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Old 09-05-2007, 03:08 PM   #1
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Hey guys, just thought i'd introduce myself. I just bought a 07 STi a couple days back. Still trying to get use the Subaru layout but it seems like they are pretty straight forward cars. Still not sure how far into modding it i'm going to go but i know i'll be doing a reflash, to get rid of the horrid stock mapping, and a TBE, probably some teins as well. Being that the car will be my daily driver i dont expect to go too crazy with it, but i always say that haha.

I've built quite a few cars in the past, so i'm not new to cars in general or building/modding them. Being that i've never had a Subaru before though i'll probably be asking a lot of dumb questions so bear with me! so background into what i've built, I'm currently working on my Drag/show civic, which should be hitting the dyno once it cools off. I'm looking for atleast 600hp, with a real hope for 700's. Its still streetable, although not at those numbers, so i still enjoy driving it around. I've also built and sold, a VFstg2 VW R32, SRT-8 Charger, which I just sold, and several other civics, and vw's.

Anyways, i only have 1 pic of the STi since i've been lazy and still havnt finished editing the others. I'll post more when im done. I look forward to meeting some of you guys at the local meets!

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Old 09-05-2007, 03:10 PM   #2
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Looks beautiful. Welcome to the SWIC.
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Old 09-05-2007, 03:12 PM   #3
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Sweet ride! And welcome. I'm new here also! I just bought an 06 WRX! Hopefully we"ll see ya round.
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Old 09-05-2007, 03:13 PM   #4
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congrats on the car. welcome
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Old 09-05-2007, 03:23 PM   #5
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congrats and welcome!

and read the FAQ's - there are years of knowledge base in there
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Old 09-05-2007, 03:26 PM   #6
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congrats and welcome!

and read the FAQ's - there are years of knowledge base in there
Yea, i've been trolling through there. I still have no idea what ECU flash I want to do as of yet. I know it need to be done SOON though, I can feel the ping even at 1/2 throttle

People are all saying to go to dynocomp but I herd a lot of stuff went down there and a few people left and such, is it still the place to get tuned or should I look into vivid?
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Old 09-05-2007, 03:30 PM   #7
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I hear vivid is good...Just not by alot of people...But I like them...

Welcome man!

STI looks amazing!!!
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Old 09-05-2007, 03:31 PM   #8
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look around for a guy on here by the name of "treefrogaz."

Rumor is, he knows what he's doing
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Old 09-05-2007, 03:31 PM   #9
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the only good part bout vivid is i heard the infamous Clark Turner (AZscooby) is tuning there again
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Old 09-05-2007, 04:42 PM   #10
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Cool about Clark bein there.

You should check into Travis "treefrogaz" he has a good tune for our cars.

I'm tuned by him right now, and I love it. Very reasonable guy.
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Old 09-05-2007, 05:02 PM   #11
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Cool about Clark bein there.

You should check into Travis "treefrogaz" he has a good tune for our cars.

I'm tuned by him right now, and I love it. Very reasonable guy.
does he work out of a shop, or is it just something he does on his own??
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Old 09-05-2007, 05:19 PM   #12
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Welcome.

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does he work out of a shop, or is it just something he does on his own??
He is part of Random Performance Motorsports (RPM). They don't have a shop yet, but both he and James are standup guys. He uses openecu for his tuning.

Good call going with a tune...so often we get folks from non-subarus and they want to throw an intake and BOV on the car right off the bat, then call Subaru garbage when it doesn't do what they want. Tune + TBE is a great mod for our cars. It's cheap, simple, and produces surprising results. I would recommend a good set of gauges though.

Regarding dropping the car (teins). If you are planning on dropping it more than ~1 inch, you should get coilovers rather than just springs.
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Old 09-05-2007, 05:31 PM   #13
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Travis is da man also!

soo many choices - so little time
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Old 09-05-2007, 05:37 PM   #14
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He is part of Random Performance Motorsports (RPM). They don't have a shop yet, but both he and James are standup guys. He uses openecu for his tuning.

