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Hey there, my name is Alex and I am extremely fortunate to own a car of this nature. My first car was a brand new 2011 VW Jetta in white.



Being a passionate car enthusiast who attended the track every week to watch, I wanted to have a car that I could drive around and turn heads, but also take to the track...and that's when I made it a priority to budget my money to be able to afford the car in roughly 3 years. So countless car restoration {I do more specialized car detailing that involves strictly paint corrections} jobs which roughly take 20+ hours worth of work, and working for a few summers allowed me to afford this car. I am super excited to present to you my baby Gabriella...enjoy!





Being a professional restorer/detailer, I told the dealership not to wash the car or remove any of the PDI tape, etc. I did go with the rust-proofing by the dealership, but other than that, I drove the car with all the protective tape on the outside, and plastic wrap on the entire interior still on :D

Here are a list of the parts/mods that I've done... Enjoy!
***Red Lettering means upcoming mods
***Blue Lettering means part is on the way/ready to be installed
***Green Lettering means part is sold and is off the car


Engine:

Air Induction
  • ARC Top Mount Intercooler - Purchased from Matt - Polished by [email protected]
  • APS (Air Power Systems) Hard Turbo Inlet - Purchased from Steve - ID Plate Polished by [email protected]
  • Cobb Top Mount Intercooler Coupler - Purchased from Touge Tuning
  • ETS Cold Air Intake Brushed S/S - Purchased from Touge Tuning
  • Zerolift Composite TGV Delete Valves - Purchased from Touge Tuning
Engine Cooling
  • GrimmSpeed Turbo Heat Shield Ceramic Coated Black - Purchased from and Installed at Touge Tuning
  • Lachute Performance Upper Radiator S/S Tube - Purchased from [email protected] Performance and Installed at Touge Tuning
  • Moroso Aluminum Coolant Expansion Tank for GD STi/Forester XT - Purchased from RallySportDirect and Installed at Touge Tuning
  • PTP Turbo Blanket Lava Subaru for Stock Turbo - Purchased from and Installed at Touge Tuning
  • Ron Davis Radiator w/ Integrated Oil Cooler - Purchased from Ron Davis Radiators - Installed at Touge Tuning
  • Samco Lower Radiator Hose in Black - Purchased from and Installed at Touge Tuning
  • ARC Power Steering Cooler - Purchased from JDMCainLab
Engine Dress-Up
  • ARC Alternator Cover (2nd one) - Purchased from Nick - Modified and Installed by [email protected] Customs
  • ARC Oil Cap - Purchased from Chris: IWSTI member "BAD MF STI" - Installed at Touge Tuning
  • Black IAG Radiator Stays (IAG-ACC-2502BK) - Purchased from and Installed at Touge Tuning
  • Silver IAG Brake Master Cylinder Reservoir Cap (AG-ACC-5002SL) - Purchased from and Installed at Touge Tuning
  • Silver IAG Clutch Reservoir Cap (IAG-ACC-5003SL) - Purchased from and Installed at Touge Tuning
  • Silver IAG Engine Oil Dipstick (IAG-ACC-5009SL) - Purchased from and Installed at Touge Tuning
  • Silver IAG Power Steering Reservoir Cap (IAG-ACC-5007SL) - Purchased from and Installed at Touge Tuning
  • Silver IAG V2 Coolant Overflow Cap (IAG-ACC-5011SL) - Purchased from and Installed at Touge Tuning
  • Silver IAG V2 Windshield Washer Fluid Cap (IAG-ACC-5012SL) - Purchased from and Installed at Touge Tuning
  • West Coast Fasteners Titanium Bolts for ARC Oil Cap - Purchased from [email protected] Coast Fasteners - Installed at Touge Tuning
  • West Coast Fasteners Titanium Bolts for Entire Engine Bay - Purchased from [email protected] Coast Fasteners - Installed at Touge Tuning
    ARC Alternator Cover - Purchased from Marcus: NASIOC/IWSTI member "MaD1521" - Sold to Matt: IWSTI member "EMAGDNIM"
    STI Stencil for 08+ OEM TMIC - Purchased from Scott: IWSTI member "GraphicSTI" - Sold to Matt
Engine Management
Exhaust
  • Cobb Catted Downpipe (Ceramic Coated) - Purchased from Nextmod - Ceramic Coated by Fireball Coatings - Installed by [email protected] Customs
  • Greddy SE Catback Exhaust w/Burnt Tips - Purchased from Corey: IWSTI member "C0rlad" - Installed by Carl
  • Grimmspeed Ceramic Coated 38mm V-Band External Wastegate 2-Bolt UpPipe & Dumptube - Purchased from and Installed at Touge Tuning
  • Killer B Motorsport 4-1 Holy Header 2-Bolt - Ceramic Coated by Fireball Coatings - Purchased from and Installed at Touge Tuning
  • Tial 38mm Black External Wastegate - Purchased from and Installed at Touge Tuning
Fuel System
  • Deatschwerks DW65c Fuel Pump - Purchased from Touge Tuning
  • IAG V2 Top Feed Fuel Rails (Black Finish) w/ IAG Fuel Pulse Dampers - Purchased from Touge Tuning
