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I agree about the finite vents. I hated them while holding them up to my car. They are so much nicer in person.

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Old 07-06-2020, 01:54 PM   #421 (permalink)
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I agree about the finite vents. I hated them while holding them up to my car. They are so much nicer in person.
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Small update/fail. I ordered some K&N filters for my turbos and they were too large, only by an inch. I ended up sending back the K&N RU-2510 and picked up two RX-4130-1. Height is 2.125" vs 3.5".

Also, picked up a new transmission pan, Hughes Performance. In the video I posted I mentioned I was going to pick up a new pan. If you guys haven't seen it, all good because it is a long video and I'm still figuring out how to make compelling video. Near the end of the video I couldn't think of the pan name because my brain goes 50 different places trying to think while on video for some reason. lol

And of course... the package was inspected.

Final thought, I didn't get any pictures of me cutting the Fast Intentions exhaust down but I will show that completely in my next video.








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New YouTube video. I received some feedback that the videos are too long. I'm going to produce shorter videos in the future. I welcome all feedback if you have any, I'm new to this shiz.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hBTvBqszH8

Speaking of new... My new valley pan came in from Tick Performance. It's pretty much the cats meow and will look amazing under the duel plenum. The reason I changed out to this was because I wanted the stock location of the oil pressure sensor. ICT has an option to drill out the valley pan, but I wanted it all one piece so there's less to go wrong. It's small but if I do that thought pattern with every part (best I can anyway) the sum of the whole will be better off.



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Installed the Hughes Performance Shallow pan. VERY happy I went with the product. It has more capacity and extra cooling with out compromising space.

In preparation of receiving the up pipes I opened up, welded and grinded a bit of extra clearance on the frame. I feel like the welds were good enough to where Rusty can say, "not bad", obviously not great. I had to stop welding because I jammed the MIG welder.....

Earlier today I picked up the up pipes from Any Weld and Cutting located in Portage, MI on my lunch. They did a hell of a job considering how many damn pies there are. Down the road I plan on having the piping ceramic coated. I wonder if they can do color requests... Hmmm. Anyway, I can start on the down pipes! YAY!

I hope how you see how all the other items are all leading to a cross roads from the previous posts.

Here's a WAY shorter video. Shorten the darn video was the #1 suggestion by far.
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Looks like polishing time on those pipes...
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When you wire brush the welds. Use a stainless brush. Otherwise a carbon steel brush will leave particulies in the piping and will rust.

On the wire jam. It's called bird nesting. What you have is minor. You may have too much tension on the rollers.
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When you wire brush the welds. Use a stainless brush. Otherwise a carbon steel brush will leave particulies in the piping and will rust.

On the wire jam. It's called bird nesting. What you have is minor. You may have too much tension on the rollers.
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Couple posts back I cut off the pinch weld, MIG welded and then flapper sanded smooth. I did that to accommodate the 3" down pipe which will be meet with a boost actuated dump and a 2.5" merge to my Fast Intentions exhaust. The plan is coming together, oh yes!

Had a few questions on clearance. ���� Snake-zilla ���� has quite the path to wind to make it up to the exhaust manifolds. I made sure that the front wheels were cranked all the way, right and left. Both sides have 1/4 inch at full lock. The down pipes are going to be on the inside loop of the up pipes (shown on last picture). All of that fits. Not bad for an amateur.
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Oh, one last thing. I ordered 2.5 - 3" transition so I can weld that directly to my turbo. I think the boots on the turbo look tacky. Personal preference thing.
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You're going to need more than a 1/4" clearance. When Corning hard. The tires and rims flex some. Keep that in mind.
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That's full lock. I don't think I hit full lock on the ToTD. I need to take a look to see if I can claw back a bit more space.

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Video of what happened in the pictures above. I like how this video turned out, finally. The video has pretty much the meat of what was happening and I still managed to capture all the win/fail stuff. And yes, there is some fail in the video.

Re-uploaded due to copy right sh1t...

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Tick Performance valley pan installed. No filter required. Let the billet-ness overwhelm you mind

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Pulled the plenum off my car last night in preparation for a few things.

1. I wanted to get the new valley pan on (made a quick video of that. Will post later).
2. I can work on my down pipes with out a bunch of obstacles in my way.
3. The engine has to be removed for the oil pan installation (hopefully happens soon...)
4. The heads need to be drilled and tapped. I stripped off a bunch of the plenum bolts. Yup, that really happened. The bolts will be changed from M6 to M8 so that there is more bite putting them in. The plenum is a HUGE pain in the azz because they are not connected in anyway. A cross over needs to be added in somewhere so maybe I will cut the back side of the plenum and join it there. I really want a duel plenum, but I question this turd sometimes.

Reminder why the valley pan was swapped. The back side of the LS has a pressure sensor in valley pan. ICT did not have the oil sensor location so I upgraded. I paid a bit more for the Tick Performance because it's all billet but figured it would be a really nice piece to have because the plenum sits up so high, making the pan visible. The billet valley pan also goes with the aluminum, billet and semi gloss black theme I have going.

Side note. The Internet was kind enough to let me know when I make mistakes. I should have covered the backside of the turbo up when I was grinding my car. Metal shavings went into the exhaust housing. These are not the endgame turbos for my build but they still need to get me down the road. SO... I need to disassemble the turbo and clean that out. The only redeeming factor is that it was the exhaust housing. I'm still going to break it down. I may even send it out to Turbonetics. We'll see after I break it down. I HATE HATE HATE making stupid mistakes like that.

Anyway, I'm being completely transparent with my build. Hopefully my burning stupidity can help someone else. Or at least someone can laugh at my expense? This one really frustrated me though and I know better.

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There was talk about notching the car. Look for the black marker lines over the up-pipes. I didn't end up going that route obviously. I just wanted to explain why that's there.

Onto the pictures:









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Use Helicoils in your heads. Lock tite them in. This way, you have steel on steel contact for your bolts. Not steel and aluminum. You'll thank me later. Best thing to do is use Helicoils in all of the aluminum bolt holes. Less chance of stripping out. I did this a lot at Elliott.
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