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Old 08-12-10, 07:23 PM   #1
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Default Sabrewings' 2009 DGM STI (updated 05/27/2015, Gone but not forgotten)

Summary

2009 STI Dark Grey Metallic with the following factory options:
  • Sport Grille
  • Factory Sub
  • Cargo net
  • Arm rest extension
  • Silver BBS
  • Fog Lights
  • Autodim compass mirror
  • iPod interface
Current mods

Engine
  • Tsudo Catless TBE
  • Accessport
  • Protune (316WHP/ 372WTQ)
  • Crawford Air/Oil Separator
  • KillerB oil pan
  • KillerB oil pickup
  • KillerB baffle
Drivetrain
  • KB Front shifter stay
  • KB Rear shifter stay
  • TiC Shifter pivot bushings
  • TiC Shifter u-joint bushings
  • Subaru Group N trans mount
  • Subaru Group N engine mounts
  • TiC crossmember bushing
  • Whiteline rear diff inserts
  • KartBoy pitchstop
Suspension and Steering
  • 24mm front Whiteline sway
  • 22mm rear Whiteline sway
  • Whiteline rear sway mount braces
  • KB endlinks all around
  • Whiteline Steering rack bushings
  • Whiteline rear subframe inserts
  • Power steering cooler
  • SuperPro trailing arm forward bushings
  • SuperPro rear lateral link inner bushings
Chassis Lightening
  • Seibon OEM style carbon fiber hood
  • Aerocatch hood latches
  • Shorai LiFePO4 battery (only 5 lbs)
  • Braille battery tie down
Wheels and Tires
  • Summer: 18x9.5 +44 Rota DPT with 265/35/18 Dunlop Direzza Z2
  • Winter: OEM BBS with 245/40/18 Blizzak LM-60
  • ATEQ Quickset TPMS for sensor IDs
Cosmetic and Convenience
  • 35% Tint
  • AVIC X920BT

Index

Post #1 - Summary/Index
Post #2 - History/Photos
Post #3 - Mods
Post #4 - Dyno day
Post #15 - Diff and Tranny fluid change
Post #18 - AVIC X920BT nav unit and Sumitomo HTR ZIII tires installed
Post #19 - Whiteline rear sway mount braces installed
Post #25 - Group N trans mount, TurninConcepts crossmember bushings, and shifter trunnion and pivot bushings all installed
Post #26 - Fender vent flap removed, Whiteline rear diff inserts and Whiteline rear subframe inserts installed
Post #62 - Crawford Air/Oil Separator, KartBoy Pitchstop, and t-bolt clamps for pressure side installed
Post #98 - Power Steering Cooler installed
Post #122 - Carbon Fiber hood installed with Aerocatch latches
Post #126 - Finished pics of Seibon hood and Aerocatch latches
Post #173 - Tigwerks motor mounts and KillerB oil products installed
Post #204 - Group N motor mounts installed
Post #223 - Shorai Lithium-iron Phosphate battery installed
Post #368 - Dr. Color Chip to the rescue!
Post #389 - Summer wheel/tire setup realized
Post #403 - SuperPro rear suspension bushings installed

Thanks for Looking at Alli!

Final update: Sold on 27 May 2015. Best of luck to the new owner.
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Old 08-12-10, 07:23 PM   #2
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Default Re: 2009 Dark Grey Metallic STI - "Alli" (pic heavy)

Here's me finally adding a journal. Been a year since I bought it (Aug 13), so it is appropriate. her name is "Alli", named after Allison Baver the Olympic US skater. Both the skater and the car are athletic and sexy, so it is a nice correlation. See the resemblance?







I bought the car from Subaru of Plano on Aug 13 2009. Here is a picture from that day:



Here is a photo shoot I did very shortly after getting back to Shreveport with it and the window sticker with the options and the original MSRP:





















Hanging out at work:



And finally some shots from a fairly recent shoot. Debadged the hatch of the "Subaru Impreza" portion:







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Old 08-12-10, 07:24 PM   #3
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Default Re: 2009 Dark Grey Metallic STI - "Alli" (pic heavy)

Now for mods. My first mod was the Accessport with a Stage 1 tune. Nothing really to show for that, so we'll move on.

Crappy phone pics right after I had the windows tinted:





Now let the real stuff come... I put in the Tsudo quad tip catless TBE along with KB front and rear shifter stay bushings. Pics:





Moving on to some suspension work. KB front and rear endlinks with Whiteline 24mm front and 22mm rear sways.








(yes, I flipped the bar before I finished bolting it in... it is not installed upside down currently)









I decided the lower red reflectors are an eye-sore, so I blacked them out while retaining safety with black reflective tape.

One reflector covered, one not, no flash:


With flash:


Both done, no flash:


Both done, with flash:


On the car, no flash:


On the car, with flash: (simulating headlights)


Right now I still have the idea to get a Crawford AOS some day, and I have things like steering rack bushings, shifter upper pivot and shifter u-joint bushings, etc to install.
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My latest endeavor was going to Cobb Plano for a tune. My wife and I had a blast on the trip (about 3 hours) and I put up some great numbers for only really having a catless TBE.

Arrived at Cobb:


Strapped down:


Other interesting cars:




My dyno sheet (316WHP, 372WTQ):



(solid line is Sport #, dashed line is Sport)

And Cobb's video:

https://www.youtube.com/v/shNXFLrsF9U

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Old 08-13-10, 04:04 AM   #5
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Default Re: 2009 Dark Grey Metallic STI - "Alli" (pic heavy), sways, protune, catback, etc

like the reflector tape, might have to go get me some
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great idea with the reflectors.
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Default Re: 2009 Dark Grey Metallic STI - "Alli" (pic heavy), sways, protune, catback, etc

Thanks. Reflector tape didn't get as much of a warm welcome when I put it in the GR exterior section, but everyone has their own tastes. That tape is meant for outdoors so it has held up very well and I'm extremely pleased.

Thanks for looking.
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Oh sweet, I actually saw the video of your car on youtube of when you were on the dyno.. I was wondering if you were on one of the forums!
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Thanks. Reflector tape didn't get as much of a warm welcome when I put it in the GR exterior section, but everyone has their own tastes. That tape is meant for outdoors so it has held up very well and I'm extremely pleased.

Thanks for looking.
oh the gr section
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Oh sweet, I actually saw the video of your car on youtube of when you were on the dyno.. I was wondering if you were on one of the forums!
Yeah, I'm here. I've lost interest in forums as of the last few months, but I'm no stranger.
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