The car was dropped off for tuning. Should have it back in a week or so.
The replaced HKS SSQV valve came back this week. It sounds good. But even with it being recirculated, its pretty loud. I do have the 3.5 inch short ram intake so that probably makes it much louder.
Then I wrapped the wiring for the fuel pumps in a heat insulated aluminum tape, as they run thru the firewall kind of near the turbo. I was gunna use gold but it was hard to find, so i found some aluminum locally, while i ordered the gold.
I also put the tape/wrap stuff on the exhaust manifold side of the valve cover to try and help eliminate heat soak from the manifold warming up the head/oil excessively.
MAPerformance says you CAN reuse the stock heat shield for their tubular manifold, but I don't wanna cover up that piece of art.
The heat resistant tape is pretty cool stuff, from Design Engineering. The aluminum is good for 400 F of direct heat and 2000 F of radiant heat. The gold is higher, so when my order arrives, I am going to put the gold wrap down over the aluminum wrap for extra insulation from the turbo/manifold.
Hopefully I should have some E85 dyno #'s for this build soon!
This build turned out awesome. The turbo doesn't lag much, and makes the power all the way to the 8500 - 9k rpm redline of the AMS long block.
For anyone whos curious, or in the socal area, this build was done by Antspec (formerly Cobb Socal) and the tune was done by their in-house tuner, Jason. I've been taking my Evo there for about 5 years now and they've helped me out considerably.
it's a lot of fun.
It's very fun to drive and even does well if you just wanna cruise/daily it.
Everyone i take for rides laughs hysterically after a pull (exactly like i did after i had it dyno tuned and took it for a drive for the first time).
I am at ~2,000 miles on this build, and i gotta say that the combination of a stock frame turbo and the 'stage 1' AMS long block is really fun. Quick spool and good power all the way to red line.
I did get my doors blown off by a 700hp Evo 8 with a Buschur 2.3 build and a big turbo. But that was expected lol.
I do think about getting a 3584R in the future, or maybe an EFR or precision kit and trying to go for 600 whp. But 500+whp is definitely more than enough for now.
I am running "dual maps" which i see can be a pain when switching.
But my tuner made me an E30 map, for when i switch from ethanol to pump gas, and we might make an E65 or E70 map for when i switch the other way.
These mixed maps are great so i don't have to sacrifice my fuel pumps longevity by running it till empty just to switch, and i also dont have to take the time to manually pump fuel out etc.
I don't autox/track often, if ever, but i could see this build being a killer on the track. This set up absolutely rips coming out of corners.
Hello all. Just adding my story on this wicked project over the last two years. Im a Canadian in British Columbia, in the small town in the kootanys. I bought my 2014 MR in November of 2015. Traded my beloved rotor glow ralliart... I drove this car 3days... And parked it for the winter. No -30...
Purchased my 15 STI brand new in 2014
Did a Stage 3 + FF Power Package on this STI
Always wanted an EVO MR so in Dec. of 2016 put the STI back to stock and traded it in for an 15 EVO MR.
Found a great deal on a 3.5 ETS intercooler, didn't care for the white stencil, so I sent the intercooler...
I'm finally making this thread for 3 reasons:
1) My warranty is officially expired so Mitsu can't shove this in my face. Nah, jk I've never hid my mods at dealerships.
2) To share with others the hard earned lessons I've been taught from 5 years of ownership and having the mod bug. Including...
I picked up a 2011 Evo X MR Touring with all the options in the spring of 2014. I wanted the AWD for the snow, and the SST so that my wife can also drive the car. Four doors so that I can put my son in the back.
I plan to improve the car, but unlike my other cars, which require disclaimers...
Well i been waiting a long time for this two years now. Between deployment coming back blowing up and another year came and gone saving and buying everything right the first time around:yay:
I will answer the most asked question!
no i am not painting the doors or fenders:freak:
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