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    ShamanKJM's Red-headed Stepchild

    Realized I never made a journal/album, so I figured it was about time. It's an SSM 2008 WRX, so i call it my red-headed stepchild because its the year they under-powered the WRX with a TD-04.

    Bought the beast used November 2010 with 50K on the clock. Started modding soon after. Here goes:

    As it was pretty much after I bought it:
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    As it sits today:



    Performance:

    • Ingen CAI
    • Turbosmart BPV
    • Gimmick Motor Sports turbro inlet pipe
    • FMS PW-clone TMIC
    • Megan catless DP
    • Tsudo N1 catless back
    • AEM Uego
    • AEM boost gauge
    • AJW Street-tuned at 16PSI


    Suspension/Handling:

    • Whiteline 22mm front and rear sway bars
    • Ralli tek front and rear endlinks
    • Whiteline rear differential bushing inserts
    • Whiteline rear subframe bushing inserts
    • Whiteline steering rack bushings
    • SS brake lines
    • Grimmspeed MCB


    Transmission:

    • TiC tranny crossmember bushings
    • Kartboy STS
    • Kartboy front and rear stop shifter bushings
    • TiC Shifter linkage bushings
    • TWM Desert Eagle big-ass shifter knob


    Appearance:

    • 09 OEM wheels PC'ed Black Stardust
    • Seibon CF STI spoiler
    • Ebay grill painted SSP
    • Flapatax mudflaps
    • OEM DGM hood scoop
    • Faded and cracked rear STI hare badge
    • Subtle Solutions radiator shroud
    • Subtle Solutions alternator cover
    • Sticker-bombed interior pieces
    • Buddy Christ on the dashboard
    • X-wing dangly on the map lights
    • Brock ****ing Samson sticker mod
    • Guild of Calamitous Intent sticker mod
    • "Ka" sticker mod



    Engine Bay:






    Future Mods:

    • recently acquired TRS HID retrofit kit
    • Rebuild at 150K and swap on VF52 turbro
    Last edited by shamankjm; 06-26-2013 at 07:11 PM.
    Kartboy STS, related shifter/linkage bushings, Whiteline subframe bushing inserts, Whiteline rear differential bushing inserts, Whiteline steering rack bushings, Grimmspeed MCB, Group N tranny mount, TiC tranny cross member bushings, gimmick turbro inlet pipe, Ingen intake, PW-clone TMIC, Turbrosmart BPV, Megan catless DP, Tsudo N1 exhaust... X-wing dangly and dashboard Buddy Christ (for lulz)

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    Additional shots:



    Last edited by shamankjm; 06-25-2013 at 01:39 PM.
    Kartboy STS, related shifter/linkage bushings, Whiteline subframe bushing inserts, Whiteline rear differential bushing inserts, Whiteline steering rack bushings, Grimmspeed MCB, Group N tranny mount, TiC tranny cross member bushings, gimmick turbro inlet pipe, Ingen intake, PW-clone TMIC, Turbrosmart BPV, Megan catless DP, Tsudo N1 exhaust... X-wing dangly and dashboard Buddy Christ (for lulz)

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    Finished sticker-bombing my interior. Redid the driver's air vent piece because I didn't like how my first go around went.

    Now that I am looking at it overall, I'm thinking I may attempt the pieces around the window switches and perhaps the pieces on the steering wheel.

    Thoughts?
    Kartboy STS, related shifter/linkage bushings, Whiteline subframe bushing inserts, Whiteline rear differential bushing inserts, Whiteline steering rack bushings, Grimmspeed MCB, Group N tranny mount, TiC tranny cross member bushings, gimmick turbro inlet pipe, Ingen intake, PW-clone TMIC, Turbrosmart BPV, Megan catless DP, Tsudo N1 exhaust... X-wing dangly and dashboard Buddy Christ (for lulz)

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    The sticker bomb is definitely unique. I don't know if I would have done that much personally but, if you like it who cares!
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    I honestly think the sticker bomb thang is pretty cool. Definitely unique and I always thought it looked good. Reminiscent of walls at a dive bar or something.
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    A pic of the overall project:
    Kartboy STS, related shifter/linkage bushings, Whiteline subframe bushing inserts, Whiteline rear differential bushing inserts, Whiteline steering rack bushings, Grimmspeed MCB, Group N tranny mount, TiC tranny cross member bushings, gimmick turbro inlet pipe, Ingen intake, PW-clone TMIC, Turbrosmart BPV, Megan catless DP, Tsudo N1 exhaust... X-wing dangly and dashboard Buddy Christ (for lulz)

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    I think the sticker bomb isn't all that bad. Definitely unique.
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    Looks super cool! It certainly has to be tastefully done, and you ht the nail right on the head!
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    I think if you finish off the window switch arm rest pieces and the steering wheel it would definitely complete the sticker bomb look (maybe even the piece down around your shifter)...Very unique, I like it! I wouldn't do it on my car, but looks very cool!

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    Thanks, guys. Time to order more stickers. That's the fun part.
    Redbubble has some great stuff.
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    Sticker bomb is rad, like the black stocker wheels too. My stock wheels are about to see some plasti and some spacers so they don't look all sucked in with the drop.

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    the engine bay looks great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MercRising View Post
    Sticker bomb is rad, like the black stocker wheels too. My stock wheels are about to see some plasti and some spacers so they don't look all sucked in with the drop.
    Thanks. The stockers are actually powder coated Black Stardust, so they pretty much look black, but when the sun hits them just right, there's a nice shimmer to them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shoopster View Post
    the engine bay looks great.
    Thanks. That's my true focal point for the car.
    Kartboy STS, related shifter/linkage bushings, Whiteline subframe bushing inserts, Whiteline rear differential bushing inserts, Whiteline steering rack bushings, Grimmspeed MCB, Group N tranny mount, TiC tranny cross member bushings, gimmick turbro inlet pipe, Ingen intake, PW-clone TMIC, Turbrosmart BPV, Megan catless DP, Tsudo N1 exhaust... X-wing dangly and dashboard Buddy Christ (for lulz)

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    Timing belt changed!

    Group N tranny mount going on sometime next week whenever my mechanic can get some lift time.
    :woot:
    Kartboy STS, related shifter/linkage bushings, Whiteline subframe bushing inserts, Whiteline rear differential bushing inserts, Whiteline steering rack bushings, Grimmspeed MCB, Group N tranny mount, TiC tranny cross member bushings, gimmick turbro inlet pipe, Ingen intake, PW-clone TMIC, Turbrosmart BPV, Megan catless DP, Tsudo N1 exhaust... X-wing dangly and dashboard Buddy Christ (for lulz)

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