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    Hello everyone.

    My name is Tyler, I'm 26 and live in Vancouver, WA. I own a silver 2004 WRX. I am a member of the group TNT (Top Notch Tuners). We just had our last show of the season last weekend, so by next season I'll have a custom audio enclosure in the trunk (still working out details on what kind of amp/subwoofer combo to go with), and a 7" TFT touch-screen for the head unit. Also working on a carbon fiber hood/trunk which I should have next month. Here are a list of the modifications I have thus far:

    Interior:

    STi Shift Knob
    STi Momo Steering Wheel
    Auto Meter 2-Pod Pillar
    Auto Meter Boost Gauge
    Auto Meter Fuel Pressure Gauge
    PERRIN Short Shifter Kit

    Exterior:

    STi Rear Wing
    17" Enkei RSV Wheels
    Brembo Brake Kit
    Skunk2 Lowering Springs (F: 1.3", R: 1.5")
    20% Tint by Solar Eclipse

    Engine:

    Injen Cold Air Intake
    HKS Wastegate
    Samco 3" Turbo Piping
    Full Stainless 3" Turbo-back Exhaust by MDM
    Samco Turbo Inlet Pipe
    TurboXS Manual Boost Controller

    Hope to talk/meet with everyone soon. I'd also encourage anyone in the Washingon/Oregon area to check out the TNT forum. Not here to advertise a lot, but it's a cool bunch of people. Check www.topnotchtuners.com

    Thanks!

    Here are some pictures from the last show we went to in Gresham and some personal ones. Let me know what you think!.

    Note: In the first set of pictures you'll notice some tacky fake red carbon fiber decal accents on the dash and such, they came on the car when I bought it and have since been taken off, along with the Auto Depot license plate frames. :P












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    There is some crazy stuff on that car. Wood trim FTW!!!!!

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    Indeed. The carbon fiber sticker was a PITA to get off. I don't understand what would compel someone to put them on in the first place.

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    Honestly your ecu is more then likely hating the boost controller. The intake and the BOV arent really suggested mods by any means.

    Have you checked recently to see what your CELS are?
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    Confusing. Please explain more on why the ECU would hate the boost controller or the intake. I realize the BOV bypasses recirculation of the turbo air intake, but to my understanding it's minimal. I'm not familiar with what CELS or F&F are, please explain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T04WRX View Post
    Confusing. Please explain more on why the ECU would hate the boost controller or the intake. I realize the BOV bypasses recirculation of the turbo air intake, but to my understanding it's minimal. I'm not familiar with what CELS or F&F are, please explain.
    Check engine light.


    In 04 Subaru had to play with some emission stuff with the ECU. Basically the car doesnt go into OL for a delayed time. Mean while your BC is by passing what the ECU usually wants to do by boosting in the lower rpm range before OL...Not really the best idea.

    Not to mention the potential for PT/FB situations if you dont keep an eye on the boost levels.

    The CAI intakes usually mess with the MAF sensor and cause issues.
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    Interesting. I've not had any problems with check engine lights coming on. What does OL, PT/FB mean? Sorry, obviously I'm not caught up with the abbreviations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T04WRX View Post
    Hello everyone.

    My name is Tyler, I'm 26 and live in Vancouver, WA. Note: In the first set of pictures you'll notice some tacky fake red carbon fiber decal accents on the dash and such, they came on the car when I bought it and have since been taken off, along with the Auto Depot license plate frames. :P
    Hello and welcome to the club Tyler!

    All those goodies and you still have the stock BOV You also saw the wisdom on removing the faux red carbon fiber and plate frames.

    I am not feeling the door decals though ... to each their own.
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    Thanks for the welcome everyone. Indeed the decals are a love 'em or hate 'em with most people. It's the little bit of ricer in me, what can I say. But, it does get the attention of the judges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T04WRX View Post
    Interesting. I've not had any problems with check engine lights coming on. What does OL, PT/FB mean? Sorry, obviously I'm not caught up with the abbreviations.
    OL = open loop mode of ECU.

    PTFB = partial throttle full boost condition, which is dangerous because it can cause the car to run very lean.

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    What is this HKS wastegate mod you have?
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    Quote Originally Posted by T04WRX View Post
    Thanks for the welcome everyone. Indeed the decals are a love 'em or hate 'em with most people. It's the little bit of ricer in me, what can I say. But, it does get the attention of the judges.
    You need one more door decal. Gotta love the 2004 PSM.

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    BOV, not shown in pictures.

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