  • Injector Dynamics 1000cc Injector Set w/ Pigtails - Purchased from Touge Tuning
  • Radium Engineering Fuel Pressure Regulator w/Fuel Pressure Gauge - Purchased from Touge Tuning
Motor Build
  • IAG Air Pump Block Off Plate (Silver Finish) - Purchased from and Installed at Touge Tuning
Oil Systems
  • Killer B Motorsport High Capacity Performance Racing Oil Pan - Purchased from and Installed at Touge Tuning
  • Killer B Motorsport Oil Baffle Windage Tray - Purchased from and Installed at Touge Tuning
  • Killer B Motorsport Ultimate Oil Pickup - Purchased from and Installed at Touge Tuning
    Killer B AOS
    IAG Race Version AOS Polished - Purchased from Touge Tuning - Sold because not compatible with Carbing Titanium Strut Tower
Turbo & Boost Control
  • Grimmspeed EBCS 3-Port - Purchased from and Installed at Touge Tuning
Drivetrain:
  • Beatrush Transmission Mount - Purchased from SMYPerformance - Installed by Jason
  • Circuit Motorsports Billet Clutch Master Cylinder Brace (Gray Finish) - Purchased from Circuit Motorsports - Installed at Touge Tuning
  • Driveshaft Shop 1-Piece Carbon Fiber Driveshaft - Purchased from Yan: IWSTI member "Yanbags" - Installed at Touge Tuning
  • Fluidampr Damper Crank Pulley - Purchased from and Installed at Touge Tuning
  • Lachute Performance Custom Stainless Steel Braided Clutch Line - Purchased from [email protected] Performance - Installed at Touge Tuning
  • MSI Billet Aluminum Solid Engine Mounts - Gifted from Mooresport - Installed at Touge Tuning
  • MSI Solid Subframe Inserts - Purchased from and Installed at Touge Tuning
  • Roger Clark Motorsport Timing Belt Guide - Purchased from and Installed at Touge Tuning
  • SuperPro Crossmember Bushings - Purchased from SMYPerformance - Installed by Jason
  • SuperPro Pitch Stop Mount - Purchased from SMYPerformance - Installed by Carl
  • SuperPro Rear Differential Replacement Bushings Rear - Purchased from SMYPerformance - Installed at Touge Tuning
  • Tommi Makinen GroupN Short Throw Shift Linkage System (35010ZR010) - Purchased from Japan Parts - Installed at Touge Tuning
  • Whiteline Rear Differential Positive Power Front Kit (KDT905) - Purchased from and Installed at Touge Tuning
    Beatrush Engine Mounts - Purchased from SMYPerformance - Installed by Jason - Removed for MSI Billet Aluminum Solid Engine Mounts
    Kartboy Rear Shifter Bushing - Purchased from RallySportDirect - Installed by Carl - Removed for Tommi Makinen GroupN Short Throw Shift Linkage System
    Kartboy Short Shifter - Purchased from RallySportDirect - Installed by Carl - Removed for Tommi Makinen GroupN Short Throw Shift Linkage System
    SuperPro Rear Subframe Insert Kit - Purchased from SMYPerformance - Installed at APH - Removed for MSI Solid Subframe Inserts
    SuperPro Shift Linkage Bushing - Purchased from SMYPerformance - Installed at APH - Removed for Tommi Makinen GroupN Short Throw Shift Linkage System
    TiC 6MT Pivot Bushings - Purchased from Touge Tuning - Installed by Jason - Removed for Tommi Makinen GroupN Short Throw Shift Linkage System
Handling:
  • Cusco Power Steering Rack Brace - Purchased from SMYPerformance
  • SuperPro Steering Rack Bushings - Purchased from SMYPerformance
    2015 Subaru STi Steering Rack 13:1 (34110VA120)
Braking:
  • Alcon Advantage Extreme 6 piston Front 355x32mm / 4 Piston Rear 343x28mm - Purchased from Jon - Installed by Chris and Richard at My Home
  • APR Dry Carbon Fiber Rotor Cooling Plates - Purchased from and Installed at Touge Tuning
  • Hawk HPS Street Front Brake Pads - Purchased from and Installed at Touge Tuning
  • Hawk HPS Street Rear Brake Pads - Purchased from and Installed at Touge Tuning
  • Stoptech SS Front Brake Lines - Gifted from Cosimo - Installed at APH
  • Stoptech SS Rear Brake Lines - Gifted from Cosimo - Installed at APH
  • Grimmspeed Master Cylinder Brace - Purchased from Touge Tuning
Suspension/Chassis Bracing:
  • AST 4100 Coilovers - Purchased Locally - Installed at Touge Tuning
  • Beatrush Rear Differential Tension Bar (BEA S76102MTD-FM) - Purchased from [email protected] - Installed at Touge Tuning
  • Carbing Titanium Strut Tower BAR Titanium/Front/Only Type (Master Cylinder Stopper) - Purchased from Matt: IWSTI member "EMAGDNIM" - Installed at My Home
  • Cusco Front Lower Arm Bar Type II (CUS 692 477 A) - Purchased from [email protected] - Installed at APH
  • Cusco Front Member Power Brace (CUS 692 492 FM) - Purchased from Brian: IWSTI member "belaud" - Installed at Touge Tuning
  • Cusco Power Brace Crossmember (CUS 692 492 M) - Purchased from [email protected] - Installed at APH
  • Cusco Power Brace Floor Center (CUS 692 492 C) - Purchased from [email protected] - Installed at APH
