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I bought the car last year in January as complete stock. Browsing through the he community build threads I knew that the stock phase wouldn't last long. I hit the 1/4 mile and did an 11.3 @124mph on 98Ron and immideatly wanted more. So I had called a local tuner and so we started with the first phase.
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First batch of parts where:
HKS Exhaust
HKS Midpipe
Tracklab Downpipes
Tracklab CF Intake
HKS Fuel Pumps
Turbosmart Wastegate 14psi.
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So back to the 1/4 mile we went and instantly ran a 10.6 @132mph (PB) on 98Ron. I was super happy knowing we still had the vp109 map for more power.

Unfortunately for me, the tuner showed minimum interest in the car, and a year later, my VP109 Map isn't ready. So I decided it's time I use a more knowledgeable tuner and move forward.

So I called Sam Barros and we agreed to retune the car. I went to the drag strip once more to start tuning and the change was already impressive next to my old map. The torque seemed to be all over the place on the previous map so thint where looking promising, BUT... the engine decided to poop before we could even finish. I had hit a boost cut while still on 100% throttle for 3 consecutive times. Stupid mistake but I definatly learned a thing or two.

So off to the mechanic to strip the engine to see what went wrong. 2 pistons had been damaged and one of the cams had a slight crack aswell. Everything else was in great condition. Engineers that have evaluated the engine said that the engine has worked alot during the 50,000 km journey and we where very lucky this happened as the engine was ready to let go after a couple of thousand miles. So as bad the situation, I am still very lucky!

That's when I decided to build the engine. I immediately called Richard Landsaat as this guy knows his stuff and the customer service is second to none. We started talking with Sam Barros and my mechanic to ensure this will be properly done. My goal for the car was reliabilty and no lag as much as possible. 1/4 mile times are nice but I rather travel across Europe with the car whilst doing a few drag events. So we decided to go for 1000hp with very minimum lag.

UPDATED 16 Oct19.

The engine will easily handle a 1000hp but we still needed some turbos to actually use that power. So after some time researching I decided to opt for the Garret GTX 2867's Gen 2. These should givr us around 900whp, whilst keeping stock spool hopefully. We are also interested in doing a top mount setup but that's for later on to decide.

Unfortunately we won't be doing the tranny this year as I'm getting married next year so gotta set priorities. After that's done I will opt for a 1k trans. Slowly, but surely.

Will keep this page updated during the coming weeks. Parts are on the way and work should begin soon. Pretty excited!
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Those turbos will be fun.
 

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Wow, sorry to read about your engine failure. This isn’t the typical failure mode for a stock motor on an FBO car - usually it’s the rods that give out. Was its root cause identified?
 

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Wow, sorry to read about your engine failure. This isnât the typical failure mode for a stock motor on an FBO car - usually itâs the rods that give out. Was its root cause identified?
Not exactly. But the engine was really messing with the oil. I'd take the car out for 2 weeks, oil is ok. I go to check the oil level for the week after and I find it literally empty. We are not sure what happened unfortunately.

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We definatly hope so Any experience with them? Sent from my GM1913 using Tapatalk
I run GTX 2867's on e85 and the car is a blast to drive. It spools sooooo quick.

I personally prefer smaller turbos to keep within the spirit of the R35, be good at everything.........daily drive to work, drag, roll race and the track.
 

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We definatly hope so Any experience with them? Sent from my GM1913 using Tapatalk

I run GTX 2867's on e85 and the car is a blast to drive. It spools sooooo quick.

I personally prefer smaller turbos to keep within the spirit of the R35, be good at everything.........daily drive to work, drag, roll race and the track.
Thats what I was going for. Practicality, reliability and the capabilty to enter any event.

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What valve train did you go with ? Cams ?
 
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