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No Turbo? No Problem! Part 3

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Upgrading a non-turbo 850

No Turbo? Items that Lucky and crew modified or replaced: pulley, ignition coil, exhaust, battery, airflow and intake. Whew!

“This week it’s all about the install as we take our collection of go fast bits and fasten them down onto the engine! Install went quite well and honestly is pretty much within the grasp of the average enthusiast so I hope to see this be more than a one of a kind build.”

It’s Fast Friday #38. No Turbo? No Problem! Part 3.

No Turbo? No Problem! Part 3.
With intake systems being one of the more popular upgrade parts for vehicles, and with consideration to the upgraded intake system on the non turbo build, let’s take this week and talk about engine breathing and intake systems!

The Sum of Go Fast Bits
This week it’s all about the install as we take our collection of go fast bits and fasten them down onto the engine! Install went quite well and honestly is pretty much within the grasp of the average enthusiast so I hope to see this be more than a one of a kind build.

Pulley: The easiest part we installed, we lost 4lbs of weight from the OE unit by replacing with the lightweight unit from ARD, will it help….? Who knows but lowering weight won’t make us slower 

Ignition coil: It’s a family affair when the manchild steps in to install our MSD coil from Eurosport. Cutting off the old rivets and bolting up the included bracket makes it fit like a glove!

Exhaust: Our original header was shockingly full of carbon such that, by my measurements, over 10% of the flow was reduced by virtue of the caked up junk. That alone should give us some benefit.

Battery: We rotated the battery mount 90 degrees to give us a bit more room for the routing of the air filter and inlet tube. Ultimately it wasn’t all that necessary but since it’s such an easy mod that requires no parts it seemed worth it anyway.

Airflow: We enlarged the air inlet openings behind the front grill to help encourage airflow into the intake as well as provide additional flow over the radiator to keep temps down as much as we could.

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