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Old 12-03-2014, 12:05 PM   #76
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Gotcha man I do prefer the way ets routed the manifold piping by going under the intake manifold. However with a stock location turbo that's not possible tho.

I get what your saying in the piping for that intake setup isn't ideal however there are few setups like P&L's for example it does a hard 180 right out the compressor housing. The only way to get it "right" I'd think it would have to have the compressor inlet pointing at a ~45 angle towards the engine and even then running the downpipe would be TIGHT. And then the cold side pipe would have to run like the Perrin kit does.

Oh hell yeah! I can't wait to see how they turned out!
The one set-up like that I have seen that made sense to me the turbo inlet was nearly vertical.


Here is a little update, got my seats all back from being re-covered (tore my MOMO's so had to do something). I feel it turned out well all things considered:

20141201_170713 by Scuby04STi, on Flickr

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I am VERY lucky that I have a connection to the guy who does the seats for the boats we sell at my work. He did all three seats for less than I was quoted to do just one bucket at the local upholstery guy.

I got the extra gray Alcantra sent to me as well to replace the UGLY blue door card inserts, I will tackle that when I pull the door cars to take out the speakers and such. Really looking forward to having all of that blue gone.
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Old 12-03-2014, 03:30 PM   #77
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The one set-up like that I have seen that made sense to me the turbo inlet was nearly vertical.


Here is a little update, got my seats all back from being re-covered (tore my MOMO's so had to do something). I feel it turned out well all things considered:

20141201_170713 by Scuby04STi, on Flickr

20141201_170700 by Scuby04STi, on Flickr

I am VERY lucky that I have a connection to the guy who does the seats for the boats we sell at my work. He did all three seats for less than I was quoted to do just one bucket at the local upholstery guy.

I got the extra gray Alcantra sent to me as well to replace the UGLY blue door card inserts, I will tackle that when I pull the door cars to take out the speakers and such. Really looking forward to having all of that blue gone.
I've seen one in that manner it was SICK. Unfortunately with the EFR I can't mount it at that angle, I think 20 is the max angle you can mount it. My other worry is water getting into the system I wonder if a heavy rain would hydrolock the motor...

Man those look nice!! I do like the Greg over the blue even though its anti subie to remove the blue!!! Lol. And epic deals are always awesome I can imagine the work still wasn't that cheap either. Are you gonna leave the speaker covers on or find a way to hide that so its all solid?


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Old 12-03-2014, 04:40 PM   #78
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I've seen one in that manner it was SICK. Unfortunately with the EFR I can't mount it at that angle, I think 20 is the max angle you can mount it. My other worry is water getting into the system I wonder if a heavy rain would hydrolock the motor...

Man those look nice!! I do like the Greg over the blue even though its anti subie to remove the blue!!! Lol. And epic deals are always awesome I can imagine the work still wasn't that cheap either. Are you gonna leave the speaker covers on or find a way to hide that so its all solid?


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I think rain would be an issue unless you had some type of a drain incorporated into the intake box. I know with no front bumper mine will toss a CEL on a hard rainy day but no issue with hydro locking. Need a fair amount of water to have that happen.

I HATED the blue interior from the first time I ever saw it, SO happy it's nearly all gone. Just never was willing to spend money just to remove the blue, then when I replaced the carpet (worn) the anti-blue interior bug was permanently fixed in my mind.
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Old 12-03-2014, 04:43 PM   #79
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O missed that last part, I wont worry about them. I might re-cover the whole door cars in the same material as well as the dash/console if I get ambitious.
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Old 12-03-2014, 06:11 PM   #80
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What's the CEL you get? And I've sketched out a rough idea of what I wanna do now if it will fit everything that's a whole other story, getting a 3.5 inch bend in there is gonna suck. I figured a small hole or two in the bottom would allow some water to shoot out and given it can't compress it would hopefully choose that direction. I know all about hydro lock ehhh...

I enjoyed the blue however the Gray looks sweet man. For some added bling you could make carbon covers for them lol!

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Old 12-03-2014, 07:06 PM   #81
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What's the CEL you get? And I've sketched out a rough idea of what I wanna do now if it will fit everything that's a whole other story, getting a 3.5 inch bend in there is gonna suck. I figured a small hole or two in the bottom would allow some water to shoot out and given it can't compress it would hopefully choose that direction. I know all about hydro lock ehhh...

