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    1. Member aquino's Avatar
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      03-01-2012 11:02 PM #106
      Fred you tha man, take lots of pics when you install your internals.
      That's next on my list while I knock out the timing chain at the same time. Im at 53K but I need the peace of mind.

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      03-01-2012 11:25 PM #107
      hpw are you liking the manifold??

      Go with the UM software... its AMAZING!

      as per the internals... they are when i go to my "stage 2" on the turbo build... thats long ways off at the moment.

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      03-01-2012 11:32 PM #108
      I've been running the manifold with APR 93. I'm sure it's hindering it's full potential. I'm definitely going UM when I go FI. I started piecing together a Stage 2 platform already, which means I have to unload my EJ headers also. I may be moving to a job in Austin TX so my turbo plans are on stanby for a tiny bit.

      But to answer your question, I love my manifold. Needless to say I plan on keeping my two five a long time.

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      03-02-2012 12:08 AM #109
      trust me. Ditch the APR crap and start using UM mani software. the difference will be INCREDIBLE.

      while i ran the unitronic stage 2, i thought it was good... when i went with UM it was a WHOLE other car.

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      03-02-2012 12:36 AM #110
      Here is a really ****ty and short video of the OBX header. Was in 3rd gear and not getting on it hard due to the area I was at. I also still have the exhaust leak from the O2 bung (which I am fixing tomorrow). It is so facking loud with that exhaust leak this video doesn't do it justice. I will try and get a better one tomorrow.


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      03-02-2012 07:42 AM #111
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      03-03-2012 06:24 PM #112
      Di-Noc'd the front end. - Textured Black -


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      03-03-2012 07:17 PM #113
      Major wire/ harness surgery.. not done yet.. 10 hours in so far...

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      03-03-2012 07:47 PM #114
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      Major wire/ harness surgery.. not done yet.. 10 hours in so far...

      sent from tapatalk
      Pics of progress in my tuck thread?
      Looking forward to see what you're doing
      god i love my car. it may not be fast, but it's crazy fun!



      C2 stage 2 TURBO!!! ACHTUNG!!! 2.5liter 5cylinder contents under pressure!!!

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      03-03-2012 10:48 PM #115
      Quote Originally Posted by TylerO28 View Post
      Pics of progress in my tuck thread?
      Looking forward to see what you're doing
      posting on fb riht now

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      03-03-2012 10:48 PM #116
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      hpw are you liking the manifold??

      Go with the UM software... its AMAZING!

      as per the internals... they are when i go to my "stage 2" on the turbo build... thats long ways off at the moment.
      Hopefully I'll be getting tied up with the e85 tune. The 2.5 is about to be a weekend car so I'll be able to afford the fuel
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      03-03-2012 11:18 PM #117










      so much yet to do...

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      03-03-2012 11:42 PM #118
      Be careful in there... That's the last place you want a mistake
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      03-04-2012 01:02 AM #119
      i know.

      i was crimping instead of soldering, and now i have like 8 different codes. going back and now soldering... ugh

    15. 03-04-2012 01:23 AM #120
      My suggestion if you are doing that many splices do one at a time and test each one before you move on to the next. It will save you time in the long run. But it is a pain in the ass while you are in it.

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      03-04-2012 10:09 AM #121
      washed mine and the gfs car. I talked her into getting an Audi over MB,BMW & Volvo


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      03-04-2012 11:15 AM #122
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      i know.

      i was crimping instead of soldering, and now i have like 8 different codes. going back and now soldering... ugh
      What exactly are you up to in there? You Can pm me about it if you don't want to post it up yet.
      Crimping is ok for thicker wires that you cant properly solder, but the small thinner wires should be soldered. It's the crimps that are throwing the codes, they must not be transfering the signals correctly.

      I want nothing more than to relocate the fuse box and all wire branches, but I know what kinda nightmares will come of it so I'll leave it alone till the s13 is done.
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      03-04-2012 11:49 AM #123
      lol. i dont mind posting my experience... in fact i like it, so that others can know what to expect.

      i agree, the codes ARE for the crimps. the wires are AWG 22 and awg 20, and well, it looks like it doesnt like to be crimped.

      yesterday i soldered 6 wires, and some of the codes went away... so today i gotta finish the others. Thankfully i only crimped a couple.


      i left the harness how it was, for the most part. i only extended a couple of wires and sensors and organized the harness so that i might be cleaner and easier to route. it wont look like much, but it will improve things by a lot.

      the next step is buying some battery wire and rewiring the alt and the battery starter to the fuse box.

      in the end, it will be VERY clean... and after this experience, i WONT be relocating the fusebox. although, i will try to make it look pretty.

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      03-04-2012 01:03 PM #124
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post

      in the end, it will be VERY clean... and after this experience, i WONT be relocating the fusebox. although, i will try to make it look pretty.
      Yup i'm under the same impression. Unless I can source an extremely small fuse box that can be tucked away and won't require extending much I'll be keeping my fuse box
      god i love my car. it may not be fast, but it's crazy fun!



