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Post by TheOne » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:27 am

ssooooo......supercharger for down low and turbo for the high rpm's? :D

i kid i kid, those parts look nice......will look nicer once installed.

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Post by Kfred » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:51 am

How long did it take for your xcessive order to come in?

I ordered an intake from them over a month ago and I'm still waiting.

Since we are on the subject... I was able to fund my intake manifold due to my engineering salary. Got out of school with no debt in December, started working in January. I'm also saving for a home downpayment, looking to buy early next year. Holding off on other 240sx purchases until then, so I can install the parts in my own garage/shop. It seems like a lot of members have recently or are about to graduate.
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Post by adamky » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:58 am

I thought about twin charging at one point, but decided against it. I'll have 2-step if I need power off the line!


Here's the dyno chart. You can see where my cams come into play, as the horsepower never really drops off.

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Post by supakat » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:00 am

I graduated in '05 with a MIS BSBA. But I got married and had two kids early. I fund my car from side jobs and selling stuff. My whole paycheck goes to bills. This way is better becauase the money I spend on the car, the wife cannot say anything.
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Post by adamky » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:09 am

Kfred wrote:How long did it take for your xcessive order to come in?

I ordered an intake from them over a month ago and I'm still waiting.
I can't remember exactly, but it was less than 2 weeks.
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Post by Silviadream87 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:00 am

That is one big intercooler!!!
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Post by adamky » Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:35 pm

I talked to one of the local guys who was telling me his car ran 21% lower on this dyno compared to the Dynojet and Mustang Dyno he ran on before (with same mods). That makes me feel a little better. Puts me closer to 270 whp.

There is a dynojet local to me. I'm tempted to take it there to see what it puts down.
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Post by TryingToTurbo » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:55 pm

adamky wrote:I talked to one of the local guys who was telling me his car ran 21% lower on this dyno compared to the Dynojet and Mustang Dyno he ran on before (with same mods). That makes me feel a little better. Puts me closer to 270 whp.

There is a dynojet local to me. I'm tempted to take it there to see what it puts down.
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Post by adamky » Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:16 pm

I'm going to try and get it dyno'd again Thursday at the shop with the Dynojet.
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Post by adamky » Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:25 pm

Silviadream87 wrote:That is one big intercooler!!!
I originally ordered the TR1045, which has a core size of 10.5" X 22" X 4.5" and they rate it to 880 hp. 4.5" is pretty thick, and I'm not sure if I'll ever get close to 800 hp. So, I called later that day and had them downgrade to the TR1035, which is 10.5" X 22" X 3.5" thick and rated to 660 hp. I'm shooting for somewhere between 550 and 650 with this build, so that should do the job.

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Post by fahren » Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:43 pm

nice build. excellent thread. well played.
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Post by adamky » Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:18 pm

Thanks man. It looks like I am going to have to wait until next year when I have my own house and garage to install my turbo setup. So... I decided to go ahead and switch to E85 today. Got the car running and idling fine. Just need to do a little fine tuning of the AFRs before I start adding timing. Can't wait!
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Post by adamky » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:24 am

Wow! E85 is fun, and not nearly as difficult to get running as I thought it would be. The car runs smoother/better now than it ever did on 93.

I still need to lean it out just a hair though. I'm still running 35/65 water/meth and my AFR's under WOT are 11.2-11.5. I'd like to get it closer to 12. I did go ahead and bump up the timing 5-7 degrees in a lot of places. It pulls so much harder, without even a hint of detonation. Here's my current timing map:

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Post by supakat » Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:54 pm

Awesome man. Glad you made the switch. Too bad you went precision. You could have gotten a Holset and joined the DarkSide when you go turbo!

On a serious note, use Virtual Dyno to play with timing and use what your butt feels and the program to get a good street tune. At 10lbs, I love my HX35 and corn.
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Post by adamky » Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:33 am

Thanks man. I've been wanting to try that Virtual Dyno out. I'm hoping to do some more tuning this weekend.
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Post by ViperGT » Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:17 am

where can you get virtual dyno? And sweet build dude. Hope you dont miss insta boost too much,

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Post by supakat » Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:30 am

ViperGT wrote:where can you get virtual dyno? And sweet build dude. Hope you dont miss insta boost too much,
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Post by adamky » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:46 am

Put down 265 whp on corn today. 26 whp gain over my 93 oct run. I'm sure there's more in it. I really haven't spent that much time on the tune at all.