I enjoyed the blue however the Gray looks sweet man. For some added bling you could make carbon covers for them lol!

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P0102 I think it was, cant recall I just know I saw it then rung all the water out of my foam filter re-fired and ran fine. Blue is just to "import tuner" for my taste, I like simple and clean. Also I want to minimize "added bling" I like my simple look.
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Old 12-03-2014, 07:56 PM   #82
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That's not bad then.. Too import tuner for ya huh? Says the guy with the HUGE FMIC

I enjoy the simple look as well I'm keeping my FMIC under wraps as much as I can with a grill craft cover.

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Old 12-03-2014, 08:07 PM   #83
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That's not bad then.. Too import tuner for ya huh? Says the guy with the HUGE FMIC

I enjoy the simple look as well I'm keeping my FMIC under wraps as much as I can with a grill craft cover.

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I used to have mesh over it actually, lol. Like the cut bumper/intercooler lip too much to cover it with mesh again.
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Old 12-03-2014, 08:12 PM   #84
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I love the look of yours man. I'd love to open up more flow to my fmic but I think it would look stupid. The most I could pull off is an extra inch of opening without looking stupid

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Old 12-03-2014, 08:20 PM   #85
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I think I only took off 1"-1 1/2" off mine. Mostly wanted the front plate bracket gone and as much intercooler exposure as possible.
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Old 12-03-2014, 11:37 PM   #86
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Really? It looks like you trimmed a whole lot more out

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Old 12-04-2014, 11:14 AM   #87
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Yep, really. On the '04 STi the front opening is at the same level as the top of the fog light covers.
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Old 12-04-2014, 11:38 AM   #88
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It looks so mean... I love it

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Old 12-08-2014, 03:49 PM   #89
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Car gave me the P2128 code over the weekend nearly every time I went WOT.

Fun times, LOL.

But on a side note I am leaning away from removing power steering and thinking about getting a steering column done from these guys: http://www.landefabrication.com/steering.html

Hoping to resolve the P2128 issue asap seeing I am not wanting to miss the chance to get the car re-tuned over something so simple.
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Old 12-10-2014, 03:44 PM   #90
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Well lesson learned, if you pull the carpet you need to at least toss back in the throttle stop or you will toss the P2128. Issue resolved. DBW problems

In other news I am getting the car re-tuned next week (set an appointment) with someone that was recommended to me by Jeff who simply has way to much on his plate to do the tune. Likely be getting a 92 and 101 tune if there aren't any issues.
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Old 12-10-2014, 03:46 PM   #91
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Aw snap son! I'm excited to see the 101 action!!

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Old 12-17-2014, 06:22 PM   #92
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Well were to start, had the car tuned today by Jarrod at PDX as per Jeff's recommendation seeing he simply doesn't have time. Everything went well and car pulls like a freight train, here is the kicker his dyno reads low, very low. That old tune that made 424whp dynojet put down a staggering 310whp on his mustang lol. So on to the goods 92 octane was @21psi and 101 octane was @23psi.

Here is the difference Jarrod made in the 92 octane tune (old is green, new is red):

Bret_before_after by Scuby04STi, on Flickr

As you can see the peak numbers didn't change much but the gain across the board was significant. Looked to be in the neighborhood of 20whp on average.

Here is what was picked up with 101 in comparison to the 92 tune (92 is green, 101 is red):

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I am very happy, it was a very fun day overall. BIG thank you to Jarrod who was great to deal with and made sure I understood everything he was changing and why. I really liked that what I use the car for was taken into account in how Jarrod set the tune, hopefully allowing me to continue to beat the piss out of this little 2.5L for many miles to come.

On a side note I might go to the dyno I originally ran the car on for a comparison, but for now I wont worry about that seeing I just want to go drive this thing as much as I can.

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Old 12-18-2014, 06:34 AM   #93
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Nice power curve man she pulls all the way home!!! How does she feel on the street?

And talk about a heartbreaker dyno lol!!! But that doesn't matter really its fast I'm sure!

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Old 12-18-2014, 12:52 PM   #94
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Nice power curve man she pulls all the way home!!! How does she feel on the street?

And talk about a heartbreaker dyno lol!!! But that doesn't matter really its fast I'm sure!

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I am still running the 101 tune it feels great, picks up quickly, and pulls very strong until I shift then you just keep grabbing gears. Only downside is its extremely wet out so not a whole lot of traction to do much in the lower 3 gears. I will just run this tank out of 101 and switch up to the 92 tune until spring and see how that feels.

