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Well, there is snow on the ground, it is about 15 degrees outside, I haven't reactivated the insurance on my car, I still have short little wheel studs on the rear, and I hadn't finished hooking up the tach signal to my additional injector controller....

... but I couldn't help it. I took my new NA-T out for a little spin and let me tell you:


HOLY SHIT


I have the soft spring in my TiAl 40mm wastegate (5.6psi) and didn't have the MBC cranked up so I was running low boost, but man oh man what a difference. In 3rd gear at 40 mph with just half throttle, there is about 1.5 seconds of lag then the boost jumps up and it is like you turned on another engine :D

I need to:

1) Finish wiring the AIC so that I can run some real boost without blowing up the engine (waiting on Dave "Couldn't have done it without you" Henry to let me know where to get the tach signal off the igniter)

2) Have a bead welded on the end of my charge pipe (popped it off on the last pull)

3) Get the longer wheel studs mounted on the rear wheels

4) Crank up the MBC to 14.7 psi and hold on tight...

Thanks to everyone who has helped me with technical questions and with good deals on new and used parts. As for anyone else who is contemplating doing this, you might think I would recommended it, but I can't say I do. I had all Winter to do the job, so there was not a lot of pressure to get it running since I couldn't use it, but I still spent just about every free moment working on it, and all the rest of the time worrying about the next step. And it wasn't cheap. I probably spent in the neighborhood of $6000 on the turbo related portion of the project. Hell, the UPS man practically wore ruts in the driveway. If you buy a kit it will save a little frustration, but be patient - it is far from a bolt on job.

As soon as the weather improves I will get some pics and some high boost impressions posted.

Peace,
Scott
 
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VVVVrrrrrrrooooooooommmmm....PSSSSSSSSTTTTTTTTT!
One day i too will hear that wonderful sound from my lil baby!
Congrats!!
 

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Sorry man! I gapped out and forgot to check on that wire for you. :(

Wait til you get the fuel working and dial up 20psi of boost!
 

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congrats... sounds like an awesome ride... post some of those kill stories in the n/a section for us.. hehe
 

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ok frakenstein...heres the deal:

since your familiar with what your doing.... ill give you 8 grand. you do exactly what you did with your car, find me good deals on the parts, and do the install and you can keep whatever money is left over :p . of course, i wont have that 8 grand to blow until next winter....so take your time deciding. :D

congrats on your car tho, im really anxious to hear more. hope for good weather, and enjoy your ride!
will you be coming to the toyota/lexus meet at englishtown New Jersey this year? if so please let me know!!

happy killing
Bob
 

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Drove to work today. Temps are still low (20's) so the roads aren't real grippy, but even at 5.8psi on the wastegate release I spun the tires at 60mph :) Just waiting on some better couplers and hose clamps and then I will dial it up a little ( a lot ).
 
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What were the hardest parts of the whole installation? Did you take any pics along the way?
 

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Headgasket changing and removing the oil pan were the two biggest pitas in the whole job. The clutch wasnt the most fun either - but that isn't a necessary job if you are going to run low boost only.

I intended to take a ton of pictures, but when you are a one man show, you get in the middle of a big job, and the last thing you want to do is stop to snap a pic. If only I had a buddy to act as photo journalist.

BTW - I just drove home from work and BOOST is f'n awesome!!!
 

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T04E with a .69 compressor.

I gotta believe I spent 100 hours or so on the job, when I think about all the little p!ss ant little jobs along with the big ones. As a matter of fact, I probably have way more time tied up in little jobs that take forever than the major ones.

For example, I probably have less than 20 hours in putting in a new clutch, replacing the headgasket, and removing the oil pan.

At any rate, too many to remember without crying, and I am still not quite done. Gotta get some fuel issues ironed out, and do a little custom interior work.
 
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