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Hi my name is luke. Im a powerline technician in Nova Scotia, Canada and this is my 2008 sti



This is my daily driver and has been put through its paces every day since ive owned it.

This is a rough build thread and i will clean it up as i go :)


History:

I bought my first subaru at the age of 19, It was a WRB 2005 wrx and i fell in love with subaru's! I drove it for 2.5 years, then in September of 2012 i sold my beloved wrx and picked up my OBP 2008 STi with 142 000 KM on the odometer and ZERO mods. The mods started within an hour of me having the car home though lol. within 2 weeks the car was at cobb stage 2, and stayed there until the stock motor died from ringland failure.

i daily drove the car for a year and a half from 142k to 174k, and beat on the car every every time i drove it, and finally it blew a ring in cylinder 4. see rebuild parts list below pics

I have been expecting it to happen since the day i bought the car and began modding it, so i had a good chunk of change saved up for the rebuild. I was very surprised the motor lasted this long, but it goes to show that routine maintenance makes all the difference.



Installed, Purchased,not installed, need to purchase



ENGINE BUILD

-Rallispec Street spec standard short block (cosworth 99.5mm 8.2:1 CR, rallispec rods, king bearings)
-ARP headstuds
-stock heads refreshed
-gates timing kit
-oem gasket kit
-oem 11mm oil pump
-oem water pump
-killer b oil pickup
-new oem oil pan

POWER MODS
-cobb v2 accessport (Phatbotti E-Tune)
-AEM cold air intake
-Invidia downpipe
-Tsudo v3 catback
-group N motor mounts
-Perrin Rotated GTX 3076r .82 turbo kit
-Injector Dynamics 1000cc
-DW 65 fuel pump
-Aquamist HFS-3 Meth injection kit
-Fast Motorsports FMIC
-Grimmspeed ECBS
-Forge BPV
-Zerolift TGV deletes


DRIVELINE MODS
-Group N Transmission Mount
-Cobb short throw shifter
-Cobb shifter bushings
-Competition Clutch Stage 3 full face
-Competition Clutch lightweight flywheel


SUSPENSION MODS/WHEELS AND TIRES
-BC br coilovers
-swaybars and endlinks
-Ichiba V2 25mm wheel spacers
-OEM bbs wheels plastidipped black
-BF Goodrich Comp 2 245/40/18

EXTERIOR
-Window tint (35% F, 20% R)
-Forcewerkz s206 carbon side skirt extensions
-Ebay poly front lip
-Bayson R rear spats
-Blacked out OEM grill
-Debaged except STI
-Taillight mod + tint film
-tinted reflectors
-Rear fog light
-Blacked out headlight Retrofit
-CURT trailer hitch
-front mud flaps
-seibon carbon hood
-perrin wing riser

INTERIOR
-ATI center dash gauge pod
-Defi red racer boost gauge
-AEM UEGO air fuel ratio gauge
-aquamist hfs-3 meth gauge
-carbon fiber vinyl wrapped dash components
-Beltronics STi driver with hidden install
-B-quiet sound deadening in trunk, under seats, and all doors


WANT TO BUY LIST
-apr carbon splitter
-2011 bumper conversion
-rear diffuser
-blacktop aero rear spoiler
-volk te37sl black 18 x 10 +40 offset
-pilot ss 265/35/18
 

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Re: Luke's rotated gtx3076r 2008 sti build! why trailer hitch? Becausedailydriver

pics of the last year and a half as the car progressed

first day of ownership :)







first autox






next to my brothers 3500 mega cab


the first round of parts
 

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Re: Luke's rotated gtx3076r 2008 sti build! why trailer hitch? Becausedailydriver

Nice ride, I also have the same turbo kit and Meth kit. This turbo is pretty awesome good choice.

Are you planning to run a ELH?
 

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Re: Luke's rotated gtx3076r 2008 sti build! why trailer hitch? Becausedailydriver

Nice ride, I also have the same turbo kit and Meth kit. This turbo is pretty awesome good choice.

Are you planning to run a ELH?
I'm glad to hear you like it! How was fitment on the kit? I'm pretty excited. It's gonna be a big step up from stage 2 :)

I contemplated going el headers, but I just love the boxer rumble too much. There are definitely huge gains to be made from el headers though
 

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I'm glad to hear you like it! How was fitment on the kit? I'm pretty excited. It's gonna be a big step up from stage 2 :)



I contemplated going el headers, but I just love the boxer rumble too much. There are definitely huge gains to be made from el headers though

Fitment was great no issues, I really hope eventually you give ELH a try in the future you won't regret it. This turbo with the ELH set up sounds wicked plus you will spool a lot sooner. It will be night and day going from just stage 2, the power will be addicting . I will be fallowing your build bro keep up the good work.

Jose
 

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Re: Luke's rotated gtx3076r 2008 sti build! why trailer hitch? Becausedailydriver

Fitment was great no issues, I really hope eventually you give ELH a try in the future you won't regret it. This turbo with the ELH set up sounds wicked plus you will spool a lot sooner. It will be night and day going from just stage 2, the power will be addicting . I will be fallowing your build bro keep up the good work.

Jose
good to hear that fitment is good. It doesn't seem like it will be that hard of an install. TGV delete and injector install will be the worst part i think.

i cant wait to get it back up and running. it's been down for 2.5 months while i gather up all the parts for the build. its definitely going to be faster :)
 

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Wow. I started this and never came back haha

Everything is installed and working amazing. Car pulls strong as hell, and has been trouble free since all the new parts. It was deffinately a learning experience for me

During turbo install pics


 

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After install pics from our local club's meet and cruise. A local subaru dealer was nice enough to have us. We had 75 cars for our cruise.

The event was organized by myself, Noximus, and our mutual friend Trites.

Here's how the car sits now





Left is Trites, middle is me, right is Noximus
















And here is what happens when you don't know how to work your buddy's go-pro haha

 
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