GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
06/16/12 09:18 PM
GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread #550/2000 (Samara)


























Pauter Rods, Ross Racing Pistons, ARP everything polished crank, Clevite 77 bearings




Cometic Head gasket, 3 angle valve job, Ferrea stainless valves, double springs, titanium retainers and 3g lifters, FP2 cams, HKS cam gears, and power enterprise kevlar timing belt.




Spearco 2-216 Front mount




New power steering rack




Redline fluids for the Trans, transfer case and rear diff



ACT Streetlite flywheel and ARP flywheel bolts



Fluidampr with ARP crank Bolt





All new gaskets, bolts, washers, Orings etc etc



new OEM Mitsu Clutch master and Slave and throw out bearing with braided clutch line



new OEM Mitsu Alternator and Starter



new OEM Mitsu belts, Walboro 255 fuel pump, OEM 0/2 sensor, thermostat, fuel filter, and spark plugs.



DSMlink version 3, speed density parts, and HKS BOV



K&N filters



STM external oil cooler kit





new OEM lower cover, zaklee upper clear cover, and FP2 cams with my powdercoated Valve cover


pot
(It's a twee shaker----choot him choot him)
06/17/12 12:05 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

No better way to spend the G.I. Bill/and or Student loans ---your FP Cams are gonna hate you resting on the bare concrete. Love the pic of the belts, thermostat, radiator cap, etc.

Why are you running a '90 ECU Mike?


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
06/17/12 12:46 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Don't worry I gently placed them there. Thanks man, I'm running a 90 because it had a 90 in it when I first got it, so all I did was switch pins 6 and 14 if I remember correctly because they were never switched, then sent the 90 to get chipped and socketed.

turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
06/17/12 01:32 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I thought the same thing when I saw the cams on rough concrete.

jmelocik
(Member)
06/17/12 01:33 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

You driving this thing to the shootout? Would be good to see several GVR4s there. I'll be driving mine if the military will allow me the time off.

Josh


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
06/17/12 11:52 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Yep that's the plan, I'll be driving all the way there and back. As long as you put in for your leave a month or two in advance it should get approved unless your gonna deploy soon.

Romanova
( the coolest person to ever post in the past 2 hours)
06/17/12 02:04 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Is Mike at FIST doing the motor build?

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
06/17/12 04:24 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Mike built the motor but someone else will be putting it in. Mike is in the process of relocating his shop, so he doesnt have time right now.

boostedinaz
(Fatty McButterpants)
06/17/12 05:05 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Not gonna lie that is a nice build. Glad to see quality parts going into it.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
06/17/12 05:13 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Thanks buddy, I'll be sure to keep updating on this as I go along. I can't wait to See how nice the intercooler piping comes out. I just ordered an FP intake so I can't wait till that comes in.

faqinshiet
(Member +)
06/17/12 05:54 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Nice! What type of numbers are you shooting for?

ApexHunter
(Extreme Indoor Cyclist)
06/18/12 03:09 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Looks like things are going good for you down in TX. Lots of OEM parts...nice. I'm especially stoked on the OEM alternator. Good call. Remember my alternator swapfest? After i went through a couple more parts store remans, Zak let me use an old OEM alt he had laying around and i've been driving the car a couple days a week since, 14-14.5 volts all the time.

turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
06/18/12 04:01 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I don't think the reman'd Mitsu alternators and starters are as good as the originals, after hearing of others' luck with them having as many issues as some of the regular parts stores varieties. I'm pretty sure they don't come from Japan. If they were that good, I'd purchase those over the Bosch units I run. That said, all the other new OE parts are awesome.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
06/18/12 08:54 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting ApexHunter:

Looks like things are going good for you down in TX. Lots of OEM parts...nice. I'm especially stoked on the OEM alternator. Good call. Remember my alternator swapfest? After i went through a couple more parts store remans, Zak let me use an old OEM alt he had laying around and i've been driving the car a couple days a week since, 14-14.5 volts all the time.





Yeah I remember that, you were going through them fast, I'm glad you got that fixed. Zak is great people


LIV4PSI
(dyslexic 1051 )
06/18/12 10:36 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

That is an awful nice pile of parts. The shootout is getting close Mike, get your game face on!

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
06/18/12 10:44 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

oh Hell yeah! =)

Okayplayer
(Member +)
06/18/12 10:58 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

So what turbo are you using with this setup? What are your power goals? So many nice things there, you should share

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
06/18/12 11:06 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Mike,

Kudos to you for sticking with this, that car is really going to be nice when it is finished ... speaking of which, I didn't see an exhaust in that pile of parts


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
06/18/12 12:40 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting Okayplayer:

So what turbo are you using with this setup? What are your power goals? So many nice things there, you should share




Currently I'm still on my EVO 3, orginally I wanted to get the Hta68 right before the shootout but I'm realizing I'm running out of money fast and I still need to budget for the trip. Powe goal is a healthy 500 to the wheels with a/c and daily driver status still just like it is right now. =)


Quoting cheekychimp:

Mike,

Kudos to you for sticking with this, that car is really going to be nice when it is finished ... speaking of which, I didn't see an exhaust in that pile of parts




Lol Actually I was Thinking of taking it all off and just going the whole trip with open downpipe, but I don't know. I don't wanna attract alot of cops attention during the big trip. Plus I like how quiet that muffler is that's on it and still 3 inches. I've driven my 1g around with open exhast like that for like 7 or 8 years so I can def handle the loudness, but like I said I just don't wanna attract the unwanted attention, but who knows, I might just do it anyways


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/01/12 12:13 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

got another piece to add to the build.


FP 4inch intake non recirculated, with massive K&N filter and a miracle reducer coupler that allows that huge intake to fit onto my evo III big 16g =)





cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
07/01/12 02:03 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Mike,

Before you put that Fluidampr on make sure you bolt it to your OEM pulley and check the timing marks line up!


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/01/12 10:55 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Will do, thanks for the heads up.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
07/01/12 11:37 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Yeah it may not be an issue if that's a recently manufactured one as I think that they have rectified the issue, but Brian had a dud one and so did I. If it is a bad one and you don't catch it before you put it on, you can't tell easily just by looking and you end up setting the timing over and over, only to find the car runs like crap!

mitsuturbo
(Banthony )
07/01/12 07:57 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

What's the point of the springs on the dump tube?

JNR
(5 star (English Professor) member Has extensive pop up picture book collection)
07/01/12 09:49 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Didn't even notice that...inquiring minds wants to know.

LIV4PSI
(dyslexic 1051 )
07/01/12 10:15 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Slip joint maybe?

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/02/12 12:37 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

That exhaust manifold was just mounted on my motor Because it was in the showroom at FIST racing. But that's an old DNP setup right there.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/10/12 12:20 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

got a few new parts for the build

Coil On Plug setup, thanks to Jeff (jepherz) and some FIC 1050cc's











GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/31/12 11:49 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Some more Progress pics, =)

On the lift




this motor got me from Cali to Ohio, then cali to AZ then Cali to TX =)




Before




pressure washing





After








about to put on the ACT streetlite, with ARP bolts






old clutch back on, now to put it back in next.



Okayplayer
(Member +)
07/31/12 11:55 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Nice work dude. What's the stuff on the bottom of the hood there?

turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
07/31/12 11:55 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Three different pics of your fuel injectors? Really?

The fuck happened on the underside of your hood?


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/01/12 01:11 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Lol yeah Sorry I like taking pictures, I guess I got a bit carried away with the injectors, as for the hood, that's the way I recieved it when it came from overseas, I never got around to getting rid of that surface rust but I will eventually. It's not hurting anything except the eyes haha

brisvr4
(Oceania Distict Enforcer for the Galant VR4 Mafia)
08/01/12 06:30 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I hope you didn't leave that poor tail shaft hanging like that for too long!

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/01/12 07:31 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Nope not very long.

Oh and mark I have a surprise for you that I'm sure you will like, Ill give it it's own thread lol.


LIV4PSI
(dyslexic 1051 )
08/01/12 07:52 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Progress is looking good. I'm glad I'm not the only one with my drivetrain on the floor with two weeks before I plan to be in Norwalk

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/01/12 08:29 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Lol yeah, well hopefully you can finish yours in time aswell. It might have a brand new 35R on it when she comes, but im working on that =)

bobdole
(Old member with new to me VR4 and starting over. Respect your elders kids)
08/01/12 08:39 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Looking good Mike. Keep up the good work.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/01/12 09:26 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Thank you sir =), I'm working my ass off to finish her in time, after the motor goes in is when the fun starts, I REALLY hope I get this 35R.

thecman02
(too lazy to look)
08/01/12 09:36 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

If you get the 35R are you going to have enough clutch to run any kind of real boost?

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/01/12 11:44 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I'll push it into it gives in, but I don't plan on doing that till after the shootout anyways. I'm just gonna give it a cruise tune, when I get back from the shootout I'll get it a WOT tune.

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
08/02/12 02:56 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

1050 cc injectors, what kind of fuel are you planning to run? Sticking with pump gas or going e85?

What kind of engine management? I may have missed it.


ade
(Carbon Fiber Phallus Group Buy Member)
08/02/12 04:03 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

he is running link on sd, im unsure on gas or e85.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/02/12 07:23 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Yep that's right, as ade said. DSMlink ver 3 full on speed density and for the trip I'll be on pump gas, then will be on E85 when I get back home.

LIV4PSI
(dyslexic 1051 )
08/06/12 02:11 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I noticed you only had to large ARP crank bolt. Someone suggested in my thread that the small ones were more imporant, because the pulley is thicker. I didn't know if you had came across that info yet.

JNZ has them for cheap


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/06/12 02:23 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Ah shit I forgot about those! Thanks for pointing that out man, I doubt I'll be able to get those in time so I maybe have to use my stock ones till I get back.

LIV4PSI
(dyslexic 1051 )
08/06/12 02:54 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I wouldn't be too worried about them immediately. Your engine will still be just getting broke in anyways, so it won't be getting beat on or revved to the moon.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/06/12 03:53 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Yeah your right, I still can't believe I missed that though

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/11/12 12:34 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Ok the new Motor is finally in =)








So clean and fresh















New OEM Mitsu Slave going on






stainless bolts for the oil pan







New OEM Mitsu Starter going on






the old motor lurking in the distance





New OEM Mitsu Clutch master going on next






New Fittings for the STM external oil cooler kit






New OEM Mitsu Alternator going on now






A bottom view of the new setup








and the Spearco 2-216 getting mounted








More progress coming very soon


FCR
(Beware Car stops suddenly for parts by the road)
08/11/12 03:45 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Keep up the good work looks great

LIV4PSI
(dyslexic 1051 )
08/11/12 10:27 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Looks like someone scored a 35R after all. Hurry up, you have less than a week to finish!!!

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/11/12 11:49 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting FCR:

Keep up the good work looks great




Thanks, yeah she's coming along slowly but surely just in time for the big drive.

Quoting LIV4PSI:

Looks like someone scored a 35R after all. Hurry up, you have less than a week to finish!!!




Yep, im so stoked!! i cant wait to feel and hear it. I leave this wednesday so i need to hurry up but at the same time not rush things haha


turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
08/11/12 02:06 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Pics of an axle oil seal before and after install... Really? I can understand pics of sweet turbos and such, but you really take pics of EVERYTHING.

So what is the reason for the stainless allen-head bolts all over? The ones behind the timing cover won't be seen, so I can't imagine it's for aesthetics. That would annoy the shit out of me everytime I had to grab something other than the normal sockets I'm used to for working on the car. I've never understood why people change out factory bolts for those. I guess I just don't think they look any better.

BTW, which slave did you put on your car? Red piston or green piston? I just went through this and while my original OE slave had the larger green one, it was creating disengagement issues. The red piston will allow for more rod travel, which is what heavier clutches need. Something you may wanna check before you get too far...


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/11/12 03:20 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Yeah I love pics, plus this is the cars first build so I wanna have lots of pics to show for this.

As for the stainless bolts, I didn't get them for visual appeal, I got them because I originally didn't have all the correct bolts for that old pan, and JNZ tuning said they offer those type for the oil Pan so I was like ok let's add those to the list, I also got some similar ones with neoprene for the valve cover.

As for the rod in the slave, I noticed that the new one was a bit shorter, so to save myself the hassle I swapped the old one in the new slave which is longer.


turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
08/11/12 03:28 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I guess that makes sense for the bolts since you didn't have the stockers.

I wasn't talking about the slave rod. I'm talking about the piston inside the slave itself.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/11/12 04:25 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Oh ok well whichever color comes with the OEM slave for a 91 GVR4 is the one i bought. I didn't get a chance to see what color the piston was.

turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
08/11/12 04:29 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

It's probably the green piston then. You can pull the boot back a tad to see. If it works, great. If you have disengagement issues, I'd start there.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/11/12 05:57 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Ok thanks for the heads up mark, next time I'm near car I'll take a look at both the old and new.

Romanova
( the coolest person to ever post in the past 2 hours)
08/11/12 08:04 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

You doing all this at Mike's new shop? Looks great BTW...

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
08/11/12 09:17 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting GSX_TC:

Ah shit I forgot about those! Thanks for pointing that out man, I doubt I'll be able to get those in time so I maybe have to use my stock ones till I get back.




Don't chance it. I actually learned of those longer arp bolts on tooners cause some guy had his stock bolts shear off or back out because they are too short with the fluidampr. Don't forget to use blue loctite on them.

Either next day air them or go to the hardware store and get some longer ones. Or raid your nut/bolt bin and find some oem ones that are longer.

And 1050cc injectors are a waste for e85 for medium to bigger size turbos as you will be at max IDC in the low twenty psi range. You will be looking at trading those for 1650 or bigger in no time.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/11/12 10:56 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting Romanova:

You doing all this at Mike's new shop? Looks great BTW...




No it's at my friend Evol's shop. =)


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/11/12 11:00 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread


There's just no time man, plus I don't any money in my account anymore.

As for the 1050's yeah those will most likely go back on my 1g then I'll go bigger on the VR4 maybe some blue max's or something.


Quoting PearsVR4:

Quoting GSX_TC:

Ah shit I forgot about those! Thanks for pointing that out man, I doubt I'll be able to get those in time so I maybe have to use my stock ones till I get back.




Don't chance it. I actually learned of those longer arp bolts on tooners cause some guy had his stock bolts shear off or back out because they are too short with the fluidampr. Don't forget to use blue loctite on them.

Either next day air them or go to the hardware store and get some longer ones. Or raid your nut/bolt bin and find some oem ones that are longer.

And 1050cc injectors are a waste for e85 for medium to bigger size turbos as you will be at max IDC in the low twenty psi range. You will be looking at trading those for 1650 or bigger in no time.




GSTwithPSI
(A hole)
08/12/12 02:46 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Hey Mike the build looks great. I've thrown in the towel on mine. I'm trying to be too nit picky and am not going to have the car ready in time. I hope you get yours finished in time to get to the shootout.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/12/12 02:43 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Awe man I'm sorry to hear that Brett, well if it's consolation my other friend from Cali couldn't go either, looks like there might not be as many GVR4's there as I thought. Hopefully there will be more then last year though =)

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
08/12/12 04:09 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Alright good luck.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/15/12 05:01 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Ok mark, just checked both slaves and the old one had a green piston and the new one is a red piston. So hopefully it'll be better.

boostin4door
(Member)
08/15/12 05:19 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Nice build

turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
08/15/12 09:15 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting GSX_TC:

Ok mark, just checked both slaves and the old one had a green piston and the new one is a red piston. So hopefully it'll be better.




Sweet. That's an upgrade for sure.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/15/12 09:29 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Goddamit nobody told me the OEM alt belt needed to be bigger when using the fluidampr pulley WTF

Gizmovr4
(Member +)
08/15/12 10:12 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Mike,

I use gates belt number K040390 with the fluidamp


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/15/12 01:44 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I just threw the old OEM crank pulley back on, I'm REALLY behind on time here, now all of a sudden the oil feed I have isn't the correct one, the 35R feed requires a very specific one which I don't have, also due to this setup I now have to run a half sized radiator, this is becoming such a headache man.

ScreaminE
(Just don't like an idiot)
08/15/12 01:45 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Are you seriously still trying to drive this thing to Ohio?

Okayplayer
(Member +)
08/15/12 01:49 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Too many new parts, too little time. I know it would be kick ass to get all these goodies in your car prior to the shootout, but would you have enough time to get a proper shakedown to make it reliable so you aren't junking a lot of quality parts? You are a brave soul... I have the same problem when I get new parts, I just want to throw them on and feel the difference. I think it would be wise to go small (e316g, safe tune and such...) so you can make it to the shootout and back. my $.02. I do envy this build though. I am pulling for you!!

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/15/12 02:12 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I'm not throwing in the towel yet, me and my friend have Been awake ALL night and it's 112pm now and still haven t slept. Lol let's see how this turns out.

Okayplayer
(Member +)
08/15/12 03:08 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Perhaps get a good nights sleep, then check it over backwards, like proof reading. It sounds like this car is gonna be quite an animal... Good luck Mike! So I bet we will see a bunch of engine pics from you rather than hard parking ones lol. Keep it up!

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/15/12 04:15 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Lol I was taking quite a few pics of all the progress from 9pm to 6am haha, but there's no time to post the pics yet, but my goal is to just get the car there, so the build shall continue, I might be a day late unfortunately

Gizmovr4
(Member +)
08/15/12 04:17 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Mike,
I like your enthusiasm in wanting to take your car to the shoot out!! Sometimes its best to look at the overall picture – you have a lot of money and time invested in your build. Take your time to finish the car, break everything in properly and just make sure that all is well before venturing out on a 400 plus mile trip. Not saying that what you are attempting cant be done- but rather why chance missing something because your rushing!! There will always be next year for the shootout!


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/15/12 06:30 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Oh believe me we aren't rushing, and it's 2400+ miles total I wish I only had 400 miles haha.

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
08/15/12 07:22 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting GSX_TC:

I just threw the old OEM crank pulley back on, I'm REALLY behind on time here, now all of a sudden the oil feed I have isn't the correct one, the 35R feed requires a very specific one which I don't have, also due to this setup I now have to run a half sized radiator, this is becoming such a headache man.



See what happens when you try and rush builds. You end up running lamesauce civic radiators.

Actually the alt belt not fitting is gods way of saving your ass from severe headache down the line when you were to become stranded on the side of the road in a small town similar looking to freaky shit you see in movies like Texas chainsaw massacre, while your fancy new pulley is laying on the road a mile back and the fake cop is rolling up on you thinking how good you will taste with a dab of celery salt and some taters.

Order those arp bolts. Take your current alt belt to a local napa and tell them you need one a bit bigger.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/15/12 09:14 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Nothing is being rushed man, the entire setup just simply doesn't allow enough space for a full sized radiator.

LIV4PSI
(dyslexic 1051 )
08/15/12 09:48 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Do you still have AC? Borrow a DSM radiator from one of your 1g's, and put it where the condenser used to go.

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
08/15/12 10:59 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting GSX_TC:

Nothing is being rushed man, the entire setup just simply doesn't allow enough space for a full sized radiator.




Really? Sounds like it....

"I'm REALLY behind on time here"

"me and my friend have Been awake ALL night and it's 112pm now and still haven t slept."

" from 9pm to 6am"

" but there's no time to post the pics yet,"

"my goal is to just get the car there,"

" I might be a day late unfortunately"

.......

Not trying to bust your balls, just don't want to see you rush to make an event that happens every year only for you to have missed something and then regret rushing.


fuel
("Just to be pedantic!")
08/16/12 07:33 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

can you just run the turbo from your original engine for the shootout?

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/16/12 11:58 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Nope because after pulling off my EVO III i saw that the Turbo wheel was rubbing the inside of the housing, so it will need a rebuild. I just need to except the fact that im not gonna make it to the shootout this year, and i hate that.

anyways, for what its worth here are the pics i took during that all night no sleep night.



























boostedinaz
(Fatty McButterpants)
08/17/12 01:00 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Just a question. Why all the time for this whole swap and the cleaning if you aren't going to paint everything and actually make it look nice?

Tre3zy
(correct me if im rite...Wyldcarz been rolling hard for a long time)
08/17/12 01:25 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

might not even need some painting... but im sure he could have made some stuff a lil nicer... but he decided he wanted to try and make it to the shootout... something like that you tend to rush things... which normally dont turn out good...

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
08/17/12 01:36 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Wow, I'm shocked to see your buddies leaning on the fender, especially after you just had the car painted. Wash the fenders and put some fucking towels down, it would take less than five minutes.

You didn't even take the time to power wash or spray the dirt off the firewall while the engine was out.

I'm not impressed.


boostedinaz
(Fatty McButterpants)
08/17/12 01:55 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting Tre3zy:

might not even need some painting... but im sure he could have made some stuff a lil nicer... but he decided he wanted to try and make it to the shootout... something like that you tend to rush things... which normally dont turn out good...




No some things needed some painting. He had the fancy allen bolts for the pan, but the pan looked like ass. Subframe out and pressure washed just to go right back in. The small things are what make the difference between a car that truly is nice and one that has just had the outside quickly resprayed.

As someone mentioned earlier he is pretty much rushing everything anyway.

Not trying to be a dick just not sure why the opportunity was not a 100% used.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/17/12 07:23 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

well now that i dont have a deadline to meet, i now have the time to do the little fine details, hell i might even get a whole new setup that will allow for more space who knows, but the build shall continue.

GSTwithPSI
(A hole)
08/17/12 11:22 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting PearsVR4:

Not trying to bust your balls




Really? Sounds like it....

"See what happens when you try and rush builds. You end up running lamesauce civic radiators."
"Wow, I'm shocked to see your buddies leaning on the fender, especially after you just had the car painted."
"Wash the fenders and put some fucking towels down, it would take less than five minutes."
"You didn't even take the time to power wash or spray the dirt off the firewall while the engine was out."
"I'm not impressed."

Just sayin...


Hittman
(my title is ghey)
08/18/12 12:38 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

too many haters in this thread...good job Mike, keep up the work!

Noobsauce
(Member)
08/18/12 01:00 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Agreed on to many haters. Should go like stink:)

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/18/12 01:40 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Thanks guys, there's always gonna be criticism in life, but there are a few things I'm not happy with about this setup. And honestly I'm already thinking about what the next setup will be. But things happen for a reason I suppose. I'll post pics to what ever I change on the car though.

Noobsauce
(Member)
08/18/12 01:54 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

A true enthusiest never stops improving and building. Good luck to you sir:)

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
08/18/12 02:16 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting GSTwithPSI:

Quoting PearsVR4:

Not trying to bust your balls




Really? Sounds like it....

"See what happens when you try and rush builds. You end up running lamesauce civic radiators."
"Wow, I'm shocked to see your buddies leaning on the fender, especially after you just had the car painted."
"Wash the fenders and put some fucking towels down, it would take less than five minutes."
"You didn't even take the time to power wash or spray the dirt off the firewall while the engine was out."
"I'm not impressed."

Just sayin...



At first I was trying to offer him some helpful advice re the pulley bolts and to take his time. Then I saw the typical lazy dsm mentality when they were were pawing and leaning on a freshly painted dirty fender.

Actually I hope he makes it to the shoot out. And if he doesn't get some longer pulley bolts it will be interesting to see if the stock ones ever become an issue.


GSTwithPSI
(A hole)
08/19/12 01:45 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

What exactly is the "Typical lazy DSM mentality"? Are you implying by simply owning a DSM it somehow makes you lesser or more lazy? I don't understand the logic in your statement.

LIV4PSI
(dyslexic 1051 )
08/19/12 06:49 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

The majority of DSM builds are hack jobs. It doesn't apply to everyone, but it is common. I have never owned a DSM/GVR4 that didn't come with hacked wiring twisted together, and screws in vacuum lines instead of caps, and I have owned 6 so far now.

boostedinaz
(Fatty McButterpants)
08/19/12 07:10 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting GSTwithPSI:

What exactly is the "Typical lazy DSM mentality"? Are you implying by simply owning a DSM it somehow makes you lesser or more lazy? I don't understand the logic in your statement.




As others have said it's people being lazy and doing this in a very half ass manner. Sooo many DSM owners get all upptiy when they hear that statement, then you go look at their car and 95% of the time they are the one with a hack job vehicle.

