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Old 06-29-2018, 04:44 PM   #301
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Yes you are right in the rear. Someday I may pick up an 05+ rear bumper, but to be honest it looks fine in person.

The clear is KBS DiamondClear, and you can buy it in a spray can, but only online. It's the only spray clear that I've found to be legitimately durable. It works good for engine bay components because it's resistant to chemicals.
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Old 06-29-2018, 09:15 PM   #302
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nice and i plan on doing the flares on my Bug. and i like how that clear came out i was going to have min PC for my mani but the dude vanished with my Mani. thankfully it was a spare but still. im going Dark Metallic Green. that is odd tho that that clear was a one part clear not a two but holds up. how many cans did you use. seeing it would be cheaper that way then buying it to put in my Gun.
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Old 06-30-2018, 07:53 AM   #303
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I spent a good amount of time researching a durable spray clearcoat after having a questionable finish on a 2K clear that was a two part clear. I kept coming back to KBS DiamondCoat due to them billing themselves as a "hard as diamonds" clear.

If you want an even harder clear, you could notionally just buy a small can of it and brush it on, or put it in your gun and not water it down as much. I did that on a front lip since it's self-leveling and it's held up to winter roads better than a finish from a local shop that used a booth!
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Old 07-02-2018, 07:32 PM   #304
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sounds great I will plan on getting that clear. and nice about the story of the clear that way it is good.
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Old 08-18-2018, 10:15 AM   #305
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Small things matter, but sometimes small things don't seem so small. This is my second GD platform car, the first was a killer CGM 05 STi, which I had to sell due to hospital bills. I moved onto building this Bugeye and one of the things that always bugged me in the interior was the crummy cluster. I modified an 04 WRX cluster with tons of LEDs to make it better, but it was no match for finally upgrading to this!

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Old 08-20-2018, 08:30 AM   #306
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Small things matter, but sometimes small things don't seem so small.


With the Bugeyes, it's all about the small things! So many neat little upgrades you can do to them!

The cluster is definitely on the list of things to do to my son's bugeye. Very nice!
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Old 08-20-2018, 05:54 PM   #307
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Nice work!
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Old 08-25-2018, 09:55 AM   #308
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I may have gotten a little carried away in photoshop...

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Old 09-10-2018, 08:49 PM   #309
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What happens when you start tuning?



Dun dun dund dudnunununununununnun *shark noises*

dununununununununun *scary halloween music*

dudndudndudununununununununununununununuuuuu


ZOMBIEHUNTERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

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What can I say, I'm bored...
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Old 09-11-2018, 07:28 PM   #310
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Old 10-06-2018, 07:07 PM   #311
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I always hated Bugeye interiors, so I made it my quest to make mine rock.

Here's a prequel:

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Old 11-05-2018, 08:43 AM   #312
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Well, I've really been procrastinating on a lot of stuff with the build... projects underway and/or finished with no photos... a bumper sitting in the basement mostly through modification/repair, and life gets in the way

For now there is this... new wheels, 17X9 +25, with 20mm spacers making them effectively 17X9 +05. Super aggressive.. a little bit too much poke in the back so might need to dial in some things

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Old 11-06-2018, 04:51 AM   #313
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Old 11-17-2018, 08:12 AM   #314
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Probably the biggest movement forward in my Subaru brain in quite some time is learning how to open source tune using a Tactrix. I started learning roughly four months ago and finally, after a night of heavy research and a day of mapping, logging, and remapping ended with this - a solid base tune. Everything is done through Ecuflash and Romraider.

This is a custom map that includes MAF scaling for an AEM intake/TGV deletes/big TMIC/PnP stuff, a richer open loop fueling table, and for now, some pretty conservative boost levels under normal wastegate settings. In the near term, I'll be optimizing for somewhere between 15 - 17 PSI on the TD04, which is about as high as I feel comfortable going on this high mileage Subie

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Old 01-28-2019, 07:37 AM   #315
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I'll probably share this bodywork experience in a separate thread, as a how to, but for now, best to capture it here. Learning to tune my own car lately has really been enjoyable, and led me to desire a more functional wheel setup, as opposed to the way too stretched setup I'd been running.

So I swapped 205/40/r17s for 245/45/r17s. Huge difference, and there was no way to run the tires with my current suspension setup without a really significant rear fender roll and pull (and hammer, who are we kidding). So over the weekend I pushed out the rears at little more than half an inch.

So how to keep OEM rear fender flares affixed when the fender is too pulled to use epoxy? You use steel rivets, but you want it to look OEMish still, so you grind down the rivet heads and cover with black plastic welder.



Soon it will be sanding time.. and then painting time... and no one will ever know
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Old 02-20-2019, 10:09 AM   #316
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Interior is much more goodlier than stock

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Old 02-20-2019, 10:41 AM   #317
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Nice work learning to tune it. It's fun!

Also nothing better than knowing what is really going on tune wise, if something is off you are way more likely to catch it or feel it. Do you have E85 in your area? That stuff seems to help keep motors alive longer. It burns cooler in the cylinder vs gasoline.

