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Old 12-19-2012, 05:51 PM   #4251
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The t3 flange and single dump tube dont give away that the turbo is not TS? Lol

Still a quality setup. I think Jive is vicariously enjoying this mod path and possibly delusional about dump tube placement.
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:10 PM   #4252
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Are you running the RCE black springs on stock struts??
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:53 PM   #4253
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^^^^[IMG]http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l496/smeeronester/B1C39C77-784E-4BDA-A234-61D70E4B7E26-5720-00000466313D98C2.jpg[IMG]
Looks like a little bit of a hack job, but a similar concept to the ones I've seen locally. Is this a low mount turbo? Or do the dump tubes go forward and then out to that vent?

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The t3 flange and single dump tube dont give away that the turbo is not TS? Lol

Still a quality setup. I think Jive is vicariously enjoying this mod path and possibly delusional about dump tube placement.
It seemed like everyone was pretty convinced it was twinscroll. I thought the single dump tube made it pretty obvious, but I wanted to clarify.

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Are you running the RCE black springs on stock struts??
RCE Blacks and Koni Adjustable dampers.
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:54 PM   #4254
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I saw that. That's the exhaust though. Not just the dump, lol. That seems pretty common on the Honda drag cars. A little much for a DD though...

Some of the local Subaru's that have Fobia kits do the dump tubes coming out of the fender. That's a little more civil, lol.
so do it civil....

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....just dont do this hackjob looking thing. but i know yuo're into clean looking so i dont even have to mention it.

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The t3 flange and single dump tube dont give away that the turbo is not TS? Lol

Still a quality setup. I think Jive is vicariously enjoying this mod path and possibly delusional about dump tube placement.
HEY! i have to live through you guys now. yes my ideas are extravagant and in no way smart but hey, its hard to be so epic all the time
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:36 PM   #4255
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What happened to all the other stuff you posted?
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:50 PM   #4256
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i dont know what you're talking about

i was wrong, so i retract what i say, now go update you mod list, cuz you aint on stock struts fool!
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:56 PM   #4257
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i dont know what you're talking about

i was wrong, so i retract what i say, now go update you mod list, cuz you aint on stock struts fool!
You edited this one too!

This is what you wrote before:

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idk, is he? his mod lists doesn't say what he is running at all
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:39 PM   #4258
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Thanks, looks good. Do you notice a pretty big difference? My car feels real flighty at higher speeds, I was hoping to tighten that up with this setup. Not here to talk about my car, I am more interested in your experience with this setup.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:40 PM   #4259
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Lol my mistake, I saw photos of his car with upgraded struts. I was just confirming.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:40 PM   #4260
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Yeah, the dampers really help a lot. In terms of handling, I would take the Koni's and stock springs over stock dampers and RCE springs.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:52 PM   #4261
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Yeah, the dampers really help a lot. In terms of handling, I would take the Koni's and stock springs over stock dampers and RCE springs.
Good to know, did you Bilstein struts at one point, could have swore a saw a pic with them on your car?
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:01 PM   #4262
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well now that i know there is no ninja editing i shall edit before i post
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:04 PM   #4263
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Good to know, did you Bilstein struts at one point, could have swore a saw a pic with them on your car?
Nope. Not me. Some other guys on here did.

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Old 12-25-2012, 11:19 PM   #4264
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I have been made aware of a new user named "xlubenm". This is NOT me! It is a new user with very few, very ambiguous posts. He has a user name very similar to mine which has been quite unique in the last 10+ years that I've had it. I'd have to assume this account is for trolling or attempted fraud/scamming in some way. Please be very cautious of any dealing with this user. It is NOT me!

