The Life of the Black Knight

Discussion in 'Member Journals & Project Build Stories' started by miloman, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. miloman

    miloman Retired Admin

    Hope it sounds good :).
  2. Alex

    Alex Community Founder Staff Member

    Its going to sound great :p
  3. Cool_____

    Cool_____ Banned

    But that Blitz is so sexy sounding. It'll still sound wicked.
  4. miloman

    miloman Retired Admin

    Thats the thing. I haven't heard an exhaust that I thought sounded better than the Nur Spec-R. But to eliminate any questions about back pressure, I want to go with a full 3 inch unresonated setup. This is probably the closest to a straight pipe I could get.
  5. ScoobyMike

    ScoobyMike OG Mod

    Congrats bro!!
  6. FACE

    FACE Active Member

    Can't Wait!!!
  7. AirMax95

    AirMax95 Active Member

    I have the Invidia V1 DP and Catback from Weapon WRX's wagon, souinds good and not too loud. The N1 is slightly louder IIRC.
  8. miloman

    miloman Retired Admin

    New exhaust installed today.

    I really like the look of the angled tip. It seems quieter than the blitz at idle, but louder when I am on it. Definitely raspier. Haven't put it on the dyno yet so I can't say how much, if any, I have gained in power with the swap. Butt dyno says it spools a little quicker too. But my butt dyno lies to me sometimes, so I'm going to wait till I can throw it on a real dyno before making any conclusive statements.

    On my AVC-R, I had to turn the wastegate duty cycle down by 4% throughout the band to hit the same boost. IIRC, 4% change gave me about 3-4psi. I think that's a good indicator of how much back pressure I have freed up :)
  9. wrxin8or

    wrxin8or Mullitt Staff Member

    awesome milo...I might have to get a ride tonight at the meet, but i definitely want to hear it
  10. Berzerklo

    Berzerklo Active Member

    I can't wait to see the numbers on that man!

    Butt dyno FTW!!!
  11. WJM

    WJM Banned


    Now you will have 6ty trillion powers!
  12. Cool_____

    Cool_____ Banned

    Sweet 4% data change is pretty darn good. That number may seem small but that means nothing in the exhaust post turbo is holding you back now!

    500hp hopefully is right around the corner. Are you gonna see if a retune helps or just gonna throw it on the dyno?
  13. miloman

    miloman Retired Admin

    I'll decide after I throw it on the dyno. If the gains are small, then I doubt there is much to gain with the tune. If the gains are big enough, then I might get it tuned.

    I'm not chasing after a number. I'll be happy with whatever I make with safe AFRs. On the street in 4th gear, the car usually spikes about 27.5 psi, holds about 27 psi and tapers off to 25.5 psi. I don't think I want to run any more boost than that.
  14. Hell yeah, congrats dude! Exhaust looks clean :naughty: bling bling lol.
  15. RoMe

    RoMe Active Member

    Oh I want a ride tonight!!
    interested in selling your old exhaust?
  16. miloman

    miloman Retired Admin

    Not a problem :)
    I will be selling the cat back section (Blitz Nur Spec-R) in a week or two. I want to make sure that there are no problems with the new setup before I get rid of the old stuff that worked. When I decide to sell it, I'll PM you before I post up a thread.

    I am not sure if I intend to sell the downpipe. I need to look up emission laws in TX. I might need to swap downpipes for the yearly inspections :(
  17. MarkM2016GTI

    MarkM2016GTI Supporting Member

    Congrats Milo. I bet that you will really enjoy it. I am thinking seriously about the Invidia for my FXT also. I heard that they do well with Forester's. The STi looks BA as usual!!.

  18. dontcallitarex

    dontcallitarex Active Member

    That exhaust is a beautiful piece of machinery, as is the car that it's on.

    Good shit, my friend.
  19. miloman

    miloman Retired Admin

    Thank you for the kind words
  20. ScoobyMike

    ScoobyMike OG Mod

    looks really good man!!
  21. RoMe

    RoMe Active Member

    Milo thanks again for the ride in that beast your car is SICK! Danielle was talking about you car all the way home and shes actually down with me getting more powa Thanks :rofl: !!!!!
  22. Cool_____

    Cool_____ Banned

    Are you going to be moving to TX? Or do you just work there during the summers?
  23. Weapon

    Weapon 90lbs of dynamite Supporting Member

    Looks awesome man! Invidia has some of the best quality parts I have ever seen.

