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#1 KONG

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Posted 29 April 2015 - 02:54 PM

Hi 

 

On behalf of my mate Brendan, I decided to start a build thread on his Gen3 My02 B4. 

 

I've spent a lot of time working on this car since I met Brendan, servicing, fixing things, changing clutches, installing go fast bits etc and I've become quite attached to it.  I've been lucky enough to play with a few B4's now and the amount of work I've put into this one is second only to my own car Whitekong.

 

Brendan & I met a little over a year go when he approached me in the carpark at my local shops hoping to find out if I knew anything about TT's after spotting mine parked.  He had recently purchased his B4 and it was running rather poorly.  We popped the hood right there and had a quick peek around & I could see right away things weren't good.  He came around to my place that afternoon with beer in hand and things have been good for him ever since. 

 

Lucky fella bumping into me I suppose  ;)

 

After all the work I'm extremely happy with how this car performs. Once the boost and vac leaks were all sorted and after many weekends of beer & messing around I'm happy to say.....

this is some of my finest results as far as performance goes in any car I've worked on. It was running like a pig and had been messed around with in the usual ways inside the engine bay but that's all behind us now.

 

It absolutely screams along on the primary turbo then the transition to secondary is an amazing thing.  There is zero VOD or lag of any kind whatsoever at changeover.  The secondary just jumps in on top of the primary and full boost comes on hard and strong.

This car runs how a TT is supposed to!  Great power delivery and consistently performs great.

 

 

Goodies....

 

Whiteline 20mm rear swaybar & greaseless bushes

Whiteline front sway bar bushes

Lowered on King springs 

STi Group N gearbox mount

Whiteline diff insert bushes

Exedy heavy duty clutch

Lightened WRX Flywheel

Custom intercooler water spray

GFB T9000 BOV

Line 10 mod

Resonectomy with in guard air pick up

D1 spec panel  filter in stock airbox

A bit of silicone here and there

Turbo blankets

3" cat back exhaust

A massive cannon is tucked up the rear & it sounds fine TBH.  Good even.

 

 

Future goodies....

 

New discs & pads all round

Whiteline ALK

More bushes here & there.

Some minor paint touch ups

And just regular maintenance keeping this thing running nice.

 

 

Brendan has taken off to Queensland for the week and left the car with me for some engine bay love.

It's another case of good timing for him seeing that I'm parting out my car presently.  A few parts will be making their way onto his car whilst he's gone.

 

 

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The photos were taken at HVC14

The Kariong central coast pre meet 

 

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Thanks to MattyCracktastic for the photos.

 

 

I'll be back at a later date with news of how the engine bay clean up went.  Should look nice.



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Posted 29 April 2015 - 02:57 PM

You're one in a million man. Top stuff.

 

From the pics the car looks taken care of, bar the few dents you'd expect here and there. Keen to see another clean engine bay pic. ;)


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Posted 29 April 2015 - 04:51 PM

^ second that... also keen to see some after shots :)



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Posted 29 April 2015 - 05:24 PM

Bromance is cute. :wub:

 

Does he need 4 pot fronts?


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Posted 29 April 2015 - 05:53 PM

Josh,

 

I looked up 'mate' in the dictionary and found a picture of you.

 

Much respect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also, HOW GOOD LOOKING ARE THOSE BBS RIMS!!!!


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Posted 29 April 2015 - 06:50 PM

6 speed fly? So you didn't use the clutch i gave him?

Nice example of a B4 mate! Atleast you still get dirty and play with them even though yours has moved on so to speak

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Posted 29 April 2015 - 07:08 PM

6 speed fly? So you didn't use the clutch i gave him?

Nice example of a B4 mate! Atleast you still get dirty and play with them even though yours has moved on so to speak

 

Isn't that what you gave me?  Hahahahahaaa what is it then?

True & true mate.

 

 

Also, HOW GOOD LOOKING ARE THOSE BBS RIMS!!!!

 

Yeah I know. Keeps it looking sporty with a bit of family car stealth chucked in.

They weigh bugger all too. I don't think they are going anywhere.

 

 

 

Bromance is cute. :wub:

 

Does he need 4 pot fronts?

 

Yes. He wants them.  He wanted to buy mine but I decided to keep them after those few days of bad weather in Sydney last week.  

