Update on the current status!

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Update on the current status!

Postby Abdo » Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:11 am



Since my build status thread I've installed:STANCE GR+ PRO coiloversMeganRacing RUCAsCircuit Sports hood dampers

I will soon be installing:SPORTMAX 962's (18x7.5 FR, 18x9.5 RR)Oil cooler

Just thought I would fill you guys in!


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Postby mello88 » Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:25 am

cool... but... not even one picture of the engine bay

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Postby Abdo » Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:47 am

I don't have any recent pictures of the engine bay, I'll take one tonight.

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Re: Update on the current status! (Abdo)

Postby l0nestar » Tue Jun 03, 2008 3:12 am

What is with the dangling toy on the pass-rear tow hook (opposite exhaust)?

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Re: Update on the current status! (l0nestar)

Postby Shocker » Tue Jun 03, 2008 3:41 am

l0nestar wrote:What is with the dangling toy on the pass-rear tow hook (opposite exhaust)?
gay trend....

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Re: Update on the current status! (l0nestar)

Postby Abdo » Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:14 am

l0nestar wrote:What is with the dangling toy on the pass-rear tow hook (opposite exhaust)?
It's Mario man..

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Postby Coolwhip » Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:20 am

mello88 wrote:not even one picture of the engine bay
+1

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Postby Abdo » Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:12 pm

mello88 wrote:cool... but... not even one picture of the engine bay
I just took this a second ago, and I know it's really dirty.

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Re: Update on the current status! (Shocker)

Postby Cjmartz2k » Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:53 am

Shocker wrote:
gay trend....
All the Japanese used to do that here like 5 years ago, so I guess it's just making it's way to the states.

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Re: Update on the current status! (Cjmartz2k)

Postby Shocker » Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:07 am

Cjmartz2k wrote:All the Japanese used to do that here like 5 years ago, so I guess it's just making it's way to the states.
Yeah I'm aware, but my opinion still stands.

Engine bay looks nice!

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Re: Update on the current status! (Abdo)

Postby Neejay » Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:48 am

Good job man, looks clean.

2 questions:

1. How are those hood dampers? I was looking into getting a set2. What size and brand FMIC is that where you didn't have to chop/lose the front bumper support?

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Re: Update on the current status! (Shocker)

Postby Cjmartz2k » Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:14 am

Shocker wrote:
Yeah I'm aware, but my opinion still stands.
Oh, I agree with you also

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Re: Update on the current status! (Cjmartz2k)

Postby Darius » Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:40 am

Another catch can setup gone wrong...please search on how to connect that before the rings get damaged.

Otherwise, looks dirty but good!

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Re: Update on the current status! (Darius)

Postby l0nestar » Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:18 am

Darius wrote:Another catch can setup gone wrong...
Oh noes! Not another catch tank thread!


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Re: Update on the current status! (l0nestar)

Postby Darius » Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:03 am

It is like the movie Groundhog's Day with that damn topic! Never ending.

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Re: Update on the current status! (l0nestar)

Postby ST240 » Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:20 am

l0nestar wrote:
Oh noes! Not another catch tank thread!
The jury is still out on the best way to connect those damn things .

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Re: Update on the current status! (Darius)

Postby Abdo » Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:47 am

Thanks. The hood dampers work great, http://www.optionimports.com/cisphodas13s.htmlThe intercooler is 12”x24”x3”, although I did have to modify the area a lot to make room.

Darius, I read that thread on how to connect the catch tank, and although it’s hard to see it clearly in the picture, there is a third nipple on the valve cover that I have reserved as a breather. Should I route that breather back into the intake?

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Re: Update on the current status! (ST240)

Postby Darius » Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:12 am

ST240 wrote:
The jury is still out on the best way to connect those damn things .
Yes but everyone agrees that it needs some kind of vent or the crank case will pressurize under boost. Bye bye rings.

From the pic Abdo posted, it looks like he is running one valve cover to each of the Greddy catch can barbed fittings. With this setup, there is no venting. I'm surprised this thing doesn't blow major blue smoke when you drive it. At idle it should be fine since the stock PCV valve is in place and probably connected into the IM.

If you put a vent on the vertical fitting on the exhaust valve cover, the catch can will do nothing because the air will most likely go through the breather filter and not the can.

