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My name is Mike, and I bought my '12 STi Limited in May from Subaru of Gwinett outside of Atlanta. I live in Charleston, SC, and this was the closest STi in the color and features I wanted, but it was totally worth the drive. This is my DD, so for now my goal is to slowly upgrade the suspension, then wheels/tires, and finally save a bunch of money for power upgrades down the road a bit. I am open to suggestions, and am still very new to working on my own car, but thusfar I have done everything myself (except for the tint). When it comes time to power mods, I will more than likely take it to a pro shop to install and subsequently tune.

Current Modifications:

Engine/Exhaust:
TopSpeed SS1 Shortblock
KillerB Oil Pan
KillerB Oil Pickup
KillerB Oil Baffle
IAG Competition AOS
IAG Air Pump Delete Block Off Plates
Blouch 1.5XTR 10CM Hotside (2.4" inlet)
KSTech 73mm MegaMAF Intake
Perrin Turbo Inlet
Perrin FMIC
IAG TGV Deletes
KSTech 3mm Phenolic Spacers
IAG Fuel Rails
ID1000 Fuel Injectors
Aeromotive 340lph Fuel Pump
Aeromotive -6AN FPR w/ IAG Fuel Lines
Grimmspeed EBCS
Turbosmart BPV
KillerB Holy Header (EWG)
Tial MV-S 38mm EWG
Grimmspeed Wastegate Bracket
Invidia Catless Divorced Wastegate Downpipe (2 O2 bungs)
Perrin Red Boost Solenoid Cover
Perrin Red Pulley Cover
Perrin Radiator Shroud
Ark Grip Exhaust w/ Burnt Tips
Kartboy Exhaust 12mm Hangers
NGK 1 Step Colder Plugs
Fumoto Quick Change Valve


Interior:
Flossy Shift Knob
JPM Coachworks Shift Boot
JPM Coachworks Brake Boot
Weathertech DigitalFit Floor Liners and Trunk Liner
Prova Black SI-Dial
Escort 9500IX on Blendmount Mirror Mount
Perrin Reverse Lockout Lever
Defi Red Racer Boost Guage
Defi Red Racer Oil Pressure Gauge
Defi Red Racer Oil Temperature Gauge
Innovate Motorsports AFR Gauge
SMY Clustermaker 52mm Gauge Pod
JCSPods 52mm Pillar 2 Guage Pod
DAMD Steering Wheel

Exterior:
Red Hella Horns
R205 Side Badges
Front Grill Pin Stripe
Rally Armor Mud Flaps Black/Red
Debadged (except STi logo)
Subaru Vortex Generator
SMY/IPF JDM Fog Lights

Suspension/Drivetrain:
SouthBend Stage 2 Daily Clutch
ACT Streetlite Flywheel
Whiteline 24mm Front Sway Bar
Whiteline 22mm Rear Sway Bar w/ Support Brace
Kartboy Endlinks
Kartboy Short Shifter w/ bushings
Cusco Front Strut Tower Bar
Kartboy Pitch Stop Mount
Michelin Pilot Super Sports 245/40/18

Stage 2 Dyno Graph!


At the dealership the day I bought it
 

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Re: Mikes '12 OBP Ltd

That's sick dude. Nice color scheme. Your car looks really good. The black SI knob is bad ass. Does that just snap over the current one? What'd you pay for the shifter and ebrake boots? I'm seeing them on rallysportdirect for close to 70 bucks each!!!! OUCH!!!
 

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That's sick dude. Nice color scheme. Your car looks really good. The black SI knob is bad ass. Does that just snap over the current one? What'd you pay for the shifter and ebrake boots? I'm seeing them on rallysportdirect for close to 70 bucks each!!!! OUCH!!!
Thanks man, I appreciate it! It just sits right on top of the stock one, and has a couple adhesive pads on the inside to make it stay put. The boots were not cheap, that's for sure, lol. I had a bunch of deployment money saved up, and just went for it.
 

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Re: Mikes '12 OBP Ltd



AccessPort arrived! Updating firmware now, cant wait to flash the car!

Edit: Wow! Its amazing what just a retune will do. Pulls strong across the whole rev range, love it!
 

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Re: Mikes '12 OBP Ltd - Stage 1!



