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Old 02-19-2014, 10:30 AM   #51
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The Baja turbo hood I have is definitely steel. I just did the magnet test to make sure. I'm pretty sure the only aluminum hoods for that generation are for the JDM cars.
No way! Everything I've read so far said they were aluminum. Good to know.
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:02 PM   #52
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That would be a question for Subaru of America. Lol U can get carbon fiber but they are around $650.
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Old 02-20-2014, 09:20 PM   #53
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That would be a question for Subaru of America. Lol U can get carbon fiber but they are around $650.
yeah maybe after all my other stuff. But I'll get more weight shedding from stripping the interior than the hood.
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:27 PM   #54
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Very true, esp since it's a wagon. Check out http://www.laile.co.jp/sp/en/index.html for the legacy BE/BH wagon for their parts and braces. They're one of the few places that make stuff for our cars. Also, whiteline.com.au and powerflexusa.com for other bushings and suspension pieces. If u have any questions, don't hesitate to ask since I have literally all these parts. Lol
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Old 02-22-2014, 06:12 AM   #55
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Very true, esp since it's a wagon. Check out http://www.laile.co.jp/sp/en/index.html for the legacy BE/BH wagon for their parts and braces. They're one of the few places that make stuff for our cars. Also, whiteline.com.au and powerflexusa.com for other bushings and suspension pieces. If u have any questions, don't hesitate to ask since I have literally all these parts. Lol
Thanks. I'm finally back in the states, so I'll post a video of my car on the ice soon.
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Old 02-23-2014, 10:40 PM   #56
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:50 AM   #57
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Old 03-03-2014, 11:02 AM   #58
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The beautiful pair together at last!
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Old 03-03-2014, 11:15 AM   #59
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Now, I'd love some opinions. I need to get a set of good pistons rings for my 100mm pistons. Needs to hold up to my power goals.

I have a set of cheap NPR rings. Not top grade, but maybe usable. But I want sure reliability. So I don't plan on using the NPR rings.

I am looking at either Wiseco, or CP rings. Mostly because they are both on the less expensive side compared to other brands. I know both companies make great products, so I'm looking for anyone's personal experience with either brands.

Any takers?
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Old 03-08-2014, 11:01 PM   #60
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*UPDATE* I have been looking into Delicious Tuning or Infamous Performance hooking me up with a flash. Probably using EcuTek, they'd send me a rom, and I'd flash the updated rom from my laptop.
Also, looking at limited slip differentials.

Starting to look at wideband O2 sensors.

And I just bought a test pipe. So bye-bye cats. ND doesn't have emissions BTW.

I also am possibly buying a WRX crossmember, TMIC, and maybe turbo manifold (without up-pipe.) I want to get a clocked up-pipe for bigger turbo options later.
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:57 AM   #61
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*Update* SUPERCHARGER! So, you are probably saying "Why?", and I'm saying, BECAUSE TONS OF INSTANT LOW END TORQUE! And rally driving needs low end torque. (Well, I do, considering I don't beat the crap out of my motor by redlining it all the time.) After stumbling on a few well know guy's threads on the forums that have "junk yard supercharged" setups, I decided to try my hand with it.

So, I have acquired the following:
Merc C230 M62 with electronic clutch pulley
Wrx intercooler with y pipe and stock BPV Aluminum piping with couplings
Greddy E-manage Blue
Random materials to build a mount.
Random idler pulley and mounting materials.

Mounting
It will be mounted onto the passenger side head where the stock air box was. This is the best spot so I can keep from butchering my hood. Boost Now, as I do not have my built block finished, I will be boosting my stock block. The EJ251 components have been proven to reliably handle up to 7-8 psi. So, my plan is boost about 5 psi on the stock block. I've already done the math on the pulley size necessary. However, I may have to swap the snout out with an M45 supercharger to allow smaller pulleys to be used.

