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RealQuick
07-02-2007, 11:17 AM
Just some pics of a DYI T88 kit I made.... shooting for 800rwhp. Its not perfect o the prettiest, but went to work with the mig and sawzall. Still need to grind some welds. Some specs on the kit:

1 5/8" headers
2.5" cross over pipes
PT88 T4 .96 A/r
44mm wastegate
3" Downpipe
4" race downpipe (for dyno and track use)

Car setup:

LT1 396ci
LE TFS heads
TH400 w/ 3600 stall
12 bolt w/ 3.42's

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f94/RealQuick/T88%20kit/DSC01721.jpg
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f94/RealQuick/T88%20kit/DSC01719.jpg
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f94/RealQuick/T88%20kit/DSC01720.jpg
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f94/RealQuick/T88%20kit/DSC01721.jpg
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f94/RealQuick/T88%20kit/DSC01724.jpg

4" down pipe:
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f94/RealQuick/T88%20kit/DSC01718.jpg

smokinHawk
07-02-2007, 11:47 AM
looks good, so you swap out the downpipe between street and race?

RealQuick
07-02-2007, 11:52 AM
looks good, so you swap out the downpipe between street and race?

I made it with a 3" DP and I had an extra 4" V-band flange. So I asked the guy that I made this for if he wanted a 4" Dump pipe too and he said "hell yeah" So I suspect he'll run the 4" at the track and maybe on the dyno. Dont know if he wants to run it on the street.

Pro Stock John
07-02-2007, 11:53 AM
Looks cool, I really admire the fab skills that a bunch of you guys have in this section.

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RealQuick
07-02-2007, 11:55 AM
Thanks. It aint the prettiest (like some of these badass shops put out with tig welding and such), but it should get the job done. :chug:

RealQuick
07-02-2007, 11:59 AM
Forgot to mention... it keeps the A/C.

indirocz28
07-02-2007, 12:14 PM
what if i want this setup w/o keepin the AC?.. how much for just hot pipes? I got a turbo.. PM please.. Ty

obZidian
07-02-2007, 12:15 PM
man, your being humble cause she does look nice. The welds might need a touch up of two but seriously, its a good looking kit and retains a/c. I would run the 4" DP on the street all the time. Would love to see the ppl's faces when you drive up with an open downpipe!

RealQuick
07-02-2007, 12:19 PM
man, your being humble cause she does look nice. The welds might need a touch up of two but seriously, its a good looking kit and retains a/c. I would run the 4" DP on the street all the time. Would love to see the ppl's faces when you drive up with an open downpipe!

Thanks dude. Some of the welds look a litle big because I went over some "suspicious" looking spot :judge: Open 4" DP F T W! I suspect that the 3" DP will really choke off the power on this turbo.

Josh@KY-Turbo
07-02-2007, 12:22 PM
Nice work.

6techniques
07-02-2007, 12:28 PM
looks good there, mister modest! :jest:

RealQuick
07-02-2007, 12:29 PM
:jest: Thanks guys. More practice the better. You know how it goes... :bang:

Dbluegoat
07-02-2007, 12:39 PM
What kind of welder did you use?

RealQuick
07-02-2007, 12:45 PM
What kind of welder did you use?

Lincoln Pro Mig 140 (or 145???).

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f94/RealQuick/T88%20kit/DSC01711.jpg

stitch method (I got bashed on speeddensity.org, so I wrote their name on the pipe)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f94/RealQuick/DSC01702.jpg

dragging the gun
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f94/RealQuick/DSC01701.jpg

I am not a pro, thats for sure, but I an make a strong weld :jest:

PurEvl
07-02-2007, 01:16 PM
nice turbo ;)

RealQuick
07-02-2007, 01:18 PM
nice turbo ;)

:devil: Thanks Mike!

99Z28LS1
07-02-2007, 02:39 PM
looking good man

RealQuick
07-02-2007, 02:44 PM
:drive:

Tiago
07-02-2007, 03:14 PM
Nice work.

SuperZ
07-02-2007, 03:17 PM
hows the room going to be for changing spark plugs?

RealQuick
07-02-2007, 03:26 PM
hows the room going to be for changing spark plugs?

Thanks tiago.

SuperZ - plugs on the passenger side can be changed from the top or bottom. The driver's side can be done fro the top, but the bottom will easiest. I dont have any good pics of driver's side, but here here are a couple form the pass. side when I was mocking the piping:

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f94/RealQuick/T88%20kit/DSC01489.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f94/RealQuick/T88%20kit/DSC01485.jpg

Eric Bazan
07-02-2007, 03:44 PM
NICE! :) Looks good, real good! Now, I gotta go get busy on mine...

Mr.MartyStone
07-02-2007, 03:55 PM
Could you possibly email me the pics to nktpolk401@hotmail.com ? I can't access them from this wonderful military firewall.

Marty

frcefed98
07-02-2007, 04:07 PM
Man you did a very nice job. Glad to see some pics posted up of another LT1 kit.

J:D

RealQuick
07-02-2007, 04:07 PM
NICE! :) Looks good, real good! Now, I gotta go get busy on mine...

Thanks Eric. Your so damn close to firing yours up!

RealQuick
07-02-2007, 04:08 PM
Could you possibly email me the pics to nktpolk401@hotmail.com ? I can't access them from this wonderful military firewall.

Marty

I'll see if I can send them tonight.

Jer, thanks dude. :)

Beaflag VonRathburg
07-02-2007, 11:08 PM
I love home brew kits. Looks really good, keep us updated.

Project Dc2
07-03-2007, 01:08 AM
spark plug wires look to be a bitch

RealQuick
07-03-2007, 08:44 AM
spark plug wires look to be a bitch

On an LT1 the original spark plug wire routing is from underneath the engine, so it cake. Now, if he were to use wires that went up to the valvecovers and then down, the pass. is cake, but not so much on the drivers side.

CHRISPY
07-03-2007, 08:52 AM
Congrats man looks great! Nice welds too!

RealQuick
07-03-2007, 08:54 AM
Thanks... I still ned more practice, but its getting there.