I feel your pain. Not everything goes to plan or works out as we envision. And we learn something in the process.I messed up, I put them in 180 out. FML. That will take all the wind out of your sails. I'm sure I will figure something out and worst case is I pay my stupid tax and buy another set or maybe I can ask Karcepts directly for just the 2 inserts. The moment I stuck it in to mark the rubbing spot and there wasn't one.....
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It has kinda snowballed into an all out track car that will still be driven until I can't register it anymore. With all the time on my hands and going insane from boredom, I read and research and find something else that might need to be changed to be able to handle the new power and torture. Might as well get it all done now while everything is much more accessible and not another catastrophic reactionary repair.Man, you are not compromising one bit. I take it this is primarily going to be a track vehicle? I can't wait to see what you come up with. I guess Greg is doing the same thing but you're definitely more detailed. This is a great public service. Thank you.
Pure boredom and can't do anything else right now other than work. I'm learning a lot and love sharing what I find and figure out so that others don't have to go through it blind. Downside is that it's costing more! Still won't hit the original dealership cost to just put a new OEM engine in when this part is done though. Getting real close now but I have upgraded so much that all that will be left is the rest of the drivetrain and that has already been researched, priced, and ready to go when I am for about $6k.I like how you have taken what would be at least a years worth of work minimum when things were normal down to a few months of lock in time. I've seen more details on the bits of our car than I would have otherwise.
Wow! That looks great! Nice job @Phillip33.@Phillip33 Completed the powder coating of the valve cover and cold side turbo housing in Desert Red Wrinkle. He finished the turbo support in Very Red. The parts will be on their way to Ken soon.
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