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Old 11-03-2012, 09:44 PM   #101
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How's it feel now?
Feel? It's wicked fast, much smoother power delivery then my previous tune. Once it starts pulling it just keeps going and going. The biggest surprise I have is that having the external plumbed back in it doesn't make much noise at all. I thought I would at least hear a change in the exhaust sound but there isn't much. This car is certainly more then fast enough to get in lots of trouble real quick.
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:41 PM   #102
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I was able to add ducting to my bumper to close gaps around the radiator and intercooler using urethane sheets and fusor with mesh screen. It's for plastic repair and is flexible.
I haven't smoothed it out yet but it works well. I plan to do the rest with aluminum plate.



I plan to do the same with the top part of the bumper near the intercooler. It wasn't hard to use at all.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:41 AM   #103
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I'll put some ducting together soon, just need to get ahold of material that's strong enough to hold the wind but will break on an impact and not puncture anything. Also I will put together a dual temp sensor setup to actually measure the temp difference across the intercooler.

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Old 11-04-2012, 09:28 AM   #104
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Also the car is on snow tires which isn't the most fun for now. But giving this time of year it's not worth switching to the summer tires just to change back since I don't have a second set of wheels
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:46 PM   #105
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Car turned out 22mpg today, and thats going off the odo not the on board computer.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:11 PM   #106
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Awesome work man! Love the look and functionality of that setup! Really considering doing this with one of my projects...
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:44 PM   #107
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Today I installed air temp sensors at both ends on the core to measure the difference. Today was pretty cold, probably mid 30's when I was finished the install. Doing single gear pulls the inlet temp would jump up to around 96 degrees and the outlet was around 36. So given the ambient temp I couldn't be happier with that. Cruising on the hwy on the way home inlet temps where around 50 and after 2 hrs the outlet only climbed to 40.

Duct work will certainly only help. I really dont have to much to compare these numbers with since most people dont run these sensors. I used to look at the intake temp on my accessport back when I had one but thats calculated off the MAF so its not really a great idea of whats actually making it in the engine.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:39 PM   #108
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Finally got around to making some duct work for the V-Mount. They are aluminum panels that bolt to brackets off the back of the front bar.







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Old 12-19-2012, 08:34 PM   #109
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Cool. Keep up the good work. How's the shop going? Been busy?
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:33 PM   #110
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^^ thanks, Im busy with myself. Im prototyping products to go in an online catalog. My shop is kinda in the middle of nowhere so I know custom work isn't going to be in huge demand. Full website is on the way but for now you can link to my facebook and instagram. I'm starting with exhaust in 304/321 since that's what I'm most comfortable with.

www.spencerfabricationcompany.com

I also have every intend of being a vendor on this forum when I can.

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Old 12-20-2012, 03:48 PM   #111
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Awesome. Let me know if I can ever lend a hand or something. I'm always in the area and don't live too far away.
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:11 PM   #112
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^^^ My shop is actually up in NH, 2 hrs from my place. Amazingly the addition of all the extra gas is still way cheaper each month then renting a space in the Newburyport area. I have 1800 sq ft for pennies compared to MA prices. But anyway the shop address is on the facebook and your welcome to stop by.

Today I made a center section for my car which should also fit sedan models, will know more after a test fit.

tacked together, factory 2 bolt on the front, V-Band on the rear.




Welded up,



Will ad hangers tomorrow and mock up the rear section, planning a dual exit with two small mufflers.
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:16 PM   #113
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Amazing build!
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:44 AM   #114
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What city? I knew you moved but didn't know way up in NH.
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:55 PM   #115
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What city? I knew you moved but didn't know way up in NH.
My new shop is up in Jaffrey NH
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:31 PM   #116
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New rear section to go with the center section,

started with a Y,










On a side note the car is running like real crap, I think the DW injectors are junk. So I dont know how this exhaust sounds.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:20 PM   #117
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That really sux. Exhaust looks great. Im a picky bastard, can you use allen key button head bolts on your ducting? Would look way nicer than "farm bolts".
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:26 PM   #118
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That really sux. Exhaust looks great. Im a picky bastard, can you use allen key button head bolts on your ducting? Would look way nicer than "farm bolts".
Certainly could, I'm just not to concerned with aerodynamics or the looks of it because they are behind that bar and not visible when the bumper cover is on.

I also like to stick to basic hardware that requires basic tools, makes emergency or side of the road repairs easier.
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:25 PM   #119
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Parts on order to rebuild the fuel system from the fire wall forward. Cosworth, Aeromotive, Injector Dynamics. Also going to need a new tune since my last shop DSG is unfortunately closing, thinking of making the step to speed density.

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Old 01-16-2013, 04:50 PM   #120
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OK been away from the board for a bit but I have up dates,



This is the new system designed around an Aeromotive pressure regulator and new ID 1000cc injectors (not shown) Also have plans for a surge tank in mind.



I made new lines using Fragola 8000 fittings and lines. Those things take some muscle to push on even with boiling water and lube.



Regulator mounted to strut bar. No matter how much I try the subi engine bay always looks like a mess of lines. Also I have removed all the 08 fuel regulator and damper assembly. I installed dampers for a 07 STI.

Also bumped down to a 50 Trim turbo.


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Old 01-16-2013, 04:55 PM   #121
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Also found some time for some fab work,



Made a pair of single exit mufflers, these attach to my exsisting mid pipe. Both are 3", one is 6061 and the other 304 stainless. I hate chrome some the stainless was hit with the blow torch to get a different finish.





This 6061 is super super light, I made this because I wanted to see for myself how an AL exhaust holds up in the real world. The wire is a temp hanger dont worry

Also made a 3.5" intake with no MAF for my up coming speed density tune. This is my bead roller at work.


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Old 01-16-2013, 10:20 PM   #122
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beautiful! great work
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:14 PM   #123
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Awesome work!!
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:13 PM   #124
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New 3.5" intake for the speed density tune. Doesn't go all to deep in the fender, hot air is better then cold water




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Old 01-18-2013, 03:05 PM   #125
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I'd buy your V-mount set up thats awesome.

But question for you.... is there fans on that radiator?? and if so are they stock?


You might consider putting a divider in the center horizontally because the fans could end up robbing you of the colder air. I wouldn't make the divider touch where the V is just almost like a small half pike closer to the front to force the air through the intercooler when moving.

Just a thought.
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