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Old 06-17-2002, 02:59 AM   #1
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Sorry I haven't posted in a while but here goes....

First off thanx for all the great words and e mails about my car thank you all!! My car was shot last week for a feature in Super Street!!! They loved the car and took about 30 rolls of film. Hopefully, the car will be in Super Street in a few months!!

I added a few mods this last few weeks to try to get my wagon in the 11's.

First off I changed my vf23 for a vf30. I believe the extra power at the top will help a bit at the track. For street use I would stick with the 23 though guys it has much more "useable" power!!

We also added an inlet pipe that replaced the TINY stock one. This mod should definitely help out. For those of you that have done this mod you know how much of a joke that stock inlet pipe is. We installed the inlet pipe without taking off the manifold. It does make the install much easier if you remove the turbo prior to the inlet pipe install.

I also added an Afc by Apex. This mod was amazing in getting more low end power and leaning out the extremely rich condition all wrx's have. Remember all my fuel components as well as ecu are STOCK. I removed the little sun visor above the rear view mirror and mounted it there.....it looks excellent. Even with all my mods at high boost the mixture is still really rich. The afc helped out tremendously in getting a bit less of a rich mixture.

Next, I put my wagon on a bit of a diet losing about 150 lbs total.
I swapped the 18's for some lighter 17's and went with a real sticky meaty tire.

Well that's it for now.....I'm getting the car ready for Battle of the Imports this weekend in Virginia. We are taking our Civic race car and figured we'll take the Wagon and have some fun!!

Any I-club guys out there come say hello.

I'll keep you all updated and if anyone has ANY questions keep them coming...

e mail to me or through www.driversimage.com

Gregg

12.20 @ 114.....till this weekend ( I hope!)
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Old 06-17-2002, 03:30 AM   #2
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tell me that you have yet to get injectors??? if you put a VF30 w/.o injectors i SURE AS HELL hope you are running a larger guel jet with the nitrous kit cause you are going to nEED it.

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Old 06-17-2002, 12:09 PM   #3
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Still running stock injectors.....even with the Nos it's still rich.

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Old 06-17-2002, 01:48 PM   #4
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Still running stock injectors.....even with the Nos it's still rich.

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haha...sorry greg, i know better....good luck though
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Old 06-17-2002, 06:10 PM   #5
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Are you monitoring fuel pressure? That kinda power seems to be stretching the limits of the 130lph(?) stock fuel pump.

very curious...
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Old 06-17-2002, 06:48 PM   #6
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Do you have any pics of your car?

I would have thought with the VF30 you would be leaning the car out a bit at high boost. On, top of that you are pushing N20 through the system. Man, be carefull! I hate to hear about blown up WRX's.

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Old 06-18-2002, 12:32 AM   #7
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Good luck Gregg!! You are a proven professional and have been building race cars for years.. Thanks so much for all your help with my setup!!! I will be posting my times soon, you will be very Surprised!!!! Much better then we talked about on the phone




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Old 06-18-2002, 02:55 AM   #8
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Good luck Gregg!! You are a proven professional and have been building race cars for years.. Thanks so much for all your help with my setup!!! I will be posting my times soon, you will be very Surprised!!!! Much better then we talked about on the phone




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proven professional?? how so?? by showing that with bolt ons and improper tuning and shot of nitrous corrects for all the flaws in tuning??
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Old 06-18-2002, 02:57 AM   #9
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proven professional?? how so?? by showing that with bolt ons and improper tuning and shot of nitrous corrects for all the flaws in tuning??
lol... I'm keeping out of this! When are you coming to visit me biatch!

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Old 06-18-2002, 03:05 AM   #10
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lol... I'm keeping out of this! When are you coming to visit me biatch!

Eric
no comment my brotha haha looks like end of august/early sept.

oh yeah, plenty of people have blown their cars up by just slapping them together...i myself and taking my sweet ass time, doing it right and doing it ONCE...i will have an indestructible powertrain when i am done.

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Old 06-18-2002, 03:08 AM   #11
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no comment my brotha haha looks like end of august/early sept.

oh yeah, plenty of people have blown their cars up by just slapping them together...i myself and taking my sweet ass time, doing it right and doing it ONCE...i will have an indestructible powertrain when i am done.

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I say do it quick, blow it up, then do it 3 more times! lol. J/K you are obviously a lot smarter than me!

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Old 06-18-2002, 03:11 AM   #12
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Robpa......awesome dude I'm glad all my help paid off. I just hope you are not running quicker than me!!!

Anyways, my wagon is ready for The Battle so we'll see what happens. The factory pump fees the stock injectors just fine and there is no need for more fuel on my car at this point.

Torch...pics of the car at www.driversimage.com

Thanx for the kind words Rob..

Hndatch627.....Improper tuning hmmmmmmmm...The reason he said "proven professional" is because I spent hours on the phone helping him with all sorts of tuning issues. Obviously my help has made him happy. Sorry he is running stock injectors also.

12.20 @ 114 with IMPROPER tuning......

You say I need injectors well let's see about improper tuning....

Apex Egt............cool egt's
Apex A/F............shows rich air/fuel
Spark Plugs.......Extremely rich condition
$5,000 air fuel meter hooked up.......shows cars rich

Just curious why do I need injectors???? Please, I'd like to know which of these conditions points to a lean condition?

Hmmmmmmm let me run out and buy those 800cc injectors right now!!!!

I guess if I knew what I was doing my car would be fast.

Gregg

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Old 06-18-2002, 03:16 AM   #13
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Robpa......awesome dude I'm glad all my help paid off. I just hope you are not running quicker than me!!!

Anyways, my wagon is ready for The Battle so we'll see what happens. The factory pump fees the stock injectors just fine and there is no need for more fuel on my car at this point.

