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To preface here is a brief history of my car:

15,000 miles to 60,000 miles running the IAG rotated kit/meth with a tune from Jorge (>400whp) on a daily driven stock motor, pistons were perfect on teardown

60,000 miles to 85,000 miles running IAG built longblock with a tune from Jorge (>500whp) daily driven, zero oil consumption.


I’ve put 25k miles on my IAG built longblock and way past their warranty period of 1year/12k miles :lol: I am going to venture to say not any shop can build a reliable, 500whp daily driven Subaru. It is incumbent on a shop to have years of experience and exacting attention to detail and a meritorious tuner with peerless acumen pertaining to his craft to account for the dizzying array of factors that is inherent in building a highly modded Subaru. Going the path of finding a place to build a motor, another place to install the motor, and another place to tune the motor makes for a tenuous prospect of having a long lasting build. The shop and the tuner have to function as a cohesive whole to make projects like these successful. IAG and Jorge is like Brady/Belichick, love or hate them, you gotta respect them ;) If I ever move out of the DMV area, I will always send my car or future projects to IAG because they get **** done right. Think of them as the Johns Hopkins of the Subaru world (both are in Maryland, coincidence? I don’t think so).

Oh yeah what’s it like DD a 500whp Subaru? I sure as hell get to work a lot quicker and it is ****ing invigorating like snorting 8-ball of cocaine in the morning.

(Stock STi - 225whp)



Vroom vroom

(credits to Boris for the pimp ass pics)

IAG V-band rotated turbo kit
- HTA86 0.82 Tial V-band housing
- IAG FMIC kit with Spearco core
- IAG 4" Intake
- IAG V-band Uppipe
- IAG V-band Catless Downpipe
- Tial 44mm External Wastegate with open dump
- GT Spec Equal Length Headers V-band with Uppipe
- Harman Motive Catback Exhaust
- Aquamist HFS-6 running Boost Juice (50% methanol/50% water; tincture of meth to suppress detonation and get some chunky midrange)
- Injector Dynamics 2000cc injectors
- Aeromotive 340lph Fuel Pump
- Aeromotive Fuel Pressure Regulator
- IAG Fuel Rails
- IAG TGV Deletes
- Flipped stock Intake Manifold with retained Air Conditioning
- Cosworth Phenolic Spacers
- Grimmspeed Electronic Boost Control Solenoid
- Grimmspeed Thermostat
- Mishimoto Radiator
- Tial Q BOV
- LFR7AIX Spark Plugs
- IAG Catchcan
- Stock Air Pump deleted
- IAT sensor and 4 Bar MAP sensor
- Cobb Accessport Speed Density protuned by Jorge

IAG Stage 2 Bottom End
- Manley Platinum Series 99.5mm Piston Set
- Manley H-Beam Rods
- ACL Main and Rod Bearings
- OEM Nitrided Crank, OEM headgasket
- Killer B Oil Pickup with Baffle
- Gates Racing Timing Belt Kit
- 12,000mile/1year warranty

IAG Stage V Heads
- ARP Head Studs
- Manley Extreme Duty 33mm Exhaust Valve Set
- Manley Race Flow 37mm Intake Valve Set
- Manley Valve Spring and Retainer Kit
- IAG Stage V headwork with Multi Angle Valve Job/Port&Polish
- Kelford Dual AVCS 272/268 11.30/10.50mm Lift Street Cams

 

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Nice. I will be tuning a similar engine with gsc cams for the dual avcs heads, but using the stock build 2.0 block. No longblock. So would be interesting to see the results. The mod list is a little close to yours.

Any close up pics and vids?
in my journal :)
 

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Kelfords 272s are more aggressive than GSC S2 since they have 11.3mm and 11.5mm of lift on the intake and exhaust side, respectively. Plus IAG has built many heads with Kelfords and have always gotten phenomenal results/reliability so they stuck with a winning formula :)
 

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IAG is the bees knees!
Glad to be 45 minutes away!
There are like 5 very good Subaru shops 15min away from me yet I still go to IAG that is 50min away :lol:

Think of it like this, if you have the common cold or flu (Stage 1/2 mod bug), you go to your nearby family doctor or your county hospital to get it addressed. But if you have a very complicated medical issue (uncontrollable, fulminant mod bug that requires built motor and big turbo), you go to Johns Hopkins :lol:
 

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You make me want to ship my car to IAG. Seriously
 

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You make me want to ship my car to IAG. Seriously
It saddens me to see how many disgruntled customers there are on this board, from long wait times (3 month waiting list to swap in a shortblock) to just plain money-draining shop disasters :( The grief and downtime you save by even shipping your car to IAG makes it a no-brainer :tup:
 

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It saddens me to see how many disgruntled customers there are on this board, from long wait times (3 month waiting list to swap in a shortblock) to just plain money-draining shop disasters :( The grief and downtime you save by even shipping your car to IAG makes it a no-brainer :tup:

All too true. Going through a shop disaster now! Fuk its expensive....maybe I should have conciderded shipping my car out vs use local shops that don't take any responsibility over their mistakes.
 

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Oh yeah what’s it like DD a 500whp Subaru? I sure as hell get to work a lot quicker and it is ****ing invigorating like snorting 8-ball of cocaine in the morning.
shit, i'm for snorting an 8-ball AND going to work in this thing. nicely done, user.
 

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I've been researching for a while to figure out the best plan for my bro-in-law and I's 2015 STis (we each have one). Your build, and several of your posts, have greatly contributed to my choice to have IAG build both cars. We live in St. Louis, MO but we are willing to drive 800 miles just to have the cars built properly. I checked out a couple of local shops, as well as about 6 other shops that are closer than IAG, but at the end of the day I felt most comfortable with IAG's record. They have so many positive reviews, and after talking to Rick for just a short time, I was able to see why.

Thanks, user1029, for your thorough and informative posts. I'm looking forward to joining the IAG club next month.
 

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Awesome :) I look forward to your build! They'll do everything from machining to head porting to sleeving in house now so it'll not only be faster but they can assure that the quality is up to their standards :tup:
 
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