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    Thread: Tail of the Dragon 2010....official announcement!!!

    1. Member r32dub88's Avatar
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      04-29-2010 12:25 PM #3746
      life is all about b!tches and money, not quips and sexual innuendos.

      Sorry i didn't get to meet you HD, our cabin was parked literally 30 feet from your car.


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      04-29-2010 12:49 PM #3747
      Hot Dog, you're still missing a letter in your Sig!

      So anyway, how bout we learn about your car, since you've been learning bout our little wookies. what turbo are you running and what other things have you done to it?

      BMP .:R32

    3. 04-29-2010 01:19 PM #3748
      I've gone through that damn signature like four times now, and am far too lazy to find out which letter I'm missing. I apologize.

      The car is currently still running the stock turbo/manifold. The basic bolt ons are in place; exhaust, intercooler piping, MBC, intercooler, methanol, etc. Dynoed last time at 330/350.

      Ordered, and hopefully coming in soon, will be an FP green stock frame turbo. Realistically, it's not a big turbo; I don't want some laggy (moreso) beast of war; I have a GT40 powered Evo 8, why do the same with, ya know, a NICE car?

      So, in will come the turbo, ported and coated, cams, springs and retainers, headgasket, head bolts, exhaust downpipe (in the X, the downpipe isn't really a huge restriction on the stock turbo), and a tubular manifold w/ EWG port grafted on. Going to simply route the EWG to vent to atmosphere, so it's going to sound like it just screwed a demon every time I pull 18lbs of boost, but it'll be exciting.

      On the much-needed tire/wheel/suspension side; Swift (1" and 0.6" drop) springs, 18x9.5 Rotas (LOLOLZ ROTA) and either NT05s or Hankook V12s in 265/35; haven't decided yet. Just put some V12s on the STI, and like them decently enough; they'll sure as hell last longer than the NT05s.

      My "goal" is 400ish WHP, which I think is eminently doable w/ the mods I have coming. The stock turbo is just a horrible unit, running out of breath at ~6500 RPM. Plan to be able to rev this closer to 8k, and still be pushing air.


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      04-29-2010 01:41 PM #3749
      Quote, originally posted by Hotdog453 »
      that damn RS4 isn't going to out accelerate me next time, I can guarantee that

      Well then HD you would have been really salty if we ran together w/ my NA MKIV R then. I fully expect a phone call from Jesse's wife any day now giving me an ear full about his parts requests.


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      04-29-2010 01:49 PM #3750
      Quote, originally posted by Hotdog453 »
      I've gone through that damn signature like four times now, and am far too lazy to find out which letter I'm missing. I apologize.

      Mountain, Ran.

      I'm an NA guy, but that sounds awesome. EWG = Electronic (electric?) Waste Gate?

      Also, I'm running the V12's, They pretty much only had the trip up to NC to break em in (600 miles) and I loved them, very predictable tire, even when they were screaming I wasn't scared of losing all traction. I've had them on for about 5 weeks with the hard driving on the dragon (breaking em loose at points but I'm running 225/40/18) and I have 5/10's left on them, ~3,000 miles on them with a lot of hard driving. I would probably already be looking at new tires if I had the NT05's.

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      Modified by benyates at 10:54 AM 4-29-2010


      Modified by benyates at 10:54 AM 4-29-2010

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      04-29-2010 01:54 PM #3751
      Quote, originally posted by Harepower »
      we accept the MKV R's, why not an Evo

      I was previously ignorant to the behind the back hatin'!


    7. 04-29-2010 02:00 PM #3752
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      I'm an NA guy, but that sounds awesome. EWG = Electronic (electric?) Waste Gate.

      External waste gate; instead of a small little dinky internally gated turbo, we weld that shut, then do a wastegate flange on the manifold itself to control boost. Allows for tighter control, no tapering at higher RPM.

      The downside of dumping it straight down is, well, it sounds like an angry demon when it opens at the wastegate pressure, which is 18PSI. And it doesn't even sound GOOD, like an R32, it just sounds like hell. Bad. Terrible. Terrible noise, mixed in with hell.

