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#235802 - 03/26/13 08:34 AM Major Upgrades to 88 2.3 Turbo Coupe  
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Ok I've posted on here before with an odd topic, trying to use a standalone Air/Fuel tuner from a DSM in one of these TC's.
Anyway I'm not sure if I'm going to use the standalone AFC yet, I might just opt to get a Megasquirt ECU from Wilson Racing.

Back to the current topic. I don't own this car, a good friend of mine has hired me to work on it since I've got some experience building custom turbocharged cars and trucks. I have very little experience with these older Fords though. The only experience with building custom turbo cars is with cars that are post OBDII compatible. This is going to be a challenge to say the least.

Whats going into the car is a Garrett GT3076R dual ball bearing turbo which is a 550hp turbocharger, I'm thinking about 700cc injectors (I have a set of Precision Turbo and Engine 680cc injectors from a DSM build that I'd like to use), a front mount intercooler (he has already purchased an Ebay setup), manual boost controller, external wastegate (if I can figure out a decent setup within my budget I've been given, and a tuning setup (either the SAFC or a Megasqurt).

Hope this thing turns out as nice as I have planned. I want to make my friend happy so I'll be needing some advice along the way.






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1971 Camaro RS/SS, Built 355 Small Block, 426hp. Muncie 4spd. Ford 9" rear.
1979 Camaro Z28, 1974 Corvette LT1, TH350, WS6 TA Rear Axle.
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST, AWD Conversion, Built 6 Bolt 4G63T, Custom FMIC, FP3065 Turbo, 579hp.
#235841 - 03/27/13 09:53 PM Re: Major Upgrades to 86 2.3 Turbo Coupe [Re: Eliminator SS]  
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Sounds like a fun build. What is the power goal and what fuel is planned on being used? That turbo is capable of maxing out those inectors with quite a bit left in it. Didn't see anything about any headwork/cam, may want to look into it with a turbo of that size. You can get a new manfiold with an external wastegate from Boport, Stinger, Gnari, ebay(crack prone), or you can build your own.

Keep us updated on the progress


Matt
86 TC 5spd:QH/SD,Walbro190,CFI 52#, AFPR,WB,FMIC,3"dp to axle, .63 T3, E6,Stock Longblock.
Shelf:N/A 2.3, Die grinder, Carbide Burrs.
#235844 - 03/28/13 02:13 AM Re: Major Upgrades to 86 2.3 Turbo Coupe [Re: Eliminator SS]  
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I would give Scott at Wilson Racing a call about injector compatibility (high z, low z) with his ECU. Are the DSM ones high Z?

If the budget allows it, get the Boport header. Mine is very well made and works great.

Like Zip said, HP goal and fuel type will determine which way you go with this.


88 TC#1 Boport stg 3 alum dport head, PT6466, Boport header, CP pistons, Crower rods, MS2xtra
88 TC#2 drag car project(someday)
88 TC#3 parts car (just needed the header panel...bought the whole car, lol)
#235850 - 03/28/13 04:21 AM Re: Major Upgrades to 86 2.3 Turbo Coupe [Re: Eliminator SS]  
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Unless the turbo has no provision for an internal gate, the external gate would be uneccessary. That mony would be better spent on a cam or porting, etc. Anything to improve airflow will pay dividends.

The 680cc PTEs are low-Z iirc, which makes them a drop-in in that regard, and with proper tuning, MS, PIMP, etc, they should be sufficient for ~375rwhp safely on most high octane pump gas.

Can't argue with anything already said above, good work guys.

Looking forward to hearing more!


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#235856 - 03/28/13 07:41 AM Re: Major Upgrades to 86 2.3 Turbo Coupe [Re: Eliminator SS]  
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The turbo is capable of WAY more than I want this car to be at right now. This guy is not used to high HP cars so I want to keep it in the 375-400hp range. I've thought about getting some 1000cc injectors that way its ready to be turned all the way up or he could try running it on E85, but for now I'm going to keep it simple and keep it on pump gasoline. The PTE 680's are low Z injectors. I went to 1680cc High Z injectors in my DSM so these are no longer needed and they were good injectors. Can anyone tell me what injector plug style is used in these cars?

I am seriously leaning towards getting the Wilson Megasquirt rather than messing around with wiring the SAFC into the system. I'm not familiar with the wiring in these TC's so like I said I'm leaning towards going with the plug and play ECU.

