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Old 03-09-11, 10:03 AM   #1
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I'm Kyle, and this is my 2005 WRX STi:









On the current setup it made 429whp/377 ft lbs at 24psi on 93 octane with tons of area under the curve:




I bought my 2005 WRX STi on March 7th, 2011 after searching for one for about 8 months. I picked it up in Roanoke, VA and drove it home the same day. It had 62,000 miles on it (62,500 after getting it home) and it's extremely clean/well taken care of. It's never been in an accident, and I have detailed service records on it. I could tell the previous owner took good care of it (he had all 3 sets of keys and the owner's manual, something that some people can't keep track of haha) and was very knowledgeable about the car.

It runs great, drive great, and I absolutely love it. I could not be happier with my decision to purchase a STi.

*Mod list updated 9/24/2015

Exterior:
- Freshly detailed Obsidian Black Pearl paint
- 30% tint
- Headlights "cleared" and trim painted OBP to match the body color
- Front and rear LED light conversion (license plate, indicators, stoplights, and parking lights) with relay to prevent hyperflash
- V-limited polyurethane replica lip
- OEM wingless trunk and original STi trunk to swap between depending on what I'm feeling
- XPEL front end protection kit

Interior/Audio:
- JDM Version 8 STi front seats
- Alacantra shifter and e-brake boots
- LED map and dome lights
- Dash trim wrapped in 3M black carbon fiber 1080 material
- Forester din pocket
- Alpine CDE-154BT Head Unit
- Alpine 4 channel amp powering door speakers (need to wire up)
- Alpine SPS-600C front door speakers/tweeters
- Kicker KS400 rear door speakers
- Defi Red Racer 60mm gauges in Defi clock pod
- Boost
- Oil Temperature
- Oil Pressure
- SMY dual gauge cluster
- Zeitronix ECA gauge
- AEM UEGO wideband

Wheels/tires:
- WedsSport TC105N 17x9 +35
- 245/40/17 Yokohama Advan AD08R

Braking:
- DBA 5000 T3 slotted clubspec 2-peice front rotors
- DBA 4000 T3 slotted clubspec rear rotors
- Hawk HPS front pads
- Hawk HPS rear pads
- Goodridge stainless steel brake lines
- TiC Master cylinder brace
- ATE Superblue/Typ-200 fluid (alternate between the two every flush)

Suspension/Steering:
- Racecomp Engineering Tarmac 0 coilovers set to 13.5" front 14" rear hub center to fender
- GTWorx front camber plates
- GroupN rear top hats
- TurninConcepts X-brace
- Spec C titanium front strut tower brace
- SPT subframe H-brace
- Whiteline 24mm heavy duty adjustable front sway bar
- Whiteline 24mm heavy duty adjustable rear sway bar
- Whiteline sport anti-lift/caster kit
- Kartboy solid front endlinks
- Kartboy solid rear endlinks
- TiC inner fender braces
- TiC poly transmission crossmember bushings
- TiC Clunk Killer - Race
- TiC rear differential mount bushings
- Kartboy rear subframe outrigger bushings
- Rear subframe lockdown bolts
- Whiteline steering rack bushings


Alignment specs:
-2.0* front camber
-1.5* rear camber
0* toe all around
6* caster

Drivetrain
- Spec stage 3+ clutch
- Exedy 13lb flywheel
- new OEM flywheel bolts
- new OEM pressure plate bolts
- Goodridge stainless braided clutch line
- Cusco engine and transmission mounts
- Torque Solutions V3 pitchstop
- TiC Super Shifter Set:
- TiC STI shift linkage bushings
- Kartboy Front+Rear Shifter Stay Bushing
- Kartboy Shifter Lever
- 6MT pivot bushings
- Motul RBF600 in the clutch system
- Motul Gear 300 in the trans
- Motul 90PA in the rear diff

Engine Block
- 701 casting case halves
- decked
- bored to 99.75
- new OEM heat-treated crank
- Wiseco 8.9:1 hard anodized pistons
- Carrillo Pro-H beam rods
- Rotating assembly balanced to 9000 RPM
- King XPG rod bearings
- King XPG main bearings
- ARP Custom Age 625+ head studs
- new OEM main bolts
- new OEM 11mm oil pump
- new OEM oil cooler
- new OEM oil pan and magnetic drain plug
- Killer B Motorsport oil pickup
- Windage tray

Cylinder heads
- Milled
- Full-contour valve job
- Backcut valves
- All valve guides replaced
- Spring installed height adjusted and set
- Performance spring locator and shim set
- Manley titanium valve spring retainer set
- Manley valve spring set
- Manley Inconel exhaust valves
- Manley stainless intake valves
- Bowls blended
- Cam journals polished
- Stock cams
- New OEM lifter buckets, sized (valves had to be tipped a bit as well to get proper clearances)
- new OEM Intake camshaft bolts
- new OEM Exhaust camshaft bolts

Engine cooling
- Koyorad aluminum radiator
- Silicone radiator hoses
- Killer B Motorsport Upper Turbo Coolant Reservoir (Tigwerks ready to be swapped in once I figure out how I want to route everything)

Engine miscellaneous
- NGK LFR7AIX gapped to .022"
- Gates timing kit with racing belt
- Gates racing accessory belts
- New OEM water pump (cast impeller version)
- New OEM thermostat
- New OEM front Air/Fuel ratio sensor
- Fluidampr crankshaft pulley
- Fel-Pro MLS head gaskets with LaserWeld Stopper Layer
- Running Motul 300V 15w-50 Competition oil

