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Post  StryfeS13 on Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:09 pm

I would never buy an eBay turbo kit. I'd be an ebay intercooler, and manifold, but i'd never buy a turbo or wastegate from them. There's no way I'd trust my engine running off an ebay wastegate, cause if it fails, then my engine goes pop.

The minimum you'd need to turbo your car?
If you wanted a decently quick cheap setup i'd say:

-eBay bottom mount T25/T28 manifold
-SR20 T25 Turbo
-SR20 Intercooler Kit (CXRacing)
-Oil Line
-Drain Line
-SR20 Downpipe (needs to be extended for KA-T)
-Some sort of tune, or a 6:1 FMU

You'd probably spend less then $1000
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Post  Thrilla559 on Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:09 am

Have you ever had your car tuned? What is the process to be tuned? Sorry about the 50 million ?'s but I'll never learn unless I ask!!
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Post  StryfeS13 on Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:58 pm

Nah I've never had my car tuned. It was on a T25 setup so there was really no excessive tuning to be done.

You can either get a rom tune, which is as simple as buying the ecu and installing it. You can get a dyno tune, which is expensive as hell I've heard, or you can get a standalone which is also expensive as hell.

I'm pretty sure with a dyno tune you just get your car on there, and they can see everything that's going on with the ecu, and they adjust it so your car runs like it came with a turbo. Same thing for standalone but you can do it yourself with a laptop lol
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Post  StryfeS13 on Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:29 pm

Changed my oil today. I was bored so I went ahead and took pictures. Smile

I used Mobil 1 oil

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Get the 1/2 inch ratchet so you can break the oil pan bolt free without busting your balls

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Old oil

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New oil!

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Post  onevia drift on Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:29 pm

WTF? your drain pan plug is a 13??????
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Post  pepe123 on Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:40 pm

hey is this ur dd?
i wanna go ka-t in the future,but have u ever had cops pull u over cuz ur turbo?
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Post  StryfeS13 on Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:23 am

onevia drift wrote:WTF? your drain pan plug is a 13??????

What the hell? No you crazy bastard, it's a 14.

pepe123 wrote:hey is this ur dd?
i wanna go ka-t in the future,but have u ever had cops pull u over cuz ur turbo?

Yeah it's my DD.
It's not boosted right now and it has a stock exhaust so I don't get any harassment whatsoever. It had a 3" straight pipe and I didn't get any harassment either...Just don't drive like a honda owner and you won't get pulled over.

Cops like Nissans cause they're sexy, so we get some slack.
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Post  Thrilla559 on Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:38 am

Cops like Nissans cause they're sexy, so we get some slack.
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LMAO Now that's funny. I wonder if anyone on here has been hassled before being boosted?
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Post  StryfeS13 on Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:15 pm

Got these....Tomei 555CC Injectors

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^Lol japanese instructions? Useful....
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Post  StryfeS13 on Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:15 pm

I was going to try to "refresh" my engine bay, since I didn't have time to do it when the motor was out. It actually came out pretty good! Good enough!

The supplies...

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Before paint/cleaning/anything, wires all over the place, gatorade overflow tank hahaha

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I cleaned off/sanded a section and sprayed a coat to see if I liked the color. Turns out it was a pretty cool color, even sparkles in sunlight

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Since I was pulling everything off anyway, I painted my coil bracket, and cleaned that too

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After I got most of it painted, notice the wiring harness is out of the way, etc (I had a big plastic cover over the engine while painting)

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After I put everything back together, and finished.

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Way better than before I think!

Before/After

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Post  onevia drift on Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:43 pm

I daily my KA-t and my car is dumper as shit, with a 2.75 straight pipe with 12" resonator =)

I havent beeen messed with ......... yet lol***knock on wood***
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Post  StryfeS13 on Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:28 pm

Did some bodywork on my passenger fender....

Body work sucks. But there are dents and they need to be fixed...

Here's right after "cheese grating" the bondo, notice how it's still rough looking

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Here's after going over it with spot putty and sanding to smooth it out

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Here's another dent. Right after the "cheese grating" that's why it's rough

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Then spot putty/sanding

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Another dent fixed

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Bondo cocaine!

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I primer-ed it and noticed I missed a few dents so I'll fix those tomorrow. too tired haha

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Post  StryfeS13 on Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:28 pm

Sway bar bushings arrived!

Took less than 2 business days for these to arrive from FRSport, they always ship fast

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I never knew polyurethane felt so "solid." I figured it'd be like rubber.

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New bushings vs. old bushings....look at that bushing...

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I haven't been able to tell the difference yet cause I haven't driven it, but i'm sure it'll be significant compared to those old ones.

More body work

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Post  StryfeS13 on Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:54 pm

Posting all this from my build thread on nico....don't feel like updating one by one.

I got my Walbro yesterday, so I decided to install it today. This thing is tiny compared to the stock unit! I also may have figured out why I had my boost issue...my old fuel pump was like freakin DEAD.

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New vs. old

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Old fuel pump

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New fuel pump mounted

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New connections heatshrinked

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Replaced the o-ring where the fuel pump bolts down

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Post  StryfeS13 on Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:54 pm

Just bought this for my turbo setup. Decided to run my Tomei 555's and a Z32 MAF. (I was thinking of selling the 555's, but whatever.)

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Post  StryfeS13 on Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:55 pm

My 3" v-band came..i needed this cause I want to run a 3" downpipe, not a 2.5" like the H1C has. So I welded the flange to my turbo...Keep in mind I don't really weld...

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Also, my manifold came, I couldn't find any reviews on it so I just bought it.

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I also ordered my intercooler kit, and some 3" pipe to make my downpipe with. Smile
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Post  StryfeS13 on Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:55 pm

Intercooler kit arrived...

Pretty fast shipping, parts look fine, came with some couplers, a ton of t-bolt clamps, mounts, etc.

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Post  StryfeS13 on Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:55 pm

Just bought this...been busy cause I bought an 83' XL250R.

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Only parts left for my turbo setup would be:

-Clutch
-Tune
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Post  StryfeS13 on Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:55 pm

Made my downpipe today...just tacked it in place, gonna have a buddy from work weld it.

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Post  That1Guy on Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:21 pm

My friend is KA-T. Ebay setup. Never been pulled over.
I'm running stock with 3'' catback and i only get followed.

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Post  StryfeS13 on Sun May 08, 2011 10:05 pm

Downpipe finished:

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Making custom turbo feed for Holset H1c...(black dots are sharpie marks)

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Drilled the holes

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Done

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ECU Tune

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BOV and vacuum block

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Post  onevia drift on Sun May 08, 2011 10:14 pm

oooh, dont you think your all spify lol.... so im guessing the sicide of the washing machine didnt damage the ecu at all? lol
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Post  onevia drift on Sun May 08, 2011 10:15 pm

* suicide*
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Post  pepe123 on Thu May 12, 2011 9:05 pm

wow this is a awesome build man! ima be following this thread forsure when i go turbo!
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Post  StryfeS13 on Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:35 am

Alright so IDK if you guys follow my build on NICO but I'm gonna skip months of progress and just post where I am at now.

KA is gone. No more 4 cylinder for me!

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So I got a bunch of money for my new motor from the KA...

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Tore the LSX down

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And this is how my 240 looks now...like a part car.

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