Right now the turbo doesn't have a turbine housing on it at all. As said above I've decided to go back with the Ford Flanged turbine housing and save the money I would have spent on the external wastegate and custom exhaust work and use it elsewhere in the build.
The GT3076R was a brand new extra I had on the shelf and my friend wanted it so I sold it to him. The car already has a Ranger cam in it, I don't want to mess with pulling the head off of the car right now. I figure it will be soon enough he will be pulling it off to replace the stock head gasket anyway and he can have the work done then.
I would like to install some ARP head studs though, can someone answer me if the cam will need pulled to do this?


1971 Camaro RS/SS, Built 355 Small Block, 426hp. Muncie 4spd. Ford 9" rear.
1979 Camaro Z28, 1974 Corvette LT1, TH350, WS6 TA Rear Axle.
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST, AWD Conversion, Built 6 Bolt 4G63T, Custom FMIC, FP3065 Turbo, 579hp.
#235862 - 03/28/13 05:34 PM Re: Major Upgrades to 86 2.3 Turbo Coupe [Re: Eliminator SS]  
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I believe the injector plugs are called EV1?

Are you positive a stock Ford turbine hsg will work on that turbo?

As for the top end, that cam and unported head is going to be a roadblock for the HP goal. Ranger cam is no better than a stocker (only real advantage is being a roller vs slider). You will have to spin that turbo quite a bit harder without head, cam and intake mods.
The head bolts can be changed without disturbing the cam, but I'm not sure if it is a good idea to disturb the HG seal like that. May not matter....don't know for sure.


88 TC#1 Boport stg 3 alum dport head, PT6466, Boport header, CP pistons, Crower rods, MS2xtra
88 TC#2 drag car project(someday)
88 TC#3 parts car (just needed the header panel...bought the whole car, lol)
#235863 - 03/28/13 06:14 PM Re: Major Upgrades to 86 2.3 Turbo Coupe [Re: Eliminator SS]  
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I've swapped studs several times on DSM's without it affecting the head gasket. One bolt at a time, in the order listed in the manual and you should be fine.

As for the head, cam and intake, I wish he would put a few hundred more into the pot so I could do that but he wants to stay under $1500. Thats the first thing I'm telling him to upgrade though as soon as he blows the head gasket.

About the turbine housing, honestly I told him now is the time to upgrade the outlet and wastegate setup but he's not willing to put the extra $700 or so into getting a new setup made. Since there is very little aftermarket support for these cars I'm having to make stuff on my own or have custom stuff made. However in regard to the turbine housing I found a company that makes a very nice piece that is T3 inlet flanged, with the correct wheel housing diameter for a GT30 series turbine, and has the Ford 5 bolt outlet flange.

http://www.maperformance.com/atp-turbo-t...ml#.UVRq4jfheSq

If it were me I'd probably dump $3k-4k into it and be done with it but he want's me to do this on a budget so thats what I'm trying to do.
I think it will be a fun project.


1971 Camaro RS/SS, Built 355 Small Block, 426hp. Muncie 4spd. Ford 9" rear.
1979 Camaro Z28, 1974 Corvette LT1, TH350, WS6 TA Rear Axle.
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST, AWD Conversion, Built 6 Bolt 4G63T, Custom FMIC, FP3065 Turbo, 579hp.
#236043 - 04/03/13 05:53 PM Re: Major Upgrades to 86 2.3 Turbo Coupe [Re: Eliminator SS]  
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Well my friend upped the budget a bit when I told him I had found a few items I wasn't expecting to find from some of the vendors here. So I just ordered $2k in parts for this thing, but it will at least be up to snuff for this 3076R turbo. I've told him the next thing he will need to do, when he does the inevitable and blows the head gasket, is to order a built head from Boport Racing.

I'll start taking pictures of the project. I wish I had taken one before removing the old turbo. Maybe I can get one from the owner.


1971 Camaro RS/SS, Built 355 Small Block, 426hp. Muncie 4spd. Ford 9" rear.
1979 Camaro Z28, 1974 Corvette LT1, TH350, WS6 TA Rear Axle.
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST, AWD Conversion, Built 6 Bolt 4G63T, Custom FMIC, FP3065 Turbo, 579hp.
#236046 - 04/04/13 03:09 AM Re: Major Upgrades to 86 2.3 Turbo Coupe [Re: Eliminator SS]  
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How are you liking the project? I have to imagine it's quite a bit easier to work on than what you are used to as far as access and space are concerned.

