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Hello all.

I recently bought a V2 coupe and found this site while researching ideas for the "build". Seems like there is good info here.

The car is a 2011 black diamond coupe and was stock except for an intake and catch can. I had to replace the isolator this weekend, so I put a 2.55 griptec pulley and green gates belt on as well. I might have jumped the gun on the pulley.

I look forward to learning a ton.

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Welcome aboard, looks pretty clean. Do you do your own tuning? Just curious because you swapped pullies. I’d also recommend you address the intercooler system now that you are spinning the blower harder.

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Welcome aboard, looks pretty clean. Do you do your own tuning? Just curious because you swapped pullies. I’d also recommend you address the intercooler system now that you are spinning the blower harder.

upgrade the hx/pump
Reinforce your brick
This. This will overheat faster than an Alabama mud slide.
 

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Welcome aboard, looks pretty clean. Do you do your own tuning? Just curious because you swapped pullies. I’d also recommend you address the intercooler system now that you are spinning the blower harder.

upgrade the hx/pump
Reinforce your brick
This. This will overheat faster than an Alabama mud slide.

Thanks for the welcome.

I don't tune. Luckily there are a couple of good tuners in my area. Definitely wouldn't mind learning though.

I was on Mont and Weapon X today comparing all the cooling mods. I really didn't expect this thing to hit 15psi with just a 2.55 upper. Maybe 12.

Did one WOT pull the other night and IAT2 was 152. That seems like a bad day waiting to happen haha.

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I’d definitely do the cooling ASAP, you can also use dedicated motor sports, either buy a new reinforced brick from them or send yours to them for reinforcement. Mont is always solid for parts, weaponx is a crap shoot
 
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I’d definitely do the cooling ASAP, you can also use dedicated motor sports, either buy a new reinforced brick from them or send yours to them for reinforcement. Mont is always solid for parts, weaponx is a crap shoot
I had a good experience with Mont when I bought the isolator and pulley. I'll check out Dedicated too. I'm not familiar with them.
 

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I had a good experience with Mont when I bought the isolator and pulley. I'll check out Dedicated too. I'm not familiar with them.
Dedicated offers the reinforcement services or they will sell you a new one already reinforced. They are great always ship very fast. You can also order the reinforcement plates and weld them on yourself if you are good with a tig. Service includes a sonic cleaning, pressure test, reinforcement, re test. Just giving you options.
 

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Dedicated offers the reinforcement services or they will sell you a new one already reinforced. They are great always ship very fast. You can also order the reinforcement plates and weld them on yourself if you are good with a tig. Service includes a sonic cleaning, pressure test, reinforcement, re test. Just giving you options.
A new reinforced brick is half the cost of the CR replacement. That's a good option haha. Thanks
 

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If your at 15 psi your flirting with disaster, stock brick is only rated at 7-8 I believe with a little wiggle room
 

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Welcome to the forum SHV. What part of Alabama do you live? I'm just north of birmingham in Walker County. Blake in Trussville does my tuning.
 

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Nice beautiful ones absolutely no issues, fat saggy ones that need to be tucked into a belt or say tits on a male…. Not so nice!
 

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