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2011 Silver WRX Build To Date.-Added Pics

My name is Dennis. I introduced myself over in the New Members Section http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/new-member-hangout/134352871-2011-silver-wrx.html . Well here is a list of my build to date.

I purchased the car April 2011. It is a base model nothing fancy on the inside and just the way I like it.

List of Mods Timeline

May 2011
AEM Cold Air Intake
Invidia DP Divorced WG
Invidia Q300 Titanium Tip Exhaust
Cobb AP

July 2011
FMS FMIC

January 2012
ACT HD 6-Puck Sprung Clutch
Group N Trans Mount
Perrin Front 25mm and Rear 22mm Sway Bars
Perrin Front and Rear Endlinks
Perrin Short Shifter Adapter with Shifter Bushings
Perrin Subframe Lockdown
H&R Sport Springs
DW 65c Fuel Pump
DW 1300cc Injectors
Grimmspeed Coated UP with 44mm EWG
Tial 44mm WG
Perrin Turbo Inlet
Grimmspeed Boost Control Solenoid
Grimmspeed IWG Bracket
Turbosmart BOV Dual Port
TGV Deletes
8mm Phenolic Spacers
AEM Digital Boost Gauge
AEM UEGO Digital Wideband 02 Gauge
Prosport Gauge Pods
Perrin Radiator Shroud
NRG Catch Can

It took 3 days to install all the stuff on the Jan 2012 list with the help of some friends and helped that we had a Subaru Tech with us who did a hell of a great job.

I got AWDTuning to send me a base map so I could drive up for my tune. I got tuned Jan 18 on E-85 and put down 345/398 at 22psi.

Once I got tuned it was like having a brand new car all over again. With the torque it makes me not miss the GTOs so much and the car is a blast to drive.

I finally got to run at the track my best time was a 12.3 at 113. You can see the video on page 3.

I also did a road course that I have a few videos for also on page 3.

Wish List
Pretty content right now but will update as soon as I pay the car off which will be at the end of the year. I might decide after that which direction I want to go. My end result I would like is 550/600 on E-85 but we will see what I dream up over the next few months.

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Dyno Graph.jpg Front Mount Rain.jpg Side Front.jpg Side View.jpg Front Mount.jpg Exhuast - E85 Badge.jpg Engine Bay.jpg Engine Bay 2.jpg DP and EWG.jpg
 

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FMIC has been installed. I added a couple of pics will add some more this weekend.
No I mean, did you install it in preparation for future mods? Usually FMIC's are not needed until you get a bigger turbo or something like that. The TMIC design can handle a lot of power and with it being closer to the turbo doesn't get as much heat soak.
 

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No I mean, did you install it in preparation for future mods? Usually FMIC's are not needed until you get a bigger turbo or something like that. The TMIC design can handle a lot of power and with it being closer to the turbo doesn't get as much heat soak.
Yes I did it install it for a future build. Will be building the motor at the end of the year it looks like and most likely going to go rotated on that setup.
 

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FMIC has been installed. I added a couple of pics will add some more this weekend.
How's the core on it? I've been looking at the FMS TMIC for our LGT but I don't know anyone who has dealt with FMS in our local area.
 

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How's the core on it? I've been looking at the FMS TMIC for our LGT but I don't know anyone who has dealt with FMS in our local area.
Not sure about the FMS TMIC. The FMIC is about a 3 1/2 in core. Pretty sure the TMIC would be fine though plus half the cost of other brands.
 

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Those are good numbers so far. Your mod list is missing one critical thing, which is new struts to match those shorter springs.

If you go up to 550/600 numbers, you're going to start breaking things awfully fast. There's a number of things in your drivetrain that just aren't designed to handle numbers like that, even if you put a new motor in.
 

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Those are good numbers so far. Your mod list is missing one critical thing, which is new struts to match those shorter springs.

If you go up to 550/600 numbers, you're going to start breaking things awfully fast. There's a number of things in your drivetrain that just aren't designed to handle numbers like that, even if you put a new motor in.
I am going to being alot of prep work especially drivetrain and suspension before I even go for the 550/600 build. This is not my first car build my last one was a 2004 maggied goat. You think the drivetrain on the WRX are weak try putting down 600 on the GTO drivetrain. Believe me I have broken stubs, and the driveshafts before, but as always I will make sure to do all my research in prep for my next build. Thanks for the heads up though. :)
 

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Wow that torque is insane on the stock turbo. Sweet numbers! Prepare for transmission destruction ;)
 

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Wow that torque is insane on the stock turbo. Sweet numbers! Prepare for transmission destruction ;)
Lol I am on the low end, a buddy of mine is running almost the exact same setup except for a couple of extra things is pushing 422tq through his stock turbo. LOL. Yeah I could see transmission problems in the future but I do not beat on it a lot. On the other I could help it if I stop brake boosting people lmao.
 

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E85 with an EWG does wonders! That's good that you don't beat on the tranny all that much...but something about 400+ wtq either way puts much more stress on it. You certainly have a hell of a car in the making!
 

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E85 with an EWG does wonders! That's good that you don't beat on the tranny all that much...but something about 400+ wtq either way puts much more stress on it. You certainly have a hell of a car in the making!
I know I tell my buddy that all time. Yes it is I love feeling of the car. Everyone keeps saying you have to feel it from the passangers side. So I let a friend of mine take me for a ride in my own car lol, all I can say it was a blast. Thanks for the compliment. :)
 

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I'm sad synolimit is not here to see this :sadwave:
 
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