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Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
12/7/15 10:53 p.m.

Last night I was perusing Cobalt SS blower setups dreaming of more power in the Vue again, when I stumbled upon this auction. Having not seen a complete setup go for less than $750, I bid $350 for E36 M3s and giggles, then completely forgot about it. Until 15 minutes ago when the "Congratulations!" email hit my inbox...

E36 M3!

pointofdeparture
pointofdeparture PowerDork
12/7/15 10:57 p.m.

Clean it thoroughly, take much better pictures, and double your money if that's really the case (and you don't intend to use it).

That is exactly how I ended up with a 1G CRX Si for $550. Totally didn't expect to win, until the moment I did.

Rufledt
Rufledt UltraDork
12/7/15 11:04 p.m.

Well, looks like you have to supercharge something now. Them's the rules.

clutchsmoke
clutchsmoke SuperDork
12/7/15 11:26 p.m.
Rufledt wrote: Well, looks like you have to supercharge something now. Them's the rules.

This. How hard could it be?

G_Body_Man
G_Body_Man Dork
12/7/15 11:41 p.m.
clutchsmoke wrote:
Rufledt wrote: Well, looks like you have to supercharge something now. Them's the rules.

This. How hard could it be?

After all, if Haggard Garage can strap a cheap Turbo to an automatic Protege, practically anyone with internet access can do it as well.

codrus
codrus Dork
12/8/15 1:55 a.m.
clutchsmoke wrote:
Rufledt wrote: Well, looks like you have to supercharge something now. Them's the rules.

This. How hard could it be?

Profile says you have a Mazda 5, so...

LopRacer
LopRacer Dork
12/8/15 6:51 a.m.

I made that "mistake" once too, bought a supercharger and still have yet to use it. Good luck with your new project though.

chiodos
chiodos HalfDork
12/8/15 7:03 a.m.
G_Body_Man wrote:
clutchsmoke wrote:
Rufledt wrote: Well, looks like you have to supercharge something now. Them's the rules.

This. How hard could it be?

After all, if Haggard Garage can strap a cheap Turbo to an automatic Protege, practically anyone with internet access can do it as well.

Please for the love of humanity never watch that junk again. We're trying to learn you in the proper way of mechanicals not what those kids berk up

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 UberDork
12/8/15 7:47 a.m.
G_Body_Man wrote:
clutchsmoke wrote:
Rufledt wrote: Well, looks like you have to supercharge something now. Them's the rules.

This. How hard could it be?

After all, if Haggard Garage can strap a cheap Turbo to an automatic Protege, practically anyone with internet access can do it as well.

Link to info? I just broke my protege5, so it must be time for boost.

Ian F
Ian F MegaDork
12/8/15 7:52 a.m.

I ended up with a spoke threading tool that way.

It's also how I ended up with my '73 1800ES for $800.

44Dwarf
44Dwarf UltraDork
12/8/15 8:53 a.m.

Nice I wonder why it got painted black with yellow spots... My 05 SS is bare alum

Robbie
Robbie SuperDork
12/8/15 8:53 a.m.

this is why I never drink and eBay.

jere
jere HalfDork
12/8/15 9:21 a.m.

Nice! The dual pass, throttle body, and the zzp pulley are worth it alone.

Make sure you change those orings on the laminova tubes if you do go through with it. The ones on my redline ion were shot. Filling the 2nd radiator resulted in a lot of water in the intake manifold!

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
12/8/15 9:26 a.m.

It's totally going on the Saturn Vue, because sleepers are awesome.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
12/8/15 9:30 a.m.

Isn't that thing always broke and you hate it? The blower will just make you hate it quiker.

Apexcarver
Apexcarver PowerDork
12/8/15 9:37 a.m.
Appleseed wrote: Isn't that thing always broke and you hate it? The blower will just make you hate it quiker.

I get it, by adding a blower to a car you hate, you can get to your destination faster and limit your exposure. Brilliant!

captdownshift
captdownshift UltraDork
12/8/15 10:37 a.m.

Does the Vue count as a minivan for $2016 classing?

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy PowerDork
12/8/15 10:40 a.m.

I "won" a '67 Beetle I didn't want. Wasn't good / I paid all the guys fees.

The0retical
The0retical Dork
12/8/15 11:16 a.m.
captdownshift wrote: Does the Vue count as a minivan for $2016 classing?

You know... if you have the 2.2L L61 that would work. Give a GM dealership a call to do the ECU flash. There's obviously a few more parts involved but I was looking at doing it when I had mine but I couldn't find a complete kit for that kind of money otherwise I would have.

GM actually sold a kit for a while to do the supercharging. They're rare as hens teeth now though.

oldeskewltoy
oldeskewltoy UltraDork
12/8/15 11:23 a.m.

I got a 2nd gen SC12 for $100.... so I too have a supercharger that I haven't yet used.....

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
12/8/15 11:55 a.m.
Appleseed wrote: Isn't that thing always broke and you hate it? The blower will just make you hate it quiker.

Yes, it's always broke and I hate it. But everything can be solved with boost!

chiodos
chiodos HalfDork
12/8/15 12:02 p.m.
Dusterbd13 wrote:
G_Body_Man wrote:
clutchsmoke wrote:
Rufledt wrote: Well, looks like you have to supercharge something now. Them's the rules.

This. How hard could it be?

After all, if Haggard Garage can strap a cheap Turbo to an automatic Protege, practically anyone with internet access can do it as well.

Link to info? I just broke my protege5, so it must be time for boost.

Don't bother. They call themselves haggard and that's an understatement. They basically bolted a eBay turbo to a mostly blown automatic protege that they didn't do any supporting mods to and blew it up shortly after. I watch occasionally to laugh at their stupidity to make myself feel better about myself

WOW Really Paul?
WOW Really Paul? MegaDork
12/8/15 12:26 p.m.
The0retical wrote:
captdownshift wrote: Does the Vue count as a minivan for $2016 classing?

You know... if you have the 2.2L L61 that would work. Give a GM dealership a call to do the ECU flash. There's obviously a few more parts involved but I was looking at doing it when I had mine but I couldn't find a complete kit for that kind of money otherwise I would have.

GM actually sold a kit for a while to do the supercharging. They're rare as hens teeth now though.

It's the same difference as slapping the SC setup on the 2.2 Cavi. Bolt E36 M3 together, order a tuner from zzp(I doubt GM will reflash a Vue ecu with a tune for something else)

dculberson
dculberson UberDork
12/8/15 12:38 p.m.
Javelin wrote:
Appleseed wrote: Isn't that thing always broke and you hate it? The blower will just make you hate it quiker.

Yes, it's always broke and I hate it. But everything can be solved with boost!

Some people say that jokingly, but really - power can cure a lot of ills. When I first got my Volvo 850 I wasn't very happy with it and was really bugged by some of the quirks in the car. But it turned out one of the turbo boots was torn and leaking under boost. I fixed that and suddenly the car was way, way more enjoyable and I was much more willing to put up with Volvo finickiness. (Finicky compared to, say, a Lexus which was my reference point.)

chiodos
chiodos HalfDork
12/8/15 1:01 p.m.

In reply to dculberson:

That's just replacing a critical component. Any car that's not map based will run like crap with a torn connector for the charge side.

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