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Old 07-27-2013, 04:28 AM   #1
Trixar
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Join Date: May 2011
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
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2011 '11 FXT (4EAT)
Big Turbo Sleeper!

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You can find my full build journal over at http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulle...journal-99291/

This car has seen ton's of modifications done to it since 2011. Unfortunately the OEM motor blew last year....but on the bright side a built motor will allow me to expand upon my goals as the build list will show.





Pre Blown Motor (2.5XTR w/ Killer B Headers)


2011 Forester XT Touring (4EAT)

Spark Silver w/ Navigation

OEM Add-ons – Remote Start, Rain Deflectors, Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror, Body Side Molding


Goal - A reliable daily driver sleeper capable of putting out power in the 400-500whp range with excellent handling. (the large whp range takes into account the Varex mufflers and usage of race gas) Success at the drag strip would be a definite plus.


Current Mod List
(Last updated July 27th 2013)

Car being rebuilt after blown motor

Motor
  • Maxwell Power EJ257 SS-LR Shortblock combined with Stage 2 Head Package
  • Cosworth Pistons & Rings
  • Kelford 264 Cams (R-199-B)
  • MAP Ultimate H11 Head Stud Kit
  • 4340 H-Beam Long Rods w/ ARPL19 Bolts
  • TriMetal Rod and Main Bearings
  • Ferrea Super Alloy Exh Valves
  • Shimless Buckets
  • Manley Valve Springs w/ Ti Retainers
  • Blueprinted and Balanced
  • 10mm Modified Oil Pump

Power
  • Garrett GTX3576r Turbo w/ .61 AR T3 Twin Scroll Inlet/3" V-Band Turbine Housing
  • Full-Race Twin Scroll Headers and Rotated Up-Pipe w/ T3 Flange
  • Injector Dynamics ID1000cc Top-Feed w/ Plug & Play adapters
  • Aquamist HFS-3 Meth Injection Kit w/ Howerton Engineering 2 Gallon Twin-Tank Enclosure
  • Tial 44mm External Wastegates
  • KS Tech Phenolic Intake Manifold Spacers
  • Custom Akuma FMIC or Process West TMIC (not sure yet, will discuss with John)
  • Akuma 3" Cold Air Intake
  • Walbro 255 LPH Fuel Pump (GSS342) w/ CJ Motorsports Bracket (link)
  • Long Tru Cool LPD Transmission Cooler – 14,500 GVW (4452)
  • Forge Full Recirculating BPV w/ Adjustable Springs (Blue Spring)
  • IPT Race Spec Rebuild and High-Stall Torque Converter Transmission Mods (4,500k stall)
  • NGK Iridium One-Step Colder Spark Plugs
  • Cosworth Intake Thermal Guard Gaskets
  • Cosworth TGV Deletes
  • Cosworth Kevlar Timing Belt w/ Guide
  • PLX SM-AFR Gen 2 (Wideband)
  • PLX Boost, Transmission Temp, EGT, Oil Pressure Sensors
  • Killer B Oil Pickup, Pan, and Baffle
  • RalliTEK Transmission Bushing (Race)
  • Greddy Oil Filter
  • Grimmspeed EBCS
  • 3" Akuma Catless Downpipe
  • Varex Remote Controlled Sport Mufflers (link)
  • DSS Carbon Fiber Driveshaft
  • Carbonetic Rear Limited Slip Differential
  • Swaintech White Lightning Coating on Headers, Up-pipe, Turbo turbine housing and Downpipe

Tune

John Shafer at Akuma Motorsports


Suspension
  • Mann Engineering Type-25 Coilovers
  • Whiteline 24mm Adjustable Front Sway Bar (firmest setting) w/ Neo Watercraft Synthetic Grease
  • Whiteline 22mm Adjustable Rear Sway Bar (middle setting) w/ Neo Watercraft Synthetic Grease
  • Rallitek F/R Endlinks
  • Whiteline Rear Sway Support Brace
  • Whiteline Bushings: Steering Rack, Differential, Trailing Arm
  • Whiteline Strut Tower Brace
  • Whiteline Lower Control Arm Brace
  • STI Group N Pitch Stop

Brakes
  • AP Racing 4-Piston Front Brake Kit (Black) w/ Two-Piece Slotted/Cross-Drilled Rotors
  • Centric Premium Rear Rotors
  • StopTech Performance Rear Brake Pads
  • Goodridge S/S Braided Brake Lines

Misc
  • Michelin Super Sport Tires 245/45/18 w/ Work Emotion XT7 18x8.5 +46 Matte Gray (Summer)
  • Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 235/55/17 w/ Enkei Racing PF01 17x8 +45 Bright Silver (Winter)
  • WeatherTech Digital Fit Mats (Black - Front, Rear and Trunk)
  • Rally Armor Urethane Mud Flaps
  • Phillips Xtreme Power 9006 HB4 Fog Lights
  • SMY Clustermaker Gauge Pod
  • Defi Racer White Boost Gauge
  • PLX DM-100 Multi-Gauge
  • Subtle Solutions Alternator Cover (Black)
  • Second Skin Alpha Damp & Luxury Liner Pro (MLV/CCF/Vibration Dampeners) Trunk Area

