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Old 07-27-2011, 10:41 PM
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Thanks,

I dont expect the paint to last, i just couldn't put rusty manifolds on.

Today, i got the intercooler mounted and the tube to the tb. Ive started to mock up the drivers side turbo, but the turbo is not going where i want it. It looks like ill have to reclock my tick master clutch cylinder because the downpipe wants to lay right next to it.

I did take the next two days off of work so i could finish this, so hopefully i dont run into any show stoppers.

CK, could you post up some pictures of the drivers side turbo and the trimming you did to the inner fender liner.

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I guess I'm getting old.I can't imagine taking on a first time project like this and still trying not to be late for work.Funny thing.The guy doing the C5 with the same kit is trying to get it done to be on time for work.
Keep up the good work.

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Old 07-28-2011, 12:28 AM
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clearance between turbo and tire. 1/2 inch with full suspension sag. not enough, at ride height the tire will hit.





i think this up pipe is made wrong, it should be further back. but ive tried to move it back as far as possible but halft the turbine is still sitting on the other side of the wheel liner.

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That's the part that concerns me about this kit the most, it seem way too close for the front tires. What kind of clearance issues are everyone having with this kit?
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That's the part that concerns me about this kit the most, it seem way too close for the front tires. What kind of clearance issues are everyone having with this kit?
Really there have been zero clearance issues with the turbos and exhaust. We did have a few with the C5 intercooler pipes on the lowered cars, and that's how we figured out the hole in the fenderwell has to be as high as possible. And on the very first C6, where we figured out that we had to trim more out of the head light bucket where it goes through to allow it to sit further forward.

Carl, put the down pipe on there and look where it's going, make sure it's aligned right and that you're not hitting it. That's why we recommend to preassemble all of it. It may be really clear when you have the DP on that the angle is wrong, or it needs to shift one way or the other, or it may be in place. The W/G v-band does sit inside the wheel well housing on that side, and the clearances are tight, but nothing should hit.

And your master cylinder shouldn't be in the way at all, unless it's been changed with an aftermarket one?


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ya, im using a tick master cylinder, but i think i can make it work. im guess the bottom two are pictures of a c6, and it looks like the flange is level with the frame. im just gonna grind and grind until it fits. i tried to mount the uppipe and downpipes to the turbos and install as one unit, but im doing this solo, and even with two jacks, i can get the turbo in place where i want it but then i cant get the uppipe to the manifold. oh well, back to work.

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ya, im using a tick master cylinder, but i think i can make it work. im guess the bottom two are pictures of a c6, and it looks like the flange is level with the frame. im just gonna grind and grind until it fits. i tried to mount the uppipe and downpipes to the turbos and install as one unit, but im doing this solo, and even with two jacks, i can get the turbo in place where i want it but then i cant get the uppipe to the manifold. oh well, back to work.

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Yea an extra set of hands for this part is VERY useful! lol, For the grinding, we just hold it somewhat in place and make a rough marking, then shave it slightly more as needed till it's a nice fit.

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CK I noticed you mentioned up above you are looking to get some parts waterjetted for the c6/camaro. So does that mean this turbo kit or one of yours works for the Camaro platform as well?

Carl, Looks great and cannot wait to see your final results. I have a similar kit and plan to actually drill a hole through the frame and then have a shop cut a piece of rollbar tubing or similar through the hole and weld it to make sure there is no lack of strength in that location to run a oil line through that rather than all the way under the frame. To eliminate the need for a scavenge pump, and have the oil lines return the oil pan on both sides. Just an idea.

Can you PM more info on what you did to relocate the batter to the rear cubby where the Onstar box is? Mainly how you moved it or removed it?
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CK I noticed you mentioned up above you are looking to get some parts waterjetted for the c6/camaro. So does that mean this turbo kit or one of yours works for the Camaro platform as well?

Carl, Looks great and cannot wait to see your final results. I have a similar kit and plan to actually drill a hole through the frame and then have a shop cut a piece of rollbar tubing or similar through the hole and weld it to make sure there is no lack of strength in that location to run a oil line through that rather than all the way under the frame. To eliminate the need for a scavenge pump, and have the oil lines return the oil pan on both sides. Just an idea.

Can you PM more info on what you did to relocate the batter to the rear cubby where the Onstar box is? Mainly how you moved it or removed it?
This kit doesn't fit the Camaro, we developed one specifically for the camaro. We aren't completely done with the instructions/documentation yet, so it's not officially released.
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Really there have been zero clearance issues with the turbos and exhaust. We did have a few with the C5 intercooler pipes on the lowered cars, and that's how we figured out the hole in the fenderwell has to be as high as possible. And on the very first C6, where we figured out that we had to trim more out of the head light bucket where it goes through to allow it to sit further forward.

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The reason I ask because as you look at the turn radius of the front tires, the space between tire and turbo look real tight and you don't even have the fender liners on.
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Ive gotten it all mocked up now and all the trimming has been done. now i need to remove it all put some sealant on all the flanges. also got the oil pressure lines installed and routed,

but i sidetracked myself with tweaking the radiator fan shroud. i cut into it pretty good to clear my a&a filter inlet. i patched it up with some fiberglass and added some foam to make a better seal against the radiator.

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Old 08-06-2011, 12:50 PM
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Im having trouble test fitting the fender on the passenger side, am i supposed to cut into the fender ducting?





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That's one heck of a lot of work to install one of these kits.

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Old 08-06-2011, 01:59 PM
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tell me about it,,,,



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Carl do you have a pic of the passenger side without the fender on, and the driver side?
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If you've ever installed a turbo kit, then you know these kinds of "adjustments" and rejiggerings are not uncommon and are, in fact, par for the course.

Putting a turbo kit on a C5 or a C6 is NO SMALL TASK... Especially a kit with twins...................

Carl, I commend you! You should be getting close to smelling exhaust! Then the fun of tuning! Let me know if you need any help with a baseline tune, bro!
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Ok. I remounted the turbo up higher so I could clock the turbo closer inside.







Fender fits fine now.

Will finish te passenger side tomorrow, watching UFC 133 now.

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Dang it! I was looking forward to that awkward hole in the fender.

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