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Posted 20 June 2018 - 06:53 PM

I like the cig usb deal. Nice!

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 10:34 PM

Got a 4th of July show to hit up tomorrow ... so I wanted to wrap up the strut bar installation that I hadn't installed after doing the rear suspension in the car.  The trunk was still all torn apart and I didn't want it that way for the show.

I started with a test fit of the TEP bar itself.  I didn't fit, and not being an adjustable bar I had to raise the car off the ground, loosen the 3 nuts on the top of the struts and pry them inwards, toward each other, until the bar slipped on.  I must say, that was a pain to do by myself.  I did eventually get it on though.  Crappy picture b/c it was late at night and dark till I got it on.



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The next step was to cut holes in the carpet trunk liners.  Thank you to TexasQuest for sending me some photos of how he went about his b/f I got started.   I took some measurements, the TEP bar sits about 6 1/2 inches up from the trunk.  Determining the depth measurement was tricky b/c it's hard to measure that distance b/c it's though to know how the carpeted pc. sits around the strut tower.  So, there was a little bit of guess work involved.  I've done before with another car so I had some ideas.  In the end I got it close to where I thought it needed to be and used a 3" hole saw for cutting holes in doors for doorknobs.  You might ask why so big when you only have the dia. of the bar, but remember the whole flange on the strut bar has to fit through that hole.

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Time for some test fitting ...

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If you have a solid strut bar like me and you decided to copy my install method, make sure you slip the strut bar through the carpeted pieces first, then install the bar, then maneuver your trunk pieces into position.

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I wanted a cleaner look around the cut out holes so it's not obvious.  I took an old piece of black silicone vacuum hose I had laying around and slit it long-ways with a razor blade.

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Then I just went around the hole with it.  One minor problem ... I only had enough hose to do one side, :o so I'll have to pick up some more like and do the other side down the road.  Good enough for now.
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All done and trunk back together.

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1987 Conquest Flatty ... F/S thread - sold 8/2014
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Posted 04 July 2018 - 06:14 AM

Nicely trimmed up. Looks sweet!

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 03:19 PM

Looks good
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Posted 06 July 2018 - 07:10 PM

Thanks guys.  Got some nice compliments on the car at the show and the strut bar setup - I left the trunk cover at home :D

4th of July Show in Quakertown, PA.
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1988 Starion ESi-R ... crushed by a tree 10/31/11 - back from the dead 8/2016
1988 Conquest TSi ... current driver - sold to Bigjoe 6/2016
1987 Conquest Flatty ... F/S thread - sold 8/2014
1987 Conquest TSi ... parts car - sold to Coldscrip 12/2011
1999 Eclipse 4G63 ... heavily modified.
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Posted 09 August 2018 - 12:43 PM

4UDrew Show in Doylestown.  Beautiful Day.

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1987 Conquest Flatty ... F/S thread - sold 8/2014
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Posted 07 October 2018 - 09:35 PM

I bought a 14G turbo off of John (aka StarquestRescue) back in Jan of this year.  So, in honor of him I got around to installing it this weekend.  Soon after I got it I sent the cold side over to my powdercoater to get coated in the blue I've been using and I gave the hot side a quick sandblast.  I also picked up a Halllman Pro boost controller since I'm still running the OEM boost selenoid and the car still pushes the stock 10lbs.

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Before I put the turbo back together I decided to take the turbine section to the wire wheel and give that a fresh coat of black brush paint.

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While the paint was drying, I turned my attention to my current setup and removed my 12A.

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While I was at it, I decided to take my new downpipe off that I just installed last Nov. and heat wrap it.

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Now it was time to put the 14G back together.

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Finally, to wrap it all up - install.

I did run into a problem: It's a little hard to see, but the lower exhaust bolt on the turbo has no nut on it.  John had told me he thought one of the threads on this turbo was buggered.  I looked it over good, but I didn't see anything wrong with any of the threads.  So last night when I was installing the nut won't tighten on that stud, I just spins.  I doesn't look stripped, but it obviously is.  I tried to remove the stud, but it wouldn't come out.  I'm going to have to order some turbo studs from DAD and then figure out a better way to get that stud out.  So, for right now I'm only running with 2 nuts on the exhaust.

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Now, if you just read through all this and you're thinking ... It doesn't look any different - then I accomplished my goal.  My goal with this car was to give a little bit more performance in the driver's seat, but appear to be "mostly" stock at car shows.  The fact that 14G installs with no modifications is exactly what drew me to it.
1988 Starion ESi-R ... crushed by a tree 10/31/11 - back from the dead 8/2016
1988 Conquest TSi ... current driver - sold to Bigjoe 6/2016
1987 Conquest Flatty ... F/S thread - sold 8/2014
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1999 Eclipse 4G63 ... heavily modified.
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Posted 08 October 2018 - 01:51 PM

Very nice!
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Posted 08 October 2018 - 03:11 PM

Car looks great!!!  Nice work.

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 03:54 PM

Just a heads up, I'm guessing that black powdercoating on the center cartridge is going to burn off or something similar.

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 06:44 PM

Very nice sir! Hope that black paint stays looking good on the cartridge what kind of temperature is that paint rated for? If it stays looking good there it would be excellent choice for other stuff.

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 06:53 PM

If you guys look at the first pic with the 12A installed, you can barely see the center section in the pic. I used the same stuff on that - and it's been on there 2 years. It's a very high temp brush on black .... I for get who makes it, but I got it at an auto store. It won't last forever, after the first drive the "gloss" look burns off, but it's better than a rust look IMO.
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Posted 08 October 2018 - 09:48 PM

So ... my reaction after a test drive:

It's definitely much snappier in the lower rpm range.  I particularly notice much more "pull" in 1st and 2nd gear.  Once I'm up into 3rd and the higher range of rpm's it doesn't feel crazy different from the 12a to me.  Now, that said, I didn't install the boost controller yet b/c I wanted to make sure everything was cool as is and I didn't have any coolant or oil leaks.  Everything seems to be fine, so I'll have to setup the boost controller and up the boost a bit when I get a chance (maybe this weekend).  That'll probably make it feel much different, b/c I've been running the car at stock boost level since I finished, which according to my aftermarket gauge is only 10lbs.  I'm hoping to move it up to 14 or 15.

Overall, I thought I might "feel" more, but I have to keep in mind I'm also used to driving my Eclipse with a much bigger turbo and 22lbs of boost.  So, my butt-meter is a little skewed. :P

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1988 Starion ESi-R ... crushed by a tree 10/31/11 - back from the dead 8/2016
1988 Conquest TSi ... current driver - sold to Bigjoe 6/2016
1987 Conquest Flatty ... F/S thread - sold 8/2014
1987 Conquest TSi ... parts car - sold to Coldscrip 12/2011
1999 Eclipse 4G63 ... heavily modified.
Feeback Thread | Motor rebuild thread | Restoration thread

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 08:41 PM

Nice work man. Yeah the 14g is a little "peppier" than a 12a.
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View PostJohnnyWadd, on 04 March 2010 - 10:01 PM, said:

my shaft was big i dont know what your talking about.




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