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So this will be an ongoing mod/build/lets see what I can **** with today thread on my recently acquired '11 Lightning Red STi....but first, allow me to re-introduce myself!

My name is Mike. I'm actually currently military and stationed in CAMBODIA!!! My STi is back in the states :( . I got my STi used from another member here/nasioc while I was overseas for the past 2 years with one more to go and decided to give my first car(04 WRX stg 2) to my little sister, que nobel nomination for "Best Big Brother EVER!" award.

Anyways, I've got leave coming up. And thus shall be my first round of projects on the STi, probably gonna name her Stigma.

Now for the ride:
2011 STi LR w/ some tastefull mods....
Cobb SF Intake
Grimmspeed 3 Port EBCS
MadDad V2 Catted Downpipe w/ heat wrap (not on the cat)
P&L Catback
NGK 1 Step Colder Plugs
Reflect-A-Gold on the Intercooler end tanks
SPT Heat Shield (with Reflect-A-Gold on the underside)
Tomei Type S FPR with GD dampers (GR stumble fix)
Stage 2 Tune by Corbin Johnson @20psi (HOME)
Cobb AP V3
Whiteline Rear Differential Inserts
Whiteline Steering Rack Bushings
Turn-In Concepts Pivot Bushings
Swift Spec R Springs on stock dampers
Racecomp Engineering Sway Bars
Kartboy Solid Endlinks
Whiteline Com-C Top Hats
Aligned at Turn-In Concepts (-1.5 camber all around, 0 toe)
DBA T3 ClubSpec 4k Slotted Rotors
Stoptech Street Performance Pads
Stoptech Stainless Lines
Ate Typ200 fluid

JPM Coachworks E-Brake/Shift boot in black Alcantara w/ red stitching
SMY Cluster with AEM UEGO Wideband and STRI V2 Boost gauges (Matches OEM lighting perfectly)
Stock Kenwood Navigation System
Subaru All-Weather Mats (and stock ones as well)
SPT Short Throw Shifter
Subaru Extended Armrest
30% Tint
Rally Armor Mudflaps w/ Red Lettering
HPT CS Type 1 lip (great fitment)
BBS Limited Wheels with Continental DWS Tires

Phase one will be aesthetics&audio:
Full vinyl wrap of the car(hood/roof/trunk/spoiler cross deck=matte black)(rest/spoiler side walls=matte dark red metallic) with some contrasting accents as I choose.
Headlight mod w/ red metalic painted bezels/blinker side wall and Morimoto xB RGB LED Halo's
Interior led kit
Audio overhaul: Sound dampened doors/wheel wells/reardeck/trunk.
Pioneer AVH-X3600BHS HU
Kicker CS comp fronts running off a SO M2100 75x2 amp
Stock rear fill
12" Kicker Solobaric in ported box with 500w x 1 Kicker mono amp(basic box for now, will find better solution later)
Stock Rim's powdercoated to match colorway

And that's phase 1. Sorry guys, I'm only home for 2 weeks(June 22-Jul 7) and I love working on my car, but I haven't seen my family for 2 1/2 years so nothing more than that for now to leave time with family/friends. What I am open to is recomendations on help/diff ways to do things/pointers. OR if there are any how-to's or video's you'd like on any of the installs just LMK. I intend to do basic how-to's for most of my work and all will be done myself however if there's anything anyone want's some in depth detail on LMK and I'll be sure to take extra pics or shoot a vid.



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Discussion Starter #2 (Edited)
So here she is after the first round of getting to switch her up. Unfortunately my sister hadn't been taking care of her WRX as well as I had hoped and I had to do some work on it, which kept me from working on the STi as much as I'd liked. However I'm out of the armed forces in a year and back home for good. For now I had to leave it at this.

Things done:
Pioneer HU install
Kicker Comps in the front running of a SO 75x2(stock rears)
Kicker 12in L5 SoloBaric in 5 yr old box(custom enclosure down the road, for now, who needs trunk space!!!)
Black vinyl Top
Split/Painted headlights(mean as ****, love em)
Morimoto XC Halo's(few coats of "shadow chrome" base coat to darken bright yellowish rings)/strips(halos on the bezel, strips above grill)
Interior/trunk/lisense plate lights LED overhaul(still red in footwells)
Refinished/powedercoated Stock STi wheels(gonna be my summer wheels when I get home again, looking to roll and fit some SVN-R's in the same color way.)
Stock Intercooler "STi" stenciled

Engine Bay(post detail and intercooler stencil)

Exterior front clip(kinda see rims)

Exterior 3/4 side(original color rims)

Headlights up close(w/ halos)

Sound System random pics(I know, sub encl is huge!!)

Finally the car got a full detail before going back in the garage till I'm officially back in the states for good around next May!

I love this car and can't wait to actually get to be back home and do all the work I want to to it.
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