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Old 04-29-2013, 09:30 AM   #2801
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It won't fade as long as you use real alcantara. IT was designed for automotive applications and it's very durable.
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:40 PM   #2802
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It more keeps oil and water temps consistent between each other then actually cool the oil.
I've seen oil temps as much as 20F cooler during track days as a result of adding the factory oil cooler. That's a pretty decent drop, and it's a helluva lot easier to plumb than an external oil cooler (which I've done on my other two cars).

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Hence the reason why JDM/Sepc-C and RA-R Subys are not running them.
The spec-c and ra both come WITH the external oil cooler though...
That's a key piece of information that dangerousatom neglected to mention.

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If Subaru was truly worried about high oil temps they would be running a line directly through the radiator like an auto trans fluid line or an out front actual oil cooler ....an option on the JDM STi's
A line directly to the radiator wouldn't necessarily be any more effective than the cooler sandwiched between the filter and block. And based on what I've seen with a variety of vehicles, the cooler within the radiator setup is prone to leaking in the long term.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:48 PM   #2803
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Finished up my reverse scoop project, I kinda don't like it The lines don't flow that great with the hood, and more importantly the fit and finish of my ghetto fiberglass first timer skills look pretty bad up close. Will probably pick up the new Kaminari hood in a month or so.

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Old 04-29-2013, 09:28 PM   #2804
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Looks good. Just needs some bulkyness removed is all. I like it tho.

I prefer my scoop tho. 05 wrx fmic. Sti scoop.

I run a plate in the winter tho
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:03 PM   #2805
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I kinda like it too... you should fab a V2.0 instead, with sligthly lower profile... don't give up yet
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:33 PM   #2806
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Looks good. Just needs some bulkyness removed is all. I like it tho.

I prefer my scoop tho. 05 wrx fmic. Sti scoop.

I run a plate in the winter tho
Why in gods name do you run a FMIC with a stock hood scoop? Does anyone here even know how aerodynamics work at the most basic level?
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:44 PM   #2807
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^i don't agree, why do you say that?
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:54 PM   #2808
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lol. the aero is so minute that it doesn't really matter
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:44 PM   #2809
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lol. the aero is so minute that it doesn't really matter
The "aero" he is referring to is the pressure differences in the engine bay. By having a hood scoop air is forced into the engine bay, thus creating a high pressure zone. This high pressure could potentially decrease the airflow through the FMIC and cause the air to deflect around the car instead.
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:17 AM   #2810
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Because racecar
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:49 AM   #2811
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with the right mods to the rest of the bay, it could also be more efficient... I hate when people just bash on others without having a clue...

Fluid mechanics is a lot more complex than just saying "Does anyone here even know how aerodynamics work at the most basic level?"

I do not own a subaru and i'm not familiar with the engine bay... but i do race my car, i'm a student in mechanical engineering and i'm also part of Laval's Baja SAE team, so i do have a clue, but it's not that simple... and i'm sick and tired of seeing this kind of talk...

I enjoy coming here to see the creativity of people (even if it's paint or stickers)
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:07 AM   #2812
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with the right mods to the rest of the bay, it could also be more efficient... I hate when people just bash on others without having a clue...

Fluid mechanics is a lot more complex than just saying "Does anyone here even know how aerodynamics work at the most basic level?"

I do not own a subaru and i'm not familiar with the engine bay... but i do race my car, i'm a student in mechanical engineering and i'm also part of Laval's Baja SAE team, so i do have a clue, but it's not that simple... and i'm sick and tired of seeing this kind of talk...

I enjoy coming here to see the creativity of people (even if it's paint or stickers)
What are the “right” mods to an engine bay would make that style setup MORE efficient? Aside from removing the splash tray there isn’t much more you can do besides shaving the entire engine bay. Heat transfer and aerodynamics are pretty simple in their most basic form, close the hood scoop and watch your temperatures drop.
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:22 AM   #2813
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first, excuse me if i sounded arrogant or rude, but i appreciate a debating over ideas... i just don't like when someone just throws something like this without justification

removing the tray is usually a bad idea for good flow, you are right when you say it's fairly simple, but there are so many things that can come into play...

Basically, it's just a matter of mass flow rate... You make air enter the bay, the same amount as to get out somehow. Basically with no hoodscoop, you can get turbulent/slow flow behind the FMIC, if you add a scoop, you run the risk of too much air entering and get a rise of pressure in the bay, which would slow down even further the air passing through the IC, but if you can create a vacuum effect (by simply removing the seal on the rain tray or spacing the hood) it should help the air move in the bay by creating a low pressure area... same could be done by leaving an open space at the end of the splash tray...
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:22 AM   #2814
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Finished up my reverse scoop project, I kinda don't like it The lines don't flow that great with the hood, and more importantly the fit and finish of my ghetto fiberglass first timer skills look pretty bad up close. Will probably pick up the new Kaminari hood in a month or so.


