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Old 01-14-2016, 08:42 AM   #21
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What are you doing about your suspension ? And are you really going for a Stanced/Slammed look, or could I convince you to run it a bit higher to yield better handling.




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I appreciate your insight about the ride height, these are yellow billy shocks with ground control progressive wound springs and custom adjustable perches. so they actually handle pretty well along with the poly upgrades on the underside. the 86 dura bump stops are a bit harsh, however at the end of the day this is a wagon not a track toy :p
I am trying to build this wagon in the slammed VIP style a little bit, so boosted, slammed, big rims, nice interior. the hope is this will be a pretty mild build and retain to clean german lines
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Old 01-14-2016, 08:42 AM   #22
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Where you purchased the turbo kit from?

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Old 01-14-2016, 08:43 AM   #23
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So in, can't wait for the results.
thanks! I am having a CV boot repaired and then the paint and turbo get installed!
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Old 01-14-2016, 08:44 AM   #24
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Hobbit i the ish when it comes to boost. He has answered so many questions for me.
that is good to know! I will be talking to them, I do need some recommendations on injectors, air flow control and a base map for this turbo
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Old 01-27-2016, 10:00 PM   #25
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UPDATE Jan 27th 2016

sorry again for the delay in updates, here is the current intercooler setup. I hope you enjoy it cause it was a lot of fun to make.

I have no idea what this style of mount is called but I really wanted to try replicating it and it turns out is super easy to replicate.

started off mocking it up with end tanks lower in bumper (unfortunately the way it will probably have to go back to)


here is it with the end tanks flipped. the way I prefer but things are squished behind the bumper :/ also i think the mounts are not in the same spot top and bottom so its off a little bit


then I cut up some flat metal and weld it to the flat side of a cylinder 1 inch tall. then drilled out those cups and welded bars to them



finally paint and install ( don't mind bad welds)




looking forward to trying fabricating the A/C lines this week(end) and then taking the OEM manifold off the car, which in the past was a PITA and I am not looking forward to
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Old 01-28-2016, 12:13 AM   #26
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Totally love it. As someone who cobbled together their own turbo plumbing (on my Infiniti G20) I totally appreciate what you're doing.
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Old 01-28-2016, 06:53 AM   #27
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Old 01-28-2016, 05:17 PM   #28
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Old 01-30-2016, 08:08 AM   #29
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Totally love it. As someone who cobbled together their own turbo plumbing (on my Infiniti G20) I totally appreciate what you're doing.
I was planning on making this kit completely organically but when I heard this could be installed and was basically the same price as me doing myself with half the time I went for it. how much power did you make? I bet that was a blast to drive!
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Old 01-30-2016, 08:11 AM   #30
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Thank you! this car / thread is getting a lot more attention than I had planned which is amazing, its nice to see feed back and advise starting to show up!


which rear bumper are you using in your soft top? I have been looking for a better option that my current one.

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Old 01-30-2016, 08:38 AM   #31
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I was planning on making this kit completely organically but when I heard this could be installed and was basically the same price as me doing myself with half the time I went for it. how much power did you make? I bet that was a blast to drive!
I never got a good dyno run. When I went to the dyno the ignition was breaking up. A week later my alternator went. That explains the ignition issues.

That car was a blast to drive. It had a double wishbone front suspension and handled great, plus it had coilovers.

I had the intercooler coated with SwainTech's Black Body Emitting coating. That did two things. First it help shed heat. Second, it was stealthy. You had to look carefully to notice the intercooler. That car was a real sleeper. I also ran a low mass flywheel and underdrive pulleys. That make it spool quickly and almost seemlessly. It have very little turbo lag and when the boost came on it came on more progressively than most turbos. Yeah. It was a lot of fun to drive. Ultimately, some college kid hit me and pushed me into another car, totaling both. The upside is I replaced it with my 328i (my first E46).
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Old 01-30-2016, 07:51 PM   #33
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I never got a good dyno run. When I went to the dyno the ignition was breaking up. A week later my alternator went. That explains the ignition issues.

That car was a blast to drive. It had a double wishbone front suspension and handled great, plus it had coilovers.

I had the intercooler coated with SwainTech's Black Body Emitting coating. That did two things. First it help shed heat. Second, it was stealthy. You had to look carefully to notice the intercooler. That car was a real sleeper. I also ran a low mass flywheel and underdrive pulleys. That make it spool quickly and almost seemlessly. It have very little turbo lag and when the boost came on it came on more progressively than most turbos. Yeah. It was a lot of fun to drive. Ultimately, some college kid hit me and pushed me into another car, totaling both. The upside is I replaced it with my 328i (my first E46).

that is super boss. sorry to hear about your car wreck though. do you have any photos? I always try to buy a different brand of car for each car I own. it keeps me from getting getting to narrow sited. I do the same with my motorcycles. yea I know if you paint a silver steam radiator matte black it will work more efficiently. I really like the silver poking out on my car so I think I will leave it for the time being, but well see. when the ebay turbo goes I will upgrade to a garrett and then I will think about welding my own custom FMIC.
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good to know, I almost pulled the trigger on the m tech rear bumper today.. which TECHNICALLY I don't have the cash for today aha only down side is it pushed my painting project back a week on getting the car plasti-dipped. but I think it'll be better to wait till its warmer and still less humid (I am in FLORIDA ATM)

I am hoping next week with more sun light and less rain I can focus on dropping the OEM exhaust and installing the turbo. I am still anxious to start as I do not know any good ways to move the motor over enough to access the header bolts. if you have any ideas (or anyone) send em my way!
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Start with pulling the washer tank and SAP. Should give you some room. I also saw someone support the engine from below with a jack and remove the entire passenger side motor mount, including the metal arm going to the block. This may take a while but I bet it'll save you lots of pain

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that is super boss. sorry to hear about your car wreck though. do you have any photos? I always try to buy a different brand of car for each car I own. it keeps me from getting getting to narrow sited. I do the same with my motorcycles. yea I know if you paint a silver steam radiator matte black it will work more efficiently. I really like the silver poking out on my car so I think I will leave it for the time being, but well see. when the ebay turbo goes I will upgrade to a garrett and then I will think about welding my own custom FMIC.
I'll try to pull out a copy of the article I wrote for Sport Compact Car on the swap. Not sure if I have any pics of the completed car, something my editor wished I had (but he didn't ask for).
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Old 01-31-2016, 10:20 AM   #37
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Start with pulling the washer tank and SAP. Should give you some room. I also saw someone support the engine from below with a jack and remove the entire passenger side motor mount, including the metal arm going to the block. This may take a while but I bet it'll save you lots of pain

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washer tank is out, I usually unbolt the motor and jack it up and over to the driver side. if I take out the passenger engine mount then I guess it is that time to start fabbing my custom engine mount bracket so I can run my passenger poly mount.
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Old 01-31-2016, 10:23 AM   #38
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TODAYS TASKS
-design aluminum washer bottle
-design bracket to hold washer bottle and A/C condenser bottle in ABS corner
-put in material order
-begin design of passenger engine mount to change from hydraulic to poly engine mount. (previously purchased material)
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I'll try to pull out a copy of the article I wrote for Sport Compact Car on the swap. Not sure if I have any pics of the completed car, something my editor wished I had (but he didn't ask for).
I love to read build articles cause it gives me lots of ideas about fabrication
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I love to read build articles cause it gives me lots of ideas about fabrication
OK, just have a little patience with me. I think my copies are currently in storage (trying sell my house and build a new one).
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