Comprehensive WRX Modification List - Page 33
Page 33 of 39 FirstFirst ... 2324252627282930313233343536373839 LastLast
Results 481 to 495 of 575

This is a discussion on Comprehensive WRX Modification List within the Builds forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Make: Subaru Model: WRX STi Year: 2005 Mileage: ~95K Color: Platinum Silver Metallic Engine / Performance: Invidia V2 Downpipe Invidia ...

  1. #481
    Master Baiter EJ257's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    On a stream bank somewhere
    Posts
    19,709
    I Support ClubWRX
    Make: Subaru
    Model: WRX STi
    Year: 2005
    Mileage: ~95K
    Color: Platinum Silver Metallic

    Engine / Performance:

    Invidia V2 Downpipe
    Invidia Q300 Catback
    Grimmspeed EWG UP + Tial 38mm V-Band EWG
    Grimmspeed 3-port BCS
    Ported/Polished Exhaust Manifold and Crosspipe
    TGV-Deletes *
    APS 65mm Cold Air Intake
    Walbro 255lph GSS342 Fuel Pump
    OpenECU Reflash
    Grounding Kit

    Suspension:

    Turn-In Concepts Fender Cowl Braces
    Whiteline KCA359 Anti-Lift Kit (Sport)
    Whiteline 24mm Adjustable Front Sway Bar
    Whiteline 22mm Adjustable Rear Sway Bar
    Kartboy F/R Endlinks
    GTWorx GD-style Camber Plates
    RCE Black Springs
    Camber Bolts (Rear)
    Group-N Front Trailing Link Bushings *
    Turn-in Concepts Rear Trailing Link Bushings *
    Turn-in Concepts Lateral Link Bushings *
    Custom Alignment: -1.8 Camber (F), -1.1 Camber (R), 5.8 Caster

    Driveline:

    Group-N Engine Mounts
    Group-N Transmission Mount
    Beatrush Forged Pitch Stop Mount
    Kartboy Standard Exhaust Hangers (x3) / Extended-Length Exhaust Hanger (x1)
    Kartboy 6MT Short-throw Shifter + F/R Shifter Stay Bushings
    Turn-In Concepts Shift Linkage Bushings
    Turn-In Concepts 6MT Pivot Bushings
    Turn-In Concepts Transmission Crossmember Bushings
    Turn-In Concepts Rear Differential Mount Bushings
    Kartboy Rear Subframe Outrigger Bushings
    Kartboy Subframe Lock Bolts

    Brakes:

    Centric Premium Rotors
    StopTech-Centric Posi-Quiet Pads
    Techna-Fit SS Brake Lines
    Turn-In Concepts Master Cylinder Brace
    ATE Super Blue Brake Fluid

    Wheels/Tires:

    Summer: 17" Gold OEM BBS / Cooper Zeon RS3-S - 225/45/17
    Winter: 17" ASA JH3 / Nokian Hakkapeliitta 7 (Studded) - 225/45/17

    Interior/Electronics:

    Defi Red Racer Boost Gauge (Amber)
    Defi Red Racer EGT Gauge (Amber)
    Defi Red Racer Oil Temp Gauge (Amber)
    Innovate Motorsports LC-1 WBO2 / DB Gauge (Amber) *
    ATI Clock Gauge Pod
    STi Weighted 6-speed Shift Knob
    Valentine 1 Radar Detector (Hardwired)
    Pioneer AVH-4200DVD Headunit
    Alpine SPX-17REF Component Speakers (Front)
    JL Audio 10W3v3 Subwoofer
    JSEnclosures "Showboat" Subwoofer Enclosure
    JL Audio G4500 4-Channel Amplifier

    Exterior:

    25% Rear Window Tint
    Bell License Plate Bracket
    RallyArmor Basic Mud Flaps
    IxizConcept Hood Dampers
    Hella Supertones

    Maintenance/Miscellaneous Items:

