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cvagnone 09-18-2009 01:57 PM

5EAT Pride! V1 (CLOSED)
Heard this idea mentioned in a few threads so I'm going to start one. lets see some stats, pics, ideas, ect. on 5EAT subies!:spin::spin::spin:

fishbone 09-21-2009 08:46 AM

Are you talking about the suggestion that we start a 5EAT Club? :D
I have a feeling the the MT guys wouldn't be able to help themselves from trolling this thread too.
That being said, 5EAT-er here on a Stage 2 set-up. ATF cooler, RalliteK tranny mount, IPT valve body mod, 75k going strong, plenty happy with it. The thing shifts amazing under WOT and full boost. Comparable cars always fall behind with every MT shift, no matter how spotless, short of flat foot shifting :D

cvagnone 09-21-2009 09:07 AM

thats exactly what im suggesting. too much 5eat bashing around here. and yes nothing holds boost like an AT! im looking into the VB mod. just did the cooler and shifts already seem alil more crisp

RIPjeep2002 09-21-2009 10:31 AM

5EAT here. Stg 1.5 from Rallitek, IPT valve body, Amsol fluid 17 psi boost. Shifts are great! Going stg 2 with fmic and dp in srping 2010 with a tranny cooler. possibly hta68 after that

Yebbey 09-21-2009 11:22 AM

I was stage 2 for about 60k miles. I just had a vf52 installed. I haven't put a tranny cooler b/c I"m's been sitting around for more than 2 years. I have the IPT vb waiting to be put in. Funny thing is, I'm actually a little nervous about putting the IPT VB in since I havent' really run into transmission problems....but it's going in soon for sure.

cvagnone 09-21-2009 02:36 PM

Ive only had one issue with my dirveline and its wasnt even the transmission. last winter i was trying to get the GT up my dads fairly steep driveway with about 6 inches of snow and ice under neath. started to slip so like an idiot i punched it, tires spun and i heard alot bag. i ended up blowing up my center diff. they covered it under warranty and i had them shim it up to stregnthen it up alil and it feels great. they did tell me that when they tore down the tranny to service the center diff, they said it was spotless.

987687 09-21-2009 04:11 PM

You blew the center diff by gunning it on ice? wow!

cvagnone 09-21-2009 04:29 PM

yea the clutch packs welded themselves together, probably the best weld ive ever done lol thats why i picked up a beater for the winter,

m sprank 09-21-2009 05:24 PM

Didn't want to be the first to post and get flamed. So, I guess its safe now that fishbone went first. No 5EAT bashing from me, I've owned two (05 and current 08). I also have a Spec B. My 5EAT is FASTER! (for now)

So the mods;
Perrin Lightweight Crank Pulley
GFB BPV (50/50)
160Amp Alternator
SPT Turbo Heat Shield
SPT Oil Cap
SPT Battery Tie Down
Infamous1 Stage 2 Tune

Cobb Catted Down Pipe
Cobb Exhaust Hangers

Tokico HTS Struts
Swift Springs
3/8" Saggy Butt Shims
Front SpecB Top Hats
Cobb Front and Rear Sways
Cobb RSB Support Brackets
Perrin Front and Rear Endlinks
Whiteline Front and Rear Sway Bar bushings
SPT Front Lower Chassis Brace
AVO Rear Lower Chassis Braces
STI Front Strut Bar
E-bay Rear Strut Bar

Tru-Cool 4454 Cooler
Rallitek "Street" Tranny Mount Bushing Insert
Whiteline Rear Differential Bushing Inserts

Racing Brake Front BBK
Racing Brake Slotted Rear Rotors
Racing Brake Rear Caliper Bracket
Goodridge SS Brake Lines
Hawk HPS Pads
Motul Fluid

Enkei RPF-1 18X8 +45mm

Cleared Corners
CF Grill
STI Pedals
Momo Shift Knob
LED interior/license plate lighting
Extreme HID w/Phillips bulbs
15% Front 5% Rear Tint w/filed windows

Interface-JL Cleansweep
Capacitor-Alumapro Cap 5
Front-Focal Power 165k2
Rear-Focal Access 165CA1
Zapco Reference 1000 pushing 2 X JL10W6V2-In Wicked CAS enclosures
Zapco Reference 350 pushing front speakers
Zapco Reference 200 pushing rear speakers
2 X 50ft rolls of FatMat sound deadening.

