Core support sides are in, now to start welding the cross supports, intercooler supports, turbo supports and maybe coil mounting points. The sides are going to be boxed in with 1/8″ plate and used as mounting points for the turbo supports. Continue reading A little progress
The new core support arrived, now time to cut it up!
I finished removing the stock wiring harness. The PDC (Power distribution center) will be going away and a Painless Wiring fuse panel will be moved inside. The added room is needed to make room for the exhaust exiting off of the turbos. I am going with 4″ exhaust that will run up beside the headers on each side then drop down in behind the front wheels on each side. It will exit right behind the front wheel. I ordered my exhaust V bands and flanges last night, they should be here Monday, then I can get to work finishing the hot side. I still also need to get my wastegate mounts welded onto the elbows and will need to make the gate exhaust tubes as well. I will be going with two 44mm Tials. Continue reading More Stripping Down and Making Room For Exhaust
My Frozenboost cold side clamps showed up today along with two silicone couplers needed to tweak the turbos position. The cold side is in it’s final place and clears the upper core support and sits above the lower air damn, so no pipes to hang low and catch a parking block. I am still trying to source a lower core support that I can cut up and modify. I can then start building the turbo and intercooler supports. I am converting the rubber dampened motor mounts over to solid mounts. This will allow me to mount the turbos more solidly, and will help a lot with keeping the intercooler from moving around.
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