  • Cusco Power Brace Rear Lower (CUS 692 492 R) - Purchased from [email protected] - Installed at APH
  • Cusco Rear Trailing Arm (CUS 692 474 T) - Purchased from and Installed at Touge Tuning
  • GTSpec Rear A-Brace (GTS-SUS-1339) - Purchased from Rallitek - Installed at Touge Tuning
  • GTSpec 4 Point Rear Subframe Brace (GTS-SUS-1329) - Purchased from [email protected]'sPerformanceParts - Installed at Touge Tuning
  • MSI Motorsport Front Endlinks - Purchased from and Installed at Touge Tuning
  • MSI Motorsport Rear Endlinks (Custom) - Purchased from and Installed at Touge Tuning
  • MSI Motorsport Top Mounts - Purchased from and Installed at Touge Tuning
  • MSI Rear Toe Arms - Purchased from and Installed at Touge Tuning
  • SUMMIT-Racing Equipments Fender Reinforcement Brace - Purchased from [email protected] Performance (Holland) - Installed at Touge Tuning
  • SuperPro Front LCA Bushings (SPF3728K) - Purchased from and Installed at Touge Tuning
  • SuperPro Front LCA Rear DUROBALL Caster Kit (DURO3738K) - Purchased from and Installed at Touge Tuning
  • SuperPro Front Roll Center Adjustment Kit (TRC0002) - Purchased from and Installed at Touge Tuning
  • SuperPro Front and Rear 22mm Sway Bars - Purchased from and Installed at Touge Tuning
  • SuperPro Rear Sway Bar Support Brace - Purchased from and Installed at Touge Tuning
  • Voodoo13 Adjustable Rear Lower Control Arms - Purchased from and Installed at Touge Tuning[/COLOR]
    JRZ RS Pro 2 Way Adjustable Monotube Coilovers 2008+ STi
    Ronnie O'Brien Motorsports 8pt Chromoly Roll Cage w/Gussets
    MSI Rear Lateral Links - Purchased from and Installed at Touge Tuning - Removed for Voodoo13 Adjustable Rear Lower Control Arms
    MSI Trailing Arms - Purchased from Touge Tuning - Removed for Cusco Rear Trailing Arm
Exterior:
  • APR Carbon Fiber Hood Vents (Universal) - Purchased from [email protected] - Installed at Vaughan Fine Touch
  • Auto Staff Titanium Tow Hook - Purchased from Nengun - Installed by [email protected] Customs
  • Blacktop Aero Carbon Fiber Front Lip - Purchased from [email protected] Motorsports - Installed at APH
  • Blacktop Aero Carbon Fiber Side Skirt Extensions - Purchased from [email protected] Motorsports - Installed at APH
  • C3 (Custom Carbon Composites) Custom One-Off Nurburgring Front Bumper with Carbon Fiber Brake Ducts and Carbon Fiber IPF Fog Light Surrounds - Installed by [email protected] Composites at Touge Tuning
  • Debadged but left STi
  • Entire Front-End (Hood, Hood Scoop, Headlights, Front Bumper, Fenders, Side Mirrors, A-Pillars, Carbon Fiber Front Lip, Carbon Fiber Side Skirt Extensions), All 4 Doors, Fender Trim Pieces, Nurburgring CF Brake Ducts and Fog Light Surrounds, Rear Bumper, Side Skirts, Taillights, Trunk Wrapped in Avery Dennison Nano-Fusion PPF - Installed at Auto-Links and Elevated Auto
  • Front Bumper Side Vents and Side Fender Inserts Vinyl-Wrapped Gloss Black - Installed at Auto-Links
  • Front Grill Vinyl-Wrapped Gloss Black - Installed at Auto-Links
  • Grimmspeed Front License Plate Delete - Purchased from Nextmod - Installed by Carl
  • Hella Supertones in White - Purchased from JNA Performance - Installed by Carl
  • JDM Power Folding Mirrors - Purchased from Marcos: IWSTI member "Monkiboy" - Installed at Auto-Links
  • JDM Wide Angle Side-View Mirrors - Purchased from Marcos: IWSTI member "Monkiboy" - Installed at Auto-Links
  • Liberal Japan Carbon Fiber Front Grille - Purchased from [email protected] - Installed by Steven
  • L'aunsport Carbon Fiber Rear Wiper Delete - Purchased from IWSTI member "cerealkiller326" - Clear Bra'd by and Installed at Elevated Auto
  • L'aunsport Carbon Fiber Window Vents - Purchased from Quincy: IWSTI member "canadianwrxsti" - Clear Bra'd by and Installed at Elevated Auto
  • NA Impreza Base Spoiler - Purchased locally - Installed by Richard
  • Rally Armor Mudflaps in Black w/Red Lettering - Purchased from Nextmod - Installed by Carl
  • R205 Side Badges - Purchased from Nextmod - Installed by Carl
  • Seibon Dry Carbon Fiber Trunk - Purchased from [email protected] - Installed by Chris and Richard at My Home
  • Taillights painted by Brian: IWSTI member "Nexson" - Installed by Carl
  • Varis Diffuser Half-Carbon Fiber, w/Side Extensions - Purchased from Nextmod - Installed at APH
  • Varis Carbon Fiber Exhaust Heat Shields - Purchased from [email protected] Automotive - Installed at APH
  • 3rd Brake Light Vinyl-Wrapped in Red - Installed at Auto-Links
  • JDM STi Fuel Gas Cap - Purchased from Juan
  • Plastics4Performance Polycarbonate Rear Window - Purchased from P4P
  • Top Secret Titanium Tow Hook - Purchased from Tom (will not be installed on car)
