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Part eleven of our ongoing coverage of the Rywire ITR build will be a relatively short one. It would be great to say that I have a huge update for you guys and the ITR is back at Rywire now being reassembled but there are still a couple of things here and there that needed to be attended to before we can get the car back from ASC. Our main purpose for going down there to San Diego today was not to check out all the major updates but merely to bring down some parts to the guys down there so that they can finish up what they need to on the chassis. Progress has been slowed down recently because Dana from ASC has been ill and also because ASC Speed Metal is a very busy fabrication spot with more than just Ryan as a customer. Ryan had given them all the time they needed on the car and not really pushed to get anything down because he understands that custom fabrication takes time. Better to be patient and to get everything the way both parties want than to rush and constantly bug. Ryan too has been busy with the day to day operations at Rywire that it wasn’t necessary to have the ITR at the shop anyways because of the other customer cars that are there. The main purpose for paying them a visit was to drop-off the hood of the ITR and to also see how the new custom Golden Eagle manifold fit. If you saw our previous coverage, you would know that the intake manifold that Golden Eagle created was causing problems with hood clearance. We didn’t want the hood cut just to clear the manifold so Ryan took it back and had them re-create another one where the secondary fuel rail would clear the hood. The hood of the ITR was brought down because the area where the dump pipes were exiting had to be cut. There were other miscellaneous parts brought down too but they aren’t really that important to be worthy of a mention. Just small items here and there…

Below are just a couple of quick shots from our visit today. I figured today would be the best to get this update up while I’m busy trying to go through all the photos from Wekfest Texas 2012. The coverage is looking good so far and I can’t wait to put it all together to show you guys. For now, let us take a look at the latest on the Rywire build. I know there are a ton of you who have been waiting and I have to admit that even I’ve been anxious to see what’s new down there lately. It’s been a while since we have done an update on the build and these photos today should hold you over for the time being…

PLEASE READ THESE LINKS BELOW IF YOU ARE NEW TO THE SITE AND DO NOT KNOW OF THIS BUILD…

The Rywire ITR Build…Introduction…

The Rywire ITR Build…Part 1…

The Rywire ITR Build…Part 2…

The Rywire ITR Build…Part 3…

The Rywire ITR Build…Part 4…

The Rywire ITR Build…Part 5…

The Rywire ITR Build…Part 6…

The Rywire ITR Build…Part 7…

The Rywire ITR Build…Part 8…

The Rywire ITR Build…Part 9…

The Rywire ITR Build…Part 10…

Today might not have been the ideal time to go down to ASC because it has just been hot as shit here in Cali lately. Honestly, I just got back from Texas and I can say that it’s actually a little cooler in Texas right now than it is in Southern California. ASC is out in the middle of nowhere down in San Diego county and it is always hot there. We were dreading how hot it would be but today seemed like a good day to try to get these parts down there because the guys down there are just as excited as we are to finish up the car….

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When we got there it was a nice cool 101 degrees with a bit of heatgun-like breeze… Here is Ryan bringing the hood off of his Tundra…

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Shop space is kind of tight down there so we left it up to them to find a secure place for the hood…

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I thought we had brought the manifold down with us but it turns out that Ryan had Golden Eagle ship the new intake manifold down to ASC. From what they told us it had just arrived the day before. You can see here in the shot how they have fixed the secondary fuel rail clearance issue by having the secondary injectors mount on the bottom side of the manifold. Before, both rails were set to be on top and it was not only causing a problem with hood clearance but also made the manifold look too busy up top…

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One of the new additions that they wanted to show us was the latest progress on the custom end-tanks for the Garrett Intercooler core. The core had been sent down there by Ryan without the ends so that ASC could properly create the tanks for routing of the piping to his specfications….

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Overhead view of the engine bay as it sits now with the intercooler mocked-up….

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Mounting of the Golden Eagle manifold to see how it looked on the motor…

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This new manifold should now be fine in terms of clearance. I just like how much sleeker it looks without having the two rails up top…Once the fuel system is mounted with the lines and all, it should make for an interesting look…

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Early signs of intercooler/charge piping with the elbow mocked up to the Precision turbine… Piping on this side should be pretty short and direct…

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As you can see in this shot of the intercooler, the end tanks curve inward and the pipes will be mounted essentially to the backside of the core…

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A close-up shot reveals the custom fabricated bracket below that currently mounts the intercooler core to the chassis…The unit itself isn’t too big and I’m curious to see how it will look once the BYS bumper and fenders are back on the car…

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This is how the engine bay currently looks with the new Golden Eagle manifold and intercooler core mocked-up to the K…

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Hood clearance should no longer be an issue…. Now what remains to be seen is how the hood is going to be cut to allow the dump pipes to be exposed on the back passenger side of the hood…

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The interior is basically ready to go besides the mounting of the fuel pumps and lines in the trunk area. A finishing touch that Gabe from ASC recently finished was this custom floor plate…

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That’s basically it for the time being. I know it’s not much of an update compared to part 10 or most of the previous posts but the car is getting there. Like every build, the little things are what is adding-up and extending the time frame of the build. The next time we have an update, hopefully it will be when Ryan brings the car back to the shop for re-assembly. There’s a lot more to go once that happens so stay tuned!…

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6 thoughts on “The Rywire ITR Build…Part 11…

  1. Sam says:

    This build is more inspirational than any other I’ve ever seen.

  2. fg2fran says:

    I’m not sure if this was answered before; but I’m wondering why Ryan chose to go with two fuel rails, 8 injectors instead of 4 big ones and 1 fuel rail?

    Other than that, build is looking sick and looking forward to the next update!

  3. Kaleta says:

    Reblogged this on KlanHonda and commented:
    Amazing Rebuild

  4. Joshua says:

    I am currently in the middle of my RHD Integra GS-R going ITR and I must say this build is the reason I wake up amped for my next step in my build. I found the Rywire ITR build looking up RHD conversion info on google and since I have been hooked. At the moment my build is on hold due to buying parts and getting the car Vin verified so the build will be legit and 100 percent legal on the road with JDM Vins. I am also doing a ground up build in a single car garage. I have done all the work myself and will also be going K series with all the goods bought from Rywire. I am looking forward to one day having the chance to take a photoshoot next to the Rywire ITR the build that inspired me to follow my build dreams.AMAZING BUILD get up the awesome work and keep the inspiration flowing in the car building world.- Joshua Wayne VanLaningham

  5. wingmantx says:

    Did they finish this build ??

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