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    Holy Smokes... I've never made one of these. I should have. I've had the car since 2006 when I got back from Iraq. Kind of a present to myself. Since then it's been a massive money pit... Incredibly fun... and an insane learning project. I've finally got the funds, room, and garage together to be able to turn her into a toy that I can drive to work, and then to the track! Should be a fun close to 400whp e85 beast

    I've gotten almost all of the parts from WRXPro.com, TiC, and a few from RallySportDirect.

    Update:
    Just got done with the new tune. Made 430/429whp

    Updated Mod List (9/4/12):

    Still to install:
    Volk Aluminum Hubcentric Rings
    Subtle - Saggy Butt Shims

    Currently:

    Engine Bay:
    EJ25 Block with D25 Heads
    Nitride Crank
    STi Forged Rods
    CP Forged Pistons
    ARP Headstuds
    Suba Performance built the engine.
    K&N Typhoon Short Ram Intake
    Blouch 1.5XTR 10cm with 15psi IWG Actuator
    Walbro 255lph Fuel Pump
    Processwest TMIC w/ Silicone piping and Shroud
    SPT Radiator Shroud
    Cobb Turbo Heatshield
    Grimmspeed Air Old Separator
    NGK -1 Plugs
    Perrin Inlet
    ID1000cc Injectors
    Perrin Fuel Rail
    Grimmspeed EBCS
    Grimmspeed TGV Deletes with Coating
    Grimmspeed Phenolic Spacers + Gaskets
    Grimmspeed Intake manifold PnP with Coating
    Grimmspeed Exhaust Manifold Pnp with High Flow Crosspipe and Coating + gaskets
    Invidia heatwrapped v2 downpipe
    Hanksville Hotrods Custom Catback
    killer b oil pickup
    Protune by Eric Minehart of Torqued Performance
    Carbon Fiber Hood Struts


    Traction Bits:
    Enkei 17x8 45et RPF-1 Wheels
    245/40/17 Hankook Ventus V12 Evo K110 Summer Tires
    225/45/17 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60 Winter Tires
    STi Pink Springs
    Cobb 25mm R Swaybar
    Perrin 22mm F Swaybar
    Perrin Spherical Bushing Endlinks
    Eibach Camber Bolts
    SPT F/R Strut Tower Bars


    Brakes:
    Brembo Calipers
    Hawk HPS Pads
    Goodrich SS Lines
    ElF DOT 4+ Fluid


    Drivetrain:
    6spd STi Transmission
    DCCDPro
    ACT Streetlight Flywheel
    ACT XTSS Clutch
    STi Factory Short Shift Linkage with Kartboy Shortshifter Bushings
    KB Front/Rear Shifter Bushings
    TiC Shifter Linkage Bushings
    KB Outrigger Bushings
    KB Subframe Lock Bolts
    Group N Engine Mounts
    Group N Tranny Mount
    TiC Tranny Crossmember Bushings
    KB Pitch Stop


    Interior:
    Scroth QuickFit Pro Racing Harness
    STi Shift Knob (Not OEM... the one from the STi/SPT Catalog)
    STi Aluminum Shifter Bezel
    STi Gauge Cluster
    AccessPORT v2 mounted next to gauge cluster
    Pioneer AVIC - F90BT
    STi Floor Mats (Black)
    Escort Passport 8500 Radar Detector Hardwired
    OEM Style Dead Pedal


    Exterior:
    JDM Legacy STi Badge
    GM Flexfuel Badge
    RetroQuik HID Retrofit: D2S BiXenon HID Projectors with 5000k Morimoto Bulbs
    STi License Plate Delete
    Grimmspeed License Plate Relocation Kit
    Tint
    WRXPro.com Vinyl Decals on rear windows
    High Output PIAA Ion Yellow Fog Lights
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    I've been asked to explain the turbo, because the blouch numbering system is totally jacked up... and no one seems to know anything about this turbo. They seem to think that because the number is so low, that it's a small turbo.

    It is basically a GT3071r stock location designed to work with stock location inlets but with a billet wheel.

    Here's the Blouch Dominator 1.5XT-R info:
    Compressor: 71mm Billet
    Compressor Inlet: 2.5” or 3.0"
    Turbine: 56.5 mm
    Center Housing: Water cooled
    Bearing System: Full ball bearing


    And the Garrett GT3071r info:
    Compressor: 71mm
    Compressor Inlet: 2.75” or 4.00"
    Turbine: 56.5 mm
    Center Housing: Water cooled
    Bearing System: Full ball bearing
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    Last edited by Sinister; 12-21-2011 at 01:24 PM.
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    Nice, Kevin. Money pit on steroids. I think it is kind of a built in OCD when it comes to cars / modding, kind of like women and shoes or ridiculously expensive bags (which I will never understand).

    Good luck with the build.

    Edit:

    You may want to add a KillerB oil pickup to the list, for safety and peace of mind. It's a really nice/beefy piece and I am glad I did it for my build.

    Also... Why the stock Sti catback? noise? It may hurt your numbers and flow a little bit. But, it may be worth it b/c even my Borla Hush is kinda loud for one of the quietest exhausts on the market.
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    Yeah STi Catback... for noise.

    I haven't heard that many oil pickup failure stories...
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    Build sounds kinda familiar .



    I've heard lots of oil pickup failure stories.. of course every single one has been told by the guys at KillerB, so.. you know.



    Let me know what your max IDCs come out to be. I went ahead and bought the DW 1300cc injectors because the list price was the same as the 1000s. Then I ended up getting over $100 off by contacting the vendor directly and asking for a discount before I ordered.


    I'm interested in your IDCs because I want to compare how my ball bearing 20g stacks up to the Blouch. I have a lack of AVCS, but my EWG should make up for that.. and FMIC vs. TMIC.. but similar builds none the less. Should be one hell of a ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MainFrame View Post

    I've heard lots of oil pickup failure stories.. of course every single one has been told by the guys at KillerB, so.. you know.
    A friend has an '06. His pickup cracked, but he has gauges and noticed the slight dip in oil pressure before anything bad happened.
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    Under what power level
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    I just plan on keeping a close eye on my gauge until I can get a new pickup, pan, and baffle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister View Post
    Under what power level
    Power level should have nothing to do with oil pickup failure. A larger turbo requires more oil, but that should have no effect on the causing the pickup failure. My pickup from my '05 did not have a crack. However, the weld was getting kind of grayish and ashy looking which leads me to believe that the weld was getting closer to failure/cracking.

    Not all welds are created equal or even welding material/metal/rod used. My Perrin UPP recently started leaking due to a little crack at the weld and I could not hold over 10-12PSI. Had it rewelded and problem solved. I have had the Perrin UPP since '07 or so, not too long but I guess thats what happens when Perrin out sources products to Asia (probably China).
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    Needs moar low. That's all.

    Why the all season tires? Maybe I misread your post. I dunno what the weather is like over in Denver to be honest, but I doubt it's enough to warrant all seasons over performance tires and cheapo winter/bad season tires.
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    I actually have summers right now... missed that. Updated
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister View Post
    Under what power level
    Quote Originally Posted by c2bcoolwrx View Post
    Power level should have nothing to do with oil pickup failure.
    He is running a TD06-20G with all supporting mods and a standalone ECU. I guess running at higher power could create slightly more vibration as the rocking couples could be magnified slightly. Doubt it makes as much difference as the consistency of the welds however.
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    I don't think the OEM pickups are even welded where they tend to fail, they're brazed.. cheap bastards.

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