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Street Build Thunderchild

Year:
1992
Model/Trim:
Eagle Talon TSi AWD
  • Ownership Status:
    I own it
    Turbo Type:
    14b
    Drivetrain:
    AWD
    Transmission Type:
    Manual
    Build Type:
    • Street
    Mods-Bolt-on:
    Frozen boost 11"x13"x4" W2A intercooler, jabsco intercooler pump, custom 4.5gal reservoir, frozen boost dual-pass 24"x8"x2" heat exchanger, -16an fittings & lines, dual 10 inch fans, hallman pro MBC with in cab controller, custom 3" intake to passenger side bumper duct, non-turbo 1g TB, 3" GM maf directly before TB, Cyclone intake manifold with t25 mod, ported 1g exhaust manifold, 3 inch stainless turbo-back exh, ported punishement racing recirculating o2 housing, prothane motor mounts, jays racing alt. relocation kit, PS and AC delete, fluidampr harmonic balancer, Fluidyne aluminum racing radiator, Samco radiator hose kit.
    Mods-Engine:
    stock rebuilt short block, ARP headstuds, rebuilt Hyundai elantra head, 92 tsi cams, 3g revised lifters, gates kevlar belt, gates water pump, oem timing components, oem oil pump, ffofh, -4an oil feed with manifold for oil sensors.
    Mods-EMS & Logging:
    Stock ECU with add-on eprom board and ecmlink v3, Innovate MTX-L wideband, oil pressure/temp gauge, and boost gauge/shift light, gm IAT in UICP, omnipower 4 bar MAP.
    Mods-Drivetrain:
    South bend stage 3 daily clutch kit, competition clutch chromoly flywheel, competition clutch forged clutch fork, -4an braided steel clutch line, symborski solid shifter base bushings, shift cable bearings, dc sports weighted shift knob, welded center diff/VCE.
    Mods-Handling:
    Megan racing coils, ebay/cheapo stagg struts, hyundai Veloster 17x7 wheels, 215 45 r17 dunlop direzza dz102 tires, depowered steering rack, megan racing strut bars, EBC outlander rotors/brackets/dual pistons calipers, EBC yellow stuff pads, 3g master/booster, engalls rear camber arms, volk ATE kit, front camber bolts.
    Parts Wishlist:
    Coilovers, better race-oriented seats, 8 point cage, better brakes, full auto swap (2g for lockup and street occasions), front half tube chassis, holset t3 turbo setup.
    Background:
    been an automotive technician since 2000, working in various fields. always liked the awd dsm platform, and ran across this one for a good price and rebuilt it from the ground up.

    Been driving it as is pretty regularly and hard. going to get the w2a intercooler setup done, max the 14b out, the go to a bigger turbo setup till the stock block gives out. Then plan to build a g4cs 2.1 or 2.4, auto swap, big turbo, maybe something a bit more interesting.

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  1. mr2krazee
    What a nice clean build! Isnt this car up for grabs on our local CL? Looks very familar to me...
    1. ThunderChild
      thanks
      it is, but i think im going to take it back down. id lost interest in it till i started putting some miles on it. so now im planning the next stage of upgrades.
      ThunderChild, Apr 11, 2016
    2. mr2krazee
      Good! Glad to hear it! Not worth selling. That is a super nice car man, i like the way its put together. looks clean. If you dont mind me asking, how do you like the depowered rack? Ive been considering it but not sure...
      mr2krazee, Apr 11, 2016
    3. ThunderChild
      yea, ive got over twice what the ads set for into it so definitely not worth a short sale. thanks for the compliments

      i posted on a thread a while back, its something i wish id forgone. its livable, but if you auto-x or anything its annoying. makes the car really heavy and you have to be on the wheel constantly. i may swap back to power steering eventually. or a straight manual rack.
      ThunderChild, Apr 11, 2016
  2. mr2krazee
    Yea i can see that, the money laid out shows in the pix. That car is worth every penny you have it up for. Ok thats what i needed to hear about the rack, ill stay powered. Just kicking around some ideas while i have her apart, ill definatly be sourcing some stuff!
    1. ThunderChild
      yea if you have a good ps setup definitely keep it. if you were drag racing only, depowered would be great. street driving is a bit rough like mine is.
      ThunderChild, Apr 11, 2016
    2. mr2krazee
      Gotcha. Yea mine works fine, i think ill replace the boots on the rack while its ez access and up inbthe air...
      mr2krazee, Apr 11, 2016
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