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Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   01-18-2014, 02:14 PM
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Posted By bmoney
Nice man...I'm excited for my new suspension...

Nice man...I'm excited for my new suspension upgrades. Had stock struts/sways the entire time. At the power I was pushing, it was only fun to go in a straight line. Now, I'll actually be able to...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   01-15-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,093
Posted By bmoney
Thats awesome man. I have a few buddies running...

Thats awesome man. I have a few buddies running the same turbo and they love it! Once you have your motor built it makes the world of a difference. Are you building your heads too?
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   01-15-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,093
Posted By bmoney
Congrats on the marriage! Are you looking to do...

Congrats on the marriage! Are you looking to do coilovers or upgraded struts? Ya man I was out of it for awhile as my car has just been sitting in the shop but its great to be back in it again.
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   01-12-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,093
Posted By bmoney
Thanks Kirt I appreciate it. It's been a long...

Thanks Kirt I appreciate it. It's been a long path and there's been times when I sincerely thought about getting out but tracking my car is something I've always wanted to do and I finally have the...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   01-12-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,093
Posted By bmoney
As long as you're not going to bash me for what...

As long as you're not going to bash me for what ever reason I would like to have your input. I'm no expert by any means. I've always had a great experience from the community on this forum, hence why...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   01-12-2014, 10:24 AM
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Posted By bmoney
That is my ultimate end goal. Need another...

That is my ultimate end goal. Need another vehicle though first before I install race seats, roll cage, harnesses, etc.
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   01-11-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,093
Posted By bmoney
Input?

Hey guys would love to hear from you on my build so far. Always good to have other's inputs.

Thanks!
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   01-10-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,093
Posted By bmoney
I had it sleeved for when I go rotated which will...

I had it sleeved for when I go rotated which will hopefully be after I break in my new motor. I'm wanting to push 700+ whp

Ya I know it is, but for the turbo I currently have it works fine....
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   01-10-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,083
Posted By bmoney
New Thread

Guys I started a new thread please comment here: http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f103/awesome-subi-build-making-43665/

Thanks!
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   01-10-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,083
Posted By bmoney
Ya its been pretty awful, thankfully my builder...

Ya its been pretty awful, thankfully my builder is an outstanding individual and has paid for my 3rd and 4th (minus the benson sleeves). He stands behind his work even though the dropped sleeves...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   01-10-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,093
Posted By bmoney
Awesome Subi Build In the Making

Hey guys I resurrected a very old thread of mine http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f103/time-finally-came-motor-build-31263/ but thought it would just be easier to start a new thread. Here's the same...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   01-10-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,083
Posted By bmoney
Thanks Randy! Glad to be back and can't wait for...

Thanks Randy! Glad to be back and can't wait for what's to come. She'll be a full blown track car before I know it :D
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   01-10-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,083
Posted By bmoney
Much Needed Update!

Haven't been on here in a long time but wanted to update everyone with my current set-up. It has been quite the journey the past few years with my subi but it will well be worth it in the end. I am...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   11-15-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,083
Posted By bmoney
Update!

So here's the latest on my build:

My sleeved block came in last Monday and it looked gorgeous! My builder said it was the best work he has seen yet (I wish I had pictures but unfortunately don't...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   11-15-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,083
Posted By bmoney
Kirt, Sorry for such a delayed...

Kirt,

Sorry for such a delayed response...but my builder said the exact same thing about the nitride cranks and yes I hope the ACL bearings hold up.

I just got done catching up on your build...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   09-05-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,083
Posted By bmoney
Kirt: Since yourself and I have a very similar...

Kirt: Since yourself and I have a very similar build this thread has made me a little uneasy as well, but I've talked with my tuner and mechanic and they both told me that throughout all the years...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   09-02-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,083
Posted By bmoney
Kirt what all did you have done on your previous...

Kirt what all did you have done on your previous build and how many miles did you have it before you lost all your oil? Also what's your driving style like. I just want to get a better feel about...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   09-02-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,083
Posted By bmoney
What do you mean by they coat the bearings? ...

What do you mean by they coat the bearings?

