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Old 05-16-2020, 06:37 AM   #4176
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Speaking of bodywork... finally making progress

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Old 05-16-2020, 12:01 PM   #4177
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Are you going to bond on the quarter panel blisters like the WRC kits do ?
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Old 05-16-2020, 06:13 PM   #4178
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Please!!! Not for your dumb ass. Slow MF


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Old 05-16-2020, 09:12 PM   #4179
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Are you going to bond on the quarter panel blisters like the WRC kits do ?
At some point yes, for now, I have black rivets that will be replacing the screws. The panel in image above has screws for mockup, and i will be removing the panel to add weatherstripping.

Originally I never planned to mold anything, but frankly I have learned you can really finesse the panel fitment a lot more with the panel bonding process.

I have spent so many hours on bodywork that a year or two down the road spending another 15 to 20 hours molding the panels is probably inevitable. And of course at that point, a completely different color scheme.

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Old 05-21-2020, 01:07 AM   #4180
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Nuts Smurf!!!


Had a night sesh with my lil bro Dez.




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Old 05-27-2020, 03:56 PM   #4181
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Old 05-27-2020, 04:27 PM   #4182
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Excellent wheels and tires

Those are my favorite street tire
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Old 05-27-2020, 04:31 PM   #4183
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Excellent wheels and tires

Those are my favorite street tire
thx man! i should also update this for those thinking of fmics..





its not bad at all once u get over the install part...
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Old 05-27-2020, 04:41 PM   #4184
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thx man! i should also update this for those thinking of fmics..





its not bad at all once u get over the install part...
Oh I love data

Do you have logs of TMIC vs FMIC ?

I was planning on doing that when I went FMIC or Vmount
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Old 05-27-2020, 05:04 PM   #4185
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tbh., it was too cold ambient when i had my tmic for a fair comparison.

if you are still an 02 wrx and running an 02 wrx ecu, i just recommend you read up on the carberry rom and build on some of the recently released speed density off-the-shelf tunes. having an FMIC and VE capable ecu is really the EJ20 endgame as far as I can tell for anyone still dabbling on this platform. You still use the MAF for the IAT but if you can section that off or get a CAI, you can get away with some OK scaling and leverage a hybrid speed density mode where u can use a blended maf while out of boost and then go full VE while in boost.

i can finally get all my choo choo psss-shhhhhh noises that i have been waiting for since 2001....

for the fmic, u can see the that pressurized charge will drop in temp after a run.
https://datazap.me/u/trueno92gmailco...zoom=2128-4827

what sucks is the OE bpv starts leaking pretty bad once its so hot out...

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Old 05-28-2020, 11:00 AM   #4186
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tbh., it was too cold ambient when i had my tmic for a fair comparison.

if you are still an 02 wrx and running an 02 wrx ecu, i just recommend you read up on the carberry rom and build on some of the recently released speed density off-the-shelf tunes. having an FMIC and VE capable ecu is really the EJ20 endgame as far as I can tell for anyone still dabbling on this platform. You still use the MAF for the IAT but if you can section that off or get a CAI, you can get away with some OK scaling and leverage a hybrid speed density mode where u can use a blended maf while out of boost and then go full VE while in boost.

i can finally get all my choo choo psss-shhhhhh noises that i have been waiting for since 2001....

for the fmic, u can see the that pressurized charge will drop in temp after a run.
https://datazap.me/u/trueno92gmailco...zoom=2128-4827

what sucks is the OE bpv starts leaking pretty bad once its so hot out...
Yes I have been considering an FMIC once I switch front bumpers as I don't want to chop up a Prodrive.

That is some very good thermal stability , I plan on doing lots of data logs as well.

End goal is to start with my S204 engine , VF42 and TMIC

Then log

S204 , VF42 and FMIC

Hopefully getting as close to the same ambient temperatures as I can , ideally I want a Link ecu as well but I am already on carberry.
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Old 05-28-2020, 11:43 AM   #4187
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Yes I have been considering an FMIC once I switch front bumpers as I don't want to chop up a Prodrive.

That is some very good thermal stability , I plan on doing lots of data logs as well.

