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Old 01-10-2011, 12:00 AM   #126
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Car looks awesome, pics are great keep 'em coming! What did you end up doing with the coolant reservoir? I know if seemed in the way of the inlet for the turbo in some of the earlier pics
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Old 01-10-2011, 11:02 AM   #127
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I had a brief time to tune it before the blizzard struck Atlanta....meaning 3 inches of snow. I'm right around 350whp on the Dyno Dynamics at 18psi through the stock exhaust. Still some more work to do, but the blow through MAF results in a beautiful progressive tip-in. With the snow shutting down the ATL metro area, I don't expect to do much more with the car for 48 hrs.

Thanks folks!
What are plans for supporting mods? Like exhaust, internals and so on?
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Old 01-10-2011, 12:38 PM   #128
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Car looks awesome, pics are great keep 'em coming! What did you end up doing with the coolant reservoir? I know if seemed in the way of the inlet for the turbo in some of the earlier pics
We decided to delete and bypass it all together. Much cleaner without it.

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What are plans for supporting mods? Like exhaust, internals and so on?
We are building a very unique block, with Manley stroker kit components, oversized valves, FP Spec Tomei cams, and much more. The engine is in production right now, so as soon as that's done we'll swap. For now on the stock block, the goal is 375-400 whp pump and 450whp E85 on the Dyno Dynamics (uninflated no BS numbers).

Because of tight leadtimes, we'll be fabricating our own custom exhaust in-house to let this thing breath!
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Old 01-10-2011, 01:40 PM   #129
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We are building a very unique block, with Manley stroker kit components, oversized valves, FP Spec Tomei cams, and much more. The engine is in production right now, so as soon as that's done we'll swap. For now on the stock block, the goal is 375-400 whp pump and 450whp E85 on the Dyno Dynamics (uninflated no BS numbers).

Because of tight leadtimes, we'll be fabricating our own custom exhaust in-house to let this thing breath!
What sort of exhaust? Single exit or duals? And what size pipe are you using?
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Old 01-10-2011, 02:50 PM   #130
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I love it. The color combo of the car and wheels is excellent
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:25 PM   #131
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looking at the size of that core, you guys are gonna have to butcher that front bumper something fierce lol
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:59 PM   #132
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It's not too bad. The guys here have performed all kinds of plastic surgery. They are the "Doctor 90210" for the Subaru community. haha

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Old 01-11-2011, 05:19 PM   #133
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Intake manifold going in the mail now guys

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Old 01-11-2011, 05:22 PM   #134
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Intake manifold going in the mail now guys

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Sweetest, we need a before and after dyno on this piece, PLEASE.....
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Old 01-11-2011, 06:21 PM   #135
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ditto on intake manifold would like to see some data for it!
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:14 AM   #136
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Eric
Thanks for stepping up in a BIG way. That's terrific!
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Old 01-12-2011, 02:16 PM   #137
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Sweet, is this gonna be the first big project with that intake?
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:24 PM   #138
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nice !!!!!!!
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:03 PM   #139
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Sweet, is this gonna be the first big project with that intake?
That's a big 10-4
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:50 PM   #140
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Thanks for stepping up in a BIG way. That's terrific!
PLEASE do some before and after numbers on the intake.
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:16 PM   #141
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Beautiful, enjoying the pics of the subbie on the dyno. Especially the B&W photo.
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Old 01-13-2011, 12:31 AM   #142
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WOW that car looks badass with those tires and wheels! I saw the same color 2011 a few weeks ago and they look nice!
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Old 01-13-2011, 03:25 AM   #143
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badass!!!
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:08 AM   #144
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PLEASE do some before and after numbers on the intake.
You can count on that. We'll have some time on our hands very shortly. The snow really killed us this week and shut down the entire city of Atlanta and beyond. We are still playing catch up!
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Old 01-14-2011, 04:30 PM   #145
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jizzed twice . . . . .

so full 4" intake huh? ? ? thing is going to be sick . . . .how does the AMS piping work for the 08+ WRX?
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Old 01-14-2011, 09:09 PM   #146
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1/14/11


I apologize for the lack of updates. We have been playing catch up due to the weather Atlanta has been seeing. We have finished installing all the GTSPEC products on our 2011 Subaru and have been really impressed with their fit, finish, and quality.





If you are not familiar with the GTSPEC product lines the GTSPEC products are designed to strengthen OEM chassis rigidity and minimize flex. Their R&D team of engineers pinpoints the weakest areas of the vehicle (mainly frame rails and strut towers) and develops the products to maximize performance and minimize body roll. Take a look at the huge list of parts that GTSPEC sent us for testing. The quality is absolutely race class, and Sharif is ready to give these pieces a good track testing very shortly.

Part list:
- GTSPEC Front Strut Bar
- GTSPEC Rear Strut Bar
- GTSPEC Front Fender Braces
- GTSPEC Rear Lightweight Bumper Beam
- GTSPEC Rear A Brace Version 2
- GTSPEC 4 Point Ladder Mid Chassis Brace
- GTSPEC Rear Lower Control Arm with Camber Adjustment
- GTSPEC Prototype Rear Lateral Link


Here are some pictures of some of the parts and installation along the way. Enjoy!




This is a great comparison photo of the OEM bar with whiteline bushing installed, vs. the GTSpec




Shot of the front underbrace.


The rear end is full of GTSpec and Whiteline goodness all around. Handle will be razor sharp as it should be!


A little closer shot:




Now all that is left, is the JRZ RS1's...hint hint...caugh caugh. JRZ has been focusing on the upcoming Grand Am Daytona race so we are still a couple weeks out.

Right now, our STi is on the alignment rack and we'll have some more pictures of the finished product tomorrow. Next week, we'll be working on our custom 3 inch exhaust so we can finally let this big turbo breath and demonstrate what we can do with the stock block!






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Old 01-14-2011, 09:43 PM   #147
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how much weight gain or loss was there?
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Old 01-15-2011, 09:01 AM   #148
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The weight difference between the lateral links and rear arms was negligible. The Fender bracing, and A Braces did add a small amount to the car. But the improvement in chassis stiffness will out weigh the added weight gain. The real savings is in the GTSPEC rear bumper beam. Have a look at the difference in made.

OEM Rear Bumper Beam:



OEM Rear Bumper Beam: (Weight 21lbs)



GTSPEC Lightweight Rear Bumper Beam: (Weight 5.5lbs) Savings of 15.5 lbs



GTSPEC Lightweight Rear Bumper Beam Installed with no issues at all!



Take a look at some of the other high quality items that we installed.

GTSPEC Front Strut Brace:



GTSPEC 3 Point Rear Strut Brace: (Perfect install on the 2011. No modifications needed)



GTSPEC Front Fender Reinforcement Braces:



Forged Performance is really excited to head back to the track to see how well the vehicle has improved with the GTSPEC products. We will let you know as soon as we get out there!










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Old 01-17-2011, 01:07 PM   #149
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Got some goodies in the mail today! I'll share some pictures with you guys shortly!
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Old 01-17-2011, 01:18 PM   #150
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What's the extra hole on the rear strut brace for?
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