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Old 11-19-2009, 09:18 PM   #1
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Default Defiant Autospeed ultimate Forester of death project updates!

I figured it was time to just start over with this thread since so much has changed since the last one.
Lets start out with the pics! Some of them are pretty much the same as one or more of the other pics, but I like all of them and couldnt decide which to use or not, so you are getting them all!









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Old 11-19-2009, 09:18 PM   #2
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And here are a couple of the alcohol injection setup. Its the latest AEM with the "always on" style pump. I have its built in failsafe set up with a 3 port solenoid which will dump me to wastegate boost (@13PSI) in the case of any error/fault in the system. All it took was a $28 solenoid from Granger and $2 worth of plastic fittings for the solenoid. I am running a 50/50 mix of methanol and distilled water. Using the medium nozzle which works out to @4.5gph. Its a very small nozzle actually, I did this intentionally so that I would be relying on the alch as little as possible, using it only as a minor supliment to the fueling, and mostly for the charge cooling aspect, to bring in more reliability and long term safety for the motor.
Here is the pump, res and controller. I have it set to come in at 11PSI and peak its flow at 25PSI. I am currently running 26PSI peak boost.


Here is a shot showing the placement of the nozzle. Its roughly 6" before the throttle plate, which is ideal.
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:18 PM   #3
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Here is the mod list. Almost easier to list what ISNT modified...


Engine
EJ255 short block, machined .020 over
CP Forged pistons, coated domes and skirts, 100mm
08 STI oil pump
AR Fab crank damper pulley
Slowboy racing Port and Polished heads (full on port/polish, not just a cleanup)
5 Angle valve job
Ferrea stainless intake valves
Manley inconel exh valves
Brian Crower valve springs/ti retainers
Cosworth 278/274 cams
Defiant Autospeed TGV deletes
Defiant Autospeed P&P throttlebody
Deatschwerks 1000cc injectors
Walbro GSS342 fuel pump
TurboXS fuel rails
TurboXS rotated mount turbo kit
TurboXS EWG with 44mm Tial EWG
TurboXS FMIC
TurboXS RFL axleback on TurboXS turboback
TurboXS high flow cat
TurboXS UTEC engine management
Romraider reflash (these are working together)
Speed density based fueling tune, 26PSI
ATP Garret GT35R .82
--Anti-surge porting
--Polished compressor housing
Protech turbo blanket
Hallman RX Pro MBC
3 port Grainger solenoid for alch failsafe
Group-N motor mounts
STI Group-N timing belt
STI 1.3 bar radiator cap


Brakes
STI Brembo calipers front/rear
Stoptech performance street brake pads
STI master cylinder
Goodridge stainless brake lines
Castrol synthetic brake fluid (will be flushed with RBF600 motul soon)
Stoptech slotted rotors front and rear

Suspension
04 WRX steering rack
Whiteline steering rack bushings
Tein Flex coilovers (04 STI fitment)
Whiteline 24mm adjustable front swaybar
Whiteline 24mm adjustable rear swaybar
Whiteline rear subframe lock bolts
Whiteline heavy duty rear swaybar mounts
Whiteline rear strut brace w/quick releases
STI lower arm bar (front subframe lower brace)
SPT front strut brace
Rota (yes I said it, ROTA) Forumula mesh wheels 18X8
-painted a house of kolors gold
Falken Azenis 245/40/18 (this size chosen to maintain stock forester rolling diameter to keep speedo correct)

Driveline
JDM Version 7 STI Spec C RA non DCCD 6 speed
--includes RHD factory short shifter
Perrin front shifter bushings
Kartboy rear shifter bushing
KillerBMotorsport white delrin shift knob
Slighly modified the 5MT shift boot to work with the 6 speed shifter (for now)
ACT Street clutch with Extreme pressure plate (XT pressure plate)
--This is the same as their stage 1 clutch, but with a 14% stronger pressure plate. Driveability is almost the same, just a bit stiffer pedal, still VERY daily driver friendly
STI axles all around
STI driveshaft (a good bit thicker than the FXT shaft, has a U-joint in the middle instead of a ball joint)
STI rear hubs (WAAAAAAAAAAAY better e-brake, but also needed for axles/brakes)

Interior
06 WRX TR front seats
STI floor mats
Defi Blue Racer boost/EGT gauges (fuel pressure, oil temp, water temp and oil pressure soon to come)
TurboXS Tuner wideband AFR setup
Interior Flair blue conversion on cluster (coming soon!)

