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Old 09-16-2015, 01:54 PM
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Greddy install build-Adaptronic

Just wanted to share my RX-8 buildup and catalogue the events good and bad. Typical Greddy turbo kit install minus the e-manage add some bits and remove some bytes. I picked up this used Greddy kit (minus e-manage) off kijiji in Montreal from a guy who no longer had the 8 and couldn't manage the install when he had it. I was flying there for work from Toronto and I literally picked it up from the guy and packaged it in my hotel room and shipped it back as checked baggage.



• Greddy TD06 turbo, manifold and down pipe
• Piping intercooler and couplers
• Sandwich oil plate with braided line
• Tial BOV with V-band
• AEM wideband gauge and O2
• AEM temp gauge for coolant
• Adaptronic Plug-In Select ECU
• Adaptronic SSI box for optional signals in Adaptronic fuel sensor
• Adaptronic electric boost controller
• Lo-tek center gauge pod (gaugepods.com)
• New ATP 0.50 bar waste gate
• Titanium heat wrap for down pipe
• Gold reflect tape for down pipe area on car body
• Greddy MM fix #2 for boost source to wastegate


Stumbling along with the install in my garage using jackstands, a couple long nights but getting way there (no rush). I’m fairly good with mechanical stuff in my own opinion and own a lot of tools from my past profession; that being said, this is a real challenge for one person lying on their back. ........I'm learning a lot and reading a lot here on the forum. I’m not a big social media/internet guy so this build thread will be short. The plan is to run 9psi, stock injectors and new stock coils just to see how it goes. Then a tune in the spring by thewird.

As the car sits now
BB 2005 GT, R3 sides, MS wing, appearance package front and rears, jdm fog with switch, 10” sub box and amp, DNA exhaust, gutted cat, HSD coilovers, racingbeat end links, 9.5" +35 te37 reps, stock tires stretch. Summer driven and polished always.......

Will be adding as I go.... wish me luck.......

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one of the last days na




the guy I bought this from packaged in in Styrofoam pellets- thanks. torn apart to get them out of the compressors...




who doesn't love car parts




some pics........
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Running E85?
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turbo installed, now the challenge.... tighten the bolts. I'm guessing I might have to massage the down pipe area. this kit barely fits...... really surprising how Greddy managed this one...
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more pics and updates to follow. next is to install the wastegate with no room.... how is this possible? anyone have any tool tips for this job? same with the down pipe nuts at in upper back.....
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Running E85?

maybe eventually.... I don't have the sensor for the ssi box yet and I don't know enough about it. also we have limited amounts of E85 at gas stations in Ontario. would be cool though.
The adaptronic ecu sells itself with all the support and the innovation. so excited to to get it all functioning.......
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more pics and updates to follow. next is to install the wastegate with no room.... how is this possible? anyone have any tool tips for this job? same with the down pipe nuts at in upper back.....
I always had the WG actuator already attached when installing . It is possible to get it on with turbo in there but like you have found out ............ extremely difficult.
For the downpipe bolts you need a really ....... really long 3/8" extension .
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You should have put some heat shielding on the firewall. It's not too late, do it. Trust me.
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9k is right ......... unless you enjoy the smell of burning carpet that is .
I ran a removable heat shield that wrapped around the turbine housing.
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right now I have the down pipe and the lower fire wall protected. I will pick up some more reflectagold for the whole fire wall then and put it all over everywhere as high as I can go. I want this install right from the get-go... thanks guys.
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gold tape and heat shielding are not the same thing

needs a better intake pipe/filter too ...
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gold tape and heat shielding are not the same thing
^ this. That tape will last about a month. Maybe. After that it will melt the plastic support under the carpet, the carpet, and your passengers shoes,

I made a heat shield (see my build thread) and installed a turbo blanket (a PTP one from a Genesis fit perfect) and wrapped the down pipe and finally my passenger side floor doesn't get toasted.

Oh and mine burnt and was hammered out of the way quite a bit. If you didn't do any hammering then it will be even worse.
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wow good to know, I have been reading a lot into this issue. I'm in no rush so I will fab up something to fully protect it.
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Originally Posted by TeamRX8 View Post
gold tape and heat shielding are not the same thing

needs a better intake pipe/filter too ...
I understand the difference......


also yes I agree the filter is just sitting on the rad fan cover, (dumb) I will extend this through the hole to pull in cooler -air already on my list.
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now you do ....
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There are also specially made intakes to add to the greddy, or you can mod something up.
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I understand the difference......


also yes I agree the filter is just sitting on the rad fan cover, (dumb) I will extend this through the hole to pull in cooler -air already on my list.
Lots of people use AEM to get a decent maf setup/cold air intake . But seeing as you aren't maf tuning you can get away with something more ............. agricultural , like the Greddy air NX.
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Lots of people use AEM to get a decent maf setup/cold air intake . But seeing as you aren't maf tuning you can get away with something more ............. agricultural , like the Greddy air NX.
okay.....
cool thanks i was also thinking i would diy a extended intake pipe with 2 elbows just to get it away from the rad fan.
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let me just start this reply off by saying that 9k highly approves this post:

Greddy Turbo Cold Air Intake by RX-8 Performance | RX8Performance.com


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, no you didn't.

That one is cool for those who want two feet of recirc hose in their engine bay.
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, no you didn't.

That one is cool for those who want two feet of recirc hose in their engine bay.
He's on MAP, just vent to atmosphere and order without the recirc fitting.
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Yeah well he bought the recirculating TIAL BOV so I assume he intends to use it.
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planning on re-circulating for as I feel there are too many guys driving around here in hatch-backs making swoosh noises. Kind of ruins the exclusivity of FI. guy buys a Genesis bolts on RFL blitz bov and drives around making car sneezes... played out.... again no reason I can't upgrade/ change later same with everything else on this build.


sort of overwhelming all the things that I can upgrade or change to be better. for now just want to get it started and put together for storage over the winter. spring/ next year is when the fun starts...


I sometimes feel I must be crazy to do such a project and spend the money considering the other options for vehicles and my how nice my current daily driver is.
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My recirculation hose is only like 3" long as the pipes pass across each other almost can't see it.
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