Get a good shot of your new "semi" meaty tire setup! From what I can tell (strange angles) it looks bad ass. Always nice to have some extra grip with the power.
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Old 02-20-2019, 11:09 AM   #318
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I was pretty surprised what the TD04 was capable of in the 16 - 17 PSI range.. now the desire for a VF39 increases

I'll try to get a good photo of the back.. I really wish I would have picked up some 255/40s instead of 245/45s, because they ARE a bit too tall. I didn't believe it until I experienced the extra rub

I actually just finished hammering out the rear arches and coating with truck bedliner to fit without raising the rear coils too much. Hoping just a 1/4 raise in the rear and extra space will help.
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Old 02-20-2019, 11:32 AM   #319
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Awesome! I too am about to order a tactrix cable and start learning how to tune my own car. Can you put yourself back in your shoes 4 months ago and share if you were nervous or what you did to help mentally prepare yourself for the task ?
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Old 02-20-2019, 11:53 AM   #320
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Of course I was nervous, but I was amazed that I got less knock feedback after the first decent tune than I got on a Cobb OTS tune.

I did benefit from a friend who is a established tuner explaining a few things:
1. Go to romraider forums and download all the tunes that are associated with your current mod list, you will find that there are three or four solid base tunes to choose from. Use these as your baseline to start tweaking.
2. The first thing to focus on is MAF scaling. I took a MAF scale for a short ram intake and modified it until when I was logging, my Area A, B, C, and D AFRs were not causing over or underfueling, and knock feedback was good.
3. Once MAF scaling is squared away, I focused on a combination of fueling and boost, to make sure I was rich enough under load to negate knocking. It may be a bit of overkill, but instead of shooting for 11.7 under zone A and B WOT, I shot for near 10. Rich, but I'd rather be rich than knock.
4. The next step, if you're up for it, is to modify timing. This is something I haven't tackled yet and frankly... I'm not sure if I will.

Overall advice, focus on learning one aspect of tuning at a time. Read everything about MAF scaling you can first, then learn how tweaking the table modifies AFRs. MAF scaling is really the most important building block, then you can start playing with boost and timing.
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Old 02-20-2019, 12:15 PM   #321
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Excellent advice smurf! And wait till you tackle smoothing out the timing, you will really notice how much it smooths out acceleration and wot, shoot even cruising. Subarus stock timing map can be very "choppy" at certain points.

Romraider forums will help you mentally prepare. Download the software and play with it, download a stock map and then someone knowledgeable's tuned map. Compare them. Open all the tables and geek out on what is changeable, what values are used, what's everything called etc. Getting familiar with the software and map/rom images is going to make it a lot easier to navigate and is going to give you a foundation to work with for when you begin to make your first changes/revisions to your own tune.

Frankly your average tune is not that hard once you know what everything is called and what your doing. It may be a little intimidating at first, but you will get the hang of it and it's SO rewarding once you get it figured out.

I know you asked smurf but I can also try and dig up my first rodeo back on the romraider forums if your interested and can post a link to the thread. It was a 18g turbo, avo tmic, full exhaust, aem cai, 850cc injectors, grimspeed ewg uppipe, running E85 on a hybrid 2.5l with no base map to start with just my old stock 2.0 map. It was a pretty intimidating first rodeo! On the romraider forums I met an awesome guy named mickeyd2005 iirc (he helped me so much I remember his name from 11 years ago ) he showed me the ropes step by step in a thread and I posted log after log to review with him. And the rest was history.
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Old 02-20-2019, 12:33 PM   #322
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TDagen you may be the only other person I know with an AVO TMIC.

This is the picture I currently have of the setup with the new meaty tires, you can see I did eventually paint the rear fender flares - this was before I raised the car up about 1/4 inch.



Foo_Blyat, what is your current modlist?

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Looks WAY better IMO. Looks fast. From what I can see the flares look really good too!

Bought the AVO tmic way back in the day out of the ralitek catalog if you remember that, fall of 2006 iirc LOL! It's a high quality tmic, I ran a rotated garret 30r with the AVO tmic and made 420whp on airboy road dyno (super low reading). I fabbed up that 30r/tmic turbo kit around spring 2009. Man those were fun times, smurfs thread has taken me back in time, smurfs time machine lol.
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Looks WAY better IMO. Looks fast. From what I can see the flares look really good too!

Bought the AVO tmic way back in the day out of the ralitek catalog if you remember that, fall of 2006 iirc LOL! It's a high quality tmic, I ran a rotated garret 30r with the AVO tmic and made 420whp on airboy road dyno (super low reading). I fabbed up that 30r/tmic turbo kit around spring 2009. Man those were fun times, smurfs thread has taken me back in time, smurfs time machine lol.
My build itself is really just a more aggressive mid-2000s JDM build. I remember when my JDM tail lights would sell for $750 in the states, and now no one gives a crap lol...
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TDagen you may be the only other person I know with an AVO TMIC.

This is the picture I currently have of the setup with the new meaty tires, you can see I did eventually paint the rear fender flares - this was before I raised the car up about 1/4 inch.



Foo_Blyat, what is your current modlist?
i love those wheels!

my current build is an 05 fxt red with bronze 17x7.5 bronze te37 and jdm cross sport front end

jdm ej205 w/ AVCS from a dbw jdm forester sg5
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Cusco aos on crank case breather with jdm PCV valve
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I know you asked smurf but I can also try and dig up my first rodeo back on the romraider forums if your interested and can post a link to the thread. It was a 18g turbo, avo tmic, full exhaust, aem cai, 850cc injectors, grimspeed ewg uppipe, running E85 on a hybrid 2.5l with no base map to start with just my old stock 2.0 map. It was a pretty intimidating first rodeo! On the romraider forums I met an awesome guy named mickeyd2005 iirc (he helped me so much I remember his name from 11 years ago ) he showed me the ropes step by step in a thread and I posted log after log to review with him. And the rest was history.
If you don't mind i would GREATLY appreciate it. I learn just as fast thru someone elses experiences as i do if i were in the driver seat myself so EVERY bit of reading i can do or any videos i can watch count me in. im like a sponge

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