Possibly rigid collars?
I haven't seen under the hood of the 5, but I'm assuming it's the same as the koup. If you look under the hood at the strut towers, from a quick glance I didn't see straight forward way to get to the strut towers to make a bar.How about a strut tower brace and maybe a rear chassis/trunk brace?
Nice! I want to work on a downpipe soon. Initially, I want a cast stainless elbow that travels downward and then I will have stainless pipe and flex welded to that. I ideally want to create the downpipe where it is one piece from the turbo to the cat-back, eliminating all cats, and I could put my own high flow cat in there, or have a cat-less option.I have a local custom exhaust shop that does excellent work but they didn't have access to the equipment that would allow them to do what I wanted to try.
Maybe you may have an idea how or if it would make a difference on this small of a turbo or since the down pipe is a little short to get the effect desired. It has been awhile since
I made the last one but I do remember the dyno runs showed an increase in hp and tq at lower rpms.
We took the flange going to the exhaust on the turbo which I believe was 2.5" then gradually flared out to 4" pipe for about 12" then gradually tapered back to a 3" high flow cat but in this case it would be
a flex tube. The idea was to give the initial push of exhaust a fast escape which also allowed the turbo to spool faster reducing lag and giving more boost sooner.
The pipe I made was for a mazda rx7 and worked well. First one was made the hard way some pipe, sheet metal, mallet, sand bag, plasma, and a tig welder kind of reminded me of a chamber on a dirt bike.
Just an idea to kick around.
Would one piece be able to be shipped to Australia for reasonable postage cost though?Nice! I want to work on a downpipe soon. Initially, I want a cast stainless elbow that travels downward and then I will have stainless pipe and flex welded to that. I ideally want to create the downpipe where it is one piece from the turbo to the cat-back, eliminating all cats, and I could put my own high flow cat in there, or have a cat-less option.
I think so. In the past, I have had to ship things of similar size to Australia and FedEx wasn't too bad. Maybe $100-$150 USD for 2-4 day delivery time.Would one piece be able to be shipped to Australia for reasonable postage cost though?
I think he is but most are doing a custom setup. Check out the exhaust threadAny plans for developing exhaust components?
I will be making water/meth injection possible with a new throttle body I'm working on, as well as something that will help add it to the intake manifold.How about using that port on your existing intake and making a Y fitting and fogger to add meth/water injection pre turbo that can hook up to your washer fluid pump.. I'm building this myself but would've been cool to just buy a existing kit lol.
You may have looked already, but the Aftermarket Wheels thread has all the info on stock offsets and the various offsets members have chosen for aftermarket rims - one of my posts in that thread also sets out the various measurements taken from my Koup re; gap from the line of the stock rim to the line of the guard. Remember also, the stock rims are only 7.5 inches in width. Hope that helps . Happy to help out with any more info in this respect, if you have further queries.I would like some wheel spacers to flush up my stock wheels. I don't know how far of an offset that I'd but I think the stock rims are awesome and they are already 18s so a little vinyl wrap and I'm set. I would just like them more flush with the fender.