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Old 05-09-2013, 10:14 AM   #2851
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:15 AM   #2852
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:40 AM   #2853
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:45 AM   #2854
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:46 AM   #2855
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[quote=Justin V;39685074]I had my motor out last week and did a few custom things to it.

20G went on as well as a 3" hard inlet so I had to work with the fuel lines, I just got rid of the metal lines under the manifold and ran rubber hoses. I pretty much just followed APS's instructions. I had the harness out too so I did the following,

Engine wiring harness, got rid of the uneeded plugs, air pump delete on my 07, 2x TGV plugs per side, and the air check valve that runs from the pcv to the turbo inlet. Also wrapped the gray part in black now.

I tried to do a wire tuck but Geez there is no room under there.



This is what came out.


Also deleted the oil heat exchanger to fit my EL headers on my 07 wrx.
Pulled the nipple from the waterpump and tapped it for a 1/4 npt plug, I guess next go round I'll just order a 08 wrx pump.


Also order the OEM plug for Legacies and what not without the heat exchanger and removed the nipple by the oil filter.



NEXT UP: temp switch on the I/C to controller the sprayer.
Isnt that a downgrade to remove the oil cooler?
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:58 AM   #2856
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been stated multiple times its not an oil cooler

running 180 deg water around my oil doesn't seem cool

however the EL headers that required me to remove the "heat exchanger" were an upgrade
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:04 PM   #2857
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I had my motor out last week and did a few custom things to it.

20G went on as well as a 3" hard inlet so I had to work with the fuel lines, I just got rid of the metal lines under the manifold and ran rubber hoses. I pretty much just followed APS's instructions. I had the harness out too so I did the following,

Engine wiring harness, got rid of the uneeded plugs, air pump delete on my 07, 2x TGV plugs per side, and the air check valve that runs from the pcv to the turbo inlet. Also wrapped the gray part in black now.

I tried to do a wire tuck but Geez there is no room under there.



This is what came out.


Also deleted the oil heat exchanger to fit my EL headers on my 07 wrx.
Pulled the nipple from the waterpump and tapped it for a 1/4 npt plug, I guess next go round I'll just order a 08 wrx pump.


Also order the OEM plug for Legacies and what not without the heat exchanger and removed the nipple by the oil filter.



NEXT UP: temp switch on the I/C to controller the sprayer.
When the oil is 220F and hotter, then 180F coolant will cool the oil. Hence "oil cooler". It does double as an oil warmer when the oil temp is less than the coolant temp, but that is a good thing. Your engine is designed to work with oil that is hotter than your coolant [over 200F].

It is a BAD idea to not have an oil cooler.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:15 PM   #2858
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so why Subaru got rid of it 08+?
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:26 PM   #2859
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the same reason you should keep the coolant lines hooked up to your throttle body. :sarcasm:

Put phenolic spacers to block heat but then just feed it up a different route via the coolant.

Air coming out of my I/C is about 80-90 deg depending on the weather and heat soak, but I wanna heat it up a little more right before it goes back into the engine.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:26 PM   #2860
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The thing is, the style oil coolers that you would mount up in front of the radiator are very cheap and very easy to mount and plumb. If you're going to remove the stock one, why not just replace it with an aftermarket one.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:27 PM   #2861
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Engines were designed a bit different and made to operate more efficiently. Just because Volkswagens were once air cooled doesn't mean it's OK to remove the radiators on the newer ones. Not starting anything just making a point haha.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:57 PM   #2862
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Engines were designed a bit different and made to operate more efficiently. Just because Volkswagens were once air cooled doesn't mean it's OK to remove the radiators on the newer ones. Not starting anything just making a point haha.
They are designed for worldwide production use.

They will run and operate in many different ways and in some cases better, just ask anyone with a stock car that's had it tuned. They are not pushed to their max and they can be optimized in various ways for various factors.

Many things are installed for fail safes or to offer products to a larger market, here in the south I don't worry about the TB freezing or my oil taking along time to warm up. Until I start tracking the car I will not get an oil cooler and then I will still have it thermostatically controlled because oil that is too cool is not good either.

This is the modification thread so these are things we've done to our cars that suit us best. Take it or leave it.
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:27 PM   #2863
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installed holograms into all 4 doors the other weekend!
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:24 PM   #2864
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Pics or it didn't happen.
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:31 PM   #2865
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Pics or it didn't happen.
It showed up when I uploaded it from my laptop but from my iPhone I can't see it for some reason.
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:21 PM   #2866
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Old 05-11-2013, 12:31 AM   #2867
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so why Subaru got rid of it 08+?
Because Americans are cheap and Subaru saw this as a way to save a few bucks for SOA. All ROW WRXs get the oil cooler and so does the STI. All ROW WRXs get LSD R180s too ;-) So not critical enough that Americans can haz, but critical enough every other WRX and STI does have it.

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The thing is, the style oil coolers that you would mount up in front of the radiator are very cheap and very easy to mount and plumb. If you're going to remove the stock one, why not just replace it with an aftermarket one.
True, you do lose the heating action so you run with cold oil longer over the stock cooler, and that period is extended a lot if you don't use a thermostat in an external oil cooler. I tried to find a cheap one when I looked at them, with a quality cooler core with low pressure drop, proper fittings and a good thermostatic sandwich plate.. its hard to do it right for less than $400. For free you can leave the stock cooler on it certainly does more good than harm.
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:18 AM   #2868
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got my LED lights for my interior and did an on-the-fly mod for the hatch light. I know there are "real" mods out there for the hatch but I think this is a easy and effective way.

tools needed: double sided tape and aluminum foil

start by cutting your aluminum foil 2"x 2.5-3"

place double sided tape where the arrow marked

follow as show. You want the shiny side of the foil inside and the matted side out.



I don't have before/after pictures(it was on-the-fly) but the end result is a BIG difference from stock and with/without the aluminum foil.
hope you guys find this useful and enjoy

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Old 05-11-2013, 02:54 AM   #2869
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I like it, probably use this idea in my wagon to accompany the lights I added to the roof molding.
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Old 05-11-2013, 12:44 PM   #2870
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:09 PM   #2871
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Subaru-bed! (:



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Old 05-12-2013, 12:42 AM   #2872
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At bran muffin:

That bed does look comfortable. I have also never seen bars like that in the back
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:03 PM   #2873
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Because Americans are cheap and Subaru saw this as a way to save a few bucks for SOA. All ROW WRXs get the oil cooler and so does the STI. All ROW WRXs get LSD R180s too ;-) So not critical enough that Americans can haz, but critical enough every other WRX and STI does have it..
Source? What does ROW stand for? Because I've personally seen JDM and EDM WRX's with vlsd R160's and have never seen them with a factory LSD R180.
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:35 AM   #2874
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:53 PM   #2875
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thanks man. did the center caps to match too.

Just a note to get the textured look from the plasti dip heat the can up a lil bit and it will come out smooth.
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