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FuryriderX
07-20-2008, 07:30 PM
first of all, here's the link to the discussion thread over on e30tech. LINK (http://www.e30tech.com/forum/showthread.php?t=61698)

http://img70.imageshack.us/img70/5517/dsc05941jc7.jpg
intercooler mocked up on the parts car

other stuff test-fit on parts car:
http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/9058/dsc05939ez9.jpg
http://img384.imageshack.us/img384/733/image111yx0.jpg
http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/517/dsc05994ef7.jpg
(the wastegate ended up getting put somewhere else)
http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/6438/dsc06031fx3.jpg
oil filter relocation (stock wouldnt fit nohow, even rotated around. the oil cooler lines were a bitch....)

INSTALL WEEK
http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/6994/dsc06048dy4.jpg
http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/1507/dsc06036ms0.jpg
http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/3752/dsc06045px0.jpg
oil drain fitting awesomeness

FuryriderX
07-20-2008, 07:31 PM
http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/825/dsc06038qa5.jpg
http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/8320/dsc06041bg3.jpg
http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/9751/dsc06042oe1.jpg
http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/6645/dsc06052su6.jpg
http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/5558/dsc06050gf1.jpg
hallman boost controller. works amazingly
http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/4231/dsc06053xx5.jpg
http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/595/dsc06055hq5.jpg
the manifold was completely wrapped before i put it in, as was the downpipe.

FINISHED PRODUCT
http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/5563/dsc06067vt4.jpg
http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/4217/dsc06065sh1.jpg

exhaust video (http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/8328/mov06074zm9.flv)

currently running 5-6psi. once i get it tuned out, i'm running it up to 10. and thats where i'll stay.

PARTS LIST:
Garrett GT30R ball bearing turbo, .63 compressor, .82 turbine (not sure of trims)
Turbonetics racegate wastegate (5-7psi spring)
GReddy type-rs BOV
Megasquirt2v3 engine management, full fuel and spark control
Innovate LC-1 wideband o2 sensor
eBay manifold and intercooler, 2.75" charge pipes
metric blue headbolts, torqued to 65 ft-lbs
3" mandrel bent turbo-back exhaust, single cat, single 3"-dual 2.5" magnaflow muffler
Auto Meter gauges
Hallman boost controller

what do you all think????

e30_kid89
07-20-2008, 07:46 PM
I think you need to come out to the E30 meets m0ar!

Nice work. Setting up and then tinkering with MS must be fun!

FuryriderX
07-20-2008, 08:30 PM
hehehehe

oh it is. just ask rudy.

///tyron
07-20-2008, 09:20 PM
looks awesome, how'd you drill your drain?

props on the great work. we need moar vids!!

BigD
07-20-2008, 09:25 PM
Good job man! Why an iX though? You don't think your diffs will blow up on the first WOT pull at full boost?

FuryriderX
07-20-2008, 09:48 PM
oh, there's been quite a few pulls WOT at boost (only 5psi though), and no breaking. i have spare parts, which helps too.

the only thing that the crazy turbo iX's break is the front diffs, and thats only with 400+hp, clutch-drop drag launches. the shock load on the spider gears is just too much. or the cages in the front cv's shatter. i have lots of spare cv's and axles, and i'm not really looking for insane power, so i did it anyways.

besides, i have zero traction problems, even in the wet. kick rwd people's asses all over the place.

and its my car. lol.

edit: here's a youtube video of the exhaust, in case anyone can't play the other link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3OLtqf8fZM

oil drain was done with a unibit, and lots of grease. took FOREVER. but no chips went in the pan!

craz azn
07-20-2008, 10:24 PM
I want one. That is all.

Blades
07-20-2008, 11:19 PM
good job bud .. Im happy someone has done it. I thought about putting a supercharger in my Xi but decided against it since gas would be killer. Dont listen to the "why an ix" questions .. I bet you love the 4wd as much as I do in the winter *th-up**th-up**th-up**th-up**th-up*

spoony_prelude
07-21-2008, 01:15 AM
i hate you!!! *translation* im so jealous!!! great build up man! that was my dream when i had my eta, to boost it! never got around to doing it, now that i have my M its too much money for now! maybe someday!
jay

propr'one
07-21-2008, 04:16 AM
did you upgrade the driveline?

(i bought an ix yesterday, gonna go get it in a few weeks)

FuryriderX
07-21-2008, 09:10 AM
did you upgrade the driveline?

(i bought an ix yesterday, gonna go get it in a few weeks)

nope. and you finally got one eh?? i remember you asking about it a while ago. welcome to the club *th-up*

the 'weak' driveline of the iX is blown out of proportion. you just need to take care of it, and not drive like an ass.

propr'one
07-21-2008, 10:29 AM
Yeah, bought it on ebay, haven't picked it up yet. Its in south dakota.
I doubt i'll be turboing mine like you did with yours, but i'm going to be very curious to see how your driveline holds up.

There's a few turbo ix's on bf.c, at least one or two on the east coast, and from what i've read, you're pretty much dead on. T/C's can hold up to about 350hp, as long as you're not stupid.

supernaught
07-23-2008, 09:27 AM
did you upgrade the driveline?

(i bought an ix yesterday, gonna go get it in a few weeks)

that red '90 with the ecu issue!
I was watching that ad.
about time you got one.

I've got lots of parts

Furyrider:
I've been watching the thread on e30tech, great job. Its nice to have a parts car to mock shit up on.

I'll be asking you for tips when I decide to start mine.

NOTORIOUS VR
07-23-2008, 11:46 PM
congrats man! although I'd be a little weary about wrapping the ebay manifold... wrapping already fatigues metal as is, and an ebay mani isn't exactly schedule 10 or anything :P

and 10psi on a GT30? come on man, 15 at least ;)

niks325i
07-25-2008, 12:40 AM
Looking good!

Nik

propr'one
07-25-2008, 01:27 AM
question:
How does "wrapping" it fatigue the metal?

Not being a dick, i'm curious.

AceOfSpades
07-25-2008, 03:24 AM
very cool!

Furious
07-25-2008, 11:47 AM
congrats dude, shes gonna be a beast!

NOTORIOUS VR
07-27-2008, 10:13 AM
question:
How does "wrapping" it fatigue the metal?

Not being a dick, i'm curious.

Basically what it comes down to is the metal cannot dissipate the heat towards the outside now... the wrap keeps it in, and that extra heat is what will cause the fatigue.

The proper way to keep underhood temps down is by ceramic coating the inside of the tubes. that way the heat doesn't get trapped and won't fatigue the metal.