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Old 11-05-2012, 01:34 PM   #1551
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From what I have found online the 08+ WRX shares the full canbus system. That should make things a lot easier. Just got to know if the harness will plug up lol
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:03 PM   #1552
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won't work. You need to match the heads to the wiring harness and ecu.
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:57 PM   #1553
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won't work. You need to match the heads to the wiring harness and ecu.
Damn it lol. Well 6 speed swap it is!

Then when I buy an STI I can get a sleeved MPS block and go for 600whp

Although that's end of next season talk lol

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Old 11-05-2012, 06:27 PM   #1554
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We have one gas station here that has 94 but Dom said it has consistency issues normally and can be more knock prone.

Could I not just add race gas to every tank? Lol
That's weird. Maybe cause you only have the one station. I would knock on 91. But with 94 and 3 revisions to the map I haven't had any knock and I always check to see if there is any feedback knock/fine knock learn. I usually stick with Petro 94 because it is basically Sunoco gas, and I've heard good things about it.

Good luck with everything! Love the car
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:33 PM   #1555
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Damn it lol. Well 6 speed swap it is!

Then when I buy an STI I can get a sleeved MPS block and go for 600whp

Although that's end of next season talk lol
Or if you really want the STI with your MPS LR motor have Dom build you a set of DAVCS heads and sell you current heads.....or do the 6 speed swap....decisions decisions!
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:13 PM   #1556
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Or if you really want the STI with your MPS LR motor have Dom build you a set of DAVCS heads and sell you current heads.....or do the 6 speed swap....decisions decisions!
I think it would be a shame to ruin all of Dave and Craig's hard work and split it. I think it will be 6 speed swap and then go for a brand new STI when the new body style comes out. Then it's another MPS LR motor but one with sleeves I think.

Plus that gives me time to save up for the new motor too!
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:51 PM   #1557
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maybe by then the sti will have a different engine anyway.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:09 PM   #1558
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maybe by then the sti will have a different engine anyway.
This is very very likely. It will most likely be direct injected.


Alex, you will already have an AWD 6 speed turbo monster. Why not get a RWD coupe like the BRZ/FR-S, Genesis or the new Veloster Coupe.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:31 PM   #1559
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Yeah looks like the direct injected 2.0 will be in them soon enough. Surprising that Subaru isn't using the toyota/Lexus injection system on the ones in Japan. Haven't seen details but a friend of mine was mentioning that subaru filed a patent for an aos driven by a camshaft. Maybe they are doing solely the DI but with a solid aos system.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:11 PM   #1560
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Hmm, a BRZ doesn't sound like such a bad idea either lol. Decisions, decisions lol
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:24 PM   #1561
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I love my FR-S. I vote that or BRZ
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:32 PM   #1562
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I love my FR-S. I vote that or BRZ
There is no way I would buy a FRS, I'm Subaru for life

It's an interesting idea though, especially as more tuning options become available for them. I could do what I did last time and just leave my car with Dom, Dave and Craig for a few months

Fly out and pick it up, get wasted again (so very very wasted) and drive it home! Muahaha
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:57 PM   #1563
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I think Alex should settle down a bit here and stop constantly taking his car apart. ;-)

Seriously, why don't you put the 6 speed in your WRX and call it a day? When was the last time you had your car for the whole summer? You just got it back and you're already taking the engine out, selling it, buying another one etc. What was your original goal? I think the goal was to get this car to where it is now (besides the fuel issues, etc.) and enjoy it. And maybe try to save some money for something else? You know, you could have probably bought a used GTR by now...

Anyway, I would recommend to finish the car (tranny, O2 sensor, etc.) and get an e-tune from STI Mikey (I see him tuning 10 cars everyday on FB and everyone seems happy) or someone else you like and DRIVE THE DAMN THING.

DRIVE IT
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:22 PM   #1564
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I think Alex should settle down a bit here and stop constantly taking his car apart. ;-)

Seriously, why don't you put the 6 speed in your WRX and call it a day? When was the last time you had your car for the whole summer? You just got it back and you're already taking the engine out, selling it, buying another one etc. What was your original goal? I think the goal was to get this car to where it is now (besides the fuel issues, etc.) and enjoy it. And maybe try to save some money for something else? You know, you could have probably bought a used GTR by now...

Anyway, I would recommend to finish the car (tranny, O2 sensor, etc.) and get an e-tune from STI Mikey (I see him tuning 10 cars everyday on FB and everyone seems happy) or someone else you like and DRIVE THE DAMN THING.

