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Old 01-22-2018, 12:40 PM   #101
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Is there a reason you chose the radium hanger over the full blown version? The radium does look a little better thought out, mainly because of the wiring pass through, but it is substantially more than the full blown. I'm considering a dual pump setup with line upgrade, since the plan is already including a pump speed controller may as well give it some work.
I like having the "basket" around the bottom of the pumps. It's just a bit more peace of mind in making sure there is fuel available for the pumps to pull in.
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Old 01-22-2018, 12:44 PM   #102
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Do you think that box deal on the hanger will help with fuel starvation?

I saw that they have an older design and they explicitly say that it's not a solution for starvation. But that verbiage is missing on the new box.
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Old 01-22-2018, 12:58 PM   #103
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Do you think that box deal on the hanger will help with fuel starvation?

I saw that they have an older design and they explicitly say that it's not a solution for starvation. But that verbiage is missing on the new box.
That was my understanding. Maybe it's not perfect (definitely not as good as a surge tank), but I think it would help. Here's what Radium states. It makes sense in theory.

"The kit also includes an anodized aluminum collector box which improves the fuel supply around the pump(s) inlet. There is a 1" check valve incorporated on the front side of the tank that serves as a trap door keeping the pump(s) supplied with fuel during aggressive driving. Furthermore, all returning fuel from the pressure regulator return and the crossover hose enter the collector box through a one-way duckbill valve keeping it full. The duckbill valve prevents back flow and reduces noise from fuel spray. "
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Old 01-22-2018, 01:11 PM   #104
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Here are some more photos of the "production-ready" GrimmSpeed exhaust. I'll try to get a full review up sometime soon, but I'm really liking it so far.



















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Old 01-22-2018, 01:15 PM   #105
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Here are a couple more shots of the flat hood when I initially put it on. Note the large tire to fender gap in the front...



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Old 01-22-2018, 01:22 PM   #106
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The day I took those photos I noticed the car was riding really poorly and also appeared to be sitting visibly "crooked". The front left had a large fender gap and the right rear was tucking the tire into the fender. I lifted the car up with a floor jack and didn't see any obvious visible damage. I measured from hub to fender on all 4 corners and got the following measurements:

FL: 15.0"
FR: 14.0"
RL: 13.5"
RR: 12.5"

I decided the first thing to try would be to swap springs and struts. I was lucky to find a set of OEM ones with low miles and got them the same night. I swapped them on the following day and it seemed to resolve the issue completely. Ride height leveled out to within measurement error and the ride quality is much better. The old springs/struts seem to look fine, but there may be a severely sagging spring or a blown strut that not visibly obvious. New measurements:

FL: 14.25"
FR: 14.25"
RL: 14.0"
RR: 14.0"

And a few photos from after the swap.















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Old 01-22-2018, 01:26 PM   #107
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My car was super dirty in those photos, so Saturday I got a carwash and took a few more photos. Also got in one rig shot.











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Old 01-22-2018, 01:33 PM   #108
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To continue with the photo dump, I did some front bumper modification on Sunday. I saw a post on Facebook with the top unpainted portion of the FMIC opening cutout. I had done this on my 2011 WRX but didn't know how it would look on this bumper, but I decided to give it a shot and I like how it turned out.

I also cutout the center portion of the grill. I had been meaning to do that for a while. Lastly I added some screws to the top corner of the foglight delete covers to hold them in place. I've already lost one, and had both fall out on various occasions. The FMIC cutout prevents a couple of the tabs from working so it's not very secure. The screws were a quick and easy solution.

While I was at it, I took a few more photos inside and out.



















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Old 01-22-2018, 01:39 PM   #109
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Interior photos with the Kirkey installed. Spent some more time on Sunday working on finalizing the mounting location. I moved it forward and slightly to the right. Drilling the holes directly centered/straight into the base mount actually ended up putting the seat a little bit off center and angled outwards so I had to redo the holes to align it correctly.













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Old 01-22-2018, 03:28 PM   #110
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Any clips of that exhaust tone?
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Old 01-22-2018, 09:01 PM   #111
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Any clips of that exhaust tone?
Yeah, just go back a page.
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Old 01-28-2018, 07:43 PM   #112
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That was my understanding. Maybe it's not perfect (definitely not as good as a surge tank), but I think it would help. Here's what Radium states. It makes sense in theory.

"The kit also includes an anodized aluminum collector box which improves the fuel supply around the pump(s) inlet. There is a 1" check valve incorporated on the front side of the tank that serves as a trap door keeping the pump(s) supplied with fuel during aggressive driving. Furthermore, all returning fuel from the pressure regulator return and the crossover hose enter the collector box through a one-way duckbill valve keeping it full. The duckbill valve prevents back flow and reduces noise from fuel spray. "
I'm trying to supply more than enough fuel, and am a little apprehensive on using a dual pump setup in the tank because of the possibility of air entering, but for people not running the tanks low and cornering at high gs maybe that isn't a real concern. Was considering a walbro 450 in tank with a trunk surge tank and inline 350il under the car, all controlled by a speed controller, but the 350il isn't compatible with pwm controllers...always something!
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