Also... why is your friend not a member of this board yet? confused confused confused


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'86 TC 5-Speed -- MS2x w/COP | 83 lb. injectors | T3/T4 50 Trim Stage 3 .63AR | Full 3" Exhaust - No Cat | Motorsport FMIC | Ranger Roller | Ported E6 | Walbro 255HP | Kirban | 17psi | 120-amp 3G | 8.8" 3.55 rear | '03 Cobra Wheels
'87 TC 5-Speed
'97 T-Bird LX Sport 4.6
'66 Mustang Coupe
#236057 - 04/04/13 09:05 PM Re: Major Upgrades to 86 2.3 Turbo Coupe [Re: Eliminator SS]  
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Haha yea this car is a whole lot easier to work in in terms of space provided. I have a feeling tuning with the PiMP ECU is going to be quite a bit different than what I'm used to though so I hope that doesn't cause any problems.

I believe he is already a member here but just doesn't frequent the forum because of family and work. I frequent forums because I use them as a tool in doing my builds so thats why I already have 20+ posts and haven't been registered long. I have lots of questions because I want to be familiar with this cars systems by the time I get to actually putting parts together, turning wrenches and tuning the car.

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1971 Camaro RS/SS, Built 355 Small Block, 426hp. Muncie 4spd. Ford 9" rear.
1979 Camaro Z28, 1974 Corvette LT1, TH350, WS6 TA Rear Axle.
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST, AWD Conversion, Built 6 Bolt 4G63T, Custom FMIC, FP3065 Turbo, 579hp.
#236094 - 04/06/13 07:44 AM Re: Major Upgrades to 86 2.3 Turbo Coupe [Re: Eliminator SS]  
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If you can work with the SAFC and/or have any familiarity with most of the AEM standalone stuff, then the PiMP & TunerStudio should feel like lunch with an old friend smile


1987tc
#236142 - 04/08/13 06:42 PM Re: Major Upgrades to 86 2.3 Turbo Coupe [Re: Eliminator SS]  
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Got about $1000 worth of parts in the mail today from Stinger. Hopefully the rest comes soon.



1971 Camaro RS/SS, Built 355 Small Block, 426hp. Muncie 4spd. Ford 9" rear.
1979 Camaro Z28, 1974 Corvette LT1, TH350, WS6 TA Rear Axle.
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST, AWD Conversion, Built 6 Bolt 4G63T, Custom FMIC, FP3065 Turbo, 579hp.
#236144 - 04/08/13 08:54 PM Re: Major Upgrades to 86 2.3 Turbo Coupe [Re: Eliminator SS]  
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Nice start. Do you have the wideband yet? If so, slap that PiMP on and start tuning!


88 TC#1 Boport stg 3 alum dport head, PT6466, Boport header, CP pistons, Crower rods, MS2xtra
88 TC#2 drag car project(someday)
88 TC#3 parts car (just needed the header panel...bought the whole car, lol)
#236145 - 04/08/13 09:24 PM Re: Major Upgrades to 86 2.3 Turbo Coupe [Re: Eliminator SS]  
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No I'm still waiting on that along with the turbine housing. I've got allot to do to this car before I can start tuning it. I'll be taking pics so keep looking for updates!


1971 Camaro RS/SS, Built 355 Small Block, 426hp. Muncie 4spd. Ford 9" rear.
1979 Camaro Z28, 1974 Corvette LT1, TH350, WS6 TA Rear Axle.
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST, AWD Conversion, Built 6 Bolt 4G63T, Custom FMIC, FP3065 Turbo, 579hp.
#236149 - 04/08/13 09:57 PM Re: Major Upgrades to 86 2.3 Turbo Coupe [Re: Eliminator SS]  
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Cool, looks like your on your way!