ICE
Kenwood DNX5120 double din DVD head unit with NAV and XM satalite radio
Dynaudio front component speakers. Dont recall model, retail around 1100.
Zapco competition crossovers in front doors, very large and heavy.
Front doors sealed with dynamat
2 Zapco DC350.2 amps, bridged, 1 powering each door with @350rms
1 Zapco DC500.1 sub amp. Gain cranked hard
3 Image Dynamics ID 12 subs in a sealed box, separate compartments rear firing
The amps are all hidden, fronts under front seats, sub amp under rear deck (you can see the fan in the rear pic)

MISC
LL Bean Forester roof spoiler
JDM Forester front lip (also came stock on 08 model)
JDM only rubber skirt for front lip (doubles aero on lift and drag reduction gains, documented by Subaru)
STI decals/badging (real oem stuff, not fake decals)
Tint ( I love when people list tint as a mod)
05 FXT tail lights (the stock 07s are alteezas, and HAD to go)
Custom melted rear bumper because I have been slacking on getting the axleback extended and lowered a bit.
Kartboy XL exh hangers
3 Custom drunken airsoft dents on passenger side (dont ask )
JDM Forester STI alternator cover badge


Thats all I can think of right now..


Future plans

--Finish up getting the rest of the gauges together
--Install my mocal oil cooler setup. will go under scoop
--STI steering wheel
--Smaller alternator pulley to give just a hair more juice at idle
--Chrome the FMIC pipes that are visible in the engine bay
--Replace SPT front strut brace with a Whiteline strut brace
--Remove custom drunken airsoft dents on passenger side
A few other things...




How does it drive?

AWESOME.
Even though its "show car mode" low, it still handles amazingly well. It did handle better when it was an inch higher though. Still, it outhandles a WRX, about on par with a stock STI. Raise it an inch and it outhandles an STI by a mile. It stops on a dime and gives you change. The pedal is VERY tight, and they modulate incredibly well. The clutch drives ALMOST like factory, with its XT pressure plate the pedal is a little stiffer, but not hard to push or tiring on the leg, and it modulates well. Power... yeah.... It loses traction in 4th gear. 2nd gear sends it sliding across the road, 3rd gets the car moving around in the lane with wheelspin. It doesnt ALWAYS lose traction in 4th, but you can sometimes feel the front tires get loose as it comes into boost hard.
The JDM Spec C RA gearbox is a close ratio 6 speed, and with my 7700rpm redline 4th tops out almost dead on 100mph. Gear spacing is almost telepathic. Its that seemless. I absolutely love it and on a road course it would be a monster. On the drag strip it will get me into fifth gear plenty early (there is no STI tranny that can trap upper 120s/low 130s in 4th, so this is a great choice for my setup)
The WRX steering rack and seats make you completely forget that you are driving a Forester. It drives just like a WRX/STI now. A very VERY serious WRX/STI, but its decidedly not Forester like. The ride quality is amazing considering the suspension and tire setup, its not really any worse than a stock 05 STI. Not bouncy or harsh, the only time you really notice it is when going over a speed bump. There is no getting around 500+lb front spring rates on that.

