i am the liquor
- May 3, 2010
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nice build ! Will be excited to see dyno results ! Great inspo and like others have mentioned attention to detail , really like the full info display setup you have going on there, matches the look of the interior great!
I just got around to wiring up the VSS for the UTComp and was wondering if you'd mind sharing what your VSS constant figures were? Upgrades are looking great btw
How are you liking the new intercooler?
Mine is set at 0.1579 and matches the speedo perfectly. My speedo reads about 1-2% faster than GPS on Google maps but I wanted the utcomp to match the car's speedo.
Time to fab a new downpipe. I had plenty of leftover pipe from my previous exhaust upgrade but I really could have used another 45 for the lower bend. Instead I had to use a 90 and pie cut it to achieve the proper angle. Clearance with the angled flange was not as difficult as some people have made it sound...
Welded up with a 3" sprung ball joint (highly recommended, decreased resonance into the cabin greatly). I cut off the tab from the original DP and welded it to the 3" pipe where it's supported near the transmission. NBO2 welded in the factory location and WBO2 welded on top for ease of service. (Yeah it's too close to the turbo blah blah blah, I'll let you know when it dies)
I think the ball coupler is a better solution because it has more flex and vibration isolation due to the constant spring tension on the bolts and greater articulation than a flex joint. From my observations, most oems use a flex joint for lengthwise articulation on FWD applications (engine torque changes the exhaust length), and ball joints are used when there's a large section of rigid pipe.
I got mine from here https://www.ebay.com/itm/2026611544...Qb6h8YfR1O&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
I didn't take as many photos as I should have, but here's my KL Racing intercooler install. One of the flanges was dented pretty badly, so I reached to KL and they offered to refund me 40 euro if I was able to repair it myself. The aluminum was more ductile than I expected, I was able to straighten it with a ball peen hammer in about 2 minutes.