End goal is to start with my S204 engine , VF42 and TMIC

Then log

S204 , VF42 and FMIC

Hopefully getting as close to the same ambient temperatures as I can , ideally I want a Link ecu as well but I am already on carberry.
tell me about it, lol, i felt pretty dirty to chop my burnup bumper with an angle grinder.. has anyone else done it?

how are u finding carberry? i had some good experiences with it but still in blended maf mode below 13psi absolute.. so just before 0psi it goes into SD mode.

i got my ricer bov, but damn thing is floating at idle..

not all bad as the stocker was bleeding boost above 18 psi.......
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Old 05-28-2020, 01:23 PM   #4188
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tell me about it, lol, i felt pretty dirty to chop my burnup bumper with an angle grinder.. has anyone else done it?

how are u finding carberry? i had some good experiences with it but still in blended maf mode below 13psi absolute.. so just before 0psi it goes into SD mode.

i got my ricer bov, but damn thing is floating at idle..

not all bad as the stocker was bleeding boost above 18 psi.......
Zero issues at all , it drives like oem but I am still on a MAF.

It blends fuels effortlessly and I log it all in romraider
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Old 05-28-2020, 02:42 PM   #4189
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Old 05-28-2020, 02:52 PM   #4190
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I personally hate flares but that AWIC looks really interesting

Frozenboost kit ?
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Old 05-28-2020, 10:11 PM   #4191
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I personally hate flares but that AWIC looks really interesting

Frozenboost kit ?


Flares: to each their own. It was less expensive to get flares, wheels, and tires than to fix the rear quarter rust. It was a fun project. Never did any body work or fiberglass before

And yes, most of the stuff is from frozenboost. Itís got full braided lines and an upgraded pump with the reservoir in the trunk.
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Old 05-28-2020, 10:13 PM   #4192
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if anyone ever asks why I will never upgrade to JDM hidís, I would like photos like this to be referenced. few cars have a more striking and distinguishable headlight-light shape to me.
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Old 05-29-2020, 01:51 AM   #4193
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HAHa you got fooled. No JDM there!

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if anyone ever asks why I will never upgrade to JDM hidís, I would like photos like this to be referenced. few cars have a more striking and distinguishable headlight-light shape to me.
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Old 05-29-2020, 02:22 AM   #4194
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HAHa you got fooled. No JDM there!


no I didnít. please read what I said again.

I love the light shape of the halogen headlights. itís probably the first time in my life Iíve ever not preferred a JDM option on any car.
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Old 05-29-2020, 10:02 AM   #4195
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I am sourcing a set of the JDM Wrx / Spec C halogens to retrofit with LHD projectors for my Jun wagon project

I just like that look as well
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Old 05-29-2020, 10:59 AM   #4196
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I am sourcing a set of the JDM Wrx / Spec C halogens to retrofit with LHD projectors for my Jun wagon project

I just like that look as well
are these any different from USDM parts? I never noticed a diff between spec C and usdm headlamp housings.
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Old 05-29-2020, 11:08 AM   #4197
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Flares: to each their own. It was less expensive to get flares, wheels, and tires than to fix the rear quarter rust. It was a fun project. Never did any body work or fiberglass before

And yes, most of the stuff is from frozenboost. Itís got full braided lines and an upgraded pump with the reservoir in the trunk.
east coast struggle.

i completely wouldn't mind battle aero flares. I think they fit the car really nicely. Its just everyone that does it ends up putting the car on bags and dialing in too much negacamber.

i hope my rear quarters never rust, but its been a daily driver for 16 winters straight...
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Old 05-29-2020, 11:22 AM   #4198
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are these any different from USDM parts? I never noticed a diff between spec C and usdm headlamp housings.
Chrome and RHD vs LHD with orange




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east coast struggle.

i completely wouldn't mind battle aero flares. I think they fit the car really nicely. Its just everyone that does it ends up putting the car on bags and dialing in too much negacamber.

i hope my rear quarters never rust, but its been a daily driver for 16 winters straight...
I have seen very few aftermarket panels actually fit , I watched my body shop spend $200 in labor making a $100 duraflex bumper fit.

There is an easy solution to this

Heh cutoff wheel go brrrrrrr

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Old 05-29-2020, 11:38 AM   #4199
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that pic just made my 18yr old factory paint pee a little.
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Old 05-29-2020, 11:47 AM   #4200
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I have seen very few aftermarket panels actually fit , I watched my body shop spend $200 in labor making a $100 duraflex bumper fit.
This times 1000000.

I bought a Polyurethan WRC panel mold and easily spent 15 hours sanding and doing bodywork so it actually could be installed.
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