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    Finished wrapping the turbo manifold tonight!








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    nice work (y) looks the goods, how r u thinking about getting traction? tractions bars, semies and stiff setting coilovers? cause i drove my mates 250kw atw prelude to QLD about 1-2 months ago and it didnt have traction at all! but he was running on crap tyres and 18s

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    That was fast! Where'd you source the wrap from?

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    I buy expensive tyres for traction!

    The wrap is DEI header wrap. I got it from ebay. Expensive stuff.
    I like the DEI stuff because it comes with a stitched line to help you get the overlap correct. Of course when you've got as many bends as i've got in the pipe, the overlap pretty much goes to shit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdReNaLiN View Post
    I buy expensive tyres for traction!
    so do i... doesn't work
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    Traction Improvements:
    1. Koni Adjustables / Tanabe Springs / Whiteline Swaybars
    2. Yokohama Tyres
    3. Modified Radius Rods (Details Here)
    4. Cusco LSD + JDM H22 gearbox

    Hopefuly this should give me some improvements. If its still not enough, I'll have to get wider rims I guess.

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    What gearbox did you get? m2b4 and swap out the lsd or a m2a4?
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    Its an M2A4 I believe. The M2B4 doesnt like to have aftermarket LSD's installed.
    Besides, why would I swap out an oem LSD if i had one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdReNaLiN View Post
    Big turbo + 10psi = 2x as much air as Small turbo + 10psi...
    If someone comes up to you and says I'm running 10pounds of boost I'm awesome. You should ask them for the size of the compressor wheel before you say "wow, you really are awesome!".
    excellent point which i had never really considered... same pressure, increased volume. pretty obvious thinking about it now, just never occured to me!

    lovin the progress! whats the intention behind wrapping the exhaust mani? is it to keep down the engine bay temps? sorry for the noob q lol

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    Exhaust wrap does 2 things.

    1. Keeps enginebay temps down.
    2. Keeps the exhaust gas hotter for longer as it flows down the pipe. The hotter the exhaust gas stays as it travels down the pipe, the faster it will flow.

    It also looks pretty neat

    This plus the ceramic coated manifold and turbo heat shield should be enough to keep the exhaust temps from heating up the enginebay too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdReNaLiN View Post
    Its an M2A4 I believe. The M2B4 doesnt like to have aftermarket LSD's installed.
    Besides, why would I swap out an oem LSD if i had one?
    Better performance? or because of some other nifty things you can do like FD.

    By any chance do you know why the m2b4 doesn't like aftermarket LSD's? I read about it somewhere but can't remember.
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    my mates has a LSD and stiff coilovers, but crap tyres, hopefully u can find traction with those items. cause his lude doesnt get any....

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    i know they are probably rumours but what about issues such as causing the welds to crack and attracting moisture in regards to heatwrap?

    Not that i believe the above, but just interested to hear your opinion.


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    peejayy, cracking welds and rust aren't just rumours.

    Heatwrap does keep extra heat in the pipes which increases exhaust velocity. Unfortunately, as a side effect, this extra heat which can't be readily lost to the surrounding air eventually weakens the welds until they crack. That's not to say that if you heatwrap a header it will fail the next week, it just means that you have to be prepared that it will fail sooner than a header that isn't heatwrapped. Providing the welds are good and the heatwrap has been applied uniformly, you should still realistically see a lot of mileage even on a wrapped header before it fails.

    As for rust, even stainless will rust through given enough time exposed to moisture and heat. The issue with the heat wrap is that water permeates the heat wrap and then cannot evaporate off. While moisture alone will eventually rust out a part, increasing the temperature accelerates this chemical process drastically - and of course, headers get hot.

    If Steve has ceramic coated the parts before heat wrapping them then that drastically reduces the chance of any rusting.
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    IF in the very LONG term ur manifold cracks, theres a dealer on evooz who custom makes very nice manifolds out of steam pipe with a life time warranty if u wanna give it a go

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