Yeah tuner was very happy I wasn't focused on the overall numbers and more on the gains he made/the feel. I am sure his dyno has broken plenty of hearts over the years, LOL.
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Old 12-29-2014, 05:40 PM   #95
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Yay for another annoying code, PO230 so I will be looking into that once I get a new battery the old one took a dump.

On the bright side the new battery should drop 15-20lbs and provide the same power in every measurable category.

O yeah and I picked up one of these after a lot research: http://tssfab.us/wp/?wpsc-product=ds...ber-driveshaft

They appear to be 1/2 the weight of OEM @12.2lbs, have 1 less bearing/carrier, as well as one less U-joint connection. All added up that is a lot of weight/resistance that gets removed from the drivetrain. I can not wait to install and see what the actual difference will be, but I have been told nothing but great thing about this product.
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Old 12-29-2014, 07:28 PM   #96
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Damn what battery you get? And while your at it might as well mount it under the passenger seat!

You think the bs battery might of caused the code? Most likely culprit is bad grounding for that?

And I'm super jealous that you got a CF drive shaft first! I've been eyeing them for a year...

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Damn what battery you get? And while your at it might as well mount it under the passenger seat!

You think the bs battery might of caused the code? Most likely culprit is bad grounding for that?

And I'm super jealous that you got a CF drive shaft first! I've been eyeing them for a year...

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I cant recall the brand but it weighs in at 21lbs ill look and pm you the specific info next time im at work. I plan to put it in the trunk (same as last one). I know it "could be" a battery issue but really its just an annoyance seen as the module is bypassed anyway.

Yeah the CF shaft should be great, ill likely wait a bit to put it in. Might use it to help motivate myself to pull more weight, something like once the car hits 3000lbs wet I can bolt it in. Lol
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Old 12-29-2014, 08:56 PM   #98
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Dang that's sick. I thought about mounting mine under the seat or trunk, just not ready to do that wiring job yet once the stock battery dies then its game on. Ah your direct wired so that code is dumb...

I'd honestly like to see your reaction to daily driving with it and some higher speeds. I can imagine its like adding extra HP!

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Update:

Got the Dynamat all out, even the OEM stuff. That was A PITA!!! Never letting that stuff near my car again. Also have the new battery in and just need to make a new ground wire because the mounting bolts are really small on this battery.

I need to button up a few things before tossing the car back on the scale. After pulling my lower dash to pull the sound deadening out I refuse to put that HEAVY glove box back in so will be making a cover that has just a pouch to keep my insurance info in. Hopefully I can find time this weekend to make a mock up that I can build a lightweight version of out of carbon or thin sheet plastic and just cover it with fabric if I use plastic. I also still need to pull the door cars and pull some useless weight out of the doors so we will see what project I am up for next.

Here is the removed sound material:

20150114_143425 by Scuby04STi, on Flickr

Razgeiz, the battery is a Braille B3121. I could have gotten something 5-10lbs lighter but don't want to use a weaker battery, they tend to get annoying quickly. @21lbs I felt it to be the best power/weight option.
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Old 01-19-2015, 12:34 PM   #100
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So I was cleaning up my mess in the garage and decided to top off the tank (top of filler neck) then toss it on my scales to get a reference point on its current weight and to set my goals for final weight.

20150117_191237 by Scuby04STi, on Flickr

20150117_191323 by Scuby04STi, on Flickr

I Felt that dropping from 3107lbs to 3038lbs was pretty good after pulling the sound material, swapping in a 10lb lighter battery, and shortening my ground cable. I will find time to get into the doors soon and see how much weight I can drop from those. Also after seeing all the stuff under the dash that makes up the heater and A/C I feel that I could easily live without that all in the front half of my car

The goal I would like to reach would be to sit in my car with a full tank and be at my "winter weight" (LOL) at 3000lbs or less. So to be safe I would like the car to drop down to 2800lbs wet to allow me to "thicken up" (LOL) to 200lbs. I am not sure how invasive I will need to get to reach that goal but it leaves 238lbs to be lost as the car currently sits. I will not be documenting each and every lb. that comes off the car but will be periodically tossing it on the scales to get general progress.

I'm already making a list of items to be removed/replaced such as front "U" brace, drive shaft , rear bumper beam, speakers, ect. Any suggestions and direction would be greatly appreciated.
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