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Old 06-14-2010, 10:37 PM
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Dondo's Supercharger Build

Hey all--

Here's a thread for my Pettit supercharger build. I've got the install scheduled for the first couple days of July.

Build will include:
I've already got the BHR ignition, midpipe (soon), and upgraded fuel pump installed. I'll be installing on a fresh motor too (did not reuse that fuel line if you were wondering about my car catching on fire).

CRH and Easy are headed up here to Seattle for the install so I don't screw anything up and then I'll turn to MazdaManiac for the tune.

The goal is to create a reliable daily driver 8 that can function well on the street and on the track. It'll mostly see track days but probably some autox as well. We have some nice road courses up here between Seattle and Portland and I'm excited to get back out there with a new car.

I read the entire Pettit Supercharger Owner's Thread (yes, the whole thing and it took forever) but I learned a lot and got a good glimpse into the drama of 8club's past.

There's a lot of excellent data on cooling in there and it seems most of the SC guys are pretty focused on that but I don't expect to have much of a problem up here in the NW where temps rarely get into the 80s or 90s. Of course I'll keep an eye on it and adjust as necessary in the future but I'm leaving out the cooling mods for now.

That said, I'm looking forward to welcoming the BHR guys here in Seattle (CRH's first trip up here I believe) and having a good time working on the cars we all love so much I'll let them post their travel schedules so anyone else in the area can come over and hang out. The install will be at my office in Renton if anyone wanted to come check it out; I'll have to work through the 2nd but have Sat, Sun, and Monday off.

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lol you finally wont be a stocker...
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Dondo!

Gratz on the plunge.. It's scary at first But it will be worth it.

If you have your **** installed before I do, I'm going to shoot myself :D
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Dondo!

Gratz on the plunge.. It's scary at first But it will be worth it.

If you have your **** installed before I do, I'm going to shoot myself :D
haha thanks man. i was planning to check yours out first to be honest as i was leaning towards the hymee kit but wanted to see it in action first. i've seen/ridden in an pettit SC 8 so i wanted to compare but dude you were too slow!

my dates are firm so if you're not gonna be installed by 4th of July I'm def gonna beat you to it. hahaha. but it's ok, you can have a ride.
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haha thanks man. i was planning to check yours out first to be honest as i was leaning towards the hymee kit but wanted to see it in action first. i've seen/ridden in an pettit SC 8 so i wanted to compare but dude you were too slow!

my dates are firm so if you're not gonna be installed by 4th of July I'm def gonna beat you to it. hahaha. but it's ok, you can have a ride.
It'll be close.

But probably not. I am on vacation from Jun 26-Jul 1st.. Lol
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Congrats man, should be fun... Gonna stick to 265's?
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Old 06-15-2010, 12:24 AM
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tires? nah, 275 for the advans.
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Very nice! Good luck with the build!
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Nice man. Good to see the dates set I will be coming up to hang out.
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Hell with Dondo's car. I'm going to 13 Coins!


Who is this Dondo?
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good luck... you will love it!
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Originally Posted by Easy_E1 View Post
Hell with Dondo's car. I'm going to 13 Coins!


Who is this Dondo?
you realize that 13 coins is now considered 'old school' don't you? i wouldn't want you to date yourself
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damn Dondo, this will be awesome!
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damn Dondo, this will be awesome!
thanks man! tried to have it done for vegas but couldn't swing it. i'll see you down there though.
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you realize that 13 coins is now considered 'old school' don't you? i wouldn't want you to date yourself
You realize I use to work at 13 Coins on Boren and John sts in the late 70's. And I drove an RX4 to work. How dated is that?
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umm that's before i was born so really dated? lol
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Great to hear - some good choices there man . Good luck with the build
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Have you bought the Greddy oil filter relocation kit yet?

I've had this link in the back of my mind for a long time courtesy of TeamRX8

http://www.derale.com/

#15718 or #15748 for a single filter

#15749 for a dual filter
Oil filter relocation stuff starts at page 36 of their products catalog. See Team's recommendation for part numbers.

Maybe I can save you a few bucks
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PS -- i'm going to start charging a finders fee. So far i've found you your Advans, your R-comps and your supercharger kit
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oh wait- dondo's got t5s? good thing to know- i dont have to go all the way to socal to get them from jedi54.
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zoom: the Model 5 are different from the T5.
choose wisely you must.
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Originally Posted by JantzenRX-8 View Post
Have you bought the Greddy oil filter relocation kit yet?

I've had this link in the back of my mind for a long time courtesy of TeamRX8



Oil filter relocation stuff starts at page 36 of their products catalog. See Team's recommendation for part numbers.

Maybe I can save you a few bucks
already in my pile of parts. thanks though.

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zoom: the Model 5 are different from the T5.
choose wisely you must.
the model 5s are impossible to find but i like them better than t5 so thanks so jantzen up there i have a set now.
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Hey I think Jantzen screwed me out of buying this SC kit right? I was interested and someone let you know about. Grrr...
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dondo: the Model 5's were discontinued in late '08 if I remember correctly.
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Hey I think Jantzen screwed me out of buying this SC kit right? I was interested and someone let you know about. Grrr...
hehe he said it not me!

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dondo: the Model 5's were discontinued in late '08 if I remember correctly.
yeah i knew they were discontinued, just didnt know when..
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