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Re: My basic S13 KA-T build, stock block, 282hp

Postby WDRacing » Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:09 pm

So what's next? Wideband and SAFC tuning? Did the Dyno shop include a AFR scale for you?

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Re: My basic S13 KA-T build, stock block, 282hp

Postby biggie » Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:59 pm

WDRacing wrote:So what's next? Wideband and SAFC tuning? Did the Dyno shop include a AFR scale for you?

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They didn't email it, but I saw it when there. 10.5:1 until 4k then below 10:1.

I already have an SAFC, so may pick up a wideband sometime soon.

Got my new EGT gauge and put it in, still doesn't read when the engine is running, so need to figure that out.

Other than that, I'll just driving occasionally, need to figure out my Vert's clutch problem next and then install some things on my G35.

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Re: My basic S13 KA-T build, stock block, 282hp

Postby WDRacing » Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:23 pm

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WDRacing wrote:So what's next? Wideband and SAFC tuning? Did the Dyno shop include a AFR scale for you?

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They didn't email it, but I saw it when there. 10.5:1 until 4k then below 10:1.

I already have an SAFC, so may pick up a wideband sometime soon.

Got my new EGT gauge and put it in, still doesn't read when the engine is running, so need to figure that out.

Other than that, I'll just driving occasionally, need to figure out my Vert's clutch problem next and then install some things on my G35.
Wow...that's so rich I'd actually be worried about rinsing the oil of the cylinder walls. Anything richer then 11 is working backwards. If you go to Omaha I'll bring my wide band and assist with a reliable street tune. Possibly get you addicted to some Pane at the same time :dblthumb:

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Re: My basic S13 KA-T build, stock block, 282hp

Postby ss82480 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:29 pm

Rednecks and their propane! Anyways good job on the build Biggie it looks like an all around nice car.

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Re: My basic S13 KA-T build, stock block, 282hp

Postby biggie » Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:56 am

WDRacing wrote:Wow...that's so rich I'd actually be worried about rinsing the oil of the cylinder walls. Anything richer then 11 is working backwards. If you go to Omaha I'll bring my wide band and assist with a reliable street tune. Possibly get you addicted to some Pane at the same time :dblthumb:
Can't make it out there unfortunately, too broke. Still haven't backed off the base FP 1-2psi, I really won't drive much until I get the wideband most likely.

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Postby WDRacing » Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:28 am

I'm barely able to scrounge money for the trip, but this will be my last event for the year and probably next. Kate downloads in July and next year we're moving to wherever the USAF sends us.

Hopefully we're some place that doesn't suck and we can just stay there for a change.

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Postby biggie » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:23 am

I finally get a raise in Oct (haven't had one in over 2 years due to economy), I'm hoping that allows me to make more big events after that. But right now living paycheck to paycheck and running up credit card debt.

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Postby WDRacing » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:33 am

I hear that dude, I'm trying to unload all of our debt before the move. Having to be responsible sucks...lol.

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Re: My basic S13 KA-T build, stock block, 282hp

Postby JDmisaac » Thu May 06, 2010 10:37 pm

bump for another nc dude
i stay in greensboro!

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Re: My basic S13 KA-T build, stock block, 282hp

Postby Caveit77777 » Thu May 13, 2010 7:35 pm

I've heard basically nothing but good things about TDC, never been there myself though. Anyways good numbers for 10-11 psi!

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Re: My basic S13 KA-T build, stock block, 282hp

Postby WDRacing » Fri May 14, 2010 6:02 am

We had a member make 350 at 10 psi some years ago, like 02 maybe. He was using S13 cams and a JWT tune. The tune might have been a reflash of the original to make the maps more efficient, but he made 350 none the less, IIRC his name was Dennis.

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Re: My basic S13 KA-T build, stock block, 282hp

Postby biggie » Fri May 14, 2010 7:38 am

I'm pretty sure with little more timing, cams, and perfect AFR I could get 320 or so. Need to get all of this other stuff (Vert clutch issue and G35 parts to put on) out of the way so I can work on this more.

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Re: My basic S13 KA-T build, stock block, 282hp

Postby biggie » Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:53 am

...And both S13s are currently paper weights holding down the concrete in the garage.

Drove the KA-t last Monday without a problem. Go crank it yesterday morning and its missing like crazy and SAFC2 doesn't come on (gets power but never turns on).

