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  1. Xtra

    Fresh Air Intake Mod

    Have finished the shaping and just put on the first sanding finish coat. I will wet sand it, then apply another sanding layer and wet sand that as well. At that point, the plug will be ready for a coat of finishing resin, so it will buff out to a high gloss super hard finish ready for the vacuum machine. . . . I hope....
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    My Stage 3 turbos are in!

    I don't know the answer to that, all I know is what I told you about E85.
  3. Xtra

    My Stage 3 turbos are in!

    The stock injectors and HPFP reach their limit with E85 and a tune. The HPFP can have pressure fluctuations trying to keep up with the demand, and injector life will be shortened considerably. The safest and best way to run E85 is with the Xtreme DI HPFP and new larger injectors. Snmjim & Special_K are testing and working on bringing the new larger E85 injectors to market now.
  4. Just a note, I have the H&R springs, Addco Rear Sway bar, and a front strut cross brace installed.
  5. I had a chance to hit the canyons this weekend and took Stunt Road because of the uneven pavement in some of the corners. Having dips in the middle of a corner can really upset a car, and the new B6 struts and shocks worked great. The new set up allows for more rear-end squat when applying power out of a corner and better overall control over uneven pavement. Is it worth the $450 for parts and another $300 or so for install? It depends, there is not a huge difference, but the B6 set up in an improvement over the stock set up. The car remains much more stable and controllable over these uneven surfaces that I had to be very careful of before. I like the ride and the car seams more solid somehow. Is the B6 setup faster than stock? I don't know, but the ride is better, the car still goes like heck and I really like how it comes out of the corners now, over all a good improvement.
  6. I was finally able to install the Bilstein B6 shocks and struts that I originally purchased back on 08/03/2020, it only took 2 1/2 months, LOL . So far I have only a few miles on them but I like the ride, it is compliant, quiet, and smooth. And that was unexpected, I thought that they might be too stiff, more truck-like. It is too bad that the Mulholland Snake is still closed, I did all my testing there and I could get comparison times up the hill. I was able to do a little testing, and for the first time, I tossed the car into a corner. Nominally, I pick an apex and drive as smooth a line as possible. Now, while tossing two + tons around is not advised, the car responded perfectly and remained in balance and under control at all times. I will run some canyons soon and see how they work there. So-far, So-good
  7. Xtra

    Fresh Air Intake Mod

    Work has resumed, and it is starting to take shape.
  8. Xtra

    My Stage 3 turbos are in!

    Even with the factory tune please be careful, keep it below 5,000RPM, and do not stress the engine. Before I got my tune in I ran the stock tune and the fuel-air mix was lean because the new turbos move so much more air. I cannot stress enough about being conservative until you get that tune in it sorted out.
  9. Xtra

    My Stage 3 turbos are in!

    Please be careful, the LMS tune is not calibrated for your new turbos and can cause severe engine damage. UrbanFree recently destroyed his 2.7EB by running an LMS tune with a modified engine. I recommend that you get a custom tune and not mess around with LMS. The LMS tunes are great for stock cars. They are NOT designed for cars with modified aftermarket turbos. Contact Adam at ZFG he can help you tune the car. Here is the thread:
  10. Xtra

    Fresh Air Intake Mod

    I cut my right thumb pad while sanding today, darn fiberglass. The cut does not bother me as much as having to shelf the project for a few days while I heal up some.
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    Fresh Air Intake Mod

    I pulled the buck from the mold today and did a little rough finish work on it. Sanding makes a huge mess, I had to stop several times to get the dust off of me ☠️. Thank goodness for N95 masks Also, had to leave my clothes outside when I stopped sanding and went inside to clean up. I think this buck is going to work fine. The bottom sanded flat. A bit rough but, the top of the buck is ready for Bondo and finish work to smooth out any imperfections and define the lines..
  12. Xtra

    Fresh Air Intake Mod

    I finished casting the buck today.. I added hollow places So I can drill through and have vacuum to help pull in the ABS . I floated the last coat to have a flat even foot that I can finish with a little sanding. Tomorrow I will remove it from the mold. I hope that it is good enough to work with this time. If so, then I will get a good mask for all the sanding that will have to be done. 😀
  13. Xtra

    Fresh Air Intake Mod

    Added another couple of layers of glass today and it is coming along. I believe I will have a good starting point with this attempt. It will take a ton of sanding and finish work before it is ready to use.
  14. Gains can be made from the stock turbos with just simple air movement mods. Let it breathe, add downpipes, and a 2.5-inch exhaust. Work on the air intake as well. Just getting the air in and out with less restriction might give you the performance that you desire. Add the custom turbos later if you want more, the rest of your system will be ready to get the most from them. Turbo swaps are expensive! Or go for broke and do it all at the same time. No matter what way you choose to mod the car make sure that you have a tuner lined up before you start. Good luck
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