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Another RWD 2g

99gst_racer

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This is a buddy's car. He finally got tired of destroying drivetrain components, and decided to go RWD and with an A/T trans. Engine is an aluminum rod 2.0L in front of a th400 tranny. His GTX4202r just came in the mail. I'll be starting a header build for it sometime next week. The car still uses all of the factory frame rails and the factory radiator core support. 9" rearend (still needs to be narrowed), 4-link, 6-gallon fuel cell, and EMS tuned. All of the chassis work was done by Troxell Racing out of Bridgman, MI (269-465-4855). They pump out some pretty impressive race cars over there, and their fab work is top notch!

As you can see from the pictures, quite a bit still needs to be done. It needs a coolant system, an entire intake tract, an entire exhaust system, wiring, etc... I have high hopes for this car. :) :dsm:


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99gst_racer

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so how much does this all cost?? $$$
Alot! I don't think he's kept track on the total amount of money put into this car. It's had just about everything badass in it at one point, so there's been a ton of money thrown at it over the years. I'm not sure if he wants to know how much. ;)
 

viperlp01

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Who's car is this Paul? Pumpgasgsx?
 

yoshi_tony

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damm! that is so bad ass PROPS on that project shit if im happy just doing a simple 6 bolt swap i would be jizzin my pants with that
 

wkmitsu

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Aug 25, 2009
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Thats going to be a badass car.
 

Boostdclips99

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Awesome build. Looks like this could be done (somewhat) inexpensive relative to drag car costs. If you can find a cheap starter car, looks like it could be either gst or gsx and with some fabrication skills, you could have a badA drag car. good luck, post some vids.
 

TSimage

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LOL, nice job but he coulda just went Auto on the AWD and stopped breaking parts. Manual's the devil.
 

EclipticalGS

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he went that far why not 2jz?? That 4g looks puny in there but it should "decimate all" LOL.
 

TRSblader

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Looks like a great start. Can't wait to see the progress with this car
 

99gst_racer

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he went that far why not 2jz?? That 4g looks puny in there but it should "decimate all" LOL.
This is a DSM build. The 4G is the only option. ;)

Were will the turbo be placed?
We're not 100% sure yet. Waiting for the Tial turbine housing to show up before we build a jig to locate the collector. Hopefully it shows up soon because I'm ready to get working!
 

twicks69

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Paul, why did he choose the GTX4202R? From what I have seen of it, it is not worth the additional cost. I would have just taken a standard GT4202R and put in a GT4508R compressor wheel with a machined compressor cover and machine up a billet backplate with a TiAL housing for a better turbo that has an 80mm inducer/108mm exducer and has very similar spoolup characteristics to the GT4202R with an additional 15-20lb/min airflow.


Awesome buildup! I cannot wait to see more from it!
 
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Imback

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I was going to mention the tial hotside as well. By the looks of the bay i assume i topmount. I would love to see a long tube on there but it would not be smooth. I'm waiting to see what you guys come up with.
 

whe3ls

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Won't that engine have to come forward more or is there enough room for the thermostat housing in there?

nope it looks to be setup for a electric water pump
 
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