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

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

Postby biggie » Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:07 am

Been holding out on yall, had updated in Vert section and other places. Just finally got it running well this past weekend I believe, after 7-8 months on jack stands in my garage.

FYI, I've owned S13s since '95 and this is my first one that got boosted, have been collecting turbo parts since '03 or so.

Parts list below and then pics to follow, any questions just ask.

JWT ECU with Cobra maf and S15 480cc injectors (w/ new O rings on injectors) - bought used from a guy on a forumNismo FPR - from Enjuku I believeGreddy Nismo FPR swivel adapter to work on stock rail - from EnjukuEarl's liquid filled FP gauge and inline 1/8 NPT adapter - from SummitRacingACT HD street discSSAC (runners cut and plained by Joel at HRT) - from SSACGT32e .60/.64 - from Eric at turbotime3" DP bought from Jerry that was custom made for him, + some adjustments (including 4" long flex section - from ebay)JGS T3/T4 turbo oil kit (replaced sending line with 4' and 18" ones with them T'd at passenger strut tower)OEM Z31 turbo gasket and OEM Z31 locking tabsTial 40mm WG, open dump tube off of KA-t.orgHKS SSQV - from ka-t.orgHot pipe section 2.5inch with SSQV flange off ebayMultiple silicone couplers and t-bolt clamps from siliconeintakes.comHot pipe - 2.5" black universal aluminium piping kit from ebayCold pipe - from Mike from his S14 (cut and install MAF on cold pipe)FMIC - from Johnny Racer through Mike, aslo used on his S14All kinds of metal brackets/bolts for mounting the FMIC from LowesGauges - Autometer Phantom series- Oil Temp, EGT, and Boost - From SummitRacing (mounted in air vent with mount from Josh - fromxtor)Gasket material that I cut my own gasket for turbo to DP - From SummitRacingNew cat gasket - from ebayCS coolant resevior - from FRSport.comMegan Racing BMC heat shield - from FRSport.comBlue catch can - from ebayHeat reflectant - from SummitRacing (applied to BMC heat shield and underside of hood)Studs/nuts to mount the turbo to mani - local automotive fasteners downtown WinstonNew Z32 fuel filter - from AutoZoneNew fuel lines, rubber hoses, vaccum lines, etc - from Advance Auto

Greddy Profec B Spec 2 boost controller - Not yet installed

I'm sure I'm forgetting some things, will add to it as I remember.


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Postby biggie » Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:13 am

Replaced 180k miles engine with 80k engine. Etc, etc.


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Postby biggie » Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:45 am

Forgot to mention I'm seeing 5psi at the intake mani currently with just the 7psi spring in the WG. Have to get an alignment and then trim the bumper and put it back on. Also install the EBC and head to dyno. Probably will set boost around 9psi at mani with EBC.

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Postby Chris28 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:48 pm

Looks like an awesome setup! You might max out your injectors if you go any higher than 9 psi though.

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Postby biggie » Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:32 am

Chris28 wrote:Looks like an awesome setup! You might max out your injectors if you go any higher than 9 psi though.
Hopefully the 480s get me a little cushion. but probably won't go higher than 9psi before building my extra engine, then I'll want/need stand alone and bigger injectors.

EDIT: Just realized I had typed 440s instead of 480cc. Though when flowed by JWT they were around 468cc.

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Re: My basic S13 KA-T build, stock block (biggie)

Postby MJSnowman » Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:10 pm

keep us updated i have that same manifold, i'm skeptical its gonna hold up.

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Postby 1sikS13 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:54 pm

it wont, it will crack at the wastegate flange. i cracked two of them

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Postby biggie » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:26 am

Friend has had the same one for 3+ years and no issues.

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Postby Doya » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:17 am

I'm so jealous Awesome setup h0mie

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Postby biggie » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:29 am

Doya wrote: I'm so jealous Awesome setup h0mie
At the top you'll notice I've owned S13s for 14+ years and this is the first one that is boosted, it has taken me forever. 6+ years of collecting turbo parts.

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Postby Doya » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:33 am

Yeah, I guess it all just takes time. I just wish my setup was as nice as yours Nice sil80 front btw.

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Postby biggie » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:45 am

Doya wrote: Yeah, I guess it all just takes time. I just wish my setup was as nice as yours Nice sil80 front btw.
To be precise, its just 'silvia' front. 'sil80' refers to a hatchback with silvia front.

Thanks though.

I've been thinking of adding up all the costs, but I think I would cry too much to write it down.

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Postby Lonismos14 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:51 am

very nice when do you see full boost?

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Postby biggie » Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:58 am

Lonismos14 wrote:very nice when do you see full boost?
Only driven it twice so far and haven't been too hard on it (brand new clutch), but seems to start building a little under 3k and near full at 3,700 or so. Haven't really looked that closely yet. This turbo is really best at 12+ psi, just got it so I wouldn't have to get another after the engine build. But it still spools pretty quickly.

After the alignment I need to find a friend with a decent video camera for videos.

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Postby Lonismos14 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:33 pm

Yes you do cause i would like to see this car rolling.

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Postby biggie » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:56 pm

Yeah, a lot to get done. The alignment is off because of all the changes recently done.

