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Old 10-15-2014, 02:44 AM   #1
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Hey guyse!
Ive been around for a while, but i havent quite gotten to know the forum community. I have gotten to know some of yall in the east coast though! (represent)

Sooooo I decided to make a build thread, and I will be sharing with you guys my journey to my awesome WRX. c:

I know there are a ton of GR's out there with crazy modifications, but this is what makes mine, mine.

The goal of this car was to make a good all rounder. A car that can do anything (maybe except off-roading and rally-x); so a daily, a track car, weekend twisty road car, whatever. Something that is good at everything and not great at one specific thing. I have accumulated around 60,000 miles within the past three years so driving is a part of my everyday routine; and everyday, i plan to drive nothing else. No stripped interiors, speed density tunes, crazy big turbos, or roll-cages here.





Here are my modifications (for those who don't want to read my story ): ) :

Exhaust / Intake / Fuel / Oiling (Powertrain)
Equal Length Headers (Ceramic Coated & Heat Wrapped)
Invidia Catless Downpipe (Heat Wrapped)
Cobb Catback
CNT 3 Inch N1 Catback (Ceramic Coated)
Greddy Supreme SP Catback
Tial MV-S 38mm External Wastegate
Grimmspeed EWG uppipe
Grimmspeed TGV Deletes
Grimmspeed Electronic Boost Control Solenoid
KS Tech 73mm Cold Air Intake
Torque Solutions Top Mount Intercooler
Perrin Turbo Inlet
ID1000 cc Injectors
DW65c Fuel pump (265Lph)
KSTech Air Pump Delete Plates (air pump delete)
Killer B Oil Pan
Killer B Oil Pickup Tube
Killer B Oil Baffle
Crawford Air Oil Separator
Optima Yellow Top Battery
Mishimoto Oil Cooler
Koyorad Aluminum Radiator

Tuning
Cobb Accessport (awesome little thing) (Cobb Catback, Catless Downpipe)
Protune by Mikey Botti @ EFI Logics (1st protune) (+Fuel pump, EWG, Top Mount, Intake, EBCS)
- 295 whp, 309 wtq -
-- Mustang Dyno @ EFI
Protune by Dave Brown @ Performance Auto Solutions (2nd Protune) (+EQL Headers, TGV Deletes, 1000cc injectors, Turbo Inlet)
- 305 whp, 315 wtq (93 pump gas, 16 psi) -
- 320 whp, 320 wtq (93 pump gas, 18 psi) -
- 356 whp, 370 wtq (E-85, 18.5 psi) -
-- Mustang Dyno @ PAS
- As of 1/29/2015 -
Protune by Dave Brown @ Performance Auto Solutions (3rd Protune) (+CNT Catback, Forged Pistons, Forged Rods, ARP Headstuds, King Bearings, - Airpump)
- 306 whp, 315 wtq (93 pump, 16 psi) -
- 311 whp, 344 wtq (93 pump, 18.5 psi) -
- 320 whp, 367 wtq (93 pump, 21 psi) -
- As of 7/29/2015 -
- 332 whp, 362 wtq (E85, 16 psi) -
- 340 whp, 370 wtq (E85, 18.5 psi) -
- 350 whp, 380 wtq (E85, 21 psi) -
-- Mustang Dyno @ PAS

Drivetrain
Cobb Double Adjustable Short Shifter
WC Lathewerks 7 Inch Double Bend Shift Knob Extension
WC Lathewerks Piston Shift Knob
Kartboy Front and Rear Shifter Bushings
ACT Streelite Flywheel
ACT 6 Puck Sprung Disc
Southbend Stage 2 Pressure Plate
South Bend Stage 2 Endurance Clutch Kit(destroyed. whoops)
Torque Solutions Solid Billet Aluminum Transmission Mount
Torque Solutions Engine Mounts
Torque Solutions Pitch Stop Mount


Suspension / Wheels
BC BR-Type Coilovers (dampened just for me c:, Alignment done by AZP (y))
RCE Tarmac 0 Coilovers (340 lbs/in spring) (6kg/mm)
Whiteline 22mm Front Sway Bar
Whiteline 22mm Rear Sway Bar
Whiteline Heavy-duty Adjustable Endlinks (F&R)
SPC Rear Lower Adjustable Control Arms
Rays Gramlights 57Xtreme Wheels (18 x 9.5 +40)
Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires (265/35/18) (Summer)
Stock WRX Wheels (17 x 8 +55) (Winter)
General Altimax Winter Tires (225/45/17) (Winter)
TrackSpacers 20mm Spacer (Winter)

