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Bergen's RSI 500whp 8v 245 Wagon

B-dub

OG
300+ Club
Joined
May 27, 2004
Location
PNW
5/10/2011 new dyno run. 523RWHP Whoop!
Here it is as promised! :) A condensed version of the original thread with more pictures, video, and a complete spec list.
For those of you that don't know I have worked with RSI over the last few years building what has grown from a mild stab to make the 300+ club to what is now the most amazing car I've ever owned. It started out as a daily driver, and now it's art in motion... Fast, blurry, tire smoke of doom, motion.
This wagon is the culmination of effort of so many talented and loving people I feel blessed to have it.

It made 450whp on a mu jnstang dyno with a completely stock intake manifold and TB. I'm shooting for 500whp after the new intake mani and a larger cam. Wishculmination
I want to get right into the meat of the good stuff in this first post, but I will put the whole story in the third post ;-).

Header - Designed, built by, and welded at RSI World headquarters
GT3076R "twin scroll" turbo
Twin Tial MVS 38mm v-band wastegates
Tial "Q" BOV
Full 3" mandrel exhaust
Push to connect fittings for all vacuum lines
Nathan's Intake Manifold! :ninja:
Transmission/rearend/Wheels:
Getrag 265
Hydraulic clutch
RSI 13lb flywheel w/60-2 VR pickup
Custom 4puck clutch w/high pressure plate
1031 rear, welded w/3.31 gearing
Team Dynamics 17x8 Wheels
R888 255/40-17 tires.
Extended studs
Chassis/Suspension/brakes:
Beautiful Engine bay and motor paint by Pat(Group A) at RSI
Seam welding by Pat(Group A) at RSI

RSI Short Strut Coilovers
Bilstein custom valved short strut inserts
RSI Engine mounts - I love them
IPD Adjustable panhard rod
IPD Adjustable torque rods
IPD 25mm sways
Complete poly suspension mounts

IPD Stainless brake lines
Fuel:
Walbro 255hp intank
Bosch 044 inline
Stainless -10 supply lines -8 return
Aeromotive -10 FPR
Injector Dynamics 1000cc injectors
Electronics:
MSnS v3.57
-Launch control/Flat shift
-Electronic boost control
-E-fan
-Fuel pump relay controlM
-Wasted Spark
60-2 w/stock VR
IPD plug wires
Mitsubishi coilpacks

I'm sure I'm still forgetting a few things.
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This is from the chump race last year but it is a good picture of the family.
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Every picture needs narration, but this would be the never ending thread if I did. So, I leave it to you. lol.
 
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B-dub

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What sucks is that none of these pictures really convey the abundance of overnighters, bloody knuckles, hand wringing, face palming, engineering, community, beer, love, and soooooo much more that it took to make this car a reality. There are many of you that have seen this project transform in person. Speak up. You deserve to be known!
It goes without saying that the RSI crew is the driving force behind this project. I can't say enough wonderful things about them and their company. Jonathan, Mitch, Eric, Ryan, and Pat all have some serious time and love in this car. I love you all. Thank you for all you've done.
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B-dub

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B-dub

OG
300+ Club
Joined
May 27, 2004
Location
PNW
Here is a little background for anyone seeing this for the first time. 
She has survived a family of 5, two teenage drivers, 2 dogs, several cross country trips, and being hammered to and from Snoqualmie Pass for 2 years. In the beginning I dubbed her "Project Volvo", but on here that goes without saying. I planed on running vanity plates reading 11swagn because my target et was 11.9. Years later I am on a completely different playing field.
It was purchased new in 1985 by family friends, and it was gifted to me in April of 2003.(I got the year wrong in my IPD interview. DOH!)

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After :nod:

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And hood is now 5lbs lighter (who needs cf?!?):

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Harlard

Hurlurd?Harland?Bueller?
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Bergen, this is your baby!

Hopefully I'll get to see it do one pass at the strip someday ;-)
 

doucheNozzle

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Feb 26, 2009
Location
The Pitt, 15147
Love it. Beautiful in person and in pictures. Glad to see the condensed down thread. Didn't realize how much thought and prep went into other parts of the car. What paint was used for the calipers and sway bar?
 

MadDog_945

Våga Vägra 8V
Joined
Apr 25, 2006
Location
Lower Saxony
This car is the ****.net !!! :omg:

Awesome ! Even the colors match perfectly and i do rly love what you did to the hood ;) upside down hehe


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I just made a name up for this.. i will assign the copyright to you for a sixpack :D

BMW calls bumps in the hood "Powerdome" You should give this the name: "Powerdale" ;)
 
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olov

doing something stupid
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Location
warrenton, nc 27589
would be sweet if you could find some nice dark brown interior :p

car is crazy clean, if i won the lotto ya'll would be building my ish
 
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