When I got my Galant back on the road the only "extra" I spent to make it much nicer than most was maybe 50.00 bucks. I bought a gallon of simple green and maybe 4-5 can of spray paint. Then I just spent my own time cleaning and painting.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/26/12 10:57 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

some teaser pics of the final product, for now atleast.










and this one is for you Mark =) no more ugly angled muffler




turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
08/26/12 11:52 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

So what'd you do for an exhaust?

And why were you complaining about your fogs on FB? They look like they're mounted to me. Huge improvement now that there is an intercooler in that bumper.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/27/12 12:01 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

if you look closely the driver side far corner one is slightly sticking out and its bothering me. it will be addressed once it gets the new setup. and the exhaust will pretty much be a dump from the bottom, 3" of course.

and thank you for the kind words, thats like hearing "you sound great" from simon cowel or something to me haha.


fuel
("Just to be pedantic!")
08/27/12 12:02 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

You can see on the drivers side that the edge is sticking out a bit and protruding beyond the bumper, rather than sitting in-set about 1/4 of an inch like they are meant to.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/27/12 12:24 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

yep, Just as Phillip said. I'll have to fix that. there's a few imperfections that i'll need to correct. all this will be happening very soon. I'll actually be selling this setup if anyone is interested.

turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
08/27/12 01:11 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

So what is causing it to do that? I figured if anything you would have an issue on the inside due to the IC endtanks. My fogs just barely clear my endtanks. Like 1/2" clearance.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/27/12 07:40 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

well apparently something needs to be adjusted back there, also keep in mind we have the same core but not the same end tanks, i believe yours were tailored to your car. I'll get it taken care of.

Jason G.
(Bourne Employment Supremacy)
08/27/12 07:49 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Looks good Mike.

DynastyLCD
(Dissapointing Member)
08/27/12 09:44 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

the engine bay shot with the ramhorn manifold, i love it. the oddessey battery fits very nicely with the 4" intake! i had my FPgreen with a 4" intake and the same K&N, just squeezed in a battery from a Versa lol. my only suggestions, is that it really needs an ABS delete, and a wire tuck to take all the crap off of the firewall. if you did that, it would look PERFECT.

what did you end up doing for a front engine mount? in the pics, it looks like you didn't put anything back in place. did you end up going with one of those tubular front cross bars?

build looks good dude. congradulations! get your tune sorted out, now its time to spend some time driving it and enjoying your efforts!


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/27/12 11:38 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Thanks guys, im actually gonna change this setup because I'm very unpleased with things like running a half sized radiator, no front mount and missing lower supports.

This setup will be for sale very shortly. And I'll update what I'm gonna change, I'm aiming for BIG power, and be able to drive it a long distance. So this setup won't cut it.


DynastyLCD
(Dissapointing Member)
08/27/12 12:12 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

why dont you look into something like this to solve your front engine mount dillemma? Bulfab Tubular Front Cross Member i run one of these on my 1g and i love it. creates a lot of extra room, and its still rigid to use as a jack point. by lower supports, im guessing you mean the two north/south bars that run from the front crossmember to the K-member? they also make a 3-piece setup to add in those bars. i took mine, and cut them so they still brace the K-member. no issues at all, and the transmission comes out a little quicker which i like.

seems like you put a lot of time and money into going with the big turbo setup, it'd be a shame to see you quit with it now.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/27/12 01:22 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I don't plan to quit it, I'm just gonna move to a better setup that will still allow me to use my mounts and crossmembers, and a full sized radiator. I have a few things picked out that will solve those problems, I also plan to get a better quality 35R while im at it.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
09/17/12 10:04 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

got some more new parts in the mail, thanks to Stealthtt24, here's click a video of the start up, i love the way the FP2 Cams sounds

an AFCO radiator and Spal Fan, this fixed my overheating problem thank god







ducttapeguy
(Hairborne Ranger)
09/17/12 10:41 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

That car is pure sex. Sounds mean too. Good job man. I hope to see it in person in the near future

GVR47111K
(slurpees, hot dogs and pickled eggs are still offered)
09/18/12 12:25 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Are you going to put on an intake?
When are you going to the strip?


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
09/18/12 07:40 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting ducttapeguy:

That car is pure sex. Sounds mean too. Good job man. I hope to see it in person in the near future




thanks man, yeah hopefully i'll finish what i want to do with it by next years shootout.


Quoting GVR47111K:

Are you going to put on an intake?
When are you going to the strip?




I have an FP 4 inch intake and huge K&N air filter that bolts right up, but i had everying that off because i had just gotten it running. it has since then been installed.


citymunky
(Fake Title)
09/18/12 08:07 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Your car is looking good.

asmo
(Junior Member)
09/18/12 02:47 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

looks amazing, that radiator is the shit.

faqinshiet
(Member +)
10/28/12 01:46 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

any new progress?

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
11/03/12 08:06 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Nothing yet, she's just sittin there lookin pretty in the garage at the moment, waiting for parts. plus i have like 3 grand of debt i have to pay off before i start throwing parts at her again. I havent been on the forums lately due to me workin my butt off, but I see this car everyday so theres no way i could ever forget about her. stay tuned

GVR41380
(Junior Member)
11/03/12 11:07 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

looking clean man, one day my GVR4 will be there i hope....

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
11/03/12 02:58 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Thanks man, and it will be. it didnt take me very long to mine to where its at currently. As long as you dont give up on it, you should be alright.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
12/08/12 08:38 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Got a few more things to add onto her exterior =)

JDM rear bumper came in, at first i didnt like the JDM rear bumper but i have to admit, it kinda grew on me. plus now i have a nice provision for a decent twin tip exhaust. I paid a bit more to have it shipped unfolded because i didnt want to have to deal with using a heat gun again and heating the edges back to its original form. anyways enough of my babbling here are the pics.







Even came with all the brackets, which was pretty sweet




Also got my Rain guards in, these flew in from BangKok! been lookin for these for a while.




citymunky
(Fake Title)
12/08/12 08:52 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Mike can do me a favor?

Can you take more pic's of the rear JDM bumper support and post it here--> http://www.galantvr4.org/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=1084735&page=&view=&sb=5&o=&fpart=&vc=1&PHPSESSID=


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
12/08/12 09:00 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Sure,
pm sent


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
12/12/12 11:53 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Hell yeah, my baby made it into the DSMtuners.com 2013 Calendar! She's on the cover for the month of June, sweet! =) click

Tre3zy
(correct me if im rite...Wyldcarz been rolling hard for a long time)
12/13/12 02:38 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

NICE!!! congrats man

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
12/13/12 02:47 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Thanks man, I'm glad the DSM fellas liked the car enough to okay it being in their calendar. There's even another VR4 in the first couple months, a white one.

Redwood
(wannabe king of rednecks)
12/13/12 05:43 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

yea and its digging through the mud.. lol cant wait to see Samara again and have her part next to Ruca. hopefully soon the motor will be back in mine. keep us posted Mike.

DynastyLCD
(Dissapointing Member)
12/13/12 09:05 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

congrats on the calender spot, Mike! way to represent GVR4's.

happen to have that particular shot handy?


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
12/13/12 10:38 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Thanks man, will do, And I can't wait to have all the VR4's together again too.

Thanks Phil, yeah they chose one of my motion shots, I'll post it here in the morning. I can't wait to re shoot the car With the new stuff on it since the last shoot.


bazeng
(work in progress)
12/13/12 10:50 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Nice! Cool Callender.

Car looks great!


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
12/14/12 12:23 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Thanks baz!

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
12/14/12 07:36 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

heres the picture they chose.




and how it looks on the calendar




GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
12/27/12 08:28 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Well, I finally Got my Rear Window visor from across the pond. =) took over a month to get this, and i cant wait to put it on Samara =)

Today im dropping off my JDM rear bumper to get painted the same color as the rest of the car too, as soon as it opens i'll be there haha. this has been such a good december.









boostin4door
(Member)
12/27/12 02:49 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Nice!! & Congrats on the calendar!!

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
12/27/12 05:18 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Thanks man

IncorpoRatedX
(I'm an idiot...)
12/27/12 06:18 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Man I am NOT feeling that rear visor, hate those things. Always makes me think of those chevy trucks done up by mexicaaaa..... oooh... ummmm... sorry

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
12/27/12 06:24 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Lol oh well, i like it. thats all that counts.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
01/01/13 05:45 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

So $375 bucks later, and the JDM rear bumper is ready and paint matched, here are the after pics. im happy. =) next i'll be putting on all this stuff together at the same time, should make for a pretty good rear end transformation.







turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
01/01/13 07:17 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

That actually looks really good, Mike. It's funny, you paid what, like $500 to have the whole car painted? And $375 now for just the rear bumper. I'm betting the paint quality on the bumper is 100% better.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
01/01/13 07:55 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Thanks Mark, yeah 500 was the price in Cali for the whole car that one time, I'm pretty happy with these guys work here in Houston. I told them to take their time because I want it done right.

bobdole
(Old member with new to me VR4 and starting over. Respect your elders kids)
01/01/13 08:02 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

looks nice. Looking forward to seeing on the car.

turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
01/01/13 10:00 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Did they just mask off the chrome strip? It looks old. Rip that shit out of there and install a new one. Find a similar strip and redo the whole car. It's the little things like that, that make the big differences in overall appearance.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
01/02/13 07:52 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Yeah they just masked it off, im just worried that if i replace it with some new chrome strip that it wont look OEM anymore with the fitment of the new stuff, ya know.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
01/02/13 09:37 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Mike,

Is the visor new? And is it OEM (attaches with brackets) or a copy (attached with adhesive)? It actually looks to be in really good shape!


IncorpoRatedX
(I'm an idiot...)
01/02/13 10:16 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

im guessing copy, he said a bit back that it came with 3m adhesive.

turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
01/02/13 10:27 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting GSX_TC:

Yeah they just masked it off, im just worried that if i replace it with some new chrome strip that it wont look OEM anymore with the fitment of the new stuff, ya know.




Go to an automotive paint supply store and see what they carry. The black strip I installed in 1051 is identical to the OE chrome stuff, but black.


blacksheep
(Baraqsheep)
01/02/13 10:33 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

^^^ wop. How does one rip it out and install new stuff? 3M tape or special clips etc? Thanks!

iceman69510
(Turn Right Racing)
01/02/13 11:27 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Most replacement strips including the factory one have tape attached. You peel and install pressing on it to activate the adhesive (PSA-pressure sensitive adhesive).

Mike should have pulled it before. I would worry now about exposing a paint edge that could peel if he pulls it out now.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
01/02/13 11:35 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Yeah the rear visor is just held on with 3M double sided tape so it must me a copy. I may use screws to further fasten it down though.


Mark, yeah Tr3azy said he has a source that can get them in the same OEM style but in black like yours so I asked him if he could ask if they have chrome, because I would llke to retain the chrome strip all round, I like it alot.


IncorpoRatedX
(I'm an idiot...)
01/02/13 12:09 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

all black everything would look pretty sweet... or maybe dark gray...?

blacksheep
(Baraqsheep)
01/02/13 12:17 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting GSX_TC:

Yeah the rear visor is just held on with 3M double sided tape so it must me a copy. I may use screws to further fasten it down though.




Wait! What? Are you talking about drilling holes into the body of the car to hold this visor down? Dude, if you drill into the body - that makes it irreversible, increases chances for rust to start and a PITA to fix later on IMHO. Your car, do what you want but I would not drill holes into the body if it were me unless underhood or underneath for a specific purpose like wiring, lines etc


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
01/02/13 12:30 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Well I haven't hit that point yet because I don't know how or where it's going to mount exactly, I wasn't going to drill into the body lol, but I was thinking possibly going into those plastic pieces that are around the glass if that's where it mounts of course.

FlyingEagle
(Eager Beaver)
01/02/13 03:17 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

You won't need screws. Prep, with some plastic prep packs - hopefully supplied with the visor, and stick it once.
Make sure things are warm/hot and it will stick for a very long time. If it ever fails to stick, use some fishing line or similar
to slice the tape and pull the visor. Use the large rubber eraser wheels off the tool trucks to erase the glue, rinse repeat, stick.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
01/02/13 03:27 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Thanks for that info, what are pastic prep packs btw?

jepherz
(Too Clean)
01/02/13 03:33 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

He's referring to the 3m product sold at auto body stores. I think it's normally referred to as "Plastic prep" and I've seen it come in handi-wipe type packets. It supposedly works so well, some body shops just wipe the old tape with it and re-apply, lol.

VR4_1752
(Member)
01/02/13 04:35 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Test fit mine today, it sticks on the glass.

pmp285
(Junior Member)
01/02/13 08:11 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Oem has brackets? But attaches to where? There nothing to attach a bracket to at the rear windscreen and its outlines matches the glass part not on the window trim. So, im thinking 2way tape is oem. Coz ive only seen brackets on side window visors. And i have a friend here who had the rear visor (jdm surplus) and it was attached by 2 way tape

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
01/02/13 08:49 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting VR4_1752:

Test fit mine today, it sticks on the glass.




Care to post a pic of how it looks?



Quoting pmp285:

Oem has brackets? But attaches to where? There nothing to attach a bracket to at the rear windscreen and its outlines matches the glass part not on the window trim. So, im thinking 2way tape is oem. Coz ive only seen brackets on side window visors. And i have a friend here who had the rear visor (jdm surplus) and it was attached by 2 way tape




Yeah I was wondering the same thing because where would the brackets and or screws go lol.


oldman_tau
(Member)
01/02/13 08:54 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I can take pics of mine and post it.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
01/02/13 08:57 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I have a nice close up of yours Oldman Tau from that one night we all met up and took pics but i still don't understand how it uses those screws and brackets.

oldman_tau
(Member)
01/02/13 09:02 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Basically it supports the visor from falling off together will double sided tape.

blacksheep
(Baraqsheep)
01/02/13 09:09 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

^^^ Post pics, please. Curious minds want to see

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
01/02/13 09:12 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

the screws look like they drill into the glass though










blacksheep
(Baraqsheep)
01/02/13 09:33 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I assume it is a J hook or S hook that attaches to the windshield trim...

Now 2 off-topic questions?

1) Is that an USDM certified dual tip exhaust on a JDM bumper?
2) What in gods name is going on with the exhuast on that black car?


oldman_tau
(Member)
01/02/13 09:35 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Yes its the certified exhaust

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
01/02/13 09:36 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Black car is mine, exhaust has been gone..

blacksheep
(Baraqsheep)
01/02/13 09:44 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

OK, now Pot's comment makes sense... I had not seen a picture of it ever.

Tau - Did you modify it to fit the JDizM bumper? Thanks!


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
01/02/13 09:49 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Lol yeah it was different. I can't wait to do a new all stainless custom one off exhaust one day with a nice modest twin tip.

blacksheep
(Baraqsheep)
01/02/13 09:51 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I am leaning towards Certified dual tip, but am curious if I switched to JDM bumper, it will stick way out and people will trip and fall over it...

oldman_tau
(Member)
01/02/13 09:52 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Yeah 1" was cut so it doesnt stick too much. Those pics were 6-8mos old it wasnt cut yet.

pot
(It's a twee shaker----choot him choot him)
01/02/13 09:57 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting blacksheep:

OK, now Pot's comment makes sense... I had not seen a picture of it ever.

Tau - Did you modify it to fit the JDizM bumper? Thanks!




Sad part about it is, mine is just as bad. Talk about being a hypocrite. I dare not post a pic so I'll just forward a picture fresh out of the box. After I saw how hideous his was I really began to have reservations but I went ahead and mounted it about a year and half ago anyway.



*Sorry, wasn't trying to threadjack


pmp285
(Junior Member)
01/02/13 10:17 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

How the heck do you put screw through a glass? Maybe an oem glass that has provisions for it????

turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
01/02/13 10:30 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

You don't put screws through the glass.

SleepinGVR4
(What are we going to do today Ferb?)
01/02/13 11:35 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Definitely put screws through the glass.

And you might want to call animal hoarders because I think you have a cat problem.


SleepinGVR4
(What are we going to do today Ferb?)
01/02/13 11:37 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting GSX_TC:





Even came with all the brackets, which was pretty sweet




Also got my Rain guards in, these flew in from BangKok! been lookin for these for a while.







GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
01/03/13 12:22 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Lol yeah he's my lil parts inspector. He makes sure nothing is broken or defective.

pmp285
(Junior Member)
01/03/13 01:55 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

like i said... i have never seen anyone with rear visor that has crews in them... most likely those were just for show... so i was weirded out on how that happened..hehehe

kama1
(Member +)
01/03/13 03:13 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Oem rear visors are screwed on these clips that mount on the trim around the windshield




pmp285
(Junior Member)
01/03/13 04:13 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

oh... now i get it... alangya ka bri...hahaha

kama1
(Member +)
01/03/13 04:44 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

No worries jeff

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
01/03/13 07:58 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

dammit i want those clips now haha, someone send one to jay leno to be 3D scanned and mass produce them

blacksheep
(Baraqsheep)
01/03/13 10:45 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Kama1 - You sir helped explain this best. Thanks for posting the pic.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
01/15/13 07:23 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Well $400 bucks later and i got my NHRA Certified Moroso Battery Box (part #74051) and Moroso Battery Relocation Kit (Part#74055) and Optima Yellow Top. This will all be going in the trunk. =)







turbofonz
(Member +)
01/15/13 05:53 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

All NHRA cert and no kill switch?

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
01/15/13 07:07 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Kill switch is next on the list, I ran out of money man.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
01/17/13 06:10 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Just got my Galant VR4 Specific Bulfab Crossmember! =D he even painted for me too.

Big thanks to Vassil Vutov from Bulfab.com!







GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
02/01/13 03:44 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Got my Jay racing Alternator relocation kit in the mail today, this will help the life of my expensive OEM Mitsu alternator.




jnava
(Senior Member)
02/01/13 03:56 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Is that the solid mount?

MellowVR4
(5" too short)
02/01/13 04:14 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting GSX_TC:

Just got my Galant VR4 Specific Bulfab Crossmember! =D he even painted for me too.

Big thanks to Vassil Vutov from Bulfab.com!










This might be a dumb question, but what does this replace? the front bar that has the front motor mount?


5OF2k
(Member ++)
02/01/13 06:44 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting GSX_TC:

Just got my Galant VR4 Specific Bulfab Crossmember! =D he even painted for me too.

Big thanks to Vassil Vutov from Bulfab.com!










I had neve heard of bulfab.com, so i checked it out. Now, i have a boner that doesnt seem to want to go away.... Dammit.

-Jake


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
02/01/13 10:06 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting jnava:

Is that the solid mount?




there's only one jay racing alt relocation kit with an aluminum and steel for heavy duty use, this is the steel one. im not sure what you mean by solid.

Quoting MellowVR4:

Quoting GSX_TC:



This might be a dumb question, but what does this replace? the front bar that has the front motor mount?




yes it replaces that one and the the big crossmember. or in other words the cross bar and both north south bars.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
02/01/13 10:10 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting 5OF2k:

Quoting GSX_TC:


I had neve heard of bulfab.com, so i checked it out. Now, i have a boner that doesnt seem to want to go away.... Dammit.

-Jake




Lol yeah he has ALOT of stuff on there that i plan to get. guy is very talented and i appreciate him taking the time to do this for our beloved Galant VR4's.


DynastyLCD
(Dissapointing Member)
02/02/13 08:49 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

i think jnava was referring to the 3 piece cross member's engine mount. that one is solid yes. i run the same front bar in my 1g but with cut N/S bars to brace the k-member as it's not the 3-piece. i have the poly mount. love it. great mod for sure. especially if you like to destroy driveline parts and find yourself pulling the transmission out a lot lol.

you got some goodies Mike, now put em on the damn car!!!


jnava
(Senior Member)
02/02/13 12:11 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Thanks Phil. I wasn't sure what he had.

turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
02/02/13 01:29 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Can that chromo crossmember still be used as a central jack point for the front?

blacksheep
(Baraqsheep)
02/02/13 03:00 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Very nice parts, Mike.

From what I know, the Jay Racing replaces the AC compressor, right?

Wop - It should be stiff enough, but I would worry about jacking it up by that mount...


JNR
(5 star (English Professor) member Has extensive pop up picture book collection)
02/02/13 03:15 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Are those spherical rod ends on the cross member lateral bracing? Just wondering what the point of that is and wouldn't that promote some unwanted flex? Perhaps I'm missing something from that pic though.

btw - damn, wish I had your budget for my stuff I need to finish


DynastyLCD
(Dissapointing Member)
02/02/13 04:20 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting turbowop:

Can that chromo crossmember still be used as a central jack point for the front?





yes. i feel as if it's sturdier than the flimsy crossmember it replaces. and it has solid mounts where it goes onto the body. i've lifted my 1g tons of times with it, no issues here.


LIV4PSI
(dyslexic 1051 )
02/02/13 04:24 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting blacksheep:



From what I know, the Jay Racing replaces the AC compressor, right?






Yes, it moves the alternator to where the compressor goes.

Mike, your build is really starting to come together. I cant wait to see the car in person at the Shootout again.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
02/02/13 08:42 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Thank you guys , just wait till i get the "good" parts in haha those are the ones that are really gonna be hurting my pockets.



anyways. Not really a MOD but its important to me and is worthy of being in my thread so i can remember. Samara Won Ride Of the Month On The Galant Center for Jan 2013 click Then she won Ride of the month over at GulfcoastDSM for Jan 2013 click and Ride of the Month over at Galant Tuners for Feb 2012 click and last but not least she just won ride of the month on Mitsu-Media for Feb 2013 click Im soo proud of her =)


turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
02/02/13 09:17 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

You whore the shit out of that car...

turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
02/02/13 09:18 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting DynastyLCD:

Quoting turbowop:

Can that chromo crossmember still be used as a central jack point for the front?





yes. i feel as if it's sturdier than the flimsy crossmember it replaces. and it has solid mounts where it goes onto the body. i've lifted my 1g tons of times with it, no issues here.




Sweet. Thanks for the info.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
02/02/13 09:35 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread



GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
02/07/13 02:09 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Well just got this JDM Baller Status Eterna Sava Grill today Lol, Still have to put the full time 4wd badge on it though. Big thanks for Jnava for selling me his.





My parts inspector making sure everything is good.






turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
02/07/13 03:24 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Too bad it's chrome. To me, it's just like the '91 grill. I think a black grill would look better on your car, IMO. But rare parts are cool, nonetheless.

IncorpoRatedX
(I'm an idiot...)
02/07/13 03:50 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

it's always been my favorite grill, aside from the GSX grill with a chrome front badge

turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
02/07/13 03:59 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I'm just not a fan of chrome, I guess. Even on my new Audi, I wanna black out the little tiny bit of chrome there is.

IncorpoRatedX
(I'm an idiot...)
02/07/13 04:01 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

racist

jnava
(Senior Member)
02/07/13 04:04 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

---------^ maybe?

turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
02/07/13 04:10 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Is chrome even considered a color?

IncorpoRatedX
(I'm an idiot...)
02/07/13 06:23 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

chrome reflects the color of everything around it. which explains why you dont like it, chrome is EVERYTHING and turbowop hates EVERYTHING.

turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
02/07/13 06:54 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

But I like Google Chrome.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
02/08/13 02:27 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Lol you guys are hilarious. yeah this grill looks much better with the lil Full time 4wd badge on it. in about another week or two i'll have pics of all the recent parts on the car.

kama1
(Member +)
02/08/13 10:54 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

+1 on pics!

armyVR4
(Newbie)
02/09/13 06:56 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

One of the best builds on this forum..... keep it up!!!!!!!

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
02/09/13 03:34 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Really? Thanks man, I really appreciate you saying that.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
02/10/13 09:51 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Got bored and re-did my side decals to saw AWD instead of the Non-existent 4WS that was there before.



Also added this funny one for the windshield Lol



JDM Bumper with rear window visor pics coming tomorrow


Barnes
(Firechicken)
02/10/13 10:01 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Please remove the 'Move Over' sticker. You aren't 16 years old.

turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
02/10/13 10:04 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Agreed. That is tacky as fuck.

Barnes
(Firechicken)
02/10/13 10:08 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

And really, the reason I say anything is because I think the car looks really good. If you had a heap I probably wouldn't care.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
02/10/13 10:34 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

hey hey hey i like it, and honestly wouldnt you rather see that instead of my hi beams to move over on the freeway. that sticker is for all the slow pokes that like to do under the maximum posted speed limit in the fast lane, and will hopefully make my trip to the shootout go a lil more swiftly this year.

