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Old 01-27-2021, 01:11 PM   #251
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I'll have to give Giorgio a call today and tell him I want the same turbo you're getting...
Good Luck haha!


I am no way affiliated with ASE but,, their customer service and response time to all my dumb questions on these rare oem turbos is better than anything out there. Giorgio has personally answered my questions. Not many places do that. I strongly encourage anyone to choose their next turbo from them. Talk to WRXnick16 who has the holy grail VF58 they upgraded. He can set you up with anything you need from them
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Old 01-28-2021, 11:08 PM   #252
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Drove down to Ralispec in south New Jersey yesterday. They had 1 more set of JDM Spec C Top Feed TGV Deletes still on the shelf. I told them to set them aside, and drove the 1.5 hours down to pick them up.




These Spec C TGV Deletes are taken off the assembly line before the machining takes place to install the butterfly valves and the drive motor. Yea, there are some sexy billet TGV deletes from some companies out there for sure. However, there is just something about how the OEM does things when they want to go racing. The parts are just cooler.
Agreed!!!

I'm curious if these are different than the "kit" offered for VABs that come with the pair of TGV deletes and the two sets of gaskets. I believe the middle holes on the intake manifold needed some modifying for the 08+ with the "Spec C" deletes. I'm wondering if the VAB kit would be ready to go?


Good luck with the tune!
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Old 01-29-2021, 12:00 AM   #253
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Agreed!!!

I'm curious if these are different than the "kit" offered for VABs that come with the pair of TGV deletes and the two sets of gaskets. I believe the middle holes on the intake manifold needed some modifying for the 08+ with the "Spec C" deletes. I'm wondering if the VAB kit would be ready to go?


Good luck with the tune!
I have gotten mixed answers on that. The Group N parts list has the number you posted. It does not mention needing modification. However, im told thats because those Group N parts are for the JDM EJ20x manifold. I spoke to David at Ralispec and he told me the ones I have he is sure need the holes opened up a hair.

These were cheap, and since Prime Tuning was installing injectors throwing these on the car didnt cost anymore so I figures why not. I still would love a Spec C manifold, however for now these will be fine.

I definitely want to use the open circuits on the TGV's to install oil psi and oil temp and monitor it on the Accessport instead of gauges in the car.
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Old 01-29-2021, 12:09 AM   #254
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Looking forward to you getting it tuned..not for the numbers but so you can finally enjoy the fruits of all your labors.. Hope it all goes well. Like I say..I am excited for you .

BTW ..do you have a detailed pic of the right side of your motor with the intercooler off.??? I am putting a VA STi intercooler on.. and need a detailed pic of the Right side Bracket configuration, so I can emulate it on my GD..

Thank you good sir..the more detail of this area .. the better



Oh and how did you mount the heat shield??? whereto???
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Old 01-29-2021, 12:27 AM   #255
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Looking forward to you getting it tuned..not for the numbers but so you can finally enjoy the fruits of all your labors.. Hope it all goes well. Like I say..I am excited for you .

BTW ..do you have a detailed pic of the right side of your motor with the intercooler off.??? I am putting a VA STi intercooler on.. and need a detailed pic of the Right side Bracket configuration, so I can emulate it on my GD..

Thank you good sir..the more detail of this area .. the better



Oh and how did you mount the heat shield??? whereto???

The heat shield mounts to the OEM stock heatshield mount in 3 parts. The SPT one could have fit, but its a pain in the ass with the spacers they need, and they always loosen up and rattle.

Also, sorry I dont have any other pics with the heat shield off. I assume you are going to need the VAB intercooler bracket/mount the one that goes over the heat sheild
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Old 01-29-2021, 01:04 AM   #256
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The heat shield mounts to the OEM stock heatshield mount in 3 parts. The SPT one could have fit, but its a pain in the ass with the spacers they need, and they always loosen up and rattle.

Also, sorry I dont have any other pics with the heat shield off. I assume you are going to need the VAB intercooler bracket/mount the one that goes over the heat sheild
No worries...I have the bracket already.. was looking to see where it mounted ... and see how 'adaptable' it is to the GD..my VAB intecooler

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Old 02-20-2021, 10:15 AM   #257
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With all of the endless amounts of snow the US as a whole has gotten this year the mod plans are starting to slow. My tune was rescheduled for March 5th so I needed something to occupy my time.

Detailing. I will be the first to admit I like to keep the car clean. Not to the level some of you OCD crazy people are, but there is nothing like running your hand over a freshly clayed and waxed car.

My grandfather loved detailing classic cars. OCD to a level that was insane to me. He is 92 now, and gave me all of his detailing tools that make this so enjoyable. He gave me mostly Griots Garage stuff, and their orbital buffers make even a newbie like me look good. Their 3" and 6" buffers make the job pretty effortless. Paired with their synthetic clay mit it took me maybe 4 hours to fully clay and wax the whole car.

Griots told me on their awesome tech service to apply their Best of Show Wax by hand on the carbon roof and spoiler.

Didn't get alot of pics outside yet, as the roads are still awful





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Old 02-20-2021, 10:31 AM   #258
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A few fellow RA guys installed the OEM Kicker Tweeters and had good things to say about them. I had $100 sitting in my PayPal account from my Super Bowl winnings, so I pulled the trigger with Subispeed's Valentines Day discounts.

Overall, they sound fine. I thought the stock system was fine, but I am not an audiophile so who knows. I didn't buy the car for the sound system lol.





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Old 02-20-2021, 11:48 AM   #259
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A few fellow RA guys installed the OEM Kicker Tweeters and had good things to say about them. I had $100 sitting in my PayPal account from my Super Bowl winnings, so I pulled the trigger with Subispeed's Valentines Day discounts.

Overall, they sound fine. I thought the stock system was fine, but I am not an audiophile so who knows. I didn't buy the car for the sound system lol.





... but do these weigh more?

Edit: Forgot to add, great job on the detail bro!!
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Old 02-20-2021, 11:57 AM   #260
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... but do these weigh more?

Edit: Forgot to add, great job on the detail bro!!
They weigh less!!!!!! lol
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Old 02-20-2021, 01:37 PM   #261
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Better quality sound and they weigh less, thatís definitely a win!
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Old 02-20-2021, 07:04 PM   #262
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Did you get tuned??? or is that later in the spring ???

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Old 02-20-2021, 09:17 PM   #263
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Did you get tuned??? or is that later in the spring ???

Bill
March 5th. Got pushed back from that blizzard in early February. Gunna have my tuner also install a Cobb Remote Oil PSI sensor that the open TGV circuit can be used to monitor on the Accessport.

Also, hopefully some updates on my turbo soon
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Old 02-27-2021, 11:51 PM   #264
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@archer1.8 I love following your build. Lots of great stuff. Curious... Are you able to run the engine undertray with all the front braces and stiffeners?
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Old 02-28-2021, 09:35 PM   #265
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@archer1.8 I love following your build. Lots of great stuff. Curious... Are you able to run the engine undertray with all the front braces and stiffeners?
The front undertray is still all bolted up perfectly. However, when I added the R205 lower support bar it pushes the back down so you can't get those rear clips to slide onto the Crossmember. My next oil change im gunna notch the tray for a perfect fit
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