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Old 11-06-2011, 09:50 PM   #901
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I hate to **** in this thread, but the STI is by far and away the better deal. With a PPG set up now costing $10k in parts alone (read: Gears, Shift forks, Diffs, and Clutch), and a new WRX costing $28k, that price difference gets made up for real quick. Motors in both cars are equally failtastic, so it's a level field there. Factor in Premium for Intercooler/ turbo choices, as well as for wheels and coilovers, it continues to go up. Also, already having brembos, regardless of how effective they may be, and a larger, more reliable wheel bearings that don't have to be replaced every year or so factor in as well (argue with me if you please, but there's a reason why LIC is offering hubs with a bigger bearing).

A six-speed swap isn't much better, having to buy new knuckles all around as well as coilovers, axles, rear dif, brakes, and install on top of the transmission is also VERY pricey. But having said all that, wheel bearings are cheap and they have the bolt-in hub in 5x100 so install is simple

Just saying, the STI is still a bargain.

EDIT: I dig the car, i'm glad to see someone doing it right.
maybe his tranny will hold up. you could always happen upon a wrecked sti, take the 6 speed and the brembos and part the rest out...lol. There has to be a tranny solution cheaper than 10k...

you do make some very solid points though assuming his tranny doesn't hold up to the power...the strength of 09+ trannys is a little bit of an unknown
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Old 11-07-2011, 04:02 PM   #902
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Always enjoyed following your thread here xluben.. Really nice pictures.

I've always thought tho that the car is begggginng for some tint on the windows. How come you chose to go with none?
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Old 11-07-2011, 04:05 PM   #903
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Always enjoyed following your thread here xluben.. Really nice pictures.

I've always thought tho that the car is begggginng for some tint on the windows. How come you chose to go with none?
Thanks. I agree that it looks bad without tint. It's on my list of things to do, but it usually gets bumped by something that makes it go faster...
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Old 11-07-2011, 04:27 PM   #904
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Thanks. I agree that it looks bad without tint. It's on my list of things to do, but it usually gets bumped by something that makes it go faster...
But tints make it look like its going fast even when it's sitting still, lol!
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Old 11-07-2011, 04:35 PM   #905
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Look fast and go fast are two different things. I'm interested in the latter
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Old 11-08-2011, 01:18 PM   #906
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At least you guys can actually tint your windows...stupid NH
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Old 11-08-2011, 01:48 PM   #907
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lol..10k for ppg? my own dealer said they'd do the 6 speed swap for 2k + labor, granted they did say it was only the transmission and not the axles, when i asked why they said i didnt need them O_O... i wonder if i can get the 6 speed swap under warranty somehow and only pay 100 bucks hahahaha
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Old 11-08-2011, 01:52 PM   #908
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stuff like that never works, warranty only covers original parts and the 6 speed swap is much more involved than that.
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:15 PM   #909
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I'm surprised that your stock clutch was/is able to handle so much power, my stock clutch started slipping at just 315hp (30k miles). Granted hitting autox canyons and alot of driving in traffic
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:39 AM   #910
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Yeah, it's still holding....
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:18 AM   #911
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My clutch just went at 321 HP. Totally baby it too, not even a DD.
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:26 AM   #912
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You guys must really be taking it out on your clutches!

How much torque? That's what really matters, right?
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:32 AM   #913
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i guess the obvious next question would be whether or not the 5 speed can deal with an upgraded clutch..lol
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:33 AM   #914
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You guys must really be taking it out on your clutches!

How much torque? That's what really matters, right?
335tq and its a garage queen only driven once a week. Mine started having trouble on a 1200 mile road trip.
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Old 11-09-2011, 05:08 PM   #915
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327whp/360tq here and no problems on the stock 11' clutch...although it has only been a few thousand miles.
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Old 11-09-2011, 05:14 PM   #916
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327whp/360tq here and no problems on the stock 11' clutch...although it has only been a few thousand miles.
Pretty impressive for stage 1.
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Old 11-09-2011, 05:18 PM   #917
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hey man can you give me any info on the seat mod? i couldnt find much info on it. looking to do this to my wrx
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:52 PM   #918
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Pretty impressive for stage 1.
Wow that would be impressive! Recently stage 2 as of last week...I apologize lol
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:37 PM   #919
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hey man can you give me any info on the seat mod? i couldnt find much info on it. looking to do this to my wrx
Didn't someone already ask this exact question?

If you click on the photo of the seat in one of the first posts, it will bring you here:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...4#post33261304

Click the link in that post and you should find all the info you need.

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Wow that would be impressive! Recently stage 2 as of last week...I apologize lol
Still seems really high for a Stage 2 tune....

Should be fun though
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:24 PM   #920
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thread kinda died after the photos died.
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:35 PM   #921
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thread kinda died after the photos died.
How about an even more direct link...

http://www.iwsti.com/forums/gr-inter...ml#post2814160

It really is completely self explanatory if you actually go look inside the car.
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Old 11-11-2011, 08:36 AM   #922
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Did all your mods really equate to an additional 50lbs or did you forget a few cases of beer in the back?
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Old 11-11-2011, 09:13 AM   #923
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I did my injector install at a local meet/DIY day event, so I had a bunch of tools in the back. I think if you take the 50lbs off the Virtual Dyno calculation it drops the power/torque by about 5.
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Old 11-11-2011, 01:25 PM   #924
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Shoot. I didn't know that leaving the tools in the car added HP. Here I've been taking them out every time I'm done.

Your build seems quite nice, and you've done your homework too. Needless to say, I'm going to steal all your hard work and run a very similar setup as soon and the $$ appear in my bank account. How much have you paid in tuning alone? Seems like you go back quite often.

Well done sir, and thank you for taking the time to post it.
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Old 11-11-2011, 03:32 PM   #925
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Shoot. I didn't know that leaving the tools in the car added HP. Here I've been taking them out every time I'm done.

Your build seems quite nice, and you've done your homework too. Needless to say, I'm going to steal all your hard work and run a very similar setup as soon and the $$ appear in my bank account. How much have you paid in tuning alone? Seems like you go back quite often.

Well done sir, and thank you for taking the time to post it.
Wow, no. Adding weight to the car does NOT add power. At all. Extra weight DOES make the car slower (but power is the exact same). So the software sees this slow acceleration and thinks the car has less power. To compensate for this you tell the software that the car actually had extra weight (and that's why it was slower), so it then outputs a higher power number to account for the extra weight you were lugging around.
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