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 Post subject: Re: Aki's '94 BC7
PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:13 pm 
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Yeah, it's definitely loud but not unmanageable by any means. You sometimes get some pretty sweet afterfire as a bonus.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:59 pm 
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Ever run open down pipe? While my exhaust was getting modded to fix some fitment issues, I was driving open DP and got an after fire that sounded like a rifle shot that I could feel through my seat. Totally didn't scare the bejeezus out of me :)

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:12 pm 
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Hahaha, nice. Never open DP but when I was parting out my GC, I started the engine one time with headers off just to see what that was like. It was still inside my shop at the time, so to have called it loud would have been a gross understatement.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:34 am 
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Awesome, looks like fun :!:

Sure it sound Gnarley. Got any Video :?:

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:02 am 
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:-D
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:10 am 
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Shed some weight from the worst place to have it, and now I can fit comfortably with my helmet on! (previously I would have to open the interior sunroof panel and was still coming up short...or tall as it were)

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Tested successfully at the last local points event and night RallyX:

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 Post subject: Re: Aki's '94 BC7
PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:28 am 
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Managed to snag the overall win this day:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfUn9bBGYv4


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 12:31 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:22 am 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:03 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Aki's '94 BC7
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:10 pm 
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Just finished doing that to my own legacy. Crank was good with a polish, and i reused the rods and pistons. Not too bad if you can do it yourself.

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 Post subject: Re: Aki's '94 BC7
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:00 pm 
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Yeah, looked pretty good all things considered.

Will reuse crank and rods but adding these to the mix to go with the new heads!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:29 pm 
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If you're spending the money on pistons, why not get some sti rods? Unless you already have em. Those are not a weak link till well over 450whp. All that for around $100 for 4 (used)

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:36 pm 
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Don't as such, but I'm sure I can find some easily.

How much power would stock SS rods be good for? I'm seeing where people failed with them but not any alleged safe level...


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 1:26 am 
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I don't have first hand experience with failure, but I've read the nut and bolt is their failure point. The rods themselves look forged, but the sti ones are way more beefy and they reengineered the failure point to where it's basically unheard of.

I reused my stock SS rods because my power goals for the car stop with the robtune & a td05 @ 18psi.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 2:17 am 
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Right on, I'll likely be fine then to begin with at least. On the advice of my machinist I have ARP rod and head bolts for this current setup.

*Edit: seems all Phase 1 rods are the same, so early WRX power levels either stock or lightly modded would conceivably apply and be safe here too?

Will be starting out relatively mild with this build but leaving lots of headroom for later. Will be maxed out at about 17psi on a VF24. Down the road we can switch up head gaskets and go to ethanol but will stay on a gas tune for starters. Eventually want to stuff in an EFR series Borg Warner. Sounds like then would be a good time to look at upgrading rods, too; thanks for the feedback!


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 Post subject: Re: Aki's '94 BC7
PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 12:35 am 
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Block is bored and honed:

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 Post subject: Re: Aki's '94 BC7
PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 12:57 am 
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Missed your question. People run robtunes on stock blocks all the time, so I'd say properly torqued stock rods should be fine.

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 Post subject: Re: Aki's '94 BC7
PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 1:43 am 
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We should be good if the weak spot was the fasteners.

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Once the crank is cleaned up the short block can come together!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:43 am 
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It lives!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:37 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:59 pm 
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I was driving my SS back from the airport today with mostly clear roads, having a little fun on the on and off ramps. I was thinking to myself, for all the downtime, the heartbreak, money and wrench time I have into the car, I sure love driving the damn thing! Mine's been running a week since the last issue. ;) Congrats on getting yours on the road again!

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 Post subject: Re: Aki's '94 BC7
PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:14 pm 
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Hehe, yeah, it's been a long road with this recent undertaking. We're at about 9 months of down time at this point and still ironing out the tune, but I'm so excited to be on to a new chapter with it, too.

I'll be relearning the car for the rest of this season and probably most of next but it's really nice to be raising the bar on myself again!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:48 pm 
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mike-tracy wrote:
I was driving my SS back from the airport today with mostly clear roads, having a little fun on the on and off ramps. I was thinking to myself, for all the downtime, the heartbreak, money and wrench time I have into the car, I sure love driving the damn thing! Mine's been running a week since the last issue. ;) Congrats on getting yours on the road again!


Yeah, for whatever reason these cars still have that fun to drive that a lot of newer cars don't have. I do enjoy driving my Legacy since I don't drive it every day.

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 Post subject: Re: Aki's '94 BC7
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:56 pm 
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Legacy777 wrote:
Yeah, for whatever reason these cars still have that fun to drive that a lot of newer cars don't have.

Yeah, there's something more "organic" about the feel with this era of car. The weight isn't crazy high yet so you get much more direct feedback from the chassis. It may be more noodly, but I definitely prefer it.


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