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Old 07-25-2013, 02:09 PM   #101
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xluben.. What's your take on an aftermarket TGV, in particular MAW TGV risers? Curious if you plan to do the DIY TGV delete or opt for one of these, especially since there's now a group buy for it right now.
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:45 PM   #102
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xluben.. What's your take on an aftermarket TGV, in particular MAW TGV risers? Curious if you plan to do the DIY TGV delete or opt for one of these, especially since there's now a group buy for it right now.
I like them a lot from a heat standpoint. The cost isn't that bad either. As long as they don't cracked when being torqued down I would think they would do a good job. I may pick up a set eventually. My other build just had the TGV components removed and the holes welded and it worked just fine.
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:14 PM   #103
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xluben.. What's your take on an aftermarket TGV, in particular MAW TGV risers? Curious if you plan to do the DIY TGV delete or opt for one of these, especially since there's now a group buy for it right now.
Not to clog up his thread, but since you asked I recently installed a set of MAW TGVs in my bugeye. I was already removing the manifold to do the fuel line fix and some other things, so it was a no brainer. From a heat and weight standpoint, they seem to be the best option. And I also like the O-ring seals vs. the OEM type gaskets between the TGVs and the heads. One thing to note: You will have to enlarge the two center holes on each end of your manifold in order to make all the studs from the TGV fit. I hated to grind away on a brand new powdercoated manifold, but I used a rat-tail file and it turned out OK.
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:54 PM   #104
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Ben - I'm so psyched you are building a Bug Eye. My son and I picked up a blue one as a project for him to work on and drive in a couple years. This thread will be great motivation for our little project I expect. Ours is rust free (since it has lived most of its life in TX) but we need a driver fender and hood. We will be following this thread with great interest. BTW - ours has a VF43 (I think), STI TMI, DP and external WG. I need to do a virtual Dyno plot and see what it is making compared to your stock setup.
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Old 07-26-2013, 03:03 PM   #105
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This makes me miss my bug eye a bit. I wish you the best and can't wait to see how this turns out! I creeped on your last build so I know this should be good.
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Old 07-26-2013, 03:59 PM   #106
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-____- u make me want to buy a bugeye. must. resist.,
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:07 PM   #107
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My brother and I built some wooden ramps the other night. Menards did the cuts. We just drilled some pilot holes and nailed them together. Each step is 1 foot. Works great!







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Old 07-26-2013, 09:18 PM   #108
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There is a completely stock 02 bug eye wagon by me for sale. It has 60k original miles on it....... Really want it
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Old 07-27-2013, 12:13 AM   #109
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There is a completely stock 02 bug eye wagon by me for sale. It has 60k original miles on it....... Really want it
Get it now!!
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:07 AM   #110
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Get it now!!
It's 13k and I have only made a small dent in my 2013 loan or I would
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Old 07-27-2013, 12:37 PM   #111
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It's 13k and I have only made a small dent in my 2013 loan or I would
Yeah, that's the problem. People want way too much for the clean ones. I picked this one up for less than a third of that. It has its issues but it runs and overall is in decent shape so I was pretty happy about it.
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Old 07-28-2013, 12:02 PM   #112
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Old 07-28-2013, 12:08 PM   #113
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What lip is on the yellow wagon? I really like it
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:30 PM   #114
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Subscribed. If I could do it all over again I'd get a bugeye wagon. Good luck. Looks like you've got a good start so far.
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:59 PM   #115
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Thank you for putting the bugeye scoop back on. There is nothing I hate more than an 04-05 scoop on a bugeye. Interested to see how this turns out.
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:48 PM   #116
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Has this car been hacked on much or has it been maintained as a stock car for its 10 year life?

Looking forward to what you have in store for us xluben
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:00 AM   #117
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Excited for this. Subscribed.
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:09 AM   #118
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My brother and I built some wooden ramps the other night. Menards did the cuts. We just drilled some pilot holes and nailed them together. Each step is 1 foot. Works great!
stealing this idea. i was thinking maybe putting a rubber pad on the bottom so they dont move when you try and pull onto them.
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:29 AM   #119
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What lip is on the yellow wagon? I really like it
I don't know but I might have to try and find a lip for mine. Need to hide the cracked bumper...

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Subscribed. If I could do it all over again I'd get a bugeye wagon. Good luck. Looks like you've got a good start so far.
I like my current arrangement. I think I liked the 2011 WRX more, but this is far more practical. The Bugeye was on stands in my garage all last week. That just wouldn't have worked with the 2011 since it was a daily driver.

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Thank you for putting the bugeye scoop back on. There is nothing I hate more than an 04-05 scoop on a bugeye. Interested to see how this turns out.
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The other scoop was just some cheap eBay thing. This one is OEM and looks nearly new. The only issue I found is that it's not quite the same silver color! Oh well, it isn't that noticeable.

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Has this car been hacked on much or has it been maintained as a stock car for its 10 year life?

Looking forward to what you have in store for us xluben
The car appears to have been totally stock. He cut the muffler off (it may have rusted off) and put in a stereo. He had a subwoofer, but took it out before selling. At least I was left with a nice run of power wire for a hardwired fuel pump at some point.

The previous owner did replace the timing belt, water pump, and both heads in the spring. I guess one or both of the stock heads had a crack, so this motor has shiny new heads on it.

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stealing this idea. i was thinking maybe putting a rubber pad on the bottom so they dont move when you try and pull onto them.
That would probably help. These are fairly heavy so they haven't really moved much, but I always used two 2x10's stacked up (not nailed) for my 2011 WRX to drive on (so that the jack would fit under). And occasionally they would shift a little as I drove onto them. Mostly the top board though. The one on the ground usually stays put. Rubber wouldn't hurt though.
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:45 AM   #120
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:36 AM   #121
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STI fuel pump hanger and Walbro 255 pump:

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Old 07-30-2013, 09:49 AM   #122
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I don't know but I might have to try and find a lip for mine. Need to hide the cracked bumper...

V2 lip...DO IT
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:16 AM   #123
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That lip might be a bit too aggressive...

But it would hide the cracked bumper pretty well...
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:18 AM   #124
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I also followed your other build...sorry about the car. Things have a funny way of working out.

I think you've put yourself in a better situation with a DD and a project car. I was debating this path and was looking at 02/03 bugeye's. In the end I went with a e36 M3 for a project...as I wanted something that would be good for auto-x and track days (not that a bugeye wouldn't be, but n/a and rwd are typically better platforms for my goals).

I'll be paying attention as this was my other option that I didn't pursue. I know you're targeting 10 sec's...but are there any other goals?
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:30 AM   #125
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I also followed your other build...sorry about the car. Things have a funny way of working out.

I think you've put yourself in a better situation with a DD and a project car. I was debating this path and was looking at 02/03 bugeye's. In the end I went with a e36 M3 for a project...as I wanted something that would be good for auto-x and track days (not that a bugeye wouldn't be, but n/a and rwd are typically better platforms for my goals).

I'll be paying attention as this was my other option that I didn't pursue. I know you're targeting 10 sec's...but are there any other goals?
Nope, no specific goals really. It's not meant to be a track car. Just a weekend/street fun car. Something that can run at least 10's (but it won't be spending its life on the track). I guess my one goal is that it will be faster than my 2011 WRX was. Eventually.
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