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Old 05-28-2008, 08:48 PM   #41
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Have you gotten your car on a dyno? What mods? I bet you are in the 210-230whp range if you are dead even with the sti.
car did 270something at the NE dyno day at almost 14psi. best numbers so far were 292hp, and 225tq on a dynapack at 16ish psi.
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Old 05-29-2008, 02:42 AM   #42
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STI trans are (were) pretty pricey and you had to swap the rear to the R180 from the STI too. To do that you needed the whole rear/axles/driveshaft. You can see where this is going. $$$ Probably about $4500 if I did it myself. Or I could have gone with a PPG gearset which was around $4500 plus installation.

I'd much rather **** away money ( a lot more) on my Miata conversion.

While I loved my FXT and it drove very civilized for a daily driver, the EWG was annoying though I could have plumbed it back in and it simply wasn't fun like the Miata is. Plus the only time I'd drive it over the Miata is during the winter or crappy weather where I couldn't use half the power I had.

If anyone wants a nice car, hang around me for a year and I'll build something sweet then sell it before I abuse it or break it!

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Hell we just sold an STi Trans w/12k for 3900$.. That was the transmission and nothing else. Got 750 from the EJ25 heads alone!!

The 2.5 shortblock is getting some 2.0 heads and going into an 04 wagon with a huge rotated turbo and frontmount. Then we'll finish off that weak POS tranny fo good.
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STI trans are (were) pretty pricey and you had to swap the rear to the R180 from the STI too. To do that you needed the whole rear/axles/driveshaft. You can see where this is going. $$$ Probably about $4500 if I did it myself. Or I could have gone with a PPG gearset which was around $4500 plus installation.

I'd much rather **** away money ( a lot more) on my Miata conversion.

While I loved my FXT and it drove very civilized for a daily driver, the EWG was annoying though I could have plumbed it back in and it simply wasn't fun like the Miata is. Plus the only time I'd drive it over the Miata is during the winter or crappy weather where I couldn't use half the power I had.

If anyone wants a nice car, hang around me for a year and I'll build something sweet then sell it before I abuse it or break it!

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You don't have to swap the rear end to use the STi trans, just the R&P. Most do the entire drivtrain to take advantage of the beefier components.
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I went [email protected] on a stock BP with stock tranny and 1.8 diff. Power was 350hp.
Also went 12.4 with 275hp!

went 11.00 with 498hp on built everything. Car was spinning tires in 3rd and break trannies! But mph was in the 135+ range

This was all done in my old 1990 Miata!
holy **** mayne, thats insane!!! [email protected] is c6 z06 territory...badass
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Ok 18psi - so what did it cost for that kind of power? Nothing to be ashamed of- everybody here knows that it's gonna cost to make that kind of power from a turbo four banger (and have it live). But I think it would put it in perspective - going from stock power to that level.
ok, to be honest i bought almost all the parts mildly used, so my prices are mostly way lower than retail. BUTTTT: i have roughly 2k in the engine, and though its only 360whp, beleive me: above 3k the power/torque is EVERYWHERE and doesnt taper or decrease at all......this turbo is phenomenal, very smooth and just builds power all the way till redline. it is easily a low 12 second car trapping roughly 110 with mediocre driving. my all time best was [email protected]r got to run it with my race gas/launch control tune yet.
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I had about $6K in my FXT which included suspension, wheels, stereo. Probably a high 11 second car. Weakest part of the FXT was the trans (which was why I never tracked it). The STI trans are relatively bulletproof:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1292253

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Frank, that is a helluva nice fxt, i LOVE it.....great job
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Damn, that's impressive... and a total sleeper. You could've upgraded to the STi trans?
sti transmissions are awesome, but they cost an arm and a leg and a ********
i was totally going to buy one till i saw the usual going price: 4500 for a used one and even thats not very common.....damn subaru for puttin them only in sti's
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Hell we just sold an STi Trans w/12k for 3900$.. That was the transmission and nothing else. Got 750 from the EJ25 heads alone!!

The 2.5 shortblock is getting some 2.0 heads and going into an 04 wagon with a huge rotated turbo and frontmount. Then we'll finish off that weak POS tranny fo good.
holy **** batman, ill bet the FIRST wide open throttle pull will skullfuck that tranny leaving the gears nice and smooth LOL
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Really how much did you lose to the 312 whp car by?

My pals 2.0 wrx just dyno'd 314whp with an 18g this last weekend, and that thing is ******* fast. Id love to be able to keep up, but i doubt it for a while. I was thinking 250whp might put me close.
250whp would probably do it. I lost by about 1 length from 35mph to about 90.
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holy **** batman, ill bet the FIRST wide open throttle pull will skullfuck that tranny leaving the gears nice and smooth LOL

You know, I work way too hard for my money to do something silly like, bet... But I'd bet my bank account you sir, are correct.
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holy **** batman, ill bet the FIRST wide open throttle pull will skullfuck that tranny leaving the gears nice and smooth LOL

Funny, that 312whp WRX is sitting in its owners driveway with a blown gearbox
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they dont call them "glass box" for nothin
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Yep, a friend of mine has a wrx and everyone beats him out of the hole because he doesnt want to destroy his tranny. Whats the point of AWD if you cant spin all four wheels ?
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That's why you gotta have the 6 speed like the sti... Then you can drop clutch all you want. First thing to break is usually the half-shafts, sometimes even with the stock clutch.
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friend of mine with a 06 sti has a aps setp running 390whp on pump gas around 450 whp on 115, tuned by scott seagle at topspeed in marietta. thing runs like a champ. 314 is impressive considering the same guy with the sti has a 04 with sti turbo, thicker ic, downpipe, sittin around 250 whp. i definately wouldnt mess with his sti unless i was pushing near 300rwhp lol
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Yep, a friend of mine has a wrx and everyone beats him out of the hole because he doesnt want to destroy his tranny. Whats the point of AWD if you cant spin all four wheels ?
Ever been in a Stage 3 STi from a dig launching off the limitor? HOLY ****. Its like a rocket ship... Take his word for it, you can't do that too many times...

Yeah I agree.. Thats also another one of my complaints about the MS6 and its zip-tie & duct tape rear differential. Not to mention the transfer case that bolts onto a standard fwd transmission output.

I've a couple buddies with Evos but haven't seen one of them blow a gearbox yet.. They're too busy popping the motors. Like Scott said, a thrown rod is the mark of a true tuner.
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friend of mine with a 06 sti has a aps setp running 390whp on pump gas around 450 whp on 115, tuned by scott seagle at topspeed in marietta. thing runs like a champ. 314 is impressive considering the same guy with the sti has a 04 with sti turbo, thicker ic, downpipe, sittin around 250 whp. i definately wouldnt mess with his sti unless i was pushing near 300rwhp lol
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I've a couple buddies with Evos but haven't seen one of them blow a gearbox yet.. They're too busy popping the motors. Like Scott said, a thrown rod is the mark of a true tuner.
most of the evo's in my area are going through a clutch every month lol
little restrictor pill in the clutch line preventing them from dropping the clutch TOO hard, making them burn them like crazy....as soon as someone dares take the restrictor out, the transfer case ***** on itself withing weeks (with hard driving)...........
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haha, i sat and thought about how to spell it, still failed
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haha, i sat and thought about how to spell it, still failed
At least you didn't spell it seagull
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The morning my miata got totaled, I walked away from my friends STI. He had a turbo back, FMIC, COB, and a few more goodies. He was making like 15-16 lbs. at the time.

I just got my car re-tuned and it was running strong. I was happy to finally race him with a good tune to show him what the miata could really do.

We went from about 40 roll. I was in 2nd gear and took it up to the top of 3rd. By the time I let off I was like 6 cars on him (he didn't miss any gears and isn't a bad driver).

I picked up a 1991 MR2 recently with a fully built motor and a TD06-17c turbo running 15 lbs. of boost. Car made 320 whp and it could take a C6 ( no a Z06 C6, the 400 hp C6). Motor could have taken up to somewhere close to 500 whp. The injectors were the limiting factor. Only 550's....

That car is being sold ATM actually. It was a bitch to DD (retarded low and alcohol injection was expensive to refill).
Ya a 220-250 whp miata will spank a stock STI. Should still hang with them even with a turboback, cobb, and intake.

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tuning is key on those cars. 15-16lbs of boost on a stg2 sti is WEAK SAUSE (stock is 14), not to mention that unless its protuned, a cobb accessport provides some of the mildest maps out there.....its nothing. even a ots flash will get the car to push more psi, so i dunno how fast, if at all, the sti you are talking about was.

my 05 wrx with turboback and tune at 18psi did [email protected] on 91 octane, what does a 220whp miata trap on average to be able to spank that?(the 07 is in the 11's)...keep in mind this is a wrx with a td04, a stg2 sti is EASILY capable of [email protected] which my friend, a mediocre driver did on his 05. see guys, i dont want to start a rivalry here, but c'mon lets be reasonable: go on nasioc and pull up the thread with stock turbo wrx's and sti and look at the numbers they are running at the track: stock turbo with boltons and a 100oct tune the record right now is [email protected] for a stock turbo sti. stock turbo and boltons on a wrx and they're in the mid-high 12's area. with bigger turbo's its game over. c'mon lets be reasonable here. imo, a BONE STOCK sti is a good race for a turboed miata (given its a average 220-250whp) from a roll, anything can happen on the street, but majority of the time its that way.

just cause you "took a sti" one or two times doesnt mean that its that way always. we've got stage 2 sti's in the bay area running low 12's back to back at 112mph on **** 91 oct. anyways, this is just my input, i am going from the subaru world to the miata world and am happy to do so, but i just cant ingnore one fact: subaru's will always dominate miata's in a straight line majority of the time. some miata's are crazy beasts, but not alot. most are made for the twisties,. Im not arguing the fact that miata's are funner, better handling, etc etc etc..stricktly my opinion/input tho so dont get offended plz
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