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First real mod goes on the WRX

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by dohcvtec_accord, Nov 3, 2003.

  1. dohcvtec_accord

    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    So, this weekend, spent from 9:30 in the morning until 7pm installing my new Vishnu uppipe. Everything went pretty smoothly, considering. We had printed instructions from Vishnu guiding us along, and we didn't hit many snags. We had a bit of a problem with a dumb-ass design that Subaru worked into the car regarding a heat shield and an O2 sensor, but otherwise in was a cinch, which is pretty damn good considering we disassembled damn near half the engine bay. :)

    I can feel a slight increase in power, and the turbo definitely spools up quicker since there's now no cat between the exhaust manifold and the turbo. So now, I've only got TWO cats instead of three. :) Plus, the turbo sounds much better now, which is always a bonus. :D

    Next weekend, in goes the Vishnu crank pulley. Then I get to plug in the reflashed ECU, and then, hello 55 horsepower. :)
     
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    jiahanhao Senior Member

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    mmm... vishnu stage 2 kit...
     
  3. dohcvtec_accord

    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    Oh hell no, I don't have 4 grand to drop on the WRX right now. :) Just going to be running the Stage 0 kit for now.
     
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    jiahanhao Senior Member

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    don't we all wish we had 4gs to drop on our cars.. =)

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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    You shoulda ran it at the track a couple times, installed the piping, and then ran it a couple more times. I wanna see track times damnit. :p
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    I wish I coulda, but the only test n tunes we have here are on Wednesdays, and with all the shit I had to do at work, I couldn't take a day off to get there. You guys have my word that, on the first day our track opens in the spring, I'll have track times. :)
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    Vishnu > Me

    http://www.vishnutuning.com/stage.htm

    This is the part I like best:

     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    I don't need you your w3rd persay...but this is going in my Sig so everyday, you'll be reminded :D
     
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    nice meng
    the vishnu guys are pretty cool, they're shop is right next to modacar.com (used to go down there). they've got a nice AWD dyno there and there are always 5+ scoobies in their parking lot.
     
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    sportlinecrx Banned

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    sweet! those wrxs already do 0-60 in 5.4 from the factory. you're probably well into the 14's. :D
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    i thought Vishnu was Indian?
     
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    :lol: rofl!
     
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    screw the track, dyno the gains before and after to see what you really got, there is no way to tell just by going to the track (traction issues, humidity, weight differences, etc..)
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    There's no way to dyno the same numbers twice either. You want him to spend 80 bucks for two runs to see the difference between the pipes? how much does it cost to run at a track all night? 20 bucks?

    (traction issues on the rollers, humidity, engine temp, drive train efficiencies, etc...)

    :p
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    Where the hell are the pics?

    I WANT PICS DAMMIT!!!

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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    Sorry Eric, didn't get to take any pics. You can look all you want at the engine bay when you come visit. :)

    I may try to get it on a dyno, but there's only one AWD dyno in the area, and it's hella expensive.

    On a side note, I can get my ECU reflashed by Vishnu for free for the next year for any mods I put on the car/engine. I think I see some silicone intercooler hoses and a Vishnu downpipe in my near future. :)
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    :blink: what he said.
     
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    thats still no match for my Ph.D in Googleonomy! :p
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    Quit hijacking my thread! :p
     
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