  • Voltex Type H2S II (Carbon Fiber) 1370mm Universal Spoiler - Purchased from [email protected]
    Aerosim Research GRB Dry Carbon Roof (Race Version) - Purchased from [email protected]
    Spage Sport Dry Carbon Fiber Doors w/P4P Polycarbonate Windows for Entire Car - Purchased from [email protected] and P4P
    OEM STi Hatch Spoiler - Removed and replaced with NA Impreza Base Spoiler
    Roger Clark Motorsport Gobstopper II Vented Fenders - Purchased from [email protected] Clark Motorsport - Test-Fitted and not Compatible
Interior:
  • Bear-Lock USA STi 6-Speed Shift-Lock - Purchased from SMYPerformance - Installed at Auto-Links
  • DAMD Carbon Fiber Steering Wheel Flat (Black Stitch) - Purchased from AVOJDM - Installed by Carl
  • JPM Coachworks Alcantara Shift Boot in Pure Black w/ Shark Grey Stitching - Purchased from JPM Coachworks - Installed at Auto-Links
  • JPM Coachworks Alcantara E-Brake Boot in Pure Black w/ Shark Grey Stitching - Purchased from JPM Coachworks - Installed at Auto-Links
  • Overland Designs GT3 Door Strap Pull Kit (Pure Black w/ Shark Grey Stitching) - Purchased from [email protected] Designs - Installed by Renato
  • Planted Technology Seat Base - Given to and Installed by Carl
  • Stripped Interior - Done at My Home
  • Symtech Racing Carbon Fiber Interior Door Cards from X-Games Europe Belgian Winning Rally Car - Purchased from [email protected] Racing - Repaired by [email protected] Composites [email protected] - Restored by and Installed at Vaughan Fine Touch
  • Vac Motorsports Race Seat Side Mount Bracket (Universal) - Given to and Installed by Carl
  • WC Lathewerks Titanium Sphere Shift Knob (Bronze/Blue Fade) - Purchased from WCLathewerks - Installed at Auto-Links
  • WC Lathewerks SI Drive Dial Titanium (Blue/Bronze Fade) - Purchased from WCLathewerks - Installed at Auto-Links
  • Weathertech Floor Mats - Purchased from Nextmod
  • Windows Tinted 15% - Installed at Auto-Links
  • Carbon Overlayed Interior Trim Pieces - Done by Slick Carbon
  • MSI Billet Seat Bracket Set (2 sets) - Purchased from Touge Tuning
  • Rallytech N14-N16 Carbon Centre Console (RT0997/SI) - Purchased from Rallytech
  • Recaro Profi SPA Carbon Kevlar Seats (2 of them) - Purchased from [email protected]
    OMP Superlight Enduro Belts (Black) - Purchased from Paragon Competition
    Recaro Profi SPG - Purchased from [email protected] Auto Source (Authorized Recaro Seller) - Installed by Carl - Sold Because Replaced by Recaro SPA Seats
    WC Lathewerks Titanium Reverse Ring (Bronze/Blue Fade) - Purchased from WCLathewerks - Installed at Auto-Links - Sold Because Not Compatible with Tommi Makinen Short Throw Shifter
Wheels/Tires:
  • Advan GT 18x10+35 - Purchased Locally - Refinished by Leprecon - Ceramic Coated at Importfest Performance - Installed by Chris and Richard at My Home
  • Bridgestone RE71R 265/35/18 - Purchased from and Installed at Wheelsco
  • Project Kics 3mm Front Wheel Spacers - Purchased from and Installed at Wheelsco
  • Muteki SR48 Blue Lug Nuts - Purchased from and Installed at Wheelsco
    Enkei RPF1 18x10+38 - Purchased from and Installed at Wheelsco - Sold to Richard - Replaced with Advan GTs
Electronics/Lighting:
  • Alpine Low Profile Speakers - Purchased from and Installed at DOB Electronics
  • CARTEK FIA Rain Light - Purchased from Cartek - Installed by [email protected] Customs - Wired by [email protected]
  • Color Changing LED Turn Signals (Front and Rear) - Purchased from FastWRX - Installed by Carl
  • Cree Reverse Lights - Purchased from Jacky (Ebay Seller "maple125") - Installed by Carl
  • Custom Dark Housing Retrofit w/TSX-R Clear Lenses - Done by Eric "Duvanator"
  • Full Interior LED Kit (Map Light, Dome Lamp, Cargo Lamp) - Purchased from JWMotoring - Installed by Carl
  • IPF V1 JDM Fog Lights - Purchased from Yahoo Japan Auctions
  • 2500k Nokya DRL/Hi-Beams - Purchased from Nextmod - Installed by Carl
  • Odyssey PC680 Lightweight Battery - Purchased from Touge Tuning
    IPF V1 JDM Fog Lights - Purchased from Kris: NASIOC member "wrxmyers" - Installed by Carl - Removed because Cracked at 2017 CSCS Finale
Lubricants & Fluids:
  • Greddy Magnetic Oil Plug - Purchased from SMYPerformance - Installed at Touge Tuning
  • Motul X-Clean 8100 5w30 Engine Oil - Purchased from and Installed at Touge Tuning
  • Motul Gear 300 75w90 Differential Fluid - Purchased from and Installed at Touge Tuning
  • OEM Subaru Oil Filter - Purchased from and Installed at Touge Tuning
  • Roger Clark Motorsport Titanium Magnetic Drain Plug - Purchased from and Installed at Touge Tuning
  • Stoptech STR 600 DOT 4 Brake Fluid - Installed at APH
    Endless Japan Brake Fluid
Enjoy some pics of my car...






