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Old 03-26-2014, 09:38 PM   #30551
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I think that a lot of the big blowups happen because people are driving these things like racecars, which they are not. They are mass produced regular cars, and I think people don't want to believe that. JMO
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:44 PM   #30552
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yeah probably
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Old 03-26-2014, 10:00 PM   #30553
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I think that a lot of the big blowups happen because people are driving these things like racecars, which they are not. They are mass produced regular cars, and I think people don't want to believe that. JMO
I agree. As far as drivetrains go the GR WRX is still just an Impreza with a turbo. The STi is beefier but still not a racecar by any stretch. I think because of marketing, the resemblance to the STi, and the WRX just generally fighting above it's weight, people try to push them a lot more than they're built to handle. JMO as well.
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Old 03-26-2014, 10:31 PM   #30554
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I also believe most failures are user error and not the cars fault. my 2011 STi was AP stage 1 from 500miles to 2000 miles then i went dyno with DP and a few other things till 20,000 miles. Not once burned any oil or had any issues. I do drive like an adult but I also have fun. My 2014 I am keeping mechanically stock because now I am on an island with no tuners and only one awd dyno
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:21 PM   #30555
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I have been lurking for a while. I'm gonna they and post pictures soon.


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Old 03-26-2014, 11:53 PM   #30556
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This is my 2013 WRX with Enkei RPF1 SBC 18X9.5+38 with 245/40/18.







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Old 03-27-2014, 01:32 AM   #30557
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Can't go wrong with that fitment and RPF-1's..
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Old 03-27-2014, 02:36 AM   #30558
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I think that a lot of the big blowups happen because people are driving these things like racecars, which they are not. They are mass produced regular cars, and I think people don't want to believe that. JMO
regular cars are not advertised as 4.9 0-60!! regular cars arent advertised in the show rooms of dealers doing donuts and drifting. The reason for most of the big blow ups is because Subaru is meeting emission requirements by leaning out the car and that is a bad bad mixture at 14.4lbs of boost. this isn't my opinion its a fact. This also explains why subaru issued a retune on any 2011+ turbo impreza, outback, or legacy whenever its brought in for "regular" maintenance. And if you ask your dealer and they so no like mine did, tell them to look it up because it is true. Then they happily flashed my car in front of me since it was running like ****. I had a 2009 for about 3 years and it was tuned by TP with a full catless exhaust and intake and it never gave me a problem. My 2012 wrx threw a misfire code the day i bought it had 24 miles on it lol and it randoly did it on start ups. their excuse was that subaru gets them as close to misfiring as possible to meet emissions so i i hit up eric Mineheart and had it tuned and it ran amazing after that! but bye bye warranty lol

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Old 03-27-2014, 11:59 AM   #30559
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regular cars are not advertised as 4.9 0-60!!
Actually they are. Really. I'm not trying to say they're bad cars, I have a 2013 and enjoy every second of it. Consider that a true racing spec STI is going to cost upwards of what, $100k? Even then, a lot of components on the car are considered expendable.

I do believe you about the car running lean to meet emissions though.
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Old 03-27-2014, 12:07 PM   #30560
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yeah the 0-60 isnt a huge deal anymore

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the V6 mustang has better top end power than us and it limited to 110mph because the driveshaft will explode if you do like 130
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Old 03-27-2014, 12:14 PM   #30561
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Actually they are. Really. I'm not trying to say they're bad cars, I have a 2013 and enjoy every second of it. Consider that a true racing spec STI is going to cost upwards of what, $100k? Even then, a lot of components on the car are considered expendable. I do believe you about the car running lean to meet emissions though.
I'm not arguing with you I'm just saying it's not a regular car. It's a sports car. Sports cars aren't mend to driven like sports cars. Wrx stands for world rally cross. Even if you don't drive like an idiot the car isn't as reliable as it should be. Components are expendable no matter what I understand that. But Subaru could have done a much better job. For 35 grand the Sti should not be cracking ring lands on a factory tune. When you're engineering a mass product you should know better than to build it close to it's limits. You don't buy a genesis, Mazda 3-6 speed, mustang 5.0, 370z, or even a ford focus ST just to drive a regular car around. You buy them for the power handling and speed. So they should do that well.

