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Postby smog7 » Thu Nov 09, 2006 4:25 pm

Just wondering but after a boost guage, what should be the next mods to a 1990 alltrac.
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Postby db » Thu Nov 09, 2006 4:26 pm

boost controller
short shifter
wheels
suspension
exhaust

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Postby smog7 » Thu Nov 09, 2006 4:32 pm

what about a bpv? im been thinking about getting a mr2t bpv.. should i hold off for a while, and get other things first?
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Postby Gary » Thu Nov 09, 2006 4:35 pm

In order
Engine:
- intake/exhaust
- boost controller
- intercooler
- turbo
- fuel/ECU tuning

Suspension and others:
- short shifter
- wheels/tires
- rear sway bar
- struts/springs
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Postby Gary » Thu Nov 09, 2006 4:48 pm

alltrac7 wrote:what about a bpv? im been thinking about getting a mr2t bpv.. should i hold off for a while, and get other things first?

Hold it until you decide what intake route and battery location you will go with.
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Postby smog7 » Thu Nov 09, 2006 4:58 pm

so my engine internals should be ok then even with 141xxx miles?
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Postby Gary » Thu Nov 09, 2006 5:07 pm

That depends on how far do you want to go and what condition of the engine is in. Have you ever done a compression test? IMO, if you are not planning anything outrageous and you want to keep stock ECU and fuel components, stock internals (if they are in good shape) would be fine. Try to keep boost below 14 psi and have a good intercooler.
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Postby smog7 » Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:21 pm

so sticking with the top mount should be ok? is it possible to mount a fan to the intercooler? does it help out?
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Postby gt4tified » Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:37 pm

IMO...the fan doesn't do much....upgrading to a front mount intercooler (FMIC) however will! Be prepared to spend about $500-800 though.

I would also add to the list in the early stages of modding, to toss the stock clutch and go with an aftermarket one eg. spec, act, clutchmasters, exedy etc.
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Postby db » Thu Nov 09, 2006 8:41 pm

gt4tified wrote:I would also add to the list in the early stages of modding, to toss the stock clutch and go with an aftermarket one eg. spec, act, clutchmasters, exedy etc.


Considering that the cost of a good clutch is in the 400 range (CM stage 3), and takes a good few days to do the work (or hundreds of dollars for labor if you don't), I really think this is something you want to do when you need a new clutch.
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Postby Gary ST165 » Thu Nov 09, 2006 10:46 pm

i'd love to start all over again:

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