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Old 10-05-2011, 05:10 PM   #801
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My friend's star specs lasted about 8k miles with 100% highway commuting to work. And he's a pretty conservative driver. I'm considering the tire anyway, will be watching to see how yours fare.
Any track time? This sounds pretty bad. One summer of normal use isn't very good life. We'll see if mine make it through next summer...
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Old 10-05-2011, 05:40 PM   #802
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Nope, just straight up and down the parkway all summer. I was so impressed by the tire that I might buy them anyway.
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Old 10-05-2011, 05:45 PM   #803
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I though my rt 615's were bad at 20k miles.
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:06 PM   #804
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If it's all street use I don't think the extra grip is worth giving up that much life. Maybe I'll use these as a track setup and buy a different street setup

Or maybe mine will just last longer...
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:23 PM   #805
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Ben, how much do those BBS weigh anyways?
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:31 PM   #806
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Ben, how much do those BBS weigh anyways?
Supposedly 15.7lbs for the BBS wheels and 22lbs for the stockers.
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:18 PM   #807
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Supposedly 15.7lbs for the BBS wheels and 22lbs for the stockers.
Cool, good to know. About the same as my Gram Lights then.
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:19 AM   #808
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I call shenanigans on 8k miles 100% highway. I've put a full season on mine right now (early April to right now) with about 6k miles and I still have a TON of tread left. I am very corner happy too. I'd say they're a good 15k mile tire/at least two full seasons.
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:50 AM   #809
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Cool, good to know. About the same as my Gram Lights then.
Yeah, they're not real big, but they're pretty light so it's a good trade off.

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I call shenanigans on 8k miles 100% highway. I've put a full season on mine right now (early April to right now) with about 6k miles and I still have a TON of tread left. I am very corner happy too. I'd say they're a good 15k mile tire/at least two full seasons.
On TireRack I saw tire life ranging from 6k to 20k. Probably depends a lot on driving style, driving surface, etc. I'm hoping I can at least next summer out of mine.
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:58 PM   #810
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I picked up some 04 BBS wheels for winter but I would like to use them for summer wheels due to the weight savings and they are a really nice wheel. It's just a bummer they are not 8 or 8.5 wide.
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:26 AM   #811
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Looks great. Im considering getting one now.
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Old 10-07-2011, 02:30 PM   #812
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Back on page 17 of this thread you show pics of your car out in the mud and you have some blue tape on the wheel wells. I am taking a rally training course soon and am hoping to find some ways to protect my cars paint. Is that any special type of tape? Did it come off easily? Did it help at all?

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Old 10-07-2011, 02:38 PM   #813
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I picked up some 04 BBS wheels for winter but I would like to use them for summer wheels due to the weight savings and they are a really nice wheel. It's just a bummer they are not 8 or 8.5 wide.
I don't think the change in width is that big of a deal because I'm using the same size tire.

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Looks great. Im considering getting one now.
Cool.

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Back on page 17 of this thread you show pics of your car out in the mud and you have some blue tape on the wheel wells. I am taking a rally training course soon and am hoping to find some ways to protect my cars paint. Is that any special type of tape? Did it come off easily? Did it help at all?

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It was just blue masking tape. I had the fender lips repainted after they were rolled and the tape was still on there at the time.
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:49 PM   #814
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Old 10-13-2011, 02:19 AM   #815
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Gonna pipe it back in or let everyone within a mile know its you?
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Old 10-13-2011, 07:43 AM   #816
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Gonna pipe it back in or let everyone within a mile know its you?
Dump to atmosphere...
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:21 AM   #817
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Tastefully modded! Very nice car you have there
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:21 AM   #818
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Dump to atmosphere...
sick
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Old 10-13-2011, 12:18 PM   #819
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Mine are, lol. Did my own tint and there is not a single issue and unless you know it, they look like factory tails.

Sorry to post that Ben, just sayin.
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Old 10-13-2011, 12:35 PM   #820
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so i assume '11 WRX's are now 5x114?
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Old 10-13-2011, 12:45 PM   #821
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Old 10-13-2011, 12:58 PM   #822
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so i assume '11 WRX's are now 5x114?


