Finally pulled my hands out of the pockets and pulled the trigger on buying the car I wanted about a month ago.
So far, it's everything I expected it would be, and at this point in my life, it's the nicest thing I've ever owned.
I really am looking forward to learning more about Subaru's and the mechanics of these engines, and the characteristics of an AWD suspension.
Along the way I plan on upgrading a few things and as of now there isn't going to be a laundry list of mods that I see in most build threads. Not hating, to each their own, but my preference is to have safe, reliable power, handling, and stoppage, without getting too flashy on looks.
This IS my daily driver and will remain just that for the time being. I will try and update as often as I can, but unfortunately I don't have copious amounts of extra funds to buy a major mod every week, so I'll do the best I can in keeping this relevant and with lots of photo's.
(This Black B*tch needs a nickname btw so help me out)
First weekend was not friendly on the gas tank as I drove this thing all over town, but was really fun. Went up the mountain here in Tucson, and then had a evening BBQ and swim with some friends later.
Just last weekend I took about 3 hours and just went to town on a wash and wax.
(Turtle carnuba wax and some random wheel cleaner)
Went out with lady friend to visit her mums place way out in Vail. Little cookie cutter residence but the mountain view wasn't bad. Really wanting to go lower already and have a few ideas in mind.
Whiteline Sway bars (undecided size)
Kartboy adjustable Endlinks
Stance Coilovers (ST-GRF-SS)
Wilwood big brake kit
Upgraded lines and fluid
Wheels and tires:
A couple options here.
RPF-1, Enkei Raijin, Work XT7, and am open for sugestions. I'm not closed minded to style, brand, price. i simply want something I'll like that will also look unique. (size entireley depends on the suspension setup I'll have at the moment)
As I live in Arizona, I'll only need one year around set. The winters here aren't harsh at all.
When it comes to tires, I'll admit, I haven't the slightest clue what i want or what I need, or what is redundant for daily driving purposes.
The width, the stretch, the meat etc. So for now I'll leave tires TBD, and I ask that some of the experienced guys point me in the right direction please.
Engine and Drivetrain:
Kartboy short shifter
Upgraded gear oil (weight unknown ATM)
Invidia Q300 turbo back
Cobb AP and tune from ESTuned in Vail, Az.
I plan on keeping all my OEM parts in case I need to take it into the dealer for work, but after the warranty is up:
Port and polish block and heads
Aluminum Pistons and rods (shorter compression)
272 Crower stage 2 Camshafts
Supporting mods (valves, rocker arms, etc)
Haven't even thought about turbine and intercooler, or if I want to stay TMIC or FMIC.
Premium Auto Styling red tail light overlays (shipping and on their way now)
Modgeeks retrofit headlights with HiD low beams
Lamin-x tint headlight overlays
15% window tint all the way around from Danny Do in Tucson, Az.
Fog light assembly
Forcewerkz front lip and rear diffuser
and I'm skeptical buy maybe a front end splitter. I'm not sure yet though.
Exterior: Rootbeer Brown
Wheels: Coffee Cream
Cobb black over white shift knob
Floor panel LED's
Polk speakers (factory size)
10" Sub unknown brand
Dynamat vibration negator