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Old 01-05-2017, 01:40 PM   #1
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Wild Steves KA-T Coupe

Figured its time to transfer this over to here since ONE is about dead. I'll share some highlights and the current stuff:
(full thread here: http://forums.240sxone.com/showthread.php?t=33905 )

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Old 01-06-2017, 02:54 PM   #4
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Wow looks great! I love nice KA-T builds like this one appears to be heading.
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original 3 posts updated. Again, if you want all the details, click the link in the original post. I'll be more detailed from here going forward.

I'll try to answer a few questions I assume will be asked.
-Newest turbo is a GTX3076R .82AR.
-The car was never ever on a dyno. Friend street tuned it every time. Ran 18psi out of the Borgwarner S256sx. Shooting for 20 this year.
-Running LS2 coilpacks.
-Fab guy is Travis (username: flatout) aka wilson speed.
-Yes he made a jig for KA manifolds.
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i like what you did with the intake manifold, do you have any comparison/opinion to stock with your setup?
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Old 01-08-2017, 08:12 AM   #7
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i like what you did with the intake manifold, do you have any comparison/opinion to stock with your setup?
I don't. I bought the intake manifold along with a bunch of other KA stuff.
It makes the car a whole lot easier to work on though, haha.
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Why did you cut off the t3/t4 flange on the CX manifold? I'm assuming it was to go t3 flange only?

How much does your friend charge for those ka t3 manifolds?
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Why did you cut off the t3/t4 flange on the CX manifold? I'm assuming it was to go t3 flange only?

How much does your friend charge for those ka t3 manifolds?
The way the Borgwarner sat in comparison to my bullseye t3/t4 (in the first pictures) it would've hit my tubs. So we rotated it 90* so bring it inwards.

I can't give an honest number, but if you're really interested you can PM me and I'l give you his number. I'd say around $600.
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Old 01-11-2017, 06:25 PM   #10
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Some more stuff:
Fitment of turbo. Waiting on some lines and fittings to re-do my PS lines and clean those up and out of my way.



Figured while I was in the steering stuff, I might as well do a solid steering shaft bushing. Turns out, the 27 year old rubber one was pretty beat up.




Took the KF's apart to send the faces to threepiece.us (they're already on their way) for a acid dip and re-chrome. One of them was flaking. I'm going to take the barrels to work and sandblast them and have a friend powdercoat them black.

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Old 01-12-2017, 06:40 AM   #11
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those KF's are gonna be the tits
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Wow what a turn around, well done!
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Figured while I was in the steering stuff, I mind as well do a solid steering shaft bushing.]
Not trying to be a dick but the phrase is "might as well". I hate seeing people use that wrong.
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Not trying to be a dick but the phrase is "might as well". I hate seeing people use that wrong.
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Style-y and with a pretty proper setup. You don't find that too often these days. Congrats!
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Small updates. Its been cold here, and we got 2 feet of snow within the last 2 weeks. So, motivation is at a low.

Got my faces back from threepiece.us for chrome. I can't say enough good things about the finish. They did an excellent job. Bought new nuts, and had my friend powder coat the barrels black.





Picked up this pretty rare gem, unfortunately (for me) dizzariot is fiending for it. I also sourced a More Collage grille which should be on its way from japan any day now, which will likely replace my shit ass GTR grille.


Had travis cut and weld my fitting on my PS pump from a 90* to a 45* to keep the line away from the new manifold and combat the heat. Also switched to a RHD z32 (or pathfinder) BM50 1" brake master to also keep the lines away from the heat.



I have a decent list of other stuff that needs to get done, but at this rate...spring isn't coming very fast. Some progress is better than none.
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My morecollage grille came in the mail today. Pretty excited about this piece.


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Where did you source the steering rack? I think mine is on it's way out. I dig the brick mod for the headlights.
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Where did you source the steering rack? I think mine is on it's way out. I dig the brick mod for the headlights.
I pulled it out of a car that was being parted out from someone I knew, traded em a set of shitty lug nuts. From there I just cleaned it up and painted it. I've heard good things about the rock auto ones though.
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Nice build. Love the polished intake plenum.

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Where did you source the steering rack? I think mine is on it's way out. I dig the brick mod for the headlights.
S-chassis power steering racks are surprisingly easy to rebuild...
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My morecollage grille came in the mail today. Pretty excited about this piece.
Thats what that is? I had one on my old coupe and cut the center section out cause it was sagging, thought it looked much nicer without it.

Build quality looks top notch, hope to see this thing when I finally make my way up to Canaan for an event.
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Been plugging away at the turd here and there. Went to Travis' house to finish my fabwork. Weld on the wastegate flange, weld 90* elbow on compressor housing,\ modify my downpipe, dump tube, and intercooler piping to work.






The downpipe and dump tube have been since heat wrapped, and i'll be running a turbo blanket as well to combat the heat from the master.

Since I had to make all new oil/coolant lines, I took my intake manifold off to make life easier. Figured i'd clean up my engine harness while I was in there. Remove all the OEM emissions garbage and the OEM coil stuff as well. Came out pretty decent looking.

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Small update. Been working on putting the car back together. Whole engine bay is together, wiring harness is finished. Need to replace my battery, change my oil filter and fill all my fluids, put in my new wideband 02 sensor, and plug in my turbo timer.
I aim to drive the car this weekend, as its supposed to be 65 Sunday.

I purchased some pre-made LED boards and replaced the hideous LED strips I had in my tail lights previously. Couldn't be happier with the result.
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do the circled bolts come out from that side or are they captured in there somehow? tried to replace my steering shaft bushing with an aluminum one and felt like i was gonna break something lol, if not ill just go from the other side once i get my car all torn apart

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Small update. Been working on putting the car back together. Whole engine bay is together, wiring harness is finished. Need to replace my battery, change my oil filter and fill all my fluids, put in my new wideband 02 sensor, and plug in my turbo timer.

I aim to drive the car this weekend, as its supposed to be 65 Sunday.



I purchased some pre-made LED boards and replaced the hideous LED strips I had in my tail lights previously. Couldn't be happier with the result.



They look clean

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