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  1. Stu

    Standalone Help! DTA

    Your teeth count should be 24 not 12 - well unless the dizzy has been mucked with
  2. Last month I took this thing out on a cruise to a Japanese Nostalgia meet that's held every year. Threw the kids in the car and went along to check out some other cool cars from the era. Super fun day, the car ran pretty good and drew a bit of attention. One of my work colleagues brought along his tidy 4agte Levin which I have since dyno tuned for him - super simple un-opened small port 4age with a gt2860 (Stock S15 turbo) and a Link Atom. Managed to run a very conservative 160kw on a touch under 12psi. In other news, Ive got a new turbo on order for the starlet and also have bought an AE86 so will set that up as a nice simply street package for now.
  3. Well had this thing out earlier this month and gave it a good thrashing at the track and it ran faultlessly and Im super happy. It was a pretty hot day and unfortunately the track was quite slippery so I wasn't able to get a good time in but was super happy with how it ran. I was running full interior and full exhaust for the day and didn't use boost per gear or launch control as I ran out of time to configure it all. But it was still a great day with friends and netted a best time of the day of 12.5 on a 2.8 60ft @ 120mph - yes it was that bad off the line. I tried all sorts of different launch rpm and even went back to launching in 1st which I don't normally do. Best 60ft I ran was 2.19 and that was after a big 2nd/3rd gear burnout to get the tires super hot. I think I need to get more savage on the burnout to get the tires really hot, then also give them a quick scuff before staging. Ive been too pussy on the burnouts as I'm worried about drive train but it seems to be holding so may as well try next time. I was looking back at the notes on the setup when I ran the 11.8@121mph and I was running the side pipe and it was a night event. I've got an idea the exhaust is a slightly restriction so I think the next step will be to finally build a 3 inch exhaust as its currently running 2.5inch with a muffler and reso. Ive also got a new turbo on order so that should wake it up a bit, plus im piecing together a 8.9:1 bottom end as this one is 8.0:1 so a little lazy. I'm going for a good responsive package rather than outright power. Anyway, here's some photos:
  4. The ign switch wire popped out of the alternator plug so it wasn't charging properly, all sorted now. This thing eats alternators for some reason.
  5. Cheers mate! Yeah I'll post more data after this weekends event. Im using a customised C56 - its got some hybrid parts in it and a few custom machined bits and pieces.
  6. Ah right, I forgot about those ones. I'd just check out that exhaust housing size compared to the old unit.
  7. I part own a dyno now so will eventually get it strapped down and figure out what the power and torque curves look like. Starting to get a bit nervous about drive train holding up.
  8. Is that from a 2jz? Some of those variants have a larger AR exhaust housing so will be very laggy, might pay to compare against the stock unit.
  9. Because everyone loves data... Theres more fuel to pull out and a bit more boost to go. Runs out of gears relatively easily now.
  10. Might pay to cc those chambers and work out the difference in compression. The stock turbo is quite low compression anyway so alittle bump up would be good, just not too much.
  11. I made it all years ago, its seemed to have helped hold the front end together.
  12. Thanks!! Sorry not much more than the photos already posted. The bars run from the firewall to top plats on the struts that the strut brace is bracketed off, then the bars continue forward and down to the chassis rail where there are crush tubes through the rail to another brace that runs forward and along behind the factory lower front chassis.
  13. Was having a clear out at home and found these old gems
  14. Stu

    Injector dynamics - which ones?

    Oh totally agree its possible, couple of examples ive had a 4g63 with 1800cc injectors and a barra with 2200cc injectors both idle like a kitten with a link ecu. Just stating that 1000cc will support way more power than any 5e will make so its a bit overkill. Injectors are alot cheaper these days so easy option to go big I guess but theres no major need.
  15. Yeah not quite that simple unfortunately, the adjustable stop is there but its not a common thread size and crawling around under there just sucks