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Wide body ZR4

Posted by JayRome, Oct 29, 2013

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  1. Vegas Smith

    Vegas Smith Proven Member

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    Make me a swirl pot please! I actually like the old autometer gauges better but everything still looks great.
     

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  2. Ludachris

    Ludachris Founder & Zookeeper

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    The old Autometers do look more vintage but I understand you can’t choose gauges for looks. Clean install, and it looks nice sitting next to the Evos. ;)
     

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  3. JayRome

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    cheers guys!

    Its funny that the original gauges are so ancient, they are actually Stewart Warner LOL..
     
  4. Ludachris

    Ludachris Founder & Zookeeper

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    Oh yeah, they're not Autometer. They look a lot like the old Autometers I used to have. I really like those.

    I used to run the Z series for a little while because they matched the 1g gauge cluster really well, even the lighting color:

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    I wanted to run all the Autometer Cobalt stuff to match my cluster, but the digital ones can be logged and more compact now days.. I might go back one day..
     
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  6. Ludachris

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    Do what works man, logging the readings is important. Looks are secondary ;)
     

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  7. JayRome

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    Intercooler upgrade:
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  8. ThunderChild

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    @JayRome I very much liked your old intercooler with the custom, swept end tanks. I'm interested in knowing a few details of the upgrade: was there a volume issue, core issue etc? Just curious as the sharp transitions seem less efficient to me, but I'm no intercooler expert.
     

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    Um basically.. i got.. bored? Ahahha... my other intercooler was just a freeby from a friend, and was fairly aged (paint made it look good) so it was time for an upgrade (thank you ebay sales).

    Design is due to space constraints, but its not as bad as you might think. I spent a few hours with a die grinder to flow out the internals accordingly. It flows better than most that are welded at a 90 as the edges are actually curved inside towards the outlet/inlet. Id say both coolers have the same volume, as the old cooler had empy space doing nothing thanks to my tank design. Now the extra volume is extra cooling fins, so no big loss.

    Its not the greatest, but it will do fine for how i use the car...

    Designs not far off this, if i had the time, id cut it open and add air diverters inside to help more if i was chasing every HP.

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    Check out Rob Dahm's vid on his intercooler flow:
     
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  10. ThunderChild

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    Makes sense! I appreciate the explanation, car is looking amazing as always :thumb:

    Any word on your twin-charge ventures?
     

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    Superchargers are getting harder to find around here, going towards a compoud setup.

    Also the BorgWarner S200's are really cheap these days, so a few ideas being tossed up.

    How ever buying a house soon might stop this for a while, so hopfully I get tuned before that happens :)
     
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    Wheel upgrades:
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    Lost 3kg a corner compared to previous set up

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