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If I'm not updating my Legacy or Outback build threads, it's usually because I'm busy with this car.

 

This car is mainly my autocross car, but I've bee driving it daily for the last couple weeks and modifying/testing suspension parts :).

 

 

What she looked like when I bought her:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Pics/Purchase/CIMG7539.jpg

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Pics/Purchase/CIMG7540.jpg

 

What she looks like now:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Exterior/Wheels/Velox%20Apex/apex_016.jpg~original

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Exterior/Wheels/Velox%20Apex/apex_017.jpg~original

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Pics/Racing/AutoX/2016-0501_Verona01.jpg~original

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Pics/Racing/AutoX/2016-0514_PCA-Verona02.jpg~original

 

Of course the money shot

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Pics/Engine%20Bay/RRTEngineBay_201506.jpg~original

 

The tiny mod list...

Engine

SR20DE Roller Rocker

Lowport Intake Manifold

SR20VE Valve Springs (7.5-8k Redline)

STI 520cc Injectors

UR Water Pump Pulley

E60 MAF

Walbro 255lph

Z32 Fuel Filter

Silla Radiator

 

Turbo

GT28r

T25 Manifold - Ported

T25 J-Pipe - Ported

3" SS Downpipe

Universal Aluminum Piping Kit

Precision 350hp Intercooler

 

Exhaust

3" VRS Exhaust with 3" STI Muffler

Borla XR-1 40085 Resonator

 

Engine Management

NismoTronic NEMU & TunerCode

 

Drivetrain

2003 Spec V 6 Speed Swap

JWT 250mm Flywheel

350z Exedy Stg1 Clutch

 

 

Suspension

Fortune Auto 500 Gen 5 - 8k Front / 10k Rear

Cusco P10 Front Strut Bar

Octotat Rear Strut Bar

Addco Maxima Rear Swaybar

Upper Control Arms - Cusco -10mm (-1* Static Camber)

Anti-Lift Kit - Custom 9.5mm

LCA Rewarward Caster Bushing: SuperPro SPF3447K

Rear Beam Arm Bushings - ES 7.3113

Steel Braided HP PowerSteering Line

Outer Tie Rod Ends: L31 Altima

 

Wheel & Tires

Wheels: Velox Apex 17x7.5

Tires: Cooper RS3-S 225/45/17

 

Cosmetic

2002 Sport Grille

Front Bumper Mouth

05 LGT 16G 14psi 290whp/30mpg

12 OBP Stock 130whp/27mpg@87 Oct

00 G20t GT28r 10psi 250whp/36mpg

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Oh man....I had a '94 G20 that I should not have gotten rid of. That was a great little car. Even bone stock it was pretty fun to drive.

 

Subbing for a cool build.

 

Out of the box P10's (91-96), handle so much better then P11's (99-02). Not only where they lighter (100-300lbs depending on the year), they also have IRS.

 

Nissan was in the middle of going bankrupt when they were building P11's so they went really cheap with rear beams. Nissan did everything in the book to make the beam cars not rotate, like 1/4" to 1/8" rear toe in, very squishy bushings, 12" or so rear roll center that overloads the front tires.

 

I've been fighting with making this handle good for years, once I bought the LGT, I no longer cared about keeping it as comfortable so now with coilovers and other goodies she's finally coming around.

 

I actually Autocrossed with Impulse the other month, was only 1-2 seconds behind him! :lol: Though to be fair he had pretty bald tires. Still getting a turbo FWD family sedan to be fast in autocross a challenge :lol:

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12 OBP Stock 130whp/27mpg@87 Oct

00 G20t GT28r 10psi 250whp/36mpg

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I remember the struts were going out and I wasn't really loving the ride. I was also broke so I had to go with something lame like Monroe struts. Even with those, the car went back to cornering like it was on rails.

 

And yes, I looked on Craigslist yesterday. The P10s are CHEAP...

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I've been so busy with the house haven't been able to update this thread much at all!

 

I did get to weight the car last week at the scrap metal place, 3,100lbs without me. Guess the suspension/wheels and turbo parts really did add another 150lbs over stock. :lol:

 

I remember the struts were going out and I wasn't really loving the ride. I was also broke so I had to go with something lame like Monroe struts. Even with those, the car went back to cornering like it was on rails.

 

And yes, I looked on Craigslist yesterday. The P10s are CHEAP...

