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  1. You do know about the m44 wiki page right? It has everything you need including all the files and how to do everything, here's a link to all the files
  2. Probably something like This turbo right here... I would open up a separate thread btw so that no one complains...
  3. Honestly, I know it's tempting and they look good but I would NOT waste your time or money on any no-name eBay turbo. Your link wouldn't load for some reason but I'm very familiar with all the eBay turbos. The best thing you can do is save up $800-1200 for a genuine Garrett or even score a used one for cheaper. You want it to be a reliable 400hp that doesn't require taking the turbo off all the time and messing with all that crap. Not saying some of the expensive eBay turbos aren't good, I just personally wouldn't risk it.
  4. Hi there! For 400hp this is what I recommend, forged rods ($300) eBay < highly recommend these upgraded intercooler 3" dp and 2.5" exhaust would be fine but I would try and run 3" all the way if only using pump gas (91-93oct) get some 630cc five-0 gt500 injectors Forget the Walbro, instead get a dw200 or dw300 you do not need forged pistons, I repeat, you do not. I promise. a GOOD, 50trim t04e turbo or even a 20g would work very well for your goal. Stay away from the 19/20t turbo's. Trust me. oil catch can, modify your PVC box. As with the tune, when the time comes you'll get plenty of help on here. All you do really is start with a stock t5 tune, get your injectors calibrated and then you simply start doing things like reducing your ignition timing and adjusting your fuel map(data logging)'s really pretty easy. Plenty of people on here will offer you advice.
  5. Considering your running iirc stock cams/valves and head you would probably have to push close to 60lbs/min to get up to the 480whp goal without cams and head work but I'm no expert. I think thats very impressive considering it's awd at higher elevation and at only 24psi with that turbo. Also the e85 helps greatly. Great work!
  6. Love it! Very impressive, the power is so linear it just pulls and pulls. Are the valve seats ok? Is that turbo efficient past 25psi? I think we should make a threa for videos like these, I would love to post videos of pulls and such.
  7. Don't know if it's possible or not but perhaps maybe a keeper stuck to the top of the cam cover when you took it off? You look at that? Really strange...
  8. Valve seals on my wagon, with the head still on. Lost one keeper and couldn't find it, so had to tear apart my junk motor. FML. 10 more to go. Oh and FML haha.
  9. Soooo... I remember there being talk about anti-lag when shifting or no lift shift. Has anyone had success with this yet? I remember there being a few pages on it but does it actually work? Or did this never happen? I would LOVE to be able keep this holset rollin when I shift.
  10. Yeah to be on the safe side using 91 pump gas I figured 11.5 would be a decent safe number to start with. I'm wanting to shoot for low 12's. 15psi for the holset is barely reaching the sweet spot from what I've been reading.. Around 15-20 they really start breathing. I'm shooting for 30psi with e85. I'm just waiting on injectors now and of course another laptop. The Hotside is the stock 12cm twin scroll/internal wg with the divider knife edge to a almost a fine point, wastegate hole ported to death and using a stock 740 turbo wastegate(Garrett) doesn't boost creep but maybe 1-2 psi at low levels, anything above 10 doesn't creep. Builds 5psi at 2600 in higher gears. This turbo is great, in 1st gear it doesn't build boost as easily so the car hooks really well. Can't wait to get injectors and computer!
  11. hahahahaaa That was so much fun. OK guys to sum it all up, i got it figured out! With no fuel trims the car now idles at 14.7 and cruising 14.7!!!! i just went for a 30 minute drive to be sure.. there's of course slight variance here and there but its pretty much spot on. as you can see I adjusted the VE map quite a bit and finally got the 11.5 AFR's I was looking for at WOT. I'm running 15psi and am getting 11.5's!!!! Car pulls so well...feels like a new car now...before it was so rich and lazy now it runs very well. The VE map will definitely need some tweaking but It's really close all round... I only adjusted the high load areas and ignition timing. Doesn't feel like there's any timing pull and No flashing cel. I'm going to have to get a new laptop and Larger injectors before trying to push it any harder. My laptop is just plain screwed. Thanks for the guidance guys! Maybe ill try to get a video but ill need a passenger. I'm just surprised the blues are not completely tapped out at 15psi.. I'm Happy. Here are the value's I ended up with
  12. Ok thanks guy, having a few opinions is nice. I'm going to make some more changes and do what midnight caller suggested with my main drivers and go from there. I will report back after I make some more changes and what not, thanks again.