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Post by sdaigle240 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:32 pm

sweet! how much timing did you have to add?
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Post by adamky » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:52 pm

Yeah, I'm happy with it. It's about 5-6 degrees advanced in some places. I have tried several times to get a friend to drive so I can do some more tuning, but my laptop keeps locking up or shutting down. I haven't gotten a good log of a run since switching to corn a few weeks ago.


I honestly think my cams are my biggest issue. I don't think I have them degreed well for this supercharger. I bet I would be making more power with stock cams, although I am sure it would fall on its face after 5.5K rpm.
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Post by adamky » Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:46 pm

New wheels


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Post by supakat » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:59 pm

I do like the new wheels. They seem more tracky than the other set. So what has been the status of the car? I take it you are probably like me. The car runs good and no issues but no updates or new parts. How is the turbo build going? Or with corn since a little more aggressive timing, the car feels better so you feel content for now.
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Post by adamky » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:35 pm

Thanks man. They're the Ray's 350Z Track wheels. 18x8F and 18x8.5R, forged, 18 lbs a piece. My 17" 350Z base model wheels weigh around 25lbs a piece and are only 7.5 wide in the front and 8 in the rear. So they are a bit of a performance upgrade as well. 3 of them were refinished a few years ago and look practically new and the other one is still in decent shape. I was worried 18's might look too big on a stock bodied S14, but they really don't. Couldn't beat it for $700.

Unfortunately the tires that came with them weren't even safe to drive on..! The rear passenger side was so worn on the inside edge that it went through all of the layers of rubber and I can see the damn tube and where it's try to separate from layers of belt and rubber! Of course, I didn't realize this until I was mounting the last one. So, I went ahead and put them on and drove the 2 miles home on 25 mph back roads. I just wanted to get it home to my apartment so I can walk out and look at it... LOL. It's going to sit there until I move into a house here in the next month.

Eventually I'll get some new tires. I'm shooting for 245s in the front, and 265s out back. But, that won't be any time soon. Once I move to the house, the car will be sitting on jack stands getting the supercharger removed, turbo installed, rear end gears changed from 4.6's to stock R&P, and plenty of other little odds and ends. Can't wait to get started.
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Post by supakat » Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:48 am

Congrats on the house. I cannot imagine what your turbo setup will be like. You keep your car pristine. Keep up the good work.
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Post by sdaigle240 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:13 am

I JUUUUUST sold these wheels after 6 years and now youre making me sad. looks great dood.

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Post by adamky » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:38 am

Thanks man. It's German glass.
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Post by ella6 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:11 pm

Would a 3800 supercharger kit offered for $500 on craigslist, be a good enough deal for me to look into? What bases should I cover when checking it out?
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Post by schmauster920 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:14 pm

Nice setup and good to hear you are loving the corn


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Would a 3800 supercharger kit offered for $500 on craigslist, be a good enough deal for me to look into? What bases should I cover when checking it out?
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Launch on drag radials = blown airbags

Post by adamky » Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:08 pm

Well, time for an update. Unfortunately, it's bad news. I broke it.

So, I went to the local 1/8 mile this past Saturday to use my drag radials for the first time and see if I could best my 9.0 run on my Star Specs. This was my first time trying to launch on drag radials or slicks of any kind. I was having trouble getting the car to stay in the burnout box, but I could feel that I was heating the tires up some. My first run was total fail. The second launch was decent. On the third, it felt like it hooked pretty good and I ran an 8.8@78.

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On the 4th run, I did my burnout. I held the rpms at around 5000 and as soon as I dropped the clutch, I lurched forward a little and then it seemed like everything just exploded. It took a minute to realize that both of my airbags had just deployed. Watch the launch @ 0:43 in fullscreen 1080p and you'll see the puff of smoke from the top of the windows.

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I crawled out of the car and let the smoke clear as everyone ran over trying to see what happened. I popped the hood and everything looked fine. I started the car up and the motor sounded fine, thankfully. I thought everything was good to go until I tried to drive it off the track and it wouldn't move in any gear. After checking everything, it appears that the trans output shaft snapped. The snap must have made enough of a shock through the car to trip the airbags. Had to wait 2 hours for AAA to show up.

The trans isn't that big of a deal because I literally have everything needed for a Z32 swap. What I'm pissed about is that I have to replace the dash. It was perfect... not a single crack or blemish. And now it's ruined and I get to go through the fun process of swapping it out. F*ck me :(
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