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Old 02-21-2017, 10:24 AM   #351
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Theres a nice highway down there, i want to say 21 or 52, it was the scenic byway through the mountains. 77 was wreck city on my way home from Hilton Head. I remember thinking how awesome it would have been to have my subie
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Old 02-21-2017, 01:34 PM   #352
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Theres a nice highway down there, i want to say 21 or 52, it was the scenic byway through the mountains. 77 was wreck city on my way home from Hilton Head. I remember thinking how awesome it would have been to have my subie
Yeah although I would love to sell it now before I move to free up some cash for a new house or other toys, I won't really be too too mad because they have some AMAZING mountain roads like 10 minutes away... AND they have E85 EVERYWHERE!!!!! There would be like 10 within 10 miles of my work. This makes me a happy man.
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Old 06-15-2017, 10:42 AM   #353
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So it's been a while. For the better. I had one fuel issue that I couldn't figure out so I bought a Walbro 450 (upgraded from my struggling AEM 320), new OEM fuel filter, got the injectors cleaned, new injector o-rings and did some fuel line work, and a re-tune. I also am making a lot more power on the E85 tune than originally due to my pump maxing out. Really happy with the car.

She lives 95% of it's life on the 93 tune which is very conservative. 450whp is extremely street friendly and although I don't get the tingly white knuckle feeling anymore, it still makes for a great driver around town, daily fun, and even the rare roll race against bolt-on vettes and hellcats. Sidenote: Not sure wtf happened to hellcats but I can beat them in a slow starting roll race with ease on the E85 tune, sometimes on the 93 tune. I kinda chuckle at that. 707 at the crank but must not be able to put down a lot... that or the extra 1200 lbs over me must be a beach.

Without going full on woman (maybe it's too late), I can't express the fun and love I have had for this car. It's has taken up a lot of time and money but I couldn't put a price on the knowledge that I have gained from it. To me, it's worth the money. That and the Subie community is like no other. So many people near me that don't have a Subie join groups just to be a part of it (EVO and even mustang guys). Crap, I am sounding emo... maybe my man period is coming?

Anyway, it's been a great journey. Some lows and disappointments, followed by incredible highs. Fortunately, someone else will get to share the fun for the car as she will be going to another owner at the end of this month. Hopefully, the passion transfers over and becomes more of an adoption vs the bastard child that he didn't create lol.

I'll be taken a bunch of pics once I get another round of compound/polish/wax on it.

Not sure what the next project will be. I was thinking about an LS Swapped Legacy GT, but I think it might be the old vette or rat rod.
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Old 06-15-2017, 11:30 AM   #354
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nice. I think more people should be on walbro 450's than are. Id still be on a 255 if i didnt log fuel pressure and watch it fall off like a td04 boost curve. People assume theyre just makin that power when injector duties are a 90% on id1000's, well no, not really, your just outta fuel pump.
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Old 06-15-2017, 12:58 PM   #355
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Old 06-15-2017, 04:36 PM   #356
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nice. I think more people should be on walbro 450's than are. Id still be on a 255 if i didnt log fuel pressure and watch it fall off like a td04 boost curve. People assume theyre just makin that power when injector duties are a 90% on id1000's, well no, not really, your just outta fuel pump.
Agreed, so many people think it's only injectors. Fuel pump (and lines {and even PFR}) can be heavily involved in not providing enough fuel to the engine for more power.
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Old 06-15-2017, 04:57 PM   #357
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Funny I also had fuel issues with my BW s362sx-e and went to a walbro 450 and hard wired it at 100% duty and made a ton more power.
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Old 06-15-2017, 11:37 PM   #358
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So it's been a while. For the better. I had one fuel issue that I couldn't figure out so I bought a Walbro 450 (upgraded from my struggling AEM 320), new OEM fuel filter, got the injectors cleaned, new injector o-rings and did some fuel line work, and a re-tune. I also am making a lot more power on the E85 tune than originally due to my pump maxing out. Really happy with the car.

She lives 95% of it's life on the 93 tune which is very conservative. 450whp is extremely street friendly and although I don't get the tingly white knuckle feeling anymore, it still makes for a great driver around town, daily fun, and even the rare roll race against bolt-on vettes and hellcats. Sidenote: Not sure wtf happened to hellcats but I can beat them in a slow starting roll race with ease on the E85 tune, sometimes on the 93 tune. I kinda chuckle at that. 707 at the crank but must not be able to put down a lot... that or the extra 1200 lbs over me must be a beach.

Without going full on woman (maybe it's too late), I can't express the fun and love I have had for this car. It's has taken up a lot of time and money but I couldn't put a price on the knowledge that I have gained from it. To me, it's worth the money. That and the Subie community is like no other. So many people near me that don't have a Subie join groups just to be a part of it (EVO and even mustang guys). Crap, I am sounding emo... maybe my man period is coming?

Anyway, it's been a great journey. Some lows and disappointments, followed by incredible highs. Fortunately, someone else will get to share the fun for the car as she will be going to another owner at the end of this month. Hopefully, the passion transfers over and becomes more of an adoption vs the bastard child that he didn't create lol.

I'll be taken a bunch of pics once I get another round of compound/polish/wax on it.

Not sure what the next project will be. I was thinking about an LS Swapped Legacy GT, but I think it might be the old vette or rat rod.
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Old 06-19-2017, 06:30 PM   #359
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GL w the LS adventure. Driving an STi is awesome and fun and giggly. But a turbo'd v8 LS will make your lil man period disappear.

or do stupid things and have both at the same time
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Old 06-20-2017, 10:29 AM   #360
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So it's been a while. For the better. I had one fuel issue that I couldn't figure out so I bought a Walbro 450 (upgraded from my struggling AEM 320), new OEM fuel filter, got the injectors cleaned, new injector o-rings and did some fuel line work, and a re-tune. I also am making a lot more power on the E85 tune than originally due to my pump maxing out. Really happy with the car.

Not sure what the next project will be. I was thinking about an LS Swapped Legacy GT, but I think it might be the old vette or rat rod.
I just wanted to say thank you for detailing out the cost to do something like this. Both you and 4 Seasons Sandals on IWSTI broke down the cost so that you really know the whole picture.

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Funny I also had fuel issues with my BW s362sx-e and went to a walbro 450 and hard wired it at 100% duty and made a ton more power.
Just a note that I found from my own personal experience. With the 2008+ STi's with baskets you can tend to over pressurize the return line from the restriction of the siphon (Jet) pump inside the basket. The solution is to buy the radium hangar and mount your 450 that way. I even tried to put their siphon pump in a stock hangar and it just wouldn't fit. Just my Observation.
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Old 06-20-2017, 10:45 AM   #361
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GL w the LS adventure. Driving an STi is awesome and fun and giggly. But a turbo'd v8 LS will make your lil man period disappear.

or do stupid things and have both at the same time
haha thank you. I will still be on the forums and I might be back sooner with something else (who knows). The Subaru community is something that has become a part of me; surprisingly I am teaching the newer/younger generation (scary I know).

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I just wanted to say thank you for detailing out the cost to do something like this. Both you and 4 Seasons Sandals on IWSTI broke down the cost so that you really know the whole picture.
You are more than welcome. I might go back and ensure I have accounted for everything but that should be pretty close to a complete list. It does take a lot of $$ to make these things fast and I wanted to share the break down to help others.
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