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      03-04-2012 01:06 PM #125
      Quote Originally Posted by TylerO28 View Post
      Yup i'm under the same impression. Unless I can source an extremely small fuse box that can be tucked away and won't require extending much I'll be keeping my fuse box
      Get an awic, then you can tuck the fuse box under it... Would a mk4 20th fuse box work?
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      03-04-2012 01:07 PM #126
      Quote Originally Posted by kevin FaKiN spLits View Post
      Get an awic, then you can tuck the fuse box under it... Would a mk4 20th fuse box work?
      Nvm no it won't! Lol not even close.
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      03-04-2012 03:55 PM #127
      the other day i got a free ecu update, so i decided to take some short clips
      here is my first attempt





      ...and then.....about a half mile down the road at a stop light i got pulled the cop didnt write me a ticket but did comment on how hard he was trying to catch up

      nothing to bragg about here but im just sayin..... its a good tune. and drive safe
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      03-04-2012 04:29 PM #128
      Quote Originally Posted by nickbeezy View Post
      the other day i got a free ecu update, so i decided to take some short clips
      here is my first attempt





      ...and then.....about a half mile down the road at a stop light i got pulled the cop didnt write me a ticket but did comment on how hard he was trying to catch up

      nothing to bragg about here but im just sayin..... its a good tune. and drive safe
      Haha nice. Does it pull harder now?

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      03-04-2012 04:32 PM #129
      Quote Originally Posted by nickbeezy View Post
      the other day i got a free ecu update, so i decided to take some short clips


      nothing to bragg about here but im just sayin..... its a good tune. and drive safe
      did you get a C2 SRI update? I got a flash about three weeks ago and I am wondering if they fixed the dead spot yet like UM did

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      03-04-2012 04:43 PM #130
      Quote Originally Posted by SocoJoe View Post
      Haha nice. Does it pull harder now?

      i think it pulls harder, idk maybe its just my mind but CEL is gone and i can feel the torque just pulling and when im around 5-7k the tires start squealing in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd gear

      i filled up right before the last video and that 300miles to a 3/4 tank isnt too bad for hitting redline like that


      Quote Originally Posted by 2pt5_20v_pwr View Post
      did you get a C2 SRI update? I got a flash about three weeks ago and I am wondering if they fixed the dead spot yet like UM did
      no it was a UM update. and i was under the impression that UM has already fixed that "dead spot"

      idk but i was going to dyno this thing before and after the update. but Fred said he was gonna do so this wknd and id rather save my $50. soon enough we will get a 2009 dyno sheet. i also think i read on C2's facebook page that they did succesfully tune a 2009 2.5l
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      03-04-2012 06:29 PM #131
      Washed it, then got it really muddy while a friend took some pictures.


      Clamped all but 2 pieces into the jig for my s/c plenum. Im feeling lazy so no welding.




      More images will be added to my build thread.
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      03-04-2012 07:31 PM #132
      Di=noc'd my grill, changed air filter, My nuespeed was kinda cramped from the SRI Recorded this clip this week


      Recorded 3 months ago

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      03-04-2012 10:26 PM #133
      Quote Originally Posted by DrivenAllDay View Post

      Recorded 3 months ago
      whats the exhaust setup in this clip?? sounds ideal

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      03-04-2012 10:31 PM #134
      i f ucked a part that transfers the electricity to the rest of the car... ugh.

      therefore i discharged the battery, and it now wont start.

      anyways i'll buy the part tomorrow at the dealer.

      My dyno will happen this week regardless. so dont worry

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      03-04-2012 10:35 PM #135
      ^^Damn dude hopefully its a quick-easy-cheap fix AND not just for your sake but for all of ours too cuz you know how bad we all want to see a dyno and vids

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      03-04-2012 10:37 PM #136
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      i f ucked a part that transfers the electricity to the rest of the car... ugh.

      therefore i discharged the battery, and it now wont start.

      anyways i'll buy the part tomorrow at the dealer.

      My dyno will happen this week regardless. so dont worry
      Sucks man. Hope it works out
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      03-04-2012 11:08 PM #137
      Quote Originally Posted by 2pt5_20v_pwr View Post
      ^^Damn dude hopefully its a quick-easy-cheap fix AND not just for your sake but for all of ours too cuz you know how bad we all want to see a dyno and vids
      Quote Originally Posted by kevin FaKiN spLits View Post
      Sucks man. Hope it works out
      it is an easy fix... a VERY easy fix. i just need the part

      i am too desperate for vids and dyno

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      03-05-2012 02:07 AM #138
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      i f ucked a part that transfers the electricity to the rest of the car... ugh.

      therefore i discharged the battery, and it now wont start.

      anyways i'll buy the part tomorrow at the dealer.

      My dyno will happen this week regardless. so dont worry
      What part did you end up messing up? And why did it go? Extended wire issue? Or was it shorted out because of it grounding out/sparking? resistance is very important on these cars apparently.and a wire that's too resistant or not nearly enough...its really kinda scary
      god i love my car. it may not be fast, but it's crazy fun!



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      03-05-2012 07:30 AM #139


      Thats the part that i broke.

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      you really think they will have it in stock?
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