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Old 11-10-2014, 04:58 PM   #461
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nonsense.

Long rod EJ257 de-stroked to 2.35L revving to 10k on a EFR9180 @ 50psi.

or go home
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Old 11-10-2014, 05:00 PM   #462
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Nice tuning
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Old 11-10-2014, 05:10 PM   #463
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nonsense.

Long rod EJ257 de-stroked to 2.35L revving to 10k on a EFR9180 @ 50psi.

or go home
That will certainly solve the "noise in the transmission" problem

Can a TD04 actually be rebuilt at home like a cheapie SR20? Used TD04s seem to be all over the place for teh cheaps.
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That will certainly solve the "noise in the transmission" problem

Can a TD04 actually be rebuilt at home like a cheapie SR20? Used TD04s seem to be all over the place for teh cheaps.
Yes. Do you want one that is already in pieces that needs a new compressor wheel? It has the LGT style compressor cover with a snapped off bolt in it. $10 + shipping. Getting the turbine housing off required torch + hammer.
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Old 11-10-2014, 05:35 PM   #465
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Officially? No
Unofficially? Yes

to my knowledge there are no rebuild kits for them made by the original manufacturer, but tons of egay kits that apparently work.
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Old 11-10-2014, 05:35 PM   #466
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Just asking, not really in need of one at the moment. I don't need to start hoarding Subaru parts like I already do with Miata parts.

If I was to do anything I'd work on optimizing what I already have. Something like ported factory manifolds, eliminate TGVs, sti up-pipe (no cat) and maybe downpipe and exhaust. That and a tune should show respectable gains. The "little" EJ20x in my WRX is never going to be a powerhouse, and honestly its fun as hell already. The last thing I want to do is ruin the reliability, simplicity and "fun" I already have, that's why I also have the Miata. If my turbo goes out, either rebuild mine/another stock TD04 or if I was going to actually spend money, Blouch TD05H-16GXT would be a the top of the list. Of course the OEM twin scroll stuff looks cool, but its not cheap either so
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I took a picture:

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But what if someone else wanted to drive on that road?
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But what if someone else wanted to drive on that road?
They would have to break the lock on the gate behind the car and navigate fallen tress on a closed road...
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lol you couldn't put the visor up? ruins the whole picture
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it better be almost free with the issues you described... find a low mileage mint engine and trans and just swap over.
Its pretty dang cheap and yeah that sounds like a better plan at this point. Still waiting on the VIN or a picture of the hood to determine if its an XS or XT so I can start looking for a motor/trans.

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So, we gonna rebuild us an EJ255 and a TD04?
After I get the car maybe
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if its an xt, you sir will be in some serious luck. that year comes with an EJ257 out of the sti
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It looks like the 08+ STi TMIC is probably the most cost effective for me.
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lol you couldn't put the visor up? ruins the whole picture
dude I know. when I got home and looked at the first picture I was like ******* **** *****.

I can probably PS it back out.



The price of some of those TMICs are insane. The Grimmspeed one does look nice with the splitter thingy, but you're almost at $1000.

The STi TMIC doesn't look this it will be an easy fit on a regular WRX. N/M looks like you don't have a regular 08+ WRX. Seems like you'd need the STi IM as to upgrade to that on a 08+ WRX.
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I wish there was an affordable option for the lgt. I've already blown mine apart and it heat soaks like a bitch. Have been thinking fmic.
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I'll sell you my LGT FMIC, Most of the pipes are off, just waiting for a free moment (or a buyer) to yank the bumper and take out the core.
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I'll sell you my LGT FMIC, Most of the pipes are off, just waiting for a free moment (or a buyer) to yank the bumper and take out the core.
Which one is it and how much? Feel free to pm.
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I wish there was an affordable option for the lgt. I've already blown mine apart and it heat soaks like a bitch. Have been thinking fmic.
Do what I did. Bullet Proof Top Mount Intercooler Mod (kit = 90 shipped, 30 min install) + top mount pusher fan (50 dollars at autozone, <20shipped online, took me 4hrs to install it)

Now it don't leak, won't leak, and doesn't heatsoak even at extended idle.
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04 Forester (not sure yet if XS or XT), Automatic
So it turns out its an 05 XS.

And here's a better descripition of the issues.

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The engine doesn't run. I think {PO's duaghters name} drove it with very little oil at one point which did permanent damage. I also think the transmission may need some attention. The symptom was that when driving with the steering at full lock there would be a clunking noise. This is a result of a problem with the back to front differential, because if you disable that (which apparently you can do with some electronic disconnection) the clunking goes away. The dealer said they would need to replace the transmission to fix it. I never had it repaired, but drove the car for several years like that without any worries.
So likely just swap the motor.

Do the transmission symptoms sound like center diff or maybe just a bad CV joint?
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Is the car free, or what?

It sounds about like a $1000 car max...
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