Barnes
(Firechicken)
02/10/13 10:38 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

It won't help. It's much more likely that people will drive more aggressively around you with it on. This is what the person driving in front of you will think:

"Oh, this car is really close behind me. What? >reads sticker< 'Move Over'. Oh, he's wants me to move over eh? This guy thinks he owns the road? Thinks his car is badass. How bout this shit head, I'll drive SLOWER just to piss you off. Sticker doesn't do you much good now does it buddy!"


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
02/10/13 10:40 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Lol oh well, it'll stay till i get tired of seeing it on there.

Barnes
(Firechicken)
02/10/13 10:58 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Oh the bright side, perhaps people will start giving you shit about this instead of your muffler.

EHmotorsports
(Capt Fabbin Stabbin)
02/10/13 11:22 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

factory stickers are fine. Move over? really? I would brake check you just for the hell of it. really i have alot of respect for your car. Sticker not so much.

Tre3zy
(correct me if im rite...Wyldcarz been rolling hard for a long time)
02/10/13 11:53 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

i agree with alot of the guys here... i think that "move over" sticker just killed it...

SouthCaliVR4
(Gas Analyzer)
02/11/13 12:16 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Not to mention any cop that sees that is gonna be on your ass, no talking your way out of any ticket.

Redwood
(wannabe king of rednecks)
02/11/13 05:22 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

i agree with your thoughts aboot the sticker Mike, but i have to agree with everyone else on this its got to go man. i hate it when people drive slow in the passing lane but this will not help. more likely to have people block you in on the highway with that sticker.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
02/11/13 10:23 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Fine I'll take it off guys geez. i wanna atleast drive around with it for a week though


Ok here is the JDM rear bumper installed, and rear window visor too. She looks soo sexy now =)






Also mounted my Full time 4WD badge on the Eterna Grill. thats the piece that sets it off. Love it.






blacksheep
(Baraqsheep)
02/11/13 10:43 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

JDM bumper looks great! Now, two things - just

1) Lose the move over sticker. Falls under a shocker sticker category
2) That flex fuel badge is chinsy IMHO and needs to go IMHO. It like those guys who take the turbo badge from a porsche and put it on a Honda. That belongs on a pickup, bro.

I really like you car, but just 2 things I would take off your car as soon as I bought it!


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
02/11/13 10:52 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Well I strongly disagree on taking off the flex fuel badge man, because i had it specially made for the car, its not a normal run of the mill badge like on every other car or pickups. it even has a tiny mitsu logo in it. that will stay forever. the move over will go in a week like i just said above..

turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
02/11/13 11:33 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Too many stickers looks tacky, IMO. I think you should lose a few. It looks cluttered.

boostin4door
(Member)
02/11/13 11:33 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Build coming along nicely.
On the rear window visor though.


Tre3zy
(correct me if im rite...Wyldcarz been rolling hard for a long time)
02/12/13 12:12 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting GSX_TC:

Well I strongly disagree on taking off the flex fuel badge man, because i had it specially made for the car, its not a normal run of the mill badge like on every other car or pickups. it even has a tiny mitsu logo in it. that will stay forever. the move over will go in a week like i just said above..




the flexfuel is cool just think its in the wrong spot lol... so your on e85?


LIV4PSI
(dyslexic 1051 )
02/12/13 12:49 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I don't know which is lamer, the windshield sticker itself, or the fact you're going to remove it because a dozen guys on the Internet said to

EHmotorsports
(Capt Fabbin Stabbin)
02/12/13 12:53 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

The awnser is yes.

ApexHunter
(Extreme Indoor Cyclist)
02/12/13 01:02 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

It would look cleaner with no stickers on the rear windshield and no roof spoiler. I'm not a fan of roof spoilers in general i guess though. I see them all the time now and it's starting to bug me like the roof rack trend.

I love that grille Mike. That is a nice piece. The new bumper looks good too, of course.


AnotherNewb
(flutterdumper)
02/12/13 05:58 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting LIV4PSI:

I don't know which is lamer, the windshield sticker itself, or the fact you're going to remove it because a dozen guys on the Internet said to




Guy just can't catch a break around here.


Redwood
(wannabe king of rednecks)
02/12/13 08:58 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

car looks good with the rear visor Mike. and that grill will be sweet one there with the full time badge.

5OF2k
(Member ++)
02/12/13 09:44 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Whatever floats your boat, sir. Not everyone is going to like what you do to your car, but the AWESOME thing is..... THEY DONT HAVE TO!

Im definitely a fan of your car, one of my favorites on this site. Simply because its CLEAN. Are there things Im not a big fan of, sure. But like I said, its not my car!

Keep up the good work, sir. Build YOUR car

-Jake


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
02/12/13 07:39 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Well turns out the visor won't stay fully attached only being held on with 3m tape so I bought oldman tau's visor with the clips, hopefully that one will stay attached.

Steve885
(Member)
02/12/13 07:51 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Was the first one from ebay. There was a big discussion over on the for sale thread..

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
02/12/13 08:02 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Yep, I was in that thread. This is the eBay one that came from Bangkok. Anyways it stays attached on the top, it's just the bottom edges that won't stay on. Rather than fight that, I just ordered the correct real one.

unistylef
(Member)
02/12/13 08:36 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I just wanna see your front grill installed!

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
02/12/13 08:47 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Lol ok but it'll be a while before that pic comes because I'm doing alot of stuff in the front which requires the front bumper to be off. I also have to re position the front mount a bit more left.

Fukenvr4
(Newbie)
02/12/13 09:01 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

very nice.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
02/12/13 09:20 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Preciate it

EHmotorsports
(Capt Fabbin Stabbin)
02/12/13 10:26 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

you looking to get rid of the ebay one?

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
02/12/13 11:11 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Yeah sure why not. You want it?

EHmotorsports
(Capt Fabbin Stabbin)
02/12/13 11:35 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Ya see what I can do with it. pm me on what you would like for it and we can work out a deal

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
02/13/13 12:00 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Ok sounds good.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
02/18/13 07:35 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

BIG thanks to DSMpurity for making Samara Ride of the Month for Feb 2013 =) click

Well Turns out the rear visor held on with only 3M double sided tape doesnt stay glued on the bottom, so I bought a real OEM Mitsu one from Oldman_Tau with the little clips that fasten it on the windshield and double sided tape of course, finding a real one like this is a rare as hens teeth as my friend Rob Ritchie would say haha



GSTwithPSI
(A hole)
02/21/13 07:47 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

You're pretty much a celebrity now Mike. How many features is that now?

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
02/25/13 07:27 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Lol yeah right, its only like 5 ride of the months though. there's others that have done way better.



anyways, Finally got the Front mount centered properly allowing the foglights to sit flush now =)




transparentdsm
(I have to say something dumb Member)
02/25/13 07:48 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Wow, the car looks amazing.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
02/25/13 08:15 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Thank You Sir

transparentdsm
(I have to say something dumb Member)
02/25/13 08:16 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

how close to being done are you?

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
02/25/13 08:23 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Maybe a week, who knows Lol. She'll def be ready in time for TX2K13 though click

transparentdsm
(I have to say something dumb Member)
02/25/13 08:44 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

well thats awesome, your car looks great. cant wait for it to be nice enough to work on my car again, i have large piles of parts all over my house for 2 of the VR-4's and now for the eclipse as well and the lady is ok with it, but you can tell its starting to get to her. whole basement is covered in parts, our spare room is now a parts and tool warehouse, bedroom is covered in exhausts and the kitchen table has leaking pumps and such on it.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
02/25/13 09:23 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

haha thats badass, my place was like that right before i threw in the built motor and all the other parts around it. Every time my chic was there she would be all careful while walking around because off all the VR4 parts i had laying around haha.i think the biggest space takers are the bumpers though, i kinda put those up against the walls and start to lay things on it haha.

4orced4door
(Out Standing)
02/25/13 01:03 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quote:

When people see your ride what do you want them to say?
I don’t really want them to say anything lol, but hopefully they like it, and not hate my car ha ha.




Were they interviewing a 13 year old girl?

Car looks nice though, I'm just jealous.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
02/25/13 01:06 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Thanks.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/04/13 07:28 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Got a bit more progress done this weekend, got my HID Ballasts all tucked away finally instead of just chillin in the engine bay haha






Also started mounting the BulFab Crossemember, we had to cut down the north/south bars about 2 inches in order for them to fit properly.








and finally fixed my oil leak, somehow my old front main seal was toast so we replaced it with a new one. =)







and a nice close up of the Break In Turbo





It'll be pushing it real close but Rob is trying to have it done in time for TX2K13.




DynastyLCD
(Dissapointing Member)
03/04/13 07:41 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

looks good, Mike. i know you said it was a 35r, but what brand is it?

let's see some full bay shots


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/04/13 09:55 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Thanks man, After I get The fab work done and new fan wired up I'll post pics of the whole thing, and that's just a cheapo eBay 35R it's just on there for the break in until I save up for a top mount manifold and an HTA 3794R.

DynastyLCD
(Dissapointing Member)
03/04/13 10:10 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

really? wow. looks almost like a PTE unit. is it BB? hows it holdin up?

its funny, one night myself and a few friends joked about buying one of these. you can get the BB ones for $300 id be interested to see what kind of abuse it would hold up to before it blew apart haha


turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
03/04/13 10:12 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Rather than tuck those ballasts away like that, you should have thrown them in the trash and reinstalled some halogen bulbs.

LIV4PSI
(dyslexic 1051 )
03/04/13 10:23 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I really liked the BullFab parts. It's too bad they don't fit right. Did you email/call them to try and see what the deal was?

turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
03/04/13 10:49 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Same here. Would be nice to know what's going on with that...

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/04/13 11:09 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting DynastyLCD:

really? wow. looks almost like a PTE unit. is it BB? hows it holdin up?

its funny, one night myself and a few friends joked about buying one of these. you can get the BB ones for $300 id be interested to see what kind of abuse it would hold up to before it blew apart haha




Haha yeah, a friend of mine had it and offered to sell it to me for like 400 bucks during the install on the built motor so i figured why not. and yeah it's a BB one. That's the plan though is to just use it for break in and some abuse, till I get the real deal later.


Quoting LIV4PSI:

I really liked the BullFab parts. It's too bad they don't fit right. Did you email/call them to try and see what the deal was?




Yeah I gave him a call and he was surprised they didn't fit and he said he was sorry and offered to fix it for free but I told him don't worry about it and since I'm kinda pressed for time I'll just fix it myself. Everything fit fine minus the two north south bars.


LIV4PSI
(dyslexic 1051 )
03/04/13 11:39 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Everything fit fine? It was a 3 piece kit, and 2 pieces didn't fit

Glad to hear the customer service was decent though.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/04/13 12:00 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Lol you know what I mean man.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/05/13 07:36 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Got some more progress done, got the new fan wired up and mounted.





Also got the External Oil cooler mounted as well.





few pics of the Jay Racing ALT relocation Kit, and the belts are on now.









and underview shot of the completed Bulfab crossmember installed.





aslo got this new leather shift boot to replace the accordian one thats on there now.




Romanova
( the coolest person to ever post in the past 2 hours)
03/05/13 05:57 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

No A/C in Houston... you're crazy.

MellowVR4
(5" too short)
03/05/13 06:05 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

where did you hve to cut the north and south bars on the bulfab kit?

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/05/13 06:28 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting Romanova:

No A/C in Houston... you're crazy.




Eh I'm used to it, been living here most my life man. Lots of people also thought I was crazy for wanting to drive my VR4 from California to the Shootout In Norwalk Ohio too. Lol


Quoting MellowVR4:

where did you hve to cut the north and south bars on the bulfab kit?




You just cut where the existing welds are, 2 inches shorter. You have to use mild steel to weld it with though, that's what he told me.


MellowVR4
(5" too short)
03/05/13 10:21 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I see. Thanks

blacksheep
(Baraqsheep)
03/05/13 10:34 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

You need to tell him to fix this man. I would be upset to have to cut and weld a brand new part that supposed to fit right up.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/05/13 10:46 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Like I mentioned above, he is aware of this already. I'm
Just not sure of it's a one time his fault thing or maybe all of them are off by 2 inches. Only way to know is if someone else on here got a set.


boostedinaz
(Fatty McButterpants)
03/05/13 11:10 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting turbowop:

Same here. Would be nice to know what's going on with that...




Based on the other stuff I saw on his web site I am not surprised at all.


Barnes
(Firechicken)
03/06/13 01:04 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting turbowop:

Rather than tuck those ballasts away like that, you should have thrown them in the trash and reinstalled some halogen bulbs.




+1,000,000


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/06/13 07:51 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Well the Alternator is all wired up now too =D BIG thanks for Mike @ FIST for doing the welding and Rob Patterson for putting it all together and wiring it up.




LIV4PSI
(dyslexic 1051 )
03/06/13 08:03 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Looking good Mike! What welding was involved with the alternator? Or are you referring to the BullFab bars

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/06/13 08:10 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Thanks man, i was referring to the welding that Mike did on the crossmember haha.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/07/13 08:01 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Got my new GalantVR4.org Tshirt!! =D it has my badge number on it now.




armyVR4
(Newbie)
03/07/13 07:24 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

where could I order one?

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/07/13 08:26 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

From Diego.



Just got word that my crank and bearings are fucked up in the motor, and it ruined the front main seal again after seconds of being ran too, looks like Samara won't be running anytime soon, and the motor and crank will need to come out, this sucks, and I am soo fucking pissed off! I just cant get a break FML..


faqinshiet
(Member +)
03/07/13 09:19 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

That sucks sorry to hear!

fuel
("Just to be pedantic!")
03/07/13 09:43 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

wtf? what caused that?

5OF2k
(Member ++)
03/07/13 09:53 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting GSX_TC:

From Diego.



Just got word that my crank and bearings are fucked up in the motor, and it ruined the front main seal again after seconds of being ran too, looks like Samara won't be running anytime soon, and the motor and crank will need to come out, this sucks, and I am soo fucking pissed off! I just cant get a break FML..




Waaaiiit a minute, did i miss something? I thought this was your DD? What happened to it? Tell me Samara doesnt need a heart transplant..... She's so young!!

I've been contemplating picking up a few #stamp shirts from Diego too, not 100% on that though. $ is tight trying to get the T67 setup squared away. Good to see a finished version though!

-Jake


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/08/13 07:25 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

i dont know =( im thinking it happened whrn the front main seal blew out and the damage was caused by oil starvation life sucks right about now...

Redwood
(wannabe king of rednecks)
03/08/13 08:54 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

damn dude that sucks a big one.

MellowVR4
(5" too short)
03/08/13 10:15 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting GSX_TC:

i dont know =( im thinking it happened whrn the front main seal blew out and the damage was caused by oil starvation life sucks right about now...




Dont feel bad, i just had to spend money AGAIN on my transmission that i had rebuild last year , Basically a new rebuild, but man oh man i feel your pain. Hope to see you at shootout stil.


turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
03/08/13 01:41 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting GSX_TC:

i dont know =( im thinking it happened whrn the front main seal blew out and the damage was caused by oil starvation




That's not really possible unless you allowed all the oil to leak out before topping it up. You won't lose oil pressure due to a bad seal.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/08/13 03:34 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Here is what my friend Rob said, he's the one who has the car right now.

"Robert wrote: "Ill answer some of these questions. Originally the car came to me for a leak in the timing cover. Checked it out and it was the main seal. In 15 years of working on dsms I have never seen a fms in that condition. There was no rubber just the metal ring. The timing belt was shredded from the timing plate being folded over. Something was dropped in the timing belt to fold the timing plate. There was belt shred all in the seal. So naturally thats what I assumed took out his seal. Anyways i replaced everything. Went to start it and couldn't get any fuel. Prolly tried to start it for 2+ minutes. Pulled return line and nothing. Gave Mike a call asking about the condition of the pump. Said it was fairly new so after messing with the car some more I realized I wasn't getting the mpi relay click. Investigated under the dash to see it was disconnected. Plugged it in and the car started. Anyways when I was trying to start the car originally I could hear a thud everytime the motor spun over. After about 20-30 sec of cranking it seemed to go away. At that point I was pretty nervous but had hope since it seemed to go away. Well when it actually started the noise came back. I imeadeatly looked at the lower timing side to see the balancer. It looked to have a wobble to it like a bent rim would. Within 5 sec it already started pouring oil out the timing cover like I was pouring it from an oil can. Already ate the new seal I'm assuming. So today I will investigate some more. But it looked like a bent crank. Not likely. So I'm assuming bearing"


MellowVR4
(5" too short)
03/08/13 04:18 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Very odd

LIV4PSI
(dyslexic 1051 )
03/08/13 06:15 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Sucks to hear about the engine man. Good luck, I know you won't give up.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/08/13 08:09 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Thanks man, yeah when stuff breaks I try to see it as a reason to upgrade, so I'll be getting some goodies like a kiggly girdle , HLA pressure regulator, maybe some billet mains, and might as well get one of those nice moroso oil pans too.

turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
03/08/13 08:16 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Didn't that engine come out of one of your other cars? Who built it?

turbofonz
(Member +)
03/09/13 12:09 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Do you still have the original engine? in working order?

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/09/13 12:59 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting turbowop:

Didn't that engine come out of one of your other cars? Who built it?





That engine wasn't in any car, it was built like 8 years ago and it's always just been sitting in a showroom, it was built by FIST racing.



Quoting turbofonz:

Do you still have the original engine? in working order?




Original motor that was in there is just sitting in a shop right now, it was on it's last leg, it consumed alot of oil. That motor will eventually get taken apart and rebuilt with all new stuff.


boostin4door
(Member)
03/29/13 12:25 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

DAMN!!
I havent been on here in AWHILE!! Sorry to hear about your motor!!
Do you or your engine builder know what/why it happened?


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/29/13 12:20 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

The built motor spun a bearing somehow and the crank will need to be turned, but rather then turning it and weakening it, I'm gonna just pull the old crank from the old motor and have it polished and measured.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
04/01/13 11:52 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Ok just to clear things up here because there is alot of small details left out, yes FIST built the motor years ago but when it came time to install it, fist was in the process of moving shops and couldn't accept the work, so I had no choice to take it to a friend and do the work on the side. The friend was the one who finished up the motor and installed it, then one morning i drove the car to work and noticed a shaking coming from the motor and pulled over and didnt see anything, then it got worse, so i babied it to work then noticed oil had been leaking the whole time and was empty,so this is not on FIST it's my own fault for taking it to a friend and for such a big build. I should of taken it to FIST to finish it up.


The motor is in good hands again, and things will be done right this time around. 


turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
04/01/13 03:06 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

So what did your buddy fuck up that makes him accountable? What did he have to "finish up" on the motor?

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
04/01/13 05:06 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

by half assing alot of stuff, like not even asking me if i wanted to use my stock crossmembers and missing bolts here and there stuff not lining up, brackets missing, timing covers missing (which im assuming is how a bolt got in there and ruined everyting in the first place) etc etc. basically i learned my lesson and will not be going back to him for anything else. now the car and the motor are in good hands and all of the progress in the past few pages have been by him. his name is Rob and he used to be co owner of FIST. Him and Mike are the only ones im letting work on my cars from now on.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
04/22/13 07:21 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

some more progress, getting closer to getting Samara back on the road again finally, bought a bunch of heat wrap for all the hot parts including a T3 DEI turbo blanket








then went ahead and upgraded the clutch while im in there, because i know the old one wont hack it, spoke to Tim Zimmer and he told me this was the best of the best single disk clutch there is, is doesnt get any better then this for single disk's. supposed to handle upwards of the 700 mark. this is the Southbend SS-X pressure plate with full Ceramic disk (b series). part number K536SSXB




















then ordered me new ACL main and Rod bearings.





and here we are about to pull the motor.





and out it comes




















and here she is with no motor





finally get to have my in my engine bay pic haha





before shot of the engine bay before i went to town on it with degreaser and shop towels.





cleaned every single little line and surface.





even got the lower subframe.











removed my washer fluid res, because thats where the future one off catch can tank will live.





and here's the motor awaiting new parts.





removed these parts if anybody wants them, you pay the shipping and their yours.





last but not least, i ordered some new ARP bolts for the Fluidampr crank pulley.





Hopefully i can get all this finished up in time for the FP lonestar Shootout in Ennis TX on May 12th.


transparentdsm
(I have to say something dumb Member)
04/22/13 08:54 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

wow, that is horrible. i had no idea that Samara was down. looks like its upgrade time again. i love the progress. i hope to get mine running one of these days also.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
04/22/13 09:18 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Yeah had a minor setback but she'll be back on the road where she belongs soon. I miss daily driving this car around.

ducttapeguy
(Hairborne Ranger)
04/22/13 09:22 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

We are gonna have to have a Texas VR4 meet in the near future. There are actually a pretty good number of Gs around here. Mike everything is looking good man. Keep it up. And feel free to order me one of those south bend clutches. Ill PM my address to you

Gizmovr4
(Member +)
04/22/13 10:12 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Mike, car is coming along great- setbacks happen its how you deal with them that matters! While the engine is out I would delete the ABS and Cruise - but thats just my preference.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
04/22/13 10:12 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Haha thanks Tyler, would def be up for a TX meet. But that's pretty much what the FP shootout is gonna be.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
04/22/13 10:41 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Thanks man, Yeah I would like to get rid of those things too, I put a WTB add for a non cruise control throttle cable. And the bearings are .25 over not standard.

Gizmovr4
(Member +)
04/22/13 12:03 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I saw the .25 after - thats why I deleted that part of the post. Hopefully she will be up and running soon !!

ducttapeguy
(Hairborne Ranger)
04/22/13 12:13 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

click me for non cruise cable

DynastyLCD
(Dissapointing Member)
04/22/13 12:29 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

way to roll with the punches, Mike. lookin good after the cleaning process!

not to play devil's advocate... but it would look really nice with a wire tuck


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
04/22/13 12:59 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Thanks guys, and thanks Tyle I wonder if JNZ tuning can get that piece too, I bet it would be wayyy cheaper that what STM sells it for.

DynastyLCD
(Dissapointing Member)
04/22/13 01:41 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

ExtremePSI has em too, i think they're like $40 or so

turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
04/22/13 02:26 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Tell 'em Phil sent ya...

boostin4door
(Member)
05/01/13 09:43 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Any progress on the build?

mitsuturbo
(Banthony )
05/01/13 01:59 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Weird. On 4/22 post with all the photos, i still see ABS in the car, but in this link click Updated 1/14/2013, It says "Full ABS delete done properly using Mitsu parts"



CutlassJim
(poop load of room)
05/01/13 06:59 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Adjustable cam gears set at zero FTMFW!

Car is effing CLEAN!


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
05/02/13 08:31 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Got the motor all buttoned up and ready to slap on the new clutch and tranny then drop it back in the car. =)





also got all my hot parts wrapped up in fancy DEI Titanium heat wrap and Turbo blanket. still need to change the position of the downpipe so thats why it isnt wrapped yet.






Quoting mitsuturbo:

Weird. On 4/22 post with all the photos, i still see ABS in the car, but in this link click Updated 1/14/2013, It says "Full ABS delete done properly using Mitsu parts"






Fixed it, looks like that mixed in with the 4WS delete. Thanks.


mitsuturbo
(Banthony )
05/02/13 10:47 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting mitsuturbo:

Weird. On 4/22 post with all the photos, i still see ABS in the car, but in this link click Updated 1/14/2013, It says "Full ABS delete done properly using Mitsu parts"






So what's the deal with the ABS?


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
05/02/13 11:20 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

It was just typed up wrong, I fixed it. The ABS hasn't been deleted properly yet, only the cruise control (not pictured) and 4WS have been deleted properly so far. But I do want to delete the ABS eventually though.

mitsuturbo
(Banthony )
05/02/13 11:37 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I would strongly suggest you try and do this while the powertrain is out of the vehicle. It would be WAY easier. I just did mine with everything in the car, and it really sucked. I wish i'd done it while the engine was out.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
05/02/13 12:31 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

First I need to obtain all the correct parts, and I don't wanna do that right now, but I'll get around to it.

thecman02
(too lazy to look)
05/02/13 12:50 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Yeah, I just got deleting abs. I had troubles trying to find a used proportioning valve and got bent over for it. I also custom bent hard lines with everything in the engine bay and it SUCKKKKKKEDDDDDDDD. I do dig the weight I shaved off though.

The wrap job on the manifold looks nice. I need to wrap mine at some point.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
05/06/13 07:20 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Got more stuff done this weekend,

engine all buttoned up and ready for the transmission







Taking it off the stand





Putting on the ACT Streetlite Flywheel





and the South Bend Clutch Disk




then the Pressure Plate




Fully Assembled =)




Cleaning up the Transmission a bit getting ready to slap it on the motor.




