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OH91awd's 450+ awhp grocery getter

OH91awd

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Sep 22, 2011
chillicothe, Ohio
Well I figured it was time to make a build thread of my own. I chose doing a street cat build because I didn't want a dedicated race car. I do want to take it to the drag strip and even try some autocross events locally but I don't want to have to trailer it anywhere.

I bought my 1991 eagle talon tsi from a
Friend of mine, it was in rough shape to be honest but the price was right. It did run but it needed a good bit of maintenance work that he neglected to do. It had a eBay 20g on it and eBay intercooler setup that looked awful tbh LOL. But it ran amazingly well.


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I ran this setup for a good while until I got a hell of a deal on a pte 5031E and 680cc injectors. I couldn't pass it up.


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I had this setup at 26psi but with the eBay intercooler setup I kept blowing charge pipes, and fixing them was a total pita. So I ordered a vr speed short route intercooler kit. Problem solved.


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So at this time the car just had a stock 6 bolt with bolt ons.. I ran this setup for a good while until I noticed it was smoking pretty bad at decel. I figured at first it was just rings so I decided to take the engine out to do a stock rebuild.


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After getting the engine all torn down I found my problem.....


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Number one piston was done.. So now came the good stuff.. The build begins....

The rebuild:
.20 over 6 bolt block
Stock crank
Eagle h beam rods
Wiesco .20 ovr 9:1 comp pistons
Acl race rod/ main bearings
Cometic head gasket
Arp headstuds
Stock port 6 bolt head
Brian crower springs
3G revised lifters
Brian crower 272 cams
Hks cam gears
Kiggly hla regulator
Magnus motorsports intake manifold gasket
PTE 1200cc injectors
Holset hx40 (8 blade 60mm)
Bep .55 a/r housing
Punishment racing o2 housing (38mm open dump)
Tial 38mm wastegate
Megan Racing 3" downpipe
Custom 3" exhaust (vband connections and magnaflow muffler)
Act 2600 w/ street disc
Act streetlite flywheel

Now for some progress pics:



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OH91awd

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chillicothe, Ohio
Thanks guys. Right now I'm waiting on jusmx141 to send me the hx40 I bought off of him. Then i got to piece together the rest of the turbo setup.
 

OH91awd

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Sep 22, 2011
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Well I got a package in today...


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Hmm I wonder what it is....


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Holset hx40w. (60mm 8 blade compressor wheel)
 
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OH91awd

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Sep 22, 2011
chillicothe, Ohio
Not much going on.. Ordering the bep housing Friday for my holset.. I did get bored and took my old pte compressor cover and stood it next to the holset.. Huge difference


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And my vband assemblies finally came in. So I have all my stuff to do the cat back on it



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Slowly but surely it's getting done.
 
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Purple_Demon

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Oct 18, 2011
Chillicothe, Ohio
Man I need to get a move on, at least that will make two of us running holset turbos when its all said and done.

Glad to see those Eagles got put to good use :)
 

OH91awd

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Sep 22, 2011
chillicothe, Ohio
Ordered my bep 55ar mitsu turbine housing. Will be in Tuesday.. I'll def post pics up when it gets here. I also ordered a new oil pan as well since I had to take mine back off to have the 12 an oil return fitting and the old pan is pretty bent up where it bolts to the block. I have a feeling it'll be a source for a leak later on and I'd rather just buy a new one.
 

OH91awd

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Sep 22, 2011
chillicothe, Ohio
I got something in the mail a day early LOL

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This thing is heavy for its size. I was amazed how heavy it is. So I'll have to get it bolted up to the holset tonight when I get home.
 
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awdtalon4451

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Ocean springs, Mississippi
Sweet build yo! Im fixing to start my own build and i liking the way yours is coming together. If you dont mind me asking how much coin have you got into this build thus far?
 

OH91awd

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Sep 22, 2011
chillicothe, Ohio
Sweet build yo! Im fixing to start my own build and i liking the way yours is coming together. If you dont mind me asking how much coin have you got into this build thus far?

Well I'd have to go through my receipts to be exact but as of now I have around $2200 or so and still have stuff left to buy

Just got off the phone with extreme psi as they sent me the wrong turbine housing. I wasn't on the phone long and the problem has been solved.

I'm glad they take such good care of their customers thus being the reason I've spent over $2100 just with them alone since I've bought my tsi. That also excludes buying from STM and MAP.
 

OH91awd

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Sep 22, 2011
chillicothe, Ohio
haha, these cars are straight up MONEY PITS they eat it like free freakin candy LOL.

tbh i think building a honda was more expensive LOL.. ive enjoyed working on my talon. its a big learning expirience and i love learning new things.

Here's some more progress pics I took:



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Fittings to start oil return line



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Bung welded in to the new oil pan and painted



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Bep .55ar housing bolted up



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I Just had to see what it looked like mounted up LOL.. Need to order my fp race exhaust manifold now..
 
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OH91awd

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looking good!! coming pretty far from that ebay junk haha. dealing with that same problem. except you're going pretty extensive haha.

The eBay 20g really wasn't bad.. The intercooler setup was haggard though LOL.. Yea I'm pretty anal about doing something the right way when it comes to cars. I think it'll be worth it in the end though.
 

EisHERE

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Nov 13, 2012
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
The eBay 20g really wasn't bad.. The intercooler setup was haggard though LOL.. Yea I'm pretty anal about doing something the right way when it comes to cars. I think it'll be worth it in the end though.

I'm the exact same way! I have to do things perfectly or I just don't feel right. And ebay stuff, like that, just doesn't go with me. 16g ebay b/s on mine and lets just say it's off right xD 20g with anti surge housing and tial 40mm wastegate coming. Can't wait to see the rest of your build though man! Keep up the good work. :thumb:
 

OH91awd

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Sep 22, 2011
chillicothe, Ohio
No real updates. Probably going to order my oil feed line tomorrow. I need to hurry up and buy my fp manifold here soon while it's on sale. I did however take these pics from today when I "modded" my water pipe to clear the compressor housing.

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