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New beginning

Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:21 pm

Over the last four years, I have been putting together my setup. Began with a cheap turbo setup, but decide to to it right the first time.
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Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:47 pm

great looking car man .. silvermoss is an awesome color ... keep up the good work .. what is your plan for the motor?

Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:55 pm

Full build and most likely a t3/t4 set up. Thanks.

Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:33 am

looks good d00d. I doing the same with the T3/T4.

What you going to do exactly to motor, like what companies are you choosing to use,

Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:55 am

I have so for the is
ARP undercut headstuds
Cometic 90 .060 HG
Felpro gasket set
Coming soon
Wiseco 9.5:1 90mm pistons
Bc or eagle rods
ARP main studs
Unsure of if I want build head, if I do most likely bc cams or crower cams bc springs and valves.

Turbo kit setup I have so far
Ebay manifold most likely to switch
Dsm 1st gen bov
oil lines
turbonetics evolution wastegate
Huge ass fmic
Need
T3/T4 .63 ar
Boost controller
downpipe
Intercooler piping

I have
S-AFC2
Apexi boost gauge
Hks pressure gauge for oil
Hks temp. gauge
greddy turbo timer
Walbro already installed
Need
Efi specialist Ecu

suspension parts
Tanabe springs
Koni shocks
Circuit sports tension rods
god speed sway bars fronts did not fit that well
energy bushing full rear subframe/diff/control arms/sway bar end links
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Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:26 am

The eagle rods can hold 400+ and cost much less. They are the way to go.

Also, I would try to say with .020" overbore on the pistons. most machinists will recommend not to go .040" overbore when doing a boosted ka.

If you plan on turning higher RPMs then build the head, if not, then there's no need.

Just a couple tips. Looks good so far!

Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:07 pm

I always wonder about the power capabilities of eagle rods. I honestly think its far more than they say it is. I've never seen them break before. The only forged rod i've ever seen distorted was a crower, i forget what car it was in. But i know the rod bent, and he was still making passes with it, pulled the motor apart for some unrelated reason and realized it was bent lol. Idk, i wouldnt be surprised if you can get 800 out of em.

Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:54 pm

Yeah im most likely going with the eagle rods I haven't heard much of any bad feedback on them.

Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:39 am

and, if they ever fail, they bend instead of snapping. thats a plus in my book.

Re: Finally lowered now on to the motor

Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:21 pm

So just a sneak peek at what should be done in the next couple months, just got the car back out of storage. Should be interesting to see what it puts down at 20psi.
BW s256rs .75a/r twin scroll
FullRace manifold
Tial wg
Custom intercooler setup
Hks bov
JE pistons
Manley rods
Arp main studs/head studs
New oem oil pump
Timing chain kit
Supertech valves
Supertech valve spring kit
Crower 264 cams
JWT cam gears
Cometic .060 HG
Felpro gaskets
Injector Dynamics 1000cc
Beercan custom fuel rail
Fuel labs FPR
AEM Ems2
AEM uego
AEM boost gauge
AEM Sensors
Super damper
White bunny clutch kit
Koyo radiator
Mishimoto fans
Nismo thermostat
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Re: New beginning

Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:23 am

Nice setup. When you get done, hopefully I will be up and running. Let's go hit the track!

Re: New beginning

Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:34 pm

Which Manley rods did you go with?

Re: New beginning

Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:16 pm

H-beams I got a really good deal on them.

Re: New beginning

Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:33 am

Fully assembled, need to tap the oil pan.
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Re: New beginning

Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:43 pm

Car headed to get custom downpipe fabed
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Re: New beginning

Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:59 pm

Almost done having issues with the full race manifold with the return ps line.
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Re: New beginning

Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:02 am

rtm240sx wrote:Almost done having issues with the full race manifold with the return ps line.


What issues are you experiencing? Is the compressor housing hitting the PS line bolt?

Re: New beginning

Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:35 am

Power steering line is hitting the manifold. Tried a AN fitting but since I still have a/c line I can't use it.
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Re: New beginning

Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:35 am

Almost done
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Re: New beginning

Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:18 pm

Couple snags
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Re: New beginning

Sun May 08, 2016 7:59 am

Getting tuned this week.
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Re: New beginning

Fri May 20, 2016 11:06 am

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qb6NMHXeRSI

Re: New beginning

Fri May 20, 2016 1:45 pm

What was the final numbers?

Re: New beginning

Fri May 20, 2016 3:13 pm

415tq 431hp

Re: New beginning

Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:20 pm

Last year my 97 kouki got rear ended, I need a chassis to swap the motor into. I looked at numerous different options and tried to find another clean kouki but they were way over priced. I already had a R32 GTR so I had lots of stock parts laying around. So I decided to buy a R32 gtst and swap out the RB20 and swap in my fully built KA. This is the process it has made.

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Found the R32 GTST on Japanese Classics website decided to buy it, though I will never buy a car from them again.

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The car arrived January of last year. The car seemed to be just pieced together which didn’t bother me since I wanted to track the car. Plus the RB20 ran perfect.

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I contacted the the guys at Full-lock llc to help me with the swap since I was super busy with work. They pulled the RB20 the first day the R32 showed up and I sold it the next day.

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A s13 crossmember was sourced.

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Now we are just waiting on the a wire harness from wiring specialties, then I’m taking the car to get retuned. Since the motor was already tuned on a AEM EMS V2 @19psi on 93oct but had cold start issues and the guys at full lock found it had a broken head stud and head gasket that was starting to go which was swapped for brand new arp studs and a cosworth HG.

Re: New beginning

Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:01 am

That is a sick swap, gorgeous R32 chassis. Its one of my midlife crisis cars : )

Does the R32 bay have more room than the S chassis?

Re: New beginning

Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:33 pm

LMAO!! HELL NO!!! a while back a did a custom turbo kit in a R32 GT-R and....a s13 definitely has more room between the strut towers than the R chassis. Huge pain trying to stuff everything while keeping AC and PS. You’d think it would be the other way around since the R chassis is larger than our S-chassis...

Re: New beginning

Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:39 am

sadness.... would have through there would be more room. Glad to see there are still some old school guys active on the board

Re: New beginning

Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:51 pm

This is dope
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