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What's up guys, possibly ladies. My name is Kevin, I'm 19 and I'm a college student. I traded my 2010 135i on a 2011 STi sedan last week. I've wanted to own an STi since I was 13 and I'm so glad I made the trade.

So first, a picture of my previous car:


And tonight, I was able to install my Invidia N1 race exhaust and polish and wax the car. BC Extreme Drop coils coming next week with 10k front 12k rear rates. So, without any further rambling, here is my setup:


Dad's garage, it's a pretty good setup. It has a scissor lift in the floor under where the car is parked in the picture. Good for slammed cars :naughty:

The actual car:


New exhaust, I love how it sounds:


My family is a car family if that wasn't already obvious. We don't really do anything else, so I'll probably be sharing photos of other car-related things we do, like driving on VIR, my dad's 2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition, our E46 M3 track car, and possibly an E30 convertible my dad and I tinker with.

As far as plans go with the STI, I'm going to lower it significantly, new interior parts like wink mirror, shift knob, ssk, seats, etc. Possibly TR Motorsports MT1's for track and one day I'll get Work Meister 2pc's when I can afford it. Then the usual stuff, Cobb AccessPORT, catted DP, intake, not too sure on specifics because now I'm broke.

Thanks for looking, all comments and questions are welcome.
 

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Thanks man! It is a great thing to have. I think some people are my friends just because of the lift haha
 

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1st… Crongrats on the new STi + bonus for the colour as I am bias :D

2nd… I love BMW's as well… But I would be re-thinking the whole flag thing… maybe something in the cherry blossom red kinda department ;) J/K
After all… It's an STi… kinda of imposing no ? :lol:

3rd… :censored::censored::censored::censored::censored::censored:

4th… Sorry,,, ok,,, no that I just finished getting off on your garage + lift… can we please have you post up a close-up car up on lift … please!

5th… Come to think about it… I hate you!

6th… Nah… I really like you … wanna be friends? :lol:


Seriously… really happy for yea! great toys :D

Looking forward to the next pics :tup:
 

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i wanna see pics of the GT-R. and yes the garage is nice
GT-R pics ! oh and im so jealous of the garage
I love garage porn.
Hahaha thanks guys, I'll post some more pictures of the car collection this coming week when I'm home on fall break.
1st… Crongrats on the new STi + bonus for the colour as I am bias :D

2nd… I love BMW's as well… But I would be re-thinking the whole flag thing… maybe something in the cherry blossom red kinda department ;) J/K
After all… It's an STi… kinda of imposing no ? :lol:

3rd… :censored::censored::censored::censored::censored::censored:

4th… Sorry,,, ok,,, no that I just finished getting off on your garage + lift… can we please have you post up a close-up car up on lift … please!

5th… Come to think about it… I hate you!

6th… Nah… I really like you … wanna be friends? :lol:


Seriously… really happy for yea! great toys :D

Looking forward to the next pics :tup:
:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: I like you, we can be friends.
The best garage....And nice car....
Thanks man!
sick 1 series!
Thanks! I think I'm going to miss it some but it's hard to while driving an STI :cool:
 

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Re: Kevin's Dual Purpose Introduction and Build Thread.... Thread

Just a little update. First, a picture of my dad's GT-R and our E46 track car together.


We are soooooo close to finishing the car, just a slight cooling problem going on right now. More pics just because.




If I could find any pictures of the GT-R I'd post more but I can't seem to locate any at the moment.

Anyway, I installed the BC Racing Extreme Drop coils last night. They couldn't have been easier to set up. The car is sitting at a good height for now. When I get new wheels, I'm planning on lowering it more.



Before:

After:





Rear:



Comparison between the front assemblies, BC vs stock:


I still have a fair amount of adjustment to go lower all the way around, so if you are looking for a solid set of coils that will drop your car on it's nuts, BC Racing Extreme Drop is the way to go. I started taking a few pictures during install, but I stopped because I became preoccupied with actually working on the car haha. Here is the lift in action though; I figured some of you might like to see that.




Also got a satin finished WC Lathe Werks shift knob this week, I love it. I had it extended to 5". Why? No idea. But it's pretty cool.




As far as my next mod goes, probably going to either be wheels or a front lip. Probably wheels. Small mods may come first though, like a rear foglight or other random small stuff like that (supertones). Anyway, thanks for viewing!
 

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Damn that shop and the M3 are awesome! Super clean. Exactly how I would build mine.

The STi is good looking. Ready to see what's next.
 

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Damn that shop and the M3 are awesome! Super clean. Exactly how I would build mine.

The STi is good looking. Ready to see what's next.
Thanks man! I can't wait to get the STi and the E46 out for some track time.
I needa stop looking at your journal updates. I'm getting extremely jealous now. :lol: :tup:
:lol::lol::lol: :cool:
I really hope you didn't buy this in Cary. That was supposed to be mine :(
Damn, I bought it from Performance Subaru. Don't know if that's considered Chapel Hill, Durham, Cary or what lol
 

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Did you think about getting Tarmac T2's since you're tracking?
 

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what are those? scoob noob here haha
They are a higher end, completely designed around our car coilover set up that have independent compression and rebound adjustment. They are KW clubsports custom valved and with custom spring rates by Racecomp engineering. Much better than BC's.

My journal has a review on them and a few pictures. They are the coilover of choice for us daily driver/autocrosser/road course guys.
 
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