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#326 2018-04-10 15:21:46

Rodman
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From: Long Island
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Re: My project Saabaru

For some reason, the ~original fix dindnít fix all my photos but it was about 90% effective, Iím ok with that. Give it a shot, spread the word.


2005 satin gray metalic aero, sold. 06 wrx, adios!
2005 black aero, rescue project, jdm STi ver 7 drivetrain.
2005 desert silver aero, work horse JDM EJ205 AVCS
2002 bugeye, sedan :-( new project

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#327 2018-04-24 12:02:18

Rodman
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Re: My project Saabaru

2017 top mount in place, new bypass valve, now just waiting on the throttle body/intercooler coupler to arrive so I can get the car back on the road and start the etune process again.
https://i.imgur.com/aUDxvt3.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/Abejshx.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/GPJz67x.jpg

Back to a stock air box too, Cobb box was bling but I won"t miss it.
https://i.imgur.com/uxV0UHC.jpg

Last edited by Rodman (2018-04-24 12:06:27)


2005 satin gray metalic aero, sold. 06 wrx, adios!
2005 black aero, rescue project, jdm STi ver 7 drivetrain.
2005 desert silver aero, work horse JDM EJ205 AVCS
2002 bugeye, sedan :-( new project

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#328 2018-04-25 11:31:50

°kbrown
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From: Fair Oaks, CA
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Re: My project Saabaru

Hope you remembered to reattach the BPV, Redman.


2005 Saab 92x Aero 5MT | The basic mods, Cobb AP Stage 2
1968 Dodge Charger 383 | WIP, restored almost everything but body work
2014 Subaru Forester | Wife's car

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#329 2018-04-25 11:57:30

ikbrown
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Re: My project Saabaru

°kbrown wrote:

Hope you remembered to reattach the BPV, Redman.

lol yes that would be a bad boost leak. Good call upside down !kbrown


2015 Subaru Impreza Hatchback | #dadcar
2005 Saab 92x Aero 5MT | The basic mods, Stage 2.04
1968 Dodge Charger 383 | WIP, restored almost everything but body work

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#330 2018-04-25 16:09:23

sohlman
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Registered: 2013-10-29
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Re: My project Saabaru

Isn't that one iamchris?? Hath thou returnith?

Last edited by sohlman (2018-04-25 16:11:02)


06' Silver Aero 5MT
-White 2015 WRX - Whiteline rear swaybar, Perrin Spherical endlinks, Perrin brass shifter bushing, Cobb J pipe, Cobb Accessport, custom buzzard damage, Cobb Catback
-1968 Land Rover Seres IIA 88in- Top speed 65ish downhill, 0-60 if you're lucky, RHD, 2 1/4 liter diesel, a mess but it's my mess

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#331 2018-04-25 21:25:30

Rodman
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Re: My project Saabaru

lol
I will do my best.
Got my longer coupler x 2. Vibrant from IA Tuning and no brand on Ebay, the ebay hose looks like shit.
https://i.imgur.com/9k5AaG6.jpg

Will resume tomorrow, was raining today.


2005 satin gray metalic aero, sold. 06 wrx, adios!
2005 black aero, rescue project, jdm STi ver 7 drivetrain.
2005 desert silver aero, work horse JDM EJ205 AVCS
2002 bugeye, sedan :-( new project

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#332 2018-04-26 13:27:45

Rodman
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Re: My project Saabaru

Done!

https://i.imgur.com/24HOj9c.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/HQNMuZ7.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/J0J9Et6.jpg

Very close to getting back on the road.

https://i.imgur.com/QChcsyp.jpg

Last edited by Rodman (2018-04-26 15:06:12)


2005 satin gray metalic aero, sold. 06 wrx, adios!
2005 black aero, rescue project, jdm STi ver 7 drivetrain.
2005 desert silver aero, work horse JDM EJ205 AVCS
2002 bugeye, sedan :-( new project

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#333 2018-04-26 17:27:30

ikbrown
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Posts: 5258

Re: My project Saabaru

your potential boost leak but now you have another leak in front of the hood... where there is no headlight  biggrin

Looking good!


