The Road to 8's Dave Ruby's HX40 powered Talon
A tribute to David Ruby's Hx-40 1gb Talon TSI. This car is a monster and
has gone extremely far on the Holset HX-40. Dave currently holds the record
with a 9.12 @ 158 in the 1/4 mile. Stay tuned for 8's because they are only
a better 60' away..
Short Mod list:
Holset cast 6 blade Hx40 60mm inducer/86mm exducer
High Compression 2.0
Wiseco HD pistons
MAP Ultimate duty rods
2g head w/ dual valvesprings
Kelford 280 cams
ETS 5" Intercooler
PPG geaset ( Shep dogbox)
Driveshaft shop pro-series race axles
D2 drag coiloves
DSS 3.5" driveshaft
ECMlink V3 tuned on Speed density
Tuned by: Ricky Nicholes of Ricks Racing..
turbo support by : Justin Whiteshell
Music: Limp-Bizkit and not my original content..
More ebay 20g drag passes
Trolled by mother nature.
I thought plugging in my o2 sensor might make a difference. Scarily that's
not how things worked out. My fuel trims are all jacked up with or without
it. Airflow counts are down. I have more to do to this thing, but in an
effort to keep things real, I'm uploading what happened and what I found in
The PRIMARY reason for racing is development of both self and your
equipment. If your goal is to have an awesome street car, you can't
fully-achieve that goal without rigorous testing where numbers and facts
are clearly evident. You JUST CAN'T do that on the STREET. There are no
numbers on the street, no measurement of a baseline nor any improvements
you might make. There's no measurement of a drivers' skill outside of,
"did you win or didn't you?"
I didn't come to the track with the expectation of MY driving needing to be
improved. I was simply getting numbers, so I wasn't a tree-nazi like I was
in the Friday Night No-Lift-To-Shift video. There was more incentive for
me to just not red-light and see what she'll do.
This evening I didn't feel like the track crew were on their A-game.
Sometimes they held staged cars for an inordinately long period of time...
which once I'm staged, I'm on the rev limiter, and once they left me there
awaiting the tree for over 20 seconds, heating my car up and leaving me
disadvantaged out of the hole. Other times they treated the starting
lanes, dried off my opponent's side but not mine, not giving instruction to
hold or wait. In fact, one guy was signaling me forward while another crew
member was standing in front of my car spraying the lane. What do you
expect for only $15? I'm grateful for them, but the communication could
stand improvement over what I saw tonight.
Perhaps I'm just a bit miffed with my setup and looking for someone else to
blame? The track officials certainly don't deserve any for how it ran this
HX35 TSI vs 20G STI
HX35 TSI vs 20G STI. TSI on 27psi, and SUBY on 20psi. Video of a few
races. Highway rolls and low mph rolls. GOOD RACES.
20G awd DSM in car w GoPro low 12's
CRANK IT! gopro barely picks up sound. just my 92 talon at st thomas
dragway. runnin at 24psi on 91 octane pump gas, stock 6 bolt block(all
stock internals no cams), td05h 20g turbo,dnp tubular headers with external wastegate,
turbonetics ultragate 38 wastegate,
ported 1g o2 housing, full 3" Exhaust,
fmic 21/2" Intercooler
piping, turbosmart 34mm vee port, 2g
mas, 3"intake, 680cc injectors, 255 walbro, aeromotive fpr, greddy kevlar
timing belt, competition clutch 2700 pp, 6 puck sprung clutch, truelite
flywheel, welded centre diff, vc eliminated, chrome moly shift forks, 4bolt
lsd rear diff, dsm link v2, tein lowering spring and front strut tower bar.
cladding blew off at the traps at about 110mph lol STILL IN ONE PIECE
mild anti lag and nlts
just my first day at the track with the new old talon. its my new dd while
my 97 talon gets built tranny and maybe motor over the winter
20G Talon Spool
Eagle Talon Tsi with 20G turbo Spooling
(Taken on a 8.1 Mega pixel photo camera) Not a video camera
Eagle Talon Acceleration 22psi 20g TSi AWD
Just a brief pull I did from 35-115mph.
I was bored and just made the vid for shits and giggles.
Yes I know its really shaky. Sorry my camera mount wasnt with me and
shifting/driving/recording = a pita.
Porting an eBay 20g turbocharger
The price of this turbo will make it a
popular purchase, so I figured I'd air out some tech about ways to improve
it. This thing is not for everybody. I wouldn't feel comfortable bolting
it on my car the way it comes out of the box. I could complain about its
flaws except that so far absolutely none of them have been a deal-breaker
for me. To me it's like an empty canvas. I promise to eat those words if
it happens, and share my poop. Usually I can easily correct these flaws
myself and so can you.
If this thing turns out to perform well with what I do to it... It could
easily be a cheap, quick ticket to an 11-second car. Something you could
do with a free running 1g, a hacksaw, and about $500 worth of fuel
upgrades. Yeah, that would be ridiculous, and I'm bolting it onto a
well-modified car... But that being possible speaks volumes for what a DSM
can really do.
This is no big deal to me. I'd rather guinea pig my car for you in HD so
you guys can decide whether or not you'd spend your money on this. Really
it's an experiment because this isn't my daily-driver, and it contributes
to building a better Colt.
Tools I used involve:
Milwaukee model ???? 1/4" straight-shaft electric DIY grinder
Cone and ball-shaped double-cut burs
180 grit high-speed flap wheel
Dremel with a flex-shaft and a tiny 320-grit flap wheel
a zip tie
10mm combination wrench
tiny flat-blade screwdriver (00) for the e-clip on the wastegate
DSM AWD 0-60 3.48sec
first 60-90 on the new motor. 20g @ 25psi. time was gotten through a
1997 Eagle Talon TSI AWD 16G Turbo 23 PSI Driving on the highway
My friend and I going for a drive in his 1997 AWD Eagle Talon with a turbo. He's running about 23 lbs of Boost making around 350+ WHP. You can hear
the waste gate open as he gets into the Boost. This engine was completely rebuilt by
the privious owner. Rear seats have been removed, as well as some of the
carpeting. A strut brace is where the seats once were. This car also
features Sparco bucket seats but no race harness :(. Exterior, mostly stock
except for a carbon fiber hood and matte black painted factory wheels. This
was filmed in Pittsburgh, PA on a GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition on 1080p