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    Hawkeye's 06 STI Rebuild

    So as most of you know I bought George's "Holy's" car. I figure I will be on here a lot learning so I better become a sponser...check...and I also should start a journal...check....

    My current plan is to build two motors, one that is relatively stock (going in first) this will be my baseline and will allow me to get use to the car and do changes outside of the motor department. This will also buy me time to begin rebuilding the motor that is currently in the car. I want a street friendly motor set-up (lets keep it under 500hp), I am looking for ideas on rims (pictures are encouraged), but most importantly I am looking for suspension ideas that will keep the car fun on the street but even more fun at the local drag strip.

    Now, let the discussion begin regarding the new build and direction of the car...

    What say you?

    PS. I will post pictures as we go as soon as the car is dropped off and work begins.

    -Hawkeye

    Last edited by HawkEye; 09-23-2011 at 09:38 PM.

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    JJ you cant just subscribe and run off, I expect better than that. J/K, but I suppose I could pose a few more questions to get things rolling later.

    -Suspension wise: Are coilovers the best option for a DD that sees weekend track time (easy to adjust for both worlds), or would I be just as well off with a spring upgrade?

    -Motor: recommendations for a turbo to go with the 1st motor, aka the one that will be relatively stock? I see they have factory replacements on ebay for around $300 and then there are of course tons of other options.


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    I'm always around, lol.

    Coilovers are a awesome way to go. There are so many types. The ones I'm getting are the AST 4100's.

    Hey you now need a cool avatar.

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    Stay away from those Ebay turbos. Consider something like a big 16g or and 18g from a known supplier. Those will give you good gains over stock but maintain a really good level of daily drivability. Buy from Blouch or FP or some other known brand that will offer some support. The Ebay turbos will last 5000 miles tops and more if you are lucky. It's a crap shoot if you get a good one or not.

    The other option is to just keep the current turbo. It's not as laggy as you would think and you could get the same power out of it with less boost. Plus the higher compression pistons make up for the lack of low end and if you build the first motor with the stock cams your low end trottle response will be amazing.

    Quote Originally Posted by HawkEye View Post
    JJ you cant just subscribe and run off, I expect better than that. J/K, but I suppose I could pose a few more questions to get things rolling later.

    -Suspension wise: Are coilovers the best option for a DD that sees weekend track time (easy to adjust for both worlds), or would I be just as well off with a spring upgrade?

    -Motor: recommendations for a turbo to go with the 1st motor, aka the one that will be relatively stock? I see they have factory replacements on ebay for around $300 and then there are of course tons of other options.


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    Machining services: Bob @ Ace Crankshaft, Bayshore NY, Ralph @ Chudnow Manufacturing

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    Quote Originally Posted by HolyCrapItsFast View Post
    Stay away from those Ebay turbos. Consider something like a big 16g or and 18g from a known supplier. Those will give you good gains over stock but maintain a really good level of daily drivability. Buy from Blouch or FP or some other known brand that will offer some support. The Ebay turbos will last 5000 miles tops and more if you are lucky. It's a crap shoot if you get a good one or not.

    The other option is to just keep the current turbo. It's not as laggy as you would think and you could get the same power out of it with less boost. Plus the higher compression pistons make up for the lack of low end and if you build the first motor with the stock cams your low end trottle response will be amazing.
    If you think the current turbo will be good for both motors then I will just use that unless something else falls into my lap, thanks for the info. I wasn't sure how the lag would be.

    Fuji, what were you looking to get for it?


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    And what ever you do, build your motor using bearings with extra oil clearance and ditch the covert oil pickup tube and find yourself a stock pick up tube... Send it to me and I will have my friend reinforce the trouble area of the pickup tube.

    When you build the motor check your clearances... check your clearances and check your clearances.

    The other word of advice is to use the appropriate weight oil for the clearances you choose. Stock clearances requires 5w30 oil but keep in mind stock clearances are not meant for extreme power and RPM... I think this was my problem. I should have gone with the extra clearance bearings. Extra clearances require 10w40 or 15w40. Never use a thicker oil than that. I also recommend a synthetic after 3000 miles and go with either AmsOil or RedLine. The only two oils worth a damn.

    I have a whole shit load of pictures of when I was assembling my motor... I could send them to you and that will give you an idea of what you are in for and it will also put some sense to the manual. I was going to use these pictures to make a "Engine Building 101" How-To. I don't have all the pics I need to do that though. I'm missing a couple important ones.

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    You can't beat this deal.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fujiwara View Post
    hmmm... 4 would work.


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    Wow, thanks holy, now I have a lot of faith in my Godspeed Td-05 16g, good thing it's only a temporary fix and my Td-04 is already rebuilt. Lol.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fujiwara View Post
    hmmm... 4 would work.
    I will keep that in mind, I believe we are going to do a 'get it back on the road' build first then build up a good motor, so let me know if the guy backs out as I may be looking for something like that.


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