Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by dankberries » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:17 pm

mike-tracy wrote:Question for those who have done a COP swap, do you have to plug anything in where the ignitor used to go?
No. At this point you have eliminated any need for the ignitor.

It's as simple as 4 signal wires to the ECU , one from each coil, ground each coil( I use the coil pack mounting bolt, ground wire from plug to an eyelet matching the diameter of bolt), and a power source for each coil( use the original coil pack power wire, split 4 ways to each coil)

Quadruple check your signal wires are in the correct orientation. Double check your coil grounds. Check you've got power to each coil.
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by cj91legss » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:34 pm

^ I'll be doing that as soon as I get back in town and get some solid time with it.

For the most part your inatructions above are what we did.
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by mike-tracy » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:32 am

The problem ended up being a bad starter (cranked just a little too slow for combustion), and a plug that was left unplugged after tracing the wiring.

She runs!
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by SILINC3R » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:14 am

Find me another red SS lol. I e been pulling out parts to sell and it’s making me miss the life.
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by mike-tracy » Tue May 14, 2019 5:25 am

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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by originalcyn » Tue May 14, 2019 5:34 pm

It's beautiful.
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by Legacy777 » Tue May 14, 2019 6:42 pm

Nice!

So what does the "twin scroll" exhaust consist of?

Are you using a twin scroll turbo?
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by mike-tracy » Tue May 14, 2019 7:43 pm

I'm using a 4th gen JDM legacy GT setup, which consists of the twinscroll exhaust manifold, the twinscroll td04-19t turbo, and the twinscroll oil pan (same pan as 2004+ usdm STI uses) and it's specific dipstick. I purchased a legacy twinscroll down pipe flange and had that welded on to a normal down pipe.

There are 2 different flange styles for factory twinscroll on the EJ engines, legacy and STI. I didn't have that knowledge when I got this one, and was hoping to swap in a larger VF36/37 STI twinscroll turbo. But no bueno, parts aren't even close to fitting.
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by mike-tracy » Tue May 14, 2019 7:48 pm

That setup makes 276hp at 14.7 psi on the ej20x it came from. I'm hoping for at least 300chp at 18+ psi, with no appreciable lag.
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by Legacy777 » Tue May 14, 2019 7:55 pm

Very cool!

Thanks for sharing the details.
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by mike-tracy » Mon May 20, 2019 7:42 pm

Got the sunroof working properly by reflowing the solder in the blue controller box, and lubricating the tracks. I also had the heater fan only working on speeds 1-3, turns out the nearby single fat black/yellow wire with a blue plug is what powers the fan on full blast, and that needed to be plugged in to a same color plug next to the steering column.

So far I've had almost 100% plug compatibility between my 92 SS and the 93 TW dash harness I put in. The only exceptions so far have been the auto trans and tcu plugs and the airbag wiring, as expected. I suspect the auto trans plugs would have worked if my car was auto.
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by mike-tracy » Tue May 28, 2019 1:37 am

I spent some quality time working on the SS this long weekend. I focused on the interior. Happy to say its nearly done :D

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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by mike-tracy » Tue May 28, 2019 1:39 am

I also put 212 miles on her since the rebuild. Other than leaking valve covers and a cold start issue, she is running great!
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by cj91legss » Tue May 28, 2019 2:14 am

Yay!
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by dankberries » Tue May 28, 2019 4:38 am

Wow. Those metal scuff plates are ultra rare. I spent a few years searching and couldn't ever find any.
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by mike-tracy » Tue May 28, 2019 5:32 am

dankberries wrote:
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Wow. Those metal scuff plates are ultra rare. I spent a few years searching and couldn't ever find any.
Thanks, I picked them up on ebay about 7 years back. Silenc3r still has a set, perhaps he could be convinced to sell them?
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by originalcyn » Tue May 28, 2019 5:23 pm

Throwing part collectors under the bus!
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by mike-tracy » Tue May 28, 2019 7:49 pm

Originalcyn has 2 sets he has been sitting on for years ;)
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by originalcyn » Tue May 28, 2019 10:19 pm

oh no!!

That being said. I truly wish i did. I spent my time looking for that set. I'm pretty sure most people on here did at some point.
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by kimokalihi » Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:47 am

Nice seats, how much you want for em?
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by mike-tracy » Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:12 am

$4500, comes with free car attached ;)
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by kimokalihi » Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:04 pm

Hmm, but steep. I've already got a car.
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by mike-tracy » Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:26 pm

Just search ver 1-6 JDM WRX or STI seats. Mine are ver 2 wrx iirc, and this is the 3rd SS I've had em in.
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by mike-tracy » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:01 pm

Just as an update, I definitely haven't finished this build but have been driving around on weekends. Up to 450 miles on the rebuilt engine. I have to do a full drivetrain swap for a family member, and also bought a Baja that needs work.

Once those vehicles are done, I'll be back with the SS. It drives great but obviously needs an alignment, to fix the oil leak(s) and a tune so I can stop babying the engine (once I complete the breakin).

Observations on a high compression "ej22k" build with a td04-19t twinscroll - This is great! It spools so fast it's ridiculous! I've ran straight ej20 DOHC's, and a couple straight ej22ts over the years. The ej20 was (IMO) a dog off boost, but really shined above 3500 rpms. The stock ej22t had low end for days and crazy torque, but no top end. What I have build is similar to what was in the 22B impreza - it had the same heads, and a closed deck phase 2 ej22 block. They used a bigger turbo than me (the vf23, or vf22 depending which option you took). But it's obvious this combination is something special. Perhaps some day I'll go with a bigger turbo, but for now, the SS is exactly what I had in mind for this build.
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Re: Mike-Tracy's New 92 SS

Post by Legacy777 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:00 pm

Sounds like a pretty nice setup!!
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