IW STi Forum banner

1 - 20 of 366 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,611 Posts
Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
Hi everyone,

My name is Chris. I bought my 2009 STI Sport Tech Limited in May 2013. My career is in power engineering and I'm one of them Canadians, eh. Thank you for visiting my journal! I hope you enjoy this build, sorry if you don't! :D

Enjoy!

Purchased: 73392km (May 2013)
Engine rebuilt before rod bearing failure: 118026km (December 2016)
Currently: 129500km (November 2017)

>> To be installed
>> To be shipped
>> To be ordered

Interior

  • Acrylic Conceptions blue STI cup holder inserts
  • Acrylic Conceptions blue Subaru mission plate
  • Carbon Designs carbon fiber shifter surround
  • Cobb delrin shift knob black and blue
  • Custom hatch bright white 6000k LED strip for hatch cargo area
  • DAMD D-Shape leather steering wheel w/ blue stitching
  • Diode Dynamics Dome Light - SMD12 118 Lumens
  • Diode Dynamics MAP Light - SMF6 - 94 Lumens
  • Innovate Wideband A/F sensor
  • JPM Coachworks dark charcoal alcantra e-brake boot
  • JPM Coachworks dark charcoal alcantra shift Boot
  • Monkey Bone Racing dual vent gauge pods
  • NAV trim painted matte black
  • Podi 52mm afr gauge
  • Podi 52mm boost gauge
  • Podi 52mm oil pressure gauge
  • Podi 52mm oil temperature gauge
  • SMY Performance dual gauge pod w/ Dark Gray Alcantra, Steel Grey stitching, and blue STI
  • SMY Performance 52mm COBB Accessport mount
  • Solid Mods driver side vent pod
  • Subaru OEM hatch seat back cargo net
  • Subaru OEM JDM armrest extension black
  • Subaru OEM red footwell lighting
  • Subaru STI OEM summer floor mats
  • WC Lathe Werks titanium blue/silver SI drive knob
  • WeatherTech front and rear winter floor mats
Exterior

  • Crux Motorsports rear gloss black and blue emblem vinyls
  • Crux Motorsports matte metallic blue vinyl wrapped sunroof wind deflector
  • Crux Motorsports windshield banner matte background with gloss East Coast Subaru logo
  • Custom hood scoop and bumper side vent valance red LED wireless kit for show only (blue in future)
  • Custom side vent turn signal amber LED kit
  • Diode Dynamics 194 LED Bulb Licence Plate PAIR - HP5 - 92 lumens
  • DRL/low beams disconnected
  • Debadged rear except STI
  • Flatbed tow only yellow sticker heavy duty vinyl
  • Front grill painted body color OBP with bottom portion PlastiDipped matte black
  • Greddy replica polyurethane front lip
  • Grillcraft MX series black hood scoop grill
  • Grillcraft MX series black lower grill
  • Grillcraft MX series black upper grill
  • Lumens HID bulbs 6000k
  • Hella Supertones blue
  • JDM Fanatic full light smoke (35%) tail light vinyl
  • JDM Fanatic light smoke (35%) rear reflector vinyl
  • JDM Fanatic light smoke (35%) third brake light vinyl
  • Kenwood CMOS-220 back up camera w/ SVXdc harness for PnP w/ OEM Kenwood NAV
  • LED rear reflectors 4th/5th brake light
  • License plate covers light smoke
  • Morimoto X-VF LED Bulbs 1157 front turn signal amber/white switchbacks
  • Morimoto X-VF LED Bulbs 7440 rear turn signal amber
  • Morimoto X-VF LED Bulbs 7440 reverse
  • Osram Intense Xenarc CBI HID 5500k cool blue 35W bulbs
  • Performix Plasti Dip matte black coated STI front and rear
  • Perrin shorty 2" antenna
  • Rally Armor black w/ blue logo urethane mud flaps
  • Rear tint 5%
  • Subaru JDM R205 black/red fender badges
  • Subaru OEM JDM multi-coated fog light lamps
  • Subaru OEM fog light bezels blacked out (to be blacked out)
  • Subaru OEM rear bumper guard
  • Subaru OEM roof rack
  • Subaru OEM ski/snow rack (bars powder coated matte blue)
  • Subimods Hella bracket
  • Subimods V2 Hella Horn Harness Kit
  • Tail marker lights converted to red LEDs
  • BlackTop Aero double decker wing spoiler
  • [>> To be ordered] Greddy front lip spoiler
  • [>> To be ordered] Raceseng tug rear tow hook anodized blue
  • [>> To be ordered] Raceseng tug view tow hook and go pro mount anodized blue
  • [>> To be ordered] Torklift Central Invisi EcoHitch
Suspension

