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#1 The__J__Factor

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 10:37 AM

Ok guys this is just a little thread to let u know how the rotrex project is coming along.
As many of u know the Rotrex is a unique centrifugal Supercharger, looking just like the compressor side of a turbo, and the c30-94head can flow a lot of air for its compact size. When matched to a 2zz output has been constantly over 300hp.

The down side to this project,,,its not a kit and u have to source each part u want which can either be good or bad depending on what u want and who u know.

Below is a complete list of parts needed, as well as their order price and delivery status. Ive got nearly everything, just the PK6 belt and intercooler piping is needed.

The Parts:

Rotrex : C30-94 Unit - $2700 (including shipping) + $450 customs fees which i just found out about to day!! (Delivered!) www.rotrex.com
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S/C Bracket : $110 - (Arriving Thurs 17th of Jan)
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Power FC : $890 (Arriving This Week) http://www.nengun.co...hand-controller

Sard 530cc Injectors : $400 (Arriving This Week) http://www.nengun.com/sard/injectors

Intercooler 550 x 180 x 65 : $130 (Delivered) http://stores.ebay.c...idZ2QQpZ2QQtZkm
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Intercooler Piping : ? (Unordered)

Turbo Smart BOV : $180 (Delivered) http://www.turbosmar...index.php?id=48
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13 Row Oil Cooler : $78 ( Delivered) http://search.ebay.c...iotekengQQhtZ-1
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Idler Pulley : $50 (Delivered)
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PK6 Belt : $50 (Unordered)

Walbro 265 Fuel Pump : $155 (delivered) http://cgi.ebay.com....1QQcmdZViewItem
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Gauges : Boost, Oil Temp and Oil Pressure $405 delivered
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Other Items Which will be on the way, but yet to be ordered include:

Clutch : ?



Tune : ?

Other Items I Already have installed:

17" Buddy Club P1 SF rims

2.5" cat back exhaust

Hotchkis Tuning Springs

White Line Rear Sway Bar

So as u guys can see, its a pretty big list, but most parts are relatively cheap, with a majority of parts costing under $200, but the big parts to rape u for money lol

I dont get my car back till Monday from the repair shop as some work is being done to it, but next week i should have all the parts i need to put this bad boy together. And hopefully have it running/possibly tuned before i leave to Hong Kong on the 4th of Feb.

But on a plus side, it looks like i will be Rotrex powered by the next QLD cruise, and will have Australia's first Rotrex Celica!

and possibly Australia's most Powerful 7th gen if i can beat wut ever Petir had

Edited by The__J__Factor, 25 January 2007 - 02:16 PM.


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Posted 16 January 2007 - 11:13 AM

Brilliant work!

Are you doing the install yourself? Sure looks like a fun project.
Enjoy!
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Posted 16 January 2007 - 12:02 PM

NICE!! thanks for stepping up and actually buying and do something worth talking about!!!
Congrats!! and all the best for the build up and tune~
Keep us posted w/ lots of pics!!! :)

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 12:06 PM

Are you getting an oil sender for your oil cooler? where did you source this from?

Hmmm...keeping a very very close eye on this one. :)
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Posted 16 January 2007 - 12:10 PM

Congratulations and I hope it all goes well with the install. :)

This might just be the inspiration the rest of us 7th Genners need ! :excl:

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 12:28 PM

finally, lols!
Don't back out like those rolla's
alot of them got the parts and find out how hard the project is going to be and then they sell it lol
go all the way man!

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 12:57 PM

They selling the parts?

Can you point me to the forum for that?

do it ninja-style :)
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Posted 16 January 2007 - 02:25 PM

very very nice jerome!!!!! :)

can't wait to see it! don't run to much boost ok!

looks likethe QLD summer cruise is gonna be sick as, blown 7th gen, a heap of gt-twos and fours and just F***ing everyone! can't wait!

that oil cooler looks very good with speedflow -8 or -10 fitting on her all ready, and cheap too, where u get it?
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Posted 16 January 2007 - 04:41 PM

Just up dated my first post with links to all the parts i bought.

ow and Nezza, the oil cooler looks great, and took 24hrs to be delivered after i paid and the guy emailed me with updates when he got the money, when he posted the cooler and to check if i got it, great service.

Got my intercooler from Just Jap ebay store.

