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Old 05-02-2012, 12:05 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Thats about max for the td04 especially for a stock catback. I dont know how close the cobb aps are but they are probly a little generous. The dyno graph he uses is pretty close but a little generous as well its pretty much the same as the cobb dyno ap. Congrats on the new found boost now lets see some real quarter mile times.
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:37 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Yeah, figured it sounded too generous since he gave me numbers that other people with better mods are getting. I've got to get out to the track at some point but it's getting miserably hot already here in Texas which makes track nights not so much fun. I'll try to hit up the track about 20 minutes from my house in the next month.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:57 AM   #33 (permalink)
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I got a 14.09 with your setup pretty much. The only difference was a catback and bpv i was able to run 18psi.
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He's got my boost target set at 17.9psi and i'm hitting 17.6 so that's not too far off. As long as that BOV holds (I don't mind if it doesn't cause it'll give me a good reason to buy a metal one) I shouldn't do too bad. What was the temperature at the track when you ran the 14.09? Just curious if the colder temps help out some. Its been close to 100 deg here in texas where i was camping this past weekend.
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Temps were around 75 or so i run at night instead of the day because of the cooler temps.
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Tinted the windows yesterday. I think my left arm has gotten more of a tan than my right due to not having tinted the windows already.

I'm ready to get out of Houston! I'll be PCS-ing next year hopefully somewhere north (very north). Going to put in for Anchorage, Juneau, Maine, Washington, Buffalo, or anywhere in north michigan or wisconsin. Hopefully I'll get one of those placs.

Coming in to work today there was a brand new Mercedes SL350 in front of me. I don't know much about these cars except they should be pretty quick. He was always taking off like a rocket from each stop light but would get caught usually at the next one. I ended up behind him and decided to see if the Foz could keep up with it's acceleration. To my suprise he couldn't leave me behind at all. Once he saw I was playing keep up behind him he nailed it a bit and still couldn't leave me behind. I'm sure at first he had no clue what was behind him since it was 0545 and still dark outside. Then at the next light i'm sure it pissed him off that a little station wagon/CUV was keeping up with him. Made me smile a bit. (No speed limits were majorly broken here. Just accelerating to about 5+ on the limit. It also wasn't a race. Just seeing if I could hang with the big boys ). I just looked up the SL350 and it's times from the factory are almost identical to what my foz should be at the moment. A pretty even match on the acceleration front, not so even on the classiness, or handling, or comfort or pretty much anything else though. Was a bright red one. Very nice looking.
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:04 PM   #37 (permalink)
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When I got home today I thought of some places I could use my leftover RAAMAT. I had about 3 full pieces left. I figured I could knock out some road noise by putting some underneath the car on the parts that didn't have any rubber undercoating. There were quite a few areas that weren't coated with anything and probably let in alot of road noise. Some were around the transmission tail and the driveshaft, others just on the floor under the feet of the people in the car. First I took mineral spirits and cleaned up those areas. Then I cut up the RAAMAT into pieces so I could put it in various places to get as much general coverage as possible. Being quite a parts store pack rat I had 3 cans of 3M rubberized undercoating. It goes on really thick and rubbery so I figured I'd cover up all the patches I put on and seal the edges of them so they won't get dirt stuck in there. Then I emptied the entire can everywhere else that wasn't coated and then added layers to what was coated. Having only cranked the car to move it back in the garage it seemed that the exhaust tone quieted down a bit. I'll be able to tell tomorrow when I get it on the road if the general road noise has diminished some.
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I've got some Michelin Primacy MXM4 tires ordered to replace the stock Geolanders. Quietness will be observed in my forester starting tomorrow afternoon!

I went with the MXM4 over the MXV4 due to the sport factor that the M4 type can give. The V4's are super quiet but too cushy in my opinion, great on comfort but not sporty in the least. The M4 is a standard Mercedes/Audi/BMW tire that provides superior comfort and some sportiness. Maybe just a tad louder than the V4 style though. Going from the Geolanders though, the difference should be equivelant to having my kids in the back screaming at me or having them asleep.

I'll post my opinion tomorrow.

If anyone wants a set of geolanders on the cheap make me an offer and pay for the shipping. They are about half worn with 25k miles on them. Lots of tread left though. I'll take some pics if anyone is interested.
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:59 AM   #39 (permalink)
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Speaking of tires. Just had to replace my right rear after backing into a sharp edge curb at like 3 mph. Took a chunk out of the side wall and scraped the rim a bit. The lucky part was that I only needed to buy 1 as I only had 2000 miles on them and it was within tolerance. Only cost me $277 for that mistake. The guy at the tire shop said that next time when you replace them all you can get a less expensive non performance tire. He clearly had no idea about the XT

As it is I haven't had time for any other work I needed to do on the XT and I had to take time out to get another tire instead of doing things that need to be done
Like install my VF52

I'm off after 5/20 for a week and the Vf52 and TMIC goes in
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Are you sure you don't want to donate the 52 and tmic to my forester? I'd send you my old turbo and a carburetor spacer from my 66 ford. That's a great deal really.

Update on the Michelin MXM4 Tires: Now that they have a few miles on them I'll say that they are far quieter than the Geolanders. Not silent when on concrete roads here in houston, which is almost all I end up driving on since all our highways are made of the stuff. They are quieter though. On black top they are silky smooth and super quiet. They seem to get quieter as the temperature heats up during the day as well.
For performance factors, the sidewalls don't give as much as the geolanders so it's much more predictable on turn in and has the same feeling i would get if perhaps the sway bars were thicker because it's reducing some of the body roll on hard turns. They seem far grippier when wet as well. I'm happy with the purchase.

Tonight I'm going to take the fender well linings off and rubber coat the inner fender/front of the passenger area as well as the rear fenders, and see if I can take out some more noise which still could be much quieter even though it's getting negligible.
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:43 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Updated 1st post to reflect things I've done and a timeline of what I plan on doing in the next year or so in a list form for easy reading.
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Had to go across the city for something in full traffic a few minutes back. Coming out of the toll plazas(i make a full stop cause I dint have a pass) I usually gun it to get up to speed (where else can you do 0-75 in a nice straight shot legally?) So I'm speeding up, my kid is in the back sleeping, and I notice a honda civic that came through the fast pass lane beside me (traffic is backed up so they were slow moving coming out of the fast pass lanes as well). I'm moving past him at not a super fast pace but pulling away pretty quickly as I go up to 75 and I'm thinking to myself man my car isn't as fast as I thought since I figure he shouldn't even be near me with a plain civic when im at full throttle. After driving down the road a few minutes he comes past me in the fast lane and I realized it was an SI model. That made me feel a bit better. He must have had that thing floored to be keeping up like he was. Of course an SI needs to be floored to be in its sweet spot in the high revs. It used to be easy to spot the SIs cause they looked different. It was a plain ugly grey 4 door.
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Stoptech Street Performance pads ordered. Hope these do the trick.

Next Mod: Rear sway from the STI. Then the Swift Springs. I'm slowly collecting the upgrades for the foz. Hopefully by christmas(or earlier) I'll have the handling upgraded quite a bit.
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let me know how you like the pads
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What have you been using? Did you get to the track yesterday? Times?
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