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5spd, Precision SC50 T3/T4, QH/SD Tune, Gillis, AFPR, 255FP, WB O2, K&N, Ported E6, 3" DP, ATR 2.5" Duals, 3:73 Rear, Konis, Eibachs, 18" Voxx Wheels, X Drilled Rotors.
-06 G35 Coupe Diamond Graphite
-97 Pathfinder
#236155 - 04/09/13 01:57 AM Re: Major Upgrades to 86 2.3 Turbo Coupe [Re: Eliminator SS]  
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#236159 - 04/09/13 05:28 AM Re: Major Upgrades to 86 2.3 Turbo Coupe [Re: Eliminator SS]  
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Very nice

And I have that mag to lol


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Came home to some more parts!





1971 Camaro RS/SS, Built 355 Small Block, 426hp. Muncie 4spd. Ford 9" rear.
1979 Camaro Z28, 1974 Corvette LT1, TH350, WS6 TA Rear Axle.
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST, AWD Conversion, Built 6 Bolt 4G63T, Custom FMIC, FP3065 Turbo, 579hp.
#236174 - 04/09/13 09:06 PM Re: Major Upgrades to 86 2.3 Turbo Coupe [Re: Eliminator SS]  
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nice parts I didn't know they sent animals through mail was it in a flat rate box as well?? and how much was he?? lol


88tc 5spd new paint, cobra r rims, mods are :header back exhaust 3inc to 2.5 duals, jdm t3/t4 stage 3 turbo 20psi,jdm external wastegate, k&n filter on vam, fmic, new bottom end .422 lift cam, c4 trans being built
#236176 - 04/10/13 12:21 AM Re: Major Upgrades to 86 2.3 Turbo Coupe [Re: Eliminator SS]  
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Eyes look evil in the camera flash, lol.

My cat has bright piercing blue eyes and you can feel her staring a hole through you across the room.

On the subject of the car, being under a short timeframe is something I sure wouldn't like, but I understand why it has to be that way.


88 TC#1 Boport stg 3 alum dport head, PT6466, Boport header, CP pistons, Crower rods, MS2xtra
88 TC#2 drag car project(someday)
88 TC#3 parts car (just needed the header panel...bought the whole car, lol)
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that spot where you have the v-band is a great spot to weld in a flex-pipe/bellows... your header will thank you... smile

looking like a pile of potential, i love it!


1987tc
#236181 - 04/10/13 07:45 AM Re: Major Upgrades to 86 2.3 Turbo Coupe [Re: Eliminator SS]  
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Haha yea my cat wouldn't get out of the way when I took the second picture. She wanted fed and wouldn't get out of my way. lol

I don't like using tubular headers on turbocharged cars. I'd much rather port out the stock manifold, ceramic coat it and wrap it in DEI thermal wrap. Which is exactly what I'm doing with this cars manifold.
I hadn't planned on installing a flex section on this exhaust since it didn't have one from the factory. But I guess I never thought that through. I wonder how well those welds on the O2 housing are going to hold... You have me thinking now.


1971 Camaro RS/SS, Built 355 Small Block, 426hp. Muncie 4spd. Ford 9" rear.
1979 Camaro Z28, 1974 Corvette LT1, TH350, WS6 TA Rear Axle.
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST, AWD Conversion, Built 6 Bolt 4G63T, Custom FMIC, FP3065 Turbo, 579hp.
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I used the same elbow from stinger and then made a custom pipe. I used a flex section like natmac mentioned (stainless), it was like $40 at summit. I used the first link. If nothing else it made intallation easier and it didn't have to be 100% perfect fitment since there was some flex. I'm sure it will sound awesome, I might have missed it from before what mufflers are you going to run?

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/psm-82-4218

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-643010-1

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-88 TC Black
5spd, Precision SC50 T3/T4, QH/SD Tune, Gillis, AFPR, 255FP, WB O2, K&N, Ported E6, 3" DP, ATR 2.5" Duals, 3:73 Rear, Konis, Eibachs, 18" Voxx Wheels, X Drilled Rotors.
-06 G35 Coupe Diamond Graphite
-97 Pathfinder
#236232 - 04/11/13 06:00 PM Re: Major Upgrades to 86 2.3 Turbo Coupe [Re: Eliminator SS]  
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Another box of goodies.



The one part I really wanted right away still hasn't shipped and its really starting to get on my nerves. The new turbine housing for the GT3076R.