DRIVE IT
10-4! I was just playing devils advocate I looove my STI converted Forester and could never imagine selling it! Just adding to the quiver. Lol
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:57 PM   #1565
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I think Alex should settle down a bit here and stop constantly taking his car apart. ;-)

Seriously, why don't you put the 6 speed in your WRX and call it a day? When was the last time you had your car for the whole summer? You just got it back and you're already taking the engine out, selling it, buying another one etc. What was your original goal? I think the goal was to get this car to where it is now (besides the fuel issues, etc.) and enjoy it. And maybe try to save some money for something else? You know, you could have probably bought a used GTR by now...

Anyway, I would recommend to finish the car (tranny, O2 sensor, etc.) and get an e-tune from STI Mikey (I see him tuning 10 cars everyday on FB and everyone seems happy) or someone else you like and DRIVE THE DAMN THING.

DRIVE IT
Haha I hear ya! My mind wanders.

Well it will be pretty amazing to have the car for a whole season that's for sure. I think you are right maybe just calm down and stick with one project. The 6 speed swap will transform the car I'm sure as accessing the power in 1st gear isn't really an option. There are some other things I need tidy up with this car anyway and see it through to it's full potential.

I'm talking to Dom at the moment about getting the tune dialed in so I'm sure it will get sorted out in due time. Especially as I need 2 maps making one for pump and one for meth.

I wish our gas was not like muddy pond water and we weren't so far away from quality shops / tuners.

Oh and don't think the letters GTR haven't crossed my mind lol

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Old 11-06-2012, 10:59 PM   #1566
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10-4! I was just playing devils advocate I looove my STI converted Forester and could never imagine selling it! Just adding to the quiver. Lol
I need a winter car, I would love a fozzy!
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:58 PM   #1567
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I need a winter car, I would love a fozzy!
They are great cars, very functional and deceptively fast! Mine would not be A good winter car! Too much power and not enough ground clearance that's why it gets garaged for the winter....but,,,,it is really fun to drift it around a particular curve near my house. It's a 1/4 mile long perfectly simple arc of a turn that is almost always snow covered, rarely icy and you can drift it at 50-60.......sometimes even passing a Chevy pickemup! Lol

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Old 11-07-2012, 03:04 PM   #1568
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I need a winter car, I would love a fozzy!
the only forester you would be happy with is ummm......
not for sale!!!!
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:10 PM   #1569
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the only forester you would be happy with is ummm......
not for sale!!!!
It still bugs me we didn't get to drive in it when I was there. Oh well we did get to break Craig's car! Gulp!

Scared...... what do you mean scared?? Lol
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:29 PM   #1570
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MPS isn't easy to get a hold of huh? Trying to get a quote on a full long block and it's like pulling teeth.
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:37 PM   #1571
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MPS isn't easy to get a hold of huh? Trying to get a quote on a full long block and it's like pulling teeth.
They just posted a status on Facebook about why things are so backed up.
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:40 PM   #1572
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MPS isn't easy to get a hold of huh? Trying to get a quote on a full long block and it's like pulling teeth.
are you kidding? You tried for one day.

You were trying to get it through PM. I told you to call this morning at 930am, but I was on the other line when you called. Not sure what you expect. we don't sit around the phone waiting for calls. Right now I'm on the dyno in between flashes checking email. Can't get a quote to you on the dyno because I'm not at my main computer.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:09 PM   #1573
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are you kidding? You tried for one day.

You were trying to get it through PM. I told you to call this morning at 930am, but I was on the other line when you called. Not sure what you expect. we don't sit around the phone waiting for calls. Right now I'm on the dyno in between flashes checking email. Can't get a quote to you on the dyno because I'm not at my main computer.
I called at 12:30PM EST (9:30AM PST) as instructed (by you) and left a message with whoever answered the phone.

I spent over an hour on the phone today with Phil from Element Tuning. Do you think that was because he wasn't busy? No, it's because he understands the importance of gaining new customers. The best part about this is that you respond to my post on nasioc 11 minutes later, but can't take the time out of your day to call a potential customer who would be spending thousands with your company.

Thank you for the pretentious response though, this was all I needed, I'll take my business elsewhere.

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Old 11-07-2012, 10:59 PM   #1574
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I guess that's your decision and there are many shops out there. MPS is only a small operation that has become big quickly for a reason.

I know after talking to Dom personally that these steps that are now being put into place are to allow more time for customer contact.

If you think they like not being able to spend lots of time corresponding with customers your wrong.

Either way, take it as you like just putting some context is all
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:34 PM   #1575
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the only forester you would be happy with is ummm......
not for sale!!!!
You mean the only one in the Seattle area
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