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06-27-2012, 02:51 AM
I know a lot plays into this, but for those of you who have run your cars at a strip.....
What mods and boost would I need to make my st185 run 13's?

Haven't gone yet but have k&n cone filter, 3" exhaust turbo back, running on 8 or 9 psi. What would I be expecting to run with a good launch and good shifts?

06-27-2012, 05:48 PM
Lots of boost and tire to get to 13s.

Stock you are looking at a high 14s maybe 15s flat if you are lucky.

06-28-2012, 01:15 AM

The Captain
06-28-2012, 01:34 AM
Ask Vip.

06-28-2012, 01:42 AM
Just curious what it would take to keep up with my sti

06-28-2012, 01:43 PM
Another STI LMAO, but seriously the Alltrac is what it is, trying to make it a STI killer will end up being more expensive then just buying something faster than a STI. On a side note drag racing without loads of expendable income is not recommended, big power=big repair bills for a 20+ year old car:2cents:

06-29-2012, 12:37 AM
I know that haha, just want my trac reasonably fast and really clean.

Plus I just got my 12' sti so I wouldn't buy another new car.

06-29-2012, 06:27 AM
pat goes 10.1 on street tires...

06-29-2012, 01:49 PM
pat goes 10.1 on street tires...

Pat has also spent a small fortune to do so.

06-29-2012, 02:59 PM
I wouldnt say its necessarily more expensive to turn your alltrac into an STI killer than buying an STI, but its definitely a labor of love and just buying the Subie is definitely the easier route. In my case when everything is said and done, I will have spent close to $20K for what I am hoping to be is about 500awhp. If my math is correct and most newer STI's and Evos both sell for over 30K, im probably ok. Now... will I have stock reliability? Who knows? NoShoes has a very reliable 500+whp MR2 that has had almost no issue whatsoever. So If I am vigilant, I think It may be possible to build a reliable STI killing alltrac.

06-30-2012, 12:20 AM
I don't want to be an sti killer, with intake, exhaust, and tune my sti will blow my celica off the road even if I spent 15-20k on my all trac. I just wanna know what has to be done to keep up with it as it sits stock.

I already have new good tires.
Plan... fmic, td05 turbo (friend will sell one cheap off his old evo), better exhaust manifold, and tune.
Im guessing I need around 20 psi just to run 13's with this set up.

07-05-2012, 08:57 AM
Nevermind :)

09-09-2012, 09:20 PM
I honestly doubt if you put 15-20k into ur track that youd get smoked by a Sti. Truth is at the time when my st165/2ndGswap boosting 15psi. I raced against an Sti and beat it. Driver isn't noob he was decent. Also I may add I was on a ct27. So that right there was only like $600 invested to take 1 out. So if i were to put 15-20k :). O man i would smoke the shit!!! out of a STI with minor or with upgrades. In all honesty usually how it works is, Whoever has a bigger Wallet/Smarter person always wins. Give me 10k ill hit low 11's easy for sure.

09-10-2012, 12:48 AM
With stock ecu, afm, and fuel system I ran a 13.3 with a TD06-20g turbo at 12-13psi on a front mount intercooler. Same mods on the stock intercooler and 10psi went 13.9.

09-10-2012, 04:39 PM
I ran a 13.6 with a ct20b and 14psi. Stock ECU. That is pretty much what the STI's do around here. But the stock ECU is extremely aggressive, so you have to be extra careful.

I think it would be very hard to hit 13's on the stock turbo.

09-10-2012, 07:11 PM
I think the ST165 is a little lighter though Chris, so pretty sure he would need to run higher boost on a 20b or go with a slightly larger turbo.

09-10-2012, 08:08 PM
The weight is roughly the same once you remove a couple things, and an STi has what, 70-80HP/TQ more than a stock Alltrac. Not that I've ever cared about being faster than anyone else, but that doesn't sound too tough to pull off. Plus every STi owner around here is a tool.

09-11-2012, 05:22 PM
I think the ST165 is a little lighter though Chris, so pretty sure he would need to run higher boost on a 20b or go with a slightly larger turbo.

Probably, depends on what the goals are - I believe the 185 is about 100lbs heavier. I've also got a clutchmasters stage 3 which helps for launches. It's not the most aggressive clutch out there, but way way better than stock.

I can't remember what else I might have had installed at the time, but I might have been running water injection too. I was probably running the 185RC intercooler.

It's been a while, and I've changed a lot of stuff since then.

09-13-2012, 03:21 AM
On my future 165/3gen swap I am hoping for 12's!!!! i don't care if im 12.99. I will be keeping it mostly stock. 15psi/Upgraded heat exchanger/Ct27/Oil Cooler from turbo fc/3" exhaust. If everything goes as planned I am expecting just that.

09-13-2012, 06:15 AM
I don't think the CT27 will get you there unless you do some crazy weight reduction.

09-13-2012, 04:50 PM
Not at 15psi anyway. "Mostly stock" and 12's don't really happen much in the same sentence...20psi+ maybe. Here's an old site of mine which should give you some reference points... http://gtfour.ca/race.html

09-13-2012, 04:52 PM
Just actually looked at that site and my 13.6 was in 2004. Holy hell that was a while back.

And I listed my mods. Handy.

JDM 185 eng/ecu / Intake/Exhaust / CT20b 14psi / FPR at 45psi / Walbro FP / RC wta IC / NGK plugs / Fidanza flywheel / MHG/ Water Injection / Bypass Valve

09-13-2012, 06:51 PM
I don't think the stock fuel system on the gen2 will allow you to make enough power to run 12's with all that weight. I was out of fuel at 13psi on a TD06.

09-13-2012, 06:52 PM
I submitted my time slip a long time ago for that site and it never got added :(

09-13-2012, 07:19 PM
Sorry about that, my bad. I got really bad at updating it for a while. We should just maintain a list here. I'd have to convince Rob or borinal to install the html tables addon to vbulletin to get it to work nice though. :P

He did say with a gen 3, so the 540's could probably handle 12's. From an injector capacity standpoint anyway. I don't know how well the stock ECU would deal with it, depends on a few things I suppose.

09-19-2012, 08:46 PM
I Would really hope so. By according to a lot of random knowledge on power to weight ratios. My cousin with an e30 with a s52 swap was putting out about 250whp and back then with my 2gen swap/ct27 15psi I stuck with him on just 15psi alone and stock 2 1/4 exhaust piping. He also ran a 12.9. So Thinking with a better engine overall. 3gen swap/ct27 15psi 3" exhaust and upgraded heat exchanger and oil cooler. I would expect to hit high 12's at the VERY least.

09-20-2012, 11:30 PM
I would be surprised if you got to low 13s. The stock oil cooler is just fine unless you are planning on doing endurance racing.

09-20-2012, 11:33 PM
I went 14.7 I couldnt seem to go any slower or faster that day.