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Old 05-03-2019, 08:44 AM   #351
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I love the way your interior is coming together. I’ve been looking for a good AccessPort mount and I’m digging the setup you have in these latest pics. What mount is that?
Arkon Seat Rail Phone Holder Mount:
https://smile.amazon.com/Arkon-Truck...JD6TBMB5SYK40W

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https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sho...9&postcount=38
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Old 05-03-2019, 11:06 AM   #352
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Thanks for the details!
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Old 05-03-2019, 12:18 PM   #353
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The yellow is dope and is designed to provide better nighttime driving.
The blue is supposed to get rid of sun glare during daytime driving.

The blue echos the blue lugs and burnt titanium tips on my exhaust. Didnít realize how good it would all flow together.

The new CEís are the impossible to get +22 offset. The old set is the +28 offset. The lower offset has me rubbing a bit on my fender liners. Going to need to raise the coilovers a bit in the front. Nothing drastic.
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I decided to go ahead and install the new black Copolymer shift knob from WC Lathe Werks:
I agree the blue accents come together very well, the blue mirrors were definitely the right call.

The new knob looks awesome. How do you like it compared to your last one? I have the same JDM OEM knob myself but have considered trying something new.
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Old 05-05-2019, 01:38 PM   #354
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I agree the blue accents come together very well, the blue mirrors were definitely the right call.

The new knob looks awesome. How do you like it compared to your last one? I have the same JDM OEM knob myself but have considered trying something new.
I dig the new knob. Flows much better with my all black interior Iíve created. Since the OEM style shift knobs have a smooth shift pattern, I wasnít necessarily expecting to be able to feel the shift pattern on the Copolymer knob, but you definitely can. I wouldnít say itís necessarily an upgrade, because I like the OEM style knobs so much with their leather wrapping and smooth top. But itís definitely very comfortable in hand. As the saying goes, six in one hand, half a dozen in another. Itís very retro/vintage looking/feeling. Itís super smooth. And itís around the same weight as the OEM style shift knobs, so shifting effort is the same.
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Old 06-03-2019, 04:04 PM   #355
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Finally got the car back today. No more popping out of 6th gear! Woohoo!!
R/T Tuning pulled the trans and sent it to Andrewtech for repair. The 6th gear synchro needed replacing. While the trans was out of the car and opened up, I had them replace 5th & 6th gear with Legacy GT Spec-B long gears. Gotta say I couldn’t be happier.

Right about 3k rpms for 80mph


While the trans was out, I had R/T Tuning put in a Southbend Stage 3 Daily Clutch kit along with a Competition Clutch lightweight steel flywheel, Goodridge SS clutch line and new Motul Gear 300.

Also picked up an ETS TMIC, HKS SSQV, Cusco Type OS front strut tower bar and an IAG Street Series AOS.
Getting all that installed on the 24th.
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Old 06-04-2019, 09:00 AM   #356
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Crappy shot of my car, seeing it for the first time in almost a month:


I’ve got a handful of parts in the works...
Just received my BilletWorkz HVAC Dials - Anodized Black. That should finish off the interior nicely. Also received my piano black COBB AccessPORT cover and updated OBDII port cord.
Hoping to install all that in the next few weeks.
Also ordered the JDM Subaru Battery & ABS Covers. They shipped yesterday from SMY Performance in NY.

For whatever reason I decided to google e85 stations near me. Found a YouTuber going nuts over a local super Wawa (super Wawa’s are Wawa’s with gas pumps) equipped with e85 pumps. As it turns out, that Wawa isn’t far from where I work, so I paid it a visit on my way home the other night.







This gas station couldn’t be any more on my way home from work. Definitely taking advantage of this and getting tuned for e85.

And last update...
Doing a little research on what the best stock location turbo is for my setup for daily driving.
-Stock location
-Internally gated
-UEL Headers
-TMIC

Here’s the short list:
-COBB 20G
-Blouch Dom 1.5XT-R
-Blouch Dom 2.5XT-R
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Old 06-04-2019, 09:05 AM   #357
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Finally got the car back today. No more popping out of 6th gear! Woohoo!!
R/T Tuning pulled the trans and sent it to Andrewtech for repair. The 6th gear synchro needed replacing. While the trans was out of the car and opened up, I had them replace 5th & 6th gear with Legacy GT Spec-B long gears. Gotta say I couldnít be happier.

Right about 3k rpms for 80mph


While the trans was out, I had R/T Tuning put in a Southbend Stage 3 Daily Clutch kit along with a Competition Clutch lightweight steel flywheel, Goodridge SS clutch line and new Motul Gear 300.

Also picked up an ETS TMIC, HKS SSQV, Cusco Type OS front strut tower bar and an IAG Street Series AOS.
Getting all that installed on the 24th.
Oh ****, that's basically exactly where my 2015 WRX sits at 80mph!