2015 Subaru Impreza Hatchback | #dadcar
2005 Saab 92x Aero 5MT | The basic mods, Stage 2.04
1968 Dodge Charger 383 | WIP, restored almost everything but body work

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#334 2018-04-26 20:21:01

Rodman
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Re: My project Saabaru

Headlights will go on tomorrow morning, I always do my best, thank you sir. I'm going to mess around with the diverter to see if I can improve airflow but tuning is priority #1 now.
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2005 satin gray metalic aero, sold. 06 wrx, adios!
2005 black aero, rescue project, jdm STi ver 7 drivetrain.
2005 desert silver aero, work horse JDM EJ205 AVCS
2002 bugeye, sedan :-( new project

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#335 2018-05-07 00:52:34

Rodman
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Re: My project Saabaru

After struggling the last few days trying to figure out why my new setup made zero boost and after troubleshooting swapping parts from my daily driver without success I decided to drop the down pipe to make sure the turbo was spinning freely. To my surprise, the turbo wasn't spinning at all, I pulled the turbo and while inspecting it a 14mm flange nut fell out from the cold side. Thankfully it didn't do any damage and the car is now spooling. Now the tuning process begins, here is a picture of said fucking nut.
https://i.imgur.com/RVxpbjX.jpg


2005 satin gray metalic aero, sold. 06 wrx, adios!
2005 black aero, rescue project, jdm STi ver 7 drivetrain.
2005 desert silver aero, work horse JDM EJ205 AVCS
2002 bugeye, sedan :-( new project

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#336 2018-05-07 07:12:05

snowphun
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Registered: 2005-11-09
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Re: My project Saabaru

eek Looks like a the hardware used for the up pipe brackets and turbo to dp? How did it manage to stay in there and not find its way through the exhaust?

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#337 2018-05-07 08:23:51

Rodman
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Re: My project Saabaru

Yup, I got lucky it didnít do any damage, it was sitting on the cold side preventing the turbo from spinning.


2005 satin gray metalic aero, sold. 06 wrx, adios!
2005 black aero, rescue project, jdm STi ver 7 drivetrain.
2005 desert silver aero, work horse JDM EJ205 AVCS
2002 bugeye, sedan :-( new project

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#338 2018-05-09 20:58:49

Rodman
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From: Long Island
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Re: My project Saabaru

Started Logging, I'm on the second map revision, I can already tell I'm going to love the VF48, much better driveability.


2005 satin gray metalic aero, sold. 06 wrx, adios!
2005 black aero, rescue project, jdm STi ver 7 drivetrain.
2005 desert silver aero, work horse JDM EJ205 AVCS
2002 bugeye, sedan :-( new project

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#339 2018-05-10 13:41:04

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Re: My project Saabaru

Pulls til redline don't it  driving


2005 Saab 9-2x Aero 5MT | 275whp/250wtq | [email protected] | SOLD
2014 Focus ST 6MT | Tuxedo Black | SOLD
2012 Mazda 3 Hatch 2.0 AT | Shiny Blue

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#340 2018-05-10 17:45:54

Rodman
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Re: My project Saabaru

I'm not there yet, because I'm going thru the e tune process I'm only pulling from 2500rpm to 5500, just got a map that will have me pulling from 2500 to 6500 rpm. I look forward to be all done with the tune so I can take it to 8000 rpm, I'll let you know when is all done. I can already tell I made the right choice going to the VF48, I hated the Blouch18 G XTR.


2005 satin gray metalic aero, sold. 06 wrx, adios!
2005 black aero, rescue project, jdm STi ver 7 drivetrain.
2005 desert silver aero, work horse JDM EJ205 AVCS
2002 bugeye, sedan :-( new project

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#341 2018-05-10 18:18:40

myzislow
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Re: My project Saabaru

hammyt wrote:

Pulls til redline don't it  driving

Not with a vf series turbo. It's personal preference, comes down to driving style and what you want out of the car, but I still think to get the most fun out of the 207 a larger turbo is a must. Otherwise, you really don't get a chance to take advantage of the higher redline and free flowing heads. You need to accept the fact that the power band is going to shift a little to the right with a larger turbo (18g, dom 1.5 etc ), but the trade off is so worth it. From 4.3k to 8k my car rips.

I actually prefer the larger turbo for daily driving, especially with the JDM 6-speed, keeps me out of boost more and my gas mileage hs actually gotten better as a result.

