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I thought I鈥檇 share my build, I鈥檝e been working on it for about 6 months now. A lot of that time spent is waiting on parts to arrive.

I picked the car up for $1250 off an old man.
Grandpa Spec 馃槀 it even smelt like old man to.

I would have like to picked up an I4 but they鈥檙e quite rare over here in Aus, we only got them in 2003. Plenty of V6鈥檚 though.
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Time for the exhaust.
I already had some headers to start with so I fitted them and bought a Magnaflow high flow cat 200 cel, 18鈥 resonator and Vibrant 1146
muffler. It鈥檚 a 2.5鈥 full system. Not a cheap exhaust by the end of it $1500 aud

It was 90db on idle and about 95db at 4000rpm. Quite loud but when I fitted the turbo and manifold it went down to 80db on idle.
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Interior is pretty basic.
Seat covers, steering wheel, gear knob, new dash mat, 7鈥 screen and started fitting my boost and wideband gauges
Not a fan of the steering wheel, I have another on the way.
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Although the car has low kms on the clock, the previous owner didn鈥檛 do enough oil changes.
There was heeeeaps of caked up oil in the head and in the sump. The oil pick up was quite caked to. I spent 2 hours with a flat head screwdriver and shop vac digging out the crud in the head. I replaced the lifters as they would have been blocked for sure. The lifters were ticking like a time bomb.
I took the oil pick up off and cleaned that and obviously cleaned the sump out and fitted my oil return for the turbo bung.
Also did the timing belt while at it.
Also replaced the cam chain and drive belts, it runs super smooth now.
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Fuel pump and fuel pressure reg was next.
I took the back seat out and removed the fuel pump assembly. I installed a Walbro 255 and Aeroflow fuel pressure reg. I adapted it straight to the end of the rail with a rail adapter for an Evo. I just got the appropriate 6an orb fittings.
The fuel pump was pretty straight forward except the walbro is fatter and the plastic surround isn鈥檛 big enough. I just used some wire to secure it.
I set the Reg to about 44psi which I believe is stock
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Getting onto the good stuff now.
Kinugawa TD05H-16g turbo
MMI turbo manifold
Tial 38mm wastegate with 5psi spring
Same side intercooler, i couldnt find the next size up at a reasonable price that would fit. I didn鈥檛 need to trim the front bumper at all with this one.
I had to remove some metal to run the intercooler pipes through and ran some rubber strips around the cuts so the pipes don鈥檛 rub on metal and wear through.
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I used a universal 2.5鈥 piping kit and small battery (Full River HC20) this allowed me to not relocate the battery to the boot / trunk. It still starts the car fine and use the original power and ground battery terminals. Time will tell how it holds up. I made up a little battery tray out of aluminium and got a tie down to suit, it鈥檚 quite snug.
The pod filter will take the batteries original position.
The intake is a 3鈥 Z / S pipe from Ali Express, worked perfectly 馃憣 to put the filter right where I wanted it. The filter is a big ProFlow 190mm long. Bit bigger than the average pod filter.
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The dump pipe is a custom 3鈥 made from the exhaust shop. He charged me $400 but he did a pretty good job, It fits well. He used an 3鈥 exhaust donut to clear the alternator as it鈥檚 a tight bend. It also recirculates the wastegate back into the exhaust as its highly illegal here in Aus and a big fine $$$ if u get caught venting exhaust gas to atmosphere not via a cat converter.
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Earlier on I replaced the stock clutch to a Exedy HD stage 1. It鈥檚 slightly heavier on the pedal and definitely grabs harder than stock. Hopefully it鈥檒l hold about 200-230hp or so (10psi) I鈥檓 not shooting for big power.
I kept the stock flywheel and got it resurfaced and broke the clutch in properly to give it the best chance off not slipping.
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Very nicely done, I'm sure it's faster just from lightening your wallet.
Congrats.
 

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Wow that's some good work there. I used to have one of those Elantras (99 too actually) and it was not bad stock for what it was. I'm sure it'll be fun once that turbo spools up.
 

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Wow that's some good work there. I used to have one of those Elantras (99 too actually) and it was not bad stock for what it was. I'm sure it'll be fun once that turbo spools up.
Thanks, yeah they鈥檙e not a bad little car. I had a different one when I was a bit younger. I drove it all over the place and never missed a beat. Having double the hp should make it fun like u said
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My 07 Tib has the same evo setup with the exception of it being a automatic鈥 so i have a transmission oil cooler and also a oil cooler with a thermostatic sandwich plate from mishimoto 鈥 You going stand-alone or piggy back ?
 

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Ain鈥檛 that the truth. Builds like this always cost more than u think. Like double
A couple quotes you likely know or found out about the expensive/hard way.......

Speed is money, how fast do you want to go?

Cheap, fast, reliable......pick any 2!
 

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My 07 Tib has the same evo setup with the exception of it being a automatic鈥 so i have a transmission oil cooler and also a oil cooler with a thermostatic sandwich plate from mishimoto 鈥 You going stand-alone or piggy back ?
I鈥檒l be using a Haltech Elite 750 and WB1. The AEM wideband will have to go.
I won鈥檛 be installing it myself, I鈥檒l get the shop to do it. They can supply, install and dyno it all. I鈥檓 not sure if they鈥檒l go full stand alone or run the haltech along side the stock ecu.
I鈥檒l leave that up to them.
 
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