Well, I couldn't hold off anymore. The car is sitting in the garage in a puddle of its own goodness. It's been 3 weeks since the turbo gave its last breath. I ordered the turbo from Doug, but I'm super sketched out about the rod situation. So today I went ahead and ordered a set of 20mm rods from IE. I might be over prepping, but oh well. Id rather be over prepared than needing new rods/motor We will be doing new piston rings as well as rod bearings and some other little things We will be adding a catch can and cleaning things up a bit.
The car is going to my buddies shop as soon as parts start to arrive. This build will HOPEFULLY be documented by my him along the way. I'll give strict instructions to take pics for a "propper DIY" or a good beating
BTW, before any of you guys decide to tell me "why I should just go big turbo", save that
I'm building a daily driver with 300whp/300wtq as the goal.
Oh and E85 is the next step, so who knows where we will end up.
Big thanks to Doug and Max for the direction and stellar support
For real, "BIG UPS!"
Last edited by warranty225cpe; 04-05-2012 at 07:51 PM.
But I AM all about learning from others to lessen the growing pains of an upgrade like this.
Yeah I'm going to plan on Maestro as far as tuning. For right now, we'll see what it feels like with my APR 93 flash. I'm sure it will suck, but it is what it is for now. I'm taking baby steps since this wasn't really a planned venture. At least I have the big and painful issue getting sortTed first (rods). If I go with Maestro I can start with a base file and eventually try a 1.8t E85 file and tune from there. I've never had a lap top so I have zero experience with logging data or tweaking the ecu. Let's hope that doesn't bite me in the ass.
Just bought my IE rods this morning. I also bought their valve cover and block breather adapters. We're going to be adding those to a 42dd stealth can. I'm trying to figure out how I can get get braided lines to run for the can, that will thread into the 10AN fittings. I also picked up the Hose Candy master fitting kit and the master hose kit.
That's today's update
Last edited by warranty225cpe; 04-07-2012 at 11:38 AM.
Trying to figure out the injector situation. I have 2 questions..
1. If I plan on running E85 what size injectors will I need with the maestro software?
2. If I buy big injectors for an e85 tune, can I use the big injectors to run a 93 file as well?
Parts should start arriving Thursday
2. You can use the big injectors for the 93 file or whatever floats your boat, you just need to adjust fueling with Unisetting or lemmiwinks to account for the different stoichometric value.
Last edited by Marcus_Aurelius; 04-10-2012 at 10:02 PM.
For example I run my 900cc injectors at 4bar, yielding around 1000cc of injector. I tell Maestro they are 707cc which is 30% smaller than they are and makes them add the additional fuel I need.
Last edited by DougLoBue; 04-11-2012 at 10:14 AM.
Got home from work today and had a sweet surprise
The turbo seems like a very nice quality piece. The TIP is huge! Surgery is planned for Monday.
I'm a little dissapointed in the lack of a sticker in the box though..
I NEED A STICKER DOUG!!
Last edited by warranty225cpe; 04-12-2012 at 07:12 PM.
I'm not sure what kind of numbers I'll be looking at as far as HP/TQ. But I will be more than happy with anything in the 300/300 range. That's the magic number for a daily in my book. What do you guys think I would dyno with a mild/conservative e85 tune..? 350hp/330tq? (gives me the chills just thinking about it)
I love builds
300whp is fun for a little hopefully you don't get board and what more.that's what happen to me
In any case, Im super jealous! Cant wait to see that thing in action!!