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Discussion Starter #1
Well, figured I should start a journal to continue the evolution of the car! Purchased this car back in February from another member (Mother) on IWSTI, and the car is an absolute beauty. I have been thrilled with it since I got it. You will find this car in the For Sale forum also, but that is just in case the right buyer comes along. I am in no rush to sell, I am just not driving the car as much as I should be. I will still be autocrossing the car, and continuing to modify the car as I hold on to it, and keeping track of it all right here!

Engine & Drivetrain Mods

TopSpeed SS1 Shortblock- Done at approximately 11k miles.
ATP GT3076R External Wastegate Turbo
Tial 44mm Wastegate :tup:
DW 1000cc Injectors
Cobb AccessPort
Perrin Front Mount Intercooler
Beatrush Forged Pitch Stop Mount
STI Group N Motor Mounts
ACT Streetlite Flywheel
Walbro Fuel Pump
Invidia Equal Length Header (coated with Swaintech White Lightning)
Invidia Catless Downpipe
Invidia Q300 Exhaust
Grimmspeed Uppipe
Grimmspeed 8mm phenolic spacers
Grimmspeed EBCS
Engaged Performance TGV Deletes
Saikou Michi Catch Cans
KS Tech MegaMAF 73mm Intake
Perrin 3" Inlet
Moroso Oil Pickup
PTP Turbo Blanket (modified to fit EWG turbo)
Mishimoto Aluminum Radiator

Suspension Mods

BC Racing BR Coilovers
RCE Swaybars
Whiteline Rear Swaybar Mount Support Braces
GT Spec Rear Lower Control Arms
Whiteline RCA Kit

Exterior Mods

Glim Silver Work 11R Wheels 18x9.5 +38 w/ Michelin Pilot Super Sport 265/35/18 (Put on at 18.5k miles)
STI Front lip with JDM rubber skirt
R205 Fender Badges
Hella Horns with Subimods harness and bracket
Lightwerkz Bixenon HID Retrofit
Yellow High Beam Bulbs in Factory Location
Color changing LED front turn signals
Lamin-X Film on Taillights
Headlight Armor Yellow Foglight overlays
Plasti-dipped Bumper Vents
30% tint
Sport Grill

Interior Mods

DAMD Flat Bottom Steering Wheel
VooDoo spun aluminum shift knob
Redline red stitched leather shift boot, brake boot and armrest cover
SMY Clustermaker Dual Gauge Pod Cluster
Defi Red Racer Oil Pressure and Boost gauges
AEM UEGO Digital Wideband Gauge in MB Gauge Pod

Car on the DYNO at TSM

Green- 91 Octane (Super conservative due to lesser quality ACN fuel in Arizona)
Red- 93 Octane
Blue- MS109 mix with pump (for engine health, I added the MS109 with the car on the dyno as soon as the low fuel indicator light came on, therefore the more fuel you use with the low fuel light on, the safer it is to run the MS109 on the track)

2010 STI MS109/93 Octane/91 Octane tune - YouTube


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Discussion Starter #2 (Edited)
June 2nd, 2013-
Took the STI on it's first autocross- including its previous owner. And WOW it was a beast. I ran in the 2nd heat of the day and it was raining during the entire heat. The fastest lap of the day was a 49.xx driven by a raced prep 240SX in the dry, and I ran a low 55 as my best in pouring rain (The second best in the heat was a 58.xx). I tried a few different setups with the coil overs and the LSD, and ended up having the best results with putting the coil overs all the way to hard and then moving them 15 clicks to soft. Also, with the differential set to Auto, the car ran the fastest (tried Manual and Auto - as well. Here are some pics from the day.

[email protected]$$ SHELBY... Second fastest overall time of the day


Heres some of the ridiculousness that was there

Was in the same heat as me, he had too much power for the wet surface...

Here is just some of the rain that was on the course...

Overall it was an awesome day and I'm looking forward to going back to their events. It was held by Buccaneer Region SCCA.
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