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This is why we can't have nice things.
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It's Turbo Time!

by longislandwrx on 08-21-2013 at 07:02 AM



Well it took about 2 months but my Turbo finally came back from Six Star Speed, and it was 100% worth the wait.
This thing is spotless and looks so much better than a brand new unit.
The turnaround was of no fault of their own as I had requested upgraded bearings which took a while to get.

The unit started out as a stock VF48 from the new style STi with about 50k miles on it.

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Simplifying the EJ Part 2

by longislandwrx on 07-09-2013 at 06:58 AM
PART 2.


Air Pump

The 06 and up have an air pump that feeds air to the heads to improve emissions. the system is hideous and heavy at about 10lbs. The whole assembly and associated wiring can be removed. You'll have to remove some codes with your tuning software and purchase some block-off plates $30-$80. But the difference is huge.

ditch this:



for these

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Simplifying the EJ Part 1

by longislandwrx on 07-09-2013 at 06:57 AM
Looking at the EJ motor can be intimidating so I wanted to make a post about what can go in the trash to make the motor easier to work on, and what can be done clean it up quite a bit.

These are just a few of the things I will be doing personally, and is by no means complete and or necessary. I'll just touch on everything briefly and we can discuss any of them in other threads if necessary.



Emissions Equipment

The motor has several

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Updated 07-09-2013 at 07:01 AM by longislandwrx

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Cleaning up Aluminum Lateral Links & New Bushings

by longislandwrx on 07-09-2013 at 06:42 AM
My Aluminum lateral links were pretty nasty. They had a nice layer of undercoating, oxidation and rust from the bushings.

I started out with some solvent to get the rubber off (a razor blade helped get the rubber out of the grooves) and then gave them a quick sanding with 400 grit and then did a quick polish with wet 600 grit which gave them a nice shine. I guess they could be further polished but they are perfect for me.

Next step was pressing out the old rusted

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Ported WRX Throttle Body Final Assembly

by longislandwrx on 02-23-2013 at 09:09 PM
After changing oil and transmission fluid on my daily driver I still had a little energy left and decided to assemble my new ported throttle body.

I had previously sent the throttle body out to Grimmspeed to have it coated and ported. It came back dissasembled, cleaned and looking sharp. The charge for the service was $130 and seems very reasonable.

My first stop was to Ace to get replacement hardware in stainless to replace all the soft sensor screws and the

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