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Old 12-20-2012, 08:06 PM   #376
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That was awesome!! I got out for a little bit yesterday too! I love snow drifting!!
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:47 PM   #377
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Lol those kids at the bus stop at 0:18 in the dashcam video probably shat their pants seeing this beast screaming around the corner.
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:23 AM   #378
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Hey Arthur, what is your WHP at now? The first page says 597, but the videos say 700...
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:19 AM   #379
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Hey Arthur, what is your WHP at now? The first page says 597, but the videos say 700...
597 still. Don't know why my friend put 700 lol! Free 100 Internet hp
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:23 PM   #380
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597 still. Don't know why my friend put 700 lol! Free 100 Internet hp
The camera adds 100 WHP...
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:41 PM   #381
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Splitter off, skid plate on


Fun times


Snow ready Kognition wing


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Old 12-21-2012, 04:53 PM   #382
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PC680 was getting hard to start in the winter, changed it out for group 35 exide flat plate agm battery. Engine starts so well now! Too bad it weighs like 45 pounds... heavy sucker.







My new storage rack also came in. Great for storing small bolts/nuts/screws and parts.
$119 on sale! 90 bins, holds 450 pounds.


New new 2013 Everlast PowerTig 200DX came in as well!


Also got a CK9 flex head torch with superflex 25' hose. This thing is so light and the hose is so flexible it's amazing! Like a wet noodle.




Gas saver kit with pyrex cup!


Can't wait to play with it. Just need to get my argon tank back from my friend


Now I can do more precision aluminum welds. Going to be making some splitters next year for friends and such...
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:55 PM   #383
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Christmas definitely came early for me

And to top it off, my good friend who I helped build his R32 GTR got me this for x-mas.

Innovate MTX-L wideband woot
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:05 PM   #384
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Why is it that you always seem to have so many nice toys? I'm jealous of the welder... I'm practicing my welds on steel, but I need to get an argon tank so I can use gas. I have all the connectors, just haven't gotten a tank yet.

And that rack looks like a Princess Auto special...
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:50 PM   #385
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Try shorai way better cold cranking rate than odyssey
http://www.shoraipower.com/s.nl/it.A/id.106/.f
From my personal experience, I think Shorai and Odyssey is almost same. After using the Shorai for 4 months, I think it is very good for cold start. 540 cca is not good as regular battery but for a 4.5 lb battery is perfect. Odyssey 680 is 220 cca.
I will relocate my battery to trunk

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Old 12-21-2012, 10:27 PM   #386
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+1 shorai,

My odyssey is starting to fail.
I have shorai in both bikes and might take one for the winter
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:24 AM   #387
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I read about shorai batts not doing well in cold weather. Don't need a fancy batt for winter. Pc680 goes back in spring
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:24 AM   #388
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Why is it that you always seem to have so many nice toys? I'm jealous of the welder... I'm practicing my welds on steel, but I need to get an argon tank so I can use gas. I have all the connectors, just haven't gotten a tank yet.

And that rack looks like a Princess Auto special...
Lol ya it is a princess auto special
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:32 PM   #389
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We need a wallpaper size version of this! 1920x1080?
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:12 AM   #390
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u should leave the front splitter on so u can scoop up some snow
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:04 PM   #391
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Arthur, let's do some photoshoting at Granville island.
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:47 AM   #392
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Arthur, let's do some photoshoting at Granville island.
sure, maybe some time near end of jan. doing some things with the car soon when I have time
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:18 PM   #393
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Some updates for the VIC peeps in case you weren't looking in the member gallery thread.

Out of randomness I decided to hook up the fuel temp sensor to the vipec since I still have one temperature input left. Looks like a rats nest but it's all labelled. Looks messy because at the time of putting it all together (3+ years ago), there were only a coupe of people in north america running this ecu on a subaru. Not to mention some of the wiring diagrams were not correct so there was a lot of troubleshooting.

Anyways... here it is, all hooked up.
http://just.razzi.me/photos/943201/b8996ab.jpg[/IMG]

Look at all the temperature differences. Car has been sitting for about 6 hours since I drove it.


Haven't had time to test it out but we'll see how it reacts while driving with an almost empty tank of gas and a full tank of gas.

