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racerX
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1/05/2007
04:48:30

Subject: v6 turbo, up and running, and for sale
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finally an update on my truck. i've had it up and going for quite a while (note the sunny idaho weather in the pics) but after 3 years with the truck, i've decided to get a new project, something i can autocross. so anyway, heres a copy of my thread that i posted over at dakotausa.

well, here it is boys. my turbo project has been up and going on my dakota since late july. after purchasing TheMongrel's remote turbo kit, i decided to use some of his components but go with a standard mount turbo, since i didn't want to rely on the remote oiling system. i started researching, lots of pm's to people over at dodgetrucks.org (fasstdak), and buying up parts.

my original plan was to get a custom turbo manifold built on the passenger side of the motor, have a crossover pipe and then a downpipe. the lack of space and cost of that, however, turned me off of that idea. i talked it over with a local guy at a speedshop (Revtech Motorworks, Boise ID.) and he came up with the idea of bringing the exhaust together at the factory Y pipe, bringing the one pipe up under and to the front of the motor, then up to the passenger side, to the turbo, then downpipe out. this eliminated the need to even mess with the stock exhaust manifolds, and worked out really well.

all of the metal fabrication and front mount intercooler layout was done by Revtech, install of the gauges, tuning components, and fuel system was by me and my friend Kyle. here's the rundown

T3 turbo, from an '89 turbo Trans am/grand national
38mm external wastegate, open dump tube
ebay Intercooler
custom y pipe turbo manifold, 2 1/2" downpipe to 3" exhaust, dynomax single muffler dumped before rear axle.
no cats, fastman o2 simm boxes
MSD BTM timing control
MSD inline fuel pump
Aeromotive digital fmu
Extreme Velocity aluminum airhat
ebay blowoff valve
autometer boost gauge, AEM wideband o2 sensor
2 bald rear tires.

so far, its been running great! i still drive my truck everyday. when it first got up and running, it was still 100+ degrees in boise, and even sitting in afternoon rush hour on my way to work, my truck didnt run any hotter than it did before. spool up is quick, sometimes too quick. i can roll into the throttle and get boost around 2000rpm, and be at 6lbs way before 2500. i havent done any dyno pulls or quarter mile times since the install, however. fulltime college and a fulltime job haven't left me much time to play with the truck.


ok, enough chitchat, lets get to the pics

here's an engine bay overview,
[img]http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e46/racerX_244/DSCN0908.jpg[/img]

here's how the manifold comes together. going under the motor to the passenger side
[img]http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e46/racerX_244/DSCN0902.jpg[/img]

it then comes up to the passenger side of the engine bay, right near the belt tensioner and alternator
[img]http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e46/racerX_244/DSCN0905.jpg[/img]

here's a shot from the passenger side of how the turbo sits, much like where most superchargers sit. you can see the downpipe, the outlet pipe of the turbo (blue silicone coupler, going down through the metal area behind headlight), the oil inlet and drain into valve cover.
[img]http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e46/racerX_244/DSCN0897.jpg[/img]

here's the wastegate, just before the manifold pipe enters the turbo. you can also see the blowoff valve back there in the corner, and where the turbo outlet pipe is going down to lead into the intercooler
[img]http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e46/racerX_244/DSCN0898.jpg[/img]

intercooler.
[img]http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e46/racerX_244/DSCN0896.jpg[/img]

the charge pipe goes from the intercooler into the drivers side, up under the battery and behind the fenderwell.
[img]http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e46/racerX_244/DSCN0906.jpg[/img]

here's the cool side pipe coming up under the battery into the air hat.
[img]http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e46/racerX_244/DSCN0899.jpg[/img]

3" dynomax, dumped before the rear axle
[img]http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e46/racerX_244/DSCN0904.jpg[/img]

quick interior shot, triple gauge pod (trans temp, boost, wideband o2)
[img]http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e46/racerX_244/DSCN0901.jpg[/img]

oh, did i mention in might be for sale?

as stated above, the fulltime job and fulltime school is killing me. i really have no time to play with and tune my truck, although i've been having a blast with it. funny thing is, about the same time i got my truck just about done, i got introduced to autocross, and i'm almost considering selling the truck and turbo kit this winter and getting an autocross car for next spring. crazy i know, but i've had fun with my truck, have had it for 3 years.

anyway guys, thats my project. i know i see many people talk about v6 turbos but very very rarely see or hear of one coming together. so here's mine :D

also, if anybody is interested in my kit, let me know. otherwise, i'll part out the turbo stuff on ebay and put the dakota specific stuff (manifold, downpipe, exhaust) up for sale on here

UPDATE: everything is pretty much off and up for sale. i've had a few offers on the exhaust uppipe/downpipe setup over at dakotausa, but nothing permanent yet. let me know what you guys think, if you're interested in anything, etc.



CluCool
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1/05/2007
18:44:09

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"also, if anybody is interested in my kit, let me know."

How much?




racerX
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1/06/2007
22:09:12

RE: v6 turbo, up and running, and for sale
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i've already parted out some of the kit, and i'm keeping some things for my next project.

i've got the exhaust manifold and exhaust downpipe, which replaces the stock y pipe and routes the exhaust back to the stock location after the turbo, for $450.

the 38mm wastegate for $130

turbo and oil lines for $275

the 3gauge pillar pod for $50

if anybody is interested in anything let me know, racerX_244@hotmail.com



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