Installed Cobb SF with Air Box today! Makes a pretty awesome wooshing sound!
 

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Re: Mikes '12 OBP Ltd - Stage 1!

Just received Ark Grip Exhaust in the mail! Will be installing in the next couple of days as long as the weather allows.



 

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Re: Mikes '12 OBP Ltd - Stage 1!

Just finished installing the Ark Grip Exhaust. I LOVE it! Much deeper than I was expecting after watching the videos off of youtube. Please excuse the pollen on the car, its supposed to rain tomorrow so I'm putting off giving her a bath, lol.


 

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Re: Mikes '12 OBP Ltd - Stage 2, with TopSpeed Protune of 318 hp/363 tq!!

In the past week and a half, I have installed the following:

Kartboy Pitch Stop Mount
Perrin Reverse Lockout Lever
Invidia Catless Divorced Wastegate Downpipe
Grimmspeed Heat Shield

And this morning I got a pro-tune from Doug at TopSpeed, made 318 whp/363 wtq!!



 

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Re: Mikes '12 OBP Ltd - Stage 2, with TopSpeed Protune of 318 hp/363 tq!!

Installed my Defi Boost Gauge, Defi Oil Pressure Gauge, and SMY Clustermaker this morning. Love the way it matches the color of the OEM instruments.

 

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Re: Mikes '12 OBP Ltd - Stage 2, with TopSpeed Protune of 318 hp/363 tq!!

So I took advantage of Rallysportdirects Black Friday sales, and got some parts for next round of engine mods. Picked up a Perrin FMIC, Perrin FMIC Pipe Kit, and ID 1000cc injectors. Sadly these probably wont be installed until summer/fall of '14. Also planning on picking up some Volks in March/April with some other suspension mods.
 

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Re: Mikes '12 OBP Ltd - Stage 2, with TopSpeed Protune of 318 hp/363 tq!!

So I'm planning on doing a turbo build later this year, and would like some advice on my parts list. I decided against buying wheels this spring, as I could possibly get stationed overseas in the next year or so, and would like to have all my engine work/tuning done by then. Is there anything that I'm missing that anyone would recommend? Conversely, is there anything I have included that you think might not be worth the money or performance gained? I will be getting the majority of this installed (then tuned) at Topspeed in Atlanta when I have all the parts ready to go. Thanks in advance!

Perrin FMIC Black
Perrin Red/Black FMIC Piping
ID 1000CC injectors
Grimmspeed EBCS
KillerB EWG Header
KillerB Oil Pan
KillerB Oil Pickup
TSM 340lph Fuel Pump
Blouch Dom 1.5XTR 10CM (2.4" inlet)
Tial MVS Wastegate Red
KSTech 73mm Intake
Perrin Inlet Hose Red 2.4"
GS 8mm Phenolic Spacers
Crawford v2 FMIC AOS
 

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Re: Mikes '12 OBP Ltd - Stage 2, with TopSpeed Protune of 318 hp/363 tq!!

Coming along very nicely! Ran a similar setup with a 3071 (same lbs/min) and it spooled very similar to stock, but MUCH more power. IMO it was the best street setup I've run; very responsive and very good street drivability. Looking forward to seeing your end results!
 

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Re: Mikes '12 OBP Ltd - Stage 2, with TopSpeed Protune of 318 hp/363 tq!!

Coming along very nicely! Ran a similar setup with a 3071 (same lbs/min) and it spooled very similar to stock, but MUCH more power. IMO it was the best street setup I've run; very responsive and very good street drivability. Looking forward to seeing your end results!
Thanks! Definitely looking forward to it!
 

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Re: Mikes '12 OBP Ltd - Stage 2, with TopSpeed Protune of 318 hp/363 tq!!

Ive been kinda busy since getting back from my 7th deployment, but in the past couple of weeks I have installed the following:

Michelin Pilot Sport AS/3 245/40/18 w/ alignment
Rotella T6 Oil Change (w/ blue Subaru filter)

I woke up this morning to about a half inch of ice/snow, and figured I would take a quick photo shoot with my STI.





 

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Re: Mikes '12 OBP Ltd - Stage 2, with TopSpeed Protune of 318 hp/363 tq!!

Installed the DAMD steering wheel yesterday, and its pretty awesome. Its a much higher quality piece than what came from the factory.

 
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