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Re: JJBTEXAS' 2010 SWP Pro-tuned and rollin on Enkeis

love this build thread, always something new and exciting, you inspire me to drain my bank account.
Sorry about that, i certainly don't mean to :lol:

great looking car the pf's are so nice i was so close to getting them... let us know how you like the bc coilovers
I really like them too and can't wait for this weekend so i can install the coilovers. I'm really interested to see how they perform.
 

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Re: JJBTEXAS' 2010 SWP: new BCs

Update 2/22/2011

Put the BCs on today and the car's stance is mean (maybe too mean but kinda lazy right now). will give a better review once i've driven them for a couple of days. will post pics tmrw.
 

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Re: JJBTEXAS' 2010 SWP Pro-tuned and rollin on Enkeis

Update 2/22/2011

Put the BCs on today and the car's stance is mean (maybe too mean but kinda lazy right now). will give a better review once i've driven them for a couple of days. will post pics tmrw.
Let us know what you think of the ride. Did you get the 8/10 springs. Handling better than before?
 

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Re: JJBTEXAS' 2010 SWP Pro-tuned and rollin on Enkeis

Let us know what you think of the ride. Did you get the 8/10 springs. Handling better than before?
8/10 yeah. when set to full hard it's ridiculous but at full soft it rides easier than my old RCEs
 

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Re: JJBTEXAS' 2010 SWP Pro-tuned and rollin on Enkeis

Update 2/22/2011


probably gonna lift her a bit when i have the time but so far impressions are good.
 

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Re: JJBTEXAS' 2010 SWP Pro-tuned and rollin on Enkeis

Update 3/2/2011

Ok so had the car on BCs for a couple days and thought I'd give y'all a quick review.

Install: A
First off, installation. Obviously this is going to be roughly the same for every setup but i do have a few notes. First off when your getting ready to do the install i suggest you have a good impact gun and a butane torch. The bolts that attach the arm to the strut in the rear is a PITA. Also, when ordering the coilovers don't get the extenders for the rear as they are completely useless in the hatch. Other than those gripes the install was pretty painless and nothing out of the ordinary. I would suggest being careful though so that you don't scratch the paint. I'm afraid if you scratch the paint the strut may rust. I wish they were stainless like the Eibachs but oh well.

Adjustability: B+
These coilovers are very easy to adjust. I've already adjusted the height twice since original install and I can do it in 30min by myself. Currently I have the car sitting 14.5cm off the ground because the lip scraped too much but if I had a smaller lip I could probably set it to 13cm, but I would suggest starting at 14cm.

Ride: B+
When set to full soft they ride similarly to my old RCE blacks. At full hard... well lets just say I now have a great understanding of just how uneven the streets of Houston are.

Price: A+
You definitely get way more than you pay for these guys.

Overall I would give them an A-. Best coilovers for the price for sure. If you have any question just let me know.
 

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Re: JJBTEXAS' 2010 SWP Pro-tuned and rollin on Enkeis

Update 3/2/2011

Ok so had the car on BCs for a couple days and thought I'd give y'all a quick review.

Install: A
First off, installation. Obviously this is going to be roughly the same for every setup but i do have a few notes. First off when your getting ready to do the install i suggest you have a good impact gun and a butane torch. The bolts that attach the arm to the strut in the rear is a PITA. Also, when ordering the coilovers don't get the extenders for the rear as they are completely useless in the hatch. Other than those gripes the install was pretty painless and nothing out of the ordinary. I would suggest being careful though so that you don't scratch the paint. I'm afraid if you scratch the paint the strut may rust. I wish they were stainless like the Eibachs but oh well.

Adjustability: B+
These coilovers are very easy to adjust. I've already adjusted the height twice since original install and I can do it in 30min by myself. Currently I have the car sitting 14.5cm off the ground because the lip scraped too much but if I had a smaller lip I could probably set it to 13cm, but I would suggest starting at 14cm.

Ride: B+
When set to full soft they ride similarly to my old RCE blacks. At full hard... well lets just say I now have a great understanding of just how uneven the streets of Houston are.

Price: A+
You definitely get way more than you pay for these guys.

Overall I would give them an A-. Best coilovers for the price for sure. If you have any question just let me know.
They definitely are a great bang for the buck, but having had them for 20k, and then going with a monotube setup, I gotta say that the ride in my eye went from B+ to maybe a B- or a C+

The car was never tracked, but she was taken for a spirited weekend trip to Tail of The Dragon, and that's when the performance just wasn't as good as I hoped for, my biggest negative was how they acted after hitting bumps on the road, especially when they are in the middle of a turn.

Given that neither of my cars had proper suspension tuning, but I'll be taking my STi to vorshlag to tune it up after I'm done installing my suspension parts, and I hope that I'll be feeling much better dumping money on these AST's

Enjoy the awesome setup man, your car is coming along nicely, and if you ever wanna get rid of those Enkeis, I may snatch them up :D

-AJ
 

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Re: JJBTEXAS' 2010 SWP Pro-tuned and rollin on Enkeis

I can certainly see where you're coming from, guess I will have to test it for myself. Don't get your hopes up but if I do sell them I will definately let you know first
 

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Quick question for y'all. I want roughly 350-400whp but can't decide what option is the best. I also want to keep spool under 4k. I'm not a huge fan of meth and the availability of E85 is questionable where I'm moving. This is a list of turbos I've come up with. Obviously the range is quite large cause i honestly have no clue right now. The turbo would go on with the rest of the mods in the "Power" section on my first post (for convenience i'll post those here as well). Anyways feel free to pic one of these or post another option. As a side note the dyno i run on reads low.

Blouch 20G-XT
Blouch 2.5XT-R
Blouch 3.0XT-R
FP HTA Green
ATP GT3071R EWG

with supporting mods of:

GS Ported Manifold, Cross-pipe and EWG Up-pipe with 38mm
V-band
Deatschwerks 850cc injectors
DW 300lph fuel pump
FMIC or maybe AWIC

also maybe these (depending on funds)

GS ported manifold
-looking into AMS prototype manifold
GS TGV deletes
 

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Re: JJBTEXAS' 2010 SWP Pro-tuned and rollin on Enkeis

Quick question for y'all. I want roughly 350-400whp but can't decide what option is the best. I also want to keep spool under 4k. I'm not a huge fan of meth and the availability of E85 is questionable where I'm moving. This is a list of turbos I've come up with. Obviously the range is quite large cause i honestly have no clue right now. The turbo would go on with the rest of the mods in the "Power" section on my first post (for convenience i'll post those here as well). Anyways feel free to pic one of these or post another option. As a side note the dyno i run on reads low.

Blouch 20G-XT
Blouch 2.5XT-R
Blouch 3.0XT-R
FP HTA Green
ATP GT3071R EWG

with supporting mods of:

GS Ported Manifold, Cross-pipe and EWG Up-pipe with 38mm
V-band
Deatschwerks 850cc injectors
DW 300lph fuel pump
FMIC or maybe AWIC

also maybe these (depending on funds)

GS ported manifold
-looking into AMS prototype manifold
GS TGV deletes
been hearing about some Blouch malfunctions recently, and read about some horrible experiences from FP users, so make sure you read through the reviews and pick the best option for you

you'll love the early spool and mid end power with any of these options tho :)

-AJ
 

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Re: JJBTEXAS' 2010 SWP Pro-tuned and rollin on Enkeis

heard about the FPs, not the Blouch problem. will look into it
 

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Re: JJBTEXAS' 2010 SWP Pro-tuned and rollin on Enkeis

a 3XTR just gave up on ThunderRobo

he's looking to go rotated now

if you ask me, just save a little more, and sell the stage 2 stuff you have and go rotated, it's a bit more expensive, but the possibilities after that are pretty much endless

it's your call tho, and you will love the power either way!

-AJ
 

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Re: JJBTEXAS' 2010 SWP Pro-tuned and rollin on Enkeis

yeah i've been giving full rotated a good amount of thought recently. maybe a twin scroll kit from full-race with a GTX or EFR turbo? idk sound like i'm gonna be saving my pennies for a while
 

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yeah i've been giving full rotated a good amount of thought recently. maybe a twin scroll kit from full-race with a GTX or EFR turbo? idk sound like i'm gonna be saving my pennies for a while
the full-race twin scroll is one of the best in the market right now, but I'm trying to keep the subie rumble and stay withing reasonable pricing figures

the EFR turbo series is BADASS, but after thinking, i wanted to stick with the AMS kit as it's IMO the best quality kit in the market right now, well, the full-race and AMS are the only real good quality kits that I like

I have some $$$ saved, I just need to keep some funds aside at this stage of my life, but hopefully the car will get treated soon!

good luck with whatever you choose to do next my friend :)

-AJ
 
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