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#26 2011-05-05 08:58:12

deliverator
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Re: Deliverator's 92x

Have spent much of my spare time over the last few days (after work Tuesday, during my lunch hour yesterday (work from home ftmfw), and, astonishingly, before work for an hour starting at 6:20am this morning) installing an AVO inlet. Almost done now (knock on wood)- just have to get the crank case breather hose (and the one next to it) back on and pick up a new hose clamp (oem type is too much of a hassle to futz around with). What a huge PITA this thing has been to install.

Glad I did it, though, for two reasons- first, the stock inlet at 47k-ish miles was downright gooey at the turbo inlet. Second, even allowing for the hose being mush the hose clamp at the turbo inlet wasn't at all snug. When I went to loosen it the clamp rotated around the inlet hose under just the weight of the screwdriver. An error on the part of the shop that did the vf39 install, I suspect.

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#27 2011-05-06 12:36:21

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Re: Deliverator's 92x

Finished inlet install yesterday. Also plumbed boost gauge.

Idle seems a little rougher than I remember, vacuum at idle appears to be 19inHg and I expected to see it at 20-22 based on the last car I had this particular gauge in (04 wrx). Will check for a vacuum leak at some point this weekend.

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#28 2011-05-16 13:01:38

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Re: Deliverator's 92x

Deliverator, I got a question about your Process West TMIC, so the shroud that comes with the intercooler doesn't fit?


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#29 2011-05-16 13:22:46

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Re: Deliverator's 92x

hamsuplo wrote:

Deliverator, I got a question about your Process West TMIC, so the shroud that comes with the intercooler doesn't fit?

Correct. Too tall for the 92x scoop. :-(

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#30 2011-05-16 16:56:43

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Re: Deliverator's 92x

Can you dremel the Process West Shroud or are the angles totally off if we did that?


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#31 2011-05-23 09:54:50

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Re: Deliverator's 92x

hamsuplo wrote:

Can you dremel the Process West Shroud or are the angles totally off if we did that?

PW shroud is made of some surprisingly thick steel. Good luck with a dremel.

I was thinking about tracing the pattern of the aluminum one I riveted together and having a shop trim it down. Then I thought some more and am now thinking about other options.

On a somewhat related note, I was once again delighted this weekend with the PW TMIC; a joy to install and remove. None of the fuss, hassle, and frustration of trying to shoehorn in the huge ebay/css/etc tmics that I'd used on previous WRXs. Slips right into place.

I installed a Samco BPV hose to try to resolve the vacuum issue (old hose looked quite tired). Didn't help. Did some research on teh interwebs, decided that I must have incorrectly plumbed the various small lines to/from the sensor/regulator/whatever (between the alternator and inlet hose at the front of the car). Spent some time with detailed pics, got it sorted out. Vacuum is once again stable and idle is smooth as can be. Some variance in short term fuel trims (between -1.6% and 8%), but I attribute that to difference in flow characteristics between stock inlet/aftermaf and avo inlet.

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#32 2011-05-25 12:15:50

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Re: Deliverator's 92x

Finished the gauge install (mostly).

In this pod, the vacuum line to the VDO vision boost gauge is too bulky to clear the clear plastic cover of the OEM gauge housing. Had to rotate it or else it sticks out about 1/2" from flush. Looks ricey, but it's practical and has one added benefit- target boost is pretty much straight up and typical vacuum at idle is straight down. :-)
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Will work on a theme to make the PLX display match the cluster.

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#33 2011-05-25 12:24:12

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Re: Deliverator's 92x

You should get some more gauges.


And here come the one uppers  arrow-down

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#34 2011-05-25 12:28:20

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Re: Deliverator's 92x

Topher wrote:

You should get some more gauges.

Lol, jackass.

No, this is actually one too many.

Am considering getting the EGT sensor module for the PLX gauge so I can get rid of the corner pod. It's far too noticeable for my liking.

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#35 2011-05-25 13:04:12

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Re: Deliverator's 92x

Wipe down that dash and you'll be one cool dude.   cool

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#36 2011-08-09 22:09:00

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Re: Deliverator's 92x

Got the car back from Innovative today. Dropped it off with a laundry list of work to do and they did a great job knocking out the various fixes, maintenance items, and upgrades.

Expected to have it tuned while it was there, but apparently while some tweaks would've been in order the current map is good enough that it wasn't worth starting from scratch (the original tuner locks his maps- will take some current logs and have him make any appropriate changes).

Quick rundown of the work-
Install Turn In Concepts fender braces
Diagnose clunk (endlink bushing(s) apparently shot; not really surprised- bought used six or seven years ago and been through every Buffalo winter since on one car or another)
Fix exhaust leak (absolutely delighted with this... soooo quiet now)
Modify Process West TMIC splitter to fit 92x scoop, and put a "lid" on it at my request (to shield the aluminum hood from road debris)
New plugs
Compression test (car is healthy)
Smoke test intake (no leaks)
Oil Change
Dyno test

Since I've been driving the roadster exclusively for a while, the 92x is taking some getting used to. Love the linear power and silence. But seating position feels like a school bus and the shifter feels like a stick anchored in a bowl of pudding. Replacing seats is out of the question for the foreseeable future, but shifter and associated bushings are on order.

Very happy with their work. :-)

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#37 2011-09-05 23:56:31

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Re: Deliverator's 92x

I wanna see those '11 WRX wheels on. Buy some tires already.  star


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#38 2011-10-05 08:52:06

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Re: Deliverator's 92x

Installed an STI rear diffuser with Cusco brace. I neither know nor expect that either makes any functional difference, but I like the way the diffuser looks.

