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Drag Race Build Street/Drag 97 tsi

Year:
1997
Model/Trim:
Eagle Talon TSi AWD
  • Ownership Status:
    I own it
    Drivetrain:
    AWD
    Transmission Type:
    Manual
    Build Type:
    • Street
    • Drag Race
    Mods-Bolt-on:
    Intake/Intercooler: ETS super short route fmic, 2.5 inch al piping, tial 50mm bov, ported turbo t/b, JMF Drag intake, FP 4 inch intake.

    Fuel: 16 gal cell mounted in hatch area, Magnafuel 4303 pump, Magnafuel regulator, -10 feed/-8 return lines, Magnus fuel rail, FIC 2150's, fuel cooler, E85.

    Turbo/Exhaust: Billet HX40 w/BEP .70 ar housing, STM T3 manifold, PTE 46mm wastegate, side exit exhaust/STM catback.

    Ignition: Stock Coils, Dynatek ARC-2, Magnecor KV85 wires, NGK BR9ES

    Misc: AFCO Scirocco radiator and shroud, FF valve cover, depowered steering rack, STM/Odyssey battery kit, Fluidampr crank pulley, Galant alternator, Avid motor mounts, Boosted Fabrication front bumper supports and front crossmember.
    Mods-Engine:
    Block: 6 bolt swap, .20 over, Eagle rods, Ross pistons, ARP hardware wherever available, balance shaft delete.

    Head: stock port 6 bolt head, MLS gasket, ARP headstuds, FP4R cams, HKS gears, Crower springs and ti retainers, Kiggly HLA regulator.
    Mods-EMS & Logging:
    Ecmlink V3, speed density, GM flex fuel sensor, IR BCS, Innovate mtx-l wideband, Autometer oil/boost/fuel gauges
    Mods-Drivetrain:
    TMZ/QuarterMaster 7.25" rally gear drive twin disc clutch, TMZ stage 3 trans w/ 4 spider, Evo 1st, Boostin Performance 300m output shaft, Boostin Performance 300m t-case, DSS 3.5 inch aluminum driveshaft, Boston Hatcher rear diff mounts, B&M sport shifter.
    Mods-Handling:
    Evo 8 Brembos, Evo 8 booster, Galant knuckles, 3g BMC, STM ABS delete, Energy Suspension poly bushings, Eibach lowering springs, 17inch Enkei Imola's, Nitto NT555
    Parts Wishlist:
    Coilovers, clutch type rear diff with FF caps and cover, second set of lighter wheels and some slicks, PTE 6466.
    Background:
    I've been into dsm's since 2007 when I bought a 91 tsi awd. I've since owned 4 others including this 97 I purchased in late 2013. I bought it from a friend for $2500. He had lost the key and it sat for a while. It already had a pretty nice hx35 setup on it so I had some new keys made put a tune on it and I've been driving/modifying it ever since. It's my most modified dsm and by far my favorite of the 5 I've owned.
    I've never really had any plans/goals for the car. I just like drag racing and having something to tinker with. I have a new drivetrain setup for this year that should hold up better than previous seasons, and if I can keep it together, I'll be looking to upgrade to a 6466.

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  1. xxNocturnalxx
    Extremely nice bay! Are you venting and recircing? Or is the dipstick capped off?
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    2. 91talonts1
      It sees -.8in/hg tops and that's when I'm cruising on the interstate. Most positive pressure I've seen is .7psi, that was around 32psi. I do not constantly monitor it though. Once crankcase pressure is positive the vented can just vents as well.
      91talonts1, May 11, 2017
    3. xxNocturnalxx
      Interesting because that's how I have mine setup currently and I was thinking the only way to befit from a closed catch can setup was to cap off the dipstick tube vented can, I guess I'll have to do some testing on it. Curious if it would pull more vacuum with dip stick fitting capped.
      xxNocturnalxx, May 11, 2017
    4. 91talonts1
      I'm sure it would, but from what I can remember from Calans thread on the subject his sealed setup didn't pull more than like -1.5 or something. I don't think the turbine inlet could ever net alot of CC vacuum, but then again I don't think you would want a whole lot in there anyway. As long as pressure in there doesn't go too far positive all should be good.
      As far as this setup compared to my old completely vented setup, it definitely works much better. The oil stays much cleaner.
      91talonts1, May 11, 2017
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  2. BLACK'98DSM
    Nice job on the headers!
    1. 91talonts1
      Thanks! I've taken the wrap off since those pictures were taken though. It's just ceramic coated now.
      91talonts1, Oct 17, 2019
      BLACK'98DSM likes this.
  3. Santi714
    Love the build, a lot of hard work here!! Props man!!
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