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Old 03-12-2019, 02:27 PM   #1501
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I am glad your CVT is doing alright with the mods you have.

As a backup solution, do you know if the CVT bell housing is the same as the one in 6-speed. So that in case of a failure you can convert to manual ($4-5k for STI tranny vs 7-8k for CVT)?
I feel a swap to a manual would be a general waste of time and more expensive than the numbers you have written. I rather go to another car etc.
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Old 03-12-2019, 09:31 PM   #1502
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I feel a swap to a manual would be a general waste of time and more expensive than the numbers you have written. I rather go to another car etc.
Not quite as expensive as you think, here is a new STI 6spd tranny for 4.3k$

https://parts.koeppelsubaru.com/p/Su...2000AJ350.html

Used one can be purchased for 2.5k$. You might need driveshaft, diff, rear, axles but the key question is whether bell-housing of cvt is the same. I assume it should be as people swap Wrx and STI transmissions, but I do not have first hand experience with the latest platform.
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Old 03-13-2019, 05:23 PM   #1503
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Not quite as expensive as you think, here is a new STI 6spd tranny for 4.3k$

https://parts.koeppelsubaru.com/p/Su...2000AJ350.html

Used one can be purchased for 2.5k$. You might need driveshaft, diff, rear, axles but the key question is whether bell-housing of cvt is the same. I assume it should be as people swap Wrx and STI transmissions, but I do not have first hand experience with the latest platform.
I personally would not want to do it and if you can do it for just that then congrats. If you want to continue this talk please pm me or transfer to technical thread. Cheers
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Old 03-15-2019, 08:58 AM   #1504
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No worries, man. Good luck with you car. I like checking on your thread from time to time to see what's new.

I personally don't like the CVT, but still want to know how it holds under the power long term as I might be buying Ascent in the future.

P.S. Here is a 2014 tranny for $2k, here on the FS forums.

https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sho...i+transmission
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Old 03-19-2019, 02:38 PM   #1505
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Personally I would not do fmic. I have seen people running it successfully but with it a down pipe. You will have to increase the boost on the fmic and thus generate more problems as CVT has continuous boost. I rather have a good top mount like grimmspeed etc. As always cool the CVT with a cooler when modding.
The way that I'd see that working is go with a FMIC and then a TM CVT Cooler which would give you a possible larger CVT cooler and not need to pipe the CVT fluid to the front of the car (as it would all stay closer to the CVT).

Touching on continuous boost, can you please explain why that'd be an issue for the CVT?
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Old 03-30-2019, 09:06 PM   #1506
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Five Years Just Passed on 3.29.2019!

What a journey this has been.
Still remember the drive back home to NYC from New Hampshire (Manchester Subaru).
My brother lead the way with his 2010 Legacy.

Since then the car has put countless smiles on my face and it still continues to surprise me till this day.
Very happy with its performance as well as the controversial high torque CVT which definitely grew on me.
At stage 2 I have more than enough power for street. My best bit of advice is as follows:

1. Take your time tuning
2. Research the parts before purchasing and invest in good parts (ex. fluidampr pulley)
3. COOL THE CVT!!!! (Probably the most important for the CVT issues) Get a damn cooler
(bypass or not - I chose to bypass but that is another story)
4. Monitor your CVT temps with obdlink MX and btssm or torque pro.

Special thanks to my brother Perscitus for helping me with and enjoying this car - his 2010 Legacy did inspire the path I followed

Soon a few new parts are coming on and as always I will update with a post.








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Old 03-30-2019, 09:14 PM   #1507
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Congrats! Awesome car, great path to this point.... more to come this Spring/Summer!!

Probably the best drivetrain combo Subaru has come up with since 2005/2010 era... utility and fun factor, great build quality and styling that has aged well.
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Old 04-01-2019, 01:12 AM   #1508
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Added the JDM engine cover blue DIT emblem







New resonator added - Vibrant bottle resonator cut into the STI Performance CBE. Sounds great now.
No rice or pimpleface loud exhaust. Just a nice tone and good to the ear on long trips

Help from MUFFLER MASTER in Brooklyn, NY


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Old 04-24-2019, 10:24 PM   #1509
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Some weight reduction... and much more with the Arc-Angel Car Battery!

I had the optima yellow top for a while now but decided to give Arc-Angel a try.

Only 16 lbs vs 37lbs for Optima.
Provides 900CCAs vs 600 for Optima and puny 320-390 or so for stock 2015 battery.
Stock battery is Lead Acid, Optima is better AGM, while Arc-Angel is the best LiFePO4 (Lithium Iron Polimer).

Used in aircraft, dune/desert vehicles, military vehicles.

Less horsepower draw from the alternator due to efficient charging (5 times faster than lead),
Lasts longer usually hits 10 years of life,
Significant weight savings (1/2 -1/3 the weight),
Don’t self-discharge as much, so if the battery is disconnected (no draw or via power disconnect switch),
they can sit for over a year plus and still maintain voltage to start the vehicle.
No off-gassing issues so they are more environmentally friendly,
Provide excellent Cold Cranking Amp ratings as compared to other battery chemistries

Cost about $416.00 - link to product page below


ARC-ANGEL Group 35 Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery




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Old 04-29-2019, 05:18 PM   #1510
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Thanks for the battery link and congrats on 5 years!
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Old 04-29-2019, 07:51 PM   #1511
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Battery is fantastic Fredrik. Thanks - I can't believe its been over 5 years now...
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Old 05-04-2019, 04:20 PM   #1512
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Soon.... Spring 2019 update.
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Old 05-04-2019, 07:28 PM   #1513
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that battery looks like a good upgrade but the price :/
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Old 05-05-2019, 09:05 PM   #1514
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Added new rotors:

Really happy with these stoptech slotted rotors. Just installed yesterday.
Love the "oem+" look. Really make them pop but not over the top.
I always prefer a clean stealthy look.
Definitely an improvement in braking but I already had a lot done to the braking system
as steel brake lines, master brake, upgraded brake fluid, hawk pads etc.

While I was at it I changed some of the brake pad brackets to a set of fresh new oem ones.
Brass brush the calipers for a good refreshment...

Always happy to do this with my brother and of course at the master transmission mechanic shop here in NYC

Link to stoptech rotors:
STOPTECH SLOTTED BRAKES







Front



Rear


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Old 05-13-2019, 08:03 PM   #1515
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Never made a post about this item so I thought I should as I really like it.

3D Maxpider Soltect Custom Fit Window Sunshades

I liked them so much I just recently purchased a rear window shade (sold sperately)

As you guys know I have 35% tint all around but with Bellipotens 2 in the car and sleeping
I wanted to provide a bit more shade for him. This does the trick nicely.
Also when the car is parked I can have the window pulled down a bit without any bugs or
pollen etc falling into the car (as seen in the picture below)
They attach via small black magnets in several locations around the shade. Very easy to remove
and place back in their spot. I have not used the front side windows - only rear sides and soon will
add the rear window shade




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Old 05-18-2019, 01:00 AM   #1516
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Great pictures and always great logical mods! You were my inspiration to join over 4 years ago!! Thank you so much!!
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