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Old 04-11-2019, 08:54 AM   #101
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Love this thread.

Its allowing me to wrench vicariously in a garage thats 100X more organized than mine and do all the things I want to do to my '08.
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Old 04-11-2019, 09:19 AM   #102
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Love this thread.

Its allowing me to wrench vicariously in a garage thats 100X more organized than mine and do all the things I want to do to my '08.
Thanks man, it's great hearing that people appreciate what I'm doing. Definitely helps keep me motivated to get it all back together and back on the track.
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Old 04-12-2019, 08:30 AM   #103
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Sneak preview of the new rotated intake manifold setup. Had an issue with my original TGV deletes when I got them powder coated; they didn't mask off the injector bungs so I ordered a new set of black TGV deletes to replace them.

All the hardware is from BoltBoys and the phenolic spacers are from KSTech.




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Old 04-29-2019, 04:10 PM   #104
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Alot of good work put into here bro keep it up cant wait to see power results
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Old 04-30-2019, 10:03 AM   #105
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Alot of good work put into here bro keep it up cant wait to see power results
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Thanks buddy, can't wait to see where you take that WRX after seeing your DC5 build.
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Old 04-30-2019, 10:53 AM   #106
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I like it!

Are you running all braided lines from the firewall? If yes, are you using the IAG dampers?
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Old 04-30-2019, 11:41 AM   #107
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I like it!

Are you running all braided lines from the firewall? If yes, are you using the IAG dampers?
I am running braided lines from the firewall to the rails, I didnít use dampers when I made 409whp on the FP Blue but I have thought about adding them going forward.
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Old 05-01-2019, 09:45 AM   #108
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Week 22 without my motor....I'm having race FOMO.

Added some black STI badges and finally cleaned off my wheels.

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Old 05-01-2019, 04:58 PM   #109
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Out of curiosity, how do the +40 NT03s fit with 265s and the spacers? Any rubbing? Alignment specs (and to avoid poke)? I'm curious because I have the same set of NT03s but with Continental DWS06 265/35s from my 2015 WRX and am in the process of buying a 2013 STI...I'm wondering how much of a pain it would be to try to get my NT03s on it.
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Old 05-01-2019, 06:45 PM   #110
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Out of curiosity, how do the +40 NT03s fit with 265s and the spacers? Any rubbing? Alignment specs (and to avoid poke)? I'm curious because I have the same set of NT03s but with Continental DWS06 265/35s from my 2015 WRX and am in the process of buying a 2013 STI...I'm wondering how much of a pain it would be to try to get my NT03s on it.
They fit great but I donít have it lowered to far. I have very minor rubbing inside the fender splash guard just behind the front bumper. Iíve got -2.5F/-1.8R and they sit pretty flush with the wheel wells. I did have to get my rears rolled and I have rubbed on the upper/front plastic pin holding the front splash guard. I just took out the pin and havent thought about it since
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Old 05-02-2019, 11:08 AM   #111
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Anybody have any first hand experience with an AGI Precision cage? Looking for some added protection for all my track days.
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:23 AM   #112
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The day has finally come and my motor is home!! Updates should be rolling in now.


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Old 05-20-2019, 07:13 AM   #113
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So I put in some quality work over the weekend and got the motor dropped in place.

Completed
  1. Flywheel/Clutch Installled(ACT Monoloc Collar Used)
  2. Engine mounts installed
  3. Oil Pressure/Temp Sensors Installed
  4. Fuel Lines Complete
  5. Oil Lines Complete
  6. PCV Lines Complete
  7. Vibrant Cat Pipe Welded Up
  8. o2 Sensors Installed
  9. Wiring Harness connected
  10. Cold Side Charge Pipe Complete
  11. Battery/Alternator Harness is 90% Done
  12. Exhaust is 100% Sealed Up











To Do
  1. Replace Drivers Exhaust OCV and Gasket
  2. Install Upper Intake Gaskets and Torque
  3. Complete turbo to AOS and AOS to Overflow Tank hoses
  4. Fabricate hot side charge pipe
  5. Clean out charge piping
  6. Install Belts and Torque Crank Pulley
  7. Tighten brake booster hose
  8. Fill brake/clutch MCs
  9. Bleed Brake/Clutch Systems
  10. Check torque on all parts recently reinstalled
  11. Check for leaks
  12. Fire it up

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Old 05-21-2019, 09:08 AM   #114
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Got a bonus and I'm looking into putting it towards some track oriented bits for the hatch. I'm looking for opinions as I'm going between the following:

1. BattleAero Hatch Mount Wing

2. BattleAero Chassis Mount Wing

3. Cusco Toe Arms and Trailing Arms
4. AGI Roll Bar

Thoughts and opinions are appreciated.

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Old 05-24-2019, 10:37 AM   #115
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Another small update as I plug away at all the little stuff.

Changed to a 45* coupler to get over the alternator and around the AC compressor.

Upper coolant tank is back where it should be and I wire wheeled the hell out of the bracket as it was disgusting.

Got my alternator post rotated, wire crimped and insulated. Just waiting on a replacement alternator plug.

BOV is welded on, this was the first time I've welded a SS BOV flange. Went fairly well with no warping. Manifold source is directly under the throttle body, I drilled out the nipple and the mounting boss under the TB and tapped them both for 1/8 NPT fittings so I have one left over if I ever decide to add something that needs manifold reference. IAT is also installed in the former PCV location.

