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Holy Smokes... I've never made one of these. I should have. I've had the car since 2006 when I got back from Iraq. Kind of a present to myself. Since then it's been a massive money pit... Incredibly fun... and an insane learning project. I've finally got the funds, room, and garage together to be able to turn her into a toy that I can drive to work, and then to the track! Should be a fun close to 400whp e85 beast :D

I've gotten almost all of the parts from WRXPro.com, TiC, and a few from RallySportDirect.

Update:
Just got done with the new tune. Made 430/429whp

Updated Mod List (9/4/12):

Still to install:
Volk Aluminum Hubcentric Rings
Subtle - Saggy Butt Shims

Currently:

Engine Bay:
EJ25 Block with D25 Heads
Nitride Crank
STi Forged Rods
CP Forged Pistons
ARP Headstuds
Suba Performance built the engine.
K&N Typhoon Short Ram Intake
Blouch 1.5XTR 10cm with 15psi IWG Actuator
Walbro 255lph Fuel Pump
Processwest TMIC w/ Silicone piping and Shroud
SPT Radiator Shroud
Cobb Turbo Heatshield
Grimmspeed Air Old Separator
NGK -1 Plugs
Perrin Inlet
ID1000cc Injectors
Perrin Fuel Rail
Grimmspeed EBCS
Grimmspeed TGV Deletes with Coating
Grimmspeed Phenolic Spacers + Gaskets
Grimmspeed Intake manifold PnP with Coating
Grimmspeed Exhaust Manifold Pnp with High Flow Crosspipe and Coating + gaskets
Invidia heatwrapped v2 downpipe
Hanksville Hotrods Custom Catback
killer b oil pickup
Protune by Eric Minehart of Torqued Performance
Carbon Fiber Hood Struts


Traction Bits:
Enkei 17x8 45et RPF-1 Wheels
245/40/17 Hankook Ventus V12 Evo K110 Summer Tires
225/45/17 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60 Winter Tires
STi Pink Springs
Cobb 25mm R Swaybar
Perrin 22mm F Swaybar
Perrin Spherical Bushing Endlinks
Eibach Camber Bolts
SPT F/R Strut Tower Bars


Brakes:
Brembo Calipers
Hawk HPS Pads
Goodrich SS Lines
ElF DOT 4+ Fluid


Drivetrain:
6spd STi Transmission
DCCDPro
ACT Streetlight Flywheel
ACT XTSS Clutch
STi Factory Short Shift Linkage with Kartboy Shortshifter Bushings
KB Front/Rear Shifter Bushings
TiC Shifter Linkage Bushings
KB Outrigger Bushings
KB Subframe Lock Bolts
Group N Engine Mounts
Group N Tranny Mount
TiC Tranny Crossmember Bushings
KB Pitch Stop


Interior:
Scroth QuickFit Pro Racing Harness
STi Shift Knob (Not OEM... the one from the STi/SPT Catalog)
STi Aluminum Shifter Bezel
STi Gauge Cluster
AccessPORT v2 mounted next to gauge cluster
Pioneer AVIC - F90BT
STi Floor Mats (Black)
Escort Passport 8500 Radar Detector Hardwired
OEM Style Dead Pedal


Exterior:
JDM Legacy STi Badge
GM Flexfuel Badge
RetroQuik HID Retrofit: D2S BiXenon HID Projectors with 5000k Morimoto Bulbs
STi License Plate Delete
Grimmspeed License Plate Relocation Kit
Tint
WRXPro.com Vinyl Decals on rear windows
High Output PIAA Ion Yellow Fog Lights
 

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I've been asked to explain the turbo, because the blouch numbering system is totally jacked up... and no one seems to know anything about this turbo. They seem to think that because the number is so low, that it's a small turbo.

It is basically a GT3071r stock location designed to work with stock location inlets but with a billet wheel.

Here's the Blouch Dominator 1.5XT-R info:
Compressor: 71mm Billet
Compressor Inlet: 2.5” or 3.0"
Turbine: 56.5 mm
Center Housing: Water cooled
Bearing System: Full ball bearing


And the Garrett GT3071r info:
Compressor: 71mm
Compressor Inlet: 2.75” or 4.00"
Turbine: 56.5 mm
Center Housing: Water cooled
Bearing System: Full ball bearing
 

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Nice, Kevin. Money pit on steroids. I think it is kind of a built in OCD when it comes to cars / modding, kind of like women and shoes or ridiculously expensive bags (which I will never understand).

