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turbohf
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613/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1170202 posted 05/02/14 08:57 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
when i did my piping i tried to make it sleeper'ish/not stand out. its all 2.5" pipe, so its not OEM. but at a glance by someone that doesnt know? it may go unnoticed.

but i got to say i love how your setup played out. looks awesome. just hope it performs. i have ran pieced together setups with differing sizes before, but that was way back in the day, probably 02? when i turboed my first honda. and it wasnt powerful. but when i turboed my last Integra (and actually will be doing the same on my current) i started off with 2" off the turbo and it ran all the way to the intercooler, but then went to 2.5 all the rest of the way. worked before, so no problem doing it again.
also, the end tanks on the intercooler expand out and bottle neck...your just adding a little more piping before that happens...so

love how you pointed out the clamp that needed painted. happens to me every time i swear! test fit it all tons of times, paint it all. then last time the bumper goes on, you swapped a clamp or its facing the other way.


keep up the good work, will be saying tuned in for sure!



Dustin
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1170207 posted 05/02/14 09:28 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I think you will be ok Tom. You have to make some compromises in order to stay sleeper, smaller piping won't be that hard of a hit in the long run. In the stock setup it's the awful design of the OEM intercooler that ruins things.



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GSX_TC
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1170255 posted 05/03/14 01:00 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Been waiting for this next video, and was not disappointed. What you do is soo cool tom, you should be on tv doing this, that's how good and professional it looks. I'm just glad you gave a Galant VR4 the time of the day to do all this too. And the part on the video of how is anything better then installing a new turbo? Noo!!! Was freakin hilarious!! Omg dude I was laughing my ass off at work watching that haha.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1170439 posted 05/04/14 01:00 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting turbohf:

when i did my piping i tried to make it sleeper'ish/not stand out. its all 2.5" pipe, so its not OEM. but at a glance by someone that doesnt know? it may go unnoticed.

but i got to say i love how your setup played out. looks awesome. just hope it performs. i have ran pieced together setups with differing sizes before, but that was way back in the day, probably 02? when i turboed my first honda. and it wasnt powerful. but when i turboed my last Integra (and actually will be doing the same on my current) i started off with 2" off the turbo and it ran all the way to the intercooler, but then went to 2.5 all the rest of the way. worked before, so no problem doing it again.
also, the end tanks on the intercooler expand out and bottle neck...your just adding a little more piping before that happens...so

love how you pointed out the clamp that needed painted. happens to me every time i swear! test fit it all tons of times, paint it all. then last time the bumper goes on, you swapped a clamp or its facing the other way.

keep up the good work, will be saying tuned in for sure!




Thanks again Dustin and yes, very true about the clamp pointing the wrong way. I swear, the harder I try to put the clamp on in the desired direction, the more often it jumps off and reverses itself.



-Tom
My Galant- 1444/2000

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1170440 posted 05/04/14 01:01 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting coyotes:

I think you will be ok Tom. You have to make some compromises in order to stay sleeper, smaller piping won't be that hard of a hit in the long run. In the stock setup it's the awful design of the OEM intercooler that ruins things.




Thanks man, I'm hoping so! I know I'll have some bugs to work out given the various little compromises here and there.



-Tom
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1170441 posted 05/04/14 01:04 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting GSX_TC:

Been waiting for this next video, and was not disappointed. What you do is soo cool tom, you should be on tv doing this, that's how good and professional it looks. I'm just glad you gave a Galant VR4 the time of the day to do all this too. And the part on the video of how is anything better then installing a new turbo? Noo!!! Was freakin hilarious!! Omg dude I was laughing my ass off at work watching that haha.




Thanks Mike, I'm glad you look forward to them! I appreciate all of the kind words and I just can't help throwing in the goofball jokes and stuff. Most of that stuff comes out of me talking to myself while I work. If something makes me giggle I write it down. LOTS of my weird thoughts never make it in though.



-Tom
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1226/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1170442 posted 05/04/14 01:13 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That's what happens when I drink too much coffee.



1226/2000

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1170486 posted 05/04/14 07:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting the_underdog:

Quoting manikbastrd:

Dude I love the videos! I have to say I was a little sad to see the stock soft pipes fo back on...Maybe you can do some kind of over wrap on a hard pipe...




Thank you! I am really just experimenting with exactly how far I can take the "stock appearing" mantra. Regarding wrapping pipes to appear stock, I recall a video on YouTube about the Nissan GTR where they were interviewing a Nissan Exec or something. He built a super sleeper R32 Skyline and ran hard piping inside the stock rubber pipes for a completely stock appearance, but high HP capability. I thought that seemed darn intriguing.




Yeah that is exactly what I was thinking.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1171213 posted 05/09/14 07:24 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Hi All!

