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Old 02-28-2017, 10:11 PM   #1
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Whats up guys

Im in the final stages of my build so I thought I would make a post about it.
ALL WORK (EVERYTHING) was done by me, myself, and I...

1999 c5 vette single turbo keeping ALL accessories in the factory locations

Engine/Drivetrain
LS3 stock bottom end/ stock heads
ATI balancer w A/C
Cam motions turbo cam
Brian Tooley .660 lift Dual valve springs
Ported TB/Intake
ARP head bolts
Stock t56 stock 3.42 rear
stock torque tube
Monster LT1-R twin disk clutch
Tick master cylinder

Power adder:
Cx Racing c6 manifolds and T4 hotside
Cx Racing c6 cold side and intercooler
Cx Racing c6 radiator
DERALE 12" fans 2100 CFMs per fan
Titanium header wrap (lots of it)
BW S480 billet wheel T4 1.25 a/r
Turbosmart hypergate 45s x2
Cx Racing 50mm BOV
4" turn down (to keep AC)

Fuel System: e-85
Racetronix 255 (e85) in tank feeding a
DW 3.5L Surge tank with 2 DW350il pumps
ID1300x injectors
-8 PTFE line (feed and return)
Fore innovations Fuel Rails
Fore Innovations FPR
UPP black -8 fittings

Misc:
AEM failsafe wideband 02
Turbosmart eboost 2 boost controller
Wrinkle painted cold side
MSD ignition wires cut to length
coil flip on factory brackets
Factory AC lines lengthened
MGW SHIFTER
ON3 vacuum block
battery relocation to trunk
N2mb WOT box w/ 2 step

Tuning/Ecu
HP TUNERS on factory ecu
DPE CORVETTE 2.5 bar map


Cx hot side
Test fitting
Speed bleeder and clutch install
Moving lines and harness
Monster clutch is in
Hot side wrapped
Intercooler/radiator kit

Mounted at slight angle (test fit)
Trimming bumper
Fuel pumps
Cold side test fit

BT valve springs
Lengthened factory AC lines
Surge tank prep


Hypergate 45s and dump tubes
ID1300s
Surge tank mounted
BW s480

She fits




One more fittement check
Wrinkle painted cold side satin black Intercooler
4" turn down
Coated and wrapped




Finished the plumbing on the surge tank
Mesh delete
Painted that cheesy red BOV until I can get a Tial 50mm

And MAF block off plate (needs paint)

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Old 02-28-2017, 10:17 PM   #2
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Here is a link to the first start up video.

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it's beautiful
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it's beautiful

Thank you! Not bad for an eBay turbo kit right?
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Sick! Very cool man.

Question tho, the stainless flex bellows before turbos, are they braided on the inside as well?
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nice! car looks amazing

that's a cool fuel system. can't say I've seen that before. given how wonky the fuel systems are in these vettes I'm surprised don't see more surge tank style systems used to keep the pump setups in the stock tanks more simple.
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Sick! Very cool man.

Question tho, the stainless flex bellows before turbos, are they braided on the inside as well?
They are ribbed inside and braided outside.

And thank you!!!!
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nice! car looks amazing

that's a cool fuel system. can't say I've seen that before. given how wonky the fuel systems are in these vettes I'm surprised don't see more surge tank style systems used to keep the pump setups in the stock tanks more simple.
Thank you!!!

Yea I wanted a 1k+ hp capable system and use my stock tanks, gauge and fill location. Because streetcar lol
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They are ribbed inside and braided outside.

And thank you!!!!
Perfect. Hope to see the car out sometime.
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Perfect. Hope to see the car out sometime.
Thanks. It will be out next week or so.
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Thanks. It will be out next week or so.
Obviously you're in Florida....ever make it to palm beach? Whats the plan with the car? Track/street?
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Obviously you're in Florida....ever make it to palm beach? Whats the plan with the car? Track/street?
Originally from Miami currently living in Brandon Fl. I travel to Miami often
Plan is a street car that will do well on the track. Mostly in Mexico but will see the 1/4 and 1/2 mile events here and there. Gotta have AC in FLA.
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Cool deal man. Sounds like it'll be a fun car. See you around maybe dude.
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That's a awesome build. Question, how was the fitment on the cx racing stuff? Any modifications to make it fit, or was it a straight bolt on?
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That's a awesome build. Question, how was the fitment on the cx racing stuff? Any modifications to make it fit, or was it a straight bolt on?
Thank you! The kit is pretty bolt on for the most part...

The hot side bolted right up. I didn't buy the down pipe as it goes where the ac compressor is located so I just made my own turn down.

So did the cold side minus one coupler on the left side was too short so I ordered a longer one from vibrant.

The radiator kit required me to make my own brackets as I wanted to keep ac so I angled it slightly to fit the condenser in front. If you didn't want to keep ac, I'm sure it wouldn't need as much modification

Running a BW S400 series requires trimming of the ABS bracket. If you run a cxRacing turbo, I don't think you will have to.

The only thing deleted on this car front sway bar and washer reservoir. Everything else is intact and in factory locations.
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Do you think its possible to keep the sway bar if the down pipe is routed differently?
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Do you think its possible to keep the sway bar if the down pipe is routed differently?
For sure!

You may have to cut the wastegate dump tubes as well but I don't see why not
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Damn that is a really nice kit considering it is CX Racing. How much $$ do you have in the turbo set up alone (no fuel system etc.)

Do you have a link to where you purchased the CX Racing stuff from? PM me if you don't want to post, since I don't think they're a sponsor.
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Damn that is a really nice kit considering it is CX Racing. How much $$ do you have in the turbo set up alone (no fuel system etc.)

Do you have a link to where you purchased the CX Racing stuff from? PM me if you don't want to post, since I don't think they're a sponsor.
Thank you! I sent you a pm.
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