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Old 03-31-2014, 11:30 AM   #76
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Default *Pictures!*

The car as it sits right now. Very dirty. A little bit of mud on the side.


Gravel tire with my rust hole. Once spring comes, I'll fix the rust spot.


Fog light switch mounted.


Center diff lockup switch location and where I put the board.



All of my gauge mounted.


This is where I mounted my EGT gauge. And yes, that is indeed a MSD external coil mounting bracket. It just so happens to be around 52mm. $7 mount baby!



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Old 03-31-2014, 11:28 PM   #77
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Default *update*

So, you will all laugh a me, but I love turbo timers for the WTF factor you get from people when you leave your car and it's still running.

So, I did indeed get one!
ARK Design STB Simple Turbo Timer.

The thing goes in the stock Subaru button slots, so it looks like it actually belongs. I love it.

Below is the wiring info to wire one upon a 2000 Legacy.
http://www.the12volt.com/installbay/...tail/1986.html
That site has many other wiring info for the ignition related mods, as well as radio installs.

And now for the pictures!

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Old 04-01-2014, 02:43 PM   #78
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Wow very nice!
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:01 PM   #79
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Wow very nice!
Thanks, more to come.
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Old 04-09-2014, 01:12 PM   #80
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nice..just looking around doing research hope u dont mind..lol
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Old 04-09-2014, 02:34 PM   #81
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nice..just looking around doing research hope u dont mind..lol
Actually, my whole goal with this is to have all to he info I've found on my mods in one easy place. So enjoy.

I'm about to install my Greddy E-manage Gold. Just waiting on my USB cable. I also I'm starting fabrication for the upper charger mounts.
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Old 04-09-2014, 11:06 PM   #82
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holy crap, youre moving fast. lol
care to post the link of Tee's supercharger build? since the last time i posted here, i put on my stance SS coils, a subaru roof rack, and bought a 92svx. My dream is to supercharge the 3.3L in the svx, and while not being identical, it would help give me an idea.!
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Old 04-09-2014, 11:55 PM   #84
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Looking good! I am copying Skidd's build. It can be found here:
http://www.ludicrous-speed.com/wiki/...C_Build_Part_1
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Old 04-10-2014, 06:11 PM   #85
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E-manage Gold problems
So, my first complication of the build so far. I have tried every software version I could get ahold of. And the only one that would act like it wanted to do anything was 1.20/1.40. But it still says "offline".

I have used every Comm Port available and nothing. And I know the cable is correct. Annoying... Any ideas?

Re-lashed my valves for the 3rd time, used the 0.006 intake and 0.008 exhaust. I went very tight on the feeler gauge. Motor purrs like a kitten now.

I also got my 2002 Mini Cooper S butterfly valve by-pass valve. Make sure it's the Gen 1 Cooper S. Because Gen 1 is air acuated, and Gen 2 was electronically controlled. Should work good with make my blow-through SC setup. And I am hoping that I won't new to relocated my throttle body in front of the supercharger with this by-pass valve.

A butterfly type by-pass valve modulates the boost much better than the cheaper piston ones.

Skidd had actually mentioned that if he had one of these he might have not needed to relocate the throttle body. The piston types tend to slam shut at like -2 vacuum an then you had full boost
crammed down the engines throat. The butterfly type gradually closes and can be slightly open at less than full throttle. I wanted more drivability by having lower boost levels when I'm not flooring it. So hopefully this will be exactly what I need.

More to come. This next week is my SC mount fabrication.
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Old 04-24-2014, 11:29 AM   #86
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E-manage problem solved!!!

So the support tools are designed for 32 bit Windows XP. I was trying to use Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. The program would run fine, but wouldn't connect to the E-manage.

Solution is to run Windows XP 32 bit. Windows 7 32 bit might work but I didn't try it.
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Old 04-24-2014, 11:33 AM   #87
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Roof scoop! And E-manage install today!

I'll post pics later today. I'm headed to the car right now to install it all.

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Old 04-28-2014, 02:07 PM   #88
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E-manage problem solved!!!
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Solution is to run Windows XP 32 bit. Windows 7 32 bit might work but I didn't try it.
How old is the E-manage? XP is such an ancient operating system haha.
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:37 PM   #89
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How old is the E-manage? XP is such an ancient operating system haha.
After trying 6 different laptops, using every software/firmware combination possible an two cables, it still won't connect. So I'm looking for an ultimate and literally using Skidd's exact basemap since it's my exact setup and engine. Much easier.

I can use my current two blue harnesses and will only need to buy the 3rd harness for the ultimate. I have a greddy map sensor too. And I have already run my AEM UEGO wideband O2 0-5v output to the blue's location and made an O2 sensor harness.

So I'm out $200 bucks on ancient technology know as the emanage blue. I don't even want to sell the stupid thing cause I'm thinking something's fried on the communication board side preventing it from talking to the laptops.

Plus the ultimate apparently uses any usb cable. Not a stupid serial cable.
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bummer to hear your lose on the emange. none the less, i enjoy reading progress.
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:42 AM   #91
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bummer to hear your lose on the emange. none the less, i enjoy reading progress.
Well then here is some progress for you my friend.

I have been using the BBQ grill trick that I got from Skidd to get the thicker aluminum plates hot enough to braze them with Alomaloy brazing rods. And I'm almost don't with my SC brackets.

I also purchased an E manage Ultimate which will be here next week.
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Old 05-05-2014, 09:42 PM   #92
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Emanage Ultimate baby!!!

It's here. The main harness is wired up. But the Ultimate can't do much with only map sensor control with our stupid "smart ecu's".

Tonight I will be wiring the injector wires, and ignition harness. And maybe if I have time tonight, the supplement harness.