It's like building your car and then tuning to make the most power but you know you won't be able to use it. Common sense should kick in and just tell you that it's stupid lol. Well that's the end of my rant. Sorry to clutter the picture thread. Just my .02 though
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Old 03-27-2014, 12:16 PM   #30562
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yeah the 0-60 isnt a huge deal anymore the V6 mustang has better top end power than us and it limited to 110mph because the driveshaft will explode if you do like 130

Right! But the difference with those cars is that the fail rate is much much lower lol the 6 cylinder and 8 cylinder are capable of producing an extra 250 horsepower with out issues. The point is to over engineer the vehicle as a safety factor so you know that you won't run into issues. That's all I'm saying
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Old 03-27-2014, 12:20 PM   #30563
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too bad they wont just give us a proper ej207

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Old 03-27-2014, 12:46 PM   #30564
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The engines are what they are we all know that.

My latest issues:
I have a full long block and a SB sitting at home and was debating building the EJ22T CD w/the COBB 2.35L crank, build the heads/cams and get some RPM out of the car.

I also have a EJ257 sitting on my shelf and was debating building that one I-beams, King Bearings, Cosworth pistons new crank and heads. After the third motor already I decieded screw it, sell-it! not going through all this break-in crap, getting it tuned etc. spent way too much already.

Current SB has Eagle H-beams/ACL/Weisco 23.5 PSI 450 WHP

Am I kicking myself in the ass everytime I mention selling it yes, has it been a crazy road to get it to where it is now yes, am I happy no, and do I think there is a possiblilty I will still build the car AGAIN, yes.

Its a love/hate relationship.
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Old 03-27-2014, 12:57 PM   #30565
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Mine blew because I went stage 2 with a catless dp and cobbs OTS tune....stupid stupid stupid thing I did lol Now I'm keepin it stock until the warranty expires in 10k miles and not driving like a teenager Pic for the cause..



Installed VG Shark fin antenna...like it so far and I think it flows well with the limited wing, which, you can't really tell in this pic so I'll have to get one from the side lol
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Old 03-27-2014, 12:59 PM   #30566
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Idk there us a poll thread somewhere, more stage 2 cars blow ringlands than stock.
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Old 03-27-2014, 01:04 PM   #30567
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The engines are what they are we all know that. My latest issues: I have a full long block and a SB sitting at home and was debating building the EJ22T CD w/the COBB 2.35L crank, build the heads/cams and get some RPM out of the car. I also have a EJ257 sitting on my shelf and was debating building that one I-beams, King Bearings, Cosworth pistons new crank and heads. After the third motor already I decieded screw it, sell-it! not going through all this break-in crap, getting it tuned etc. spent way too much already. Current SB has Eagle H-beams/ACL/Weisco 23.5 PSI 450 WHP Am I kicking myself in the ass everytime I mention selling it yes, has it been a crazy road to get it to where it is now yes, am I happy no, and do I think there is a possiblilty I will still build the car AGAIN, yes. Its a love/hate relationship.
Well said sir. I new that would happen so I didn't get into it. Although I really wanted to build my motor lol Best of luck with everything. 450 in the Subaru is a fun ass car. I was going to do a similar build to yours with my cousin who owns a shop but I decided not to because it was just a Wrx and I didn't want to to spend the money on swapping in the 6 speed since it includes swapping hubs axles rear diff and all the other ****.