I get the Super charger 2moro, so ill update again with some pics of that 2moro.

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 07:16 PM

nice!!! Good work man!!

Seems like you have done your research. Were there any cars in NC.org that have done this project or did u have to work out which parts worked with what from scratch??

All the best man and like everyone has said, keep us updated with heaps of pics!!!!
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Posted 16 January 2007 - 10:50 PM

damn nice work dude! looking forward to the end result mate, sounds like it will be a fast 7th gen! :thumbup:

cant wait to see pics of this badass supercharger! ;)

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 02:51 AM

damn re did a check on wut the final cost will work out to be, its just a little more expensive then i thought lol

haha but its my fault, i didnt take into account: tuning, customs tax, clutch or piping.

I still dont no if i wanna post up my expected finishing price, all i can is as a kit, it works out cheaper then the Blitz system.

At the end of the day i get a full tune, new clutch and gauges all for less then the cost of the Blitz system, taking into account hat the Blitz system will run u over $1000 in just import tax/customs bullshit add a new clutch, tune and gauges and ur way way over wut my set up will cost.

So yeah it sucks its more then i thought, but its good coz im getting a more powerful setup, and one that is 100% complete, including new clutch and gauges and a complete tune.

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 12:31 PM

Rotrex is HERE!!!

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Ok just got the fone call that the s/c bracket is ready to pick up, so ill post pics of that later on

how F***ing hot does that thing look lol
looks like they also through in an oil cooler for me, but its nothing special ill probly use the one i bought

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 06:26 PM

The kit sounds impressive, especially the fact that it costs less than the Blitz kit. How much is it compared to the Greddy kit?

Keep us up to date with how things turn out.

Edit: Just a suggestion, but it might be a good idea to change your gear oil to Redline MT-90. It'll help protect your gear box a lot more with all that extra power

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 06:33 PM

Yeh b4 i buy one lol...um this guy works at maccas and has the inspiration to do this project b4 any other well off celica owner.......hat off to u my friend...hope u get the first rights...thatll make ya happy lol

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 06:34 PM

Awesome dude!
Hey could you put something next to the S/C so we can gauge its size?

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 09:04 PM

Damn, that S/C looks nice :(

As with any car project, take whatever you budget, and then double it. As you get more experienced with cars, you can then minus 10% for each project thereafter, untill u've done enough projects to know exactly what you need. Otherwise it will add up. My project had 2 drill bits @ $160 i needed, plus oils, other fluids, engine hoist hire x 2 etc etc, and it all adds up.

Any chance you can measure how big the S/C is or take photos with a ruler next to it?

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 09:15 PM

Ok here are some more pics of the supercharger, with random objects next to it so u gauge the size. its pretty small, well i guess its the same size as a turbo. its weighs about 6kgs, ive got no idea how its that heavy for its size lol i swear its just one solid metal ball.

ow and notice its now on the bracket, which i picked up today - its fits great, they really impressed me with there work, though i guess it was just laser cut by a machine lol
(and the outlet hasnt been clocked to the right position, and the bracket is on backwards but ow well i just wanted to test it)

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and thanks for the heads up on the Redline MT-90, is it realy that good, ill get it changed when i get a free min.



Ok now as for pricing here it so far.

Rotrex - 2700 (unit + Shipping) + 450 customs tax
Bracket - 110
Power FC + 530cc Injectors - 1300
Intercooler - 130
BOV - 200
Oil Cooler - 78
Pulley - 55
PK6 Belt - 50
Fuel Pump - 155

So thats ur basic Kit = $5228

PLUS other things u need

Tuning - 800 (guessing max)
Gauges - 480 (for 3 Sabar gauges, oil temp, oil pressure and boost)
Clutch - 500ish
Intercooler Piping - 700

So Grand total will be = $7708

though i may have exaggerated with the intercooler piping and possibly tuning and things like that are upto u, u can get 50 buck gauges, u can go no intercooler, u could find a cheap tuner alot of parts come down to personal preffrence and wut u want and wut u want to pay.

I know it looks like alot, but u gotta remember that compared to Greddy or Blitz

Greddy + customs taxes/shipping = 4000 + 1100ish = 5100
and u still dont have a new clutch, e manage Ultimate wich most will want to replace and needs a tune so that grand total becomes close to 7grand

Blitz + customs/shipping = 6000 + 1500ish = 7500
and u dont have a new clutch, and not sure on the ECU but u would need a tune at least so that alone makes the kit about $8500

So yeah im a winner, i have everything + most power!