Good call going with a tune...so often we get folks from non-subarus and they want to throw an intake and BOV on the car right off the bat, then call Subaru garbage when it doesn't do what they want. Tune + TBE is a great mod for our cars. It's cheap, simple, and produces surprising results. I would recommend a good set of gauges though.

Regarding dropping the car (teins). If you are planning on dropping it more than ~1 inch, you should get coilovers rather than just springs.

Thanks for the Info. From what i've been reading the OpenECU tuning is one of the best options out now for our cars. Please correct me if im wrong here, lol. If they dont have a shop will this tune(if i decide to go with them) be a street tune, or do they have access to a dyno?

i know all about the noob people and turbo cars. So many people just want to have a cool blow off sound and to say they have a "intake" and then be upset with the 1hp they gained. In all actuality, the best thing to do for a boosted car is to help the turbo breath, in both intake and exhaust sides. So doing a full TBE will probably net the most HP gain per actual mod than anything else, short of maybe a tune and a FMIC without getting too crazy.

As far as the suspension goes, i'd be doing a Tein flex set up. I dont like springs, how they ride and not being able to adjust my dampening and preload so no worries there.
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Old 09-05-2007, 05:38 PM   #15
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there are at least 6 AWD dynos now in the valley - they will definately have access to at least one of them
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Old 09-05-2007, 06:06 PM   #16
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there are at least 6 AWD dynos now in the valley - they will definately have access to at least one of them

Awesome! I think i'll get ahold of him and work out the numbers. Even though the car is stock for now I want to get rid of the stock mapping. Then i'll probably have to go back when I get the TBE for a re-tune.
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Old 09-05-2007, 06:49 PM   #17
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My brother and I have both been tuned by Travis and are very happy. He is a stand up guy as far as I am concerned. We will both be back soon for a stage 2 tune.
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Old 09-05-2007, 06:57 PM   #18
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Travis/RPM ftw!
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Old 09-05-2007, 07:20 PM   #19
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Travis is the man..... nobody else touches my car but the RPM guys and myself

welcome! this section is really just the OT in disguise...

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.... and not being able to adjust my dampening and preload....
oh ****in' aye.......... not again....

dampening?????

it's DAMPING...... nobody wants to adjust the moistness of their DAMPERS
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Old 09-05-2007, 07:25 PM   #20
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^^^phil u crack me up
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Old 09-05-2007, 07:27 PM   #21
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Travis is the man..... nobody else touches my car but the RPM guys and myself

welcome! this section is really just the OT in disguise...



oh ****in' aye.......... not again....

dampening?????

it's DAMPING...... nobody wants to adjust the moistness of their DAMPERS
HAHAHA sorry i tend to type fast with little to no thought of how to spell things. But on the other note, I would like to adjust the moistness of my dampers
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Old 09-05-2007, 07:34 PM   #22
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hahaha... mmmm moist ughhhhhhh <homer voice>

i didnt mean to come across harsh.... my bad....
i swear to god i see that word like 20 times a freakin' day...

make sure to contact treefrogaz for all your impreza queries... travis is da' man
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Old 09-05-2007, 08:18 PM   #23
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Old 09-05-2007, 10:08 PM   #24
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hahaha... mmmm moist ughhhhhhh <homer voice>

i didnt mean to come across harsh.... my bad....
i swear to god i see that word like 20 times a freakin' day...

make sure to contact treefrogaz for all your impreza queries... travis is da' man
no worries man, i know it was all in fun

Travis contacted me so we are working things out.

On another note, is it normal for my damn a/c cycle to be like 1min long? It seems like every minute the ac compressor is tuning on and of and on and off, its driving me insane.
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Old 09-06-2007, 12:00 AM   #25
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Welcome!
R32 and Srt 8, sounds like you'v been having fun .
Are you the photographer? I love the shot of your sti, it looks like it took some planing and skill to pull that off.
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