Se7enrex Full Build Thread "LOLCar" reincarnation

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  1. EricS
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    Nice! will you be doing flares or something?
     
  2. Se7enrex
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    Yeah I have some fiberglass flares that I was super pumped about at first but now I'm re-thinking. I really don't want to cut the fenders, I'd rather pull the hell out of them but then I run the risk of buckling the fenders/rear quarter which would suck.

    I have about 1 3/4" to about 2" on rear and a bit more up front for tire past fender. image.jpg
    The picture is a bad angle but the numbers are there, it's no small feat. I would probably need 2 1/4" pull on top portion to be safe, but that will be way too much for the fender to handle I think....
     
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    Well its decided, I am going to start with the DOM 3.0XTR 10cm^2 turbo to begin the process. Just bought it from Oak Leaf Auto... THANKS GUYS!!! It was the one I was considering for the longest time and I decided to finally just pull the trigger when they listed it!! It will be a good place to start I think.
     
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    This is a crazy thread! Just read the whole thing and I'm blown away. I just wish someday I had the time/money/knowledge to pull something like this off.
     
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    Ha well thanks, I'm just learning as I go. Anyone can do it with time/$ , just gotta dive in and figure it out along the way. Appreciate the kind words
     
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    I vote fender flares and not stretching the crap out of those fenders :thumbup:

    Looking good though, glad to see progress!
     
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    My mind is in constant loop - TMIC or FMIC, TMIC or FMIC WHAT TO DO?!?!?

    Also, how crappy is the E85 in winter? Like not driveable need a different tune bad, or just slightly worse? I need to make an injector decision as well. I like the idea of the 1200cc Sidefeeds but I am a little suspect of them -alternatively I could do a Topfeed conversion and run something like 2000's - Again turbo is DOM 3 XTR and the motor will have forged bottom end.

    Thanks Y'all!
     
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    I'd recommend ID injectors.
     
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    +1 for ID's. Switching to top feeds should give you more injector options too...

    As far as injector size, I'd say "consult your tuner" aka I'm not sure lol.

    For the intercooler...are you planning on more road course, autox, drag, street car, or something else?
     
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    He's one of those Hoonigans!
     
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    V-mount.
     
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    Looking good sonnnn. Firstly this doesn't look like a Winter car, are you planning on ice racing it? As far as E85 (on a 4G63 anyway) is totally fine. Startup is just a little sketchy with a need to let it warm up for a bit before you drive it.
     
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    Thanks for the input - it was either DW, ID's, or FiveO (due to their sidefeed options)

    Car will mostly be street driven, HPDE, trailored around to places like Pikes peak. (not actually running in comp, yet, I don't think) It will be essentially a weekend spirited driving car. Which makes me think TMIC however most people are using Meth at that point and for whatever reason I just don't want to do that. I like the cleanliness of TMIC but FMIC seems more purposeful.
    Yup! Exactly!!
    I did give this serious thought, but for Stage 1 of the vehicle I am not going to sink that much money into that set up quite yet. Totally BA for sure though.
    That's a great point - it is not a winter car. I MAY on occasion take it for a spin on a dry winter day and didn't want to have to worry about fuel issues.

    I am looking for a super consistent, start it drive experience.
     
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    How about running E85 in the summer and switching over to regular gas (and ROM obviously) when winter comes, that way you also won't have the increased corrosivity of E85 sitting around in your fuel system all winter...

    I'd probably consider a FMIC if I was in your shoes, if only because for a car that will be wrenched on regularly, it gets kinda old pulling the TMIC off as Step 1 every time you need/want to touch the engine :D
     
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    AHA! Bingo - good point - you make an excellent argument with the wrenching!!
     
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    But the look of that TMIC tho!
     
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    Convert to top feeds. ID is definitely the way to go, they have new ones that are better for E85.
    The Dom 3.0 is similar to a GT3076 so you will need more than 1000cc with E85. 1200 would probably work but ID2000 would give you good headroom and you can go bigger turbo in the future.
    You could get by with a big TMIC but front mount is better for that power level.
     
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    ID is also working on a set of injectors between the 1200 and 2000s, in the 1700 range but with better idle-ability etc. Depending on how soon you need injectors, you could call them and see about getting a preproduction set :)
     
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    FYI, I called ID a while back and asked about the new 1300cc all stainless internals injectors that are the safe for E85 that you speak of. They said you really don't need them unless you're letting the car sit with E85 for long periods of time ...roughly 1-2 weeks or longer. Personally, I store my car with 93 and I also normally run a tank of 93 every couple months, so they really weren't necessary for me. YMMV.
     
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    Highly agree with everything said here.

