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Forum: Engine Swaps 05-09-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 28,981
Posted By Draco-REX
This build is beautiful. This swap is something...

This build is beautiful. This swap is something I would love to do with my BRZ. And your build is everything I would want to do, and then some.
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 04-23-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By Draco-REX
Contact Adam's Rotors. They cover pretty much...

Contact Adam's Rotors. They cover pretty much everything.

Frankly I wouldn't be surprised if the rear rotors are the same as the 04 STI.
Forum: Engine Swaps 03-30-2016, 08:51 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 57,682
Posted By Draco-REX
Oh how things change. Now? A destroked LS...

Oh how things change.

Now? A destroked LS with an 8000rpm red line.

Like this:
http://www.hotrod.com/how-to/4-8l-crank-ls3-block-how-to-build-an-8000-rpm-ls-stroker/

Or this:...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 03-21-2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 815
Posted By Draco-REX
So the clearances were checked when the heads...

So the clearances were checked when the heads were installed and they were all in spec.
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 03-21-2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 815
Posted By Draco-REX
They're were built by FBM. I'll have my builder...

They're were built by FBM. I'll have my builder double check them.
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 03-21-2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 815
Posted By Draco-REX
Engine Builders/Brains, I need your help...

Background:
2013 BRZ
Sprintex 210 w/ 70mm pulley
Flex Fuel
Delicious v9 tune
Full Blown Motorsports Stage 2 heads w/ stock cams
ACT RaceLite flywheel
GFB Lightened pulleys

Last summer I had...
Forum: Cosmetic Modification (Interior/Exterior/Lighting) 03-18-2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 812,475
Posted By Draco-REX
Not on my BRZ, but.. I'm really liking this on...

Not on my BRZ, but.. I'm really liking this on my STI:
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1527/24487765449_a824bb74bf_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DiUcwz)
Forum: Engine Swaps 03-03-2016, 11:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 20,421
Posted By Draco-REX
I can't find it right now, but there's a sand...

I can't find it right now, but there's a sand rail company out in California that builds 1000hp Subaru 3.3 H6 engines....
Forum: Engine Swaps 01-29-2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 36,232
Posted By Draco-REX
Not trying to start an argument, but just some...

Not trying to start an argument, but just some numbers:

A wet LS1 weighs 385lbs.

As for size:

LS vs DOHC V8:
http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3522/1469/33803234006_large.jpg
...
Forum: Engine Swaps 01-29-2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 36,232
Posted By Draco-REX
Maybe I missed this answer somewhere, but: Why...

Maybe I missed this answer somewhere, but: Why this engine when a LS V8 has less vertical clearance, similar weight, and more power and torque?

Honda motors are designed for efficiency and...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 01-15-2016, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,979
Posted By Draco-REX
It will depend heavily on your header choice. I...

It will depend heavily on your header choice. I have the ARK catback, and originally paired it with an Invidia resonated front pipe to go along with a Borla EL header. I hated the sound and went...
Forum: Forced Induction 12-24-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 35,422
Posted By Draco-REX
Let's hope there's some wiggle room as I should...

Let's hope there's some wiggle room as I should be a bit north of 300. I just need to make sure my fueling is up to the task. I hate when I have a question that I can't address right away....
Forum: Forced Induction 12-20-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,608
Posted By Draco-REX
I, personally, would disagree with this. ...

I, personally, would disagree with this. Throttle response is HUGELY important to me, and a turbo system short of something out of a WRC car will always feel lacking compared to a PD blower. And I...
Forum: Forced Induction 12-20-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,608
Posted By Draco-REX
I was asking for a response from the OP so I...

I was asking for a response from the OP so I could give more "targeted" advice.

But if you would like a more general run-down:

Superchargers and turbochargers have similar purpose, but...
Forum: Forced Induction 12-20-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,608
Posted By Draco-REX
Depends on what you plan to do with your car;...

Depends on what you plan to do with your car; there is no "best".
Forum: Forced Induction 12-18-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 35,422
Posted By Draco-REX
IT'S ALIVE!! Unfortunately I can't pick it...

