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  1. Never...but then again, would you want it to?
  2. boosted300's RB 240Z

  3. boosted300's RB 240Z

    Yeah, They're cool...but can be tricky and require welding.
  4. boosted300's RB 240Z

    I'm sorry I dont...I asked the seller the same thing and he didn't know either...I believe he bought the body already painted from Cali.
  5. boosted300's RB 240Z

    Oh...let's not forget the end tanks...
  6. boosted300's RB 240Z

    What a difference...
  7. boosted300's RB 240Z

    I considered powdercoating it, but decided instead to have it polished first which would look great and still give me the option to powdercoat later if I wanted, or decided I just didn't like the polished look. Doug...obsessed with the details...refused to let me polish it as-is. He got rid of all the extraneous metal, leaving a more streamlined overall look... And, of course, if I polish the intake manifold, the only thing left in the engine bay not cleaned up/polished would be the compressor housing...can't have that!
  8. boosted300's RB 240Z

    The problem with making things pretty is that it accentuates the things that are not... The Greddy intake manifold...normally very attractive on its own...now stood out like a dirty thumb...
  9. boosted300's RB 240Z

    More mocking up, this time with the piping and wiggins clamps...and daydreaming of the finished product...
  10. boosted300's RB 240Z

    I probably should have stripped the trans-tunnel of the factory material but....ugh...I just wasn't up to it...
  11. boosted300's RB 240Z

    A look at the driver side... After a some Eastwood rubberized rust encapsulator to tidy things up a bit before the next step...
  12. boosted300's RB 240Z

    A look at the new sheet metal from the inside... The thinness of the sheet metal made welding a little more challenging than usual...
  13. boosted300's RB 240Z

    Some more intercooler pics...
  14. boosted300's RB 240Z

    Since the manifold was not fabbed from scratch, we utilized the existing wastegate mounting point and then modified it to make the best of the situation. As with any budget, you gotta pick and choose your battles...some things I went balls to the wall on and others I opted to be more economical on. A hand-fabbed manifold would've been much pricier. I looked at some Raw Brokerage units and, while stunning works of art, they were much more expensive and they were designed for EFR's...which would have required even more $$$ for an EFR. The goal was to maximize what I had now (turbo, injectors, AEM 1) while improving peripheral items to handle future updgrades (Intercooler, cooling system, chasis). As far as routing the dump tube, there really aren't many options when you start squeezing this much stuff into a small space. We decided to try open dump first to as we weren't sure if there would be any creep. While I don't want to spoil the ending...I will say that it works like a charm (oh and feel free to interrupt...it's rewarding to be able to share and discuss with others who have the same passion!)