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1 hour ago, Dairusire said:

Got stuck into the RA today. 

 

Clutch is in, motor is in. Tomorrow is fueling and electronics and me finding out the parts that have gone missing over two years. Lets get er dooone! 

 

Nice one mate!

 

Is that the ej205 you were talking about or the original engine?

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Just now, IZichard said:

 

Nice one mate!

 

Is that the ej205 you were talking about or the original engine?

 

It is indeed the EJ205. I think what I'm gonna end up doing is sleeving the CDB I blew up to 2.2L and then stroking it to 2.35. 

 

Something different that's not really done here and is known to work well overseas.

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28 minutes ago, Dairusire said:

It is indeed the EJ205. I think what I'm gonna end up doing is sleeving the CDB I blew up to 2.2L and then stroking it to 2.35. 

 

Something different that's not really done here and is known to work well overseas.

 

I like the sound of this... making me want to go down that route of making mine a 2.2.

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Just now, Individualities said:

 

I like the sound of this... making me want to go down that route of making mine a 2.2.

 

Two words. It's Expensive.

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Just now, Dairusire said:

Two words. It's Expensive.

 

I'd probably do a combination of stroke/bore - more stroke, for torque. Gotta have the 8000rpm redline though, WRX STI 6 speed gearing woooo

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1 minute ago, Individualities said:

 

I'd probably do a combination of stroke/bore - more stroke, for torque. Gotta have the 8000rpm redline though, WRX STI 6 speed gearing woooo

 

Thats the point of what I'm doing. 

 

With that 2.0 CBD you retain the strength with sleeving, and then convert to dual thrust.

 

go to 2.2L 96MM sleeve rather than the 2.5 99 (or 99.5 - 100 depending on your route), and hiff in a 2.5L crank. 

 

You get to keep for the most part the RPM's of a smaller 2.0 motor while having some of the torque or the 2.5. It's a good middle ground that not many people in NZ have caught onto yet, and I'm gonna run with it and see how far I can push it. 

 

Closed deck, sleeved and forged internals could see me well. 

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14 hours ago, Dairusire said:

Something different that's not really done here and is known to work well overseas.

 

I've only heard of my car in nz with the closed deck 2.2l stroked to 2.35l which is why I bought it, might be a couple more but never heard of them. I believe the reason you don't see them in nz is because we never got the closed deck 2.2l block either domestically or imported from Japan (aside from a couple of 22b's).

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I've only heard of my car in nz with the closed deck 2.2l stroked to 2.35l which is why I bought it, might be a couple more but never heard of them. I believe the reason you don't see them in nz is because we never got the closed deck 2.2l block either domestically or imported from Japan (aside from a couple of 22b's).
Pretty sure he means boring out a 2.0 CDB and sleeving it, compared to yours being a factory 2.2 cdb.



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Thats the point of what I'm doing. 
 
With that 2.0 CBD you retain the strength with sleeving, and then convert to dual thrust.
 
go to 2.2L 96MM sleeve rather than the 2.5 99 (or 99.5 - 100 depending on your route), and hiff in a 2.5L crank. 
 
You get to keep for the most part the RPM's of a smaller 2.0 motor while having some of the torque or the 2.5. It's a good middle ground that not many people in NZ have caught onto yet, and I'm gonna run with it and see how far I can push it. 
 
Closed deck, sleeved and forged internals could see me well. 
Do you happen to know the rough weight of a 96mm piston?

I've read that the weight of the 99+mm pistons don't play nicely with the cheaper h beam rods (eagle h beam etc) and those engines are more prone to rod failure.

It must all help with engine longevity at the high performance end (lighter pistons being easier on the rods).

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15 hours ago, Dairusire said:

Thats the point of what I'm doing. 

 

With that 2.0 CBD you retain the strength with sleeving, and then convert to dual thrust.

 

go to 2.2L 96MM sleeve rather than the 2.5 99 (or 99.5 - 100 depending on your route), and hiff in a 2.5L crank. 

