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Discussion Starter #21 (Edited)
Hey All,

I will be coming into some cash soon and I was wondering what the community would suggest on purchasing? There were some suggestions previously, but more would be great!

Build GOAL: Aprox 340 WHP without sacrificing too much reliability

Current Mod List:

Cobb Access Port
Rally Armor Mud Flaps
Cobb Adjustable Short Shifter
Cobb Shift Knob
Perrin Catback Exhaust
ATI Center Gauge Pod
ProSport 52mm Boost Gauge
ProSport 52mm Oil Pressure Gauge
ProSport 52mm Air Fuel Ratio Gauge
Invidia Downpipe
DeatschWerks 265 LPH Compact In-Tank Fuel Pump
GrimmSpeed Boost Control Solenoid
Pro Tune - Thanks to Ray at TurboTek Tuning and Fast of West Chester
Perrin Thermal Blanket

Future Mods:
TBD
 

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Discussion Starter #25 (Edited)
Build path has been updated. Thoughts?

I am in between the Process West and Grimspeed TMIC. I am leaning towards Process West because of the size difference, but I am hesitant because I read about fitting issues with front sways.

Joebie - I also borrowed your template for your mod list. It was much more clean than mine.


Mod List

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Engine:


Fueling:

  • COBB Tuning Subaru Flex Fuel Ethanol Sensor Kit
  • COBB Tuning Fuel Injectors Top Feed 1000cc
  • COBB Tuning Fuel Pressure Regulator Kit
  • AEM 320lph E85 Hi Flow In-Tank Fuel Pump w/ Hooks
  • DeatschWerks 265 LPH Compact In-Tank Fuel Pump
Turbo/Intercooling/Misc:

  • Process West Black Top Mount Intercooler
  • Process West Y Pipe
  • GrimmSpeed Boost Control Solenoid
  • AIG AOS
EMS:

  • Cobb Accessport
  • Pro Tune - Thanks to Ray at TurboTek Tuning and Fast of West Chester
Exhaust:

  • Perrin Catback Exhaust
  • Perrin Turbo Blanket
  • Invidia Downpipe
Driveline:

  • Cobb Adjustable Short Shifter
Exterior:

  • Rally Armor Mud Flaps
Suspension/Bracing:

Brakes:

Interior:

  • ATI Center Gauge Pod
  • ProSport 52mm Boost Gauge
  • ProSport 52mm Oil Pressure Gauge
  • ProSport 52mm Air Fuel Ratio Gauge
 

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Re: Family Car Taking Roids (2013 Dark Grey STI - Hatchback)

If your sticking to the stock turbo there's no point upgrading the intercooler. I would use that money towards EL headers. I would go with the ID 1050x injectors and not the Cobb.
 

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Re: Family Car Taking Roids (2013 Dark Grey STI - Hatchback)

If your sticking to the stock turbo there's no point upgrading the intercooler. I would use that money towards EL headers. I would go with the ID 1050x injectors and not the Cobb.

It looks like I have some research to do. Why the ID 1050x's over the Cobb? I hear a lot of positives about ID, but think a bit of OCD kicks in when I mod and I like things a little too matchy lol.

This car is my DD at the moment, so I was trying to avoid too much stress on the block. My future hope is to garage it and turn it into a beast.

I have read a lot about headers cracking. Is this still an ongoing problem or have most of the issues associated around it been resolved? I was also planning to keep them UEL. I am worried that EL headers will ruin the boxer rumble.
 

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Re: Family Car Taking Roids (2013 Dark Grey STI - Hatchback)

ID allows for more headroom for E85 in the future and it's E85 safe. I'm pretty sure cobb is just rebadged injectors. Injector dynamics is about as reputable as it gets. Cobb makes good stuff but often overpriced.

My car is my daily driver as well and I'm trying to get my stock block to last as long as possible.

I think as long as you can something like tomei or GTspec and above quality wise you won't have to worry about it. As long as you don't wrap it or ceramic coat it, I don't think it's a problem. If you're really paranoid about cracking you can go for the killer B EL headers which is warrantied for life even if it's ceramic coated.

I was like you too, I wanted to keep my boxer rumble, but EL headers is better for the car by evening out temperatures in your cylinders, and you make more power. I honestly didn't notice or miss my boxer rumble afterwards.
 

