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Spring 2019 mods started

This Springís mods are going to be a combination of adding more engine power, a gearbox cooler, a few suspension tweaks, several proactive road rash repairs and mods and a very exciting all 3inch tubing valved exhaust with three pipes and big tri- trapezoid exhaust tips that will fill out the entire area between the two vertical bars on bumper. Should be a very exotic looking and sounding exhaust with itís quiet setting to be very quiet and with itís a loud setting screaming loud, completely catless and shooting fire. I can also adjust it anywhere in between the two setting via an electrical switch on the dash.

After 22,000 miles on the car with about half of them track miles, I am discovering some body maintenance needs. Although Iím doing this mostly for my tracking, I think some of them might be interesting for people who want to protect the car from the street road rash.

Big plans for some really fast laptimes at many big tracks around the West. I think I can do it.

Car is in many pieces now. Sucks that she has to sit in the shop for weeks right next to that blue Corvette. I can hear them jawing at each other.

Punch list:
Make new metal fender liners of aluminum and plastic sound deadened.
Make abs plastic skid plates underneath lower rocker panels to support worn body panels and protect for scraping on curbs on racetrack.
Repair and paint lower rocker panels.
Install modified turbo.
Install Racing ECU.
Custom tune ECU for my custom engine mods.
Change turbo oil inlet piping.
Change banjo bolt turbo micro filter.
Install metal turbo to intercooler pipe.
Install 3 new Nomex intercooler hoses
Install mod intercooler (57% larger and good for 2.9 bar)
Install mod larger fuel injectors.
Make a cold air intake and air filter system.
Install gearbox cooler in the intercooler area.
Raise car so it is 1 inch higher off ground than it is now as it was too low and rocker panels were grinding on curbs when I went around some corners.
Full suspension alignment and camber check to be -3.5 camber.
Switch out front worn out Girodisc brake rotors to new Girodisc rotors.
Rebuild rear brake calipers install new PFC 13 brake pads.
Change brake fluid.
Make the hood quick remove.
New custom exhaust with electric valved catless-LOUD/2 muffler-quiet exhaust with tri-piped hexagon tips.
Install Pro-Tint 8 mm windshield protection film.

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NICE! My rocker panels don't look THAT bad, but they are the first item to go on track that is for sure.

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What are your intercooler plans? I am currently looking for options in that area just for the function of heat soak reduction for the summer...
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Very extensive list, looking forward to this exhaust and hood set up you're building. For your new fender liners I'd look into having the sprayed with one of the many brands of bedliner, it would stand up to anything the track can throw at it and you won't have to fabricate any plastic panels.
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NICE! My rocker panels don't look THAT bad, but they are the first item to go on track that is for sure.

Itís possible we could save a template and make some for you. They would be a bit bigger than the felt stock one you see in the picture. Iíll check into it

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What are your intercooler plans? I am currently looking for options in that area just for the function of heat soak reduction for the summer...

I am working with Matt at Alfa 9. seems to be a really well built strong one.
But a little bird told me that in about a week thereís going to be another intercooler and more announced. You might want to wait about a week.
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Very extensive list, looking forward to this exhaust and hood set up you're building. For your new fender liners I'd look into having the sprayed with one of the many brands of bedliner, it would stand up to anything the track can throw at it and you won't have to fabricate any plastic panels.

My exhaust should be amazing.

You know you might have an excellent idea for the fender liners!
My fender liners were pretty much destroyed but for someone else with ones still in good shape, they could possibly take their stock felt fender liners and get them coated on the inside with that truck bed material then the inside part would be much stronger and they would still be felt on the inside so you would get some sound deadening.
They would be a lot heavier and you might have to do some kind of reinforcement to keep them held in place.
FYI new stock ones cost $2,000 for the set. Thatís about what Iíll be paying for my custom aluminum and plastic ones that are sound deadened.

But Iím sure to take the stock ones out get them coated with that truck bedliner and then put them back in would be quite a bit less. For street use they might be just fine but Iím not sure they would not as strong as the ones Iím building. Also Iím making mine a bit oversized to fit my really big street set up tires.
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Can't you get some sponsorship from Alfa Romeo? Worth a try

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Looking great!

Very complete list.

I want to point out that the turbo kit is the Hybrid turbo we sell from Jamie @AW.

This will be the 3rd USA car we've set up with the Hybrid and Race ECU. Already a 4C using this turbo runs at Sonoma consistently and his lap times were hugely quicker with the turbo / ecu combo alone.

Please PM or email with any questions about it.

One of the differences with this car, is that it has the C&B camshafts. So getting a little extra bump in terms of HP.

Looking forward to following this thread.

PS- Let's get you some rocker protection before they are all gone
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Can't you get some sponsorship from Alfa Romeo? Worth a try
Don't know about ALFA sponsorship since he isn't actually doing competitive sanctioned races (more cars at same time rather than time atack) but maybe some of the aftermarket companies he deals with would be willing to help out just a bit....maybe deals on pricing in turn for sponsorship decals. I am pretty sure those following his car have also bought some of those mods for their own car due to his comments about those mods....so they owe some of their sales to CallMeAl.
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