Negative, still 5x100.
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:22 PM   #823
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Dump to atmosphere...
Okay after this you must take a video!
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:31 PM   #824
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Old 10-14-2011, 01:10 AM   #825
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EWG is in!

Sorry, no installed photos, but here are a few more that I took last night.

Tial MV-R 44mm EWG.


EWG Opened. 3 Springs for 1.1 bar Setting.


Note 4 grooves in diaphragm and cover to align up to 4 springs.


Here you can see how far the valve opens. Note that diaphragm would actually be held down by cover and would not lose seal.


3 springs for 1.1 bar. Quite a challenge to get the cover back on!


Mock up for photo. Note that EWG and dump tube would really be turned 90 degrees when installed in vehicle.


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I installed a GrimmSpeed crosspipe at the same time. Overall it really wasn't too bad, but it did take some time. I think it was between 5 and 6 hours total (uppipe, EWG, crosspipe, all work done by myself on jack stands). Since I was doing the crosspipe at the same time, I decided to take off the headers instead of pulling the turbo. To do the install I did the following:
  • Removed downpipe
  • Removed all uppipe bolts
  • Unplugged O2 sensor (located in passenger side header)
  • Removed heat shield from passenger side header
  • Removed heat shield from driver side header
  • Removed crosspipe
  • Removed passenger side header
  • Removed passenger side motor mount bolt
  • Jacked up motor ~1"
  • Removed uppipe
  • Installed GrimmSpeed uppipe
  • Loosely attached uppipe to turbo
  • Loosely attached crosspipe to driver side header
  • Loosely attached passenger side header to uppipe, crosspipe, and head
  • Tightened uppipe to header bolts
  • Tightened header to crosspipe bolts
  • Tightened header to head bolts
  • Tightened uppipe to turbo bolts
  • Tightened uppipe to motor bracket bolts
  • Installed dump tube to EWG (test fit for proper orientation)
  • Installed EWG to uppipe
  • Installed downpipe

Quite a list. No wonder it took me so long! I hit most of the bolts with PBlaster and none of them gave me much of a problem. Overall it was pretty smooth, just tedious work, especially on the ground with the car on jack stands. The hardest part was getting the EWG onto the uppipe. The V-band clamp was difficult to get into position with the limited space.

Note that I installed the dump tube onto the EWG first. I thought this was easier. I mocked up the EWG location and then oriented the dump tube so it was about one finger width, or slightly less, away from the axle. I clamped the dump tube to the EWG down tight while it was off the car. Then I bolted that whole assembly onto the uppipe.

FYI - The dump tube should come off the EWG approx parallel to the gound. Once the downpipe was on it ended up being about the same amount of clearance from the dump tube (as to the axle). For the limited amount of room, the GrimmSpeed uppipe is really a perfect fit. At least 1/2"-3/4" clearance for everything.

I backed my manual boost controller all the way out and took it for a drive. Wow, it is loud but it sounds pretty awesome! The 44mm definitely has a deep-ish tone, but is still really loud. The 1.1 bar spring setup with the MBC backed all the way out gave me a rock solid 18psi to redline. I turned it up a hair and am currently running at 20psi. It is totally rock solid. No creeping or spikes at all (approx 50F weather tonight).

With the IWG I had the MBC backed all the way out for most of my daily driving (should be 19psi). It would hold a solid 19psi when it was warm out, but when it was cooler it would hit 19psi and then creep to 23-24psi on a 2k-redline pull. If I just mashed the throttle at higher RPM it would spike to 25psi or more. The EWG has totally fixed this! I'm really glad to see rock solid boost.

Overall I'm super happy with how it turned out. The EWG sounds awesome when I get on it, but I can still be stealthy when I stay away from peak boost. The EWG will open slightly before my peak boost, but in daily driving it is very easy to avoid it opening. With the 20G it really only opens when I want it to (plenty of throttle input and higher RPM's). The fact that it seems to have completely cured my boost creep/spike issues is the best part. Hopefully I'll get a quick retune and log sometime soon to see if it free'd up any power
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