What is up 3Si?! Long time no post (aside from social media, hookin' up enthusiasts with wheels/tires/sponsorships, and tuning-related shenanigans lol)
This third build dubbed Panda v3 has been 2+ years in the making since I lost the entire powertrain with v2 at 550-wheel. Basically, I opted for a broader powerband, more top-end, and something totally drastic and unique to remain the lightest and fastest "street 3/S" in SD/SoCal.
Without further ado... preview pictures! I used my vacation from work last week to get the ball rolling.
The madness awaits...
Wrinkle black PC'd goodies for a more subtle look underhood
2000*F cerakote-coated brand new IPS TD05 manifolds + housings
Choices! I still am one of the few out here that installs and tunes a variety
I intended to maintain "all black" underhood but could not resist minor flare
4-bolt is fully assembled, timed, and prepared to drop-in!
Perks of being a manager heh �� My initial, first set to tune on: O.Z. Racing Ultraleggera wrapped in 100Y 240/AA/A Toyo Proxes T1 Sport! Second set will be 275/35R18 Nitto NT-05 140/AA/A (or comparable)
Mm six of these bad boys will be feeding my AEM EMS Series 2
A little preview video clip (not all parts are shown) prior to cleaning up and organizing for surgery:
I will post more updates as time allows. Lord knows that I still have a long queue/to-do list for YT videos yet alone documenting more haha. Exciting!
//edit// 11-19-2017 updated
-IPS TD05 kit (manifolds + o2's 2000*F cerakote-coated)
-MHI TD05H EVOIII 16G's
-4-bolt long block
-Paul "Seattle91VR4" custom Hyper-Flex mounts
-Gates Racing timing belt
-Chris/NP solid tensioner
-Duralast Platinum smaller-sized battery
-Jacks transaxle + extra Kormex
-Quaife front LSD
-Jacks TC + extra rebuilt TC by Larry "RealMcCoy"
-David "My923ksl" custom trans mount
-SPEC 4+ clutch
-3SX SS line
-ETS 3.5" FMIC kit (including TD05 J-Pipes)
-Wrinkle Black powder-coated plenum + VC's
-Dejon twin intakes
-Walbro 450lph FP
-Aeromotive SS filter
-Russell lines/kit from Chris/NP
-RC550's (initial "break-in" tuning currently on Pump-E85)
-TBD: Pump-91/C16 + Meth
-New, OEM coils + PTU + condenser
-Accel ignition wires (MSD and NGK on-hand)
-NGK 4554 @ 0.028"
-TBI: HKS DLI Twin Power (on-hand)
-AEM EMS Series 2 Standalone (CloneECU for backup)
-PLX 52mm touch wideband
-PLX 52mm touch boost/vac
-PLX 52mm touch fluid temp.
-PLX 52mm touch fluid pressure
-PLX 52mm touch intake air temp.
-TBD: more modules
-Tein Flex coil-overs (Megan on-hand)
-2G four/two-piston calipers
-StopTech slotted rotors
-SCE SS stiffening bolts
-Hawk HPS pads
-3SX SS lines
-OE ABS delete
-ATE Super Blue
-18" O.Z. Racing Ultraleggera (street set)
-Toyo Proxes T1 Sport (street set)
-18" x 9.5" +22 Rays Gram Lights 57CR (race set w/ tires TBD)
-3" AMS 300CPSI HFC
-3" Blitz NUR-Spec R CBE
-Koyo half core racing radiator (from Steven and STM Austin)
-2-3 switched fans (incl. oil)
-TBD: transfer IPS racing oil pan
-TBD: custom ducting/shrouding
-TBD: Setrab oil cooler
-Corbeau racing seats
-Momo hub w/ NRG QR
-Cianci widebody front fenders (FG)
-CF combat wing (from Gabber's VR-4)
-GT300 hood (mentioned in cooling above)
-Aerocatch locking top-mount hood latches
-Full 1999 body conversion
-A lot... lol A/C incl. evaporator, CC, AA, Alt. bracket, 15-20lbs of wires/relays underhood, all interior carpet/panels except dash, complete audio, ABS, impact beams+mounts, rear wiper assembly, rear trans bracket, etc. etc. etc.
-TBI: de-powered/manual-converted steering rack from Aaron "drweldin" with AWS+PS delete
(Much more not mentioned here)
//edit// 12-22-2017 updated
Panda v.3 VR-4's initial tuning numbers! 370AWHP VD SAE (~480bhp) at WG 11psi creeping to 14-15psi, CONSERVATIVE 13* timing, and 100% maxed RC550's on Pump-E85 haha! Awesome power potential from the get-go... another 10psi should land me deep into the 500's - yee!
Next step is ironing out some details with various improvements and shoot for 450-550AWHP. Final efforts will be 550-600 or wherever I end up as icing on the cake lol! Once I overpower the current tires, I will get some 275 or 285mm extreme summer or competition tires mounted on my Gram Lights set.