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    Mklock's Nickel and Dime Ya turbo project / build thread.

    As probably nobody knows i've been collecting gofast parts for ever it seems and i've finally reached the point to where I can start actually putting this thing together. I do have some set GOALS I would like to reach but ultimately i'd like to just get it moving under pressure first.

    I've cheaped out on anything I think I could have and spent the money where it counts so I won't have a pile of scrap metal. Most of these parts are pretty mainstream and bullet proof from my knowledge. If i feel I can't figures something out im almost certain with the community anything can be answered. Best case scenario it starts and moves by November, but as we all know that usually never happens.

    One of my main goals here since I do enjoy driving mountain roads is to create a pretty usable power band. Some of these parts reflect that as they probably won't have room to grow past 500WHP. I'm okay with that and understand what i'm getting into and hope that I create a smooth running car that I can go beat on any day of the week.

    Anyways onto a few teaser pics and a semi short parts list.

    50MM BOV

    44MM WG

    Twinscroll Bottom mount manifold

    257SXE Borgwarner turbo

    TRM 60LB Blow thru MAF Tune

    CES ARP Cutring wombo combo

    Schrick 264/254 Cams

    Vac Motorsport Dual Valve springs

    Fully rebuilt head

    Treadstone 1035 Intercooler

    Random Intercooler piping

    3.5 Inch full exhaust with vibrant dual tip

    FX Stage 3 clutch (Hoping i'm not disappointed)

    Manuel Boost controller

    Various gauges for turbo blah blah blah.

    Enjoy the crappy cell phone pics, forgot to invest in a 2000$ camera.

    14434929_10210965403075513_8498012334317197216_o by Mack Klock, on Flickr
    IMAG0186 by Mack Klock, on Flickr

    IMAG0185 by Mack Klock, on Flickr
    IMAG0183 by Mack Klock, on Flickr
    IMAG0181 by Mack Klock, on Flickr

    This is not everything and the car will probably go into the shop in the next two weeks. 99% of stuff is being shipped as i type this now so i've got to pull the willpower out of my self while working 60+hrs a week as everyone seems to have to do.

    Any input / tips would be great thanks a lot. Also forgot to mention i'll be replacing some wear and tear parts along the way as anyone should...

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    Nice man!!! This will be sweet. I'm stoked to see how that turbo does on a proper set up like yours ! That turbo is badass. F'ing 57mm will make 600...

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    Super smart going 3.5" exhaust right away.

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    Yeah, I'm really wanting to build an efficient setup, and yes a 3.5 will be loud with just one muffler but who cares.


    Also forgot to add i may be able to do a back to back A/R test with the turbine housing. I've got a 1.00 and a 1.15. Not much of a difference but i'm starting with the 1.00
    Last edited by Mklock; 09-22-2016 at 10:02 PM.

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    3.5 isnt that loud.
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    Yeah 3.5" isn't bad at all. But i noticed massive difference between 3.5 and 3. In terms of power and response.
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    Really interested in this, because I have a friend who is really pushing a BW 57mm on me and my driving style, but research and another person are whispering 62mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rajicase View Post
    Yeah 3.5" isn't bad at all. But i noticed massive difference between 3.5 and 3. In terms of power and response.
    I was actually looking at this the other day when thinking about my new exhaust setup found some interesting articles supporting it

    http://www.superstreetonline.com/how...ust-test-tech/

    OP, Looks like a good list of parts and a sound plan. Good luck with your build.
    Mod list - M50 manifold; TechniqueTuning Stg2, Apex Arc-8, ZKW euro, clear corners Mike R diffbrace, Koni Yell with HR race
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    You will go through days of joy and days of sadness as the pursuit for power leads to madness...

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    That's the article that swayed me. I think I owe somguy a thanks for dropping that link in my thread. I went from a 3" dp back to 3.5" dp back exhaust and while I didn't dyno it, I'd be shocked if it wasn't worth 40-50whp at least.

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    IMAG0190 by Mack Klock, on Flickr

    Springs in yay.

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    Subscribed. Who makes the manifold, anymore pics? I would love to know exactly how much nickel and dime has been spent so far.

    Sent from my SGH-M919 using Tapatalk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vitaliy View Post
    Subscribed. Who makes the manifold, anymore pics? I would love to know exactly how much nickel and dime has been spent so far.

    Sent from my SGH-M919 using Tapatalk
    It was a one off custom manifold a forum member here made.

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    I can do a spreadsheet later on in the build as I don't have every little piece accounted for, some of my stuff is used and some of it at heavy discount. Manifold was crafted by HSVturbo. Was my frugal solution to a steed.
    Last edited by Mklock; 09-25-2016 at 04:58 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mklock View Post
    I can do a spreadsheet later on in the build as I don't have every little piece accounted for, some of my stuff is used and some of it at heavy discount. Manifold was crafted by HSVturbo. Was my frugal solution to a steed.
    Will it work with ac? Sorry for the noob questions

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    I'm going to make it work with ac no matter what the consequence, way to hot here.

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    I can't see your location on mobile but are you in NC?

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    Yeah Western NC, originally from NY so it's way hot to me.

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    Okay got my intercooler after chasing down ups... stupid signatures. Grabbed the box and it was strangely heavy, turned out to be the correct one though.




    Next major piece i'm waiting on would be the cams which will be awhile. In the mean time I can start piecing it together and start some fabrication / fitment. I've not ordered any sort of piping because of this i'm not buying a whole shit load of pipes and hope they work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vollosso View Post
    1235?
    1035 actually, I have no dreams going past 700hp it will suite this car for ever for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mklock View Post
    1035 actually, I have no dreams going past 700hp it will suite this car for ever for me.
    ill be making an intercooler piping set for my 1235 same ic just taller. I can make a duplicate if you're interested.
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    Does anyone have anything against under subframe hot side, i'm trying to make this easier but if its not worth the risk ill figure it out. Any input would be helpful.

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    Interested to see how that 257sxe performs. Don't think I have seen any sxe turbos on here yet.


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    Small update



    Found one of these cheap enough to "throw" it into the build via rally road stuff.



    Car also in the shop now as well. Vac let me down on cams... so I'm removing that from my component list. (3 week wait turned into 10 weeks then another 5 weeks)

    Excuse the engine bay...
    Last edited by Mklock; 12-11-2016 at 10:12 AM.

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    Anyone have camshafts for sale... mine are shot would appreciate any leads, thanks.

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