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Old 09-10-2012, 10:35 AM   #2876
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Awesome car! I was pretty set on an STi but now you make me want to just get a WRX and build it up as well.. will have to see what pops up!

Main thing im worried about is the gearbox..
I'm happy with my purchase, but if you're going for big power, then the STI may save you money in the long run. A couple local guys have broken 2011 WRX trannies with <350WHP, so it's really hit or miss if they'll last. I do like the longer 5 speed ratios though. For out of the box speed vs. money the WRX has an advantage. The STI has many other improvements though (and they aren't cheap to add later!).
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Old 09-10-2012, 04:42 PM   #2877
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Ben have u had any issues with ure MAP sensor? If i accelerate in 5th i get a cel p0108 . I think I'm over boosting in that gear. I checked my mbc for any kinks but didnt see any. Any ideas?
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Old 09-10-2012, 05:37 PM   #2878
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After lazily following your thread forever, I'm actually posting and subbing


Any news/updates on that tow hook project? I need to break out the scissor jack and get up under the car. Either that or drive back to my parents' house on friday where all my stuff is
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:41 PM   #2879
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Ben have u had any issues with ure MAP sensor? If i accelerate in 5th i get a cel p0108 . I think I'm over boosting in that gear. I checked my mbc for any kinks but didnt see any. Any ideas?
You should not be hitting full boost in 5th gear unless you're going 130+MPH.
What boost levels are you hitting and what are you tuned for?
You should log and find out if it's overboost or an issue with the sensor.

That's not the overboost code you normally see, so I'm guessing it's a bad sensor, or possibly a bad leak somewhere. I've never had that issue though. I'm running an aftermarket MAP, but I didn't have problems with the stock sensor (just didn't read high enough).

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Any news/updates on that tow hook project? I need to break out the scissor jack and get up under the car. Either that or drive back to my parents' house on friday where all my stuff is
Hello. I took a bunch of photos and sent them to the fab guy I am working with. I haven't heard back though. It seems like there is a good spot to mount it though.
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:17 PM   #2880
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really? when i step on it in 5th boost seems to climb rather rapidly to peak. is that bad?
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:23 PM   #2881
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Yeah, it's hard on the motor and there is a very good chance it will overboost. The load it sees at low(ish) RPM's in 5th gear at WOT is very high.
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:34 PM   #2882
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Sounds good, can't wait to hear back.

Also, did you have any initial overboost problems with the TiC? I'm Cobb Stage 1 which is 16.5 peak, and I've been hitting 17 fairly regularly. Not a huge deal, but since its doing it consistently I took notice
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:39 PM   #2883
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Yeah, it's hard on the motor and there is a very good chance it will overboost. The load it sees at low(ish) RPM's in 5th gear at WOT is very high.
yeah I don't do that anymore
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:48 PM   #2884
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Sounds good, can't wait to hear back.

Also, did you have any initial overboost problems with the TiC? I'm Cobb Stage 1 which is 16.5 peak, and I've been hitting 17 fairly regularly. Not a huge deal, but since its doing it consistently I took notice
I did turn the boost down a little when I swapped the exhaust. I don't remember exactly how much. Probably 1/2psi or 1psi or so. When I put the silencer in the boost dropped by 1.5psi. That's quite a lot.

Are you using a MBC with a COBB tune?
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:20 PM   #2885
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Nope, just bone stock with the Cobb tune. Good to know though, I figured it was probably normal with the bigger pipe
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:58 PM   #2886
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You should not be hitting full boost in 5th gear unless you're going 130+MPH.
What boost levels are you hitting and what are you tuned for?
You should log and find out if it's overboost or an issue with the sensor.

That's not the overboost code you normally see, so I'm guessing it's a bad sensor, or possibly a bad leak somewhere. I've never had that issue though. I'm running an aftermarket MAP, but I didn't have problems with the stock sensor (just didn't read high enough).