Fast forward a few weeks: came out to reading fine. 20-25C fuel temp after driving for a while in like 5C weather.


Practiced some welding.

Room where the magic happens



First time tigging on AC. This is 1/16" angle on 1/8" aluminum bar. 110 amps



Practicing on DC. 16 gauge 304ss.

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Old 02-20-2013, 03:18 PM   #394
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Got a chance to do some PC logging and load it into virtual dyno. Only did two pulls. Took me a while to get the speed sensor reading exactly as it should. Verified via GPS to make sure it was 100% spot on.

Red line was done first to 7400rpm. Blue line was done second to 8100rpm. Set to low boost 23-24psi.

I don't know why boost was down for the second run. Was sitting on the side of the road for a while and was only rolling for like 30s before I did the pull. IAT was already down though. First run was leaner too... wonder if I have a clogged injector. Car does idle weird sometimes. Will have to check. Anyways, here are the runs.



Edit: Got a chance to analyze the data. Red line was running lean between 4k and 6k. Even hit 12.1 AF (target is 11.2) at one point and cylinder 3 and 4 wasn't happy. Engine noise jumped from 30 -> 470. Blue line is down 2-3 psi. Still trying to figure out why. Ignition angle was pretty much the same and boost target was the same as well. No ECT or IAT boost trims. Maybe the header/turbo was hotter on the first pull? Need to tweak the fueling for sure. Fuel filter could be dirty.. it is 3 years old.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:19 PM   #395
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Was in Portland with the girlfriend for valentines and did some tax free shopping while I was down there. Great food in downtown Portland! Didn't get to hit the sand dunes because of the weather.

Drove to Columbia River Mandrel and picked up pipes at their location on the way down to Portland. Cool little facility. I actually thought it was going to be much bigger.

Then stopped by to see Troy @ Swag Off Road. Swag Off Road

Got myself a vertical portaband table.









Even has a cool built in LED!


Stay tuned for cool stuff I hope to make
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:22 PM   #396
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Got some 2.5" aluminum mandrel bends. Ready to make some new intercooler pipes!



Also picked up some washer fluid at home depot. Water meth!!!




Going to be doing a reverse intake manifold setup on a local VIC car as well as fabricating the necessary fmic piping to make it all work.

Some other VIC cars that want head gasket swaps and motor builds... don't even have space. Maybe time to expand the garage
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:29 PM   #397
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ah nice! I was looking at getting one of the portaband tables. I have the tube bender air over hydro adaptor from swag and it works awesome. How do you like the portaband?

I just couldn't justify getting it at the time but I'm kind of thinking about it now.

Also the everlast tig. You have the 200dx? Thinking of that vs. the miller 180. More features on the everlast but I really like my miller mig. Way better than any of the cheaper brands as far as migs go.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:35 PM   #398
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Yeah that tube bender looks sick. He had so many dies in stock it was intense! All out of his home garage too.

Felt like buying one to build a roll cage! hahaha

I love the portaband! Light and powerful, cuts straight, replacement blades are like $20 for 3. I may build a wider table for it to cut some bigger stuff easier. I'd go for it!

Yeah I have the 2013 200dx. I got a really good deal on it and it's been amazing. Friend has a miller econotig. He tried it out and he said he really liked it. Says he wants to sell his miller now . I had a Eastwood 175 mig and my friend had a miller 211. I used both and honestly it's pretty much the same. Definitely wouldn't pay twice as much just because its blue... there is a tiny bit more refinement to the miller but I like saving money where I can. If I used it everyday then maybe I'd lean toward the miller but I'm just the hobbyist user.
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:32 AM   #399
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Been a while since I turned any nuts and bolts on the car. Decided to put my arp extended wheel studs on today.





Rear was a piece of cake going through the abs sensor hole. Just needed a bit of grinding with the angle grinder and stone bit.

Front was a little more work. Had to crack the axle nuts loose, push the axle back in a bit, remove the 4 bolts holding the hub in, pull it out a bit, then put the studs in.

Rear rotors finally hit minimum thickness
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:58 AM   #400
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got any videos of you on a track??

also whats your reliability like with all that power?? been looking at going to an evo for motor reliability but, then i suppose if its built properly i shouldnt have problems..

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