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    I guess it's about time I showed what it is I actually do for money.

    In the summer I build a lot of high end race cars or do cool things to current race cars. Most of the time it's just "do cool things" like cages, exhausts, and engine swaps. This time though it's building one.

    The customer is my dad actually and I'll be building a turbo set-up for his Jeep SRT8. This'll be fun.

    The turbo is a PT106 and although you can't tell very well from my trashy pictures, it is massive and weighs like a million pounds. Taking it in and out of the truck for mock up was NOT FUN.

    Here's the Jeep... bone stock right now.




    Here's the PT106. And my foot. I'm a size 10.




    The first thing I did was plan. No pics of that OBVIOUSLY. Silly.
    Then I cleared all the intake stuff out of the way and cleaned everything.




    I mocked the turbo up with some boards and other such nonsensical items and proceeded to not take pictures.

    Then came the brace to actually hold the turbo. We don't want the exhaust holding this thing up all by itself. Or at all if possible. There are three braces. It's hard to see but if you look closely you can.




    Purdy welds yo.






    Check the fitment...






    Oh yeah. We good. Real good.


    Also while the turbo was out I cut out the inner fender to allow heaps of air to be pulled in. (I've actually cut out more since.)




    Then a downpipe had to be snaked in front of the motor. Not just any downpipe either. Five freaking inches of downpipe.






    And tacked into place. A v-band is in the mail right now. But actually this duct tape works pretty well. May just leave it like that.


    It's really hard to see from these pictures just how BIG everything is and how tight the fit is. Everything looks so boss though. Stay tuned for more wondrous things.

    p.s. I realize this has nothing to do with lowering a car.
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    Don't know how I feel about this. Good luck! Those jeeps are pretty cool looking!

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    My mom drives one of these, I'll have to let her know what's up.

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    OMG!!! Dat Turbo!!!

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    This should be good.

    How do you plan getting the hot pipes to the turbo flange?

    Doesn't look like there is much room in that engine bay. Looks to me you'd have to run the driver's side bank down under the motor and trans, then back up to the right side of the motor, mate it with the right side manifold somehow, then finally both to the turbo.




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    cant wait to see more of this, guy semi local has one with a bolt on setup that runs 9s
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    This is just silly.
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    SRT8's are pretty brutal even in stock form.

    I can imagine this with a turbo being pretty dangerous/good

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    Man I wish my dad was cool enough to boost his daily....
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    Micah.


    You just got 10x cooler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andybob View Post
    This should be good.

    How do you plan getting the hot pipes to the turbo flange?

    Doesn't look like there is much room in that engine bay. Looks to me you'd have to run the driver's side bank down under the motor and trans, then back up to the right side of the motor, mate it with the right side manifold somehow, then finally both to the turbo.
    That's pretty much exactly what's going to happen. Both banks will join under the truck and come up between the frame and fenderwell. There's just enough room for the 3.5" pipe.

    Quote Originally Posted by hinrichs View Post
    cant wait to see more of this, guy semi local has one with a bolt on setup that runs 9s
    Yeah? Sweet! Is he on the LX Forum at all?

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    This is just silly.
    Coming from you, that makes me especially happy.

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    SRT8's are pretty brutal even in stock form.

    I can imagine this with a turbo being pretty dangerous/good
    Right now it's bone stock with an intake and ran a best of 12.73. He has a built motor and trans that I'll be swapping in. We're shooting for 9's.

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    Man I wish my dad was cool enough to boost his daily....
    Haha! Yeah, he's a pretty cool cat.

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    Micah.


    You just got 10x cooler.

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    I just recently did a shoot with a 620awhp Vortech S/C'd SRT-8. These things are fun.

    I need a 106 for my IS...seriously this little 76mm isn't cutting it anymore
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    Sub'd, and I better get to see this thing in person this summer
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    I can't see any pics


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    Me either, I wonder if Photobucket i having problems cause I haven't been able to see a lot of peoples pics today.

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    Yeah, there's something up with my photobucket...the pics are down in my build thread too. I'll fix the links tonight as well us upload today's progress.

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    So I wasn't as far along in this project as I would have liked so I put in an entire day on this.

    It doesn't sound like much, but I got all the piping from the headers to the turbo done.


    Here's the 3.5" pipe going into the T6 flange. I want to be able to remove everything easily so v-bands will be used throughout.








    Now for the fendery bits. Everything has to be tucked as close as can be so that the tire won't rub during suspension travel.








    Clearance. It doesn't look like much (it really isn't) but remember that everything on this truck is HUGE so it distorts your perception a bit.






    Now for the hard part. The driver's side needs to come across the trans and meet up with the passenger side. Also, the header side of the 180* needs to be tucked as close to the frame rail as possible for the 4" exhaust to snake around the crossmembers (you'll see more on that later).






    Now to bring the driver's side over...








    And just a reference of how everything has been tucked up nicely in case he ever gets the itch to lower the bejeezus out of this thing. Hopefully...





    And that's all folks. I'm beat so I'm going to bed. Peace out.
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    are you going to try run the dump pipe out to the rear of the car? or just gonna dump it near the front?

    It looks very cramped lol. Love your work though <3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxer View Post
    are you going to try run the dump pipe out to the rear of the car? or just gonna dump it near the front?

    It looks very cramped lol. Love your work though <3

    You're not kidding it's cramped.

    As for the exhaust, the 5" piece will dump right behind the front bumper. A 4" piece will join into it and that will be run back under the car and join up with the current cat-back system still hanging under the truck. That way he can drive around with a full exhaust that still has decent performance but can open up the 5" dump at the track.

    It'll fit

    And thanks, man!
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    saw you had a second build thread, it definitely does not dissapoint
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    Damn that really is cramped. Can't wait to see it all come together, looks so boss though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by M.Doban View Post
    You're not kidding it's cramped.

    As for the exhaust, the 5" piece will dump right behind the front bumper. A 4" piece will join into it and that will be run back under the car and join up with the current cat-back system still hanging under the truck. That way he can drive around with a full exhaust that still has decent performance but can open up the 5" dump at the track.

    It'll fit

    And thanks, mang!
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    Why did I not see this sooner? Micah, you're awesome.


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    Damn that is a big ass turbo - What's the engine management going to be? How much can those srt motors handle (thought they were high compression?)

    Oh and btw, I hope this is all 409 SS, cuz if it's all 304 well that's just a lot of $$$ in exhaust piping. haha


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