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So the project begins........
01-02-2006, 01:05 PM
Me and my friend Andrew started workin on my car last night. We got my Integra ready for my new intake manifold by ditching the ghetto fabbed CAI that was on the car, putting a breather filter on the PCV, and and moving some different hoses for the AC. I also removed the smaller radiator fan, the exhaust shroud, the rock guard (i have to modify it to fit charge piping), and the styrofoam bumper support. I also took off, but replaced the bumper and the bumper support. We test fit the my new intercooler that i painted.....but the damn paint needs a week to cure so it peeled. READ THE DIRECTIONS!!
We cleaned up the engine bay and moved some of the AC stuff...i plan on moving the horn out of the way by rewiring it, and also moving the PS cooler and AC line that run across the front of the car. There is a little vertical brace that holds them and i plan to cut the bottom of it off and move the PS and AC line behind the brace. The brace i'm talking about is in the front of the picture below. I'll post more pics sometime in the near future once i install my new intake manifold.
parts i took off....
my newly repainted IC....that now needs repainting thanks to the PS cooler line in the front of my car
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01-02-2006, 02:23 PM
god that sucks about the paint. Good luck w/ the rest of your project!
01-02-2006, 02:30 PM
thanks, i think i'm going to keep updating it on here.....since nobody else has.....:p
01-02-2006, 02:40 PM
Very nice and good luck on it. You may be able to move the PS line behind that brace, without cutting it. I almost had it done on an Accord wagon I was helping with, and if I remember correctly there is 1 bolt that is a bitch to get off (very tight spot) but the rest should be fairly easy. That way you could bend the PS cooler lines behind. It might take more time to do it that way but you wouldn't have to do any cutting. (though it could be a little different from an Accord to a teg, so it might just be a waste of time trying). What kind of paint did you use on the intercooler? My friend was considering painting his evo 8 one.
01-02-2006, 02:43 PM
That looks awesome man! I'm so happy to see shes getting closer and closer to boost!
ps who ever said black I/C is a ricer :P
01-02-2006, 04:44 PM
nah, we unhooked that PS cooler from the bumper and everything we could find, but it wouldn't fit....plus that AC line is solid...i'm just going to do it the easy and cheap way...cut the brace, put them behind and rebrace.....
As for the paint...it is Dupli Color 1200F Heat Paint....it is supposed to increase heat dispersion, but dont touch it for a week after you paint or it will look like mine does. It has to stay inside and dry, or you can bake it in the oven for an hour at 400F and it smells like shit.
Black is sexy max.....sexy as hell....mmmmmmmmmm
01-02-2006, 11:33 PM
We had a busy day working on my car today......i decided to buy a turbo from a friend of a friend....free shipping!!
Today me and Andrew (BobChesnut) just took some pics of my Integra because the ones we took yesterday didnt work...that and we worked until 2am so we were burnt out! I left Andrew to take pics of the engine bay while i went inside and made some carmel rolls...actually my mom did....and she made me KoolAid!
After that i brought the mail out and Andrew watched me...
Anyway here are the pics that i wanted to post yesterday...we removed the smaller of the 2 radiator fans, the exhaust shroud and we relocated some of the AC lines....
01-02-2006, 11:33 PM
sorry about the big pictures!!
01-02-2006, 11:48 PM
Mmmmmm the koolaide was good but the rools got a little over done. Mabe you should pay attentiona nd not bake them at the same temp as you intercooler (Bad idea don't try that at home kids). If this teggy is gonna be a ricer i wonder what my pickup is gonna be. Mazda B-2300 TURBO!!! Thats our next project.
01-02-2006, 11:50 PM
the spray paint needed to bake at 400F or sit and cure for a week....baking spray paint stinks!!
01-03-2006, 10:31 AM
Wow, air filter straight onto the throttle body! Do you notice how that impacts your car?
01-03-2006, 10:41 AM
actually i noticed a substantial difference in the high end...i can't wait to get my new IM.....then we'll see what kind of gains i get. Also the filter makes a lot more noise inside the car.....good or bad....idk....
01-03-2006, 04:51 PM
Interesting... Do you think that you lost any power at lower rpm range? If not, I wonder why people invest money in CAI? Anyways, I did notice that many of the race cars do not have air runner to the throttle body. Keep us posted on your upgrades.
01-03-2006, 06:20 PM
meh, i lost a little low end maybe....its a little boggy, but the GSR mani is more or less designed for the low to midrange.....my new one is all high rpm power!
01-04-2006, 11:01 PM
i dont like the breather filter method :P
01-05-2006, 07:18 AM
i don't know what else i can really do...i'm not going to build a catch can because i don't want to and i don't have to in order to meet emissions....
01-05-2006, 04:40 PM
I can't wait to see dyno numbers. How much boost are you planning on running and what are you using for management?
01-05-2006, 07:17 PM
i'm going to run at the stock WG spring of 8psi for a while....i'm going to get a manual boost controller soon after and run up to 11psi. I'm hoping for about 280whp or so....and as far as management, i'm running Crome or Crome Pro.....
01-05-2006, 07:32 PM
280 should be pretty easy with that B18C1. My friend hit 280 at 13psi with his b18b and so far your kit is better than the one he's using.
01-05-2006, 08:36 PM
tomorrow the installed pics of my new HP Racing IM will be up....if anyone is interested :p
01-06-2006, 05:11 PM
here goes....the new IM is in, and it wasn't that much fun to do. It is fun now tho!!
I had to turn the FPR upside down, bend the vaccuum thingy a little and re run part of the fuel line to it....fun....not!
If you're familiar at all w/ the manifold you can tell that i had to move a lot of the different sensors in order to fit this manifold.
01-08-2006, 10:40 PM
oh snap....i got more parts today!! The big Kahuna arrived!! I'm excited if you can't tell!!
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