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Old 03-31-2013, 05:39 PM   #5151
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Love the baby car seat ... Btw


And my head hasn't hurt this much since I've been brainstorming my motor build ... Wish shops would allow financing lol so much $$$


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Old 03-31-2013, 05:47 PM   #5152
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NF Performance is the only one backing me. They have been great! I am not sponsored by any parts manufacturers.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:56 AM   #5153
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Lol I hate that stupid trip computer MPG estimation. I did realize though if you use the stock injector/current injector ratio * what it reads = ~ actual gas mileage, its fairly correct.

Having the DPT's I dont think they look very stock. I think the Mach V Awesome looks fairly stock, RPF1's do not at all especially since they're well known. If you stick to silver wheels, they tend to look the most OEM.

Can't wait til my daughter is old enough I can turn around the Recaro in my car. Looks kinda goofy facing backwards lol
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:19 AM   #5154
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Lol I hate that stupid trip computer MPG estimation. I did realize though if you use the stock injector/current injector ratio * what it reads = ~ actual gas mileage, its fairly correct.

Having the DPT's I dont think they look very stock. I think the Mach V Awesome looks fairly stock, RPF1's do not at all especially since they're well known. If you stick to silver wheels, they tend to look the most OEM.

Can't wait til my daughter is old enough I can turn around the Recaro in my car. Looks kinda goofy facing backwards lol
For the trip computer you also have to take into account base fuel pressure. It calculates based on IDC's only (and assumes stock injector size and stock base pressure). For my last setup I had to divide by about 1.9 to get the right numbers. On the new setup I think it's going to have to be about 3.

I think Rota Gravels are probably the most stock looking I've seen. I like how the 04 STI BBS wheels look too. I wish there was something in that sort of style, but 17x9 and light. I think the RPF1's will look different, but in silver they won't stand out too much to a non car enthusiast.

I would also love to turn around the baby seat! It's impossible to see what's going on back there! We're trying to wait until 2 years though, so I have another year to go.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:26 AM   #5155
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I would also love to turn around the baby seat! It's impossible to see what's going on back there! We're trying to wait until 2 years though, so I have another year to go.
We tried to wait too. The general rule is 20 lbs or two years. After he tipped over 20 lbs...I got more worried about his legs being crammed in there than being turned around...so he is facing forward now.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:36 AM   #5156
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Picked up some Rotella T6



One more round of conventional before this goes in though...
what are you using for break in oil? and for how many miles ?
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:42 AM   #5157
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We tried to wait too. The general rule is 20 lbs or two years. After he tipped over 20 lbs...I got more worried about his legs being crammed in there than being turned around...so he is facing forward now.
yea, that was my concern. i think we turned my oldest around at like 14-15 months.

my youngest however is a frieght train and will be 20 lbs before she hits 1.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:22 PM   #5158
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We tried to wait too. The general rule is 20 lbs or two years. After he tipped over 20 lbs...I got more worried about his legs being crammed in there than being turned around...so he is facing forward now.
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yea, that was my concern. i think we turned my oldest around at like 14-15 months.

my youngest however is a frieght train and will be 20 lbs before she hits 1.
My daughter just turned 1 and is just over 20lbs now. She fits OK rear facing so she'll have to stay that way for a while longer. Not sure it it will make it until 2 years though. And I might have to get some kind of protection for the seat so her feet don't dirty/damage it too bad.

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what are you using for break in oil? and for how many miles ?
I am using the standard Rotella T. Probably do one more change on conventional and then go to synthetic.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:22 PM   #5159
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yea, that was my concern. i think we turned my oldest around at like 14-15 months.

my youngest however is a frieght train and will be 20 lbs before she hits 1.
Lol. We have some ways to go. Little girl is only 3 weeks old/ 8.5 lbs. We'll probably do the 20 lb deal also.

I don't think the Tarmac 3 is that bad either. I kinda like the Gravels.

