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Forum: events 05-22-2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By L8 APEKS
Bump...list updated!

Bump...list updated!
Forum: performance & modifications 05-22-2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,953
Posted By L8 APEKS
Not on 91 octane and LH2.4 you shouldn't. ;-)

Not on 91 octane and LH2.4 you shouldn't. ;-)
Forum: events 05-21-2010, 05:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,640
Posted By L8 APEKS
Yeah, that could have had something to do with...

Yeah, that could have had something to do with it. I know he also has a tendency to crank the boost up WAY too high for 91 octane, so I'd be willing to bet the car wasn't getting all of it's ign...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-20-2010, 11:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,865
Posted By L8 APEKS
Nice dude! How soon til she's running and driving...

Nice dude! How soon til she's running and driving and such?
Forum: events 05-20-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,640
Posted By L8 APEKS
Well, the laws of physics tend to suggest that in...

Well, the laws of physics tend to suggest that in order for a car with a 3,380 lb race weight to run the ET's and traps that he ran just a couple weeks prior, it would need to make more than 190hp to...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-20-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,001
Posted By L8 APEKS
That won't be as bad then with the T3 hot side.

That won't be as bad then with the T3 hot side.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-20-2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,496
Posted By L8 APEKS
After the 300whp mark, its days are numbered. ...

After the 300whp mark, its days are numbered.

I drove mine daily for 3 years with about 240whp, at 165,000 to 205,000 miles. It shifted like new when I sold it.
Forum: events 05-20-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,640
Posted By L8 APEKS
List updated. Please spread the word, let's get...

List updated. Please spread the word, let's get this list filled up!
Forum: performance & modifications 05-20-2010, 01:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,001
Posted By L8 APEKS
The Gospel according to Brett is correct on the...

The Gospel according to Brett is correct on the exhaust.

Though, that's quite a jump on the turbos! Keep in mind, going to a straight T4 will change the powerband significantly, and you're going...
Forum: article composition 05-19-2010, 11:07 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 391,201
Posted By L8 APEKS
I've been running both the 244 and the 855 on E85...

I've been running both the 244 and the 855 on E85 mixtures...the results are phenomenal. TONS more power than before, and way cheaper than an octane booster or race gas. I'm typically running 50/50...
Forum: events 05-19-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,640
Posted By L8 APEKS
What?! TB'ers in FWD cars?! Traitors!!! :) ...

What?! TB'ers in FWD cars?! Traitors!!! :)

Jesse, hope you can make it! Jon, I still watch your old dyno vid on youtube from time to time, loved those white wheels on the 940!
Forum: performance & modifications 05-19-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,496
Posted By L8 APEKS
There are people running 12-second ET's on the...

There are people running 12-second ET's on the stock engine. Swapping in a V8 isn' really necessary.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-19-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,972
Posted By L8 APEKS
Nice work! :)

Nice work! :)
Forum: events 05-19-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,640
Posted By L8 APEKS
Because in real life, with all the other...

Because in real life, with all the other variables, it really doesn't make a lick of difference - and it doesn't affect your results if you're looking for relative gains after modifications. If you...
Forum: events 05-18-2010, 10:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,204
Posted By L8 APEKS
Here you go guys... ...

Here you go guys...

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=205910

Now, with less fail! :)
Forum: events 05-18-2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,640
Posted By L8 APEKS
Updated price! I thought there was demand for...

Updated price! I thought there was demand for this recently...where'd everyone go?!
Forum: performance & modifications 05-18-2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,735
Posted By L8 APEKS
Well, sure, that may be true if you're only...

Well, sure, that may be true if you're only driving in 1st and 2nd gear, and no further than 50 feet between turns, staying under 35mph.

In real life, however, this just isn't the case. ;-)
...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-18-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,735
Posted By L8 APEKS
You'll have more power, sooner in the powerband,...

You'll have more power, sooner in the powerband, with a stock B230FT compared to a 16V N/A. You'll also have a metric assload more torque. The 16V will feel more "laggy" than the turbo.