 

I wish I could say the same about the P11's, they are heavier and the rear beam just makes it handle like crap. I'm getting closer to making it handle like a good racecar should though!

 

If I didn't have so much vetted in the P11 I would just switch to a P11, heck I'm even considering a rear IRS swap :lol:

05 LGT 16G 14psi 290whp/30mpg

12 OBP Stock 130whp/27mpg@87 Oct

00 G20t GT28r 10psi 250whp/36mpg

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I need to get some more build pics posted up, been too busy on the Legacy :).

 

sweet ride and solid build! You run it in SM?

 

Thanks! Yup I run in SMF (Thankfully they created FWD class!). I still get my butt owned by slower cars that are way smaller and lighter though. Car with Terminal Understeer + Rear beam + 3k lbs car = hard to be fast on nimble auto-x courses.

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12 OBP Stock 130whp/27mpg@87 Oct

00 G20t GT28r 10psi 250whp/36mpg

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I've been bad about giving this thread some love. Lets start with engine prepping for turbo. This motor came with the car, I then swapped in an SR20VE (Nissan's VTEC motor) and turbo charged it.

 

SR20DE's were originally designed as turbo charged motors thus even the NA models are very turbo friendly, but SR20VE was actually designed as an NA motor, huge intake ports, high overlap cam, lighter valves, crank, higher piston rings, etc. High overlap cams didn't like smaller T2 turbos, or log manifolds even with a T3 turbo. I actually bought and ran OEM turbo SR20VE cams, but I simply got tired of throwing money at that motor to make less then 250whp (FWD can't hook it anyway).

 

Plus I expected much better MPG's from the variable valve lift motor, instead I got about the same that I got before on the stock block. With all that combined I decided to KISS and just go back to the stock block and turbo it. Remember how I said SR20DE was built as turbo motors originally?

 

Well the Roller Rocker (RR) was actually redesigned to be more emission friendly in 2000. Sure it was given much more efficient roller rockers, but it was also given a 4 cw crank, lighter valves, higher piston rings (that don't tolerate detonation), and a bunch of other little things, thus this motor is regarded as the least turbo friendly SR20 engine. But Nissan did leave the low overlap (~8*) cams, which makes it small turbo friendly!

 

Prepping for Turbo

This thing sat for about two years.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/Swap/CIMG9320.jpg

 

Stripped it down a good bit

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/Swap/CIMG9322.jpg

 

Getting ready to engine stand it

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/Swap/CIMG9330.jpg

 

To properly tap the block for oil return upper oil pan needs to be removed

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/Swap/CIMG9334.jpg

 

Tapping

Nissan left the mold with a spot for turbo drain even for NA motors.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/Swap/CIMG9336.jpg

 

Drilled out and ready to start tapping.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/Swap/CIMG9343.jpg

 

First used the medium sized breaker bar, but it was getting to the point where it was hard to keep on tapping.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/Swap/CIMG9346.jpg

 

Upgraded:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/Swap/CIMG9347.jpg

 

All done

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/Swap/CIMG9349.jpg

 

Engine Cleaning

As you may have noticed the block is not clean. The valve cover was leaking badly.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/Swap/CIMG9340.jpg

 

Bunch of carb/break parts cleaner cans later...

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/Swap/CIMG9355.jpg

 

Engine

I like the old style oil filter location, thus I try to use it on all of my motors. In this case oil filter housing wouldn't let the intake manifold get in, thus had to cut the bolt shorter

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/Swap/CIMG9367.jpg

 

RR EGR pipe is too long and restricts flow, thus I pulled it out.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/Swap/CIMG9373.jpg

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/Swap/CIMG9370.jpg

 

Getting ready to put in the RR

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/Swap/CIMG9382.jpg

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/Swap/CIMG9384.jpg

 

Needed a new VC seal, motor looks pretty good for 100k miles.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/Swap/CIMG9443.jpg

 

All put together

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/Swap/CIMG9458.jpg

 

If you noticed the odd hose, well that's my manual IACV since RR manifold doesn't support old styled IACV's.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/Swap/CIMG9459.jpg

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12 OBP Stock 130whp/27mpg@87 Oct

00 G20t GT28r 10psi 250whp/36mpg

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Roller Rocker's IACV lives on the throttle body, while every single other SR20 has it on the manifold. The plan has always been to run a low port manifold on the roller rocker, it only makes sense to run it when you switch to a 16 bit ecu that has a different IACV system.

