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Default 02-05-2015, 06:10 PM

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very interesting! I will definitely be staying tuned for updates. im just curious to see if the silicone elbows will hold up to all that heat.

I know vtt is using silicone intakes as well but I wonder if they avoid heat because they are routed differently.

good work!
I plan to add some heat shielding and go from there. I have a coverings company I have worked with before and I will call them for some advice. That said, our manifolds are specially designed to help reduce the heat they let off.

UPDATE: Subframe is back in, motor mounts are lined up and the engine is off the lift! I ended up with even more room than I had planned for. Tomorrow I have to go through some final bits, change the oil, prime the turbos and hope for the best.



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Default 02-06-2015, 06:53 AM

Awesome build, I like it and can't wait to see the results. I'll gladly order one from you when it's ready.
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Default 02-06-2015, 09:25 AM

In for dyno!
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Default 02-06-2015, 07:12 PM

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In for dyno!
Me too really curious to see if this does a damn thing. That said it has been one hell of a project and I really enjoyed it. Next round I will have a few different specialties tools that will make it a breeze.

Car is back on the ground and I ended up having more clearance in the rear than I had accounted for. That is a rare but welcomed surprise. Tomorrow I will pop the intake manifold off (I do valve cleanings, takes me about 15 minutes now) and revamp my vac system.

This also allows me to turn the motor over a few times to prime the turbos. Power Steering reservoir is not installed however I will have photos tomorrow. Everything fits, with clearance. Cant wait to fire her up!

Sorry for the crappy pics, better ones to follow tomorrow.



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Default 02-07-2015, 09:17 AM

Since it is on the hot side, would it be better to wrap it with thermal wraps to keep the temp low?


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Default 02-07-2015, 06:50 PM

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Since it is on the hot side, would it be better to wrap it with thermal wraps to keep the temp low?
Time will tell. The benefit to the aluminum is that is cools quickly so as soon as I start flowing air though the tubes it will cool. I worry if I wrap the ***** it will just insulate. Exhaust wrap is designed to keep heat in.

Also take not that none of my intake ***** are close to the exhaust than the OEM charge lines...

Regarding the silicone, it is designed for extreme heat, no worries there. Not for me TFT or VTT.


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Default 02-07-2015, 06:52 PM

Well she lives!



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Default 02-07-2015, 08:11 PM

sounds good. cant wait to see some dyno numbers!


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Default 02-07-2015, 08:47 PM

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sounds good. cant wait to see some dyno numbers!
+1


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Default 02-08-2015, 11:21 AM

Have you driven the car yet? How does it feel on the butt dyno?


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Have you driven the car yet? How does it feel on the butt dyno?
I have! I spent this morning getting the front end back together and triple checking everything. Not only is there a lot going on in these cars normally, the second you start customizing them it gets interesting.

The whole process was relatively pain free aside from some stupid first time mistakes. IE not running the rear vac line before I had everything together, boy was that fun.

Package turned out really clean, very happy about the results.

I have just done a few break in drives with the wife on Map 2, only hitting WOT a few times. Boost comes on quicker and smoother, the (best way I can describe it) surge of the separate intakes is gone, things just feel so much smoother.

The car does feel like it breathes better up top and I FEEL like the boost holds longer, but only time will tell. I start a new gig tomorrow so I will be pretty busy with that but will keep at it. Once I a confident everything is working well I will flip it to Map 7 and does so pulls.



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Default 02-08-2015, 04:22 PM

is doing a custom job like this (which kudos to you looks awesome) or if money isn't an option buying TFT inlets....worth getting rid of my injen intake system (dual cone)?


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Default 02-08-2015, 05:10 PM

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is doing a custom job like this (which kudos to you looks awesome) or if money isn't an option buying TFT inlets....worth getting rid of my injen intake system (dual cone)?
From all of the data from independent diy builds like this, to the Vargas inlets, to the TFTs, they all look to be helping immensely with breathing better and lowering WGDC so in my opinion yes it is well worth the money and worth getting rid of your injen setup..


