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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #525 on: July 31, 2020, 04:51:43 PM »
Certainly not a criticism, merely an observation as it’s all coming along nicely now, but  can you not swivel the front of the turbo around which will let the pipe with X become shorter and all allow more room for the air filter.

I have a saying “a different pair of eyes” sometimes helps.
 
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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #526 on: July 31, 2020, 05:56:26 PM »
I have to agree with Clive, extra pair of eyes helps you see things differently. My project has shown me that

But I dont nothing else to say, looks good to me

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #527 on: July 31, 2020, 06:01:22 PM »
Headlight was impeding exhaust so have removed it, was only keeping them so it looked more like a car but needs must and all that.

Got excited and pulled the 3" hole saw out and eye balled where the exhaust shall exit.

Going to have to elongate the hole a little bit due to the angle the pipe is going to pass through the bumper

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #528 on: July 31, 2020, 06:10:17 PM »
Certainly not a criticism, merely an observation as it’s all coming along nicely now, but  can you not swivel the front of the turbo around which will let the pipe with X become shorter and all allow more room for the air filter.

I have a saying “a different pair of eyes” sometimes helps.
 
Iv spent a lot of time when putting the turbo orientation in an ideal place until I got it to where suits best

The picture you see is quite deceiving but there is a perfect pathway to create a fresh air feed from the front headlight

Here's some pics to help explain

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #529 on: July 31, 2020, 06:13:14 PM »
The top line of the turbo inlet  is lower than the bottom of the intake piping

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #530 on: July 31, 2020, 06:19:38 PM »
Here's another angle, now I know everyone is thinking that having the turbo in this sideways position I'm going to just be sucking hot air, which I was also thinking about as it is always better to have the turbo pointing straight at the oncoming air.

Ram Air effect on a turbo at 140mph can actually give you a few more psi, a video I watch about ekanoo racing Shane teklenburg talks about this and he says he sees 10 psi more boost on the drag cars, 5 second drag cars, he tunes at the top end of a track.

Nothing better than free hp is there

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #531 on: July 31, 2020, 06:21:36 PM »
Here's my solution to not injest anything other than fresh air...

This is just a bit of scrap I have, 4 inch aluminium that I'm going to run across the engine bay and take fresh air in by removing the headlight

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #532 on: July 31, 2020, 06:27:12 PM »
Just ordered one of these, along with a stainless steel 3" to go on my exhaust.

This 4 inch v band is getting welded on the front of my turbo. I could have just used silicone hoses but honestly why.

V bands look way betterer and are strong and secure

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #533 on: July 31, 2020, 06:28:22 PM »
Picture just to give an idea of where the pipe work is going to sit.

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #534 on: August 06, 2020, 12:12:10 PM »
More v band presents from the delivery man

4 inch aluminium for the turbo inlet

3 inch stainless steel for my exhaust

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #535 on: August 06, 2020, 01:36:29 PM »
Just needs some blue tack to keep it held in place now

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #536 on: August 07, 2020, 06:40:27 PM »
So can anyone tell me what is the best thing to do after you spend the first part of the day outside top off getting major sunburn doing the garden?





Yep that's right decide to lay on a concrete floor underneath a car removing the subframe and attached components in its entirety in under 2 hours on my own.



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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #537 on: August 07, 2020, 06:41:46 PM »
Tools needed to remove subframe, along with all the screws and nuts to remove to drop subframe.

Took me longer to disconnect the brake lines and the hand brake cable than it did to remove the rear end

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #538 on: August 07, 2020, 06:43:33 PM »
Tools needed to remove subframe, along with all the screws and nuts to remove to drop subframe.

Took me longer to disconnect the brake lines and the hand brake cable than it did to remove the rear end

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #539 on: August 07, 2020, 06:45:39 PM »
Removed and jet washed and degrease degrimed.

So I actually do have a limited slip diff as turned the diff and both hubs spin the same way. Meaningless though as want to install an rx8 unit.

Sooo has anyone got an rx8 LSD with 3.9 ring gear please

I wanted to take even more weight out of the car and thought what better way to reduce weight than get rid of the rear end in its entirety

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