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    Thread: 01 Audi TT225 compound turbo setup

    1. Member l88m22vette's Avatar
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      07-07-2012 01:38 PM #151
      Thats crazy, props for really making it happen, excited to see more
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      07-07-2012 04:30 PM #152
      Im debating on which spark plugs to go with. JC told me to get NGK V-Powers but I haven't heard of anyone else using these on our cars. Has anyone used these?

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      07-07-2012 04:54 PM #153
      People say to use the NGK copper plugs (V-Power) because "it gives a hotter spark", but you should replace those every 5k miles. Do that and you'll wear out your coil packs faster from pulling them out more often than normal. I'm sticking with the NGK Laser Platinums and changing them every 40k miles. Platinums aren't as good a conductor of heat as copper, but they last a lot longer and I have never had an experience with failed detonation.




      For me, the choice between continuing to use the coppers vs the platinums was easy

      hotter spark (seemed the same) or longer life on coil packs
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      07-07-2012 06:42 PM #154
      I just bought the V-powers, I want to make sure this thing is going to work before I go buying better plugs. Hopefully if something is going to melt, it will be the cheaper v-powers before a piston or something important

    5. 07-18-2012 08:41 AM #155
      That is awesome, nice to see someone taking the challenge on.

      Are you using the std ecu or are you going to use stand alone?

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      07-18-2012 08:58 AM #156
      Quote Originally Posted by Dowski12 View Post
      I just bought the V-powers, I want to make sure this thing is going to work before I go buying better plugs. Hopefully if something is going to melt, it will be the cheaper v-powers before a piston or something important
      Vpower's will die fast but they are cheap at least.

      I use NGK BKRE7IX stock number 2667

      if you want one heat range colder swap out the 7 for an 8. They are NGK Irridium "racing" plugs. Only plugs I've used that last- found them on Max's recommendation.
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    7. 07-18-2012 09:44 AM #157
      Quote Originally Posted by Chuckmeister87 View Post
      Do that and you'll wear out your coil packs faster from pulling them out more often than normal.

      hotter spark (seemed the same) or longer life on coil packs
      Really Chuck? Coilpacks failing because you take the plug out

      Stephen, the NGK coppers plugs will be fine for testing and tuning. I'd suggest the two step colder with your setup, I run 8 heat range in mine (4662 stock number)
      Last edited by Marcus_Aurelius; 07-18-2012 at 09:49 AM.

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      07-18-2012 08:00 PM #158
      Thanks Marcus, sounds like solid advice as usual

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      07-18-2012 08:05 PM #159
      Nice great progress
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      07-19-2012 03:44 AM #160
      Quote Originally Posted by Marcus_Aurelius View Post
      Really Chuck? Coilpacks failing because you take the plug out

      Stephen, the NGK coppers plugs will be fine for testing and tuning. I'd suggest the two step colder with your setup, I run 8 heat range in mine (4662 stock number)
      Hey, that's what my parts guys said about them. They both said when you replace the spark plugs more often and you have to pull the coil packs out, it causes stress to the "shaft" area where the coils are wound. Over time, changing your spark plugs more often will cause the coil packs to wear out more often.

      Now, not seeing any big difference when I changed from laser plats to copper (other than the coppers would gap much quicker and I'd have to regap them), I decided to just stick to the laser plats. My car is mostly stock. The only modifications I'm going to do to the drive of the car is it to improve the longevity of the car in any way I can.
      Sex should be like a Civic; slow, obscene, and loud enough for the neighbors to hear.

    11. 07-19-2012 04:34 AM #161
      Quote Originally Posted by Chuckmeister87 View Post
      Hey, that's what my parts guys said about them. They both said when you replace the spark plugs more often and you have to pull the coil packs out, it causes stress to the "shaft" area where the coils are wound. Over time, changing your spark plugs more often will cause the coil packs to wear out more often.
      That's why they are parts guys. I have previously worked in that field for over a decade, with advanced certification for many manufacturers including Mitsubishi, Nissan and Isuzu and GM. Most regular parts guys only have basic knowledge of the mechanics involved with the parts they sell, put them in front of an engine bay to do a proper diagnostic or even turn a wrench and they are lost.

      The rate at which you'll be taking coilpacks in/out to swap plugs can't have any realistic impact on the expected life of such a part.

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      07-19-2012 09:34 AM #162
      ya right.... I need to start quoting more coil packs because i take coil packs out all the time.

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      07-19-2012 03:16 PM #163
      Quote Originally Posted by DougLoBue View Post
      Vpower's will die fast but they are cheap at least.

      I use NGK BKRE7IX stock number 2667

      if you want one heat range colder swap out the 7 for an 8. They are NGK Irridium "racing" plugs. Only plugs I've used that last- found them on Max's recommendation.
      Correct answer. I ran 8's on my 10:1 2008cc 35R setup, but probably would have gone back to 7's on E85.

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      07-20-2012 02:42 AM #164
      Not much progress but its somethin...





      I know the transition pipe between the turbos is welded and ground so I'll get some pics of it tomorrow morning.

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      07-24-2012 11:06 AM #165
      Get this beast running already. I'm eager to see a dyno!
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      07-24-2012 07:07 PM #166
      We were waiting on a v-band to get here so I can remove the entire turbo setup by just removing the V-band and a bolt from each turbo bracket. They origionally sent us the wrong size V-band so we had to wait for another one to get here. Now all we need to do is finish welding and grinding a few pin holes on the pipes and send those out to ceramic coat. While those are gone, we are going to relocate the battery, and do the complete fuel system so as soon as the pipes come back we will be about ready to fire this sucker up!!!

    17. 07-24-2012 07:41 PM #167
      This thing is going to be crazy.

      It might be time to go twin F23 on the TT

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      07-24-2012 11:37 PM #168
      Quote Originally Posted by warranty225cpe View Post
      This thing is going to be crazy.

      It might be time to go twin F23 on the TT
      Reading>posting .

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      07-25-2012 09:35 AM #169
      looks cool , way better then i expected

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      07-25-2012 01:11 PM #170
      Thanks, Should look pretty amazing once everything is finished and hopefully the performance will match the looks

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      07-25-2012 09:56 PM #171
      this car is real? ...from the first page I was like hmmmm, but HOW?

      but it looks like it's happening. Good luck, hope to see it come together
      and give you the performance your hoping for.

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      07-27-2012 12:21 AM #172
      You can ask my strained bank account if its real...it will confirm it

      But seriously its come a long way, and taken me alot longer than I'd hoped. My guess is it will be on the dyno in about 2 to 3 weeks. Theres really no telling though, I've been given a dozen finish dates and all have been overshot by a mile...or 1,000!!!

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      07-27-2012 09:47 AM #173
      Quote Originally Posted by Dowski12 View Post
      My guess is it will be on the dyno in about 2 to 3 weeks.
      Yeah, about that. It won't be ready then.

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      07-27-2012 10:17 AM #174
      How are you approaching tuning? Where did you start? Are you doing it yourself?
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      07-30-2012 06:46 PM #175
      Quote Originally Posted by 20v master View Post
      Yeah, about that. It won't be ready then.
      What he said...

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