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Old 09-15-2004, 08:03 PM
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ECUtune Stage III development

Ok, we've started the process of physically developing the ECUtune SVX Stage III supercharger kit. We'll be posting the progress in this thread as we go so everything will be covered by the time we are through. I'm going to focus on posting the pictures and information as I have it rather than answering questions and overseeing the inevitable debates that will arise between members.

Today we have pictures of the disection of the intake manifold and measurements of the area where the supercharger head unit will be located.

This is what your engine would look like if it was a junk yard engine, on an engine stand, and pretty heavily stripped down. You can see the coolant manifold reaching accross the top of block to connect the heads. The height of this manifold is the same as the top of the bolt on the black iron bracket on the front of the engine.


And this is what your upper intake would look like if you sawed it into 3 pieces.




As you can see in the pictures the center section has been removed in order to make room for the supercharger. The supercharger will mount underneeth the intake manifold blowing up into it with the drive snout protruding forward and the pulley interfacing with the 6 rib belt.

We layed a piece of sheet metal cut the same size as our prospective head unit across the top of the block sitting flat on water manifold and the bolt on the cast iron bracket to create a flat surface from which to measure up to the manifold in order to determine clearances.


We layed a straight edge across the flange of the lower intake in order to determine it's height from the same piece of sheet metal.
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Old 09-15-2004, 09:09 PM
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Good Lord, that's gonna be one sweet setup when it's done. Who woulda thunk to chop the intake manifold in pieces to fit the S/C.

I'm gonna start saving my pennies now....should have enough saved up by 2010.

One question....where does the alternator go?

Okay, two questions. Are you going to sell these with precut manifolds and do a core exchange?

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Old 09-15-2004, 09:14 PM
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Old 09-15-2004, 10:24 PM
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Old 09-16-2004, 01:52 AM
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And this is what your upper intake would look like if you sawed it into 3 pieces.






Wow... can I just say... wow.

Do you think this'll take more than 6 months? 'Cause that's how long it's going to take me to save up.
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Old 09-16-2004, 03:14 AM
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Re: Re: ECUtune Stage III development

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Wow... can I just say... wow.

Do you think this'll take more than 6 months? 'Cause that's how long it's going to take me to save up.
If it is only going to take you 6 months... than you are one of the lucky ones. I'm hopin' for... sometime down the road.
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Old 09-16-2004, 09:21 AM
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Truly impressive. I have to agree with the previous "crazy" statements.
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Old 09-16-2004, 10:36 AM
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it's so beautiful maybe by the time iget my next svx i will be able to afford one of those.
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Old 09-16-2004, 10:46 AM
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Oh, the Humanity!

(okay, so this isn't the Hindenberg going down in flames, but who thought we'd ever see an SVX intake cut in three pieces!)

Michael,
Would you please post pics when you decide where/how you're going to plumb in your instrumentation for this "beast". I'm very interested in where the best places are for oil pressure and water temp. I'm guessing you'll tap the exhaust for EGT and A/F?
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Looks like the SVx will aculy have a decent aftermarket. Any idea on the cost?
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Old 09-16-2004, 01:23 PM
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Old 09-16-2004, 01:30 PM
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400 crank horsepower for 5000 dollars(fuel pump, s.c., sc nose, pully, manifold, new alternator. injectors, management) i really hope they are making their money back. Thats alot of work and alot of supporting modifications. Im so pumped. Started saving myself.
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Old 09-16-2004, 01:51 PM
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looks like someone is making progress. This project is looking awsome. I am probobly one of the most excited to see this become a reality. What are we looking at in terms of reliability here though, is this sc gonna hold up longer than the vw coranno's or is this gonna be just a sweet setup w/ minimal failures and great reliability. Either way, sounds awsome and if you could come out with projected costs that are not as round in figures that would be great.
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Old 09-16-2004, 02:54 PM
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really hope they are making their money back. Thats alot of work and alot of supporting modifications.
I'm thinking the same thing. This degree of developmental effort is rare for cars with huge aftermarkets like civics and WRXs... never mind cars with dry aftermarkets like ours. I'm very literal when I say I'm a little shocked at how much work is being put into this. It's certainly not a "straightforward application." I very much hope they pull a profit.
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easy to clean with it all apart.
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