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Old 03-08-2012, 01:30 AM   #1201
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I think from the part out/sell perspective you have to wonder how much longer the tranny will hold up at these power levels, you could rebuild the engine and then blow the tranny the next day
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:34 AM   #1202
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Build a sick new motor and swap in an STi trans?
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:39 AM   #1203
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swapping in an sti tranny is very expensive and complicated, it would basically eat up all the cost savings of starting with a WRX
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:44 AM   #1204
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I'm here. Just reading the comments and thinking....
Hi Ben.

Good Luck with whatever route you go. Either that be fix the Subie or sell it and get another car.

We are here for you (no homo)!! We would rather you not leave the Subie community but we understand it's tough being without your car.

I was watching all your videos last night. They make me
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:54 AM   #1205
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I agree. Good luck, Ben. I just don't want you to make a hasty decision because you're not feeling the love for your car right now. If you're truly bored/over the car, then move on to something else. However, if you're just depressed because you popped the motor, give it a few days/weeks to get some perspective on it.
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:03 PM   #1206
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OK, enough is enough. The car is not being parted out or sold. In fact, it is already back on the road! Thanks to the help of the NF crew, the motor has been pulled and the shortblock was swapped for a built block that I purchased a few months ago.

I took a bunch of photos throughout the swap process. Enjoy! (click photo for more):

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Old 03-08-2012, 01:09 PM   #1207
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OK, enough is enough. The car is not being parted out or sold. In fact, it is already back on the road! Thanks to the help of the NF crew, the motor has been pulled and the shortblock was swapped for a built block that I purchased a few months ago.

I took a bunch of photos throughout the swap process. Enjoy! (click photo for more):
Sweet!!
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:10 PM   #1208
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he's rebuilding
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:12 PM   #1209
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when will you be getting a retune with the new motor? building the trans?
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:12 PM   #1210
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I don't buy it.
Good work, Ben. Give it hell.
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:14 PM   #1211
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Thanks to everyone who supported me. Everyone who said "other" things, I'm not mad, I was asking for it, lol. I guess I was trolling my own thread. It was frustrating when the engine went out and left me without a ride (had to borrow a car from my parents), but I never considered anything but swapping the motor. I love the car and wouldn't want to part with it. NF Performance got me back up and running very quickly. The car is even better than before, and I think I have a new found appreciation for it after all that work!
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:14 PM   #1212
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Ben was enjoying trollin' us!

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Thanks to everyone who supported me. Everyone who said "other" things, I'm not mad, I was asking for it, lol. I guess I was trolling my own thread. It was frustrating when the engine went out and left me without a ride (had to borrow a car from my parents), but I never considered anything but swapping the motor. I love the car and wouldn't want to part with it. NF Performance got me back up and running very quickly. The car is even better than before, and I think I have a new found appreciation for it after all that work!
We posted the same time. But I definitely think you were asking for it. Glad you got some enjoyment
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:17 PM   #1213
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when will you be getting a retune with the new motor? building the trans?
We have done a little bit of tuning. So far things look great. I'm going with more boost and a more aggressive tune now that the built motor is in. We'll probably do some more tweaks this weekend.

I was really considering going to a rotated setup while the motor was being swapped, but I decided to stick with the 20G XTR for now, and (hopefully) build the transmission before going to a bigger turbo.

I'm really looking forward to this summer! The car is a TON of fun now!
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:21 PM   #1214
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So was it a ringland failure?
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:26 PM   #1215
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So was it a ringland failure?
We didn't take apart the stock case halves, but that's still what I believe it was. There was no damage visible on the top of the piston or the cylinder walls.
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:35 PM   #1216
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OK, enough is enough. The car is not being parted out or sold. In fact, it is already back on the road! Thanks to the help of the NF crew, the motor has been pulled and the shortblock was swapped for a built block that I purchased a few months ago.

I took a bunch of photos throughout the swap process. Enjoy! (click photo for more):
you wascally wabbit
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:45 PM   #1217
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We have done a little bit of tuning. So far things look great. I'm going with more boost and a more aggressive tune now that the built motor is in. We'll probably do some more tweaks this weekend.

I was really considering going to a rotated setup while the motor was being swapped, but I decided to stick with the 20G XTR for now, and (hopefully) build the transmission before going to a bigger turbo.

I'm really looking forward to this summer! The car is a TON of fun now!
Lol in my head i was like... what was this guy thinking? pushing the limits of the motor knowing it will pop and when it finally blew he wants to sell the car.

glad to see your already back in action and im definitely excited to see what numbers you put down with an engine that can handle the power. just be carful about that trans!
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:01 PM   #1218
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hahaha good trollin' Ben.. glad to see the beast is back up and running! dunno if nasioc would be worth checking daily if your thread didn't exist anymore
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:04 PM   #1219
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Damn you. Good luck. What internals did you go with?
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:02 PM   #1220
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OK, enough is enough. The car is not being parted out or sold. In fact, it is already back on the road! Thanks to the help of the NF crew, the motor has been pulled and the shortblock was swapped for a built block that I purchased a few months ago.
I see what you did there
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:58 PM   #1221
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What?
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:15 AM   #1222
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You made it seem like you were going to partout because the motor blew, but you actually had a motor on standby...
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:16 AM   #1223
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:16 AM   #1224
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Yeah. I was just kidding.
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:46 AM   #1225
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Lol. You had me shaking my head last night reading this. Now today it all makes sense, good to see you didn't give up!
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