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Stage 1 SDS @11+ psi
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This thread is long, so I've created an index (currently the page number don't match to the content because of the change of the forum format. I'll be working on that. I'll also be adding all the pictures that were removed by a certain bullshit photo cloud service. ;) )

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1/ Getting started; First tune in closed loop.
2/ First ZT-2 /EvoScan datalog with lean condition;
Aeromotive 1:1 FPR and –6AN connectors installation.
3/ Deyeme motor mounts install; Walbro 190 install;
Tuning in Open Loop.
4/ Baroscope; 100% Load issue; First Dyno.
5/ Log from Dyno; Bent valves at track; Long block Rebuild.
6/ 440 cc injectors ordered, Long block build.
7/ Track time; Oil leaks at cams, installed Ingall's Stiffy, and VR-4 fuel rail.
8/ Vortech SFMU install; SDS removed/serviced.
9/ Long block rebuild #2; VR-4 head gaskets; Pulse Plugs install; Walbro 255 install.
10/ 10 psi; Wastegate as boost controller discussion; 2nd track time.
11/ Boost Cooler install; Photos of setup; Emissions preparation; Invidia N1 removal.
12/ Heat shield; Passing emissions; boost cooler test/first trials.
13/ SDS weld cracks, removal of butterflies, ignition wire discussion.
14/ SDS weld repaired, B-day Cake, 10.7 psi, Megan OE-RS install, misc. discussion
15/ Stage 2 with wastegate discussion, Draw-thru piping pic, Quaife and FX300 bought, Big Map.
16/ More Big Map discussion, LSD install, Brembos being prepped for install. New rims and tires.
17/ Brembos, Front Lip, Oil Catch Can, Stage 2 axles, and EVO TB seals installed. Datalogged 11.4 psi and finally hit high 13's in 1/4. Extra V-5 and V-2 SDSs. Center Section redone.
18/ BOV failed and replaced, new built block installation, new Damond venting oil catch can. Rebuilt Engine spun rod bearing. Rebuild the Rebuild. Heads with RPW valve springs.



I got my SDS in. It would have been nice if GCT sent me couplers so I could actually hook it up to the TB! Idiots.

The good thing is, even though the blower is just blowing into to engine bay freely (and loudly, I might add), it gives me a chance to be sure that all the belt tolerances, oil feed lines, and the blower, are working properly under a light load.

For example, I noticed, after a light 8-mile drive, a little bit of oil at the outlet of the blower. I wiped it clean, and if the oil reappears, guess who gets to go to Vortech's factory for new oil seals? :rant2: Better now than later...

So, anyhow hope to have a local shop finish the piping this week for me and be on with it. I plan on documenting the install in a separate thread when I was completely done, but I thought some of you would like to see how I altered my CAI. :twothumb: Enjoy!

My mods list that I will update from time to time is here: Repforenzo's 2003 GTS with SDS

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take my advice and move the battery now. YOu will enjoy working on the car more. getting rid of the battery and tray frees up alot of space
 

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Stage 1 SDS @11+ psi
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take my advice and move the battery now. YOu will enjoy working on the car more. getting rid of the battery and tray frees up alot of space
Wow, that was fast... actually there is a lot of room for my piping there, so I don't plan to relocate the battery.
 

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I know there is alot of room but its so much nicer to mess with the engine with that gone. Also reduces everything from getting heat soaked. Relocate it and ill beat u will be happy whenever u want to check out your plug wires
 

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Stage 1 SDS @11+ psi
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It loooks like the filter on the intake barely clears the hood.
It actually doesn't... it gets crushed a bit...but it only needs to last until I can get the piping made... plus my car is not a daily driver, so I'm not going far from my house.

icemanrld19 said:
I know there is alot of room but its so much nicer to mess with the engine with that gone. Also reduces everything from getting heat soaked. Relocate it and ill beat u will be happy whenever u want to check out your plug wires
I hear ya Randy, but at this point it is not in my plans. She's a 'garge princess", and I think I only put 800 miles on it for the year. I'll pull out the battery if I need to get in there.


Thanks for all the well wishes
 

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hahaha... good question! i havnt really drove it at all for over a year now. I am re-doing the interior again and its all torn apart. And then i moved to TX from NY, and now its just sittin in the garage waiting to be finished.

the little i drive it, it still runs good....
 

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stupid booster
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garage kept. Sorta sucks that your already planning on having all the troubles that RIPP brings. Im sure it will be very well garage kept, LOL. just had to say that
 

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frozen
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well i just got down here on Sept 9th... and the car is torn apart in the garage... itd prob going to be awhile until its up and running.

(sorry for the thread hijack...)
 

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Stage 1 SDS @11+ psi
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garage kept. Sorta sucks that your already planning on having all the troubles that RIPP brings. Im sure it will be very well garage kept, LOL. just had to say that
Gee, thanks Randy! :fawk: I love your vote of confidence. But to be honest, whether it be a turbo or the SDS, I'm going to spend time in garage tweaking, fixing, and hopefully, not too much, replacing... it is now a hobby. I'll just be concerned with the mechanical operation with the SDS as far as Ripp gear is concerned. Man, my car sound like a jet rolling down the road... got to get the piping on!
 

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Gee, thanks Randy! :fawk: I love your vote of confidence. But to be honest, whether it be a turbo or the SDS, I'm going to spend time in garage tweaking, fixing, and hopefully, not too much, replacing... it is now a hobby. I'll just be concerned with the mechanical operation with the SDS as far as Ripp gear is concerned. Man, my car sound like a jet rolling down the road... got to get the piping on!
In all honesty. Either kill will work well with the proper car holder. My weak link is the fact that i dont know anything about tuning/monitoring
 

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Phil, if you ever need a hand you can count me in. Free labor rules eh? :p In fact, I still have some left over SDS parts laying around. What piping is it that you need created? I still have a 90 degree intake pipe to the tb from Ripp that doesn't have the bosses for the 06 fuel upgrades. I probably also have couplers that would work in your situation. For the SDS, a battery relocation isn't necessary specially considering you are using a GTS manifold and most likely won't upgrade to the diamante.

I can't wait to see how your car runs w/ just using the flash. Then you can race my talon that I finally finished up and realize that the 3G even boosted is still slow. :lol:
 

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It shall be interesting to see it run ECU reflash. As for the battery, move it to the back. So much easier to work and run piping and even add stuff.
 
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