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      04-22-2013, 10:26 PM   #67
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Back to the build.

With the Clubsports installed and the Brembos on and bled, it was time to mount the wheels.

The front offset is aggressive.


Camber by JMEllis, on Flickr

Luckily the Clubsport camber plates have a good amount of adjustment. This was with the camber plates set at about half the max front camber possible.


Camber Plate by JMEllis, on Flickr

With the wheels on, the car is starting to come into focus.


Side by JMEllis, on Flickr

Fitment with the max front camber possible with the clubsports. There is some room to reduce the camber but I was playing it safe at first.


Green Wheel Camber by JMEllis, on Flickr

Okay, my driving impressions with the Clubsports. I set them up according to the instructions. Rebound and Bump were set in accordance with factory recommendations and they are set about an inch(ish) from full drop.

I am blown away by the everday drivability of these coilovers. Having had Bilstein Damptronics and Moton Clubsports on my 997S, the KWs are amazing. The Motons I had were arguably set up for a more track biased setup and my spring weights supported that. So comparing the KW Clubsports to the Moton Clubsports is probably not fair. What I will say is that KW did a good job setting up the Clubsports for street/track use. I could not be happier with the KWs.

The real advantage of the big Brembos will not be felt until I can get on the track. For everyday they feel about the same as stock which is what I would expect. I am looking forward to feeling them after 20min on the track!

More to come!
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      04-22-2013, 11:39 PM   #69
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Time for the supercharger.

I wanted a setup that would be reliable and controllable on the track. The end result is the ESS VT2 535 kit currently installed on the car. Thats right, an inter-cooled 535 kit. I wanted the lowest boost ESS SC kit I could get with the added advantage of inter-cooling. I further beefed up the kit with a Motorsport24 high capacity radiator and a Motorsport24 high capacity oil cooler.

The majority of the time spent building this car was spent installing the ESS kit, M24 radiator and M24 oil cooler. The ESS instructions are awesome and very straight forward. I also found the ESS software and cable, very easy to use.

I fit the M24 coolers into the build when the ESS instructions came to a logical install point. The M24 radiator went in after I removed the front fan. Here is the stock radiator coming out.


IMG_0191 by JMEllis, on Flickr

Here is the OE radiator next to the M24 unit.


IMG_0192 by JMEllis, on Flickr

Notice the M24 has all metal connection points.


IMG_0193 by JMEllis, on Flickr

New injectors going in!


IMG_0199 by JMEllis, on Flickr

The obligatory shot of the beautiful indv throttle bodies!


Manifold Off by JMEllis, on Flickr

Okay, so the worst part of installing the VT2 kit for me was the installation of the coolant system. Routing the hoses and mounting the heat exchanger was a continuous run of trial and error for me.

Trying to figure out the best way to route the hoses.


Routing Hoses1 by JMEllis, on Flickr

The direction I ultimately decided. I am still not convinced I picked the best route.


Routing Hoses2 by JMEllis, on Flickr

The obligatory ESS manifold shot. As IND stated in the picture thread, all business when it came to the engine bay. No pretty paint in here.... not that I have anything against it.


IMG_0201 by JMEllis, on Flickr

Here is the M24 oil cooler and the OE cooler side by side. The M24 cooler is significantly larger.


Oil Cool Vs Oil by JMEllis, on Flickr

The install is actually pretty easy, but it can be messy.


Oil Cooler Install by JMEllis, on Flickr

Finally, the software going in!


ESS Cable by JMEllis, on Flickr

More to come!
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      04-23-2013, 12:07 AM   #70
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Thanks for the play by play! Great fun to see the Monster come together. Super gutsy color choice, but it totally works here.
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so a inter-cooled 535 kit interesting approach. I thought this had the 625 kit in it.

def first to do this set up that I have seen. I am curious to see how the m24 pieces complement the blower and heat levels on the track. keep us posted!
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Wow...just, WOW!

I've fantasized about doing a build like this. Even in this color! Well Done!
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      04-23-2013, 08:33 AM   #73
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so a inter-cooled 535 kit interesting approach. I thought this had the 625 kit in it.

def first to do this set up that I have seen. I am curious to see how the m24 pieces complement the blower and heat levels on the track. keep us posted!
Yep, a little "against the grain"....I wanted a reliable setup that would produce consistent power on the track. That, and I wanted enough power to make a difference but not so much that I need a lot of driver skill, which I doubt I have, to keep the car on the track. Obviously I wont know how well it works until I can make it to a track day but I hope to attend one soon!

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Awesome thread! I love that you've done all the work yourself and this has to be the best individual color that I've seen so far.
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I backed up the car up on ramps and used jack stands for the front.


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First off, awesome build.

But I wanted to caution people against getting all 4 wheels in the air using this method. When jacking a car using a floor jack it has a tendency to pull the car toward the jack. In some cases it can pull the car off of the ramps causing it to fall off the jack stands as it rolls forward toward the person jacking the car.

I had it happen to me and I'm lucky that myself or the car wasn't hurt.

Again, not trying to be an ass, but it's best to jack the car and support it on 4 jack stands if you need the whole car up.
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First off, awesome build.

But I wanted to caution people against getting all 4 wheels in the air using this method. When jacking a car using a floor jack it has a tendency to pull the car toward the jack. In some cases it can pull the car off of the ramps causing it to fall off the jack stands as it rolls forward toward the person jacking the car.

I had it happen to me and I'm lucky that myself or the car wasn't hurt.

Again, not trying to be an ass, but it's best to jack the car and support it on 4 jack stands if you need the whole car up.
Good advice!

Was your parking brake set/car in gear?

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Good advice!

Was your parking brake set/car in gear?

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In my case the front wheels were on ramps and the back was jacked up. So that made the situation worse since there was no way to really hold the front wheels.

What you did with the rear wheels is certainly safer, but not without risk. You were well up on the ramps and if the car was in gear (and/or parking brake on) the chance of doing what I did was very low, but I figured I'd mention it because someone might see it and do what I did. I was lucky to get out of the way as the car came rolling towards me off of the ramps.

But all is well that ends well. Great looking car! Love the color.
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Great looking car. Just need some new angel eyes now! Too bad green lights are illegal or those would be awesome
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In my case the front wheels were on ramps and the back was jacked up. So that made the situation worse since there was no way to really hold the front wheels.

What you did with the rear wheels is certainly safer, but not without risk. You were well up on the ramps and if the car was in gear (and/or parking brake on) the chance of doing what I did was very low, but I figured I'd mention it because someone might see it and do what I did. I was lucky to get out of the way as the car came rolling towards me off of the ramps.

But all is well that ends well. Great looking car! Love the color.
Yeah, good advice!

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wow, awesome car man! I live in PB hopefully i see this thing around town some time might have to arrange an SD ESS supercharged photo-shoot haha
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wow, awesome car man! I live in PB hopefully i see this thing around town some time might have to arrange an SD ESS supercharged photo-shoot haha
So your in PB and have ESS kit? We live very very close to each other!
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Some green halos would really cap this thing off. What an amazing car.
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