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Out with the gold and in with the new!

Picked up my freshly powder coats parts from Denver Bumper. I’m now searching of some fancy bolts and washers to hold it all together. My buddy Ben uses them on his shifter kart (on sale this week at Sam’s Club, hehehe) so he’s going to show me the place to get them.

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Remember when it was gold. Gross!

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Costs Associated

The costs associated with my transmission swap has gone beyond what I previously projected. But besides monetary costs involved, this as also cost a lot of time. The other night I ran my Goodridge SS clutch line and I could have been done in 5 minutes, but I took the time to route the line around in a way that made it virtually invisible. Last night I took my time installing my DV/DT FMIC. When I did the first test fit, the intercooler would have been slightly crooked. Nothing noticeable to the human eye, but I wanted to spend more time on it and make sure it was aligned. The devil is in the details!

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I also stopped by the dealership to pick up a brand new clutch fluid reservoir cap.

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Nuts

I figured nuts could barely be classified as a new part for my car, but as I was installing them they looked so much better then the nuts I was taking off. The made my polished tranny mount look better and made my engine bay look cleaner! Most of all I have a complete set of nuts holding my tranny mount to the tranny. I say this because the A/T uses 3 nuts to attach the tranny mount to the transmission and the M/T uses 4 nuts. Also the mounts are completely different, so if you doing the swap then I suggest looking into getting new tranny mounts and plates.
The part number is: MF434106

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More DV/DT

I just thought I would post another picture of my beautiful DV/DT front mount intercooler kit. The pipes are nice and polished. I will try to touch up around the welds so it has a more uniform shine. Enjoy these pictures of it off the car, because I plan to install it this weekend.

If you are considering purchasing anything from DV/DT but are hesitant about the price or suffering from cognitive dissonance- don’t. Albert at DV/DT Fabrications is extremely nice and helpful. I will spend more money with him in the future. He offers quality products.

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DV/DT Mock Up

Tonight I was just trying my new DV/DT Fabrications FMIC on for size. I also got a brand new OEM clutch master cylinder, new OEM speed sensor and new flywheel cover. One thing that I should put on the record if you are referencing this for your our A/T to M/T swap, you do not need a new speed sensor like the majority of tech guides say. All you need is a new OEM speedometer gear for a M/T car. The speedometer gear in an A/T is much longer than the M/T. I will post pictures of the differences later when I get my new M/T speedometer gear from the dealership soon. There are too many desktop-tuners out there that lack the hands-on experience required to write a halfway decent tech article.

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DV/DT Fabrications FMIC Teaser

Here is a teaser picture of my new DV/DT Fab FMIC. This intercooler is extremely high quality and a superior product. It’s nice!

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DV/DT Fabrications

So today I decided I was going to order a new front mount intercooler for my car. There things I considered when I considered them. I wanted build flexibility/options, build quality, high quality materials, and reputable company. I am a huge Shearer Fabrication fan, and since they did not have a intercooler kit out yet I decided I would try the DV/DT Fabrications intercooler kit.

Albert at DV/DT Fab helped me pick the kit that was right for me. What really appealed to me about the DV/DT Fab intercooler design was the unmistakable end tank design. Probably which is the best on the market because it evenly distributes the air flow across the whole core instead of just one portion. The pipes are also made of aluminum which I find nice since the 2.5″ Aluminum piping I got weighs 0.5848 lbs per foot, versus 2.5″ 304 SS (stainless steel) pipe which weighs 1.7125 lbs per foot. Aluminum piping is 1/3 the weight of stainless steel piping, it just makes sense. Another aspect about the DV/DT intercooler kit that I found appealing was the short-route piping. A lot of manufacturers offer short-route piping, but it was something I expected from DV/DT Fab. Along with short-route intercooler piping comes less connections and less chance of having a boost leak, which brings me to my next point- couplers and clamps. The DV/DT kit comes standard with t-bolt clamps and Tial couplers, both superior in their field.
Overall, I am excited to receive my new DV/DT front mount intercooler kit. The kit offers me flexibility to upgrade to a larger throttle body and better intake manifold in the future at a sensible price. I won’t need to buy a whole new intercooler kit if I decide to change throttle bodies of intake manifolds in the future. It just makes sense!

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