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Old 04-13-2011, 03:41 PM   #1
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Default 2011 WRX Twins Build

We decided our 2011 WRX’s needed a little more power, so we started stocking up on items, this past weekend they were all installed.





Current Mod List

Cobb Accessport
AEM Intake
Invidia Catless Down Pipe
Grimmspeed Up Pipe
FMS Front Mount Intercooler
Forge By Pass Valve
TiAL 44mm External Wastegate
Grimmspeed VF IWG Bracket
Walbro Fuel Pump
Grimmspeed EBCS
Grimmspeed MBC(White Car)
Hallman Pro MBC (Blue Car)
NGK one step colder spark plugs
AVO Coupler
Kartboy Short shifter, front stay, and rear stay bushings
Invidia Q300 Cat Back
SMYCluster
Prosport Boost Gauge
RCE Blacks
OS Tune from Arch4Life
Work Emotion Rims
HID Retrofit









Have to thank Daniel at Boston Motorsports for going above and beyond for us, also to Oakos for coming through with the few “we need it yesterday” items.


We got a little ahead of ourselves having the original intent of getting everything installed over one weekend. Needless to say it took as about 3 full 12+ hour days to get everything installed, and working properly.

We did come across a few bumps during the install. The first being one of our Forge BPV’s was shipped with the wrong spring. So we had to use the stock BPV on one car until the proper spring is delivered.

The second issue was the UP/EWG setup. The up pipe went in fairly simple. The wastegate uses a Grimmspeed dump tube, which comes with a coupler to attach it to the EWG. This coupler is just a hair smaller then it should be, so we had to use a vice to hold it together in order to get it clamped “properly”. The second issue was the valve seat on the EWG. It has a little gab seating into the UP. After a while of trying to figure it out, we found a good push against the WG will get it to seat properly for clamping down.

Next small issue was fitment of the FMIC. The 2011 bumper is a bit different then prior years. Most walk through simply suggest cutting out the black plastic from the bumper for fitment. In our case, we had to cut that out, as well as 2 inches out of the painted bumper itself. We used a dremmel and tried to keep it as clean as possible. We used some window/trim edging to finish it off, and hide any imperfections in our cut. Another issue with the FMIC is the overflow tank it comes with has a small hole for the stock overflow tube to run into. Being such a small hole, it actually makes the tank air tight, causing your overflow cap to pop off when the car is warming up. We fixed this by putting a small hole into the cap to let pressure out, you could also drill the tank hole a bit larger, or get an adapter to run a smaller line into the tank, we just went with the easiest route. The MAJOR issue with the FMIC, I guess isn’t the FMIC’s fault, but it has you re-use the coupler going from the BPV IC pipe into the manifold. This coupler is crap. It is 3 pieces glued together. Under our first test run, it popped off, making one of the worst/scariest sounds you ever want to hear while testing. When we tried to re-install it, it started falling apart at the glue points. The fix for this was over nighting a new coupler from AVO. The new coupler is very solid, and worked perfect right from the get go. If you are going to do a FMIC upgrade, please save the hassle, spend the extra $60, and order this coupler with it.

After everything was in, we had some issues connecting the EBCS to the EWG. For anyone who has looked into this, there seems to be 250+ ways to do this connection. We called Will at Grimmspeed, and he was very helpful in giving us connection options. With everything we tried, we seemed to still be getting some flutter issues. Finally our tuner suggested a setup that seemed to clear most of it up. There is still some flutter in higher gears, however we will be adding a MBC for a hybrid setup in the next week or so, this should clear that up. If anyone needs this is the setup we ran... http://i969.photobucket.com/albums/a...ed-EBCSEWG.gif


So far we are very happy with the setup. Great sound and power. We are still working with our tuner to fine tune things. And are looking into our next set of upgrades. Once all is done, we will get it on a dyno for some numbers, but not having a baseline won’t help us to much. Our overall goal is to upgrade the Turbo/Injectors, we are following a tuners guidelines, and getting all the supporting mods in place. For now we are just going to enjoy the cars, and look at suspension....that's the plan anyway


Here are some photo's I will try and get a few more up, along with some numbers.