Installed =)




Moving it over on over to the car on the engine hoist.







about to drop it back in.











and back in =D





starting to get things connected.





aligning the mounts up.







Re-did my old power steering lines with these nice Silicone ones.





also did my small heater hose's in the same stuff.





getting closer




She's soo dirty




well any day now she should be back on the road! and best news all year, is she WILL be at the FP Shootout this Sunday may 12th in ennis TX!


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
05/06/13 07:44 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Hell yea mike looks amazing man hopefully everything works out bro !

transparentdsm
(I have to say something dumb Member)
05/06/13 07:55 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

car looks freaking good man. im so jealous. i love the exterior of your car so so much. im starting to think i need JDM bumpers.

ducttapeguy
(Hairborne Ranger)
05/06/13 08:34 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Good job Mike! I cant wait to see this car in person. Now all you gotta do is come help me finish mine

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
05/06/13 10:21 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Thanks guys, haha Tyler I would love to help but working back to back between 2 jobs will not allow me to do so.

MellowVR4
(5" too short)
05/06/13 11:22 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Hey i just noticed something, the bracket that holds the shift linkages on the trans look like they are from a 90 dsm? is that a 90 trans your using?

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
05/06/13 12:22 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Pretty sure it's a 91 trans. It's the one that came with the car when I bought it.

MellowVR4
(5" too short)
05/06/13 12:41 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Havent had any issues? im just saying according to this they are different

click


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
05/06/13 01:01 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Well yeah I'm sure they are different but nope no issues. This is actually the best shifting one I've had. My two other DSM's felt real notchy and grind sometimes. This one is smooth.

MellowVR4
(5" too short)
05/06/13 01:10 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

hmm weird. and you have one adjusting nut on your cables or two?

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
05/06/13 01:24 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Just check out the pics, there's plenty of them to answer that question man.

jepherz
(Too Clean)
05/07/13 08:35 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Those power steering lines you used (you said silicone), do they have any reinforcement bands in them? If not, they aren't going to handle any pressure. That, and they may swell up from the oils.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
05/07/13 09:29 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I believe they did have something in them, there was also another layer of something inside too, its red in the center.

DynastyLCD
(Dissapointing Member)
05/07/13 05:26 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting jepherz:

Those power steering lines you used (you said silicone), do they have any reinforcement bands in them? If not, they aren't going to handle any pressure. That, and they may swell up from the oils.





those look like Pushlok lines, they handle fuel, oil, and coolant just fine. shouldn't be an issue.

those are for sure not silicone, Mike! but they will work just fine for that!

Quoting GSX_TC:

Just check out the pics, there's plenty of them to answer that question man.




ninja edit: i believe he was referring to the shift cables, and you wouldn't see those unless you have pictures of where they attach to the shifter base. the original ones have two adjustments, when you buy brand new OEM ones they only have one adjustment point. pretty easy way to tell if the cables have been replaced before, provided you have the shifter boot off!


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
05/07/13 08:21 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Lol they are for sure silicone man, if you look close on the pic with them installed on the reservoir, look closely at the line closest to the driver side and you'll see the words silicone.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
06/03/13 07:25 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Took the VR4 to the local Houston Coffee and Cars this weekend, it was a great turnout and lots of people came up to the VR4 and asked about it.

getting her all cleaned up




current engine bay pic



















Jordangvr4
(Member +)
06/03/13 08:04 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Good job Mike, nice to see another Galant complete and running.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
06/03/13 09:37 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Thanks Jordan, yeah it felt amazing driving her again after all those months of being down.

Gizmovr4
(Member +)
06/03/13 09:53 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Mike, car is looking great

transparentdsm
(I have to say something dumb Member)
06/03/13 09:58 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

nice to see the car on the roads again. looks beautiful, so what and when are you going to do something about the missing muffler?

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
06/03/13 11:19 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Thanks guys, yeah Im going to have a good fabricator make me a nice one off pipe eventually, but other things are more important at the moment. Custom stainless exhaust will come in time though.

turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
06/03/13 08:06 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I'm glad you took some time to clean shit up around the engine bay while the car was down. It's little things like that that make a car stand out.

So what are you using for an exhaust for now? Downpipe only?


GSTwithPSI
(A hole)
06/03/13 08:24 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

The car looks great Mike. Hopefully you are done with all the issues you were having and can actually enjoy the car.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
06/03/13 09:35 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting turbowop:

I'm glad you took some time to clean shit up around the engine bay while the car was down. It's little things like that that make a car stand out.

So what are you using for an exhaust for now? Downpipe only?




Thanks Mark, that means alot coming from an OG VR4 owner like you, yeah it's basically like 6 inches of 3 inch pipe for now till I'm done with this break in setup, then I'll make a whole exhaust from scratch using nice stainless material.


And thanks Brett, yeah hopefully all the bugs can be worked out before the Shootout. I can't wait for that drive!


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
06/29/13 04:32 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Samara got her first alignment today since the new built motor and setup was installed. =)


these pics show how close the front lip was to hitting.







Dat Azzz =)







sexy sexy





ugh soo gorgeous





really like this pic for some reason





some under body shots of the Bulfab Tubular lower crossmember








Shining





badge i made for her





Then later on I decided to Install some BNIB JDM headlights that i made custom with black housings. they look pretty damm goood IMHO.





installed testing the lights























all done =)





lookin sexy at my 2nd job





boosted





good shot showing the newly installed black housings




cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
06/29/13 11:30 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Not trying to sound like an asshole here although I know that I probably will, but I really hope you can see that that looks SO much better than it did before. The car is damn near perfect Mike!

I'm really pleased for you and I hope this helps to show you that a lot of the comments people made that upset you were from people trying to steer you towards doing what you now have done, and the results are fantastic.

Great car! You should be proud of her.


MellowVR4
(5" too short)
06/29/13 12:04 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

looking good, where are those black housing lenses from?? amg?? Also had a weird question. I know you work at oreily's, but whats your 2nd job, just curiouse dude. cars looks sick tho man, great job.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
06/29/13 01:07 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Thanks guys, she's slowly getting there, headlights are reman'd OEM ones then taken apart to have the insides painted black, these didn't actually come on any car like this.

From 5am-5pm monday through Friday I do land surveying (the guys that are behind a tripod in the middle of streets sometimes) and from 530pm to midnight I work at Oreillys. 19 hour days FTW.


MellowVR4
(5" too short)
06/29/13 01:14 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

holy shit, hard working man right here lol NICE.

turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
06/29/13 02:39 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Car is looking better and better, Mike. I like the headlights, though I'm still not a fan of the HID's in there.

And what is going on with the paint behind this emblem?



I don't think the whole car looks like that does it? Can you have somebody wetsand and buff all that out? Looks pretty rough.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
06/29/13 04:01 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Thanks mark, yeah I know you hate the HID's, all the paint isn't like that, it's just in some areas, keep in mind this was a 500 paint job like nearly 2 years ago. I know it's not perfect.

DynastyLCD
(Dissapointing Member)
06/29/13 04:30 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

That flexfuel e85 badge looks pretty dope!

GVR4ZUM
(Senior Member)
06/29/13 04:32 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Very nice Mike, I'm liking the headlights.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
06/29/13 04:57 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Preciate it guys!

Now I just gotta shake the car down and make sure I work out all the bugs before my 3000+ mile drive in 48 more days. So far so good.


ApexHunter
(Extreme Indoor Cyclist)
06/30/13 03:05 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Damn Mike, that front end looks really sweet. It's all in the details. Sort of like how BMW has always done their M cars. Not really one thing that stands out that gives the car the aggressive look, but a bunch of little changes, none of which are too loud, and they all compliment each other. The car really has come far, way to see it through man. I remember seeing 550 at MOD before you got it, and it wasn't pretty.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
06/30/13 03:47 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Thanks David, I've been Working my ass off and Its starting to pay off. Hey so tell me more about seeing the car before I had it, the previos owner actually took it to one of the MOD's there? Was it Carlos A or Ryan P?

91_427
(Member)
06/30/13 04:04 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting GSX_TC:

Thanks guys, she's slowly getting there, headlights are reman'd OEM ones then taken apart to have the insides painted black, these didn't actually come on any car like this.

From 5am-5pm monday through Friday I do land surveying (the guys that are behind a tripod in the middle of streets sometimes) and from 530pm to midnight I work at Oreillys. 19 hour days FTW.




What car do the headlights go to then?


ApexHunter
(Extreme Indoor Cyclist)
06/30/13 12:55 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

^^^ They come on 550/2000. One off deal by the sound of it.

Mike, this was 09 IIRC and i don't remember a specific conversation with the owner, but it was multi-colored and was begging for someone to give it some love. Kind of like my car right now, lol. Fortunately i got my ass in gear a few months ago and 1951 is on the upswing again, finally.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
06/30/13 05:00 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Haha nice, yeah i bought it with a white door and fender back then, and I still keep in touch with the last 2 previous owners just so they can see how well the car is doing. You wouldn't happen to have any pics of it from those days would ya David?

Quoting 91_427:



What car do the headlights go to then?




The headlights are just BNIB Galant VR4 ones that I had custom black housing done to.


BluFalcon
(Fantastic Parts Seller)
06/30/13 10:18 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Car looks great Mike! It's all coming together rather nicely. I've been wanting to do an oil cooler setup for awhile now on mine, and your pics have given me some ideas. I'm still running A/C in my car, so I might have to go a somewhat different route for mounting my cooler. How's the driveability with the new clutch setup? Again, the car looks great!

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
06/30/13 10:43 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Thanks Mr Dobrzyn, The clutch is getting better for some reason actually not as if anything was wrong with it before, but it went from good to great the other night. Tyler (ducttapeguy) came by this weekend and even felt the clutch pedal pressure and said it wasn't that bad at all. I just kinda hate that I can't really get on it yet due to breaking in the new motor and clutch though, but hopefully I'll have everything fully broken in come Shootout time T-minus 47 more days! =)

ApexHunter
(Extreme Indoor Cyclist)
07/01/13 01:22 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Sorry dude, don't have any. Had a good time going through all my past MOD pics though.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/01/13 07:37 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

haha ok then.


anyways, made another video yesterday at work, was bored and it was time for an update (video wise) this is pretty much how she'll be till the shootout in 46 more days! click


jcgalntvr4-244
(WAY 2 many)
07/01/13 10:56 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Looking good Mike now all ou need is an AMG wing


IncorpoRatedX
(I'm an idiot...)
07/01/13 11:15 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting turbowop:

Car is looking better and better, Mike. I like the headlights, though I'm still not a fan of the HID's in there.

And what is going on with the paint behind this emblem?



I don't think the whole car looks like that does it? Can you have somebody wetsand and buff all that out? Looks pretty rough.




from what i recall the entire car looked like this in person and i only looked at it at night under low light. Then again his hood, bumpers etc have been replaced/painted since then.

Car is looking fantastic mike, i like how you went from the stupidest looking exhaust to NO exhaust at all haha. How is that thing to drive around town?


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/02/13 07:56 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

haha thanks Josh, yeah it sounds pretty mean driving to and from work everyday, reminds me of a semi truck because of the turbo lol. but i love it, im trying my hardest to not womp on it till the clutch and motor atleast have 500 miles of normal driving. but its soo hard This morning on the way to work there is the two lane stop light that merges to one lane about 500 feet ahead and when someone pulls next to you and doesnt turn right that means their gonna try to over take you, and this morning i rolled off the line and quickly saw that he was going straight in a hurry right after the light turned green then did a 1st gear short shift then kinda stretched her legs in 2nd and kept the other vehicle from over taking me Lol i couldnt help it but i hate when they do that.


Quoting jcgalntvr4-244:

Looking good Mike now all ou need is an AMG wing






I know right, you already know Jeremy


BluFalcon
(Fantastic Parts Seller)
07/02/13 09:24 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Did you reinstall the triangular stress plate on the passenger side by the tranny when you installed all the Bullfab stuff?

iceman69510
(Turn Right Racing)
07/03/13 12:21 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

That is a valid point, as you have no cross-member rigidity with it open like that (especially both sides).

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/03/13 08:06 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting BluFalcon:

Did you reinstall the triangular stress plate on the passenger side by the tranny when you installed all the Bullfab stuff?





are you talking about the gusset? if so, no because the bulfab bar replaces that. its plenty sturdy without it, you can even jack up the entire car from the main bar.


MellowVR4
(5" too short)
07/03/13 10:05 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I was wondering about that, i didnt see one in that pic.

BluFalcon
(Fantastic Parts Seller)
07/04/13 03:07 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting GSX_TC:

Quoting BluFalcon:

Did you reinstall the triangular stress plate on the passenger side by the tranny when you installed all the Bullfab stuff?





are you talking about the gusset? if so, no because the bulfab bar replaces that. its plenty sturdy without it, you can even jack up the entire car from the main bar.




It's been a long time since I've been under my car, but doesn't that gusset plate reinforce the subframe to the unibody in some way? Or it might just reinforce the two halves of the rear subframe. I know I've had to drop that plate, AND the F/R crossmember whenever the tranny comes out. The Bullfab bar on the passenger side replaces the F/R crossmember but doesn't seem to have anything to do with the gusset plate.

I don't know, maybe it's just the anal retentive aircraft mechanic side of me that's making me think that the plate should be reinstalled.


boostedinaz
(Fatty McButterpants)
07/04/13 03:41 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

^^^^

Nope it should be installed. There is a picture someplace here that shows a subframe cracked because of this plate not being installed.

No big deal though he has some bad ass parts that didn't fit correctly the first time and he can pick the car up from them so they must be good.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/04/13 08:22 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Boostedinaz quit being a douche, I've been daily driving this car everyday since the Bulfab bar has been installed, and have had ZERO problems with any "cracks" so obviously this setup doesn't need the gusset or else vassil would have included it back into his design.

Gizmovr4
(Member +)
07/04/13 08:47 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Mike,

The gusset is needed to keep the rear subframe from spreading and cracking - I have welded numerous subframes that cracked because it wasn't installed. That doesn't mean that yours will crack- however it's only a few bolts and well worth the installation in my opinion .

Car is looking great


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/04/13 10:33 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Can the gusset even be installed using the Bulfab 3-piece crossmember though?

BluFalcon
(Fantastic Parts Seller)
07/04/13 11:31 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I think so. As long as the passenger side F/R bar is using one of the holes that was used with the original F/R crossmember. I believe the gusset plate is offset and separate from the mount points for the F/R crossmember.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/04/13 11:57 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I'm gonna send an email to Vassil at Bulfab and see whats up.

BluFalcon
(Fantastic Parts Seller)
07/05/13 12:42 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I just looked at your pics and you should be able to bolt it back up no problem. There's 5 bolts total, and it looks like the gusset plate clears the rod end of the F/R bar.

For the record, I wasn't trying to start anything. I just noticed that the gusset plate was missing, and I wanted to make sure you knew that it wasn't there. Personally, if it were me, I'd have reinstalled it when the new stuff went on, no matter what anyone might say. But that's just me.


transparentdsm
(I have to say something dumb Member)
07/05/13 12:56 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

^ i would def put this back in, it should be there. i drove without mine the day i swapped my trans before i moved to make sure things were all good and i could feel the car flexing when i was driving. i mean maybe it was in my head because i knew it wasn't in there, but i feel like it makes a pretty big difference.

turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
07/05/13 01:41 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting GSX_TC:

Boostedinaz quit being a douche, I've been daily driving this car everyday since the Bulfab bar has been installed, and have had ZERO problems with any "cracks" so obviously this setup doesn't need the gusset or else vassil would have included it back into his design.




He wasn't being a douche, IMO. Sometimes you have this attitude as though the parts you buy are AMAZING OMG. Yet they're not. You installed some tubular crossmembers that didn't fit correctly the first time and required modification, yet go on and on about how awesome said parts are. Then question the longtime members here that tell you that you need said gusset because you think these ill fitting parts that required modification to fit will somehow add enough strength to delete it. His attitude was justified if you ask me.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/05/13 02:10 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Who the hell said the parts in my car are "AMAZING OMG"?? lol I mean geez my whole break in setup ain't shit, and will be getting tossed in favor of better parts later on. And he was being a douche because his ass never has nice things to say. Instead of talking to me like a normal person the dude comes off as an asshole to me and that's what I hate the most. I'm not an asshole but when others talk to me like that it makes me be one.

And to clarify for you because you seem to know all about my intentions for my own damm car, I bought the bar for weight reduction and added space beneath, And that def won't be the last tubular piece I buy either. and I do plan on racing the car, just not right now because obviously I'm still breaking in the motor and clutch so give me a break dude. And I have been daily driving this car everyday since the build, already have nearly 400 miles done.

And for you last question, I'm always doing stuff to this car so it's not like I'm not underneath there everytime the car is at a shop getting something done to it. Plus if the gusset plate will bolt back on then there's no need to even have this conversation.


turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
07/05/13 02:22 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

The whole point of the gusset plate is that it will bolt back on. But you know so little about the parts you installed on the car that you don't even realize that you still need it. You're so stuck on your Bullfab stuff (which didn't even fit correctly) that you get super defensive when people question whether or not you still need the gusset plate. That's why we're having this conversation.

FYI, motors don't require a break in. If you plan to race the car, go out and seat the rings, change the oil, then run it like you're going to drive it from there on out. Clutch, sure. Get the disk material bedded into the pressure plate and flywheel. But you didn't get a kevlar disk. You got a ceramic disk. It doesn't require that much to break it in.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/05/13 02:38 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Motor does require break in, I mean shit you change the oil like what after intial start up, and first 50 miles, then 100 etc etc, but I'm sure everyone breaks motors in differently.

And as for the clutch, Tim Zimmer himself told me to break in that clutch for 5 to 600 miles of normal stop and go driving, no launches or Dyno, or bangin through the gears until then. So I'm not making this shit up man.


turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
07/05/13 03:08 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

The discussion of break-in isn't even the point here. The only reason I bring up the subject of you installing tubular shit like that is because I've never seen you do anything that seems to warrant their install, like racing. And I'm not talking about recently. You've had the car for a long time now, yet I have yet to see you do anything with it other than throw parts at it, drive it to O'Reillys, and take pics. That's why I question their function on your build.

Then when others ask why you don't have the gusset, you get all huffy puffy like we're all supposed to know that the Bullfab stuff makes it okay, yet you're not even sure yourself. You just seem to get so caught up with the parts you install, that you don't see the whole picture or you forget important pieces that keep your subframe from cracking. Not to mention the fact that you installed some tubular items to lighten the car for racing (so you say) yet you've done nothing else to remove weight elsewhere on the car. To me, those are race car parts that you're putting on your street car. The minimal amount of weight they shed will do you nothing for performance, IMO.

That said, you can put whatever parts you want on your car. Even if you don't care about saving weight elsewhere, if you think they're cool, so be it. But don't try to defend products that you yourself aren't even fully sure about. Or just reinstall the gusset plate and make everybody here happy. At the very least, have somebody else do it and take pics of the action.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/05/13 03:29 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I know the break in wasn't the point here, I was just correcting you since you seem to think it's fine to just seat the rings in motors and not change the oil more then once

And like I said already, if the gusset fits ill put the godamm thing back on.


turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
07/05/13 03:38 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

You're not correcting me. I don't believe in breaking in motors. Like I said...seat the rings and have at it. Yes, change the oil, but that's about it.

And as far as "ready" to be tracked... ? Put some parts on and see what it does. Put some more parts on and see how much faster it gets. Do some more tuning and see what that nets you. Are you not going to run it until it's complete? I don't think anybody's build is ever complete. I know mine never has been and still isn't. I'm not rushing you, I just wanna see some results so far. If I used your way of thinking, I wouldn't be running in a street car comp next month...because I have more things I wanna do with my car.

Quit being a little pansy and run the fucking thing!

Would you rather that everybody just ooh'd and ahhh'd over your pics? You don't appreciate some constructive criticism that may help out your build in the end? For what it's worth, I'm not hating on your build or car. I think it's come a long way. But if it weren't for a lot of us giving you shit about some of the weird things you've done to you car (or haven't done, like taking forever to fix your camber), you might not have seen some of that shit and fixed it. I realize this stuff costs money. I own one of these money pits as well. I just think your logic in mod spending is a bit out there sometimes.


MellowVR4
(5" too short)
07/05/13 10:53 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I just replaced the front subframe on my GGSX because the gusset plate was not installed. Just thought i'd give my .2 on the gusset topic. I know you said you would put it back on, and thats good, I wouldnt risk it not having one on, especially when you spend soo much money on your car...

EHmotorsports
(Capt Fabbin Stabbin)
07/05/13 06:24 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I build race and street engines all the time. Initial seat the rings process and put it on the track. No break in needed if the clearances are properly set.
Same goes with the clutches. But we only use metal composit discs and they seat in just fine after a weekend at the track.


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
07/05/13 09:47 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting BluFalcon:

Did you reinstall the triangular stress plate on the passenger side by the tranny when you installed all the Bullfab stuff?




Quoting GSX_TC:

Are you talking about the gusset? if so, no because the bulfab bar replaces that. its plenty sturdy without it, you can even jack up the entire car from the main bar.




Quoting boostedinaz:

^^^^ Nope it should be installed. There is a picture someplace here that shows a subframe cracked because of this plate not being installed.




Quoting GSX_TC:

Boostedinaz quit being a douche, I've been daily driving this car everyday since the Bulfab bar has been installed, and have had ZERO problems with any "cracks" so obviously this setup doesn't need the gusset or else vassil would have included it back into his design.




Mike, this is exactly what I was talking about mate. Myles was the member who had his subframe split wide open due to not using the gusset plate. I crawled under his car and inspected the damage in Terry Posten's garage about 5 years ago when I was in the States. The people here aren't trolling mate, they are trying to help you and look at the answers you gave.

If you want everyone to just say the car looks great and nothing else that's fine we can all do it. And when in 6 months time you have a WTB thread for a new front subframe or your car is back at the shop to have the front subframe removed and welded up you can have a long hard think about why it was your "friends" didn't bother to warn you when they knew this might happen.

Please post up what Vassil has to say about this too. It would spread more light upon how much genuine thought went into his design.

Paul.


iceman69510
(Turn Right Racing)
07/05/13 10:53 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

To try and keep on topic...

The gusset plate is a separate piece on the passenger side, but on the driver's side the front/rear link runs across the crossmember and serves the same purpose though one piece. Not having seen the car in person, it appears to me in the photos that the front/rear links in your setup end at the front edge of the cross member on both sides.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/12/13 12:26 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Installed the Missing Gusset plate back on Samara today over at FIST, and sorry to whoever i sounded like a dick to for suggesting to install this piece, i just didnt know it could of been used with the bulfab bar.







LIV4PSI
(dyslexic 1051 )
07/12/13 02:37 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

The car looks great Mike, I can't wait to see it in person at the Shootout.

Don't let some of the assholes on this site discourage you. It is dominated by the 'old' members, half of which don't even own VR4s anymore. (Im not referring to anyone in particular)


turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
07/12/13 03:11 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Without said assholes, Mike would be enjoying a cracked subframe in the near future.

Glad you put the gusset back on.


LIV4PSI
(dyslexic 1051 )
07/12/13 03:13 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Dont get me wrong, Ive enjoyed all the exhaust, camber, and tell 'em Mike sent ya jokes as the next guy. But he has been harrassed so much he is scared to even run a cat back

BluFalcon
(Fantastic Parts Seller)
07/12/13 11:25 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting turbowop:

Without said assholes, Mike would be enjoying a cracked subframe in the near future.

Glad you put the gusset back on.





What Wop said. Just glad you got the gusset plate back on and all is well.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/13/13 12:36 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Ed you weren't being an a-hole just to clarify lol. And thank you. Next thing Samara will get done before the big road trip to the Shootout is change the angle on my down pipe a bit then wrap that, and I wanna fix a boot on the back, I noticed today it had a small hole in it.

minneSNOWta
(Member +)
07/13/13 01:55 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

When are you going to upgrade those wheels to the Meister S1s?

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/13/13 01:58 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

After I reach my power, and time slip goals =) also brembos.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
07/13/13 06:18 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Mike,

I cleaned up your thread as you requested but I also removed some of your remarks (just to be fair). I have left in all the comments relating to the gusset. It's an important piece and the fact that it can be reinstalled with the Bullfab stuff is good information to retain for others.

