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    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRauksauff View Post
    Honestly, I don't even know yet. I need to get my brain back in the game. I was originally going to do my vj20/vf10 hybrid, but now that the E153 is almost a go, there's no reason to keep the power low to save the transmission. I'm thinking I might go all-in right away. I REALLY liked the spool-up time of the vj20, it helped a lot with corner exit in autoX and track days. I occasionally take it to the strip, but it's not the priority. So I want something that will not give me a ton of turbo lag..

    Now the caveat; I haven't really done anything to the bottom end or head, it's still the stock 8.2:1 pistons and rods from the GTX front clip, with a GTR intake and the PSC tubular ihi/t3 flanged-exhaust manifold. So I basically need to do a couple year's worth of reading to find out what's been found to not work, and avoid that. I haven't even really decided on what sort of wheel HP that I want in the end.. I see Carlos pulling 500+ on the dyno, but I'm not thinking that's a streetable DD tune, lol.

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    Since you basically running a lower compression Miata engine, you could save some time and just see what they are running :D. Seems like a Gt2560R would be simiar to your Vf10 hybrid with decent spool up, but if you got the room for power a GT2871r could be right up your ally.

    Aprturbo seems to have both of them in a T3 turbine setup so if I am reading it right your PSC manifold should work for either with the T3 setup. The 2560R won't be the biggest numbers but would be one hella fun street car. I drove a few Turbo 1.8 Miatas with 2560Rs and it was a decent mix of fast spool and nice top end. Made for a good mix on a street car.

    just my random 2 cents.

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    dang that looks good! I miss my wagon!

    I've been driving a buddy's Fiat Abarth for the last couple of days, and I am really missing boost also. The exhaust note on the Abarth is glorious, btw. Turbo, cat, straight pipe to a Y, and the tips. no resonator, no muffler.. stock from the FACTORY. direct injected 1.4L, 160hp, 170lb-ft, 2500lbs.

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    Well right now, my engine is on a stand, so I'm STRONGLY considering just flipping it upside down, and jamming some new pistons and rods inside. I'm already planning on going the EVO ecu route, so might just spring for KAi injectors and rods, and pistons for whatever CR works out to be best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CODY004WD View Post
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    Finally got the BP swapped wagon running right. Still need to do a water pump (seeping) timing belt, add A/C, and put a clutch in it, then add boost!

    I've replaced a ton of parts, fixed a couple overheating issues, fixed a horrible warm stalling issue, and fixed an intermittent misfire. Time for a few upgrades!

    The Fuel pump was the cause of the horrible stalling, so I dropped in a walbro 255LPH I had sitting on the shelf.

    For appearance, I put my Gram Lights 57c's on it, added a GT front bumper, swapped the mangled GT grille that came on it for an LX I had while I wait for my new grille, and removed the previous owners stickers.

    I took off the KSports, and put on the modified long travel Koni red setup that I bought from James. I swapped on some lower profile camber plate components to get about 3/8" more drop up front, I also Swapped out the stock 392# Ksport Front springs for a set of 12" long double progressive QA1 275-425-275 springs. I swapped the 224# Ksport rear springs for a set of 275# QA1's and added a set of Helper springs, and I adjusted all four struts to 1 turn below full hard. The goal was to get a very functional ride-height with far more travel than k-sports, a much less harsh ride, and as much grip as I can generate.

    These Have Delivered! Ride is slightly more harsh than stock, but body roll and squat/dive are far more controlled. The springs are actually stiffer than O.T.S. Ksports
    but have a much softer ride, plus being progressive gives the car a lot more sprung droop travel, keeping the springs seated and the wheels on the ground under harsh conditions. Most of you have seen the photos of my hatch lifting its right rear at an auto-x, this car shouldn't do that. The hatch had less than 1/2" droop travel on Jim Pierce's KSports from his road race car, as shown in the photos here, the wagon has 4-5" droop in the rear and 3-4" up front. This is accomplished with all 4 springs fully seated at full droop, which was not the case when I received these coilovers!

    I like the ride height, love the ride, love the handling, wish the Red's were easier to adjust, and dig the fact that I could raise the car at least 3" from where it sits currently.