  • Cusco rear lateral links front adjustable
  • Kartboy front endlinks
  • Kartboy rear endlinks
  • Subaru OEM front and rear suspension
  • Subaru OEM front 20mm sway bar
  • Subaru OEM rear 18mm sway bar
  • Super Pro front control arms w/ caster
  • Super Pro subframe inserts
  • Whiteline rear sway bar braces
  • [>> To be ordered] Cusco strut tower bar type os - front
  • [>> To be ordered] Cusco strut tower brace type-os quick release clamps
Wheels

  • Summer
  • Michelin Pilot Sport 4S 245/40R18
  • Muteki Lug Nuts 12x1.25 Closed End Black
  • Work black valve stems
  • Work Emotion 11R 18x8.5 +47 matte candy blue
  • Work Emotion grim silver center caps
  • Front camber: -0.85
  • Rear camber: -0.85
  • Toe: 0 f/r
  • Caster: 6.7
  • Winter
  • BBS 18" forged OEM Limited gold wheels
  • Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 245/40R18 non-studded R rated asymmetrical
  • STI OEM wheel nuts & locking nuts
  • Front camber: -0.85
  • Rear camber: -0.85
Brakes

  • DBA T3 4000 series slotted rear rotors
  • Goodridge G-Stop stainless steel brake lines
  • Motul RBF660 DOT4 brake fluid
  • Perrin master cylinder brace black
  • Ferodo DS2500 front and rear pads
  • Girodisc rear pad shims
  • [>> To be ordered] DBA T3 4000 series slotted front rotors
Drivetrain

  • ACT Xtreme Duty Performance Street Disc Clutch Kit
  • Circuit Motorsports Clutch Master Cylinder Brace
  • Cobb double adjustable short shifter
  • Cobb front shifter bushings
  • Cobb rear shifter bushing
  • Cusco power steering rack brace
  • Goodridge stainless steel coated clutch line
  • Motul RBF660 DOT4 clutch fluid
  • Perrin reverse lockout lever
  • STI Group N transmission mount
  • Subaru OEM 2015 STI 13:1 steering rack
  • Super Pro roll center correction adjustment kit
  • Super Pro steering rack bushings
  • Turn In Concepts pivot bushings
  • Whiteline rear differential bushings
  • Whiteline transmission crossmember bushings
  • [>> To be ordered] DriveShaft Shop carbon fiber one piece driveshaft
Engine

  • Aeromotive Black A1000-6 FPR Fuel Pressure Regulator
  • Aeromotive Stealth 325 325lph fuel pump
  • ARP 11mm Cylinder Head Studs
  • Blue Anodized Billet Aluminum CNC Machined STI Expansion Tank Cap Cover
  • Blue Anodized Billet Aluminum CNC Machined STI Radiator Cap Cover
  • Brian Crower Single Spring / Titanium Retainer Kit
  • Cobb lightweight crank pulley blue
  • Cobb tuning accessport v3
  • Company 23 timing belt guide
  • ETS throttle body coupler
  • Fragola 0-100 PSI Liquid Filled Fuel Pressure Gauge (Black Face) w/ 90 Degree 1/8 inch NPT Male to Female Zinc Plated Fitting
  • Subaru OEM Alternator & Power Steering Belt
  • Gates OE Stretch Fit Air Conditioning Belt
  • Gates OE Timing Belt kit
  • Grimmspeed EBCS
  • IAG cap - brake master cylinder reservoir - billet aluminum blue
  • IAG cap - clutch reservoir - billet aluminum blue
  • IAG cap - coolant overflow - billet aluminum blue
  • IAG cap - engine oil filler - billet aluminum blue
  • IAG cap - power steering reservoir - billet aluminum blue
  • IAG cap - windshield washer fluid - billet aluminum blue
  • IAG dip stick - engine oil - billet aluminum blue
  • IAG top feed fuel rails blue
  • IAG Wrist Pin / Cover Seal Kit for Subaru EJ25 Short Blocks
  • IAG 3mm Thick Phenolic Spacers
  • IAG Air Pump Block Off Plates Black
  • Injector Dynamics 1000cc Fuel Injectors w/ PnP adapter
  • Kartboy pitch stop mount
  • King Engine Bearings Standard Connecting Rod Bearing Set
  • King Engine Bearings Standard Crank Main Bearing Set
  • Manley Performance Forged Connecting Rods H-Tuff
  • Mishimoto oil filter sandwich adapter
  • Omni power 4 bar map sensor
  • OPTIMA Batteries 8040-218 D35 YELLOWTOP Starting & Deep-Cycle Battery
  • Perrin alternator cover black
  • Perrin boost solenoid cover black
  • Perrin radiator braces black
  • Perrin radiator shroud black
  • Perrin Turbo Inlet Hose - Red
  • P&L Motorsports CNC Machined Subaru EJ Top Feed TGV Deletes
  • Setting Saver
  • STI Group N motor mounts
  • Subaru / FHI 2.5L Turbo Short Block Engine Case Half Set
  • Subaru OEM 2012+ STI Forged Crankshaft
  • Subaru / FHI Engine Gasket Kit
  • Subaru OEM Spark Plugs
  • Tial MV-R wastegate 38mm black w/ green and white springs
  • Wiseco Piston Set 99.5mm Bore
  • [>> To be ordered] DOM 1.5 or COBB 20g or FP Blue or other 3" stock location
Cooling & Reliability

