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Old 05-31-2011, 10:42 PM   #1
alcoolaid
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Updated: May 18, 2014: John Reed Racing Dyno Tune

2007 Satin White Pearl Subaru Impreza WRX STI

587WHP/513WTQ @ 26psi
Quickest ET: 11.24 @ 127mph (On 18" rims + 265/35/18 street tires) - Only made one pass at time (no roll bar)
Home Built by Me
Tuned by John Reed

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How she looks like:
2013:




2012








2011


2010


2009


On the track with HondaAtHeart in 2010 @ Pacific Raceway


Mod List:

Engine:
JE 925SD Custom Forged Pistons 101.6mm w/coated crowns and anodized ring lands
Nascar piston rings
MPS Super H-Beam +2mm Long Rods
Factory STI 79mm Crankshaft
Dan Benson Racing Darton Sleeved Block
Engine Fully Blueprinted and Balanced
ACL Race Rod and Main Bearings
Kelford 276/272 AVCS Cams
JE Proseal Head Gaskets
NGK BKR7EIX Spark Plugs
5-Angle Intake Valve Job
3-Angle & Radiused Exhaust Valve Job
Ferrea +1mm SS Intake Valves
Ferrea +1mm Super Alloy Exhaust Valves
Supertech Dual Valve Springs
Supertech Titanium Retainers
ARP Custom Age 625+ Head Studs
ARP Case Bolts
STI 10mm Oil Pump
OEM STI Timing Belt
Gates Racing Alternator/PS Belt
Mocal 915 Oil Cooler -10AN Fittings
Mocal Sandwich Adapter w/ Thermostat
Koyo R2704 53mm Racing Radiator
Custom Twin-Scroll Header and T4 Up-pipe
Custom 3.5" Catless Downpipe
Borgwarner S300sx 83-75 .91AR T4 TS Turbo
Dual Tial 38mm V-band Wastegates w/ external dump tubes
MAC 3-Port Boost Solenoid
OMNI Power 4 Bar MAP Sensor
Custom 4" Aluminum Intake w/ Green filter
Boost Logic Turbo Blanket
Fujitsubo Titanium Exhaust
APS DR725 FMIC with Custom Pipes
Tial Q BOV
TGV Port and Delete
Ported Intake Manifold
Ported Throttle Body
Rotated Intake Manifold
Crawford Performance V2 Air/Oil Separator
GrimmSpeed 8mm Phenolic Spacers
KS Tech 1/2" Throttle Body Spacer
Walbro 255LPH Fuel Pump Intank
Dual Bosch 044 External Fuel Pumps
Canton Racing 1 micron Fuel Filter
AI Industries 2.6L Race Fuel Surge Tank
Goodridge 825 PTFE -8AN Feed and -6AN Return Fuel Lines
Injector Dynamics 1300cc Fuel Injectors
Aeromotive Top Feed Fuel Rails
Aeromotive A1000-6 Fuel Pressure Regulator
GM Flex Fuel Sensor
Vi-Pec V88 Standalone ECU with Anti-Lag and Launch Control
Odyssey PC680 Battery

Drivetrain:
ACT XT-SS Clutch
STI Group N 6spd Short Shifter
STI Group-N Tranny Mount
STI Group-N Engine Mounts
STI Group-N Pitch Stop Mount
ACPT Carbon Fiber Driveshaft
Street: Volk TE37SL 18x10.5 +22 Special Color Diamond Black Hankook Ventus Evo v12 295/30/18
Track: Rota DPT 18x10 +35 Yokohama A005 280/650/18
ARP Extended Wheel Studs
Muteki Extended Open End Black Lug Nuts
Stoptech ST60 Trophy Big Brake Kit
Street: Stoptech Street Performance Brake Pads F+R
Track: PFC08 Front Brake Pads, PFC01 Rear Brake Pads
Centric Premium Rear Rotors
Motul RBF600 Brake Fluid
Quantum Motorsports Brake Ducts
RPW 3" Ducting Hose

Suspension:
RCE Tarmac 2 Coilovers
Hyperco Springs 600/500lb
Corner Balanced
Whiteline Anti-lift Kit
Whiteline Rollcenter Kit
Whiteline Max-C Motorsport Camber/Caster Plates
GTWorx Rear Camber Plates
SPC Front and Rear Camber Bolts
STI S204 Carbon Fiber Front Strut
Cusco Carbon Fiber Rear Strut Bar
Kartboy Rear Diff Outrigger Bushings (Black)
Kartboy Rear Subframe Bolts
Turn in Concepts Rear Diff Mount Bushings - RACE
Turn in Concepts Lateral Link Bushings
Turn in Concepts Forward Trailing Arm Bushings
Turn in Concepts Rear Trailing Arm Bushings
RaceQuip Tow Hook Loop Strap