IT'S ALIVE!!

Unfortunately I can't pick it up until Monday. And I won't be able to get any real impressions before I have to park it Tuesday as I'll have to do some logging first. And then I'm...
Forum: Forced Induction 12-16-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 433
Views: 58,366
Posted By Draco-REX
The sky is blue, the grass is green. Should I...

The sky is blue, the grass is green. Should I start a thread about aggressive alignments causing tires to wear unevenly?

This thread has done nothing to better the community.
Forum: Forced Induction 12-15-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 433
Views: 58,366
Posted By Draco-REX
I keep spot checking this thread for "facts" and...

I keep spot checking this thread for "facts" and I can never find any... Is this thread beneficial at all, or is it just a flame fest?
Forum: Forced Induction 12-13-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8,224
Views: 1,701,632
Posted By Draco-REX
That was an issue with the early ones. If yours...

That was an issue with the early ones. If yours is newer, you should be ok. Even if you have an early blower, just be careful and you should be fine. I have one of the first batch and I was able...
Forum: Forced Induction 12-13-2015, 12:43 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 35,422
Posted By Draco-REX
The rebuild has begun! Tear down: ...

The rebuild has begun!

Tear down:
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/601/23344651909_991244e6b2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ByTrGr)

A peek at the cylinder with the rocker failure:...
Forum: Forced Induction 12-11-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,035
Posted By Draco-REX
Don't forget AutoX. It's a lot of fun and the...

Don't forget AutoX. It's a lot of fun and the twins are well suited for it.
Forum: Forced Induction 12-04-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 35,422
Posted By Draco-REX
The weak point is the valve springs. But there...

The weak point is the valve springs. But there were some changes to the heads for the 2015 MY. It's thought that, along with longer valve stems, the springs were likely upgraded as well. Worst...
Forum: Forced Induction 12-04-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 35,422
Posted By Draco-REX
According to my invoice, mine were spec'd a bit...

According to my invoice, mine were spec'd a bit different:

- FBM Competition port and Polish intake and exhaust ports
- Competition Valve Job
- Resurfaced and Clean and assembly
- Ferrea Comp...
Forum: Forced Induction 12-02-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 35,422
Posted By Draco-REX
The consensus in this thread seems to be that the...

The consensus in this thread seems to be that the stock rockers are fine for the most part. The walking pin problem is rare enough that it's not something to worry about. The big problem is the...
Forum: Forced Induction 12-02-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 35,422
Posted By Draco-REX
Well, the plan of getting a used head and...

Well, the plan of getting a used head and building it with better springs fell through. Of the 4 used heads I found: one was listed twice and turned out to be damaged, I couldn't get a hold of the...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 11-17-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 1,648
Views: 346,052
Posted By Draco-REX
I have almost that. I have a resonated Invidia...

I have almost that. I have a resonated Invidia front pipe, so the fitment should be the same. Other than the fitment issues I noted earlier in this thread, the OP and FP fit just fine.
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 11-16-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1,648
Views: 346,052
Posted By Draco-REX
Worked fine. The hose doesn't appear to have...

Worked fine. The hose doesn't appear to have taken any damage, and I didn't notice any rise in coolant temps.

I still wouldn't buy this particular header again. Better to get one with a more...
Forum: Forced Induction 11-12-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,646
Posted By Draco-REX
Don't ignore the heads. Upgrade your valve...

Don't ignore the heads. Upgrade your valve springs at the very least!
Forum: Forced Induction 11-03-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8,224
Views: 1,701,632
Posted By Draco-REX
That is really close to the fittings that are...

That is really close to the fittings that are known leaks. Have you addressed the issues with the fittings yet? The plastic 90 degree one is usally the main culprit.
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 11-02-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 21,205
Posted By Draco-REX
My fiancee saw the picture on the front page and...

My fiancee saw the picture on the front page and asked: "Why is that car painted like a luchador?"

Now cannot unsee...
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