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Old 08-20-2011, 03:26 PM
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Ice's fully-baked turbo build

I have commissioned a set of 9:1 compression ratio pistons from CP, and they got here yesterday:

Nice box:


And inside that box, another, even nicer box:


Six tiny boxes for the rings:


For future reference:


Hello, shiny!


They weight, like, nothing.




The rings, they are round.


I've had a set of 6 STi take-off rods for a while now (only cost $100 from rallispec):


I had a hard time finding a set of 6 Eagle rods that have been used before and I didn't want to pay for two sets, and I figure 4 stock STi rods are good for like 400hp, 6 should be more than overkill for my purposes.

I also have had a set of cometic gaskets for a while, as well as plenty of 370cc injectors (like 11 of them), a Z32/N62 MAF, and LAN's stage 2 aggressive chip (not installed). I also have a set of cams, that are in-car, that I'm still undecided on whether to put in the built motor. I figure if the cam profile is suited to the project, I'll use them, but if not, I've got another car that they can go into, so they still won't go to waste.

The engine will go in for machine work and assembly as soon as I have time to take it over there.

I have thought for a long time that the SVX really needed a sizable power bump. A supercharger is appealing, but I'd rather do a turbo. Just seems right for a Japanese car, and I really liked my brother's short-lived SR20 turbo project. I'll be more or less following in Phast's footsteps, but with a built motor.

I've been looking at compressor maps a lot, and a GT30 sized turbo seems just about right. http://www.turbobygarrett.com/turbob...30/GT3071R.htm

The turbo will be purchased new once I make a final decision and find one for the right price. Any thoughts from those more experienced are more than welcome.

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Old 08-20-2011, 03:31 PM
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Re: Ice's fully-baked turbo build

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Old 08-21-2011, 02:13 AM
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Re: Ice's fully-baked turbo build

I will be anxiously awaiting the outcome of this build.
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Old 08-21-2011, 03:41 AM
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Re: Ice's fully-baked turbo build

IF you want any help, just gimmie a call. I'll find a way down Hillsborough Ave
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Re: Ice's fully-baked turbo build

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Re: Ice's fully-baked turbo build

So whats the goal here? Pure power? Balance? Daily Driver Drivability? Reliability?
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Re: Ice's fully-baked turbo build

The goal is a reliable, daily-able, car with significantly more power. Build it for 500 and then run it at 350.
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Very nice! What did you pay for the pistons?
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Very nice! What did you pay for the pistons?
Don't ask....




































$1068

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Re: Ice's fully-baked turbo build

OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Are they solid gold????
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Re: Ice's fully-baked turbo build

For that price, they better give you a nice BLT and make you breakfast.

or at least a decent hand polished valve job..

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Re: Ice's fully-baked turbo build

That is not an outrageous price for pistons. $165ish a piece plus shipping.
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Wow I figured around 700-800 or so.
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That is not an outrageous price for pistons. $165ish a piece plus shipping.
Yea they're not that pricey for pistons, but they are expensive compared to a lot of other things... My wife let me know that real well...

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Wow I figured around 700-800 or so.
That would be about right for a set of 4 . Remember, we have 2 bonus cylinders that need pistons too.
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Yea they're not that pricey for pistons, but they are expensive compared to a lot of other things... My wife let me know that real well...



That would be about right for a set of 4 . Remember, we have 2 bonus cylinders that need pistons too.
Yea, for comparison sake some people pay $500 for a handbag so... good deal!
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