Interior:
Compustar Pro 2W9000FM-AS
Defi Amber BF Boost, Oil Pressure, EGT
Innovate MTX-L Wideband
Subtle Solutions Ashtray Gauge Bezel
Gruppe-S CF Triple Gauge Pod
STI Titanium Shift Knob
STI Limited Hazard Button
Pioneer AVH-4300DVD
Stripped Interior
Sound Deadening and Heat Shields Removed
Airbag System Removed
Valentine 1 Radar Detector
Beatrush Rear Firewall Division Plate
Recaro Profi SPG Seats
Buddy Club Seat Rails
Amerex 2.5lb Fire Extinguisher x 2
Autopower 4pt Race Rollbar
G-Force Camlock SFI 6pt Harnesses
Works Bell Short Hub
NRG 2.5 Carbon Fiber Quick Release
Nardi Deep Corn 350mm Leather Wheel w/ Red Stitching

Exterior:
STI Limited Front Lip
STI Badging Removed
Headlight Blackouts
40% Front Tint
20% Rear Tint
LED License Plate/Daytime Running Lights
Seibon Carbon Fiber Trunk painted White
Rolled/Pulled/Cut Fenders
04-05 STI Rear Tail Lights
WRX Side Skirts
KS Tech Hood Scoop Block Off Plate
LIC Motorsport Dry Carbon Fender Flares
Custom 6mm splitter with 100mm extension
Kognition Design 71" Chassis Mount Wing
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Old 05-31-2011, 10:45 PM   #2
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Finally decided to start a member gallery thread to keep everything in one place so more people can see what I’m doing, not just the VIC guys.

Just a little history, bought the car brand new from Carter Subaru in August 2007.


128 miles on the odometer and almost back home in Vancouver, BC, Canada, I get pulled over. (No ticket)


I only knew a few basic things about Subaru’s when I got one since two of my friends had STI’s. I mostly worked on Honda’s back in the day. Anyways, slowly started tinkering with the car and within the first few weeks I was stage 2 with a handful of other mods… then the track bug caught me.

Started out by learning the limits of the car with auto-x. Later on, I got hooked on track days. In 2008 I put nearly 2,000 track km’s on the car. I’ve stayed stage 2 forever but was still able to keep up with some quicker cars like 996 GT3’s/911 turbos, R8’s, turbo swapped sti’s, and etc by focusing on suspension work, keeping the weight as low as possible and always wanting to improve my driving skills.

Some photos of the car and some various events:










However, there was a limit to how far that would take me. As I moved into more experienced lapping days I found the urge for more power. Ariel atoms, caterham v8’s, z06’s and other quick cars just blasting out of corners like I was nothing is quite frustrating haha.

Because of this, at the end of the track season in 2008 I had some major plans for my car in the winter off season. I’ve always been taking a heavy course load at school so I didn’t have much time to work on my car so progress was slow. It’s hard to balance work/studying/getting good grades with hobbies and having fun but my education will definitely play a big role in my future, so although I would had loved to put more time into working on the car, time was really tight.

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Old 05-31-2011, 10:47 PM   #3
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April 2009 Tear Down

Notice the snow





Running out of storage room


Getting ready to pull it out

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Old 05-31-2011, 10:48 PM   #4
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Default April 2009 Motor Teardown

Breaking it down






I always wondered it that much carbon build up is normal…


White hot valves!


Piston coming out


Splitting my first Subaru block


Final parts

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Old 05-31-2011, 10:48 PM   #5
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Default April 2009 Stripping it Down

While waiting for new parts and machine work




Firewall insulation mat gone!


New parts






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Old 05-31-2011, 10:49 PM   #6
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Default May 2009 Engine Build 1

2009 Engine Build
2 Pistons in (took my time gapping the rings nice)








Copper gasket adhesive (read about it in Mick’s great thread – Thanks!)