Fuel
I will be upgrading the fuel pump to supply greater flow levels to the stock injectors. I will eventually upgrade to STI pinks later at higher boost levels. The stock injectors shouldn't pass 80% duty cycle at redline on 6 psi.

Updates will come in the next two weeks with plenty of pictures. I believe I will have the only supercharged EJ251 BH legacy Wagon in the US. I'm excited!!!

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Old 03-12-2014, 12:01 PM   #62
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Engine Management

Okay, so I ended up going a different route with engine management than EcuTek. After not getting phone calls back from two major EcuTek tuners on this forum, I waited a week after emails and phone calls, I got an amazing deal on an old Greddy E-manage Blue with all harnesses.

Now I know the Ultimate has way more usable features, but I got the Blue for next to nothing and it will do for what I want.

I suppose most people think a young kid like me (22yrs old) doesn't have any money or something idk. But I've already deployed, and my wife and I both make excellent money. Anyways...
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Old 03-16-2014, 02:15 AM   #63
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Update!!!!

I purchased the following:

98 Merc slk230 M62 supercharger. And some oil.
WRX intercooler with OEM BOV.
Boost gauge.
Lc-1 wideband, with different gauge.
EGT sensor and gauge.
2 gauge wrx pillar pod. (Needs slight modification to fit my pillar.)
Greddy E-manage Blue with both harnesses and map sensor.
Three 5"x5" aluminum plates to make supercharger inlet and outlet.

I already have some aluminum intercooler piping and couplers.

Now I know the E-manage blue has a lot less features than the Ultimate, but it will do what I need. I don't want the max amount of features, just enough to make it reliable, and make a decent tune.

I have a buddy that has a good bit of tuning experience, and best of all, with the E-manage piggy-backs.

I'm very excited! I'll post up pictures tomorrow o the pillar install with boost gauge. I'm still waiting on the other gauges to come in, but they should be in within 3 days from now.

More to come!
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Old 03-19-2014, 10:44 PM   #64
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Oh...this is going to be good! Can't wait for the pics
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Old 03-20-2014, 12:41 AM   #65
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So, I went cheap due to my daughter being due May 18th. I purchased a Greddy E-manage Blue. I have a 3 bar MAP sensor, ignition harness, injector harness, support tool, and other stuff.


And a shot of my passenger door panel that got eaten by my Huskies. Lol.


Mechanical boost gauge.



03 WRX TMIC intercooler.


M62 Supercharger, and 04 WRX BOV. (I will be venting the BOV to the atmosphere.)


More tomorrow!

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Old 03-21-2014, 09:14 PM   #66
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Gauge pod. Had to use a WRX pillar pod because I couldn't find any jdm bh5 legacy pods for under $300.

The WRX pod isn't perfect but I made it work. The AF gauge is an old narrow band one I had. I have an AEM Uego Wideband on the way. I also need to hook up and mount my EGT sensor and gauge.

Here ya go.

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Old 03-23-2014, 11:20 PM   #67
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Not to tease or anything but this build is amazing. I do like my Turbo Baja hood on my LGT that is under way of a JDM EJ205 swap.

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Old 03-24-2014, 02:21 PM   #68
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Not to tease or anything but this build is amazing. I do like my Turbo Baja hood on my LGT that is under way of a JDM EJ205 swap.
I love the baja hood! But I couldn't find any when I looked for 3 months. Well, in reasonable prices.
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Old 03-24-2014, 07:40 PM   #69
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That Baja hood does look sweet! Makes me want to search for outback hoods and bumper for my car
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:04 PM   #71
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That Baja hood does look sweet! Makes me want to search for outback hoods and bumper for my car
I looked into outback front bumpers, but I found they are a little bigger than the Legacy ones, and I destroy my front bumper on a regular basis. Mostly from driving too crazy on the gravel. But the outback bumper would look way nicer.

