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Old 01-23-2014, 11:23 PM   #2576
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I'm actually looking into doing a front end conversion on my blob-eye to hawk-eye. I look at this thread more than the peanut gallery lol.
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Old 01-24-2014, 12:29 AM   #2577
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Hawkeyes are better. The blobs were my style when I was younger but theyre just too aggressive and immature looking if that makes sense. I like the sleek more adult look to the hawkeyes. I dont know if thats understandable but thats what I feel.
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Old 01-24-2014, 12:46 AM   #2578
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Honestly I don't think the blobeyes are as aggressive as the hawkeye. Mainly because they're just rounded and the parts meant to be aggressive are so loud it takes away from it. The hawkeye has this subtle aggression to it. It doesn't scream for attention, but if you see it in your rear view, it reminds you very quickly how mean it can look. The hawkeye looks the best. I've already posted this in this thread, but just to reiterate my point, this is mine at what I believe to be the hawkeye's best angle; head-on
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Old 01-24-2014, 12:56 AM   #2579
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I completely understand where you guys are coming from. I feel like with the blob eye you have to add a bunch of accessories/aftermarket parts to make it look good or better. But with the hawkeye it just looks so clean/aggressive/mature in stock form, wrx or sti.
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Old 01-24-2014, 01:00 AM   #2580
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@Brendan612 Your sti looks great, keep up the good work
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Old 01-24-2014, 01:07 AM   #2581
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You all just answered my question as to why I was scratching my head when I was looking at a bone stock non-turbo blob eye lol. I was wondering what it was that made it look so odd compared to all the slightly modified blob eyes I've seen.
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Old 01-24-2014, 04:36 AM   #2582
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Brendan, she's absolutely gorgeous
I'm glad we can all agree on something on a thread xD I probably jinxed it haha
Top 3 subies for me are
Shipman, 05sticgm (you have the most irresponsible username so I abbr.) and Brendan612
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:44 AM   #2583
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Thanks guys. I appreciate the love. Hopefully she still looks pretty after I get her nice and competitive on the track. But here's some more hawkeye love in my build thread http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2592343

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Old 01-24-2014, 03:28 PM   #2584
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Okay, so I have some opinions i'd like to gather...
I want 320-350WHP
In my current WRX it will be a pretty penny. I know it will be far easier achieved in an STi. So my question to you is that should I put money into the wrx or keep all the money I'm saving for wheels tires coils etc and trade up for an STi?
And i know the question is going to be why didnt you buy an sti in the first place. Well the BRZ was kicking my ass in payments, insurance and it lack of snow capabilities, so i found the first CGM hawkeye i could and hopped right in no questions asked.
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Old 01-24-2014, 04:11 PM   #2585
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Okay, so I have some opinions i'd like to gather... I want 320-350WHP In my current WRX it will be a pretty penny. I know it will be far easier achieved in an STi. So my question to you is that should I put money into the wrx or keep all the money I'm saving for wheels tires coils etc and trade up for an STi? And i know the question is going to be why didnt you buy an sti in the first place. Well the BRZ was kicking my ass in payments, insurance and it lack of snow capabilities, so i found the first CGM hawkeye i could and hopped right in no questions asked.
It depends on the difference between your current car and what you would spend on an STI as you could do a 6spd swap and a bigger stock location turbo like a gt3071 with supporting mods to get 350whp
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Old 01-24-2014, 04:13 PM   #2586
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Also take into account what it would take to get the STI to 350wheel in the price difference. If it's the same, or just barely a difference, then go STI. If it's enough of a difference to make you consider staying with the WRX then do it because you have the car already and it'll be less of a headache when it comes down to the behind the scenes stuff aside from the cost and the parts
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Old 01-24-2014, 04:50 PM   #2587
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Okay, so I have some opinions i'd like to gather...
I want 320-350WHP
In my current WRX it will be a pretty penny. I know it will be far easier achieved in an STi. So my question to you is that should I put money into the wrx or keep all the money I'm saving for wheels tires coils etc and trade up for an STi?
And i know the question is going to be why didnt you buy an sti in the first place. Well the BRZ was kicking my ass in payments, insurance and it lack of snow capabilities, so i found the first CGM hawkeye i could and hopped right in no questions asked.
For under 1.5k you can obtain that power. Vf-39/34/22, aftermarket tmic, upgraded fuel injecors, walbro fuel pump, intake, and proper tune. You would most likely lose money if you traded the wrx in for the sti. Also you stated that you got rid of the brz for the insurence and payments, the sti would be just as much.
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Old 01-24-2014, 04:55 PM   #2588
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Also take into account what it would take to get the STI to 350wheel in the price difference. If it's the same, or just barely a difference, then go STI. If it's enough of a difference to make you consider staying with the WRX then do it because you have the car already and it'll be less of a headache when it comes down to the behind the scenes stuff aside from the cost and the parts
True but ive seen many completly stock sti's with a proper/good tune on 91,93 or even e85 octane reaching 330-370 awhp.
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Old 01-24-2014, 05:08 PM   #2589
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It all depends on the dyno. Dynojet will always read higher and more towards crank hp. I would push a stock turbo. Seen too many pushed too far just to make 350. An ATP GTX3071 will give some head room and make 350 easy on 93. E85 isn't easy access everywhere especially for traveling so I never put it in terms of e85 for the masses. Gonna needs rails and injectors either way though of course
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Old 01-24-2014, 05:09 PM   #2590
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I could see 320whp on stock turbo on 93 though. Even with just an AP Stage 2 on 93
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Old 01-24-2014, 07:27 PM   #2591
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Now my car has 140k on it, so my thought process is, internals and a new gear set. Would it be worth buying a new 5 speed gear set for 350 to the wheels or doing a full STi 6mt swap ?
I like the vf(x) root, and my other thought was an FP68hta. I plan in doing a balanced build, so all suspension will be done to some extent, as well as brakes. So which transmission would be better bang for your buck at that point?
Daily use with some auto x or track time.
Yes I know this isn't the exact thread to be asking questions but it seems like the easiest going thread possible
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Old 01-24-2014, 07:58 PM   #2592
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Definitely be better off with an STI at that point with the brakes, dccd, etc. The HTA68 is a great turbo upgrade from stock
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:07 PM   #2593
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HTA is more than likely what I'll do, it seems to have great numbers, a decent boost threshold and doesn't seem too laggy on throttle response. There's a local(ish) shop called EFI logics here in CT that has a public database of every dyno run they've done; and there's an 06 WRX with more or less my dream build and an HTA with the perfect dyno chart haha

I see "complete" STi tranny swaps for 3-4k so I mean that's about the same price as the gear sets, so I can definitely see why that would be better. This car is going to be a 5 year project lol
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:19 PM   #2594
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so much love in this thread! I feel so close to all of you guys :3

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Old 01-24-2014, 10:00 PM   #2595
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Can't wait to post pics of my sti!!! Just waitin for the right photo to be taken
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:15 AM   #2596
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:50 AM   #2597
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You can always count on Ship to bump the thread back to life!

Old one from the summer. Going down to IAG for a rebuild

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Old 01-27-2014, 01:17 AM   #2598
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Mmmm, elite got any still pics ?
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Old 01-27-2014, 01:44 AM   #2599
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You can always count on Ship to bump the thread back to life!
You know thats right. Always having to save it from dying.

Cars lookin great man.
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Old 01-27-2014, 01:57 AM   #2600
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Headlights are different now. Switched it up a bit.
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