 

I think Nissan designed the roller rocker manifold horribly on purpose, they saw what a great motor the RR is and how much more power it makes then regular low ports and they had to detune it. At first I thought Roller Rocker manifold was really designed for low end torque, that's why they suck for power getting, but after doing these tests I'm convinced Nissan just wanted to screw us.

 

Stock Roller Rocker manifold

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/Lowport%20IM/RRMani01.jpg

 

It is good for having secondary runners being very smooth, it's actually semi polished, which is impressive compared to any other SR20 manifold's I've seen, which all have horrible casting marks.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/Lowport%20IM/RRMani02.jpg

 

 

Low Port manifold on the other hand has a much bigger plenum that can house a bunch of air.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/Lowport%20IM/LPMani001.jpg

 

It also has smoother runners that are slightly longer with less bends. (Do you spy some yellow LGT/STI injectors?)

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/Lowport%20IM/LPMani002.jpg

 

 

On the same exact tune I made 10 more wheel horsepower! Also as you may have noticed my power went down, this could be because of stiffer VE valve springs, or because of hot December day, Virtual Dyno does have temperature and pressure corrections which I utilized, thus it's hard to say what could have dragged the power down a bit.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/Lowport%20IM/RRvsLPManifold.png

 

The car feels a lot beastlier now, I was actually quite impressed by the felt torque while doing some runs tonight!

 

 

Installation Pics

 

This manifold is a direct bolt on for the most part. There are a few mods that do need to be done in order to run it on the stock RR. First difference is the water temp housing, which I hate for being on the manifold warming up the air!

RR:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/Lowport%20IM/CIMG9531.jpg

Low Port:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/Lowport%20IM/CIMG9532.jpg

 

As expected the water pipes wont line up easily.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/Lowport%20IM/CIMG9539.jpg

 

Gotta pull it out and cut it to fit

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/Lowport%20IM/CIMG9543.jpg

 

Measure once cut twice... Since I did the cut very close to the bend I used a socket to round it out.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/Lowport%20IM/CIMG9545.jpg

 

Installed, and now I can use the low port water hose, which for your reference is 1".

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/Lowport%20IM/CIMG9547.jpg

 

I dislike the aux air regulator, it keeps your cold idle at 1500 rpm for 60-90 seconds. None of my cars have it, and they don't have any issues in the winter. Blocking it with a big bolt that I cut down.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/Lowport%20IM/CIMG9548.jpg

 

Water temp sensor and water temp gauge wires need to be extended out to reach the new location

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/Lowport%20IM/CIMG9563.jpg

 

Got the injectors all wired up

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/Lowport%20IM/CIMG9565.jpg

 

Installed an EGR block off plate

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/Lowport%20IM/CIMG9570.jpg

 

Extended the IACV wires from the throttle body to the other end of the plenum

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/Lowport%20IM/CIMG9566.jpg

 

LP manifold sits too close to the taller RR VC's, thus clearance can be tough. The throttle screw doesn't touch it, but to be safe extended it out with a Thermoblok spacer

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/Lowport%20IM/CIMG9571.jpg

 

Not much better, but now dust shouldn't cause any issues!

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/Lowport%20IM/CIMG9572.jpg

 

Low port has shorter throttle cables too, thus mounting them will require some work (had to drill the bracket in new spots). PCV Valve doesn't have much clearance either.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/Lowport%20IM/CIMG9579.jpg

 

Fired her up and listened to her purr and smoke

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/Lowport%20IM/CIMG9588.jpg

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00 G20t GT28r 10psi 250whp/36mpg

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USDM Roller Rockers come with a very unSR20 redline of a whipping 6700 rpm. I have to shift twice before even getting to 55mph with that redline! :cry:

 

Luckily a friend chimed in and mentioned that he used to use VE valve springs on his Roller Rocker and that raised the redline to 7800-8000 rpm. This is excellent because JWT is the only one that makes stiffer springs for us, they are very expensive and are out of stock until further notice. You can get a VE valve spring and retainer set for about $50. I personally stole the needed parts from my old VE.

 

VE Parts Needed:

- VE Dual Valve Springs

- VE Retainers

- VE Inner valve spring seats

 

 

Removed the cams and all of that good stuff

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/VE%20Valve%20Springs/CIMG9493.jpg

 

Notice the Valve shim and rocker guide locations, this is important to remember!