    One of the only advantages of a tmic is the better throttle response....add in a large turbo and a lot of heat soak into the equation, and I would bet the responsiveness difference between tmic and fmic will be nominal.

    I think the "best" setup would be a reverse intake manifold and fmic, but I'm not sure if that is in the cards for you. Could def be an opportunity for the future.
     
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    Ohh hot dam- that's what I am looking for- or I'll end up going with 2000's . I did already buy fmic setup yesterday, so we have settled that now!!!
     
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    GAHHHH I am getting sick of the cost of everything holy cripes this is getting expensive - I decided I am going to baby out and start on good old normal gas for a while until she is all buttoned up, then go big - maybe enjoy it this coming summer so I don't have to wait longer---- So parts......

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    You guys I am stuck, I need some help here. I have my 05 STI wiring harness and I need some advice. Should I send in both my harness' to Iwire and have them charge me $1200 plus shipping THERE or does someone want to make $500 and help me here?

    I have the full 05 STI harness, immobilizer, ECU, and Key and need some advice. In my mind, because my engine will be an 05, my fuel tank, my gauges are all 05 STI - the only thing NOT 05 STI are my door locks, headlights, steering column (windshield wipers/blinkers), doors, and tail lights. I feel like It shouldn't be too hard to pin the lights and doors and heater box.... Thoughts?

    Anyone want to make $500 and beer to help? Seriously!

    I also have some info here:
    http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?p=22826179#post22826179
     
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    I know @Chux has experience with wiring..
     
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    It would be fairly easy to do. I'm not sure how different the GC and STi multi-function switches are, so that might be a pain, but it's all doable. Also, I'd have to do some research on the immobilizer. I know the later ones are looking for a signal from the original key.



    But yea, I could do it. And that's about what I've charged in the past. I have a lot less free time these days, though. What's your time frame?
     
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    Anytime is my frame - I mean ideally sometime before the end of next month at some point. I have the original key and ignition switch with the immobilizer so I should have everything I need - let me know - I would love to pay a local and help out!
    I could even meet you half way or in Duluth if you wanted to just take it and do it at your house or something - or if you had a reason to come to the cities - anything is possible
     
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    The biggest reason I don't do almost any wiring jobs any more, is I don't have a place to do them. My fiance is extremely supportive (actually, she's kind of an enabler) of my habits, but no wiring harnesses taking up the entire living room for weeks on end.....

    That said, I grew up in the cities, I have a lot of family and friends down there, so I'm down fairly regularly. I've got a project car at my parents' house out on the west side that I need to spend some time on.


    That's a fairly tight schedule. I've got a couple personal things going on right now, but I should have a better idea in the next couple days.
     
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    We'll keep it in mind- even if it's an extra month on top I'm cool with that- call it end of April - let me know- if love to pay you and keep it local- hopefully an extra month helps!
     
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    If Chux doesn't have time to do the wiring, I can do it, I have some piece of paper saying something about electricity or what not, and I've rewired a couple race cars.
     
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    Wow - 2 guys step forward with the possibility of achieving this, very much appreciated guys! I know Chux was a bit concerned about timing, but @Chux if you want to help I am all for it. If not I would be happy to have @J.Rex help out. Happy to pay either of you, or both :)

    Thanks you guys
     
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    I'm free to start working on this whenever you're ready, if you want to pm me the details of what exactly you want or if you want to meet up some time to discuss it, let me know.
     
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    Do it up Jesse. You've got my number if you need anything. Sounds like I'll be in town 2/28-3/1, I need to get some work done on my own project at my parents', but I could probably help if you need.
     
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    Hey Jesse I texted you back- @J.Rex

    When you have time, no rush, we can start thinking this through. Thank you all again!
     
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    Jesse has harness in hand- and my motor is officially in my basement so I can work on it without building condensation

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    Started on lines too,
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    Fun stuff

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    Good stuff man! What about using 90deg fittings at the handbrake cylinder, that would keep the lines a lot lower and out of harm's way?
     
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    Its hard to tell from the pics but the lines are actually fairly centered over trans tunnel and not too much in the way of anything, plus I thought it was fun to try and bend them correctly. I will be running a braided line from the prop valve up to the firewall bulkhead fitting... so some flexibility there!
     
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    Ahhhh, wiring...I remember those days...good luck. LMK if you need any U.S. spec diagrams!
     
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    New helper - Dog Tax
     
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    So I have to make this hvac system work and I need to know the "in" and "out" of the coolant system for the heater core and engine. Anyone know...?
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    Anyone have an idea? @DoughtCom you know this strange stuff! Any thoughts?
     
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    Would it be the same in any car?