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/member.php?u=341499
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:23 PM   #4265
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LMAO wow, that's slightly pathetic. I always wonder what possesses people to do dumb things.
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:26 PM   #4266
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My guess is that he'll probably try to scam someone somehow. Anyone know how many posts you need to start sending PM's?
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:47 PM   #4267
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He be banned.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:24 PM   #4268
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Any plans on adding the rest of the "holy shift" kit to your car? I got it for Christmas so I will be installing soon, I do hear the linkage bushings make a significant difference. I plan on doing measurements of the play in the shifter before and after.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:32 PM   #4269
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Funny you should mention that. Just bought it. I'm very interested in seeing how you like them because I think you'll probably get it in before me.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:37 PM   #4270
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Any plans on adding the rest of the "holy shift" kit to your car? I got it for Christmas so I will be installing soon, I do hear the linkage bushings make a significant difference. I plan on doing measurements of the play in the shifter before and after.
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Funny you should mention that. Just bought it. I'm very interested in seeing how you like them because I think you'll probably get it in before me.
Would either of you mind taking pic's along the way and doing a write up on the install? I'm considering the same thing for my '13. Hoping to get rid of some slop and crisp up the shifts.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:38 PM   #4271
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I might. We'll see. Most of it's pretty well documented already.
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:45 PM   #4272
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Any plans on adding the rest of the "holy shift" kit to your car? I got it for Christmas so I will be installing soon, I do hear the linkage bushings make a significant difference. I plan on doing measurements of the play in the shifter before and after.
I did a Group N Tranny mount, tranny crossmember, pivot, and linkage at the same time. I can say it made a very noticeable difference, but I don't know which parts made the most...
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:01 PM   #4273
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Besides looks how much benefit do you think(or know) you get from going from the 8 to 9 inch wheel?
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:59 PM   #4274
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Besides looks how much benefit do you think(or know) you get from going from the 8 to 9 inch wheel?
Massive difference. However, that difference can vary tremendously depending on what tires and the width of the tires you choose to use. Going from say the stock dunlops, 235s on the 8 inch wheel to Michelin Pilot Super Sports in a 255 for the 9 " wheel would yield massive results.

It also depends on what 8"wheels you are referring to. If its the stock 11 wheels, then you could also benefit from having a wider aftermarket wheel that also weighs less than the stock wheels. Every lb of unsprung rotating mass equates to roughly ~20lbs in the trunk of your car. So if you can save 2-3 lbs or even more per wheel, while running wider, sticker tires could provide a HUGE improvement over the stock setup.

In sure Ben will chime in as he runs 9" wheels in the summer with some meaty tires on some of the lightest wheels on the market
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:36 PM   #4275
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I did a Group N Tranny mount, tranny crossmember, pivot, and linkage at the same time. I can say it made a very noticeable difference, but I don't know which parts made the most...
I'm not quite sure which bushings you're referring to here. IMO the tranny mount won't make nearly as much of a difference as a shifter linkage bushing or shift lever.

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Besides looks how much benefit do you think(or know) you get from going from the 8 to 9 inch wheel?
How much? How do you want me to quantify this? Lap times? MPH around an on ramp?

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Massive difference. However, that difference can vary tremendously depending on what tires and the width of the tires you choose to use. Going from say the stock dunlops, 235s on the 8 inch wheel to Michelin Pilot Super Sports in a 255 for the 9 " wheel would yield massive results.

It also depends on what 8"wheels you are referring to. If its the stock 11 wheels, then you could also benefit from having a wider aftermarket wheel that also weighs less than the stock wheels. Every lb of unsprung rotating mass equates to roughly ~20lbs in the trunk of your car. So if you can save 2-3 lbs or even more per wheel, while running wider, sticker tires could provide a HUGE improvement over the stock setup.

In sure Ben will chime in as he runs 9" wheels in the summer with some meaty tires on some of the lightest wheels on the market
This is all spot on. The stock 8" wide WRX wheels are pretty heavy. I have 9" wide aftermarket wheels that are close to 5lbs lighter PER WHEEL. I went from the stock tires width of 235, up to a 255 wide Star Spec (which runs wide). So I'm gaining an extra inch of tire width, while still loosing weight overall. It's really a win-win.

But quantifying it isn't something I can do. Maybe some magazine out there has done it, but IMO the change in wheel tire has a lot more to do with weight and tire compound than it does width. The overall width is just one component to be considered. And some people have wide wheels and tires that are as narrow (or narrower) than stock. So the question as asked has very little value.
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