 

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Re: Alex's 2013 ST-Eye-Popping Build Thread - LOOKING FOR GREDDY SE CATBACK

Table of Contents:

Page 1:
  • Overview of Parts List
  • Photos/Videos of Gabby
Page 2:
  • Plans for Headlights, Taillights, and Power Folding Mirrors
Page 3:
  • Plans for ARC Alternator Cover
Page 4:
  • Received ARC Alternator Cover
  • Purchased STi TMIC Stencil
  • Sent Taillights to Nexson for Professional Painting
Page 5:
  • Received JDM Power Folding Mirrors
  • Received LED Reverse Lights
  • Teaser of Nexson Taillights
Page 6:
  • Installed Greddy Spectrum SE Elite Catback
  • Received and Installed Nexson Taillights
  • Installed ARC Alternator Cover
  • Wrapped Front Bumper Side Vents Gloss Black
  • Received IPF V1 Fog Lights
Page 7:
  • Received Stoptech Brake Fluid and SS Brake Lines
Page 8:
  • Received STi TMIC Stencil
  • Ordered Headlight Materials (Paint, Clear Lenses, Rubber Sealant)
  • Ordered Blacktop Aero CF Side Skirts
  • Cleaned STi Engine Bay with VX5000 Steamer
Page 9:
  • Ordered Varis CF Exhaust Heat Shields
  • Received Blacktop Aero CF Side Skirts
  • Headlights Painted
  • Varis Half-Carbon Fiber Diffuser Teaser
Page 10:
  • Received Blacktop Aero CF Front Lip
  • Installed Blacktop Aero Front Lip and Side Skirts
  • Clear Bra'd the following parts:
    Blacktop Aero Carbon Fiber Front Lip​
    Blacktop Aero Carbon Fiber Side Skirts​
    Varis Carbon Fiber Diffuser Side Extensions​
  • Wrapped Front Grill in Gloss Black
  • Photoshoot with several STis at Auto-Links
Page 11:
  • Received the following parts:
    SuperPro Crossmember Isolator Bushings​
    SuperPro Steering Rack Mount Bushings​
    SuperPro Shift Linkage Bushings​
    SuperPro Pitch-Stop Mount​
    Cusco Steering Rack Brace​
  • Received Varis CF Exhaust Heat Shields
  • Cleaned Carl's Engine Bay
  • Installed SuperPro Pitch-Stop Mount (Before and After Video)
  • Received the following parts:
    Beatrush Transmission Mount​
    Beatrush Engine Mounts​
    SuperPro Rear Subframe Inserts​
    SuperPro Rear Differential Mount Bushings​
    GReddy Magnetic Oil Plug​
  • Car Pictures from Euro Trip
  • Received and Installed Varis Rear Diffuser
  • How to Properly Wash Car
Page 12:
  • Installed Whiteline KDT905 Rear Differential Positive Power Front Kit
  • Hit 10,000KMs
  • Put Gabby Away for 2nd Year in Storage
Page 13:
  • Received Moroso Coolant Expansion Tank
  • Received Recaro Profi SPG Fixed Bucket Seat
  • Put Gabby Away for 2nd Year in Storage
Page 14:
  • Purchased Lachute Performance Upper Radiator Stainless Steel Tube
  • Received Lachute Performance Custom Stainless Steel Braided Clutch Line
Page 15:
  • Gabby Comes out of Storage
  • Installed the following parts:
    SuperPro Rear Differential Full Replacement Bushing​
    Motul Gear 300 72w90 Rear Diff Fluid​
    Motul X-Clean 5w30 Oil w/ OEM Subaru Oil Filter​
    Lachute Performance Custom Stainless Steel Clutch Line​
    Moroso Coolant Expansion Tank w/ Moroso Radiator Cap​
    Varis Diffuser Rattle Fixed​
  • Attended Track with Touge Tuning
  • Installed Moroso Coolant Expansion Tank
  • Received IAG Race Version Polished AOS
  • Pictures of Gabby at a Car Show
  • Hit 12345KMs
  • Cleaned Ricardo's Tsurugi STi Engine Bay
  • Polished Lexus RX-350 Headlights
  • Installed VAC Motorsports Seat Mount
  • Removed Driver's Seat Airbag Light
  • Cleaned Recaro Seat
  • Ordered DAMD CF D-Shaped Steering Wheel with Black Stitching
  • Attended CSCS with Touge Tuning
  • Received Grimmspeed EBCS and ETS Stainless Steel Cold Air Intake
Page 16:
  • Overland Designs GT3 Door Strap Teaser
Page 17:
  • Received and Installed Overland Designs GT3 Door Strap
  • Attended Local Porsche Day Meet
Page 18:
  • Attended 2015 Subaru Hypermeet
  • Won Cleanest Car at 2015 Subaru Hypermeet
  • Received Carbing Titanium Strut Tower
  • Sold ARC Alternator Cover
  • Modified the Carbing Titanium Strut Tower
  • Received the following parts:
    Hawk HPS Pads​
    Grimmspeed EBCS​
    Grimmspeed Brake Master Cylinder​
  • Received DAMD D-Shaped CF Steering Wheel (Black Stitching)
  • Attended Local Meet
Page 19:
  • Received Cobb Accessport V3 and a Cobb Catted Downpipe
  • Wrapped 3rd Brake Light Red
  • Installed DAMD D-Shaped CF Steering Wheel (Black Stitching)
  • Attended 2015 CSCS Finale
  • Put Gabby in Storage
  • Received Oil Results from Blackstone Laboratories
  • Received IAG Fuel Rails (Black Finish) and IAG Block-Off Plate (Silver Finish).
  • Received ARC Oil Cap
  • Received Silver IAG Brake Master Cylinder Reservoir Cap and a Silver IAG Clutch Reservoir Cap
  • Received Killer B Equal Length Headers
  • Received APS Hard Turbo Inlet
  • Polished APS Hard Turbo Inlet ID Plate
  • Received the following parts:
    Black IAG Radiator Stays​
    Silver IAG Power Steering Reservoir Cap​
