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Old 01-26-2013, 02:16 PM   #51
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Old 06-25-2014, 01:43 PM   #52
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Haha I'm bringing this back from the grave.. I drove the car a bunch, figured out what I like and don't like about it, did a bunch of reading and I finally started to make moves; after a year and a half of research and driving I've modified my approach a bit...

Here is my updated upgrade path/order, can't blow all my cookies at once or my wife will make me dead:

Current ECU/power (in progress)
1.) Tactrix cable (in lieu of accessport; ETA TODAY!! woohoo)
2.) solid OS 93 octane base map (from RomRaider forums)
-tuned out secondary air pump, mild tune that bumps redline, increases low end; so a "dd" tune; next step is to remove secondary air pump and install block off plates
3.) AEM Uego AFR guage with wideband for logging/tuning (ETA 7-3-14)
4.) get bung welded at exhaust shop & install Uego
5.) BFM cable again for logging from the Uego (ETA 7-3-14)
6.) GS EBCS
7.) adjust map for EBCS
8.) road logging via Uego/BFM & cable and tune session

Current Suspension/handling (done)
1.) 225/45/17 on stock rims (couldn't find decently priced BBS wheels)
2.) alignment done: -0.5L/0.5R camber front 0L/0R toe front, -1.5L/-1.4R camber rear, 0.04/0.02 toe in rear

planned enigne/power
1.) STi TMIC & splitter
2.) VF43/VF48 or 18G
4.) 22lph FP (if 18G)
5.) adjust map for mods
6.) logging & tuning session

planned Suspension/handling
1.) 17x8 +48 or +53 depending on what I can find/like (sparco "drift" are nice, 2011-2014 wrx are nice too)
2.) whiteline adjustable sway bars, kartboy endlinks, (rear strut bar is out, I use that space too much)
3.) 3mm hubcentric spacers up front (mainly for the winter set to clear 4pots)
4.) roll fenders if required
5.) 245/40/17 if I can make them fit my wagon without too much work

So this has turned into a "well here is what I am doing" thread instead of a "what should I do" thread. I've given up on modifying the exhaust for now as I can make the gains I want without doing that.

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Old 06-25-2014, 02:24 PM   #53
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Might want to work a downpipe in there somewhere.
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Old 06-25-2014, 03:00 PM   #54
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I go back and forth on that - I'm looking at the cobb 3" catted as:
1.) it tapers down to 2.5" at the tail and will connect to the stock exhaust; I don't necessarily want a cat-back system since I don't need it, although I like the sound of some.
2.) I live in CT and need to be emissions compliant, so a cat is a must, which means it's more expensive.

However if I can hit my target without it, I'm left open to increase power afterwards - if I went with the 18G I would certainly do it, but with the VF39/43/48 I'm less inclined to do it off the bat; again might do it later when I go looking for more.
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Old 06-25-2014, 04:08 PM   #55
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However if I can hit my target without it,
With your list as-is your goal is unreachable.
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Old 06-25-2014, 04:19 PM   #56
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a stock STI puts down about 240 whp, so if you need to keep the stock downpipe maybe a proper tune yields 250 whp or so, might not be bad, but it's not quite 300.
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Old 06-26-2014, 10:49 AM   #57
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all cobb downpipes come catted.. and u can find a used on on the foruims for way cheaper than new.. also it comes with wideband 02 bung already saving u moeny to buy a bung and have somone weld it in.. not to mention when you flash to a stage two map (with an AP i cant comment on open source), it takes care of any codes u mihgt throw.. NJ used to have super strict emissions and i went through inspection more than one with zero cats on my car...

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Old 06-26-2014, 11:29 AM   #58
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trips me out that it takes 2 pages and a year and a half to decide how to reach 300 measly hp out of a EJ255/EJ257 T
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Old 06-26-2014, 04:40 PM   #59
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trips me out that it takes 2 pages and a year and a half to decide how to reach 300 measly hp out of a EJ255/EJ257 T
Well some of us are adults with families, full time jobs, houses and a myriad of other responsibilities and hobbies that are more important than chasing numbers in the family wagon.

If spending money on a collection of metals and plastics was all I had to do with my time, then who knows where I'd be by now, but my order of operations goes something like this.

Family->House->Job->car maintenance->beer hobby->mustang project->modifying the dd.