Here's the latest update on the Galant, where where we whip up a real sneaky exhaust setup.

Project Street Sleeper Stealthy Exhaust | YouTube

Thanks as always for checking it out!



-Tom
My Galant- 1444/2000

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fuel
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1171257 posted 05/10/14 08:03 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I come here only to keep tabs on this thread for updates!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1171259 posted 05/10/14 08:21 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The drawing at the beginning and the Ebay poetry thing had me rolling. Another great video Tom, I think I'll just give my TV away and wait for updates on your projects. They're always much better than anything else that's on.



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fuel
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1171260 posted 05/10/14 08:26 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
just watched the video - interesting approach with the wastegate valve! I had a 7G JDM Galant which had the 2.0L 6A12 MIVEC-MD V6 engine (200 ponies!) and the factory rear muffler had a bypass pipe with a valve in it actuated by a cable operated modulator that received constant vacuum from the inlet manifold (a small hard pipe was run along the brake lines to the rear) and a solenoid triggered by the ECU when to open the valve (I presume at wide open throttle). The good news is when you unplugged the solenoid, the valve would stay open and the rear muffler was bypassed at all times. Made for a lovely noise at idle or when you gave it a stab of the throttle.



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138/2000


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1171264 posted 05/10/14 09:57 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
i just watched the intercooler and exhaust back to back. perfect way to spend my morning before a nice day of golf.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1171276 posted 05/10/14 11:58 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
More great work, Tom!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1171282 posted 05/10/14 12:39 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting the_underdog:

Regarding wrapping pipes to appear stock, I recall a video on YouTube about the Nissan GTR where they were interviewing a Nissan Exec or something. He built a super sleeper R32 Skyline and ran hard piping inside the stock rubber pipes for a completely stock appearance, but high HP capability. I thought that seemed darn intriguing.




not sure why i'm so impressed/surprised that an exec is such an enthusiast to do that, but i sure am...that and jealous of the R32



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1171408 posted 05/11/14 06:31 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting fuel:

I come here only to keep tabs on this thread for updates!




Thank you sir!



-Tom
My Galant- 1444/2000

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1171410 posted 05/11/14 06:40 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting 89Mirageman:

The drawing at the beginning and the Ebay poetry thing had me rolling. Another great video Tom, I think I'll just give my TV away and wait for updates on your projects. They're always much better than anything else that's on.




Thank you as always for the kind support my friend! I hear ya about the TV. I mainly watch online stuff now, especially when it comes to car related shows/videos.



-Tom
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1171411 posted 05/11/14 06:42 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting fuel:

just watched the video - interesting approach with the wastegate valve! I had a 7G JDM Galant which had the 2.0L 6A12 MIVEC-MD V6 engine (200 ponies!) and the factory rear muffler had a bypass pipe with a valve in it actuated by a cable operated modulator that received constant vacuum from the inlet manifold (a small hard pipe was run along the brake lines to the rear) and a solenoid triggered by the ECU when to open the valve (I presume at wide open throttle). The good news is when you unplugged the solenoid, the valve would stay open and the rear muffler was bypassed at all times. Made for a lovely noise at idle or when you gave it a stab of the throttle.




No way!! We would never get something this cool here in the US. Thank you for sharing that!



-Tom
My Galant- 1444/2000

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1171413 posted 05/11/14 06:43 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting transparentdsm:

i just watched the intercooler and exhaust back to back. perfect way to spend my morning before a nice day of golf.




Thank you for saying that and I hope you had a good one out on the course!



-Tom
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1171414 posted 05/11/14 06:44 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting turbowop:

More great work, Tom!




Thank you Mark!



-Tom
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1171421 posted 05/11/14 07:43 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Its funny how a lot of galant and DSM people also have a thing for the Buick gnx



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1171455 posted 05/12/14 07:23 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I dig that exhaust set up. I really wonder how the valve will sound.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1171739 posted 05/13/14 12:32 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting presterone:

Its funny how a lot of galant and DSM people also have a thing for the Buick gnx




the day i went to go buy my first vr4, was an on the spot moment to drive to Des Moines to get the VR4 for 4500, or Detroit to get a 87GN for 8k. I didn't decide until I was almost in the car. I still wonder to this day what would've happened if I just went to get the GN like i originally planned, but both of these cars were my "dream" choices all through high school.



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Edited by BpuVR4 (05/13/14 12:32 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1171749 posted 05/13/14 01:56 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
awesome vids.

btw if your name is tom what's the deal with the "matt" name tag? LOL! JK...



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1171776 posted 05/13/14 04:12 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
It wasn't that long ago that I thought the Buick GN and the GVR4 were both ugly cars and really didn't see what anyone saw in them. Then all of a sudden cars like these just grew on me and I'd gladly pimp either one. I guess they have an acquired taste.



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