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Old 07-28-2021, 12:44 PM   #1
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OMGHi2U Operation Fast Foresteró800hp daily

Now seems like a good place to start documenting my build on here. I've been gathering parts for the past year or two and I finally got my motor back. Here we go.


This starts 5 years ago with me buying a 1999 Subaru Forester that was FULLY 07 Sti swapped-motor, transmission, brakes, suspension, interior including dash, etc etc. Basically everything but the shell. The oem ej257 blew a year later and the car sat since then. I'm finally giving it the rebuild it deserves, some stuff I've been planning for 10-15 years...



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Old 07-28-2021, 06:40 PM   #2
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I put stiffer struts/springs in the rear and lifted my daily a bit specifically for this reason. Box barelllllllllly fit but it fit. Didn't scrape once on the way home either.






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Old 07-29-2021, 06:42 PM   #3
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I bought this longblock in absolutely destroyed condition back in early March. My dog and I drove 10 hours to pull it out of a car on a loose gravel driveway, stuffed it into the back of my Forester, then drove another 4 hours to drop it off at IAG for a full inspection and potential rebuild if it wasn't too messed up.

After a month or two and a 10 page report, IAG got back to me and told me it was save-able with a little love and a lot of money. Fast forward to a few days ago, I picked it up and here it is.

IAG stage 4 extreme block with IAG stage 5 heads.





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Old 07-29-2021, 11:57 PM   #4
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Cool looking motor, congratulations.
I go to the end of the world with my dogs too.
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Old 07-30-2021, 08:03 AM   #5
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Ooooh, I like the clear TB cover! I didn't know that was a thing!
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Old 07-30-2021, 01:50 PM   #6
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I was going to say, I have a turbo SF hood that I can sell, but looks like you already have one! I canít wait to see what else you do to this car.
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Old 07-30-2021, 05:44 PM   #7
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Cool looking motor, congratulations.
I go to the end of the world with my dogs too.
Thank you! My 2 year old has seen both oceans in this last year, they absolutely love road trips. What kind of dogs do you have?

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Ooooh, I like the clear TB cover! I didn't know that was a thing!
I got mine from IAG. Although someone messaged me saying how his IAG red cover melted and made his motor jump timing so I need to contact IAG before this cover stays on my motor.

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I was going to say, I have a turbo SF hood that I can sell, but looks like you already have one! I canít wait to see what else you do to this car.
Is your hood white? The one on the car is a jank cut oem hood with a scoop bolted to it. I have a jdm white hood sitting in my parts hood to replace this jank one but even my jdm hood isnít in the best condition. Howís your hood? Have anything else for me haha? Was thinking about going carbon fiber hood but only if I can find a company to make me a matching hatch and possibly roof...
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Old 08-02-2021, 02:18 PM   #8
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Little "mock-up" of a couple parts I've had waiting.

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Old 08-02-2021, 02:21 PM   #9
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ohhhh this will be fun to watch.
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Old 08-02-2021, 07:01 PM   #10
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Awesome! Build looks like its going to be a GOOD time! Good luck!
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Old 08-02-2021, 07:31 PM   #11
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Talk about a sleeper.. Good Luck with it..

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Old 08-03-2021, 03:05 AM   #12
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Subscribed although I think I'm following you on IG based upon Dewey's FB live.
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Old 08-03-2021, 12:39 PM   #13
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ohhhh this will be fun to watch.
Slowly but surely.

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Awesome! Build looks like its going to be a GOOD time! Good luck!
Thank you!

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Talk about a sleeper.. Good Luck with it..

Bill
Thank you, gonna need all the luck I can get.

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Subscribed although I think I'm following you on IG based upon Dewey's FB live.
What did I miss on Deweyís FB live?
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Old 08-03-2021, 10:21 PM   #14
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I think they are on U-tube but he mentioned following your build as you are doing it right.
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Old 08-04-2021, 01:12 AM   #15
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I think they are on U-tube but he mentioned following your build as you are doing it right.
Any chance you could send me a link?
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Old 08-04-2021, 06:51 AM   #16
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me likey this thread
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Old 08-11-2021, 12:07 AM   #17
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Quick 20 hour round trip back to IAG to grab my Killer B oil pan, baffle, and pickup, fluidampr crank pulley, and a few other parts. Halfway on my way home I decided I want to put a brand new oil pan setup and brand new crank pulley on my engine instead of my slightly used stuff.