Brakes
Subaru JDM 4 Piston Front Calipers
Hawk HPS Front Brake Pads
Stoptech Street Rear Brake Pads
Goodridge Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines
Centric Front & Rear Rotors
Grimmspeed Master Cylinder Brace
DBA 4000 T3 Front Rotors
DBA 4000 T3 Rear Rotors
Carbotech AX6 (Autocross/Daily Pad)
Carbotech XP10 (Track Pad)
Carbotech XP8 (Daily/Track Rear Pad)

Interior
Defi Boost Guage
Defi Oil Pressure Guage
Defi Oil Temperature Guage
AEM UEGO Wideband Guage
SMY Dual Guage Cluster

Misc
Hella Supertone Horns
35% Tints
RallyArmour Mudflaps (for the winter)
STi V-limited Lip
STi S206 Side Skirts

Internals
Manley 99.75mm bore 8.5:1 Comp Ratio Forged 2618 Alloy Pistons
Eagle H-beam Forged 4340 Alloy Rods
King XPG Race Main Bearings
King XPG Race Rod Bearings
Gates Racing Timing Belt
ARP Headstuds

Heres my story! c:
Back in February of 2012.
Got the car. and barely knew how to drive stick, but i managed.
She was, and still is my most cherished hobby c:








After not much time, I started doing small mods. you know, lights, mud flaps, tints, yeah.. all that small stuff. I didnt know much about my car then, so i just took everything as is.
After around 7k or so miles, I wanted noisee. I did some research and did what almost every subaru owner does first performance wise. I started making friends in the community and began researching into my car to learn more about it.






(ej205 swapped 99 RS still in the making!)(BansheeBoy11 - where most of my knowledge came from, and where 90% of the work on the car was done. Thanks so much dude! c
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Old 10-15-2014, 02:45 AM   #2
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I picked up a Cobb Catback, a new invidia downpipe, and a new cobb Accessport (you know stagee 2 subaru bro)







I had fun: video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwvj...rGbjyfrGro9tiw


I ran this setup for ohhhh, lets say like 15k miles. It was fun, but i knew i wanted more.
Ive been reading about my car at this point, and one of the most common issues with a simple stage 2 catless map was this overboost problem, where the stock internal wastegate cant handle the larger flow of wastegate exhaust gases. The car would basically spike in boost and fuel cut and all this check engine light **** would happen. I figured that was one of the main problem, so for my second setup, i looked into external wastegates.
Lucky enough, after attending an EFI Logics meet, I won a free dyno tune from them! (mad happy). I started to compile other parts to make full use of this tune.
A larger MAF sensor intake, fuel pump, top mount intercooler, an electronic boost control solenoid, external uppipe, and external wastegate were in order!
Got the tune! - 295whp, 309 wtq, and awesome daily drivebility.








(picture on the dyno was taken after wheels, had to go back a few times to revisions)

VIDEO!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2DT...rGbjyfrGro9tiw

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Old 10-15-2014, 02:45 AM   #3
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Ok. The power was there, i was satisfied. The noise was there. A lot of it. Now i needed handling. After winter, i decided to pick up suspension and wheels. This made me happy, finally the car will look as good as it performs!
BC Coilovers and Rays 57Xtreme wheels came into play. Big thanks Denis and the guys at Ravspec who helped me with wheel sizes, tire sizes, and fitment.



Coils going in, and wheels to shortly follow after!


Thanks Joe! for the work! c:


The finished product for summer 2013 (and summer of 2014. didnt change wheels. i love these things so much.)






Thanks Joe for this photo! c:


Thanks Jon for this photo! c:


Thanks Bryan for this photo! c:


Thanks Bryan for this photo! c:


Thanks Ivan for this photo! c:


I took this photo. Sorry for the bad lighting & quality :c

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Old 10-15-2014, 02:48 AM   #4
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Being completely satisfied with the car, I did not touch it for another 20k miles. Only maintenance kept me under the car, and it was totally reliable. (i Love(d) it.!) But at 40 or so thousand miles on the odo, a REALLY GOOD DEAL on some TGV Deletes popped up. I figured. why the hell not. And began my third round of modifications. I got bored of the sound. I liked it, but it didnt justify me not wanting to get more power out of it, so on i went. Equal length headers were ordered for more torque. (bye bye subaru rumble). I started to look for injectors, and thought at this point "Hey if i go 1000cc, i can run E85" So on i went.... Later down the line came a turbo inlet, (cause my stock one cracked. gg subaru), 1000cc injectors, TGV deletes, equal length headers, and also a South Bend Stage 2 Endurance Clutch to handle all the extra torque. Installed those parts, and went E85.

