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Postby DJButton » Wed Apr 04, 2007 4:43 pm

Aaron... right on!


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Postby Chezedik » Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:31 am

I'll get that clutch to you after my second class.

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Postby Bwana » Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:35 pm

THE OFFICIAL EL CHEAPO KA-T VIDEO IS HERE!!!

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Postby redtop91 » Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:38 pm

Is it just my gay work computers or is there only audio?

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Postby WDRacing » Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:50 pm

Bwana wrote: THE OFFICIAL EL CHEAPO KA-T VIDEO IS HERE!!!


Wow...well done. Good narating and left hand shifting. With that budget, very impressive. That one hot pipe connector made me spit coffee up.

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Postby WDRacing » Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:52 pm

redtop91 wrote:Am I just Ultra GAY or...nevermind thats it, I'm gay.
Quoted for clarity

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Postby redtop91 » Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:54 pm

Har Har Har. So how about those pics you were going to email me of yourself Brian?

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Postby WDRacing » Thu Apr 05, 2007 1:01 pm

You never got the email?

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Postby 1WheelWonder » Thu Apr 05, 2007 1:09 pm

Twisted blue silicone hot pipe coupler FTW!!!!

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Postby gaehrings13 » Thu Apr 05, 2007 1:43 pm

Jesus man your lifters sound like caca lol. I can't hear what you saying all i hear is CLACK CLACK CLACK LOL. But the car runs pretty good and the setup on the turbo looks pretty good, I dont think that downpipe looks that bad if it doesn't leak then it works lol.

You can get a lot of steel ubends at napa for really really cheap. I think i bought my 3inch ubends for like 18$ at napa. That way the downpipe and the piping can be a little bit smoother. If your using 2 1/4 piping is even more cheaper.

Well I know you were just trying to do a kit for as cheap as possible but I was just wanted to tell you cuz your said you were gonna take it to the track. Oh well Nice job on the kit and cool video.

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Postby Bwana » Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:44 pm

I know, the lifters are horrible

I have a ton of u bends laying around, but nothing tight enough to make that corner...

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Postby Poor_S13_Driver » Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:45 pm

Very intertaining video. Awesome video work given the circumstances. Ive seen worse with someone in the passenger seat holding the camera with both hands. I think the oil drain line was the most expensive part on the whole setup. Awesome DIY work. Sounds like you have a marble under your valve cover, Keep us updated

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Postby GrilledCheese33 » Thu Apr 05, 2007 3:14 pm

Thats awesome. That little turbo surges like mofo, haha. Good luck and keep us posted!

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Postby turbo2nr » Thu Apr 05, 2007 5:01 pm

lol i feel stupid now for spending near 3k to build my ka-t setup.. lol gotta love the ghettp-ness

pvc pipes ftw!

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Postby eazye2000 » Thu Apr 05, 2007 5:31 pm

Right on man! Very thorough vid. Nice to see something not shaky and only 15 seconds long!Awesome man, and great job! Those are some sweet cracks! j/k!

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Postby boriquaS13 » Thu Apr 05, 2007 5:50 pm

Bwana that's freakin awesome I love budget builds.

Budget builds FTW!!!!!

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Postby nelson8708 » Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:06 am

i was always wondering if you could use the stock manifold by modifing it. I now know.

Your ka-t music is awsome.

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Postby sil80drifter » Fri Apr 06, 2007 4:18 am

Vavaviva!

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Postby Chezedik » Fri Apr 06, 2007 5:30 am

You should use the bosch BOV, it can be had for 5-10 on ebay.

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Postby WDRacing » Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:27 am

The "high pressure" Bosche Bypass valve is cheap and works very well. Then again, you're only boosting a little. If your RB came with a Bypass valve, you could use it for awhile no?

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Postby Chezedik » Fri Apr 06, 2007 7:14 am

And it's high pressure!

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Postby WDRacing » Fri Apr 06, 2007 7:16 am

You are aware that are two yes? One with a stronger spring, hence the higher pressure

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Postby Bwana » Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:21 am

I've just about got the bov that came with the rb on there. It's a dsm bov, and seems to work pretty well at the low boost, but I still have some sealing issues to deal with. Pics to follow.

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Postby Chezedik » Fri Apr 06, 2007 11:19 am

Be careful, you get a bigger turbo, and you might have to sell that RB. Maybe that is what happened to the person you bought it from.

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Postby Abdo » Fri Apr 06, 2007 12:38 pm

aww the poor sohc is knocking! thanks for the video!!

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Postby awesomenick » Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:45 pm

yeah! bring that beast to slc.if my car was running i'd say we should go for a drive.

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Postby Edub1 » Sat Apr 07, 2007 1:51 pm

Sweet! I wonder if a turbo could be ounted on the end of the manifold where you blocked it off.

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Postby N_E_R_V_EVA01 » Sun Apr 08, 2007 2:15 am

quick question, what are you doing about timing?

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Postby Bwana » Sun Apr 08, 2007 3:48 am

N_E_R_V_EVA01 wrote:quick question, what are you doing about timing?
Virtually nothing. Initially I pulled a bunch of timing (with the distributor) and then started turning it back up until I got minor detonation. Then I backed it off a couple degrees. Not scientific, but it works fine.

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Postby WDRacing » Sun Apr 08, 2007 9:50 am

Edub1 wrote:Sweet! I wonder if a turbo could be ounted on the end of the manifold where you blocked it off.
Perhaps if it was made to be a bottom mount, or else you'd have no place for the DP to go.

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