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  1. Good idea, Topic for anothe thread.
  2. What's with all the facebook hating? I find it super useful; mobil uploding and file hosting, keep touch with my vender network, plus check out what the customer base is doing. What more can you ask for? None the less, nice to see some more activity like this Che!
  3. I'll take a few for sure. My only lack of qualification is 40+, got all the rest
  4. William Henry Harrison. I know he's a bit more than 100 years ago, but he rocked the house for 30 days, and then was like "Peace out women of questionable morals.!"
  5. I appreciate mods/others taking action on this, while I don't have a 'claim' I feel for those that do...
  6. I want to be clear that while I did have two issues with the turbo he delivered, he did indeed deliver and was willing to take it back immediately to make it right. Note the following Pm started by him; Sean: Hey Lucky, Did you bolt up your turbo yet? I need you to do me a favor. Apparently I got some housings with my builds that were machined for use with 60-trim compressor wheels. It will be easy to notice - look inside the inlet of the turbo. Look carefully at the clearance between both the inducer and exducer against the compressor housing. If there looks to be a gap larger than the
  7. Maybe it's time for GB coordinators to get a vendor like status, help pole out those who are shady... Although in 5 years I've seen only a few instances like this so maybe that's a bit alarmist...
  8. As I recall he was taking payments via paypal, so if you're out $$ and have no product you could issue a complaint with them I suppose. However with that said, I'm still willing to give him some time if there has been other circumstances at work...
  9. Nah, i've moved on. Even with the additional costs I've incurred I'm still under $800 for a 'brand new' 18T so it's not that big a deal I guess... BTW I think the name of the company he is using is Turbo Power, not 100% sure though. http://www.turbo-power.com/
  10. email bryan@ipdusa.com he has done some freelance stuff in the past for others. Good work.
  11. The quick path to power is with data to analyze and use for adjustment. Not that seat of the pants tuning can't be successful, just slower usually. They used to make a single gauge dual reference (two needles) boost gauge. I ran one pre/post intercooler to watch the efficiency vs. pressure drop in my last car then switched it over to calculate EBR.
  12. I do not have the R manifold on this setup now, R never had EGR so there is no existing port to tap. It's the stock ex manifold with EGR port. Hence the easy hook up. You could use an R and measure but you'd have to drill and tap it, not exactly a big deal.
  13. Pulled off the EGR system but left the port and connected a line to the EGR port on the ex manifold. Ran that to a boost gauge. Done and done.
  14. In my experience more overlap in a stock or lightly modified car is not undesirable because of filling losses but rather from reversion. The pressure in the ex manifold is higher than the pressure in the intake manifold so exhaust reverts back into the cylinder effectively creating EGR anytime there is overlap. Moderate to heavily modified turbo engines have greatly reduce ex to intake manifold pressure differential (commonly referred to as EBR or exhaust back pressure ratio). This comes from higher flowing exhaust, freer flowing intake, larger turbine wheels, etc.. As the EBR gets closer