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Old 03-21-2012, 01:12 PM   #176
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:14 PM   #177
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Theres no reason to upgrade the intlet hose right now. Hes gunna break the car in on the stock td04 and then tear everything out to install the bigger turbo, tgv deletes, fuel stuff, etc. I doubt hes gunna leave the Stock turbo inlet.

Edit: after looking closer that doesnt look like a stock inlet anyways.
No it is the stock inlet for now. You're right, I kept the stock inlet as there was no way I was going to clamp my 3 inch turbo inlet onto a stock td04 turbo inlet. It just couldn't happen, it would fold and bulge too much. I figured since the intake manifold must be removed for my fuel system install, I could do the tgv's and turbo inlet at the same time I install the gtx 3071. Since I'm having a shop remove the manifold and install the fuel system (I have never done a race fuel system before, so I am scheduling an appointment and watching how they install the system so I can do it in the future) it is little extra labor to install those parts at that time. I am having the same shop install the turbo, because I wanted to make sure the chra got primed with oil correctly, and use all an fittings, so it was getting a little bit over my head in expertise level. It would be stupid to not get the most out of the parts I have purchased because I was too proud to have someone else install the couple of parts I am not totally comfortable with.
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:08 AM   #178
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More work completed on the rear end of the car. Parking brake 90% adjusted, probably will need a tiny bit of fine tuning from the cockpit. Rotors wiped down with brake clean to remove any oils on the surface from being off the car and handled. Stoptech brake pads installed, and calipers mounted. Only thing left is to hook up the brake lines, then rebuild my front Stoptech Calipers, mount front calipers, and bleed brake system. Car is slowly coming together. I am thinking about ducting some air to the rear brakes to help with keeping the brakes cool, not 100% decided but thinking about installing a naca duct in the wrx sideskirt, and running ducting off of that.

I am very pleased with how the rear suspension has come together. Looks very functional with the spherical bearings, adjustable suspension arms, etc. Looking forward to upgrading my Poltec lateral links to a set of MSI lateral links with spherical bearings. I am very impressed with the quality of their front endlinks, and if a company puts that much engineering and effort into an endlink, I want to do business with more functional and significant parts on my car. Hopefully soon I can upgrade my coilovers to a unit that will meet my demands better, msi rear subframe, lateral links, and 6 speed with a nice rear diff and rear brembos.


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Old 03-22-2012, 12:47 PM   #179
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:50 PM   #180
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Great news! After a couple mix ups with the distributor, Adam with th motorsports has gotten the proper aeromotive fuel system shipped today, and got stoptech to drop ship the seals and front brake lines to rebuild and bolt up my bbk. thank you Adam for all the help. Excited to get these parts so I can take the car to the shop and finish this phase of the project.
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:23 PM   #181
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WOW... I'm speechless. Nice work so far and best of luck, keep the updates coming.
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:14 PM   #182
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Looking good, been following along as well, great stuff!

Just wanted to note I've had the Ppoltec lateral links and front and rear endlinks on my car since 2005. Haven't run into any problems with them. Also, I saw the other day that a vendor in the SCIC Vendor forum had a post up about some new lateral links for Subarus by Battle Version, may want to check em out.
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:08 AM   #183
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Picture of the APS 3 inch catback exhaust. Only have it bolted in from the catback only, so just a picture showing fitment, not completely hooked up. I am truely impressed with the fitment and quality of all the APS products I have used so far in my build, very well made, very high quality, and even though I won't know until the car hits the dyno, seem by reputation to be entirely functional. Huge thank you to Adam and Noah at LIC Motorsports for all the time they took out of their busy schedule to discuss project goals, parts selection, problems, and install issues. Thank you so much in helping my project becoming a reality. I am clearly looking forward to having enough $$$ to take the next step in my build with you, I have been very impressed with the chassis development you have done on your time attack car.

If youare in the Bay Area you should really visit them. Have taken insane amounts of time out of their busy schedule to help set me up with a part list to meet my goals, and provide a foundation for future goals down the road. Can not say enough about this company, especially coming from a background in autoparts, I know some of the **** they deal with on a daily basis. Huge thank you for a small shop functioning as a small shop should, and along with that earning a loyal customer following/base. Thank you for all the help in parts selection, purchases, and stupid install questions.

Gaskets should be here this weekend, and the rest of the exhaust will be bolted up. Should be nice, and then hopefully, be able to fire the car up with an upload from the COBB Accessport.


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Old 03-23-2012, 03:35 PM   #184
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Looking good, been following along as well, great stuff!