      But I <3 it.

      Quote »
      Also, I'm running the V12's, They pretty much only had the trip up to NC to break em in (600 miles) and I loved them, very predictable tire, even when they were screaming I wasn't scared of losing all traction. I've had them on for about 5 weeks with the hard driving on the dragon (breaking em loose at points but I'm running 225/40/18) and I have 5/10's left on them, ~3,000 miles on them with a lot of hard driving. I would probably already be looking at new tires if I had the NT05's.

      Good to hear. Yeah, I'm just concerned the NT05s will be, frankly, a waste for me 99% of the time; I'd have some racing slick for my daily driver car, end up eating them all up before a trip, and be screwed tread wise when I start to actually push em. The V12s looked like a good compromise.


    8. 04-29-2010 02:01 PM #3753
      Quote, originally posted by schwung »

      I was previously ignorant to the behind the back hatin'!

      Besides the fact I couldn't figure out how to turn the defogger on, at like 9PM in the dark in ZPrime's car, the Mk5 seemed neato. Well, neato at 15MPH driving to the lodge.

      On the plus side, the first time following my car, when ZPrime drove it, I noticed three things:

      1) No cat=smells like hell.
      2) It's loud.
      3) Zprime can't drive stick.

      lolz.


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      04-29-2010 02:08 PM #3754
      Quote, originally posted by Hotdog453 »
      3) Zprime can't drive stick.

      lolz.

      Shoulda stayed, I can drive stick


    10. 04-29-2010 02:11 PM #3755
      There's an innuendo there, but I'll respectfully let it slide.

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      04-29-2010 02:11 PM #3756
      Quote, originally posted by Hotdog453 »

      Good to hear. Yeah, I'm just concerned the NT05s will be, frankly, a waste for me 99% of the time; I'd have some racing slick for my daily driver car, end up eating them all up before a trip, and be screwed tread wise when I start to actually push em. The V12s looked like a good compromise.


      They are. I was looking at the Z-star specs and i chose these because they're cheaper and will last longer..

      Sounds familiar, not to hate

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      04-29-2010 02:14 PM #3757
      Quote, originally posted by schwung »
      Oh come on, why would that stop me at any age, LOL!


      Quote, originally posted by schwung »

      Shoulda stayed, I can drive stick

      Watch out Z-prime you've got competition.

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      04-29-2010 02:23 PM #3758
      Quote, originally posted by Hotdog453 »
      There's an innuendo there, but I'll respectfully let it slide.

      oooooh, there is one in that one too!


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      04-29-2010 02:25 PM #3759
      Quote, originally posted by benyates »
      Also, I'm running the V12's, They pretty much only had the trip up to NC to break em in (600 miles) and I loved them, very predictable tire, even when they were screaming I wasn't scared of losing all traction. I've had them on for about 5 weeks with the hard driving on the dragon (breaking em loose at points but I'm running 225/40/18)

      Exact same story here. I had had rt-615's, and while they were great four years ago, technology has changed.

      Descartes thoughtlessness was the bane of his existence.

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      04-29-2010 02:37 PM #3760
      Quote, originally posted by schwung »

      I was previously ignorant to the behind the back hatin'!

      Not sly at all, just silenced for the good all mankind


    16. 04-29-2010 02:38 PM #3761
      I'm too lazy and morose to go back into the depths of this thread, but when is the fall run planned/thought to be planned?

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      04-29-2010 03:28 PM #3762
      I dunno, but I can't wait to go back! Nice new sig lol. Maybe we should call you Frosted Flake.

      <---Fun

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      04-29-2010 03:47 PM #3763
      Quote, originally posted by Hotdog453 »
      I'm just concerned the NT05s will be, frankly, a waste for me 99% of the time; I'd have some racing slick for my daily driver car, end up eating them all up before a trip, and be screwed tread wise when I start to actually push em.

      I was worried about that too when i put on NT-05s, but honestly they didn't wear too bad. I expected to have nothing left after 2500 miles plus lots of hard driving for 4 days straight but i got back and i still have half my tread left.


