Xrollers Official Build Thread...Finally.

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  1. X-roller

    X-roller Active Member

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    Ok so as many of you have slowly started to find out I have been building my truck pretty much in the background and not a lot of people know much about it but a few people. Well it's time to bring it to everyone's attention and as promised as a thank you for supporting me while I was down. This build is for the ones that helped me and donated! I love you guys whether you love me or hate me lets keep this clean just for the sake of a build thread!

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    STS Turbo System

    AEM EMS Standalone Unit - The system will include a modified custom AEM EMS, PNP Harness, 3 BAR MAP sensor.

    Internals - Forged Rods, JE Pistons (stock bore and compression), Stronger Valve Springs, Port and Polished Heads, Custom Head Gasket from APR to handle about 25-30 PSI of boost, ARP Head Studs, Sleeved Block from Dan Benson Sleeving (Darton Sleeves Open Deck) and that's about it for now.

    TTC Catch Can

    Aeromotive Stealth 340 lph Fuel Pump with an inline wally 255 (possible surge tank) and ID 1000s

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    The Edited Current Version - Pic heavy - Updated 6/11/2013

    First week I had the X-runner - Bone Stock 42k on the odo Oct 2008

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    First "Mod" Painted wheels black

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    And as it progressed it grew on me...

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    Thank you XII Performance! Performance drop. 1.75" lowering springs 2" monoleaf drop

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    I had to get new wheels with blacked out headlights since I did the drop....

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    And for those that noticed the back windshield sticker... I joined the darkside.... URD MKI

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    Illest Stance made a short article on my truck. :top:

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    Engine BLOWN! No pics of this event. It all started with a sharp turn and over a quart low on oil.... :thumbdown:

    So I went a different route!

    STS Turbo Kit!!

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    and since I was aiming to go faster... I wanted to make sure I could stop this brick...

    TRD Big Brake Kit

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    TTC Forged Rods

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    Gotta make sure I have fuel!!

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    The first plug and play AEM EMS

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    JE Forged Pistons 10:1

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    TTC Stiffer Valve Springs

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    Dual UEGO Wideband Sensors! :rockon: Tune each bank properly.

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    Plug and Play Harness for AEM EMS Dezod Motorsports is the best! :adore:

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    Cometic Head Gaskets and ARP Head Studs!

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    Forged Engine Ready to go!

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    URD Upgraded Exhaust Gaskets!

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    Pressure Plate Failed - Competition Clutch Stage 4

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    Competition Clutch did get a hold of me and they did help me out!

    Cool group of guys. Brand New Stage 4

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    Truck as it sat with the built Engine. New Wheels and Bed cover!

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    Custom TRD Gauge Cluster with 6200 RPM Redline! :) Thank you Blackcatcustoms?

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    STS Turbo Kit goes on.

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    and the list continues... Unfortunately I can not add any more pics to the post...so now you must find them in this thread... Thank you for checking out my build thread... Enjoy!
     
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  2. blu xr

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    sweet....cant wait to see how this turns out.

    its like christmas with that box full of goodies. i'll be watching this thread. gl
     
  3. 831RRX

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    Good luck on your build bro. I'm sure the result will be badass!
     
  4. 5H4D0WD347H

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    Glad to see your project taking form, I hope it turns out to be everything you want it to be. It still wont beat a stock 11 mustang haha (J/K), but seriously... :laugh:

    Why didn't you go for a front mount?

    Custom head gasket?... Get the cylinders ringed and have head gaskets cut out of copper?
     
  5. Torspd

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    The cat is officially out of the bag now. :top:

    Once you get the turbo kit installed, the first two things you will need to do are :

    1. The tubing that goes from the Y-pipe into the turbo (effective catback), is change it to 3" 304 SS with a mandrel 90* bend going into the T4 turbine flange.

    2. Cut off the stock 2-bolt flange and replace it with a 3" Vibrant Perfomance V-band flange, with a 3"x 6" (or 8") Vibrant Performance TURBO flex coupling.