    Engine Oil: Shell Rotella T6 5W40
    Engine Oil Filter: Purolator PureONE (PL14612)
    Fumoto Oil Drain Valve
    Low-Beams: Phillips D2R (85126)
    High-Beams: Phillips 9011 (HIR Mod)
    Map/Dome Lights: SuperBrightLEDs 3022-CWHP4
    Reverse Lights: SuperBrightLEDs 7440-W18-T
    Battery: Optima Red Top (Group 35)
    Wipers: PIAA Super Sporza Silicone 22" | PIAA Super Silicone 17" | Rain-X Original Window Treatment
    Transmission Fluid: Subaru Extra-S 75w90
    Rear Differential Fluid: Subaru LSD 90LS
    Coolant: 1gal Subaru "Long Life" Coolant / 1gal Distilled Water
    Washer Fluid: Rain-X 2-in-1 Windshield Washer Fluid

    * Purchased, awaiting install (I really need to start working on installing the parts I have)
    Last edited by EJ257; 09-03-2013 at 03:12 PM.
    2005 WRX STi (Mods | Virtual Dyno)

    Resident Tuner @ WTF Tuning, LLC

    "Never trust anything that bleeds for a week and lives ..."

    UNYSOC

  2. Remove Advertisements
    ClubWRX.net
    Advertisements
     

  3. #482
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Dallas, TX / Sterling, VA
    Posts
    6,629
    I Support ClubWRX
    Stop. This is a mod list thread. Not a discussion thread. Keep your chat elsewhere.

  4. #483
    Administrator RayfieldsWRX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    The Old Folks Home
    Posts
    46,935
    I Support ClubWRX
    Quote Originally Posted by brfatal View Post
    Stop. This is a mod list thread. Not a discussion thread. Keep your chat elsewhere.
    QFT.
    Aisle 9 got dirty again over the weekend.

    Another debate in this thread will result in the offending party(ies) being dragged behind Jay's Honda from Charlotte, NC to Winchester, VA in August of 2010.
    --Ray
    Grandfather of the Bugeye Mafia
    2013 Subaru BRZ Limited
    2002 Subaru WRX Bugeyebrid Wagon

  5. #484
    Registered User STI_KLR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    The taint of Northern Virginia.
    Posts
    3,740
    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX View Post
    Another debate in this thread will result in the offending party(ies) being dragged behind Jay's Honda from Charlotte, NC to Winchester, VA in August of 2010.
    Rogan: Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly.
    Mods List Build Thread
    Bugeye Mafia #196 High Mileage Club
    Fully Built EJ257 HYBRID & JDM STI 6-Speed

    Miniature Awesomness

  6. #485
    Registered User 0wrx5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Elk Grove, CA
    Posts
    188
    05 WRX (26,000 miles)

    Ill just name everything instead of putting them in sub categories.

    Cobb Accessport v2 Stage 1
    Short shifter
    Invidia g200 catback exhaust
    intake silencer delete
    cobra radar detector
    All weather floor mats

    Much more to come.

  7. #486
    Wrinklechops
    Quote Originally Posted by Impreza2.0 View Post
    I took some time to respond to this...

    I have an oil temp gauge for turbo and for the pan. I have a water temp gauge because the hi/lo doesn't help my tuner any. I have a voltage meter for the battery, and one for my amp, which can pull enough current to kill the battery in under an hour (Premier D2000SPL), a boost gauge, and a clock.

    None of it is a waste, and eventually an EGT and AFR are going in the vents.

    As for tires, I live in Maine. I have the most hydrophobic/hydrophilic tires on the planet, with a "medium" contact patch. I can take exit ramps at 100mph and keep accelerating without squeal. Our roads eat wheels like few others... I'd run 235zr tires in the Summer for maybe a couple of months, but when the rain hits, I wouldn't want them.

    Adding to my list:

    STi floormats
    Rally Armor mudflaps
    Hallman remote Ceramic MBC
    Podi anti-buzz boost gauge restrictor and T kit
    18ft. more blue silicone in place of factory rubber hoses
    (all vac and ancillary/gauge feed, and a few local to the block)

    Considering:

    SMD cluster kit

    Oh lord, here we go again.

  8. #487
    Geriatric Ginger Mod Rogan's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    behind the wheel
    Posts
    8,188
    I Support ClubWRX
    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX View Post
    QFT.
    Aisle 9 got dirty again over the weekend.

    Another debate in this thread will result in the offending party(ies) being dragged behind Jay's Honda from Charlotte, NC to Winchester, VA in August of 2010.
    Quote Originally Posted by Impreza2.0 View Post
    I took some time to respond to this...

