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Re: New Owner Of 1837/2000


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1237562 posted 05/28/17 08:05 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Cute



Quoting coyotes:

Just because you WANT your rare turd to be valuable doesn't mean it's gonna be.




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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1238044 posted 06/16/17 03:39 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Well, finally decided to man up and install the new trans and turbo setup. These parts have been sitting in the garage for almost a year now, so I figured it was about time they get put to use.

I started off by pulling the old trans, and installing a new to me Shep "stage 2" box. Specs according to the build sheet I have are:

Shep stage II transmission:
--- New input shaft
--- New 3-4 hub/sleeve
--- New 3-4 fork
--- New DSM 3-4 gears
--- Double 2-3 synchros
--- Welded center diff





So, I got to work pulling the old trans. The my clutch has been good, so I didn't have any reason to touch it. I did install a new ACT release bearing, as well as a Competition Clutch forged steel release fork & pivot ball, though.









A little tidbit... The @Turbo Performance manifold blankets are awesome. Mine is going on a few years old now, and it's still holding up pretty good! I did lose a grommet, but after eleventy million heat cycles and pulling this on and off the car nearly a dozen times, this thing has held up really damn good. You can see in the last few pictures in this post how it looks like new with a fresh coat of VHT Flameproof.






Well, onto the turbo stuff... A Forced Performance 3052 ball bearing turbo has replaced the 68HTA V2. I decided to pair this up with a Forced Performance 3" cast recirculated V-band O2 housing and Tial 44mm wastegate.






Here's the FP3052 compared to the 68HTA V2:










Once I got the turbo all bolted up, it was time to reconfigure the exhaust and hot side intercooler piping.




At this stage in my life, I'm tired of fucking with 2 bolt flanges and gaskets. Since the car is apart and I'm having to reconfigure everything, I wanted to take the opportunity to go to V-band flanges where possible. So, I converted the downpipe and hot side intercooler piping.








Once everything was welded up, it was time to install and check for fitment.








While the car was down, I also did some work to the front brakes. I gave the calipers a fresh coat of paint, and cleaned up the front hubs. I also installed new StopTech Sport drilled & slotted brake rotors and Hawk HP Plus pads.








After all that, I primed the new turbo, and took it out for a drive. The car runs awesome, and the top end has drastically improved. As with any new setup, I'm still working out some small bugs, but hopefully in the coming weeks I have some hard performance data to share. Hopefully, trips to the dyno and track are in the near future.

As always, thanks for following the build!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1238046 posted 06/16/17 04:14 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Nice work Brett. Why did you wait a year?

And does FP made t3 housings for their turbos yet?



Quoting coyotes:

Just because you WANT your rare turd to be valuable doesn't mean it's gonna be.




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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1238048 posted 06/16/17 04:22 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Looks good man. Are those 1g or 2g 3kgt calipers?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1238063 posted 06/17/17 10:44 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting Jesus_Negros:

Nice work Brett. Why did you wait a year?

And does FP made t3 housings for their turbos yet?




Thanks, man.

Why have these parts been on the shelf for so long? Well, 2 reasons, really:

The first is just finding time. Getting out the the garage to work on the car is only getting harder these days.

The second being, the car has been so reliable, I didn't want to tear into it. I've had zero issues with the car since probably before the DSM Shootout last year. After installing the 68HTA on the car, I was able to work out all the bugs and simply enjoy the car. It was hard to bring myself to really tear into the car when it's running so good, especially when nothing is broken.

Since the new turbo went on, I'm back to square 1 working out more little bugs with the new setup, which always seems to take more time and money than you plan for. I'm already missing being able to jump into the car and know I can go anywhere at anytime in it. I've realized one of the toughest parts of modding my cars has been ensuring they are reliable. If my shit won't sit in stop and go traffic for hours on end and not give 2 fucks, I'm not satisfied with the build. Making the powaz has become a secondary objective for me, personally.

What's hilarious I remember talking shit to Mark way back in the day about his car being the same for a decade (among other things, lol)...Now I completely understand his sentiment

At some point, you get just tired of wrenching, and dumping time and money into these turds. A lesson learned only learned in due time, I suppose.

Regarding the question about FP's turbine housing options, I think you can get a variety of turbine housing options with most FP turbos these days. If it's not available directly on their website, you can usually call/email and they can hook you up with whatever you need. It won't be cheap, but then again turbos typically aren't.




Quoting G:

Looks good man. Are those 1g or 2g 3kgt calipers?




I appreciate it, G.

They are the 2nd gen (1994-1999 IIRC) 3KGT calipers which use the larger 12" rotors (12746052L (/R)). They look and work awesome on the Galant.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1238066 posted 06/17/17 01:42 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I feel you. Modding isn't as fun when it hurts the "get in and go" factor. I tend to be very slow when it comes to modifications. Look at My conquest lol. It hasn't ran in years and I've had 90% of what's needed just sitting I the garage waiting for my effort. One day eventually I'll get off my ass.



Quoting coyotes:

Just because you WANT your rare turd to be valuable doesn't mean it's gonna be.




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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1238180 posted 06/26/17 02:20 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Still playing with the new setup, but so far this FP3052 is pretty legit. Anybody want a turbo that makes 30 PSI by 4K RPM?




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