    The Other MAJOR upgrade I've done is tone down the Exhaust. I ripped out the 2.5" exhaust that was in the car, it was loud, raspy and worst of all, touching the body in multiple locations, so it DRONED something fierce... I kept the spiral core resonator that was in that system, added a Vibrant super-quiet resonator, a magnaflow Cat, and a ZX2 S/R Borla, I also added a better flex-pipe plus a V-band, since the existing exhaust was one piece from the cylinder head to the horrible magnaflow muffler at the back. I also used polyurethane hanger mounts to hold everything is place and dampen the system itself. Now it has a great sound, plenty of volume, no drone or rasp, and it doesn't reverberate. I may still add a helmholtz chamber to target the highway frequency, just to smooth out the tone a hair more at 3600-4000 RPM.

    I know I'm getting old when I am excited about a quiet and soft ride! The exhaust was a requirement though, my ears would ring for hours after 30 minutes on the highway, that is permanent damage... wtf.

    Getting there one step at a time. This will be a nice car eventually!


    Glad you like them. Honestly even without the spring change you would have been impressed with the ride. If I had the parts lying around they would have had some helper springs in them and good idea on using shorter camber plates. KSport made them taller than the original I presume to reduce the ride harshness with that rubberized mount.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRauksauff View Post
    Well right now, my engine is on a stand, so I'm STRONGLY considering just flipping it upside down, and jamming some new pistons and rods inside. I'm already planning on going the EVO ecu route, so might just spring for KAi injectors and rods, and pistons for whatever CR works out to be best.
    Honestly Carlos had his protege making 700+ WHP and he drove it around on the street, so it can be done.

    Let me know when you ready for rods and injectors and I can give you a package deal if you buy them both at the same time.


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    EV14 GT500 injector kits available for the BP. 610cc@3Bar. PM me
    EV14 925cc@3Bar injector kits available
    BP Forged H beam rods available now
    KL Forged H beam rods arriving soon
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    Quote Originally Posted by 300zxrb26dett View Post
    Glad you like them. Honestly even without the spring change you would have been impressed with the ride. If I had the parts lying around they would have had some helper springs in them and good idea on using shorter camber plates. KSport made them taller than the original I presume to reduce the ride harshness with that rubberized mount.


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    Yeah I love them James! Pretty badass setup. The spring change was nothing more than an experiment, and the desire to keep springs perched. I happened to have everything laying around and decided to try it all out. I was afraid I was going to have to change the ride height a bunch after I first set it down, but the ride height ended up almost exactly where I wanted it right where you had the perches at. The car looked cool slammed on k-sports, but the tires hit the inner fenders hard over any bump, and would ruuuuuuuuubbbb going around corners at anything above a 2 on the 1-10 intensity scale. Not a bit of rub or contact now, which means I can actually go for a 10... This thing handles every bit as well as any other Escort I've built, and I'm still stock bushings, no bracing, etc. Excited for some front roll center correction, and big brakes in the near future!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRauksauff View Post
    dang that looks good! I miss my wagon!

    I've been driving a buddy's Fiat Abarth for the last couple of days, and I am really missing boost also. The exhaust note on the Abarth is glorious, btw. Turbo, cat, straight pipe to a Y, and the tips. no resonator, no muffler.. stock from the FACTORY. direct injected 1.4L, 160hp, 170lb-ft, 2500lbs.
    Thanks, it's getting there! I had been missing a wagon in my life for a few years now. I actually traded my KL swapped 5Lug 5-door, for this wagon, which says how much I was missing a wagon. Oddly enough this car takes me back to my very first Escort. In 2004 I had a 1994 Electric Currant Red Wagon, complete with gold/bronze 5 spoke wheels and about this ride height. Every time I sell a wagon, I regret it, and i end up with another shortly after. I've even owned two of my previous wagons twice, (the first and second) and I know where my third one is incase I decide to buy it from the current owner. My fourth wagon is the green 99 that I picked up about a month ago (seen in background of pictures on previous page) and this 94 is #5. I will not sell this one... if I ever try to, someone slap me straight...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CODY004WD View Post
    My fourth wagon is the green 99 that I picked up about a month ago (seen in background of pictures on previous page) and this 94 is #5. I will not sell this one... if I ever try to, someone slap me straight...
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    Thanks Ry-guy! I mean it too.
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