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Old 10-08-2015, 10:02 PM   #15
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Got the faults cleared, I didn't realize you had to go to each module and clear faults. I just went to OBD Clear DTCs...

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Sweet job man. Love the approach you are taking on all these things. Hoping you get the faults cleared. Any details on your intercooler parts?
Thanks man!
IC isn't perfect but I think it's functional. I'm going to test tomorrow/this weekend. I don't want to order new pieces for a perfect fit till I have the new turbo installed and decide what to do with the TOP.

as for now though I trimmed the plastic shielding just in front of where the OEM IC pipes would be to keep the pipes in tight.

On passenger side a 90* silicone coupler with a straight pipe to 3"-2.5" reducer on the end of the TOP. Then the drivers side is a 90* (need one with longer legs) to a 3" straight pipe with a strait coupler to a 90* pipe to a straight coupler to the throttle body pipe.

I have pics on my SLR ill post with my official write up.

The passenger side required removing the front bolt of the TOP and pivoting it out from the engine to line up. The drivers side requres a long leg 90* silicone coupler or pipe so they reach each other w/o the small straght pipe and coupler added into the mix. My first drive blew the pipe at that extension I've sense modified and will be testing through the weekend.
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Old 10-08-2015, 10:26 PM   #16
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Very nice. Thanks. I'm trying to figure out my intercooler situation and this gives me another option. Curious for the photos
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Old 10-09-2015, 02:27 AM   #17
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3. My favorite reason for this suite though is if I decide to go back to stock or stage 2 in a few minutes I can be running that software in my driveway or if I run across a smoking deal on a BT or max out the fun on the F23 I can switch to any setup I want and I'm not going to have to buy software again. I may have to spend some time/$ on the dyno but to me that's a more fun way to spend the money.
thissss. definitely a good point to keep in mind for those interested in a tune. keep us updated when you get around to doing the dyno! great progress overall, I'll be sure to keep an eye on this thread!
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Old 10-09-2015, 06:03 AM   #18
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thissss. definitely a good point to keep in mind for those interested in a tune. keep us updated when you get around to doing the dyno! great progress overall, I'll be sure to keep an eye on this thread!

Thanks! I'll definitely share results. I'm in the process of building a new garage so depending how much $ that sucks up and how happy I am with the base file will dictate how quickly I do this but in a perfect world by mid/late November we'll have an update with dyno #s.


Still has some work to be done but here is the link to my write up on the IC install for anyone who is interested.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/8zs6swbg4a...tall.docx?dl=0
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Old 10-10-2015, 02:44 AM   #19
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So, in final preparation for the F23 I've installed my boost tap and analog sensor for the P3 gauge and installed the OBD splitter I'll report back if I run into issues. Turbo should be shipping mid October and I may hold off on the install till the new garage is up. Buying the turbo may have sacrificed the lift for about 6 months but working in the building will be way better than my attached garage and having the F23 seemed more fun 🏻


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Old 10-10-2015, 09:36 AM   #20
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Well looks like I was wrong although the initial for looked good the bottom of the bumper doesn't come in far enough I'm going to have to trim the crash bar some and may have to re-work my pipes a bit. More updates to come...


EDIT: So it's all back together now the clearance issue was solved by shaving down the lower shroud so it is flush with the ends and the bumper had clearance it was very tight but everything bolted up just fine. I'll try to finalize my write up this weekend.


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Old 10-10-2015, 08:40 PM   #21
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Took the car out for a drive, I've got a very noticeable sound change. I checked all the couplers and they're tight but this doesn't sound like spool to me... Thoughts?

May have to do a BLT to determine for sure.

Hitting 25 psi peak and holding 23 psi then tapering to ~18 psi

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Old 10-12-2015, 10:43 AM   #22
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It was a boost leak on the TOP where it connects to the Turbo. Issue resolved. Overall impressions the car feels good, but I'm on a relatively new tune and its cold now... I've been monitoring my P3 Intake read out and at full operating temperature under WOT I'm seeing ~+5/6 degrees over what my car is measuring Ambient temperature at. These numbers likely aren't as accurate as what you get when hooked to a dyno but I'm happy with what I'm seeing. I think the IC fills the grill pretty well but its not as noticeable as I had hoped which is ok just means its still got some "sleeper" status :-)
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Old 10-14-2015, 12:04 PM   #23
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Got my Eurodyne base file for the F23 today and expect the turbo to ship early to mid next week.
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Old 10-19-2015, 04:11 PM   #24
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Rolled over 36k miles and got a CEL... Forgot to zip tie the vacuum cap on the boost tap nipple not being used and it blew off.
Also found out that using the OBD splitter the gauge works but neither Eurodyne or VCDS can communicate to the ECU when connected to it so I'm returning it and I'm a little bummed!
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Old 10-25-2015, 07:52 PM   #25
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Peeled my wheels this weekend and ordered some electric lime green dip to give the car a refresh.
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Old 11-03-2015, 05:21 PM   #26
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Talked to Doug, all parts are in and turbo is getting ceramic coated and balanced this week!

Real excited to get this in!!!
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Old 11-04-2015, 07:40 PM   #27
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Started dipping today
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Old 11-14-2015, 10:00 AM   #28
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Still no turbo but here's some pics of the new Green Dip.





Not sure if I'll get my garage up this year or not took way longer than it should have to get the trees down and the power put under ground. The weather has been miserable and I'm afraid the ground is too saturated to be able to poor concrete... I'll find out in the next couple weeks though...
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