2018 Royal Crimson F1A94 Procharged, TH400 Drag Project

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Thanks for taking the time to review the build thread. Feel free to ask questions or offer advice. As I get things done, I'll share.

Thread Contents updated 9/20/2021:
  • Page 1 - Purchasing car, Procharger P1x HO Kit
  • Page 2 - Krona catback exhaust, Lund boost box
  • Page 3 - Boost leak, procuring parts
  • Page 4 - TiAL BOV, T-bolt clamps
  • Page 5 - Rear seat delete, procuring parts
  • Page 6 - Solving boost leak
  • Page 7 - Lund boost box issues
  • Page 8 - Lund boost box issues, budget drag wheels
  • Page 9 - Budget drag wheels and tires
  • Page 10 - Lund boost box, Procharger t-stat housing leak
  • Page 11 - Procuring parts, Long tube header install
  • Page 12 - Long tube header install, IMRC delete
  • Page 13 - Tuning updates
  • Page 14 - Tuning updates, Lund boost box
  • Page 15 - Exhaust complete with sound clip
  • Page 16 - Planning for a change in setup
  • Page 17 - Fuel system
  • Page 18 - Fuel system
  • Page 19 - Fuel system, oil catch can
  • Page 20 - Fuel system, driveshaft upgrade, driveshaft loop
  • Page 21 - New tow vehicle, 2nd project vehicle, Pulley down
  • Page 22 - Suspension/chassis
  • Page 23 - Suspension/chassis, new drag wheels, 2nd project vehicle update
  • Page 24 - Suspension/chassis, new drag wheels
  • Page 25 - Suspension/chassis, axle shaft upgrade, front crash bar replacement
  • Page 26 - Suspension/chassis, stage 2 Procharger intercooler upgrade
  • Page 27 - Suspension/chassis, stage 2 Procharger intercooler upgrade install, axle shaft upgrade
  • Page 28 - Suspension/chassis, new drag wheel and tire setup, Procharger stage 2 conversion from HO
  • Page 29 - Suspension/chassis, Procharger stage 2 conversion from HO
  • Page 30 - Procharger stage 2 conversion from HO
  • Page 31 - Procharger stage 2 conversion from HO, alignment, driveshaft loop replacement
  • Page 32 - Personal safety gear
  • Page 33 - Procuring parts, axle shaft issues
  • Page 34 - Axle shaft issues
  • Page 35 - Motor mount install, Suspension/chassis, rear drag brakes, professional photoshoot
  • Page 36 - Front drag brakes
  • Page 37 - Dyno session
  • Page 38 - Procuring parts, drag strip visit and passes
  • Page 39 - Weighing the car
  • Page 40 - Procuring parts, rear parachute bar install
  • Page 41 - MSD 2-step, steering wheel button, procuring parts
  • Page 42 - Race seat test mounting, gutting interior, procuring parts
  • Page 43 - Procuring parts, Roll cage issues
  • Page 44 - Roll cage install, procuring parts, painting roll cage
  • Page 45 - Roll cage interior re-installation
  • Page 46 - Roll cage interior re-installation
  • Page 47 - Roll cage interior re-installation, ngauge mount install, Optic Armor windshield
  • Page 48 - Selling and procuring parts
  • Page 49 - Optic Armor windshield install, clock spring install, final parachute mount install, procuring parts
  • Page 50 - Procuring parts, tubular k member install, race seats and harnesses install
  • Page 51 - co2 bottle mounting, f-1a-94 procharger head unit arrives
  • Page 52 - Planning and procuring parts
  • Page 53 - Stroud parachute installation how to
  • Page 54 - Parachute install finished up, pilot chute test fire
  • Page 55 - New oil catch can install, first start on F-1a-94 blower
  • Page 56 - Prep for first drive on F-1a-94/new setup
  • Page 57 - Alignment and first street driving on new setup
  • Page 58 - Dump Exhaust, finished window net, made 32 psi of boost on the first hit
  • Page 59 - Figuring out how to keep my car from blowing up on the f-1a-94
  • Page 60 - Procuring parts, I washed my other vehicles, first start on ID1700x's, detailed the car
  • Page 61 - New triple pump fuel system install
  • Page 62 - Do you sticker your non-sponsored race car?, Pulled parachute on the street in front of a cop, Mod list
  • Page 63 - Fuel pump contingency planning
  • Page 64 - Push to connect vacuum setup
  • Page 65 - Additional fuel pressure sensor for logging, planning a TH400 swap
  • Page 66 - Waiting on Plazmaman intake manifold from AUS, more TH400 planning
  • Page 67 - TH400 planning
  • Page 68 - Sh8t talk, I reveal my age
  • Page 69 - New Omega Boost Box, Plazmaman intake manifold arrives
  • Page 70 - Plazmaman intake manifold installation
  • Page 71 - Logging with Plazmaman intake manifold, 2020 race weight
  • Page 72 - Procuring parts for 2020 race season, 2" header install
  • Page 73 - Viking front coilover and caster/camber plate install
  • Page 74 - Exterior Pics, Alignment and corner scales, rocks hit my hood and polycarbonate windshield :(
  • Page 75 - HD Quick Clamp Install
  • Page 76 - Waiting on parts, finished up HD Quick Clamp, turned the car over 3000 miles
  • Page 77 - Crank support ships and I find out I had the wrong crank pulley this whole time but had no issues
  • Page 78 - Carbon Fiber hood arrives and is installed, Quik-Latch hood pin install
  • Page 79 - Procharger crank support install, hood hung on wall, updated mod list
  • Page 80 - Dyno prep talk
  • Page 81 - Dyno prep
  • Page 82 - Dyno is done!!! NEW HP numbers!!
  • Page 83 - Dyno results talk, 1,XXX
  • Page 84 - Dyno results talk, Race day planning
  • Page 85 - Race day planning, Put the car up for sale
  • Page 86 - Prepping for Racing
  • Page 87 - Race recap, Procuring parts for TH400 swap
  • Page 88 - Procuring parts for TH400 swap, TH400 swap begins
  • Page 89 - Procuring parts for TH400 swap, TH400 swap continues
  • Page 90 - ATI TH400 ships out
  • Page 91 - ATI TH400 Install
  • Page 92 - Updated Mod List, Final steps of TH400 install
  • Page 93 - Addressing transmission pan leak, working on reverse lights
  • Page 94 - Finishing the reverse accessories project
  • Page 95 - Shift light
  • Page 96 - Battery relocation and disconnect planning
  • Page 97 - Shift light install, battery relocation
  • Page 98 - Decals, Transbrake test, N2MB two step
  • Page 99 - e85r drum and enclosed trailer planning, Wife gets Jeep SRT
  • Page 100 - First e85 th400 tune, Pics, Jeep mods, New trailer is here!
  • Page 101 - Track visit, blown head gasket
  • Page 102 - Tear down starts, Found busted block - not salvageable
  • Page 103 - Tear down and cleaning
  • Page 104 - Tear down
  • Page 105 - Engine planning
  • Page 106 - Engine ordered, factory long block
  • Page 107 - Engine ordered conversation
  • Page 108 - Engine tech talk, Picked up Engine from AutoNation White Bear Lake, MN
  • Page 109 - Engine tech talk, coolant mod, engine dropped into place
  • Page 110 - Procuring parts, reinstalling parts on the car, getting it back together
  • Page 111 - Continued reassembly of the car
  • Page 112 - First start and run on the new engine
  • Page 113 - First drive on the new engine, starting break in miles
  • Page 114 - Converter and rear end talk, bad rotor hat, driving the car
  • Page 115 - Tech talk, engine break in
  • Page 116 - Final engine break in, window net replacement, fuel pickup, youtube channel, cars and coffee
  • Page 117 - Took the car to the track and got my NHRA license!!
  • Page 118 - Time to make some changes
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The wife and I drove "home" to WV/OH from MN to visit family in March and on the drive back to MN, we made a detour to a Ford dealer in Northern Ohio to look at this car. We ended up purchasing and then driving it back to MN to put it into the garage since there was still snow on the ground.

