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    Noah's 09 WRX Sedan

    Waiting to install:

    Earl's Temp-A-Cure Oil Cooler
    Prosport Oil Pressure Gauge
    Prosport Oil Temperature Gauge
    Prosport Intercooler Input/Output Dual Temperature Gauge
    SMY Clustermaker Dual Gauge Pod
    Bell Intercoolers Custom Top Mount Intercooler
    Custom Intercooler Splitter
    Custom Oil Filter Sandwich Plate

    I thought I would start a build thread for input and advice as well as to track what I have done. I do hope to do quite a bit more in the future. Tips and advice are more than welcome.



    Engine/Performance/ Dressup:

    Invidia Catted Downpipe
    SPT Catback Exhaust
    Torqued Performance Custom Stage 2 Tune
    AEM CAI
    GrimmSpeed EBCS

    Wheels/Suspension/Drivetrain/Braking:

    General Altimax Arctic on 16" Steelies (Winter)
    Cooper Zeon RS3-S 245/240R17
    2011 WRX Wheels - 20% Gloss Black Powder Coat (Summer)
    Subimods Delrin Front Shifter Bushings
    COBB Rear Shifter Bushing
    Rallitek 25 mm Front Sway Bar
    Rallitek 22 mm Rear Sway Bar
    Rallitek HD Front and Rear Endlinks
    Perrin Master Cylinder Brace
    Techna-Fit Stainless Steel Brake Lines
    ATE Super Blue Brake Fluid
    Group N Transmission Mount
    Group N Crossmember Bushings
    Torque Solutions Pivot Bushings
    Perrin Subframe Lockdown Kit
    Whiteline Rear Diff Positive Power Kit Inserts
    COBB Sport Springs (Shipped)
    Koni Insert (Shipped)
    Whiteline Com 'C' Caster/Camber Adjusting Strut Mount (Shipped)

    Exterior:

    Rally Armor Mudflaps
    Carbon Fiber and Flat Black Badge Overlays
    Tinted Windows (Done before I bought the car; not sure the numbers)
    De-Badged Trunk
    Cleveland Parking Door Dent and Bumper Scratches

    Interior:

    Kartboy Delrin Shift Knob
    Carbon Fiber and Flat Black Steering Wheel Badge Overlay
    OEM Blue Floor Lights
    WeatherTech FloorLiner DigitalFit

    Maintenance:
    Shell Rotella T6
    Subaru OEM Blue Filter
    ATE Super Blue Brake Fluid
    Subaru Extra-S Gear Oil (Transmission and Rear Differential)

    Want to Buy:

    Engine/Performance/ Dressup:
    Process West TMIC
    DeatschWerks 65c Fuel Pump
    ID 1000 Injectors
    Forge BPV
    E85 and 93 Custom Tunes

    Wheels/Suspension/Drivetrain/Braking:
    Whiteline ALK
    Perrin Pitch Stop Mount
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    Rallitek Rear Sway Bar (22 mm) and HD Endlinks compared to stock. Didn't get a picture of the front.
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    Had to get the windshield replaced after a truck threw a rock at my windshield while I was driving to New Jersey. Terrible luck.

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    205/55/R16 General Altimax Arctic
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    How do you like the sway bars, I'm hoping to get some in spring or early summer and trying to decide what size to go with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 11blackwrx View Post
    How do you like the sway bars, I'm hoping to get some in spring or early summer and trying to decide what size to go with.
    I like them a lot. I could not believe the difference that they made. It made the car a ton flatter when cornering. When I was buying them, they were roughly the same price as the 22 mm front and 19 mm rear and I didn't really see any reason not to go with the 25 and 22 at that point. The ride hasn't suffered either. When it comes time to buy, you could see what they are like in my car if you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx650 View Post
    I like them a lot. I could not believe the difference that they made. It made the car a ton flatter when cornering. When I was buying them, they were roughly the same price as the 22 mm front and 19 mm rear and I didn't really see any reason not to go with the 25 and 22 at that point. The ride hasn't suffered either. When it comes time to buy, you could see what they are like in my car if you want.
    Cool thanks I will have to take you up on that later, I'm planning on getting a set of bc br as well as sway bars, just trying to find a good size, I'm aiming for a flatter turn in or just get rid of that under steer it makes me nervous
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    The sway bars definitely helped with both of those. Any reason you are going with the coilovers vs something like RCE blacks and konis or gtworx/bilstein setup? They cost about the same and i'm deciding between springs/struts or coilovers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx650 View Post
    The sway bars definitely helped with both of those. Any reason you are going with the coilovers vs something like RCE blacks and konis or gtworx/bilstein setup? They cost about the same and i'm deciding between springs/struts or coilovers.
    the cost is about the same with the coilovers and they can be rebuilt cheap. also i get more adjust ability than springs as well as some of the springs dont allow me to drop as much as i want which is around 1"-1.5"
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    Quote Originally Posted by 11blackwrx View Post
    the cost is about the same with the coilovers and they can be rebuilt cheap. also i get more adjust ability than springs as well as some of the springs dont allow me to drop as much as i want which is around 1"-1.5"
    That makes sense. I'm personally not looking for much drop. I scrape enough where I drive as it is lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx650 View Post
    That makes sense. I'm personally not looking for much drop. I scrape enough where I drive as it is lol.
    oh yeah i scrape too with my lip on the bumper but i want to get rid of the wheel gap, not a stanced or flush look but something better than stock
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    understandable. the wheel gap is terrible.
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    Just finished up a couple of installations today. The first one that I did was the AEM CAI. The installation was pretty quick and wasn't very hard. I haven't had a chance to really test if there are any noticeable power gains, but I'm guessing there won't be. I definitely hear the intake and it sounds pretty cool.

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    The other thing I did today was install the front and rear shifter bushings I bought around Thanksgiving (finally had some free time). I bought Subimods' delrin front shifter bushings and COBB's rear shifter bushings. Getting the OEM front shifter bushing out was a real PITA and getting the second bolt threaded for the rear was just about as bad. Once I got that stuff sorted, everything else wasn't too bad. The shifts are way, way better now. Shifting into third feels so much more precise. It seems to definitely be worth the 55 bucks and the couple hours of installation.

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    Last edited by wrx650; 01-07-2013 at 09:28 AM.
    -Noah

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