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SlowToy
01-08-2007, 12:26 AM
i cleaned both of my cars, and took a few pictures...

i need a new camera sooooo badly. :cry:

but here are the unedited, low resolution pics i took this afternoon because
im still in the 3.2 megapixel world...and i know nothing about photo editing

97' a4 1.8t and 97' Probe GTS-turbo
the a4 is my daily...and its mostly stock. (engine wise)
the probe. is not

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q56/FazdaGt/102_0418.jpg

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q56/FazdaGt/102_0404.jpg

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q56/FazdaGt/102_0409.jpg

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q56/FazdaGt/102_0428.jpg

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q56/FazdaGt/102_0412.jpg

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q56/FazdaGt/102_0422.jpg

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q56/FazdaGt/102_0430.jpg

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q56/FazdaGt/102_0419.jpg

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q56/FazdaGt/102_0425.jpg

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q56/FazdaGt/102_0420.jpg

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q56/FazdaGt/102_0424.jpg

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q56/FazdaGt/102_0409.jpg

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q56/FazdaGt/102_0394.jpg

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q56/FazdaGt/102_0435.jpg

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q56/FazdaGt/102_0406.jpg

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q56/FazdaGt/102_0441.jpg

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q56/FazdaGt/102_0388.jpg

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q56/FazdaGt/102_0393.jpg

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q56/FazdaGt/102_0387.jpg


enjoy!

-Jason

Don Supreme
01-08-2007, 05:47 AM
What kind of power is the probe making?

sean1.8t
01-08-2007, 06:19 AM
i like how the charge pipe is basically sitting on the turbine housing

b00st
01-08-2007, 10:05 AM
i like how the charge pipe is basically sitting on the turbine housing


its a way to heat the air before it gets into the engine. [:D] makes mo powa!

pipe7284
01-08-2007, 10:13 AM
both cars are lovely. is that battery just sitting there or is it tied doen to something?

MikeWasHere05
01-08-2007, 10:15 AM
That a Kamei grill? I'm thinking of getting one for my black 98.


EDIT: Is that a rieger kit as well?

onemoremile
01-08-2007, 10:18 AM
The only thing worse than a slow probe is a dry one.

SlowToy
01-08-2007, 10:24 AM
the charge pipes do need rerouted...i just need to take the time to do it., there is clearence there however, its not nearly touching the housing.

the battery is tied to the floor...and i don't understand that last comment ^^^^


yes it is a rieger front end, the sides and rear are just painted lowers.

and also it is a kamei grille.

b00st
01-08-2007, 10:28 AM
the charge pipes do need rerouted...i just need to take the time to do it., there is clearence there however, its not nearly touching the housing.

the battery is tied to the floor...and i don't understand that last comment ^^^^


yes it is a rieger front end, the sides and rear are just painted lowers.

and also it is a kamei grille.

you need a turbo blanket and some thermal wrap on the charge pipes to help reduce the heat. besides rerouting the piping. the pipe is right over the hotside...can't get much worse than that. unless your intake is sucking in from the hot side too.

SlowToy
01-08-2007, 10:37 AM
yeah... they way the turbo pipes are set up kinda makes it impossible to avoid being right near all of that heat. i honestly didnt the the engine would hold up very long when installed the kit so i didnt think too in depth about things. when the weather finally gets bad here ill park the car and redo things...

Don Supreme
01-08-2007, 12:00 PM
never answered my question.

SlowToy
01-08-2007, 12:30 PM
it has not been on a dyno yet...

similar setups make 250-300 whp... mine will be down on the 250 side i believe

b00st
01-08-2007, 01:09 PM
i've honestly never heard of the MAZDA to FORD PROBE swap? is this a common mod? like the LS2 motor in an RX7 swap i guess.

rubez
01-08-2007, 01:15 PM
you should post up some vids of the probe in action. i'm pretty sure i've never heard an old school turbocharged mazda v6.

onemoremile
01-08-2007, 01:45 PM
and i don't understand that last comment ^^^^


Referring to the unfortunate name Ford gave that car. You know, the thing aliens put in abductees butts...

http://www.nogami.senkou.com/temp/cartman_probe.jpg

1 ate T
01-08-2007, 01:47 PM
Yeah... dunno if I woulda went there lol... But I agree.

Nice pics tho [up]

atlquattro
01-08-2007, 01:54 PM
b00st...... Most smaller Ford cars come with Mazda motors. Ford manufactures Mazda, along with Jaguar, Buick, Lincoln, and Landrover.

onemoremile
01-08-2007, 02:13 PM
Buick? You sure about that? I'm pretty sure they have little GM badges on the side.

Jaguar manufactures Jaguar. Ford just owns them. They did do a massive engineering study and found that if they built the old XJ to spec the tolerance stack could allow one side of the car to be 3/8" longer than the other. The engineering consultant that led the study said it was the worst he had seen outside of a Russian tractor factory.
Aston Martin is/was similar and fell under fire for using the same climate control unit as low line Fords. That is one of the reasons the new Astons are awash in bespoke loveliness.

audiluver
01-08-2007, 05:46 PM
Maybe he was thinking Mercury. ^^^

burner799
01-08-2007, 05:51 PM
i've honestly never heard of the MAZDA to FORD PROBE swap? is this a common mod? like the LS2 motor in an RX7 swap i guess.

comes like that stock. didn't even bother to put ford on it, left mazda on.

quadaxel
01-08-2007, 07:06 PM
lookin clean!

SlowToy
01-08-2007, 10:57 PM
the engine in the probe gt has been a mazda 2.5l v6 since 93'.... ford did put a ford valve cover on the car, however we swap them out... the VC on the car is from a mazda millenia....

the:

626
mx6
millenia
probe gt

all have the same mazda engine

the millenia engine is a bit different but the basic block is the same

mazda used this engine everywhere.

turboing it isn't the most common of things, but when i couldnt sell the car i figured i might as well has some fun with it. i sold my s13 240sx and bought the turbo parts.

and ive heard the probe jokes. many of them. on Probetalk everyone shares the comments we've gotten.

they pretty much come to a dead halt as soon as the car takes off and blows off however.

i mean who wants to tell their friends that they got probed?

i have some videos but they aren't good, i'll send you alink to the onyl one i have uploaded.