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Re: Family Car Taking Roids (2013 Dark Grey STI - Hatchback)

ID allows for more headroom for E85 in the future and it's E85 safe. I'm pretty sure cobb is just rebadged injectors. Injector dynamics is about as reputable as it gets. Cobb makes good stuff but often overpriced.

My car is my daily driver as well and I'm trying to get my stock block to last as long as possible.

I think as long as you can something like tomei or GTspec and above quality wise you won't have to worry about it. As long as you don't wrap it or ceramic coat it, I don't think it's a problem. If you're really paranoid about cracking you can go for the killer B EL headers which is warrantied for life even if it's ceramic coated.

I was like you too, I wanted to keep my boxer rumble, but EL headers is better for the car by evening out temperatures in your cylinders, and you make more power. I honestly didn't notice or miss my boxer rumble afterwards.
I am still struggling with moving to EL. I spent some serious time listening to Vids and it makes me sad lol.

I was also thinking of meth instead of E35 and was talking to a buddy of mine and he though that would be better. E35 is difficult to come by in my area, so it wouldn't work for my driving style , but I haven't eliminated the option just yet.

Thoughts on Meth?

The reading I've done shows that it can trigger a limp mode if it fails
 

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Re: Family Car Taking Roids (2013 Dark Grey STI - Hatchback)

No experience with meth unfortunately. I run flex fuel cause there's a station less than 2 minutes from my house.
 

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Re: Family Car Taking Roids (2013 Dark Grey STI - Hatchback)

ID allows for more headroom for E85 in the future and it's E85 safe. I'm pretty sure cobb is just rebadged injectors. Injector dynamics is about as reputable as it gets. Cobb makes good stuff but often overpriced.

My car is my daily driver as well and I'm trying to get my stock block to last as long as possible.

I think as long as you can something like tomei or GTspec and above quality wise you won't have to worry about it. As long as you don't wrap it or ceramic coat it, I don't think it's a problem. If you're really paranoid about cracking you can go for the killer B EL headers which is warrantied for life even if it's ceramic coated.

I was like you too, I wanted to keep my boxer rumble, but EL headers is better for the car by evening out temperatures in your cylinders, and you make more power. I honestly didn't notice or miss my boxer rumble afterwards.
I actually talked to a buddy of mine recently and he sold me on the EL headers. He said that we are too old for noises it should be about HP and I think he is right on that one.
 

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Well, a CEL was thrown and the TGV is stuck closed. Planning to install IAG TGV delete and Perrin's Turbo inlet as a result. I will have new tuning results for the forum once the updates are made.
 

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Re: Family Car Taking Roids (2013 Dark Grey STI - Hatchback)

I actually talked to a buddy of mine recently and he sold me on the EL headers. He said that we are too old for noises it should be about HP and I think he is right on that one.
Meh, whatever makes you happy is what it should all be about.

FWIW my car sounds better with Killer B headers than any UEL Subaru I've heard...
 

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Re: Family Car Taking Roids (2013 Dark Grey STI - Hatchback)

Meh, whatever makes you happy is what it should all be about.

FWIW my car sounds better with Killer B headers than any UEL Subaru I've heard...

I fell in love with the sound and look of the the Killer B headers, but they hurt the bank a bit.
 

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Well, a CEL was thrown and the TGV is stuck closed. Planning to install IAG TGV delete and Perrin's Turbo inlet as a result. I will have new tuning results for the forum once the updates are made.

Adding on a Cobb SF Intake w/ Airbox as well... A bit hot and bothered by not doing injectors, but was able to buy the intake brand new for $100 less than normal.
 

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Tune

Torque: 339
WHP: 320

Current Mods

Engine:
  • GrimmSpeed Lightweight Pulley
  • IAG TGV Delete
Fueling:

  • DeatschWerks 265 LPH Compact In-Tank Fuel Pump
Turbo/Intercooling/Misc:

  • Cobb Intake w/ Air Box
  • Perrin Turbo Inlet
EMS:

  • Cobb Accessport
  • Pro Tune
Exhaust:

  • Perrin Catback Exhaust
  • Perrin Turbo Blanket
  • Invidia Downpipe
 
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