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  1. I actually prefer the older stuff, with updates.
  2. yamahaSHO

    Car Thread

    That's typical of all OEM for tuning and always has been. They also need something safe enough to load on every car as regardless of being the same car off the dame factory floor, they aren't all the same. Who's your friend tuning in KC? I may know him.
  3. yamahaSHO

    What I Got Today!

    Looks like they are VGT? I almost bought a VGT turbo for my RZR, but didn't want have to change it up for non-electronic boost control. My diesel Jeep has almost the same turbo as the one I bought for the RZR, but a slightly bigger hot side with VGT.
  4. yamahaSHO

    What I Got Today!

    Did you go with the Jackson Racing kit? They are similar turbos from Garrett. I'm fabbing this one up for my RZR 900 S myself as I don't want one of the bigger machines and the kit you can buy is not setup like I'd like. I will be using and AWIC setup modified from a turbo model RZR. If I wasn't running E85, I could use the stock injectors, but I've picked up some ID1050's, which are a perfect "drop-in" and ID always supplies good data to start the tune with.
  5. yamahaSHO

    What I Got Today!

    Smallest turbo I've ever purchased. Also going to be the smallest motor I've put a turbo on.
  6. I made my own center and used tbe 70th Anniversary fabric. It's actually a bit bigger than an RC-64. My grille is made of 1/4" plywood and I used 1/8 staples to wrap it. I then followed with a heat gun and the fabric shrunk down nicely to make it really tight.
  7. Got the grille wrapped! I like the cleaner look if not seeing the drivers.
  8. Quick sweep after putting in the new crossover. It sounds better! I may try reversing the polarity of the tweeter and seeing how it does.
  9. yamahaSHO

    Car Thread

    People are getting more and more into the SxS stuff and people are making some serious power for the size these motors are. I am actually about to fabricate a turbo setup for mine once I get my turbo back from Advanced Thermal Products, where I am having them make an Inconel shield around the hot side of the turbo. I'd like 110-125whp at the wheels to help with the bigger, heavier wheels and tires I am using, my altitude, and just for some more feeling of getting put back into your seat. In reality, it's mainly because I can't leave anything alone. The short of it, I use my laptop to change timing, fueling, scale in Volumetric Efficiency (VE) more accurately, cam timing, etc. In the case of factory turbo cars, we can bump the boost higher, which gives pretty good increases. Some of tuning a car is making it hit targets, where any OEM tuning will be close enough to handle all the cars off the factory line, which are all a little different. Once you start changing parts, tuning becomes a must. When I put on my turbo, I will be swapping injectors and a MAP sensor, along with changing the VE of the motor. I will have to scale the injectors in, scale VE based on the higher reading MAP sensor, etc. Here is a video of me tuning one of my own cars last year. This is my track car, which I have added a turbo to and run E85 on. This was from a few weeks ago. We were trying to actually get a 1,xxx wheel hp dyno with a worn motor, knowing it might go. Compared to this video, we've run 20 more PSI at the track, than what we did here. This shows part of the tuning process. This car was a little different compared to most vehicles I do in that not only is it on an aftermarket ECU, but there was no base map to start with, so I had to build it from scratch. A few months ago, I went out to tune another SHO owned by the same guy. This SHO was built up for another TV that will air towards the end of the year... Can't share anything more than that, but I will say that we did extremely well on this show, unlike the other show we did on Netflix. I do a lot of these cars (Subarus), which are a bad choice for making a lot of power out of, but the parts are available to drain money on. 😛 This car was actually put together well and made great power. I actually turned up the boost after tuning it on the dyno, so I probably was just over 700whp. I am looking forward to getting this back on the dyno again soon to bump up the power a bit. I really like tuning fun track cars. Sorry, I can post tuning/racing stuff for days. I enjoy the hell out of it and having retired from one job, I look forward to leaving my current full-time job in a couple years to do this full-time. I think the SxS stuff will start being a bigger thing for me as the EPA is making things harder for anything that was once a certified emissions-compliant vehicle.
  10. Finally got a chance to put together the new crossover... It's crazy how you set something aside and forget for months. It's not as pretty as I'd like, but it won't matter as it'll be in a box. I will test it out and take sweeps tomorrow. Hopefully this is where I want it as I'm not really keen to keep messing with it.
  11. yamahaSHO

    Car Thread

    Finally got a baseline with the RZR on a DynoJet dyno. Stock power at the wheels on a DynoJet is 45whp. I made nearly 64whp on a stock engine, stock intake, stock exhaust, etc, just put in E85 and tuned it.
  12. yamahaSHO

    Car Thread

    I paid $14k last year... Value has probably gone up as the demand has become so high. It's absurd what people will spend on the bigger models at $30-35k! It has changed a little since I got it.
  13. yamahaSHO

    Car Thread

    Put the RZR on the dyno to get a baseline before adding a turbo. This dyno didn't like picking up RPM signal, so I will be on a DynoJet dyno next week. I have seen a stock dyno video and it made 45 whp. I have added E85, tuned it, clutch kit, and larger/heavier wheels/tires, so I am curious to see what it will put down next week.
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