  • Company 23 Vacuum Tee Kit (boost gauge tap)
  • Company 23 TMIC Stud Kit
  • ETS TMIC anodized blue
  • Grimmspeed BPV gasket
  • IAG AOS blue
  • IAG Stock Location Turbo Oil Feed & AVCS Line
  • Killer B Motorsport oil baffle windage tray
  • Killer B Motorsport ultimate oil pickup
  • Mishimoto Magnetic Oil Drain Plug
  • Mishimoto Silicone Elbow 90 Degree 2in Black
  • Mobile 1 synthetic ATF power steering fluid
  • Motul 8100 5W40 X-Cess Motor Oil
  • Paranoid Fabrications STI Lucid super grounding kit blue
  • Perrin downpipe blanket
  • Perrin turbo blanket
  • Perrin uppipe blanket
  • STI Group N power steering cooler
  • Subaru OEM 12mm JDM Oil Pump (p/n 15010AA310)
  • Turbosmart Recirculating Blow Off Valve Kompact Plumb Back Black
  • [>> To be ordered] Aquamist Water/Meth kit w/ Spec C tank
  • [>> To be ordered] Killer B Motorsport dual coolant/washer reservoir
  • [>> To be ordered] Killer B Motorsport turbo coolant reservoir
  • [>> To be ordered] Mishimoto aluminum fan shroud kit
  • [>> To be ordered] Mishimoto performance aluminum radiator x-line
  • [>> To be ordered] Mishimoto racing thermostat 154 deg
  • [>> To be ordered] Mishimoto radiator hose kit blue
  • [>> To be ordered] TBW 2008-2011 Subaru WRX and STI Aluminum Engine Splash Shield Under Tray Skid Plate
Exhaust & Intake

  • AEM CAI
  • Corsa catback exhaust
  • Grimmspeed downpipe to stock catback adapter
  • Grimmspeed 3" downpipe gasket
  • Grimmspeed turbo to downpipe gasket
  • Invidia Catless Divorced Wastegate downpipe w/ 2 bungs
  • Tomei ELH headers
  • Tomei EWG uppipe
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,528 Posts
Congrats on starting a Journal of your own, Chris

Clearly you've been busy ... Quite an impressive list of aftermarket parts :eek:


No doubt, as well as others I'll be keeping an eye on your progress as you push forward towards the goals you've set your sights on :tup:


That being said... More "revealing" pics of that sleeper GRB of yours .... NAO ! ;)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,611 Posts
Discussion Starter #13
But why Subaru OEM Mobil 1 oil ?!?!?!?!

Why??
It's the best readily available around here. Rotella T6 will be used soon. I still have to find a reliable place to get some. CT doesn't always have some here. The local market makes finding quality fluids quite challenging. My Motul is coming from pretty far as no one in the atlantic was actively carying stock!

Congrats on starting a Journal of your own, Chris

Clearly you've been busy ... Quite an impressive list of aftermarket parts :eek:


No doubt, as well as others I'll be keeping an eye on your progress as you push forward towards the goals you've set your sights on :tup:


That being said... More "revealing" pics of that sleeper GRB of yours .... NAO ! ;)
Thanks Marc! Will do... soon!


