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post #61 of 1948 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 08:27 AM
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I had these on my Foz for a while til I got a dump pipe which opened up more noise. The drone at 1400-1600 rpm became unbearable. I'm now back on stock mufflers with full 3"-2.5" piping from turbo back.
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I'm hoping some of the drone won't occur with my whole car RAAMATed and 3m undersprayed. I just want to play around and have some extra grunt in the city. I'm rarely in my car over 25 minutes at a time and its almost all interstate speeds keeping the rpm at 2500ish or higher. They're so easy to swich out though I'm going to keep the stock setup for longer trips.

I'll let everyone know how they are with my setup and post some video clips of the sound at different levels. If I hate em I can probably sell them for more than I paid.

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Got some boost creep this morning. I did a WOT in 4th from 75-90mph and it gave me the infamous CEL code PO244. Wastegate malfunction exceeded limit

Sent an email to Ray the Tuner to see what we can do.

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Got some boost creep this morning. I did a WOT in 4th from 75-90mph and it gave me the infamous CEL code PO244. Wastegate malfunction exceeded limit

Sent an email to Ray the Tuner to see what we can do.
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Ray already got my updated tune to me! Ill put it in when I get home. What great customer service!

Im not going to go with a vf52 when I do swap turbos. I'm going to go with 18g most likely cause im only going to be running pump gas and that should give me enough power.

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Swift Springs arrived!

Here they are! I'll work on these friday night...... going to have a fun weekend ahead.


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Here's the Exhaust on the Foz. I'll get some video up soon of the sounds that emanate from within.


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Here's some videos, I always sound funny when talking on video....oh well.
I'll get more going down the road later.


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Got the swifts on this evening. Only did a quick test drive since its late but it's a huge difference. Going for an alignment first thing in the am. Now I just need the rear sway and some kartboy links and ill be done with suspension mods....well....maybe.

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Here's some pics of the install:
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Doing the rears:


Even the impact wrench couldn't stop the inside bar from turning with the nut. Luckily subaru has put an allen head fitting inside the bolt so I used a socket on the outside and an allen wrench on the inside.


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Found this video online as well that explains exactly how to do it. The only part that isn't quite indicative of one difficulty is when they do the rears. I had to step on the rear drum to push the rear assembly down enough to get the bottom of the shock off. That means it takes two people. I stepped on it while my wife pulled outwards on the shock to get it out of the channel. Other than that it's pretty straight forward.


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It's not a huge difference before and after as far as height goes. It's pretty unnoticable. The ride is much better and much less body roll.

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Yea you wont notice the drop itself but they do settle a little more. That is why i chose the swifts because they are stiffer and slightly drop it but not too much were you cant go up steep driveways and speedbumps. With the rear bar and swifts the drivability is 100% better imo but still reliable for dd.
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Got a whiteline 22mm rear sway and a full set of kartboy links coming. This'll finish out my suspension for now.

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