I was wondering what everyone/anyone's opinion on oil pan setups? Which should I grab?

Also which crank pulley?

Here are some pictures from the trip.





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Old 08-11-2021, 09:20 PM   #18
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Doggies are beautiful.
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Old 08-12-2021, 07:28 AM   #19
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I'm more interested in the adventures with the dogs than the build lol

Kidding. Kind of lol Looks awesome so far.
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Old 08-12-2021, 10:55 AM   #20
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I was wondering what everyone/anyone's opinion on oil pan setups? Which should I grab?

Also which crank pulley?
Oh neat, I started following you on instagram last week. Sweet build.

My opinions are for entertainment purposes only.

The pan itself? It's a bucket to hold oil. They're all going to function similarly. I'm not a fan of the IAG windage tray with the flappers; it's one of those features that seems cool, but adding complexity & moving parts there seems a bad idea unless you're going to be in the pan regularly to check for failures.

I'd say the IAG and KB pickups are essentially the same too, but I'd favor the KB version. IAG got their version by buying out Tigwerks' and I'm not down with how that went.

I've heard good things about the fluidampr crank pulley but have only used the OEM version. I'd stay away from any lightened pulleys.

Looking forward to more updates!
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Old 08-17-2021, 04:01 PM   #21
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Also which crank pulley?
With the price of the motor you've got there Fluidamper or ATI should probably be the only 2 you consider.

Also your youngest pup seems to always have that "Did someone say car ride!?!?" look on it's face.
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Old 08-17-2021, 06:38 PM   #22
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Doggies are beautiful.
Thank you! I may be partial but I agree

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I'm more interested in the adventures with the dogs than the build lol

Kidding. Kind of lol Looks awesome so far.
Boy do I have something for you haha
@2roadwhippets on Instagram.

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Oh neat, I started following you on instagram last week. Sweet build.

My opinions are for entertainment purposes only.

The pan itself? It's a bucket to hold oil. They're all going to function similarly. I'm not a fan of the IAG windage tray with the flappers; it's one of those features that seems cool, but adding complexity & moving parts there seems a bad idea unless you're going to be in the pan regularly to check for failures.

I'd say the IAG and KB pickups are essentially the same too, but I'd favor the KB version. IAG got their version by buying out Tigwerks' and I'm not down with how that went.

I've heard good things about the fluidampr crank pulley but have only used the OEM version. I'd stay away from any lightened pulleys.

Looking forward to more updates!
Hey thanks! Yeah the little rubber flappers make me nervous and the fact they sell them separately makes me even more nervous. I definitely don't want to have to open the pan to check on them, like ever.

I have a used fluidampr, I'll probably go that route again. Thanks for taking the time to reply!

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With the price of the motor you've got there Fluidamper or ATI should probably be the only 2 you consider.

Also your youngest pup seems to always have that "Did someone say car ride!?!?" look on it's face.
Oh yeah, should have specified, my bad. Definitely asking opinions on fluidampr vs ati.

I always say something like "do youuu guyyyyssss wannnnnnaaaa" right before taking a picture so you're spot on haha
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Old 08-18-2021, 08:29 AM   #23
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Oh yeah, should have specified, my bad. Definitely asking opinions on fluidampr vs ati.

I always say something like "do youuu guyyyyssss wannnnnnaaaa" right before taking a picture so you're spot on haha
While people all seem to have their preferences you probably can't go wrong with either. The ATI is almost 1 lb lighter than the Fluidamper and is also rebuildable. However some people consider the rebuildable part to be a negative. Why not just ask IAG what they recommend and do that?
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Old 08-18-2021, 09:25 AM   #24
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While people all seem to have their preferences you probably can't go wrong with either. The ATI is almost 1 lb lighter than the Fluidamper and is also rebuildable. However some people consider the rebuildable part to be a negative. Why not just ask IAG what they recommend and do that?
Theyyyyyy donít exactly get back to me to answer questions like that anymore. Iíll probably go with fluidampr. Dewey has been extremely helpful giving me his opinion on stuff like this so Iíll probably keep doing that.
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