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Figured i owe everyone an update at this point. Straight off ill admit that i did not even touch the project for like 2 weeks after my last post. Partially due to the non compliance of the weather, but partially due to other unexpected financial obligations preventing me from making purchase of the last few items necessary to make things run 100% from startup. Here are a few of the complications i ran into.
#1 The bolt length issue as mentioned before was a large enough pain in the ass that i did away with the phenolic spacers temporarily. Got new grd 8 bolts the same length as those in the Magna kit.
#2 Broke the IAT sensor pulling it out of the AFE air tube. No biggie, so i ordered a new one. Then i realize that the rubber grommet that seals it off tore (something i figured would come on the new sensor...nope) so it was not going to hold boost. So i go to order that and find out ,after some trouble, that in order to purchase the grommet you have to buy the entire stock intake tube. So my grommet costed $243 , AWESOME!
#3 I had been running the AFE cai but now that wont work with the new positioning of the TB in the engine bay. Thus, i began searching for a cai made specifically for the Magna (since ive seen it in several photos). Turns out that Arrington makes it and i costs a staggering $390.
#4 Wanted to continue to run the 90mm setup so i took off the intake snout of the supercharger and dropped it off at a machine shop to have it bored/honed whatever. Total cost $50 - The Supercharger Connection sells this for $450. This, although time consuming, was definantly not a complication.
My golden grommet should be here any day (says the mopar parts guy) and since it is mounted on the bottom of the supercharger tub i cant bolt anything down until its in. So we are currently at a stand still, but i do genuinely believe that i have everything (minus cai) necessary for startup. I think i may just fab up a ghetto home made air cleaner for startup purposes rather than wait for the Arrington. I have been financially restricted from ordering that until this Friday. Thats it for now. Oh and the Kenne Bell boost a pump is here but needs install so i may tackle that in the coming evenings after work.
Last edited by Jetblak6.1; 04-05-2012 at 01:58 AM.