Edited by The__J__Factor, 17 January 2007 - 09:27 PM.


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Posted 17 January 2007 - 09:38 PM

:( awesome stuff man its about time someone on here gave one of these celicas the extra ponies it needs to be a real ball buster
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Posted 21 January 2007 - 08:10 PM

ohh my :) me soo horny :chuckles:

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 02:26 PM

Ok guys turns out ive got too many pics im my first post so im gonna post more pics of my stuff as i go, like in this post
ill show u wut my gauges look like. They just came yesterday!

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I think they look amazing, IMO they r one of the nicest looking gauges around, they dont look cheap, they have nice font and layout i LOVE THEM! lol


Second thing to post about today is, me moving some engine parts around.
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As the pic shows, the blue circal is where i have moved the cruise control unit to. It sits right next to the power steering fluid holder.
The red one shows where the engine coolant currently is, but when i get my inter cooler piping done, the engine coolant will be moved to where the arrow points, right next to the head light, there is a bolt already there for it to mount to and ive already extended the coolant lines. and as a side note, Its the perfect place to movie it to, it fits perfectly and already has mounting hole for it.

im also getting rid of the wiper fluid container to make room for the piping
Friday i go Clutch shopping and inter cooler piping investigating

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 03:25 PM

(gotta say dude... you need to keep your hands still while you take the photos... :ninja:)
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Posted 25 January 2007 - 05:18 PM

no he must be excited :rice: and i like the pictures enough to showoff.
btw nice gauges man! shoulda went with the origional defi, but they still hot!

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 12:59 AM

haha yeh pics are shit coz i cant figure out my god damn digital camera, its supposed to be some awesome olympus one but i can never get a good pic with it.

anyway, i would like to have real defi gauges but they mucho exspensivo... and im happy with wut i ended up getting, if they work half as good as they look ill be happy :thumbup:

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 08:21 AM

haha yeh pics are shit coz i cant figure out my god damn digital camera, its supposed to be some awesome olympus one but i can never get a good pic with it.

Try half pressing the button until you get a steady green light on the view finder. It will do all the focusing for you.
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Posted 26 January 2007 - 09:02 AM

This is soooo sweet!!! AWESOME

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 03:31 AM

well today was fun. Test fitted the bracket and supercharger, removed my alternator, disabled my air con and replaced my fuel pump.

Good new of the day is, fuel pump in with no probs bracket fits perfectly and 2moro the final mounting holes will be drilled into the bracket and s/c will be bolted to the car 2moro!

Bad news is i had to disconnect one of the pipes from my air con to make the supercharger fit, which un know to me meant that when i undid the bolt my car sounded like an old school kettle and shreaked for like 15mins while the air con vented out. ow well i hardly use the air con and im pretty sure i wasnt gonna give up the supercharged project for it. Ill get it fixed in a couple of months.

i wont be able to start the car up untill probly late 2moro night or the day after to see if the fuel pump actualy went in ok. Need to get the alternator back in, and re working the belt back into place is gonna be a bitch.

Here are some pics of wut i did, sorry i didnt take step by step pics.

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 08:03 AM

Nice work dude! keep it up my man :stupid:
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Posted 31 January 2007 - 12:22 PM

Getting the belt back on is very easy once you know the process. Best to do with 2 ppl, but if u're agile, have long hands, and don't mind the risk of poking an eye out, u can manage with one.

You need a 17" ring spanner, and a 1/2 drive very long extension bar for leverage. Put the spanner on the nut, and the extension bar onto the spanner. This will now give you a spanner with a very long lever.


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U need to pull the lever towards you, IE, pull the lever in the direction my finger is pointing. This will compress the belt tensioner, and give you room to move the belt on.

Before you do, make sure you fit the alternator on first, and then put the belt on to everything else, except for the alternator. Look at the images to see how the belt goes on. This will mean once you've compressed that belt tensioner, you only need to move the belt onto the alternator.

that's the process you do for putting the belt on if u've taken off any accessories. Because the alternator is right on the front top of the engine, that makes it the most accessible place to put the belt on.
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Posted 31 January 2007 - 02:24 PM

Can't wait for the end results :lolhit:




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