I got a new steering rack in the car now. I also have roll center adjusters on the front control arms now to help with the handling.
The 0.64 A/R, iwg GT2871R turbo is on with the Swain coated and Extrude Honed OEM manifold. I chose to use the OEM manifold for a few reasons:
- It's strong
- It's compact
- It's actually properly divided which should mean more response
- the collector matches the turbine flange perfectly thus no turbulence
- This will actually get me to 400 whp
- I'll have $500 invested instead of $1200
- The S14 runners are actually larger than the S13 manifold's
I'm struggling a little with finding nice ways to plumb the compressor piping. It looks like I will have to fab a new hot pipe somehow. I can probably find an off-the-shelf suction/intake but I haven't found one I like for the right price. All it needs is to be 3" and "S" shaped. I have to find a way to bolt
on the Apexi air filter too, they don't slip over the pipe like most other filters.
Some cell phone pics with the turbo on.
- Tune it in two weeks on the Power FC and Datalogit software - I'm taking a class to learn how to do it myself. So I'll be tuning my own car in the process
- Replace my front wheel bearing
- install fuel stuff (injectors, FPR, etc) and tune again.
- Duct my radiator - not sure how yet. I suck at fabrication. I might just get a new radiator first. Probably a Griffin since they supposedly have one of the higher tube density's on the market.
- Fabricate and install the lower cooling panel under the front bumper
- Add brake ducting stuff (removed hubs, install carbon fiber ducts, install NACA ducts in bumper, run hoses)
- Finish the head build. Still need random parts like seals, shims, oil tubes, etc.
- I have a better suspension on the way. Goodbye Teins. Hello Bilstein!
- Get a real, fitted, side mount race seat