"Hot" Side Unboxing - Twin Turbo Install

CMoore711

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Right now its just a whole bunch of buyers remorse. Truck threw a check engine light 2 days after I picked it up. It was shifting really rough, wideband stopped working, carbon smell in cabin, you could hear the knock retard. I dropped it off and was told the error code was a high voltage spike with the MAP sensor. Tuner still has it.

On the up side, it drove like a champ and was fast AF for the few days that it ran properly. I'll post another update once I get it back.

Oh no! Well hopefully it was just related to the voltage spike and no actual hard part engine failure. If it would be a hard part engine failure then IMO the choice would be easy right? Build a block and shoot for 1,000+
 

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Awesome build. I'm so jealous. You'll work out the issues.
 

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Any updates? Hope things went well and you are back on the road.
 
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Update....

I've been hella busy with work and home improvement projects but I managed to yank/tear down the engine this week. The original plan was to just do a DOD delete kit install but that project quickly snowballed into the decision to also do drop-in pistons and a mild cam.

Also trying to figure out a better solution for the A-Pillar gauge pod. If anybody has any ideas for the gauges let me know.

Once I get this thing back together and on the dyno I'm hoping for 800hp at the wheels with low boost.

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re:
better solution for the A-Pillar gauge pod

find a local custom interior shop. they should be able to spray it same color or even wrap it in a nice material.

if not, find a place that does cerakote... they should be able to get a spray match ;)





also, is that pillar pod from glowshift or ?




* if you want a diff location
maybe contact: https://www.ortizcustompods.com/chevrolet.html

ive been considering steering column or side dash pod options. & working w/ him. since he has stuff close to ours from truck ;)
 

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What are your choices on cam and pistons? Curious on your cam choice since you are boosted. Any thoughts on mild porting or clean up on the heads?
 
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What are your choices on cam and pistons? Curious on your cam choice since you are boosted. Any thoughts on mild porting or clean up on the heads?
Nothing special....

GPI drop in pistons
Callies compstar rods
VVT-2 Cam - 32% fuel lobe

No plans to port the heads. I would love to dig into the motor more but I'm waaaay over budget as it is.

 

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