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Old 08-15-2017, 11:29 AM   #1
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Default 1999 FRC Pro Mod Style TT Kit

JDS99 and I have been tossing around the idea of building a very simplified twin turbo kit for a while.

Simplified meant for the most part:
  • Easy access to the turbos
  • Very limited exhaust piping
  • Air filters but no inlet piping if possible
  • Gravity drain
  • Make use of available exhaust manifolds
  • No major relocation of accessories or systems

A mishap on May 13th presented the opportunity to take things in a different direction. This will be the build thread where we make lemons out of lemonade.




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Old 08-15-2017, 11:35 AM   #2
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Goodbye to what was for the most part a stock setup with the TTiX kit and built 427.



and let the shopping begin...

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A teaser pic to show where this is headed:

This will check the box for very limited exhaust piping.


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Awesome, sub'd!
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Thanks. I've got more pictures that I'll try to load tonight. Decent progress has been made.
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You can buy turbos at WallyWorld???

Good luck with the build!!
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Wow they sell PT turbos at your wallmart. :0
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What size turbos did you go with?
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YESSSS!

Money spent in the right places, without a doubt. HP/$ figure should be outstanding. Hurry up so you can give me a reason to build another setup for mine lol

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Wow they sell PT turbos at your wallmart. :0
Budget build right?

Thanks. The fedex store was located inside Wal-Mart and I just couldn't resist the opportunity. I was walking through the store with two turbos and thinking this is probably one of the priciest boxes that has ever fit in their shopping cart.

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What size turbos did you go with?
I'm giving the PT6870s a spin. 0.96 A/R T4 housing.
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YESSSS!

Money spent in the right places, without a doubt. HP/$ figure should be outstanding. Hurry up so you can give me a reason to build another setup for mine lol
Thanks for all of the help and advise so far. I wouldn't have covered as much ground this quickly without your input. Every time I complete another step, I can tell the gears are turning and we are seeing the reality of how this kit is going to work.
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As mentioned, I've been discussing building something like this for a little while now. There are a few options out there these days for turbo kits that are readily available but I kept coming back to the idea of locating the turbo in the fender and routing the downpipe right out the fender. This picture probably shows the concept the best and is where the pro mod style name originates. The front half chassis mods on this car are a little farther than I want to go at this point, but the car will be getting a front engine plate this go round.

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Paul Major put his turbos there in his 01Z.
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Paul Major put his turbos there in his 01Z.
Yes, I've found some of his past threads and online articles. They were in the trunk originally and then moved to this location?

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Looks good Ben! Paul's car is kind of hard to tell what it started out as LOL!
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Yeh. That's Paul's car.

Like all of us, he started out as a test and tune, then brackets, then just a little faster.

I think he's been 4.1x or so. I watched him run about 6 4.2x passes in a row winning the ODR class at Yellow Bullet Nats a few years back. It's a beautiful car.

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Yeh. That's Paul's car.

Like all of us, he started out as a test and tune, then brackets, then just a little faster.

I think he's been 4.1x or so. I watched him run about 6 4.2x passes in a row winning the ODR class at Yellow Bullet Nats a few years back. It's a beautiful car.
You should see it now that DMC just stuffed the Hemi in there...

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I know most cars like that will never see any street use...but dont the turbos smoke like **** at that angle ?

or are they pretty tolerant of running like that ?

A friend has a car and his is mounted at a relatively small incline and on occasion is very noticeably smokey. But it's nowhere near the angle of those. ( His does make very good oil pressure too though, dry sumped etc so that could be a factor )
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I know most cars like that will never see any street use...but dont the turbos smoke like **** at that angle ?

or are they pretty tolerant of running like that ?

A friend has a car and his is mounted at a relatively small incline and on occasion is very noticeably smokey. But it's nowhere near the angle of those. ( His does make very good oil pressure too though, dry sumped etc so that could be a factor )
A bunch of race cars with their turbos mounted like that and I have never seen them smoke. I would guess it's their drysump/vac pump helping them out. They could also know something we don't lol.
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