bigskypylot 's new bigskyX build thread

bigskypylot Aug 8, 2019

  1. bigskypylot

    bigskypylot Bought an X

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    June 12th is dyno day. should have a few more updates between now and then as the BCM, ECU and keys are flashed. Hopefully a cold start soon as well
     
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  2. RxnNic66

    RxnNic66 First Fill-Up (of many)

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    That is sexy
     
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  3. bigskypylot

    bigskypylot Bought an X

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    Thanks! I think so too!!
     
  4. Xterrorista

    Xterrorista Bumpers Installed Supporting Member

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    I think I'm in love, what's her name again? Haha
     
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  5. bigskypylot

    bigskypylot Bought an X

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    Ha! Haven't given her a proper name yet!
     
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  6. Zack.

    Zack. First Fill-Up (of many) Supporting Member

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    Any updates? How was dyno day?
     
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  7. bigskypylot

    bigskypylot Bought an X

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    Well, Dyno day has come and gone. We had to reschedule and the next open date was July 22nd lol. ugggh. We had an issue with the BCM communicating with the ECU and my Keys.

    We found out through a friend that was programming the BCM, ECU and keys, after the fact that the 2012 R51 BCM had an iKey( who knew the Pathy was a push start that year) So, had to get a 2006 R51 BCM with autolights option and send back with keys and ECU to get reprogrammed. That cost us a month or more.

    Finally, it started right up but we heard a lot of chatter from the rear of the Supercharge . It was determined to be a bad bearing on the jackshaft. So, I order parts and get them in last Wednesday. we ran out of time to safely make sure everything would be good to go for dyno day.

    At this point, I will be sending off the unit to a company for inspection and rebuild. the blower only had ~6k on it. I am exploring a few other options with the rebuild. We ran in to a couple other issues that are being worked on as wel .

    Will keep y'all posted on the updates!
     
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  8. PhullD

    PhullD Bought an X

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    Dude that sucks! Custom stuff and mods are great when they work out, they downright suck when they don't (or until they don't). Eyes on the prize!
     
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  9. bigskypylot

    bigskypylot Bought an X

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    So, had to get the blower sent in and inspected due to a bad bearing on the jackshaft. Upon inspection, we learned that the jackshaft had to be replaced as well. Ugggh. Try finding that for a blower that has been discontinued lol. Got it shipped out and off to Stiegemeier Porting Services in St. Charles, Missouri.
    The aftercooler (first photo) was sonic cleaned while everything that could be, was sonic cleaned and aqua blasted, all three pulleys were replaced and upgraded, high speed Koyo bearings installed and rotors coated. While it was there, I decided to get the blower unit refinished in black and the lower intake aqua blasted to get that nice machined look. I think it'll have a nice contrast. It'll get shipped out tomorrow or Tuesday at the latest and then back on the motor. Not too much longer.
    Hope to get some final assembly photos tomorrow

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  10. Fromfrontier2Xterra

    Fromfrontier2Xterra I bought a Taco Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    Whoa. Wait. This is getting a blower too???
     
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  11. Fromfrontier2Xterra

    Fromfrontier2Xterra I bought a Taco Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    Nevermind. I somehow missed that in the beginning of the thread. Holy shiat nuggets.
     
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  12. bigskypylot

    bigskypylot Bought an X

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    Yes, it had a blower. Just needed to fix a few things. It's basically brand new now lol
     
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  13. bigskypylot

    bigskypylot Bought an X

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    Blower is almost done and ready to ship out. IMG_20200626_125838_788.jpg
     
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  14. PhullD

    PhullD Bought an X

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    Glad that got fixed, I feel like I have a stake in this truck now lol!
     
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  15. bigskypylot

    bigskypylot Bought an X

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    Ha!!! No kidding!!

    I think it shipped out today or by tomorrow.
     

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