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This is a discussion on SubiNubs 2016 ISM rex within the Builds forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; So I figured since I will end up having a good amount of mods to this car over the years, ...

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    SubiNubs 2016 ISM rex

    So I figured since I will end up having a good amount of mods to this car over the years, I might as well make a build log to keep track of them all and open my self up to any questions for those interested in the same or similar mods.

    I ordered my car from Ramsey on 5/21 and just picked it up yesterday, 8/14. It is a 2016 ISM Limited with the Harmon Kardon sound system, navigation and key-less package. The only other additions were an auto dimming mirror and the dealer gave me some free all weather mats as a sorry for the small financial issues we ran in to (not their fault)

    So far, here is the list of planned upgrades. I will be adding to the list as well as posting pictures.

    Installed

    - HT Autos front lip
    - Rally Armor mud flaps
    - Subaru JDM grille
    - Weathertech all weather floor mats
    - Emblem overlays
    - Nameless Performance front plate delete
    - Grimmspeed 3 port electronic boost controller
    - Grimmspeed air intake
    - RCE yellow springs
    - Fumoto quick drain valve
    - Perrin shifter stop
    - Grimmspeed plate relocation kit
    - 35% tint
    - Cobb AP
    - Raceseng Topologi shift knob
    - Nameless Performance Turbo back exhaust
    - OEM Subaru trunk net
    - STi trunk swap
    - Stage 2 pro tuned
    - Subimods quadzilla
    - Process west verticooler
    - IAG EGR block off kit
    - IAG TGV deletes
    - Work emotion T7R wheels in 18x9.5 +38
    - GTworx struts
    - IAG AOS


    Waiting to be installed

    - Torque Solutions shifter bushing
    - STI Brembo brakes with stoptech pads
    - Stoptech stainless brake lines

    To be ordered

    - Weathertech trunk mat
    - Boomba short shift adapter
    - Undetermined snow tires for winter


    These are in so specific order. Some have already been ordered, some will take some time to get ordered. I look forward to everyone's comments and questions.

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    First mods

    Here are the first few small things I have done today during my first full day of ownership.

    Out with the new and in with the new, or something like that.

    Floor mats and plate delete are done
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    Flaps

    Got the mud flaps on. This will unfortunately be my last mod for the weekend. What shall I do next weekend is the question?

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    Looks good man!

    I'd go with the Perrin shift stop and bushing next. Cheap mods and they make a world of difference.
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    Congrats man, Perrin shift stop is a good choice, definitely a noticeable improvement.
    Drive like hell, you will get there faster!

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    Got the 35% tint all the way around today, it looks much better

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    Perrin shift stop installed and it makes a huge difference. It was a huge pain trying not to drop the little washers and nuts while i was dripping sweat but all is good.

    Also, this just happened.

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    Enjoy
    Drive like hell, you will get there faster!

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    Finally got my plates and installed the grimmspeed plate relocation kit. Also got some chemical guys cleaning supplies.

    Ive had a little fun since hitting the 1000 mile mark and I must say im surprised the power drop off is so significant after 4000 rpm. I hear the AP stage 1 tune fixes this so ill probably give that a go either today or next weekend and then get the exhaust and stage 2 done on my next weekend off after that.

    Im really loving this car so far, it gets all sorts of looks and is quite fun to drive.

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    Tuned for stage 1 yesterday and wow does it make a huge difference. Not really any additional power but the power delivery is much more smoothed out, there is now a use for more than the first 20% of throttle travel and the rev hang is gone. It makes the car much nicer to drive. I also received my new shift knob and love the feel, size and weight of it. Yesterday was a good mod day.

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    Looking good already, man! Good work.
    I have an STi with an intake and no tune, I never change my oil, and my wheel spacerz are mad tyte.

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    How you liking that Grimmspeed 3 port electronic boost controller? Notice any difference after installing it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by james-30 View Post
    How you liking that Grimmspeed 3 port electronic boost controller? Notice any difference after installing it?
    Havent got that yet, but its will be one of the next things im ordering.

    On a good note, since this is one of my last free weekends for a while, I decided to just put in the time and make this bad boy stage 2. I started a little late last night and worked until my power went out thanks to a quick storm. Finished it off this morning with the nameless performance turbo back and a tune. The difference is awesome and im already looking forward to a pro tune. Ill be getting the last few performance mods before i get it tuned just to get the most out of it.

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    Stupid question here, whats the difference between say a COBB stage 1 or 2 flash vs a pro tune?

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    Stage 1 and 2 are an OTC map pre loaded on to the tuner. Stage one can be done with no mods where as stage 2 requires a minimum of a down pipe / J-pipe. Both of these are generic tunes that should be safe for any car to load and not have any issues.

    The stage 1 tune, at least in my case, didn't give any additional power but improved throttle control and drivability quite a bit. It also resolved the problem of losing power after 4000 RPM on the stock tune, it now pulls to redline.

    Stage 2 kept all the nice improvements from stage 1 but also increased power quite a bit.

    The pro tune is done specifically for your car and the mods you have done to it so its not a generic tune. Every car runs a bit different so this is basically a fine tuning which can pull even more power out of your mods.

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