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Old 06-10-2008, 01:36 AM   #1
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Default Project EJ18T: Transforming one of the weakest EJ's into an STI killer...






MODS:
1993 EJ18E shortblock
1994 EJ22T heads with EJ18E roller rockers
2004-06 IHI VF39 turbo (now IHI VF34 turbo)
AEM dryflow filter (now APEXi Power filter)
WRX turbo inlet positioned under EJ18E intake manifold (first in history on a non-turbo motor!!!)
TiAL 38mm ewg (initially atmo-dumped)
Grimmspeed wastegate delete bracket
custom aluminized steel intercooler piping (2.25" hot side, 2.5" cold side)
TurboXS RFL BOV (now TiAL Q 50mm bov)
Custom CXRacing FMIC (28 x 9.5 x 2.75) and aluminized steel piping
Siliconeintakes.com hose couplers
Viton valve stem seals
WRX 92mm Cometic HG's
ARP 2000 SOHC studs (260-4702)
STI 10mm oil pump
EJ22T waterpump
Koyo radiator
DIY steel braided Russell parallel fuel lines
STi 550cc yellow injectors
Aeromotive A1000 FPR
Walbro 255lph pump
NGK iridium plugs (BKR8EIX) re-gapped to .030" from stock .041" gap
Megan wrx/sti manifold
Megan 3"downpipe
DEI turbo heat blanket (gone, burnt)
DEI heatwrap
custom 3" 'trust dd' style exhaust (v-banded)
notched NA crossmember (now Legacy Sport crossmember)
Hard Race motor mounts/pitch rod
custom made short throw shifter (not just short, "short throw" lol)
Clutchmasters Kevlar Stage 3 FWD clutch
Perrin crank pulley (swapped back to stock)

SIGNIFICANT DIY MODS
-DIY Intercooler Spray: Project EJ18T
-How to clock a VF series turbo: Project EJ18T
-WRX inlet hose under NA manifold: Project EJ18T
-DSM/Neon MSD coil pack mod: Project EJ18T
-Disabling EGR: DIY: Disabling EGR
-Setting up your 93-96 JECS MAF for blow-through: Project EJ18T
-2.2L intake manifold swap: EJ22E IM swap onto EJ18E/S motors; Project EJ18T
-Turbo crossmember install/comparison: Project EJ18T
-DIY Air Oil Separator: Project EJ18T

"ENGINE MANAGEMENT":
OBD 1 M9 OEM ECU
APEXi S-AFC Neo (super air flow converter)
APEXi S-ITC (super ignition timing controller)
APEXi AVC-R (actuator valve controller) (Now Hallman Pro RX Evolution MBC)
APEXi turbo timer
AEM UEGO wideband
TurboXS knock/shift lite
Autometer: Boost, EGT, Oil Pressure, Oil Temp, Water Temp , Fuel Pressure

seals, gaskets, and other crap and shit....

VIDEOS:
YouTube - tubejoe69's Channel


COST:
car - $1500
parts - pfft!!...well over $2K. more like $3K (tell me to swap, i'll tell you kiss my ass!!)

FUEL:
92 octane (Shell V-Power)

HP GOAL:
250 HP+ at the engine depending on fuel demands

HP ACHIEVED:
280HP (238WHP) / 279TQ (236WTQ) @18psi (No tuning, just pulls, very rich tune with very conservative timing)


300HP (255WHP) / 295TQ (251WTQ) @ 20psi (With Hallman MBC and optimum fuel and timing adjustments)


THE CAR:

1993 Impreza FWD (not even an L)



Good-bye NA!!



dont mind the cell phone pics, i'll get better shots of everthing else afterwards.

which one??? i think i'll take the one on the right.



got started on removing and disconnecting wiring and the intake manifold for braided parallel fuel lines.





that's all i got done tonight. my goal is to get it done hopefully by the end of this month or early july (not anymore), despite my busy schedule.

joe
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Old 06-10-2008, 01:39 AM   #2
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cool, cant wait to see its progress
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Old 06-10-2008, 01:52 AM   #3
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what no phone call to help i see how it is... lol call if you need help. GL man!!! i hope you got a upgraded tranny tho that clutch will shatter your gears
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Old 06-10-2008, 02:12 AM   #4
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what no phone call to help i see how it is... lol call if you need help. GL man!!! i hope you got a upgraded tranny tho that clutch will shatter your gears

sorry shag, my dad and i are all that i need so far. thanks for the offer though. a friend of mine in his turbo'd sentra had a stage 3 clutchmasters clutch on his car, it felt pretty much almost like stock. as long as it doesn't have that hard pedal feel like ACT or similar, i think it'll be fine.
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Old 06-10-2008, 04:51 AM   #5
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contact storm, he can help you make your car rev to 7K..your gonan need it with a vf39
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Old 06-10-2008, 06:01 AM   #6
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thanks 'punk,

already sent a pm to him about that.

hey btw, did you bypass your egr pipe using the ej22t heads? i don't think the heads have a port for the egr.

**Oops, never mind, you got a MY96. my bad, its different.**
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Old 06-10-2008, 07:59 AM   #7
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ej22t heads dont have it and 96 ej motors dont have egr, well the 18 and 22 dont cause ive had both.
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Old 06-10-2008, 01:10 PM   #8
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I guess that's the difference between e and s motors.

I wonder if its still possible to run it with no egr pipe from the head to the intake manifold, but still keep the egr valve and solenoid intact.

thoughts anyone???
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Old 06-10-2008, 01:20 PM   #9
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I guess that's the difference between e and s motors.

I wonder if its still possible to run it with no egr pipe from the head to the intake manifold, but still keep the egr valve and solenoid intact.

thoughts anyone???
Why bother? Once you take the exhaust away from the system any benefit it had is negated by that fact. Remove the valve and solenoid.
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Old 06-10-2008, 06:51 PM   #10
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last time I removed the solenoid connector with the car on, i got a cel. i'd hate to see it all the time while driving, plus i'm afraid of it running like shit. will the cel be there if you disable the whole system completely?
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