Switched to 6AN hoses for head to turbo and turbo to AOS coolant lines.


Not a whole lot left to do. I'm going to go back over everything I've put in and recheck torque on all fasteners and check all AN fittings. I'll be fabbing the other charge pipe this weekend and dropping the radiator back in so it'll be ready to start as soon as I get my base map from JR.

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Old 05-27-2019, 09:32 AM   #116
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Well it's all together, just waiting on my base map so I can fire it up and check for coolant and oil leaks. I've already primed the fuel system and tightened the one leak I found. The car itself is covered in a nice thick film of dust so as soon as it can move under it's own power I'll wash it up and take some exterior shots.



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Old 05-29-2019, 04:38 PM   #117
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I ordered a set of Buddy Club Super Low Down side mount seat rails and took the OMP Champ R seat out of my other car and put it in here to go along with the roll bar whenever that gets here. After searching I found that a 3.3ohm(not 3.3k ohm) resistor would do the trick to turn the airbag light off but I didn't find any pictures that anyone posted here is mine. I wrapped a piece of electrical tape over the top and then another piece all the way around the sides to hold it in place after taking the picture.



Finally got around to replacing the autozone special brake pads that I threw on the car in a pinch with Hawk HPS pads and added speed bleeders(2 on each caliper) to the system to replace the severely deformed OEM bleeders. The hex on the things is around 40-50% wider than the OEM bleeder screw, not a huge deal but a nice feature when you can see the type of abuse the bleeder screws can go through.




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Old 05-30-2019, 08:05 PM   #118
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Damnnn bro this is coming out beastlyyy
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Old 05-31-2019, 07:34 AM   #119
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Damnnn bro this is coming out beastlyyy
Thanks man, I still plan on rerouting the PCV hoses and balance port hoses for a cleaner look. I also just got my Visconti tuning wideband sensor harness for AP logging, Perrin BMC brace, ITS pedal support bracket and my base map so I will have more pictures and updates coming today or tomorrow.
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Old 05-31-2019, 09:31 AM   #120
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Love the build and attention to detail man! Keep it up!
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Old 05-31-2019, 09:36 AM   #121
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Love the build and attention to detail man! Keep it up!
Thanks man, really appreciate the kind words. I've kind of been rushing to get this thing done in time to make my dyno and still be able to participate in a few events this year so I have a lot more powder coating and cleaning up to do before I will really be happy with the look of the engine bay.
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Old 06-01-2019, 08:15 AM   #122
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Got it fired up for the first time last night. Primed the motor by pulling the crank sensor and cranking for 10-15 seconds three time in a row and then plugged it back in and it fired right up with 95 psi oil pressure by the time my pressure gauge reinitialized. Turbo spins nice and smooth at idle and the only leak I've noticed was a very slight leak around the crush washers on the turbo oil feed banjo bolt, may have to find a thicker replacement for between the banjo and cylinder head. I did my best to eyeball the toe adjustment because I didn't have anything to setup a DIY toe measuring system so I'll definitely need a full alignment, height adjustment and corner balance since I changed so many bushings and suspension bits while the motor was out. Ended up ordering the Visconti Tuning wideband logging harness, removed the corrugated sheathing, wrapped it back up in braided nylon flex sleeve. I'll post some pics of that later once my DTM connector comes in and I can pin the connection. Enough talk, heres some quick pics I took after waking up early today to get it washed.






I also added a Turbo Guard carbon fiber turbo blanket, Turbo Guard Ultra and prefilter.



Not pictured is the Soul Function Trunk Kit I ordered and the Autopower race roll bar. Just paid the freight shipper last night so I'm hoping the rollbar shows up before my event the first weekend in July. Lastly, I found a guy locally selling his Whiteline 24mm adjustable front sway so I picked that up and ordered a matching rear sway bar. When I bought the car the previous owner had isntalled whiteline's 22mm sway bars and they have seen better days so I'll be swapping those out, sandblasting the 22mm bars and recoating them before sale. If anyone wants them just let me know and I can have them done in whatever color you want.
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Dropped off at IAG yesterday and got the call today... low compression on 1 and 3. Still under warranty at less than 1,500 miles but I’ve just about had it with this car. It may be going up for sale.

If I get a change of heart and decide to keep it I'll most likely be selling off all the EJ25 crap to do an LS/2JZ swap. If anyone is still following along let's get some votes in, who wants to see it LS swapped, who wants to see it 2JZ swapped and who thinks there is a better swap option I'm leaving out?

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Old 06-08-2019, 02:24 PM   #124
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Dropped off at IAG yesterday and got the call today... low compression on 1 and 3. Still under warranty at less than 1,500 miles but Iíve just about had it with this car. It may be going up for sale.

If I get a change of heart and decide to keep it I'll most likely be selling off all the EJ25 crap to do an LS/2JZ swap. If anyone is still following along let's get some votes in, who wants to see it LS swapped, who wants to see it 2JZ swapped and who thinks there is a better swap option I'm leaving out?
Damn thats no good. Sorry to hear. I'm in the same boat.

Did your rings just not seat or what?
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Old 06-08-2019, 02:41 PM   #125
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Damn thats no good. Sorry to hear. I'm in the same boat.

Did your rings just not seat or what?
Iím waiting to hear back from IAG as they are covering it since the shortblock is under warranty still and they personally assembled the long block. Should have some news in a few weeks.

They did do a leakdown and said it seems to be leaking from the rings.
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