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WRX-maniac's 2012 STi Limited Sedan

The Story:
I traded in my 2011 WRX for this STi in June of 2016. It has been my dream to own an STI since I could drive. With finally owning one, my goals are to eventually end up making this car my weekend warrior/track car. Although I will have to DD it for a few years. My main focus will be making good horsepower, while building up the suspension and drivetrain components at the same time. Overall I just want this car to be everything I have always envisioned it to me in my mind, and have fun while doing it. Hope you enjoy!

The Car:
2012 Subaru STi Limited sedan
World Rally Blue
Chassis Mileage : 70,102
Built motor mileage : 12,013

FULLY BUILT, ROTATED TURBO GOODNESS/ 3rd Place car at 2022 Import Nationals in Carlisle PA

710whp @40psi on E85
582whp and 518wtrq @ 28psi on pump 93

Current Modifications:

Short block:
-V4 closed deck from Outfront Motorsports
-Manley platinum series forged pistons (oversized 99.75)
-Manley turbo tuff I-beam rods
-ACL main and rod bearings
-ARP 1/2 inch head studs
-new STi nitrate treated crankshaft
-Secondary air pump delete w/Andrewtech block off plates

Oiling Components:
-Killer B ultimate pick up
-Killer B oil pan and baffle
-New STi 11mm oil pump

-Kelford 272 camshafts
-Supertech Dual Valve Springs set
-Supertech Spring Seat Locatorset
-Supertech Titanium Retainer set
-Multi-Angle valve job
-Adjusting valve clearance
-Disassemble and Assemble Cylinder heads (includes valve stem seal replacement)
-Deck cylinder heads

Engine/Exhaust/Performance Mods:
-KillerB Holy Header
-Turboxs rotated turbo kit
-Garrett GTX3582r gen 2 turbo
-ETS 4 inch core FMIC w/ powder coated wrinkle black piping
-Tial 38mm external wastegate
-Tial Q 50mm bov
-Speed density sensor
-MAF sensor (to read air intake temps only)
-ETS catback (with mufflers, no resonator)
-Cobb Accessport V3
--Aeromotive A1000 manual fuel pressure regulator
-Cobb fuel pressure sensor
-Grimmspeed 3 port ebcs
-ID1700cc injectors
-Radium dual pump hanger with dual walbro 450's

-IAG AOS (comp. series) in Red
-IAG TGV deletes in Black
-IAG v3 fuel rails in Red w/ IAG fuel lines
-Cobb 4-BAR map sensor
-Cobb flex fuel sensor
-Fuildampr dampening crank pulley
-Koyo Radiator with GS radiator hoses
-DEI turbo blanket

Ignition Upgrades:

-NGK one step colder plugs
-OTL Performance street series coil packs
(have, being installed before tune in April)

Brakes-Current setup:
-GoodRidge Gstop Stainless steel brake lines
-Motul 5.1 brake fluid

-DBA T3 clubspec 4000 series rotors
-Hawk HPS pads

-Perrin 2 inch shorty antenna w/ navigation
-IAG front license plate delete plate
-Debadged trunk
-Grimmspeed license plate relocater
-Vinyl overlays for tail lights. Red blinker overlay and smoked reverse light
-Subaru JDM R205 Black Side Ornaments
-20% window tint, plus windshield strip
-Gloss black window chrome deletes
-JNA Performance C-Style polyurethane front lip
-APR Carbon Fiber front wind splitter
-Flex Fuel badge
-Downforce solutions v2 rear diffuser
-Downforce solutions side skirt extensions
-OLM RS style gurney flap in gloss black
-Gloss black subaru emblems with white stars

-ACT Xtreme Duty Performance Street clutch kit and new FHI oem flywheel
-Kartboy short throw shifter + bushing kit
-Turn in Concepts transmission crossmember bushings
-Turn in Concepts Shifter Pivot bushings
-Group N Transmission mount
-Perrin Pitch Stop Mount
-Cygnus Performance X-1 coilovers. Motorsport edition (9k/9k)
-IAG competition series engine mounts (90A durometer bushings)
-2015+ STi steering rack and pinion
-Whiteline Steering Rack bushings.

Engine bay dress-up:
-Perrin Rad Shroud in Red
-Perrin pulley cover in Red
-Perrin ebcs cover in Red
-Perrin fender shrouds in Red
Perrin battery tie down in Black
-Billetworkz Zero Series Black engine bay caps

-JBL club 6520 front door speakers
-SMY Dual gauge cluster
-AEM UEGO wideband AFR gauge
-AEM oil pressure gauge

-SMY 52mm accessport mount
-SOLiDMods 52mm vent pod
-Autostyled Black Leather shift boot w/ red stitching for short shifter
-Autostyled Black Leather E-brake boot w/ red stitching
-Billetworkz weighted shift knob
-FactionFab carbon fiber and leather "D" shaped steering wheel
-Braum Elite-S Racing seats. (Finally shipped! Be here 8/3/22) with PLANTED seat brackets

Wheels and Tires:
-Enkei PF09 in vanquish white (18x9.5 +40)
-BFGoodrich G-Force Sport Comp 2 tires (235/40/18)

The Future:

Engine/Exhaust/Performance mods:

-Whiteline rear diff positive power kit inserts
-Whiteline rear subframe inserts

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Discussion Starter · #2 · (Edited)
Received my antenna and side ornaments from RSD yesterday. If the weather is nice next week when I am off I am going to try to get the window chrome deletes and side ornaments done.


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Discussion Starter · #3 · (Edited)
Officially did my first modification yesterday. This one is near and dear to me, came from my wrx.

Perrin License Plate Delete Plate.


Perrin 2 inch super shorty antenna w/nav and sat radio.


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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Posted a few pics from the dealer today so you guys can actually see the car. Picking it up hopefully this Wednesday as long as everything gets done on my car. A lot more pics will be coming soon!

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Looks good, shame it's no wagon. I want an sti wagon but I can't justify the premium they want for the hatch.

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Thanks man. And you know, my last two wrx's were hatch's, and I loved them. But I always told myself that if I got an STi, I was getting a sedan. Don't know why...... I guess the look of the big wing? lol. I don't know.

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Debating ordering the window chrome delete vinyl from Premium Auto Styling....... Can't decide between gloss black, or matte black..... leaning towards matte black. What do you guys think?

Im debating what route I want to take with my STi, looks wise. My last three Subaru's have been WRB, in which I have put gold wheels on. Although I love the gold wheels on a WRB car, im thinking about blacking out my car. Tinting the windows, blacking out the window trim, black side garnishes, and maybe even black wheels one day. Not gonna lie though, for the first time ever I am considering keeping the stock wheels as my summer wheels and buying cheap winter beater wheels. I actually really like the look of the BBS's that come on my car.


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Ordered my window chrome deletes today from JDMFanaticVinyls in gloss black. Next week I will be making an appointment to get my windows tinted (20% all the way around) and hopefully ordering my black side garnishes and shorty antenna.
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