Hello. I took a bunch of photos and sent them to the fab guy I am working with. I haven't heard back though. It seems like there is a good spot to mount it though.
Tuned on 85 for 23psi. Im going to check the sensor, maybe it loose or something. I talked to my tuner and he said its a common issue in 5th due to load. He also said to check my mbc for kinks. Thanks for your input.
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:31 PM   #2887
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Nope, just bone stock with the Cobb tune. Good to know though, I figured it was probably normal with the bigger pipe
You should be fine. Only 0.5psi over the target is within the normal limits. I wouldn't expect an exhaust to make much difference at all at that power.

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Tuned on 85 for 23psi. Im going to check the sensor, maybe it loose or something. I talked to my tuner and he said its a common issue in 5th due to load. He also said to check my mbc for kinks. Thanks for your input.
Yeah, he's referring to the overboost CEL. I believe it is P0244. Same symptoms as what you're seeing. The CEL you have is not one I've seen. I think it may be related to the sensor, as opposed to simply overboost. But yeah, I wouldn't go WOT in 5th.
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:55 PM   #2888
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Oh, didn't see you're at 23psi. That's basically the limit of the stock MAP sensor. I'm guessing is spikes a little higher than that in 5th gear and throws that code. I assume my tuner turned that off when I was still on the stock MAP sensor. Now I'm on the Omni Power 4 Bar.
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:04 PM   #2889
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Oh, didn't see you're at 23psi. That's basically the limit of the stock MAP sensor. I'm guessing is spikes a little higher than that in 5th gear and throws that code. I assume my tuner turned that off when I was still on the stock MAP sensor. Now I'm on the Omni Power 4 Bar.
Yea im sure thats the case. Ordering an Omni now. What did u pay for it? If u dont mind.
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:06 PM   #2890
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Yea im sure thats the case. Ordering an Omni now. What did u pay for it? If u dont mind.
I got mine straight from Omni Power. I was the first one to figure out the Supra sensor fits our cars You want one of these:

http://www.rallysportdirect.com/Omni...Bar-MAP-Sensor
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The 3 bar should be plenty for your boost level.
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:08 PM   #2891
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It has hit 17.3 and 17.1, but again thats not really enough to break anything
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:11 PM   #2892
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It has hit 17.3 and 17.1, but again thats not really enough to break anything
You should be fine. If you're worried you can load the LWG map and see what it does. It will probably be a little low though.
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:12 PM   #2893
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I got mine straight from Omni Power. I was the first one to figure out the Supra sensor fits our cars You want one of these:

http://www.rallysportdirect.com/Omni...Bar-MAP-Sensor
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The 3 bar should be plenty for your boost level.
Thank u sir
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:33 PM   #2894
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Changed my transmission fluid tonight. Neo Synthetic 75W90HD, per PAR's recommendation.

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Old 09-11-2012, 10:36 PM   #2895
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Lol had to get the grain belt cameo. Notice any difference?
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:42 PM   #2896
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Lol had to get the grain belt cameo. Notice any difference?
Well I had been drinking Grain Belt Nordeast exclusively for the last few months, so switching back to Premium has been a nice change.
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:31 AM   #2897
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Well I had been drinking Grain Belt Nordeast exclusively for the last few months, so switching back to Premium has been a nice change.
We need to work on your beer pallet. Let's find something on the cars to work on and start the beer education.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:10 AM   #2898
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Sorry, no beer snob here.

BTW, I washed my car again last night. It was really dirty from sitting out in the rain earlier this week. It turned out looking great after just a quick wash and dry. Drying it was very hard in the dark, haha.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:59 AM   #2899
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Sorry, no beer snob here.

BTW, I washed my car again last night. It was really dirty from sitting out in the rain earlier this week. It turned out looking great after just a quick wash and dry. Drying it was very hard in the dark, haha.
The addiction has begun..
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:32 AM   #2900
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Yeah, I would usually just go through the drive through car wash any time after it rains, but Derek said that would blast off my wax much more quickly. I drove it dirty for a day and then decided I had to wash it. Looks very nice again. I'll probably get more wax on it before winter hits.
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