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2014 evo x gsr - blouch dom3.0xtr - ams 2.0 crate engine

Purchased the car with 20,000 miles in 2015. All it had done was H&R lowering springs.

Immediately installed:
-K&N intake and UICP
-accessport with OTS map for K&N intake kit

In 2016:
-TBE (AMS DP, Cobb HFC, CNT catback)
-Cobb EBCS
-AEM wideband failsafe
-ACT HDSS
-Dyno Tune on 91 oct (~320whp/375wtq on mustang dyno)
-Stop tech slotted rotors w/ hawk pads and stainless lines

Ran the car like this up to now and absolutely love it.

Now I'm at 65,000 miles and looking for more power and have saved up some paper. So i decided on a stage 1 AMS 2.0 liter crate engine, along with a stock frame turbo, fueling etc.

Parts:
MAP Rev 2 short ram intake
Ported Blouch Dom 3.0xtr
ETS 3.5 inch FMIC w/ piping
ID 1300 w/ PnP adapters
Radium double pump fuel delivery system
Radium Dual Catch Cans
OS Giken TR2C clutch w/pull to push conversion kit
Gauges (innovate oil temp/pressure, zeitronix ethanol content)
Torque Solutions Engine Mounts
UR resonated test pipe
Omni 4 bar MAP sensor
HKS SSQV IV w/ recirc kit

AMS 2.0 4B11T 'stage 1' crate engine:
-Manley Pistons 9310 alloy wrist pin
-Manley “Turbo Tuff” I-Beam
-rod & main bearings
-ARP head studs
-AMS TMP camshafts

It will be tuned for 91 oct and straight E85. No flex fuel or mixing etc.
I'm looking for around 400whp on 91oct and 500whp on e85 (mustang dyno)

The car is currently at the tuners shop, while the engine is at AMS.

I've found build threads really helpful in terms of finding parts/specs/info so i figured I'd share this cars adventure.
I'm going to add to this build journal as things progress. Any questions/comments/criticisms are welcomed.
 

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wheels/exterior

-XXR 527 18x9.75/+20mm (i call em cost effective)
-Sumitomo HTR Z II 265/35R18 (they're aight)
-ViS SS carbon trunk
-painted vortex generators cuz evo

-removed the spare/jack and trunk lining - apart from the subwoofer and the little 'tool kit' thing on the right side
- I removed the spare and lining from the trunk and installed the ViS trunk at the same time(with a friend to help line up the trunk right), did some pulls, turns, etc. the car felt noticeably lighter and handled better ...and i think it looks better
 

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interior

-SYGAV 10.2 inch android- stuck the GPS antenna up under the dash towards the windshield, easy install and works pretty well
-wideband AFR/boost in a carbon A pillar mount
 

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Even if you don't go fully built head, I would still throw some GSC beehives in the head for lower mass and a higher ceiling for RPM in case you forget and bounce it off the limiter.
 

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Even if you don't go fully built head, I would still throw some GSC beehives in the head for lower mass and a higher ceiling for RPM in case you forget and bounce it off the limiter.
Do you think the stock valvetrain would be alright with the rev limit around 7500?
With the stock turbo I would usually shift around 7000 anyway so I was thinkin this Blouch would have similar characteristics given its a stock frame.
 

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turbo/fmic

some pics of the Blouch turbo and ETS fmic
-anodized 3.5" fmic
-ported blouch dominator 3.0xtr:
DOM 3.0XTR Flows 65-66lbs per min
Inducer Wheel Size: 62.5mm
Exducer Wheel Size: 54.3mm
ball bearing
 

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HKS SSQV IV / Omni 4 Bar MAP sensor

I got the HKS bov yesterday!
The HKS SSQV kit for the Evo X includes the recirculation kit. It ain't cheap compared to other BOVs but, now that I've had a chance to actually check it out it looks cool, has everything you need to install, and its well made.
 

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build update

My K&N typhoon intake uses the stock size MAF housing, and since I'm trying to go for relatively more power - I ordered the MAP Rev 2 short ram (3.5" MAF housing) with the wrinkle black finish, and was happy to see that the heat shield received the same finish. It looks cool with the black coating and the big green filter, but I'm more interested in how it will perform/sound.
 

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Even if you don't go fully built head, I would still throw some GSC beehives in the head for lower mass and a higher ceiling for RPM in case you forget and bounce it off the limiter.
I was looking into this and I was mistaken on the original post.
I basically just opted out of the CnC ported head. The engine is getting the TMP cams and appropriate valve/spring components.
 

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Do you think the stock valvetrain would be alright with the rev limit around 7500?
With the stock turbo I would usually shift around 7000 anyway so I was thinkin this Blouch would have similar characteristics given its a stock frame.
I was looking into this and I was mistaken on the original post.
I basically just opted out of the CnC ported head. The engine is getting the TMP cams and appropriate valve/spring components.
Good deal.

Yeah, on the stock turbo its about pointless to run it much past 6k, 6500 max. There just isn't any air being moved due to turbo size. It's out of its efficiency range at that point. I shift around 6200 since that usually puts me into the right range in the next gear for max power.
 

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Good deal.

Yeah, on the stock turbo its about pointless to run it much past 6k, 6500 max. There just isn't any air being moved due to turbo size. It's out of its efficiency range at that point. I shift around 6200 since that usually puts me into the right range in the next gear for max power.
Agreed, I'm not too knowledgeable about turbo efficiencies and what not, but you can definitely tell it was running out of breath up in the rev range, and shifting a little early puts you right back in the torque curve.

