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    Thread: DarkSideGTI Big Turbo Build Round 2

    1. Member rjdubtuner's Avatar
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      02-14-2011 09:33 PM #36
      looking good. I have a 3.6L crank for sale. Diff pistons is all that is needed. Lmk. I am doing a bunch of stuff to my R right now. I now your pain (big money)
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      02-14-2011 10:19 PM #37
      I've heard the 3.6 crank doesn't work since the V angle is different. It messes up the firing order.

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      02-15-2011 09:45 AM #38
      I vote for using the 3.2 crank. I'd wait it out for a bit, seems like you've got plenty of other things to keep you busy. Nice looking build you've got here.

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      02-15-2011 11:06 AM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by AndyTR32 View Post
      I vote for using the 3.2 crank. I'd wait it out for a bit, seems like you've got plenty of other things to keep you busy. Nice looking build you've got here.
      Looks like I don't have to wait too long. I found a crank last night. It should be shipping out to me tomorrow thanks to websaabn.

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      02-15-2011 01:05 PM #40
      ^ Good to hear. Even though I'm a noob when it comes to all this crazy engine building and turbo talk, I think having the 3.2 is better, why knock down the displacement to 3.1? Either way, glad to see you found one, following this builld closely, great work, and good luck!

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      02-15-2011 01:45 PM #41
      Honestly no one would have ever noticed the difference between a 3.1l and a 3.2l, but I am glad I am sticking with R32 parts.

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      02-15-2011 01:50 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by DarkSideGTI View Post
      Honestly no one would have ever noticed the difference between a 3.1l and a 3.2l, but I am glad I am sticking with R32 parts.
      I would have...and you would have
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      02-15-2011 02:22 PM #43
      i don't think so. it is a pretty small difference.

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      02-15-2011 08:35 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by DarkSideGTI View Post
      i don't think so. it is a pretty small difference.
      there is more to how the engine will make power than just a raw displacement.
      a longer stroke will net more torque, whereas the shorter stroke will be happier at high revs.

      you could potentially wrap more rpm with a short stroke and a fatty piston....hell, with the stock bore and shorter stroke the engine would spin up super quick. esp with big boost.
      (think indy car engines. 2.5-2.8L v8's with turbos)

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      02-16-2011 11:16 AM #45
      Got my POR15 engine painting kit and my catch can yesterday.




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      02-16-2011 12:31 PM #46
      Where did you get that catch can from? Looks very nice.

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      02-16-2011 12:44 PM #47
      Got it from here.

      http://performanceunlimited.com/cobr...thertanks.html

      I might have to change the bracket around to get it to go where I want it.

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      02-16-2011 09:05 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by DarkSideGTI View Post
      Got it from here.

      http://performanceunlimited.com/cobr...thertanks.html

      I might have to change the bracket around to get it to go where I want it.
      catch can location is something i'm eager to see. i haven't even considered where i am going to stuff one of those buggers. need one, but they don't quite go with my shaved theme...
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      02-16-2011 09:32 PM #49
      this will be very nice .

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      02-17-2011 10:22 AM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by dr. b View Post
      catch can location is something i'm eager to see. i haven't even considered where i am going to stuff one of those buggers. need one, but they don't quite go with my shaved theme...
      just use a little filter in the valve cover directly at the shows ..... a shiny chromed one or even color matched to your valve cover would still keep it clean or take the whole thing out all together ...... when you drive it install a catch can if you want

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      02-17-2011 10:25 AM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by dr. b View Post
      catch can location is something i'm eager to see. i haven't even considered where i am going to stuff one of those buggers. need one, but they don't quite go with my shaved theme...
      Mount that ish somewhere on ur motor
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      02-17-2011 11:46 AM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by dr. b View Post
      catch can location is something i'm eager to see. i haven't even considered where i am going to stuff one of those buggers. need one, but they don't quite go with my shaved theme...
      Before I just had a rubber hose running to the ground. It didn't look too bad.



      I think I am going to install it right behind the passenger side headlight now.

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      02-17-2011 11:48 AM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by DarkSideGTI View Post
      i don't think so. it is a pretty small difference.
      i was being sarcastic, lol the mere fact "i know what u did this winter"
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      02-18-2011 12:20 AM #54
      Since I am waiting on the new crank I decided to work on the bumper shaving project.

      First thing I had to do was cut off the brackets on the backside of the bumper that hold the side markers.



