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Old 01-04-2009, 06:19 PM   #1
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My Rear Turbo Mount Build

Ok after a couple of years getting parts to my rear turbo mounted project I finally was able to drive down to Miami and have my friend help me with the installation of the turbo on the back and run the oil lines.

The aluminum reduction from 3" to 2.5" was fabricated by me. I just cut all the pieces I needed and I took them to a welding shop to have them welded. I also took the intercooler pipes to the shop to have them welded. I told them how to weld them and came out very good. I had the pipes with silicone couplings but I wanted to minimize the amount of couplings.

I still need to route the charged pipes to the front and mount the wastegate.

Some of the pictures were taken with my cell so they are not that good.









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Old 01-04-2009, 06:20 PM   #2
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Old 01-04-2009, 06:57 PM   #3
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Thats sick bro. I've been thinking about this since i seen a z24 do this with a 3.4 motor. Impressive!
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:22 PM   #4
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Nice work and nice to see all the pics! Props on getting to keep your fog lights haha!
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:35 PM   #5
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that looks good.
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Damn talk about keeping this under wraps...so this is #2 successful then

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Old 01-04-2009, 07:59 PM   #7
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Well I'm not done but you can call it a second success. Not keeping it under wrap.. I post it some pictures of the intercooler setup before but after that I had to get some more pictures and the pictures I post it before all the pipes had couplings but now the pipes are welded together.


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Damn talk about keeping this under wraps...so this is #2 successful then

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Very nice! My friend has the STS rear mount turbo on his ls1 camaro.

Are you going to build a panel to cover up the turbo from the rear tire splashing water on the turbo?
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Old 01-04-2009, 08:07 PM   #9
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Yes, I need to make something to cover the turbo and the electric pump from the elements. The filter will go behind the rear bumper to avoid water going into the filter.

I have a question for you... your friend who has the STS rear mount turbo how loud is the oil pump?


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Very nice! My friend has the STS rear mount turbo on his ls1 camaro.

Are you going to build a panel to cover up the turbo from the rear tire splashing water on the turbo?

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Old 01-04-2009, 08:34 PM   #10
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That's focking nice Carlos.
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That's focking nice Carlos.

I am sooooooo jealous! Welcome to my world man! I am so happy that you are getting it together... The intercooler pics are great. I wish that I had more time because TIG on aluminum is much better!

Listen, I sent you a PM on the oil Pump. Are you keeping your CAT and wrapping the exhaust to the turbo? Are you getting a turbo blanket? These will make all the difference with your spool and lag reduction.

Make sure to get a restrictor for your turbo and check valve for the pressure line too!
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Hey man! What are the specs on your turbo!
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I'm keeping the CAT.. I have a high flow cat with the S&S headers; the turbo is a .63

I'm thinking about getting a blanket for the turbo.
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I'm planning of mounting the boost gauge on the ac vent... can some one tell me how to route the vacuum line thru the ac and the firewall?
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I'm keeping the CAT.. I have a high flow cat with the S&S headers; the turbo is a .63

I'm thinking about getting a blanket for the turbo.
If the CAT is a metal core unit then you are in good shape. If not then you are eventually going to get debris in the turbine. I went through two High flow converters on my old Firebird and it was NA. Each one had alot of broken catalyst sent through the exhaust. Do a search on Ebay and you will find them for 100 bucks shipped. I was actually thinking about buying one but the spool is soo nice, and you can get a good tune to prevent your SES light from coming on too.

If the cost of the blanket is too much you can always use the exhaust wrap and some aluminized tape. Whatever you decide to do, make sure to wrap the entire
exhaust system after the header.
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Ok thanks for the tip... the high flow CAT is the one I got with the S&S headers.
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Nice job Carlos! Glad to see it finally coming together. Hope it's well worth the wait.
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Thanks Aaron... hope you had a good holidays. I'm going to need your help. PM send.

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Here is where I got the couplers for my charge pipe. You can buy it by the inch or by the foot.....

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Yes, I need to make something to cover the turbo and the electric pump from the elements. The filter will go behind the rear bumper to avoid water going into the filter.

I have a question for you... your friend who has the STS rear mount turbo how loud is the oil pump?
I dunno. The car itself is loud. So You dont hear anything else but an open downpipe and the wastegate. Dont even hear the BOV. I Can hear him from like 1/2 mile away too.

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Dont run a Cat. LOL I have a test pipe in place of my cat.
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