Paul.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/13/13 03:34 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Cool, thanks Paul!

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/15/13 08:38 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Finally Got my Tshirts in! =)




transparentdsm
(I have to say something dumb Member)
07/15/13 10:02 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

where did you get those and how do i get the 4g63 shirt...

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/15/13 11:52 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

On Facebook its called overnight decals from japan, he makes the shirts.

Steve885
(Member)
07/15/13 12:41 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Can u post a link

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/15/13 12:50 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Yep I sure can, just not right now because I'm out in the field at the moment.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/15/13 05:12 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Ok here's the link guys. Overnight Decals from Japan Facebook page

boostin4door
(Member)
07/18/13 11:36 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Wow haven't been on here in awhile and this thread is huge now! Glad the car is running again. and glad you put that plate back on.
BTW nice shirts!


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/19/13 12:44 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Thanks man, I'm happy the car is running without any leaking, or over heating going on, pretty excited about my trip to the Shootout in the car in 28 more days. Speaking of which, will you be going this year?

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/22/13 07:44 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Finally finished heat wrapping the rest of my "Exhaust" this weekend, went ahead and changed the oil again as well and switched out the old drain plug with a Mishimoto magnetic one. gonna try to see if i can get one of my rear cv shafts rebuilt this week because one of them has a tear in it, and i dont feel comfortable taking a trip all the way to the shootout with that in the back of my mind.



















Captn
(Crotchbaby)
07/22/13 09:51 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

That thing is gotta be loud as shit!!!

Nice vr1 sir if anyone around here had it I would use it. Advance Auto was the only place to carry it around here but now they stopped but I'll take the $14 jug of rotella t.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/22/13 10:16 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Thanks man, I don't think it's loud enough haha, yeah gotta have the VR1 20/50.

GSTwithPSI
(A hole)
07/22/13 08:02 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Mike, you planning on adding a full exhaust system before the shootout or running it as is?

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/22/13 11:17 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Runnning it just like this. Later on once I go topmount I'll have a whole new stainless Vband down pipe and full exhaust fabbed up.

turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
07/23/13 01:03 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

So how long does that mean you'll have an exhaust that's only 6" long? I think yer fucking crazy. Why do you have to wait for a different turbo setup to fab the exhaust anyway? The only thing that will change will be the first part of the downpipe. I'm sure that would be a pretty easy modification for whoever is fabbing up the rest of your setup.

Steve885
(Member)
07/23/13 04:05 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I can't even imagine how loud that is..have u been pulled over yet ?

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/23/13 06:36 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting turbowop:

So how long does that mean you'll have an exhaust that's only 6" long? I think yer fucking crazy. Why do you have to wait for a different turbo setup to fab the exhaust anyway? The only thing that will change will be the first part of the downpipe. I'm sure that would be a pretty easy modification for whoever is fabbing up the rest of your setup.




yes thats exactly what that means. yeah call me crazy i guess. reason i want to wait is 2 reasons: next setup with be a way different downpipe which would require to be modified if i tried to use this one (unecessary money). other reason is money, it would cost a few hundred to fab up a nice Vband stainless downpipe including the labor. So this works for now. after i get back from the shootout, i'll start saving up for said parts like the JMFab GVR4 specific Top Mount, Wastegates, dump tubes, Vband Downpipe, 2150's and of course the REAL turbo which hits the total at $2,400 all by itself. So yeah, I'll have some work to do next year.



Quoting Steve001:

I can't even imagine how loud that is..have u been pulled over yet ?




It can be pretty loud, but it all depends on your driving, for instance if you dont wind it up and short shift its not that loud. there's still other things out there that are very much louder like Harley's, Stupid Honduuhh's, Bikes, and of course the occasional V8. I drive this car to work between 2 jobs everyday and No i have not been pulled over yet.


strokin4dr
(fighting them with a large needle)
07/23/13 07:16 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I agree that this is not the best idea for a cross country road trip, but I'm sure it's not as loud as most would think at idle and light throttle.
I drove on an open o2 housing for a couple weeks one time while waiting on parts and it wasn't loud at all unless I wanted it to be.

That said, driving a few miles to and from work is one thing... driving across many different states and counties is another. The droning of the exhaust on the highway would drive me crazy, lol.
Hopefully the cops aren't too strict anywhere from TX to OH.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/23/13 08:35 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Well I love the way it sounds, it drives me crazy in a good way. Plus having it this loud with no cruise control, or a/c really helps to keep you awake for long distance 22+ hour road trips. The more quieter and smooth things are, the more chance your going to doze off. I just really can't wait to get it tuned though, that way I can start playing with it and see what she can do.

Gizmovr4
(Member +)
07/23/13 09:09 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

The noise would be the least of my worries with a short downpipe like this. My biggest concern is all the heat that’s generated from the exhaust being dumped where you have it now . During a long trip you will heat soak your oil filter and oil pan – not to mention everything else under there such as wiring. Sometimes there is un-burnt fuel in the exhaust as well – I think that’s an unsafe spot. Why take the time to wrap the downpipe if the heat generated by the exhaust supersedes the heat on the pipe ? I would at least add an extension to that pipe and have it dump past the engine bay area.

You have a nice car – would hate to see something bad happen to it!


turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
07/23/13 11:03 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting GSX_TC:

Well I love the way it sounds, it drives me crazy in a good way. Plus having it this loud with no cruise control, or a/c really helps to keep you awake for long distance 22+ hour road trips. The more quieter and smooth things are, the more chance your going to doze off.




Thats not really accurate. Sleep deprivation is sleep deprivation. No loss of creature comforts or loud exhaust will keep you from dozing off. If anything it will make you more exhausted during a long trip. Keep trying to justify your poor choices in the name of safety though. It keeps the thread entertaining.


MellowVR4
(5" too short)
07/23/13 11:09 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Not to mention the exhaust fumes

transparentdsm
(I have to say something dumb Member)
07/23/13 11:29 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

you should really make the downpipe go past the subframe, then once you do that you can add a 3 inch vband on the end and then make your full exhaust with the same 3 inch vband and when it comes time to upgrade, next year like your saying, you already have an exhaust. you'll just have to have a new downpipe made for the new set-up. this way you aren't driving around with an exhaust thats just pushing heat right into your oil pan, oil filter, any wires that my be near and possibly catch those wires on fire or anything else near by. it will also allow you to sell that turbo with a downpipe that someone might actually want to use and you might be able to get more money for it.

edit:
or if you really want to safe money, buy this click and use your old exhaust.

driving around on that locally, using it for short trips probably isn't bad, but on a long trip with constant pressure coming out the exhaust, i dont know what will happen, i could imagine it being pretty bad if something was to go wrong due to the excess heat being released in that area. maybe add an oil temperature gauge


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/23/13 12:14 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting turbowop:

Quoting GSX_TC:

Well I love the way it sounds, it drives me crazy in a good way. Plus having it this loud with no cruise control, or a/c really helps to keep you awake for long distance 22+ hour road trips. The more quieter and smooth things are, the more chance your going to doze off.




Thats not really accurate. Sleep deprivation is sleep deprivation. No loss of creature comforts or loud exhaust will keep you from dozing off. If anything it will make you more exhausted during a long trip. Keep trying to justify your poor choices in the name of safety though. It keeps the thread entertaining.





Oh shut up mark, like you know everything there is about taking long road trips and things to keep you awake minus comforts that make it easy to fall asleep like cruise control, and a/c. I don't give a shit about your stupid ass opinions on whether or not my experience on the subject of taking long road trips are "really accurate" to you, so STFU and GTFO.


Jesus_Negros
(Unempowered ADMIN)
07/23/13 12:38 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Hmm Wop has a way of saying things but he is correct and I bet even JNR would agree with him. You have a nice car but you're not doing it any justice when you make some of these decisions. Listen to your peers and look past how they give you advice. Everything that's been suggested is good for Samara.

ApexHunter
(Extreme Indoor Cyclist)
07/23/13 12:39 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting gizmovr4:


The noise would be the least of my worries with a short downpipe like this. My biggest concern is all the heat that’s generated from the exhaust being dumped where you have it now . During a long trip you will heat soak your oil filter and oil pan – not to mention everything else under there such as wiring. Sometimes there is un-burnt fuel in the exhaust as well – I think that’s an unsafe spot. Why take the time to wrap the downpipe if the heat generated by the exhaust supersedes the exhaust on the pipe ? I would at least add an extension to that pipe and have it dump past the engine bay area.

You have a nice car – would hate to see something bad happen to it!




Agreed. I doubt you would have any problems with the dump in that spot on shorter trips, but all that heat, dumped there, for a long period of time might not turn out so well.


turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
07/23/13 01:29 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting Turbro_Negro:

Hmm Wop has a way of saying things but he is correct and I bet even JNR would agree with him.




Even in person I'm blunt and tell it like it is. But it usually comes across good natured and softer. That's hard to convey on an Internet forum, I guess. That said, a lot of what I say here isn't just opinion, it's fact. Justifying a 6" exhaust on a street car by saying it keeps you awake? Give me a fucking break.

Maybe I wouldn't post in Mike's thread so much but I can't help it. Mike buys five quarts of oil and puts a picture of those bottles on 20 Internet forums and two different gvr4 Facebook groups as well as on his wall. It's hard to ignore...


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
07/23/13 01:38 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Mike there are a lot of people who didn't agree with me cleaning up your thread. I've already pointed out the fact that you react inappropriately to what is damn good advice given in good faith. I gave you the benefit of the doubt after you mouthed off to some well respected members on the whole Bullfab bars issue and your response to this is to jump straight back in and start mouthing off again before I've even finished replying to everyone who thinks I let you off too easy the first time.

I would appreciate it, if "you" would STFU or your entire thread is in jeopardy of being pulled. It's fast becoming the most controversial thread on the board and we have better things to do than police it when you clearly have no intention of listening to the comments people make and choose to use it as your own personal forum for disrespecting members. Since you appear to have the build thread up on half a dozen other sites I am sure you can continue the drama elsewhere. Please do so.


4orced4door
(Out Standing)
07/23/13 02:17 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I once had an external dump o2 blowing heat in that same location. For months, it was fine. Then I took a 600 mile trip. The wiring harness melted and wires shorted together. Suddenly the key stopped functioning. Turn off the car, it keeps running, and all the lights stay on. Long story short, I ended up dicking around trying to fix it for a little while at a gas station late at night outside of Atlanta. Apparently I attracted some negative attention. I stayed at a hotel a mile or so down the road. Had to disconnect the battery (and hence the alarm) to get the car to turn off. Came out the next morning to see my car with a window busted out and a bunch of stuff stolen out of it - VPC, AFC, AFPR, intake, yadda yadda. It was undrivable. Had to have it towed back home.

Fix your shit and quit being an asshole. Nobody is being a jerk to you, just offering friendly suggestions based on actual understanding of cars and how heat works. Perhaps you should stop posting pictures of your oil (seriously, who cares) and listen to others.


JamesFoster
(Infamous BMX Master)
07/23/13 02:44 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I love your car, but these guys are right, you should extend the exhaust at least past the oil filter. I would say have it dump right past the oil pan. Also, that braided nylon oil drain? That shit will melt like ice cream in Texas in July. Trust me, braided nylon is NOT GOOD for high temp areas...

IncorpoRatedX
(I'm an idiot...)
07/23/13 03:16 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Mike, I sent you a text about this but I'll explain my experience too.

I did this once on a 20g set up I had, probably 10 years ago, at the time I made the downpipe like that, external gate, dump tube and the down pipe were the same length, it sounded nasty as hell, I liked it. I intended to quiet things down a bit, but had not gotten around to it. it was fine to get me to and from work, but then I went on a road trip.

An hour on the highway was all it took for the heat from the exit of the pipe to start heating my oil pan, started burning the paint off it, I pulled off due to the smell and quickly realized what was happening, Who knows how hot the oil in that car got (you could risk destroying your fancy new engine you've been trying to protect with 100 oil changes) or what damage would have occurred if I continued, but I found a local auto parts store, grabbed a foot of that cheap flexy exhaust repair shit



and a turndown



Both are readily available from your work...

I clamped them in place and wire tied them to the sub frame with safety wire, headed back out on the road and had no issues the rest of the way...

So you can spend the $25 before the trip, be prepared, still have it loud as shit and if you're worried it looks bad, take it off when you get to ohio. But jesus man, dont burn your car to the fucking ground.


slugsgomoo
(god hates stupid people)
07/23/13 03:42 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

As for your road trip statements, I've driven a gvr4 1200 miles in a sitting and the droning won't help you stay awake, it will lull you to sleep. Rumble strips are about the only thing that saved my ass on the return trip (was at 2200 miles on 7 hours of sleep in 4 days).

Not to mention that I can tell you as fact, one of the things you learn when you ride, is that sound (especially droning sounds like exhaust & wind noise) exhaust you more quickly than you would otherwise. That's why most people wear earplugs on bikes (or they should). Numerous studies show that high volumes for long periods cause mental exhaustion and lead to distraction and poor decisions. That's part of why OSHA limits how many dB you can be exposed to during a work shift.

Aside from all that, dumping all the exhaust heat on the oil pan, filter & wiring harness? Not a good plan. At least ghetto fab something that'll dump it in the middle of the car. one bend and a piece of straight tubing will help a ton, and be pretty damn cheap. While fabbing an exhaust now seems counterproductive, you're talking about having to replace the o2/downpipe at most when you change setups- which you have to build anyway. Building the rest of the exhaust isn't a lost cost because it'll be re-usable, even if you have to cut it around the steering rack and re-flange.


Jesus_Negros
(Unempowered ADMIN)
07/23/13 04:45 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting turbowop:

Quoting Turbro_Negro:

Hmm Wop has a way of saying things but he is correct and I bet even JNR would agree with him.




Even in person I'm blunt and tell it like it is. But it usually comes across good natured and softer. That's hard to convey on an Internet forum, I guess. That said, a lot of what I say here isn't just opinion, it's fact. Justifying a 6" exhaust on a street car by saying it keeps you awake? Give me a fucking break.

Maybe I wouldn't post in Mike's thread so much but I can't help it. Mike buys five quarts of oil and puts a picture of those bottles on 20 Internet forums and two different gvr4 Facebook groups as well as on his wall. It's hard to ignore...




Ha lucky for me this is the only forum I use that is posted on by Mike. And you for that matter. So single dose of Samara for me
FB? NEVER!!!


EHmotorsports
(Capt Fabbin Stabbin)
07/23/13 10:59 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Take ear plugs with you. You can thank me later.

Steve885
(Member)
07/23/13 11:49 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Mike I don't know you and I'm newer to this forum.and defiantly not wanting to bust your balls.I like your car and want to see it stay on the road for awhile.. In the past couple months I've seen a couple nice cars with potential get parted due to lack of patience or funds or just giving up at a breaking point.. I was looking at your past thread and noticed you weren't running a exaust before your engine died the last time ..that may have caused your failure.. When engine oil gets too hot it looses viscosity ( thickness ) and thins down to water even that 20/50 won't last long under extrem heat For long periods of Time I know you wrapped the 02 but your depositing all that heat right on your oil pan..

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/31/13 02:23 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Well guys, I pulled some strings and had Dave over at D3 Performance Engineering Fab me up a whole new downpipe, its 3 inch in stainless 304 and now exits in a safe place and is also heat wrapped. so thanks for the suggestions. the added 1 foot of exhaust has changed her tone ALOT haha, she is way more deeper toned now and has more rumble now. i love it.













Steve885
(Member)
07/31/13 03:07 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Wow that dude has skills!!!!now we can all have confidence that you not gonna have a catastrophic melt down on your long trip.

Redwood
(wannabe king of rednecks)
07/31/13 09:45 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Yeah.... that a boy mike.. no melt downs

mitsuturbo
(Banthony )
07/31/13 11:37 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting GSX_TC:

the added 1 foot of exhaust has changed her tone ALOT haha, she is way more deeper toned now and has more rumble now. i love it.







mitsuturbo
(Banthony )
07/31/13 11:39 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting Steve001:

Mike I don't know you and I'm newer to this forum.and defiantly not wanting to bust your balls.




Tell me, what exactly are you defying, by not wanting to bust his balls? I'm curious.


IncorpoRatedX
(I'm an idiot...)
07/31/13 12:10 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

since you have a downpipe you could put a full exhaust on the car and then when the time comes to change turbo's you just change to a different downpipe....

put a real exhaust on it! none of that side cocked bullshit either plz


transparentdsm
(I have to say something dumb Member)
07/31/13 01:49 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I agree finish the exhaust now.

Captn
(Crotchbaby)
07/31/13 02:29 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Full v-band that alot is cute btw

Steve885
(Member)
07/31/13 04:28 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

^^^dont be curious..

Captn
(Crotchbaby)
07/31/13 05:06 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread



Jesus_Negros
(Unempowered ADMIN)
07/31/13 11:44 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

i defiantly like it alot.

4orced4door
(Out Standing)
08/01/13 01:11 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

That's alot better than the old downpipe.

boostin4door
(Member)
08/01/13 10:51 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

DP looking nice!! Should be pretty easy now to do a full exhaust.

strokin4dr
(fighting them with a large needle)
08/02/13 10:09 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Looking good, Mike.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/02/13 10:43 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Preciate it guys.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/11/13 02:51 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Samara had a lil photoshoot the other day, BIG thanks to Ashley Renae for her skills! on to the pics!














































GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/11/13 02:53 AM
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2 people shot the car that day so there's more pics from the other person still to come. supposed to be a different shooting style. thanks for looking.


curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
08/11/13 03:41 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Car looks good man and glad you got something more than a dump done. I lost a friend a couple years ago to CO poisoning and its and ugly way to go out, hair falls out and you skin turns gray, I know some Marine Gunny sergeant preached this shit while you were in but alot of times people think it can't happen to you... 4 people died at a biker rally here in town, one was a buddy of mine I had known 20 years and all because someone had a generator pumping exhaust into a campers air intake while they were sleeping. O2 dumps and exhaust dumps can do the same thing....CO poisoning is CO poisoning.....

If you can run that over to the side of the car do it... I'm sure the guy that welded up that sexy downpipe can fab something like this click me


BluFalcon
(Fantastic Parts Seller)
08/11/13 04:24 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Car is looking good Mike. It's starting to motivate me to do something with my POS.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/11/13 11:43 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Thanks Ed, your car isn't a POS dude, it's gorgeous.

KiNgMaRtY
(Member +++)
08/12/13 11:27 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Great looking pics! The car looks very good

ApexHunter
(Extreme Indoor Cyclist)
08/12/13 11:28 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Some nice looking shots in there Mike. Have a great time at the shootout dude.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/12/13 11:32 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Thanks David, 2 more days till my road trip! Soo excited!

Thanks Kimgmarty!


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/13/13 06:47 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

And here are the other pics that were taken by the other Photographer that day Alex Contreras. Thanks man.























Jesus_Negros
(Unempowered ADMIN)
08/13/13 12:26 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Purdy car. You ever thought about how she would look without the front lip?

turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
08/13/13 12:35 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Word. Would look better without the lip, IMO. It's kinda contorted weird on the passenger side. That's why I sold mine.

Car looks clean otherwise. Lotta stickers, but that your preference.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/17/13 11:48 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Here's a video i made of the line up of Galant VR4's that i made happen at the 2013 DSM?EVO Shootout. click

blacksheep
(Baraqsheep)
08/18/13 01:09 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Very cool to see all the different state plates, Mike. That vid made me proud

Steve885
(Member)
08/18/13 01:44 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

way cool!!

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/18/13 06:57 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

well, we're back at the hotel now and had an amazing weekend, thanks for all the Galant VR4's that showed up today and it was awesome meeting all of you this weekend. Now we are ready for our next stop, The tail of The Dragon in North Carolina, wish us luck!




GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/22/13 12:37 AM
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EHmotorsports
(Capt Fabbin Stabbin)
08/22/13 09:44 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

You have quite the positive camber in the front. Should try to get at least -1.5 to -2.0 camber in the front. Also looks like you need more caster for more camber on turn in.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/26/13 02:38 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Freakin love this pic! worked my butt off to make this happen this year, pretty proud of this actually. hope to hit the 20 mark next year. fingers crossed.




MellowVR4
(5" too short)
08/26/13 03:17 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

That looks awesome

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/26/13 04:22 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

and here are just a few from the shootout that are my favorites =)


Samara Meets Delilah aka Jaxness!








Galant VR4 Deep Line Up!









lookin down all of our windows, such a cool pic.




Samara Meets 870/1000








Samara Meets the 1 Lap VR4!








Samara Meets her future Sister aka my future car, Yusuf Begic's 900AWHP EVO II =)








Samara meets the Infamous LIL EVO aka Jason Tanin







Samara meets Joshua Mead's 73 4G63 Swapped Galant Wagon








and last but not least Samara met the one and only AMS Alpha Omega GTR, currently the worlds quickest and fastest GTR!




GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
09/02/13 01:30 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Couple of Nice shots i took of ladies with the car at Hot Import Nights we had over here,











my friend tony Lol








I love asian Girls!







Asian Girls FTW!








My Favorite =D








dat azz





























GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
09/03/13 06:39 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Where is my last post at? Lol


EDIT: just as soon as i posted this now it shows up. weird


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
09/23/13 04:26 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Went ahead and changed the locks on the VR4 and put my EVO X blank to good use. when i first got my car the passenger front lock didnt work, so now it feels good to have them all working with the same key. Big thanks to Jeremy Clark and Kama1 (brian) for the lock cylinders in such short notice and to Mike At Fist Racing for installing them all.







GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
09/27/13 07:12 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

WEKFEST is the biggest carshow around and its coming to Houston this year in december! cant wait! and i really like how they have a screening process where you have to submit your car and wait for an approval or disapprove from them in order to even be in the show. you cant just pay to put your car in this show! Im very thankful my car was one of the few chosen to be in the show.




transparentdsm
(I have to say something dumb Member)
09/27/13 07:17 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

nice key..

CutlassJim
(poop load of room)
09/27/13 08:07 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I always forget you named the car and every time I see it I always think of

SAMARA!


FlyingEagle
(Eager Beaver)
09/28/13 08:50 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

So many pictures to critique.

Love the photo of all those GVR4's lined up so well. Yup.


89Patches
(I <3 AMS)
09/28/13 11:27 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

When I finally made it to the shootout vr4'less. I seen your car Mike and it looked great Keep up the great work!

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
09/29/13 03:44 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Thanks guys and Cutlassjim that link won't work for me, what is it though?

Jesus_Negros
(Unempowered ADMIN)
09/29/13 12:04 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Nice pics. Your wife must be very secure about herself.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
10/01/13 04:44 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Got my Custom Galant VR4 shift knob from the group by on the Forums! cant wait to out this on with the leather shift boot, it even illuminates green like the stock gauges.






GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
10/07/13 06:56 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

had some time this weekend to stop by the things remembered store in the mall to finally have my key fob engraved, and Love it!




GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
10/28/13 06:36 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

BIG thanks to Sonny Vincente from way across the pond for my special Galant VR4 Tshirt! i couldnt have said it any better myself, designed to be driven!







GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
11/04/13 04:40 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Finally found a pair of some super rare old style HKS cam gears ive been searching years for. BIG thanks to Dane Young.











GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
11/19/13 06:40 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

BIG thanks to my friend Guerrero for getting me a very rare Mitsubishi rear sun shade for the VR4!










mitsuturbo
(Banthony )
11/19/13 09:57 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

WTF
I've been looking for one of these sun shades for months and months. Can you get another? Where did it come from? Is there a Mitsubishi part number anywhere on it?


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
11/19/13 11:09 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Friend of mine got it for me for my birthday but I wanna believe he got it from oldman tau (anthony)

No visible part numbers from what I saw.


mitsuturbo
(Banthony )
11/19/13 11:11 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Last i knew that guy sold the last one he had over a year ago.

Find one for me, and i'll let you be on top next time.


LIV4PSI
(dyslexic 1051 )
11/19/13 11:16 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

So it's Galant specific? Regardless, it's definitely cool. We all know how you love rare JDM accessories, so whoever bought it must be a good friend.

Every time you update this, I always hope it's with dyno numbers. When do you plan on getting 550 tuned, so you can enjoy all of your hard work?


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
11/19/13 11:22 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting mitsuturbo:

Last i knew that guy sold the last one he had over a year ago.

Find one for me, and i'll let you be on top next time.




