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Old 04-28-2010, 09:04 AM   #1
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the dyno was better then i hoped for. LJ(tuner) said with a aftermarket fuel pump i would easily make 400HP. i tried installing my 255 walboro but it ran like **** so i took it back out. since my TSX has a returnless fuel system i have to run a custom return line, regulator, and the 255 pump but MAYBE next year. thanks again Full-Blown Motorsports.

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heres a short video of one of the last dyno's

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so i went to Fullblown motorsports this past weekend to get my TSX dyno tuned. the results were disappointing. we couldnt change the rev limit on the kpro so it was stuck at 5500 RPMs. so i drove 3 hrs for a partial tune. the tuner said i would easily make 300 hp if my ecu wasnt messed up. heres the dyno results with the rev limit stuck at 5500 RPMs and some short video of one of the pulls. the best she did was 259 HP and 251 TQ at 5500 rpms.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnnDw_1j0w0

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so i have been working on turbocharging my TSX and this is where im at so far.

i had to do some wire tucking so that the engine harness is out of the way. it took me 12hours but it was worth it.

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my turbo. garrett t3/60-1

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im building my own sidewinder manifold to fit my TSX. custom baby. its still in the works cause i still need to get my wastegate.

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a quick mock up in my car just to see if i will have any issues.

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heres some pictures with the wastegate.
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heres my first mock up downpipe.
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this is the one that i am going with. it was hard and a tight fit but it works and thats a good thing or else my kit would be for sale. hahaha.
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heres the manifold sandblasted and finally finished.
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thats it for now but more to come is, custom fuel line, custom intercooler pipings, intercooler install, custom downpipe and dumppipe, new clutch, LSD, and hondata dual harness kpro. ill try to keep this updated every step untill i finish up my project. thanks for looking.

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Old 04-28-2010, 09:09 PM   #2
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Looking Good!!
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Old 04-29-2010, 12:29 PM   #3
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as soon as i finsh my DA and get a job i am getting a tsx and going to turbo it also.
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What management? K-Pro? Will it react ok to the DBW?
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NICE!!!!! One of the local fabricators here has a TSX on a 6262. ***** a beast!!!
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Very nice!!!
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Wiring looks like it was a pain in the ***. Nice work, can't wait to see more.


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lets see some more updatessss
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I noticed as you were test fitting the turbocharger, make sure that the cartridge center section is vertical. You'll destroy the turbo if it is clocked the way it is presently. I'm sure you knew that, but just in case...
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Better wrap and shield all that up...looks like it'd be cooking alot of stuff.
Good job on the fab work...u own a tig? Sweet.
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What management? K-Pro? Will it react ok to the DBW?
ill be running the dual harness k-pro which is made for the DBW.
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I noticed as you were test fitting the turbocharger, make sure that the cartridge center section is vertical. You'll destroy the turbo if it is clocked the way it is presently. I'm sure you knew that, but just in case...
honestly i didnt even pay attention to that but then again im not that far into the build for the turbo to be permanently mounted. thanks for the heads up.
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Better wrap and shield all that up...looks like it'd be cooking alot of stuff.
Good job on the fab work...u own a tig? Sweet.
oh yeah alot of wrap and plenty of air flow to keep the engine bay cool. im a welder so i can weld all of my stuff there.
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thanks for the replies. just got my wastegate so now i can finish welding my manifold once my v-band flanges come in.
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Very interesting build up. Looking forward to the final outcome.

Keep up the good work...
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Very interesting build up. Looking forward to the final outcome.

Keep up the good work...
Indeed. In to see what numbers you put down.
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Interestingg. Turbo vtec.
Good luck with it
I'm jealous.
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dope..
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Looks good! Props on the fab work in for more
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As am I, looks sick!
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here is an accord intake manifold i was practicing on.

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Looking good man! Keep it up!

I'm in for some numbers.
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I'm not a welder, did you custom your own to save money or is that what you have to do to turbo a TSX?
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good stuff keep us posted
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I noticed as you were test fitting the turbocharger, make sure that the cartridge center section is vertical. You'll destroy the turbo if it is clocked the way it is presently. I'm sure you knew that, but just in case...
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but not this one...
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*shrug*
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