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/VE%20Valve%20Springs/CIMG9495.jpg

 

Pulle the shims and guides out, make sure to keep them separated, otherwise you will have to reshim the head.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/VE%20Valve%20Springs/CIMG9499.jpg

 

Using a valve spring tool I compressed the spring and took out the keepers

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/VE%20Valve%20Springs/CIMG9500.jpg

 

While I was at it I figured it would be a perfect time to change the valve stem seals. Gotta be very careful when using anything but a proper tool to remove old valve stem seals! If you scratch the valve it will cut the seal and leak. Get a proper tool if you can, I couldn't get one locally and didn't have time to order it.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/VE%20Valve%20Springs/CIMG9502.jpg

 

I had a Supertech kit that I bought for the VE, but since I decided to pull the VE before I got around to replacing the seals, I had these handy. Supertech exhaust seals on left oem used ones on right.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/VE%20Valve%20Springs/CIMG9503.jpg

 

Installed:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/VE%20Valve%20Springs/CIMG9504.jpg

 

 

VE Valve spring seats:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/VE%20Valve%20Springs/VEValeSpringSeats.jpg

 

When you compare it to the roller rocker one, roller rocker bigger valve spring seat has a bigger inner circle. The difference was significant enough for me not to be able to use VE valve seats on RR head.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/VE%20Valve%20Springs/ValveSpringSeatRRvsVE.jpg

 

 

The inner valve seats aren't really meant to be used on the RR, VE has the head machined to fit them, on the RR they wont sit right at first.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/VE%20Valve%20Springs/CIMG9510.jpg

 

Once you insert the bigger valve spring it should align the inner seat.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/VE%20Valve%20Springs/CIMG9512.jpg

 

Now is the time to put in the inner springs, make sure the painted surface faces down.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/VE%20Valve%20Springs/CIMG9513.jpg

 

Installing the retainers with the valve keepers is where I had the most pain. My shoulders are still sour from keeping the valve springs compressed and trying to install the keepers.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/VE%20Valve%20Springs/CIMG9516.jpg

 

Something to worry about on the exhaust side, there are oil drain passages. I lost a valve keeper into one of those, hence I started putting a magnet into the hole just in case. Still trying to fish out the valve keeper. Sadly no one locally had a magnetic drain plug for our M12x1.25 drain plugs.

 

 

Intake side was a lot more painful then the exhaust side, intake side required me to push up instead of push down. Luckily valve spring tool had a spot where I could add a wrench into for better leverage.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/VE%20Valve%20Springs/CIMG9519.jpg

 

All done, finally! This probably was one of the more nerve wracking tasks I've done on the car. What's worse is, I couldn't use the compressor to pressurize the cylinders (it spun the crank). Thus I used TDC per cylinder to stop the valves from falling, that means I had to rotate the crank while the cams where off.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/VE%20Valve%20Springs/CIMG9522.jpg

 

You can see the smaller spring hiding in there

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/VE%20Valve%20Springs/CIMG9523.jpg

 

For those that are curious here are some closeup shots of the roller rocker.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/VE%20Valve%20Springs/CIMG9525.jpg

 

I thought I would measure the valve springs to make sure they were still within spec. I'm surprised that the RR ones with 100k miles still are within perfect spec.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/VE%20Valve%20Springs/RRValveSpring.jpg

 

VE one is too, granted I measured it at a bigger side, at the smallest side it was at 47.x mm too.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/VE%20Valve%20Springs/VEValveSpring.jpg

 

VE Inner spring

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/SR20DE%20RR/VE%20Valve%20Springs/VEValveSpringSmall.jpg

 

So far I've taken her up to 7500 rpm and regular dyno oil and she seems to be kicking fine. I just changed the oil to some 5w30 Valvoline Synthetic, will have some virtual dyno's soon.

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12 OBP Stock 130whp/27mpg@87 Oct

00 G20t GT28r 10psi 250whp/36mpg

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VRS Piping kit:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Engine/Exhaust/Catback/CIMG9193.jpg

 

The kit works pretty well except for one bend that made the exhaust hang too low and sit on the body of the car.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Engine/Exhaust/Catback/CIMG0037.jpg

 

This basically caused the mid pipe to sit too high, and caused the B pipe to sit too low. It also angled it to sit against the car.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Engine/Exhaust/Catback/CIMG0028.jpg

 

There was plenty of cutting and welding though, it wasn't quite a straight bolt on, but I also am using a non-standard small ricey muffler that most of these exhausts are meant for.

