven't checked after all the s*** i did) this annoying leak somewhere near the front timing cover. It's pretty small, but I don't like losing oil. It drips right on top of my power steering bracket.

At first I thought it might've been my power steering pump, so I replaced it, still leaks. Took off my dizzy, noticed that the o-ring was shot, replaced that, still leaks. I took off my front cover, and noticed some oil on the head gasket, where the bolt tightens the front cover to the lower cover. So HOPEFULLY that is my leak, I cleaned everything up and put hylomar as a sandwich in between the upper/lower timing covers / headgasket.

I also checked my valve clearance since I've put 8,000ish miles on the motor. Eight out of 16 valves were out of clearance. Lucky for me, I had some spare shims. Measured them up with a digital caliper, wrote the size on em, and then went to work. One of my exhaust shims was at .007.....it's supposed to be .013 - .016. Also since I had the front cover off, I painted it chrome. Lol. I want my whole intake manifold chrome as well, but I don't wanna take it off. Oh well.

Fixed all that shiz, and the engine is so quiet. Doesn't even sound like a typical noisy KA.

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Started some body work:

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These are a must

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Fill in the scratches...

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Wetsand it back down to fix any imperfections...

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Prime it again..smoooooth

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Then I began on the hatch

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Post  pepe123 on Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:41 pm

awesome build so far! i like the crying chuki part haaha!
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Post  onevia drift on Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:32 pm

OMFG.. getting the motor out of the back of the car was a pain in the ass... MY IDEA WORKED!! lol

2x4's and a skateboard... i used em to get a motor out of my truck when i didnt have a hoist lol


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Post  StryfeS13 on Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:36 pm

onevia drift wrote:OMFG.. getting the motor out of the back of the car was a pain in the ass... MY IDEA WORKED!! lol

2x4's and a skateboard... i used em to get a motor out of my truck when i didnt have a hoist lol


EY! RICKY.. SELL ME YOUR T25 KIT!

Haha not happening. I'm gonna run an S14 T28 so I need all my stuff. I'll sell you my FMU though, it's only been used for less than a mile LOL, and you have proof, you drove it while it was boosted for 2 days. Razz
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Post  chaos2000 on Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:51 am

Diggin the hard work bro
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Post  S13 on Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:09 pm

Shit! a jealous feeling just kicked in.
Nice build there.
And I thought I ran thru problems with my chuki.
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Post  chaos2000 on Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:35 pm

respect bro to the fullest i tried to boost my single slammer and ran into more problems than solutions so then i came on a deal for an SR. but ka-t's put down serious power when done right. iv talked with matt powers(formula D pro driver w/ a ka-t s14) and they have put mad work into there ka-t and reworked it again and again.
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Post  Thrilla559 on Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:12 pm

Nice build bro, will be watching for further updates!!
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Post  StryfeS13 on Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:49 am

S13 wrote:Shit! a jealous feeling just kicked in.
Nice build there.
And I thought I ran thru problems with my chuki.

Haha. Yeah, I've had so many problems with this car. But that doesn't stop me from getting where I want it to be!

chaos2000 wrote:respect bro to the fullest i tried to boost my single slammer and ran into more problems than solutions so then i came on a deal for an SR. but ka-t's put down serious power when done right. iv talked with matt powers(formula D pro driver w/ a ka-t s14) and they have put mad work into there ka-t and reworked it again and again.

Yeah...if you boost a KA it has to be done right or problems just never stop. This time I'm doin it right. Glad to see an SR guy that respects KA's as well.

Thrilla559 wrote:Nice build bro, will be watching for further updates!!

Thanks! I just did some body work on my driver fender, and passenger headlight cover. But I didn't take pics cause that's boring.
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Post  Thrilla559 on Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:44 pm

Thrilla559 wrote:Nice build bro, will be watching for further updates!!

Thanks! I just did some body work on my driver fender, and passenger headlight cover. But I didn't take pics cause that's boring.[/quote]

Yeah I'm replacing my side markers right now. The ones I had on before were my brothers failed attempt and yeah I had only one on!!
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Post  StryfeS13 on Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:08 pm

Installed my stock exhaust back on today. My old 3" exhaust is for sale!
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Post  StryfeS13 on Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:05 pm

I cleaned my car for the first time in months...Still looks like shit LOL. Getting it painted as soon as I finish the body work.

Next parts on the mod list, then I'm gonna chill for a while:
Rear brake swap / altima rotors / z31 caliper brackets
Gloss black paint
ISIS 3871R turbo
Coilovers
Subframe Collars
Suspension Arms

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Post  Thrilla559 on Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:35 pm

StryfeS13 wrote:Installed my stock exhaust back on today. My old 3" exhaust is for sale!

How much?
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Post  StryfeS13 on Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:30 am

Already sold it bro.

Look what I'm getting..... Twisted Evil

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Post  StryfeS13 on Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:34 pm

Polished my new turbo up...

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Post  Thrilla559 on Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:17 pm

Nice!! Is there any particular sites or places you get your turbo stuff from?
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Post  StryfeS13 on Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:27 pm

Zilvia.net, haha. I know exactly what parts I am looking for and what parts I need, so getting parts piece by piece is what I do. Much cheaper, as well.

But, there are some website I frequently use, which would be:

-Enjukuracing.com
-FRSport.com
-ATPTurbo.com
-Ebay.com (LOL)
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Post  Thrilla559 on Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:08 pm

StryfeS13 wrote:Zilvia.net, haha. I know exactly what parts I am looking for and what parts I need, so getting parts piece by piece is what I do. Much cheaper, as well.

But, there are some website I frequently use, which would be:

-Enjukuracing.com
-FRSport.com
-ATPTurbo.com
-Ebay.com (LOL)

I hate to be cheap and I know you get what you pay for but ebay does sell turbo kits for cheap. Ever bought a kit from there to start off with and then build up from there? All in all what could be the minimum parts you need to build a turbo kit?
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