The breather filter should go on the catch. Then, the valve covers get connected and one line runs to the remaining barbed fitting on the can from the vertical fitting on the exhaust valve cover. If you want to recirc it back into the intake tract and get vacuum on the crank case, remove the breather filter and run a line from there to the intake. Simple as that.

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Re: Update on the current status! (Darius)

Postby Shocker » Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:32 am

Heres what I personally feel is the best way. Keeps a CONSTANT vac on your crank case escaping the gases, and prevents oil from entering charge pipes/intake under boost. Catch can must be sealed (no vent) for this to work properly.

my badass paint of it.


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Postby Neejay » Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:38 am

What about with the PCV still in place?

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Postby Shocker » Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:46 am

Neejay wrote:What about with the PCV still in place?
Then it would still need to be hooked up to the intake plenum like it is factory. My plenum doesn't allow for it. So blocking it does just the trick.

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Postby Darius » Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:16 am

Yep I agree with Shocker. Nice paint btw. I suck at drawing with the mouse. Looks like a 3 yr old drew it with a crayon.

PCV valve might actually keep the intake and intercooler piping a little cleaner if it was kept in use. I just left it in the valve cover and blocked it off for the same reason stated by Shocker.

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Postby Kansei240sx » Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:04 am

Darius wrote:Yep I agree with Shocker. Nice paint btw. I suck at drawing with the mouse. Looks like a 3 yr old drew it with a crayon.

PCV valve might actually keep the intake and intercooler piping a little cleaner if it was kept in use. I just left it in the valve cover and blocked it off for the same reason stated by Shocker.
That is the best way to run it. Not using the PCV valve and running a catch can allows for alot more moisture to be caught in the can.

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Re: Update on the current status! (Abdo)

Postby Abdo » Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:59 pm

Just thought I would post this picture of the rear 962's installed..



I wanted 275's, but they were unavailable to me at the time so I settled with 255/35/18.

wheel sizes:18x7.5 fr18x9.5 rr

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Re: Update on the current status! (Abdo)

Postby USMCgetsome » Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:35 pm

hey abdo. Whatever anyone says about your drift buddy. Don't worry about it. I've seen most of the drifters here with them on all kinds of cars. lol. I just saw a crashed r32 today with a drift buddy. But he did have a wakabi leaf on his car.

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Re: Update on the current status! (KUILLIN_DRIFTER)

Postby Abdo » Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:22 pm

lol, its more of a joke than anything. plus super mario is the ****, and no one can argue with that. I mean, how often do you see plumbers ****ing princesses? exactly.

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Re: Update on the current status! (Abdo)

Postby Abdo » Sun Aug 24, 2008 8:36 pm

Did a few things to the ride today, thought I would share..

So I finally installed the front wheels, lol

Somewhere in Texas (summer vaca)

Redoing the IC setup..

Skyview of Tulsa (on the way back)

Also redid the radiator fan setup, installed a neat thermostatic switch that Jesse made for me :D

Coming up next weekend: I'll hopefully have the J30 LSD from Ken/Brandon installed, along with finishing up some IC issues.

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Re: Update on the current status! (Abdo)

Postby Abdo » Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:39 am

INITIAL STARTUP - MARCH 9TH, 2008http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zR2Q7N3eZTs

REVVING AWAY LAST SUNDAY - SEPTEMPER 7TH, 2008http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvyOH8jhOVI

I redid the intercooler setup, still not fully satisfied with it, but atleast now its mounted somewhat properly using titanium brackets bolted to the front bumper support. J30 LSD coming in next weekend, but i will need to buy the J30 half shafts to install.. If you have some laying around holler at me. If I can get enough studying done tomorrow morning I'll try to fix the exhaust leak and install the missing front passengerside sway bar end link bushing. The car is making loud popping noises towards the passenger side when I steer at a stop or go over speed bumps, so I'll have to check out the ball joints as well. Also it's a good time for me to get an alignment and the ruca's adjusted so that i wont have any more camber issues. As soon as I sort out all of these small problems I should be starting on paint and body. The only thing that makes it so hard is that school is getting in the way of my automobile addiction, and we all know which is more important. :-P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KGYJazSJVEHere is a video of me, Dave with his S13 SR20, and Nik with his S14 RB20 cruising down riverside in Tulsa last Friday night. Enjoy!
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