    From the pics it looks like you tapped another bung for the downpipe. Did you?
  24. wrxin8or

    wrxin8or Mullitt Staff Member

    I am guessing that is for his wideband
  25. miloman

    miloman Retired Admin

    Not a problem at all. I'm happy you guys liked it :)

    Moving next year :(

    Yes. For the wideband.
  26. Alex

    Alex Community Founder Staff Member

    Sounds just as I remember it :)
  27. miloman

    miloman Retired Admin

    Scary update :eek:hnoes:

    Noticed that the car was running lean at WOT. How lean you ask? 14+ AFR in 4th before I lifted :eek:hnoes:

    This obviously scared the shit out of me. I called Scott and turns out that I blew off the vacuum line from the intake manifold to the fuel pressure regulator. What a shitty design. There was no nipple to hold the vacuum line on. I know I am running a lot more boost than stock, but I could slide the line on and off, no problem. I need to zip tie the shit out of them.

    The car seems to be running fine. Pulled hard. No oil in the catch can. No CEL. I'll be very lucky if I didn't break something. Compression and leak down tests coming up in the near future :eek:hnoes:.

    Anyone else running high boost experience the same problem? I would recommend everyone secure that line well.
  28. WJM

    WJM Banned

    replace that line with a smaller ID line with a thicker wall=problem solved.
  29. pEd

    pEd This ain't no Piccadilly!

    Yeah, I noticed that on my car when I did my upgrade.

    I didn't have it blow off on me, but I did exactly what Will said and haven't had a problem since.

    Hopefully you caught it fast enough that it didn't do any damage.
  30. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Active Member

    Wideband saves the day !

    I had it happen to me once. I bet your fine because you caught it quickly.
  31. miloman

    miloman Retired Admin

    Well, my first thought was that maybe the wideband was going bad. But then the stock O2 sensor also started reading high.

    The messed up thing is that it still pulled real hard and smooth. I had no reason to believe that something was wrong.
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2007
  32. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Active Member

    Pulling hard and smooth means it didn't pull timing from knock which is what usually does the pistons in. You were running super high egt's but only for a very brief time.

    I really think you'll be ok.
  33. Cool_____

    Cool_____ Banned

    If you were running leaner it's gonna pull harder until the ECU says woah and yanks the timing....that's the scary thing.
  34. miloman

    miloman Retired Admin

    It started to take timing away, which is why I checked the wideband
  35. Cool_____

    Cool_____ Banned

    Good thing you were paying attention. With souped up cars like that you 'have' to pay attention.
  36. miloman

    miloman Retired Admin

    Been a while since I posted an update :)

    The vacuum line issue never repeated itself. The car has been running great since then. I had some issues during the Dallas summer. After driving around during hot afternoons, the car would drop the advance multiplier. Scott immediately sent me new maps with greater compensation and the problem seems to be gone. Thanks again Scott :bigthumb:
  37. Cool_____

    Cool_____ Banned

    Good to hear from you stranger! Glad to hear the STi is still running great!
  38. BelvnAWD

    BelvnAWD I'm Vin, Bell-Vin...

    Dude, I saw that Dallas was over 100 degrees the other day, how are you dealing with that??
  39. Alex

    Alex Community Founder Staff Member

    Turn the AC down lower :)
  40. nsvwrx

    nsvwrx Active Member

    dallas has been 107 once this year... i almost died.
  41. miloman

    miloman Retired Admin

    Summers are always hot in Dallas but I don't remember it being this humid the last 2 years. In fact the AC in my apartment can barely maintain 75 degrees during the day.
  42. mmtasty

    mmtasty Active Member

    you need one of those AC units they had in the hotel in Alabama! You could raise a family of penguins in that room...
  43. Alex

    Alex Community Founder Staff Member

    In the room we had @ TGP ?
  44. Slowsoul

    Slowsoul Member

  45. miloman

    miloman Retired Admin

    I pee'd an ice cube that morning...
  46. mmtasty

    mmtasty Active Member

    hahaa... I kept thinking I was the only one that was cold so I didn't want to say anything! My sleeping bag is rated at 40 and I was shivering!
  47. miloman

    miloman Retired Admin

    I am officially out of the Subaru owner's community. I sold the STi 2 days ago, and got into something that is as much, if not more fun :D

    I'll post some pics this weekend. Some of you already know what it is, so don't spoil the fun ;)
  48. 5spdfrk

    5spdfrk Active Member

    So this time you're for real, huh?
  49. calmnothing

    calmnothing Shlimp Flied Lice Supporting Member

  50. techlord

    techlord Active Member

    hmmm what could be as much or more fun than an AWD 400hp suby.

    Skyline is all that comes to mind. I can't wait to find out.

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