Good luck with the build.

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You may want to add a KillerB oil pickup to the list, for safety and peace of mind. It's a really nice/beefy piece and I am glad I did it for my build.

Also... Why the stock Sti catback? noise? It may hurt your numbers and flow a little bit. But, it may be worth it b/c even my Borla Hush is kinda loud for one of the quietest exhausts on the market.
 

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Yeah STi Catback... for noise.

I haven't heard that many oil pickup failure stories...
 

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Build sounds kinda familiar ;).



I've heard lots of oil pickup failure stories.. of course every single one has been told by the guys at KillerB, so.. you know.



Let me know what your max IDCs come out to be. I went ahead and bought the DW 1300cc injectors because the list price was the same as the 1000s. Then I ended up getting over $100 off by contacting the vendor directly and asking for a discount before I ordered.


I'm interested in your IDCs because I want to compare how my ball bearing 20g stacks up to the Blouch. I have a lack of AVCS, but my EWG should make up for that.. and FMIC vs. TMIC.. but similar builds none the less. Should be one hell of a ride. :thumbup:
 

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I've heard lots of oil pickup failure stories.. of course every single one has been told by the guys at KillerB, so.. you know.
A friend has an '06. His pickup cracked, but he has gauges and noticed the slight dip in oil pressure before anything bad happened.
 

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Under what power level
Power level should have nothing to do with oil pickup failure. A larger turbo requires more oil, but that should have no effect on the causing the pickup failure. My pickup from my '05 did not have a crack. However, the weld was getting kind of grayish and ashy looking which leads me to believe that the weld was getting closer to failure/cracking.

Not all welds are created equal or even welding material/metal/rod used. My Perrin UPP recently started leaking due to a little crack at the weld and I could not hold over 10-12PSI. Had it rewelded and problem solved. I have had the Perrin UPP since '07 or so, not too long but I guess thats what happens when Perrin out sources products to Asia (probably China).
 

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Needs moar low. That's all.

Why the all season tires? Maybe I misread your post. I dunno what the weather is like over in Denver to be honest, but I doubt it's enough to warrant all seasons over performance tires and cheapo winter/bad season tires.
 

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I actually have summers right now... missed that. Updated :D
 

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Under what power level
Power level should have nothing to do with oil pickup failure.
He is running a TD06-20G with all supporting mods and a standalone ECU. I guess running at higher power could create slightly more vibration as the rocking couples could be magnified slightly. Doubt it makes as much difference as the consistency of the welds however.
 

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I don't think the OEM pickups are even welded where they tend to fail, they're brazed.. cheap bastards.
Sorry, yes... you're correct. They tend to crack several mm away from the joint, because the steel tube is thin and brittle. You can see from the bluing they overheated the part while brazing it and allowed it to become too brittle by letting it cool too quickly. Piss-poor workmanship.
 

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You folks are the first I've heard of this. I'm going to have to do some Nasioc research, because I don't believe I've seen any high hp cars that I've noticed an aftermarket oil pickup on.
 

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They tend to crack several mm away from the joint, because the steel tube is thin and brittle. You can see from the bluing they overheated the part while brazing it and allowed it to become too brittle by letting it cool too quickly. Piss-poor workmanship.

This is exactly it! They always crack away from the actual joint, and the coloration makes it clear that the tubes have been way overheated. Which is funny, because you don't have to get something that hot to braze.




Broken OEM Oil pickup... Pictures - NASIOC
 

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I don't think the OEM pickups are even welded where they tend to fail, they're brazed.. cheap bastards.
Yes, they are brazed (forgot that)...complete crap. They do it because it is cheap.

I actually had a metal shop class in HS and learned how to weld (mostly spot welding and I think arc welding, cannot remember if we did any mig or tig welding). Welded car parts for the autoshop class and our teacher was and expert at it. Been a long time since I have welded anything (over 12 years) and I am sure I would suck at it now.
 

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It sounds like this issue is few and far between... I'm not 100% as to whether or not I'm going to do this.
 
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