    Silver IAG V2 Coolant Overflow Cap​
    Silver IAG V2 Windshield Washer Fluid Cap​
    Silver IAG Engine Oil Dipstick​
  • Received JDM Wide Angle Side-View Glass Mirrors
  • Received Top Secret Japan 2001 Edition Jacket
  • Ceramic Coated Cobb Catted Downpipe and Killer B Headers
  • Attended Toronto International Auto Show 2016
Page 20:
  • Received Cusco Front Member Power Brace
  • Received Zerolift Composite TGV Deletes
  • Received GTSPEC Rear A-Brace Version 2
  • Received GTSPEC Rear 4-Point Subframe Brace
  • Received SUMMIT-Racing Equipments Fender Braces
  • Received DSS CF Driveshaft
Page 21:
  • Received Circuit Motorsports Clutch Master Cylinder Brace
  • Installed the following parts:
    Cusco Front Member Power Brace​
    SUMMIT-Racing Equipments Fender Braces​
    Motul X-Clean 5w30 Oil w/ OEM Subaru Oil Filter​
    DSS Carbon Fiber Driveshaft​
  • Sent Cracked Blacktop Aero CF Side Skirts to be Repaired
  • Wrapped Front Bumper Side Vents in Gloss Black
  • Installed JDM Power Folding Side Mirrors w/Auto-Fold Module
  • Received the following parts:
    Beatrush Rear Differential Tension Bar​
    Cusco Front Lower Arm Bar Type II​
    Cusco Power Brace Crossmember​
    Cusco Power Brace Floor Center​
    Cusco Power Brace Rear Lower​
  • Attended CSCS 2016 Season Opener
  • Received Repaired Blacktop Aero CF Side Skirts
  • Received Ron Davis Radiator w/Built-in Oil Cooler
  • Installed the following parts:
    Hawk HPS Street Front and Rear Brake Pads​
    Beatrush Rear Differential Tension Bar​
Page 22:
  • Attended CSCS Round 2 2016
  • Saw Carl's Varis Widebody STi GRB
  • Received ARC TMIC
  • Received and Installed Enkei RPF-1 and Bridgestone RE-71R
  • Received Auto Staff Titanium Tow Hook
Page 23:
  • Sent ARC TMIC and IAG Race Version AOS to be Polished
  • Installed the following parts:
    ARC TMIC​
    IAG Race Version AOS​
  • Repaired Dent in Front Passenger Door via Paintless Dent Removal
  • Installed Pioneer BC6 Rear View Camera
  • Received and Installed West Coast Fasteners Titanium ARC Oil Cap Hardware
  • Received the following parts:
    Cobb Intercooler Coupler​
    SuperPro Front and Rear Sway Bars (22 front /22 rear)​
    SuperPro Rear Sway Bar Support Brace​
    MSI Front Motorsports Endlinks (Bearings)​
    Custom MSI Rear Motorsports Endlinks (Bearings)​
    MSI Billet Toe Arms (Bearings)​
    MSI Billet Trailing Arms (Bearings)​
  • Installed the following parts:
    Cusco Front Lower Arm Bar Type II​
    Cusco Power Brace Crossmember​
    Cusco Power Brace Floor Center​
    Cusco Power Brace Rear Lower​
  • Received Top Secret Japan Titanium Tow Hook
  • Winter Prep and Oil Change
  • Received the following parts:
    MSI Motorsport Top Mounts​
    MSI Rear Lateral Links​
    SuperPro Front Lower Control Arm Bushings​
    SuperPro Front LCA Rear DUROBALL Caster Kit​
  • Received Gift of MSI Billet T6-6061 Aluminum Solid Engine Mounts
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  • Received West Coast Fasteners Titanium Engine Bay Hardware
  • Old Picture of Carl's STi and my Old Jetta
  • Received the following parts:
    Grimmspeed Black Ceramic Coated Up-Pipe​
    Radium Engineering Fuel Pressure Regulator​
  • Received ARC Great Masters Choice Vol.1 Catalogue
  • Received Tommi Makinen GroupN Short Throw Shift Linkage System
  • Pictures of the Nurburgring 24hr. Challenge STi
  • Received the following parts:
    Deatschwerks 65c Fuel Pump​
    Injector Dynamics1000cc Fuel Injectors w/ Pigtails​
    Radium Fuel Pressure Regulator Gauge​
    PTP Turbo Blanket for Stock Turbo Subarus​
    Grimmspeed Turbo Heat Shield Ceramic Coated Black​
    Killer B Motorsport High Capacity Performance Racing Oil Pan​
    Killer B Motorsport Oil Baffle Windage Tray​
    Killer B Motorsport Ultimate Oil Pickup​
  • Brainstorming of Why I Bought a Spare Front Bumper and Have Been Driving w/o Fog Light Covers
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  • Nurburgring Front Bumper Progress
  • Hatch Rear Bumper Concept
  • Purchased Spare Hatch Rear Bumper
  • Purchased 2nd ARC Alternator Cover
  • Sent ARC Alternator Cover to Get Modified
  • Purchased L'aunsport CF Window Vents
  • Purchased JDM STi Gas Cap
  • Nurburgring Front Bumper Test Fit
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  • Nurburgring Front Bumper Completed
  • Attended Toronto International Auto Show 2017
  • Bought OMP One-S Racing Shoes
  • Received the following parts:
    Roger Clark Motorsport (RCM) Timing Belt Guide​
    Samco Silicone Radiator Hoses​
    Fluidampr Crank Pulley​
  • Received Modified ARC Alternator Cover
  • Received Adel Wiggins Clamp for Titanium Intake
  • Received Titanium Intake
  • Test-Fitted Titanium Intake
  • Received X-Games Europe Carbon Fiber Interior Doors from Belgian Winning Rally Car