Fueling
- Russell -6AN fittings and hose from the firewall, parallel configuration
- IAG Performance fuel rails
- Fuelab 6 micron -6AN filter
- Aeromotive Fuel pressure regulator
- Injector Dynamics 1300cc top feed injectors
- Walbro 465 LPH ethanol-compatible in-tank pump
- Zeitronics ECA-2 Ethanol content analyzer with red gauge
- 93 octane for now, E85 as soon as Cobb drops flex fuel support

Power/support modifications
- Borg Warner S200SX-E 7670 rotated twinscroll turbo with 1.22 a/r hotside
- Cerakoted hotside, powdercoated comp cover
- Turbo Blanket
- Tial MVR 44mm EWG
- Grimmspeed EBCS with 1/4" fittings installed
- Moore Performance TGV deletes
- Moore Performance ported intake manifold
- Grimmspeed 3mm phenolic spacers
- Omni Power 3 bar MAP sensor
- Moore Performance rotated intake, -10AN port for AOS lines
- Moore Performance v2 Twinscroll header and uppipe, cerakoted
- Moore Performance roated downpipe
- Borla XR-1 3 cat back exhaust, v band connection to downpipe
- P&L FMIC core and cold side pipes with AEM IAT sensor added for SD, Moore Performance rotated hotside pipes
- Tial Q blow off valve
- IAG Performance AOS - Street version with pitchstop mounting bracket
- IAG Performance AVCS/Turbo oil feed line modified for use with S200SX-E
- Speed Density tuned via Cobb Accessport V3
- AEM UEGO WBo2

Other:
- Hella Supertones
- Rally Armor UR mudflaps
- Brembo calipers, Hella Supertones, Intake manifold, custom painted using G2 enamel paint, Lexus Ultrasonic Blue Mica.


Future:
- Syms spoiler
- Diffuser of some sort

Winter 2016/Spring 2017 plans:
- Upgrade coils to something more track/performance-oriented (RCE T2/Fortune 510 or similar)
- TiC Super Sexy Suspension kit
- Front control arm bushings
- Any other bushings that haven't been changed yet


Pictures from the day I got it:









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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page 1:
- Introduction
- Modification list (continually updated)
- Pictures from first few months of ownership
- Stage 2 upgrade (Borla, Invidia and Cobb AP)

Page 2:
- Spring 2011 Detail
- V-limited replica lip
- Cleared/painted headlights
- Chassis bracing (Subframe and strut towers)
- Enkei GTC01 wheels
- Dash trim wrap/Audio install/Din pocket
- Defi gauges (Yet to be installed)
- Feal Struts purchased
- Time from 11 passes at Summit Motorsports Park
- Blizzaks on stock wheels

Page 3:
- Stock BBS's with Blizzaks, "plastidipped"
- Coilovers purchased/caliper and accent paint plan
- Paint chipping from rocker panel covers
- "Final suspension build" Things got crazy.


Page 4:
- New parts delivered
- Suspension build installation (Coils, sways, ALK, etc)
- Stripped control arms
- Cleaning/paint repair under the OEM spoiler
- Spring 2012 Detail
- Parking lot door dent

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Old 03-17-11, 12:12 AM   #3
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Here's a few new pictures, I'm going to try and do work on it next week. Get it detailed, and hopefully my catback/dp and accessport or here by then as well.



















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The UPS man paid me a visit today and he delivered a lot of nice things.

Zaino Z-5 polish (I have Z-2 but tha'ts for light-colored cars)
Zaino Z-18 claybars (the same as any other claybars, but I got 2 for the price of one Mother's kit.
6 new ccs Lake County buffind pads, 3 orange and 3 green finishing pads to add to my collection or white, black and blue ccs pads.
A 3" Invidia bellmouth downpipe
A 3" Borla XR-1 Catback exhaust with 3" DP adapter for a true 3" turbo-back exhaust














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Old 03-29-11, 10:06 PM   #5
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Figured I'd throw up a picture of my "new" tires as well. I picked up a set of 4 Potenza RE-11's for $40. They only have 4-5/32nd's left but that's enough to last through the summer. For $40 I'm not complaining. They're stock size. The a/s tires that were on the car were 215's. I had them mounted/balanced the other day and I love them.


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Damn..I love a clean OBP..I hope you're not planning to do anything on the exterior! Haha and if Cincinnati isn't too far of a drive for you, then I know someone who can tune you cheap and great. (to sell your ap) haha
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The only things I may change exterior wise would be clearing the headlights and maybe a new set of wheels, but neither are a priority right now.

Thanks man, and as for the tune I may need a protune some day so I'll keep that in mind.
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Really clean '05, nice find. Silver wheels! That's unusual. I can't remember seeing a black '05 that did not have goldies.

The car looks really good. I think you got a good one.

I hope that exhaust does not prove to be too loud for you. The addition of a proper DP all by itself, even with the stock exhaust, is a revelation*. So if it does prove to be too loud don't be afraid to go back to the stock stuff. You won't lose power with the smaller diameter unless/until you go really big.




* Being a cheap-*** mother****er myself, I went with a used Cobb catted DP, and left the stock exhaust on until it rotted away and had to be replaced. The power still knocks my socks off, and I'm the original owner of my '05.
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Thanks man. I've only ever seen one other 05 OBP that had silver BBS's stock.

I love the car though, the previous owner took great care of it.

From what I've read the XR-1 is pretty mild, has a nice/deep rumble to it but isn't obnoxiously loud. Only one way to find out if I'll like it or not
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I installed the TBE and flashed the stage 2 tune to the ECU and all I can say is WOW. I know the car is no where near as fast as a bike, but a 3rd gear pull in it gives me the same feeling that a 3rd gear pull on my R6 (that I sold to get this car) did.

I also installed my $20 supertones

Here's a link with before/after clips of the exhaust:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5_bV-mN5sA

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