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Old 06-29-2005, 01:10 AM   #1
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Default Started my swap today...JDM WRX stage 4

UPDATE! ITS ALIVE!!!

Here is the beginning of lots fun!



My JDM EJ205 that came today.


Got the pinks in today, notice AVCS junk there.


And just to make things fun; a VF39 with STI intercooler.


This pic is from when i frist got the car this summer.


Right before I stripped it.


Mod list:


Engine-
JDM WRX V7 EJ205, AVCS, 9:1 compression, big port heads.
JDM V7 STI ECU tuned by Tim Bailey of Surgeline tuning
JDM WRX harness
Deatschwerks 750cc injectors
TGV delete
NGK copper spark plugs one step colder
Walbro 255 fuel pump
3" exhaust made by me
Ebay up pipe, heat wrapped
Ebay down pipe, heat wrapped, added a high flow cat
Flipped intake manifold and Ported
Ported Stock header heat wrapped
Ported VF39
Ebay turbo inlet
Modified stock air box
Hummer H3 K&N air filter
Ebay front mount Intercooler with modified pipping
Slim radiator fan
Taylor battery relocation kit, anodized aluminum box

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JDM WRX transmission (4.11)
V2 or 3 JDM STi Type R/RA R160 mechanical LSD
ACT street clutch and light weight flywheel
Group N engine and transmission mounts
SS clutch line
cable to hydraulic clutch conversion
Forester master cylinder with bleeder

Suspension-
Koni Yellow Inserts
Ebay coil Springs 450lbs/in front, 350 rear
Whiteline front & rear end links
Whiteline Steering rack bushings
Whiteline rear subframe lock bolts
Whiteline diff outrigger bushings
98 outback rear lateral links (no rear sway bar stock)
JDM GC8 20mm rear sway bar

Brakes-
SVX master cylinder (non-ABS)
WRX front brakes with Cobb pads
WRX rear disc brake conversion with ebc pads
SS brake lines

Exterior-
Carbon fiber hood
Rota Action 17x7.5 with Azenis 235/40

Interior-
Ultra Shield 6 point harness
Homemade harness bar
04 WRX front seats
Stereo delete
Defi boost and egt gauges
Autometer CF oil temp and pressure gauges
PLX wideband
TXS knock light


Stay tuned

Nick
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Old 06-29-2005, 01:23 AM   #2
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wrong thread, crap

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Old 06-29-2005, 01:38 AM   #3
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Good Luck getting that STi Intercooler in there. I had to get my WRX one in and it was a PITA every time I had to take it off and put it back on again. You have to dent the firewall a lot, I mean hard, bang, bang, bang. Good stuff though.
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Old 06-29-2005, 03:36 AM   #4
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UH how does that constitute a stage 4 thats more like a stage 2 IMHO for a JDM engine!! But you still should have alot of fun with it!
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Old 06-29-2005, 07:03 AM   #5
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Man that motor is spotless…! Look like it’s going to be fun, keep us posted…
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Old 06-29-2005, 10:40 AM   #6
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Likely my noob-ness, but isn't the USDM spec 2.0l the ej205 and the JDM spec 2.0l the ej207? ... Either way, it'll be one hell of a step up in performance regardless ...
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Old 06-29-2005, 10:47 AM   #7
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Looks like a gruppe s motor to me. I'm curious to see how that engine runs on the V7 ECU. Did Gruppe S tell you the differences between a V7 and a JDM WRX Engine with AVCS?

Good luck though
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Old 06-29-2005, 11:40 AM   #8
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wow that gonna be beautiful

i would speculate that he would get the ecu ecutek-ed anyway the v.7 or 2004 jdm wrx are close enough wiring wise

part number for ver 1-4 bumper
57720FA071 ~$140
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Old 06-29-2005, 12:01 PM   #9
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Ok, im KINDA a newbie here, but what is the difference between the jdm and american motors, and what did something like that set u back, it looks like new, good luck and thanks
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Old 06-29-2005, 12:04 PM   #10
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Shes gunna be a SLEEPER!
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Old 06-29-2005, 12:14 PM   #11
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Ok, im KINDA a newbie here, but what is the difference between the jdm and american motors, and what did something like that set u back, it looks like new, good luck and thanks

increased compression 9to1 vs 8to1
avcs
less emmission control devices
tuned for better gas
same turbo
same intercooler
no uppipe cat
i think thats about it
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Old 06-29-2005, 04:13 PM   #12
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Likely my noob-ness, but isn't the USDM spec 2.0l the ej205 and the JDM spec 2.0l the ej207? ... Either way, it'll be one hell of a step up in performance regardless ...
EJ207 = STI, a much better motor.
Not all EJ205' are the same, the JDM has more torque and a better powerband.