I'm hoping with these cams and turbo I'll have a nice balance of quick spool and some top end power. For some reason I can't find alot of Blouch Dom 3.0XTR builds on the Evo forums. Even after looking for BBK-C results, it seems not a lot of people run this turbo and document it on any of the forums. I've seen like 3 in the forums i think and one was a 2.3L evo 8/9 build.
Seems like alot more ran the dom 2.0 or bbk-b (not to mention FP/EF/Garrett).

Anyway, AMS shipped the engine back last week. Should be getting it dropped in and all the parts installed soon, followed by a break in period, and finally a dyno tune (if everything goes as planned lol)

I'll be posting some pics of the engine bay with all the new goodies when i get it back for break in, and the dyno sheets as soon as that's done.

Thanks for the responses
 

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hey man looks like its going to be a solid build. im direct with Os Giken and can get you a deal on that clutch if your interested shoot me a PM
 

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hey man looks like its going to be a solid build. im direct with Os Giken and can get you a deal on that clutch if your interested shoot me a PM
Hey thanks, the offer is much appreciated. But the shop doing the install had one laying around from a previous customer who ended up cancelling. So they gave me a pretty good deal on the clutch and conversion kit.

I've heard/read nothing but good things about the clutch so I'm stoked to see how it performs.
 

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Hey thanks, the offer is much appreciated. But the shop doing the install had one laying around from a previous customer who ended up cancelling. So they gave me a pretty good deal on the clutch and conversion kit.

I've heard/read nothing but good things about the clutch so I'm stoked to see how it performs.
Hell yeah man its a solid clutch i love mine!
 

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update

The car is almost all buttoned up and ready for the initial break-in.

Noting a couple of issues that popped up during the parts install:

1) The re circulation insert for the HKS SSQV IV is not the same size as the inlet tube on the MAP 'Rev 2' 3.5 inch intake for the bov re circulation hose.
We had to have one fabricated in order to fit the intakes bov port properly. I'll post some pictures soon to give a better idea.

2) There was a 3-4 inch crack on my stock exhaust manifold (on the exhaust-manifold side), so that manifold was replaced with the MAP tubular coated in black.

I want to point out that the stock one cracked at some point in the 45,000 miles I've put on the car. It was tuned with about 26-27 psi and I haven't tracked the car.
So basically this stock mani cracked with a stock turbo, minor bolt ons (intake, EBCS, and TBE) and some spirited driving.

In retrospect, I would say that the manifold should be up there on the list of "1st mods to do to the Evo", for anyone looking to modify their Evo X, since it appears mine cracked pretty easily.
The map cast manifold would have been my 1st pick, but they were out of stock so i got the tubular instead.

Pics/break in update coming soon.
 

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Break-In

Cars back and running well. Only on mile 50 or so of the break in period, ACN 91, no boost, keepin it under 3.6 - 4k rpm, lots of engine braking (which is fun with the UR resonated tp).

When facing the sun/lights the gold fmic is pretty apparent. But in the shade/dark its hardly noticeable.

The A pillar pod that i got was cheap and didnt have any clips etc, so some were made to hold it in place. The gauges sure look cool though.
Zeitronix ethanol content
Innovate oil temp/pres
AEM wideband failsafe
 

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engine/drive

pics:
AMS long block
MAP manifold
Blouch Dom 3.0XTR
Radium fueling/catch cans
MAP intake
AMS dp

The HKS BOV had a faulty diaphragm so it was sent back and i'm waiting for a replacement. I'm running the stock bpv for now, but it doesn't really matter for the break in anyway.

The interior vibrates quite a bit when the engines running due to the 2 torque solution engine mounts. But its a whole nother level of responsiveness when it comes to feeling the clutch/gas, which I really enjoy.

Shifts with the OS Giken clutch kit and the rigid engine mounts are awesome. I'm impressed with the clutch overall.

I don't remember what the stock one felt like because I put an ACT in right away when i got the car. But this OS Giken has a slightly stiffer feel to it than the ACT, and definitely bites earlier and harder.
I would say its pretty daily driver-able, especially for what it can put up with torque/power wise.

One thing I didn't expect was for the car to corner and handle better.
I seems like the car rolls less and feels much more planted because of the mounts holding things more firmly in place.

This may be because I'm used to daily driving a 2000 E46 328i with 230000 miles for the last few months, but I'm pretty sure the mounts helped the handling.
 

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Wow. Looks great!

I would assume that the handling has to do more with the not driving it in a while. Are you going to put the IC plastic pieces back on or leave it off to see the ends of the IC?
 

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Wow. Looks great!

I would assume that the handling has to do more with the not driving it in a while. Are you going to put the IC plastic pieces back on or leave it off to see the ends of the IC?

Thank you!

I'm not sure yet. I know they're put there for a reason. but I saw some Evos with em off and thought they looked cool, then I read they help with airflow and stuff so idk.

I should probably have them on, plus it would help with keeping the fmic a little more low profile lol.
 

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Thank you!

I'm not sure yet. I know they're put there for a reason. but I saw some Evos with em off and thought they looked cool, then I read they help with airflow and stuff so idk.

I should probably have them on, plus it would help with keeping the fmic a little more low profile lol.
Put them in, it makes the car look more complete
 
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