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    Mikes poorly documented dream build

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    Iíve never been good at documenting my build but since itís so close to being done I figured I would share it. I have severe DIY syndrome so I ended up taking on everything and learning quite a bit on this journey. Enjoy

    MaxxECU stand-alone
    JE 2.8 pistons
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    2.8 heads and intake cams
    Custom port matched heads and intake manifold (hand ported by yours truly)
    Custom exhaust manifolds (Welded by yours truly)
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    And other stuff Iím too lazy to document (like I said, bad at documenting)

    Feel free to ask questions or tell me Iím doing things wrong 😂.

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    Pitchers tell the story. We want pitchers!

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    Veteran Member Three Rings mikeb17's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdcyclist View Post
    Pitchers tell the story. We want pitchers!
    I was getting there lol 😂

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    Obsessed with the turbo placement


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    Veteran Member Three Rings mikeb17's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by DallasV_218 View Post
    Obsessed with the turbo placement


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    Haha Iíve always hated the stock location.


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    Nice job! Looks really interesting so far, I've yet to see a B5 chassis turbo configuration like this. You keeping the SMICs or going with a front mount? Any more pics showing the exhaust, intake, etc routing?

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    Damn great work so far. Subbed to this thread for sure.


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    My gt28ís are tucked and out of site, hate it just doesnít show the beauty!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Teck09 View Post
    Nice job! Looks really interesting so far, I've yet to see a B5 chassis turbo configuration like this. You keeping the SMICs or going with a front mount? Any more pics showing the exhaust, intake, etc routing?
    Iíll get some more pics as things progress. I have a tread stone 2 in 1 out intercooler. I plan of routing exhaust over the corners of the valve covers and straight down to stock location.


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    No matter how it works out it is quite a few less "pull the motor" items to worry about. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teck09 View Post
    No matter how it works out it is quite a few less "pull the motor" items to worry about. :D
    The nice thing with my setup is I can get exhaust manifolds off with the engine in. The exhaust will be v banded so it can go in and out too. Ideally this will make things a bit easier to work on haha.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DallasV_218 View Post
    My gt28ís are tucked and out of site, hate it just doesnít show the beauty!


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    What kind of results did your setup yield? Did you use an ARD kit or something similar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeb17 View Post
    What kind of results did your setup yield? Did you use an ARD kit or something similar?
    Ya I bought an avant with the autospeed gt28rs kit and a 3L, still working on a 91 tune due to a cracked header


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    Quote Originally Posted by DallasV_218 View Post
    Ya I bought an avant with the autospeed gt28rs kit and a 3L, still working on a 91 tune due to a cracked header


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    Iíve never seen anyone run full frame gt2871s so Iím curious as to what my results will be. Iím hoping for full boost by 5k rpm.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeb17 View Post
    Iíve never seen anyone run full frame gt2871s so Iím curious as to what my results will be. Iím hoping for full boost by 5k rpm.


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    Ya on my 91 tune waste gates open at 5k, expecting full spool at 5k on e85



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    Finished tacking one manifold together. Going to do the other this weekend and get them welded up. I know Iím not the best welder/fabricator but I do enjoy doing it myself. Iím self taught and started last summer.



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    Looks good so far, especially for limited experience. Nice job. The main issue with turbo manifolds that I have seen is insufficient penetration and lack of back purging. The amount of weight these things carry coupled with the constant heat cycling and vibration can quickly find a weakness. I was big into the turbo Honda scene years back when the schedule 40 top mount manifolds really starting coming onto the scene. It seemed like everyone was building them but the ones that have stood the test of time seem to have been properly welded and back purged.

    I am not trying to criticize btw, for all know you're doing just that. Just some food for thought as there isn't anything more frustrating (or expected) than immediately tearing into a "finished" stage 3 B5 lol.

    Please keep this thread poorly documented, I like where this is going. Cheers!

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    Btw, where is WA are you located? We might have to do a couple rolls when you're finished.

