MY04 Liberty GT - FrankenStien - EOI welcome / FS

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MY04 Liberty GT - FrankenStien - EOI welcome / FS

Postby dr20t » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:03 pm

Hi All,

Great forum - recently joined. Had my 04 Liberty GT Auto for four months now. It's my daily and replaced my previous daily SS-V VE.

After losing lock up on the 5speed auto and replacing, have completed the following mods:

EDITED with updated mods

Engine \ Drivetrain

NEW SETUP - pending tune

- JDM Version 10 GRB EJ207 Spec C R205 Long block - quad AVCS, blueprinted \ balanced rotating assembly
(factory specs: 8.0:1 compression, hypertec\semi forged pistons, forged rods, double cross-drilled nitrided black crank)
- Group N GRB Quad AVCS cams
- Power Enterprise Kevlar Timing Belt
- Tomei timing belt guide
- Tomei Sump Baffles and Case Stiffener
- Spec C ignition system (lower heat range plugs, high CDI coil packs)
- Cosworth Air pump deletes
- ARP Custom Aged 625+ Headstuds
- Tomei 0.73mm Headgaskets
- Twist Mount Garrett GTX3076 Turbo - Dual ball bearing, Billet wheel, 0.82 Garret Rear Housing, 0.60 A/R 4" Inlet ported compressor housing, 3" V band outlet.
- Braided oil and water lines to turbo
- Garage 88 Custom Turbo Coolant Reservoir
- Blitz CAI 5" to Garage 88 custom 4" turbo inlet
- GT Liberty Black Plastic inlet manifold \ throttle body (DBW)
- PSR Equal Length Single scroll stainless headers
- Garage 88 Custom Twist-Mount Up-pipe
- 38mm Tial MVS External Wastegate (plumbed back)
- 3" TBE no resonator to twin 2.5" stainless Y pipe
- TCP Stainless Quad tip mufflers
- Upipe, Turbo Housing and Dump pipe have been ceramic coated
- Titanium Turbo Beanie
- Plazmaman Pro-Race Series Tube and Fin FMIC (600x400x76)
- Garage 88 custom intercooler piping
- GReddy Type RS BOV
- ID2000 injectors on Billet Fuel rails
- Braided fuel lines \ return lines
- Speedflow anondised alloy fitings including Y block for equal distribution to injectors
- Sard FPR \ gauge mounted in engine bay
- Walbro 450lph e85 safe fuel pump
- HKS EVC 6 Electronic Boost Controller
- HKS Ezy writer add-on (full EVC boost tunability by rpm \ load reference)
- Omni 4 bar MAP sensor
- Speed Density \ Blended MAF Tune by Kido Matt \ Throttlehappy (mafless)

Driveline

- Fully rebuilt and heavily modified 5eat
- ACME Pinnacle kit including double the amount of standard clutch packs on piston drums
- Hexmods F1 Valve body
- Subaru OEM Auto trans cooler mouned behind front mount intercooler.
- Bronze alloy custom centre diff bushings from frankster in Canada - these replace the weak oem ones

OLD SETUP which made 254kw atw on eflex:

Engine\Drivetrain:

- Garret Dual Ball Bearing GT2871R Turbo V Band outlet 0.63 Rear 0.60 AR 3" inlet
- Custom Up-pipe to suit new turbo
- 38mm Tial External Wastegate (was vented now plumbed back via flange)
- 3" Turbo back exhaust (custom dump pipe to 200cell metal cat, no resonator)
- Redback single tip twin mufflers now running TCP Quad Tip Stainless Steel Mufflers
- 5" to 3" Silicon \ metal inlet pipe with Blitz filter\ CAI
- ID1000cc Injectors on billet AEM fuel rails
- Braided fuel lines \ return lines
- Speedflow anondised alloy fitings including Y block for equal distribution to injectors (prevent lean out)
- Sard FPR \ gauge mounted in engine bay
-Walbro 255lph in tank pump Sard 265lph in tank fuel pump (good for 350awkw at 4 bar)
- Hybrid 400x350x75mm FMIC with custom alloy piping
- HKS EVC 6 Electronic Boost Controller
- Turbosmart Veeport Stage 2 BOV

Suspension
-Bilstein Yellows All around
- EIBACH 15mm lowered springs
- BC V1 coilovers front and rear (adjustable camber tops front, and 30 step adjustable damper f&r

