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Old 04-24-14, 08:53 PM   #1
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STORY:

My name is Idin (pronounced like Eye-din).

I always knew Imprezas through the original Legacy and GC Impreza 555 rally cars but my favourite car was Lancia Delta Integrale HFs. That was until I started semi competitive PC rally gaming and came across THE blue car with a different sound :-)

It had some understeer but lift off and left foot braking was almost magical and soon it was my favourite car...

Long story short, I have a 2002 genuine bugeye STI. Two years ago I bought a GR white hatch but ended up cancelling the order as

1-The bug "felt" better as more involving and analogue. Almost a nice hybrid between GC and GD having good attributes of each: raw and feelsome gc and chassis rigidity of GD, noting the little fanboy within :-)

2- The dealer took too damn long to deliver.

GOAL:

My interpretation of a STI GT3 RS.

Special thanks to:

•Phil Element Tuning
•Mario Veloce Motorsport
•Mickey Oswald Performance
•Myles Racecomp engineering
•Adam Tuspeed
•Daniel at JDL brakes
•Fullrace
•Neanderthal racing (Bruce), Alcoolaid (Arthur), Fuji K
•Prospeedracing and Entra imports Australia
•Will Prolightz
•Drew the Mr Clap
•Rallysportdirect and tirerack.

Project TBAG:

•Bugeye STI

EXTERIOR:
  • SM design wing,
  • JUN bumper spoiler, Dry carbon Varis trunk, L'aunsport bonnet, carbon mirrors
  • Prolightz custom headlights

INTERIOR:
  • Carbing high grip shifter
  • Velo Podium II seats and Schroth 6 point harness black
  • Element Tuning custom switch panel

POWERTRAIN AND DRIVELINE:
  • Stock EJ 207 (factory forged pistons) gone
  • Stock inter cooler and a tired VF 35 turbo (185 AWKW=248whp). Gone
  • Killer-b baffled plate Gone
  • Tomei timing belt guide
  • Tomei Expreme full titanium exhaust
  • Koyo race radiator Gone
  • Mishimoto silicone hose kit
  • Cusco cooling plate Gone
  • Prova high pressure radiator cap
  • Crawford high flow water pump
  • ACT Xtreme duty clutch with street light flywheel
  • Group N engine and transmission mounts Gone
  • GFB short shifter
  • Spec C axles
  • SPEC C steering rack
  • STI Spec C 5x114 conversion with extended studs
  • 1Way Cusco front LSD sourced but fitted...yet
  • Goodridge braided clutch line

HANDLING/CHASSIS:
  • Full bushing upgrade throughout (WL, TIC and Kartboy)
  • Cusco engine mount
  • Cusco transmission mount
  • White line sway bars 24mm F&R
  • Racecomp Engineering Tarmac 3 with swift spring upgrade 1000-895R
  • STI pink trailing arm
  • MSI lateral links
  • Oswald Performance front sub frame brace
  • TSS Fab transmission crossmember
  • TSS Fab T brace
  • Super Pro front control arm assembly including ALK and end links
  • Super Pro steering rack bushings
  • Braid Full race custom wheels 18x8.540
  • TIC X brace
  • TIC fender brace
  • Whiteline roll centre adjustment
  • MSI camber plate front and rear
  • Beatrush floor brace
  • Beatrush trunk cage
  • Beatrush division plate
  • Cusco underbody mid chassis brace
  • Cusco RS 1.5 way rear LSD

There some more mods that I have forgotten.

BRAKES:
  • Alcon brake kit (365mm 6pot front, 343 4pot rears)
  • Pagid RST3 pads
  • Chargespeed dry carbon brake ducts
  • Cusco master cylinder brace
  • EPC titanium heat shield for bearings
  • Custom brake ducting

HEART TRANSPLANT 2014 (happening...now):

Element Tuning Pro Comp LongBlock:
  • STi Block
  • STi Crank
  • ET Rods
  • Manley Piston/Rings, Subaru Gasket Kit, ARP Head Studs.
  • STi Heads
  • Big Valve Head Modification
  • BC 280 Cams
  • 11 mm High Flow Oil Pump
  • Precision Assembled, balanced, and blue printed
  • Element Tuning Closed Deck Block Modification
  • Subaru Block Pin ... Subaru Piston Pin Plugs
  • Subaru Block Oil ... Subaru Block Oil Covers
  • NGK Spark Plugs Iridium Subaru STI
  • STI pink Kevlar timing belt

Element Tuning Dry Sump Oiling System:
  • 2 Stage Scavenging Pump and Billet AC Bracket
  • Aviaid 8 Gallon Dry Sump Tank
  • ARE Oil Pan
  • Element Tuning Dry Sump Fitting Kit For Passenger Rear, Cage Mount
  • 12 AN Fittings
  • Element Competition Air Oil Separator Catch Can 3.5"

ECU:
  • Element Tuning Hydra EMS 2.7 2002 JDM STI
  • Hydra EMS 2.7 WB Sensor and Harness Kit
  • Element Hydra EMS Accessory Harness
  • Element Tuning Hydramist Version 3 for Subaru
  • Turbosmart eboost2

DATA MONITOR:
  • AIM MXL
  • AIM GPS module
  • Oil pressure and temp sensors, coolant temp
  • AFR and fuel pressure
  • Link G4 intelligent knock sensor with staged warning lights

FUEL SYSTEM:
  • DW 1300cc Top Feed Fuel Injectors Subaru STi 07-11
  • 2x Bosch 044 Fuel Pump Kit (inline)
  • Element Fuel Rail Kit, Aeromotive FP Regulator, Gauge,
  • Aeroquip -8 and -6 socketless Top Feed
  • I gallon fuel cell (Meth-Water)
  • Walbro 416 in tank lift pump (replacing the now quite old 255lph unit).
  • Aftermarket Industries full billet 1.7l surge tank
  • 1x Filter Adapter, 1x Filter Sock, 2x Fitting adapter, fitting, Fuel Pump Relay
  • Additional fuel filter
  • E85 specific 10-8 fuel line upgrade throughout
  • AN fitting TIG welded into factory tank

EXTRA:
  • Process West billet TGV Delete Top Feed
  • Perrin MAP sensor
  • Mishimotoracing thermostat
  • Samco hose kit
  • Cosworth air pump delete
  • STI pink high pressure radiator cap
  • Beatrush lightweight alternator pulley
  • DEKA lightweight battery repositioned

TURBO KIT:
  • Process West V-mount
  • Process West Intake Manifold
  • Process West coolant expansion tank
  • Process West piping (with some modification)
  • Borg Warner 71/63 Turbo .85 A/R V-Band Internal Wastegate
  • Full Race ProStock 2-Bolt 1.5 Scroll Lower Turbo Manifold
  • Gold Foil Film where necessary
  • Turbine Housing High Temp Coating Turbine Coat w/ 2000 Degree Threshold
  • Lower Manifold Ceramic Coating 2000 Degree Turbine Color
  • Up Pipe Ceramic Coating 2000 Degree
  • TurboSmart dual Port actuator for EFR turbos with custom springs
  • Turbosmart 4 posrt solenoid
  • Turbosmart Kompact BPV
  • Hypertune DBC Throttle body

COMPLETION:
  • KS Tech SRI with custom carbon ducting
  • Cosworth air pump delete
  • Element Tuning inlet
  • Beatrush lightweight alternator pulley
  • Volk ZE40 18x10 35 Gunblue
  • Velo Podium II racing seat
  • L'aunsport WRC carbon ventilated
  • JUN front bumper spoiler
  • Varis carbon trunk


[*]NEXT STEP:


•Water cooled brakes
•Alcon master cylinder
•Bolt in cage AGI 6 point cage
•Sabelt Steering wheel
•Sabelt mechanical fire suppression system








Supported by:

Touge Tuning, Turbosmart, Singular Motorsport, Veloce Motorsport, Element Tuning,
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Old 04-24-14, 08:55 PM   #2
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Will post some pics and the video once I learn how to :-)
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Old 04-24-14, 10:19 PM   #3
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I clicked because I saw GT3 RS

But what I saw was something just as good if not better closed deck FTW
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Old 04-24-14, 10:28 PM   #4
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^ Thanks user1029.
Haha, it means a lot coming from you ;-)

The car is the 2013 Skyline national time-attack champion Australia. Now I don't believe the competition was as fierce as I was expecting but, I was on stock power.
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This is one of the best builds on here already. Clean and an immaculate choice in parts. Cannot wait for the finished product with the new motor and my favorite turbo ever (EFR 7163 ). Keep posting!
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Old 04-24-14, 11:16 PM   #6
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Thanks Yazel for kind words.

I am just waiting for AIM dash, CAI and few other parts before we start the process. Hopefully, can do some events in second half of the year.
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wow, tbag! i absolutely LOVE what you have done, here. i agree with yazel; this is one of the best and, i'd add, well thought out sti builds anywhere - period. thank you for mentioning me in your op along with the great cast of contributors who did the all the real work and planning with you. you know how i feel about myles and phil. if you want a great project you need great people. it doesn't get better than those two.

finding this journal made my day.
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Thanks Bruce for kind words.

You have to at least say thank you when you are helped

Phil, well I can't say enough good things about him. We had an international two hour phone conversation and I was sold. Till this date we have had almost 200 emails! and not even once he replied me later than 48h or did not address my question/concern in a convincing and logical way. Reputation well earnt!

In my job, I see different kinds of people from different strata of society and I will say, he is one of the few that I trust 100% when it comes to cars. I will have zero hesitation dropping my car with and knowing that things will happen properly.

Same goes for Myles at Racecomp engineering. My current sway bar and coilover setup is what he recommended and I am still using the same set up, 1.6g in the corners and a turn-in that a local rally team described as "the best Subaru they have seen...ever"


I completely agree with Bruce regarding getting good help. A friend of mine competed in WTAC last year (full carbon R32 and an OS Giken 3l engine and two BW 6758) and local shops, screwed him over his chromoly arms and sub frame so much, it was not funny.

I drove the car with a pro tune for 6 months and identified what I want to do and how I expect the car to behave.
Then I did a short list of "specialists" to help me get there by actually doing the job. Then I talked to people with what I perceived as "good builds", like Bruce and Alcoolaid to choose between my short list options.

During the two years after and some semi competitive track days and mountain runs, I decided on further steps.

Here is a GPS trace of my car on Starspec Z1s before half of the mods are installed and it speaks for itself. After my second lot of chassis mods, peak lateral acceleration jumped to 1.6g on Starspec Z1 with an average easily above 1g and unless I have he tank 3/4 full, it would surge heavily.

This was when I thought, I will have oil starvation if/when I go semi/full slicks. Also, when you invest this much in a custom built race engine, you want to make sure it lasts long enough. In order to do so, I wanted the engine to have enough fuel and oil This is where I thought about dry sump and running two 044 + Walbro 416.

The next issue was to have as good as electronic-control as possible and hence, Hydra (Phil has put a base map in already) and E boost 2.




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Nice build man! I see you have really thought out the direction you want to go with this car. I like those Oswald parts you picked up, Ive been looking at those myself.

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