 

I love the STI muffler, it is very quiet inside of the car, while sounds beautiful on the outside. Since I went with a 3" turbo-back exhaust, I figured boring out the muffler would have some benefits too.

 

2.5" OD

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Engine/Exhaust/Catback/CIMG9955.jpg

 

Used a 3"OD holesaw

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Engine/Exhaust/Catback/CIMG9957.jpg

 

Here is the input pipe that I had to pull off

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Engine/Exhaust/Catback/CIMG9958.jpg

 

Had a ton of metal shavings to clean off

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Engine/Exhaust/Catback/CIMG9963.jpg

 

Drilled out the second tier, that's how far the input pipe went.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Engine/Exhaust/Catback/CIMG9964.jpg

 

3" OD to 3" ID pipe fits perfectly

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Engine/Exhaust/Catback/CIMG0020.jpg

 

 

I also removed the heatshield so that the muffler could sit about .25" higher

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Engine/Exhaust/Catback/CIMG9967.jpg

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Engine/Exhaust/Catback/CIMG9970.jpg

 

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Engine/Exhaust/Catback/CIMG9947.jpg

 

Getting the pipe to the muffler was also fun

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Engine/Exhaust/Catback/CIMG0026.jpg

 

All of the pipes welded together and painted the welds (since I used regular steel mig wire)

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Engine/Exhaust/Catback/CIMG0038.jpg

 

Installed:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Engine/Exhaust/Catback/CIMG0043.jpg

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Engine/Exhaust/Catback/CIMG0044.jpg

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Engine/Exhaust/Catback/CIMG0045.jpg

 

And finally the most important piece... It's either an air deflector, or an "Oh CRAP my exhaust hanger broke!" bar.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Engine/Exhaust/Catback/CIMG0042.jpg

 

Welded it all together

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Engine/Exhaust/Catback/CIMG0023.jpg

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Engine/Exhaust/Catback/CIMG0022.jpg

 

Finally the idling video

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YyGGVEOH1k]3in Exhaust STI Muffler - YouTube[/ame]

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When I first built the exhaust I was turbo, thus it was pretty quiet and not raspy. After the turbo died and I went NA for a while I had to get a resonator installed. Thus I picked up a 3" Borla from a friend.

 

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Engine/Exhaust/Catback/CIMG6128.jpg

 

Heat shields needed a little persuasion with a hammer to make room for the 5" can.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Engine/Exhaust/Catback/CIMG6127.jpg

 

About an 1" of space now :)

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Engine/Exhaust/Catback/CIMG6126.jpg

 

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Engine/Exhaust/Catback/CIMG6137.jpg

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Engine/Exhaust/Catback/CIMG6138.jpg

 

Now P11's have skid plates in the back, I had to use the hammer on that too.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Engine/Exhaust/Catback/CIMG6139.jpg

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Engine/Exhaust/Catback/CIMG6143.jpg

 

Finally the videos..

Here is the no resonator video, I reved to 7k at most here.

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0MOpNDqAbc]SR20VE 3" Exhaust, STI Muffler, NoResonator - YouTube[/ame]

 

Second video, reved to 8k twice, bounced off the rev limiter for a little...

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVGZ60HK7co]SR20VE 3" Exhaust STI Muffler Borla 5" Resonator - YouTube[/ame]

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That's it for tonight, I know you came in here expecting a turbo build but so far your you got nothing but NA mods. In next couple posts will be getting into the turbo portion of the build.

 

Also do keep in mind these are pictures from couple years back and my overall skills (welding included) have gotten much better :lol:.

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T25 Manifold

As part of KISS, I used manifold that comes stuck on SR20DET with T25 turbo's, we call them T25 manifolds. The alternative is a GTiR T28 manifold which should have better bends and better flow, thus it sits lower but closer to the block.

 

Since I'm planning on running a 3" compressor housing, T25 manifold is a better bet for more clearance, even though it's slightly less efficient at flow.

 

I ported and cleaned up the manifold casting imperfections.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Manifold/T25%20Manifold/CIMG0441.jpg~original

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Manifold/T25%20Manifold/CIMG0440.jpg~original

 

T25 JPipe

JPipe's are the first exhaust components after the turbo, it's basically the first half of the downpipe. Once again we mainly use OEM ones since aftermarket options are very scarce for the FWD crowd (plenty RWD versions though).

