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    Thread: AJmustDIE's ABA Turbo Build Thread

    1. Member AJmustDIE's Avatar
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      04-10-2011 10:29 PM #101
      Quote Originally Posted by yeayeayea View Post
      I like this thread. Did a similar thing back in 2005

      http://www.tampaeuro.com/forums/inde...howtopic=38581

      Will do something similar soon, but im currently on the NA kick.

      As for that AC repair, I really doubt that will hold, considering the thermal changes a condenser coil goes through. I work on AC units for a living, and we braise our leaks. I would try something like that if (when) the jbweld fails
      I had my doubts as well, but then I came back to the car today and went to scoot this piece of wood I was using for various things, and it wouldn't budge, lol. Then I kicked the hell out of it one good time and it turns out the wood was sitting on some drips of epoxy the fell on the ground.

      And it wasn't giving up what it had a hold of! lol.


      So only time will tell if this will do or not.


      Anywho, I got the heat exchanger mounted. Pics of the fittings.

      Only ziptie on there I promise, I only used it to hold it in place while I was making mounting tabs.




      Got ready to put the bumper back on, thank god.



      Snapped in and bolting down.





      Everything's not not aligned properly yet, but I was happy to get her face back on.



      Within' the next couple of days I'm gonna be getting the oil and water cooling lines plumbed and what not, my silicone couples are on the way so I'm trying to be patient. That's all for tonight.
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      04-11-2011 12:07 AM #102
      Quote Originally Posted by B-Tower View Post
      Props to someone my age doin work looks pretty good, perhaps a turbo upgrade later on?
      most definitely, gt28 or gt30 with a tubulular turbo mani If I can get ahold of one.
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      04-11-2011 07:23 AM #103
      slowly but surely
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      04-12-2011 10:48 PM #104
      Good news: I got all of my silicone couplers in today, as well as my slim fans for the radiator.
      Bad news: I'm sending the turbo back because the manifold is just poorly made IMO and I just don't want this turbo, I'm sending it back to the vendor I purchased it from.

      I'm probably getting a gt30 (way bigger, I know.) from here.
      http://www.fmpracing.com/Forced-Indu...duct_info.html

      And getting my buddy to rebuild it with garrett internals.

      That along with a kinetic manifold and the standard Tial 38mm wastegate.

      Comments/opinions anybody?
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      04-13-2011 10:45 AM #105
      I want a gt28rs .48 a/r... i drive this car on the road, i don't need top end power as much as i want mid-range

      but thats my opinion
      2.0T... it's back!
      Don't call it a build thread

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      04-13-2011 10:52 AM #106
      Have you guys seen the power that guys are making on the newer billet wheel precision units?

      I've seen dynos of 700+ on the 6262 (62mm), and solid solid numbers on the smaller versions of the same turbo. They're reasonably priced too. You'd probably end up spending about the same on a similarly sized garretts unit, though that site is scary cheap!
      Last edited by root beer; 04-13-2011 at 11:21 AM.

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      04-13-2011 11:36 AM #107
      Quote Originally Posted by root beer View Post
      Have you guys seen the power that guys are making on the newer billet wheel precision units?

      I've seen dynos of 700+ on the 6262 (62mm), and solid solid numbers on the smaller versions of the same turbo. They're reasonably priced too. You'd probably end up spending about the same on a similarly sized garretts unit, though that site is scary cheap!
      I second the Precision units. If the one I have ever goes I will be making the switch.

      Quote Originally Posted by AJmustDIE View Post
      That along with a kinetic manifold and the standard Tial 38mm wastegate.

      Comments/opinions anybody?
      Good choice with the Kinetic manifold. With it you will not need to bash in your firewall as the manifold makes it sit more toward the top at a good angle. If you are going to run an open dump tube go to Lowes or home depot. They sell Stainless Steel shower rods that are prebent to a perfect angle and for like 20 bucks. You will not find a cheaper place for a dump tube. IMO GT30 a bit large. Ask around to different vendors Garret and Precision and tell them your goals and where you want your power and they can set you up with a good unit.

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      04-13-2011 01:29 PM #108
      Thanks for the opinions guys.


      Before this project all started I did want a Precision unit as I know they totally kick ass.
      The only reason I was gonna go to a gt30 was it was the smallest turbo on that site without an internal wastegate.

      Ideally I'd want the equivalent of a gt28, but which precision unit is that?
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      04-13-2011 01:36 PM #109
      I know the 6262 is ~35r size.

      My problem is that i dont' know the size of the 28r wheel. Turboz aint my MOST knowledgable point.

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      04-13-2011 09:05 PM #110
      Alrighty then guys,


      Small update here again.


      Got my slim fans in , I think they look TONS better than the oem setup. Mine was all rusted and too bulky.


      And refitted my Air/Water Radiator so it looks like this.


      I think it looks pretty damn good.
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      04-13-2011 09:12 PM #111
      Yes. Definitley looks pretty damn good. How did you mount the fans? And how was it wiring them? Easy/difficult?

      I like the way it looks and looks to be more spacious.
      (_fishbowl society_)

      i wish i was a little less slower...i wish i was lower....i wish i had paint that looked good i would show her...i wish i had a rabbit with a hatch in the back with a custom fit boser.

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      04-13-2011 09:14 PM #112
      For a young kid doing his own work on his own car!
      Quote Originally Posted by toothpick View Post
      your boy is a retard. find new friends.

      post pics of your DE.

