TMG Install on my Truck

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Removed my LI duals and got my TMG Duals installed on my truck over the weekend.

Tested my LI duals against my TSS a couple weeks ago and was getting PT on the plate at 360'. Preliminary testing with the TMG install shows the TSS PT is down to 146', totally acceptable.

I'm a huge fan of the integration of TMG into JBV1.

Recap of my LI install. While not a huge truck, I credit my solid install for the performance it displayed against PL3s, LZ1s and UltraLytes with only two heads. The aluminum brackets are screwed directly to the core support and the grille drops in over them.

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TMG heads are stuck to aluminum plates that are screwed the existing plates.

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All back together, the TMG heads are in the same grill slots but just moved inwards from where the LI heads were, about 28.5" between them. These heads are quite a bit less noticable than the LI heads. I do have some excess metal on the original brackets that I could trim off.

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Nice install !
 

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The install looks good and you'll probably never get a second look from an LEO.....sleepers FTW.
 

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The install looks good and you'll probably never get a second look from an LEO.....sleepers FTW.
In my area that front plate would be enough to get pulled over even doing everything else legally.
 

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In my area that front plate would be enough to get pulled over even doing everything else legally.
The bent front plate is my little protest after getting stopped without it ten years ago. Never been stopped with it like that, even though it's unreadable.
 

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Nice install. Sleepers ftw!
Yes, I have to give to @Hahns52 though, that's one heck of a sleeper. What hp are you putting down at the wheels?

As my name suggests, I have a thing for sleepers. This was mine for a long time, 95 940 turbo aka "stealth wagon", which wasn't a bad thing in VA. I mean, who use CM's (LI's and V1) in a Volvo station wagon?
 

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Yes, I have to give to @Hahns52 though, that's one heck of a sleeper. What hp are you putting down at the wheels?

As my name suggests, I have a thing for sleepers. This was mine for a long time, 95 940 turbo aka "stealth wagon", which wasn't a bad thing in VA. I mean, who use CM's (LI's and V1) in a Volvo station wagon?
With a smaller turbo on less boost it made 290whp and 375wtq with a rich tune, figure it's probably about 350/450 now. Not great by modern standards but it's a fun rig. Now that I no longer have to worry about emissions I'd love to swap in a built 5.9 with a 70mm turbo, but my fuel mileage is bad enough as it is.
 

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With a smaller turbo on less boost it made 290whp and 375wtq with a rich tune, figure it's probably about 350/450 now. Not great by modern standards but it's a fun rig. Now that I no longer have to worry about emissions I'd love to swap in a built 5.9 with a 70mm turbo, but my fuel mileage is bad enough as it is.
Still, 350whp/450wtq isn't bad either. Enough to have some fun and the jaw dropping double and triple takes make it all the worthwhile. But yeah, a 5.9 with a large turbo is definitely not going to be fuel efficient by any means. Surprisingly with all the mods I did on mine, especially deleting all the emissions control crap, I got decent gas mileage, ~21mpg in combo city/highway.
 

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Not bad. When I super my car it'll be pushing 228 hp, but that's a ton of power for a 1900lb car fully loaded. That Volvo station wagon would have been insanely fun to drive. You'd definitely hurt a lot of feelings in it lol
 

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Not bad. When I super my car it'll be pushing 228 hp, but that's a ton of power for a 1900lb car fully loaded. That Volvo station wagon would have been insanely fun to drive. You'd definitely hurt a lot of feelings in it lol
I was pushing about 250hp, so not super fast by any means but still a blast to drive. I got many second and third looks and quite a few complements as well. But the old skool Volvo's are fun and make great sleepers and as an added bonus they are RWD which opens a whole lot of motor swaps .

Your project sounds like fun though and should move with those numbers. What car are you working on?
 

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I was pushing about 250hp, so not super fast by any means but still a blast to drive. I got many second and third looks and quite a few complements as well. But the old skool Volvo's are fun and make great sleepers and as an added bonus they are RWD which opens a whole lot of motor swaps .

Your project sounds like fun though and should move with those numbers. What car are you working on?
My 2003 Echo. I got it as a beater when I crashed my Merc but after 400,000 km, it still hasn't let me down. I'm painting it this weekend and hopefully supercharging it in the next few. My issue right now is finding somebody willing to tune it. I've only ever seen 1 other forced induction Echo so it's not like programs are readily available. It's going to be a lot of work but I haven't had to put a penny into it, so this is my "maintenance expense" :)
 

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Very nice install. I subscribe to both schools of thought. I just love sleepers and I also love when in your face is called for. That being said, it doesn't matter if you are actively looking to race for money or just hoping the guy at the light wants to play, I just love being pushed back in the seat so hard you have to smile. It's better if someone is/was beside you, but certainly not required. I love the rural backroads around here, lots of opportunity to slow almost to a stop, turn, and then make sh_t happen. It just never gets old. BTW. the truck is a couple tenths quicker than the car.:omg:
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My 2003 Echo. I got it as a beater when I crashed my Merc but after 400,000 km, it still hasn't let me down. I'm painting it this weekend and hopefully supercharging it in the next few. My issue right now is finding somebody willing to tune it. I've only ever seen 1 other forced induction Echo so it's not like programs are readily available. It's going to be a lot of work but I haven't had to put a penny into it, so this is my "maintenance expense" :)
Dude, that is f___ing kool. Let me know if you want/need a hand.
 
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My 2003 Echo. I got it as a beater when I crashed my Merc but after 400,000 km, it still hasn't let me down. I'm painting it this weekend and hopefully supercharging it in the next few. My issue right now is finding somebody willing to tune it. I've only ever seen 1 other forced induction Echo so it's not like programs are readily available. It's going to be a lot of work but I haven't had to put a penny into it, so this is my "maintenance expense" :)
Yeah, that sounds like a fun project and I have a good story for you regarding a sleeper Echo. It was a while back, early 2000's and I pulled up along side a stock looking Echo. I had a 94 Z28 with some bolt ons and it ran mid-low 13's, which was respectable for the time. He looked over at me and gave it couple revs and I was like this--> :eek: hearing the turbo spooling, BOV. This car was definitely tuned and not some ricer who slapped a turbo kit on his car. Lucky for us, we were the first two cars at the light and the road was empty and wide open. When the light turned green it was on and we ran for roughly a 1/4 mile and he hung in there with me the entire time. I edged him out by a car or so, to this day that is one of my favorite races.

Here's some information on his car from a WRX forum around the same time I had my run in with him.

 
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