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My LS swapped EJ2 w/ pics

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by UNDR8D, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. UNDR8D

    UNDR8D ...has a job!

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    Hey everyone. Just wanted to toss up some pics of the EJ. Still a long way to go. Let me know what you think. I can handle criticism :cool:

    Engine after first getting it in the car
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    Teg radiator, slim fan, horrible OBX valve cover
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    Home-made intake, header, and horrible OBX valve cover again, it gets better though...
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    Live Free or DIE!!! (I do not live where this plate is registered so don't show up in NH trying to steal my car...)
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    Stealthy exhaust (I just reaized I have way too much Password:JDM shit on this car!)
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    I apologize for the Acura emblem...I did it on a whim and it has since been removed
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    Antenna block-off
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    Muuuuch better...
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    Mirror block-off
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    It's a terrible picture but here's the truck I built. My pride and joy for 6 years. I recently sold it to pay off credit card debt. I actually cried when the guy drove it away.
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    This was the second rear setup I built for it. I fabbed everything including link bars and tabs. Truly my finest work.
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    Well, there it is. I'm shooting for clean JDM. Not quite there yet. I ran out of money...
     
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    UNDR8D ...has a job!

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    wtf?
     
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    UNDR8D ...has a job!

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    NVM, fixed it.
     
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  4. UNDR8D

    UNDR8D ...has a job!

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    Wow, thanks for the support guys...
     
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    LS_VTEC you get the BRAKE

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    Not bad at all. Keep up the good work.
     
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    philyphreak2127 Back in the Game

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    Looks nice. I'm not to into the mini truck thing, but I guess it's cool that you fabbed everything yourself, I can appreciate that part. :thumbsup:
     
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    UNDR8D ...has a job!

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    I just lowered it another inch. No change in ride and it looks a lot better. I was surprised.
     
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    philyphreak2127 Back in the Game

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    hey not to be a noob or anything but what did you use to make that header?
     
  11. daveholiday

    daveholiday Do work

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    I'm pretty sure that's just his exhaust manifold, or a header he got, and wrapped it in heat-wrap. I don't think he fabbed his own header.
     
  12. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    Looks good. :thumbsup:

    BTW, I've heard "heat wrapping" your intake does more harm then good, supposedly the heat gets trapped in there. But I just read that somewhere, I don't know the validity of it though,
     
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    oh my fault I thought he meant home made intake and header.
     
  14. UNDR8D

    UNDR8D ...has a job!

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    Sorry. I figured there would be some confusion over my chosen phrasing. It is not a homemade header, although, I'm sure I could pull it off. My exhaust however I did make. It was such a mistake. It is 2 1/4" and it sounds great but all those pie cuts and welding...I did it to save $400 but in the future, I will just buy an exhaust. As far as wrapping the intake, common sense and what little I know of thermodynamics tells me that the intake metal absorbs underhood heat so shielding it from that heat would keep it cooler. I didn't do any research though. I just see a lot of turbo cars with wrapped charge piping and I just applied the same principles. Obviously my underhood temps aren't anything like a turbo cars are but still, any little bit helps...
     
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    well I saw your truck and was like well he looks like he knows what he is doing
     
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    Just how much work was it to get the Teg radiator to mount up?
     
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    I cut the lower mounts off and flipped them upside down and welded them underneath the pinch joint that they are normally on top of. I connected the hoses so I knew they would fit and they helped to hold it in place while I centered it and fitted everything. It was not much work at all. A little snip snip. Nothing drastic. It runs so cool too. I took it on a 12 hour (one way) road trip last weekend and did 85-90 the whole way and between highway and stand still traffic, it barely made it above 1/3 on the temp gauge. I have a second slim fan I am going to install on the outside of the radiator when it gets hot out...
     
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