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    13-01-2022, 07:36 PM
    However I should say....I really want to at least drive my car before I commit to that! Still not back from the garage! And I'd want to be confident in the auto gearbox taking the power and not requiring full forge etc
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    13-01-2022, 07:34 PM
    I've read on here that the standard ecu will do pretty much everything, upgraded ECU is after turbo work on the list of staged upgrades If you are considering going the whole hog and a holset hx35 or similar conversion, you're going to need custom pipes, if you're considering doing it with an external wastegate, could be complex stuff however, I wonder if we could do it cheaper if there were 2 sets being made
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    12-01-2022, 07:33 PM
    I'm considering my options for ECU, they seem to be coming in around £1000.... however https://www.clubvr4.com/forum/showthread.php?59995-SFX-ECU-Diagnostic-and-Tuning-Services Looks like a foxdie tune may be a good way to go, after you've done the intercooler etc. For the intercooler..... it's a 600x300x76mm Intercooler On the standard upgrade threads they recommend getting the hoses because most of the eBay coolers are 76mm at the intercooler, however turbozentrum UK do one that is...
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    09-01-2022, 07:59 PM
    Would love to hear an answer on that as well, I've bought my vr4 mostly for the noise haha Welcome to the board Ryan
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    07-01-2022, 07:45 PM
    Luckily I bought the 45 and the 90, I bought them before I bought the intercooler but at least they'll work! Thanks though guys! The turbozentrum UK website sell 63mm intercoolers so that might be a cheaper mod for all the future tuners :D
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    06-01-2022, 06:38 PM
    Thanks confused, so effectively they're going 76mm at the intercooler to 63mm on the rest of the engine so I need to get the 76mm intercooler - thank you! I've ordered the hoses already from the linked site so hopefully this will be a nice little easy mod now! :D
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    06-01-2022, 02:07 PM
    Sorry to bump but does anyone know if the hoses are reducing from 76mm to 63mm or the other way around?
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    02-01-2022, 08:44 PM
    One popped up on eBay for about an hour a while ago, I was tempted, it's gone now but I wonder if they just took it off to change the listing as it was at £995, might be worth a call https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/175071719229
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    31-12-2021, 12:44 PM
    Just to be 100% sure I need the 600x300x76 - 63mm as my hoses are RE45-76-63 Elbow & RE90-76-63 Elbow - 600x300x76mm - 63mm £ 171.95 600x300x76mm - 76mm £ 171.95 From: https://turbozentrum.co.uk/Intercooler-600x300x76mm-63mm-Competition-2015-BOOST-products
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    31-12-2021, 12:30 PM
    Thanks pal I'll just make sure I stick to the sizing!
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    30-12-2021, 07:03 PM
    Hi guys, I know we just had an intercooler thread but I ordered a mishimoto m-line and now they're saying out of stock. The staged upgrades thread says 600x300x76mm, I've ordered the standard pipes from SF supplies as suggested: Reducing 45° Elbows 76-63 Blue delete item - 1 @ £31.72 ea. Reducing 90° Elbows 76-63 Blue delete item - 1 @ £26.06 ea. Murray 50-73
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    29-12-2021, 06:07 PM
    Update: I've ordered the mishimoto m line intercooler as per this thread, silicone hoses as per the staged upgrades page and the spark plugs, thanks guys /GJ
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    28-12-2021, 09:09 PM
    I'm in Manchester but up for a trip once I have the galant back - I'm definitely feeling that I need to do the fuel pump, the 530 injectors and sort out the ECU side of things. I've asked them to keep all the standard bits that they change out, I'm going to take them some Christmas beers in the garage tomorrow if they're open and I'll say hold off the air filter. https://www.fensport.co.uk/collections/clearance/products/blitz-lm-alloy-radiator-18804-evo-4-5-6 Do you think this will fit...
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    27-12-2021, 09:17 AM
    Thanks TAR! I've asked them to keep the cold air box and k&n filter the previous owner stuck in. Definitely not considering the bonnet now. This is seeming a lot harder than anticipated, when I bought it, I thought twin turbo V6, I'll just get myself a copy of max power at Tesco, order a few parts, take it to a mitsi garage and have an m5 beater in a week :D
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    26-12-2021, 08:30 PM
    Ah yes I was aware of that - I'll be honest, I knew I'd lose a little power but I wanted a whoosh noise I've been looking at a carbon fibre Evo vented bonnet to keep the temperature down but I'm concerned about the water getting in and rust! https://www.vipmotorsport.co.uk/Mitsubishi-Galant-1999-2003-Seibon-Carbon-EVO-style-carbon-fibre-bonnet?tag=&sort=rating&order=DESC&page=210&limit=75 I've actually been hoping to see someone with an aftermarket vented bonnet in a car park since so I...
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    25-12-2021, 08:59 PM
    Over the next 2-3 years, potentially all 10 steps, although I want to see how I enjoy a little more power with the auto box It's already had uprated brakes and a stainless exhaust with a sports cat, they were done before I bought it I'm waiting (6 weeks now) to get it back from the garage who have been messing around doing the welding underneath, I've taken them in a blitz bov and a blitz Sus induction kit, plus welding to fix the oil leaks, power steering leak etc, I've asked them to do...
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    23-12-2021, 08:33 PM
    /Hmmm I'll bare that in mind, the biggest issue I see coming will be the cams as it's a regrind and most of the regrinders seem to be in NZ, trying not to worry about it all until I have my car back from the garage (6 weeks now!). Tempted to buy a spare engine and have that one rebuilt and tuned then swap them, although that will probably end up a ballache
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    21-12-2021, 07:48 PM
    D'oh! I've been in that thread so I have no excuse - thank you though! Soon as I get him back from the garage, I'll be ordering! Thanks!
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    21-12-2021, 01:47 PM
    Or if there's a blitz kit going anyone can link me to, that would be a real help (probably asking the world)
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    21-12-2021, 01:39 PM
    My big question on intercoolers is....if I buy an aftermarket intercooler (leaning towards the mishimoto number) - do I need new pipes and things or can I buy that and a bigger fuel pump and take them to my garage to fit? I've seen full kits on eBay but I'm wary of them being from China
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