LH head on

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Old 05-31-2011, 10:51 PM   #7
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Cams going in


Setting the valve lash (takes so much time!! all the measuring and math haha)


Old 10mm vs new 11mm and the 2 shims I'm going to put in it


Before I went to sleep last night


This morning


Engine bay


New exhaust cam gear bolt after I stripped the old one


Auto-tensioner with an allen key in it after I put it in the press


Timing belt in and timing set

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Old 05-31-2011, 10:51 PM   #8
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That's the way to do it man, learn the limits of each setup, then move it on up to the man-sized power. Got track videos?
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Old 05-31-2011, 10:51 PM   #9
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Default May 2009 Dropping the motor in






Starter and clutch cylinder back in


I like

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Old 05-31-2011, 10:52 PM   #10
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Default May 2009 Fuel System Build

Aeromotive stuff






Injector Dynamics Bosch 1000cc top feeds


Engine bay currently

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Old 05-31-2011, 10:52 PM   #11
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Ive been subscribed to you for awhile on youtube,..... Very well done sir!
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Old 05-31-2011, 10:55 PM   #12
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Default July 2009 – First Start

Video of my car at cold start. I don't think it's that loud compared to some other cars I've heard.

Excuse the messy engine bay as I had all the lines/intercooler piping/manifold, etc hooked up for a reverse manifold setup and I quickly rushed to put the stock turbo setup on in like 3 hours so it's a bit ugly in there.

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Old 05-31-2011, 10:56 PM   #13
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Default October 2009 – Got the Turbo Kit

So after waiting for a LONGGGGG time, I've finally received most of the kit minus the down pipe. In the process of putting it all in right now. Will try to hit the dyno soon.



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Old 05-31-2011, 10:57 PM   #14
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Default October 2009 Fabrication

Mocking up the intercooler piping and test fitting everything before I heat wrap everything and insulate all the hoses/wires.


Dual dump tubes




It's a super tight fit. Compressor housing almost touches tgv housing and the brake lines.


Alternator clearance. Just clears the hood.


And for fun... s300 vs. vf43

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Old 05-31-2011, 10:58 PM   #15
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Default October 2009 Fabrication

October 2009 Update 3
Friend had some pictures of me mocking up intercooler piping. Cold side was already given to my other friend who is welding it up so no pictures there.

Cutting pipes

Test fitting


Where I'll have a coupler


Don't mind the coupler. Wrong transition on it.

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Old 05-31-2011, 10:59 PM   #16
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Default October 2009 Almost Done

Got the downpipe yesterday.


Look at that clearance to the firewall. Good thing I had my AC removed or no way this would fit.

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Default October 2009 Tune and Videos


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Old 05-31-2011, 11:01 PM   #18
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Arthur i've always liked your car, It's one of the few reasons i want to keep my car.
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Old 05-31-2011, 11:10 PM   #19
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Arthur i've always liked your car, It's one of the few reasons i want to keep my car.
Haha, glad I've inspired you to keep yours. Sometimes when the car is being a *****, I just wanna give up and hope it goes on fire
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Old 05-31-2011, 11:11 PM   #20
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Default Start of the 2010 Build

Last motor was basically a built bottom end with a turbo kit and stock heads running on the stock ecu and using a Cobb APV2 for engine management. Got it tuned by Dominic @ Maxwell Power and made 511whp/444wtq with 28psi boost on 94 octane and 70/30 meth/water injection.

Ever since the tune I've always wanted to run a standalone ecu just to have better drivability since the MAF was so big it wasn't that great for daily driving. Also, a lot of people kept bugging me to build the heads since obviously this was hindering my top end power.

So, after picking up a Vi-Pec V88 standalone ECU and purchasing some built heads from a close friend, I decided it was time to quickly pull the motor out again before the track season season starts in March.

Ever since my tune in October 2009 I've put about 5,000 hard miles on the car and everything is still great!

Heads went to Maxwell Power for a clean up. Then went back down to Maxwell to let Dom work his magic. Couldn't wait to see the top-end gains @ the same boost level. Also looked forward to playing with the anti-lag.

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Old 05-31-2011, 11:12 PM   #21
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Default February 2010 Pulling out the motor

Some pictures of the motor pull and ECU wiring :S













45 mins in


3 hours in


8 hours in


done

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Haha, glad I've inspired you to keep yours. Sometimes when the car is being a *****, I just wanna give up and hope it goes on fire
Well idk if you inspired me enough to keep it, but i wish my car was great like yours..


built motor and i consume oil by the quart, yah!!!!! :/
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Default February 2010 Installing the built heads

Some photos for you guys. Swapped the heads. Got it all timed up. Just have to take the flywheel off, get it resurfaced, change the rear main seal, put the oil pan back on, put the turbo stuff on, intake manifold stuff and wiring harness then put the motor back in.

Also finally got the Vi-Pec working... 2 wires were mis-labeled on their wiring diagram so the DBW throttle plate wouldn't calibrate properly...
















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Default Vi-Pec Rotational Idle with Built Heads

Was street tuning it for a bit today before the dyno tune and played with the rotational/cyclic idle/cool down function which is part of the anti-lag.

Here it is:

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