Believe that alternator is bad, need to replace it (but I'm broke) and that may have fried the SAFC (hopefully not the ECU).

Who knows when either S13 will be running again.

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Postby WDRacing » Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:15 am

Moments like those seriously suck man.

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Re: My basic S13 KA-T build, stock block, 282hp

Postby biggie » Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:26 am

WDRacing wrote:Moments like those seriously suck man.
Yep, I'm pissed and depressed.

Have to start on my Vert this weekend to get it going and move the ka-t over to the 'work' side of the garage.

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Re: My basic S13 KA-T build, stock block, 282hp

Postby WDRacing » Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:53 am

Atleast you have the G. Every time I break something I'm without a daily...big time suckage. This only lends to my procrastination since it's currently running well, I fear breaking her again.

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Re: My basic S13 KA-T build, stock block, 282hp

Postby biggie » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:00 am

WDRacing wrote:Atleast you have the G. Every time I break something I'm without a daily...big time suckage. This only lends to my procrastination since it's currently running well, I fear breaking her again.
Yeah, just stops me from putting my suspension and plenum spacer on the G until I get everything else done.

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Re: My basic S13 KA-T build, stock block, 282hp

Postby biggie » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:18 pm

Been a while since I had done much.

Was looking for B&M shifter, but found a used ISIS for cheap, so put it in tonight. Also swapped the AutoZone filter for a K&N one a couple weeks ago.

Since I had the camera I just took a few engine bay pics since I didn't really have any after completion.

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Re: My basic S13 KA-T build, stock block, 282hp

Postby WDRacing » Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:23 am

Hows the shifter working out?

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Re: My basic S13 KA-T build, stock block, 282hp

Postby biggie » Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:07 pm

WDRacing wrote:Hows the shifter working out?
Just fine. I have an ISIS already in my Vert and had a C's ebay copy that was in the coupe. The ISIS isn't quite the same as B&M but for the price difference its worth it.

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Postby s13drifter88 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:09 am

I have a megan version 2. its awesome, it feels identical to my friends b&m in his sr

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Postby biggie » Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:42 am

Fixed the hood today, could have done a little better on it (if I'd sanded a little before using the compound), but its better than it was. Went and picked up new screws/backing plates for the hood pins as well.

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Re: My basic S13 KA-T build, stock block, 282hp

Postby biggie » Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:31 am

Swap rear diff cover for an extra capacity one, hopefully help to cool the 2-way.

Will look into oil filter relocation mock-up tomorrow.

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Re: My basic S13 KA-T build, stock block, 282hp

Postby biggie » Mon May 30, 2011 2:48 pm

Oil filter relocation complete, hope it all works out. Did notice when I first cranked it that I forgot to tighten the ports on the side of the filter mount and was leaking. No leaks after that. I do have a rattle in the head that normally went away, now it doesn't (sounds like timing chain guide, but didn't think S14 engines had them).


Removed a little more area from where the battery was. Add a metal plate for strength.
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Made a shield out of an alum sheet since I have no fender liner.
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Went with 5/8" power steering hose from Autozone.
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Re: My basic S13 KA-T build, stock block, 282hp

Postby WDRacing » Tue May 31, 2011 6:08 am

Yup, the 14's have the chain guides as well.

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Re: My basic S13 KA-T build, stock block, 282hp

Postby biggie » Tue May 31, 2011 6:17 am

WDRacing wrote:Yup, the 14's have the chain guides as well.
Ah, guess I'll be removing that soon then. I thought they removed that top one on the '95+ engines.

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Re: My basic S13 KA-T build, stock block, 282hp

Postby WDRacing » Tue May 31, 2011 12:06 pm

Nope, I had to mine to.

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Re: My basic S13 KA-T build, stock block, 282hp

Postby biggie » Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:48 am

Should be picking up a wideband tomorrow. See if I can get it installed this weekend or next. Then hopefully some fine tuning to get this car less rich.

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Re: My basic S13 KA-T build, stock block, 282hp

Postby biggie » Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:34 am

Been a long time. Did something to the car (other than oil change/diff oil change). New steering wheel...

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Re: My basic S13 KA-T build, stock block, 282hp

Postby WDRacing » Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:59 am

I NEED to do this as well. My factory wheel is falling apart...

Looks good bro!


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