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TheMahFromTheU 11-16-2012 01:30 PM

My 05' RGP Legacy 2.5GT (5EAT) Build Thread
 
So long story short my shortblock has the metal shavings thing which my subaru guy verified, so I'm now waiting for a 2010 STi shortblock which I believe has the nitrated crank.

I will take this oppertunity to upgrade my turbo with bnr's modded VF40 with 18G turbine wheel and TD05H compressor wheel - this car will be my daily driver so I didn't want to get all crazy..


http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k1...s/th_image.jpg

BarManBean 11-16-2012 01:35 PM

Sounds great. Might want to also think about beefing up the transmission a bit--external cooler and VB mod from climberD. Also, are you doing fuel mods as well with the 18g (injectors and fuel pump)? If not, you may want to stay a bit smaller with a 16g or VF52. Also replace your stock up pipe with a catless option (aftermarket or stock sti from 02+ will work just fine). And a downpipe, bellmouth design.

Hopefully you've already though of all of this or you just added about $2k to your build :)

And maybe new pistons...the stock ones suck.

GTTuner 11-16-2012 02:40 PM

I would at least put a pump in, you will run out of fuel tuning that turbo.

Max Capacity 11-16-2012 02:57 PM

If you ordered a new EJ257 from the dealer, I was told they get whatever is the latest the factory is making. So if you ordered a 2010 EJ257, your going to get a 2012 EJ257. Which has the same crank.

mikeyvt 11-16-2012 07:18 PM

If you do decide to get injectors and go top feed I would recommend ID1000's. Have had really good luck with those injectors in my car, my tuners 500hp Taurus SHO and his 400hp STi among other cars. I'm one of the few not on E85 right now. Those injectors will definitely give you room to grow.

Roche 11-16-2012 07:27 PM

Whoa man yours has an awesome shine! Looks spotless

pbrink 11-16-2012 08:08 PM

Who and what are you using for tuning?

mikeyvt 11-16-2012 08:14 PM

My friend actually tunes a lot of the local subies around. Open source. This is his SHO on ID's site. http://idcarofthemonth.blogspot.com/...amics-car.html

TheMahFromTheU 11-17-2012 06:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BarManBean (Post 4161857)
Sounds great. Might want to also think about beefing up the transmission a bit--external cooler and VB mod from climberD. Also, are you doing fuel mods as well with the 18g (injectors and fuel pump)? If not, you may want to stay a bit smaller with a 16g or VF52. Also replace your stock up pipe with a catless option (aftermarket or stock sti from 02+ will work just fine). And a downpipe, bellmouth design.

Hopefully you've already though of all of this or you just added about $2k to your build :)

And maybe new pistons...the stock ones suck.

The main thing for me is getting the car back on the road, so I'll be keeping the shortblock stock - from what I've read so far about the 2010+ STi shortblocks its strong enough for what I want to do. As for the turbo I talked to Bryan and he says I can run the upgraded VF40 as a normal stock VF40 until I get supporting mods as you mentioned.

TheMahFromTheU 11-17-2012 06:35 AM

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Originally Posted by GTTuner (Post 4161961)
I would at least put a pump in, you will run out of fuel tuning that turbo.

Car will be running stock. I just want the car up.

TheMahFromTheU 11-17-2012 06:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Max Capacity (Post 4161990)
If you ordered a new EJ257 from the dealer, I was told they get whatever is the latest the factory is making. So if you ordered a 2010 EJ257, your going to get a 2012 EJ257. Which has the same crank.

Really? I was not aware of this.. My friend works at Smithtown Subaru and before that Star Subaru - he quoted me a price for a 2010 STi shortblock which was 1941.37, I'll ask him to verify.

TheMahFromTheU 11-17-2012 06:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Roche (Post 4162250)
Whoa man yours has an awesome shine! Looks spotless

Thanks :)

TheMahFromTheU 11-17-2012 06:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikeyvt (Post 4162241)
If you do decide to get injectors and go top feed I would recommend ID1000's. Have had really good luck with those injectors in my car, my tuners 500hp Taurus SHO and his 400hp STi among other cars. I'm one of the few not on E85 right now. Those injectors will definitely give you room to grow.

I need recommendations for 300awhp to 330awhp at best, this is a daily driver - i do groceries, i take my daughter n mother out to the mall n park.. not going wild. looking for reliability.

TheMahFromTheU 11-17-2012 06:41 AM

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Originally Posted by pbrink (Post 4162284)
Who and what are you using for tuning?

Not sure yet, I was told a lot of NY guys go to AZP in NJ. My boy who works at Smithtown Subaru is peronally building my motor and redoing my heads with TGV deletes not sure if he will tune car.

BarManBean 11-17-2012 07:34 AM

If your goal is to get to 300-330 awhp, I really think you're going to want to drop in some pistons while your at it and your transmission will thank you for the F1 Valve Body.

It's possible that you'll be just fine without doing either, but it's also possible that you'll end up breaking something at those power levels. Just weigh the up front costs vs the chance of breakage at an inconvenient time and decide on your own risk level.


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