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Updated 7/7/11 with new mods.

UPDATED 7/4/09: Alright so, decided to merge this into a 2-FOR-1 SUPER SPECIAL Journal :lol: 08 STI and Evo 9!!

2008 Lightening Red STI
Date purchased: 7/4/08 @ Eastside Subaru in Kirkland, WA - good deal and they give free oil changes/loaner cars for life.

2008 STI w/Nav, BBS silver wheels, subwoofer, homelink rearview mirror, shock sensor alarm and all weather floor mats.


Round One Mods: 3-13-09 @ Surgeline Tuning in Portland, OR

Round One Power Results: 293 HP 337 Ft-Lb Torque
Dyno: Mustang Dynamometer
Outside Temp: ~50 degrees

Tim Bailey put together another map at 19psi but HP stayed about the same and torque went up 15 ft-lb so decided to run the more conservative map most often. They didn't run a baseline on my car but other stock 08's have been putting down between 220-230 HP and 250 ft-lb torque on their dyno so the mods were good for 63-73hp+ and close to 100+ ft-lb torque. Really happy withe power output, delivery and handling. From the dyno chart (i'll post later when I can get is scanned), the power delivery is extremely smooth and accelaration is just as smooth.

Round 2: GT35R Rotated Set Up 8/14/09
Round 2 Power Results: 407 HP 402 Ft-Lb Torque
Dyno: Mustang Dynamometer
Outside Temp: ~75 degrees


Engine:
Perrin custom big MAF intake
Perrin GT35R downpipe
Perrin up-pipe w/Tial 44mm EWG plumbed into DP
Perrin equal length header
Header and up-pipe wrap
Cobb AP custom tune - 92 @ 18psi, 20psi and 22psi
Blitz Nurspec R Cat-Back Exhaust
Perrin Signature Series Front Mount Intercooler Stealth w/Red Plumbing
Garrett 35R rotated turbo (.70 A/R and .63 hotside)
Walbro Fuel Pump
1000cc DW Injectors
Grimspeed EBCS
HKS SSQV 2 BOV
Crawford Performance Air/Oil Separator
Koyo Radiator

Suspension/Wheels:
Advan RZ 18x10's +35 Gunmetal
BFGoodrich KDW 275/35/18 G-Forces
Volk Racing Red Lugnuts
Cusco Zero 2E and E-Con Controller
Perrin 22mm adjustable front and rear sway bars
Perrin Front and Rear Endlinks
Cusco Front Strut Tower Bar
Cusco Rear Strut Tower Bar
Cusco rear control arms
Cusco rear trailing arms
Whiteline anti-lift kit

Drive-Train:
TBD Stage 2 clutch (Planned)
TBD lighthened Flywheel (Planned)
TBD Carbon Driveline (Planned)
Kartboy Short Shifter, front and rear Bushings

Brakes:
DBA 4000 slotted rotors all around
Hawk HPS+ rotors all around (track)
Hawk HPS all around (street)
Stainless Steel Brake lines

Exterior:
Replica Charge Speed Carbon Fiber Bottom Line Kit
Perrin Red Tail Light film covers
Seibon CW II CF Hood
Rally Armor Mudflaps

Interior:
OEM Bluetooth hands free kit
Perrin Universal Steering Mount Gauge Pod
Boost Gauge
Oil Pressure Gauge










Before with the 08 Silver BBS's (18x8.5 and OEM Dunlups)








2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 5 Speed Sun/Sounds/Leather Package

Purchased: 5/16/09

This is my wife's car so she's going to throw in her girlie style on top of some serious performance. As of now, here's the plan:

Engine:
Injen Cold Air Intake w/Upper & Lower Intercooler Pipes (INSTALLED)
Cobb 3" Turbo Back Exhaust (INSTALLED)
Walbro Fuel Pump (INSTALLED)
Cobb AP (Installed)
Perrin EBCS (Installed)
Perrin Stealth Intercooler (INSTALLED)


Suspension:
Tein Springs (Installed)
Tein Monoflex & EDFC (Planned)


Drive-Train:
TBD Stage 2 clutch (Planned)
TBD lighthened Flywheel (Planned)
TBD Short Shifter

Brakes:
DBA Series 4000 Slotted Front & Rear Rotors (INSTALLED)
Hawk HPS Brake Pads (Installed)
Goodridge Technafit SS Brake Lines (INSTALLED)
Motul Brake Fluid (INSTALLED)

Exterior:
Seibon CWII CF hood
Seibon Carbon Fiber Trunk Lid
Carbon Fiber Fenders (Planned)
Seibon RA Style Front Lip
Tinted Windows (Installed)

