Let the chain-modding begin.
Those of you readers located in ‘MURICA might already know that the first annual Skyline Nationals meet is happening in about a month.
Those of you who actually read this blog also are well aware that a few weeks ago it was revealed to me that my car is running scary lean on it’s current tune. (A chipped Tomei ECU).
Well, herein lies the effort to prepare for the former while remedying the latter.
These are the goals for the build:
• Replace the stock ceramic-wheel turbos with something more capable and reliable
• Supply enough fuel for the new turbo and get a good, custom safe tune
I want a car I can take to the track in the middle of a famous Texas summer and not worry about it breaking before I can drive it back home.
Build it myself? Ain’t nobody got time for that.
My daily driver, in case you didn’t know, is a Lexus GS300 with a custom NA-T setup (with GTE internals) built by the infamous and reclusive Jeff Tsai of Powerdynamix. It’s running a 62mm billet wheel Comp turbo at a hair under 18psi and I hammer on it 50 to 100 miles a day. It’s been flawless for over 2 years now. So I trust this guy to build a car that will last.
While Jeff primarily focuses on 2JZ builds, let’s face it, the RB26 isn’t really that much of a stretch. Plus, he’s like the Rain Man of building and tuning turbo cars. So I know my BNR32 is in good hands.
So…this is “Part I” of the build. What’s the status?
So glad you asked. The status is “car dropped off”. No wrenching has yet taken place. Half of the parts are in the shop (clutch, injectors, stand-alone, WB02 controller, intake manifold, etc.) and half of the parts are on order (turbo, wastegate, bov, fuel pump). The deadline for the build is July 30. I’ll be returning from vacation that same day…so I’ll be coming home to a completely different beast of a GT-R.