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Old 10-26-2010   #101
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Re: Project Lex

Haha! I've done a bit of research and what I've found is that these seem to do better than the mitsu ones that fall apart all the time. There's a ton of people running these actually. So hopefully it does last longer than the shitty DSM ones. And really for a divided T4 manifold, it's either this, or you jump into the $900+ manifolds from companies like ETS, or double that for Full Race. No one makes a middle like decent $600 manifold that I can find like there are for Mitsu's, or else I would have been all over that.

But it's like you said, it's so damn cheap I can't pass it up. If I only get a year out of it, that's OK. The main thing to me is that the R&D is done as far as exact placement and angle of the turbo so that it fits right under the hood and in the engine bay. So if it does break, that's fine I will make a new one out of thicker material, but can basically just reverse engineer this one as it's already a common and known good turbo placement setup Rather than me playing trial and error over and over making one from scratch, this one will be able to help me setup a jig to make a new one if it does break.

Yes folks you heard it right, reverse engineer a Chinese reverse engineered ebay manifold, it's like Chuck Norris roundhouse kicking an oxymoron
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Old 10-26-2010   #102
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Just for my own notes, found a good online place to buy stock OEM parts. I will miss having awesome local OEM support like Brookdale Mitsu. This appears to be the online Toyota place however:

http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...layCatalogid=0

Just ordered a new tranny mount as I suspect mine is fairly worn, how exciting

Toyota P/N: 12371-46090
There's better dealers for OEM parts than Carson btw. Hit me up and I'll find em for you if you're interested.
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Old 10-29-2010   #103
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Re: Project Lex

Some stuff arrived today! The shiny stuff straight from Chiyyyna

Will be considering getting the hot parts coated also. Not sure what I want to do quite yet there...
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Old 10-29-2010   #104
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Re: Project Lex

is the mani top mount or bottom not that it really matters lol but thought i would ask.. looks sweet man stuffs coming together nicely
lmfao btw you have 29 guest looking at this thred right now lmfao!! lololol!
now 35 lol!
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Re: Project Lex

It's a top mount That's pretty normal for these for single setups it seems.
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sweet that means you get to polish up that turbo and make it nice and shiny =) lmao
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Re: Project Lex

Cheapest place I've found LCA's. Just for my own notes:

http://www.parts.com/oemcatalog/inde...layCatalogid=0

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Re: Project Lex

lol nice lol awesome you are making progress lol miss you lol, hows the stereo coming along? lolloloolllolol
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Re: Project Lex

loller skates I'm still waiting for the new antenna to arrive. Once it gets here I will put it in and see if it fixes the gps issue.
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Re: Project Lex

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Old 11-02-2010   #111
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Re: Project Lex

Rack and Pinion is out. I'm just going to say F-it and order up a new one from Vatozone tomorrow as they are only around $200 and have a lifetime warrantee. So hopefully won't ever have to deal with that ever again. The bushings for it were also worn to hell so I ordered up some new steering rack bushings from here:
http://www.tmengineering.net/suspens...n/make/sc.html


Also since it's a common problem area apparently, I ordered up a new PS pressurized line. This one is SS-Braided and rated to 2000psi so this should never be a leak concern area ever again:
http://store.driftmotion.com/static/...k3mk4sc300.php

Got the old front swaybar endlinks out, and put the new ones in. This area is one area where things have a little surface rust. I was able to get 1 of the 4 nuts off the end links, and simply could not break the other nuts loose, no matter how much PB Blaster I used. So the DSMer in me managed to get them off :

said f-it and grabbed my angle grinder only to find out it was missing the piece that holds the cutting disc in place. Went to Menards and found this beaut for $9

as the marines would say, Get Some!


They are out. Those LCA's are just ugly, will replace those this winter I think:


Will tighten them up later


Also some more stuff showed up in the mail. New front motor mounts, and rear sway bar end links. OEM Toyota baby
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Re: Project Lex

Very nice!

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Re: Project Lex

I love the use of the angle grinder, used that quite a bit on my project. It's very therapeutic!
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Re: Project Lex

nice, that things a little rusty.
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Giggity! Shiny parts look good, so does the progress!
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Re: Project Lex

Called up Vatozone about a new rack and pinion at 9am. They had it by noon

So basically got it in the garage. Got the new tie rod end links on it. Waiting for PB Blaster to hopefully do some more magic because I cannot get the steering wheel rod off the old friggin rack!!
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Re: Project Lex

All motor mounts replaced
- 2 fronts and the rear one on the tranny. All new mounts are OEM Supra N/A mounts.
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Re: Project Lex

^Nice, keep up the good work. Sorry I didn't make it.
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Re: Project Lex

Yeah ya jerk, if you woulda been here the Rack n Pinion would be in too!!! j/k I'm just feeling a little burnt out right now so I'm going to save that for tomorrow. Once that is done, then time to put the wheels back on and take it on a test drive
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Re: Project Lex

Reeses peanut butter cups, good choice.
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