 

You get to keep for the most part the RPM's of a smaller 2.0 motor while having some of the torque or the 2.5. It's a good middle ground that not many people in NZ have caught onto yet, and I'm gonna run with it and see how far I can push it. 

 

Closed deck, sleeved and forged internals could see me well. 

 

I'm probably gonna buy a V7 STI EJ207, close deck it, and forged internals - kinda like how the Speed Academy fellas are doing at the moment.

I'm gonna be building this engine up for a while, with the intent of throwing it in the car once it's all done, and I have everything ready for the swap to happen, like Haltech ECU etc as well.

 

First, MCA coilovers & Whiteline for the suspension, and upgrade the transmission/diffs, before engine happens.

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The new CAN gauge is now in and working as it should.

 

Slightly disappointed with the display. The contrast and brightness isn't terrible but not super great either. 

It isn't as bad in dual mode but when showing 4 gauges the text is far to thin to be easily readable on a bright day with just a glance. Hoping that is something they can address with future firmware updates. 

 

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3 hours ago, Kiwiflyboy said:

Second to last weekend in Wellington so decided to go for a “Sunday drive” around some of the bays in Wellington.

 

I miss driving round the Wellington bays :(. Beautiful in a very unique, and rugged way. Kinda like the West coast in a number of places.

I grew up down there, but moved north with my parents in 2008.

I owe Whangarei and Northland a lot for who I am now, but my goodness I miss Wellington! I'd love to spend a month just holidaying down there and exploring the greater region. There's a lot I didn't ever get to do, due to be young and all that.

 

 

4 hours ago, Andy_Mac said:

The new CAN gauge is now in and working as it should.

 

Slightly disappointed with the display. The contrast and brightness isn't terrible but not super great either. 

It isn't as bad in dual mode but when showing 4 gauges the text is far to thin to be easily readable on a bright day with just a glance. Hoping that is something they can address with future firmware updates. 

 

Me like how tidy that is! I'm thinking about where to mount my Haletch CAN gauge in my BE when I get round to getting that far - I'm linking possibly off of the face of the cigarette ash tray down by the shifter, as I'd be able to not run it all the time. But I'd like something like how that is right now, but for a BE.

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After a maaaaassive mission today with @RaKid and @lowandy the fuel system is done, loom is in and plugged up, all the ancillaries are on the car, I've probably forgotten something and the car won't start tomorrow, but sh1t, it went from 40% done to 85-90% there. 

 

The big task of the day was mostly getting the fuel system in and done in the right places. It looks pretty dang cool. 

There will be more photos tomorrow as these were taken much earlier in the day of the progress, but not the finished item. 

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34 minutes ago, Individualities said:

 

Me like how tidy that is! I'm thinking about where to mount my Haletch CAN gauge in my BE when I get round to getting that far - I'm linking possibly off of the face of the cigarette ash tray down by the shifter, as I'd be able to not run it all the time. But I'd like something like how that is right now, but for a BE.

 

BTW the Haltech gauge is this one, just rebranded with the Haltech logo.

Had a look and that guy doesn't do them for third gens. Can't imagine it would be that hard for him to make one though. It's just a pod molded to a stock clip in vent.

 

What's your reasoning behind going Haltech anyway? They’re quite a bit more expensive than a similarly specced Link?

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31 minutes ago, Dairusire said:

After a maaaaassive mission today with @RaKid and @lowandy the fuel system is done, loom is in and plugged up, all the ancillaries are on the car, I've probably forgotten something and the car won't start tomorrow, but sh1t, it went from 40% done to 85-90% there. 

 

The big task of the day was mostly getting the fuel system in and done in the right places. It looks pretty dang cool. 

There will be more photos tomorrow as these were taken much earlier in the day of the progress, but not the finished item. 

 

Solid effort. So what's the plan for it for now? Just gonna run a factory turbo until you get it down to SAS?

