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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:01 pm 
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Car Model: 9-3 2.8T
I like this. I made a very similar one for my last car and was weighing up the BSR or making another one.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:12 pm 
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Nice work.
Often wondered if the 'heat shield' actually really serves any purpose though


Thanks! Well I'd need to brace the filter anyway so if you don't like the idea of a heatshield think about it more like a "filter supporting structure" :-)

Ian_Suk wrote:
I like this. I made a very similar one for my last car and was weighing up the BSR or making another one.


Do it :-) not as difficult as I thought. Just do the measuring with cardboard and buy pipework you know will fit before you start.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:25 am 
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'Filter support structure'

Love it! My sense of humour !

Anyway you've done some great work on the car.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 2:39 pm 
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paolo wrote:
'Filter support structure'

Love it! My sense of humour !

Anyway you've done some great work on the car.


Thanks mate, very kind :-)

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:22 am 
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Car Model: 93 Aero 2.8T cabrio
New Toyosport intercooler gone in yesterday.
Air-conditioning radiator slightly proud of main rad, relocated that and the condensing bottle back about an inch. New brackets hold all in place.
Original hoses cut and 64mm swaged stainless tubes installed to meet the red silicone elbows.
Subtle but there if you're looking.
Pickup is quicker and the IAT was about 3 degrees lower than I'd normally see.

BUT what a ball-ache of a job. Took me the best part of 6 hours, making brackets and supports. One could argue the benefits of the £400 DO88 drop-in IC but I prefer this look if I'm honest.

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Drill bit broke for the third hole in the bumper bar so will run 2 fixings for the minute until I get some more cobalt bits. That steel is hard!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:45 am 
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Looks good, I've got a few jobs to do on mine plus get it through the mot in Aug but next on the to do list is an IC swap and fit a bigger rad. Want to push the IC right up front but there's no chance of fitting a thicker rad with this evo one fitted £££

So bigger down pipe next then ;)

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:33 am 
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Yep a trip to TX for the Downpipe is in order.

Look forward to seeing how you cram the bigger rad in there!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:29 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:37 pm 
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Fits well and looks good.
Nicely hidden.


Thanks Ian, that's the aim. It'll be a sleeper with only a hint of 350+ bhp :-D

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:56 pm 
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Quad_cam_turbo wrote:
Yep a trip to TX for the Downpipe is in order.

Look forward to seeing how you cram the bigger rad in there!


Yeah best to take the car to TX as some of the DP's they've sold & posted out haven't fitted but that was a while ago, I think it was a bad batch.....and a lot of cheesed off VXR owners! I've got the TX Auto flange on mine from the DP Paulo gave me, everything bolted up (straight swap and bolts right up to the mid pipe) so you wouldnt have to swap the mid pipe if you didn't want to but I would ;) either stuck a decent race car in there or just fully decat it and have your old cat welded onto an interchangeable for MOT day. So fitted up but had a slight leak at the turbo end where it wouldn't seal, I think it was fouling the block slightly and this split the join, so Pro speed had to cut the flange off this and build another 3" DP.

Just so your aware you can have a 3" pipe there and the heat shield goes back on, but 3.5" is a tad too thick and the shield won't go back on, so it would either need wrapping or ceramic coated.

Radiator wise, it's gonna cost a few quid this!!! Cheapest I've been quoted was around £450 for a alloy rad, or it's a couple hundred extra for the Courtney rad. Won't be for a while yet!!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:55 pm 
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3.5" does fit....I have it on mine....

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:31 pm 
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3.5" does fit....I have it on mine....


I thought you told me your heat shield won't go back on with the 3.5" DP so it had to be wrapped? :?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:21 pm 
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Quad_cam_turbo wrote:
Yep a trip to TX for the Downpipe is in order.

Look forward to seeing how you cram the bigger rad in there!


As Dai says watch those TX downpipes...... I should know. :wall:

Also double check you're not rubbing the rubber ic hose on the drive belt- seriously go and check-it's so ruddy close when you push the ic back.

I also buggered my rad too......the ic rad and the IC rubbed each other up the wrong way...

Put the DO88 in in the end.

I've often wondered if decating the front pipe (as in smashing the innards out) would be a good half way house instead ?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:49 pm 
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Hey Paolo. Yep, i checked that on the hoses. I have about 8mm between the closest part of the belt and the closest part of the hose. I achieved that by going with a stand-off mount on the intercooler and having a 70mm deep intercooler rather than a 90mm. Gives a lot less squeeze on the fit!

Seriously though, it is exceptionally crammed in there.

The TX Downpipe situ will be dealt with via a visit. That way, if stuff doesn't line up, the car is in the best place for them to deal with it.

A drop in restriction would probably help, but a larger bore pipe would reduce more effectively - though I do like your thinking. Almost worth having a go!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:27 am 
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paolo wrote:
Quad_cam_turbo wrote:

I've often wondered if decating the front pipe (as in smashing the innards out) would be a good half way house instead ?


It does help with spool and reducing EGTs when you're having fun. Not to threadjack but I've a spare DP with this already done (needs new nuts & bolts on the midpipe end), if anyone wants to exchange to minimise downtime then PM me as I'll be a lot cheaper than a bigger DP :lol:

Only issue is that you're still stuck at the remap-only stage, try as I might, JZW doesn't seem to be sending me a stage 3 map without a 3" system, that said he's being impeccably slow on a map with SAI turned off so I might have simply slipped through the net.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:21 pm 
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19" alloys on recently, shod with 235/40 R19 Avon ZV5s. Had some wheel centre domed stickers custom made in the right size and they set the brakes off a treat. Considering getting some red rim blades on there now.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:16 pm 
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Looks well 'ard ;)

Needs some big brakes now to fill the gap :D

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:03 pm 
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Griffin Dai wrote:
Looks well 'ard ;)

Needs some big brakes now to fill the gap :D


Brakes most certainly on the backburner! it is a very capable vehicle in that department with the recent new braided lines and OEM discs and pads. The "cheap" upgrade gains 7.5mm in all directions which isn't too huge. Anything more and it's mega money.

The focus is going to be on the downpipe, excising a stage 3+ map from John without having a full 3" system installed and then moving onto the clutch and LSD.

Then I will dyno it!

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