Garrett GTX2863R Turbo + Supporting Upgrades for an SR20DET

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So I bet you thought I went to all those lengths to reuse the factory heat shields but my new wastegate dump pipe would be exposed. Never! This fine piece of heat shielding is from, you guessed it… Vibrant. It’s called SheetHot Performed Pipe Shield and is made with six layers of dimpled aluminum capable to withstand 1,100 degrees F!

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It’s held in place with some metal zipties and I’ll soon find out how well they work.

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Finally, with some finessing the stock heatshield slide into place and the new turbo upgrade was complete!

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What I really love about the new setup is how stealth it looks. Minus the wastegate all the stock components appear to be in place but looks aside, I’m even more eager to see how it performs.

There are still a few upgrades to be made (valvetrain and exhaust) before this car sees a dyno but you can be sure to read all about the results right here!

SOURCES

Garrett Turbo: turbobygarrett.com
Vibrant Performance: vibrantperformance.com
Turbosmart: turbosmartusa.com
Mishimoto: mishimoto.com
Centerline Motorsports: centerlinemotorsports.com
Miller Welds: millerwelds.com
ARP Bolts: arp-bolts.com

 

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spottydog
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Top Writeup. Badass Job.

wrxin
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Curious, why didn’t you purchase the turbo with a turbine housing made for an external wastegate? (instead of welding up the internal wastegate and modding the stock manifold and all that)

Great write, thank you for taking the time!

Danny
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Which bov are you using?
Does this setup utilize the stock bov plumb back?

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