I found a 3/8" barbed plastic elbow that worked perfectly. I used the same step down rubber hose that bought before but turned it straight down. I like that it is completely hidden.Ooh, I like that. I may have to follow suit. Can you give the specifics on the fitting? 5/8" barbed to 3/8" poly barbed elbow?
Did you paint your valve cover? It looks brand new!
Tough do do by myself. The A/FR stayed in the 14-15 range and drop to 12-14 range when going into boost and when off throttle and in full vacuum swing all the way to lean as it should. OP seems to stay in the range of 25-40 psi roughly. I'm not sure what is the normal range for the car but the OEM light never has come on. Boost stays in vacuum mode until boost is achieved but it's neat to see it hover around 0 and you can feel the throttle response. It feels like it make be on 1-2 psi when it reads 0 but that could just be the response of it.Looks like a blast. I'll watch them again with headphones on, but I think I heard the BOV. :grin:
On you next run, please, please, please show your gauges in operation. I'm dying for data! Boost, A/FR, Oil pressure! :grin:
I've been easy off the line since I still have my OEM clutch but you can feel the boost quickly in first gear. Revs rise so quickly that it feels mostly instantaneous.I'm curious, when you come on WOT, at what RPM do you start to hear the turbo spool vs when do you feel it?
-from a stop
-from a 20 roll
-from a 40 roll
-from a 60 roll
I did the billet turbo upgrade and ceramic coating to help turbo spool up time. I'm not familiar with the T51R mod that you mentioned. I guess that only you can answer what you want to do. The tune though shouldn't cost you $1k. The tune that comes with it is very close. My tuner confirmed that and my final tune with dyno time was $400.thank you for the info because the turbo i choose will make a difference in my spool characteristics..., now that I'm saving for my kit, I'm wondering which route i should take..
1. Minimal cost to see how much power i can make on lowest $$$$ spent? Like, should I just get the base kit, with the plug n play harness, and billet T28 JB urbo upgrade, and have some shop make me a custom 3 inch exhaust with a high flow cat? It'll be $3,669.00 for the kit, and maybe $400 for the exhaust shop. So totalling $4000 in the kit alone. +/- $1,000 for a good tune so may $5,000 before gauges, fab work, and supporting mods.
2. or I could go ALL OUT and get the maxed out turbokit (ceramic coating, 3" intake piping, 3" exhaust), with a GTX2860RS turbo or equivalent ceramic dual ball bearing turbo for the absolute quickest spool and to build boost faster and hold boost better off throttle, totaling $5,904 in the kit alone. I also would plan to send my turbo to OCR to have them do the T51R Compressor mod on it which sounds amazing, could be $500 for that, so almost $6,400, +/- 1,000 for a good tune, so $7,400 before supporting mods.
So $5k for the base kit with a few amenities, or $7.5k for the all out kit... thoughts? I really wanna go all out honestly, lol, im keeping this car so i dont plan to sell it or worry about resale value or how much i dump into it, as long as the mods are being done RIGHT, and how i want.
It's gret news that the tune may cost me less than $1,000!I did the billet turbo upgrade and ceramic coating to help turbo spool up time. I'm not familiar with the T51R mod that you mentioned. I guess that only you can answer what you want to do. The tune though shouldn't cost you $1k. The tune that comes with it is very close. My tuner confirmed that and my final tune with dyno time was $400.
Bottom line though is that you have to decide what you want. If you can afford it I don't see why you would ever regret upgrading something. I knew that I wasn't going to go for crazy HP so I knew that I would be happy with the upgrades that I did. I feel boost roll on early and come on strong over 3k rpm. My Supercharged MR2 has more low end boost with the supercharger but my Corolla pulls harder above 3k rpm, both are a blast to drive.
Can't wait to see what you decide on. :grin:
Not sure how much you will honestly get form a video like that. You can only know how it feels by driving it. Watching a boost gauge swing gives no sensation of acceleration.It's gret news that the tune may cost me less than $1,000!
btw do you know the model # of the default turbokit turbo, and the actual model # of the turbo that you got with the billet turbo upgrade?
Also... could you possibly make a video like this of your corolla? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub5VwlHRa8E where you show us exactly how you make boost in each gear at lowish rpm? and just let us know at exactly what RPM in which gear you hit max boost/boost threshold? this would GREATLY help since i cant just come over and go for a drive myself to feel the turbo and how it rolls on the power, to determine if i need to spend money on a better turbo for faster spool up and boost response and/or a wider power range.
I'll definitely get in contact with Jesse then, btw I found the turbo that's supposedly used in our turbokit with the BatMoWheel billet compressor wheel upgrade selected. it's here on the turbokits.com site.Not sure how much you will honestly get form a video like that. You can only know how it feels by driving it. Watching a boost gauge swing gives no sensation of acceleration.
The turbo is a custom spec'd T28 turbocharger. I had them swap out the standard wheel for the billet aluminum version. I'm not sure what the part number is. For some of this information I would highly recommend that you reach out to Jesse at Turbokits. His extension is 2 after you dial the main number. He is a wealth of information so use his knowledge to your benefit.
As I said before, if you can afford to improve anything performance wise than do it. I personally felt that 250 HP would be plenty for what I was going after. If you want more I would ask what Jesse recommends.
And if anyone wants to charge you a $1k for a tune that is already close I would look around. Everyone I was asking was quoting $300-$500. I went with this guy since I liked him and felt like he was being honest with me when I met him. And he also told me how great the build quality of the turbo kit was!