VSM EK9 K20 Turbo Project







Banana

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That gearshifter is like a transformer... and that seat, jesus lol

Lovely!!!
 



Beetlejuice

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Test fitted one of the new wheels tonight - they just fit!





Plenty of brake clearance too:

 


oscarsayco

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Aforementioned Tillett seat:



Love it! Stunning to look at, along with being very comfortable and supportive.
Care to share how much are those seats
Here in the US they cost an arm and a leg...i soooooooo want one of those for my car...
 



Beetlejuice

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Booked Blyton again for this Sunday, hoping the weather clears up for then!

Spent the evening fitting the clockwise sump baffles and removing the power steering setup. Found myself with is switched off 99% of the time anyway, so decided it might as well come off. It wouldn't have cleared the boost pipes when the turbo goes on anyway!

So if anybody's after an electro/hydraulic pas setup, give me a shout - I've got one going spare :lol:
 


Beetlejuice

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Blyton was fun again! Was up late Saturday night fiddling with the geo - tried a new setup which I really enjoyed. Shaved nearly 2 seconds off my best lap there, so something was definitely right!
I'm feeling the need for more stopping power though, so may look at an upgrade in that department, don't want to go bigger than 15" wheels though.
 





Beetlejuice

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That'll probably be the last use it gets in a while as the turbo build will be starting shortly.

Spec list currently looks something like this, parts in brackets are waiting to go on or made etc

Chassis:
- Meister Zeta R with 14/12 Spring rates
- Hardrace front camber arms
- Hardrace rear camber arms
- Hardrace rear toe arms
- Powerflex Black series bushes
- DC2 running gear up front
- Alcon front calipers
- Pagid blue pads

Interior:
- Tillet B6F Carbon seat
- Custom rails/side mounts
- Takata harness
- (Nardi steering wheel)
- (Lifeline quick release boss)
- K-tuned billet shifter

Engine/box:
- KPro v4 ecu
- M-factory plate diff
- (Brian Crower 625+ rods)
- (CP 9.0:1 Pistons)
- New oil + water pump
- New chains, gaskets, seals, bearings etc
- Stock head with new guides and seals
- Clockwise Motion sump baffles
- (RBC inlet and K-tuned throttle body)
- (Custom full width radiator with 80mm Pace core and Spal fan)
- (Setrab oil cooler)
- Hasport billet mounts

Turbo Setup:
- (GTX3076r turbo and TiAL .82AR housing)
- (TiAL MVR 44mm wastegate)
- (TiAL Q bov)
- (Custom 321 stainless manifold)
- Custom 3" 316 exhaust
- (Custom intercooler Garrett core)

Fuel System:
- (ID1000 injectors)
- (Walboro 255 in tank pump)
- (Bosch 044 pump)
- (Surge tank)
- K-tuned fuel rail
- (Fuelab regulator)


Probably missed a few bits and pieces, but that about sums up where it's at now and where it's going very soon!
 

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Topher-EK9

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bloody loved reading this :)

Cannot wait for you to start the turbo build. very very impressive stuff.

also love the pictures above, one shows you entering a corner behind a TVR then the next shows you in front of it :) If thats isn't a representation of how good the car is i don't know what is.
Unless he is slow and this is laps after haha. but still very cool stuff dude, very enjoyable to read through.
 


Beetlejuice

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Thanks. I'm really looking forward to getting stuck in to it. Really going to go to town on this - will be nice to get to work on one of my own cars for a change!
I've just had a parcel turn up from the states which should contain the last few components needed for the manifold to go together, so will be able to make a start very soon.
 




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