1971 Camaro RS/SS, Built 355 Small Block, 426hp. Muncie 4spd. Ford 9" rear.
1979 Camaro Z28, 1974 Corvette LT1, TH350, WS6 TA Rear Axle.
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST, AWD Conversion, Built 6 Bolt 4G63T, Custom FMIC, FP3065 Turbo, 579hp.
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Also got his oil feed line assembled today. I was told the fitting hole in the back of the engine is a 1/8 pipe thread so thats the fitting I bought for it. Any turbo should have an inline filter on it so I put the Russel's filter on there and the end of the line has the restrictor fitting for Garrett ball bearing turbos.



1971 Camaro RS/SS, Built 355 Small Block, 426hp. Muncie 4spd. Ford 9" rear.
1979 Camaro Z28, 1974 Corvette LT1, TH350, WS6 TA Rear Axle.
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST, AWD Conversion, Built 6 Bolt 4G63T, Custom FMIC, FP3065 Turbo, 579hp.
#236310 - 04/15/13 05:11 AM Re: Major Upgrades to 86 2.3 Turbo Coupe [Re: Eliminator SS]  
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Finally got the turbine housing in my hands, so I assembled the turbocharger. Got the Walbro fuel pump kit too. Now I'm just waiting on the correct exhaust wrap and the fittings to come.
Here's some pics.













Here it is assembled with the ATP turbine housing and the Stinger Performance 3" O2 housing.



The Factory IHI turbo on this 88 TC has a compressor wheel slightly larger than the size of the quarter, this is a good example of why this turbo can push over twice the horsepower the factory turbo did.



Turbo and air intake/filter assembly.



1971 Camaro RS/SS, Built 355 Small Block, 426hp. Muncie 4spd. Ford 9" rear.
1979 Camaro Z28, 1974 Corvette LT1, TH350, WS6 TA Rear Axle.
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST, AWD Conversion, Built 6 Bolt 4G63T, Custom FMIC, FP3065 Turbo, 579hp.
#236313 - 04/15/13 07:32 AM Re: Major Upgrades to 86 2.3 Turbo Coupe [Re: Eliminator SS]  
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Also does anyone know where I can get decent gaskets for this turbo? The manifold to turbo and the turbo to O2 housing gaskets. I'm looking to find some local so if anyone has a parts store part number for them I'd appreciate it.

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1971 Camaro RS/SS, Built 355 Small Block, 426hp. Muncie 4spd. Ford 9" rear.
1979 Camaro Z28, 1974 Corvette LT1, TH350, WS6 TA Rear Axle.
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST, AWD Conversion, Built 6 Bolt 4G63T, Custom FMIC, FP3065 Turbo, 579hp.
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FEL-PRO Part # ES72811 - Turbo gasket set available everywhere. Not all of the included gaskets will be used though - only a couple. There is no gasket between the turbine housing and outlet elbow (O2 housing).


Brian Leavitt
'86 TC 5-Speed -- MS2x w/COP | 83 lb. injectors | T3/T4 50 Trim Stage 3 .63AR | Full 3" Exhaust - No Cat | Motorsport FMIC | Ranger Roller | Ported E6 | Walbro 255HP | Kirban | 17psi | 120-amp 3G | 8.8" 3.55 rear | '03 Cobra Wheels
'87 TC 5-Speed
'97 T-Bird LX Sport 4.6
'66 Mustang Coupe
#236330 - 04/16/13 07:07 AM Re: Major Upgrades to 86 2.3 Turbo Coupe [Re: Eliminator SS]  
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Oh wow there's no gasket between the turbine housing and wastegate/O2 housing? That's really hard for me to believe. You're sure a gasket like this isn't used?



1971 Camaro RS/SS, Built 355 Small Block, 426hp. Muncie 4spd. Ford 9" rear.
1979 Camaro Z28, 1974 Corvette LT1, TH350, WS6 TA Rear Axle.
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST, AWD Conversion, Built 6 Bolt 4G63T, Custom FMIC, FP3065 Turbo, 579hp.
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No gasket. No gasket between the manifold and head either.


Brian Leavitt
'86 TC 5-Speed -- MS2x w/COP | 83 lb. injectors | T3/T4 50 Trim Stage 3 .63AR | Full 3" Exhaust - No Cat | Motorsport FMIC | Ranger Roller | Ported E6 | Walbro 255HP | Kirban | 17psi | 120-amp 3G | 8.8" 3.55 rear | '03 Cobra Wheels
'87 TC 5-Speed
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