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Old 08-05-2009, 06:00 PM   #361
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I saw the welder on sale for $!99 at harbor freight tools! looks good!
anyone have a link for comp turbo
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Old 08-05-2009, 06:24 PM   #362
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i like the manifolds. did u take it off the STi. lol j/k
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I saw the welder on sale for $!99 at harbor freight tools! looks good!
anyone have a link for comp turbo
Ever tried Google? It's compturbo.com....
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:26 PM   #364
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the thing i love about this is.... the 5.3 itself would make the focus damn quick, with some bolt-ons itd be fast... the 5.3 in my moms pontiac grand prix GXP is a damn good motor, 303 horse is plenty for her DD. BUT...turbo'd and pushing it to the max is going to be stoooopid powerful (stupid in an awesome way.. I wish I could see that bad boy finished in person, no doubt itll be mint like your other build was
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:43 PM   #365
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kyle is right about the welder. it has to come with the fitting on the back... if it has it you also have to switch the polarity of the gun and clamp.

the manifolds are stock truck manifolds.

got the turbo mounted today. i am going to wait on sitting the car on the ground before i weld any of this up. i dont even know if the tire will clear the turbo, lol.. i hope so, i really like the placement.

























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where do u plan to run the exhaust, i see it facing the the front towards the front of the car??? you should make a second exhaust for the track and have it go striaght up threw the hood. lol
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^^^ haha like dual stacks on a big rig but in the front! Which leads me to wonder will this be dual exhaust pipe? straight pipe that bitch to the rear, i did it to my chevelle and i love it
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the down pipe isnt finished. that is just where i stopped for tonight.

i will run it like this, there is not enough room under the car for a 4" pipe and a drive shaft without building a whole floor.

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this build is so awesome.. i only see one problem with the placement of the turbo... if it rains your gonna get nothing but water from the tire spitting it up.. i had this prroblem in my car with the intake tube about where you have the turbo.. i even had the injen water jaket thing and still got tones of water... maybe you can make a box over the inlet to seal the tire from spraying your filter or turbo..
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We know your cars HOT! LOL IT will be hotter when its done though LOL! anyone notice what im talking about?
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