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Old 08-01-2003, 09:14 PM   #1
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Default Week before install

If all goes well, my kit will be installed next weekend. Does anyone have any last minute tips/advice for me? Any odd little snags I should be aware of? Tips on how to do something easier? Tuning tips? Anything will help.

Kit info:
modified JC Sports kit, VF34, 3" turbo back
J&S Knockguard, fields fuel computer
wrx fuel pump, RRFPR, engine is otherwise stock.
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Old 08-01-2003, 10:13 PM   #2
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Not to jump on your thread, but someone give this guy some info, I am starting mine tomorrow after I pick up my turbo crossmember we are going to pull an all nighter and try to get it at least to the point of running. So give us both good luck and advice!

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Full WRX turbo install
Everything short of the lines is stock WRX, all the coolant and oil lines are custom jobs.

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Old 08-01-2003, 10:23 PM   #3
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stock injectors? No upgraded clutch?
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Old 08-01-2003, 10:47 PM   #4
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If you have not done a clutch yet,do so now before you go any further.

If you are both doing full custom,make sure you have a spare car to make parts runs.Also plan on at least 2 days,an all-nighter is not going to happen,I used to turn wrenches on subarus for a living and going full custom took about two and a half days (had to make a mid-pipe)



Otherwise goodluck,and if you run into any problems shoot me an e-mail or a pm because I can guarantee you I ran into the same thing!
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Old 08-02-2003, 04:52 AM   #5
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WRX injectors and fuel pump, clutch has been taken care of.

An all nighter will be enough, I have an extra set of hands to help me tackle this job. And we both are aircraft specialists.

This transformation has been three months in the making, the parts have been layed out time and time again.

Ohh, as a side note some buddies and I got together and did a little looksy on the idea of modifying the stock crossmember of an RS to allow an uppipe to clear.

Results

Stock uppipe w/ heat shielding = hell no
Stock uppipe w/o shielding = hell no

We determined there was not a good enough way to reinforce the rs crossmember to stand the stresses. I only post this because it was one of the first questions I asked.
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Old 08-02-2003, 08:37 AM   #6
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My one bit of advice is that you do everything 100% correct. Don't half ass or jury rig something for now just because you want to get the car together sooner. Take your time and do it right the first time even if it takes you over a week or so because you have to order parts or something. You will spend twice as much time correcting something done incorrectly and possibly lots more money.
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Old 08-02-2003, 04:13 PM   #7
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Default Wastegate Spring?

Did you change the wastegate spring on the VF34? Isnt that a VF30 that the WRX guys run with a ball bearing center section? Is it gonna be efficient in the boost (5psi probably) that you intend to run?
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Old 08-02-2003, 07:05 PM   #8
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Did you change the wastegate spring on the VF34? Isnt that a VF30 that the WRX guys run with a ball bearing center section? Is it gonna be efficient in the boost (5psi probably) that you intend to run?
Yes, its a VF30 with ball bearing. It has the stock (4psi) wastegate and should give me very fast spool up. Its capable of a lot more than 5 psi, so it should be just fine.

No clutch installed yet, ACT kit will be installed the week after. I know i should have done it before, but the timing just didn't work out. This way it will be physically impossible for me to not properly break the engine in.
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