The day I sold her


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Old 03-27-2014, 01:06 PM   #30568
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Idk there us a poll thread somewhere, more stage 2 cars blow ringlands than stock.
Probably because Cobb runs aggressive timing and less boost to make the same power. Torqued performance runs 3 more lbs of boost on a more conservative and smother tune to make the same power if not more with a higher reliability rate
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Old 03-27-2014, 01:11 PM   #30569
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The engines are what they are we all know that. My latest issues: I have a full long block and a SB sitting at home and was debating building the EJ22T CD w/the COBB 2.35L crank, build the heads/cams and get some RPM out of the car. I also have a EJ257 sitting on my shelf and was debating building that one I-beams, King Bearings, Cosworth pistons new crank and heads. After the third motor already I decieded screw it, sell-it! not going through all this break-in crap, getting it tuned etc. spent way too much already. Current SB has Eagle H-beams/ACL/Weisco 23.5 PSI 450 WHP Am I kicking myself in the ass everytime I mention selling it yes, has it been a crazy road to get it to where it is now yes, am I happy no, and do I think there is a possiblilty I will still build the car AGAIN, yes. Its a love/hate relationship.
So are you selling because the 450 is not enough or because it keeps breaking, asking since I was under the impression a good built block at that power can be pretty reliable from what I've read in others posts?
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Old 03-27-2014, 01:17 PM   #30570
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The engines are what they are we all know that.

My latest issues:
I have a full long block and a SB sitting at home and was debating building the EJ22T CD w/the COBB 2.35L crank, build the heads/cams and get some RPM out of the car.

I also have a EJ257 sitting on my shelf and was debating building that one I-beams, King Bearings, Cosworth pistons new crank and heads. After the third motor already I decieded screw it, sell-it! not going through all this break-in crap, getting it tuned etc. spent way too much already.

Current SB has Eagle H-beams/ACL/Weisco 23.5 PSI 450 WHP

Am I kicking myself in the ass everytime I mention selling it yes, has it been a crazy road to get it to where it is now yes, am I happy no, and do I think there is a possiblilty I will still build the car AGAIN, yes.

Its a love/hate relationship.
You really can't blame the car or call it junk because it's having trouble handling twice the factory horsepower...
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Old 03-27-2014, 01:41 PM   #30571
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Never called the car junk and I believe it to be a good vehicle, just said I am DONE with this platform. Like I said Love/hate.

The car is fine now with the built block, but it’s the small things that bother me, warming it up before every time i go somewhere, monitoring the oil levels all the time, the noise a built motor makes. Speed Density quirkiness (idles wierd at times for no apparent reason) The rawness of the combination of stiffing the chassis and NVH etc. And just the thought of should I beat on it without worry?

(I know all of you will say, "what did you expect"? Maybe I am just getting too old 42!!! LOL)

Again, love/hate LOL.

Not everyone will have the same experince I did, mine was not great.
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Old 03-27-2014, 01:52 PM   #30572
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I think everyone just asks to much of a $26000 compact car
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Old 03-27-2014, 02:02 PM   #30573
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"what did you expect"
yep.


I think its a pretty darn capable platform for the money, I can't think of something else I'd rather be in for the money besides a focus ST.
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Old 03-27-2014, 02:29 PM   #30574
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Agreed I love the Focus to be honest, interior is handsdown better.

If and and a big IF my wife lets me get something else (when she finds out I want to put in a new motor that all may change), I was thinking:

Audi S5 or S4
Cadillac ATS-V
Volvo s60 T6-R
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Old 03-27-2014, 03:39 PM   #30575
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Agreed I love the Focus to be honest, interior is handsdown better.

If and and a big IF my wife lets me get something else (when she finds out I want to put in a new motor that all may change), I was thinking:

Audi S5 or S4
Cadillac ATS-V
Volvo s60 T6-R
Don't get the S60. Cool cars, but honestly, they are fun for a bit but are get boring even quicker. I say go for a b7 rs4 over the current gen s4/5. ATS is a nice car, but haven't seen the V in the ATS series yet.

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