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Old 05-06-2012, 10:51 PM   #1
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Cool LQ4 Turbo Build Thread

No more Questions It's Build Time!!!

Alright guys I'm starting my first build thread.... After many questions I have been piecing stuff together!
This build is a factory rebuild on a LQ4 with ARP rod bolts... Planning on a MAX of 15psi with meth injection!...
Going for over 650rwhp behind a 4l80e and 9in Rear...

Here are some pictures of what is going on...

Dirty Pistons!

Soda blasted pistons!

My buddy spraying off block after blasting!

On the stand!

Taping for paint!


Right now my block is at a shop for cam bearing install because Iv already messed up a set!

TurboSmart Hypergate wastegate




"Brute Speed" Forced Induction Camshaft(EPP Blower Cam)





Running Clevite Main and Rod Bearings with Durabond Cam Bearings!!!

Next on the list...
  • Patriot Performance Gold Dual Valve Springs!
  • Pushrods and Lifters
  • Full Gasket set with LS9 Headgaskets
  • GT45R eBay Turbo
  • Hot Side Tubing
  • Intercooler and Turbing
  • Fuel System
  • and Much More!!!!

Will Update as Build Proceeds (College student here so be Patient)

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Looks like a good start. I should probably start a build thread at some point too. Looking forward to more progress pics.
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:51 AM   #3
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looks good man glad you finally got your cam in...i just ordered more **** for the t/a
p.s. ur a ***
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:31 AM   #4
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Looks like a good start. I should probably start a build thread at some point too. Looking forward to more progress pics.
Thanks, Im also looking forward to some progress!!!!

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looks good man glad you finally got your cam in...i just ordered more **** for the t/a
p.s. ur a ***
thanks BRO,
P.S. your TA doesnt run... lol!
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:17 PM   #5
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Sick.!
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:25 PM   #6
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P O S COLLEGE BUDGET!!! SAME HERE man. I'm losing my patients. Can't wait to see more pictures. Is the gt45 the $260 Turbo?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HUGE-GT45-TU...sories&vxp=mtr
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P O S COLLEGE BUDGET!!! SAME HERE man. I'm losing my patients. Can't wait to see more pictures. Is the gt45 the $260 Turbo?
Yes it is, the big problem with the ebay turbos is that they are not balanced properly. So, I called up a shop back home and got a price on getting the turbine shaft balanced, and they said it was only $50.

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Old 05-07-2012, 01:40 PM   #8
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That's the same turbo I have. You don't need to balance it. My turbo has about 300 miles and its perfect. Some other people on here have it also with out any problems.
Denmah is using one on 21psi on a 4.8l with out problems.
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That's the same turbo I have. You don't need to balance it. My turbo has about 300 miles and its perfect. Some other people on here have it also with out any problems.
Denmah is using one on 21psi on a 4.8l with out problems.
lol well maybe it doesnt need it then lol...
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Yup. Now you can PayPal me the 50$
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Haha no man I'm good that money needs to go towards parts now lol
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What intercooler you going with
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probably some cheap ebay one!
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Hahaha my t/a is getting there I need to make a build thread when I get everything in, gotta drop
My cradle out again if you wonna
Come help and might wonna check the balance at least on tht turbo if you have your
Doubts...what meth kit u running again
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Nice build. Did you post pics of this car on the MAEG facebook page?

Are you a native of Holland or of Lima? I'm not too far from Holland
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Ya I posted it up on MAEG... And I live in Holland jus am going to school in lima
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Nice build.....

Doing a similar setup LQ9 408 twin turbo with 317 heads. Sound crazy but I'm going to try to make between 1000-1500 hp at around 24-26 psi. when I first I was going to use the gt45 Ebay turbo, but after reading Hot Rod Magazine I changed my mind. I going to use two CXRacing 76mm BB turbo priced around $600 each. If you get a chance look up Hot Rod Magazine project named "Big Bang Theory" and keep in mind that it's a 4.8. I started work on a shave truck intake and stream cross over tubes on the heads for #7 cylinder. Post some pics soon.
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and it going in a 1960 Lincoln
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Haha nice you will have a BAD motor once that thing is done!!!
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When u buy ur springs buy the "extreme" kit. It's got a higher seat pressure for boost and I believe just a couple dollars more. And I got a brand new eBay intercooler for sale if ur interested.
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