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This is a discussion on Hold_Fast's ESP/SM/AutoX/Track build. Because race car. within the Builds forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Hello good friends, long time no update. So, I've been continuing my trend of laziness lately. Between house work, STILL ...

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    Hello good friends, long time no update.

    So, I've been continuing my trend of laziness lately. Between house work, STILL battling my township for a building permit, and work, I've been beat. But I think I've finally re-kindled the fire under my ass. Just got these in today:



    I'm tired of killing my batteries when the car sits, and told myself if I did the last one in (which I did apparently), I would get a better battery and a permanent battery tender to install in the car. Being a man of my word, I did. This battery tender is pretty kick ass, and might even be able to recover the last one I just killed, so we'll see what happens.

    New plans? E85. All the torques, all the time. So that means some slight fuel upgrades. Walbro 255 will be upgraded to an AEM 320lph E85 compatible pump. Injectors will be upgraded per the tuners recommendation, and then there's the tune. Fortunately, everything else should be good to go, though I'll probably upgrade the hose I have currently to something teflon lined for long term. OH, and maybe a spare transmission.

    This will also be on my wish list, but I'll make due with a $15 graduated cylinder for now: Zeitronix ECA : SEMA Award Winning Ethanol Content Analyzer and Flex Fuel Sensor for E-85 and E-85/gasoline Blends

    I also got some other awesome news today, but no details on that till I iron a few things out.
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    Ohhh that Zeitronix flex fuel sensor is badass!!! That'd really make your car versatile.

    So the township doesn't want you to build a garage, eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hold_Fast View Post
    This will also be on my wish list, but I'll make due with a $15 graduated cylinder for now: Zeitronix ECA : SEMA Award Winning Ethanol Content Analyzer and Flex Fuel Sensor for E-85 and E-85/gasoline Blends

    I also got some other awesome news today, but no details on that till I iron a few things out.
    The guys over at RR are working on a patch using that fuel sensor, if you didn't know. It would allow you to run a mix of e85 or automatically interpolate between a few versions of key tables (fueling/timing/boost) depending on the output of the fuel sensor. I think it's going to be a while, however. Are you running an open source or cobb tune? I'm not sure regarding any options Cobb has for it. I believe the guys on RR are using their TGV sensor input as the input for the sensor.

    Builds coming along nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    Ohhh that Zeitronix flex fuel sensor is badass!!! That'd really make your car versatile.

    So the township doesn't want you to build a garage, eh?
    Agreed! I need to do more research to see what my options are, but a flex fuel WRX would be awesome. The township, they have been a major pain in ass, mostly because they deny the permit for something small, I fix it, they deny something else, I fix it, deny, rinse and repeat. But I think this might be my last week of this nonsense...

    Quote Originally Posted by Heide264 View Post
    The guys over at RR are working on a patch using that fuel sensor, if you didn't know. It would allow you to run a mix of e85 or automatically interpolate between a few versions of key tables (fueling/timing/boost) depending on the output of the fuel sensor. I think it's going to be a while, however. Are you running an open source or cobb tune? I'm not sure regarding any options Cobb has for it. I believe the guys on RR are using their TGV sensor input as the input for the sensor.

    Builds coming along nice!
    I was not aware of that. I am opensource, no plans for Cobb, so that could be pretty kickass if it comes through. Though what little I've searched now, I'm sure I would have to swap my '04 ECU to something 32 bit (and DBW while I'm at it, which I want to do anyway). Any particular thread to track their developements?

    Thanks buddy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hold_Fast View Post
    Hello good friends, long time no update.