Here's the Titan, but no OEM-ish silver.

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Old 04-01-2013, 12:27 PM   #5160
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Lol. We have some ways to go. Little girl is only 3 weeks old/ 8.5 lbs. We'll probably do the 20 lb deal also.

I don't think the Tarmac 3 is that bad either. I kinda like the Gravels.

Here's the Titan, but no OEM-ish silver.
Unless the rear facing seat is seriously uncomfortable for her, then I'm not going to rush flipping it around. Rear facing is way less convenient for getting them in, and not as fun for the kid either, but it's a lot safer in a head on collision. My wife really doesn't like loading rear facing with the large side bolsters on the Recaro's, so I'm not sure how long she'll last. I don't have much of a problem with it because I'm a little taller.

I don't really mind the look of many of the Rota's, but I doubt I'll get any of them due to the weight. My last 17x9's were 17.8lbs and the RPF1 17x9's are in the 15lb range. I'm going to have a hard time justifying anything much heavier unless it's wider.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:39 PM   #5161
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My daughter just turned 1 and is just over 20lbs now. She fits OK rear facing so she'll have to stay that way for a while longer. Not sure it it will make it until 2 years though. And I might have to get some kind of protection for the seat so her feet don't dirty/damage it too bad.


I am using the standard Rotella T. Probably do one more change on conventional and then go to synthetic.
That is also what I have been running the 15W40 stuff.

How many miles do you have on it now?
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:14 PM   #5162
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My daughter just turned 1 and is just over 20lbs now. She fits OK rear facing so she'll have to stay that way for a while longer. Not sure it it will make it until 2 years though. And I might have to get some kind of protection for the seat so her feet don't dirty/damage it too bad.

I am using the standard Rotella T. Probably do one more change on conventional and then go to synthetic.
yea, that was one reason we turned around, they get big fast.

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Lol. We have some ways to go. Little girl is only 3 weeks old/ 8.5 lbs. We'll probably do the 20 lb deal also.

I don't think the Tarmac 3 is that bad either. I kinda like the Gravels.

Here's the Titan, but no OEM-ish silver.
i like the look of that wheel.

also, she'll get big wayyyyyyyyyyy quicker than you think.

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Unless the rear facing seat is seriously uncomfortable for her, then I'm not going to rush flipping it around. Rear facing is way less convenient for getting them in, and not as fun for the kid either, but it's a lot safer in a head on collision. My wife really doesn't like loading rear facing with the large side bolsters on the Recaro's, so I'm not sure how long she'll last. I don't have much of a problem with it because I'm a little taller.

I don't really mind the look of many of the Rota's, but I doubt I'll get any of them due to the weight. My last 17x9's were 17.8lbs and the RPF1 17x9's are in the 15lb range. I'm going to have a hard time justifying anything much heavier unless it's wider.
it's nice having them face forward, especially now my 4yo can carry on a convo with me and it's awesome.

but you are right it's a LOT safer, which is always most important.
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:21 PM   #5163
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It also has a lot to do with the strength of the kid's neck which is why the 20 lbs rule is typically the baseline. My wife used to be in charge of testing child seats for the leading manufacturers in the industry. That was some interesting data.
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It also has a lot to do with the strength of the kid's neck which is why the 20 lbs rule is typically the baseline. My wife used to be in charge of testing child seats for the leading manufacturers in the industry. That was some interesting data.
oooooohhhh i'd love to see some of that stuff...
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:30 PM   #5165
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Quick question, ordering a fms fmic. When on your stock turbo what intake were you using to accommodate the front mount and what bypass valve did you find the beer results with? Thanks.
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:50 PM   #5166
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^^ok so I went back and re-read the first page. Aem intake. As far as bov, still wondering.
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:15 PM   #5167
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Are you still running the cusco transmission and motor mounts? How are they holding up? Do you still like them?
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:38 PM   #5168
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That is also what I have been running the 15W40 stuff.

