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Underbody braces, turbos and more!

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2003 9:26 am 
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Greetings,<br><br>I have been following the forum for about a week and I am now ready to post...btw great job, seems very friendly over here! <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :D --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/happy.gif ALT=":D"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><br>Ok...here is what I think of my project. First, I am looking for a 1989-1992 GTi/GT, I should mention I am in Montreal, Quebec...and unfortunately there hasn't been a single GT/GTi for sale in over a week! I found one in Ontario, it's a 1990, 200k km, engine & transmission in good cond. Front suspension not good. $450 obo.<br>What do you think?! other than the rusting spots I saw in another post, should I get it even if it's got rust on the hood or front?! <br><br>I should specify that it's a project, my goal is to make a decent lapping car that would be daily driven until it becomes really a tack car. <br><br>I am looking into a DSM 14B, with lots of DSM parts...friend of mine has a DSM for rally and knows them inside-out so we will try with as many DSM parts as possible (BOV, intercooler, turbo, 450cc injectors, fuel pump and TB). <br><br>What I want at first is to try to run the 14B at 12-14psi...we figured that it wouldn't cost a *LOT* more to go from 7-8 psi to 12-14psi. <br><br>My only concerns are the following:<br><br>-Is the Tom Chip good for a turbo setup or it's not recommended?!<br>-What ECU/fuel management is the cheapest to try at up to 14psi? I'd rather take a risk at running a piggyback setup that isn't expensive and that some folks here would be able to tune without too much problems...it's a shop specializing in DSM but they do turbo timing and such on a weekly basis.<br><br>Also, how long does it takes to change the clutch on a GT? Anyone in Quebec or near in Ontario that can do it for a decent amount? <br><br>Looking forward your answers!<br><br>p.s. I didn't mention any suspension/pipes related mods but will do soon.<br><br>Cheers! <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://pub83.ezboard.com/bteamswift.showUserPublicProfile?gid=flywaver>Flywaver</A> at: 3/30/03 8:27:25 am<br></i>


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2003 9:53 am 
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Hi Flywaver, welcome to the board.<br><br>I'm also from Quebec, I've been looking to buy the Gti in Ontario for parts but the guy told me it was sold.<br><br>I see you have a a lot of question concerning turbocharging, many of them can be answered by looking at the not so old post in the forced induction section. I can tell you right now that it wouldn't be a good thing to install tom's chip into a turbocharged engine 'cause this one increase timing advance wich require higher octane gas, as opposed, a turbo engine has to get a retarded timing to prevent detonation due to increased compression. I know Whattheeee will be working on a turbochared chip soon, stay tuned for more details.<br><br>A clutch require no more than 2 hrs to be changed as long as you have the tooling and knoweledge to do so. I'm sure there is plenty of ppl in quebec that can do so for cheap.<br><br>Jar <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2003 11:55 am 
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Hi Jar,<br><br>Thanks for the tips! Nice to see another member in Quebec! <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :D --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/happy.gif ALT=":D"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><br>Great news on the clutch...I remember I had mine changed on a 86 Forsa and it took 3 hours. <br><br>As for the turbo I have been looking at older posts but some got me more confused hehe...I got lost but I showed some tips to my friend and he sort of understood for the most part; that's a good plus! <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/glasses.gif ALT="8)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><br>Thanks again!<br><br>Cheers! <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2003 4:04 pm 
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well.... welcome to the board... and good luck for your project hope you can get help here as i get before.... and the other members too =))) <p></p><i></i>


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