Just...
Forum: showroom 05-18-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,871
Posted By L8 APEKS
MkV VW owners are pretty much the Volvospeeders...

MkV VW owners are pretty much the Volvospeeders of the Volkswagen world.

The MkII-MkIII eras were about performance. Now the VW scene is very little about performance, and mostly about "bling"....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2010, 03:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,807
Posted By L8 APEKS
So...does anyone know why the big yards in SoCal...

So...does anyone know why the big yards in SoCal (Ecology and Pick-Your-Part) don't have any sort of record available for the cars they have in the yard? But this place not only has a list of the...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-18-2010, 02:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,756
Posted By L8 APEKS
Yes, you should keep it in. #1, if something...

Yes, you should keep it in.

#1, if something happens to the MBC/turbo/boost leak/etc, you will want to know. The boost gauge will give you information on things like that.

#2, you may not...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-18-2010, 12:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,756
Posted By L8 APEKS
I've never seen an aftermarket boost gauge...

I've never seen an aftermarket boost gauge without numbers. ;)
Forum: performance & modifications 05-17-2010, 11:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,921
Posted By L8 APEKS
Good point...if he's planning on (or willing to)...

Good point...if he's planning on (or willing to) gut out that 242, it should be pretty quick. ~200whp got me easy 13's on a mostly stock B230FT.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-17-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,921
Posted By L8 APEKS
Slicky, Any 8V Turbo engine would be easy...

Slicky,

Any 8V Turbo engine would be easy and cheap. They clear the hood just fine (I have a 1994 B230FT in my 1975 244). You can get all of the parts you need out of the local junkyard. 1993-1995...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-17-2010, 10:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,756
Posted By L8 APEKS
Eh...don't need a "calibrated" boost gauge....

Eh...don't need a "calibrated" boost gauge. Technically, they are all calibrated from the factory. That's how they are able to print numbers and tick marks 1mm apart. They will all have some margin...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-17-2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,921
Posted By L8 APEKS
Don't forget...it will never make any power or be...

Don't forget...it will never make any power or be any fun at all without MeGaSqUiRt, y0! :-P
Forum: performance & modifications 05-17-2010, 10:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,680
Posted By L8 APEKS
That would be a 13C on the 940 Turbo. No real way...

That would be a 13C on the 940 Turbo. No real way to tell 100% about condition, but 9 times out of 10, they are in good usable shape. Check for excessive shaft play; it shouldn't move too much...
Forum: events 05-17-2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,640
Posted By L8 APEKS
SoCal Dyno Day - Saturday, May 29 - 10a to 5p!

Hey guys,

I've arranged a dyno day with Harry @ HK, and I thought it would be nice to see a variety of cars so I've opened it up to a few different auto forums. Please read this thread in full for...
Forum: events 05-17-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,479
Posted By L8 APEKS
Dude, he's at the IPD show in Oregon.

Dude, he's at the IPD show in Oregon.
Forum: events 05-17-2010, 01:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,204
Posted By L8 APEKS
Ugh...so much fail. I'm organizing a real dyno...

Ugh...so much fail. I'm organizing a real dyno day tomorrow. Details to come in the next 48 hours in a new thread.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-16-2010, 01:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,775
Posted By L8 APEKS
Still on the 15G...at only ~17psi! <object...

Still on the 15G...at only ~17psi!

<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Oc4tJXnhZ5g&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen"...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-14-2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,959
Posted By L8 APEKS
No worries dude!

No worries dude!
Forum: performance & modifications 05-14-2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,116
Posted By L8 APEKS
Yes. Around here, something like a 2.5" cat...

Yes.

Around here, something like a 2.5" cat back setup might cost $150-$250 depending on muffler choice.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-14-2010, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,959
Posted By L8 APEKS
Here's my thoughts. If you're gonna use a...

Here's my thoughts.

If you're gonna use a stock turbo DP, you may as well just use a conical outlet so it all bolts up.

You get a lot more benefit from a larger DP than you do from a different...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-14-2010, 02:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,116
Posted By L8 APEKS
Exhaust = go to a local muffler shop. Mild:...

