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Formidable WGP/TSM Elite + 1124 WHP Overtake Dry Carbon Build

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Special thanks to Doug@WGP, Cicio@TSM, Ben@Bulletproof, and forum member kyleb.

Primary objective: Address some of the major criticisms of the GTR.
Secondary objective: Retain reliability as a daily driven vehicle.

-Drop weight
-Improve top end power and retain transient response
-Improve braking
-Improve handling
-Update exterior
-Update interior

Picking a shop:
I am a physician at a community hospital. I cant have this thing break down on the way to an emergency in the OR. Making this thing bulletproof is a top priority. The following requirements were mandatory.

Requirements:

-Reliability: Must be able to drive this thing with 900-1000 whp on a daily basis with the occasional 1100+ whp on kill. Motor and trans will be built to handle this power. Regular maintenance is expected.

-Drivability: Must be relatively quiet, idle smooth, shift smooth and retain transient response. Must be able to drive this thing around town and on the highway and be able to carry a conversation with the passenger. Must be able to drive in auto mode without comfort issues as I would in a stock or FBO GTR.

-Reputable. Goes for both the shop and the parts. Doug has worked on my GTR from the get go. Always willing to help, goes above and beyond consistently. Disassembled hundreds of GTRs. Knows his stuff. TSM elites have been on my stock motor and trans without issues. Cicio@TSM went through the trial and error. He knows what works and what doesnt. Stands by his parts.

-Local. Need the flexibility and accessibility to address unforeseen issues on short notice.

-Warranty. Make the power? Great! How about support? Both Doug and Cicio warranty their motors.

-Human error. This is probably one of the most important considerations. Want a perfect GTR? Dont modify it. Want a heavily modified... near perfect GTR? Pick a shop that has experience. Repetition is key. If youve seen Doug work you know that he is about as close as youre going to get to a robot. We read reviews. We hear about issues with ALL shops. Guess what? If youre human, you make mistakes. Question of course is how egregious and what is done to address them. Integrity is everything in this business. Doug quickly points out any collateral damage, (all minor up to this point), and offers to replace/repair no questions asked. No surprises. He has NEVER given me a reason to question his integrity and work ethic. This is about my personal experience with Doug. If you have something negative to say, please leave it out of this thread.

Impressions:

Built motor start up and idle vid:

https://youtu.be/fEQBfG8xf6w

Drivability:
Doug dialed this thing in. Feels almost stock driving around town. Idle is perfect. No stumbles. Trans is super smooth. No jerkiness whatsoever at low speed. Aside from the transmission whine, (which sounds awesome in my opinion), cant tell this thing is built. Vid to follow.

Power:

https://m.youtube.co...?v=1pwoubJZaKA#

1124 WHP 924 WTQ

This is an official build thread. For my impressions on TSM elites on stock motor and trans that eventually evolved into a build thread refer to the following:

http://www.gtrlife.c...ns-build/page-1

UPDATES:

08/31/2018: Bulletproof received the GTR for installation of Overtake and Varis dry carbon panels.

09/06/2018: Aragosta type SA coilovers with cup lift kit ordered



Instagram:
https://instagram.com/formidable_gtr

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Edited by Formidable, 15 September 2018 - 05:05 PM.

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Performance

-TSM built motor: Brand new short block, (no serial number), CP/Carillo pistons/rods, ported heads, GSC billet cams, Ferrea valves, springs, titanium retainers
-TSM elite plus turbos tuned on ECUTEK
-Driven Innovations intercooler with 3.5” intakes
-Boost Logic 3 port boost control solenoid
-Curt Brown ported intake manifold
-Got Boost speed density kit
-TSM air oil separator
-Tial BOV's
-ID1700 injectors
-Fore triple pump, hardwire, Visconti flex fuel kit
-AMS 4 bar MAP sensor
-AMS fuel rails
-AMS catless downpipes ceramic coated by Performance Coatings
-Unobtainium titanium 104 system
-Buschur lightweight battery and aluminum tray
-T1R harmonic balancer, oil pan

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Edited by Formidable, 07 September 2018 - 05:41 PM.

