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    Smile Finally got a Protune today

    Wow – I have a different car now! I installed a Deadbolt Monster TD04 with all available spool fast options last summer using an off the shelf Cobb stage 2 map. The spoolup was noticeably faster, but did not make big numbers on the butt dyno.

    Prior to the Monster the WRX pulled 231 awdhp, 230 awdtq on a DynoJet. Pretty good for an OTS map.

    A GM boost control solenoid was added just prior to the tune today. The baseline numbers on the graph are the roller coaster-like broken lines. The OTS map did not know how to deal with the new solenoid. After several dyno pulls and many tuning tweaks, Hill at Agile Automotive arrived at the results below. http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/afterm...utomotive.html

    Nice torque number, eh? Boost maxes out at 19 psi. All in all I am quite happy with the results.

    The full pic gallery: Protune pictures by 04sptwrx - Photobucket

    The gauge pics are stills from an .avi I shot while the WRX was on the dyno. They show just how fast and strong the boost comes on. In fourth gear full boost is achieved at a little over 3000 rpm.











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    Nice, Bill! I didn't know you were planning all of this. I'm very much looking forward to seeing this thing at the Victory Meet. Maybe I can even drive it?

    Also I have to say, I think that you have built one of the nicest streetable Subaru's I've seen. Nicely done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx wagone View Post
    Nice, Bill! I didn't know you were planning all of this. I'm very much looking forward to seeing this thing at the Victory Meet. Maybe I can even drive it?

    Also I have to say, I think that you have built one of the nicest streetable Subaru's I've seen. Nicely done.
    Thanks. It really has turned out nice. Should have done the Protune years ago. The thrust at 3K is unreal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 04.SPT.WRX View Post
    The thrust at 3K is unreal.
    My wife tells me the same thing...

    So, when are we going to put on a quality adjustable damper?

    *cough*koni*cough*



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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx wagone View Post
    So, when are we going to put on a quality adjustable damper?

    *cough*koni*cough*


    I got some goodies in mine... I need to update my thread.
    I am quite happy where everything is at now. I got several compliments at Agile on the suspension setup. Hill said this was the first Deadbolt Monster TD04 he tuned. Judging by the tune he said it appears to have been a very well built turbo. Too bad Deadbolt is dead.

    What goodies?
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    Nice #'s
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    Quote Originally Posted by 04.SPT.WRX View Post
    What goodies?
    You want to know about my goodies...

    A few things. I really do need to update my thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crb03 View Post
    Nice #'s
    Thanks.

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    You want to know about my goodies...
    Pics?
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    Very nice #'s!Agile does great work.Have yet to here anything bad about them.Whats your full mod list engine wise?I tried to click on your link but I'm getting some kind of "not registered" crapola.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donkey View Post
    Very nice #'s!Agile does great work.Have yet to here anything bad about them.Whats your full mod list engine wise?
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by 04.SPT.WRX View Post
    Thanks

    Click the Mods link in my sig.
    I tried your link but keep getting this:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donkey View Post
    I tried your link but keep getting this:

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    Found the problem.

    Here is the list:

    Deadbolt Monster TD04 with all available spool fast options.
    GM Boost control solenoid.
    Cobb AccessPORT v1.0 Protune Stage 2 93 octane 19 psi maximum.
    Black Samco intercooler and throttle body hoses.
    GP Moto snorkus delete elbow.
    Perrin uppipe.
    Perrin lightened crank pulley
    Cobb stainless steel turbo heat shield.
    Cobb turbo back exhaust with high flow catalytic converter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 04.SPT.WRX View Post
    Found the problem.

    Here is the list:

    Deadbolt Monster TD04 with all available spool fast options.
    GM Boost control solenoid.
    Cobb AccessPORT v1.0 Protune Stage 2 93 octane 19 psi maximum.
    Black Samco intercooler and throttle body hoses.
    GP Moto snorkus delete elbow.
    Perrin uppipe.
    Perrin lightened crank pulley
    Cobb stainless steel turbo heat shield.
    Cobb turbo back exhaust with high flow catalytic converter.
    I think you would stand to see even more gains if you had a bigger TMIC and P&P exhaust manifolds or a EL header.Still non the less that thing is a torque monster!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donkey View Post
    I think you would stand to see even more gains if you had a bigger TMIC and P&P exhaust manifolds or a EL header.Still non the less that thing is a torque monster!
    That is what the tuner said - he has never seen a TD04 2.0 liter with that torque number. I was a little surprised the HP number was not higher though ... The OTS map gave me 231 pre-Monster TD04.

    Are there substantial differences between a DynoJet and a Dynapack?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 04.SPT.WRX View Post
    That is what the tuner said - he has never seen a TD04 2.0 liter with that torque number. I was a little surprised the HP number was not higher though ... The OTS map gave me 231 pre-Monster TD04.

    Are there substantial differences between a DynoJet and a Dynapack?
    Yup.All dynos read different.Thats why it's always best to stick with one.Not just that,you have to also take into account ambient temps,altitude,humidity,mechanical state of tune,dyno correction factors,dyno setup/setting.Lots of variables.I wouldn't be concerned with HP #'s too much on the stock turbo.Torque is much more important considering we are scooting around in 2.0L 4 bangers
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