Interior:
TBD In-Dash Nav System (Planned)
TBD Pillar Gauge Pod with Boost, Oil Pressure & Wide Band Gauges (Planned)
All Seating Stitching redone with Pink Thread (Planned)
TBD 3 point harness (Planned)
TBD Roll Cage (Planned)

Other:
18x9.5 Volk Racing CE28 Genesis
Hankook Ventus V12 275/35/18's









 

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Re: Future 500hp supercar 08 Lightning Red STI

Sweet ride !! U sound like the man with the plan. Hope it pans out for u :)
 

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Re: Future 500hp supercar 08 Lightning Red STI

Thanks guys - hoping things pan out as well too. If you guys see anything that looks awesome (exterior, interior or performance) - feel free to make suggestions. Really want the car to a top performer all around w/out sacrificing driveability, etc. My buddy has a 08 C63 AMG, so he's at the top of the list when we got on the track this spring. He might have me beat straight line but the corners are mine.
 

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Re: Future 500hp supercar 08 Lightning Red STI

Gotta love the 08 in red!
 

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Re: Future 500hp supercar 08 Lightning Red STI

Great start, looking good!
What's the drop on those Cusco's?
 

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Re: Future 500hp supercar 08 Lightning Red STI

about a 1/2" from the tires. Cusco's are a little stiffer than stock on the softest setting and get much more stiff as you adjust up. Aside from Japanese only manuals that I can't read and need translating software :) really happy with them.
 

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Re: Future 500hp supercar 08 Lightning Red STI

Just received CF CS Replica Lip Kit today and will be installing on Thursday or Friday at my brother's shop. Once I refigure out how to upload images, I will! :confused:

Will do a post on the install but looks like it will be pretty straight forward. Red on Black and CF is just delicious! :)





 

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Re: Future 500hp supercar 08 Lightning Red STI

Down in Portland today at my brother's new shop, Baseline Autoworks and installed the replica Carbon Fiber CS bottom line kit and damn is it sexy!!

Gotta say, this has to be my new favorite mod - it just makes such a big difference. Props to Luis3rd, BillyC and L-Schlegs for the inspiration. Up next is the carbon fiber trunk, hood and wing!

The installation was pretty straight forward with needing just standard tools except for the clip remover but other things could be used to substitute. Total install time was about 1.5 hours. Fitment was decent as one of the sideskirts was maybe 1/10" too small but not really noticeable. Overall SUPER happy considering the cost and the outcome - a great value.













Need suggestions on wheels too! Let me know what you think - am leaning towards black or gunmetal something with fewer spokes, lightweight and 18x9 - thoughts??
 

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Re: 08 Lightning Red STI AEM, Cobb, Cusco, Perrin, Carbon Fiber and more!

Looking good! Giving me options for my car :)
 

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Re: 08 Lightning Red STI AEM, Cobb, Cusco, Perrin, Carbon Fiber and more!

Before I left left Portland, stopped by Perrin performance headquarters to check it out and pick up some goodies. Their showroom was pretty cool with a couple of bad ass mini's....





Not STI's but gotta love them.

Also picked up the universal gauge mount, boost gauge, oil temp gauge for the steering wheel/dash and red tail light covers. I'll install the tail light covers this weekend and the gauges probably next weekend - any tips on how streamline the gauge install would be awesome.



Also going to take some better pictures of the car how it is now because it's nice in Seattle this weekend - hate my crappy point and shoot! :mad:
 

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Re: 08 Lightning Red STI AEM, Cobb, Cusco, Perrin, Carbon Fiber and more!

Looking good! Do you have any track days planned yet? I am going to bremerton on the 22nd be cool to see some other subys out there.
 

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Re: 08 Lightning Red STI AEM, Cobb, Cusco, Perrin, Carbon Fiber and more!

Not yet but down for joining and getting a group of subie's up there. You thinking Bremerton the drag or road course?
 

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Re: 08 Lightning Red STI AEM, Cobb, Cusco, Perrin, Carbon Fiber and more!

Please upgrade your camera!! I love your car so far, I just want some better shots of the kit! Kthxbye.
 

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Re: 08 Lightning Red STI AEM, Cobb, Cusco, Perrin, Carbon Fiber and more! UPDATED PIC

Hope these are better - probably going to con one of my photographer friends to take pics next week sometime but hope these will do. It looks sick...





 

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Re: 08 Lightning Red STI AEM, Cobb, Cusco, Perrin, Carbon Fiber and more! UPDATED PIC

your car looks fantastic! Love the Carbon Fiber CS bottom line kit! Do you have any pics of the universal gauge mount installed?
 

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Re: 08 Lightning Red STI AEM, Cobb, Cusco, Perrin, Carbon Fiber and more! UPDATED PIC

would love to see you car in person hopefully at the track day sent you a pm.
 
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