Some Pics; 005.jpg 013.jpg 020.jpg 021.jpg 022.jpg

Car is ever evolving. Might have missed some things. The SpecB will be even better! Stage 3 or BUST! :)

Gmoe 09-21-2009 05:41 PM

^ Nice...

cvagnone 09-21-2009 05:43 PM

nice dude thats a hell of a mod list. how was isntalling the rear diff mounts/ im looking into doing that among a million other things. and hp numbers for that bad boy?

cvagnone 09-21-2009 05:51 PM

spt oil cap and battery tie down
spt intake
cobb downpipe
invidia up pipe
TGV deletes
AP stg 2

trucool 4454
autometer transtemp (to be install)

wheels and tires

18*7.5 kazera painted gold
bfgoodrich gsports 225/40/18


sti brembo front brake kit
slotted rotors
hawk pads front and rear
braided brake lines


bilstein HD struts
3/8 saggy butt spacers
specB front top hats


Rrev CF grill
hella supertones (to be installed)
cleared and blacked out head lights
pink HIDS and yellow fogs
L7 pink badge
laminix tail light overlays
RBS front lip


redlines good shift boot, ebrake boot, and armrest ( to be installed)
autometer guages; boost, wideband AFR, trans temp

m sprank 09-21-2009 05:54 PM

^ The rear diff is easy (if you can get the drivers side cross member bolt out). There are threads about this.

The car has never been on a dyno. I have had Shamar do several different tunes on the car. The current tune is at about 230-240whp and 250-260tq on an airboy spread sheet. When I was in NYC and had 93 octane the car could hit higher. Looking to get it to Fontana and try a few 1/4 miles. With a little boost launch I am sure the car can hit mid to low 13's.

I know that with the current tune it BLOWS THE DOORS OFF my SpecB (stock). I have even taken out a 944 from a dead stop. He didn't know what the hell happened when I launched off the line.

Oh and I gave the keys to the wife last month when I picked up the Spec B. :mad:

rurouni_x 09-21-2009 05:55 PM

heres mine
Don't feel like listing all the mods but here are some pics

m sprank 09-21-2009 05:58 PM

Very Nice! I will need new Meats for the SpecB soon (and another set of RPF-1's if you can beat Jeremy's price). I work in Irvine. I'll need to hook up with you.

SnowBound BP5 09-21-2009 06:16 PM

Are the Torques/CR-Kais your new shoes?


Originally Posted by rurouni_x (Post 2627925)
heres mine
Don't feel like listing all the mods but here are some pics

rurouni_x 09-21-2009 06:42 PM

nah not new just new color and rubbers

rurouni_x 09-21-2009 06:44 PM


Originally Posted by m sprank (Post 2627931)
Very Nice! I will need new Meats for the SpecB soon (and another set of RPF-1's if you can beat Jeremy's price). I work in Irvine. I'll need to hook up with you.

thanks, I can definitely hook you up lemme know when you are ready.

cvagnone 09-21-2009 06:47 PM

are the RPF-1's that good? never heard of them to be honest

rurouni_x 09-21-2009 06:49 PM

they are super light about 17.5 for the 18x8 and 16lbs for the 17x8

cvagnone 09-21-2009 07:05 PM

hmm i like them. i was looking at a smilar rim which im assuming was a knock off of these by Drag. how much do those run?

Habitual Line Stepper 09-22-2009 09:53 AM

Well i've got a 5eat and i love it! so....

Brad023 09-22-2009 10:15 AM

My 5eat is still holding up at stage 3

rebult block with cp pistons and arp studs
aem cai
perrin inlet
wbr fmic
tgv deletes
740cc injectors
walbro fp18g
greddy headers
invidia catless up and down pipe
megan racing cbe
opensourced tuned and dynoed 276whp and 293wtq

bilstien hd's
swift springs
perrin 22mm f+r sway bars
hawk hps pads
goodrich SS lines

Brad023 09-22-2009 10:15 AM

Brad023 09-22-2009 10:16 AM

cvagnone 09-22-2009 11:28 AM

^^ love the red looks real nice. nice build sheet. no tranny mods yet?

MiniStiGuy 09-22-2009 12:12 PM

I have a 05 5EAT Limited in ABP.

I like my cousins 07 5MT more (probably because its Infamous tuned!)

I was stage 2 with a TDC protune. I didn't dyno the car but when I was stage 1 TDC protune I dyno'd at 230hp/240tq.

The car is now back at stock power.

Rx330 Retro with custom shielding and 55w D2S setup.
18x8 Prodrive Pff7's in Anthercite with Hankook Ventus V12 235/40/18
H-tech Springs on stock struts
Megan Racing Cat-back quad tip exhaust
RBS front lip
35% tint all around

cvagnone 09-22-2009 01:47 PM

nice wheels, wish i could afford some prodrives

underpowerd 09-22-2009 01:57 PM

i feel obligated to pitch in to this 5eat whorefest :)...

doctorbrody 09-22-2009 03:33 PM

I'm rocking the 5EAT at Stage 3 (around 275whp) and it's doing great - with over 100k miles!

