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This is a discussion on OILYPABLO's 2014 WRX HATCH BUILD UP within the Builds forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; If you guys want a fast build, keep looking. I'm kind of a slow poke due to running two businesses, ...

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    OILYPABLO's 2014 WRX HATCH BUILD UP

    If you guys want a fast build, keep looking. I'm kind of a slow poke due to running two businesses, a real job, and a few other hobbies.

    CURRENT MODS:

    Exterior/interior and lighting mods:

    Full Accumat Sound Deadening Installation
    Rally Armor Mud Flaps
    SPT Turbo heat shield
    Rear LED reflectors
    Cree LED Reverse lights
    DRL converted to Fog Lights
    9011 HIR High beams
    9012 Fog Lights with yellow Lamin-x
    Side vent LED turn signals
    GrillCraft MX Series Black Hood Scoop Fine Mesh Grille - Model SUB-1722

    Handling:

    Whiteline Rear Positive Traction Kit (Whiteline Part # KDT910)
    Whiteline Rear Diff Positive Power Kit Inserts (KDT903)
    Whiteline 24mm Front Sway Bar
    Whiteline 22mm Rear Sway Bar
    Whiteline Anti Lift Kit (caster kit) (KCA334)
    Kartboy F/R Endlinks w/spacers
    Specialized Four Way Alignment

    Lubes

    Amsoil 75W-110 in MT/front differential
    Amsoil 75W-110 in rear differential
    Dimple Magnetic Drain Plugs in both
    2010-2012 RX-8 Oil Filter
    Amsoil EFM 5W-40
    Dimple Magnetic Drain Plug in engine

    Future:

    Large Capacity oil pan and improved pick-up
    Boost gauge
    STS and shifter bushings
    Collonite Paste (show) Wax


    Distant Future:

    Catted turbo back with quiet muffler
    Intake improvements
    Tune
    Last edited by Oilypablo; 06-15-2014 at 08:55 AM. Reason: Added some future stuff

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    Just drove it home, obligatory photo:


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    HOLY SMOKES. I thought the handling mods would be barely perceptible. I was wrong on that one. WOWSER - well worth the dough!! Handling is dialed in perfectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oilypablo
    HOLY SMOKES. I thought the handling mods would be barely perceptible. I was wrong on that one. WOWSER - well worth the dough!! Handling is dialed in perfectly.
    I told you when you bought them they were worth the money...glad you're happy
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    Hey I'm a natural doubter!

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    MX Series Black Hood Scoop Fine Mesh Grille by GrillCraft sitting in the garage ready to be installed.

    I'm all tense and nervous this evening because I didn't drive my car at all today. Worked my arse off in the biz this AM, then lumber run for the continuing BY project, then mow, edge, sweep.....tomorrow Mother's Day, no car stuff. I'm doomed.

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    Installed the Scoop grill. A little daunting. The instructions are minimal, but adequate. Certain portions could use 3-4 hands, no one around to help me right now and I'm not asking the wife!

    Anyway, done and looks sweet. Tough to photograph in the light right now.

    Before:

    Cover your engine bay with some clean old towels (trust me on this)

    Simple tools. Use a nut driver, they show a wrench in the instructions (trust me on this)

    There are like 12 or so clips, seems like many more

    Some are tough to get to, but you don't need to take them all out, the whole affair hinges at the rubber part

    Yeah hold firmly in place my butt. I used detailing clay - with painters tape to protect the paint a helper would be handy to mark the holes. Drilling from the outside worked fine, they say from the inside

    The finished thing:


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    Not one comment? Not even a wise crack?

    Next up, drain and fill rear hole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oilypablo View Post
    Not one comment? Not even a wise crack?

    Next up, drain and fill rear hole.
    I think everyone is trying to avoid the big ole ban stick. Last time hood scoop inserts were discussed, things got out of hand rather quickly. Hood Scoop Insert or no?

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    Long thread.........well I readily admit I did it for looks!

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    I installed a full Collonite Wax job yesterday. Wow the SWP looks awesome.

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    I'm waiting while the beast gets treated to a full sound deadening. Bye - bye tinny doors and hatch sound chamber. Seriously I just wanted to add some weight to the car.

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    WOW. My 2014 Limited hatch is QUIET on the highway now. VERY NICE!!

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    Guys maybe I'm just getting lucky lately. The stuff I'm doing is making me love my car even more. The full Accumat seems like it's a MUST.

    So today I drained the rear diff. Put Amsoil 75W-110 in. Uneventful, but wow there was a lot of iron on the stock magnet. I used a 13mm square plug tool. Wasn't even as tight as predicted. I re-used the stock magnet drain plug for the fill plug and installed a Dimple drain plug which is 17mm hex. Fluid that came out seemed like a 90 wt, not so sheared. Did not retain a sample.

    Then I drained the transmission - it was a different fluid than the rear. Very thin - apparent viscosity doesn't mean a whole lot but it gushed out like water and I must add the shifting was getting progressively worse and I could hear the transmission, so I would say the factory fill sheared severely. I filled with 3.8 qts of Amsoil 75W-110. Used a funnel with a plastic flex hose. Worked great.

    I had the car on ramps on all four wheels, level.

    Test drove, the transmission shifted like butter. I was frankly astonished. Hence my first comment above. SWEET!!

    I LOVE MY WRX!!

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    Nice ride man! SWP for life lol. Subscribed!
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