-SADLY the pics i took of this labor was on my old phone, which was lost in icloud transferring ): -
BUT my instagram has some pics! and a short clip of me on the dyno! @jonwong__ (double underscore)

-356 whp and 370 wtq! oh man -

NOW, this was my perfect daily driver, even with the inconveniences of E85.


Thanks Ivan for this photo! c:




I needed brakes, almost immediately. lol. Stock brake pads started screaming, and rotors were warped beyond belief. I got a pair of JDM Subaru 4 piston front calipers used for really cheap (i have no idea the mileage on them, but they look super good! and work! (knock on wood) ). Got Hawk HPS Pads in the front, and Stoptech Street Pads in the rear, Centric rotors all around, along with Goodridge Stainless Steel Brake Lines.
Put them in the day before an autocross and used autocross to bed in the brake pads! xD


Thanks Bryan for the install help! and for staying up mad late getting this done! c:


After daily driving the car, i started to want to go to the track a lot more. You know, see what this thing, and me, can really do. Autocross seemed the safest, and the most straight forward, so on i went. I went once before, and had lots of fun, but didnt think too much of it. The bug didnt bite me that time. Now it did. I started going to events religiously over the course of summer 2014.






I think i picked it up pretty well! This is one of my achievements! 1st in my class! :P


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Old 10-15-2014, 02:49 AM   #5
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Wanted a cool way to cool the brakes, so i custom did up some brake ducts using the subaru OEM Fog light bezels! :P




I started to think about the safety of the car and reliability for such a modified car at this point.
Luck was on my side this time, and I won a FREE Killer B Oil pan, oil pickup tube, and oil baffle at Wicked Big Meet 2014!! (SOOOO ****ING HAPPY). Installed it as soon as tools, time, and space was available!








Then one day i saw smoke. (while autocrossing :\ )uh oh. scary! I decided to switch back to pump gas on my low boost map for the time being. I bought a Crawford Air Oil Separator to see if it was blowby causing the issue, but it was too late (crawford AOS still sitting pretty, brand new in box).
BLOWN RINGLAND D: (9/18/2014)




I had to decide what to do with the car, and decided that my budget only allowed me to build it, in a garage, in my own time, with only enough money for parts.
A cheap set of used ARP headstuds came online, and i scooped them up immediately to secure the idea i was building the car.




Along with a good deal on new King XPG Bearings and a timing belt.


Big thanks to Ivan for the referral and Derrick @ Anarchy Motive for helping me source these parts! c: This dude is awesome and shipping is top notch. (y)

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Old 10-15-2014, 02:50 AM   #6
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Me and Kevin (A very good friend of mine), decided to turn this into a project and started dis assembly of the motor immediately. (So thankful of you and your garage space, and tools, and knowledge, and everything <3)






Thanks to Dan and Bryan for coming and helping me and Kevin pull the motor! c:










Can you tell which piston ringland went bust? D:




And this is where I stand now, with the motor in pieces, waiting for parts and the best advice possible to make a bulletproof motor. I will update regularly! (:




The motor is soon to be shipped up to Olsen Engines in Nyack NY to custom bore the cylinder walls to the piston, and to fully balance the rotating assembly (Week of 10/13/2014)
To be continued....

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Old 10-15-2014, 10:29 AM   #7
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Good luck with the motor build! If you need any parts, I can hook you up with a special RUCC discount

Hope to see your car up soon!
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Old 10-15-2014, 12:01 PM   #8
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Awesome DIY build..always thought about building a motor in my garage..keep us updated!
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Old 10-15-2014, 01:10 PM   #9
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You are so lucky with all the free parts.

Sick car and good luck with your build.

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Old 10-15-2014, 02:32 PM   #10
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Very nice!

Just curious, I didn't notice any mention of upgraded sway bars. Did the coilovers provide enough stiffness in terms of body roll?


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Old 10-15-2014, 04:49 PM   #11
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Good luck with the motor build! If you need any parts, I can hook you up with a special RUCC discount

Hope to see your car up soon!
-Rob
Thanks Rob! c: Much appreciated! I might actually be hitting you up soon for a couple of things!

And me too, lols. I hope to see this thing running again. Havent driven in ages, and I'm itching to drive.

