Well, install took longer than I thought for all of the engine and transmission related stuff, but its all done!!!
The main reason that the install of all of the parts took so long is that I chose to hide everything as best I could, and route everything as clean as possible. Also, it was just a lot of shit to install. Car went from a basic stage 2 swapped L to an almost completely bolted on car.
I chose to hide all the mods I could, and keep a clean engine bay, mainly for smog purposes here in CA. If the hood gets popped, you can only see the Grimmspeed TMIC upon first glance. You really have to go looking for the rest of the stuff.
Version 6 JDM STi Airbox with 3.5" MAF housing
Cobb 4 bar MAP sensor
Cobb Fuel Pressure sensor kit
Cobb Flex Fuel sensor kit
iWire Speed Density conversion with GM IAT
IAG TGV deletes
IAG Fuel rails and Flex Fuel line kit
AEM 320L E85 ready fuel pump 50-1200
Grimmspeed ported header ready for EGT probe
And I'm still running the Cobb midpipe to the Blitz Nur Spec axleback.
I also installed the new Rallispec built transmission:
JDM Long ratio gearset
Rallispec DCCD clutch pack
OS Giken Super Lock front LSD tuned by the head tech at OS Giken USA
All new syncros and shift forks, etc, etc...
Car has been converted to speed density, as recommended by my tuner Travis at Snail Performance. I also could not get a custom MAF pipe in time, so SD it is. Car runs great for being on a base tune, and will only get better once protuned. I'm hoping the car will probably make about 320-340 WHP on CA 91 on the Mustang Dyno at Snail. Car will be protuned this week.
The transmission is an absolute charm. The gearing is perfect, and I mean PERFECT. Exactly what I was looking for in an all-around street car. It still goes quickly, and yet has a very comfortable cruising RPM. The OS Giken front diff is insane. I thought the stock 05 STi front helical diff was great, but this OS diff is something to behold. I can only hope I can do this setup justice on track.
Next up is the suspension install. I have to finish valving all four dampers, build them, figure out a camber plate solution, install the front control arms that I've already prepped, and install the rear STi pink suspension bits.
I also still need to install the external oil cooler, order the KillerB oil pan setup, get tires, brake pads, and safety gear. Oh and register for the first Global Time Attack event of the year on March 31st. SO MUCH STUFF.
Here are a few pics I snapped during the install of everything: