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Old 10-15-14, 03:04 PM   #1
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Greetings everyone. After a year of having my Subie and doing the "driver mod" and learning all about these cars, I finally settled on my first modifications and did them. So, I figure it's time to make a Member's Journal here on IWSTI. Of course, I'm still learning, so bear with me as I learn all the in's and outs of tuning, suspension,





Backstory:

Up until about a year ago, the only cars I had had were Hondas/Acuras, having owned an Acura Integra, a Honda Civic, and 2 Honda Preludes. If requested, I can throw a couple pictures up of my previous cars. Last year, I was finally financially able to buy my "reasonable dream car:" this 2013 Subaru WRX STi Sedan in World Rally Blue. I bought her brand new back in October of 2013. Over the last year, I've put 23,000 miles on her. Until recently, the only "mods" she had were the SPT Exhaust and Short throw shifter that I opted for at the dealer. I've gone on way too many road trips to count with it(it does awesome), and have just been learning all I can about Subaru's, the Boxer engine, the AWD system, SI-Drive, DCCD, etc etc etc.



Goals For the Build:

Touge-Spec.

Build one of the best cars in the area for handling curvy mountain roads and the track. She is now a track/mountain driving only car and is no longer my daily!



Fun pictures and pictures of mods as they were installed to follow in subsequent posts.





CURRENT MOD LIST



Engine/Engine Management:

NGK 1-Step Colder Plugs

Invidia Catted Downpipe
Invidia SS N1 Exhaust

K&N Drop-In Filter
IAG Comp Series AOS
PTP Turbo Blanket

Cobb Accessport
Optima RedTop Battery
Mishimoto Couplers/Hoses(Turbo/Intercooler/Bypass Valve)
TopSpeed Motorsports Tune on 93
Landon Racing WRB Radiator Shroud
Landon Racing WRB Alternator Shroud



Suspension/Brakes/Drivetrain:

StopTech Stainless Steel Brakelines

StopTech Brake Pads (Street)
Hawk HP+ Brake Pads (Track)
DBA T3 3000 Rotors

Motul RBF 600 Brake Fluid

SPT Short Shifter

Whiteline 24mm Adjustable Front Sway Bar

Whiteline 22mm Adjustable Rear Sway Bar

Whiteline Front Endlinks

Whiteline Rear Endlinks

Whiteline Anti-Lift Kit
RCE Tarmac-2 Coilovers
Torque Solutions Pitch Stop Mount



Wheels and Tires
TRACK:

18.9.5 Enkei NT03, powdercoated black

265/35ZR18 Michelin Pilot Super Sports

STREET:
18x9.5 Work Emotion T7R's
Michelin Pilot Sport AS3's
255/35R18
Hub centric Rings


Exterior:

Matte Black/Grey Headlight Surrounds

TSX-r Clear Projector Lenses

The "Color Mod" (Creates blue light above light Projection)

LED Swtichback Turn Signals

Headlight Amber Delete

Tint

Hella Supertones

PU Front Lip

Perrin Super Shorty Antenna

Rear De-Badge

LED License Plate Lights
HT Autos WRB Roof Vane Spoiler
Kryptic WRX Vinyl Overlays & Gloss black window trim



Interior:

Subaru All-Weather Floor Mats

STi Logo-d Floormats

Cobb Black and Red Knob

LED Interior Conversion
GTSpec D-Shaped Steering Wheel




Future Mods



JPM Coachworks....Stuff.

Pioneer App Radio Headunit
Harnesses
Tighter Seats

COBB Flex Fuel Kit- In the garage

COBB Intake- In the garage
ETS TMIC- In the garage

Whiteline Roll Center Kit
Whiteline Toe Correction Kit
AEM Fuel Pump
ID 1000cc Injectors

HT Autos Rear Diffuser v2

Rear Bumper Spats- In the garage
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Old 10-15-14, 03:05 PM   #2
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Here's some pictures taken in the first year that I had her:

First picture I have of her:









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First Mods
StopTech Stainless Steel Brake Lines, StopTech Front Brake Pads, Motul brake fluid, Headlight surrounds, color mod, and TSX-r clear projector lenses.








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Old 10-16-14, 10:19 AM   #4
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I'm thinking about doing a straight trade of my stock wheels for these:



They're Gramiite Reps, but the guy who wants to trade with me can't remember the name of them. What's everyone's thoughts on them? Also, what might stock 18inch 5 split-spoke Subaru wheels be worth to someone? I know Subaru would charge an arm and a leg like they do for everything else, but what would a reasonable buyer be willing to pay for them?
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Congrats on the car and start of your journal!

Not sure what the wheels are, maybe rotas of some sort but i dont really pay much attention to them. I'd probably hang onto the stock wheels instead of trading for reps, wait until you can get something legit. Depends on your motivation, desired setup, budget, etc but you'd hate to trade and then find out the reps are in bad shape (out of round) or they crack, etc. take your time, dont rush into a wheel swap. what about tires? Also consider that if you're going to do anything to the suspension, you should do that before wheels (or at the same time if well researched).

I see you're from Alpharetta, did you ever get to see Rob Sutton's car WRX when he had it? How about his CTS-V? That is someone in your own town that would be an incredible resource for you if you get to know him. He's on here too with a build thread for his V.
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Thanks for checking out and replying! I did actually see the wheels in person, and there are no bends, cracks, etc etc. For the moment, the car will be a daily driver, and so legit wheels is something I really don't want to get right now. If I was to get legit wheels, like Volks or something and I hit a curb, I'd beat myself up for the next month. Lol. If I don't trade for these, I'll connive to pursue some Enkei Tuning T6S's. They're thick black 6 spoke wheels and really what I'm looking for.

I saw Rob's WRX once at our monthly Caffeine and Octane meet late last year, and then I saw his CTS at a dinner meet a few months ago. The WRXAtlanta community has been nothing but incredibly awesome and a very beneficial resource to me. Ive only spoken to Rob once personally, but I've also had longer conversations with Mike at TopSpeed and some other seasoned Subaru vets, and those have all been really enlightening. Lol.
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Beautifull work
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Well, here's some pictures from the Dragon, the Dyno run, and from recently de-badging the car. Photos courtesy of Killboy.com!




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Got one more little mod: Perrin Super Shorty Antenna.

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