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Awesome DIY build..always thought about building a motor in my garage..keep us updated!
I say do it if the time, space, and tools are available! This is a very good learning experience for me, and I cant wait to see the things we'll have to face putting this motor back together. It is advised that in your best interest, it is recommended that you have the knowledge, and more-so the motivation to do it. I am only doing it because my car blew up, but now that i look at it as a project rather than a chore, I'm super stoked.

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You are so lucky with all the free parts.

Sick car and good luck with your build.

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I am so thankful for the free parts! ahha and thank you!, i'll need the support! c:

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Very nice!

Just curious, I didn't notice any mention of upgraded sway bars. Did the coilovers provide enough stiffness in terms of body roll?


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Thanks! And as of now, I have not upgraded the sway bars. It does roll more-so than a car with beefier sway bars, especially with the coilovers set to my standard. I honestly don't mind it though. Being a daily driver, I feel it be more comfortable for me to keep stock sway bars right now. With the amount I drive, and the places that i do drive with a lot of individual wheel and coil compression (Lots of potholes), I think itll be in my best interest to stick to this setup.

In the meantime

I woke up to a super duper awesome email.
"A package has arrived for you at your post office."
Here we go. New car parts!




Eagle H-Beam Connecting Rods








Manley Forged 2618 Alloy Pistons
Thanks to Derrick @ Anarchy Motive for good pricing & super duper fast shipping! (got these within a day of ordering )

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Old 10-15-2014, 10:39 PM   #12
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Great build man!!!
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:35 AM   #13
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Good luck with this build. Looks like you have a good amount of support and physical help.
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Old 10-16-2014, 07:23 PM   #14
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Great build man!!!
Thanks! c:

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Good luck with this build. Looks like you have a good amount of support and physical help.
Thank you! c: I am very thankful for the help I'm receiving! Without it, I probably wouldn't be able to go through with the idea hah.

small Update

Block, Crank, Pistons, Rods, Flywheel, and Pressure Plate were dropped off this morning at the machine shop!
- Now the waiting game -

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Old 10-17-2014, 01:01 AM   #15
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lol my god your car looks just like Ira's...... but WAAAAAAY faster!!! looking forward to seeing this run again!!
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Old 10-17-2014, 09:51 PM   #16
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lol my god your car looks just like Ira's...... but WAAAAAAY faster!!! looking forward to seeing this run again!!
Haha, sure ain't faster now :P
I hope you and her are both enjoying the catback!
I just hope this comes together properly, and without any issues. The first 1000 miles are going to be so nerve wrecking.
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11/3/2014
Took me some time to get time to get and update this.
Friend just turbo-d his BRZ, and of course. I had to see it.

Anyways

On Thursday, 10/30/2014 I got a fantabulous call that stated my motor was ready to be picked up! /Excited!

Fully balanced, Bore-d, and Honed!
yay



During the same week, I had to pick up and order an oil pressure guage, now that i touched the oil pump & internals.
woohoo


Just to match my existing defi boost guage
Thanks to Rob @ Arista performance for price matching a super low price and super quick shipping! c:

Now that winter is coming, Ill probably leave the garage with my winter set on. Too bad my stock wheels dont fit the JDM 4 pot calipers.... :c So i had to pick up spacers. I thought, why not just make it look nice & flush for the winter too!.
Very good friend Kevin, found me a mint condition one for sale for super cheap! Thanks man!
(going on the car soon)



anddddd i just had to pick this up for meets and stuff. :P
Thanks Joe! c:




Nowwww, as of 11/3/2014, I am compiling a list of parts that will help me and Kevin take just a few days to assemble the motor. An engine overhaul gasket kit has been ordered along with a new tensioner from Subaru.
These parts consist of:
-Air Pump Delete Plates
-Misc broken bolts
-Exhaust Gaskets
-RTV
-Coolant
-Break-In Oil (probably just conventional oil)
-Assembly Lube
-Spark Plugs
-Cam Locking Tool
-Piston Ring Compressor
-Crank Pulley Locking Tool
-Piston Ring Gaping Tool

Lets get this build started!

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i have the crank pulley locking tool if you need it
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Old 12-28-2014, 09:26 AM   #19
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Default Its been a hell of a while!...

It has really been a while. Sorry! Never got around to updating this thread! Been super busy with school, and trying my best to relax while I can. Here are some updates.

Quick news; car is on the road and works awesomely!
Anyways.

