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This is a discussion on 2004 WRX - Shoopster's build (or rather, repair) thread within the Builds forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by Shoopster This happened today! STi V5 for the winter OH MY GAWD 0_o.... Very nice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoopster View Post
    This happened today!

    STi V5 for the winter
    OH MY GAWD 0_o.... Very nice

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    Nice! I even see a fifth for spare rotate/oops blew a tire protection. That's awesome! Congrats on a good pic
    when my friends come up, i hear, "you sold the camarrrroooh.....HOLY BLEEP A WRX!"
    Ya has that effect on me too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoopster View Post
    This happened today!

    STi V5 for the winter
    er

    mah

    GERRRRRRRRRRD

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShiftingLanes View Post
    er

    mah

    GERRRRRRRRRRD

    +1 and lol
    when my friends come up, i hear, "you sold the camarrrroooh.....HOLY BLEEP A WRX!"
    Ya has that effect on me too.
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    thanks y'all!! got a good deal, and they're nicer than I thought they would be, the picture in the ad was not flattering (camera adds 10 pounds, ya know). Glad you like 'em

    There's some curb rash, they could sure use a new coat. Hopefully I can find someone local to powdercoat 'em for a reasonable price...
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    I just finished up repainting my stockers with custom paint stuffed into spray cans for me. Real DuPont paint...no booth. I am really astounded NY how good it looks. Just self etch primer, paint(check) and clear. It was a fun diy job, although that might have been the fumes talking....
    when my friends come up, i hear, "you sold the camarrrroooh.....HOLY BLEEP A WRX!"
    Ya has that effect on me too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoopster View Post
    This happened today!

    STi V5 for the winter
    For the winter????

    I'd ditch those mediocre wheels you have on it now and make these ver. 5s your everyday wheels!!!! Some of the best stockers they made!
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    ^This

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    For the winter????

    I'd ditch those mediocre wheels you have on it now and make these ver. 5s your everyday wheels!!!! Some of the best stockers they made!
    this x 1000. youre overruled. you have to do it naow. get some good summer tyres on there and either sell teh wheels that are currently on it and get stockers with winters orrr buy winters for those wheels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruh Roh View Post
    this x 1000. youre overruled. you have to do it naow. get some good summer tyres on there and either sell teh wheels that are currently on it and get stockers with winters orrr buy winters for those wheels.
    Or sell them to me. I'd love those sexy goldies on my red WRX.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    For the winter????
    Every blue WRX out there is rolling gold for the summer. And because 16's.

    I like the black ones they look badass. And the gold will look badass in the winter cuz everyone else'll have their crappy winters on
    Last edited by Shoopster; 08-10-2013 at 07:50 PM.
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    goodluck with shipping prices...CANADA ROAD TRIP!
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    Ok have I got an UPDATE!!1!

    The Shoopster was having boost issues since I bought it in April. For the longest time it was no boost (just vacuum), and since the up-pipe and timing belt (etc.) jobs it had never topped 8 psi. Until today!

    I'd like to start by thanking Simon for his work on this today, the guy who sold me the wheels

    Referring to pictures below: There was this garden-hose kludge across the bottom-front of the intercooler (1) because the blow-off valve's 'trumpet' couldn't be installed over it, apparently. We learned this, in fact, while re-installing the metal pipe that goes there (5) (2nd pic).

    The BOV is a Turbosmart Dualport, came with the car; it can be 50/50 (atmosphere/recirculating) or 100% recirc with a blank (delete) installed. The plan was to try the blank first (6) and if that didn't do the job, to install an OEM bypass valve that I bought from zax (thanks zax!).

    Next, the boost gauge was connected to a "T" just before the BOV (2). This had to be rerouted (arrow) and connected elsewhere (7) (8).

    My stock heatshield (3) looks a lil' something like rusted swiss cheese (click). The wastegate actuator was heavily rusted, and missing the c-clip. Respectively, replaced and installed.

    (BEFORE)


    (AFTER) (open in new tab for larger image)


    Also installed the PTP Turbo blanket I bought back in May (2 weeks into owning the shoop) and -FINALLY!!- the Cobb heatshield michaelwfox GAVE me!





    And wouldja just look at that nice clean actuator

    We went for a ride around the block (country-side block, a couple miles) and much to our suprise... nothing.

    Poop!

    Well, almost nothing. The turbo blanket was smoking, that was a little disconcerting. (I left Mattypants a panicked voicemail lol)

    So, Simon's currently rebuilding a 2004 WRX/STi swap. The body is a barenaked skeleton, sitting freshly painted on freshly painted wheels, its innards are strewn across his garage. He made a call to ask his friend's advice, then he fished a boost control solenoid (4) from his mountain of parts and switched mine out. (In fact, EJ257 told me how to test the BCS just last week, but I didn't quite understand what I was listening for )

    Off we went around the block again and like magic, BOOST!

    The change was immediate and evident.

    The gauge needle used to hover below zero (in vacuum) unless I really pushed the throttle, up to, say, 100mph. Even then it used to struggle to get to 7-8 psi, the needle would shudder like it was suffering.

    Now it's out of vacuum (needle at zero) as soon as I press the gas. Hard acceleration, pushing a solid 10-11, easily. Peak is an unbelievable 14.5 psi at WOT.

    Next plans: a road trip and a WTF tune.
    Last edited by Shoopster; 08-26-2013 at 06:43 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoopster
    Well, almost nothing. The turbo blanket was smoking, that was a little disconcerting. (I left Mattypants a panicked voicemail lol)
    I haven't listened to the VM; there's a "burn in" process that happens.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shoopster
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    I haven't listened to the VM; there's a "burn in" process that happens.



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