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Turbo vert drift build...

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So for the past 3 years I drifted my mostly stock RX8 and really got confident behind the wheel, really learning how to actually drift.

Ive always wanted to boost the 8 but on my budget thats just not gonna happen, so I sold my DD subaru, and for the same money it would have costed me to boost my 8 leaving me without a DD I just went ahead and bought my buddies vert he was selling that was listed on here for a while.

Motor is Jspec S5 T2, with t2 trans and driveshaft, haltech sprint re, aeromotive fpr, ID 1000cc injectors, both primary and secondary, FD fuel pump, full turbo back racing beat exhaust, among other tasteful mods. it made decent power id say considering the setup, defiantly a lot more than what I am used to with the gutless renisis! haha

since Ive had it I have installed corksport SS oil cooler lines since the oem ones were old and leaky, comp diff bushings, stop washer bushings, front diff mount, and pinion snubber, along with weld the N/A diff since I sold my KAZZ 2 way that I was going to put in the 8 to fund this little build up, the welded should still be a good upgrade from what I am used to with the stock LSD in the 8.

after the diff and bushings were all put back in I took out the AGX struts and ground control coil over sleeves and put in a set of stance SS + coils.

and after all that heres how it sits now.... pretty much looks exactly the same as when I started! lol

In a few hours Im gonna make a bracket to mount my sparco evo in there as well as roll and pull the fenders to fit up some wheels I got here for it, then in 3 days going to shake it down at an event in KY.

future plans include, modded knuckles, BNR turbo, rad, fans, and hack out the huge racing beat muffler in the down pipe.. for a catless rotary this thing sounds stock! lol as well as some cool shit like aero, nicer wheels than what I am about to throw on there, and full cage.
Ill update either tomorrow or the day after once the seat and wheels are on!
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I think they recommend pinning the 13bt's if looking for over 400whp.
what all does it take to get to 400 whp? 1000 cc injectors, big turbo, FD fuel pump, FPR, FMIC?

Wondering what all needs to be done to the 13b besides a rebuild and a port.
Mechanically the motor can take it, even a stock na motor.

You have the right idea and 4 1000s 'could' do it but a good ecu is a must.

Fyi my 401 hp fc was with a completely stock na block.
i was thinking about Haltech Platinum Sport 1000 for my ecu. What size injectors would u recommend for 400 whp setup?
Im pretty sure everyone giving u a hard time for the fun of it. Dont think they really think u ruined it.

Coils and seats is an upgrade and u needed a welded diff or LSD for drifitng.

Continue to do u and have fun with the car.
thxs for the ride alongs and glad the car made it out alive.
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^ haha, he broke all the rules but was smiling ear to ear.
Nice man glad ur having a blast with the car.
^ nice to c that rhe radiator and fan setup worked out.
are u not doing any mods or tinkering with it any during the off season?
ah ok, from your FB post it looked like you was gonna wash it and put it away till next season.

you decide whos doing the cage and exhaust?
how did you like those new tires you picked up? Saw a pic where you was laying down some smoke on Fri.
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