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I still have to plumb the turbo to the intercooler, plumb the throttle body to the intercooler, tie the downpipe into the exhaust, and tidy/redo a few things, but the the supercharger is "officially" gone.


I'm also doing a big brake upgrade at the same time and my rotors are at the machinist.
 

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I still have to plumb the turbo to the intercooler, plumb the throttle body to the intercooler, tie the downpipe into the exhaust, and tidy/redo a few things, but the the supercharger is "officially" gone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTUMEud-O1E

I'm also doing a big brake upgrade at the same time and my rotors are at the machinist.
I need to get a machinist to do the rotors for my Brembo setup!
 

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A common machinist theme is that they're already busy with other orders, so you'll have to wait 1-2 weeks or longer before they can get to it. I went to two different companies before I found a machinist willing to take on the project. The third company I went to sat on my rotors for 2 weeks before I went back and picked them up without them having done anything. Then, I drove an hour north to a fourth machine shop in the down town area of a city and they had my rotors back to me within a week. The machinist also called me mid-way whereas the other fella did not. The total came out to around $145 for both or $72.50 each -- this is in the Hagerstown, MD area. It would have been cheaper if the the machinist didn't have to buy the metric tap, but he did give me the drill tap in the end though. I find that the brake pads indicated in the budget brake build thread (https://www.customtacos.com/forum/54-1995-5-2004/190729-no-bracket-5-lug-budget-big-brake-kit.html) put off an excessive amount of dust. Of course, that could have been during the break-in period, as they don't seem to be shedding as much anymore. Just be ready to clean your wheels at least once during that 500 mile period.

Filmed this today:
 

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A common machinist theme is that they're already busy with other orders, so you'll have to wait 1-2 weeks or longer before they can get to it. I went to two different companies before I found a machinist willing to take on the project. The third company I went to sat on my rotors for 2 weeks before I went back and picked them up without them having done anything. Then, I drove an hour north to a fourth machine shop in the down town area of a city and they had my rotors back to me within a week. The machinist also called me mid-way whereas the other fella did not. The total came out to around $145 for both or $72.50 each -- this is in the Hagerstown, MD area. It would have been cheaper if the the machinist didn't have to buy the metric tap, but he did give me the drill tap in the end though. I find that the brake pads indicated in the budget brake build thread (https://www.customtacos.com/forum/54-1995-5-2004/190729-no-bracket-5-lug-budget-big-brake-kit.html) put off an excessive amount of dust. Of course, that could have been during the break-in period, as they don't seem to be shedding as much anymore. Just be ready to clean your wheels at least once during that 500 mile period.

Filmed this today:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azM288YjY9U
If they're performance pads, they will dust like crazy! My gloss black RPF1s are typically copper colored from the Hawk HP pads I run in the Wilwood setup lol.
 
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