Notes

So someone reading this may be thinking, "what's with the .61 AR turbo hotside and T3 Flange on the Full-Race Manifold?" One of the downsides of building this vehicle with an 09+ automatic transmission is that my rev limit will always be 6.2k due to it being hard coded into the TCM. To my knowledge there is no way to overcome this limitation (and believe me I have researched a ton). So, with that limitation in mind and my desire for high WHP within my RPM range I went with a fairly large turbo and a smaller hotside than you would usually see on a GTX3576r. The Full-Race manifold is generally only available with a T4 flange on the up-pipe which would of limited me to a 1.06 AR housing as the smallest available for twin-scroll. Full-Race was nice enough to accommodate my request for a T3 flange which opened up the option of using a .61 AR twin-scroll T3 housing. I have read some faint rumblings about a thread on nasioc where Full-Race explained the downsides of using T3 with their up-pipe but I could not find it. Regardless, I'm sure the benefits would outweigh the cons with this specific application.


The meth injection will be post intercooler to keep things safer/cooler and will not be used in the typical application of injecting through the intake manifold. (Retaining my stock plastic manifold which Maxwell Power has tested and concluded is a great performer)

The Varex Mufflers I am VERY excited about. Something I have relentlessly tried to get under control with this build is the in-cabin drone and outside exhaust volume. As the goal of this car is to be a sleeper I have prioritized quieting down the exhaust while maintaining performance. The Varex Mufflers have an internal butterfly valve which can be controlled with a remote control. In the closed setting exhaust noise is significantly reduced (according to the product description, reviews and youtube videos) BUT performance will be affected due to the restrictive flow. In the open setting it is equivalent to a 3" straight through muffler. There will probably be separate tunes for each setting (which I can change on the fly with the accessport ).

Dom at Maxwell Power and his co-workers were very professional and easy to deal with considering how many questions I had for them regarding parts selection and other things. I have every confidence the motor will live up to their reputation but of course time will tell. Based on my experiences so far I would highly recommend them for consideration if you are in the market for a built motor.

Lastly, John and his crew over at Akuma motorsports have been a pleasure to deal with over the years and I regret not using John as my tuner before the engine blew (more on that in another post). John even tried to help me diagnose a transmission issue, going so far as to talk with IPT on the phone. This is the first significant amount of work I am giving to Akuma and I look forward to seeing the final product!

Sleepy


Maxwell Power at Work


Omg.... (ty to Akuma for the pics)



I hope this is the right section for me to post my build.....proven power bragging did not seem appropriate due to the car not running atm and the project car section is basically locked.
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Old 07-27-2013, 04:34 AM   #2
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The car is at Akuma Motorsports now and everything should be coming together soon. I'll post more pics as I get them.

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Old 07-27-2013, 08:33 AM   #3
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oohh baby. Looking forward to seeing this thing develop!
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Old 07-27-2013, 08:39 AM   #4
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After uh finish let's trade STi for your fxt........? It was worth a try lol good stuff but the injectors seem kind of small for this build
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:42 PM   #5
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Thanks guys. Here are some pics of the car before the motor blew:









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Old 07-27-2013, 10:56 PM   #6
Trixar
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After uh finish let's trade STi for your fxt........? It was worth a try lol good stuff but the injectors seem kind of small for this build
I'll go with John's recommendation if I need to upgrade the injectors, not sure yet but without using E85 perhaps it will be fine.
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:52 PM   #7
Trixar
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Big Turbo Sleeper!

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Very excited about a new twin-scroll housing made available through ATP. It's a T3 .61 A/R for a GTX35r. This compared to the .78 I was originally going with should help with spool quite a bit. Awesome!
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Old 12-24-2013, 11:57 AM   #8
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2011 forester xt
corn fed td06 20g 8cm

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Any updates on this?
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:38 AM   #9
Trixar
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2011 '11 FXT (4EAT)
Big Turbo Sleeper!

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Apologies for the long absence. Quite honestly there has not been much to update on for a long time and I was trying to keep myself from thinking too much about cars in general while waiting for the completion of the work.

Onto the good news........the FXT is back up and running! =)

I finally got it back on Saturday after almost two years of painful waiting. I will say that this build took MUCH longer than anticipated, between delays with the motor build and fab work, but I am so far very happy with the quality of work provided by Maxwell Power and Akuma Motorsports.

My largest disappointment (so far) is that the Varex mufflers would not fit anywhere under the car. So in the meantime I am running an Invidia Q300 (again) and have an additional mod or two planned to make it more stealth.

Many more updates to come but for now I'll throw a few pics up (courtesy of Akuma):

Red hose will be replaced eventually

Custom Intake by Akuma

Turbosmart BOV (I wanted to stick with a BPV to avoid the noise but John at Akuma strongly recommended I go with the BOV with this build)





Aquamist installation



More pics and info to come!

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Old 01-29-2014, 08:18 AM   #10
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I too now have a built motor and ipt high stall converter and just finished my build. I am hunting down a vibration that I attribute to low ATF after the bleeding of the lines and new cooler. But it's so cold I have no effort to go out and break her in and keep checking ATF and adding. Also I am sure you are aware but cold readings in your ATF mean nothing it may say full and as soon as you go through the gears and check hot it's all gone lol.

I feel you on the shift points and that is the only thing keeping me from going larger then my 20g. I hope that company can come up with a stand alone or were screwed.
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