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Old 12-08-2012, 12:03 AM   #4126
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When you went back to the stock catback did you need a re-tune? All you needed was that little grimmspeed 3in-2.5 adapter and donut gasket correct?
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:24 AM   #4127
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Is there any restrictions on it(since it does tint a little) state to state? Anyone know?
Most states don't allow anything on the front windshield so I'd have yp address it would be illegal.

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When you went back to the stock catback did you need a re-tune? All you needed was that little grimmspeed 3in-2.5 adapter and donut gasket correct?
Yes you'll need the adapter. Makes it a little more rich usually but not a lot.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:49 AM   #4128
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Sorry if I missed it somewhere but did you ever get tuned on 93oct?
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:53 AM   #4129
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Sorry if I missed it somewhere but did you ever get tuned on 93oct?
Stage 1 and 2 were on 93. Nothing but E85 since then.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:11 AM   #4130
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Finally got some snow today! I started off the day by getting my hand caught in the snowblower (not fun), but once I got the driveway cleared out I went out and did donuts until the center diff was about to burst (not really, only a little bit of fun), and then I took some pictures!















^Even with only a couple inches on the ground there were many places where my lip was a snow plow. At speed it does a nice job of throwing snow all the way onto the windshield and over the car!
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:22 AM   #4131
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Finally got some snow today! I started off the day by getting my hand caught in the snowblower (not fun), but once I got the driveway cleared out I went out and did donuts until the center diff was about to burst (not really, only a little bit of fun), and then I took some pictures!



^Even with only a couple inches on the ground there were many places where my lip was a snow plow. At speed it does a nice job of throwing snow all the way onto the windshield and over the car!
I think your intercooler is sufficiently cooled in these pics.

Great shots man! Any concern with the lip getting damaged in snow?
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:24 AM   #4132
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I think your intercooler is sufficiently cooled in these pics.

Great shots man! Any concern with the lip getting damaged in snow?
Haha. It does look pretty cool. But in reality, if the airflow gets blocked by ice it probably won't work too well.

I might have to take off the lip, I'm not sure. I'm kind of surprised it didn't get ripped off already.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:27 AM   #4133
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Gotcha, your build is def a nice one! Any guesses as to what it would make on pump?
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:29 AM   #4134
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Gotcha, your build is def a nice one! Any guesses as to what it would make on pump?
I think I'd had to drop the boost by about 5psi and probably run less timing. I'm guessing it would be in the upper 300's range on a Dynojet. Maybe barely 400WHP if I wanted to push it.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:30 AM   #4135
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I wish e85 was available here lol you def have a nice setup!
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:54 AM   #4136
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Haha. It does look pretty cool. But in reality, if the airflow gets blocked by ice it probably won't work too well.

I might have to take off the lip, I'm not sure. I'm kind of surprised it didn't get ripped off already.
Haha yeah, I was just being obnoxious with the whole covered-in-snow thing. I'm surprised too with how much snow it kicked up. I want one but am waiting till spring I think.

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I think I'd had to drop the boost by about 5psi and probably run less timing. I'm guessing it would be in the upper 300's range on a Dynojet. Maybe barely 400WHP if I wanted to push it.
Woah, what are you at for boost that you'd have to drop by 5 psi??
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:57 AM   #4137
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I am at 27-28psi peak (tapers to about 25psi at redline). I'd probably want to be in the low 20's on pump.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:11 PM   #4138
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About 10" so far at my house.

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Old 12-09-2012, 05:56 PM   #4139
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How is starting the car going for you on E85 in the colder weather now?
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:11 PM   #4140
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Is that a friggin' STICKER on your front windshield?



Love the snow shot with the ruler, you are such an engineer.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:25 PM   #4141
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How is starting the car going for you on E85 in the colder weather now?
No issues at all. I did not have any issues last winter either.

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Love the snow shot with the ruler, you are such an engineer.
I have custom cut vinyl decals on my front and rear windows. They've been there for quite some time.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:45 PM   #4142
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Its odd you didn't have any issues with cold e85 starts. When temps dropped to just 40, it would take a good 4 seconds+ for my car to start. Thought it could also have been a the battery, but when I switched back to 93, it started without even hesitating under similar and colder conditions. Any idea what it might be?
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:11 PM   #4143
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Also, you should post a video of your car playing in the snow .
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:46 PM   #4144
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Nice snow pics. Hoping to get some in my area. No snow tires yet though :/
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:04 PM   #4145
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Its odd you didn't have any issues with cold e85 starts. When temps dropped to just 40, it would take a good 4 seconds+ for my car to start. Thought it could also have been a the battery, but when I switched back to 93, it started without even hesitating under similar and colder conditions. Any idea what it might be?
Tuning. And to a lesser extent injector choice. Some injectors are known to have issues, but mostly it's just the tune. Good tune and you won't have any problems.

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Also, you should post a video of your car playing in the snow .
I was thinking I should have done that....

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Nice snow pics. Hoping to get some in my area. No snow tires yet though :/
I wouldn't even consider going out with a dusting of snow on the ground if you have the OEM tires. Seriously. Many people have ruined their stock wheels and sometimes suspension components by thinking that the stock (summer) tires can be used in the snow.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:06 PM   #4146
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Love the snow pics. I can't wait till all my tires (snows on steelies and OEM with OEM tires) wears out so I can put new snows on my OEM wheels and get new larger wider wheels with new summers
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:14 PM   #4147
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Love the snow pics. I can't wait till all my tires (snows on steelies and OEM with OEM tires) wears out so I can put new snows on my OEM wheels and get new larger wider wheels with new summers
I think this is probably the best way to do things. Definitely the most cost effective. And steelies don't really look bad on these cars.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:28 PM   #4148
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Love the snow pics. I can't wait till all my tires (snows on steelies and OEM with OEM tires) wears out so I can put new snows on my OEM wheels and get new larger wider wheels with new summers
Great way to do it. I've got stockers on the stock rims, my old (junkyard) rims from my Forester with winters. They barelyyyy clear the wheel wells. And dedicated autocross wheels with tires on order whenever Tire Rack starts shipping Direzza ii's
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:14 PM   #4149
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I think this is probably the best way to do things. Definitely the most cost effective. And steelies don't really look bad on these cars.
Definitely agree, this is what I did as well. Rocking Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4's on my oem wheels for the winter
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:54 AM   #4150
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Jealous of the snow! We barely get any in the NW. Also we don't have E85 readily. Grew up with family in the twin cities and that area is the only wide-west area I'd ever consider. You got lucky, xluben, or chose well.
Is anyone else amazed that this build thread is so active and continually interesting?
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