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Old 07-04-2021, 09:00 PM   #201
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Got bored and have been curious about this for awhile so I tried it out...

Old school normally aspirated Cobb/PRM filter on the 02 WRX motor! I was curious if it sounds as good as on the N/A engines.

Sadly, it ran terrible (needs a tune) and didn't sound any different from the stock airbox So I'll just stick with the stock box for now.

Couple pics including the NA install for reference (yes I know the sensor is backwards, rotated it around before I ran it):



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Old 07-11-2021, 12:43 AM   #202
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This is one of my favorite builds on here. Light cars are SO much fun!
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Old 07-13-2021, 10:40 PM   #203
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FINALLY got around to installing my Lasek splitter...

Didn't turn out that great, but its not meant to be. Just supposed to be something I can remove and install easily while loading the car on the trailer. Hopefully works OK for that.





Also decided to add a few other things, including heat shielding to the stock airbox and some DIY ghetto radiator side shrouds to hopefully direct air a bit better.








Also picked up a 2004-07 STI intercooler for cheap that I'm going to install soon, along with a PTP Lava blanket for the turbo and a catless uppipe that will go on much later probably (needs a lot of work, and picking up a spare header to work with).


One idea I had since I'm going to have issues with splitters and intercoolers with the Version 1/2 hood along with the lack of scoop options, is a shaker hood. I know, sounds crazy, but hear me out... If I mount a scoop/splitter to the intercooler I can bypass having to create a splitter that fits properly with different intercoolers and could fit a taller scoop as well since there are no version 1/2 scoops.

As it turns out, someone else came up with the idea before when I started looking into it. They even created a thread about it here: https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sho....php?t=2647389

My primary concern is about the soft mounting of the stock intercooler (everything has bushings) and with the pressure of the scoop pushing back on the intercooler at speed, could it possibly damage or disconnect the intercooler?
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Old 07-19-2021, 10:44 PM   #204
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Started trying out some ideas for the shaker hood... Looking for input.

Clearly this first try is too big, its 6" and it just sits too far up. Only took an hour or two to put together and I do have the materials for making one 4" tall but will require a lot more fabrication.




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Old 07-19-2021, 10:55 PM   #205
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That one looks like a snow thrower, no offense.
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Old 07-20-2021, 01:27 AM   #206
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That one looks like a snow thrower, no offense.
I'm not sure I would take offense even if I knew what a snow thrower was
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Old 08-09-2021, 06:39 PM   #207
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Had a track day with SpeedSF at Thunderhill east on Friday. First time I've done the east course in almost 20 years. $100 off last minute coupon got me to go lol. Smoke was bad but temps were nice and not 100+ degrees.

First season was fine, just learning the course again mostly. But the second session first lap, the car Overboosted and threw code P0244. Tried a different map and checked all the hoses for the third session and no bueno, still occured

I think it needs an EBCS and a good tune, that or the wastegate is having issues.

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Old 08-12-2021, 02:37 PM   #208
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Installed a COBB 3-Port EBCS with an OTS Cobb+ebcs tune and took it for a test drive. Seems to be running better with boost levels staying more consistent. But I will have to test it out at the Tracknight I'm going to later this month to be sure...



Also coming up I'm going to try a 17mm wrx wagon rear sway bar to see if the car is a bit more stable for track use. Also have a Cobb heatshield, PTP lava blanket, and Grimmspeed intercooler hoses to install before then too.
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Old 08-17-2021, 06:29 PM   #209
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Had some time and a nice cool morning today so I put in the 17mm rear bar to try out next week at the track day.



Also put in the PTP Lava turbo blanket (the stupid cable tie is a PITA!) and the Cobb heat shield instead of the stocker. Had to trim the heat shield at one spot because it was hitting my PS line.

Also updated the BOV hose with a new one plus did Grimmspeed TMIC hoses. The intercooler isn't sitting straight though with the new hoses, any suggestions for getting it to mount better?


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Old 08-27-2021, 10:49 PM   #210
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Tried another track night night last night. Set a lap time just 1 second slower than the Type-RA I had! Pretty awesome!

The 17mm sway bar actually made a HUGE difference in stability on the track. I could actually hold much faster speeds without risk of the car snapping around on me. The EBCS certainly helped with any boost creep issues too.


Here is the full session. Actually managed some pretty consistent quick times I'm happy with.


BUT...

Third session, big off!!! NO CLUE what happened here. A caliper locked up maybe? I don't see anything on the track and not seeing any damage to the suspension so far, but ill take a further look later this week.

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Old 09-09-2021, 02:26 AM   #211
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Tracknight photos are up!






Looking pretty good but I should probably replace those doors at some point...

Currently I replaced the master cylinder and trying to bleed the brakes well. First try was a fail and the bleeding but need to drive it again after the second bleeding when its back on the ground.

Also installed the Superpro Roll Center kit I had laying around a couple months. Going to focus on sorting the suspension a little better too, going to raid the front a tad. I need to figure out how to get the rear to be able to go higher too (its at max height now) but its going to probably require a 2" spacer/lift kit in the rear to solve it or a custom made double adjustable rear coilover (out of the budget).
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Old 09-15-2021, 04:12 AM   #212
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Love seeing the progress of your project!

Just out of curiosity, did you get the Cobb AOS and AP3 CARB decals from Cobb?
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Old 09-15-2021, 10:36 AM   #213
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Love seeing the progress of your project!

Just out of curiosity, did you get the Cobb AOS and AP3 CARB decals from Cobb?
Indeed I did. You just have to contact them after purchase and they will send them to you. If you bought them used though from someone else, they might not send them to you though.
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Old 09-16-2021, 08:49 PM   #214
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I Didn't realize the car was only FWD..I thought you did a complete AWD Swap.. Are you still on the stock FWD trans.. or did you plug the AWD trans someway??? What does it weigh...just curious??? Props.. for sure tho

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Old 09-16-2021, 09:08 PM   #215
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I Didn't realize the car was only FWD..I thought you did a complete AWD Swap.. Are you still on the stock FWD trans.. or did you plug the AWD trans someway??? What does it weigh...just curious??? Props.. for sure tho

Bill
Its the WRX trans converted to FWD via a kit I found on Ebay that was based on the Factory Five kit.

Weight should be between 2200-2300lbs. Haven't weighed it since mid last year. Really want to get it corner weighed too.
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