      I used a dremel and a wiz with some 80 grit to cut off and smooth the back side



      Then I sanded the paint around the hole on the front side.



      Then I used some paper and a pencil to make a template of the hole.



      I used that template to cut out some plastic I got from a wrecked Jetta.



      Then I used the sanding drum on a dremel to smooth and shape the piece to fit into the opening on the bumper.



      Looks like the piece fits in the opening pretty good. I used this finished piece to create another one for the other side.



      It was a bit too cold to use the fusor tonight so I plan on doing the fusor work this weekend.

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      02-19-2011 03:21 PM #55
      so some more bad news. Yesterday I picked up the block from the machine shop. They told me they could only find 6 of the main caps in the box I gave them. I thought hmmm maybe I left one out at home. I get home and search around and cannot for the life of me find the last main cap. I remember dropping all of them in a plastic shopping bag along with the bolts as I took them off the block. If the machine shop cannot find it, I am going to be screwed.

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      02-19-2011 08:11 PM #56
      that sucks
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      02-19-2011 08:50 PM #57
      Awesome work continu that way. BTW I approved your 3.2l crank choice compare to the 2.8L. Don't forget boigger bore mean thinner pistons walls and I know that we can crack the walls wit boost. It already append to one of my customers


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      02-19-2011 08:54 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by DarkSideGTI View Post
      so some more bad news. Yesterday I picked up the block from the machine shop. They told me they could only find 6 of the main caps in the box I gave them. I thought hmmm maybe I left one out at home. I get home and search around and cannot for the life of me find the last main cap. I remember dropping all of them in a plastic shopping bag along with the bolts as I took them off the block. If the machine shop cannot find it, I am going to be screwed.
      You just find the best reason since your block is at the machine shop to by yourself the new billet main caps from 034 Motorsport.

      VR6 billet caps

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      02-19-2011 08:59 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by JAVW View Post
      You just find the best reason since your block is at the machine shop to by yourself the new billet main caps from 034 Motorsport.

      VR6 billet caps
      Yeah I might. Although Integrated Engineering is working on some billet main caps for the 1.8T, maybe we could build some for the R32.

      Made a bit more progress on the bumper today.

      Started off my applying some fusor to the back of the bumper along with some reinforcing mesh.


      Then I spread some fusor on the front side of the bumper.


      Then I took the big leap and cut the front notch out.


      The filler piece I bought from a guy on vortex.


      Here it is all trimmed up. I will try to fusor it in place on Monday.



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      02-21-2011 11:32 AM #60
      Damn dude, that some good stuff!
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      02-21-2011 07:59 PM #61
      Good news. Machine shop found the missing main cap!

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      02-21-2011 08:15 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by DarkSideGTI View Post
      Good news. Machine shop found the missing main cap!
      Good i am glad to here
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      02-22-2011 11:55 AM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by newcreation View Post
      Good i am glad to here
      Yeah that saved me about $350.

      Crank should be here tomorrow and I will drive it out to the machine shop to get cleaned and micro polished. I'll pick up the main cap while there.

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      02-22-2011 12:03 PM #64
      awesome, let me know if anything bad happend during shipping
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      02-22-2011 05:20 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by DarkSideGTI View Post
      Yeah that saved me about $350.
      only if you got the 034's. i would've sent you my old ones for cheap.....like shipping or Coke in glass bottles or something like that.

      Quote Originally Posted by JAVW View Post
      You just find the best reason since your block is at the machine shop to by yourself the new billet main caps from 034 Motorsport.

      VR6 billet caps
      (i have my stock main caps b/c i have these^^^^ fully gnarly looking on the engine.)
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      02-22-2011 05:54 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by dr. b View Post
      only if you got the 034's. i would've sent you my old ones for cheap.....like shipping or Coke in glass bottles or something like that.



      (i have my stock main caps b/c i have these^^^^ fully gnarly looking on the engine.)
      The new caps need to be line honed on the block. Not sure that used ones would work.

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      02-22-2011 06:07 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by DarkSideGTI View Post
      The new caps need to be line honed on the block. Not sure that used ones would work.
      that's true. but they wouldn't be that far from spec based on the fact that all the R32's used the same main bearings, caps, and cranks. and none of mine were damaged, so i believe that they would've been ok.

      regardless, i'm glad the shop found your stuff. always makes me worry when machine shops lose things.
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      02-23-2011 01:29 AM #69
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