Just wanted to note I've had the Ppoltec lateral links and front and rear endlinks on my car since 2005. Haven't run into any problems with them. Also, I saw the other day that a vendor in the SCIC Vendor forum had a post up about some new lateral links for Subarus by Battle Version, may want to check em out.
Good to know. I am a little worried about my Poltec products, but glad to hear someone has had good experience with their long term longevity. My experience with them has left me worried. Their customer service is horrible, and are virtually impossible to get a hold of to answer any questions/concerns/goals. When you deal with these problems, and months of emails and voicemails (1 call per business day) with no response, it does not leave you with much faith in their components. Additionally, the spherical bearing in my rear hub was incomplete, and I will need to make some spacers to eliminate any suspension binding. In total, I have been less than impressed. I expect a lot from the companies I work with, but I also am paying for quality components and expec the companies providing those components to exhibit the same quality. People that are interested in cheap products and/or knock off's forget is that these are products that could cause catastrophic failure component failure if improperly made. I know mistakes happen, but being unavailable for contact makes it impossible to fix small mistakes, such as the spacer being forgetten in my bearing, etc. It just makes me worry about the overall quality of the part, but glad you have had a good experience.

Thanks for the heads up on battle version, but I will probably go with the MSI links after seeing the quality of their endlinks and the bearing they use in their components.
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Old 03-30-2012, 12:40 PM   #185
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APS Intercooler is installed and all lines have been successfully hooked up. Still need to adjust the intercooler support bracket, as I did not get the APS bracket with the intercooler, and the oem one makes the APS unit sit slightly high on the passenger side. I will be tweaking this bracket to fit properly in the next few days. Mainly included this post to show how I routed the intercooler lines, as the APS unit is so large, the oem line coming off the passenger side cylinder head does not come close to reaching. A really simple fix, just purchase some more pcv line, and splice it to the oem line. Just a little hickup, but will save someone a trip to the auto parts store in the future.


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Old 03-30-2012, 12:46 PM   #186
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New 3 inch, 3 bolt exhaust gaskets for my APS exhaust arrived and installed. Now able to bolt up my exhaust in its entirety, and complete another job on the to do list, and get the car a step closer to running. I had a high end milltek racing catalytic converter welded into my downpipe in near the stock catalytic converter location, which should simplify tuning as well as clean up the emissions without a large loss in power. GST Motorsports did an excellent job welding in the catalytic converter, and the downpipe sections fit together perfectly. I just wish I had been aware of the v-band exhaust option, as I would have much rathered to have my catalytic able to drop out with two bolts, but the APS exhaust won't be too hard, its just six bolts and I have acat delete pipe ready for my track days.

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Old 03-30-2012, 12:54 PM   #187
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So a very random noob question, but I want to make sure I am not going crazy with lack of sleep from my job. I ordered Rota DPT 18x9.5 e35 for my project. I knew this was going to be an aggressive fitment, but wanted to get the maximum amount of rubber on the road. I got this set from a vendor, and they are marked 18x9.5 but when I put my tape measure up to the rim, I am measuring 18x10.5. At first I thought I just had one that was marked wrong, but all five of my rims have the 18x9.5 marking but measure 18x10.5. Am I going crazy, or did I just get some wider rims. I don't mind that I got wider rims, as I was kicking myself in the butt for not going up to 18x10's so I could run a correctly sized 275 or 285 series tire, but this has got my head spinning. Either way, I will most likely be ordering a set of LIC Carbon Fiber fender flares, but just wanted to make sure I am not going crazy with such a simple measurement. it just seems weird that all 5 rims would be mismarked. I guess I am breaking out the tape measure, because I need to make sure the offset will ensure the correct suspension geometry and not create torque steer problems. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.



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Old 03-30-2012, 01:06 PM   #188
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You're measuring the width incorrectly, to measure the width, you measure the inside of the lip, not outside to outside.
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:40 PM   #189
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also, 9.5 +35 is going to rub like a biatch.
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:01 PM   #190
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Yeah a lot of rolling and pulling is going to be needed in the rear, depending on the tire size. Fronts will just need a roll.
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Old 03-30-2012, 03:37 PM   #191
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You're measuring the width incorrectly, to measure the width, you measure the inside of the lip, not outside to outside.
Thanks for the help remeasured the rims and of course they came out to exactly 9.5 inches. Thanks for the help, even though now I'm kind of bummed that I don't have 10.5 inch rims. I was out in the garage measuring to cut for flares. Thanks for the help guys, appreciate it. I love it when it's a simple solution.