    So, I've been continuing my trend of laziness lately. Between house work, STILL battling my township for a building permit, and work, I've been beat. But I think I've finally re-kindled the fire under my ass. Just got these in today:



    I'm tired of killing my batteries when the car sits, and told myself if I did the last one in (which I did apparently), I would get a better battery and a permanent battery tender to install in the car. Being a man of my word, I did. This battery tender is pretty kick ass, and might even be able to recover the last one I just killed, so we'll see what happens.
    What exactly does the battery tender do? I too struggle with killing batteries

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    A battery tender basically maintains a charge on the battey. There are really cheap ones and really expensive ones (~$20 - $200+). After reading the reviews and features, I ended up going with the CTEK ($54 when I bought it Sunday):

    CTEK 93-56-864 MUS 4.3 Black 12V Battery Charger : Amazon.com : Automotive

    Good reviews, and the fact that Porsche also rebrands them gives me confidence that it'll last. Tons of features, "8 stage charging", winter charge mode, can charge higher end AGM batteries (Optima/Odyssey), battery recovery mode, and is water/weather proof, so I can mount it in the engine bay. I plan on just leaving the plug somewhere easily accessable and plugging in the battery every couple of days. I'll post pictures once the install is done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hold_Fast View Post
    I was not aware of that. I am opensource, no plans for Cobb, so that could be pretty kickass if it comes through. Though what little I've searched now, I'm sure I would have to swap my '04 ECU to something 32 bit (and DBW while I'm at it, which I want to do anyway). Any particular thread to track their developements?

    Thanks buddy.
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    ... It's slowed down a bit. The updates are few and far between - but they are normally pretty substantial. I didn't realize your ECU wasn't 32 bit. Think they make the carberry ROM for you car? That's another good one, FWIW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hold_Fast View Post
    I also got some other awesome news today, but no details on that till I iron a few things out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heide264 View Post
    RomRaider • View topic - Investigating a flex-fuel hack for A2WC522N and other ROMs

    ... It's slowed down a bit. The updates are few and far between - but they are normally pretty substantial. I didn't realize your ECU wasn't 32 bit. Think they make the carberry ROM for you car? That's another good one, FWIW.
    Apparently the carberry ROM only works for 02-03 USDM ECU's. So my best option would most likely be to go aftermarket/piggyback ECU, or just buy a 06-07 wrx/sti harness & ECU and rewire the whole damn car. Still haven't made up my mind.

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    I've learned one thing between all this crap. Remain calm, and give 0 ****s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hold_Fast View Post
    Apparently the carberry ROM only works for 02-03 USDM ECU's. So my best option would most likely be to go aftermarket/piggyback ECU, or just buy a 06-07 wrx/sti harness & ECU and rewire the whole damn car. Still haven't made up my mind.
    Ah, that's a sad one. That's no fun =(
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    It is. But let me see how much ECU & harness is going for these days...

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    So, $300 gets me:

    - 06-07 wrx ecu and harness.
    - ability to use the intake avcs, which is currently disabled.
    - can tune for launch control and flat foot shifting once I throw on a drive by wire throttle body.
    - can take advantage of other upgrades for 32 bit ecu's.

    Only con? Holy **** it's going to be a lot of work.

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    A few things to have been going on...

    Area1320, one of my local dedicated subaru shops, has offered to sponsor my ride. They will be helping me out with tuning and getting the car ready for 2014. Very exciting to be working with such a good shop.

    My 2014 plans for the car are starting to come together. One of the main components will hopefully be some Karlton fender flares. If anyone is interested in some wagon flares, see this nasioc page and sign up! A few people are still needed to get the custom sets rolling. They will look something like this, except on a wagon:



    Also key will be some driveline changes, but that will get rolling in December, once this hole I dug turns into a garage.

    ~Stan
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    Wow, that's good news all around. Congrats on the sponsorship and finally getting the approval for the garage.

    So what's the plan for wheels and tires that you want those flares?

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    Thanks! I currently have a 18x9.5 +25 with a 275/35 slick for autox, which poke like crazy, and I'm only looking to go bigger. I'm probably going to pick one of these up:

    XXR 53181543 531 Reaxion Wheel 18x11 5x100/5x4.5 20mm offset Hyper Silver/ML

    $150 for a 18x11, see how they fit with a corded 315/30 slick. If it fits well, I'll buy the other 3, maybe run them for a season while I try and find something nicer than XXR's. My other option is a set of custom Forgeline's for $1350. I'm just not sure if the extra cost is worth it.
    ~Stan
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