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Re: Got2Boostit2's '04 Blue STi AKA the "Garage Queen"

Spring images before changes upgrades start:





 

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Car looks very nice, love the way it sits grounded. Props to a great guy!
 

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Car looks very nice, love the way it sits grounded. Props to a great guy!
Thanks!

Love that silver/gold of yours as well!
 

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Re: Got2Boostit2's '04 Blue STi AKA the "Garage Queen"

June started my suspension upgrade. I have been accumulating parts for months. Here are some images:

New RE01-R mounted on Enkei RPF1's, these will be my daily shoes for a while....






Cooling duct hole (repainted black after image):





Polished rear link vs non polished:

 

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Re: Got2Boostit2's '04 Blue STi AKA the "Garage Queen"

Officially became a 2004.7 STi, July 1, 2009 all 4 corners now 5 x 114.3. :D:tup::D

Trial fit of first wheel assembly



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First time on the ground!














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Re: Got2Boostit2's '04 Blue STi AKA the "Garage Queen"

Before suspension and wheel change:




After suspension and wheel change:



White marks for confirmation that the tires no longer rub.

Defi gauge addition:



Oil cooler addition:

 

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Nice car !!!
I heard you might have some RCE yellows for sale?
 

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Re: Got2Boostit2's '04 Blue STi AKA the "Garage Queen"

Nice car !!!
I heard you might have some RCE yellows for sale?
No, I transferred them to the replacement struts. Maybe next year if coilovers make it my way.
 

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Love the look, appears to be more aggressive. Have a wheel stud issue that should be resolved. Overall just a bolt up install, almost like it was intended to be that way. Really can't wait to get a ride in the new (to me) set-up!
 

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Looks real nice Daryl! Good work. I will be exited to see how the new upgrades do on the track this month.

Can't wait for the 25th!
 

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Tons of pictures to come. Finally am about done with the upgrade. Have to clean the car and a few other things. Hope to have it at my house this weekend. It's been over a month now since the last time the car was home.

Drove around a little today....man did it feel good! No, it felt Great! :D Brakes feel much better than the '04 version. I like the different look having silver Enkei's.

Now that I'm about done, I can document it all for others who would like to perform the conversion. Should be easy to do if you learn from my mistakes.
 

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Re: Got2Boostit2's '04 Blue STi AKA the "Garage Queen"

good stuff man!!
we missed you over at Grattan...
 

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good stuff man!!
we missed you over at Grattan...

I will be there on the 26 of September! :D
 

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Re: Got2Boostit2's '04 Blue STi AKA the "Garage Queen" Update Post 26, Page 3

New images added post 26 on page three. Let me know your thoughts.
Gold BBS wheels look better in images, but car looks better in person with the Enkei wheels installed.
 

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Re: Got2Boostit2's '04 Blue STi AKA the "Garage Queen" Update Post 26, Page 3

That is the same wheel set up I want to do I am jealous lol. Post some pictures of the rpf1's in action.
 

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Re: Got2Boostit2's '04 Blue STi AKA the "Garage Queen" Update Post 26, Page 3

New beginning images:


Grattan September 2009 17x8 with Nitto NT01 tires




Departing the track after a day of FUN, FUN, FUN!!!!!



Old as shot thru new beginning:

 

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Re: Got2Boostit2's '04 Blue STi AKA the "Garage Queen" Update Post 38, Page 4

Video from my lapping session at Grattan Raceway, Belding Michigan added for your viewing pleasure. Feel free to critique. Tune volume down, in my run group there were only eight cars. I don't encounter any until the Lemons car at about 12:50 into recording. Note: raw footage on track at about 5:00 point.

First experience after changing suspension from 5x100 hubs, knuckles to 5x114. Was running Nitto NT-01's. Best time two years ago at same track in the 1:44 range. Best time this trip 1:34's with consistent 1:35's. Very pleased with the results of the suspension change. Grin factor 5+.

Grattan Complete Raw Lapping Session 9-26-09 on Vimeo
 

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Re: Got2Boostit2's '04 Blue STi AKA the "Garage Queen" Update Post 38, Page 4

Did you blow it up?

Rough tarmac there, looked like fun though.
 
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