    I have an oil temp gauge for turbo and for the pan. I have a water temp gauge because the hi/lo doesn't help my tuner any. I have a voltage meter for the battery, and one for my amp, which can pull enough current to kill the battery in under an hour (Premier D2000SPL), a boost gauge, and a clock.

    None of it is a waste, and eventually an EGT and AFR are going in the vents.

    As for tires, I live in Maine. I have the most hydrophobic/hydrophilic tires on the planet, with a "medium" contact patch. I can take exit ramps at 100mph and keep accelerating without squeal. Our roads eat wheels like few others... I'd run 235zr tires in the Summer for maybe a couple of months, but when the rain hits, I wouldn't want them.

    Adding to my list:

    STi floormats
    Rally Armor mudflaps
    Hallman remote Ceramic MBC
    Podi anti-buzz boost gauge restrictor and T kit
    18ft. more blue silicone in place of factory rubber hoses
    (all vac and ancillary/gauge feed, and a few local to the block)

    Considering:

    SMD cluster kit
    Quote Originally Posted by Wrinklechops View Post
    Oh lord, here we go again.
    Rogan o_0
    '96 Dodge 2500 CTD @ 40psi - over 700 lb/ft TQ, 7" stack, and 5speed! - SOLD
    '01 Dodge 2500 CTD 6-holed hand-shaker - 3850# dual disk - 900 lb/ft - SOLD
    '97 Dodge 3500 CTD DUALLY built Auto - 40psi boosties - 750 lb/ft

  9. #488
    UnBanned Sinister's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Denver Metro Area
    Posts
    17,627
    I Support ClubWRX
    Kevin
    Moderator
    Sinister's Blowoff Valve FAQ
    WRX Gas Mileage FAQ
    Sinister's Progress Thread - 430whp 429wtq - Sold
    Firearms Enthusiasts Thread

    The Sheriff's Star at the bottom left corner rates a user's reputation.
    If you found a user's post to be helpful or quite the opposite, please make it known to them by clicking the Star!

  10. #489
    Geriatric Ginger Mod Rogan's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    behind the wheel
    Posts
    8,188
    I Support ClubWRX
    Yet again, this IS NOT the thread for this type of discussion, Impreza. Ray has stated this, already.
    Rogan o_0
    '96 Dodge 2500 CTD @ 40psi - over 700 lb/ft TQ, 7" stack, and 5speed! - SOLD
    '01 Dodge 2500 CTD 6-holed hand-shaker - 3850# dual disk - 900 lb/ft - SOLD
    '97 Dodge 3500 CTD DUALLY built Auto - 40psi boosties - 750 lb/ft

  11. #490
    Wrinklechops
    Quote Originally Posted by Impreza2.0 View Post
    Boost controller is installed, and I wonder... Wrinklechops, these guys on this forum have helped me learn about and find some wicked obscure parts for my car. I have taken a lot of flack for trying some of it, but let me say it is totally worth it. I am using a 4kw amplifier on a JL MicroSub3. It's a lot of wattage. The stock/OEM Exide battery cracked. The Optima and a 4FD capacitor are stabilizing it, and there's good reason for 2 voltage meters. Oil pressure value to the turbo is important IMO because everything supporting it is aftermarket (all the hoses, the up and downpipes, and it has been ported and polished). If something were to change, it would tell me that there is something that needs checking. As long as this is just a redundant gauge, it's all good. It's peace of mind.

    Other parts I recently did and got laughed at for-

    Pod'i Anti-buzz: I have a mechanical boost gauge because it is dead accurate. Nothing electronic is as easy to read, and it has no personality - IOW it reads data back to me too flawlessly to bother comparing digital meters - and it wasn't too pricey. The antibuzz kit is $7 and takes 20 minutes to install. It's a pair of restrictors and a "T". It creates a low pressure zone that is perfectly cylindrical in the flow of gas to the gauge. This keeps the needle from bouncing at idle. It's a typical problem with all mechnical boost gauges, even the Omori we get as stock. The AutoMeter one has a relatively heavy needle, so it bounces. Defi uses super light needles on bearings with high vis. oil, so they can "skip" but either way, for $7 you can kill the errors.

