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Old 11-07-2011, 05:56 AM   #1
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More mods for my Turbo X

Strut bar finished up. Feels like there is an extra pound or so in the front tires.



Liking the response of the new downpipe but it sounds pretty angry. Will get some video once it quits raining.



Can't decide to do a custom 3in like we do for all the hondas. But like to keep the stock tips. Otherwise sped 275 on the hirsch splitter with round cutouts
Did this last week. Posted a vide of another up on youtube.



Also got the battery relocated. Including moving some of the underhood boxes.
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Few more pics here: GenuineSaab.com Gallery :: TurboX



If only saab would have rebadged the solstice instead of the WRX…
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2.0 GOOSE 500whp + 8500rpm = 11.06 @125 E85
Viggen 439whp / 447tq 12.43 @114 on Gt2871.64, (Now 511whp Gt3076)
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Baller stuff. Idk if i like the way that coolant reservoir looks but everything else looks awesome
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:03 AM   #3
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Baller stuff. Idk if i like the way that coolant reservoir looks but everything else looks awesome
Its a prototype. I was trying to get rid of coolant smell. Found it at the turbo banjo bolt. Ill propbably PC it texture black to match the other parts. Will be dropped down a hair more also. The hoses are a mess. Need to sort some others.
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2.0 GOOSE 500whp + 8500rpm = 11.06 @125 E85
Viggen 439whp / 447tq 12.43 @114 on Gt2871.64, (Now 511whp Gt3076)
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Great work! I'm looking for a full exhaust next spring for my FWD.
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Use those porsche 911 tips that have the full and half circle on each side.
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The bar looks good. I'm looking forward to installing mine once I lower the coolant reservoir. Are you running with no cats at all? If so I recommend installing a metal core cat in the second location. Sound is good with the stock mufflers. I am wondering what it would sound like without the 'Y' resonator.
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Anyone cut apart the rear "Y" box?
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2.0 GOOSE 500whp + 8500rpm = 11.06 @125 E85
Viggen 439whp / 447tq 12.43 @114 on Gt2871.64, (Now 511whp Gt3076)
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looks good nick, as usual always great work and i noticed the coolant tank while i was visiting a couple weeks ago. looks awesome and would eliminate the seperation problem with the plastic ones.
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sorry to bump such an old thread...

i just got linked to this from a friend, loving the battery relocation. might need to plan a trip to missouri this summer and have a bunch of parts installed!
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