xluben's Silver 2002 Bugeye WRX Sedan

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  1. tangledupinblu
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    Sooooo??? When do we get to see the newest set of numbers?
     
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    Here are some photos from the dyno tuning today. I will have the dyno plots and videos later.

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  3. Ryan FailRad
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    That ds is ****ing sick looking!
     
  4. Deathly
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    That turbo would suck me in.
     
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    You work fast
     
  6. EricS
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    Killer stuff Ben. If you care about keeping your wideband sensor alive longer, Innovate makes a heat sink.
     
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    When's the cage get installed?
     
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    Made a peak of 834WHP / 677WTQ at the dyno yesterday. NF built and tuned. IAG closed deck block. PTE 6766 turbo. Ended up turning it down to around 750WHP due to fuel limitations.

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    Packed up for Proving Grounds.

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    9.5 @ 150mph

    First pass. Street tires. Driven 2hrs to the track with a passenger, full set of slicks in the backseat, and a trunk full of tools and gas cans.

    Big thanks to everyone at NF Performance for all the help, motor build, tuning, and everything else along the way.

    Thanks to IAG Performance for building a closed deck block with 1/2" headstuds that can handle some abuse.

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    Too slow :p
     
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    :frantic::frantic::frantic::frantic::frantic:
    Congrats on the sub 10 pass Ben! Looking good(as always)!

    Video?
     
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    Video on Facebook but you don't have that... :)
     
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    :(
     
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    The turbo inhaled a small mammal, that's what was left.

    Kidding!
     
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    It seemed to me like that might have been the brakes?
     
  17. xluben
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    Here's the full update (with videos) from last week:

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    Did you get a chance to pull the intercooler yet to see if it caught the shrapnel? Is the turbo rebuild able?

    Hope to see it back on its feet soon
     
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    We pulled the intercooler off at the track and dumped out some metal shards. Turbo can probably be rebuilt, but I'm not sure.

    Thanks!
     
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    I find myself checking my YouTube subscription more and more for an update on your bugeye. Thing has transformed into a monster!
     
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    Precision just happened to have a refurbished 6766 (journal bearing / v-band) for sale on their site for well below retail so I picked that up. It arrived yesterday and I put it on the car for a couple quick test runs. Still seems to be making good power so I am optimistic that the motor is healthy.



    The refurb from PTE looks great. Everything looks to have been media blasted and looks nearly like new. A couple cosmetic marks in the compressor cover, but that's it. The damaged turbo will be sent back to PTE for rebuild sometime in the near future and then sold. Let me know if you're interested!

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    Question what wrrty came with that this refurbished unit...because ive been reading nothing but horror stories about this 62 66 64 ect series turbos...just the other day guy gets turbo rebuild 300 miles later shaft play like crazy! 4G63T Motor Makes me want to sell my 6262 in hurry :/ get a Garett or something.
     
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    What does "wrrty" mean? I have had no issues with the PTE turbo's I have run (except for when the turbo ate the coupler, and the shaft still feels tight on that turbo).
     
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    warranty* I see. I have a question what size oil feed line do you use? Also with the turbo being mounted in the fog light spot i assume its not a gravity drain set up? How are the drain lines set up for turbos positioned like this and what size is the drain line that you run?
     
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    Read through this thread, that is covered.
     
  26. xluben
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    Here's a photo for you:

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    Thank you.
     
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    heard you was talkin sh!t to some golf Rs... :D
     
  29. xluben
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    No idea where you got that idea...
     
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    A little birdy told me ;)
     
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    Some shots with the bumper off that I took last week.

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    I went out yesterday and tried making some passes on the Hoosier slicks. Air temps were around 40°F. First pass was spinning 1st, 2nd, and then started going sideways in 3rd so I let out. Second pass spun hard through 1st, but I stayed in it and ran a 10.0 @ 148mph.

    Lines were extremely long (last weekend before they close for the year) so I ended up having the leave after that. Disappointing that I could improve on my personal best, but I'm happy that I was able to drive the car to the track and back home again without breaking anything.

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    Do you think tire warmers might help?

    You're going to kill it next year Ben! :)

    I'm curious, do you clutchless shift without lifting throttle at all?
     
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    I think I just need a better burnout.

    I shift without lifting the throttle, but I do use the clutch.
     
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    Got it. Any thought about running the Carberry ROM, or switching to a 32-bit ECU, to get FFS ignition/fuel cut?
     
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    No planning on it. I was on Carberry and switched to COBB because it's a lot faster to tune and way easier to log. I am already doing FFS so that isn't really a benefit and I make enough boost on the line even without ignition cut.
     
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    Ben, I hope for the sake of your own safety, that you put a cage in that thing. Street car econo boxes do not have the safety features for blazing down the 1/4 mile in 10 seconds at 140 mph+. I understand you still want to drive it on the street, but the car looks quite squirrelly, and if a tire catches grip at just the wrong moment... I'm not trying to tell you what to do or knock your driving ability, just sharing my opinion ;)
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    That is a good point, the cage safety wise...but i guess STREET CAR. My question ive always been afraid to go to the track and run faster then 11.5 in my 1G and get booted because of no cage. So ben how can you continuously run this fast without any issues? Next Ill ask here and then start reading through our thread again but what kind of suspension do you have in this vehicle?
     
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    You'll most likely get booted, but it depends who's working that day. Most of the time I'll get one warning and then booted on the next full pass. Some days they allow a few more passes.

    Stock struts with Eibach springs. No sway bars.
     
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    I took my Slipstream's and Mickey Thompson's off over the weekend. I cleaned them up and they still look like new.

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    I have the stock WRX wheels and Blizzak's on the car now. I don't think I'll drive it much in the winter, but I might take it out occasionally if it's nice out.

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    I also picked up some RS 6 spoke wheels a while back and I cleaned them up. They have curb rash but otherwise look pretty good.

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    Photoshop of what my car might look like with the RS 6-Spoke wheels.

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    This is the plan for my street setup next summer. Along with Mickey Thompson's new S/S drag radial.
     
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    A few shots from today after work.

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    Quick nighttime shot.

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    I bought a 77"W x 72"T x 24"D heavy duty shelf from Menards yesterday for $100. It can hold 12 of the Home Depot totes plus a few more small things. I also did a little bit of other reorganizing and cleaning in my garage and freed up quite a bit of floor space. Best part about the new shelf is that I no longer have to unstack 5+ totes to get to anything.

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    I also took some rig shots the other day. Unfortunate parking garage lighting because I just don't have time during the day. :(

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