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This is a discussion on D's 2011 SWP Sedan within the Builds forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Bought the car in Sep, 2011 and was able to keep it stock for just over a year. The only ...

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    D's 2011 SWP Sedan

    Bought the car in Sep, 2011 and was able to keep it stock for just over a year. The only options it came with were the SPT trunk trim, all-weather floor mats, and wheel locks. Every mod to date I've performed myself or with the help of friends. It's been a learning process and a whole lot of fun. Not sure if I like modding it or driving it more, lol

    Stock picture from the first week I picked it up:



    Mod list as of May 2014:


    Under the Hood:
    Process West Top Mount Intercooler
    Forge Bypass Valve
    Nameless Performance Cold Air Intake
    Nameless Performance Down-Pipe, Catted
    Miltek Sport Cat-Back Exhaust
    Deatschworks 65C Fuel Pump
    Grimmspeed Electronic Boost Controller
    Grimmspeed Turbo Heat Shield
    Kartboy Pitch-Stop Mount
    Kartboy Short Throw Shifter
    Kartboy Front/Rear Shifter Bushings
    Kartboy Light Weight Crank Shaft Pulley
    Killer B Alternator Cover
    Killer B Radiator Shroud
    NGK 1-step colder plugs
    SPT Battery Tie-down, Grey
    SPT Strut Tower Brace
    *Grimmspeed Air-Oil Seperator


    Suspension/Brakes/Wheels:
    Kartboy Front/Rear Endlinks
    Eibach 25mm Front Sway Bar
    Eibach 22mm Rear Sway Bar
    Enkei TSP6's, Hyper Silver, 18x8.5" +45
    Dunlop Super Sport 600 245/40/18's
    2011 STi Brembo calipers painted White
    StopTech Sport Slotted Street Rotors
    Hawk Ceramic Brake Pads
    Goodridge Stainless Steel Brake Lines

    Interior:
    Cobb Access Port, Version 3, Grey Alcantara wrapped
    Torqued Performance Stage 3 tune
    WC Lathe Werks Stainless Steel Shift Knob, Gunmetal
    JPM Coachworks Shift Boot, Black Alcantara with Red stitching
    JPM Coachworks E-brake boot, Black Alcantara with Red stitching
    JPM Coachworks Arm-Rest cover, Black Alcantara with Red stitching
    JPM Coachworks Wrapped Steering Wheel, Black Alcantara with Red stitching
    Black Alcantara self-wrapped OEM cluster hood
    Black/Grey Alcantara self-wrapped center console
    Grey Alcantara self-wrapped air bag cover
    Custom Carbon Fiber SPt steering wheel emblem
    Red LED replacement dome/map/trunk lights
    Red OEM footwell illumination kit
    MB 52mm Gauge Pod self-wrapped in Black Alcantara with Red stitching
    Defi 52mm Red Racer Boost Gauge
    *JPM Coachworks Elbow pads, Black Alcantara with Red stitching
    *Black and Steel Grey Alcantara for wrapping various interior pieces

    Exterior:
    OEM Fog Light kit w/ Optilux Xenon Yellow Halogen bulbs
    Rally Armor Mud Flaps
    BaysonR V-limited front lip
    SPT Carbon Fiber Trunk Trim
    Custom Carbon Fiber fender badges with Silver SPt logo
    OEM Roof Rails, plasti-dipped black
    INNO medium fairing
    INNO INA387 slim bike rails
    HT Autos Rear lips and exhaust shield
    2" Stubby Antenna
    JDM rear fog light
    Debadged grill and trunk
    Hella super tones, Black
    2008 STi mirrors w/ LED turn signals
    35% Window Tint all around
    *Vinyl Wrap Roof Gloss Black Metallic
    *BaysonR S206 type side skirts



    *Parts purchased, haven't installed yet


    Future plans:
    Various sound deadening
    Killer B Equal Length Headers
    Pro tune
    Last edited by D's WRX; 07-02-2014 at 01:24 PM.

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    Car looks great! When you putting those gauges on?

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    I'm just waiting for a break in the weather. Threw the exhaust/intake on a couple weeks ago, along with the tune, but it's been raining or cold ever since. I've been trying to avoid too much "spirited driving" since I can't monitor boost/afr levels real time. Also, I had to install the WBO2 sensor in the down pipe, but right now it's just tied off in the engine bay

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    Haven't posted in a while. Car's coming along really well now, and have done a lot of installs lately. Can't wait for better weather to get the rest of my parts installed. And an updated picture of course:



    And my first attempt at washing the engine bay...can't believe I haven't done this sooner:

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    Looks very nice. And a nice mod list as well.

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    MORE PICS!!! I have a SWP Sedan too and I swear my future mods involve at least 95% of what you have on your mod list!

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    Whenever it stops raining or being super cold I'll get a couple more things done and snap some shots. Got the JDM fog light installed today and removed the SPT carbon fiber trim piece from the trunk (clear coat was chipping) Guess I have to buy another one because I don't like how it looks that silver color.

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    Looks great! Looking forward to new pics.
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    Getting the new wheels mounted up next week, and should be sunny for some decent pics. In the meantime, I've been experimenting with Alcantara wrapping. It's definitely not easy, but worth it when it's done. Here are some preliminary shots of my handiwork (not perfect yet, still practicing).






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    Steering wheel installed...can't believe how much of a difference the feel is compared to stock. Also wrapped the airbag cover, but mangled the Subaru emblem in the process...anyone know where to buy a new one?

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    New wheels mounted!! Enkei TSP6's, need to get my SLR out to take some decent pictures... car show this weekend so that's the goal.




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    Interesting. I never really liked those wheels when seen by themselves...but they look pretty good on your car.

    The alcantara looks good too!
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    Thanks! ...got another shot that's probably the best I can do with the phone:


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    Got the plugs, pulley and fuel pump installed. Car feels a lot smoother while driving, there's less response time in the gas pedal...just seems to feel less stressed when I press it, and isn't as un-happy at low RPMs...hard to explain, but I like it.

    Also finally de-badged the front and back completely...was on the fence about it forever and now I can't believe it took me this long to do. I always liked the cleaner look, but thought just leaving the WRX badge looked awkward...I like symmetry I suppose.

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    Wait...how did you get STI wheels on there previously? Hub adapter?
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