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      04-13-2011 11:05 PM #113
      Quote Originally Posted by 1.AteTee MkIV View Post
      Yes. Definitley looks pretty damn good. How did you mount the fans? And how was it wiring them? Easy/difficult?

      I like the way it looks and looks to be more spacious.
      They're mounted with standard radiator ties, the same thing you'd mount an oil or trans cooler with.
      I like the space too , but I needed the space, the OEM setup hits the a/c lines and some other things when you move back the radiator and condenser back an inch or two.

      As for wiring, I haven't got at it yet, I want to use the stock 3 wires clip that clips on to the OEM fan assembly but I'm not sure how I'm going to attack that issue.

      Could somebody possibly help me out with that?
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      04-14-2011 01:06 AM #114
      What brand/model# wfans are they? I'll look up the schematics for you.
      I'm mecp so I'm pretty electrical savvy.
      (_fishbowl society_)

      i wish i was a little less slower...i wish i was lower....i wish i had paint that looked good i would show her...i wish i had a rabbit with a hatch in the back with a custom fit boser.

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      04-14-2011 02:11 AM #115
      Here,
      Check this out.
      It might not be your exact harness but it should give you a good concept on what to do.

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...lim+fan+wiring
      (_fishbowl society_)

      i wish i was a little less slower...i wish i was lower....i wish i had paint that looked good i would show her...i wish i had a rabbit with a hatch in the back with a custom fit boser.

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      04-14-2011 04:35 AM #116
      Quote Originally Posted by 1.AteTee MkIV View Post
      Here,
      Check this out.
      It might not be your exact harness but it should give you a good concept on what to do.

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...lim+fan+wiring
      You're awesome. Thanks man. I'm gonna hook em up tomorrow. Will have pics as always.
      Might work on plumbing the water lines around the car as well.

      Things might start to get slow on this build, I'm running out of funds at the moment.
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      04-14-2011 06:53 AM #117
      Those slim fans are nice. I've got a small leak in my current rad... maybe it's time to find a new radiator and grab some slim fans.
      2.0T... it's back!
      Don't call it a build thread

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      04-14-2011 10:03 AM #118
      Quote Originally Posted by 2pt. slo View Post
      Good choice with the Kinetic manifold. With it you will not need to bash in your firewall as the manifold makes it sit more toward the top at a good angle..
      this is true but with my precision 60 trim i had to cut into the firewall alittle with the kinetic stage 3
      OG suede

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      Quote Originally Posted by vastxpunk View Post
      You have a harness you forgot to plug back in, and you want to know where it goes? Back where you found it would be my guess..

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      04-14-2011 01:12 PM #119
      Quote Originally Posted by AJmustDIE View Post
      Things might start to get slow on this build, I'm running out of funds at the moment.
      Don't discourage. Stay productive man. Your doin work When funds are low, do what I do.
      Bodywork, clean, polish, interior, anything that doesn't really cost anything.

      I wish i had the time and resources to put together a build.
      I'm jealous
      (_fishbowl society_)

      i wish i was a little less slower...i wish i was lower....i wish i had paint that looked good i would show her...i wish i had a rabbit with a hatch in the back with a custom fit boser.

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      04-14-2011 03:57 PM #120
      Quote Originally Posted by 95jetta17 View Post
      this is true but with my precision 60 trim i had to cut into the firewall alittle with the kinetic stage 3
      Pics?

      Quote Originally Posted by 1.AteTee MkIV View Post
      Don't discourage. Stay productive man. Your doin work When funds are low, do what I do.
      Bodywork, clean, polish, interior, anything that doesn't really cost anything.

      I wish i had the time and resources to put together a build.
      I'm jealous
      Yeah, I've been collecting all of this stuff for quite awhile and I thought I had everything to button it up and I kept on forgetting details and what now, now I gotta send this kit back, which I have to pay to ship myself and the restocking fee, and do my best with the money thats left with from that to buy another manifold and turbo. I'm confident my results will be nice in the end though.
      Quote Originally Posted by root beer View Post
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      04-20-2011 02:53 AM #121
      Not much again,

      But today I got my 02A tranny and other related swap components delivered. Holy **** that box was heavy.
      Process is going slow, I want to get this thing running before SOWO, if I don't I wont be able to go.
      ECS is also pissing me off by not processing my order yet, I NEED that rear motor mount.



      I got something done today, I modified the brackets that hold the plug wire organizer thing to work with my mk4 valve cover.




      Tomorrow I will be installing my walbro inline fuel bump, trying to route my water lines, maybe some other small stuff, still trying to get in contact with the company I bought this kit off of, so I can get my money back and get to real progress.
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      04-20-2011 03:12 AM #122
      What trans code did you end up with?

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      04-20-2011 03:14 AM #123
      Quote Originally Posted by root beer View Post
      What trans code did you end up with?
      I'm not sure to tell you the truth, I haven't even dove into the box yet. Where can I find the code on it?
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      04-20-2011 03:17 AM #124
      It will be on the front of the case. 3 letters. Reason i ask is that the ratios in the 4cyl boxes usually aren't the best. Depending which one you get, it can go a few different ways. Lots of improvement to be had with some vr parts in there.

      http://www.vwtransaxles.com/code.html

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      04-20-2011 03:44 AM #125
      Appreciate the info man, I'll check tomorrow and get back to this thread with it so I can get your opinion,
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