Replaced ancient MRT rear endlinks with Kartboy pieces. Passenger side clunk is now gone. :-D

Installed STI short throw shifter with Kartboy front and rear bushings and TiC pivot bushings.

Looking to trade the '11 WRX wheels I bought for 16" stock 9-2x Aero wheels or 16" Legacy Snowflakes, so those waiting for pics of them installed may be disappointed.

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#39 2011-11-10 13:41:21

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Re: Deliverator's 92x

Had caster-adding STI Control arms installed last week and the Com-C's rotated to max-camber position. Hawk HPS pads, stoptech cryo rotors, and fresh brake fluid made a substantial difference in pedal feel.

Today I had an alignment done and camber bolts installed in the rear. Got -1.5 degrees negative camber up front, -1 in the rear, and zero toe. Pretty happy with the feel. Only gripe is that the wheel isn't centered (always tilted to the right regardless of car's position relative to road crown). Not terrible, but it's off enough to be annoying.

Surprised to be typing this, but... I think I'm done with modding this car for the foreseeable future. In terms of performance and feel it's just about exactly what I want it to be.

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#40 2011-11-10 14:10:40

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Re: Deliverator's 92x

deliverator wrote:

Looking to trade the '11 WRX wheels I bought for 16" stock 9-2x Aero wheels or 16" Legacy Snowflakes, so those waiting for pics of them installed may be disappointed.

Are the wrx wheels like these http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=htt … mp;dur=215

If so I will seriously consider the trade for the stock 16" aeros.


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#41 2011-11-10 14:20:29

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Re: Deliverator's 92x

dustlove wrote:

Are the wrx wheels like these

If so I will seriously consider the trade for the stock 16" aeros.

They were indeed, but they're already gone. Sorry.  sadbanana

FWIW, keep your 16" Aero wheels. They are attractive and LIGHT.

Lightweight wheels are a joy.

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#42 2012-01-06 00:35:00

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Re: Deliverator's 92x

hamsuplo wrote:

Deliverator, I got a question about your Process West TMIC, so the shroud that comes with the intercooler doesn't fit?

About that Process West TMIC shroud, found any better options for that?  How about some of the other aftermarket shrouds, might they work in its place?
You still using your modded stock shroud?

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#43 2012-01-06 10:55:03

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Re: Deliverator's 92x

markb wrote:

hamsuplo wrote:

Deliverator, I got a question about your Process West TMIC, so the shroud that comes with the intercooler doesn't fit?

About that Process West TMIC shroud, found any better options for that?  How about some of the other aftermarket shrouds, might they work in its place?
You still using your modded stock shroud?

The modded stock shroud was a failure. The aluminum that I could work with hand tools proved too flimsy, some of the rivets tore through and turned it into a rattling piece of crap.

I ended up having a local shop modify the PW shroud, trimming it so it'd fit and adding some sheetmetal so that debris wouldn't hit the underside of the hood. I meant to take and post pics of it but never got around to it while the weather was nice; these days it's just too damned cold to mess around in the garage.

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#44 2012-01-06 11:39:04

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Re: Deliverator's 92x

Sounds like a good solution.  Unless PW manufactures one specific for a two year run of cars.  I sent them an e-mail down under to ask about compatibility of their product with the 92x Aero hood.  I have not heard back from them yet:)

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#45 2012-03-23 14:21:10

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Re: Deliverator's 92x

markb wrote:

Sounds like a good solution.  Unless PW manufactures one specific for a two year run of cars.  I sent them an e-mail down under to ask about compatibility of their product with the 92x Aero hood.  I have not heard back from them yet:)

Might be too late to be useful to you, but somewhere in my travels I've read that Bugeye WRX splitters are direct bolt-ins for 92x hoods. So if PW makes an 02-03 splitter, maybe...

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#46 2012-04-16 03:57:35

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Re: Deliverator's 92x

Havn't changed top mount, so that could be a helpfull tip thanks.
Can't find it on PW website
http://www.processwest.com.au/website/p … elist.html
But scooby tuner shows 02-03 option.
http://scoobytuner.com/products/?vAppli … ;sfID2=153
I'll check around to see if I can find any more info.

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#47 2012-06-20 12:50:29

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Re: Deliverator's 92x

deliverator wrote:

markb wrote:

Sounds like a good solution.  Unless PW manufactures one specific for a two year run of cars.  I sent them an e-mail down under to ask about compatibility of their product with the 92x Aero hood.  I have not heard back from them yet:)

Might be too late to be useful to you, but somewhere in my travels I've read that Bugeye WRX splitters are direct bolt-ins for 92x hoods. So if PW makes an 02-03 splitter, maybe...

I haven't upgraded my Top mount inter-cooler yet, wondering if anyone has tried the Process West 02-03 splitter in an SAAB Aero application?

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#48 2012-07-06 01:41:12

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Re: Deliverator's 92x

Would also like to know.. Thinking bout upgrading to
The process west when I do my
Build


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#49 2012-11-17 11:55:36

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Re: Deliverator's 92x

Ordered the 02-03 Process west. Bolts right in. First 92x the shop I went to
had seen, and they just bolted it in, not noticing any difference to all the subies they worked on.

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#50 2012-11-18 13:11:29

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Re: Deliverator's 92x

markb wrote:

Ordered the 02-03 Process west. Bolts right in. First 92x the shop I went to
had seen, and they just bolted it in, not noticing any difference to all the subies they worked on.

Just to clarify- the Process West bugeye WRX scoop fits the 92x hood?

If so...  roxor

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