How many miles do you have on it now?
Yep, that's the stuff. I think I'm at around 400 miles right now.

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yea, that was one reason we turned around, they get big fast.

i like the look of that wheel.

also, she'll get big wayyyyyyyyyyy quicker than you think.

it's nice having them face forward, especially now my 4yo can carry on a convo with me and it's awesome.

but you are right it's a LOT safer, which is always most important.
I really hate not being able to see her. I can't wait to switch it around. Plus then I might be able to actually show her some acceleration

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It also has a lot to do with the strength of the kid's neck which is why the 20 lbs rule is typically the baseline. My wife used to be in charge of testing child seats for the leading manufacturers in the industry. That was some interesting data.
Yeah, hard to know neck strength for sure. Better safe than sorry I guess. I don't think I even want to see that data...

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oooooohhhh i'd love to see some of that stuff...
Probably not, lol. Safety data usually doesn't make you feel very safe, haha.

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Quick question, ordering a fms fmic. When on your stock turbo what intake were you using to accommodate the front mount and what bypass valve did you find the beer results with? Thanks.
Beer results? Sounds good!

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^^ok so I went back and re-read the first page. Aem intake. As far as bov, still wondering.
I had the AEM intake and Forge BPV when I had the stock turbo. I would still recommend both for that setup. On a larger turbo I would look at the 73mm KSTech intake.

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Yes, I still have the Cusco mounts. I think they're doing fine. They are very firm. Paired with the Kartboy pitch stop they do increase NVH noticeably, but it's not terrible for a DD.
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Actually in this case...really safe. The requirements for child restraint and safety is much higher than for the rest of us.
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:53 PM   #5170
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That's good to know. I still don't want to test it.

BTW, Updated the first post. Hopefully it is easier to figure out now.

I still need to sit down and do all the links to each upgrade someday...
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I love the new set-up! I have always been a big fan of Fabia's fabrication skills. Looks like you are using the drive it like you stole it break in method? haha Good choice on the Turbosmart Gate and BOV. How do you like the Five-O's? I've heard mixed reviews.
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I love the new set-up! I have always been a big fan of Fabia's fabrication skills. Looks like you are using the drive it like you stole it break in method? haha Good choice on the Turbosmart Gate and BOV. How do you like the Five-O's? I've heard mixed reviews.
Thanks! Fobia did a great job. I drove it really hard the first couple days. Now I've just been driving it normally. Swapping to the TurboSmart stuff wasn't necessary but I liked their offerings. MAP, GrimmSpeed, and NF have all stopped recommending Tial in favor of TurboSmart. I had FiveO 1200's and they were great. These 1600's seem OK so far.
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Few questions boss, if you don't mind :

A ) We have the same COBB CBE right? ( The updated one with a resonator in the midpipe )
B ) Do you feel that it is louder than your old SPT? A lot of people say it's louder than the SPT but to me it's similar. I'm guessing they're referring to the old one without the resonator.
C ) Where did you get your front lip and how much did you pay, if you don't mind me asking?

( Yea... question C is the most important one >_> )
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Few questions boss, if you don't mind :

A ) We have the same COBB CBE right? ( The updated one with a resonator in the midpipe )
B ) Do you feel that it is louder than your old SPT? A lot of people say it's louder than the SPT but to me it's similar. I'm guessing they're referring to the old one without the resonator.
C ) Where did you get your front lip and how much did you pay, if you don't mind me asking?

( Yea... question C is the most important one >_> )
1. Yes. It is the newer one with the resonator. I can't even find any info on this change so I as worried mine was fake. Lol.
2. At WOT and under throttle I think it might be a little louder. Cruising it's really quiet. Even less drone than the SPT.
3. I got it for free from a buddy whose car got totalled. But it's the cheapo poly one on eBay. Sub-$100 for sure. I like it.
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Thanks man! I need a cheap ass lip so that it can take the abuse of my ****ty driveway and not meh paint ;P
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