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    1. Member TylerO28's Avatar
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      07-24-2011 07:24 PM #1
      So just tucked a few wires and removed some stuff...i like it simple and cleaner..not perfect, but fun
      questions, comments? Send em
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      god i love my car. it may not be fast, but it's crazy fun!



      C2 stage 2 TURBO!!! ACHTUNG!!! 2.5liter 5cylinder contents under pressure!!!

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      07-24-2011 08:29 PM #2
      looks good man! is that the carbonio CAI?
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      07-24-2011 09:41 PM #3
      Yeah carbonio cai soon replaced with c2 turbo lol
      god i love my car. it may not be fast, but it's crazy fun!



      C2 stage 2 TURBO!!! ACHTUNG!!! 2.5liter 5cylinder contents under pressure!!!

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      07-24-2011 09:45 PM #4
      Figured I'd add a before for comparison
      I relocated the little green and gray plugs by the timing chain cover, moved the harness going over the throttle body, and ran the injector harness under the fuel rail...and on the over flow tank, tucked the wiring under it, rather than where it routes around the top left of it...
      And deleted the whole black metal bracket that the injector harness sits on
      god i love my car. it may not be fast, but it's crazy fun!



      C2 stage 2 TURBO!!! ACHTUNG!!! 2.5liter 5cylinder contents under pressure!!!

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      07-24-2011 09:53 PM #5
      now that you listed what you changed I can definitely see the improvements and i like what you've done. I'm going to work on cleaning my bay up once i get my car back.

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      07-24-2011 10:28 PM #6
      Thanks... Its very subtle I know...its actually a very generous amount of wiring to allow tucking and moving...when that turbo is slapped in, I'll get even more hidden
      god i love my car. it may not be fast, but it's crazy fun!



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      07-24-2011 10:37 PM #7
      Whats up Houdini?

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      07-24-2011 11:03 PM #8
      Just please dont go punching me in the gut..houdini died from that
      god i love my car. it may not be fast, but it's crazy fun!



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      07-25-2011 08:29 AM #9
      Hahaha, I'd only do that if you were nightshift.

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      07-25-2011 04:32 PM #10
      What is that hanging in front of the bubble

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    11. 07-25-2011 07:00 PM #11
      you could probably run the EVAP valve and hose UNDER the manifold to the throttle body, then shave off those nubbs on the intake manifold for the not-used engine cover

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      07-25-2011 07:23 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by SLAB View Post
      you could probably run the EVAP valve and hose UNDER the manifold to the throttle body, then shave off those nubbs on the intake manifold for the not-used engine cover
      Thats what I did. I left the nubs for resale purposes Also deleted everything I could from the firewall, soon the coolant bubble, battery, and fuse box
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      07-25-2011 07:25 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by kevin FaKiN spLits View Post
      Thats what I did. I left the nubs for resale purposes Also deleted everything I could from the firewall, soon the coolant bubble, battery, and fuse box
      can you post a pic of your engine bay. i'd like to see what it looks like with everything hidden

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      07-26-2011 01:11 AM #14
      That little round thing in front of my coolant bubble is actually a bmw m3 alarm siren that I retro'd into my factory alarm. Its like a single tone with a high frequency piezo sound as it warbles... It'll be tucked into the fender this wednesday...i am currently running actually that siren as well as another single tone in the fender... I

      I'm moving the battery as well. Getting an agm battery. That way I have more room for my TURBO intake piping
      Edit: evap hose moved! Consider it done! That and I'm gonna try to see about the fuel lines. I worry about chaffing though considering the wind screen washer filler neck has been known to rub through...eh its an idea
      Last edited by TylerO28; 07-26-2011 at 01:14 AM.
      god i love my car. it may not be fast, but it's crazy fun!



      C2 stage 2 TURBO!!! ACHTUNG!!! 2.5liter 5cylinder contents under pressure!!!

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      07-26-2011 11:16 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by pennsydubbin View Post
      can you post a pic of your engine bay. i'd like to see what it looks like with everything hidden
      I dont have the car right now. But heres the pics I have






      Polished chain cover before tucked harness:
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      07-26-2011 11:37 AM #16
      As far as the fuel lines, Id just leave those alone unless you are going to upgrade your fuel system when you go turbo. I tried to use braided fuel line, but it isnt really bendable. Ill figure it out once I get the c2 mani and post a diy link here.
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      07-26-2011 05:05 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by TeamZleep View Post
      Room for piping is overrated, lol. I kept putting it off, and never got around to getting the battery relocated. It's not really necessary, but it would make getting to things like the DV way easier. I wanted to move that, possibly the fuse box (too much of a hassle for what it's worth) and run a water-air IC there and totally cut out on having the charge piping go under the car to allow for maximum low.
      Kinda my idea! Air/water cooler...but its kind of more effort and isn't the plan here to delete, move or hide things? Lol I think a big cooler would be pretty rad though...
      god i love my car. it may not be fast, but it's crazy fun!



      C2 stage 2 TURBO!!! ACHTUNG!!! 2.5liter 5cylinder contents under pressure!!!

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      07-26-2011 05:07 PM #18
      I will post up a shot of the tucked harness on the chain cover...i moved the harness under the upper rad hose. Its under there and left the water temp sensor on top..pics to come
      god i love my car. it may not be fast, but it's crazy fun!



      C2 stage 2 TURBO!!! ACHTUNG!!! 2.5liter 5cylinder contents under pressure!!!

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      07-26-2011 09:02 PM #19
      Ok tucked under upper rad hose


      This is the harness under the t/b
      Going to route the vacuum under as well and the sai by the chain cover might go under when the c2 kit is installed
      god i love my car. it may not be fast, but it's crazy fun!



