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#1 rpholz

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 08:27 PM

Thought I'd start a thread on my wagon as the RX is under super secret build status at the moment.

So this is how I bought it:
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97 L, 349k miles, 2.2, 5 spd, awd, RS seats, STi catback, mid pipe cat delete, RS brakes.

Had a ton of fun with it, couple trips to the dragon:
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Trip to CMP on borrowed 215/45/16s:
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Added some hella 500ff lamps and legacy rims:
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Noticed some blue smoke on decel so I did a leak down and 45% leak down on number 3 past the rings..... Crap

Took a chance on a 2.2 with excellent leak down for 100 bucks. Installed it. Rod knock... Double crap.
Sooooooo pulled a 251 short block from a scrap bin at work.
New pistons/rings/ACL race bearings/Sti 642 headgaskets and bam!
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Frankenmotor. Gunna finish it up tomorrow morning and dyno it after work.
If all turns out well, carbotech xp6 or 8 pads and slotted rotors with some brembo fluid coming up next.

#2 rpholz

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 08:31 PM

Ah, forgot I switched to bugeye front seats, 04 WRX shifter assembly with kartboy bushings.

Suspension includes 04 STi struts with spec B springs.

#3 rpholz

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 08:22 PM

My car vs 99 2.5rs with a header. EDIT: the 25 had a full exhaust
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#4 rpholz

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 11:10 AM

Really loving the new engine. In town milage has gone down a mpg, highway increased by 4! I'm good with that. The 642 headgaskets seem to have no issues with cooling, maybe a bit when your really thrashing on it but it's a tiny increase at most

#5 wentz912

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 03:29 PM

So which line is who on the dyno chart? Sorry if I suck at reading them.



#6 rpholz

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 11:15 PM

Lol, blue is torque red is horsepower.

Solid line is mine, the dotted line is a 2.5rs

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 11:10 PM

Thanks very much, shows some good data for the frankie builds!



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Posted 14 December 2013 - 09:29 PM

Yea, it's a pretty solid comparison to an RS, the factory 22 looks like a joke when put side to side with the franken motor, I'll be updating dyno graphs the more I do to it. Next week I get a header that I'm VERY excited to see how it does, following that, intake, then cams, LOTS of headwork and finally some ecu trickery that I'm keeping under raps until I see how it pans out. Id be stoked with say, 200wtq




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