Originally Posted by nate_fisher
Yes i dont want to get rid of the id1000 i love the way the feel and idle and drive like stock. That is why i got the fuel pressure regulator from summit so i can bump the pressure to get them to flow better since i now have plenty of pump. It may be a no name cheaper one but i made sure it was a rising rate by 1:1 ratio so every psi of boost it raises the pressure 1psi just like stock and the more expensive regulators. Only difference i hope is this one comes with all the fittings and also comes with a gauge to go with it and if it does not work well i will get a name brand and use the fittings from this on theres.
Im not being a jerk at all but have to ask are you sponcered by killer b because i always here you mention them as much as you can? I personally have kinugawa elh and 3 bolt uppipe which is the same as gtspec,tomei and a few others since they are all made in the smae place but branded different and love the way they perform.
I have a new block coming in on monday to start building for the future since i am pushing stock internals to the ragid edge. I plan on using cp pistons but wonder if i should to the 9.0:1 compression or the 8.2:1? I am going to primarily use e85 and am going to use the stock ej255 heads and dont plan on any cams or headwork. Reason being is my 4eat will only allow my car to redline at 6300rpm and wont go any further since the tcu shifts at that point no matter what.
Nate, Chris at Killer B has taken care of me but I wouldn't call it a sponsorship. I am running his oil pan, pick up, windage tray, alternator cover, shift knob and of course the Holy Header! My buddy Angel Ortiz at HP Techs has sponsored me with great deals on the KB stuff I bought from him. Chris at KB is very accomodating when we needed some 321SS for the EWG on the up pipe he made it available. The workmanship and materials of the products is top shelf, the best! Mostly though like Junior said the headers just work, they are a great design, simple, the primaries are about as short as you can get for a Subaru, the 4:1 collector and the size of the tubing is also right for VF's and big turbos. That and they are bomb proof and guaranteed for life.
If you have good pump gas and you'll mostly be using E85 then I would consider the 9:1 CR. Our D25 heads (from the EJ255) do seem to work well with the high CR. I love my off boost response with the higher compression. I was driving around a bit today on pump and mostly out of boost, the gauge said 11 psi max but the car is peppy even at lower boost and it's amazing how usable 3rd gear is at lower speeds!