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Old 06-11-2012, 04:22 PM   #76 (permalink)
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Great job with all of the mods! You have good taste. Couple questions. Can you take a couple pics A little further away to see the drop better? And are those stock exhaust hangers? The sti mufflers look low. I think they would look even better tucked up like the stock ones. Even if you have to trim the bumper a little.
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Old 06-11-2012, 04:48 PM   #77 (permalink)
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Great job with all of the mods! You have good taste. Couple questions. Can you take a couple pics A little further away to see the drop better? And are those stock exhaust hangers? The sti mufflers look low. I think they would look even better tucked up like the stock ones. Even if you have to trim the bumper a little.

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I'll take some pics tomorrow and put em up.

the front hangers are stock and the rearmost hangars are some 3a racing ones that are really long from auto zone. this gives it a slight downward slope and keeps me from trimming the bumper which I'm avoiding. I've kept the stock mufflers to put back on for road trips for quiet serene voyages so ill switch back and forth as needed.

the drop is barely noticeable but as it settles in seems slightly more apparent.

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Old 06-12-2012, 08:13 AM   #78 (permalink)
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:47 AM   #79 (permalink)
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I just saw the youtube videos of your exhaust and they sound different on mine. Maybe it's the microphone, but on my car, as I release the gas pedal and the RPM goes down, the RPM bounces back up from ~1000 to ~1750. When that happens, my WRX mufflers make a sound that I can only describe as a boom from a sub-woofer.

Regardless, that drives me crazy as I do 90% city driving. As you've mentioned, the mufflers are quite at highway speeds, but I can't stand the sound at low RPMs. I've decided to put my stock mufflers back on.

By the way, you're car looks amazing. I'm quite jealous of how you've set the car to your likings. Cheers.
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Ive got no resonator so maybe thats the difference. Thanks for the compliment. Im pretty picky about my comfort level. Ive had a few newer vws and theyre abit more comfortable so really im just bringing the subaru up to the level im used to. ive got all the small stuff done now so ill probably do things less frequently from now on but they'll be bigger things. I haven't done anything to really change the look and really dont plan on it to keep from drawing extra attention to myself.
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Been trying to do a little research on turbos. Liking the blouch 18gxt I think. Can't justify the gxtr price difference for a slightly faster spool time. Should have Plenty of power available and much better top end than the stocker and vf52(or so it seems). Looks like it doesnt spool terribly late. Any thoughts from the peanut gallery?

Ill probably only be running 18-19psi but it should hold it all the way through to 5500 or higher where ill be shifting up so I will get better top end pull through the gear.

Right now my top end drops down to 13.5-14 psi when getting past the mid 4k rpm range to the top end of each gear.

I dont wan't to go vf52 cause I know I'll be dissapointed with maxing it out on pump gas too easily.

I'll probably end up with a knock off tmic to save some cash and go ahead with the injectors at the same time. Looking to do this tentatively around nov-dec time frame so ive got a bit of time to keep researching. Meanwhile ill pick up a dw 65 fuel pump in the near future to start preparing and maybe the lightweight pulley.

Power goal for me will be 310-320 whp on 93 oct. What do you guys think?
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:17 AM   #82 (permalink)
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Thanks for the new pics. Drop is noticeable. I think the swifts give it just the right look. I'll be getting myself a set at some point.
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Look what just arrived! I didn't realize the whiteline adjustable
rear sway came with the support links shown below.
That's worth the extra money in my opinion.




Here's the Kartboy Link set:

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With the springs the difference will be huge. I have the 20 and it's at the stiffest setting. Tried it at the medium setting for awhile but it wasn't quite enough. Much better now though. After looking at your how sweet your ride height looks now makes me want to take the leap for the springs. Funds are a little tight after the vf52 upgrade though but still liking the power so I'm satisfied there for now

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I got the springs at a good deal. I think there's a guy that posted a set on here for 200 a while back. Try a search for swift springs. He was selling other stuff too so you have to search through his other stuff and it was hidden in there. Just took a drive last night and its amazing. There is no wiggle side to side at all. Feels super smooth driving now! Ive got both bars set to max. I couldn't get the chassis bolts off for the extra supports. Even after heating and break free. The nuts are made of a really soft metal that seems to have gotten corroded to the bolt and I'm going to end up tearing the nut off and ruining it so I stopped. I'll probably get another set of bolts from subaru and then just cut the bolts off. But for now it's no issue cause it's just extra support and I'm not racing or anything. I do want them on there for confidence reasons so I know I'm not going to tear off the mounts though.
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were did you get the stoptech pads and how much i need some better stopping power?
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Rallysportdirect, 90ish forall 4
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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
Had this happen again yesterday morning with a very warm 100% humidity. Only happens in 4th pulling hard around 100mph. (NO I don't go this fast that often but there's a really wide open straight with a 70 mph limit and It's just a quick pull without droppng down a gear).

Thanks to the great customer service from Ray I've got a new map already.

I think the only reason i'm getting this issue is cause my tune was done on a really dry week(20-35% humidity) on 68 evenings. Now the atmospheric density is so high you can cut the air with a knife (well nearly).

I can't wait to swap turbos and get a different tune altogether. (Come on christmas time I need you!)
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Also 4th gear has the highest load of all the gears, are you rolling into boost or just flooring it when it happens? If you ease into the boost slowly it will creep quicker just as rule of thumb if i were to ease into boost in 4th i would probly hit 26psi real fast lol.
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I'm usually cruising around 75-80 and then just floor it and it shoots up to 100-105. I did it somewhat on purpose yesterday to see if it would throw the code cause the air was nasty thick and it felt like it was pulling real hard when I accelerated a few times so I pushed it a bit and sure enough it did it again. 4th accelerates faster and smoother than third at that speed since the turbo is running out in third so it's fun to do a quick 4th gear pull and slow back down every now and then.

Just got it to throw the code in 3rd coming home.
(just to clarify, I haven't switched the tune yet. Came while I was at work.)
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