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Underbody braces, turbos and more!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 12:42 am 
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Well my sprint has 400k miles so I think it's time for an overhaul. It has a hard time going into third, and doesn't have the power it used to. So I'm having a local machine shop rebuild my block and head and a shop rebuild my transmission. I almost have enough pennies saved. Here's a list of what I'm looking at doing.
Regrounding the cam
Rebuilding block
Port and polish head
Rebuild trans
GT15-44 turbo
75mm vitara pistons
Accel supercoil
Magnecor 8mm wires
E3 plugs
Stock intercooler
Cts mod
Wideband a/f meter
Motor mounts
Stage 1 clutch
New alternator
Water pump
Oil pump
New battery
Think that covers most of it. I'm sure there will be a lot more little stuff. I will post pictures and such here as I go, and I plan to film it all which may get tedious at times but will be worth it when it comes time to put it all back together. Any recommendations will be greatly appreciated, thanks.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:53 pm 
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Update: I've found a good deal on a k04* from a mazda 3/6. Hopefully it's not to big. So I'm going to get my turbo set up and running before I do the rebuild. Then I'm contemplating a slightly larger front mount intercooler and fast acting b.o.v., plus u'll need to do the cts mod to accommodate for more boost, and possibly injectors. Aiming for 15-16 psi.

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1987 chevy sprint turbo(white)
15 gallon fuel cell in the back hatch, Inline high pressure fuel pump, boost controller.
Air/fuel gauge, boost gauge, oil pressure gauge, water temp gauge.

SOLD, red 1987 chevy sprint turbo


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:30 pm 
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K04* turbo, just need supporting mods now


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1987 chevy sprint turbo(white)
15 gallon fuel cell in the back hatch, Inline high pressure fuel pump, boost controller.
Air/fuel gauge, boost gauge, oil pressure gauge, water temp gauge.

SOLD, red 1987 chevy sprint turbo


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:15 am 
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I don't get around her much anymore but this thread is so lonely I just had to comment!

What kinda HP you aiming for? What are you using for electronic control? I can push 13-14 psi on stock stuff, why not go higher?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:59 am 
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Yeah I'm afraid this turbo may be to big. I'm running my stock ecu but will be doing a cts mod to boost higher, maybe one day a standalone might be in order.

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1987 chevy sprint turbo(white)
15 gallon fuel cell in the back hatch, Inline high pressure fuel pump, boost controller.
Air/fuel gauge, boost gauge, oil pressure gauge, water temp gauge.

SOLD, red 1987 chevy sprint turbo


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:49 pm 
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With the added power will you be upgrading the brakes?
What will you use?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:27 pm 
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I should, and I'm not sure what to use I haven't researched it yet...

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1987 chevy sprint turbo(white)
15 gallon fuel cell in the back hatch, Inline high pressure fuel pump, boost controller.
Air/fuel gauge, boost gauge, oil pressure gauge, water temp gauge.

SOLD, red 1987 chevy sprint turbo


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:35 pm 
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Well it's time for the new turbo, blew my oil seal. So I have a used rbh31(right?) The stock g10t turbo for sale needs a rebuild.

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1987 chevy sprint turbo(white)
15 gallon fuel cell in the back hatch, Inline high pressure fuel pump, boost controller.
Air/fuel gauge, boost gauge, oil pressure gauge, water temp gauge.

SOLD, red 1987 chevy sprint turbo


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:47 pm 
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be cautious when using the ihi rhb31 designation. i have received some turbos ordered under that designation that wouldn't fit, the flange was different.

i'd be inclined to use the rhb32 designation which also covers the mk2 89 - 91 making the available pool larger. :wink:

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:19 am 
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I'm sorry I'm not quite following you. Isn't the rhb31 the stock turbo on my 87 sprint? I'm actually prepared to let that go if someone needs one but it needs rebuilt (bad seal). And I realized I've made a huge mistake buying an ebay k04, I have yet to find a good review.:( but I did find actual Borg warner k04's new with a warranty for 450 on ebay, we will see how well my ebay one lasts first. Got it for only 100$ so I'm not at to much of a loss.

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1987 chevy sprint turbo(white)
15 gallon fuel cell in the back hatch, Inline high pressure fuel pump, boost controller.
Air/fuel gauge, boost gauge, oil pressure gauge, water temp gauge.

SOLD, red 1987 chevy sprint turbo


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:34 pm 
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i just wanted to point out the the designation of rhb31 doesn't always get the turbo to fit your suzuki.

in the past i had ordered ihi rhb31 turbos and received several that had exhaust flanges that did not fit the mk1 g10t exhaust manifold.

you can expand your search to also include the mk2 g10t models, canadian sprint turbo and turbo firefly 89 - 91 models which shared the same turbo.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:49 am 
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MK1 '87 Turbo Sprint

RHB32 VZ5

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