 

Stock T25 J-Pipes have horrible casting marks everywhere, all adds up to bad flow. You can see how much the O2 sensor protrudes and restricts flow too

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/J-Pipe/CIMG9737.jpg~original

 

Since I can do closed loop through my wideband with my NismoTronic ecu, I can just block this O2 port and delete the front O2 sensor. Plus it gives you little more space in our cramped engine bays.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/J-Pipe/CIMG9740.jpg~original

 

Here is the bottom up view of where the O2 sensor would be to show how little space there is. O2 sensor block is already installed.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/J-Pipe/CIMG7318.jpg~original

 

After probably 20 minutes of porting

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/J-Pipe/CIMG7286.jpg~original

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/J-Pipe/CIMG7289.jpg~original

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/J-Pipe/CIMG7288.jpg~original

 

20 more minutes later, this is where I called the quits.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/J-Pipe/CIMG7290.jpg~original

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/J-Pipe/CIMG7291.jpg~original

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/J-Pipe/CIMG7294.jpg~original

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First things first had to make another gasket, I use gasket sheets that they sell at auto stores. They are good for one or two removals, after that need to be remade.

 

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Downpipe/CIMG7308.jpg~original

 

Downpipe bolted up:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Downpipe/CIMG7323.jpg~original

 

Had to take a good chunk out of the p11 crossmember to get it to clear the flex pipe.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Downpipe/CIMG7319.jpg~original

 

Added a wideband bung right behind the flex pipe

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Downpipe/CIMG7326.jpg~original

 

And finally bolted up to the rest of the exhaust

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Downpipe/CIMG7321.jpg~original

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I Previously had a "Disco Potato" (GT2860rs) before but felt like it was a little too slow spooling for a street/autox car.

 

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Turbos/GT28r/CIMG0279.jpg~original

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Turbos/GT28r/CIMG0280.jpg~original

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Turbos/GT28r/CIMG0293.jpg~original

 

Coming from a disco I had to go back to bolted on inlets and outlets.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Turbos/GT28r/CIMG0296.jpg~original

 

Had to grind the block and turbo as usual to get it to fit

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Turbos/GT28r/CIMG0287.jpg~original

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Turbos/GT28r/CIMG0288.jpg~original

 

Used a 2" 90* elbow and all set:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Turbos/GT28r/CIMG0298.jpg~original

 

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Turbos/GT28r/CIMG0299.jpg~original

 

Went for a test drive and I was boosting over 16psi, for a new turbo the wastegate arm was moving a bit roughly, I dismissed it as a new turbo not broken in issue. Turns out it was a defect, luckily I had yet another GT28r laying around, this one came with a nice coated turbine housing.

 

While I was at it ported the housing

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Turbos/GT28r/CIMG0439.jpg~original

 

By the time I got around to switching the exhaust housings I was already running OEM fans instead of slim fans. Due to this the GT28r intake housing with adapter wasn't working anymore. I had a spare disco housings laying around and figured I would try using it.

 

Also got an AGP replaceable spring internal gate, it's huge though, fitment is pretty tight.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Turbos/GT28r/CIMG0451.jpg~original

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Turbos/GT28r/CIMG0452.jpg~original

 

With disco housing look at all of that space

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Turbos/GT28r/CIMG0454.jpg~original

 

Still with oem fans barely any space left

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Turbos/GT28r/CIMG0453.jpg~original

 

All done yet again:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Turbos/GT28r/CIMG0456.jpg~original

 

Turbo Inlet, 3" takes a lot of room, almost hitting the clutch arm.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Intake/Piping/CIMG0458.jpg~original

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Um, you're really good at this stuff... Impressive work and attention to detail.

In for more build porn!

 

Thanks! I figured those that enjoy my Legacy's fairly mild build thread would appreciate my much more involved car build. Legacy is my daily and I do my best not to over mod it :lol:

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I've been through too many intercooler piping setups, here is the latest setup. This routing method allowed me to keep my fog lights.