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Transmission:

-Shep1k with drag pack
-HKS DCT cooler

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Edited by Formidable, 07 September 2018 - 05:44 PM.

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Brakes:

-WGP Apex carbon ceramic rotors
-Racing brake forged aluminum calipers
-Endless 008 pads

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Edited by Formidable, 31 March 2018 - 07:58 PM.

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Wheels/suspension:

-Advan GT 20x11 and 20x12” ceramicpro coated
-Tikore titanium lug nuts
-MPSS 295/35/20 and 345/30/20
-Aragosta type SA coilovers and cup lift kit
-SPL upper control arms

Edited by Formidable, 07 September 2018 - 05:38 PM.

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Exterior

-Prior designs carbon reinforced front bumper
-Zele carbon side skirts
-Seibon carbon DS hood
-Seibon carbon mirrors
-Rexpeed rear side spats

-Overtake dry carbon emblem
-Overtake dry carbon trunk
-Overtake dry carbon wing
-Overtake dry carbon front bumper
-Overtake dry carbon doors
-Overtake dry carbon rear quarter panels
-Overtake dry carbon skirts with brake ducts
-Overtake dry carbon roof
-Overtake dry carbon rear bumper
-Overtake dry carbon rear valence
-Overtake dry carbon hood
-Varis dry carbon wide fenders (on order)
-Xpel ultimate front clip wrap, rear quarters
-Ceramicpro ceramic coating

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Edited by Formidable, 03 July 2018 - 02:30 PM.

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Interior

-BRIDE Stradia II Japan edition, black logo cushion, with carbon fiber back
-DCTMS matte carbon wheel
-DCTMS matte carbon genuine OEM panels
-4SRC matte carbon shift paddles
-GT-RR matte carbon shift knob
-Updated 2016 leather shift gate with premium white stitching
-Dynamat interior, (judicious, limited placement)

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Edited by Formidable, 02 April 2018 - 01:13 PM.

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Additional titanium components:

-Argon bubble titanium hood prop
-Titek titanium front diffuser brackets
-Reboot Engineering titanium oil dipstick
-Rampage Fab titanium upper radiator pipe
-Tikore titanium lug nuts
-Dress up bolts titanium undercarriage and engine bay fasteners

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Edited by Formidable, 02 April 2018 - 01:12 PM.

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Subscribed. Sounds like a killer build.
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Quality parts selection and awesome build! Do you plan on running it at the track?
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Subscribed. Sounds like a killer build.


Thanks!

Quality parts selection and awesome build! Do you plan on running it at the track?


Thanks! Will take it to the track and see what it can do.
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Thanks!


Thanks! Will take it to the track and see what it can do.

 

Sounds good!  Will you be running E85 and 92Octane?  What will the lowest PSI map be set to?



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Daily driver so I was told probably wastegate on 92 pump.

It will be tuned for E85 for the track.

Sounds good! Will you be running E85 and 92Octane? What will the lowest PSI map be set to?


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Built motor start up and idle vid:


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Unobtainium exhaust is done. Chris did a stellar job. Preview pic below. Review to follow.

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Edited by Formidable, 06 April 2018 - 08:18 PM.

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Definitely want to hear how it sounds!
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Your car is bad ass dude. Props to you!!!
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Definitely want to hear how it sounds!


Will post vids as soon as it is installed.

Your car is bad ass dude. Props to you!!!


Thanks Tim! Just trying to catch up to your GTR!
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Absolutely stunning craftsmanship on the exhaust!  Scared to know the price for that! :D



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Absolutely stunning craftsmanship on the exhaust! Scared to know the price for that! :D


Thanks! I paid about the same for the Boost Logic. But considering how many hours went into it, Chris has already told folks that he will not repeat this exhaust for the same price.
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