Tomorrow will be more fine tuning via my buddy who is a very good tuner.

It's still N/A at the moment. However the little adjustments he has made has pulled a ton more torque out of my low end.

Currently the stock ECU is running me extremely lean (17-18 AFR) below 3800 rpm at WOT. And idle is crazy. I keep throwing knock and misfire codes at idle. Crazy.

I plan on posting a video tomorrow on YouTube of the difference before and after tune of 0-something mph. But keep in mind it's still an automatic at the moment too.
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Old 05-05-2014, 09:50 PM   #93
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Legacy GT block, and 3" catback exhaust!

I also picked up a Legacy GT semi-closed deck block with a spun rod bearing for $100. And a WRX 3" catback exhaust.

I have good STI rods, forged pistons, and a new crank on the way. So all that is needed to have the block ready to go is machining.

The exhaust will need to be extended about 5" to exit at the rear bumper. As to where I will extend it, probably the midpipe section. But we'll just see when I test fit it. Expect pictures guys!
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Old 05-09-2014, 01:13 AM   #94
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This is a pretty awesome build. Keep it up!
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Old 05-16-2014, 10:22 PM   #95
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I promise I will update soon. I had a beautiful new addition to our family. A beautiful 6 lbs 3 oz baby girl. So I haven't really had much free time to post.

Got the emanage ultimate running everything. Good base map right now, but no fine tuning.
And I have a good solution to solid tuning with our "smart ecu's" where it's not fighting the emanage at all.

Full 2.5" exhaust with Tsudo catless Test pipe, and my borla uel header.

And a super tight cart seat mounted in the center hump of the backseat that passed safety inspection. Lol. No really a performance mod but I'm proud of having my daughter in the middle and not in the side passenger seats.

And almost done with the aluminum piping for the supercharger and intercooler.

I also pickup up a 2007 Legacy GT semi-closed deck block and a new crank for it. Ready to get machined for the pistons.
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Old 05-16-2014, 10:26 PM   #96
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Decided to ditch the wrx catback because I didn't see the benefit of extensively modifying it to fit. And I needed a relatively quiet exhaust for the daughter to be able to ride in without causing hearing problems.

All in all, turned out great.
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Old 06-16-2014, 03:49 PM   #97
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Death of my EJ251 block!!!

So I finished the supercharger. It was running for about 3 weeks supercharged on like 3-4 psi before the intercooler. Tuned perfectly and running great.

I was driving to Spokane, Washington for some USAF training. I was on hwy 200 in Montana going up and down the hills honestly doing about 90 mph. I would still need to downshift on the big hills to maintain speed. Well, at the top of one of the hills I heard the pow! Sound and knew instantly what had happened. The block ha popped in the middle of nowhere... I was like, "I haven't seen another car in almost an hour, have am I going to get any sort of help..." Well, I'm a church goer so I'll just say God heard me. I coasted to a stop in front of the only house I had seen in like 15 miles. The owner was a rancher who instantly offer for me to stay at his house overnight. He knew a neighbor going into the only town with an airport within 100 miles and that guy have me a ride. And on top of it all, the rancher let me leave my car at one of his barns until I can get it here in about 2-3 weeks free of charge. I never asked him once for any of this... Incredible!

So back to the car, I threw my number 4 rod. To be exact, the rod bolts failed. The rod cap blew out the top of the block right where the block halves join. I just so happened to be logging the emanage ultimate during my trip on my laptop and caught the moment it blew in the log. All values looked perfect except the coolant temp was around 240 degrees Fahrenheit. Just a little bit too high. I had oil pressure too. So I suppose being at 4,500 feet and being a little hard on the motor is not good...

Also, at this tiny airport outside of Glendive, MT, I meet a guy who had a Version 7 JDM STI swapped WRX. Completely swapped! Engine, drivetrain, hubs, brakes (Brembos!), cluster, seats... The whole works! Nice guy.

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Old 07-21-2014, 01:13 PM   #98
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Default Car is back!!! Here's a video.

Here's a video of me cruising around with the supercharger.
http://youtu.be/VqTIEZZKTAc?list=UU9...TWtg3j9z0e9K7g

I'm starting to tear it apart today.

Build goal: 250 WHP

The build with consist of the following:
1. 04 EJ257 STI block.
2. OEM STI rods and pistons.
3. OEM phase 2 crankshaft (All phase 2's are forged).
4. CP piston rings.
5. King's Race bearings, mains & rods.
6. ARP rod bolts (Not risking another broken rod bolt).
7. JDM 10mm STI oil pump.
8. OEM head bolts.
9. 0.051" Cometic head gasket (Maybe... I might go thicker OEM).

I will take plenty of pictures through the process.

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Old 07-21-2014, 05:51 PM   #99
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Default Engine bay pics and STI block teardown.

So, I never posted any pictures of my supercharger setup when i was completed.

So here ya go.


And here is the idler pulley.


It's hard to see here but idler puller bracket goes behind the power steering pump. It's similar to SKIDD's bracket.
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Old 07-21-2014, 06:11 PM   #100
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Default STI block tear down.

Now, here is the teardown of the STI block.

This is a good guide to splitting the case halves in case anyone needs it.
http://www.rs25.com/forums/f105/t743...ing-block.html

The pistons are good with no ring land problems and no cracks. I put florescent dye on them and hit them with a black light to see any fractures. All good.


I recommend putting socks or rags around the rods once the pistons are out, that way you don't scratch or dent the cylinders.


This is how I did the initial split of the block. I used the jack from my Legacy with cardboard to protect the metals.


Block split.




And cylinders look really good. No pitting in the combustion area at all, so I'll be sticking with the pistons that were in the block and just hone the block and use new rings.


And the bearings were okay. Other than the bad rod bearing.
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