 

Hot Side Piping:

2" piping under the radiator support. I got these pipes from my turbo B15 Sentra, they are prewelded and require no thrills to install, which is nice.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Intake/Piping/CIMG9830.jpg~original

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Intake/Piping/CIMG9764.jpg~original

 

Cold Side Piping:

From the intercooler it goes back under the radiator support with 2.5" piping

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Intake/Piping/CIMG9765.jpg~original

 

Gave it plenty of room for radiator fans

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Intake/Piping/CIMG9768.jpg~original

 

All set

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Intake/Piping/CIMG9771.jpg~original

 

Turbo Inlet:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Intake/Piping/CIMG0458.jpg~original

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Intake/Piping/CIMG9772.jpg~original

 

IAT & IACV Ports

In preparation for running MAP with Nemu had to add an IAT sensor to the piping. Plus with the bends that I wanted to take, I didn't have any prewelded pipes. Restored to JBWeld, 4 years later and it's still holding.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Intake/Piping/CIMG9753.jpg~original

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Intake/Piping/CIMG9754.jpg~original

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Intake/Piping/CIMG9760.jpg~original

 

IACV Breather and IAT sensors JBWelded in.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Intake/Piping/CIMG9759.jpg~original

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The previous intercooler I had was a 2.5" CXRacing one, since I was selling my turbo Sentra and didn't want to sell it with the nicer Precisision intercooler I decided to fit it onto my car. Which required a lot more bumper cutting.

 

Didn't really want to come to this, but had to take the whole front end off.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Intake/Precision%20350hp/CIMG1695.jpg~original

 

Drilled a hole in the hood latch support. It was hung like this on the B15 for couple years without any issues, figured it would be good enough (plus it only has one hanger).

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Intake/Precision%20350hp/CIMG1696.jpg~original

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Intake/Precision%20350hp/CIMG1698.jpg~original

 

Cut down the lower mount bolt so it wouldn't hit the IC.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Intake/Precision%20350hp/CIMG1697.jpg~original

 

 

Next fun, power steering oil cooler. The old intercooler sat closer to the frame, thus couldn't fit the stock PS cooler and had to get an aftermarket one. I couldn't figure out where to put it with this intercooler, since it's 1.5" thicker and has different inlet and outlets.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Suspension/Steering/PS%20Cooler/CIMG9879.jpg~original

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Suspension/Steering/PS%20Cooler/CIMG1702.jpg~original

 

Found this from my wrecked auto G20. Brackets didn't quite align so had to resort to good old zip ties in one spot.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Suspension/Steering/PS%20Cooler/CIMG1704.jpg~original

 

Intercooler finally mounted

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Intake/Precision%20350hp/CIMG1705.jpg~original

 

Bumper support and sport headlights back on.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Intake/Precision%20350hp/CIMG1708.jpg~original

 

Trying to get the bumper back on, and as expected it hits the thicker intercooler. Now the shaving fun begins..

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Intake/Precision%20350hp/CIMG1710.jpg~original

 

 

Here is what the car looks with the bumper uncut, if it magically fit:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Intake/Precision%20350hp/CIMG1714.jpg~original

 

Let the cutting begin:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Intake/Precision%20350hp/CIMG1715.jpg~original

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Intake/Precision%20350hp/CIMG1716.jpg~original

 

I kind of like the way it looks, reminds me of the TEV bumper

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Intake/Precision%20350hp/CIMG1717.jpg~original

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Intake/Precision%20350hp/CIMG1718.jpg~original

 

Sadly it still wouldn't fit had to cut it more. I left it for the night, but it finally mostly fits. I will cut it more evenly later.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Turbo/Intake/Precision%20350hp/CIMG1719.jpg~original

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Pics/Best%20Shots/SAM_7411_1600.jpg~original

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Taking a break from power mods, here are some cosmetic mods.. When the G20 was re-debuted in 1999 Nissan decided to add a lot of chrome. In 2002 they had a Sport trim with blacked out headlights, more aggressive grille and clear side markers.

 

Sport Blacked out Headlights

Here is what the headlights and grille look like bone stock:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Pics/Purchase/CIMG7538.jpg~original

 

Sport headlights are blacked out, but for what ever reason the corners are not!

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Exterior/Lights/Headlights/CIMG9916.jpg~original

 

Took the corners apart and blacked them out

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Exterior/Lights/Headlights/CIMG9937.jpg~original

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Exterior/Lights/Headlights/CIMG9944.jpg~original

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Exterior/Lights/Headlights/CIMG9941.jpg~original

 

 

Sport Grille

I was thinking about modding the stock grille and saving a hundred bucks, but when a black Sport Grille showed up in classifieds it was hard to say no.