For reference other mods on the car below:

Exterior Modifications:Bomex AD-026 bumper Nismo Fuel Cap Nissan JDM Clear/Amber bumper lights S13 Silvia front end conversion w/ Triple projector headlights Seibon OEM-Style Carbon Fiber Hood SilviaParts.com Carbon Fiber GT-R style grille Silvia trunk emblem Security Alarm w/ remote entry SPARCO Hood Pins Engine Modifications:95 KA24DE engine 3 inch Catco High Flow Catalytic Converter or 3 inch Test pipe Apex'i Super-Air Fuel Control v. 2 (SAFC 2) ASP lightened crank pulley Autometer Phantom Water Temp Gauge Autometer Phantom Electric Oil Pressure Gauge Dual Altima Electrical Fans w/ Dual Switches Koyo Aluminum Radiator Polyurethane filled Engine mounts Red Top Optima Battery relocation to Trunk Tanabe Super Madallion Racing Spec cat-back Walbro 255lph fuel pump Drivetrain/Transmission Modifications:Fidanza Lightened Flywheel Kaaz 2-Way Limited Slip Differential OBX Short Shifter Polyurethane filled Transmission mount Wheel and Tire Modifications:17x9 +12 Rota P45R Sport BronzeNexen 3000 235/45/17 all around Suspension Modifications:D2 Racing coilovers - 9/7 spring rate Camber plates (front)/Pillowball mount(rear) SPL solid alum subframe bushingsSPL Adjustable Front Lower Control armsNISMO Power Brace ProjectSilvia Front Strut Tower Bar ProjectSilvia Adjustable front Tension rods R32 Skyline Rear Anti-sway bar (26mm) Tanabe Rear Upper Control Arms Tanabe Sustec Front Anti-sway bar (30.4mm) Whiteline Aluminum Rear Strut Tower Bar Intense Power Adj Toe rodsIntense Power Adj Traction rods Brake Modifications: ProjectSilvia Steel Braided/Teflon coated Brake Lines (Front) SPL Parts Steel Braided/Teflon coasted Brake Lines (Rear) R32 Skyline GTS-T 30mm Brembo Rotors (Front) R32 Skyline GTS-T 30mm Calipers (Front) Hawk HPS pads all aroundZ32 (17/16) 300ZX Master Brake Cylinder Interior Modifications:'95 S14 seats w/ lumbar supports (Front and Rear) 20% Black Tint All windows D2 Racing quick release hub Momo 25mm spacer SPW Steering wheel - 320mm (Black/Red stitching)NISMO GT Black Rubber Shift Knob RedlineGoods.com Leather Shift/E-Brake boots (Black/Red stitching) Import Intelligence White Face Gauge Overlays SPARCO Corsa Pedal Set

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Postby WDRacing » Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:27 pm

Looks like a dependable setup for sure man. I think those 480's will be fine for 12 psi. I ran 14psi on 42lb injectors at 40ish static fuel pressure with no problems, never ran leaner then 12.7. JWT retards plenty of timing for a safety buffer as well. Should be a decent daily man Is it a daily or?

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Postby biggie » Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:18 am

WDRacing wrote:Looks like a dependable setup for sure man. I think those 480's will be fine for 12 psi. I ran 14psi on 42lb injectors at 40ish static fuel pressure with no problems, never ran leaner then 12.7. JWT retards plenty of timing for a safety buffer as well. Should be a decent daily man Is it a daily or?
Not a daily, my G35 is the daily. This will have a built engine eventually, just the matter of money. Would eventually like to road race occasionally and throw in a drift once in a while.

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Postby WDRacing » Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:34 am

I can't keep up with who drives what anymore. I'd love to have a G35x...great all around 4 door IMO. I have to many kids not to have a 4 door

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Postby biggie » Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:41 am

WDRacing wrote:I can't keep up with who drives what anymore. I'd love to have a G35x...great all around 4 door IMO. I have to many kids not to have a 4 door
I looked at G35 sedans and probably would have went with an X if I went that way. But none of the sedans allow the back seat to fold down, the coupe does. I need it to carry things that were longer.

The back seat/trunk was the reason I chose the G over a Z as well.

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Postby WDRacing » Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:53 am

Huh, I wonder if Infiniti knows hiow many people want a drop down rear seat. Hell even the 240 does that...gay. I agree though, sometimes you just need room for longer item. Ski's, hockey sticks etc...

I like the X because it would be great for where I want to retire...anywhere in the north east

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Postby biggie » Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:12 am

Bumping this for a little work.

Friend and I tried to figure out why the EGT gauge doesn't work properly. No luck. Called Auto Meter, guy says that the EGT gauge is really sensitive to the constant ground and probably needs to be grounded to the engine. That's a new one to me. So will try that.

Have the radio/din/gauges sitting out, so now to attempt to hook up the Greddy EBC as well soon, we'll see how that goes.

And once the Vert is out of the way will install the 1-piece alum DS.

Hope to finish all of this before a camping weekend at VIR 23-25th (I really doubt it with my luck lately).

If I get anything done this coming weekend I'll take some pics.

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Postby hannibal » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:15 am

Looking good! Very complete S13 build!

What kinda of outlet is on the GT32? I thought they used that weird 6 bolt but yours looks different.

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Postby biggie » Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:22 pm

hannibal wrote:Looking good! Very complete S13 build!What kinda of outlet is on the GT32? I thought they used that weird 6 bolt but yours looks different.
Never seen a 6 bolt, its the fairly standard 5 bolt.

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Postby biggie » Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:18 am

Started installing the Greddy Profec Type S yesterday. Just have to drill the firewall for harness, mount it, and set the low/high boost.

QUESTION: Have always heard the bottom port on wastegate needs to be capped, that correct? Hope so as that's what I've done currently.

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Postby WDRacing » Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:52 am

As a rule you're supposed to attach a pic with every update. So far...FAIL


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Postby biggie » Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:02 am

WDRacing wrote:As a rule you're supposed to attach a pic with every update. So far...FAIL
I know, had no time for pics yesterday. Will get some this evening.

Also just read on the ORG, that the bottom port on WG needs to be to a boost source, so believe I'll Tee it from the other line (Seleniod to Turbo housing).

I'll also be putting the car back on jackstands this evening, just to get to the firewall to drill and to install the 1-piece Alum DS.

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I doubt you'll make enough power to need it



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