..I chickened out on putting the shortblock together. I did not have access to a dial bore guage and a micrometer to measure oil clearances, so i gave it to Rallispec to throw together.

Got the shortblock back! not sure what date. lol


Thanks Rallispec! good pricing & back within a weekends wait!

Now all we had to do was throw the rest of the motor together and to put it in the car. All the hard stuff was done.

Headstuds going on.



Oil pickup, windage tray, and pan on.



Heads being torqued on



Cams in, valve covers RTV'd on and everything torqued down.



Got a bunch of Motul 10W-40 Break in oil, new spark plugs, and exhaust gaskets.



New day, big objective. Longblock together and motor all timed up! no cam locking tool used, just three derpy college kids holding the loaded cams in place. lol



Intake manifold on & torqued down

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Old 12-28-2014, 09:29 AM   #20
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AOS Installed, clutch going on, and hung, ready to be dropped in.



Hereee we go



In!



All the bolt ons on. Took this picture in broad daylight. Ended up working throughout the night.. haha


Thanks a bunch to Kevin, Rawson, Connor, Bryan, and those who helped.

The first startup.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dt6MW...ature=youtu.be

And tada! The car works! did a bunch of driving the first two days to get the motor nicely broken in. I followed Rallispecs specific break in instructions, and to this day (1500 miles into the build), i have zero oil consumption! c:



Checked compression at the 1000 mile mark, and it looks good!



Alrighty... the stock exhaust got really really boring, so i needed more noise.
Since I didnt have enough money for the exhaust i want, I decided to just take the muffler off. We had to divert the exhaust gases away from the bumper, and Kevin brilliantly came up with the idea of taking his BRZ overpipe and attempted to fit it up. It was hitting the bumper so we decided to hack it to aim down. Here is the result... LOL



Made a little purchase in the meantime and decided to mock it up :P






...Im totally kidding. I dont even have enough at the moment for an exhaust. But damn. I think they look so goooooodd #newlifegoals

And till this day (12/28/14), Im driving it daily, even on the old conservative wastegate map. No knock, no spun bearing (knock on wood). Switched over to Rotella T6 at 1000 miles, and now im ready for a retune and some track days c:<
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i have the crank pulley locking tool if you need it
I didnt even see this, sorry! :c, but we shoved a wrench in the flywheel to hand tighten it, and then fully tightened it once the motor was connected to the trans. haha. Havent seen and / or heard from you in a while man! whats been up?!

In the meantime, a friend offered his set of sway bars and endlinks in return of my OEM downpipe. This was a deal i couldn't pass up, even though I thought about the comfort of OEM sway bars. But hey, a set of sway bars and endlinks for my OEM downpipe I leave laying around? Hells yeah.

Whiteline 22mm Front Sway Bar
Whiteline 22mm Rear Sway Bar
Whiteline Heavy-duty Adjustable Endlinks (F&R)


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It's really hard for me to believe haha. I have to thank a bunch of my friends for finding a lot of the deals for me though.

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Sup! How's your 6 speed going? #jealous


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Today was my tune day!

but before that, i threw the car into some cold weather testing of my own, on the original, wastegate map tune.



She performed super well! c: Started up in -15 degree weather flawlessly, and tore through the snow like a champ. I'd like to think im a rally driver now... hah. haha. ha. ok


Before I got my tune, however, i needed a full 3 inch catback.
Picked up a nice CNT 3-inch single exit for real cheap, and threw it on!



Had a lot of fun in the "blizzard" this past week :P


BMW friends tried making my car a BMW. hah

And ended up cracking my bumper.....



Oh well, quick fix!



But heres the real reason i'm updating:

Back at Performance Auto Solutions, for my final pump gas tunes!\

306 whp, 315 wtq @ 16 psi of boost.
311 whp, 340 wtq @ 18.5 psi of boost.
-- This one, i basically told Dave how high he would take it, since I now have forged internals and headstuds --
320 whp, 367 wtq @ 21 psi of boost.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-ALMhTStr0

Very happy with the numbers, especially considering them with full boost at 3250 rpm.

If you haven't realized yet, I'm a sucker for spool, hence why i havent gone to a larger turbo.
The ONLY turbos I would consider are twin scroll / ball bearing / billet wheel turbos, to keep spool like stock, but for now, that is out of the budget and out of the question.

And now all i need to wait for is E-85 in the spring time, for good quality E, and maybe a 6 speed because the 5 speed cant hold this massive increase in torque from the stock motor.

1.5XTR Twin Scroll maybe....?

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