Only thing to keep in mind is that the outback front bumper is designed to mate up with the unique plastic molding on the lower sides of the car, so it doesn't look perfect when you put it on the Legacy. But I think it looks way more aggressive.
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Old 03-26-2014, 02:43 PM   #72
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A budy of mine had pointed me to a thread on the differences between the E-manage Blue, and E-manage Gold. There are only 2 small hardware differences between them which allows more features to be utilized with the v1.2x/v1.4x software/firmware version that was for the Gold. Now there is a new support tool which enables such features on the Blue without modification of the board, however I searched high and low and couldn't find the software v1.49/v1.49 download.

Why do this, you may ask? Because the e-manage Gold has a few features found in his big broher, the E-manage Ultimate.
Such as:
Auto-tune!!!
An extremely fast reacting basemap meant for anti-lag/supercharger applications. It prevents extreme lean-out situations when you abruptly release the throttle.
Many more cool features!

Software dowloads can be had from here;
http://revspec.com/Ultimate.htm

And here are the hardware modifications:




And my board:



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Old 03-27-2014, 11:40 PM   #73
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So, I have gotten two more things done to my beater beast.

Got my Yokahoma Advan A033 Gravel Rally Tires mounted today. And no, they DO NOT have "DOT" stamped on them.





I also got my STI fuel pump installed. There are slight modifications needed to make it fit in the stock 2000-2004 Legacy/Outback fuel pump assembly.



The STI pump is physically longer than the OEM pump by about 1/4". So you first need to take off the metal piece at the end of the pump. It is not needed on our setup and will actually prevent fuel flow. I am pointing to the tip which I already took off.



Next, take off the rubber spacer at the suction end of the OEM pump and just save it somewhere in case you need to return to stock for some reason.

And finally, you'll have to cut off the plastic extensions on the STI pump to make it flush on top. I used an exact-o knife. BE CAREFUL NOT TO CUT THE PUMP SUCTION NIPPLE THINGY!!!



*NOTE!*
You may also have to cut a small bit off the retaining clip portion of the fuel pump assembly to allow the clips to reach all the way to their holes. I don't have pictures of this. Sorry...

He is a good video I found on the inter-web showing the fuel pump location and removal.




More next week! Maybe even the E-manage blue install if I can get a cable.

If anyone has a cable for the E-manage units, PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!! I may be making one if all else fails.
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I love the baja hood! But I couldn't find any when I looked for 3 months. Well, in reasonable prices.
I work at a dealer as a tech, Subaru parts 10% above cost and shipped to work. Covered if damaged during shipping, I wasn't going to mess around with used. Local auto body place painted the hood and trim for $300. Did not have it blended, looks good for a car with 252k on it.

Thanks for the comments everyone,

Wcfd have you looked into where the SC is getting mounted, I've seen a few so far and none have really had the same location. So far I like pass side near the P/S pump or removed the A/C and mount it there.
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Old 03-30-2014, 08:31 PM   #75
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I work at a dealer as a tech, Subaru parts 10% above cost and shipped to work. Covered if damaged during shipping, I wasn't going to mess around with used. Local auto body place painted the hood and trim for $300. Did not have it blended, looks good for a car with 252k on it. Thanks for the comments everyone, Wcfd have you looked into where the SC is getting mounted, I've seen a few so far and none have really had the same location. So far I like pass side near the P/S pump or removed the A/C and mount it there.
Thanks for the info.

I am literally copying "Skidd", to the tee. He has a great site with all of the supercharger build specifics like brackets and all.

I will be mounting near the power steering pump, off the intake manifold like you were thinking.

Oh, and I don't have my computer with me so I can't upload photos. But today I put the AEM Wideband in, and Exhaust Gas Temp Sensor as well. I think you guys will like where I mounted the EGT gauge. I also ran the lambda 0-5v signal wire from the AEM, to the passenger floor board where I'll mount the E-manage.

I'll have the E-manage tuned with the E-manage Gold acceleration map since our "Smart ECU's" are too stupid to compensate for quick boost build. Lol

I'll also be creating my basemap with the "Auto-tune" feature my E-manage Gold now possesses.

Pictures tomorrow!
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