I'm really diggin this! From this distance i think it looks great. I could see how it might seem a little bulky up close as you're used to seeing a nice blended scoop. I say give it another shot!

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Old 04-30-2013, 10:32 AM   #2815
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Finished up my reverse scoop project, I kinda don't like it The lines don't flow that great with the hood, and more importantly the fit and finish of my ghetto fiberglass first timer skills look pretty bad up close. Will probably pick up the new Kaminari hood in a month or so.
I'm with everyone else. I think it is a good first step. You are still learning how to work with the material. I give you respect for the effort and being one of the first to attempt this on a GR hood. It is not as easy as the older cars that's for sure.

I would like to see you attempt a version 2 and keep at this project. You have something here. Just try to let it flow more with the lines on the hood.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:05 AM   #2816
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Not an extremely unique mod, but I think it freshins it up a bit without going over the edge.


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Old 04-30-2013, 11:20 AM   #2817
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first, excuse me if i sounded arrogant or rude, but i appreciate a debating over ideas... i just don't like when someone just throws something like this without justification

removing the tray is usually a bad idea for good flow, you are right when you say it's fairly simple, but there are so many things that can come into play...

Basically, it's just a matter of mass flow rate... You make air enter the bay, the same amount as to get out somehow. Basically with no hoodscoop, you can get turbulent/slow flow behind the FMIC, if you add a scoop, you run the risk of too much air entering and get a rise of pressure in the bay, which would slow down even further the air passing through the IC, but if you can create a vacuum effect (by simply removing the seal on the rain tray or spacing the hood) it should help the air move in the bay by creating a low pressure area... same could be done by leaving an open space at the end of the splash tray...
Spacing the hood and/or removing the seal will only make the problem worse. The cowl is a high pressure area. An opening from the hood to the cowl will force more air under the hood.

see here: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...7&postcount=53
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:56 AM   #2818
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Thanks for the kind words guys.

I don't totally hate it, I'm just very anal about this stuff so all the imperfections just stick out to me. This was already a second attempt at this, and I don't think investing the money for another OEM scoop + materials and the large chunk of time to do it into a third go would be worth it when a hood like this already exists from Kaminari. I'll probably keep this reverse scoop until I can get that hood or until I get sick of this project.
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:11 PM   #2819
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Thanks for the kind words guys.

I don't totally hate it, I'm just very anal about this stuff so all the imperfections just stick out to me. This was already a second attempt at this, and I don't think investing the money for another OEM scoop + materials and the large chunk of time to do it into a third go would be worth it when a hood like this already exists from Kaminari. I'll probably keep this reverse scoop until I can get that hood or until I get sick of this project.
Wow, that hood looks great for a FMIC. IMO, it is the idealized version of your mod. I like that a lot!
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:21 PM   #2820
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that's why i said it's not that simple... there's no universal answer, that's why tunnels are used... I know it worked for me, not saying it will for everyone. you need to be aware of all the places air enters and exits...
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:22 PM   #2821
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Wow, that hood looks great for a FMIC. IMO, it is the idealized version of your mod. I like that a lot!
I know. Unfortunately I only found out it existed when I was getting ready to paint my scoop

They made these hoods for all previous GD body styles, it's about time they made one for the GRs.
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:57 PM   #2822
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Oh man, that kaminari hood is awful!

Your scoop is way better...
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:07 PM   #2823
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:04 PM   #2824
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Haven't seen this one listed in this tread yet, hope I did not miss it.

This was one of the first mods I planned after I purchased my WRX in 2012. I searched and couldn't find a DYI, so I planned to research later, got busy with other stuff, blah, blah, blah, time passed. Then I found myself 10 months later ready to move. One more search and viola!

I Found it here:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2383843

This is a very simple mod and as long as you own some ramps, it is easy to perform from under the car. I also replaced the stock fogs with Luminics Krypton Series JDM Yellow bulbs. They look really good as DRLs and will rock yellow as fogs, when needed.

Thanks to OP, REBinc, for the write up!!
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:15 AM   #2825
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I have a couple of simple mods but they make a big difference to my WRX. I tinted my windows fairly dark and then realized it made backing into my unlit shed at night pretty hard so added a reversing camera setup to my JVC head unit. Wired up properly so it is automatically powered and displayed when I select reverse. The camera I bought has a good quality Sony sensor in it so viewing angles and low light performance are pretty good. No need for illumination IR leads. Tail light is more than enough at night.





My second mod isn't really a mod, just a different way to add wireless a wireless charging mount for my Nexus 4. Turns out with a small right angle usb cable, usb cigarette lighter adapter and a Nexus 4 charing orb, my Nexus 4 sits perfectly in the area in front of my gear lever. A little double sided tape to hold the orb in place and it works perfectly. I'm using "Automagic" app to make it connect to the JVC unit and play my tunes using google music. So simple but it works brilliantly.


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