WIP - My gen 5 GT wagon

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Re: WIP - My gen 5 GT wagon

Postby spike2135 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:21 am

Q: What's worse than gutter rash on your wheels?

A: Gutter rash on your wheels that was put there by someone else.
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Re: WIP - My gen 5 GT wagon

Postby spike2135 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:58 pm

Got the AVO mufflers today. :good:

Putting them on was easy, they were a straight swap and a good fit. came with gaskets, bolts/nuts and adjustable chrome tips.

car sounds louder than stock but not annoying. has a really nice deep tone which i like. no rasp. no farts. I don't have a Sound level meter but at a guess i'd say they're around 15-25% louder than stock (inside car) and probably from the outside.

after driving for a while I've found it's most loud at low rev's up to ~2,500RPM after that it starts to loose it's low end sound. There's a little resonance at 100Kph but it didn't become what i would call a 'drone' until the engine was under load going up steep roads at 100Kph. even then the word 'drone' would be an exaggeration.

will post pics soon once my pic host comes back online.

haven't had a good chance to hear it from outside yet, but from what i have heard it's very nice.

Happy with my purchase.
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Re: WIP - My gen 5 GT wagon

Postby sdeeth » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:09 am

Nice review, you may have just made my mind up now on getting a set.
Look forward to hopefully seeing some pics and vid if ya can
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Re: WIP - My gen 5 GT wagon

Postby spike2135 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:34 am

AVO MUFFLERS VIDEO LINK


I did the best video i could for the time i had.
was recorded with samsung S7.

it's not going to tell you what it sounds like in person, but both stock and avo mufflers are recorded with the same device so they can be compared to each other.
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Re: WIP - My gen 5 GT wagon

Postby spike2135 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:21 am

AVO MUFFLERS PICS

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Re: WIP - My gen 5 GT wagon

Postby spike2135 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:58 pm

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Re: WIP - My gen 5 GT wagon

Postby spike2135 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:43 am

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Re: WIP - My gen 5 GT wagon

Postby muzza » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:05 pm

spike2135 wrote:so there's questions I've been researching, and can't find definitive answers on. it's driving me nuts because i don't want to damage my engine.
hopefully someone knows a bit about this (thanks in advance)
1) I've got a K&N panel filter in, do i need to re-tune?
2) will a K&N filter destroy the turbo?
3) I've also got some avo mufflers on their way. If i put them on with the K&N filter, will i need a re-tune?
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You shouldn't need a re-tune with a K&N - BUT being oilable, some of the oil can suck through and coat your AFM (air flow meter) and then screw with its readings - most tuners say to avoid them for that reason alone.

But the K&Ns have one other big problem, they allow through more fine dust/grit into your engine (=wear) , and they really only flow a tiny bit better than a stock paper unit when clean, but worse when dirty - personally I think they are a bit of a con.

Well known comparison of aftermarket filters for a Duramax vs stock in the USA a few years back, measured using a flow bench and how much dust/grit got through by mass...
http://nicoclub.com/archives/kn-vs-oem-filter.html
(now posted on the Nissan Infiniti club archive)
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Re: WIP - My gen 5 GT wagon

Postby spike2135 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:13 pm

muzza wrote:
spike2135 wrote:so there's questions I've been researching, and can't find definitive answers on. it's driving me nuts because i don't want to damage my engine.
hopefully someone knows a bit about this (thanks in advance)
1) I've got a K&N panel filter in, do i need to re-tune?
2) will a K&N filter destroy the turbo?
3) I've also got some avo mufflers on their way. If i put them on with the K&N filter, will i need a re-tune?
:?:


You shouldn't need a re-tune with a K&N - BUT being oilable, some of the oil can suck through and coat your AFM (air flow meter) and then screw with its readings - most tuners say to avoid them for that reason alone.

But the K&Ns have one other big problem, they allow through more fine dust/grit into your engine (=wear) , and they really only flow a tiny bit better than a stock paper unit when clean, but worse when dirty - personally I think they are a bit of a con.

Well known comparison of aftermarket filters for a Duramax vs stock in the USA a few years back, measured using a flow bench and how much dust/grit got through by mass...
http://nicoclub.com/archives/kn-vs-oem-filter.html
(now posted on the Nissan Infiniti club archive)



Makes sense to me. Thanks for the link, was an interesting read.
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Re: WIP - My gen 5 GT wagon

Postby spike2135 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:53 am

When your garage is too small and, no carport, no cry

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Re: WIP - My gen 5 GT wagon

Postby spike2135 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:07 am

soooooo.... i'm trying to understand my car better and i'm looking at the vin no. for my 2010 gen v.... with surprisingly little success

according to what i've found my gt is a manual.... but it's not.... so either it's had an auto swap :lol: or i'm not looking at the correct reference.

if anyone is able to help out would be great, the vin is
JF1BR9KV3AG00183

JF1 - is FHI Fuji Heavy Industry passenger vehicle, made in Japan
B - is Legacy
R - Wagon
9 - i assume means AWD turbo or 2.5T
the rest are unknown
004183 - Sequential number
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Re: WIP - My gen 5 GT wagon

Postby mercho » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:28 am

Nice Wagon! Happy with the exhaust?

I've got a Gen5 auto wagon as well, looking at doing the new dump pipe but wasn't sure on the mufflers.
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Re: WIP - My gen 5 GT wagon

Postby spike2135 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:04 am

mercho wrote:Nice Wagon! Happy with the exhaust?

I've got a Gen5 auto wagon as well, looking at doing the new dump pipe but wasn't sure on the mufflers.


Thanks :good:
gen 5'ers don't get told "nice" very often :lol: :lol: :lol:

yeah, i'm actually very happy with them. Which is surprising coz it's always such a gamble when changing exhaust (if you're gonna like the tone and volume etc). but yeah, now ive been driving with them for a while i like them even more and am very happy with them.

i was in the front yard the other day and i heard a really sweet sounding subi in the distance. it turned a corner and started coming down my street. i looked up to spy the source of this sweet ear nectar, and holy crap, it was my wife driving my car... it was my car. XD that really clinched it for me. sounds good in and out the car.

so ya i'm keeping them. in fact, i'm so happy with them i'm keen to try the avo dump pipe with a tune. Maybe even the avo EL headers (eventually).


If you do get the AVO dump i'm keen to know what you think.
also, i like ur wheels! wot they?
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Re: WIP - My gen 5 GT wagon

Postby mercho » Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:21 pm

haha awesome glad to hear you're happy with them, i might look into a set in the future! It is a bit of a gamble sometimes!

They are STI Enkei 18" Rims. I've only had it for about a week, happy with it so far! :)
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Re: WIP - My gen 5 GT wagon

Postby TFish » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:21 pm

spike2135 wrote:soooooo.... i'm trying to understand my car better and i'm looking at the vin no. for my 2010 gen v.... with surprisingly little success

according to what i've found my gt is a manual.... but it's not.... so either it's had an auto swap :lol: or i'm not looking at the correct reference.

if anyone is able to help out would be great, the vin is
JF1BR9KV3AG00183

JF1 - is FHI Fuji Heavy Industry passenger vehicle, made in Japan
B - is Legacy
R - Wagon
9 - i assume means AWD turbo or 2.5T
the rest are unknown
004183 - Sequential number


mighta got recalled and replaced with a cvt at customers request:
Defect summary Subaru is recalling certain model year 2010 and 2011 outback and legacy passenger vehicles manufactured from april 28 through june 23, 2010. Due to a programming error, a lubrication hole within the 6-speed manual transmission was omitted. From - https://www.vindecoderz.com/EN/Subaru/L ... call/80749
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