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Old 04-16-2012, 01:30 PM   #1
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Default Finished the STi swap!

Thanks to Ross (snowdrift86) for all your help working on it with me, and thanks to Daniel (bugeyeguy13) for coming through in a pinch with some parts i desperately needed!







It looks great! I'm very satisfied with how it turned out. I'm excited to get my meth kit plumbed in and tuned for it (thanks to retraC Engineering for that.) Next on my list is a turbo blanket and heat shield ha.
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:47 PM   #2
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That looks really good. Did you do the turbo yet too or just the intake manifold and intercooler?
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:42 PM   #3
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yep VF48 out of a 2011 STi
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:52 PM   #4
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Can you feel a big difference? How does it feel compared to the VF40?
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:05 PM   #5
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i love it. i havent romped on it too hard yet cause its not completely tuned, but it doesnt fall on its face in the high rpm's like the vf40 does.
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:50 PM   #6
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Congrats! That engine looks good in there. Glad you're up and running.
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:23 PM   #7
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Can I have your plastic intake manifold
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:55 PM   #8
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haha sorry coldfiremx just picked it up haha
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:55 PM   #9
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Congrats! That engine looks good in there. Glad you're up and running.
thanks man!
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:47 PM   #10
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I see you finished everything up since I stopped by. You have one sweet ride!
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:50 PM   #11
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haha sorry coldfiremx just picked it up haha
That reminds me, I found on a thread about the difference between different intake manifolds and cfm.

when I read the results it showed the cheap ass plastic manifold had a higher average cfm across the four runner than the stock STI manifold.

That was definitely a WTF moment for me.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:53 PM   #12
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yep the plastic one is good manifold for big builds.........
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:11 AM   #13
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Hawt!
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Old 04-20-2012, 05:38 PM   #14
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Thanks!!
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:48 PM   #15
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That reminds me, I found on a thread about the difference between different intake manifolds and cfm.

when I read the results it showed the cheap ass plastic manifold had a higher average cfm across the four runner than the stock STI manifold.

That was definitely a WTF moment for me.
If you understand simple principles of manufacturing it makes perfect sense. Plastic can be molded or blow and wont have the grooved lines a metal intake would have. Plastic also dissipates heat more efficiently than aluminum. Any lastly the TB location on the plastics is in a better location to optimize flow. Air goes in and is gently moved to the ports, in an sti manifold all the air crashing into the front of the manifold then gets distributed at random lol
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:12 PM   #16
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the lack of pictures in this thread is shameful :P gj on the swap now its time to have some fun.
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:25 PM   #17
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wait you swapped engines or just turbo components? cause damn thats one dirty ass engine if just swapped lmao
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