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post #346 of 423 Old 02-08-2012, 11:08 PM
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I have to venture into my tuner and find out what the deal is. Its supposedly all set-up, but not dyno tuned yet. I'm wondering why its not dyno tuned and what the hold up is. Grrr...but, we'll see what happens.

Good luck on moving to MI and you keep moving more and more east ward. Move any more east and you'll be close enough for me to venture out to. LOL, but I'm sure your not planning on moving from MI any time soon.

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Nope, we were looking at either going back to Utah or getting back home to MI. Now that we're back in MI we're not leaving for a long time. I think we both want to end up in Utah someday but it'll be later on in life.

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Got the hot side done today. I'll get going on the cold side tomorrow.

I have the next two weeks off since my last day at my old job was Friday. Hopefully I'll get the thing done before we move. I may not run it just to be safe since I probably won't be able to work on the car/troubleshoot anything for a while.











I have a feeling I'm eventually going to either:

Buy a tig welder and teach myself how to weld
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Take the pipes to a shop to have them professionally welded up now that I'll have them all cut and ready to go.

The brazing is just so sloppy it's making even me feel ocd about how it looks. I am wrinkle coating the pipes as well as painting the IC itself black so hopefully that will hide the joints a bit.

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Made a tiny bit more progress today. I have the piece that will go into the throttle body pretty much done, I just need to braze a bead rolled edge onto it for the throttle body hose to clamp on to. From there I figured out that I will be able to run a pipe with a v-band under the headlight between the washer bottle filler neck, frame, and headlight. I had to cut a little bit off the washer reservoir (just some flashing on a piece of support) but other than that it will be in the stock location and everything.

I have stuff to do around the house today so I figure tomorrow I'll get back on it, I should be able to get the hot side mostly done tomorrow, if not 100%.

The only things I need to finish are an adaptor for the bpv hose (TiAL flange is too big, which I figured but the mfr said to get the bigger one anyways), coupler for the hot side pipe/turbo connection, and maybe a new hose for the throttle body as the 2.5" piping is quite loose in the throttle body hose. I think that hose is more like 2.75". If it is too big I'll just buy a 45* 2.75 to 2.5" reducer and it should be all set.

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Looks great Chris...actually your turbo layout kind of makes the hot side pipe bend so much smoother than mine. I hope to get my pictures up this week....I've been on the run for 4 straight days.

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Danke. I've hit a bit of a roadblock now that I'm starting to pack for my move. I'm going to get what I can done on the car today, then put it back together and shelve the project until further notice. It depends if we rent a house or apt for a few months, but it could be until fall that I have the space to really work on the car again.

As for progress, I had to cut off the bend by the fog light on the passenger side. The pipe was hitting the lamp housing and wouldn't let the bumper back on all the way. I have to finish that piece, but only having two hands is seriously killing me. I have to hold a torch, brazing rod, and two pieces of pipe at the right orientation and I just can't do it. I know for a fact I would be done by now if I had a welder.

Driver's side I'm about 75% done. I have the pipe running from the intercooler, under the headlight, and popping out in front of the battery with a v-band. I have the bend from the throttle body done, I just need to make the piece in between the two and braze on the flange for the BPV. I lubed up the bpv hose and was able to fit the TiAL on the stock hose so that's good.

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Well I'm going to be pretty absent on the boards for a while. I just don't have too much time to poke around with the new job, moved back to MI, starting a house hunt, etc...

I will say I have my clutch and Killer B oil pan/pickup/baffle ordered and will be putting that all in sometime in April. Luckly I'm an hour from my Uncle and can use his garage and helping hands to do the clutch swap. I'll probably do the oil pan while the engine is out.

Other than that, no plans on the car until we find a house and I have a space to work in. Once the clutch is done, I'll be hitting up the local 1/4 mile since MI actually believes in them, unlike Nebraska.

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Your not the only one. Warm air hits and summer time plans pull us from the forums. We'll be here waiting to hear how your car performs on the strip.

Mean while get the whole home thing taken care of Chris.

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Got the clutch yesterday. I've been talking with my uncle on a good weekend to take care of it. Hopefully sometime in April will still work, and we should be able to knock it out in a day. Worst case it'll take two days.

Oil pan wasn't able to be ordered as my guy can't get KillerB anymore, so I'll have to order that straight through them in a week or two... I should have it before I do the clutch and if we have time I'll take care of it while the engine is out... I honestly don't know if it's worth putting on though. I may do the pickup and just put the oem pan back on. I don't see the benefit of the KillerB pan/baffle while the car is daily driven. All it does is add another quart to my oil change cost and I don't need the higher capacity since I don't have the extra power and track days that I figured I would want the capacity for.

Anywho, clutch and flywheel hopefully in the next month, maybe do the oil pan too. Stay tuned as I'll have pictures galore of the engine pull and clutch replacement.

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Alright another update: ordered the oil pan, pickup, and baffle. There's a subaru shop about an hour from me now and they're a Killer B dealer so I ordered it through them. I should have that next week sometime.

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ACT HD Clutch and Streetlight Flywheel Assembled Pictures

Was bored today so I decided to put the clutch assembly together... Plus it was in three boxes and now that it's together it fits in one. Space is quite limited in my apartment lol.

Oil pan should be here next week, just need to find time to drive over and get it after work. A performance shop that isn't open on weekends? C'mon.

Whole thing


Sprung, full face disc:


Back of the streetlight flywheel with clutch installed:

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Its a shame that it has to be hidden in the transmission, lol.

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Installed the aerocatch hood pins yesterday. It took about 2.5-3 hours and the movement in the hood is completely gone. Absolutely worth it. All in, I spent about $115 for the locking hood pins from my buddy back in Utah (he bought them and couldn't use them because of the vents on his hood), and the Password JDM mounting plates. Generally it would have been $115 for just the pins so a good deal.

With those mounting plates, you don't need to make a large hole in the bottom of the hood to get to the screws on the latches. You can just drop them into the hole you have to make when installing the latches in top of the hood, and the latches then just screw into the plate. Much cleaner install, but was a bit tricky to get all the holes to line up so the screws would thread easily.

Password:JDM AeroCatch® Plus Flush Mounting Plates (Universal) | Password JDM

Apparently aerocatch also started making plates similar to those, but you need to call them and special order them. Password JDM you just click and I had them two days later all the way from CA to MI.

In the end, I'm still not crazy about having hood pins on the car from an aesthetic standpoint, but they were a necessary evil. I do think the aerocatch pins go better with the hood than a standard hood pin though.

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Chirs are they the pins or the little tab like ones? Post up a pic or two if you dont mind.

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Probably looks like this....sorry that its a EVO.


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