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Looks like a gruppe s motor to me. I'm curious to see how that engine runs on the V7 ECU. Did Gruppe S tell you the differences between a V7 and a JDM WRX Engine with AVCS?

Good luck though
I got it from Innovative Automotive, no they did not tell me the difference. But i didn't ask because i already knew. This motor was only $1600, but it didn't have the turbo, intercooler, harness and ECU. But it had less then 500 miles of run time.

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wow that gonna be beautiful

i would speculate that he would get the ecu ecutek-ed anyway the v.7 or 2004 jdm wrx are close enough wiring wise

part number for ver 1-4 bumper
57720FA071 ~$140
Thanks for the part number, can't beat the price of that part.

And yes the car will be tuned by PDX tuning first thing.
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Old 06-29-2005, 04:18 PM   #13
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UH how does that constitute a stage 4 thats more like a stage 2 IMHO for a JDM engine!! But you still should have alot of fun with it!
Stage 4(typically):
Catless or one cat
Upgraded turbo
Bigger injectors
Bigger fuel pump
and EM
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Old 06-29-2005, 05:57 PM   #14
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Quote:
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Likely my noob-ness, but isn't the USDM spec 2.0l the ej205 and the JDM spec 2.0l the ej207? ... Either way, it'll be one hell of a step up in performance regardless ...
The STi is the EJ207 the JDM WRX engine is also a EJ205.

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Old 06-30-2005, 05:56 AM   #15
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Nice man. If you need any help lemme know. I'm pretty close and I've done something similar

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Old 06-30-2005, 09:48 AM   #16
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Stage 4(typically):
Catless or one cat
Upgraded turbo
Bigger injectors
Bigger fuel pump
and EM
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Old 06-30-2005, 10:15 AM   #17
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Good Luck getting that STi Intercooler in there. I had to get my WRX one in and it was a PITA every time I had to take it off and put it back on again. You have to dent the firewall a lot, I mean hard, bang, bang, bang. Good stuff though.
What are you talking about? The STi intercooler fits perfectly in there, even with a strut bar. With plenty of room left to spare. See:

http://gallery8713.fotopic.net/p975168.html

http://gallery8713.fotopic.net/p2613987.html

Maybe because you don't have a "new age" engine.
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Old 06-30-2005, 12:04 PM   #18
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its
stage 4 via turbo-xs standards
stage 2 via vishnu
stage 3? via pdx group
stage 2.5+ via cobb

basically stages in America are completely subjective
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Old 06-30-2005, 01:08 PM   #19
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The fact that it is written V7 on the ECU does not mean it is a STi Version 7 ECU I bought a JDM WRX-NB engine a few months ago and it came with an ECU that had V7 written on it. I got it check using the serial code and it is in fact wright ECU for my engine !

No remap required !!!! Although I wish I had the money to do it !!!
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Old 07-03-2005, 09:19 PM   #20
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Update The EJ18 is out along with the N/A crossmember.



I replaced the old crossmember with a WRX crossmember (bottem), I'm not sure if its JDM or USDM.


Now I'm waiting for a few parts to get here, then i can install the motor.
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Old 07-04-2005, 03:22 AM   #21
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its
stage 4 via turbo-xs standards
stage 2 via vishnu
stage 3? via pdx group
stage 2.5+ via cobb

basically stages in America are completely subjective
LOL that figures I am totally on the wrong page with the staged program. I never really did a stage type thing I just sorta built the car up as funds came available. Can't wait to see this current project he has going finished!!
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Old 07-06-2005, 12:58 PM   #22
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I would REALLY recommend a FMIC to you, bro... THAT would be a sick sleeper. Ebay kits can be had for <$500
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Old 07-06-2005, 07:40 PM   #23
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I would REALLY recommend a FMIC to you, bro... THAT would be a sick sleeper. Ebay kits can be had for <$500
Way down the road i have that planned, in addtion to EJ257 sb with a flipped intake manifold. As for now the budget is gone and i'm in "just get it running" mode.
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Old 07-07-2005, 12:09 AM   #24
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Good Luck getting that STi Intercooler in there. I had to get my WRX one in and it was a PITA every time I had to take it off and put it back on again. You have to dent the firewall a lot, I mean hard, bang, bang, bang. Good stuff though.
I fit an APS TMIC with no problems, which is a good bit larger than the sti tmic, into my 01 rs with an 04 usdm wrx engine. Perhaps it depends on the crossmember I dunno.
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Old 07-07-2005, 05:47 PM   #25
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Way down the road i have that planned, in addtion to EJ257 sb with a flipped intake manifold. As for now the budget is gone and i'm in "just get it running" mode.
I see.... keep the stock hood and try to use a CF RS hood. Then you could pop the old scoopless hood on later when you plan to go FMIC. I wish I would've kept my stock hood from the TS....
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