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      04-29-2010 05:41 PM #3764
      Quote, originally posted by Hotdog453 »
      I'm too lazy and morose to go back into the depths of this thread, but when is the fall run planned/thought to be planned?

      The Fall run is randomly organized by others. I know Gdown usually goes to the Fall run, and it is smaller.....hit him up.


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      04-29-2010 09:04 PM #3765
      Quote, originally posted by Hotdog453 »
      ...I'm boring, and don't really have much to contribute to an R32 forum short of "so, you have a V6? Intriguing"...

      None of that matters. We'll treat you like family anyway.

      --Chuck--


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      04-29-2010 09:08 PM #3766
      Quote, originally posted by Hotdog453 »
      ...The downside of dumping it straight down is, well, it sounds like an angry demon when it opens at the wastegate pressure...

      I've always been a NA kind of guy, so this may be a stupid question, but
      why couldn't you just plumb that waste gate back into the exhaust after
      the turbo?

      --Chuck--


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      04-29-2010 09:09 PM #3767
      Quote, originally posted by speedbump2 »
      We'll treat you like family anyway.


      Passive-aggressive slights and drunken brawls on the front lawn until the cops show up?

      Descartes thoughtlessness was the bane of his existence.

    23. 04-30-2010 04:44 AM #3768
      Quote, originally posted by speedbump2 »

      I've always been a NA kind of guy, so this may be a stupid question, but
      why couldn't you just plumb that waste gate back into the exhaust after
      the turbo?

      --Chuck--

      Not a dumb question. Re-routing it back into the exhaust can lead to turbulence in the exhaust, as the wastegate flow mixes with the normal exhaust gas. By keeping them completely separate, we eliminate that chance, and gain power.

      In the case of a properly routed EWG, and dumping to atmosphere, it might, literally, be like 2 WHP; but I like the sound. ROAAAAAAR.


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      04-30-2010 07:22 AM #3769
      Quote, originally posted by Hotdog453 »
      Not a dumb question. Re-routing it back into the exhaust can lead to turbulence in the exhaust, as the wastegate flow mixes with the normal exhaust gas. By keeping them completely separate, we eliminate that chance, and gain power.

      In the case of a properly routed EWG, and dumping to atmosphere, it might, literally, be like 2 WHP; but I like the sound. ROAAAAAAR.

      That makes sense.

      (See Hotdog, we are communicating, having a regular conversation. )

      --Chuck--


    25. 04-30-2010 07:40 AM #3770
      I'm scared Chuck.

      Hold me.


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      04-30-2010 08:11 AM #3771
      I/We missed you Matt. Although, I'm not sure Chuck knows what he is in for in the near future

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      04-30-2010 08:43 AM #3772
      Quote, originally posted by M00NEY »
      I/We missed you Matt. Although, I'm not sure Chuck knows what he is in for in the near future

      Don't worry about me, worry about Hotdog.

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    28. 04-30-2010 09:26 AM #3773
      I can shift my love quite easily from one individual to another.

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      04-30-2010 09:33 AM #3774
      Quote, originally posted by Hotdog453 »
      I can shift my love quite easily from one individual to another.

      I just don't want to hurt you. I'm a heartbreaker.

      --Chuck--


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      04-30-2010 09:53 AM #3775
      N'mind -


      Modified by Harepower at 7:51 PM 4-30-2010

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      04-30-2010 12:28 PM #3776
      Quote, originally posted by Harepower »
      My only comment would be to remove the fencing.

      Likely a mandate from their insurance company.

      Descartes thoughtlessness was the bane of his existence.

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      04-30-2010 05:50 PM #3777
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      Likely a mandate from their insurance company.

      /schwung?

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    33. 04-30-2010 07:18 PM #3778
      well... so much for this sport alignment. The insides of my front tires are shot.... Ugh.... It definitely wasn't worth changing alignments.

      What are some tire recommendations? I had Bridgestone RE-01 R's... I was happy with them but... since they've been discontinued I guess I'll need 4 new ones... err......


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      04-30-2010 07:31 PM #3779
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      Quote, originally posted by M00NEY »

      /schwung?

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