We present to you: The Ear Muff Destroyer.
- Precision Turbo & Engine
- Ferrea Racing Components
- Manley Performance Products, Inc.
- Darton Sleeves
Had a few runs in at ShiftS3ctor!
An employee vehicle – Project Heavyweapon started in 2006. Bought with an Agp 50trim kit on it and no fuel management. An AEM EMS and some RC750’s later it was making a little power and after a cat delete and Needswings downpipe coupled with a proper tune from PREracing it made proper power putting down 415whp on 92 pump and 470 on vp110. A nice Clutchmasters FX700 hybred and some Mickey Thompson 26×8.5×15 slicks later and it was doing 11.5’s at 123mph until a nice cold day down at Woodburn dragstrip when my Perrin EBCS failed in the full bleed off position and we had ALL THE BOOST.
Anyways, here’s a couple more videos from that fateful day:
Mods at the time were pretty basic. Stock engine, stock head, stock trans, AGP 60 trim turbo kit, Perrin FMIC, Perrin EBCS, AEM EMS, RC750cc injectors, AEM hard pipes, Clutchmasters FX700hybred clutch, MT 26×8.5×15 slicks, Needswings downpipe, and custom 3in full exhaust.
The car went under the knife for the largest revision yet.
Decided on the DCR Option B short block package with all the goodies. Coupled that with a Level10 performance “bullet proof” (hardly) automatic 3 speed transmission with high stall converter. Turbo was shot from it’s encounter with ALLTHEBOOST so a 60-1 was found with about as much shaft play as the moderators lounge but it held boost and didn’t smoke. We found out that to run a FMIC with the auto you have to modify the coldside outlet so we scrapped that PERRIN pile and went with a custom Air-To-Water intercooler setup from Frozenboost. Everything back together and tuned we made around 400whp on e85 through the auto. Unfortunately, transmission issues plagued the setup and the car never really lived up to it’s potential. We upgraded to a Precision PTE6266 turbo but the power didn’t really change. Primarily the car was bracket raced for 2 seasons on this setup until the transmission was finally DONE and needed a full rebuild.
First ever run on e85.
Breaking the 11.5 second barroer on the 60-1
After rebuilding the trans we filled the tank with some K&S 120 race fuel and cranked up the boost putting down just shy of 500whp. Off to the track and after a night of traction issues we blew a headgasket on the top end of the strip at around 125mph. Needless to say, it was a mess. Time for another rebuild.
Decided it was time to step up the game a bit and finally build the head.
Picked up a DCR intake manifold from a friend then found out my RC injectors didn’t fit with their custom rail setup so we ordered DW2200cc’s and those didn’t fit so we modified the old rail to work with the DCR manifold. Coupled it with a nice Boomba 70mm throttlebody.
A challenger approached: Import Face-Off
While we had raced IFO events in the past we had never attempted to compete in the heads up areas of the competition opting instead for the brackets. Well we decided to go after the Forced Induction Sport class which required some changes to the car.
Once we got the head back from Aluminum Head Rebuilders we had about a month before the event. Two weeks went by and everything was up and running ready to race only the car wasn’t making the power it should on the dyno barely hitting 450whp. We took it to the track anyways to run and after battling fuel pump fuse issues we finally were ready to make a full pass when the differential exploded during the burnout sending the spiders out of the case all over the burnout box. Phantom grip death it’s called. The car was loaded into the trailer and we figured we were out for the event.
Out with the auto and in with a stock 2005 manual trans and Clutchmasters Race Twin. Put it on the dyno and HOLY crap, it actually made horsepower!
Import Faceoff Woodburn 2013
Some in car video
Woodburn Spring IFO 2013
Kent IFO 2013
For those who don’t believe that aero helps, we picked up 9 miles per hour off changing nothing but aero and the wastegate default spring, target boost was identical, hp was identical, a little more power under the curve (as you can see in the video) Pretty cool stuff.
Darrel Cox Racing 2.4L short block “Option B”
PREracing Custom Head Port, Polish