It seems the list feature doesn't work in Tapatalk. I'll have to figure something out for that.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,611 Posts
Discussion Starter #14
You asked for them, you get them! Pics! :cool:

Fixed Tapatalk list bb code issue. It ends up Tapatalk BB codes are case sensitive.......lol :rofl:

Installed Stoptech Street Performance front brake pads today. The dealer I bought it from last year told me they had changed the brake pads not long ago....well, I can tell you they didn't do the front ones. Them suckers were rusted in there pretty bad. I decided to look at the history to find out they've been in there for 52kkm! Looking further, the rear pads have been in for 43kkm! /sigh :mad:

Looks like I'll have to do the rotors before autox starts up again next month. :tup:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,611 Posts
Discussion Starter #15 (Edited)
Re: Nox's 09 OBP STI - Pics!!! Stoptech!

Installed the rear brake pads today. Now that I have all four, these are not the upgrade I was expecting to feel. Great pads for a stock car. I would definitely recommend the Stoptech Street Performance for daily driving. If you're planning to track more than occasionally or are modded up with extra power, I wouldn't recommend these. There's a slight bite increase, but nothing major. I think the increase in feel people report is mostly coming from the pad thickness compared to new OEM pads. I'm looking forward to testing them on the track and seeing how much dust they produce. I will definitely be getting the Ferodos as originally planned once these have done their time.

The rear rotors are in pretty good shape. I inspected the front ones again. They're not as bad as originally perceived. I think I might be able to get away with it for the second half of autox. I'll keep an eye on them to find out if I have to change them for winter.

I've been meaning to change my sway bar settings for a while now. The harshness on the road was starting to kill the ride experience daily driving. It could be my stock struts that are starting to show their age, but I didn't really complain before I went full stiff. Since I have the Fortune Autos coming hopefully this week, I've decided to change from 23f/23r to 22f/21r. Hopefully combined with the coilovers, this setup will work great for the track and for daily driving as I would no longer have to go under to switch to the track setup.

I re-installed some new front bumper supports to repair part of last winter's damage causing a dead center crack on the lower portion of the bumper. You couldn't really tell it was there unless you're looking for it. Adding the braces and attaching the bumper again did relieve some sag. It should be good for another winter. :)

I inspected the steering rack. Everything looks great as it should. The passenger side bushing deserves to be changed though. You can tell it's broken in. It's as squishy as the original GR bushing that I had on my old rack. I started removing the bracket and tried to remove the bushing, but ran out of time. Shorter days ftl! I'll have another go at this one tomorrow. Hopefully the Super Pro bushing will be in. I'll have to cut it a little, but it should work out.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,611 Posts
Discussion Starter #16 (Edited)
Re: Nox's 09 OBP STI - Stoptech Pads installed! Sway Bar setup ready for coilovers!

Super Pro passenger side steering rack bushing now installed. No overlap once it's set in place and torqued down.

Here's what the 2015 bushing looked like after 1500kms. yikes!







Now I'm officially out of parts to install until the shipping gods allow it :crying:

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,611 Posts
Discussion Starter #17 (Edited)
Nox's 09 OBP STI - Super Pro passenger bushing fits the 2015 rack after all!

Fog light kit w/ JDM fogs installed this weekend. So beautiful! Here's what my front end looks like now :)





Coilovers!



Group N PS cooler!



Install to do list now, yay!:
  • Brake and clutch fluid flush
  • Brake and clutch ss lines
  • PS cooler
  • Mobile 1 ATF syn PS fluid (OEM fluid sucks)
  • Eibach camber bolts
I still need to order some extra fittings and hoses for the cooler. OEM fit, but not really plug and play :/

Now I need to go help my wife assemble her new living room furniture, lol. Because,

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
262 Posts
Nox's 09 OBP STI - Super Pro passenger bushing fits the 2015 rack after all!

Where'd you order that PS cooler from?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,611 Posts
Discussion Starter #19
Nox's 09 OBP STI - Super Pro passenger bushing fits the 2015 rack after all!

Where'd you order that PS cooler from?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

The cooler doesn't seem to be available to Canadian dealers. I got it (and the fog bezels) from Heuberger Subaru Parts online. Great service from Bryce. I'll definitely buy from them again.

http://heubergersubaruparts.com/

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 
1 - 20 of 366 Posts
Top