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  1. armywrx

    armywrx New Member

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    I won't go into a full mod list because that'll take too much time but it basically consists of the carbon stuff you see, tein springs, vf22 with full bolt on support and meth injection.

    I'll start from the beginning and work my way forward, I'll let the pictures do the talking though.

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    Now, have but not installed until I get back from Iraq:

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    Not pictured are my STI splitters, fog covers and suby dude v2 front lip. Also, the car is about to get the carbon fiber hood/trunk painted and the intercooler blacked out. Anyone have suggestions on finishing out the body kit? I am thinking chargespeed sideskirts and some JDM rear spats and some sort of diffuser. I also have a set of 18" OZ Superleggera's that are going on.
     
  2. art_VW_shark

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  3. armywrx

    armywrx New Member

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    I fail to see the funny?
     
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    Looks similar to ceLOLica

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    Nice WRX, I like those wheels a lot, and those boxer engines at least sound good with an exhaust.

    Oh and I miss Alaska :(
     
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    so do you kick yourself over and over wondering why you didn't just buy an STI?
     
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    Actually no, I don't. Thanks though!
     
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    god damn sweet. what year wrx is the other blue one thats always next to yours.
     
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    Valentino Rossi COME AT ME

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    Nice car. I was digging the stock hood scoop. An STI scoop would like nice too. Was there a reason why you didn't get the STI?
     
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    I ilke the car but it seems like with all those mods an STi would have been a better choice.. much stronger tranny
     
  11. armywrx

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    That is my buddies 04 STI. Built motor, element tuning gt49 w/ hydra and hydramist.

    Thanks! IF I would have kept a top mount intercooler I would have kept the hood scoop, but I didn't see the point when ordering my hood with keeping the scoop, plus it is more unique without and looks less boy racer. Plus when the hood and trunk get painted and I black out the front mount, it'll be very sleeper. I didn't get an STI because it was an extra 15 grand I didn't have at the time and the dealer i went though gave me a smoking deal on this wrx. Plus they didn't have any sti's in stock.

    Yes, the 6 speed and rear diff are much stronger but ti wasn't an option for me at the time. The next step is a PPG gear set though so there won't be any contest about which is stronger.
     
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    Looks like a ton of mods, I like :coolugh:

    Making the other STi bugeye sounds costly :hsd:
     
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    intercooler is too big.

    I hate subarus. why am I even here?
     
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    i heart the total sleeper look without the scoop.

    who wants to be beat by an impreza with some aftermarket exterior parts? no one. adds to the humiliation.

    i was hoping you were going to ditch the scoop, then saw you did. i like it :naughty:
     
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    FrozenSTi This site WILL get me in trouble......

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    Nice work, I wish I had a few bucks more to put into my STi. I'm envious.
     
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    are you taking your EGTs from your muffler?
     
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    Thanks, I fell in love with that hood after Worldone sent me a picture of it. I'm not sure if I mentioned it but it was the first one that seibon sold of that make.

    Thanks, I have put way too much money into it but I love the bitch to death.
    The buy eye and myself are identically moded power wise, minus the ra spec trans he has and then of course all the body shit he has done.

    because you are secretly in love with subarus. Also, the intercooler is perfect and fills in the front bumper nicely.

    No, that is from when I was getting my car tuned and is a wideband. My egt is about 4 inches from the turbo on my downpipe.
     
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    Badass everythiny but that kenwood sub. Take that shit back to bestbuy.
     
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    good lookin wrx. Get that thing lower, its got the 4x4 thing going on. Other than that, some skirts, spats, and a lit you'll be set cosmetically. Then that PPG gearset and a 35r and wax some vettes :rofl:
     
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    Got it from Crutchfield, there is no bestbuy in Fairbanks. :(


    Thanks, and I can't really lower it anymore. I do have a front lip and stuff, just isn't on yet. IT is already lowered on Tein Stechs, so it is pretty low for just being on springs. I think that it'll look better with the Superleggera's in there. It'll look lower w/ the lips, sideskirts and the rear spats. I am for sure getting the PPG's next winter and I am debating about built motor but I am not sure if that'll happen or not.
     
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    nicely done. outside of your occasional wideband tunes, are you essentially just running with that SAFC? I'm ignant about what scooby guys use for engine management...
     
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    I run a turboxs utec, which is a piggyback em system. I can store up to 10 maps and have logging capability w/ timing, ign. and fuel curve w/ the wideband.

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    Also, that is an AVC-R for boost control, not the SAFC fuel controller.
     
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    yeah i heard the UTEC works well... keep it movin
     
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    Actually, it is too big. You'd get faster spool and response with a smaller one. It would cool the air just the same, too. I don't even think a supra could justify that front mount.
     
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    It would be nice if that were true. However, assuming by smaller you mean 'less restrictive to the intake air charge' (which jives with what you are saying re: spool and response), it WON'T cool air the same. The less time that air spends in the IC, the less heat it transfers into the atmosphere, and the hotter the intake charge will be.

    While it is true that, depending on where he lives and the weather when he drives, he might not need that big of an FMIC to achieve a given whp goal, he might conversly live in an area that gets hot during the summer, which will drop the effectiveness of his FMIC. Example: Here in the central valley of CA, if I wanted to make 400whp out of a L28et engine, that would be VERY easy during the winter, when it never gets above 60 degrees, and usually not above 50. I would need a quite small IC, and it might not even need to be front mounted given the right ducting. On the other hand, during the summer here it hits 110 or so in the shade, and to make the same amount of power, I would have to have a huge FMIC.

    cliffs: Untill we know his whp goal and weather conditions (and other stuff, like any extra injection systems), we can't judge the size of IC needed.
     

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