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Old 09-11-2011, 09:52 PM   #1
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HPF Stage 1 Build Thread

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Ive been on this forum for quite some time but never posted as I was a lurker. Ive been looking at HPF kits for a long time and decided to pull the plug and go for it. So I decided to go with stage 1 since I figured that I wouldn't need 800 or even 900 whp. I also figured that I could always upgrade to meth down the road. I talked to Branden numerous times about everything and was more then helpful and very knowledgeable on many things. I got the kit about 3 weeks ago or so and have already finished the install. I ran into a couple of minor things that Branden was able to iron out for me. The only thing that I had to modify on the kit was the bracket that hold the manifold to the motor mount. The holes were off about a half a hole. I also bought the stage 2 clutch so it added a few extra days to the install. In total it took me about 5 days to this. Since this wasn't my first time to a turbo or supercharger build it made this go really smooth. This is the only aftermarket kit of any kind that I have ever dealt with that was this well labeled with detailed instructions.

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Dual Mass Flywheel









The bracket that I had to modify the holes on













Finished
As you can see I was able to modify the stock grill to fit in front of the intercooler. You have to trim the bumper quite a bit for the intercooler fit so you dont have the stock tabs for the grill to fit back on.




Of course you have to put on the badges too (my license plate is definitely fitting now)


I have many more pics but I figured this was enough. The first time I took this out and stepped on it I had a huge smile and thought this thing should be like this from the factory. It drives like stock until you hit the gas then its a whole new ball game. After a few days of driving it I got some 110 leaded and flipped that switch. It is just amazing in race mode. I was a little worried about traction but surprisingly enough traction is not really a problem. In low mode it gets excellent traction. In race mode it spins pretty good in second but still pulls really hard. I have stock suspension on the car and it squats really nice when you get on it and it digs in nice.

I was considering doing some suspension work but since it gets really good traction I don't want to change what works.

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Old 09-11-2011, 09:57 PM   #2
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Very nice!!! Total sleeper if you make the intercooler black!
Let's see some videos!

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Old 09-11-2011, 10:08 PM   #3
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Congrats on the Kit/Build OP. Welcome to the HPF Crew/Family.
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Old 09-11-2011, 10:18 PM   #4
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very nice to see a fanatic self installing a hpf kit. what was the hardest/most frustrating part for you? just curious. im not positive but shouldent you stick it on a dyno to make sure your not running lean or rich and possibly going to hurt your engine? and i also want to see what she puts down


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Old 09-11-2011, 10:31 PM   #5
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Thanks guys! The only thing that was frustrating was when the car wouldnt start the first time. I checked and rechecked everything like 10 times. I finally sent the ecu back to HPF and it had the wrong tune on it. It was a tune for a stage 3 car and those have different injectors that use an injector driver. Once I got it back it fired right up. The kit comes with a wideband so you can monitor the A/F ratios at all times. Wide open the car runs 11.7 and cruising its around 14.2 which is perfect.
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Old 09-11-2011, 10:39 PM   #6
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Congrats man! I live just minutes away and should have my car ready soon as proefi gets the harness finished. What kinda car are those.volks on?
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Congrats man! I live just minutes away and should have my car ready soon as proefi gets the harness finished. What kinda car are those.volks on?
Where do you live exactly? (If you don't mind me asking)

Here is a few pics of the car that has the volks. Its an 2002 S2000. They are fully polished TE37's





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Nice s2k!
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Congrats!

Any dyno's on the s2k?
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Like most of the above. More info on the S2K and dynos for both cars.

OP has two Turbo cars! I like it!!
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Old 09-12-2011, 12:58 AM   #13
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Link to My S2k build thread http://www.s2ki.com/s2000/topic/8123...i-turbo-build/

The car has had a few more things installed since this dyno chart. I will be running a race mode oh this aswell. It will be ran at 20psi and 30-35 psi. It should be somewhere in the 600-650 whp range.
This dyno was done on 17psi with the injectors at about 98% duty cycle. I upgraded to 1000cc injectors, Competition Clutch dual ceramic clutch, and Dual 340lph in tank fuel pumps.

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i may do a air duct to hood for intake. Did anyone has something that feeds air to intake ? Maybe from front bumper ?
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Impressive DIY turbo install! More props for doing the clutch on jack stands.

Request...I would like to see more pics of the garage. Looks pretty squared away from the pics.
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