I know I had said i'm using the OEM bearings but that was a typo. I actually went ahead and ordered the Cosworth bearings but am all concerned now as I...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   08-31-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,083
Posted By bmoney
I called my builder and asked him to throw in...

I called my builder and asked him to throw in some ARP headstuds and he said he was going to use those anyways and just forgot to put them in my estimate. Thanks anyways for bringing that to my...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   08-31-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,083
Posted By bmoney
That's exactly what Troy (my builder) told me. He...

That's exactly what Troy (my builder) told me. He said ACL is on the verge of filing bankruptcy and therefore their products aren't the same quality as what they use to be.

I've tried searching...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   08-30-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,083
Posted By bmoney
For whatever reason he doesn't like ACL bearings...

For whatever reason he doesn't like ACL bearings and lives by the OEM bearings as he has "personally" had the most success with them.

To my knowledge we aren't but I could be wrong...ill...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   08-30-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,083
Posted By bmoney
Update

Just got back from talking with my engine builder and this is what we put together

Short Block
-OEM Bearings
-Darton Sleeves
-STI Nitrate Treated Crank
-Cosworth Forged Piston 100mm 8:2:1 (my...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   08-30-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,083
Posted By bmoney
Thanks a lot for the side coating info and...

Thanks a lot for the side coating info and pics...I really appreciate it Chris!
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   08-30-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,083
Posted By bmoney
Thanks Kirt! What is side coating pistons? What...

Thanks Kirt! What is side coating pistons? What are the pros and cons (if any)? Thanks man!

Also where do you get it done at?
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   08-30-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,083
Posted By bmoney
What brands would you use instead for my...

What brands would you use instead for my headwork? Going to go with the Kelford 272 cams but what would you go with for the valvesprings/retainers, and valves?
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   08-30-2011, 12:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,083
Posted By bmoney
You have an awesome setup can't wait to see what...

You have an awesome setup can't wait to see what your number are!

Are you using the OEM valvesprings and retainers? What inconnel valves are you using? How do you like the CP pistons?

I have...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   08-29-2011, 11:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,083
Posted By bmoney
I didn't know that about Cosworth...thanks for...

I didn't know that about Cosworth...thanks for filling me though!

I'll definitely take a look at the Wossner..thanks!

I plan on going .82 AR with a 3" exhaust housing and running E85.
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   08-29-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,083
Posted By bmoney
Ya man it really sucked but am excited to build...

Ya man it really sucked but am excited to build my motor even though its going to cost quite the penny and don't have a mode of transportation at the time being. lol ya i read your thread the other...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   08-29-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,083
Posted By bmoney
My HP goals are going to be 500-550 whp. I'm...

My HP goals are going to be 500-550 whp. I'm going to upgrade to a GT35R around the same time I upgrade the transmission...that's why I'm sleeving the block

I'm more than likely going to go with...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   08-29-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,083
Posted By bmoney
Yes I know and I completely hear you about the...

Yes I know and I completely hear you about the tranny thats why I'm going to get a conservative tune for the time being but I'm definitely going to be upgrading my tranny in the near future.
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   08-29-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,083
Posted By bmoney
The time finally came...motor build!

I knew it was inevitable but didn't think it would happen so soon.

Link to my turbo upgrade thread...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   07-27-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 17,328
Posted By bmoney
That would be so legit on pump! When will you go...

That would be so legit on pump! When will you go in for another tune?
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   07-27-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 84
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Posted By bmoney
I don't have the stock turbo anymore. I have the...

I don't have the stock turbo anymore. I have the blouch dom 2.5 xtr. Did a pull at 385 whp but was wondering if its possible to get in the mid 400's with this turbo.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   07-27-2011, 04:21 PM
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Posted By bmoney
I can imagine that's quite frustrating with your...

I can imagine that's quite frustrating with your engine but hopefully this will be the last time? Question for ya...how much whp could we get out of our turbo with the right supporting mods? Also,...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   07-23-2011, 12:49 AM
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Posted By bmoney
Does it really? When do you hit boost though? It...

Does it really? When do you hit boost though? It doesn't show on my chart but my rev-limiter is set at 7100rpm and its quite surprising how it pulls all the way to 71k. But yes I would say that...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   07-22-2011, 01:07 AM
Replies: 84
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Posted By bmoney
Hey Josh sorry for taking so long to get back to...

