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    Turbo Timer for an STi

    Just bought a Blitz FATT-X turbo timer for my STi. I read somewhere though that the turbo in the STi is water cooled and thus the timer is unnecessary. Is this true? should i just sell this thing?

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    Yes, it is true. The water cooling continues in a natural circulation mode, due to the buoyancy of hot water, long after the engine has been shut off. If you push it hard, just take a couple of cool down laps before shutting it off, and you will be fine.

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    thanx for the quick reply. and i must say . . . is there anything this STi doesn't do right? It amazes me every day.

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    Originally posted by STIdrmz
    . . . is there anything this STi doesn't do right? It amazes me every day.
    the brakes squel while backing up but that is the only thing that really bothers me about this car. other than that, it's amazes me too
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    STI doesn't play music. Sucks until I can afford a system. Be careful about the tt when you go get warranty work done. Someone said that it voids warranty.

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    Originally posted by wrxinfx
    STI doesn't play music.
    Fixed for '05
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    It still has too much front camber and mismatched struts/springs(may have been fixed for 05)
    Alex

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    Originally posted by afpdl
    It still has too much front camber and mismatched struts/springs(may have been fixed for 05)
    I dont think so. Did my first autox on Sunday and didnt think the car handled all that well. My best time on the course was around 82.271 the best STI of the day was an 80.295 the best time of the day period I believe was around 68.52 So the STI is around 14 seconds slower, and he was a driving a stock ZO6 and is of course a National Champ.

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    Originally posted by afpdl
    It still has too much front camber and mismatched struts/springs(may have been fixed for 05)
    Did you hear something about the 05 springs/struts? Did they finally come stock with Pinks? Not wanting to start a rumour here, just trying to verify.
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    Dunno if they're available yet, but at SEMA 2004 in AC, i got an brocure from the SPT booth on the new STi suspension parts that were suposedly available as of June from dealers. The brocure has the following parts in it:

    STi Performance suspension kit
    - struts, sway bars, control arms and one other part
    STi Lowering springs
    Both STi Lateral link sets
    STi Trailing link set
    STi Lower arm bar
    STi Strut top mounts

    all of these will be on my car as soon as i can get my hands on them!
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    Originally posted by whoopwhoop
    I dont think so. Did my first autox on Sunday and didnt think the car handled all that well. My best time on the course was around 82.271 the best STI of the day was an 80.295 the best time of the day period I believe was around 68.52 So the STI is around 14 seconds slower, and he was a driving a stock ZO6 and is of course a National Champ.
    Are you or the other sti driver a national champ? If not then those results dont really mean anything. Im in a region with the top z06 drivers in the country if they were running 68s well driven stis should be well into the 75s at least.

    YB no I didnt here anything about comming with different springs, just the opposite actually I heard they were revalving the struts hopefully to match the stock springs better.
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    Originally posted by afpdl


    YB no I didnt here anything about comming with different springs, just the opposite actually I heard they were revalving the struts hopefully to match the stock springs better.
    Hmmm. I hadn't heard that. What are stock spring rates? I read somewhere that they are 244/151 F/R, but have not been able to verify. With the Pinks at 200/185 I would assume a more neutral stance. Just assumed from my wheel feedback that the stock struts/springs weren't very well matched.

    I wonder why they would revalve the shocks rather than change the springs. Bet it's the ride height change you get with the pinks. Probably their carrier ramps aren't low enough to accomodate them.
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    Originally posted by YBNormal07
    Hmmm. I hadn't heard that. What are stock spring rates? I read somewhere that they are 244/151 F/R, but have not been able to verify. With the Pinks at 200/185 I would assume a more neutral stance. Just assumed from my wheel feedback that the stock struts/springs weren't very well matched.
    Those rates are backwards of everything Ive seen.

    According to the spring rate chart at ravensblade-impreza.com the 04 pinks are 257/214 and the stockers are 200/130-200(unconfirmed)
    If the pinks were the rates you listed I cant imagine them improving the car in anyway, it would roll more, dive more, transition worse.
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    Wasn't paying attention to the numbers I grabbed. They appear to be stock springs as far as I can tell. I have not verified any of the numbers, but the Aftermarket STi numbers make more sense here. I'm assuming your 200/130--200 number. Is that in a "progressive" format, or maybe a 2 stage?

    Here are the best numbers I could find out there (again unconfirmed)

    …………………Manufacture…….Model…………………Price….Drop Front (in)…Drop Rear (in)..Rate Front…Rate Rear
    Stock…………Subara…………WRX Stock……………………………………………………………….......163…………..132
    ………………..Subaru………….STi Stock……………………………..………………………………………...200………….185
    ………………..STi………………GC8 Lowering Springs………………...……………………………..………237………….195

    Aftermarket…STi……………..Lowering Springs………….320……0.8……………….….0.8……………..251…………212
    ………………..Tanabe………..GF 210 Springs (TGF092)..198……1.3…………………..1……………….240…………223
    ………………..Eibach…………Pro Kit (7714.140)……………247……1.3…………………..1………………171………….160
    ………………..Progress………Sport Springs…………………..172……1.8………………….1.5
    ………………..Prodrive……….P1………………………………..…299……1.5…………… …….1.5…………….215…………..195
    ………………..H&R…………………………………………………….259……1.5………………….1. 4…………196.25-204.1..186.25-193.7
    ……………….Tein……………..S.Tech Springs………………..175……2.4………………….1.3…………….240…………..2 07
    ………………..RS-R……………Down Springs…………………..195……1.8…………………1.2…………….216…………..1 77
    ………………..Perrin…………..Lowering Springs……………..224……1.6…………………1.4

    I got my info here: http://www.visual-assault.org/~eclip...u-Springs.html as I'm sure the formatting is all screwed up when seen on screen.
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    Originally posted by YBNormal07
    , but the Aftermarket STi numbers make more sense here. I'm assuming your 200/130--200 number. Is that in a "progressive" format, or maybe a 2 stage?
    I honestly dont know what the 130-200 means but thats thats just what they had listed on the ravensblade spring rate chart.

    Those numbers you posted up make alot more sense and are consitient with what I have heard/seen and actually look like they would improve the car as the pinks do.
    Alex

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