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Old 09-16-2013, 10:41 PM   #1
Akimpreza
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Location: Wasilla Alaska
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Default Hello Alaska chapter

I have been lurking around the forum for some time. Been doing a LOT of reading and "studying" if you will. I decided it is probably about time to introduce myself.

About 2 years or so ago I bought my first Subaru and loved driving it. Now the problem is or I should say was that it was only a 2.5i. So after awhile I got the itch to start moding it. I quickly found out that you couldn't do much to make it faster just more stable.

So this where all the reading came in, and asking P3 Imports questions and getting their recommendation on parts. I decided to take the plunge and convert my naturally aspirated car in to a turbo charged one. I wanted to do this right and not halfway. So I went forged internals, lowered the compression to 8.5:1, and a TD04 turbo. I decided to stick with the stock intake and heads, but switched out the injectors for STI injectors and a high flow fuel pump.

The stock intake meant that I could not use a top mount intercooler. Wish I would have known that before I cut a scoop in to my hood. So if you see a blue 2.5I running around with a black hood scoop, you will know that is me. So after learning that lesson I went with a air water intercooler, with a front mount radiator. I had a custom exhaust installed by Quality Muffler in Wasilla. This was all tuned by Seth at P3 Imports and I cannot say enough about how happy I am with their work.

Right now the car is tuned for 8 psi, but after the break in I want to turn it up to 12 - 14. I want to keep it low for now because I screwed up and put in NA head studs. :face palm: I did not even think about when I was ordering all my parts. I bought upgraded parts for everything else, but went with NA head studs , I feel like a moron.

But anyways I should stop before this post gets to long. I hope to go on some cruises with everybody. I will try and share what I have learned through my project so far. I still have a ways to go before I would say I'm done, if that is possible.
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:37 PM   #2
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Well, that's one way to do it!

Enjoy the ride and welcome!
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:21 AM   #3
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I really liked the car and did not want to sell it just to buy a wrx. So I went this route. So far I have about 3k miles on it and so far so good.
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:09 AM   #4
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O Hi Mike!
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:00 AM   #5
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Hmm is this Ross?
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:08 AM   #6
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Welcome to the discussion. Looking forward to hearing about your build.
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:27 PM   #7
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Thank you, hopefully I can help out.
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