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Old 04-03-2012, 08:57 AM   #1576
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Jk. I have a 10 day old daughter! So I have a car seat back there now!
Awesome! I have that same back seat mod (just different model). Best mod on the car.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:08 AM   #1577
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Ok guys @xluben is going to get anxious since we're not talking car. Back on topic
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:13 AM   #1578
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Lol.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:24 AM   #1579
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ofspunk7 is next!
Yeah, now I just need to get my car up to your speed. I told the wife the first car seat can be one that swaps to the stroller and different cars. The 2nd seat when the kid is bigger will 100% be a racing seat.

Possible Option #1

Or maybe RED

I am home this weekend, we can always do that Plasti Dip session.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:42 AM   #1580
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LOL @ people and "racing" baby seats. I don't plan on doing any racing with the baby in the car, so I'm just going with whatever has a good safety rating (for normal driving, haha).

I'll let you know about the Plasti Dip. I think I might just spray it on myself and have you come help with the final touches. Although my spraying skills/techniques have been known to be suspect...
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:49 AM   #1581
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LOL @ people and "racing" baby seats. I don't plan on doing any racing with the baby in the car, so I'm just going with whatever has a good safety rating (for normal driving, haha).
lol I would hope not Ben!
Posted the pic as a joke considering your car beyond fast but I have no doubt you'll be the most responsible driver on the road when the baby is along for the ride.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:07 AM   #1582
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LOL @ people and "racing" baby seats. I don't plan on doing any racing with the baby in the car, so I'm just going with whatever has a good safety rating (for normal driving, haha)...

Yeah, i hear the safety thing. But the seat would 100% be for looks.

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Although my spraying skills/techniques have been known to be suspect...
Light coats, makes my life way easier!




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lol I would hope not Ben!
Posted the pic as a joke considering your car beyond fast but I have no doubt you'll be the most responsible driver on the road when the baby is along for the ride.
I highly doubt he will be racing with the kid in the car. And his car isn't really that fast anyways....
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:19 AM   #1583
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Yeah, i hear the safety thing. But the seat would 100% be for looks.

Light coats, makes my life way easier!
I might try for 1 really thick coat this time...

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I highly doubt he will be racing with the kid in the car. And his car isn't really that fast anyways....
Na, not really.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:21 AM   #1584
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I might try for 1 really thick coat this time...
Just bust the can open with a screw driver, and dump it out on the back of the car. 1 bottle = 1 coat.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:30 AM   #1585
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LOL. That doesn't sound like a very good idea.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:54 AM   #1586
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I don't remember, do you have an AccessPort? I hope you're not driving around with all that untuned completely. I am glad you like the upgrades. That looks like a real solid list for anyone looking for a good set of "basic" mods to go with, I would recommend any and all of the parts listed above!
Yeah, I've had it since last year when I went Stage 1, then protuned stage 1 a few days after. Right now my tuner put the Stage2 + AEM map on it until tomorrow's dyno tune. I'm so psyched! He says he usually sets target boost around 21/22 PSI with those mods, so I'm glad I got rid of the stock BPV/TMIC. I'm sure it would've exploded, lol!
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:02 AM   #1587
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Basic, lol. Initially I just wanted a catless invidia DP and Grimmspeed EBCS, the bare minimum for stage 2. My tuner talked me into the complete turboback + AEM intake to maximize the performance though.

Then I wanted to be safe and add some gauges, then I spoke to you regarding the TMIC/BPV, stuff just kept piling on!

I'm glad I did it though, better to just get tuned once, then to add stuff later and have to get retuned again.

I hope I don't get the mod bug after this and keep going! Like someone said, we will just vicariously mod through you, lol!
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:55 AM   #1588
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Yeah, I've had it since last year when I went Stage 1, then protuned stage 1 a few days after. Right now my tuner put the Stage2 + AEM map on it until tomorrow's dyno tune. I'm so psyched! He says he usually sets target boost around 21/22 PSI with those mods, so I'm glad I got rid of the stock BPV/TMIC. I'm sure it would've exploded, lol!
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Basic, lol. Initially I just wanted a catless invidia DP and Grimmspeed EBCS, the bare minimum for stage 2. My tuner talked me into the complete turboback + AEM intake to maximize the performance though.

Then I wanted to be safe and add some gauges, then I spoke to you regarding the TMIC/BPV, stuff just kept piling on!

I'm glad I did it though, better to just get tuned once, then to add stuff later and have to get retuned again.

I hope I don't get the mod bug after this and keep going! Like someone said, we will just vicariously mod through you, lol!
That's a lot of boost for pump gas. It was definitely a good idea to to upgrade the TMIC and BPV at the same time. The cat back and the intake probably weren't completely necessary, but they should help none the less. Gauges are always a good idea. The parts you have now are a very good place to stop. It's smart to get them all on at once and do 1 tune and be done with it.
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:20 PM   #1589
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Well, I had purchased some 02-04 WRX wheels to use next winter, but now I've decided to sell them. Took some goodbye photos, lol.





Also selling some other stock parts that I didn't use in the motor swap.

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The wheels and oil cooler are pending. The oil pump is still for sale. I might be listing some other stuff soon, but a lot of the stuff I thought I had are somehow no where to be found. I think I "organized" a little too vigorously after the swap, lol.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:24 AM   #1590
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Got my dyno tune last night and I'm quite thrilled with the numbers. He mentioned that I'm already running out of fuel (97% duty cycle) and that I'll see at least 330 after I change out the injectors/pump. He also highly recommends E85 to get even more, and can easily swap maps if E85 is not available. I heard E85 is hard on your plugs though?

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Old 04-05-2012, 09:40 AM   #1591
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The mods you have right now are a good place to stop because they essentially max out the fuel system. If you are interested in E85, I would research on your own and make your own decision. I would not recommend doing it if you plan on swapping back and forth all the time. You'll essentially have to drain the tank before each swap or you'll be running at far from ideal conditions.
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:11 AM   #1592
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^ you can run mixed maps that would allow E85 with a bit of 93 in the tank. However, this is a less than ideal setup. I agree with Ben on this one. Go E85 and stick with it. I had to switch back 1 time for a road trip to STL. Other than that I stick to E85. Swapping gas back and forth means that you will run maps that aren't 100% tuned to what you are running... they are a guess. So every time you run a mix gas map, you could be running lean or rich, you'll never really know. It's best to tune for 1 type of gas and leave it at that. If you have to swap, retune (vs loading a generic map).
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:54 AM   #1593
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E85 is readily available where I live, but I'd prefer sticking with pump gas. Do you think injectors/pump is a worthwhile upgrade to yield better results if sticking with pump gas? Damn mod bug...
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:08 AM   #1594
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No, I don't think so. Some will disagree, but I think you're perfectly fine stopping where you are now.
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:22 AM   #1595
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Thanks for the advice Ben!
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:43 PM   #1596
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TurboXS 50/50 Hybrid valve is on! Way quieter than the GFB. Probably due to the lack of a trumpet.
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:19 PM   #1597
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Back a few pages... My boost gage idle is 22inHg
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:44 PM   #1598
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*patiently waiting for photos and video*
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:14 PM   #1599
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Back a few pages... My boost gage idle is 22inHg
Don't even remember that. Lol. Seems fine though.

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*patiently waiting for photos and video*
Maybe later. I assure you it's much quieter than the GFB. It's way bigger that I expected too.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:49 PM   #1600
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It's way bigger that I expected too.
that's what she said! ouuuuuu!
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