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Old 07-11-2010, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by KILLER-LS1 View Post
haha I know, im currently looking for a moser/strange/midwest with a 12bolt/9"/s90... cant make up my mind haha
9" all the way man. Cheap and way stronger than a 12 bolt. And doesn't weight 400lbs like a Dana 60.
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Old 07-11-2010, 07:23 PM
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Could you run a aftermarket rail and a 180 fitting with that setup?
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Old 07-11-2010, 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by MUSTANGBRKR02 View Post
Could you run a aftermarket rail and a 180 fitting with that setup?
yes, I have aftermarket Edelbrock rails but no fitting on that end. you could rotate the alt. to the left to make room for that though.
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:16 AM
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good job being a young guy doing this. I built my first turbo kit when I was a SR in hs, 2nd freshman year in college, 3rd sophomore year in college. First two were LT1, 3rd was LS1.
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Originally Posted by reamo04 View Post
good job being a young guy doing this. I built my first turbo kit when I was a SR in hs, 2nd freshman year in college, 3rd sophomore year in college. First two were LT1, 3rd was LS1.
Thanks man, and yeah it has been a fun project.

Oh and BTW it looks like im going to get the Moser 9" with the Wavetrak diff
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**** man, how much is that wavetrac setup going to cost you?
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Originally Posted by XtremeDime View Post
**** man, how much is that wavetrac setup going to cost you?
well bob @ epp has it for a little over $3k
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Update.... Just ordered a 9" with the wavetrac diff
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Old 07-20-2010, 10:06 PM
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Sick write up man!

Alittle more detail would be nice though, like running vaccum lines, making the cold side and matrial used to make the piping. Oh and how you did the radiator and fans. That would help alot of people out in their build.

Really makes me want to turbo my car.

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Old 07-20-2010, 10:31 PM
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it's getting kinda annoying people wanting more info on every aspect of a truck manifold build. this thread was just an overview of how to build a hotside for an LSX with flipped truck manifolds.
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I'm going to sticky this...great writeup.
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You should make a jig for all the piping and sell it to people like me who have horrible backs lol.. I'm 28
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Originally Posted by Fireball View Post
I'm going to sticky this...great writeup.
That really means a lot coming from you! I appreciate it
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCqcFWnwFZ8

Added this video to the first post
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nice build, it would be nice to keep the a/c though. doesn't look possible with the truck manifolds, maybe with a different accessory setup...
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c6 manifold.....
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Originally Posted by Jditlfm View Post
c6 manifold.....
Yes, I believe that you use a c6 manifold facing the rear of the car on the passenger side, and curve it back around under the k-member. I wouldnt want to do that because of clearance though :-/
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Old 08-12-2010, 05:31 AM
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Originally Posted by KILLER-LS1 View Post
Thanks guys, and if its any re-assurance to someone unsure if they can do this....

I did this at age 20! in my parents garage..., and im a self-taught welder.

oh and ive never made anything like this before! So i know you all can do this too!
Im 19 and im performing a LS1 swap in my Lexus IS300, I also am doing the work myself and would also like to learn how to weld.
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Hey Killer!, Great write up man.

What kind of fuel system are you using? I'm pretty much putting all of this together in my driveway, and a friend of mine and me are like, "what are we going to do for a fuel system?" I looked at him, and was like, "Havent thought about that yet..."

Most people take smoke breaks or food breaks or whatever...

...WE take ls1tech breaks. hhahahahahahahahaha.



So far I'm probably going with Nasty Performances Single Pump hotwire kit, but if everyone would rather see it get duals it will.
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Originally Posted by transammiller View Post
it's getting kinda annoying people wanting more info on every aspect of a truck manifold build. this thread was just an overview of how to build a hotside for an LSX with flipped truck manifolds.
I know! How dare they ask technical questions on a technical forum!

I know what you mean miller, but shouldnt there be a sticky for every part at least? or one big sticky?

I'm building a setup identical to this, and theres not a fuel system sticky, or a FMIC/Cold side sticky...

I've managed to find various parts of what I need to know through little posts here and there, but I'm going to do a step by step writeup of my fuel system build as I do it, and then post it.

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