 

Stock Grille

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Exterior/Grille/Sport/Stock%20-%20Front.jpg~original

 

Sport Grille

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Exterior/Grille/Sport/Sport%20-%20Front%2001.jpg~original

 

With all these mods the car just looks much more boss

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Exterior/Lights/Headlights/SportHeadlightsandCorners.jpg~original

 

Sport Side Markers

Stock side markers are very 90's yellow and stick way out

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Exterior/Lights/Side%20Markers/SAM_3108.jpg~original

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Exterior/Lights/Side%20Markers/SAM_3110.jpg~original

 

Sport side markers are much slicker

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Exterior/Lights/Side%20Markers/SAM_3114.jpg~original

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Exterior/Lights/Side%20Markers/SAM_3111.jpg~original

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I always liked the front bumper mouth, it makes the car looks much more aggressive, basically what the GTR or Evo X have.

 

http://www.thetorquereport.com/nissan_gt_r_group_n_001.jpg

 

But having a black car meant that painting the mouth flat black would not really be noticeable at all. I decided to try something different and more subtle.

 

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Exterior/Bumper/Mouth/CIMG9873.jpg

 

First coat

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Exterior/Bumper/Mouth/CIMG9877.jpg

 

Let it sit overnight and installed the fogs

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Exterior/Bumper/Mouth/CIMG9882.jpg

 

On the car:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Exterior/Bumper/Mouth/CIMG9888.jpg

 

2015 Update with a bigger intercooler:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Exterior/Grille/Sport/Sport%20-%20Front%2001.jpg~original

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00 G20t GT28r 10psi 250whp/36mpg

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This is a summary post of my 6 speed swap, detailed thread can be found over at G20.net.

 

Summary Pictures Of the Retrofit Swap

350z Clutch (250mm) vs P11 Clutch (215mm)

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Drivetrain/RS6%20Swap/Flywheel/Flywheel_006.jpg~original

 

JWT S15 Flywheel:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Drivetrain/RS6%20Swap/Flywheel/Flywheel_007.jpg~original

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Drivetrain/RS6%20Swap/Flywheel/Flywheel_012.jpg~original

 

Stock trans mount is replaced with the Spec V one

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Drivetrain/RS6%20Swap/Mounts/Trans_Mount_02.jpg~original

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Drivetrain/RS6%20Swap/Mounts/Trans_Mount_30.jpg~original

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Drivetrain/RS6%20Swap/Mounts/Trans_Mount_33.jpg~original

 

Transmission it self is a good bit bigger and longer, not much room in there now.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Drivetrain/RS6%20Swap/Install/Install_038.jpg~original

 

Subframe needs to be cut/shaved in a few locations and rewelded

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Drivetrain/RS6%20Swap/Install/Install_003.jpg~original

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Drivetrain/RS6%20Swap/Install/Install_007.jpg~original

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Drivetrain/RS6%20Swap/Install/Install_010.jpg~original

 

Clutch slave is in a new location and really close to my turbo inlet.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Drivetrain/RS6%20Swap/Slave%20Cylinder/P12Slave%20004.jpg~original

 

Spec V axles do luckily fit, but they are a little short (axle can be seen being stretched). Problem is ABS ring, if you want ABS you need to shave the spec v one a little to fit the P11 over it.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Drivetrain/RS6%20Swap/Axles/Axles_010.jpg~original

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Drivetrain/RS6%20Swap/Axles/Axles_012.jpg~original

 

Mazworx Axle bracket is the best way to go, which I brazed so it wouldn't come loose.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Drivetrain/RS6%20Swap/Axle%20Brackets/Mazworx007.jpg~original

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Drivetrain/RS6%20Swap/Axle%20Brackets/Mazworx010.jpg~original

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Drivetrain/RS6%20Swap/Axle%20Brackets/Mazworx013.jpg~original

 

Shifter and Cables, here I had to convert to cable driven setup.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Drivetrain/RS6%20Swap/Shifter/Shifter_042.jpg~original

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Drivetrain/RS6%20Swap/Shifter/Shifter_039.jpg~original

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Drivetrain/RS6%20Swap/Shifter/Shifter_022.jpg~original

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/covertrussian/Cars/00%20G20t%20KH3/Drivetrain/RS6%20Swap/Shifter/Shifter_024.jpg~original

05 LGT 16G 14psi 290whp/30mpg

12 OBP Stock 130whp/27mpg@87 Oct

00 G20t GT28r 10psi 250whp/36mpg

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