Idle quality is perfect, a little lumpy when its warming up, but once warm it idles like stock. Low end power is awesome for how large the turbo is. I would definitely say that I am not lacking in low end power, and throttle response is amazingly sharp. Its an incredible daily driver powerband. At no point in the powerband do I have less power than stock. Pretty much everywhere down low I have more power than a stage 2 setup. Gas milage is undetermined at this point, I havent had a normal driving tank of gas through the new setup yet. But looking at what I got out of the tank that had 1/4 tank worth of full throttle tuning pulls in it, I am guestimating around 24MPG highway 21MPG average. Honestly, I think that may be a low estimation!


Tuning was done by Themadscientist, who is now tuning for my company. We used a UTEC and an open source reflash, this gives you the power of a $3000+ standalone, without the standalone headaches. It hasnt been on a dyno yet, but looking at the maps, datalogs and knowing how other Subies feel at a given power level, its very realistic to say that this is an over 500whp Forester as it sits, on its day to day tune, 26PSI on 93 pump and 50/50 meth/water.

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Old 11-20-2009, 12:03 PM   #4
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--Remove custom drunken airsoft dents on passenger side
That was a fun day.
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Old 11-20-2009, 12:07 PM   #5
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That was a fun day.
I have scars. Seriously, SCARS

highlight of the day

You, chugging Joose, and watching the joose etch itself into the concrete driveway.
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:25 PM   #6
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my fav forester by far!
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:29 PM   #7
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absolutly amazing
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:30 PM   #8
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Best forester ive seen, import allstars ftw



mod list, whp numbers, pics, and tune from keith?
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:31 PM   #9
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best forester ive seen
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:41 PM   #10
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Holy crap! That is freakin' nice.
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:45 PM   #11
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nice ive always wanted to see your ride.
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:53 PM   #12
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Damn Dave....MIA for a while and come back with a bang!!!!!


Gald to see the Fozzy's back in the mix....I expect to see you at some future gatherings for the team
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:55 PM   #13
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Damn Dave....MIA for a while and come back with a bang!!!!!


Gald to see the Fozzy's back in the mix....I expect to see you at some future gatherings for the team

Just sent Wes an email about the dues
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:58 PM   #14
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Just sent Wes an email about the dues
Nice! Back in the game



Hey, you should mosey on into my "Most Hated" thread and give me some bumps
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:56 PM   #15
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Looks sweet, just wondering, what turbo are you running and what kind of audio do you have set up?
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:57 PM   #16
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this makes me want to swap a forester
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Old 11-19-2009, 10:02 PM   #17
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wow that is beautiful. specially in wrb
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oh wow
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I think the Ultimate Forester of Death deserves more than Rotas, but overall, it looks great
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I think the Ultimate Forester of Death deserves more than Rotas, but overall, it looks great

The problem is, that is the EXACT looking wheel I knew I HAD to have. The last time I priced out that particular model BBS, it came out to around $4k for the set.

Why did I go with rota? I have had Rotas on several cars, and I have never, ever had anything remotely resembling a problem. They arent THAT much heavier, and if I curb one badly, I wont feel an urge to slit my wrists Its just hard to justify what would be a close to or over $3000 price difference. Honestly, based on my experience with Rotas, it would be hard to justify even a $1000 difference.
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The problem is, that is the EXACT looking wheel I knew I HAD to have. The last time I priced out that particular model BBS, it came out to around $4k for the set.

Why did I go with rota? I have had Rotas on several cars, and I have never, ever had anything remotely resembling a problem. They arent THAT much heavier, and if I curb one badly, I wont feel an urge to slit my wrists Its just hard to justify what would be a close to or over $3000 price difference. Honestly, based on my experience with Rotas, it would be hard to justify even a $1000 difference.
yeah, I definitely get it. The thing is with those, as well as Grids, is that they don't look quite as good as the original wheel. G-forces, DPT's, and Tarmac's look exactly like their originals. With yours, they don't look *quite* right. As I said before though, the car is still awesome.
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Damn you Dave, everytime I see the Engine in your foz I have to change my pants

I fookin' hate you.
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looking good.

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damn man, that's a badass forester. love it

usually not a fan of audio, but you got the power to rock it.
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