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Old 10-04-2010   #41
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Re: Project Lex

Well thought I'd update this with some recent workings.

First, big thanks to Peter for helping me come up with a name for this sucker. With the Green Dragon gone (01 Galant), and Saables gone (06 Saab), it was time to yet again come up with a name. The funniest thing I think we came up with was Green Bean. It's green, and kinda roundy shaped like a bean, so it fits! So I dub thee...

Project Green Bean (or also 'Teh Bean)
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So, on to what I've done. The turbo is officially on order. I spent a long time researching, and speaking to many (what I'd consider) experts before choosing. In the end I chose a Borg Warner 84-75 (84 being the compressor exducer, and 75 being the turbine inducer) in a .91AR Divided T4 housing. Without getting into a ton of details, I spent a good 3 weeks researching turbos before finally deciding on this setup. In a nutshell, it's 61.4mm capable of flowing 72lb/min, and spooling quite quickly. I felt this matches my goal of being able to make some decent power, while maintaining as good of spool as possible to keep as wide of a power band as possible. If you care to learn anymore on this specific turbo, there are huge threads on Supraforums, and EvoM with lots of good input from Geoff at Full Race.

I've been researching EMS systems, and at this point am 99% set on getting the Megasquirt setup I mentioned earlier. Just waiting on a couple more answers from the gentleman I'll be purchasing from before it's a done deal. Right now I'm contemplating installing that before I boost, just to help as it may be easier to get it running well on a stock car that's already and pretty much perfect running condition.

Late last week removed the Climate Control unit, cracked it open and removed, and soldered in new backlight bulbs (6 total) and the LCD screen as those were known issues before I got the car. Everything went pretty smooth and is working good as new Pics of the process, and a final pic of it working!
Out with the old

In with the new





Today I started removal of the ghetto bass. This is actually proving to be a little bit of a mess. This car came stock with factory amps, and a CD changer I think. So when this guy installed his new setup, he had to do all sorts of wiring, and it's a friggin mess. But all the old stuff is out, and trying to sell it. I haven't chosen one yet, but will be purchasing a new new Double DIN CD/DVD/Nav unit, and probably just run one of my old amps and single 10" sub from the Talon for the time being. The ghetto bass was just too much for me. A single 10" is perfect for me as all I'm looking for is something to clean up the bass sound a little more than the factory system can putout. Also this whole time I had been wondering what was behind the stock trunk carpet as it seemed there should have been a lot more trunk space deeper in the trunk. Today I realised that, well, the reason that part of the trunk is blocked off is because that's where the gas tank is, ha! Some pics of everything torn apart, as it sits today


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Old 10-04-2010   #42
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Re: Project Lex

you sure are motivated. Wanna practice working on sc's with my car?
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Looks good Brandon
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Old 10-04-2010   #44
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Is that seriously a stock fuel tank setup?

Good progress Brandon, can't wait to see what it'll make.
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Old 10-04-2010   #45
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Should be pretty easy to do a fuel pump.
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Re: Project Lex

Yeah prety sure its the stock tank. fits like it belongs there. Seems odd but whatever. Fuel pumps should definitely be easy!!!!
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Yea, its stock. It sucks for a rear strut bar, but meh. No rusty fuel pump assemblies!
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Damn it this thread makes me want to turbo my M.
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Old 10-05-2010   #49
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Re: Project Lex

Your stereo headache is the exact reason I am choosing NOT to bypass the factory amp.
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Old 10-05-2010   #50
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Re: Project Lex

I'd probably do the same if I were you. My decision isn't as easy since mine is already hacked into by someone else
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Re: Project Lex

hahah. wow, awesome progress. that fuel tank is freakin' weird...I thought you did that! lol.
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The tank looks relatively narrow and tall. The center of gravity might not be helped by the location but it should feed more reliably than the X. <cough>
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Your stereo headache is the exact reason I am choosing NOT to bypass the factory amp.
Eh its not that big of a deal. Did it in my M and old audi. Just have to run speaker wire to each speaker in the car, which should be upgraded anyway if you put any decent speakers in a car.

Lookin good green bean!
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Re: Project Lex

Get some bumpin tunes in this hog and bring it on the cruise!!
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Re: Project Lex

Well gave the car a waxing. I'm no pro waxer or photographer, but I think it turned out alright. The pics make it look better than it really is. Maybe someday I'll pay someone to do a real good exterior detail (depending on what that costs).

So here's some pics after the waxing. Also a pic of some clear coat issues the front bumper has. Once the performance stuff is done, I'll probably start doing more body work (new bumpers, spoiler, new paint, etc).
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Old 10-06-2010   #56
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Re: Project Lex

Looks pretty good. If you decide to get an exterior detail done, I would recommend the guys at the Sunshine car wash detail center in Hopkins. They have done a few of our cars. Your exterior will look and FEEL new when they are done with it. I cost me somewhere between $100 and $200 if I remember correctly. I will probably get it done again next spring since this weekend is probably the last time I will drive my car the rest of the year.
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Re: Project Lex

Thanks

What do they do exactly? Just wax? I used some swirlX stuff to help get swirls out, but I don't think I did a very good job. I'd like to get something like that done, along with a wax and what not.
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I have a friend in Isanti that would probably wash, buff, wax, and detail your car for $50 and a case of beer. He has done my cars and he's done great work, I've always been very happy. He buffed out quite a few flaws on the WRX before I sold it that I didn't think would come out.
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Re: Project Lex

Well I sold my cams off the Talon, so that paid for a nice new China-bay GPS head unit Half the people say these chinese things are good, half say they suck. I haven't seen anyone yet with this one in particular. So I'll just be a guinea pig and give it a shot. And if it works or sucks, I guess I'll find out. I'll post up a review at sometime so others can know. If it ends up being good, well then sweet!! And I'll get another one for the Voy

What I like, is it's got GPS, DVD, and Bluetooth capabilities. I also like that it has an Aux In and a USB, both located on the FRONT. I Was having a hard time finding that on Pioneer, Kenwood, etc type units that cost under $500. One other thing I wanted was a Volume Knob. There were some cheaper china ones, but they had tiny little buttons which i didn't like. I like to be able to adjust volume quickly with a knob. And lastly I wanted double-din so that was also important to me.

Here's the link to what I got if anyone cares to check it out and tear me a new a-hole for buying china junk But trust you me, it's the first of many Chinese parts that will end up on the bean. Chinese turbo kit will be purchased sooner or later, haha!!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWNX:IT
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U know this broke nigga wants some of that action.
Hit me up tomorrow, I wanna see it.
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