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    Rarrior's '07 WRX Limited Journal

    Went from a 2.5i to an '07 WRX limited.

    Just about to reach 90,000 miles.

    Daily driving duty.

    Mod List:
    Engine
    -eBay cat-back exhaust
    -GrimmSpeed MBC
    -GrimmSpeed heat shield
    -GrimmSpeed 3-port EBCS
    -GrimmSpeed downpipe gasket
    -GrimmSpeed cat-back gaskets
    -Invidia V3 catless downpipe (DEI wrapped)
    -Kartboy exhaust hangers
    -Moroso Air/Oil separator
    -PTP turbo blanket
    -Rotella T6
    -E-tuned by Steve at Pullz-On Tuning

    Drivetrain
    -eBay duracon STi shift knob
    -SPT short-throw shifter

    Suspension
    -eBay front/rear strut tower bar
    -H&R Coilovers
    -SPT ladder brace
    -TiC fender cowl braces

    Interior
    -AEM Wideband gauge
    -Dual A-pillar gauge pod
    -LED map and reading lights
    -Prosport mechanical boost gauge
    -Prosport dead pedal
    -STi floor mats

    Exterior
    -DRT Components skid plate
    -eBay front lip
    -Rally Armor mud flaps

    Wheels
    Winter:
    17x7 OEM WRX wheels
    -Continental Extreme Winter Contact tires
    -Muteki black tuner lugs

    Summer:
    17x8 2006 OEM STi BBS
    -Yokohama S Drive 235/40
    -5x100 to 5x114.3 25mm adapters
    -Muteki SR48 black open lugs





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    Car looks good, Ryan

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    Quote Originally Posted by WTF Tuning View Post
    Car looks good, Ryan
    Thanks for the love man, I'm hoping to do quite a bit this summer, no big changes just small things to make it mine.
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    First thing I've installed since before winter. I've always loved a somewhat stock look, or at least a modified look retaining some of the stock features. That being said, I wanted to hunt down the black intake part that goes before the snorkus (not sure what it's called, I don't think anyone knows). Got one from a member on here and installed it today.



    My plans eventually are to either change to a Cobb SF intake with their intake box or to build my own box around the SPT intake I already have. Not sure which way I'm leaning yet. I really just want to keep intake air temps down as much as possible and I've heard since the SPT intake is aluminum it does not dissipate heat very well.

    Also, I got a new lip off of eBay since my old one got torn apart this winter. It seems pretty flexible and came with self-penetrating screws and some plastic pop-rivets. I'll use the plastic pop-rivets to replace some of the worn out ones but I am going to use a bunch of stainless hardware with locking nuts instead of the screws since that worked well on my 2.5i.



    Another thing I ordered recently came in today: Prosport dead pedal. Saw it a while back and thought this really should have been in from the factory. It really gives a clean, uniform look to the pedals.

    Came packaged well.


    Clean, factory look.


    Props to Import Image Racing for a quality product and good customer service.

    A quick screenshot of the layout I use for the Torque app on my Galaxy Note 3. Not as fast as real gauges, there's a slight delay but nothing to complain too much about. It is nice to have at least some sort of idea of what my car is doing for less than $35.

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    This is why you check your intercoolers. Saw this yesterday, sprayed some brake cleaner in there along with the rest of the intercooler, swished it all around a little then flushed it with some warm water. Let it air out then took the car for a spin and it definitely felt smoother.

    Passenger's side.


    Driver's side.


    Moroso AOS installed. That was the longest, most annoying install I've had to do yet. Hopefully it'll all be worth it.

    Mounting point. I had to flip how the harness was mounted to fit it, something they leave out of the included instructions. Thanks to MachV for the info on that one.


    Looking pretty cluttered.


    If anyone has any questions on the install feel free to ask.
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    New exhaust as well as some other parts went on. Updated mod list up top.

    Invidia V3 catless


    eBay cat-back
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    Repainted my bumper, got a few quotes that were way too much for just paint, got some color matched cans for $75, I figured I can't beat that.

    Waiting:


    Flakes:






    GC8 JDM WRX badge, found it on eBay for $6. I thought about getting the bigger sticker to put in the middle of the trunk but didn't want to have to weld shut the holes from the 6-star badge.



    White duracon STi knob, $8 eBay special. I'm trying to think of a way to fix the shift boot sag but no ideas yet. Any thoughts?

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    WRX Tunnel Blast - YouTube

    Tunnel around here that I've been wanting to do this in for a while.

    Sounded much better in person.

    Enjoy what you can out of it.

    Also...

    Finally got a set of snow tires, Continental Extreme Winter Contacts, $200 used for the set. They only had 5,000 miles on them, tread looked great so I had to get them. (Summer tires on the left)


    Good thing too because this is what we already have for snow.


    Also got a flag for the garage, not sure where I'm going to hang it yet.


    This should get rid of that pesky oil leak on my garage floor.



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    Love the gray and gold combo! Nice looking hawkeye.

    Also with your shift boot sagging a little you could look for a boot retainer. I've seen them new for $30 or less.
    Keep up the good work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by brucewayne View Post
    Love the gray and gold combo! Nice looking hawkeye.

    Also with your shift boot sagging a little you could look for a boot retainer. I've seen them new for $30 or less.
    Keep up the good work!
    Thanks man, I never thought about looking in to a boot retainer. I have thought of getting a nut with the proper thread pattern and just using that but haven't gotten around to it yet. No need to spend $30 when a $3 nut will work.
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