2007-2012
By XCLR8
#246662
I have reverted some of my aero/efficiency mods and going for a more performance feel.
So far I have done the following:
Front splitter (Strafe Design) w/ APR support rods (originally for 06-07 Subaru WRX STI)
Kosei 17x7 lightweight rims w/ Goodyear Eagle Sports
Perrin Performance rear gurney Flap
Front Grill Block
D2 Street Coil-overs
Duralo Cast driled/slotted front rotor(stock size)
Steel-braided Brake lines
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By powderohyeah
#246666
Nice ride man! like the look of the lip. Are you planning to drop the ride some more?


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By XCLR8
#246669
Yeah the D2's are very adjustable, will probably lose two inches front and back. I would go more but the roads I drive tend to have weird off camber turns and steep angles so I can't really slam my ride.

The plan is to make a custom intake, I am thinking something that sucks air near the windshield.
Down the road some Weapon R race headers which I will have to mate to the CAT bc Cali sucks like that.
I am welding my own center exit dual tip exhaust with a Helmholtz chamber to kill drone.
CVT cooler.
TWEED'S strut brace
And one these supercharger kits when they are out https://arcsuperchargers.com/
300zx 26mm front caliper with bremb0 adapter plate
Q45 rear piston conversion for rear drums
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By Mbrice420
#246673
Welcome friend :D

Nice looking ride for sure!
I like the grill too :thumbup:

Oh boy... More of those electric
"superchargers". :facepalm:
Claiming that the design requires several Kilowatts to run, Im wondering how long their battery system is really gonna last when in hard use.
By powderohyeah
#246677
XCLR8 wrote:Yeah the D2's are very adjustable, will probably lose two inches front and back. I would go more but the roads I drive tend to have weird off camber turns and steep angles so I can't really slam my ride.

The plan is to make a custom intake, I am thinking something that sucks air near the windshield.
Down the road some Weapon R race headers which I will have to mate to the CAT bc Cali sucks like that.
I am welding my own center exit dual tip exhaust with a Helmholtz chamber to kill drone.
CVT cooler.
TWEED'S strut brace
And one these supercharger kits when they are out https://arcsuperchargers.com/
300zx 26mm front caliper with bremb0 adapter plate
Q45 rear piston conversion for rear drums


Nice list of mods! i have the ksport adjustable coilovers, which are basically the same thing lol. A supercharger eh?? Are they actually producing one for our cars?


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By XCLR8
#246694
Thanks guys!
These supercharger systems are not a hoax, unlike the ebay turbo/bilge pump snake oil commonly referred to as electric turbos online.

These systems have proven track record with Thomas Knight and Phantom Superchargers. Both have stopped production because they are one man teams and have since moved on to other projects but all the cars running these actually have a mild boost. Just look up the turbo'd Scion FRS and Subaru Brz and you will see the results.
On an a stock engine like the one in our base 2L mild boost is perfect. The limitations of these older systems came from the charging units and battery type used. These were still using Lead-ACid batteries. The system above is using LiPO which is more energy dense with lower weight and can keep the car at boost indefinitely albeit at 4-9psi max.
More recently Audi is using them in their cars and there are at least 5 firms selling to OEMs for commercial applications. See also Ford's proof of concept https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9vZLYMoTCQ

This would not be made specifically for our car but will be universal as the Phantom ESC and Thomas Knight ones were. All you need is to get the piping and wiring set up and you are golden.
By yogib777
#246713
love the koseis, great wheels
i used them on my vq swap

not so sure on the electric supercharger
definitely workable at high current [amperage] levels

but good lithium ion batteries could run 500 bucks apiece and have very expensive chargers
[i use scaled down versions to fly electric rc airplanes and quads]

likely to be as expensive as standard turbo setups
which can also be low boost

i have some experience with low boost stock qr25de's
none with mr 20

they work very well in my opinion

ran mine at 6lbs for 3 days as well
about 240-260 hp by estimate

very fun
did it for a feed back report to 2jr

they went ahead with the econo turbo kit for low boost on stock qr's
fun vehicles
imo
By XCLR8
#246740
Yeah I am curious to see how this plays or if they even deliver the final product. Since their team is small as well. Considering that a custom turbo kit can be built for the MR20 for about $3900 as I have heard it seems that may be the way I go.

The only issue is I wonder if I would have to get reinforced crank. Based on that boosted MR20 thread the con rods need to be upgraded for sure if I want some decent power.
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By HyBr1D
#246742
The stock internal may not be able to hold the added boost. Remember that custom turbo was never tested on an MR20... but the treadstone kit for the QR is tested. You'll add 4K for the customer turbo kit and a highly recommended engine build. Sleeve it, custom rods and pistons..... bore/port/polish etc etc... a lot of the work will be custom/on-off really and will be pricey and you would know how reliable it is vs a treadstone kit. They might both come out the same but with more reliability from the QR. IMO
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