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Default 02-08-2015, 05:41 PM

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is doing a custom job like this (which kudos to you looks awesome) or if money isn't an option buying TFT inlets....worth getting rid of my injen intake system (dual cone)?
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From all of the data from independent diy builds like this, to the Vargas inlets, to the TFTs, they all look to be helping immensely with breathing better and lowering WGDC so in my opinion yes it is well worth the money and worth getting rid of your injen setup..
I would agree, last summer I had this epiphany when I realized in addition to the OEM inlets (3' of twisted, pancaked mess) I had like 4' of STETT CAI. That got the ball rolling for me and this brings us to today. The car 100% feels different, more like a traditional turbo car if that makes any sense.

More numbers to come but until then. I decided to give her a quick wash as it has been months and finally took a decent camera out with me. Forgive the photo, I have not played with PS in years.



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Default 02-08-2015, 06:56 PM

I want this for a 535xi


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Default 02-08-2015, 07:07 PM

can you tell me how you removed the horribly ugly stiff brake booster line? gimme a short lil DIY.
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Default 02-08-2015, 07:08 PM

Car looks great, love that color! Nice work, looking forward to seeing your results!



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Default 02-08-2015, 07:42 PM

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Car looks great, love that color! Nice work, looking forward to seeing your results!
Me too! Car feels great but I can't wait to hit the dyno. Y'all are doing some amazing work for the community with the fueling kits.

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Reinforced 11/32" (if I remember correctly) vacuum line. I should add to all of my projects that there is a certain amount of experience involved. I have shaved/rebuilt a number of engine bays, cooling and steering systems.


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Default 02-08-2015, 08:04 PM

Now if only someone could get me a set of manifold cores to build my TD04 turbos


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[QUOTE=Reinforced 11/32" (if I remember correctly) vacuum line. I should add to all of my projects that there is a certain amount of experience involved. I have shaved/rebuilt a number of engine bays, cooling and steering systems.[/QUOTE]

would love to hear more about how you did it? did you just cut the lines and clamp hose on or did you manage to make a new connector? cause that connector seems a little overkill. Could you just disconnect it and slide a hose over it with a clamp?

I am about to roll to TFT inlets and a ton of other parts. I would like for that thing to be GONE considering i wont even have intakes over there anymore.
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Default 02-09-2015, 04:53 PM

Nice clean setup, props for your patience, and attention to detail. Look forward to hearing dyno results.
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Default 02-09-2015, 05:13 PM

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I have! I spent this morning getting the front end back together and triple checking everything. Not only is there a lot going on in these cars normally, the second you start customizing them it gets interesting.

The whole process was relatively pain free aside from some stupid first time mistakes. IE not running the rear vac line before I had everything together, boy was that fun.

Package turned out really clean, very happy about the results.

I have just done a few break in drives with the wife on Map 2, only hitting WOT a few times. Boost comes on quicker and smoother, the (best way I can describe it) surge of the separate intakes is gone, things just feel so much smoother.

The car does feel like it breathes better up top and I FEEL like the boost holds longer, but only time will tell. I start a new gig tomorrow so I will be pretty busy with that but will keep at it. Once I a confident everything is working well I will flip it to Map 7 and does so pulls.

Coolant tank came out really clean! Any closer pics of your mounting brackets there you can share? I just finished my DIY intake ***** this weekend. Rear turbo was a bitch! Do you have a pic of rear turbo fitment at the turbo inlet for your *****? Mine was beyond tight for for 2.5" pipe and standard bend and silicone. Had to remove a couple heat shields to make it fit and still was super tight.
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Default 02-09-2015, 05:34 PM

Why'd go with one intake instead of 2 like the other options out there?
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Default 02-09-2015, 05:53 PM

I wish our N55 cars didn't have a stupid MAF sensor. I wanted to do this so bad. Even started a price list and almost started ordering parts. Then I emailed Cobb about tuning a different diameter MAF housing and they were like, huh?
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