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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-12-2013, 01:11 AM Thread Starter
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She's Alive!!!! REV 400TVS install

So after 2 weeks of late nights and a very irritated wife, we started her up!!
BOE REV400TVS installed with BOE fuel surge tank, and BOE clam hinge kit thrown in there just for fun. My most involved build project so far, and it was rather straightforward thanks to BOE's support.
Thanks for making an awesome product(s) with support to match.
Gonna put her all back together tomorrow and go for a test drive!
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Funny I just got done with the exact same setup. Rev400, Surge Tank, Clam Hinge, Catch Can and exhaust. After a small issue with a coolant temp sensor being loose it started right up and ran like a champ. Finished mine on Friday and raced it yesterday and it was AWESOME. You will love it and wonder how you lived without the SC. Congratz
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Pics also what figures are you guys shooting for at the wheels?
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I am running decat which I am guessing from what I feel and what people are seeing should be 305-320whp. Pics for mine are https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f259...-build-163082/
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CONGRADULATIONS! When it is all sorted out, how about posting a video so we can enjoy her first hand?

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Smaller scale but similar, when we cranked the BWR SC a few years back it was a great day! Biggest mechanical project I'd ever done. Congrats, enjoy!
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Are you running a smaller pulley to be on the safe side? 300hp sounds kind of low for that setup or is it right?
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I'm getting 271 whp out of mine. I think the numbers are going to vary from dyno to dyno. Regardless of what actual numbers you hit, the car will be fast. Period.
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OMG!!! U R so right, the thing is FAST!!!! SCARY FAST. Wow. I can't stop smiling. So here are some pics. Video to follow.

I have seen posts to expect wheel HP of 300-320

I'd love to dyno but not sure how to strap it down on the machine. Any ideas?
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Bud, nice build! Wish I knew you were doing it at the same time. Could have bounced ideas and questions around. Time zone a bit hard though.
I'm going SSM as well. To make weight, I may melt some lead down into sheets and cut to fit under the seats.

What are you all doing for tires? I have a wacky idea to run 15" wheels all around with 245 front, 275 rear. See pics.

I still can't stop smiling!
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BOE REV400TVS installed with BOE fuel surge tank, and BOE clam hinge kit thrown in there just for fun.
Mind me asking how much that cost you?
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Bud, nice build! Wish I knew you were doing it at the same time. Could have bounced ideas and questions around. Time zone a bit hard though.
I'm going SSM as well. To make weight, I may melt some lead down into sheets and cut to fit under the seats.

What are you all doing for tires? I have a wacky idea to run 15" wheels all around with 245 front, 275 rear. See pics.

I still can't stop smiling!
That sounds pretty cool. I don't know what the SSM scene looks like in Hawaii but if it's not top notch, Nationals winning caliber, then using 225/245 Hoosiers should be good enough to win. That's what I'm running for now (hesitant to cut the clams) and when I drive well, I'm less than 1 second off the current national champ. Just food for thought.
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Are you still running stock headers and cat?

The tires thing is also things I am working on. I am currently running 205/225 A6 but I will have to go up from there. I just ran on Sunday and took first in class and 3rd fastest car with doors out of 108 drivers. It is SOOO nice with the torque all the way through the RPMs but I did spin out once.
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Are you still running stock headers and cat?

The tires thing is also things I am working on. I am currently running 205/225 A6 but I will have to go up from there. I just ran on Sunday and took first in class and 3rd fastest car with doors out of 108 drivers. It is SOOO nice with the torque all the way through the RPMs but I did spin out once.
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Yes stock headers and cat. Larini SE dual rear exhaust. It does prevent the clam from opening all the way. I just shortened the retaining cable a little. Might be selling or trade the exhaust in order to replace with a BOE or something.
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Mind me asking how much that cost you?
Cost? well, probably about half what the car is worth...
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Yes stock headers and cat. Larini SE dual rear exhaust. It does prevent the clam from opening all the way. I just shortened the retaining cable a little. Might be selling or trade the exhaust in order to replace with a BOE or something.
I had the same cat back and got rid of it. The size of the pipes in the silencers is not big enough for the flow of the exhaust. Also the stock headers and decat also hold you back. I would imagine you can gain 20+hp by changing all of that out. I personally got 2bular to build me a full system including slant Ti euro style dual exhaust but like you I had to modify the clam hinge to not go all the way back and also drop the exhaust exit alittle to work with the rear delete from BoE
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That sounds pretty cool. I don't know what the SSM scene looks like in Hawaii but if it's not top notch, Nationals winning caliber, then using 225/245 Hoosiers should be good enough to win. That's what I'm running for now (hesitant to cut the clams) and when I drive well, I'm less than 1 second off the current national champ. Just food for thought.
My main competition in SSM here is a turbo Miata with 275's all around. Almost the same weight as me. He often has FTD. Given our limited pad area, our courses are very tight and compact. Transitional ablility and lots of grip makes all the difference.

We run this sunday. will post updates!
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You should be able to beat those types of miata's with 225/245 tires. I do!
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