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Thoughts on my new setup?

Live in Montana and won't be seeing a dyno anytime soon. I just bought a GT52;
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AXIS Stage 2 2.5 block
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800cc injectors/fuel pump/pullies/air intake etc...
*EDIT* 2.0L Heads

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i think the max that you would see with a good tuner and judging on what dyno you are on, you could prob see around 400 to 450, its a hard question to answer, can i ask you why you picked the GT52??
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There's plenty to talk about besides trying to pull a number out of our asses for your amusement, isn't there? Bench racing is not allowed but if you'd care to discuss your new setup, why you picked those parts, and what you're hoping to do with that setup, that's fine.

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you can take 2 wrx's with the same mods and get different HP numbers. The only way to find out what your WHP level is to get it dynoed. Even after that your numbers will be different compared to someone who used a different dyno.

With those mods, that car should haul ass if tuned properly. I would be worried about the transmission.

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i think the max that you would see with a good tuner and judging on what dyno you are on, you could prob see around 400 to 450, its a hard question to answer, can i ask you why you picked the GT52??

Went with the GT52 (my 3rd aftermarket turbo) mainly because after putting in the 2.5 block and DPR cams the VF22 simply ran out of breath.
Also, in the last 5 years that I've been messing with the car, with many different company's and brand names I've found that the best out there is Element Tunning and World One. Buying the Hydra and meeting Phil from element was probably the BEST think ever for my car! I am hoping the GT52 can make me just as happy.

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DTRacing™ ::# Custom Tuning Services## “Get a Dom Tune!”® Dom is a certified Hydra tuner, you may want to look into that. he is one of the best tuners in the NW.

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Thank you for the advice. What I've been doing is going over to Seattle to KAS Kito Auto Sport Dyno and having phil from element tune, it's expensive but worth it.
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I used to work at Kito's, that is how I met Dom. he tunes at Kito's as well.
It's funny,Kito used to talk mad shit about Phil, now he's doing tunes at his shop.

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Phil will get the most out of your car. It will cost you but well worth it, he tuned my car.
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Well it's in and I LOVE IT! The GT52 kicks butt and I can't wait for a tune, I'm running about 19psi right now and for a shot in the dark Phil did an awesome job (keep in mind the high lift cams, 2.5 block and 2.0 heads makes the car... well wierd to say the least for tuning), runs a little rich but still fun. The turbo itself sounds like a jet taking off and passing in 4th gear is almost funny, your hitting 90mph like it's nothing. I highly recommend this turbo to anyone. With a good tune 3 more pounds of PSI it'll scream. Once again Element has proven itself, well at least with the GT52 and Hydra.
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sounds like a wicked setup you have going. where is badrock?
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Bad rock is right outside of Columbia Falls between Bigfork and Glacier National Park.
The set up is Awesome, trent from world one drove over and tuned about 8 or so cars. I'm running about 21-22 PSI in 3rd and 4th and loving it.
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I would be worried about the transmission.
Seriously, with all that horsepower, are you still on the stock gears and tranny? I'm surprised that you haven't blown your third gear yet.... Keep the mad power coming though dude, get that beast dyno'd....

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