Last edited by myzislow (2018-05-10 19:20:37)

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#342 2018-05-11 09:42:26

Zee Biker
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Re: My project Saabaru

myzislow wrote:

hammyt wrote:

Pulls til redline don't it  driving

Not with a vf series turbo. It's personal preference, comes down to driving style and what you want out of the car, but I still think to get the most fun out of the 207 a larger turbo is a must. Otherwise, you really don't get a chance to take advantage of the higher redline and free flowing heads. You need to accept the fact that the power band is going to shift a little to the right with a larger turbo (18g, dom 1.5 etc ), but the trade off is so worth it. From 4.3k to 8k my car rips.

I actually prefer the larger turbo for daily driving, especially with the JDM 6-speed, keeps me out of boost more and my gas mileage hs actually gotten better as a result.

What turbo are you running?


05' Silver Aero: 04 STi 6 speed, DB20g, EWG, e85, and happy.

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#343 2018-05-11 10:35:15

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Re: My project Saabaru

I have a dom 1.5 xtr 10cm.

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#344 2018-05-11 13:49:22

Rodman
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Re: My project Saabaru

I also have the jdm short gear 6 speed transmission, with the quicker spooling turbo I can actually stay in 6th gear and accelerate quickly to change lanes on the highway. Before, with the Blouch 18G XTR I would have to shift to 4th gear in order to get quickly across a lane on the highway, it also would die going up hills if I didnít gather steam at the bottom of the climb. The VF48 has a stronger midrange from what I can tell so far. Fuel consumption seems to be about the same as before, thirsty.


2005 satin gray metalic aero, sold. 06 wrx, adios!
2005 black aero, rescue project, jdm STi ver 7 drivetrain.
2005 desert silver aero, work horse JDM EJ205 AVCS
2002 bugeye, sedan :-( new project

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#345 2018-05-11 14:14:11

myzislow
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Re: My project Saabaru

Interesting. Sounds like your tune could have been a bit off with the 18g if your car behaved that way. I do vaguely remember your car spooling a bit later than it should have, but i could be wrong. I have plenty of passing power in 6th gear with a dom 1.5, with no real need to downshift unless I'm really trying to get going quickly.

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#346 2018-05-12 13:57:13

Rodman
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Re: My project Saabaru

Stephen Clark works fast, I'm now on the 5th map revision. Last night logging session was awesome, still only going from 2500-6500rpm but the car felt insane, lots of power. Unfortunately the new map also brought some knock activity so he will have to revise that. I don't miss the 18G XTR whatsoever, the VF48 is a freaking winner.

The previous setup was tuned first by STI Mikey and last was e tuned by Stephen Clark from IA Performance. It may have just been a shitty Blouch turbo, I hated it for dd but Iím curious about how the new setup will compare above 6500rpm, the old setup was good to redline powerwise.

Last edited by Rodman (2018-05-13 07:00:18)


2005 satin gray metalic aero, sold. 06 wrx, adios!
2005 black aero, rescue project, jdm STi ver 7 drivetrain.
2005 desert silver aero, work horse JDM EJ205 AVCS
2002 bugeye, sedan :-( new project

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#347 2018-05-13 09:36:04

Rodman
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Re: My project Saabaru

Because more JDM'ness
https://i.imgur.com/X7V9ijC.jpg


2005 satin gray metalic aero, sold. 06 wrx, adios!
2005 black aero, rescue project, jdm STi ver 7 drivetrain.
2005 desert silver aero, work horse JDM EJ205 AVCS
2002 bugeye, sedan :-( new project

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#348 2018-05-13 11:09:02

itsnotmeitsyou
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Re: My project Saabaru

Stock hazard button looks like shit, so worth the upgrade smile


2005 Saab 9-2x Aero:  More than you've had done to your car.
2015 Forester XT 'TS' clone

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#349 2018-05-13 21:03:45

Rodman
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From: Long Island
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Re: My project Saabaru

Yes, I like the new look banana


2005 satin gray metalic aero, sold. 06 wrx, adios!
2005 black aero, rescue project, jdm STi ver 7 drivetrain.
2005 desert silver aero, work horse JDM EJ205 AVCS
2002 bugeye, sedan :-( new project

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#350 2018-05-14 12:32:19

Rodman
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Re: My project Saabaru

up next!
https://i.imgur.com/coBYH15.jpg


2005 satin gray metalic aero, sold. 06 wrx, adios!
2005 black aero, rescue project, jdm STi ver 7 drivetrain.
2005 desert silver aero, work horse JDM EJ205 AVCS
2002 bugeye, sedan :-( new project

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