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Old 11-04-2014, 02:18 PM   #441
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I gotta tell ya, after putting all the gauges in the Miata I really miss the data when driving the WRX. I'm seriously considering adding some gauges, I'm just not sure what I want. Oil pressure and oil temp are on the top of my list. Maybe boost?

Mounting is the other question. I don't like anything in the Subaru world except maybe the lower left/lower right cluster mount.



Or maybe I just need to focus on finishing the Miata and leave the poor Subaru alone
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Most equal length manifolds actually sound pretty good though IMO.
Still burbly and grumpy, just not as much so.
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Printing is cheap nowadays.



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Old 11-04-2014, 02:23 PM   #444
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except only the legacy gets that awesome possum mid-dash setup.

on imprezas I really like the SMY (same as what G posted) on pretty much all of them. and if you color match the gauges, it looks oem
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Old 11-04-2014, 02:39 PM   #445
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My gauges are in the spot where the ashtray used to be, you can fit two there. I though the gauge hood spots would be impossible to see and I didnt want to lose the clock/those gauges are super tacky.
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Old 11-04-2014, 02:45 PM   #446
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I love them.

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30k subaru's are not to be compared with 3k miatas.
My question is this: why would you pay money to run something crappy on your car? Just because the gains aren't that different cause the engine is n/a and doesn't make much power to begin with doesn't mean one isn't better than the other.

I mean it's your money though......so go ahead

I guess I'm over the whole "subaru rumble" after all these years, and would gladly run something that pairs the exhaust primaries correctly resulting in equal distribution and less heat.
I get it. I was just stating from the dozens and dozens of dyno sheets I've looked at with multiple tuners, there doesn't really seem to be much of a difference between EL/UEL or even the brand (I don't consider the knock-off junk in the same category). OFH, Borla, Tomei, Perrin, etc. JDL and Nameless (who makes the Cosworth header) seem to have a 1-2% advantage in power production, but with ceramic coating you're talking about a $1200 header......which seems a touch excessive. For me at least.

I suspect you could get 90% of the gain of header by removing the factory cat and replacing it with a collector.

I'm with TurboTim, I love the rumble. Maybe it's because I haven't owned them before?
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$1200 before ceramic coating seems normal for a good header for a 4 cylinder. Otherwise you might as well just get whatever's cheapest.
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I love them.

that's clean!
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Old 11-09-2014, 12:17 AM   #450
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put a downpipe on my brobaru today
before vs after


really low timing, low boost, think I'ma keep it that way for a while

because I'm lazy lol
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which DP? How was exhaust volume/drone/etc affected? That's fairly significant.
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invidia v3 catted (with the wg divider/split)
cobb exhaust
Loudness barely went up at all. Drone is very very minimal over stock, and about the same as it was before with just cat back. My AEM cold air is probably the loudest thing on the car right now. The spool and bpv sound is louder than the exhaust.

I have that Magnaflow 14x5x3 muffler I was going to weld in, in place of the tiny cobb resonator, but we saw no need to even do that. We did chop off the tapered "oem style" flange that chokes to 2.5 and weld in a proper 3" too. So it'd be even quieter with the original flange.

The best part is that its running seriously conservative timing and boost. I've still the stock tmic on there, no time to install my Process West, so I'm not even half pushing the car.
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makes me wanna pick one up... and then do something for a mid pipe. I already have the 3" axle/cat back SPT exhaust thing.
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Is there any TMIC out there that's better than the oem STi but doesn't cost $900+ like the PW?
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depends which style you mean. for the sti style, there are tons and tons of great options
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I guess I should have been more specific, something that's 02-07 style for a FXT.
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spearco - awesome
grimmspeed - awesome
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turboxs hyperflow - awesome
and there's the process west, and all the sti ones, and the 08+ sti ones too.

I'm sure there are more I'm forgetting too.
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So um yeah. Seems like I'll likely be getting one of these things soon...

04 Forester (not sure yet if XS or XT), Automatic

The pro's:
- price

The con's:
- It's been sitting for at least 2 years, so it's likely moldy and icky inside.
- The transmission was making noise when it was parked. I'm hoping it's center diff bearings?
- It was run out of oil... I've been led to believe it was run until it was dry and wouldn't run anymore.

At one point in my life I really wanted a gc8, but this is here and fits the bill for camping/mountain bike hauler/ski trip car better anyways.

Anyone wanna learn me a Subaru, or warn me off picking up a basket case Fos?
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it better be almost free with the issues you described.

and no way would I try to rebuild it or fix it. buy donor engine/trans, plop it in over the weekend, move on with life.

they are great

*edit: do what fireindc did and find a low mileage mint engine and trans and just swap over. hit me up if you have any questions

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So um yeah. Seems like I'll likely be getting one of these things soon...
So, we gonna rebuild us an EJ255 and a TD04?
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