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    Piddled a bit in the garage today. Got the side skirts installed, a single wire extended to help with placement of the loom, and got the doors painted to match the door cards

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    Another day in the garage working on the punch list.


    Today was:


    1. installed sunroof delete with windshield silicone/adhesive
    2. Installed rear seat delete panel. This time i put a small strip of window insulation between the panel and the car to prevent the rattles it had in the last car.
    3. Installed the ABS pump mounts the previous owner had shaved from the shell
    4. Welded up the window net hardware
    5. Fabricated a new battery mount under the hood from an old floor pan.
    6. Installed the switch panel in to the vent delete panel







    The plan tomorrow is to install the pedal box, brake booster/ABS pump, re-install steering column, install the water temp, oil temp, and oil pressure senders for the DASH2PRO, and install the motor/trans.


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    that dash tho...



    errr... the whole car

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    All goals accomplished on a short Sunday in the garage. Today's accomplishments:


    1. Pedal box installed
    2. Brake booster/ABS pump installed
    3. Water temp, oil temp, and oil pressure senders for DASH2PRO installed and wires loomed.
    4. Motor and trans installed.





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    Plans this week are to finish looming the wires under the dash, complete the digital dash wiring and get the dash installed and start with all the connections for the motor.


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    Got the wing supports installed today. These help transfer the downforce of the wing directly to the frame rails.




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    Do those support the trunk below where the wing is mounted? Or does the wing bolt to them once the trunk is installed?
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    Step 1: Take a thick wad of cash, place it on the hood, light it on fire. Does it hurt? Yes, that's what a project car feels like.

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    When the trunk is shut, the trunk sits right on those supports. I had to drill the holes in them so the nuts for the wing mounts would sit flush. So any downforce created by the wing is transferred to through the wing to the aluminum mounts directly to the frame rails.

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    Tell me more about the itb setup. Direct bolt on? How much of your gains to you attribute to the itb vs the custom tune/standalone?

    Think they'd add 20-30rwhp with the stock dme and an existing schrick cam tune?

    I can either run a restrictor plate and drop into TT5 or try and add 20-30rwhp and go into TT4....
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    Got some more work done on the car over the last few days. Working on the dash at this point. Got it test fitted and secured and then started working on all the wiring.





    Although the wiring is much simplified from the stock cluster, there is still ALLOT of wiring for this dash.



    The DASH2PRO has GoPro integration, so I ran that connection and a USB power cord to the camera location, loomed it all up and secured it along the floor.
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    Have another day or so of just wiring to get it all finished up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DocWyte View Post
    Tell me more about the itb setup. Direct bolt on? How much of your gains to you attribute to the itb vs the custom tune/standalone?

    Think they'd add 20-30rwhp with the stock dme and an existing schrick cam tune?

    I can either run a restrictor plate and drop into TT5 or try and add 20-30rwhp and go into TT4....
    It's my opinion that these cars do like to breath. Each time I have increased the capacity for the car to move air, it has responded well. I went with the ITBs because of the increases I saw with a good intake, a BBTB and a free-flowing exhaust.

    I think if you go with ITBs, you need a good tune to match them and the associated mods to go with it. I honestly don't think you would see 20WHP out the box without a tune to go with them.
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    That's what I feared, without a matching tune it'd be a small gain.

    Since I'm using the stock dme and (to my knowledge) nobody has a tune for the itb's I'd be out of luck
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    22rpd could probably do something custom on a dyno for pretty cheap. Randy at Epic surely could.
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    Agree with TXBDan. It's not a huge obstacle to overcome. Also look into MS3PRO PNP for E36. Super easy button.


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    Need to keep the stock DME, car is licensed for the street and is OBD2. I currently have an Epic tune from Randy, I'll ping him and see if he can tune for these itb's...
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