- KW Variant 2 Adjustable coilovers - 7kg F & R spring rates, Whiteline Com C strut tops
- J-Speed LCA Bushes
- Whiteline rear swaybar\bushes
- Whiteline front swaybar \ bushes
- Cusco heavy duty swaybar mounts
- Cusco endinks
- Cusco front H Brace
- Cusco Rear control arm braces
- Cusco rear strut/ tower brace
- Cusco Control arm to diff cradle braces
- Ikeya Formula - fully adjustable camber arms
- Sti Front Strut Brace
- Track setup wheel alignment (2.5 degree camber front, 2.8 degrees rear)
- New Steering knuckle and bushing
- JDM 13:1 ratio quick rack steering rack (2.4 turns full lock left to right compared to 3.3 for standard lib)


Brakes:
- Black Brembo calipers 4 pot front 2 pot rears from 2011 wrx Sti
- Dixcel SD slotted front and rear rotors
- Dixcel type Z gold pads front and Type M rears
- Sti Braided steel brake lines front and rear
- AP Racing dot 5.1 brake fluid
- Cusco brake stopper

Cosmetic / interior

- Petter Solberg Special Edition\Prodrive EUDM 5x100 Sti Wheels - titanium Gold.
- Enkei RS05 Silver 18 x 8 wheels with Toyo Proxes R888 Semi Slick R Compound tyres for track
- Pumped front and rear guards
- Genuine RECARO leather / suade front seats from JDM Spec C R205 WRX Sti (with all important red stitching :mrgreen: )
- Leather interior from 07 GTB including door cards / mcintosh headunit / dash
- 07 GTB Centre Console \ shifter surround.
- Zerosports Carbon Fibre Front Grille with Sti badge
- Front and rear converted to facelift 07 gtb with hid xenon lights
- Genuine Sti front lip
- Genuine Sti rear boot lip spoiler with led brake light
- 07 gtb side mirrors
- led interior and boot lights
- led Parkers and foglights
- Defi Digital Boost and Oil Pressure Gauges with separate control module
- Innovate Wideband 02 Sensor Gauge
- 9K tacho JDM Legacy Sti cluster
- Sti gear knob
- Manual leather gear boot and surround

Sound system:

- Jaycar 5mm sound deadening on inner door skins front and rear
- Jaycar heavy duty lead based sound deadening on transmission tunnel and back seat floor
- dynamat sound deadening on outer door skins (still to do inner boot lid)
- 06 Subaru Outback Kenwood MP3\WMA capable 6 stackr headunit (only single zone ac due to factory 04 wiring loom) with aux input
- Line out convertors to RCA
- Hertz HDP1 mono block Class D amp running bridged mode (600wrms bridged into one channel @ 4 ohms) running the following subs:
- 2 x Focal P33 V2 13" dual 4ohm voice coil subs in sealed box.
- response 6.5" splits up front
- standard mcintosh 5.25" coaxials in rear doors
- response 4x100wrms amp running above drivers
- 2 \ 4 ag power cabling
- gold plated RCA cabling for inputs
- 10 gauge speaker wire throughout
- upgraded chassis and engine earth cabling 2 ag


Future mods\plans
- Painting Brembos (uncdecided on colour)
- Debadging
- roll cage if necessitated by quarter mile times ;)

Performance:
Initially made 172kw atw @ 15.5psi, peak torque 460nm @ 2500rpm on pulse dyno with pulse reflash. :roll:

Then made 196kw atw with 19psi on 98 with the upgraded 2871 turbo, exh, fuel system and front mount etc

Then was retuned by matt (Kido Tuning) in August 2012 and made 255kw atw and 798 nm of flywheel torque at 2800rpm on e85 and 218kw atw on 98.

Has a run a best quarter mile of 12.21 seconds @ 107.5mph (best mph to date of 111mph). Will hopefully crack an 11 with the auto 5 speed box soon.

Has now made 278kw atw on 24psi with a faltering fuel supply issue which only allowed us to rev to 6000rpm. Going bac for retune on 23rd August 2013

Latest tune on 30th August 2013 made 307kw atw with a restrictive exhaust, which has since been derestricted although has not gone back on the dyno but 126mph trap speed indicates at least 330awkw.

Awaiting final retune with new Garrett turbine housing

Update 02/05/2014 - retuned by Matt on Autosports Dyno and made 409kw at all four

Image




puts a smile on my face for now :)

Any comments \ suggestions welcomed

Thanks all

Mick
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Re: MY04 Liberty GT - light mods

Postby teflon » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:21 pm

Plans look good Mick.

