Chipped away at this stock replacement Evo manifold all week, and finally finished it tonight. Definitely happy with how it came out. Sending it off for ceramic coating, and then it’ll ship out to a happy Evo driver. #stmtuned#stmfabrication#stmfab
Finally drove it tonight. It’s a whole lotta fun. Here’s a quick 2-3 semi pull. Nighttime + cold tires + really not yet knowing how to drive this car, so I haven’t even taken it above 7,000 rpm. Still, I’m sooooooo happy with how it feels so far. 🤓👍#stmfab#stmfabrication#stmtuned
After watching my car on the dyno last week, and seeing how badly the engine is moving around (see first video), I decided to make a front brace to stiffen things up. Fortunately I had a set of cheap rear camber arms I never used, which happen to fit up almost perfectly. Welded some tabs onto my front crossmember, and it’s good to go. $19 well spent. 😂 #stmfab#stmfabrication#stmtuned
Well here it is. Today, all of the work I’ve put into this car was put to the test – a first of many. It’s one thing to come up with ideas for how to make a car part, let alone make it. But to actually see it all perform today was pretty fuckin amazing.
As for specific numbers, I’ve joked all day about ET’s and trap speeds being the “real” numbers, but I’ve got nothing to hide; it makes 340whp/242tq at around 16psi. Stock ignition on 93 octane, on our mustang dyno. Plenty of room to grow, but for now, I’m happy. Huge thanks to my team here at @stmtuned, to Chris at @xenocrontuning, and to everyone else who’s helped me get to this point – you know who you are. 📷 @4g63girl and @o2adam #stmtuned#stmfab#stmfabrication#xenocron#xenocrontuning
Had the car remote tuned by Chris at @xenocrontuning this afternoon. Happy and very relieved to say the engine held up great, and had no issues. Some changes to come in the near future, but for now, the tune is safe, and it makes pretty good power. Huge thanks to Chris and @eviltsi for making this happen. 🤓👍 #stmtuned#stmfabrication#stmfab#xenocrontuning
@4g63girl snapped a pretty sweet pic of the civic this evening. Then I aligned it, buttoned up a few odds and ends, and DROVE IT HOME. As in, it’s sitting in my driveway right now in a pile of leaves, waiting to be driven back to work in the morning. #streetcar#stmtuned#stmfab#stmfabrication
Another day forward. All glass is in. Dash and interior wiring all finished up. Just a handful of tasks left and it’ll be ready to go. Huge thanks to @granthazelton as usual for his attention to detail and willingness to do research when I forget how stuff works. #stmtuned#stmfab#stmfabrication
Some more progress. Fuel plumbing up to the engine bay is pretty much complete. Basic setup is fuel cell to -8 Fuel Lab filter into a Bosch 044 pump to a -6 filter, then a free ride through the cockpit to a couple bulkhead fittings on the firewall. Both the feed and return are shown. I’ll figure out the rest tomorrow. #stmtuned#stmfab#stmfabrication#fuellab#bosch044
I made another thing. 🐻 I’ll be donating this one to @paulrapalee ‘s fundraiser for the Out Alliance next weekend (October 6) at the Forum. If you want it, be there. @outallianceroc @bachelor4m #stmfab#stmfabrication
Oh hello. These race pipes are welded up, boxed up, and ready to ship to any of your Evo X owners. Also, all Evo 7/8/9 race pipes are also stocked up in every option we offer. #stmtuned#stmfab#stmfabrication
Looking to make A downpipe on you RS3 or TT RS, @stmtuned has the flange you need.
We're adding these to the site shortly. Made from stainless steel, designed to work with the factory v-band clamp and have a smooth transition to 3.5" tubing!
First of ten front mount intercoolers I’m working on. This @vibrant_performance core is good for 7-800whp in your Evo 8/9. The rest should be finished up by the end of the day tomorrow. Fun fact, this is the same intercooler I have on my civic. #shipit#stmfab#stmfabrication#stmtuned
Oh and I finished this guy today. 2.5” upper pipe with Tial bov. Also pictured is the new s90 70mm throttle body, port matched to the intake manifold. Shit’s pimp. #stmfab#stmfabrication#stmtuned#tialbov
Part of today’s stash. Did you know we can make a custom catch can/reservoir for pretty much any car/setup? It’s true. DM me with what you need and we’ll make it happen. #stmfab#stmfabrication#stmtuned#catchcan
Was just flipping through old photos and came across this one of the civic the day I bought it – upper pic, 9/23/2017. It was a bare shell. The lower pic, 5/25/2018 is pretty much how the car sits now. Hoping to have it running by 9/23/2018 (if not sooner!) to make it a one-year ground up build. We’ll see. 🤷♂️ #stmfab#stmfabrication#stmtuned
STM Titanium intercooler piping for the Evo 4/5/6 and 7/8/9 is hand fabricated in house and can be burned a beautiful blue for an impressive engine bay. Strong, lightweight and show-stopping. Lifetime warranty on STM parts against manufacturing defects to the original purchaser. Also available in aluminum, brushed, gloss black or wrinkle finishes. #stmtuned 🇺🇸 #evo4#evo5#evo6#evo7#evo8#evo9#stmfabrication#stmparts
OK, I admit it... sometimes I’m in a rush and get a bit sloppy with my fit ups. I’ll sit down to weld the piece like wtf 🤷♂️🤷♂️🤷♂️ — then this happens. A little before and after from this morning. #stmtuned#stmfab#stmfabrication