I had another thread with FULL details on the journey to get my tunes ironed out, but it got muddled with several dyno plots, and my buddies similiar build. If you're interested in that - here's the link: http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...ew-180932.html
This thread will serve as the clean version of my original thread. Unfortunately, I don't have a ton of pics that are worthy, but I will brush the dust off the DSLR one day and update the thread accordingly!
BNR 18g Turbo with Upgraded Actuator Arm and wastegate
IP&T Filtered Oil Lines
DW 750cc top feed injectors
DW 65c High Flow Fuel Pump
Perrin TM Intercooler
NGK Iridium One Step Colder Plugs
Perrin turbo inlet hose
KsTech Cold Air Intake
Grimmspeed Boost Control Solenoid
TurboSmart Kompact Blow Off Valve
Bren Dyno Tune via Cobb Accesport
SPT 1.5 Cat Back Exhaust
Cobb high flow catted down pipe
Tranny / Suspension / Handling Mods:
SPT 6MT short throw shifter
Kartboy Shifter Bushings
Whiteline front adjustable sway bar
Whiteline rear adjustable sway bar
KartBoy Solid front & rear endlinks
AVO rear reinforcements
JDM STi Pinks on Bilsteins
3/8" rear suspension spacers (for perfect rake)
Conti DWS on Motegi MR118 wheels (Winter Setup)
Oem Wheels and Summer tires (tires to be replaced next year!)
Non Performance Mods:
Hella Super Tones
Custom 'JDM Style' grille (and lower grille)
WC LatheWerks SI drive dial cover
OEM Ipod Integration kit
SPT Billet oil fil cap
SPT Billet battery tie down
NAV in motion hack
Stanza rear trunk spoiler/lip
DashDaq gauge cluster/carputer
Escort Passport 9500ix hardwire
Subtle radiator and alternator shrouds (stainless)
, 376 WTQ
via BrenTuning dyno tune, followed by a road tune for brush-ups. 19.5 psi boost.
To Do List:
Not much... When my brakes go, I will replace the pads with either StopTech or HPS. The rotors will likely be replaced with OEM or Concentric. I will most likely add some stainless lines at that point as well. No BBK in my future. Once the clutch goes, we'll start to look at those options as well! I also have some rear diff bushings to put in from TurninConcepts one of these days.
Thanks to AZP Installs in NJ who played a huge part in my turbo install, taking time on a saturday to make it happen. Doing this in my garage just wasnt going to happen this year.
The car feels great. BrenTuning worked some magic and gave me the precise feel and driveability I was looking for, while still maintaining a conservative boost target and AFR. He really dives deep into the tables to make things work! It's a bigger turbo, so it took me a while to get used to it, and learn to drive it differently. However, once you figure things out, the 18g really comes alive! There is some obvious lag, but the hit makes it all worthwhile.
If i had to do it over again... Perhaps i would have went with a PW TMIC to gain some additional cooling surface.
Pics to follow....