Would definitely recommend the sway bars (rear especially if you're doing this in stages).

I've emailed Process West about a TMIC for the pre facelift and I don't think they've ever fitted onto this model... RomeSti has it on his post facelift though. If you're near them they might be able to test fit? I would love to get this TMIC but didn't want to risk ordering one and finding out it couldn't be done.

I think Rota make a tuned by STi style rim.

If you enquire at wreckers about the seats you might be able to snare a bargain but I doubt the cost would be worth that mod (I've asked about the driver's seat to replace my worn one and thought it was prohibitively expensive)

Of course... post up some photos mate.
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Re: MY04 Liberty GT - light mods

Postby JDGT05 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:35 pm

Looks good mate, looks like similar upgrades I have coming up so very interested too see how it all goes!

Your ahead of me! haha
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Re: MY04 Liberty GT - light mods

Postby dr20t » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:38 pm

Thanks for the comments guys.

I knew the Process West wasnt a direct fit as such but have read about those who have made these fit. Failing this, might look into a hyperflow one when the turbs is upgraded. :P

Yeah I've seen the Rota wheels theyre not too shabby - anyone know what they weigh compared to standard 17" 5 spokes?

Swaybars will be done together hopefully

Pics will come as soon as my lack of technical aptitude is overcome by a burst of energy :) - (ie soon hopefully)

Cheers

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Re: MY04 Liberty GT - light mods

Postby teflon » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:42 pm

dr20t wrote:I knew the Process West wasnt a direct fit as such but have read about those who have made these fit.


Hey Mick, can I ask where you read about this for the prefacelift? The TMIC is my most likely next upgrade ... same plan as you, will go hyperflow if the PW is in the too hard basket.
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Re: MY04 Liberty GT - light mods

Postby dr20t » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:48 pm

Teflon - Will check when I get home tonight and let you know

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Re: MY04 Liberty GT - light mods

Postby Rome_BRZ » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:49 pm

Are you sure it's a pre facelift they are talking about?
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Re: MY04 Liberty GT - light mods

Postby teflon » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:54 pm

This looks like it... it's been a while since I've checked legacygt forums

http://legacygt.com/forums/showthread.p ... 70515.html
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Re: MY04 Liberty GT - light mods

Postby tangcla » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:58 pm

Welcome.

172awkw... wow, that's a very happy tune!
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Re: MY04 Liberty GT - light mods

Postby dr20t » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:02 pm

May have been a facelifted gen 4. Will verify and advise
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Re: MY04 Liberty GT - light mods

Postby dr20t » Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:04 pm

teflon wrote:This looks like it... it's been a while since I've checked legacygt forums

http://legacygt.com/forums/showthread.p ... 70515.html


Thats the one !

tanglca - yeah its not bad - thanks - but as i said even if that is overstated as some claim pulse dyno figures are, then its no issue and still goes very well for what it is !

i love the high static compression which doesnt make it a dog off-boost (not that 2100rpm is much off boost time !)
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Re: MY04 Liberty GT - light mods

Postby teflon » Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:11 pm

Have confirmed with Kevin that the US car with the PW TMIC is a prefacelift. Turbo outlet is different, but still fits.

I think I've just found my next mod! Thanks Mick for reminding me about investigating this again!
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Re: MY04 Liberty GT - light mods

Postby dr20t » Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:07 pm

teflon wrote:Have confirmed with Kevin that the US car with the PW TMIC is a prefacelift. Turbo outlet is different, but still fits.

I think I've just found my next mod! Thanks Mick for reminding me about investigating this again!


:D - glad to have been of assistance

Just dont blame me for a more empty wallet ! :P

On another note, anyone used these coilovers before?:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BC-Racing-Co ... 2eb8983921

Spring rates look ok (maybe a little rough on bumpy sydney streets) but dont know about the quality

Completely rebuildable although i suspect the 53mm diameter inserts may not take other brands if they fail (ie a koni \ bilstein \ kyb insert) and thus might be rendered rubbish after ~ 75,000 kms

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Re: MY04 Liberty GT - light mods

Postby cruisn » Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:08 pm

Nice mods list to date.

Wheres the pics?? :pardon:
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Re: MY04 Liberty GT - light mods

Postby kiahatsiu » Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:29 pm

Wouldn't get too excited about a twin scroll, a vf34 works pretty well. Talk to AandMauto about fitting one.
Also, don't be a sissy, go a front mount.
Kinda flush. Fitment is something. ADM as F*ck.
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