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Old 03-30-2012, 03:43 PM   #192
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also, 9.5 +35 is going to rub like a biatch.
Yeah, I've allready budgeted in major fender work to the rear. The front won't be too bad, but the rear is going to take some major pulling and rolling. That's what it's going to take to put some wide sticky rubber on the ground, and that's what's giving the traction, so instead of putting money into engine work I put the money into the suspension. The +35 offset was necessary after consulting with Robert fuller at robispec and Noah at lic motorsports, as this was the closest I could get to the proper offset to maintain proper steering characteristics and reduce torque steer. It definitely does widen the track a bit, I have a picture I will have to find showing how far it sticks past the stock rear fenders. Definitely not a bolt on solution, but hopefully a very effective and functional solution.
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Old 03-31-2012, 01:11 PM   #193
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Picture of APS turbo back exhaust completely hung and torqued to spec. The exhaust has oem quality of fitment. If you can't tell, I am very impressed with the quality of the exhaust. Only slight modification was the rerouting of the 02 sensor wiring, as the APS exhaust moves the 02 sensor toward the front of the downpipe, instead of behind both 02 sensors like the oem unit. Looking forward to getting this car on the road, but the car is starting to come together. Today I am setting the car up on a level surface and setting its initial allignment.


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Old 04-01-2012, 08:58 AM   #194
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Here are the new rollers for my wrx. 18x9.5 e35 Rota DPT!!! I am very excited about this wheel, and the increase in steering response and cornering abilities that will come with the wider, shorter sidewall high performance rubber I will be using on these. I got my hopes up since I didn't know how to measure my rims, but even in just 9.5 inches wide these rims are huge on my car. Part of me wishes I had stepped up to an 18x10, but I was trying to avoid cutting up the bodywork to install fender flares. I will be performing a very aggressive roll/pull of the rear fenders to fit these rims and tires under. I haven't totally decided what size tire I will run, definitely at least a 255, but I think I can squeeze a 265 series tire, and maybe, just maybe a 275 series tire. I will need to get under the car and measure the clearance to my strut, and then make my decision. I love how these wheels are drilled for both the 5x100 and 5x114.3 bolt pattern, makes it very easy to upgrade to the beefier 05+ sti hubs, beefier 6 speed, and rear brembos, and not have to purchase new rims and tires as well. I love black rims, and I think these will look amazing on my wrb bug eye. I love the reduced maintenance of the black, making it harder for brake dust to ruin the look of your rims.

HUGE thank you to a couple of vendors for all the help in ensuring I purchase the correct size and offset rims the first time for my project. Once again thank you to Robert Fuller at Robispec and Noah Levy from LIC motorsports for ensuring I got the best offset for the increase in rim width. I was more concerned with the performance aspects of my rim choice and less about stance, and both of these shops took time out of their busy day to help me purchase the correct rim, even though they don't sell rims and knew I would be purchasing elsewhere. Also, huge thank you to Wheeldude.com for the fantastic wheels, customer service, and helping supply and support so many of the race teams/shops that are building high performance street and race cars. Us enthusiast are benefiting from what these teams learn on the track, so huge thank you for helping support those shops/teams.

Anyways, here is my new set of rims. Judging by the size difference, I can not wait to see a picture of all 4 of my new rims with tires stacked next to my oem rims with 225 series tire on them. Huge, Huge increase in rubber on the road.





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Old 04-02-2012, 12:36 PM   #195
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Test fitted the 18x9.5 Rota DPT to the rear of the car. These things make my stock brakes look absolutely tiny. I definitely need to get on the horse about a 6 speed upgrade with rear brembo conversion, there is just so much unused brake room back here. I am really digging the look of the black rims on the blue car though, looking forward to getting the bodywork done and taking this beast for a drive.


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Old 04-03-2012, 12:35 AM   #196
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great project man, i love the dpt's, going to run the same on my GC coupe soon with flairs.

Love it man cant wait to see the 3076 on a stock 2.0
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:54 AM   #197
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great project man, i love the dpt's, going to run the same on my GC coupe soon with flairs.

Love it man cant wait to see the 3076 on a stock 2.0
I agree, it is a good looking, decently priced wheel. I absolutely love the bolt pattern allowing for the six speed swap in the future.

And I can't wait to get this car running and start enjoying it. But my car will only be running a gtx 3071, but I am hoping it will be able to put some serious power down.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:31 PM   #198
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Subscribed, love the build! Great work and looking forward to what the future has stored. BTW, i live about 2.5hrs south and wouldlove to check this beast out upon completion. Local friend has a built bugeye running a gt35r, engine built and tuned by EQ.
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:23 PM   #199
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Stoptech calipers mounted inside the Rota DPT's to check for fitment issues. The Stoptech's fill out the Rota's very well, but definitely have room to step up to their 355mm bbk. So far very pleased how everything is looking. These rims and meaty tires should really improve the lateral grip that this car will be able to produce, and make me really glad I replaced the wheel bearings. We will see how long they will last with all the extra stress this set up will produce. Obviously, with both the power and cornering abilities this car will have, a 6 speed drivetrain setup is high on the priority list. So far though, very happy with how this build is coming together...


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