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What's on Moose:
(recent updates in GREEN) :wink:

Engine Stuff
  • Prodrive CAI
  • STi TMIC
  • Process West Splitter
  • VF-41
  • Walbro Fuel Pump
  • Group N Engine Mounts
  • Automated Intercooler Sprayer
  • Samco radiator hoses
  • Perrin Turbo Inlet
  • Koyo All Aluminum Radiator (VH13026)
  • OEM STi shortblock
  • DeatschWerks 850cc Side Feed Injectors
  • MBC
  • MadDad Equal Length Header with matching Up-Pipe
  • Milltek Sport Hi-Power TBE with high flow cat
Dyno Plots:
dyno7up.jpg
This is with the TD04 on a Protune.

GST-Dyno-GM-BCS.jpg
18G-TD06 tuned at GST.
Coincidentally, the plot for the VF-41 looks just like this.:icon_biggrin:


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VF-41 Dyno

Driveline
  • OEM Flywheel
  • OEM Clutch
  • Red Line Lightweight Shockproof

Suspension
  • COBB front and rear sway bar
  • Swift springs on OEM struts
  • STi aluminum lateral links
  • Whiteline steering rack bushings
  • Cusco rear strut tower brace
  • Group N trailing arm bushings
  • Perrin spherical front end links
  • Whiteline polyurethane rear end links
Braking
  • Hawk HPS front/rear pads
  • Goodrich lines (PTFE w/ stainless steel overbraid)
  • ATE Super Blue Racing fluid
  • Powerslot slotted rotors
Wheels/Tires
  • 17x8" +48 5-Zigen FN01R-C
  • 235/50/17 Continental ExtremeContact DWS
  • 215/60/16 Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S
  • 16x6.5" +48 Stock FXT Wheels
Alignment Specs
Front:
  • Camber: -1.0
  • Caster: 3.5
  • Toe: 0.00
Rear:
  • Camber: -1.5
  • Toe: 0.00
Car AudioMisc.
  • PLX DM-100 w/ AFR, Boost, Oil Temp, EGT
  • Pilot 3 lamp sequential shift light
  • iPod Mod
  • Hella Supertones (git out da way foo!) :D
  • Cobb double adjustable shifter
  • Kartboy exhaust hangers
  • STi Front Seats
Photos
1st boost gauge:


IC Controller:


PLX Gauge and Sequential Shift Light:


Sea-Scooby stealth sub kit:


Decals w/ Russell Crowe:


Stack of Hoosier's vs. street tires:


Moose and others at Infineon Drags:


COBB SS vs. Kartboy and Stock:


Worn OEM steering rack bushings:


Moose wearing Hoosiers: WRX struts w/ SPT (WRX) springs

 

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How's Cobb's TBE noise level (from the cockpit)? And do you think you could have gain a bit more with Ecutek instead of the AP? I'm trying to decide between the two...

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How is your experience with Gruppe-S? Any complaints?
 

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SKSTI said:
How's Cobb's TBE noise level (from the cockpit)? And do you think you could have gain a bit more with Ecutek instead of the AP? I'm trying to decide between the two...

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How is your experience with Gruppe-S? Any complaints?
Nice sounding exhaust. Slight freeway drone but not louder than the wind noise.
AP > ecutek. AP has maps, protune, street tuner, boost display and can read/reset error codes. Best bang for your dollar.
Gruppe-S is great. Mike knows how to do a good tune.
 

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GatorXT said:
What is your opinion on COBB OTS STG2 vs. STG2 Protune? Am I reading your Dyno graph wrong? Are those numbers a bit low? 214/223 whp/wtq? For STG2 Protune? Curious....:think:
The numbers are meaningless for comparisons to other vehicles, they are best used as markers for the vehicle itself for monitoring how modifications are effecting the performance.
There are too many variables at play to compare one dyno plot to another, the only exclusion would be 2 cars dynoed back to back on the same dyno, with simular temp, humidity, etc.

I am curious as to an accurate drivetrain loss index for our Subarus. With 214 HP at the wheels, what is the HP at the crank?
 

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Keyser Soze and GatorXT-
If you compare the numbers to COBB's liberal dyno, mine seem low.

A stock STi on the Gruppe-S dyno puts down around 225, so I'm happy with the peak numbers...But the real story is how much area I have under the curve. Power delivery is SO much smoother on the Protune map compared to the shelf stage-2 map. The power is more usable (for lack of a better way to word it).

Wraith-
Moose will kick a$$ in the twisties but I am not the best on the street. I have more confidence around cones...

Mike at Gruppe-S did a great job giving me a great tune that really shines at the auto-x.
 

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Update March 26, 2006

Installed Whiteline ALK "sport"
Replaced COBB front sway bar with the stock bar and bushings for auto-x'ing to reduce push.

The ALK and softer front bar gives me so much more grip in front! Power can be applied much sooner and more aggressively in the turns. There is a bit more front body roll but that is to be expected from the stock front bar.

NVH is up but only noticeable when driving over small bumps or lane "dots." The front goes "bam" and rear does not. :biggrin:

The main reason why I chose to replace the control arm aft bushings with an ALK is because I felt that the this was cause of a left pull during hard acceleration; I had hoped the stiffer ALK bushing would correct it. So far, it seems to have worked, but won't be 100% sure until Moose gets another alignment.

On the drawing board:
Trailing Links and DBA front rotors...
 

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Updated the OP with new parts:
  • GST Shortblock (JE 100mm forged, Cosworth bearings, balanced, blueprinted)
  • Cosworth HP oil pump
  • ARP bolts
  • Titek UP
  • Walbro 255 liter/hour fuel pump
  • Group N engine mounts
  • Samco radiator hoses
  • ACT HD pressure plate, SM disc
  • ACT Streetlite flywheel
  • 235/45/17 Falken 912
I'll post the dyno plots after the tune; the short block is still going through the break-in.
 

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Updating the first post.
Installed:
  • Perrin Turbo Inlet
  • STi UP
Both were installed as replacements. Originally, I had the Titek UP. The lower flange completely separated at the weld from the rest of the pipe.

The stock turbo inlet was torn at the turbo end. So, it had to be replaced.
 

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Originally, I had the Titek UP. The lower flange completely separated at the weld from the rest of the pipe.

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WOW I thought the titek was decent stuff? better keep a eye on my dp...


oh looking good!!!!!:woohoo:
 
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