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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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    I'm finished fabricating the intercooler piping. Short and simple. Only 3 couplers. The Jobber Do bead former worked awesome. I'm going to powdercoat all of aluminum tubing and probably the intercooler too.





    '06 WRX Powered 818S - Twin Scroll Borg Warner EFR 7163 - 500 WHP 570 WTQ
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    looking good, i have that same iwg75 real nice part.
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    This will be the 4th exhaust I've fabricated from scratch for this car. This is roughly where the exhaust will exit on the passenger side. Still needs an exhaust tip. The driver side will mirror it, but I need to get the cutout installed first.





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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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    I decided to add a filler neck directly to my AWIC. I still need to finish welding it up, but I wanted to make sure it fit the way I wanted before it was really stuck on there. Getting the pipe to merge reasonably well with the water endtank took a lot of fiddling.









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    Nice... I have a tig welder, I have to learn how to weld aluminum.
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    Symmetry...





    I don't plan on using this tip, but you can get a better idea of what it will look like finished.

    '06 WRX Powered 818S - Twin Scroll Borg Warner EFR 7163 - 500 WHP 570 WTQ
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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.
    '06 WRX Powered 818S - Twin Scroll Borg Warner EFR 7163 - 500 WHP 570 WTQ
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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.
    '06 WRX Powered 818S - Twin Scroll Borg Warner EFR 7163 - 500 WHP 570 WTQ
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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.
    '06 WRX Powered 818S - Twin Scroll Borg Warner EFR 7163 - 500 WHP 570 WTQ
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