Hey Josh sorry for taking so long to get back to you. Anyways my long term goal for my car is to eventually be running 500+ whp.

So I already have upgraded pads (Hawk hps and SS lines) but I...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   07-22-2011, 12:59 AM
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Posted By bmoney
Dyno Charts

Hey guys sorry for being MIA but here is one of my pulls. I'll post my other one soon. I'm running E85 at 20psi
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   06-17-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 17,328
Posted By bmoney
Thanks Josh, I appreciate it! Lol, ya I have...

Thanks Josh, I appreciate it! Lol, ya I have quite the laundry list of parts I'm saving for right now (i.e. STI brake kit w/ rims to fit the brembo's, new shortblock, STI full transmission swap).
...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   06-17-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 17,328
Posted By bmoney
Kirt, sorry for taking so long to get back to...

Kirt, sorry for taking so long to get back to you. I've been on family vacation for awhile and didn't have internet access.

I'm running E85 which is my tuners cup of tea. He really knows his...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   06-03-2011, 12:53 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 17,328
Posted By bmoney
Update!

I got everything installed on Wednesday and had it tuned as well. Pushed 367 whp at 20 psi with an awesome power curve. I'll post my dyno charts soon.

On a side note...had my DW300 fuel pump crap...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-28-2011, 11:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 761
Posted By bmoney
Well first off welcome and congratulations on the...

Well first off welcome and congratulations on the wrx. I have an 06 myself and absolutely love her!

+1 as well getting rid of the CAI and like the others have said, go with the COBB SF intake or...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   05-27-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 17,328
Posted By bmoney
I have an SPT intake and grimmspeed 3-port ebcs. ...

I have an SPT intake and grimmspeed 3-port ebcs.

I just purchased:
-Perrin Inlet
-Group N Engine/Trans mounts

-Ill look into the grimmspeed pnp headers/manifold

Thanks!
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   05-27-2011, 12:12 AM
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Posted By bmoney
Other than the obvious (e.g. upgrading my...

Other than the obvious (e.g. upgrading my transmission and block work), is there anything else I should purchase (i.e. Cobb BPV, Group N engine and transmission mounts, Cobb post-MAF hose, TGV...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   05-26-2011, 11:35 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 17,328
Posted By bmoney
Haha, I hear ya on that...it will be very hard!...

Haha, I hear ya on that...it will be very hard! I'm honestly just going to have my tuner do a fairly conservative tune until I can afford a trans upgrade.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   05-26-2011, 11:32 PM
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Posted By bmoney
Thanks for that I appreciate it!

Thanks for that I appreciate it!
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   05-26-2011, 02:35 PM
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Posted By bmoney
I was initially going to buy a BPT turbo inlet...

I was initially going to buy a BPT turbo inlet but Mike at Blouch told me that the Dom 2.5 XTR comes with both an inlet and outlet and therefore didn't need to buy one? Is this something Blouch...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   05-24-2011, 04:15 PM
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Views: 17,328
Posted By bmoney
Update

Kirt,

Taked with Mike at Blouch and he told me to get the Dom 2.5 XTR. Here's what I have so far:

Parts On Hand:
-Deatschwerks 300lph fuel pump
-Injector Dynamics 1000cc
-STI splitter and...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   05-24-2011, 12:17 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 17,328
Posted By bmoney
Hey no worries and to my recent post...I'm just...

Hey no worries and to my recent post...I'm just going to go with the original setup I had planned and if the tranny goes it goes and that is something I will deal with at that point in time.

So...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   05-23-2011, 10:46 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 17,328
Posted By bmoney
1. First and foremost I want to thank you guys...

1. First and foremost I want to thank you guys for all the wonderful help/advice on everything and being so quick to respond to my questions....greatly appreciate it!!

Also, thank you for the...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   05-21-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 17,328
Posted By bmoney
It sounds like a great turbo and I'll definitely...

It sounds like a great turbo and I'll definitely give him a call...thanks!

If you wouldn't mind could you elaborate a little on the 8cm/10cm housing? I don't really know what that...
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