Yeah that's right about the time he bought it from him. Because he has since sold the car and I guess he saved the sun shade for me. I'm sure anthony can get a few more though, he always gets the good parts.


mitsuturbo
(Banthony )
11/19/13 11:25 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

So, in order to aid me in sourcing one, can you see if there are any identifying numbers on the product whatsoever? What about an embossed or stamped name of manufacturer, location, P/N, anything?

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
11/19/13 11:29 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting LIV4PSI:

So it's Galant specific? Regardless, it's definitely cool. We all know how you love rare JDM accessories, so whoever bought it must be a good friend.

Every time you update this, I always hope it's with dyno numbers. When do you plan on getting 550 tuned, so you can enjoy all of your hard work?




Yeah i believe it is galant specific, maybe fuel or oldman tau can chime in on that to confirm though.

Haha yeah sorry man, next big purchase will be BC Coilovers, then I'll start paying for my final setup with a few more supporting mods. Then the 500 dollar tune will come. Trust me I can't wait either. Lots of D-bags Here in my city and they all seem to think my car Is all show and no go, but my time is coming. Oh and I also wanna switch out my normal ARP's for some L19's as well. I don't want that head to pop and cost me even more money when I could just switch to L19's now and not worry about it going boom.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
11/19/13 11:31 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting mitsuturbo:

So, in order to aid me in sourcing one, can you see if there are any identifying numbers on the product whatsoever? What about an embossed or stamped name of manufacturer, location, P/N, anything?




Yeah sure, I can do that for ya. I'm at my day time job right now though. So you'll have to wait till after I get home tonight from my 2nd job at midnight.


slowpoke
(Member)
11/19/13 12:08 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Taking pics with some of my locals! Yusuf is a cool dude along with jason.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
11/19/13 01:16 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Yeah Yusuf is a very cool guy, and I love his EVO II.

GSTwithPSI
(A hole)
11/19/13 01:25 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Yeah, Anthony (oldman tau) would be the man to talk to. I have one in 1837, and I love it! There's a thread from when he was selling them; I'll see if I can find it.

Mike, you don't need L19s. Your typical ARP hardware will do the job just fine. Save that cash for the tune and BCs. What's your head torqued at currently, and how much boost to you plan to run on the new tune?


GSTwithPSI
(A hole)
11/19/13 01:30 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Here's the sale thread:

Mitsubishi Rear Sunshades


mitsuturbo
(Banthony )
11/19/13 02:11 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Yeah, i'm all too well aware of that thread. The way it ends pretty much indicates there's not one currently available. I believe i even PM'd that guy asking if any more could be sourced. I just hope some identifying markings on them may lead me to find one somewhere.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
11/19/13 04:36 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Got my Rear Underguard for the VR4 in the mail just now! cant wait to install it! BIG thanks to Boddole (Charles)


it was very well packed btw















mitsuturbo
(Banthony )
11/23/13 02:20 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

You ever find any identifying marks on that sun shade?

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
11/23/13 01:42 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Yeah man, checked it out and didn't see any marks or numbers on it.

mitsuturbo
(Banthony )
11/26/13 11:00 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

You're not much good to me alive, are you?

I'm surprised there's absolutely no identifying marks whatsoever on that thing. Not a company name, logo, number or anything?

Damn. I'll keep looking, and waiting, and looking, and waiting, and occasionally asking around.


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
11/28/13 12:14 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Are you looking for an OEM one or a copy? I'm pretty sure the guy in Thailand still sells them and they even come with proper clips now!

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
12/06/13 04:59 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Woo hoo Samara Made it on the 2014 DSMTuners.com Calendar!!! im on Feb. =)

click


LIV4PSI
(dyslexic 1051 )
12/06/13 05:10 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

At the Tail of the Dragon, none the less. Nice! I saw Tim made it as well.

Is it bad I was hoping they used a Shootout pic?


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
12/06/13 08:35 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I submitted that line up shot but it didn't get chosen. I think because there's already two GVR4's in the calendar.

Also got a chance last night to finally install my rear under guard, my girl helped me too, and man I'm not gonna lie that shit was really hard to do, not only was it in the 30's outside, but it was night time and the fitment was very tight so it was really hard to line up the 3 holes of the gaurd to the bolts without making them fall off or bend up or down. That was the hardest part actually. I'm proud of myself though for working on my car and successfully installing it, because halfway through I was getting so frustrated that I nearly stopped, but I kept going and finished it. I'll take pics of how it looks installed with a JDM rear bumper once I get time to put her on a lift and then wipe off all the finger prints lol.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
12/13/13 11:34 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

ok here's my BIG Christmas gift to myself for the VR4, BC Racing Coilovers! Finally Samara will have a legit suspension! =) BIG thanks to Charles Back for helping me get them.


















GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
12/19/13 05:16 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Had a Lil Pre-WEKFEST Photoshoot with a few friends a Celica All Trac (John) and a 2G GSX (Caleb) and finally got around to getting some updated pics of how the Rear underguard looks with a JDM rear bumper. BIG thanks to Ashley Silva for the Pics.











































and my fav pics from the show =)








I was a Happy Camper that day haha, anything with asian girls makes me happy =)



IncorpoRatedX
(I'm an idiot...)
12/19/13 08:26 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Car's looking good Michael, let me know how the BC coil overs are, i was considering getting a set for mine.

The passenger side of that front lip drives me nuts, is there nothing that can be done to straighten it out? I would wind up taking it off just because it's ALL i stare at when I see the passenger side.

Back end of the car looks fantastic, a nice dual tip muffler would really finish it off.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
12/19/13 10:45 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Haha thanks Josh, yeah lots of people have been asking me to let them know how they ride, so I'm pretty excited about feeling the ride quality. As for the lip, yeah it kinda bothers me too but the rest of it makes up for it and makes me keep in on there, but I have been trying to source out a real one from over seas where they came from, so far no luck. As for the rear end, an entire system will come eventually but still need to do more important stuff like Wideband, FPR, wastegate dump tube, fix a leak, rear cv shafts, fix an oil squirter, then give it a tune and see what she does with this crappy temp setup.

prove_it
(my racist jokes aren't actually funny)
12/19/13 12:11 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I've wanted a st205 celica alltrac for years. Damn that thing is nice. Pass the word along to your friend for saving another rare car.

89Mirageman
(It's no Mirage, man)
12/19/13 12:15 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

^Funny you say that. I know they were quite rare too but I was just thinking how much better either of the Mitsu's looked than the Celica.

prove_it
(my racist jokes aren't actually funny)
12/19/13 12:22 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Meh, the rears are odd and the hood scoop is odd. But I'm a big fan of them after the success they had at pikes peak. They can be built pretty beefy. My first car was an 88 Celica GT FWD. DOHC that rev'd to 7500 stock. It was a fun car. Swapped the 3SGTE engine from my buddys totaled MR2, yea she was crazy. There is a local 89 all trac here in SD. Guy wont sell it and it just sits rotting away.


TC: where did your exhaust go?


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
12/19/13 12:46 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Prove_it, you can call me Mike. A shop fabricated me a custom 3" stainless down pipe with a kick down at the end. The old mild Steel exhaust I used to have is long gone.

GSTwithPSI
(A hole)
12/19/13 12:46 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

That Celica is beautiful. Where's the build thread on that thing Mike?

prove_it
(my racist jokes aren't actually funny)
12/19/13 12:50 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

And you can call me Ryan.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
12/19/13 12:52 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Not sure let me go ask him real quick Brett, man we should of taken pics of his engine bay, it's was ridiculously clean and tidy.

prove_it
(my racist jokes aren't actually funny)
12/19/13 12:57 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I'm sure it is, since I bet you wouldn't let a dirty car near yours. Wouldn't want some contamination now.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
12/19/13 01:00 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting prove_it:

And you can call me Ryan.




Nice to meet you Ryan, are you on FB?

Hey Brett he said it's Alltrac.net and that Hes going to make a post about getting the build thread section visible to guests. It's under "my project" section and the thread is called "ATX CS".


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
12/19/13 01:04 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting prove_it:

I'm sure it is, since I bet you wouldn't let a dirty car near yours. Wouldn't want some contamination now.




Lol not sure if serious or being Sarcastic.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
12/19/13 01:32 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Here's the thread. all Trac build thread

turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
12/19/13 01:34 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Damn that's a nice Alltrac.

That funky bend on the passenger side of the lip is exactly why I removed the one I had on my car.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
12/19/13 01:51 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Well FWIW it's nice to know I have a piece of 1051 on 550 now.

fuel
("Just to be pedantic!")
12/19/13 02:01 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

needs moar muffler! can't believe you've gone from one extreme to the other haha

prove_it
(my racist jokes aren't actually funny)
12/19/13 02:09 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting GSX_TC:

Quoting prove_it:

I'm sure it is, since I bet you wouldn't let a dirty car near yours. Wouldn't want some contamination now.




Lol not sure if serious or being Sarcastic.




That makes two of us,


GSTwithPSI
(A hole)
12/19/13 10:27 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting GSX_TC:

Here's the thread. all Trac build thread




That is a pretty epic build. S2K cluster swap?!? Legit. The 5zigens looked good until he painted them BLUE. Thank god he replaced them with the RPF1s. They look better than the 5zigens in any color IMO. I've yet to see a car RPF1s don't look good on though. Tell the owner he's done a great job!

So when are the BCs going on the car Mike? You're gonna have to get another alignment already.


988
(Member)
12/20/13 03:28 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

nice car and nice pic man....

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
12/20/13 07:49 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Prob a few months Brett, because I need to do a few things first like get Christmas presents, pay off some debt, register and inspect the GST, and then fix a leak on the VR4, rebuild rear cv shafts, repair a connector for one of the lights, replace an oil squirter, valve cover gasket, get a wideband, FPR, Fab up a Wastegate dump tube, then a lil tune on E85 to see what she can do with this crappy lil setup.

Thanks 988.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
01/06/14 07:25 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Got some late Christmas gifts from the Girlfriend!! Some Frontline Fabrications CNC'd cam angle sensor covers! =D






SSGdave
(Member)
01/06/14 07:39 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

ooooh, that's who you are.
I just posted on your FB pic of this.

These are freaking bad ass man, Thanks for the Idea!!!


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
01/06/14 08:35 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

You bet! Thanks man

IncorpoRatedX
(I'm an idiot...)
01/06/14 10:27 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

what's the purpose of those? just bling?

mitsuturbo
(Banthony )
01/06/14 10:32 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Those look pretty cool. Why did you get two of them?

I wouldn't mind picking one up, but i don't like the logo and the flat spot on it. Looks a bit gaudy IMO. I'd like to see a nice clean rounded off one.

What kind of $ are those going for, anyway?


LIV4PSI
(dyslexic 1051 )
01/06/14 12:24 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting Alpha Male:

what's the purpose of those? just bling?




Yeah, they are just bling. Frontline Fabrications only started making them by request of a customer who bought literally everything else he makes.

I need a diff cover, and I really want a valve cover.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
01/06/14 12:28 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting mitsuturbo:

Those look pretty cool. Why did you get two of them?

I wouldn't mind picking one up, but i don't like the logo and the flat spot on it. Looks a bit gaudy IMO. I'd like to see a nice clean rounded off one.

What kind of $ are those going for, anyway?




My girl bought them for me, she bought two of them for the VR4 and one of my 1G's. They are just purely cosmetic though, should spiff up the engine bay a bit.


AnotherNewb
(flutterdumper)
01/06/14 01:59 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting SSGdave:

ooooh, that's who you are.
I just posted on your FB pic of this.

These are freaking bad ass man, Thanks for the Idea!!!




This is how I know to check Mike's build thread, when he posts on his FB


IncorpoRatedX
(I'm an idiot...)
01/06/14 02:35 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I dont see any pricing on their site, anyone know what that shit costs??

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
01/06/14 03:40 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Just asked my girl and she said she paid 75 a piece for them josh.

IncorpoRatedX
(I'm an idiot...)
01/06/14 04:11 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I wasn't interested in those, thanks though.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
01/06/14 06:51 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Which ones did you want prices on?

GSTwithPSI
(A hole)
01/06/14 06:56 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting LIV4PSI:

Quoting Alpha Male:

what's the purpose of those? just bling?




Yeah, they are just bling. Frontline Fabrications only started making them by request of a customer who bought literally everything else he makes.

I need a diff cover, and I really want a valve cover.




Yeah, I'd love to get one of their valve covers myself, but could never justify spending $600+ on any valve cover.

Mike, make sure you carefully seal the CAS really well after you replace the cover. Moisture will kill a CAS real quick.


LIV4PSI
(dyslexic 1051 )
01/06/14 07:45 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting Alpha Male:

I wasn't interested in those, thanks though.




Diff cover= $400
Valve cover= $600
T case brace= ???


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
01/08/14 07:32 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting GSTwithPSI:

Quoting LIV4PSI:

Quoting Alpha Male:

what's the purpose of those? just bling?




Yeah, they are just bling. Frontline Fabrications only started making them by request of a customer who bought literally everything else he makes.

I need a diff cover, and I really want a valve cover.




Yeah, I'd love to get one of their valve covers myself, but could never justify spending $600+ on any valve cover.

Mike, make sure you carefully seal the CAS really well after you replace the cover. Moisture will kill a CAS real quick.





Will do, thanks for the tip Brett.


TSimage
(Member)
01/11/14 10:04 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I've seen them installed.. Can't say I'm a fan. MAP as one now as well.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
01/11/14 10:21 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Haha yeah I saw that too, theirs are like. 30 bucks cheaper though. I like it.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
01/15/14 06:13 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

BIG thanks to Andrew Kisner from Frontline Fabrication for making these awesome cam angle sensor covers! Got home from work and installed them on both cars just now. And I love how they look , another great addition to the bays.

Before



Before




Changing it out




After




After






mitsuturbo
(Banthony )
01/17/14 02:49 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

The MAP black top cover looks WAY better than the frontline one, IMO.



Gizmovr4
(Member +)
01/17/14 03:27 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Mike, is your cover upside-down??

vr4play
(handles best on 3 tires)
01/17/14 03:36 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I don't think so. It looks like the hump in the cover is for the pickup sensor. They should have put the logo the other way.

mitsuturbo
(Banthony )
01/17/14 03:37 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Nah man, he just has an australian spec engine. Don't you know, they run backward down there. He had to put his CAS on upside down for it to work properly!



GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
01/17/14 04:36 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

No it's not upside down, it's just that I'm using a different style green top, and this batch of covers basically go on the 90 style and the black top as well. I still like it though, just shows a different area of it.




And yeah I like the map one too, might pick one up for my 91 GSX.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
01/27/14 09:09 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Finally got a Wideband for the VR4!! it's an NGK AFX Wideband. =D FPR kit is on the way too.







Boostdtalon
(Member +++)
01/27/14 11:25 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Man that looks nice. I always wanted to do something like that with mine.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
01/29/14 06:44 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

BIG thanks to Tj Tercio Botelho for selling me his very own personal turbo oil cap from his 8-second 4G63 powered S2000






IncorpoRatedX
(I'm an idiot...)
01/29/14 07:26 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

well, that doesnt look out of place or anything

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
02/03/14 09:02 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Got some more small stuff in for the VR4, got my ABS delete kit, valve cover gasket set, stainless o/2 bung, and flange and clamp to make a dump tube for the wastegate. Big Thanks to Craig (LIV4PSI) for the ABS delete kit.



transparentdsm
(I have to say something dumb Member)
02/04/14 08:50 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

YAY more parts!!! im excited to do my abs delete kit, but im kinda on a hold right now.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
02/12/14 09:42 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Got the rest of my fuel system in today!!! Fuel Lab FPR with install kit and 818 series -6an Filter kit with 40 Micron reusable stainless filter element for E85 use. Big thanks to Maperformance and Extreme PSI.



GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
02/13/14 09:48 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

BIG Thanks to Crushed Vinyl for this awesome pic of my engine bay this Sunday at IFO!



GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
02/26/14 10:33 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Got my new Turbo for the VR4!!! BIG thanks to Dave Nugent for selling me his BNIB Forced Performance HTA3586R!! 75 pounds per minute here I come! Now just gotta put this baby on the VR4 then have Chris Delgado at D3 Performance Engineering work his magic on the Dyno and get her tuned on E85. =)
























EHmotorsports
(Capt Fabbin Stabbin)
02/26/14 10:35 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

What happened to the one you have on the car?

Boostdtalon
(Member +++)
02/26/14 10:39 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

It ate it's self.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
02/26/14 10:46 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

It was basically toast, had lots of shaft play. I expected that eBay turbo to die anyway. It'll be finding it's way to the trash can very soon.

89Patches
(I <3 AMS)
02/27/14 10:53 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Great choice! Now you just need a intake manifold

Oh and are you still going top mount or no??


mitsuturbo
(Banthony )
02/27/14 11:23 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting GSX_TC:

It was basically toast, had lots of shaft play. I expected that eBay turbo to die anyway. It'll be finding it's way to the trash can very soon.




I'm curious as to how long it lasted, being an ebay turbo. Also, what kind of turbo was it?


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
02/27/14 12:48 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting 89Patches:

Great choice! Now you just need a intake manifold

Oh and are you still going top mount or no??




Yep intake manifold is on the to do list eventually. Gonna either get a JMFab drag or Magnus cast. Will go top mount eventually too.


the_underdog
(Member +)
02/27/14 04:19 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Great choice and congrats!

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
02/28/14 08:44 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Thanks Tom! =)




While the car is down for mods, I got bored and cleaned up a few things today under the car =)





















TSimage
(Member)
03/03/14 10:38 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Looks like a good ol' CA car.. kee up the good work.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/03/14 11:15 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Thank you sir!

BpuVR4
(Rolled by Accord while sauced)
03/03/14 01:12 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting GSX_TC:












I was a Happy Camper that day haha, anything with asian girls makes me happy =)






that All Trac looks awesome...would've loved one in black. As a 2nd gen MR2 fan, I remember asking on here what you guys thought of them vs the VR4 and everyone pretty much said it was harder to work on.

Mike hope you made those girls wipe their prints off your car!


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/04/14 08:54 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Got my Fuel system installed!






Then got the down pipe switched to Vband for the new turbo







Then got my wastegate dump tube all fabbed up























Then modified the water pipe for -6an for the turbo




She's getting there!! =)


988
(Member)
03/04/14 11:38 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

very clean car. love it what you doing MIKE

coyotes
(Hipster VR4)
03/04/14 11:43 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Pretty sexy, makes me want to throw mine in the trash.

just kidding, I love mine.

will this car replace 1051 as the jesus christ of galant vr4s?


89Patches
(I <3 AMS)
03/04/14 11:49 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

That 90° fitting on your fuel filter doe

Looks like it's coming along nicely So you finally gonna beat on it this year or what?


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/05/14 01:12 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Yep that's the plan, but with 1050's a single 255 on E85, I'll prob only make 4 and some change to the wheels though, but that's why I tried so hard to win that Fuel Injector Clinic photo contest though so I can get 2150's and double pumps.

Wookalar
(ignore this pathetic weasel he's just not worth the time )
03/05/14 09:45 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting coyotes:



will this car replace 1051 as the jesus christ of galant vr4s?






mitsuturbo
(Banthony )
03/05/14 09:48 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Maybe if you didn't block everyone that ever posts any sort of criticism on facebook you could have gotten more "likes" for your little photo contest.

Something to think about.


jnava
(Senior Member)
03/05/14 10:09 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting coyotes:

Pretty sexy, makes me want to throw mine in the trash.

just kidding, I love mine.

will this car replace 1051 as the jesus christ of galant vr4s?




Impossible, Mark built that himself........thats the difference. Significant difference IMO.


transparentdsm
(I have to say something dumb Member)
03/05/14 11:02 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

yeah doing the work yourself is like 70% of the car in my opinion. its one thing to spend the money and have it done, but its something else when you have the ability and skills to pull it apart and put it all back together.


edit: mike im not trying to take anything from your car it is really nice, but i would def. like it a lot more if you had done the work yourself.


JamesFoster
(Infamous BMX Master)
03/05/14 11:19 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

This car is really coming along, I really like what I'm seeing.


Quoting coyotes:



will this car replace 1051 as the jesus christ of galant vr4s?





This however, is blasphemy!


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/05/14 12:47 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting mitsuturbo:

Maybe if you didn't block everyone that ever posts any sort of criticism on facebook you could have gotten more "likes" for your little photo contest.

Something to think about.




The fuck are you talking about? I won that contest by a landslide, maybe you should know what you are talking about before you say stupid statements.


mitsuturbo
(Banthony )
03/05/14 12:49 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I don't think i said you didn't win, did i?

I couldn't say either way, since i had no knowledge of it. It's funny really, because apparently all the people you've blocked wound up talking about it on the same thread. Hilarity ensued.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/05/14 12:57 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Cool story.

jnava
(Senior Member)
03/05/14 01:14 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Anthony you dont understand, Mark P. Aka 1051 is blocked by Mike too. Mike didnt see what Mark posted ,you have to give him that since he may not know what happenned afterwards.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/05/14 02:03 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Don't know, don't care. Just trying to live my life and enjoy my car.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/05/14 08:10 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

WG dump tube is all welded up and ready to go in.







Also fixed the leaking oil drain and fixed the slight kink the line had from before.




My Dyno tune appointment was originality set for tomorrow at 9am but there's still a few things here and there that need to be finished, Trying to get the car ready and tuned in time for TX2K, gonna be cutting it close.


turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
03/05/14 09:01 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting GSX_TC:

Don't know, don't care. Just trying to live my life and enjoy my car.




Apparently, you do care...since you decided to make a snide remark when Josh posted on the FB group a screenshot of his phone home screen at 10:51. No worries though, it was pretty funny trying to decipher a thread conversation between you and a bunch of other people when I can't see your posts. It looked like Josh replied to himself like three times.


988
(Member)
03/05/14 09:15 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

mike... im very love your gvr4

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/06/14 04:41 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

And it's on! Samara is officially HTA3586R powered now! Soo freakin beautiful, billet wheel sexiness =D







Using a 2g oil filter now for clearance, and all Vband now =)



boostedinaz
(Fatty McButterpants)
03/07/14 09:14 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting coyotes:



will this car replace 1051 as the jesus christ of galant vr4s?





In no way shape or form is Mike's Galant on the same level as Wops. I'll leave it at that.


coyotes
(Hipster VR4)
03/07/14 11:04 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

troll.. successful?

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/07/14 11:37 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Not trying to be. It's hard to compete with him and that car, I'm just doing my own thing, and If people like my car along the way then hey I'll appreciate it. But I don't compare my car to 1051. We're all supposed to be buddies in the same interest of these things anyways, so it's all good. We all have the addiction of Galant VR4's, so let's try to get along.

EHmotorsports
(Capt Fabbin Stabbin)
03/08/14 12:04 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

says the person who blocks everyone that doesn't agree with your choices.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/08/14 12:47 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I block them because they have nothing nice to say.

strokin4dr
(fighting them with a large needle)
03/08/14 07:02 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

WTF is wrong with all these people constantly bombarding this man's build thread, pic posting, and apparently FB with nothing but hate and criticism?
It doesn't happen to other established members here so why is it so frequent here?

I can think of plenty of wtf, negative comments that could have been made about so many other builds such as the misfits skull painted on intercoolers, cheap shitty parts being install in some and half-ass fab skills in others, etc.

If you don't have anything positive to say or some REAL helpful criticism or tips, just stay out of the thread. Easy as that.

Mike obviously LOVES this car and IS putting in a lot of hard work and money into it. Let this man build his car and have a nice running build thread to document the process.
Go build your own POS's and make your own build threads.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/08/14 08:38 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Thanks Ryan, yeah I don't know why either but like I said I don't let it affect me or what I do because in the end I'm still gonna be here and drive and enjoy my car as often as possible. I don't like to talk shit or mess with people I'm just here to make friends and build my car and help people if I can along the way as well . Some people here just have a problem with me I guess. Anyways I don't want to start all this back up in my build thread. Please if anyone doesn't have anything nice to say would you so kindly not post here, thank you.

LIV4PSI
(dyslexic 1051 )
03/08/14 09:05 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Mike is a poop head

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/08/14 09:15 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Your a doodie head!! Lol



transparentdsm
(I have to say something dumb Member)
03/08/14 09:42 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

BANGERANG !!!!!!!!!!!!


RUFIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


minneSNOWta
(Member +)
03/08/14 03:30 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

^Funny!

diambo4life
(Member)
03/10/14 07:49 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Car's coming along great, Mike. Gotta show some love to another Mike.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/11/14 12:16 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I just wanna thank all my DSM and GVR4 friends, and my Family, and my Girl for Voting for my car for the Fuel Injector Clinic Photo contest, thank you soo much guys, without y'all's help I wouldn't of won!




Fuel Injector Clinic Page


IncorpoRatedX
(I'm an idiot...)
03/11/14 11:08 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Great picture mike!

89Mirageman
(It's no Mirage, man)
03/11/14 11:58 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

If that was my car I'd be pretty damn proud of it too, great job bro!

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/11/14 04:48 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Thanks guys, that means a lot coming from y'all.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/11/14 06:02 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Loving my down pipe and waste gate dump tube =)

Mike at FIST Racing is the man!









transparentdsm
(I have to say something dumb Member)
03/12/14 08:44 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Mike car looks great. have you ever considered using a forward facing oil filter housing? i only say this because from the pictures it looks like you might have to remove the wastegate dump tube.

mitsuturbo
(Banthony )
03/12/14 08:46 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Looks decent. Although, if you plan on making any serious power, you might want to consider getting a different Tcase. Those all aluminum ones are nice and light, but they're known to grenade pretty easily, from what i understand.

Are you going to finish off the exhaust, or just run a downpipe like you're showing here?


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/12/14 09:51 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting transparentdsm:

Mike car looks great. have you ever considered using a forward facing oil filter housing? i only say this because from the pictures it looks like you might have to remove the wastegate dump tube.




Was thinking about it but it's not necessary, Mike designed this all so I don't have to remove anything anymore. On the old setup I had to though.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/12/14 09:52 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting mitsuturbo:

Looks decent. Although, if you plan on making any serious power, you might want to consider getting a different Tcase. Those all aluminum ones are nice and light, but they're known to grenade pretty easily, from what i understand.

Are you going to finish off the exhaust, or just run a downpipe like you're showing here?




Yeah later on I plan to do the tcase upgrade, and use that with the frontline fab tcase brace as well. And yes later on I will have an entire exhaust fabbed up whenever I get tired of this though.


mitsuturbo
(Banthony )
03/12/14 10:40 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Probably buried somewhere in this thread, but what FMIC is that? I like the way it doesn't hang down far past the frame. That must be what, about a 10" tall core?

LIV4PSI
(dyslexic 1051 )
03/12/14 11:39 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Spearco 216 core I believe. It's the same one that is on Wop's car

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/12/14 12:23 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Yep Spearco 2-216 10" high

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/12/14 03:04 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

And Chris Delgado meets Samara!! =D





Still up here at the shop and Chris had time in between cars to do a quick tune to get her on E85, before we Dyno tune it later on today. I've been wanting to take this pic for the longest time!!



Dyno results coming soon, got two cars ahead of me and it takes a few hours a car. Soo excited I can't even eat! Lol


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/12/14 10:36 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Ok guys here's the video, she made 391 awhp and 280 torque at 16 psi and 81% IDC, it could make a lot more but we ran out of pump and the 1050's too. BIG thanks to Mike At Fist Racing for making this all possible and Chris Delgado at D3 Performance Engineering for his mad skills.


Dyno Video























Barnes
(Firechicken)
03/12/14 11:03 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Good work. I'd suggest a set of PNW-Elite 1051 low impedance injectors to break through that limitation and lay down some serious numbers!

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/12/14 11:48 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Dual pumps and 2150's are next on the to do list .

4thStroke
(Spence knows tools)
03/13/14 01:32 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Do you have a shot of the full graph?

The powerband looks awfully lazy.


LIV4PSI
(dyslexic 1051 )
03/13/14 01:24 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Aren't there multiple graphs? I was thinking that one was boost and afr.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/13/14 01:34 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Nope I only took that one pic, I was supposed to get the paper but wanted to hurry and go home, was very tired. But yeah Chris tried to squeeze out as much power as he could safely from this setup but there's just not enough pump or injectors for the numbers I want, so the next things purchased will be 2150's and dual pumps. Prob L19's too. All the TX2k stuff has made me spend a LOT of money these past few weeks lol, but it's all worth it. Although I wanna make more power, I still love how it is right now, because it's a night and day difference of how it used to be.

LIV4PSI
(dyslexic 1051 )
03/13/14 01:49 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

It looks like you have to shift as soon as the power hits. I think Spencer was referring to the lag and 1,000rpm powerband.

I knew that guy on FB who was talking about full boost at 4k was on crack.


mitsuturbo
(Banthony )
03/13/14 01:57 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

What kind of total timing advance were you running at 16psi around 6500-7k rpm? I would think you could have handily run 20+ psi with that turbo and injectors. Only 81% IDC leaves quite a bit of room for more power, but i could see this being a nice conservative "street tune" on the very safe side of things.

The way the power keeps climbing until you let off definitely indicates you've got some decent cams. I'm surprised it didnt drop off a bit, since you still have a stock intake manifold.


slugsgomoo
(god hates stupid people)
03/13/14 04:13 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I honestly wonder if with 1050cc injectors if you'd have done as well or better with 92 octane, given that numerous people have been well over 500 on a similar setup. I kind of feel like without the pump & injectors for e85 you're probably hamstringing yourself a bit.

That said, still a respectable power number especially for wastegate pressure. What kind of timing are you seeing at peak torque?


coyotes
(Hipster VR4)
03/13/14 04:15 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting GSX_TC:

Nope I only took that one pic, I was supposed to get the paper but wanted to hurry and go home, was very tired. But yeah Chris tried to squeeze out as much power as he could safely from this setup but there's just not enough pump or injectors for the numbers I want, so the next things purchased will be 2150's and dual pumps. Prob L19's too. All the TX2k stuff has made me spend a LOT of money these past few weeks lol, but it's all worth it. Although I wanna make more power, I still love how it is right now, because it's a night and day difference of how it used to be.




nice numbers, that's about the max I would want out of my car. Maybe in a few years!


LIV4PSI
(dyslexic 1051 )
03/13/14 04:24 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

It's a base tune, and these are baseline numbers. Shooting for anything less than 500hp on that turbo is silly. Risking an expensive engine for big numbers on pump would be silly as well though.

At least now everyone can be happy that Mr. GSX-TC has a properly setup and running VR4


IncorpoRatedX
(I'm an idiot...)
03/13/14 05:37 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread




That's a great picture!


mitsuturbo
(Banthony )
03/14/14 11:39 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting LIV4PSI:



I knew that guy on FB who was talking about full boost at 4k was on crack.




I see/hear this all too often, and then i realize it's no wonder some guys think "imports are a joke". So many overinflated claims of awesome performance numbers. "I was seeing full boost by 2800 rpm on e3 16g" and similar bullshit isn't even worth disputing most of the time.


jnava
(Senior Member)
03/14/14 02:06 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Relevant info, dyno numbers at tx2k14


fuel
("Just to be pedantic!")
03/14/14 04:37 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

so it makes about the same power as my near stock VR-4?

4thStroke
(Spence knows tools)
03/15/14 04:47 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Regardless to of the motor being ran short, the torque curve is lacking as well, it should have peaked, leveled off, and tapered, which I don't see at all.

What are you using for boost control? If the boost control has a slow ramp, that could explain it, but still not definite. It looks like either poor boost control or very low timing.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/16/14 08:37 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Yeah on that Dyno at TX2k it didn't have enough load and wasn't letting the car creep to 16 pounds like it did on the street and D3's Dyno. It only peaked at 10 pounds on that Dyno. I was pissed. And I can't turn the boost up because I'm already out of pump. So I'll be most likely upgrading wastgates and routing the wg dump tube back in the down pipe to help solve the creep issue, then go ahead and do the dual 255's and 2150's.

turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
03/16/14 09:31 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Not enough load? Looks like it worked for everybody else?

Running the wastegate dump tube into the downpipe won't alleviate a boost creep issue. You're trying to run super low boost on a turbo that needs to be ran above 20psi at a minimum anyway. Why don't you just do the pump and injectors now? That will allow you to run higher boost and then you won't need to spend money on moar wastegates.


jnava
(Senior Member)
03/16/14 09:57 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Under the circumstances, you need to use that turbo under operating range...I assume these compressor wheels are smaller than the HTA units. I have the 3582r and its efficiency is 2.5 or 36lbs. You need moar boost.


GSTwithPSI
(A hole)
03/16/14 10:08 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting GSX_TC:

Yeah on that Dyno at TX2k it didn't have enough load and wasn't letting the car creep to 16 pounds like it did on the street and D3's Dyno. It only peaked at 10 pounds on that Dyno. I was pissed. And I can't turn the boost up because I'm already out of pump. So I'll be most likely upgrading wastgates and routing the wg dump tube back in the down pipe to help solve the creep issue, then go ahead and do the dual 255's and 2150's.




If boost creep was the issue, routing the dump pipe back into the exhaust would only add more restriction to the system, thereby worsening the condition. And, typically, boost creep causes a higher than desired boost level, not lower. Swapping in a larger wastegate may help, but honestly, I don't think boost creep is your issue. You're damn near running no exhaust at all, so boost creep doesn't really even seem viable. Adding a full exhaust system after the turbo would be the only modification to the exhaust system that would actually help.

I would take a close look at whatever you are using for boost control. Have you considered using your ECMlink setup to control boost? Whatever you do, I agree with Mark. Modifying your dump tube and wastegate seems kinda pointless. You have to be realistic, and know there will be issues with a new tune and setup. Give it some time, and you'll get the kinks worked out.


4thStroke
(Spence knows tools)
03/16/14 11:14 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

You won't have creep issues if you ran the turbo at a practical boost pressure. Adding a larger gate now when you plan on going with a larger fuel systems will be nothing but a waste of money.

turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
03/16/14 11:23 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting GSTwithPSI:

Whatever you do, I agree with Mark.






diambo4life
(Member)
03/16/14 11:56 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Is the boost signal been run directly to the gate or do you have an MBC inline at its lowest setting to achieve minimum boost? Where are you sourcing the boost signal? Pre or post fmic?

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/17/14 12:20 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Boost is off the waste gate and the boost controller is set to zero at the moment. Hopefully getting dual pumps and 2150's and more boost will cure all this up.

curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
03/17/14 05:05 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

OK hate to sound like a broken record but the dual pump idea is BS. Perfect world at 14.3 volts the pumps flow the exact same numbers but this isn't always the case. Probably 2 out of a 10000 will flow the exact same numbers and pressures. Your always going to have one backflowing against the other one. Just as soon as a check valve in one fails your screwed. In my opinion the twin pumps is like putting a bandaid on a sucking chest womb and then putting another bandaid over the first. Buy one real pump and be done with it. A1000 or a SX and call it good.

If you don't want to sump a tank for an external pump run a big in tank wfo to a surge tank then a big pump from that to supply the engine.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/17/14 07:16 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

If the tuner and the engine builder suggest dual in tank 255's than i dont see why not. Cory Bowers was was suggesting i use a hobbs switch on the pump setup so that way the second one doesnt come on until a certain boost level. i do need to adress the boost creep issue though still because, when i dyno'd at TX2K most i got was 10 pounds due to the light load, but then on the street it creeps to 16 pounds. so im prob gonna change out that wastgate the same time i re-do the fuel system too. this turbo is not even in its range yet, so thats why its not behaving the way i want it to yet on such low boost. raced a buddy of mine from LA the other night and he pulled on me, granted he was on 28 pounds of boost and what he calls "an unfinished tune" and still maganged to pull past me. seems like i can barealy hang with him with im making that 16 psi but when i change gears to make it again it takes forever to come back.

I really dont wanna have to put a surge tank at this point, or at least not yet though because i still need to pay a few things off first and start saving up for our trip to the shootout this year. so if this dual pump idea works out and i hit the power level i want and i enjoy the car on the street as well then it'll stay that way for a while. but for now, i need to start saving up because the shootout is in 151 more days. =)


turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
03/17/14 08:22 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Dude. You DO NOT need a different wastegate! Just set up your fuel system and run higher boost like the turbo wants. The creep issue will fix itself.

Or don't listen to us and feel free to waste more money. It's not like your priorities have made much sense to us the past year or so anyway.


Gizmovr4
(Member +)
03/17/14 08:37 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

The reason I don't run dual pump setups - if one fails car will still run correctly till you get on boost !! Once you go WOT and one of the pump fails you will likely loose the engine by running it lean. Many of the cars running dual pumps did so because there were no single pumps available to deliver enough fuel for the application. This is no longer the case - there are plenty of single pumps available now for most hp applications. Simplify the system and eliminate points of failure use a single pump!

As for the boost creep- once you run 25+ pounds of boost the car will power thru it and you will not feel it. Boost creep will happen regardless of the waste gate used at that low boost pressure....

Update the fuel system - with whatever system you choose - either a single or dual pump system will produce enough volume. I explained why I would go single but either will work! Then have it retuned. The wastegate can always be replaced later-unless you believe the gate not to be holding - which could explain the lazy boost hp curve !


mitsuturbo
(Banthony )
03/17/14 08:59 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting turbowop:

Dude. You DO NOT need a different wastegate! Just set up your fuel system and run higher boost like the turbo wants. The creep issue will fix itself.

Or don't listen to us and feel free to waste more money. It's not like your priorities have made much sense to us the past year or so anyway.




Mark, to be fair i do believe he's running a sub $100 EBAY wastegate with that shiny new $1900 turbocharger. I would suggest he replace it as well. A quality part, such as a Tial MV series, or even a Turbosmart would probably be a good way to go.

"I need Dual pumps and 2150's" ? Seems like an excuse. Plenty of guys have made WELL over 400awhp on a 255 and 950-1150cc injectors. I'm pretty sure there are also now 400lph drop in pumps available. I have a 340lph myself, and i'm sure it will have no problem supporting over 400whp.


turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
03/17/14 09:02 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Replacing a sub-par part with one of higher quality is a good idea, I agree. My point is just that the wastegate isn't the issue.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/17/14 10:35 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Do y'all think a Walboro 450 will be adequate for over 600+ though? Because that's what I'm stuck on, either dual 255's or a single 450. And saying I need 2150's and a bigger pump is not an excuse, if the tuner says it's out of pump then it's out of pump. And the injectors weren't all the way maxed out, they were at 81% IDC. So yeah, it's time for more fuel, not an excuse. Lol

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/17/14 10:48 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Well I agree with you mark, I hope turning up the boost later on will solve the creep issue as it will actually be controlled by a MBC as opposed to just off the gate like how it is now. But yes the WG I'm using is an EMusa one so I would like to replace that with a Tial. Then the car won't have anymore cheap parts on it that question performance.

LIV4PSI
(dyslexic 1051 )
03/17/14 10:51 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

It still has an Ebay manifold too doesn't it?

On a related note, I have a spare Walbro 255 pump I could sell you for cheap.


mitsuturbo
(Banthony )
03/17/14 11:04 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Here's the thing, GSX_TC... your car looks pretty good. You've got a lot of money into it. I don't think i'm alone in thinking that we all want to see it put down some nice respectable numbers, whether it be timeslips, dyno charts, or whatever. Please don't go thinking i'm trying to "bash" on your ride. However, you may want to consider having someone else take a look at your tuning, and your fuel setup... get a 2nd opinion. There's no harm in that. Right?

A new wastegate should be a priority, of course. Who knows if that thing you have is operating reliably at this point, and a good boost controller is pretty much mandatory. These two things together will make a HUGE difference. Also, have you considered tuning for some pump gas as well? 30% less fuel is required, so your IDC would drop considerably. I'm sure you could safely tune 400whp on 92 with what you have.

You've really kind of put yourself out there with all the pride you've taken in this car. You've posted more photos than most of the users have here, combined. You've put together a car that LOOKS the part. I just hope it comes together and actually performs as well as it looks. Good luck with it.

Edit: i just had a thought... any tuner that would take the time to tune "around" boost that creeps from 10 to 16psi isn't really going about things properly and if you've paid them, i honestly think you've wasted your hard earned money. It would have been better spent getting whatever you need to achieve a flatline boost response once the turbo spools so that you can get a more adequate and reliable tune going on. They should have told you to, or helped you to fix the boost issues before trying to tune it for any sort of power.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/17/14 11:14 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting LIV4PSI:

It still has an Ebay manifold too doesn't it?

On a related note, I have a spare Walbro 255 pump I could sell you for cheap.




Not sure, but I don't think it's eBay. It's just some ram horn.


LIV4PSI
(dyslexic 1051 )
03/17/14 11:25 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

It's looks like an OBX which is China knockoff territory. Also, I should have the antenna bracket you asked about. I will text you later

Jesus_Negros
(Unempowered ADMIN)
03/17/14 11:44 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Ramhorn by who?
I would take mitsuturbo advice on getting a second opinion on the tune.

We all have been here looking at your progress since the day you got your car. You may think some are bashing or being harsh but mostly just straight up honesty. We all want to see you meet your goals for this car. It's a beautiful car and you're actually making progress on the car unlike 80% of the GVR's out there. Plus, in this thread thats almost 30 pages long have you seen anyone try to give you advice that's not to the benefit of Samara?


theevozero
(Member +)
03/17/14 11:53 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Its not out of pump. A single Walbro will take you to 500hp on e85. You have something else going on.

Also, your boost issue kinda explains your weak torque curve. It makes max torque when max boost hits, then starts making power once it starts creeping.


Gizmovr4
(Member +)
03/17/14 12:04 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Mike, as for the walbro 450 - that's the pump in my gray car - that car has 1650cc injectors . It made 556awhp at 30psi of boost fp3052 on pump E85. On that setup the car was not out of injector or pump and very streetable. We decided it was enough power for the street and didn't want to push any further. Will the walbro 450 be enough for your setup? Depends on how far you want to push it !! Keep in mind anything over 550awhp+++ and you need to seriously think of all the other components in your build and if they are up to the task. (Transmission, transfer case, rear, axles, ect.)

I like reading your posts and seeing the progression ! The car has come a long way !!


vr4play
(handles best on 3 tires)
03/17/14 12:22 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I would go the single pump route. I've seen tons of engine failures because of pump failure. You can do the 044 Bosch or you can do the 450 Walbro. The Bosch has been proven to over 600AWHP in a DSM. I can get you a price on the Walbro pump if you would like.

slugsgomoo
(god hates stupid people)
03/17/14 03:44 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

honestly with 92 octane you should be able to run 20psi with a single 255, I still can't figure out why you went to a fuel that doesn't shine until you're well above what pump gas can do when you don't have the fuel system to benefit it at all. Right now e85 is causing you to put down less power than you would on pump.

Crappy wastegate isn't helping, using boost creep rather than being able to set a proper pressure isn't helping.

Re-circulating the wastegate will reduce creep at super low pressures (which aren't necessary if tune/fuel/etc is right), however it does it at the expense of power. You will make more power with non-recirculated WG, and if you run a reasonable boost level the gate is generally not open unless you're at "going to jail" speed/RPM/boost anyway

If you're trying to make big power on ebay parts without supporting mods, you're going to cause yourself expensive breakage and disappointment. I don't want to rain on your parade, but I'd rather see you delay so you can do it right the first time and not have the hardships caused by rushing it on bandaids.


turbofonz
(Member +)
03/17/14 06:05 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

A single 255 was good enough for 136mph in my 1g on e85. That was absolutely maxed out though, I'd add fuel and it wouldn't change anything.

I'd personally go back to pump, run 25+ lbs and make way over 400awhp... then save for the e85 sized fuel setup.

I'm a fan of dual 255's. Cheap and it works well.


diambo4life
(Member)
03/17/14 06:42 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting GSX_TC:

Do y'all think a Walboro 450 will be adequate for over 600+ though? Because that's what I'm stuck on, either dual 255's or a single 450.




Yes...a 450lph should be good for over 600whp but maxing a 3586? I don't know. I went 139mph in my old 1G with a single Bosch 044 (which is smaller than 450) and that's where it was maxed fuel wise with 1600cc's.


GSTwithPSI
(A hole)
03/17/14 07:06 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting slugsgomoo:

Re-circulating the wastegate will reduce creep at super low pressures




How so?


89Patches
(I <3 AMS)
03/17/14 07:54 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I still think he should switch back to pump and have some fun at around 450whp first, And save up some money for a proper E-85 fuel setup.

Plus I really don't think the rest of his car is ready for 600+whp.


curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
03/18/14 01:39 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting GSX_TC:

If the tuner and the engine builder suggest dual in tank 255's than i dont see why not. Cory Bowers was was suggesting i use a hobbs switch on the pump setup so that way the second one doesnt come on until a certain boost level. i do need to adress the boost creep issue though still because, when i dyno'd at TX2K most i got was 10 pounds due to the light load, but then on the street it creeps to 16 pounds. so im prob gonna change out that wastgate the same time i re-do the fuel system too. this turbo is not even in its range yet, so thats why its not behaving the way i want it to yet on such low boost. raced a buddy of mine from LA the other night and he pulled on me, granted he was on 28 pounds of boost and what he calls "an unfinished tune" and still maganged to pull past me. seems like i can barealy hang with him with im making that 16 psi but when i change gears to make it again it takes forever to come back.

I really dont wanna have to put a surge tank at this point, or at least not yet though because i still need to pay a few things off first and start saving up for our trip to the shootout this year. so if this dual pump idea works out and i hit the power level i want and i enjoy the car on the street as well then it'll stay that way for a while. but for now, i need to start saving up because the shootout is in 151 more days. =)





Ok I tried the twin pump thing circa 1994 and found myself stuck in front of 101st division headquarters at 16:57 on a payday weekend Friday. Boom goes the cannon and I'm standing in the intersection saluting the colors with a dead mustang in a thunderstorm. Pushed that bitch down the hill and in the rain pulled the top off and removed and hooked up one of the pumps after figuring out which was good. Lucky for me I had cut a hole in the trunk so I didn't have to pull the tank. This is not the only reason I hate them. I have 2 years of fluid mechanics classes, circuit design, theory, dynamics etc etc. Shit is a band aid. I'm no Einstein but been there done that, Nelson has one of the if not the fastest in the world and plenty others one here are trying to help. But it comes down to simple math 2 walbros plus fancy bracket < the cost of one a1000/sx/ or even one of the big OBX ones. What really kills me about the people selling this curad brand set-up they're hooking these up to the stock hard lines. The factory hard lines can barely flow what one 255 pumps out. No way in Hell the pencil size crap can keep up with 2 450 pumps.

My buddies honda we sumped the factory tank and welded on -10 fittings, he bought an obx pump (see below) and an inline filter, runs up to a after market rail where it has a aeromotive regulator and back to the tank with -6.
Buy the AN line from Summit we bought it local and it all started leaking because they sold us BS. Thats his fuel system. As for a surge tank his sometimes acts funny when nose down on a hill so I'm going to weld up ends on a piece of IC pipe or a old fire bottle and make one. All a surge tank is is an open hole acting as a reserve. Car made over 500 on low boost 16/18psi with a 58mm junkyard turbo. Tuner was scared of it and wouldn't spray meth and was trying to tune a single 38 gate on 12psi and it kept creeping. Last pull on the paper work I figured out he was bleeping the throttle as he let off which throws the numbers off. I'm sure the intake I build will flow well past 11K not 8900.......... I'm going off on the phone telling him to turn the meth on and let it eat at 21 and go from there but tuner was scared of it. Tuner is now fired its going to Louisville in a few weeks with twin gates, 3 inch IC pipes short route, a haltech running E85, ported out header, intake and head and tricks done in the head and a larger turbo as well as a cusco diff and a twin disk, cage and a ton of suspension and corner balancing. Figure the car is in the 650 range on same boost and hoping to see 850 at 40psi. Doesn't sound the same and don't act it either also thinking we can get it on down in the sub 2K lbs range. OH if anyone has a b series cusco lsd speed sensor yell we need one bad. Paypal ready cause cusco don't seem to have anyone that speaks hot rod mutt transmission.

click me for OBX pump We've had zero problems out of it

Click me for 60-150 pull This was at the 530 range to the tires, doesn't have to be crazy elaborate to go hella fast.


