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Old 04-09-2012, 01:14 AM   #1476
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Never had them off. I'm letting the car cool, gonna go pull the intercooler and see what I find.
I'm still a newb to turbo, got any tips on what to look for?
It's the hose with a hose clamp on the drivers side of the intercooler. Push it back on and tighten the hose clamp very tight. You may have to loosen it to adjust it before you tighten it. Doubt your endtank came apart on stage 1, you should easily be able to tell visually I would think if it did.
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:11 AM   #1477
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Think I've got it, but this thing is a bitch to tighten. Intake mani is in the way so I can only get one click per go on the ratchet for that clamp
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:05 AM   #1478
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TAKE THE RUBBER CAPS OFF BOTH ENDS OF THE THROTTLE BODY HOSE!

If you just tighten it back down, it will just come loose again. Those rubber things are just glued on each end and used for alignment. The clamping force is MUCH better after they are removed. Also, put a zip tie on the hose that goes from the top of the BPV to the back of the manifold (on the manifold nipple). It will be tough to reach. For both of these things you will probably have to move some of the wires/hard tubes connected to the back of the manifold to get access.
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:06 PM   #1479
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How accurate is the Cobb's dynometer on the accessport. Does it give a pretty decent number to go by or is it ridiculous high reading?
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:48 PM   #1480
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So I think the LGT wheels look nice and I think I can pull off the look, but I'm definitely going to need a 25mm spacer for 5x100 AND I'm going to need lowering springs.



Right now my research has me deciding between Eibach Pro Kit or Epic Engineering. Are there others I should consider? My car is going to need a bit more of a dramatic drop, over 1", but 1" might have to do for now. Is there anything out there that fits a 2011 WRX sedan that would give more than 1"?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 04-17-2012, 03:32 PM   #1481
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** I got the H&R's and they ride nice for me. I actually have it on 25mm spacers right now too...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikelwong/ for full pics





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Old 04-17-2012, 03:47 PM   #1482
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I was just glancing at the H&R's. Nice set up! I believe the Legacy wheels are 17x7, so it's interesting to see what 17x8 looks like with 25mm spacers. How long have you been on the H&R's? It looks like 1" drop front and rear. Is there a specific part number used for 2011+ WRX or is it the same for all 3G sedans?
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Old 04-17-2012, 05:09 PM   #1483
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I've been on mine for a little over 6 months. With just the springs they were fine and didn't run at all. Running the spacer, they rub over bumps or when I have more than 2 (including me) people in the car. I think if you were to go a siilar route, you'd be better off with a 15mm spacer in the rear but who knows...

Part Number: 54462 for the springs, and yes, i htink they're same for all 3g.
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Old 04-17-2012, 05:16 PM   #1484
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Excellent! I see that's what tirerack.com has. Decent price on shipping to Alaska. I might go this route. I had the STI 18x8.5 wheels with 25mm spacers on and never rubbed, but I don't haul around more than 2 people that often.

Thanks for the help. I'll keep researching until I collect the funds.
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:10 PM   #1485
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finally got my lazy ass around to datalogging/virtual dynoing stage 2

I think I hit the gas at a lower rpm for the stage 1 dyno but the gains look pretty solid once SAE corrected(the stage 1 dyno was done in 23 degree weather and it was close to 60 today) so here are the graphs corrected and uncorrected..lol

red line is stage 2



looks like about 25-30 whp and lb ft at ~5000 rpms

with dynojet correction I can almost claim 300whp..297/320 lawl
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:26 PM   #1486
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Those gains look pretty good. If you use your SAE numbers the Dynojet should read around 280WHP. That seems reasonable.
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:26 PM   #1487
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yeah dynojet i think was 297/320 uncorrected and around 280 corrected

in other news I think my struts are unhappy with their springs
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:56 PM   #1488
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^^ same boat. Running on H&R springs right now and I'm not sure they're liking the harshness.
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:30 PM   #1489
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I'm looking at the Eibach Pro Kit lowering springs, possibly, or just going with Epic Engineering. Still on the fence. Almost 31k miles, I think lowering springs will just stick a fork in my struts. hahaha
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:49 PM   #1490
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I've been on Epic springs for about 6,000 miles and no problems so far. I didn't install them myself though but took them to a shop that didn't use spring compressors to install them. I hear the main reason for blow shocks is the use of spring compressors when people install their own lowering springs.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:22 PM   #1491
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Hey guys I could just be paranoid but when you are doing the ringland check with the oil filler cap are you supposed I have huffs of air coming out of the cap or is it only if you have real visible white smoke coming out? I have huffs of air but no smoke. My car is running fine no issues but i want to start checking it after driving hard or long freeway drives.
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:04 AM   #1492
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Enlighten me of this check you speak of.
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Enlighten me of this check you speak of.
When your car is running you remove the oil filler cap and see if smoke comes out. If it does it's likely you have a cracked ringland. What isn't clear is if huffs of air is okay as long as white smoke doesn't come out.
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:43 AM   #1494
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Well if your cap is off and your engine in compressing... air should come out, right?
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:32 AM   #1495
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Hi
What you speak of has long been called blow-by, and is not just only a Subaru test. The least amount of air pushing outward is best, and new cars almost have a vacuum of air being sucked in, and that is good.

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If you have bad rings you will be burning oil, and cold starts will have a lots of blue smoke, also burnt valves can cause similar symptoms.

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Hey guys I could just be paranoid but when you are doing the ringland check with the oil filler cap are you supposed I have huffs of air coming out of the cap or is it only if you have real visible white smoke coming out? I have huffs of air but no smoke. My car is running fine no issues but i want to start checking it after driving hard or long freeway drives.
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:26 PM   #1497
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Any of you guys experience a slight hood vibration when driving at speed? Speeds of 85+ I noticed my hood shakes a little, mostly around the scoop.
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:43 PM   #1498
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When I drove my car up last time I noticed the scoop insert piece would vibrate while I was cruising, probably around 80.
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:28 AM   #1499
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Any of you guys experience a slight hood vibration when driving at speed? Speeds of 85+ I noticed my hood shakes a little, mostly around the scoop.
yes

try wrapping the hood latch with electrical tape or something, I think that might help


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I've been on Epic springs for about 6,000 miles and no problems so far. I didn't install them myself though but took them to a shop that didn't use spring compressors to install them. I hear the main reason for blow shocks is the use of spring compressors when people install their own lowering springs.

what do spring compressors have to do with anything? some springs are impossible to get on w/o compressing. I can't remember if I used them or not with my epics. I think I've had my springs on for about a year now, not sure the mileage but the roads around here are really ****ty so that can't be helping. They just seem a little more harsh although maybe its just from switching 215/55s to 235/45s for summer. I think they could benefit from some better dampening.

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Old 05-04-2012, 11:53 AM   #1500
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Yeah if those springs lose any integrity from using a spring compressor I would ask my money back and buy something else. Compressors shouldn't make any difference on even a semi decent spring.
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