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    I may be dumb but I ainít stoopid I back purge and adjust my amps accordingly to make sure I penetrate. Right now Iím running 70 amps and itís doing great. Aluminum foil is my best friend.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Teck09 View Post
    Btw, where is WA are you located? We might have to do a couple rolls when you're finished.
    Iím in Arlington but I work in Seattle. I actually travel everywhere for work so Iím sure we could meet up if we planned things out 👍🏻

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeb17 View Post
    I may be dumb but I ainít stoopid I back purge and adjust my amps accordingly to make sure I penetrate. Right now Iím running 70 amps and itís doing great. Aluminum foil is my best friend.
    Haha I figured, just checking. Carry on It is super simple but for whatever reason people seem to neglect doing it.

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeb17 View Post
    Iím in Arlington but I work in Seattle. I actually travel everywhere for work so Iím sure we could meet up if we planned things out 👍🏻
    For sure, I am in Puyallup but my mother lives up in Lake Stevens so I get up that way from time to time as well.

    On another note, my brother's old roommate has had GT28's on his S4 for a while now, not sure if they are full frame or not but top end/freeway pulls were pretty damn fun. I don't remember exactly what the spool up was like but it wasn't too laggy and iirc I think he might still be on stock rods too. Life has since gotten in the way and it has been parked for a bit but I am hoping to get him to pull it out of retirement once mine is fully tuned. I'll see if I can get some more info on his setup if you're interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeb17 View Post
    I was getting there lol 😂
    Excellent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teck09 View Post
    Haha I figured, just checking. Carry on It is super simple but for whatever reason people seem to neglect doing it.



    For sure, I am in Puyallup but my mother lives up in Lake Stevens so I get up that way from time to time as well.

    On another note, my brother's old roommate has had GT28's on his S4 for a while now, not sure if they are full frame or not but top end/freeway pulls were pretty damn fun. I don't remember exactly what the spool up was like but it wasn't too laggy and iirc I think he might still be on stock rods too. Life has since gotten in the way and it has been parked for a bit but I am hoping to get him to pull it out of retirement once mine is fully tuned. I'll see if I can get some more info on his setup if you're interested.


    I donít think I could bring myself not to pack purge. If you get penetration and donít back purge youíre welds will be bad on both sides. I spent $500 on piping and flanges for these manifolds so Iím not taking any shortcuts haha. Basically if I hit 600 whp and get boost before 5k Iíll be happy. I set my standards low so I wonít be disappointed haha. I wouldnít personally do stock rods on these turbos. I donít think itís afrually possible to stick the full frames in the stock location haha. Thatís why I chose the hard way to do things 😂 we will definitely meet up. I expect to be running mid to late August and maybe another month to get my break in done and get fueling together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeb17 View Post
    Finished tacking one manifold together. Going to do the other this weekend and get them welded up. I know Iím not the best welder/fabricator but I do enjoy doing it myself. Iím self taught and started last summer.
    It's great isn't it? Getting everything to fit and work; And it came outta your head through your hands. You're doing really marvelous work here! I look forward to seeing the end product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdcyclist View Post
    It's great isn't it? Getting everything to fit and work; And it came outta your head through your hands. You're doing really marvelous work here! I look forward to seeing the end product.
    Thanks! Comments like these keep me inspired and make me want to get this baby on the road.

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    Mike incredible stuff! Love what your doing and where your going with it. Definitely take more pictures and post please, this stuff is like finding your dad's playboy's as a kid.
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    MIKE-This is some project-nicely done so far!
    Look'n forward to your updates.
    PS- I'm jealous of your welding skills !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by insomniacxp1 View Post
    Mike incredible stuff! Love what your doing and where your going with it. Definitely take more pictures and post please, this stuff is like finding your dad's playboy's as a kid.
    Hereís todayís progress. Got the other tacked together and hopefully I can get my other tank exchanged this week and make some more progress


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