I'm not typing all this to make fun, screw with you or anything else. You have a clean car and the parts to go well past 400hp. You just need a new roll model and learn to listen to the old crusty bastard sitting in the corner. I can't say shit my car is a damn workbench right now but if Nelson is speaking you really should listen. Now I've seen that turbo at the 600 range, its all in the combination and the tune and brother something is way off and seems like someone likes making money off of you. I don't know your whole build but that turbo likes air.... like 4 inch intake, big ass filter and 3 inch IC pipes. Ever think the BOV is leaking out. Only ones I trust are HKS and syncronic. I've welded up probably 30 different pipes where people found their xs power or tial is leaking whole time thinking its a gate. I hate piston types but have made plenty of money because of there shitty design or the placement on the pipe. Duct tape around it will tell you if its leaking or not after one pull. How are the vacuum lines routed. Each needs a dedicated line. I don't T shit off of each other....not even a gauge.

As for the load on the dyno I'll let my buddy in the crown vic know so he can say his is in the low 800 range because Mike said so Just messing with you.


curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
03/18/14 01:53 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Speaking of old crusty bastards. Here's me and Toybreaker when we tried to get the x45 class started. Still don't know why it didn't take off like it should have.




4thStroke
(Spence knows tools)
03/18/14 01:59 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting GSTwithPSI:

Quoting slugsgomoo:

Re-circulating the wastegate will reduce creep at super low pressures




How so?




By decreasing the efficiency of the hot side of the turbo.

Rerouting the wastegate tube will introduce back pressure to the turbine and will keep the turbine from operating at peak efficiency.

We've been seeing boost creep issues with the 6466 on the Evo X running single 44mm gates. Our remedy to this? Running dual gates. The newer Precision turbine housings and wheels are a lot more efficient than they were in the past and boost creep issues are surfacing.

Although, running a cheap turbo manifold isn't always the bet idea either, aside from the durability standpoint. Wastegate location within the single scroll collectors can also cause creep issues if the gate isn't placed in a location where a large portion of the exhaust flow is subject to being able to be bled off.

However, we have NEVER seen boost creep issues with the Garrett series.

Mike has several areas that need to be addressed and it all goes back to the whole, "spend more now, or a lot more later" phrase. For now, it seems like he'd rather spend money on parts to say he has the "twin wastegates" and the like, instead of doing it right. To someone who doesn't know better, the bling factor is more impressive.


iLLeffeKt vr-4
(Hertz pulverized mine)
03/18/14 06:55 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting mitsuturbo:



Edit: i just had a thought... any tuner that would take the time to tune "around" boost that creeps from 10 to 16psi isn't really going about things properly and if you've paid them, i honestly think you've wasted your hard earned money. It would have been better spent getting whatever you need to achieve a flatline boost response once the turbo spools so that you can get a more adequate and reliable tune going on. They should have told you to, or helped you to fix the boost issues before trying to tune it for any sort of power.




+100000000000
Find a different tuner man, your current one is wasting your time and collecting your hard earned $$$.
Back when I had my vr4 my tuner told me to get the boost creep figured out before I went back to him. Kept creeping from 20psi to about 26psi.


4Grim
(I deliver.)
03/18/14 08:23 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Curtis is my new role model

GSTwithPSI
(A hole)
03/18/14 11:31 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting 4thStroke:



By decreasing the efficiency of the hot side of the turbo.

Rerouting the wastegate tube will introduce back pressure to the turbine and will keep the turbine from operating at peak efficiency.

We've been seeing boost creep issues with the 6466 on the Evo X running single 44mm gates. Our remedy to this? Running dual gates.




In theory that sounds good, but in practice I doubt it would work. You may add some restriction to the turbine side of the housing by recirculating the wastegate, but you're also adding more restriction to the wastegate itself. That's basically no different than suggesting a choke point be added in the downpipe to reduce the flow from the turbine. Both are ridiculous, and are not addressing the real issue, which is the need to make the wastegate less restrictive. Taking a dumped wastegate in its least restrictive state, and modifying it to a more restrictive state is just being counterproductive.

You said yourself you upgrade to dual gates to remedy the creep issues on the Evo 10. That makes sense. What doesn't ever make sense to me would be adding a restriction to the system in order for it to function properly. If you are playing in the realm of turbine housings that are too efficient, then restricting the exhaust system to eliminate boost creep would probably never be the "good solution" from a performance standpoint. A giant wastegate, or pair of wastegates would be the likely solution.

Bottom line, recirculating an already dumped wastegate to correct boost creep seems pointless in any situation. Its a band-aid on a band-aid approach if you ask me. I suggested in my earlier post that Mike add a full exhaust system to possibly help with his issue. A full exhaust is about all the restriction I would ever intentionally add.


4thStroke
(Spence knows tools)
03/18/14 06:49 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I completely agree with what you said and didn't make it sound like I was an advocate of choking up his exhaust, I was only backing up what slugs said since his point was valid, but not the way I (or you) would fix the problem. I was just explaining how that would help one of the issues Mike is having. Adding a full exhaust system will ultimately achieve exactly what rerouting the dump would do, add back pressure. Again, in no way am I an advocate for running an open downpipe on a street car, but that point is moot.

In no way am I a fan of over complicating a system that has been proven to work and work well time after time by adding inferior parts to band aid other issues that are taking place because one simply did not build it correctly the first time. If the car had been setup with quality counterparts, I have no qualms with saying that the car would not creep and would perform as it should... so long as the fuel system was there to support it.

In the end, it does sound cooler to say you have twin wastegates that VTA off your tubular manifold, run an open downpipe, and use ethanol... so long as the party on the receiving end doesn't know the rest of the setup.


GSTwithPSI
(A hole)
03/18/14 09:04 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Hey Spencer, no worries. I just wanted to be clear, that adding a restriction to the exhaust system is probably a bad idea 99% of the time. I didn't mean to make is seem like you were advocating for such nonsense, and appreciate the explanation you gave. After reading your original response, I know I'm definitely not telling you anything you don't already know. But, if Mike's tuner is suggesting such nonsense (I'm assuming that's who the idea originally came from), then someone should clear up why that's a rather obvious, and poor idea.

Someday, maybe I'll be cool (and rich) enough to run dual wastegates. Until then, I can only appreciate how they work. Mike has indeed started with some inferior parts, but he seems to be upgrading over time as most of us do. I think this is the part where G chimes in and says "You buy cheap, you buy twice." Mike is free to buy whatever parts he wants, and can figure out for himself where G's stereotype comes from. And, he'll get plenty of flack for it along the way. But, at the end of the day, Mike has made a lot of progress and his car has transformed drastically from where it started.


slugsgomoo
(god hates stupid people)
03/18/14 09:10 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Thanks for making my points, I hadn't gotten back on here.

There are volumes of data from ten years ago about going to a dumped o2 causing significantly more creep than recirculated. No, decreased efficiency isn't the "right" solution, but it is "a" solution.

I'm not surprised the turbo creeps up- it's being run on reportedly an ebay knock off wastegate and a target boost below the default TiAl spring pressure that everyone runs (1bar). I've never seen anyone in a mitsu try to run under 20psi on anything bigger than a 30r because there is no point. A well sorted evo3 car will make more power on 92 octane than a 35r will if you try to run 11psi with it- it's basically a way to turn an awesome $2k turbo into the equivalent of a bodykit. Not saying this just to beat up mike, but there are significant issues that need to be addressed in the "do it once, do it right" vein.


fuel
("Just to be pedantic!")
03/21/14 05:02 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

What is this? click

500 all wheel hp? I don't even..


fuel
("Just to be pedantic!")
03/21/14 05:36 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

test

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/29/14 03:50 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Changed my own oil today on the VR4 since the new setup and tune, I'm pretty proud of myself =)



Jesus_Negros
(Unempowered ADMIN)
03/29/14 03:57 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread



Olson
(Pwnd by Rance.)
03/29/14 07:07 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

hahaha sad you had to tell everyone you changed your own oil..... i changed and engine on a airplane the other day

raptorWagon
(less than one year to my birthday)
03/29/14 07:43 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

That is seriously something someone NEW to car wrenching would say lol.

I've been overhauling a wet gas compressor (roughly same size as a GVR4) at the refinery all month lol, changing aircraft engines is a thing in the past for me now lol.


steveGalant VR4.org Administrator
(Key Fob Guy)
03/29/14 08:28 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

What the literal FUCK is going on in here?

mitsuturbo
(Banthony )
03/29/14 08:35 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Gotta start somewhere. I'm just happy to see him taking up some interest in doing some of his own maintenance at least. Good job, Mike.

coyotes
(Hipster VR4)
03/29/14 08:42 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

So, since your car runs on E85, don't you have to use corn based motor oil?

Wookalar
(ignore this pathetic weasel he's just not worth the time )
03/29/14 09:27 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting fuel:

What is this? click

500 all wheel hp? I don't even..



Hp says 260 two pages back.


EHmotorsports
(Capt Fabbin Stabbin)
03/29/14 10:01 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

keep it up Mike.

89Patches
(I <3 AMS)
03/29/14 10:34 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

It's nice to see you wrenching on her!!

And least you didn't snap a camshaft in half doing an oil change!! (And yes a buddy mine did this )


Jesus_Negros
(Unempowered ADMIN)
03/29/14 10:42 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting mitsuturbo:

Gotta start somewhere. I'm just happy to see him taking up some interest in doing some of his own maintenance at least. Good job, Mike.




Exactly


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/30/14 08:21 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Yeah I just felt proud to do the oil change myself since the new setup and getting tuned and all. it was kinda hard though due to all the tight clearances with the newly fabbed down pipe and wastegate dump tube, but [email protected] designed it to where all that doesn't need to come off now. Before it had to, so I'm a happy camper. That and I had 2 hours before going into work at Oreillys so I took advantage of the being able to dump the oil at the store haha.

turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
03/30/14 08:31 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Last I saw it looked like one of those Bullfab bars went right underneath the drain bolt. Did you have to remove that bar to drain the oil?

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/30/14 11:05 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Yes, I had to unbolt one of the ends, then I just tied it to the side to keep it out of the way from getting in the oil drain path. It was a 14 mm holding the bar, and a 24mm for the drain bolt.

988
(Member)
03/30/14 11:19 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread



coyotes
(Hipster VR4)
03/30/14 11:43 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

What's the bullfab bar for?

I bet you could get one of those drain plug bolts with the lever and spout on it to aim the oil drain away from your bar perhaps?


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/31/14 12:49 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Bar is for less weight and more space. It just takes a second to remove one end of the bar to get out of the way of the drain plug, no need to change the type of drain plug.

mitsuturbo
(Banthony )
03/31/14 12:52 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Wtf 24mm drain bolt?!
The only drain bolts I know of that are 24mm are the gearboxes. Trans/tcase/diff


turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
03/31/14 01:02 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Word. Stock drain bolt is 17mm. I'm guessing Mike is using something aftermarket.

EHmotorsports
(Capt Fabbin Stabbin)
03/31/14 01:10 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

More space except for under the drain plug.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
03/31/14 06:47 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Yeah I'm using a mishimoto magnetic drain plug, it's larger.

Wookalar
(ignore this pathetic weasel he's just not worth the time )
04/01/14 03:24 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

More space under there but you need to remove a piece in order to change the oil? Sounds contradictory.

LIV4PSI
(dyslexic 1051 )
04/01/14 03:35 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

The extra space is provided by the front bar, and was needed to make room for the turbo. Since it's a street car, he bought the NS bars as well. 30 seconds to undo a bolt for an oil change, is a fair trade off when making room for a larger framed turbo.

Cliff notes: you guys are dicks


coyotes
(Hipster VR4)
04/01/14 03:35 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Is there a picture if this bar? I still don't understand what it does. Lol.

LIV4PSI
(dyslexic 1051 )
04/01/14 03:40 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

The large bar is where the front engine mount attaches. The other two bars are the North South bars that connect to it


Wookalar
(ignore this pathetic weasel he's just not worth the time )
04/01/14 03:50 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Ok I will offer a better solution than having to remove the bar in order to remove the drain plug.

Here Mike, get this drain valve. I have had this thing since I bought the vr4. I got it so I wouldnt wear out the aluminum threads on the moroso oil pan.

click

If you have an aluminum pan, install the valve with one of those paper washers and a small amount of the mitsubond gasket sealant at the base of the threads and you will never need to remove it or that bar again, and it will never leak. If you have a regular oem or similar steel pan, just use a copper washer. You can even stick a rubber hose on the valve nipple and royte the hose to your oil catch pan. Unless this vavle sticks out enough to where it wont allow the bar to bolt up then you are SOL.

Since I put that valve on it hasnt leaked a drop from there ever, going on six years now.


coyotes
(Hipster VR4)
04/01/14 03:52 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Neat, thanks Craig. Had no idea those existed for our cars

diambo4life
(Member)
04/01/14 08:37 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

The bar can be bolted to another spot where it will be out of the way of the oil drain plug. I have the same 3-piece and I keep forgetting to move mine. The N-S bars are adjustable fwiw.


Coyotes. That setup gives more room in the GVR4 engine bay. They are also lighter than the stock counterparts.


Fiascoxl
(Member +)
04/01/14 09:38 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

99gstracer-absolutely no clearance issues with his bars.

LIV4PSI
(dyslexic 1051 )
04/01/14 10:34 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Paul doesn't make a 3 piece kit does he?

Fiascoxl
(Member +)
04/02/14 12:07 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Yes I picked one up.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
04/02/14 04:13 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Here's a pic of how it looks under there for anyone that wants to see.




Fiascoxl
(Member +)
04/02/14 04:32 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Does it work with the gussets on either side? I wouldn't want to run it without them on a turning car.

diambo4life
(Member)
04/02/14 08:44 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

The gusset remains. 3 bars come out, 3 bars go in.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
04/02/14 09:08 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

In this pic the gusset wasn't there but it's installed currently.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
06/19/14 08:29 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Long time since an update, car has been running great but started leaking at the water pipe due to it being old and corroded so I Got some brand new oem ones. I would like to replace it before our trip to the shootout and have Mike at FIST weld on the an fittings on it again. Went ahead and got a second one for the 91 GSX as well, these are kinda hard to come by.



SSGdave
(Member)
06/20/14 07:07 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quoting GSX_TC:

Here's a pic of how it looks under there for anyone that wants to see.







OH HAY! I was just looking at one of these. Was considering buying it.
What are your impressions of it?


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
06/20/14 08:49 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Holding up pretty well so far. I should of powder coated it though because the paint isnt holding up, and you have to remove one of the bars in order to remove the oil drain plug.

prove_it
(my racist jokes aren't actually funny)
06/20/14 09:13 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I kept looking at that pic and kept saying, damn what's missing? There is something there that is missing, then I remembered.

No exhaust.


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
06/20/14 11:11 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Yep that's an old pic. Here's what it currently looks like with the newly fabbed down pipe.



prove_it
(my racist jokes aren't actually funny)
06/20/14 11:16 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Damn, that plug really does sit right there above the brace huh?

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
06/21/14 11:18 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Bout a half inch, the mishimoto magnetic drain plug head is a bit bigger then the oem one as well.

prove_it
(my racist jokes aren't actually funny)
06/23/14 10:56 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

If you ever have the pan off, I would have a nut welded on to the side and have the O.E. hole welded up. Basically move the plug over a bit. Make it easier.

GSTwithPSI
(A hole)
06/23/14 11:03 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Or, just install the drain valve Wookalar linked above. It would work perfect, no welding required.

Jesus_Negros
(Unempowered ADMIN)
06/23/14 11:06 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I actually bought what Wookalar posted about a month ago. Haven't used it yet.

prove_it
(my racist jokes aren't actually funny)
06/23/14 11:15 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

It doesn't look like it would clear to me, perhaps the angle of the pic.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
06/23/14 12:44 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I don't mind removing one of the bolts for that north/south bar just to access the drain plug though, it doesn't bother me.

coyotes
(Hipster VR4)
06/23/14 01:20 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

That valve is pretty pimp, I'd like to have one. The bars are cool too, but I feel the design could have been a little better to accommodate the drain plug. If it's in the name of making more room, it sure gets in the way of things.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
06/23/14 02:06 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I know right! It's like it makes more room for the setup but then takes away space somewhere else Lol.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
06/24/14 09:27 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Finally uploaded my little tunnel run in the VR4 on YouTube. This was very fun. click

prove_it
(my racist jokes aren't actually funny)
06/24/14 09:32 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Hey, 1999 called, they want their camera back.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
06/24/14 01:47 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Quality is pretty good on the camera but once it got uploaded the quality def went down =(

92_talon_awd
(Member +)
06/25/14 10:45 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Hows it go? 240p, we meet again

ade
(Carbon Fiber Phallus Group Buy Member)
07/03/14 12:13 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

u needs gopro brah!

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/03/14 01:14 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Would love one haha.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/07/14 07:34 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

My Walboro 450 with install kit came in over the weekend for the VR4! =)





Jesus_Negros
(Unempowered ADMIN)
07/07/14 08:22 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

You going to install it?

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/07/14 08:44 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Gonna throw it in and get it retuned on pump gas for the trip to the shootout.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/18/14 07:37 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Got the Walboro 450 installed with the re-wire kit, also had the water pipe replaced with a brand new oem one and had the -an fittings welded on. The old one was starting to leak because of how old and corrode it was, then got a brand new Spal fan, since the old one finally gave out. Now I just gotta wait till I get paid again so I can take her back to D3 to get retuned on pump gas for the trip.



















Dirty, but how she currently looks as of 7/18/2014



mitsuturbo
(Banthony )
07/18/14 02:12 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Have you replaced your wastegate with a legit Tial yet?

Why aren't the BC coilovers on yet? That's a super easy install. Didn't you get them quite some time ago?


marvinmadman
(Senior Member)
07/18/14 02:55 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Who put the fan on like that?

coyotes
(Hipster VR4)
07/18/14 03:09 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

WHERES YOUR MOTHER?!

car looks good. have you considered a strut bar? Makes a noticeable difference up front.


turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
07/18/14 04:02 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I'm pretty sure your battery hold down bar is upside-down.

LIV4PSI
(dyslexic 1051 )
07/18/14 04:06 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Battery hold down is definitely upside down. I can't figure out how those zip ties are even attached to the fan. And strut bars are for race cars and posers

coyotes
(Hipster VR4)
07/18/14 04:13 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

whut.

bobdole
(Old member with new to me VR4 and starting over. Respect your elders kids)
07/19/14 08:32 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Looking good Mike. Keep it up.

Jesus_Negros
(Unempowered ADMIN)
07/19/14 09:49 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Also your gates sticker is peeling off.

89Mirageman
(It's no Mirage, man)
07/19/14 02:24 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Boy, somebody sure spilled some Hatorade in here .

Looks good Mike!


turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
07/19/14 02:35 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I see no hating. Just some suggestions that some things may be installed incorrectly.

jogalant
(jobidet)
07/19/14 05:33 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Actually, that battery bracket looks like it works for both shorter than standard (which is what the yellow one looks like) or standard/tall batteries. Just flip the damn thing. If it does the job w/o the battery moving and also looking fugly.......

turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
07/19/14 06:29 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

The strap is meant to go over the sides of the battery to prevent it from moving. I have the exact same Moroso battery box. But I use a red top Optima.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/20/14 06:29 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Haven't changed the emusa one for a Tial yet , haven't had a chance to put on the bC's yet either. Yeah I like to use those fan tie things. Haven't had a problem with them yet. Eventually I'd like to get some front and rear cusco strut bars later on down the line. And I'll try flipping that battery hold down bar but as of now it doesn't move or anything. Thanks for the tips guys. I don't see any hating, just suggestions and questions.

LIV4PSI
(dyslexic 1051 )
07/20/14 06:44 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Mike, nothing is wrong with using the fan zip ties, they just aren't being used properly. There should be plastic mounting brackets that slide into the slots on the side I your fan. They are missing on yours, but that is where the zip ties goes.

Jesus_Negros
(Unempowered ADMIN)
07/20/14 08:03 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

And the gates sticker

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/20/14 10:44 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Ahh ok, yeah I don think I eve had those before.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/20/14 10:46 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I don't wanna take it off so I know which hoses I need, I suppose I could write it down somewhere but then when it comes time to change it I'll be looking everywhere trying to find what part numbers they originally were.

mitsuturbo
(Banthony )
07/21/14 09:49 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

When you install the BC's, i suggest NOT trying to use the mounting bracket things that come with the suspension for the rear brake lines. Here's why:
1. they're awful
B. they're awful
3. they don't really work
4. they're weak and easy to bend
7. they're awful

Here's how i did it. click



LIV4PSI
(dyslexic 1051 )
07/21/14 10:25 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

^^You mean when he pays to have his mechanic install them

Mike, I had to


GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/21/14 10:29 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Lol Craig, thanks for the tip Anthony I'll be sure to do something just like that when I have them installed and set up.

GSTwithPSI
(A hole)
07/21/14 10:45 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread



GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/24/14 07:03 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Big thanks to Ed Dobryzn (Blufalcon) for selling me this carbon fiber gauge pod that mounts to the factory driver side speaker panel on the dash.





GSTwithPSI
(A hole)
07/24/14 08:18 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

But how will you listen to jamz now?

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/24/14 09:29 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

I listen to the music of my engine =)

GSTwithPSI
(A hole)
07/25/14 01:43 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Nvmd. I forgot you probably can't hear the jamz over the open downpipe anyways.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/25/14 08:22 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Lol we can but it just needs to be a bit louder, which is fine because music sounds great louder anyways haha.

boostin4door
(Member)
07/26/14 09:47 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Oh yeah, that's right you still running that open dp... I know it sounds good, but loud for street car. My 272 cammed, full 3" exhaust with 3.5" HKS Super Dragger muffler isn't exactly 'quiet'.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/27/14 12:29 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

So the VR4 made 424awhp and 363 tq on 93 pump gas today with 22 pounds of boost and a conservative tune that has plenty left, but I only got back on pump gas so I can make the 23+ hour drive to the Dsm Shootout. My boost creep issue is gone too. Turning up the boost fixed that. After I get back from the shootout I'll throw more stuff at her and go for my target power level of 700awhp.

Anyways, BIG thanks to Chris Delgado of D3 Performance Engineering for the amazing tuning he does, and Mike at FIST Racing for doing all the work to the car, and Rob Patterson for building the motor.

She is the quickest she's ever been and I love it. I'm a very happy camper right now. =)











Dyno Video


coyotes
(Hipster VR4)
07/27/14 12:52 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

nicely done. let me have your 4wd badge.

the_underdog
(Member +)
07/28/14 08:48 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Nice Mike! Sounds great!

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
07/28/14 09:17 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Thanks Tom! =D

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/11/14 09:25 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Samara getting some new tires for the big 22+ hour trip to the Shootout in Ohio this weekend. Can't wait for that drive.




Here's the route I'll most likely be taking again.



coyotes
(Hipster VR4)
08/11/14 09:30 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

what tires did you get?

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/11/14 09:35 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Khumo Ecsta AST's.

JonGalant VR4.org Administrator
(Administrator)
08/12/14 01:17 PM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Since you are traveling through Nashville, you should stop at the Lane Motor Museum . They have a 2001 Tommy Makinen Evo VI in addition to a lot of other cars worth seeing.

Also, avoid driving through IL. Lots of cops and the speed limit is 65MPH.


iceman69510
(Turn Right Racing)
08/13/14 11:19 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Not anymore. Rural interstate limit in Illinois is now 70. Can generally go 75 or slightly more without worry.

GSX_TC
(295hp 35r BR4)
08/25/14 09:34 AM
Re: GSX_TC's Galant VR4 Build Thread

Kinda late posting this because I've been soo busy since we got back but the We made it back sucessfully without any problems, had a blast! I wouid like to take this time to thank Mike Collins at FIST Racing, Tim Oawster, and Robert Patterson for putting together such a rock solid car that drives thousands of miles across the country to DSM Shootouts and most surrounding events, and that has been running this entire time. And a BIG thanks to Chris Degado of D3 Performance Engineering for the amazing pump gas tune that netted me 30 miles to the gallon for the 23+ hour drive to the shootout this year.

And another big thanks to my wonderful Girlfriend Trang for helping me throughout all this with helping me setting up all the GVR4 stuff at the shootout.

And thanks to all my fellow GVR4 brothas with the patience and time it took setting up all the shots that weekend.

And thanks to Marybeth Kiczenski for her amazing photographer skills and her time to take these shots of our beloved Galant VR4's.

And thanks to Derek Klein for bringing up some 1g tan leather seats for me to the shootout.

And thanks to David Geiger at Kozmic for carrying them back for me in their trailer.

And last but not least, thank you David Buschur for putting a Galant VR4 on this years shootout Tshirt and for yet another amazing shootout.







Well I drove for 16 hours straight then met up with Dan with number 29/1000 in Tennessee then we drove the last 8 hours to the shootout together.