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longassname 09-15-2004 08:03 PM

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.
http://www.ecutune.com/posts/engine.jpg

And this is what your upper intake would look like if you sawed it into 3 pieces.
http://www.ecutune.com/posts/intake1.jpg
http://www.ecutune.com/posts/intake2.jpg
http://www.ecutune.com/posts/intake3.jpg

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.
http://www.ecutune.com/posts/intake4.jpg

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.
http://www.ecutune.com/posts/intake5.jpg

Myetball 09-15-2004 09:09 PM

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?

NikFu S. 09-15-2004 09:14 PM

Crazy.

Chiketkd 09-15-2004 10:24 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by NikFu S.
Crazy.
Crazy is definitely the name of the game! Looks like it's gonna be awesome!!! :cool:

-Chike

FlagstaffSVX 09-16-2004 01:52 AM

Re: ECUtune Stage III development
 
Quote:

Originally posted by longassname

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

:eek: :eek: :eek:



:cool:

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. :D

Pure_Insanity8 09-16-2004 03:14 AM

Re: Re: ECUtune Stage III development
 
Quote:

Originally posted by FlagstaffSVX


:eek: :eek: :eek:



:cool:

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. :D

If it is only going to take you 6 months... than you are one of the lucky ones.:D I'm hopin' for... sometime down the road.:D

IggDawg 09-16-2004 09:21 AM

Truly impressive. I have to agree with the previous "crazy" statements.

NomadTW 09-16-2004 10:36 AM

:( it's so beautiful maybe by the time iget my next svx i will be able to afford one of those.

SVXRide 09-16-2004 10:46 AM

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?
-Bill

svxsubaru1 09-16-2004 12:01 PM

Looks like the SVx will aculy have a decent aftermarket. Any idea on the cost?

Matthewmongan 09-16-2004 01:23 PM

5 G ($5000)

Phast SVX 09-16-2004 01:30 PM

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.
phil

TomsSVX 09-16-2004 01:51 PM

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.

IggDawg 09-16-2004 02:54 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Phast SVX
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.

Matthewmongan 09-16-2004 03:44 PM

easy to clean with it all apart.


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