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Old 08-17-2012, 07:32 PM   #276
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Just screwing around with my 135/f2L. Middle of the day so technically it really sucks...but I wanted to try out some new Lightroom presets to see how they worked. Good starting point on some...but like always...they need tweaking...

I think the pic looks great. Where did you get your pre sets from? I tried downloading some but couldn't figure out how to get them into Lightroom.
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:22 AM   #277
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Did you start off with just a new oem short block for the new motor or did you go with something else? Details pleaseee

And what about your transmission? Any plans?
Start with a new short block and then start stripping it out. Nothing on the tranny other than a new clutch. I don't have any plans to go bigger on power so I'll be fine at current levels. If I was going to tune on e85 and push the torque to the 500 range...I'd think more about the tranny at that point.

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"awaiting teaser pic"
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I think the pic looks great. Where did you get your pre sets from? I tried downloading some but couldn't figure out how to get them into Lightroom.
Just do some searching around. Make sure you get ones for your version of Lightroom as the ones for 3 and 4 aren't really compatible anymore thanks to the slider changes.

Right click on the preset folder you want to import them into and you'll see the import link.
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:36 AM   #278
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Start with a new short block and then start stripping it out. Nothing on the tranny other than a new clutch. I don't have any plans to go bigger on power so I'll be fine at current levels. If I was going to tune on e85 and push the torque to the 500 range...I'd think more about the tranny at that point.
Sound Good broski, I'd be frightened to death even at your power level on the stock trans :P

So you starting with a stock ej255?? You getting that from your dealer? I found several sites that sell the stock 257 but not the 255 for the wrx

Assuming it is probably more cost effective to start with a stock block and build it as opposed to buying a built block from the start?

Thanks for the response Rob! Your car is amazing man, truly an inspiration

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Old 08-18-2012, 10:17 AM   #279
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I found the solution for your gauge problem, Robb!







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Old 08-18-2012, 10:49 PM   #280
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Flawless work JPM! Also, that would also flow your car very well rsutton!
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:52 AM   #281
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This is legendary! Will be getting you to guys to do this for me in the future for sure
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:10 PM   #282
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Thanks to Joe at JPM...my control unit for the JBL MS-8 is mounted for good. It looks great and fits perfectly.

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Old 08-20-2012, 09:24 PM   #283
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I want to execute something similar to that, but don't know what I would have integrated in that spot.
If I do and AirRide suspension, I'd throw the controller there, but otherwise I'm at a lost.
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:10 PM   #284
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Are you going with the in dash gauge pod set up?
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:11 PM   #285
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Are you going with the in dash gauge pod set up?
Yeah it looks like we are going to make that setup for my car as well. I'll just have to sell my current upper dash and do a core swap with someone.
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:19 PM   #286
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I want to execute something similar to that, but don't know what I would have integrated in that spot.
If I do and AirRide suspension, I'd throw the controller there, but otherwise I'm at a lost.
My vote is some sort of useful tray / coin area. In a perfect world, I would just build some sort of iOS dock so that you may have your phone recessed into the console, charging and enjoying BT connectivity. I've been trying to find something that fits well as I see this becoming a popular conversion.

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Old 08-22-2012, 01:22 PM   #287
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I played in the parking lot a little before the meet...





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Old 08-22-2012, 03:00 PM   #288
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Robb, anyway to get the high res versions of these so I can make background? When using those it comes out stretched
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:56 AM   #289
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Robb,

You continue to produce exciting wallpaper for my iPad!

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Old 08-23-2012, 03:25 PM   #290
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You continue to produce exciting wallpaper for my iPad!

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Well I get to drive around all day staring at your work (and the road sometimes)...so I win.

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PM me your email address
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:34 AM   #291
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I am selling my single tweeter a-pillars and my GTWorx Bilstein/RCE yellow setup.

A-Pillars --> http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2400525
Suspension --> http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2400524
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:05 PM   #292
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AllPro's favorite pain in the ass customer showed up today...me...with a box of yellow parts ready for install. I needed to get the Whiteline camber adjustment bushings for the rear to bring the camber back some...so I figured that it would be a great time to install some other bushings that have been sitting in my garage for forever.

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Whiteline Rear Subframe Bushings
Whiteline Rear Trailing Arm Bushings
Whiteline Rear Control arm - Upper Inner Bushing (camber correction)

Even just driving away, the entire rear end of the car felt a lot more solid. Not annoying bouncing around the road solid...but unified. They also increased steering feel on turn in and predictability in the turns. I can't wait to really push the setup to see how it feels against the stock setup. As we all know, the stock bushings in our cars are terrible in comparison.

Thanks to Brandon and Wes for putting up with me this afternoon.










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Old 08-29-2012, 07:16 PM   #293
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Sorry if I missed it in the thread - how do you like the Tarmac 2s compared to the Bilstein kit? I have the Bilstein setup (and every other suspension part you have) and always wondered what I was missing by not going to the full coilover setup. I was concerned about having to rebuild them every 30K miles or so.
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:12 PM   #294
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i remember doing the rear camber kit, did you splice the **** out of your fingers also trying to fit the damn bolts on the inside closest to the front end of the car? this was one install that sucked so much dick

however i'd like your opinion on the rear subframe bushings. we think alike!
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:30 PM   #295
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Sorry if I missed it in the thread - how do you like the Tarmac 2s compared to the Bilstein kit? I have the Bilstein setup (and every other suspension part you have) and always wondered what I was missing by not going to the full coilover setup. I was concerned about having to rebuild them every 30K miles or so.
I needed some more adjustability for the track. The Bilstein setup rocked for DD/MTN/Canyon and occasional track days. I ended up tracking the car a lot more than planned this year so I needed a setup that was more geared towards that. The Tarmac 2's have fit that bill perfectly but I still love the Bilstein setup.

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i remember doing the rear camber kit, did you splice the **** out of your fingers also trying to fit the damn bolts on the inside closest to the front end of the car? this was one install that sucked so much dick

however i'd like your opinion on the rear subframe bushings. we think alike!
Anything that requires removing the stock bushings is no cakewalk. I hate removing those things! The big problem with the rear camber kit is that there is zero room to work with on the forward most bolt. I ended up smacking my head against the rotor during install instead of my figures. The nice big welt/cut on my head was a nice surprise for my wife.
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:35 PM   #296
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That's some good power now how reliable is this set up I mean isn't this a lot of power for this stock motor ... If not then I want to do something similar this car is really nice looking congrats on the car and your mod choices very very nice
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:46 AM   #297
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That's some good power now how reliable is this set up I mean isn't this a lot of power for this stock motor ... If not then I want to do something similar this car is really nice looking congrats on the car and your mod choices very very nice
It is a lot of power for the stock motor. Doug at TopSpeed Motorsports put a very conservative tune on the setup, but a built block is in the works regardless. While our motors make great power, the ringlands always become an issue...sometimes even on stock to stage 2 power.

So it is reliable for what it is right now...but if I am going to build a block.
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:45 PM   #298
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I got a new seat for the car today. I think he likes it!

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Old 09-06-2012, 05:37 PM   #299
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That's awesome! I would love that car seat but I would need two for the twins.
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:50 PM   #300
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That's awesome! I would love that car seat but I would need two for the twins.
You can get two! I just need to gettin to JPM for some red stitching.
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