Torch...pics of the car at www.driversimage.com

Thanx for the kind words Rob..

Hndatch627.....Improper tuning hmmmmmmmm...The reason he said "proven professional" is because I spent hours on the phone helping him with all sorts of tuning issues. Obviously my help has made him happy. Sorry he is running stock injectors also.

12.20 @ 114 with IMPROPER tuning......

You say I need injectors well let's see about improper tuning....

Apex Egt............cool egt's
Apex A/F............shows rich air/fuel
Spark Plugs.......Extremely rich condition
$5,000 air fuel meter hooked up.......shows cars rich

Just curious why do I need injectors???? Please, I'd like to know which of these conditions points to a lean condition?

Hmmmmmmm let me run out and buy those 800cc injectors right now!!!!

I guess if I knew what I was doing my car would be fast.

Gregg

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Not doggin you but I would like to see a pic of those plugs.
Also, what O2 sensor did you hook your gauge up to. It just seems like a lot of power to be running through stock injectors.

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Old 06-18-2002, 03:17 AM   #14
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i don't like to say i told ya so...but too many people have tried it...just as many have blown up....as i said, good luck. Hope for your sake she holds together and you don't become the next victim of a #3 big end failure...but then agian i know nothing about WRX's cause i don't own one.
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Old 06-18-2002, 03:18 AM   #15
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Old 06-18-2002, 03:22 AM   #16
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Oh boy the days of the Honda chat rooms are back......

Good night....

Gregg

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Ps the Apex A/F only works off of ONE of the two o2's.....mine is connected to the proper one.
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Old 06-18-2002, 03:37 AM   #17
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You spent $5k on an a/f hookup??? I hope it is the A/F sniffer hookup that attaches to the Dynojet AWD dyno. We actually paid $6k for ours but I'm sure it is the same thing.

The reason I am hesitant is because I work with duty cycles and "hp/lb per hour" on injectors every day and am very aware of how what injector can handle what horsepower and I don't want to see you destroy an awesome engine. My EGT's were showing fine and my spark plugs looked awesome and guess what? This is what my piston looked like after it blew up! Even with what I thought was plently of injector!

I'm not trying to start a flame war. I'm just giving my opinion of what happens when you starting running lean regardless of what gauges tell you! I work with engines that create a lot of hp/liter every day and know what can happen!

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Well, it won;t let me attach the file but trust me, IT IS BAD!
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Old 06-18-2002, 03:54 AM   #19
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IMPREZ.....I understand what you are saying 100% and trust me if my car needed a bigger injector I would have them.

I have a pump and injectors ready to go......I just don't need them yet.

The A/F hookup I am referring to is a meter that we got from Australia that rally teams use to measure their A/F readings.

Thanx for the input and concern....I had a long talk with some of the biggest players in the injector industry and through our calculations a bigger injector is not necessary at this point!!

Gregg

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Old 06-18-2002, 08:56 AM   #20
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Could that $5000 piece of equipment be the Subaru Scan-Tool that most Subaru Tech's have access to through their dealership?

Whats not to understand about the logic used to tune this WRX? Wet Shot N20, AFC, 3 different A/F monitors showing a Rich Condition. Why would you waste money on Injectors when you don't need them. From another perspective I'd rather be safe then sorry. I'm not the type that would wait until I am runny lean to get new FP and Injectors.

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Old 06-18-2002, 02:26 PM   #21
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May I ask silly questions?

What is your A/F ratio at max boost?

What does everyone think it should be (i.e. what is the "perfect" A/F ratio for a WRX? 11:1?) ?

Thanks!
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Old 06-18-2002, 10:17 PM   #22
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Gregg,
How many miles are on your car? Is this a trailered show car or a daily driver? I would imagine that if it doesn't see much driving outside the track that you would be able to safely get passes through without too much wear and tear on your engine. For all practical purposes I would imagine that as a rule of thumb that injectors be replaced with an upgraded turbo setup. Especially when running 16+ psi's. What amount of pressure are you running? I am not one to judge you as my car is not that hopped up yet and don't have first hand knowledge, but just curious as to why your findings differ from almost everyone else on this board that have gone through the same mod list - maybe minus the NOS. Much props to you if you are running this car like most of us as daily driver's with 10-15k miles a year.

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proven professional?? how so?? by showing that with bolt ons and improper tuning and shot of nitrous corrects for all the flaws in tuning??



Whatever another internet know it all proven professional to the fact that gregg has been building race ready and street cars for years, and knows *** he is talking about... Im not going to give in and get into a little internet flame war with you because you need it to make yourself feel like you know it all.


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Old 06-19-2002, 01:41 AM   #24
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What many people on this thread are failing to understand is that when you run NOS you can use really small main injectors b/c the NOS wet system can pump in mega fuel . . . its just a matter of screwing in a bigger NOS fuel jet till you get the right mixture

The issue is IF you want to have a nice running car OFF NOS and when your driving around from day to day

Now that he's going to the vf30 - i think he will find that the stock injectors will limit his usable HP output OFF NOS - - see www.turboxs.com for dyno sheets with vf30 with and without sti injectors for comparison

For me - the entire concept of having a car tunned only to run fast on the bottle is alien - however - to each his own

However - what people are saying about this guy - that he is running lean or dangerous with the stock injectors on a NOS wet kit is not accurate

IMHO - its the possibility of fuel puddling in the intake manifold - OR the possibility of the NOS not properly distributing to each clynder is the dangerous point to me - - - - a direct port injection system would be the safer approach
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IT'S CALLED NITROUS!!!!

NOS = Nitrous Oxide Systems (a company)
Nitrous = what you inject into your engine

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