  • Clear Bra Project Concept for X-Games Europe Carbon Fiber Interior Doors from Belgian Winning Rally Car
  • Installed Cobb Catted Downpipe and Flashed Stage 2 OTS
  • Polished ARC TMIC
  • Received the following parts:
    SuperPro Front Roll Center Adjustment Kit​
    APR Dry Carbon Fiber Rotor Cooling Plates​
  • Installed the following parts:
    Oil Change​
    Delete Air Pump​
    C3 Composites Nurburgring STi Carbon Fiber Brake Ducts and Fog Light Surrounds​
    Fluidampr Damper Crank Pulley​
    GrimmSpeed Turbo Heat Shield Ceramic Coated Black​
    IAG Silver Caps, Black Radiator Stays, Silver Oil Dipstick, and Silver Air Pump Block Off Plate​
    Killer B Motorsport High Capacity Performance Racing Oil Pan​
    Killer B Motorsport Oil Baffle Windage Tray​
    Killer B Motorsport Ultimate Oil Pickup​
    Lachute Performance Upper Radiator S/S Tube​
    MSI Billet Aluminum Solid Engine Mounts that will replace my Beatrush Engine Mounts​
    PTP Turbo Blanket Lava Subaru for Stock Turbo​
    Roger Clark Motorsport Timing Belt Guide​
    Ron Davis Radiator​
    Samco Lower Radiator Hose​
    Tommi Makinen GroupN Short Throw Shift Linkage System​
    West Coast Fasteners Titanium Engine Bay Hardware​
  • Received Roger Clark Motorsport Titanium Drain Plug
  • Received MSI Solid Subframe Inserts
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  • Cleaned Engine Bay
  • Installed the following parts:
    APR Dry Carbon Fiber Rotor Cooling Plates​
    AST 4100 Coilovers​
    GTSpec Rear A-Brace​
    GTSpec 4 Point Rear Subframe Brace​
    MSI Motorsport Front Endlinks​
    MSI Motorsport Rear Endlinks (Custom)​
    MSI Motorsport Top Mounts​
    MSI Rear Lateral Links​
    MSI Rear Toe Arms​
    MSI Solid Subframe Inserts​
    MSI Trailing Arms​
    SuperPro Front LCA Bushings​
    SuperPro Front LCA Rear DUROBALL Caster Kit​
    SuperPro Front and Rear 22mm Sway Bars​
    SuperPro Rear Sway Bar Support Brace​
  • Polished L'aunsport Carbon Fiber Window Vents
  • Received L'aunsport Carbon Fiber Rear Wiper Delete
  • Clear Bra'd the following parts:
    All 4 Doors​
    Side Skirts​
    Fender Trim Pieces​
    Taillights​
  • Received ARC Power Steering Cooler
  • Clear Bra'd the following parts:
    Trunk​
    Rear Bumper​
    L’aunsport Carbon Fiber Rear Wiper Delete​
    L’aunsport Carbon Fiber Window Vents​
    Nurburgring CF Brake Ducts and Fog Light Surrounds​
  • Alignment done in preparation for Autocon 2017
  • Attended Autocon 2017
  • Repaired and Restored X-Games Europe Carbon Fiber Interior Doors
  • Received Liberal Japan Carbon Fiber Front Grille
  • Received APR Carbon Fiber Hood Vents (Universal)
  • Went Stage 2+
    Killer B Equal Length Headers​
    Grimmspeed Electronic Boost Control Solenoid​
    Grimmspeed EWG Uppipe with Tial External Wastegate​
    Roger Clark Motorsport Titanium Drain Plug)​
    Protune​
  • Installed APR Carbon Fiber Hood Vents
  • Installed X-Games Europe Carbon Fiber Interior Doors with Alpine Low-Profile Speakers
  • Installed Auto Staff Titanium Tow Hook
  • Clear Bra'd and Installed Liberal Japan Carbon Fiber Front Grille
  • Attended Importfest 2017 and won 2nd Place Best Subaru
  • Received Solid Modifications Vent Pod w/AP V3 Holder
  • Track Day with Touge Tuning at TMP Raceway
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  • 2017 CSCS Finale and placed 4th in Street Class
  • Carbon Fiber Teasers
  • Received Brand New Discontinued IPF V1 Fog Lights
  • Received Odyssey PC680 Lightweight Battery
  • Received Seibon Dry Carbon Fiber Hatch
  • Received Rallytech N14-N16 Carbon Fiber Center Console
  • Received Top Secret Japan AeroCatch Hood Pins
  • Received and Installed Cartek FIA Rain Light
  • Purchased Voltex Type H2S II (Carbon Fiber) 1370mm Universal Spoiler
  • Purchased Roger Clark Motorsport Gobstopper II Vented Fenders
  • Swapped OEM STi Spoiler for NA Impreza Base Spoiler
  • Received Roger Clark Motorsport (RCM) Prototype Fender from Gobstopper II
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  • Received Alcon Advantage Extreme 6 piston Front 355x32mm / 4 Piston Rear 343x28mm
  • Test-Fitted RCM Vented Fender - Was Unsuccessful
  • Installed Alcon Brakes
  • Sold Enkei RPF-1s and Replaced with Advan GT 18X10+35 Rims
  • Powdercoated Advan GT Rims
  • Installed Seibon Dry Carbon Hatch
  • Stripped Interior
  • Installed Voodoo13 Adjustable Rear Lower Control Arms
  • Received MSI Seat Brackets and Voltex Carbon Fiber Universal Hatch Spoiler
  • Wired Cartek FIA Rain Light
  • Received 2 Recaro SPA Seats
  • Attended Toronto International Auto Show 2018
  • Received Replacement Advan GT Rim Stickers and Replacement Auto-Fold Module
  • Received Plastics4Performance Polycarbonate Rear Window
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Enjoy the new car dude!

