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Old 06-25-2008, 12:01 PM   #1
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I'm sorry but BOOO!!! I have been reading from issue #1, and was so excited for this build. I eagerly looked forward to every issue to see how it was coming along. I waited so long for this final installment, and boy was I dissapointed. The whole article was a big re-cap of everything we had already read from prior issues with a little more detail. Nothing about the engine management other than PIA moved the MAF so it would idle? It was just a big "we needed stickers so we could get to SEMA" article to me.

Most of the readers would like to read about how you get things to work. I think everybody would be more interested in the engine management. How about final power numbers you were able to make with that unique combination of motor and Disco Potato. You have Tim Bailey on your staff don't you?

I'm going to start a petition to hopefully sway you into one last installment that needs to be done. How about one on a proper engine management strategy for a Frankenstein project like this? There are a lot of people that build there own because they can't just go out and buy a wrx or sti, or they prefer to have something a little different and hand built. Why do you think the Dreadnought has been so popular? It is more in tune with the people that had to turbo their own subaru before you could just go to your local dealer and buy one, and then take your credit card to your local shop and "bolt on" more power.

Sorry for the Rant, but I feel better after venting. So please one more article on the engine management and a tune session with Tim. Then we will have some power results from this awesome motor and turbo! You might look at the Greddy Emanage Ultimate since there has been a lot of success with it. Or I guess you could do the stand alone thing.

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Old 06-25-2008, 01:41 PM   #2
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I will be as forthcoming about what happened to this car as I can be. No one on staff tuned it, nor was there any engine management on the car while we had possession of it. The owner of the car was more concerned with working AC than with a proper tune. The shop that did end up getting it in the end, groused to no end about how they could not get the AEM standalone to idle. I have no idea if it was ever tuned on the dyno. We never really got the chance to finish the car the way it should have been and I wanted to. Last thing I have heard and I think if you look in the sticky thread, you will see that the car was wrecked and then sold. Perhaps the new owner can chime in on the status of the car. Trust me, I share your frustration is a way so profound you will never know.
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Old 07-11-2008, 11:20 AM   #3
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The car was wrecked, but not as bad as it sounds. The shop that was working on the AC recently decided to take the car on a joy ride while it was in their posession. We do not know what exactly happened but the broke the front bumper. I can fix it with no problem and will be doing the work on it.

Also the car when it was purchased would not start. The vehicle would barely run and was dropped off at a local Houston shop that was familiar with AEM management. They got the car to idle and run. It has not been on a dyno since the purchase by my friend. He is selling his 06 wrx and keeping the Legacy. If you need any info on the car just let me know.
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Old 07-11-2008, 11:26 AM   #4
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I also forgot that the car is now on a set of Volk CE28N bronze in 17x8.5 with AVON M500 245/40/17 tires. It needs to have the rear camber adjusted since it is + now.
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Old 07-14-2008, 09:52 PM   #5
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I'm gonna have to check it out sometime . Ryan doesn't go to HHH? BTW, I'm glad those god awful ricer Konigs are off of it. +1 Volk CE28N.
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Old 07-14-2008, 10:05 PM   #6
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Yeah the bronze looks great against the purple.
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Old 07-15-2008, 02:38 AM   #7
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I am glad someone is enjoying the car I built.
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:30 PM   #8
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^^^^ It went to a good home. Someone very experienced.
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Old 07-16-2008, 10:30 PM   #9
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The car is actually running quite well now. Some final dialing in on the AEM will be needed in the near future, but it will happen. As far as the AC goes....trying living in southeast Texas with no AC 90+ with 90% or more humidity sucks bad.

Car is looking good and I know a few changes are planned.....between robsontuning, myself, and the new owner, we can get you any info you guys need
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Old 07-16-2008, 10:49 PM   #10
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Funny, as soon as it hits Texas, it starts working correctly, I wonder why.
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Old 07-17-2008, 01:33 AM   #11
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Old 07-17-2008, 02:00 PM   #12
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Ya know, it was running fine BEFORE it got to Texas. It was only after it got to Texas that it stopped running. Just fyi for all you smug Texans.
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Old 07-17-2008, 04:01 PM   #13
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Ya know, it was running fine BEFORE it got to Texas. It was only after it got to Texas that it stopped running. Just fyi for all you smug Texans.
Hope i did not come off as being smug. I only had a chance to see the car for the first time when it was put on consignment at our Subaru dealership and at that time it was not running properly.

Sorry did not know my wife was signed in
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Old 07-17-2008, 04:34 PM   #14
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I came off as being smug, my bad, I had to though

C'mon MeanEditor, laugh, everyone I meet from Oregon or Washington State are always so uptight, I demand thee to laugh

Seriously though, the new owner and the people working on it are pros, and the fact he's going to focus on it means this car is going to be amazing. It really couldn't have gone to a better home.
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Old 07-17-2008, 07:20 PM   #15
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I was kidding guys
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:10 PM   #16
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^ Oh.....I guess I wasn't the one that caught it, *sigh* I never catch anything
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Old 07-19-2008, 12:39 AM   #17
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this is great
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Old 07-20-2008, 07:13 PM   #18
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I didnt follow the project too closely but was a bit eager to see the final result since my sister had one and I considered it keeping it since she couldnt afford to swap the tranny. (besides the tranny the car was in close to showroom condition and it got sold to the junkyard)But yeah in regards to this project build up I was left pretty unsatisfied kinda like a good movie that gets the last 10 minutes cut off. I hope you guys over at Subiesport can do like a follow up or a where they are now story.
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