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Old 02-22-2016, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by StevSam View Post
Dear lawd this is beautiful!

Someday I will do this, just need a new DD other than the Z lol
Well thanks, my car has been called alot of things and beautiful was never one!

Not sure how a ls1 swap would work in cali with your inspections and all
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Old 02-23-2016, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by jksstar View Post
In the drivers seat it sounds awesome. Last night rolled into it a little over half throttle and it builds boost so fast, was at 7lbs before I knew it and going 80 in a 45 could have been bad if I would have passed a cop.


CUL8ER I was just looking at yours and damn, now thats a nice clean build!

Thanks but I can't take all the credit, I had someone here in MN fab the twin turbo kit, he did the motor and trans mount as well as the front bumper support.

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Old 02-29-2016, 04:31 AM
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Installed my water/meth kit and cleaned up the engine bay some (hated all the red under the hood)
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Old 02-29-2016, 05:20 AM
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don't have to worry about it where I live
Florida FTW... I need a second home! lol
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Old 02-29-2016, 02:50 PM
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How did you mount the water/meth tank?.

Did you use (sheet metal) screws or did you drill and run bolts and nuts? through the bottom.

I ask cause I am about to mount my 4303 fuel pump underneath(hatch) and thinking of just drilling and running bolts instead of trying to use sheet metal screws, for piece of mind.
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Originally Posted by CUL8ER View Post
How did you mount the water/meth tank?.

Did you use (sheet metal) screws or did you drill and run bolts and nuts? through the bottom.

I ask cause I am about to mount my 4303 fuel pump underneath(hatch) and thinking of just drilling and running bolts instead of trying to use sheet metal screws, for piece of mind.

I ran bolts, I just took off the heat shield and was able to get to them.
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Old 03-15-2016, 05:03 AM
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Old 03-21-2016, 09:33 PM
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Noob question, can you mate a T56 onto this 5.3?
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Old 03-21-2016, 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted by DRELOC View Post
Noob question, can you mate a T56 onto this 5.3?
Yeah the bell housings are all the same for LSX's. Can actually mount the 350z tranny to a 5.3 with just an adapter plate
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Old 03-21-2016, 09:44 PM
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How's that thing run temperature wise? You have any cooling issues with a turbo in there too while being close to the radiator?
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Originally Posted by mastatikle View Post
How's that thing run temperature wise? You have any cooling issues with a turbo in there too while being close to the radiator?
So far it's not bad, but I am afraid come summer I'm gonna have issues. I'm thinking bout upgrading to a dual pass radiator, the one I have now is just a cheap ebay one.
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Old 03-25-2016, 12:10 PM
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Still alot of work and tuning to do but here is a vid of the car on a big 4lbs of boost, base tune and in 3rd gear.

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Love the turbo sound, what was the boost and times?
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It ran a 7.7 at 95mph with a 1.9 60' , still has alot more in it. Car is not tuned yet, just on a base tune . Best pass was at 9/10PSI and afr 9.X just foot braked the car to around 2000rpm. Didnt leave in boost.
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with the stock cam on 10psi best it went in the 1/8 was a 7.1 and 101 , well now it has a turbo cam and turning the boost up to around 15

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How is this thing going? Did you get it up to 15psi? Do you know how much power you're making? Have you done anything to the rearend?
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Old 11-09-2016, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Brolan04z View Post
How is this thing going? Did you get it up to 15psi? Do you know how much power you're making? Have you done anything to the rearend?
All stock rear end, axles and cuts high 1.5 low 1.6 60' times.

I'd say right now mid to high 500s on 10psi

Car is doing awesome I upgraded to a nice dual pass rad and big fan now the car stays nice and cool and gets drove all the time.

Still trying to get to 15lbs, ever time I try something dumb happens with the car.

On 8lbs the car just ran a 10.8 in the 1/4 (2 weeks ago) then just this past sunday went and ran the 1/8 on 10 lbs and went 6.8s at 102mph
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Looks like a bad *** car!
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