I typically don't change something until I need to - when I needed brakes, I bought better pads, when I needed tires, I went wider, when my secondary air started throwing a code, I looked into deleting it; that's what prompted me to tune the car; necessity. As a happy bonus I'll pick up some horsepower initially, and then modify and tune later.

Cars aren't my life anymore, haven't been for a long time. This is my first turbo car, my first AWD car and my first foreign car that wasn't a $500 winter beater - it's not as simple to me as a V8 RWD muscle car is, which is my bread and butter. This is all new to me, and when I encounter something new I research it until I'm certain I'm making the right move, instead of just throwing money at it.

Heck if you want to talk about my All-grain setup or my Keezer build, those projects went quick, but that hobby (beer) get's way more attention.
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Old 06-26-2014, 04:43 PM   #60
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Well some of us are adults with families, full time jobs, houses and a myriad of other responsibilities and hobbies that are more important than chasing numbers in the family wagon.

If spending money on a collection of metals and plastics was all I had to do with my time, then who knows where I'd be by now, but my order of operations goes something like this.

Family->House->Job->car maintenance->beer hobby->mustang project->modifying the dd.

I typically don't change something until I need to - when I needed brakes, I bought better pads, when I needed tires, I went wider, when my secondary air started throwing a code, I looked into deleting it; that's what prompted me to tune the car; necessity. As a happy bonus I'll pick up some horsepower initially, and then modify and tune later.

Cars aren't my life anymore, haven't been for a long time. This is my first turbo car, my first AWD car and my first foreign car that wasn't a $500 winter beater - it's not as simple to me as a V8 RWD muscle car is, which is my bread and butter. This is all new to me, and when I encounter something new I research it until I'm certain I'm making the right move, instead of just throwing money at it.

Heck if you want to talk about my All-grain setup or my Keezer build, those projects went quick, but that hobby (beer) get's way more attention.
Calm your beard.
You need to research more.

Imagine doing heads/cam to your v8 and not getting headers. This is the equivalent.
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Old 06-26-2014, 04:44 PM   #61
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all cobb downpipes come catted.. and u can find a used on on the foruims for way cheaper than new.. also it comes with wideband 02 bung already saving u moeny to buy a bung and have somone weld it in.. not to mention when you flash to a stage two map (with an AP i cant comment on open source), it takes care of any codes u mihgt throw.. NJ used to have super strict emissions and i went through inspection more than one with zero cats on my car...
Thanks for the comment; I've started looking into used ones - I've seen CNT/Cobb and they both get good reviews (more reviews for Cobb) used is a possibility; I'll have to pay attention.
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Old 06-26-2014, 10:13 PM   #62
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I have an Invidia downpipe and it's held up fine for the last year through the winter in CT....

And an 18G is worthless w/o the downpipe - to the point that that doing a downpipe instead of the STI TMIC would be a better plan.... Just "Bullet Proof" the stock TMIC!
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Old 06-27-2014, 07:20 AM   #63
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Calm your beard.
You need to research more.

Imagine doing heads/cam to your v8 and not getting headers. This is the equivalent.
Beard is calmed, combed it out after a relaxing warm shower. That analogy makes sense to me. DP is going to get put in the mix somewhere, now it's just a matter of finding and acquiring one.

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I have an Invidia downpipe and it's held up fine for the last year through the winter in CT....

And an 18G is worthless w/o the downpipe - to the point that that doing a downpipe instead of the STI TMIC would be a better plan.... Just "Bullet Proof" the stock TMIC!
If i did the 18g a DP was a definite (as stated previously); instead of an intercooler feels like a bad idea.

is this what you are referring to when you suggested I "Bullet Proof" my stock TMIC? http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2189042
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Old 06-27-2014, 09:54 AM   #64
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is this what you are referring to when you suggested I "Bullet Proof" my stock TMIC? http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2189042
Righto!! That should do for the power you are planning, and hopefully gives you some free cash to get a downpipe
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Old 06-27-2014, 12:34 PM   #65
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Just "Bullet Proof" the stock TMIC!
Don't think that applies to the OP, he has an 06, totally different.
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Old 06-27-2014, 01:23 PM   #66
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Don't think that applies to the OP, he has an 06, totally different.
yeah that's what I was thinking
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