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EQ Tuned - '03 Bugeye, VF43, Bolt-On's

Old 10-22-2009, 10:55 PM
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EQ Tuned - '03 Bugeye, VF43, Bolt-On's

I got my car tuned last Saturday by Ed from EQTuning on a nice sunny 80 degree day. I wanted to thank Ed and his team for doing a wonderful job working on my car. My car would not be the way it is today without EQ Tuning. I tip my hat to you guys and will continue to be a loyal customer as long as I have a Subaru. Thank you.

The Tune: Ed was able to extract some really good power out of my 2.0 liter bugeye. At 18.5 lbs we were able to put down a whopping 306whp/255wtq. I believe...the most Ed has ever made on a 2.0 liter wrx, VF-series turbo, and on 91 octane. Below is my plot...the power is much more linear now and the car pulls all the way to redline without running out of steam. The torque is also one of a kind (Flat almost all the way across to redline). Enjoy everyone.

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2007 STi Turbo (VF43)
TMIC
Perrin Turbo Inlet
APS 65mm Intake
Perrin Equal Length Headers (Thermal/Wrapped)
Grimmspeed EWG Uppipe (Ceramic Thermal Coated)
Tial 38mm EWG
Titek Catted Downpipe
Borla Hush 3" Catback Exhaust
Cobb AP v2
Hallman Pro RX Manual Boost Controller
STi Pink Injector 565cc
Walbro Fuel Pump

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what did u do to get that header to work??? i know oil pan but what else??? thanks and great numbers
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hahaha very nice. the top end is ridiculous. those perrin headers helped a lot with top end. congrats! enjoy the new found power and the sound from the el headers!
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what did u do to get that header to work??? i know oil pan but what else??? thanks and great numbers
you need 2.5l oil pan, pick up tube, and sti dip stick i believe.
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what did u do to get that header to work??? i know oil pan but what else??? thanks and great numbers
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hahaha very nice. the top end is ridiculous. those perrin headers helped a lot with top end. congrats! enjoy the new found power and the sound from the el headers!
You need a 2.5 oil pan (STi/WRX), STi Oil Pick up line, STi dip stick to read accurate oil levels. Just like what KrAzYkld said.
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great #s. makes me want to get headers and ewg
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Thanks for the review Kevin! This car has always made silly power for the setup. Its especially impressive considering we left the tune on the mild side with only 18.5psi peak boost and fairly rich a/f. I was expecting to see a little more torque out of it, but overall the car pulls really well to redline and feels great. If we bumped boost up closer to 20psi, I'm sure we'd see at least 265-270ft-lbs.

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Very very nice! Congratulations on breaking 300whp on the VF43 in 91 octane!
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wow thats great for a vf43! that ewg helps you got over that 300whp mark! was your car at the eq track day?
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wow thats great for a vf43! that ewg helps you got over that 300whp mark! was your car at the eq track day?
Hey Matt,

Yes, I was the only Sonic Yellow WRX at Thunderhill. =) hehe.
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Thanks for the review Kevin! This car has always made silly power for the setup. Its especially impressive considering we left the tune on the mild side with only 18.5psi peak boost and fairly rich a/f. I was expecting to see a little more torque out of it, but overall the car pulls really well to redline and feels great. If we bumped boost up closer to 20psi, I'm sure we'd see at least 265-270ft-lbs.

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Thanks again Ed! Yes, my little bugeye always made silly power from day one tuning with you.

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