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    Nice stuff! One day I will have a DS.
    I helped buddy install a GReddy block like that by making his mounting bracket for him and I just put one in my '07 STi. Stuffed it in front of a smaller battery, so I redid the in and out for 1/2" NPT to save fitting space, as I needed to turn them down at 45 and 90. Too bad they don't make a version with the inlet/outlet on the other side!
    Called GReddy and they do not make angled ORB fittings. That and theirs seem to be unique and non-standard. I ordered the tapered reamer for prepping the holes for tapping as I didn't want to stress out the somewhat thin casting!
    BTW, his first filter block with thermostatic bypass valve did not work properly (stuck open) and oil was not getting up to temp. They sent him a new one. I checked mine and it opened/closed properly. On the STi track car I used the Canton block and Mocal OT2 parts so you get into more fittings and hoses with that approach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scargo View Post
    Nice stuff! One day I will have a DS.
    I helped buddy install a GReddy block like that by making his mounting bracket for him and I just put one in my '07 STi. Stuffed it in front of a smaller battery, so I redid the in and out for 1/2" NPT to save fitting space, as I needed to turn them down at 45 and 90. Too bad they don't make a version with the inlet/outlet on the other side!
    Called GReddy and they do not make angled ORB fittings. That and theirs seem to be unique and non-standard. I ordered the tapered reamer for prepping the holes for tapping as I didn't want to stress out the somewhat thin casting!
    BTW, his first filter block with thermostatic bypass valve did not work properly (stuck open) and oil was not getting up to temp. They sent him a new one. I checked mine and it opened/closed properly. On the STi track car I used the Canton block and Mocal OT2 parts so you get into more fittings and hoses with that approach.
    That's good info on the thermostat being stuck open. I think monitoring oil temp is very important with a dry sump setup. The added capacity increases the time to reach proper operating temps. Having a stuck thermostat would make it impossible. Also, considering the overheating issues that Chad Plavan had with his DS setup, temps need to be carefully monitored.

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    looking good, i have that same iwg75 real nice part.
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    Looking awesome Andrew! You might consider not having the exhaust point straight back, but instead kind of at a 45 degree angle. It helps with the exhaust smell in the cabin.

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    Andrew, I sent you a PM. Your low mount header setup is awesome BTW

    Thanks for being an inspiration to us,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hindsight View Post
    Looking awesome Andrew! You might consider not having the exhaust point straight back, but instead kind of at a 45 degree angle. It helps with the exhaust smell in the cabin.
    Yeah, I'm going to try the rear exit again. I didn't love the look of the side exit setup I had before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NetWRX View Post
    Andrew, I sent you a PM. Your low mount header setup is awesome BTW

    Thanks for being an inspiration to us,

    Josh
    I appreciate all the compliments. Thanks guys!

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    Nice... I have a tig welder, I have to learn how to weld aluminum.
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    Looks good Andrew but help me understand why one side is muffled and the driver side is straight thru?

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    Pretty sure it's a cutout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lance corsi View Post
    Looks good Andrew but help me understand why one side is muffled and the driver side is straight thru?
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    Lance, Scargo nailed it. I wanted to have twin tips and this is a simple way of achieving that. The electric cutout can be a little childish, but sometimes you just need to let the engine scream. It usually amounts to 5-10 hp increase too.

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    I should've known that! Looks great!

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    There's a lot of work on all this, pretty impressive!

    Did you get to hear it yet?
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    I haven't fired it up with the new low mount turbo kit yet. Hopefully in a few weeks.

    Also, if anyone needs a Boyd aluminum gas tank, please send me a PM.

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    so you either have single tip with muffler (cutout closed), or dual tips with one being a straight pass-thru and the other being thru muffler? Is this how it is 'normally' done? Nice looking work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben1272 View Post
    so you either have single tip with muffler (cutout closed), or dual tips with one being a straight pass-thru and the other being thru muffler? Is this how it is 'normally' done? Nice looking work.
    That's the basic gist. However, you can adjust the angle that the cutout is open. It's like a volume knob for your exhaust.

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    Is that another 6 spd trans? Nice work Andrew!

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    That's the same 6 speed as before, just repaired.

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    I learned how to powder coat today. Some really nice guys in town with a walk-in oven and really good spray equipment let me try my hand at it. Most parts got sprayed satin black, but the intercooler, intercooler pipes, and intake pipe got a "high temp" coating which has a little bit more texture.



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    Back on the road. I really like the way the new black parts blend in. Still needs some real shakedown miles. The turbo seems insanely responsive and power builds faster than ever. No lag on a 60lb/min turbo. Feels like no turbo Subaru motor I've ever driven.

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    Looks awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aero STI View Post
    Back on the road. I really like the way the new black parts blend in. Still needs some real shakedown miles. The turbo seems insanely responsive and power builds faster than ever. No lag on a 60lb/min turbo. Feels like no turbo Subaru motor I've ever driven.

    I drove an 818R with the 7163 twin scroll and it was awesome!
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    I had a little accident today. Long story long, someone ran a red turn arrow, but that's not who hit me. I along with everyone else with a green light waited for the first car to run the red turn arrow to clear the intersection. Once cleared 6 lanes of traffic in both directions started to go. An older gentleman waiting in a turn lane got confused by the inactivity in the large intersection and decided it was a good idea to take a left turn, even though he had a red light, with three lanes of oncoming traffic headed his way. Rather than stop once he saw traffic was coming, he sped up and ran right into me. He was cited for failure to yield. I was able to move the car about 10 feet to get out of the intersection, but the driver side wheel was stuffed. The car is at my toy barn. I'll start rebuilding as soon as the insurance check clears.







    I'd love your input for a parts list. I think the frame is OK. I can take more pictures if that would help.

    Right now I have:
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    Looks like you may also need the following:

    • Hood
    • Power steering rack?
    • Possibly driver side spidle?
    • Body and paint work
    • Lots of labor.


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    Oh man, so sorry to hear this Andrew! I hope the frame isn't damaged and that insurance treats you fairly.

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    Thanks for additional items Hobby Racer! I think you're probably right on all of those. I'm not sure what is customary for labor and body work when you're going to do it all yourself. Insurance is through NCM, so I suspect they have experience with all of this. I bill out up to $10k per week for my job. I doubt they'll accept $250/hr hourly rate.

    I also hope the frame is OK. It was low speed, 20-30 MPH combined.
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    holy ouch, batman. glad you weren't hurt.

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    That sucks, but it seems like it hasn’t got you down. Good luck hitting 600whp!
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    check your tire for bulges, and file a road hazard claim if you can.

    also check the upper knuckle mount, upper a arm, front undertray aluminum,

    also check your radiator, a lesser accident cracked mine in a few places
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    Oh crap, I was so sad to read that. I hope it's not too major to repair.
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    My 818 is up and running again. Right now I'm waiting on Factory Five to sort out shipping of the replacement body components.


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    Nice! Glad you got it fixed.

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