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Old 22nd September 2008, 11:43   #76
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Smile Some Pictures of the Build

Ok here are some pictures which were taken during the build. I cannot post pictures of the final product because I need to respect the privacy of the tuner.

This will not really give how good the finished product was but gives a fair idea of what I got, and how it was done. This is lets say around the half way mark.

The head was shaved on a CNC machine and this is the roughest finish that we could get. Rough so that the gasket would seal. I have a video of the CNC machine cutting the head, but I dont think many would be interested in that.

Picture 1: The cam being profiled.
Picture 2: The port after just pressure washing it. Can you see the flaws?
Picture 3: Well its just the beginning of the cleanup
Picture 4 and 5: The head around 50% done.
Picture 6: The rough finish on the CNC cut head. You have to see it to believe the finish of the final product.
Picture 7: Its the street cam waiting to be plonked in.
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Old 22nd September 2008, 13:21   #77
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I cannot post pictures of the final product because I need to respect the privacy of the tuner.
Very good point, thanks for you and for Ron who allowed you to post at least these pictures. I am very sure its going to come out very well.
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Old 22nd September 2008, 14:25   #78
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Enjoy it Mohith. Yu deserve every bit of it.
Meanwhile, Resist the urge for turbo. You are young. Recently married. Lots of responsibilities coming up ahead :-)
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ports are amazingly done !! and if its done by ron then it has to be good !!
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Old 21st December 2008, 10:58   #80
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Just a small update, electronics upgrade to the car completed. Car is running damn well. Testing and datalogging in progress post which I will update further.
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Old 21st December 2008, 11:26   #81
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Oh now we're talking.Good going.so is the ECU in?

what all features does it have?does it have the constant learn feature.changing the maps along with the AFRs?

please pm me the features if not here.

is the ECU alone being used for the datalogging,i mean does it have its own AFR datalogger or a seperate unit is being used?
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Old 13th January 2009, 23:13   #82
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Ok I think I need to conclude this report. I have completed oddly 1000 kms after this latest electronics upgrade which is a custom circuit that would take control of the fueling requirements of the car for the mods we have done. . I was waiting to test more on reliability but by now I have learned to trust what goes into the car. This build has one of the most recognisable RDD power bands.

Earlier there used to be a distinct powerband from 2.5k or 3k onwards with a clean pull till the redline. Now this has even become even more visous and wider powerband. The car pulls cleanly from even below idle or lets just say car is rolling at 750 rpm in 2nd gear, you just floor the throttle, it just lurges ahead with no hesitation. My feel for the car is 2nd gear pull, i use this to guage differences/improvements made. Powerband start as low as 2k now, above which each mm of throttle is rewarded with acceleration. As soon as the car passes the 4.5k it goes ballistic. I would consider this part of the powerband to what you would experience on a good HT. The thing now is that the car is revving so fast that I hit the rev limiter in 2nd in a very very short stretch of road. I am sure that the car just needs a very short stretch to top in 2nd gear ....and considering my 2nd gear tops out at 105, that pretty fast. I run out of road so fast that its scary.

What are the first things that you notice after this
a. Torque - almost like a diesel car, very flat and almost there through 3/4 of the rev range.
b. Revvability - RPM meter goes ballistic most of the time.
c. Hardly any difference with A/C on - in power mode, hardly any drop in power is noticeable. probably because more fuel is being thrown at it!
d. Obviously much better acceleration.

I have tried both the modes, love the power mode. Eco mode, there is enough power to lug the car around peacefully when in town. Driveability is not affected at all. There is enought torque to lug around peacefully in Eco mode. I have not tested mileage for any mode.

Another thing I have to mention is the install, its super professional. The box is well hidden, yet accessible while driving the car (having long hands will help). The install of the display is very stealth. You cannot figure out where it is unless the ign is ON. Basically I dont have huge meters all over the place or any pillars, its quite stylish and sexy. I did not expect this at all.

What would I call this build, only one word comes to my mind "TORQUEINSTEIN"!!!!

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Congratz dude, post some pics also of the install. And give some more details as to what the box is all about
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Thanks man, I will post the pics soon, some special treatment for the headers going on now. Need to click the pics and put it up at one go.
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Here are some pics of the stuff thats gone into the car:

1. Stealth install of the AFR meter
2. Power ON and Digital AFR meter powers up (AFR value is only indicative and is also taken in mileage mode)
3. Dataloggin cable in the glove box is one of the very few giveaways.
4. UNI filter (this is gonna get an upgrade soon to a custom setup)
5. RDD Custom headers with both Narrowband and wideband O2 sensors. Headers are wrapped and treated specially.
6. End muffler, looking as stock as possible, but a bit too loud for my liking.

Overall I have tried to keep a very innocent and sleeper look on the outside.
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Me likes the stealth AFR display.
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5. RDD Custom headers with both Narrowband and wideband O2 sensors. Headers are wrapped and treated specially.
Can you tell me the purpose of the header wrap??
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Can you tell me the purpose of the header wrap??
To keep engine bay temperatures low or under control.
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what are they treated with?? other than the wrap.
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Apart from keeping the engine bay temps at check, wrapping the headers maintains exhaust gas heat within the header which translates into more exhaust flow. By improving the scavenging of spent gases, the engine breathes more efficiently and reduces contamination of gases, thus allowing the engine to develop more power.

Keeping the engine bay temps low, you air filter is also benefitted with colder air.

Amit, treated with hi heat coating.
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