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Old 04-13-2011, 03:41 PM   #2
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Doing some testing with the map/EWG

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Old 04-13-2011, 04:18 PM   #3
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looks like a lot of fun, any upclose pics of the bumpers that were cut?
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Old 04-13-2011, 04:27 PM   #4
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looks like a lot of fun, any upclose pics of the bumpers that were cut?
I will try and get some tonight.
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Old 04-13-2011, 04:36 PM   #5
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ill take the white one, kthxbai.
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Old 04-13-2011, 04:38 PM   #6
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why do you have 2? you and wifes or brothers?
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Old 04-13-2011, 04:43 PM   #7
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uhgg..... I hate posts like this.... It makes me want to get back into a subaru even more.... performance parts are soo much cheaper than my audi and there are more parts available
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Old 04-13-2011, 04:43 PM   #8
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why do you have 2? you and wifes or brothers?
One is for Sunny days, the other for rainy days.

Actually the white one is my car, the Blue is my friends from Chicago. Just following the same build.
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Old 04-13-2011, 05:13 PM   #9
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Same shot, angled from the blue side though

Illinois and the their stupid front plate laws

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Old 04-13-2011, 05:32 PM   #10
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What type of numbers are you looking at with a setup like this?
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Old 04-13-2011, 07:38 PM   #11
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A few more photo's...







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Old 04-13-2011, 08:02 PM   #12
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should have went with a 38mm wastegate!!! and what spring u got in ur 44
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:04 PM   #13
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should have went with a 38mm wastegate!!! and what spring u got in ur 44
What's your reasoning for that? Larger diameter = more flow = more efficiency.

Spring is .9 bar.
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:35 PM   #14
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What type of numbers are you looking at with a setup like this?
With a legitimate pro tune on 93oct, we are hoping for 315-330/335-350tq but realistically we will be on the lower end of that even though similar setups have hit 330whp/350tq. Once we get suspension under wraps, we will be looking to build out the rest of the fuel and upgrade the turbo, as 'dsmtweaker' mentioned.

We have considered E85 but, due to seasonal changes in the mid-west, we opted to stick with 93 just for simplicity in maintenance and convenience of pump gas. That's not to say it is a major struggle to tune for and maintain with an E85 setup - but from changing plugs, pushing much larger injectors, sourcing E85 on road trips, etc we just decided these weren't things we were mentally prepared to do. Depending on how things go this summer and what the upgrade path looks like over the winter, E85 is still something I would consider during the early summer months next year to squeeze more juice out of the VF52 but I just need to be prepared for it before taking the plunge.

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Old 04-13-2011, 08:41 PM   #15
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pair of awesome looking cars! keep up the good work and keep us posted
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Old 04-13-2011, 10:03 PM   #16
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Cool car, you should go to the Sunday Chicago meets.
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Old 04-13-2011, 10:12 PM   #17
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progressing nicely, keep the updates coming
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Old 04-14-2011, 01:34 AM   #18
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With a legitimate pro tune on 93oct, we are hoping for 315-330/335-350tq but realistically we will be on the lower end of that even though similar setups have hit 330whp/350tq. Once we get suspension under wraps, we will be looking to build out the rest of the fuel and upgrade the turbo, as 'dsmtweaker' mentioned.

We have considered E85 but, due to seasonal changes in the mid-west, we opted to stick with 93 just for simplicity in maintenance and convenience of pump gas. That's not to say it is a major struggle to tune for and maintain with an E85 setup - but from changing plugs, pushing much larger injectors, sourcing E85 on road trips, etc we just decided these weren't things we were mentally prepared to do. Depending on how things go this summer and what the upgrade path looks like over the winter, E85 is still something I would consider during the early summer months next year to squeeze more juice out of the VF52 but I just need to be prepared for it before taking the plunge.
go for the E85! doo eet!

with all you've done so far, might as well gone and max out the setup. remember to be prepared to rebuild your trans and motor once you go bigger.
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Old 04-14-2011, 07:30 AM   #19
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Well done, interested in the numbers as well.
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Old 04-14-2011, 07:34 AM   #20
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Illinois and the their stupid front plate laws
At least remove the dealer plate frame .

Great work!
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:12 AM   #21
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cant wait for more
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:37 PM   #22
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Good looking cars
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:38 AM   #23
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they look good man. Cant wait for more.
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Old 04-15-2011, 12:29 PM   #24
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this is a cool freaking build
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Old 04-16-2011, 10:44 AM   #25
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Where did you get the AVO manifold to intercooler adapter pipe???
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