ClubWRX Forum banner

481 - 500 of 583 Posts

·
Master Baiter
Joined
·
22,114 Posts
Make: Subaru
Model: WRX STi
Year: 2005
Mileage: ~125K
Color: Platinum Silver Metallic

Engine / Performance:

Invidia V2 Downpipe
Invidia Q300 Catback
Grimmspeed EWG UP + Tial 38mm V-Band EWG
Grimmspeed 3-port BCS
Invidia Race EL Manifold (Coated)
2006+ STI Oil Pan (11109AA151)
KillerBMotorsports EJ25 Ultimate Oil Pickup Tube
Injector Dynamics ID1000 Injectors *
TGV-Deletes *
APS 65mm Cold Air Intake
Walbro 255lph GSS342 Fuel Pump
WTFTuning OpenECU Reflash
Grounding Kit

Suspension:

Turn-In Concepts Fender Cowl Braces
Whiteline KCA359 Anti-Lift Kit (Sport)
Whiteline KCA313 Roll-Center Adjustment Kit
Whiteline 24mm Adjustable Front Sway Bar
Whiteline 22mm Adjustable Rear Sway Bar
Kartboy F/R Endlinks
Feal Suspension Revalved Struts
RCE Black Springs
GTWorx Camber Plates
Group-N Rear Tophats
SPC Camber Bolts (Rear)
Group-N Front Trailing Link Bushings
Turn-in Concepts Rear Trailing Link Bushings
Turn-in Concepts Lateral Link Bushings *
Custom Alignment: -1.5° Camber (F), -1.0° Camber (R), 6.5° Caster, Zero Toe

Driveline:

Group-N Engine Mounts
Group-N Transmission Mount
Beatrush Forged Pitch Stop Mount
Whiteline KSR206 Steering Rack Bushings
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: 17x8 (+48) Gold OZ Alleggerita HLT / Michelin Pilot Super Sport - 225/45/17
Winter: 17x8 (+53) Gold BBS / 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)
Defi Red Racer Oil Press Gauge (Amber) *
Innovate Motorsports LC-1 WBO2 / DB Gauge (Amber) *
ATI Clock Gauge Pod
SMY ClusterMaker Dual Gauge Pod 52mm *
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 Black/Red UR 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
Cabin Air Filter: Purolator BreatheEASY (C25855)
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)
 

·
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Admin
Joined
·
48,699 Posts
Stop. This is a mod list thread. Not a discussion thread. Keep your chat elsewhere.
QFT.
Aisle 9 got dirty again over the weekend. :rotfl:

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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,741 Posts
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.
:rotfl::rotfl:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
188 Posts
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.
 
W

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
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.
 

·
Geriatric Ginger Mod
Joined
·
8,201 Posts
QFT.
Aisle 9 got dirty again over the weekend. :rotfl:

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.
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.
 

·
Geriatric Ginger Mod
Joined
·
8,201 Posts
Yet again, this IS NOT the thread for this type of discussion, Impreza. Ray has stated this, already.
 
W

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
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 [email protected] - [email protected] 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?
 

·
Geriatric Ginger Mod
Joined
·
8,201 Posts
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.
 
W

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
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...
 

·
UnBanned
Joined
·
17,655 Posts
It's clear. He's been PM'd, and it's been made pretty clear. Let's leave this be.
 

·
UnBanned
Joined
·
17,655 Posts
yeah, you tell 'em!
You haven't been heartless enough recently... figured I'd help out until you lost your conscience again
 

·
Geriatric Ginger Mod
Joined
·
8,201 Posts

·
UnBanned
Joined
·
17,655 Posts

·
Geriatric Ginger Mod
Joined
·
8,201 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,499 Posts
2004 WRX wagon - World Rally Blue

Engine
SPT Short Ram Intake
Tanabe Downpipe (Heat Wrapped)
Cobb Catback
GrimmSpeed Uppipe
Mishimoto Radiator
Mishimoto Radiator Hoses

Suspension
KYB GR-2 Struts
Epic Engineering Springs
Whiteline Com-C Front Strut Mounts
Rear Camber bolts
Custom Alignment (-1.5 Degrees Front Camber, -1.0 Degrees Rear Camber, 0 Toe All Around)

Driveline
Cobb Knob
Kartboy Shortshifter
Kartboy Front Shifter Bushings
Kartboy Rear Subframe Lock Bolts
Kartboy Rear Outrigger Bushings
Kartboy Rear Differential Bushings

Brakes
Front - Brembo's off an 04' STi
Rear - Subaru 2 pots off an 07' wrx
Kartboy Rear Brake Caliper Adapter
BF Goodrich Stainless Steel Lines
Various rotors/pads
ATE Superblue fluid

Wheels
17x7.5" Enkei JS+M in Gunmetal (Summer Performance Tires)
17x8" Rota Torque in Flat Black (AutoX tires)

Interior/Electronics
Pioneer 4200DVD
Alpine Mono 500 Watt amp
Alpine 10" Type R Subwoofer
Prosport Boost Gauge

Exterior
Pillarless Front Grill Mod
De-ambered and Painted Headlights
20% Tint All Around

Waiting to be installed...
Walbro 255lph FP
GrimmSpeed EBCS
Perrin Turbo Inlet
 
481 - 500 of 583 Posts
Top