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Solid effort. So what's the plan for it for now? Just gonna run a factory turbo until you get it down to SAS?
Yah pretty much!

I'm gonna hoon around on this stuo for a little bit and once I've got the cash, take the big dive and hand it over.

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So my reverse camera arrived and I I want to install it this coming weekend.

 

It came with the HSS holesaw but not sure I want to cut into the body panel. Anybody come some pics of how they mounted theirs?

 

I am also considering hooking it up to the reverse light as its right there in the wagon door.

 

Any other tips?

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28 minutes ago, HannesNel said:

So my reverse camera arrived and I I want to install it this coming weekend.

 

It came with the HSS holesaw but not sure I want to cut into the body panel. Anybody come some pics of how they mounted theirs?

 

I am also considering hooking it up to the reverse light as its right there in the wagon door.

 

Any other tips?

 

I hooked mine up to the reverse lights, works fine.

 

If you have a look at the last few pictures of my install you can see that i was able to pass the cable through a grommet in the boot door. Not sure how applicable it will be to your car, but worth checking out.

 

 

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13 hours ago, Kiwiflyboy said:

Second to last weekend in Wellington so decided to go for a “Sunday drive” around some of the bays in Wellington.
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Looks So good! the BR legacys are growing on me I'd have to say!

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Replaced cabin filters. 

 

Two inch-thick charcoal filters in series. Still remember what their look like in Subarus and how much they charge for them 😂 

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2 hours ago, thewabbit1 said:

 

I hooked mine up to the reverse lights, works fine.

 

If you have a look at the last few pictures of my install you can see that i was able to pass the cable through a grommet in the boot door. Not sure how applicable it will be to your car, but worth checking out.

 

 

Thanks! YIp wiring is not a problem but the actually camera:

 

Its one of these - basically got it for free so need to somehow mount it.

 

So either make somesort of bracket or box for it or drill through the bodywork to mount it.

 

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So I called it! Car didn't start today LOL!
Still got a fair bit done.

Also, photos as promised of the fuel system and stuffs as it was last night.

Not gonna lie, I got reeeeeeally twitchy when we had to get the grinder out and cut the bumper bar. Intercooler is in but the charge pipes are such crap.

So they're not in position properly. Screw it lol95537d12960e26e10823f5bf91ad7a05.jpg4c08a67f916f5d8741c9661ea6f7103f.jpg2ba9de3bbbceea1fc18e54e2727a169c.jpgd301223236f5631ef6d006b89e0a87c9.jpg38e3c319dac01066ba4462e5fe309f59.jpg2ccaa1c44129c6b0266958bb7f7f25b0.jpg

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On 1/27/2019 at 11:28 PM, Andy_Mac said:

BTW the Haltech gauge is this one, just rebranded with the Haltech logo.

Had a look and that guy doesn't do them for third gens. Can't imagine it would be that hard for him to make one though. It's just a pod molded to a stock clip in vent.

 

What's your reasoning behind going Haltech anyway? They’re quite a bit more expensive than a similarly specced Link?

 

Good to know. I'll probably do something similar myself.

So it replaces the little vent thats in the dash? I'm fine with that.

 

Haltech is a reasonably local company, being based out of Australia. The support is there, and easy to access, and parts too.

I'm not afraid of cost, due to me taking my time with this, and probably gonna build the car up over the next 3-5 years.

 

Gonna get my Motorbike license too, so I have a cheap means of transport for when the car isn't driveable. Things are looking very promising for a job on the Puhoi-Warkworth extension as a machinery operator as this stage... so I should be able to save pretty easily.

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37 minutes ago, Individualities said:

Haltech is a reasonably local company, being based out of Australia. The support is there, and easy to access, and parts too.

I'm not afraid of cost, due to me taking my time with this, and probably gonna build the car up over the next 3-5 years.

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But Link Engine Management is an NZ company? Haltech is great and all but for a Subaru, you can't really beat a Link in NZ.

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