    Up-Pipe/Down-Pipe: My up and downpipes are APex'i. I got punched for not knowing that about 6 months ago when I started asking about intakes. For the sake of the up and downpipes, I ended up with an APex'i intake. It really runs smoothly together. More-so than the stock intake. It also explains the previous owner's little nicks where an Apex'i intake's brackets mount. I buffed them out during the install, but it was obvious it was the second of the same one that has been in there.

    Hallman boost controller: Pick on it if you want, but I get 17psi by the time I am getting near 4krpm, and it is so totally obvious that it is a faster spool that I am not getting rid of it unless I am ordered to by a police officer. I do the limits, and obey the law, so I think it's in there for life. The one I chose has proven itself on the WRX without failure for so many years now that it was a stupid-simple choice. I got the in-cabin one with ceramic ball. I am presently on the light spring very close to maximally tightened, and will go to the heavy one in Spring/Summer when the next phase of engine work is done and it can stand 18psi. That's my target, 3-4gear 18psi@4000-6700rpm - 16psi@6700-7000rpm. The useable cycle in the TD04, even when ported, is still such that it tapers off naturally, so this is good.

    I consider all of these mods and really don't see much that is laughable. It's simple stuff, some don't recommend these mods, but with accurate gauges and the right support for each other, these are safe and fun.



    *- If you are reading this and see that a manual boost controller sounds like it IS fun, it IS, but you must do the supporting mods, or you stand a strong chance of destroying your car. -
    (accurate boost gauge, catless up and downpipes, aftermarket exhaust and intake systems w/ high flow characteristics)
    Don't try to exceed factory boost levels without upgrading the turbo and compressor, or they can be destroyed. A boost controller just gives you your boost much earlier, not more of it.
    Impreza, for the love of god would you please start a build thread or something of your very own, so you can post your updates there instead of here?

  12. #491
    Geriatric Ginger Mod Rogan's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    behind the wheel
    Posts
    8,188
    I Support ClubWRX
    Quote Originally Posted by Wrinklechops View Post
    Impreza, for the love of god would you please start a build thread or something of your very own, so you can post your updates there instead of here?
    you're wasting just as much bandwidth by quoting the entire message.
    Rogan o_0
    '96 Dodge 2500 CTD @ 40psi - over 700 lb/ft TQ, 7" stack, and 5speed! - SOLD
    '01 Dodge 2500 CTD 6-holed hand-shaker - 3850# dual disk - 900 lb/ft - SOLD
    '97 Dodge 3500 CTD DUALLY built Auto - 40psi boosties - 750 lb/ft

  13. #492
    Wrinklechops
    Quote Originally Posted by Rogan View Post
    you're wasting just as much bandwidth by quoting the entire message.
    I don't know how else to get through to him. I fear if I don't make it clear I'm speaking directly to him, he might not get it...

  14. #493
    UnBanned Sinister's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Denver Metro Area
    Posts
    17,627
    I Support ClubWRX
    It's clear. He's been PM'd, and it's been made pretty clear. Let's leave this be.
    Kevin
    Moderator
    Sinister's Blowoff Valve FAQ
    WRX Gas Mileage FAQ
    Sinister's Progress Thread - 430whp 429wtq - Sold
    Firearms Enthusiasts Thread

    The Sheriff's Star at the bottom left corner rates a user's reputation.
    If you found a user's post to be helpful or quite the opposite, please make it known to them by clicking the Star!

  15. #494
    Administrator Trainrex's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    26,591
    I Support ClubWRX
    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister View Post
    It's


    clear.





    He's been PM'd,





    and it's been











    made pretty clear.












    Let's leave this











    be













    .
    yeah, you tell 'em!

  16. #495
    UnBanned Sinister's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Denver Metro Area
    Posts
    17,627
    I Support ClubWRX
    Quote Originally Posted by Trainrex View Post
    yeah, you tell 'em!
    You haven't been heartless enough recently... figured I'd help out until you lost your conscience again
    Kevin
    Moderator
    Sinister's Blowoff Valve FAQ
    WRX Gas Mileage FAQ
    Sinister's Progress Thread - 430whp 429wtq - Sold
    Firearms Enthusiasts Thread

    The Sheriff's Star at the bottom left corner rates a user's reputation.
    If you found a user's post to be helpful or quite the opposite, please make it known to them by clicking the Star!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •