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by TrackStarGT
Thu Jan 01, 2015 5:24 am
Forum: KA-T Tech. Basic
Topic: Cheap Turbo manifold options
Replies: 15
Views: 2717

Re: Cheap Turbo manifold options

the OBX option is great, it will save you some bucks because it comes with the downpipe and wastegate all welded up and uses the Tial 44m format wastegates. It bolts up to stock exhaust locations and will get you a nice setup requiring no welding. Its probably good to 350hp maybe a little more. its ...
by TrackStarGT
Thu Jan 01, 2015 5:08 am
Forum: KA-T Picture Threads
Topic: Kouki KA-T Build Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 3588

Re: Kouki KA-T Build Thread

interested in seeing these pics, however it seems the links to these pics are broken
by TrackStarGT
Fri Dec 26, 2014 5:33 am
Forum: KA-T Picture Threads
Topic: The Zenki KA-T build thread!
Replies: 244
Views: 47193

Re: The Zenki KA-T build thread!

well of course you're right about everything you said. I do realize that it is my daily/monthly expenses that are drowning me. However, they really shouldn't be, considering my income level. I have never been one to live outside of my means. Its just giving away 35% of my GROSS income is debilitatin...
by TrackStarGT
Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:35 am
Forum: KA-T Picture Threads
Topic: The Zenki KA-T build thread!
Replies: 244
Views: 47193

Re: The Zenki KA-T build thread!

well the car is still running great, the smaller turbo feels fun and just as powerful, kinda weird. its a considerably smaller compressor wheel with the same size turbine side and housing. The sound is more fun too. Piston slap is still driving me crazy lol... going to change our the tranny very soo...
by TrackStarGT
Sun Dec 14, 2014 6:34 am
Forum: KA-T Tech. Basic
Topic: grinding/rattling on deceleration at 2500 to 2200 rpm
Replies: 23
Views: 4596

Re: grinding/rattling on deceleration at 2500 to 2200 rpm

My theory is those RPMs hit one of the resonant frequencies of our chassis/heat shield/anything. I too experienced that in my last s13 and never sorted it. To me it sounded like the buzzing that'd come from a vibrating heat shield ringing on the exhaust somewhere but I couldn't find the culprit. I ...
by TrackStarGT
Sun Dec 14, 2014 6:29 am
Forum: KA-T Tech. Basic
Topic: grinding/rattling on deceleration at 2500 to 2200 rpm
Replies: 23
Views: 4596

Re: grinding/rattling on deceleration at 2500 to 2200 rpm

adamky wrote:Are all of you guys running lightweight flywheels? I'm using a heavy stock rb25 flywheel and don't have this noise. With my old clutch setup, I had a stock KA flywheel and didn't notice it then either.

Im running a stock weight rb25 flywheel...
by TrackStarGT
Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: KA-T Picture Threads
Topic: The Zenki KA-T build thread!
Replies: 244
Views: 47193

Re: The Zenki KA-T build thread!

well there is no way that could not have happened. I'm sure there was some metal travel through the motor, but small amounts of cast aluminum are gonna be relatively harmless, theyll just fly through the motor, especially with the high fluid velocities. Anyway, update, Got it back on the road doin s...
by TrackStarGT
Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: KA-T Tech. Advanced
Topic: Turbo rebuild question
Replies: 1
Views: 1190

Turbo rebuild question

Anyone around here have experience rebuilding turbos? So far I have rebuilt two without issues. However, this time I'm having trouble with the turbine binding with the housing, the housing and turbine are in good condition. They are of the same Garrett specs and are compatible. I'm not sure what is ...
by TrackStarGT
Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:09 am
Forum: KA-T Tech. Basic
Topic: How do you guys control timing?
Replies: 2
Views: 970

Re: How do you guys control timing?

first of all, you will not being running "crappy gas" unless you want to quickly destroy your engine and throw money out the window. 6 octane points are enough change to cause major detonation, if you retard your timing you're losing major power totally countering what you just spent all that money ...
by TrackStarGT
Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:58 am
Forum: KA-T Picture Threads
Topic: portuguese 240 ka
Replies: 128
Views: 22473

Re: portuguese 240 ka

I seriously doubt that your walbro 255 is not delivering enough fuel. I have one and it was pushing 50 psi of e85 at 19 pounds of boost and still have some room.
by TrackStarGT
Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: KA-T Picture Threads
Topic: The Zenki KA-T build thread!
Replies: 244
Views: 47193

Re: The Zenki KA-T build thread!

Well, I am very ashamed to admit this, but I bought another cheap turbo because I may have to sell the car because of a financial situation. So, I throw the cheap turbo on and in 15 minutes of operation, clank clank clank....Turbo gone. Like an idiot, i never assessed the cause of the first turbo fa...
by TrackStarGT
Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: KA-T Chat
Topic: Standalone management system
Replies: 3
Views: 1389

Re: Standalone management system

MSPnP2 all the way!
by TrackStarGT
Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: KA-T Picture Threads
Topic: What do you guys think?
Replies: 8
Views: 1963

Re: What do you guys think?

yeah, that may be a good deal. I would just look it over to make sure that it is in fact a precision ball bearing turbo through and through. Because it is hard to believe that a $1500 turbo would be sold for 300, especially when he could get 5-7 hundred on ebay, quickly.
by TrackStarGT
Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: KA-T Chat
Topic: Ka24e biuld
Replies: 3
Views: 1265

Re: Ka24e biuld

yeah those chinese turbos dont last long, epecially if extra provisions are not made, such as, timer, oil cooler, filter, restrictor fitting, etc..
by TrackStarGT
Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: KA-T Tech. Basic
Topic: ka-t s14 looking for insight
Replies: 2
Views: 1000

Re: ka-t s14 looking for insight

well, the stock ecu will at the least need to be flashed. Most shops are not capable of doing this on site. Tuning shops will have laptops ready with appropriate software, but hardware changes are going to need to made by you. you have quite a few choices, anywhere from piggybacks to stock ecu flash...
by TrackStarGT
Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: KA-T Picture Threads
Topic: s13 coupin
Replies: 46
Views: 11441

Re: s13 coupin

well, if you want to use all those cams, and intake, you might need a larger compressor housing, especially for a goal of 500 hp. Ahh, but then again you might be there. Thing is, you can have a turbo that CAN make 600 hp but the volumetric efficiency of the engine is what will determine the final p...
by TrackStarGT
Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: KA-T Picture Threads
Topic: The Zenki KA-T build thread!
Replies: 244
Views: 47193

Re: The Zenki KA-T build thread!

Ive got an offer in on a precision 5857 with the S-cover
by TrackStarGT
Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: KA-T Picture Threads
Topic: Supakat's Thread
Replies: 1796
Views: 356163

Re: Supakat's Thread

:cool: I've seen a few times where people say stick with a ka because it's plentiful and cheap to build. Must be pretty Damn well off. Sure you can find plenty of blown ka. refreshed price is 500 to 1000. And the cheap part is what im still trying to understand. Yep its cheap to do a budget 300hp b...
by TrackStarGT
Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: KA-T Picture Threads
Topic: The Zenki KA-T build thread!
Replies: 244
Views: 47193

Re: The Zenki KA-T build thread!

Well, I lost the turbo today, started out as some weird metal hitting metal sounds little and quiet, then the turbo started chirping on closed throttle, then loss of power...when I lost power my heart sank, thinking I blew the motor possibly. But most of me thought it was the turbo, the motir still ...
by TrackStarGT
Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:24 am
Forum: KA-T Picture Threads
Topic: not so legal street car build - canada
Replies: 89
Views: 17702

Re: ka-t street strip project

it would be very difficult to sand at home, you would have to have a plane sander, big wide belt sander that could sand it all at once to make sure that it is perfectly flat and it should be done with a grit 320 or higher. The cometics and cosworths both have a viton rubber coating to help with les...
by TrackStarGT
Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:16 am
Forum: KA-T Picture Threads
Topic: The Zenki KA-T build thread!
Replies: 244
Views: 47193

Re: The Zenki KA-T build thread!

yes, and that is like a $100 pre-made line, no support material. Kinda disappointing/irritating.
by TrackStarGT
Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: KA-T Picture Threads
Topic: The Zenki KA-T build thread!
Replies: 244
Views: 47193

Re: The Zenki KA-T build thread!

Here's the Isis line that blew, and I found the source of the vibrating/oscillating steering wheel. I knew it had to be in the wheels, because it felt so isolated to the wheels, the car itself felt stable and none of the vibration really transferred to the car. Anyway, upon researching the issue som...
by TrackStarGT
Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: KA-T Tech. Basic
Topic: grinding/rattling on deceleration at 2500 to 2200 rpm
Replies: 23
Views: 4596

Re: grinding/rattling on deceleration at 2500 to 2200 rpm

No i don't have a short throw. It may be normal, but it didn't come about until I started changing stuff. But I don't know what else it could be. It sounds like it's coming from the transmission, though. In fact, I ran the car without the shift boot so it was really loud and sounded like it was the ...
by TrackStarGT
Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:52 am
Forum: KA-T Tech. Basic
Topic: grinding/rattling on deceleration at 2500 to 2200 rpm
Replies: 23
Views: 4596

grinding/rattling on deceleration at 2500 to 2200 rpm

I found this problem reported all over the internet like a thousand times. It seems that is starts if you change ANYTHING in the drive train, and it on the 95-96 s14s. I have this very specific weird rattling in the drive train only on deceleration starting at 2500 and goes to 2200 rpm and abruptly ...
by TrackStarGT
Tue Nov 11, 2014 5:27 am
Forum: KA-T Picture Threads
Topic: s13 coupin
Replies: 46
Views: 11441

Re: s13 coupin

Tyrell240 wrote:Yup. Sr, rb and a million zip ties is the theme up here. I'm doing the same thing you are. Building a fun to drive street car. Not into drifting just a huge fan of the s chassis.
YES!!! Exactly, that't my position as well.!
by TrackStarGT
Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:15 am
Forum: KA-T Tech. Basic
Topic: Pistons with valve reliefs necessary?
Replies: 2
Views: 930

Re: Pistons with valve reliefs necessary?

The KA motor is an interference motor. however, it is timed as such that valves will not ever collide with pistons(when timed correctly). The small increase in size of valve will not effect this. valve reliefs have pros and cons, pros are you are less likely to bend valves, however some say at high ...
by TrackStarGT
Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:47 am
Forum: KA-T Picture Threads
Topic: Tyrell240 89 coupe build
Replies: 125
Views: 27263

Re: Tyrell240 89 coupe build

haha, yeah you will like 350 but you will want more. You should start at a low amount and get it fine tuned and learn what you are doing with tuning, getting the AEM is best thing you've done to your car. The second best thing you can do is to learn how to tune it. Then slowly max out your current h...
by TrackStarGT
Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:05 am
Forum: KA-T Picture Threads
Topic: The Zenki KA-T build thread!
Replies: 244
Views: 47193

Re: The Zenki KA-T build thread!

It was the high pressure line, the Isis SS braided line was rubbing the chassis. Once the stainless was rubbed through it just exploded under pressure. I am replacing it with a line I made up at my local race shop, black and green air line rated for insane high psi and is much thicker. I will be bra...
by TrackStarGT
Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: KA-T Picture Threads
Topic: Tyrell240 89 coupe build
Replies: 125
Views: 27263

Re: Tyrell240 89 coupe build

Ok, a couple of things. 740s will net you a solid 350 or so, you wanna hit 400 and above you'll need at least 1000s. Good thing it's a summer car, e85 and cold don't like each other. Yes, there is a problem with letting e85 sit, it congeals. It will cause a lot of grief and I would not trust additiv...
by TrackStarGT
Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:49 am
Forum: KA-T Picture Threads
Topic: s13 coupin
Replies: 46
Views: 11441

Re: s13 coupin

This is fun and impressive!!