I strongly suggest you have a look at the Cobb AP OTS maps or get a ProTune if you consider tracking the car!!

Other than that, you seem to know exactly where you are going with that car ;)
 

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Enjoy the new car dude!

I strongly suggest you have a look at the Cobb AP OTS maps or get a ProTune if you consider tracking the car!!

Other than that, you seem to know exactly where you are going with that car ;)
To be honest Simon, I am still a student in my 2nd year at University of Toronto, and I would like to keep the warranty intact, so once that is done, I will be tracking the car. As for now, I'm trying to find a Greddy SE Catback which will be my next purchase (I'm budgeting so I can make someone a really good offer).
 

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Thanks to my friend Corey (C0rlad) for selling me his spare Greddy SE Exhaust, I am on the right track with this journal. I was super happy when my friend went to pick it up from Corey, the exhaust was in perfect condition.
 

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Those tail lights are sharp! I didn't like the clear tail lights they did for the '12 and up (I believe, my '11 is red). But the way you did those looks good. How did you get the color border on there? Something that could be done from home?
 

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My best friend's girlfriend has some of the best attention to detail. What we did was we took off the tail lights, wet sanded them which left them quite dull, then his gf perfectly taped the middle part, which allowed us to safely paint around that area without getting any in that area. We applied 3 heavy coats of Duplicolor Metalcast Anodized Red Automotive Paint, waited for each coat to dry for roughly 15 minutes, and then clear coated them afterwards with a few coats.
You can definitely do it yourself at home, actually we did it in my garage, just make sure your garage is well-ventilated (open up the garage doors, etc.) and make sure to lay some tarps down on the ground to prevent overspray. :D
Have fun DIYing your tails ;)

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I just updated my build thread with a list of parts that are planned for the upcoming year! On the way currently is a brand new Varis Half Carbon Diffuser with the Side Extensions courtesy of Nextmod in Markham (suburb in Toronto) Be sure to check them out, hopefully everything goes accordingly and smoothly! I will be sure to post a review of my experience with Nextmod here, as well as plenty of pictures of the final product.

My car is currently sitting pretty in storage at the moment... here are some pics...


For those interested in the cover, it is a CoverCraft Dustop. I purchased it from a shop here called Northern Performance in Burlington, Ontario. It is a custom-made cover specifically for the 2013 hatchback STi; The quality of the cover is superb!
 

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Alex,

Thank you once again for your business and for your support. I look forward to working with you and Gabriella again soon. Oh, and I'm jealous of your exhaust :)

Happy Holidays,
Alex
 

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Hoping to see your car in hypermeet next year, maybe we'll be judges together again.
 

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Alex,

Thank you once again for your business and for your support. I look forward to working with you and Gabriella again soon. Oh, and I'm jealous of your exhaust :)

Happy Holidays,
Alex
Thank-you Alex, again, it really is a pleasure to do business with someone like yourself! ;) :cool:
I'm going to make a video of the exhaust...it's awesome! :D
 

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I miss her so much!


Can't April come sooner!!


Some definite upcoming plans:

1) Redoing Headlights to look exactly like this...
08+ WRX/STI Headlight Split | DIY Painting | Baking - NASIOC
Courtesy of a local member on TSC (Duvanator)

2) Redoing Taillights to look exactly like this...

From far-away, my current tail-lights look similar to the work above, however they are in no-way of the same workmanship, precision, and detail as the work of fellow IWSTI member Nexson. So this job will be done Courtesy of Nexson! If you haven't seen his work, here's a link to his thread... How to Properly Paint Tails, Pics. It's clear that he definitely enjoys and takes pride in the work he does, and I'm really happy to work with him on this project of mine!

3) JDM Power Folding Mirrors w/ Auto Folding Module.
Thanks to fellow member Lithiumus (Garrick) recommendation, I have consulted with fellow member Monkiboy (Marcos) to order the JDM folding mirrors with the auto folding module. I am really excited to get this from Marcos, and will have Garrick install this for me!

Expect a full review on each of these upcoming modifications!

Thanks for looking
 

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Since when did STI's become GT2s that are only meant to be driven in warm weather? Take that cover off and rip it down some twisties
 

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I am curious to know your thoughts on the mirrors. I still have not had a chance to install mine! :-/

Alex
I will be getting member Lithiumus to work on mine. You will really like them Alex, totally functional, and beneficial, especially when parking downtown! :D
 

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Figure I would jump on Alex's thread! Looking forward to working on your car, and you working on my car!

As some of you know, Toronto has gone through some pretty cold (-9F/-22C) standing temps with some melting and refreezing and the mirrors performed like a champ! I drive my family around all the time so I'm constantly taking the kids to swimming, snowboarding, hockey, you name it... so I'm always in and out of parking lots usually filled with mini-vans, SUVs, etc and it's wonderful to be able to close the mirrors when the spot is tight to keep the space in between the cars open.

I've parked in an underground long term (a few days) for a conference and I found a spot by the wall and I parked literally inches away so no one could get behind the car while the other side was exposed to lighting and cameras. (it was single spots along a wall).

Finally, my main reason I purchased the JDM mirrors is to be able to fold my mirrors as I reverse in between my houses to my backyard where my garage is located. I need the mirrors out to aim, but there are 2 spots where there is a hose faucet and a power line that comes out of the house where I need to close the mirrors and open when I'm clear. I need to be able to do this in the drivers' seat. Before I had the JDM power mirrors, I'd either climb over to the passenger seat and pull the mirror closed or try to drive around it which meant snaking the car around when I've only got inches to spare.
 

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While I whole heartedly agree... there are some limits where bodywork damage is not worth the minimal enjoyment of driving in the winter! Both the 996tt and GTR are high enough off the pavement, I would definitely drive those as well during the winter... in fact, that would be a selling point to convince my wife that they fall in the "family car" category! ;)
 

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Living in salty Northern Climates I could understand not driving a nice brand new car in the winter, but down South or out West I say rip sh*t on winter!
 
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