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Old 07-27-2013, 09:33 PM   #30
Board junkie
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Location: SnoCo
2003 Wrx Wagon

Default Tuning day

Originally Posted by Rabid_Machina View Post
good luck tomorrow, what numbers/goal/type setup are looking to achieve/accomplish with your car??
I was aiming for 330whp

Originally Posted by HawkEyeArmy07 View Post
+1^ but Very nice Build man! I'm digging the green accents in the engine bay...I know its custom but did you find a name for that color? I can't wait to start building my bugeye. Slowly but surely adding parts along the way but I'll have to wait til I get a house to start really wrenchin. Keep us posted because its threads like these that allow us to live vicariously through your wrenching in the hopes that one day we'll be able to one day lol
Hey man-
Really appreciate your support and kind words. I have always hoped to as well one day, and it all started with a "dream board." Post anything and everything on that board and by all means dream big

As far as the color, I got the idea from it's called "shocker yellow." It's a translucent top coat but it's applied over a chrome base coat, then cleared with a translucent white. So it's a 3 color process. I did all the work myself using a home made blast cabinet, old convection oven, and a eastwood set up.

Well today started off rough, my IAC valve is sticking really bad, so it may need replaced. It has attempted to be cleaned twice already, and when I ported my TB, I was greedy and did more damage than good.(too much air got by the plate) It had a horrible idle issue and was in limp mode.

Dom was really generous by slapping on a used one he had as a spare, and got the tune underway.

The car is old and tired as he put it... I'm not surprised, it's got 166k currently.

My wheel bearing are all pretty much toast, and I need a brake overhaul in a serious way. So I have a laundry list ahead of me no doubt. There goes the thoughts of all whiteline suspension goodies.

All in all I'm totally stoked about my tune, my wife said it was like breaking the sound bearer and felt like she has taken off on a roller coaster.

Old tired block made 305.8awhp and 276.9awtq at 80 degree temps.

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