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    My journey for this car began awhile back. I have always loved the GD chassis STIs, the look, drive and feel of them. They were basically turn key race cars. Hawkeyes have been my favorite since I was younger. In October of 2013 I had purchased a brand new 2014 ISM WRX Hatch. I quickly began modifying the car and making it something that is unique to me Club WRX Build Thread Herel. Although I loved the WRX, a piece of me has always wanted a GD STI. Plus throwing in the benefits of a cheaper payment, lower insurance and registration fees its always a plus. The search process began in late December of 2014. I had made up my mind about selling the WRX only having 21200 miles on it, to purchase an older used car. Some may call me crazy for my decision. When searching for my STI I was looking for a few things, 2007 only, in Satin White Pearl, gold BBS', well maintenanced with records of work and the least amount of mods I could find. Yes, I know I was searching for a unicorn. Towards the middle of February of this year, I had began to narrow down my search to 3 cars, one in VA, one in MO and one local to the state of Colorado. The STI I went with was owned by a local older gentleman here in Colorado. It was a 2 owner with his step father owning it prior to him. Had all maintenance records from oil changes to the engine and turbo being replaced by a Subaru dealership under factory warranty at 47,XXX miles back in 2010.

    I had truly found the car I had been searching for all along. Before doing the deal for the car, the owner allowed me to take it to a buddies shop here locally in Colorado Springs. We completed a compression test, boost leak test, check all suspension, transmission parts and all fluids. Everything checked out well, I was chomping at the bits to purchase the car. There is a few dings on the outside on the drivers fender and one rashed BBS however the car was mechanically sound especially for having 104,XXX miles. The exterior flaws were a minor issue in my opinion considering how well maintenanced the car is. I only currently have some low quality iPhone photos of the car.

    This was during the inspection at The Graham Agency:








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    Engine Performance l Accessories:
    Cobb Version 2 Accessport
    Factory Air Box w/ Upgraded Filter
    Perrin Up-Pipe
    Perrin 2 Piece Catted Down pipe
    Perrin Crank Pulley
    SRS Fart Can Exhaust

    Suspension l Breaks l Drivetrain l Chassis:
    RCE Black Springs
    Perrin 25mm Front and Rear Sway Bars
    Perrin Hardened Sway Bar Mounts
    Perrin Front and Rear End Links

    Exterior:
    None

    Wheels l Tires:
    Winters: Gold BBS w/ 225/45-17 Michelin Alpin PA3 Tires

    Interior:
    None

    Miscellaneous:
    None

    This journal has only been started, there is many more to come from with this car. First on the list is changing all the fluids, oil, coolant, trans, rear diff, brake and power steering. I want the STI to be on my maintenance schedule. After that I plan on swapping back to the stock air box with and upgrading the filter and changing the down pipe to a bell mouth design as I plan on going external waste gate in the future. Also removing the ugly tow hitch the previous owner had for his dirt bike along with the SRS Fart Can exhaust and a homemade grounding wire kit in the engine bay. Getting a proper tune is high on the priority list as Cobb OTS maps are terrible. That is all for the very near future. Long term plans are mild built block with a 8cm^2 TD05-20G Turbo on E85 right around the 380WHP mark with all the supporting mods of course.









    A few pictures of the now sold 2014 WRX Hatch:



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    So beautiful man!
    Drive like hell, you will get there faster!

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    That 07 is a beautiful car.
    Love the white with gold wheels.
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    Thank you both, I really appreciate it. It took a lot of searching but I am happy with my decision.


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    Happy 2 switch rims - if ur missing your heavy 2014 wrx ones

    Love It!!! Enjoy!!

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    Never will I switch rims haha other than the ones I decide on for summer wheels.


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    well isnt this mother ****** fancy

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    Thank you for the kind words Bill haha.
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    So today is a minor step in the direction I am going with this car. A friend of mine has hooked me up with an extra air duct that he had. I will be removing the Cobb SF Intake and going to the stock intake and deleting the snorkus. Obviously I will be changing out the air filter to most likely a K&N. I plan on DEI wrapping the intake box along with the intercooler to keep the air temps down. I am a big fan of the clean engine bay look, I know the stock intake is good for around 400hp along with the top mount. I plan on getting with in reach of the 400hp mark but keeping a safe distance.



    Something like this is what I pan for the engine bay looks. Overall a somewhat stock looking car but packing some serious power.

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    So today was a busy day that the car needed. Between all the snow and work since I had bought the car, I have not been able to clean or maintenance the car. I started the day off by removing the gawd awful tow hitch the previous owner had installed. Followed by removing the SF intake, installing the stock box, the air duct. While going through the box the previous owner had given me that contained the stock intake, I came across a brand new un-opened SPT Turbo heat shield in the box. After the install and un-install of parts, the car received a wash, clay bar and a wax. It looks soo darn good now however, the gold BBS still need to be worked a little bit better along with the dings and dents.









    Fresh engine bay picture


    I love how the Satin White Pearl looks when the car is clean and waxed. Tomorrow I am attacking the interior, I never go to it today. Next up on the list is some saggy but spacers, front lip, 04-05 tail lights, blacking out the headlights and a front lip, mesh grille and de-badging the rear trunk.
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    Congrats on your STi man. She is gorgeous. My favorite Subaru is also the 06-07 STi, so I would be lying if I didn't admit to being a little jelous. Good luck with it and its future endeavors. I will be keeping an eye on this build.
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    Thank you for the compliments, much appreciated.


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    Car looks in good shape

    Quote Originally Posted by Chief_WRX
    I know the stock intake is good for around 400hp along with the top mount. I plan on getting with in reach of the 400hp mark but keeping a safe distance.
    That's a commonly stated figure, but at S2 level, an intake should be good for 10-15whp (assuming it's not causing your ECU to get into the Ignition Timing IAT compensation values).
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    For the age and milage it's in very good shape. I hope to not be staying at Stage 2 for much longer 😄


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    Great looking car man. Glad you found it


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