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Old 06-16-2009, 07:24 PM   #1
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Fine Line Imports has been lucky in it's 7+ years of business to have some of the best customers anywhere. We are also lucky to be able to work on some of the most exciting Subarus on the streets. The following car is one of those cars and is owned by one of Fine Line Imports best and most liked customers. Over the years this car has transformed from a very sedate stage two to an APS- powered fast street car to yet another transformation as a GT30- powered monster. This next transformation the car undertook takes it to another level all together.

The owner of the car came to us and wanting to really push the limits of the GT30 that he had. With the stock motor in place adding too much power over what the car already made was not the best idea for longevity so a built motor was decided upon. Coupled with our reverse intake manifold and a few more modifications the car below is what we ended up with. We are very happy to have been able to see this car from stock all the way to where it is now and we thank our customer for his continued support throughout the years.



This is how the car looked when it drove in





This is the old GT30 set up on the stock motor as we started the project.


Engine out and the real work can start.




New 2.5l FLI closed deck block halves waiting for there internals.




FLI 2.5 closed deck block with its insides out.




FLI engine built to our own stringent specifications.






Complete long block with JDM version 8 heads and AVCS cams with the Morosso oilpan.




Getting close to a complete engine.




Almost ready to go back into the car.



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Old 06-16-2009, 07:25 PM   #2
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Good shot of the Exedy twin plate as the motor goes back in.



The engine back in its home.




Soon these will become the reverse intake manifold pipes.




One side all tacked up and fitted.




And the other side




Fitting up the Tial BOV and flange.




Pipe all marked up for cutting and welding.




All the pipes done and finished welding. Final fitment check before there off for powder coating.



IC tube support bracket




All back from being powder coated wrinkle Titanium gray.



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Old 06-16-2009, 07:25 PM   #3
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Intercooler pipes and intake manifold back from coating and the wiring for the stand alone has begun.



More wiring this time on the inside of the car.




Finishing up the wiring for the cable throttle.




All done in the engine bay



Stay tuned for more updates.


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Old 06-16-2009, 07:25 PM   #4
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Very very nice.




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Old 06-16-2009, 07:43 PM   #5
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Looks great! Did you cut the alternator shroud all the way in half?
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:46 PM   #6
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Damn that looks killer
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:48 PM   #7
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damn! that's some impressive stuff.
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:52 PM   #8
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looks like a monster! I'm diggin' the "subtle" grey piping.
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:57 PM   #9
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What is the exhaust wrap/blanket? Sexy
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:58 PM   #10
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Looks great! Did you cut the alternator shroud all the way in half?
Yes we did Its the first time we have tried that and it worked out pretty good.
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:59 PM   #11
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What is the exhaust wrap/blanket? Sexy
That is a turbonetics turbo heat shield. From my memory its about 100 bucks or so.


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Old 06-16-2009, 08:27 PM   #12
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Never been to FLI and I live in the bay area, after seeing the rotated manifold setup you have, I am interested in actually going with a front mount. How much would the rotated manifold and intercooler setup run? I have an 06 STI thats being held back by the stock sti intercooler. Thanks for your time.

-Mike
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:55 PM   #13
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whoa . . . very nice!
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:57 PM   #14
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Did you use an 05+ NA intake manifold?
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:57 PM   #15
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That is a turbonetics turbo heat shield. From my memory its about 100 bucks or so.


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Thanks thats cheap...

-as well...I am Ryan
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:09 PM   #16
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Looks great. I wanted to do the rotated manifold but havent seen it done much keeping AC. Gotta keep the AC lol
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:18 PM   #17
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Never been to FLI and I live in the bay area, after seeing the rotated manifold setup you have, I am interested in actually going with a front mount. How much would the rotated manifold and intercooler setup run? I have an 06 STI thats being held back by the stock sti intercooler. Thanks for your time.

-Mike


What kind to turbo set up are you running at the moment?

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Old 06-16-2009, 09:18 PM   #18
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Did you use an 05+ NA intake manifold?
Nope we used a 04 WRX manifold.


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Old 06-16-2009, 09:30 PM   #19
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Dang, that is beautiful. Keep it up!
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Old 06-16-2009, 10:35 PM   #20
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That is a turbonetics turbo heat shield. From my memory its about 100 bucks or so.


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not the turbo blanket but... Is that corrugated aluminum exhaust manifold wrap? How much do they run? you sell it or is there a website that sell them by yards?
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Old 06-16-2009, 10:48 PM   #21
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So your closed deck block is basicly a filler plate thats been decked, like the honda guys have been using for 10 years? Looks great though, interesting how the pc changes in the pics.
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So your closed deck block is basicly a filler plate thats been decked, like the honda guys have been using for 10 years? Looks great though, interesting how the pc changes in the pics.
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Old 06-16-2009, 10:48 PM   #23
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not the turbo blanket but... Is that corrugated aluminum exhaust manifold wrap? How much do they run? you sell it or is there a website that sell them by yards?
Oh that is the APS header wrap. Its precut for there headers. I made it work for my tomei headers as well. So if you have a equal length header with some work it might work for you. You can find the APS header wrap on our website.


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Old 06-17-2009, 12:47 AM   #24
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I'm currently running Tomei ARMS and Expreme manifold. I want to be able to see how far the ARMS can take me but if need be I will go slightly bigger later. Big reason I don't want to go bigger now is I love the way the car spools up. Power is smooth, but like everyone else I want more now. I'm just afraid of gaining lag so a "regular" front mount was out of the question. My goal is low-mid 400's on pump to high 400's with 100 octane. I have been told that an aftermarket TMIC might not be able to support my end goals so I always keep other options open. Sorry for the long answer.

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What kind to turbo set up are you running at the moment?

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Old 06-17-2009, 01:14 AM   #25
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holy **** and balls !
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