Exhaust = go to a local muffler shop.

Mild: 2.5 or 3" cat-back

Wild: 3" turbo-back. More money, more noise, more power. Depends on what you want.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-14-2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,453
Posted By L8 APEKS
What over-axle pipe? Side exit = no worries!...

What over-axle pipe?

Side exit = no worries! :)
Forum: performance & modifications 05-14-2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,116
Posted By L8 APEKS
You apparently aren't familiar with the several...

You apparently aren't familiar with the several threads where this is seriously recommended. badvlvo isn't the type to joke like that in the perf. section, either. It's ridiculous how many MS fanbois...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-14-2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,938
Posted By L8 APEKS
It would work just fine if you aren't scared of...

It would work just fine if you aren't scared of some sheet metal/body work! ;)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-13-2010, 11:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,303
Posted By L8 APEKS
Wait...are you looking for the thread pitch on...

Wait...are you looking for the thread pitch on the banjo bolt, or the diameter of the oil feed lines?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-13-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,303
Posted By L8 APEKS
Gosh, I don't know...I recall seeing it posted...

Gosh, I don't know...I recall seeing it posted before but it would be difficult to find in a search I bet. Good luck to ya!
Forum: performance & modifications 05-13-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,116
Posted By L8 APEKS
lol. No. Only on Turbobricks is stand-alone...

lol. No.

Only on Turbobricks is stand-alone management considered a requirement to make a "sporty daily driver." Seriously...an air filter and some very mild OEM cams, and you're recommending a...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-13-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 31,374
Posted By L8 APEKS
It's light for a Volvo, but it's only semi-light...

It's light for a Volvo, but it's only semi-light compared to a lot of the competition! Those damn kids racing their gutted Civic h/b's and CRX's can get well under 2000 lbs. :(

I weighed the car...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-13-2010, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,938
Posted By L8 APEKS
Hendrik, Great pics and project, LOVE the...

Hendrik,

Great pics and project, LOVE the Xmas tree delivery service picture. Hahahaha! :)

I wonder if anyone here stateside has tried to put that slanted Volvo front end (440/460) on a US...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-13-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,116
Posted By L8 APEKS
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2698/4522530733_f0e...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2698/4522530733_f0e8b8fc01.jpg
Forum: showroom 05-13-2010, 03:34 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,801
Posted By L8 APEKS
I'm not sure. Came across these at a yard in...

I'm not sure. Came across these at a yard in Burbank last month, and left them. Didn't have the $100 to blow on an extra set of wheels I'll never use and can't afford to buy decent tires for.
Forum: website & board 05-13-2010, 03:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,855
Posted By L8 APEKS
That's what I thought too. I'm confused. If...

That's what I thought too. I'm confused.

If the writers aren't writing anymore, I'll do a writeup on my car...but I don't want to do it for nothing (ie, will they even use it?!). Plus, my car is...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-13-2010, 02:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,122
Posted By L8 APEKS
According to a Snow Performance employee who...

According to a Snow Performance employee who posted on their forums on this subject...yes, it will work just fine.

It's like an intercooler upgrade - without having an intercooler upgrade. It...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-12-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,122
Posted By L8 APEKS
50/50 mix. All depends on how often you trigger...

50/50 mix. All depends on how often you trigger it; the nozzles I used were either 1.6 or 3.5 gallons per hour flow rate. Reservoir was about a gallon. Activation was an arming switch and then a...
Forum: website & board 05-12-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,855
Posted By L8 APEKS
Nominations/votes are a bad idea IMHO. Just have...

Nominations/votes are a bad idea IMHO. Just have someone arbitrarily pick one. This would require less effort for those involved. Eliminates those extra steps.



If an Admin or Mod tells me to,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-12-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,088
Posted By L8 APEKS
Ummm...the dirt won't fall out of the K&N because...

Ummm...the dirt won't fall out of the K&N because it's sticking to the oil. That's the whole point. It's not because it's catching less dirt. ;-)

I've used K&N's on pretty much every car I've...
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