Jorge brought us his 2016 Subaru WRX STI to get the engine built and ready for the next steps in power!
Up first in the shop, starting with a Stage 2 short block from IAG Performance, John rebuilt the EJ257 with brand new OEM Subaru gaskets & seals, WRX STI 11mm oil pump, V2 oil pump pickup tube from IAG Performance, OEM Subaru timing components with a Blue racing belt from Gates, fasteners from ARP, cylinder 4 chamber cooling system from Getadomtune, Street Series air/oil separator from IAG Performance, HDSS clutch kit and Streetlite flywheel from Advanced Clutch Technology, all working perfectly with the existing modifications from COBB Tuning, including a TD05H-20G-8 turbocharger, front-mount intercooler system, SF air-intake system, down-pipe, and 3-port electronic boost control solenoid.
With the mechanical work wrapped in the shop, Matt strapped her down to the rollers for Vlad to perform a custom Pro Tune via COBB Tuning‘s V3 Accessport. With 93 octane in the tank and the 20G turbocharger delivering 20psi, Vlad increased the EJ257’s output to 348.43awhp & 353.45lbft! Stay tuned for E85 numbers to come!