    Trust me, the flex coupling and v-band flange will save you a TON of headache in the future. From cracked header primaries to exhaust leaks. Then, you will need to remove the other two flanges at the header to Y-pipe, and have 2.25" Vibrant V-band flanges welded in there. You will then be leak free every where, since those crush gaskets will end up failing you.

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  6. 5H4D0WD347H

    5H4D0WD347H New Member

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    Sounds like you have some experience with this kit mark? :laugh:
     
  7. Torspd

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    More on road experience than anybody. :wink:
     
  8. 5H4D0WD347H

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    More then STS? haha
     
  9. Torspd

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    On the Tacoma. Yup. :crinklehair:
     
  10. X-roller

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    Nailed it! I'll be calling out a modded 5.0 as soon as this is done! Just for you! lol.
     
  11. Rat Rod

    Rat Rod "Blade"

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    le question as far as turbo's go isn't the sts kit kinda languid ? if 700hp is the goal wouldn't a garret be more ideal also as a front mount ? :dontknow:
     
  12. triumphx

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    ^I was thinking the same thing, front mount or mid-mount at least with a gt40
     
  13. X-roller

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    There is some high horsepower vettes and maros running sts kits. Yeah we don't have the flow that they have but we are a big v6 displacement.... We will see how it goes but that is my goal to reach 700
     
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    Garret gt series ftw! :)
     
  15. Torspd

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    once the turbo starts spooling, it will make the flow happen.

    You had better get all T-Bolt clamps, Clampco Brand
     
  16. X-roller

    X-roller Active Member

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    Will be doing that!

    First things first is I am gonna get this bottom end built. Skipping the sleeving for now and will do it further down the road and the custom head gasket will have to wait.

    So this truck will hopefully be running by the end of next month!
     
  17. 1GRracer

    1GRracer "Pete"

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    Congrats on the boost and good luck on the HP goals I look forward to the results.
     
  18. X-roller

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    Thank you sir. Aiming to rev to about 7000. :top:
     
  19. XrunnIT

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    When you are ready sweet heart... come take a trip to TX.

    :-*

    The reason it works so well for them, is because they are just that, big displacement engines. LS motors (more notably) are a 5.7L or larger engine. They make enough low end torque, where they can get away with a rear mount setup without sacrificing from bad lag while running a larger turbo. They have A. More displacement and B. 2 more cylinders. On the 1gr, you will sacrifice SO much more then they did.

    The 1GR has neither of those benefits. Big for a v6? meh, Chevy has had a 4.3L v6 for a LONG time. When i think of a 'big' v6 by today's standards, that is a 'big' v6 motor. I know way back, I think it was Bentley that had an 8.0L v6?? (i think.... might be a bit off). The gains you see on this motor won't be any where near what you'd see on a vette or 'maro. Aiming for 700 at the wheel... lol... good luck (aka, won't happen with what you have listed thus far, but I challenge you to prove me wrong ;-) ... ).

    Can you do 700 through a 1GR? Sure. Gonna cost you big $$$. TRD dropped how many thousands of dollars into that RTR X-Runner? which was a 5.7L V8 on boost, and that still didn't hit 700whp, wasn't even close. And it wasn't much faster then some of the fastest 1gr XRs. Did it have some drawbacks? Sure prolly weighed a lot more. But they had real engineers working on that truck to make it happen.

    Of all the people I know, the one's that have the knowledge and connections to hit 700rwhp on the 1GR motor are one of 3 people. Torspd, Gadget, or David (using fagboa's money of course).

    But as I stated above... prove me wrong. That would be hella awesome if you did, and def worth tons of respect.

    Which valve springs are you going with? I know APR has put in a ton of time to make a 7k rpm work, have you talked to him about that?

    Last thing you want to do is dump all this time/money into this project and lose it because you got greedy over 500rpm. Keep it safe man, don't make the same mistakes that others made, and try to avoid being the first to make a 'new' mistake.




    And most importantly... keep the pics/vids coming!!! You started the build thread, the piranhas are hungry... :D make sure you feed 'em.

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  20. KETCHUP

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    Kick ass bro! It wills be cool to watch this build take shape
     

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