So glad you got your baby back dude, I'm excited for the future plans you've got. She's gonna flyyyy
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Old 06-04-2019, 09:43 AM   #358
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...I had them replace 5th & 6th gear with Legacy GT Spec-B long gears. Gotta say I couldnít be happier.
Where did you get the gears? Do you have PNs? Thanks.
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Old 06-04-2019, 10:13 AM   #359
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Where did you get the gears? Do you have PNs? Thanks.
https://www.rallispec.com/gea_syn_rstf145.html
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Old 06-09-2019, 07:29 PM   #360
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Doing a little more research on the best stock location turbos. I was leaning towards the Dom 2.5XT-R, but I’m now reading through the overwhelming thread for the Borg Warner Full-Race stock location EFR 7163 V-band turbo kit. Seems to be the best option for 500+WHP/WTQ with stock-like spool.
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Old 06-10-2019, 01:24 PM   #361
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Doing a little more research on the best stock location turbos. I was leaning towards the Dom 2.5XT-R, but I’m now reading through the overwhelming thread for the Borg Warner Full-Race stock location EFR 7163 V-band turbo kit. Seems to be the best option for 500+WHP/WTQ with stock-like spool.
Nice, you have some good parts coming in. I have researched turbos and narrowed it down to the COBB 20G and Blouch Dom 1.5XT-R. Decided on the Dom 1.5 at this point as the best combo between quicker spool but still having the 350-400HP capability with stock location, pump gas and top mount.

Are you sticking with top mount for spool? And how does the new clutch and flywheel feel?
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Old 06-10-2019, 01:43 PM   #362
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Nice, you have some good parts coming in. I have researched turbos and narrowed it down to the COBB 20G and Blouch Dom 1.5XT-R. Decided on the Dom 1.5 at this point as the best combo between quicker spool but still having the 350-400HP capability with stock location, pump gas and top mount.

Are you sticking with top mount for spool? And how does the new clutch and flywheel feel?
The Dom 1.5XT-R is a fast spooling turbo capable of 400whp on pump gas. Good choice.

Yes, sticking with the top mount for spool. The new clutch and flywheel feel wonderful. Very stock pedal pressure. Requires a little more rpms to feather the throttle from a stop, but Iíve gotten used to it very quickly.

Waiting to hear back from R/T Tuning regarding their opinion and experience with the Borg Warner turbo setup.
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Old 06-10-2019, 03:19 PM   #363
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Old 06-11-2019, 12:06 PM   #364
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The Dom 1.5XT-R is a fast spooling turbo capable of 400whp on pump gas. Good choice.

Yes, sticking with the top mount for spool. The new clutch and flywheel feel wonderful. Very stock pedal pressure. Requires a little more rpms to feather the throttle from a stop, but Iíve gotten used to it very quickly.

Waiting to hear back from R/T Tuning regarding their opinion and experience with the Borg Warner turbo setup.
Yeah I think the 1.5 will be enough power for my needs, but that could change, haha. I guess we'll see what the time comes.

I'm impressed that the pedal pressure still feels stockish. That is nice. Glad that is possible with upgraded clutches. My impression before was that upgrade clutches typically get pretty heavy. Curious to hear what R/T says about the Borg Warner.
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Old 06-11-2019, 11:07 PM   #365
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Beautiful. I am speechless, i finished all 15 pages in one go, I just couldn't stop.

The only thing that made me sad, I COULDN'T SEE MORE!
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Old 06-12-2019, 09:00 AM   #366
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Beautiful. I am speechless, i finished all 15 pages in one go, I just couldn't stop.

The only thing that made me sad, I COULDN'T SEE MORE!
Lol. Iím gonna work on keeping my updates a little more frequent

TMIC, BOV, AOS & Strut Bar install this Monday.
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Old 06-13-2019, 04:14 PM   #367
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Doing a bit more research and talking with R/T. Leaning towards a rotated turbo kit for the EFR7163 single scroll as opposed to the Full-Race stock location setup. My goal is basically to get the fastest spool possible, the most horsepower with this turbo (while staying UEL & catted) and to keep my torque numbers at or around 500wtq as to not exceed the capabilities of my new clutch. R/T is going to talk to ETS to confirm compatibility with their rotated turbo kits and Borg Warner turbos. Also spoke with R/T about a recirculating EWG, how that sounds and smells. Lol. Looks like it’s the best option for holding high levels of boost on the EFR turbos. This is all going to require a closed deck from IAG. I have a few more questions for them regarding whether it’s worth it or not for my power / torque / spool goals to do headwork and cams, of it that’ll just push my curve to the right and bring my powerband beyond what my new clutch can handle. So we’ll see what their ProTuner Andy says.

Just grabbed the ETS TMIC from R/T back from getting Swaintech BBE coated. Going to spray the STI logo on it this weekend in preparation for my install on Monday. Pics coming soon

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Old 06-14-2019, 12:42 PM   #368
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The new goodies sound fun

I'm curious about your new wideband setup, is this the one you're using?

Amazon.com: Innovate Motorsports (3877) LC-2 Digital Wideband Lambda Controller Kit with Bosch LSU 4.9 O2 Sensor

Is it hooked up to the ECU using one of these methods?

COBB: Subaru Custom Sensor Logging

Thanks!
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