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Now that the snow is gone, it's modding season!

First things first, a wash!

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Then, I needed a front plate to be legal in the state:

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Since we opted for the A10, something I have NEVER done before, the wife can drive it:

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Next was to actually get serious about this. So I talked with Beefcake who set me straight with a Procharger. Be sure to connect with Beefcake for whatever you're after. I hear he's a man that can get things!!

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Car has just over 1000 miles on it. Still has the sticker on the engine cover:

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Next was to inventory the shipment to ensure I had what I needed:

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Then the difficult decision to tear apart a brand new car, it was easy to do with that blower sitting there:

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P1x headunit:

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In process:

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Maiden voyage went well:

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Changed out the plugs to 6510 NGKs and put the engine cover back on to finish the project:

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Not pictured, but I used a $5 phone clip to mount the nGauge to one of the a/c vents. This has been working well.

Engine build date for reference:

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Took it to work and parked near a friend's 2SS 1LE:

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That brings you up to Monday this week. This morning I placed an order for a Krona Performance Catback that I am very excited to get and add to the car. Krona has stellar customer service, Team Beefcake does as well. Two companies that have their ducks in a row!

As they say, more to come!
 
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Awesome build so far man, easy 10sec dd. You got the fastest most bestest color to:cheers:
Are you gonna set her up as a strip only or good all around type of dd?
What factory options are on it?
Haha, went out of my way to get this color. This was the only one that I saw even remotely close that was royal crimson, A10, and a base.

I plan to keep it good for street driving, but thankfully I have another vehicle to DD so I can eventually get this setup for the strip specifically.
 

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Awesome

Haha, went out of my way to get this color. This was the only one that I saw even remotely close that was royal crimson, A10, and a base.

I plan to keep it good for street driving, but thankfully I have another vehicle to DD so I can eventually get this setup for the strip specifically.
Mind sharing what you paid? Be careful the wife doesn't try and steal it from ya:D
 
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Youtube video of a quick rev:

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Youtube video of idle and intercooler:

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Mind sharing what you paid? Be careful the wife doesn't try and steal it from ya:D
She has no problem jumping in the driver seat! :headbang: I paid $33k right before the incentives improved by $500. I purchased and then on Monday the incentive improved, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, but at the end of the day I got the car I wanted.
 
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Does the base have drag mode?
No, there's no need. Everything can be programmed aftermarket or the car has it (like line lock). I'll be doing the normal BMR setup for suspension. Springs, Vikings, cradle lock out, etc.. The only help I would get from drag mode is the magnaride control, but I have no magnaride.
 
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Pretty sure I saw your car at C&C at Canterbury last weekend. :thumbsup:
 

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what are you using to tune it?
 

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any reason why you went with pro charger?
 
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any reason why you went with pro charger?
Tuning with HP Tuners Ngauge. Went with procharger because of the ease of install, product support, and that there wasn't a disclaimer on page one about ruining the head unit if the car is fired up in cold conditions like the competition. I live in MN so cold weather is easy to find.
 
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