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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old 12-30-2012, 05:53 AM Thread Starter
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My mod journal

So,

On September 9, 2010. I purchased my 2010 Subaru Forester from Nalley Toyota in Roswell GA. It had 24,000 some odd on it when I purchased it. I have been slowly modding it to get it the way I like. I'm still playing the warranty game with Subaru right now. Thus, I dont want to go to heavy on mods that may "void the warranty".

List of mods done thus far

AEM dry flow air filter
Rallitec plug wires
NGK Iridium IX plugs
Subtle solutions aluminum dead pedal
Momo Subaru shifter
Synthetic leather seat covers in front
X touring aluminum alloy pedal kit
Weather tech floor mats
SPT oil filler cap
Sparco Assetto Gara gold wheels 16x7.
19mm Subaru rear sway bar
2011 WRX struts and 2011 WRX springs with Forester top hats
Stoptech pads, centric premium rotors, and ate blue brake fluid
Power flex rear adjustable camber kit.

Upcoming mods

Window tint
Subaru Bug deflector (already received) (came without some hardware)
Fog lights aka running lights
Camelia red pearl front under spoiler (hopefully ordering soon)
Rear spoiler in camelia red pearl.
16" steel rim to make full size spare..(already have)
Hood scoop
Gorilla cai if they start making them again
Grimmspeed light weight crank pulley
Transmission insert soft (can't remember the manufacturer right now.
Obx header waiting until engine warranty runs out to install.
Magnaflow exhaust



More to come!

I will keep you all posted with pics


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post #2 of 47 (permalink) Old 12-30-2012, 07:34 AM Thread Starter
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If my .45 doesn't sell on another site the wheels are out as is the front under spoiler for right now.

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post #3 of 47 (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 05:25 AM Thread Starter
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Well looks like right now all I'm going to be able to buy is the wrx struts and springs and a front under spoiler. I don't have enough money right now to get the wheels.
:-(

For some reason nobody wants to buy my 1911 .45 caliber pistol.


Update:

I sold my .45 thus was able to order 4 new sparco assetto gara wheels in gold. The front under spoiler I was not able to get just yet. On a side note I did get the Subaru aluminum alloy sport pedals installed. It really looks good now.





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Id say it's a waste of money to have an aftermarket exhaust on a regular n/a. But if sound is worth money (and it is to some) than its not so bad.
Edit: Nice pedals by the way.

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Id say it's a waste of money to have an aftermarket exhaust on a regular n/a. But if sound is worth money (and it is to some) than its not so bad.
Please explain why you think this because im sure a lot of people would disagree with you
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Well, on cars that are N/A that don't have beefy cams maxing out their air flow through the exhaust or perhaps an exhaust that is too small you usually don't gain more than an unnoticable estimated 4-8hp. And usually what you gain in hp in a N/a engine you take away in torque with the decreased backpressure. The loss of torque is enough to perhaps make it slower even though it may have a few hp.

Don't get me wrong, if you've got an engine trying to breathe with too small an exhaust opening a freer flowing bigger one will help, to a point.

So then the question is is the N/A foz having trouble breathing? Perhaps if it's a PZEV model with the double cat sure. But it's more due to the extra CAT than the muffler. If it's not the PZEV it's probably breathing ok.

Now we've also got to think about the ECU these days keeping parameters in check. It will adjust it's fuel and air to achieve what it wants and the minor changes that may occur in changing an intake or exhaust are usually compensated back out by the ECU.


Now, continuing the conversation where we previously hijacked the other guy's thread, will an Axleback alone make any performance increase, or just change the sound on his N/A?

Just sound.

Wanna see what it does on a dyno on a Foz? They dyno their completely new/larger exhaust around 8 minutes and forward.



As optimistic as I'd love to be about power increases made from an exhaust system, unless you've maxxed out the airflow from the stock exhaust you really won't get much but a difference in sound.

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post #7 of 47 (permalink) Old 01-03-2013, 05:25 PM
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When I had my N/A I put on a used STi axle back. Gave good sound and did little to nothing to power or torque. I paid $25 for it. Win-win.

Nothing wrong with upgrading exhaust on an N/A. What is wrong is expecting gains from it.
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When I had my N/A I put on a used STi axle back. Gave good sound and did little to nothing to power or torque. I paid $25 for it. Win-win.

Nothing wrong with upgrading exhaust on an N/A. What is wrong is expecting gains from it.

Precisely my point. Its a waste if money on an na

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My most recent mod.

Subtle solutions dead pedal, with Subaru X touring aluminum alloy pedals.



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Had my gold sparco Assetto garas installed today. Next up wrx take offs an alignment and 19mm rear sway bar.

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You need some windows tints. Way to bright inside of the car.
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You need some windows tints. Way to bright inside of the car.
It's on the list. 1 piece at a time.

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Well, on cars that are N/A that don't have beefy cams maxing out their air flow through the exhaust or perhaps an exhaust that is too small you usually don't gain more than an unnoticable estimated 4-8hp. And usually what you gain in hp in a N/a engine you take away in torque with the decreased backpressure. The loss of torque is enough to perhaps make it slower even though it may have a few hp.

Don't get me wrong, if you've got an engine trying to breathe with too small an exhaust opening a freer flowing bigger one will help, to a point.

So then the question is is the N/A foz having trouble breathing? Perhaps if it's a PZEV model with the double cat sure. But it's more due to the extra CAT than the muffler. If it's not the PZEV it's probably breathing ok.

Now we've also got to think about the ECU these days keeping parameters in check. It will adjust it's fuel and air to achieve what it wants and the minor changes that may occur in changing an intake or exhaust are usually compensated back out by the ECU.


Now, continuing the conversation where we previously hijacked the other guy's thread, will an Axleback alone make any performance increase, or just change the sound on his N/A?

Just sound.

Wanna see what it does on a dyno on a Foz? They dyno their completely new/larger exhaust around 8 minutes and forward.



As optimistic as I'd love to be about power increases made from an exhaust system, unless you've maxxed out the airflow from the stock exhaust you really won't get much but a difference in sound.
Love some MCM
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Tomorrow, I will be installing the following components on my foz.

Complete 2011 wrx take offs with 1" rear spacers

Stop tech brake pads, centric premium rotors, and ate blue brake fluid.

19mm rear sway bar with bushings

Alignment.

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Thats going to look great with wrx takeoffs. Your going to get a ton of handling performance tomorrow. Good luck. Take plenty of pics.

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