Cobb AP v2 (tuned by Tuning Alliance @19.2psi)
IHI VF52 (PP&C by GrimmSpeed)
DW 650cc injectors
Walbro 255lph fuel pump
JDM sidefeed TGV deletes
Cobb SF intake and airbox
Gates Racing coolant hoses
GrimmSpeed EBCS
Buddy Club condenser
Optima Red Top battery
NGK Iridium plugs
Blitz 1.3 kg radiator cap
SPT turbo heat shield
Project Kics magnetic oil drain plug
Banjo bolt de-filtered

IPT Valve Body
Tru-Cool 4454 Transmission Cooler
Amsoil synthetic transmission fluid
Subaru Extra-S differential fluid

Custom 3" TBE by Xcceleration (Bill Atwood)
Custom Magnaflow mufflers by Xcceleration (Greg Hunt)
Two Random Tech catalytic converters
No resonator
Invidia up pipe
Rallitek Hangers

Legacy GT calipers, front and rear
DBA 4000 slotted rotors, front
Hawk HPS pads, front and rear
ATE Super Blue brake fluid

Megan Racing Outback coilovers (stock ride height)
Whiteline 20mm adjustable rear swaybar
Whiteline steering rack bushings
Whiteline adjustable front strut tower bar
Whiteline rear diff bushings
AVO heavy duty rear swaybar mounts
AVO 21mm front swaybar bushings
Stock wheels w/full-sized spare
Summer: Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus
Winter: Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme

Sti Gauge Pack (Boost, Oil Pressure, Oil Temperature)
2006 Spec B radio with Jazzy aux-in
Factory subwoofer
Hardwired Bel 975R radar detector (display in ashtray)
Hardwired Harmon Kardon Drive+Play
All-weather floor mats
Seatbelt chimes disabled

Rallitek skidplate
Primitive Racing rear differential skidplate (winter use)
RBS grille
Hella SuperTone horns (painted bronze)
Hella 5000k high beams
DRL disabled
Rear windows and sunroof tinted 20%

Still Considering:
Wilwood Superlite front calipers
Stainless brake lines
Meth injection

scoobydoobie 09-22-2009 05:06 PM

MiniStiGuy, why are you back at stock power?

cvagnone 09-22-2009 05:08 PM

nice to see that the 5eat can take the power and miles when properly maintained. doctorbrody got any pics?

MiniStiGuy 09-22-2009 05:59 PM


Originally Posted by scoobydoobie (Post 2629404)
MiniStiGuy, why are you back at stock power?

My car had this noise one night and the oil light flashed so I took it back to stock so that when I towed it to the dealer I wouldn't get crap from them. I then sold my AP and have just been to lazy to get Infamous1 to tune the car again.

scoobydoobie 09-22-2009 07:40 PM


Jim_KT 09-22-2009 07:50 PM

Quite a bit of suspsension bits have been replaced and I'm at stage2 power (tuned @ Yimisport).

scoobydoobie 09-22-2009 07:59 PM

since everyone's posting theirs up I may as well post mine too.
05' ABP 5EAT unlimited
Cobb catted DP
Grimmspeed UP (coated and wrapped)
Grimmspeed crossover pipe (coated and wrapped)
Grimmspeed PnP exhaust manifold (coated)
AVO panel filter (intake resonator removed)
Cobb APv.2 running a Tuning Alliance stage 2+ map

Rallitek 19mm RSB
Kartboy endlinks
17 x 7.5 bronze Rota SDRs
225/45/17 Bridegestone Potenza PP RE960s
Hawk HPS pads all around

35% Llumar window tint
Jinsu stacked oval smoked taillight overlays
Jinsu front corner smoked overlays
painted stock grill satin black
JDM rain visors
de-badged trunk

Casopolis delrin AT shift knob

No transmission mods yet. Seems to be holding up fine. I do have TruCool 4452 to go on at some point soon though.

For the future
: front lip, Bilsteins/Pinks, IPT VB, and Protune. Then I will be done. I hope :spin:

MiniStiGuy 09-22-2009 09:19 PM

Get your JDM Hotness out of here Jim!!!!!


Rim Copy-cat!!!!

doctorbrody 09-22-2009 10:16 PM


Originally Posted by cvagnone (Post 2629408)
nice to see that the 5eat can take the power and miles when properly maintained. doctorbrody got any pics?

These are old, but my car still looks pretty stock, unless you know what to look (and listen) for!

issai 09-23-2009 12:37 AM

I'm lovin' the 5EAT with IPT valve body, Trucool 4452 cooler, and the Rallitek tranny comfort mount.

Some of the lists of mods you 5EAT-ers have are impressive, a testament of what the 5EAT can support. I guess I'll soon be building up my own list, since I'll be "forced" to go Stage 2 to address the potentially disintegrating cat in the OEM UP. Hrmm-- maybe this scenario isn't so bad after all. :P

cvagnone 09-23-2009 05:51 AM

have any of you notcied a difference with the tranny mount from rallitek? im getting it either way but just outta curiousity
and Jim i envy your bumper!

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