Bluekong's brakes aren't good enough for my liking.

 

Send me a PM please mate.



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Posted 29 April 2015 - 07:14 PM

Nope it was off craigs 5 speed on the wrx half cut ;)

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Posted 29 April 2015 - 07:19 PM

Nope it was off craigs 5 speed on the wrx half cut 

 

Ahh, I wonder where I got that 6 speed thing from?

A much lighter flywheel than the B4's original one anyway.

 

Cheers again, Matt. 



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Posted 29 April 2015 - 07:24 PM

All good lol....i was just wondering what kind of crazy wizardry you did to get a 6mt fly and clutch in to the 5 speed

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Posted 29 April 2015 - 07:28 PM

Beer did it  :D



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Posted 29 April 2015 - 07:36 PM

Beer

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 06:38 PM

My flywheel lives!
Put that in the donor car nearly 5 years ago with the second engine :P

Seen this car around. So tidy!


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Posted 06 May 2015 - 06:44 PM

Haha yep its been moved around a fair bit lol

4 owners so far that i know of :)

Better in a car then on my shelf...i do enjoy shelf space ;)





On topic...is he coming to HVC?

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 07:12 PM

Yeah Matty.  He'll be there.

 

I'm supposed to do a few things to it before HVC but it looks like I'll be short of time having to swap boxes in Bluekong again.  Hopefully we'll have the 4 pots on and boost gauge installed in the vent before HVC.

Engine bay is half way done but this forking weather is stopping me from finishing.

 

If anyone want's to see what a good B4 goes like @ HVC, hit him up for a spin. This thing hauls arse!



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Posted 06 May 2015 - 09:46 PM

Vent gauge FTW.

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Posted 10 May 2015 - 09:23 AM

After weeks of rain we finally had a sunny day up here and got a few things done yesterday. 

 

We installed the boost gauge from Whitekong in the driver side vent.  Brendan had a digital gauge stuffed into the din pocket and my suspicions were correct that it wasn't working properly.... which is alway a nice find when you are dealing with boost & vacuum numbers.  

As soon as we fired up the engine with the new gauge in, the needle swung to 19 vac instead of the 8-9 it was reading on the digital one.

It was pretty obvious the car didn't have any vac leaks just from the way it's performing but now we should see some accurate boost readings and finally find out what this puppy is pumping out.  It ties in really well being the same colour s as the cluster I think.

 

 

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The headlights were looking worse for wear and had a broken top mounting on the drivers side, so Brendan bought the very mint headlights I was selling from Bluekong which aren't needed now that I have HID's :D .

 

 

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The next big job was to clean up the engine bay.  it was by no means filthy but far from nice & clean.  The previous owner had done some creative wiring and mods which needed to be rectified & cleaned up.

 

There was a piece of insulation used to block the hole near the air box and some other messy shit going on. The white spiral wrap had to go.

 

 

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I had a spare washer bottle lying around which looked a "little" cleaner than brendan's so we threw it in.

 

 

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It's amazing how much difference just a clean washer bottle makes to the overall look of the engine bay.  

 

The battery & wires were all cleaned up and all other wires in the area were also covered in conduit.  The battery bracket was given a lick of satin black.  

A better looking fusebox lid was added to replace the shitty painted original one.

The red STi oil cap from Whitekong.... soon to be replaced with black along with all the red silicone hoses  ;)

 

And hiding up near the firewall,a silver turbo beanie for the primary.

 

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Yes I realise the red terminal cover is filthy.... I'll get right on it.

 

 

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And.... a beanie for the secondary also.

Twisty wrapped vac lines.

Intercooler surround painted satin black.

All wires behind the intercooler tidied up & hidden.

The metal boost lines were returned to the correct position.

Lots of conduit to cover most exposed wires.

Yellow caps cleaned.

Engine degreased & wiped & polished & wiped again.

 

 

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Once the red vac lines and lid are replaced for black ones, the engine will look fairly standard.  

 

Keeping it Granny spec  B)

 

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Posted 10 May 2015 - 10:14 AM

Do you need a fender hole cover for it? I have two..bumpty has shotgunned one already

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Posted 10 May 2015 - 10:16 AM

Yes please Matty. I'll grab that for sure.



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Posted 10 May 2015 - 12:02 PM

Too easy mate...ill find the other one before you grab the muffler :)





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