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#31 Old 04-24-2012, 11:17 PM
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I wouldn't have needed that kind of excuse. if I had it laying around I would have a 500hp freak of mechanical nature in my garage ha ha.

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I could've just built up my stash over the years and handed my car over to Crawford Performance and said build me a Gymkhana 1 hawkeye STI.

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18 more days and I'll be putting around with a limp map.

Right now I'm debating whether or not I should tackle my timing belt/water pump/thermostat before the turbo install/tune. My car's been close to overheating several times lately and I'm hoping it might have something to do with those parts - or maybe there's still a little bit of air trapped in the cooling system from when I had it flushed recently.

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^Def do it before

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Thanks Chris, I definitely appreciate you trying to save me a few bucks. If I was on a super tight budget, I'd definitely shop around and probably buy used whenever possible, but I'm in a pretty good financial situation right now so I might as well take advantage of it while I can. At this point, I just want to get everything done all at once and go with parts that I know will work well together. IAG has hooked me up several times and saved me some cash in the past, so I don't mind throwing them a few extra bucks in this case. They are a business after all and I'd like to keep a good reputation with them since I like their facility and trust their staff.
I get what you're saying about the shop, but you're not getting a better part for spending more money... I'm just saying they're the SAME injectors, just marked up less.



Anyways, I was thinking 17-18 psi on 93 because the 20g-xt is a different animal than the 20-g you have Josh (think 10% bigger turbo). I bet money he'll get around 325-340 at that boost level. Hell, I'm at 330-340 on a vf at 20psi with corn. Only difference is his power won't disappear after 5500. Guy I knew in UT slapped one on his 08, ran it around 20psi, and it popped about six months later. Car was making about 370 whp at 5500'.

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Its all relative to what makes the car happy as far as psi levels. My turbo is bigger and is said to make good power at the psi I have it at. Which is 24 psi. I'd have to say John's car will be under 350 whp on IAGs dyno with the 20G-XT. If I remember they run a mustang dyno also and I barely made 350 whp on my 2.5XT-R.

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Honestly, I'll be really happy with anything over 300 whp. I realize they're just numbers, but a part of me will feel really proud joining the "300 club" for the first time in my life.

I saw a video of some guy redlining his poor Subaru's engine constantly for several minutes before it finally let go, so I think expecting a well-maintained 300+ whp daily-driven WRX to last well into the 100k's isn't terribly unreasonable. If I can get several more years out of this car without anything major breaking, I'll be incredibly happy.

IAG has a Dynojet 424 AWD in-ground dyno, btw.

17 days and counting...

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Boo to the dynojet....lol. But, I hear you John. The 300 whp club is a pretty nice place to be. Why will you be limping around on a limp map? Are you installing the turbo yourself?

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Nope, I'm having the install done at IAG on Monday the 14th. They're going to give me a limp map so I can make it through the week since the tune isn't until the following weekend. I don't have an exact date for the tune yet.

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I Gotcha...is Jorge going to do your tune again?

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Yes sir. He certainly knows his stuff. Very well-spoken and a borderline car-genius in my opinion.

At this point, I should probably inquire about one step colder plugs too.

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