      C2 stage 2 TURBO!!! ACHTUNG!!! 2.5liter 5cylinder contents under pressure!!!

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      07-27-2011 12:23 AM #20
      Looks good. I like it.

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      07-27-2011 06:04 PM #21
      Polished some parts today... Getting a vacuum line for the hose to be routed under the mani
      god i love my car. it may not be fast, but it's crazy fun!



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      07-28-2011 10:33 AM #22
      What did you use to polish yours? I need to go over mine again
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      07-28-2011 12:00 PM #23
      I used white polishing compound on some wool bobbins and felt bobbins. A few sections with a flannel wheel, then rubbed it down
      god i love my car. it may not be fast, but it's crazy fun!



      C2 stage 2 TURBO!!! ACHTUNG!!! 2.5liter 5cylinder contents under pressure!!!

    24. 07-29-2011 09:33 PM #24
      not trying to be a jerk....$h!†$ tight.....but ditch the oil scupper.
      powdered donuts make me go nuts

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      07-29-2011 09:44 PM #25
      Ha ha yeah I want to cut it flush and re weld it so its shorter... But I am pretty sure that it could only lose an inch...
      I'm messy with fluids lol...
      It'll be ditched soon enough... might just keep it around for adding oil, but take it off for daily driving.
      god i love my car. it may not be fast, but it's crazy fun!



      C2 stage 2 TURBO!!! ACHTUNG!!! 2.5liter 5cylinder contents under pressure!!!

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      07-30-2011 03:11 AM #26
      late to the party, but it looks good,,,,

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      07-30-2011 01:27 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      late to the party, but it looks good,,,,
      Fred you're always welcome to my parties! How did the fla vw show go???
      god i love my car. it may not be fast, but it's crazy fun!



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      07-31-2011 03:39 AM #28
      Got my new battery today, just got to get my cabling. What size is kosher for boot mounted batteries? I'm thinking 2 gauge or 0 gauge. I am thinking i will use a fusible link up in the bay just in case of a collision do I dont have a hot wire exposed... 250 amp fuse? 0 gauge wire? Anyone have suggestions or advice.please post pics of your battery relocation
      god i love my car. it may not be fast, but it's crazy fun!



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      07-31-2011 11:17 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by TylerO28 View Post
      Got my new battery today, just got to get my cabling. What size is kosher for boot mounted batteries? I'm thinking 2 gauge or 0 gauge. I am thinking i will use a fusible link up in the bay just in case of a collision do I dont have a hot wire exposed... 250 amp fuse? 0 gauge wire? Anyone have suggestions or advice.please post pics of your battery relocation
      Keep the oe battery handy, charged and ready for winter. When its cold relocated batteries that have been moved to a unwarm area drain like a motherf*cker, and never wants to crank over the starter. Those down south that have the relocation dont have to worry about it, and I would recommend one of those thermal covers to help a little bit.

      When I had my dsm I brought the battery into work with me every day, and inside my house every day, because my odyssey would die in a 7 hour shift. So thats a winter option as well just use quick release terminals
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    30. 07-31-2011 01:52 PM #30
      0 gauge, and a 250 is probably overkill

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      07-31-2011 06:43 PM #31
      Decided against relocation...i will have plenty of space for charge piping...so I just ran an agm battery with modified battery platform...its not perfect, but its awesome cranks so fast...I side mounted the battery.and used the oddyssey lugs for the oem terminals.now I have to tuck MORE?! wiring!!!
      Also ran the vacuum line under the intake, then through the far left mani hole...until I have time to tuck the little sensor this will work
      god i love my car. it may not be fast, but it's crazy fun!



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      07-31-2011 10:06 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by kevin FaKiN spLits View Post
      Keep the oe battery handy, charged and ready for winter. When its cold relocated batteries that have been moved to a unwarm area drain like a motherf*cker, and never wants to crank over the starter. Those down south that have the relocation dont have to worry about it, and I would recommend one of those thermal covers to help a little bit.

      When I had my dsm I brought the battery into work with me every day, and inside my house every day, because my odyssey would die in a 7 hour shift. So thats a winter option as well just use quick release terminals
      my battery is on my trunk... but i have a red top optima...

      granted, i am on the south... but on winter, where i live, it can get as cold as 20s... the coldest startup to date was at 25... and it was up with no issues.

      and on florida, its actually GOOD to relocate the battery... with the HOT summers, the bay gets extra warm, and battery lasts less...

      in matters of Batteries and tires, florida is considered "hazard"

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      08-01-2011 10:41 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      my battery is on my trunk... but i have a red top optima...

      granted, i am on the south... but on winter, where i live, it can get as cold as 20s... the coldest startup to date was at 25... and it was up with no issues.

      and on florida, its actually GOOD to relocate the battery... with the HOT summers, the bay gets extra warm, and battery lasts less...

      in matters of Batteries and tires, florida is considered "hazard"
      Exactly. I remember the very first time my car wouldnt crank over, I know it was negative temps, but I also used a real small odyssey battery. If you are fine with a battery box get a optima or use the oem battery and you may be fine, but for me Im gonna have to hollow out some of the foam under the drop floor and mount it out of sight, so odyssey it is again
      Still working on the dual air tank setup, but only one is for air
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      08-01-2011 04:06 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by kevin FaKiN spLits View Post
      ...but only one is for air
      Ejecto seato cuz?
      They're going to their house over there.
      You're not utilizing your education properly.

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      08-01-2011 04:22 PM #35
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      Ejecto seato cuz?
      No, that was a nitrous bottle used for that...
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