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Old 07-29-2013, 03:52 PM   #37
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Join Date: Sep 2010
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: NWIC, WA
2002 WRB Bugeye WRX
VF39 tuned @ 316whp/276tq


Originally Posted by Board junkie View Post
I was aiming for 330whp

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.

Oh I have big dreams for mine lol Its getting there thats the problem haha Very nice! Crazy that its called yellow but it looks green haha I think i want to have my wheels powder coated a nice green color and do all my accents that color just to be a little different cuz as it sits right now I'm WRB and white and sure it looks good but tons of people go with that color combo, but its tried and true so it works for now.

Those aren't bad power numbers considering the temp and mileage, but your curves are very linear and smooth so it'll make it feel more powerful and fun to drive cuz you're virtually always in the meat and potatoes . I forget what turbo you're using but i'm using a vf39 with stage 2 supporting mods and a pro tune from PIA and they made 316awhp/276awtq that day but that was almost 40k ago and the conditions were very similar lol I'm sittin at almost 157k now and I think its a little lower now.
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