Mild Turbo build for Cage car (6th KA-T build, lol)

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Mild Turbo build for Cage car (6th KA-T build, lol)

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Originally built the car in 2013 and it had a black top SR. Ran like that for 2 or 3 years, then got bored and after building a drift specific car I decided to switch it up to a turbo VH45DE. Had that setup from 2016 through 2021 and now I’m going back to my roots and threw a KA in it. I wanted it to lose some weight and since I sold my high compression turbo ka s13, I will be drifting the cage car again. A responsive 250whp is so much fun in this thing.

It’s a basic build
S14 ka
King bearings
Arp rod bolts, only used them because another local ka guy was selling them for 20$
Cloyes timing tensioners/guides (reused factory chains)
Arp 12mm studs (ford pinto 2000cc kit, you will need to order proper sized washers as the kits washers are way small)
Stock piston with slightly larger ring gaps
Micro squirt
Sti 510cc side feeds
Bosch 040
Custom Intercooler and turbo manifold
EFR 7163
TDR oil housing adapter
Stock 350z pressure plate with 6 puck act disc
RB20det flywheel

Think that’s about it…
Chassis
Chassis
SR
SR
VH45DE
VH45DE
Current
Current
KA24E-T 06/06 to 10/09 (T25 then H1C Holset) - sold
KA24DE-T 12/09 to 10/11 (T4/TO4E) - sold
KA24DE-T 11/14 to 8/15 (T4/TO4S BB) - sold
SR20DE-T exo-car build 06/13 to 3/16 (EFR6758)
^ now VH45DE-T 6/16 to 10/21 (Billet T04S BB)
^now KA24DE-T 1/22 to current (EFR 7163)
Miata 1.8 turbo 9/15 to 3/17 (VF39) - sold
KA24DE-T build 8/17 to 4/19 (EFR6758) - sold
12.6:1 Turbo KA-T 4/19 to 7/21 (EFR7163) - sold
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Re: Mild Turbo build for Cage car (6th KA-T build, lol)

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Love it!! Got any videos of this thing? That bay is clean and I dig that color on the valve cover.

Curious about why you chose 12mm studs on stock pistons. Later plans?!
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Re: Mild Turbo build for Cage car (6th KA-T build, lol)

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i envy your fab skills
MEGASQUIRT 2 PNP
AEM IGN1A COILS
EAGLE-ARP-SUPERTECH 9:1 KA24DE
BW S257 SX-E .78AR
ID1050x Injectors
Full Race twin scroll manifold
ISIS FMIC
Mazworx z32 tranny swap
CTS V CALIPERS
STANCE LX+ Coilovers
J30 LSD
AME FS01 WHEELS 18X9 +25



TinyT wrote:for the love of god, post your setup, do you really think you can get an answer after saying HI ME CAR HAS TURBO NOW BUT I CANT BWAAA PSHH WITH IT WHATS WRONG
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Re: Mild Turbo build for Cage car (6th KA-T build, lol)

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erik02 wrote: Fri Feb 04, 2022 1:45 pm Love it!! Got any videos of this thing? That bay is clean and I dig that color on the valve cover.

Curious about why you chose 12mm studs on stock pistons. Later plans?!
No big plans with this engine, but I don’t like messing with blown head gaskets, lol. I had problems previously and just jump straight to the 12mm studs to make sure. I’m able to do the necessary machining at home (not perfect, but good enough). The 12mm studs cost about the same as buying the 10mm arp studs.

No videos of it with the ka, just took it for its first drive this past week. Will try to get some video/pics around the end of april when I go to a drift event… as long as there’s no chance of rain, lol.
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KA24E-T 06/06 to 10/09 (T25 then H1C Holset) - sold
KA24DE-T 12/09 to 10/11 (T4/TO4E) - sold
KA24DE-T 11/14 to 8/15 (T4/TO4S BB) - sold
SR20DE-T exo-car build 06/13 to 3/16 (EFR6758)
^ now VH45DE-T 6/16 to 10/21 (Billet T04S BB)
^now KA24DE-T 1/22 to current (EFR 7163)
Miata 1.8 turbo 9/15 to 3/17 (VF39) - sold
KA24DE-T build 8/17 to 4/19 (EFR6758) - sold
12.6:1 Turbo KA-T 4/19 to 7/21 (EFR7163) - sold
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Re: Mild Turbo build for Cage car (6th KA-T build, lol)

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R34SR wrote: Sun Feb 27, 2022 7:03 pm i envy your fab skills
It’s not that good, no close up pics 😉

Thanks though

Looking back at my abilities from almost 10 years ago makes me want to build another one. Could make it much lighter.
KA24E-T 06/06 to 10/09 (T25 then H1C Holset) - sold
KA24DE-T 12/09 to 10/11 (T4/TO4E) - sold
KA24DE-T 11/14 to 8/15 (T4/TO4S BB) - sold
SR20DE-T exo-car build 06/13 to 3/16 (EFR6758)
^ now VH45DE-T 6/16 to 10/21 (Billet T04S BB)
^now KA24DE-T 1/22 to current (EFR 7163)
Miata 1.8 turbo 9/15 to 3/17 (VF39) - sold
KA24DE-T build 8/17 to 4/19 (EFR6758) - sold
12.6:1 Turbo KA-T 4/19 to 7/21 (EFR7163) - sold
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