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When we first received our STI, we were hoping to build the ultimate street car with a bit more focus on track as we were willing to sacrifice comfort for more performance, but we also did not want it to be pure track. During our build, we were hit with something that would change the course of the build, and that thing was SEMA. We always wanted the STI to be in SEMA, but we were not building it for that purpose. With our car being confirmed for SEMA, we really had to change what we were doing and why we were doing it. No longer could we go to track days as we had to keep the car clean and free from damage. We primary focused on mods that would be good for a show car, but still in the back of our mind we wanted to build this car how we wanted to build it... to a degree. With the car being featured in SEAM 14 and 15, and with SEMA 16 coming up, we are trying to think of ways to make the car different and stand out once again. Join us along the way trying to get the car ready for 2016 SEMA!




Engine:
Perrin Rotated Mount Kit With GTX3582 Turbo
Perrin FMIC
Perrin Exhaust Manifold
Cosworth Intake Manifold
Cosworth Air Pump deletes
Perrin Air Oil Separator
Perrin Battery Tie Down

Penrite Racing 5W30 oil
Prova Oil Filter
Dimple Magnetic Drain Plug M20X1.5X14

Turbosmart Dual Port BOV
Cobb Tuning V3 AccessPort
HKS Hi-Power Catback Exhaust
Omni Power 4 BAR Map Sensor
DeatschWerks DW65C Fuel Pump
Grimmspeed Boost Control Solenoid
Cosworth TGV Deletes
Deatschwerks Fuel Rails W/ 1200c injectors
Grimmspeed Lightweight Crank Pulley Red

Turbosmart Fuel Pressure Regulator



Interior:
JDM STi Push Button Starter
JPM Coachworks Black Alcantara With Red Stitching Center Arm Rest
JPM Coachworks Black Alcantara With Red Stitching Shift Boot
JPM Coachworks Black Alcantara With Red Stitching E-brake Boot

Cusco/Bride Stradia II Seats
Takata Green Race 4 4-Point Harness (x2)
Sparco Seat Base Driver Side
Sparco Seat Base Passenger
Perrin Adjustable Shift Knob
Perrin SI Dial



Exterior:
Lamin-X Yellow Fog Light Covers
Custom Painted APR GTC-300 Wing
APR Carbon Fiber Front Air Dam
APR Custom Splitter
APR Front Canards
HT Autos Fender Flares



Drivetrain:
Kartboy Short Throw Shifter
Kartboy Front Shifter Bushings
Kartboy Rear Shifter Bushings

Perrin Engine Mounts
Perrin Pitch Stop Mount
Perrin Transmission Mount
PST Carbon Fiber Driveshaft



Suspension:
HKS Hipermax IV-GT Coilovers
Cusco Rear Control Arms
Cusco Rear Trailing Arms
Whiteline 22mm Adjustable Rear Swaybar
Whiteline Adjustable Rear Endlinks





Chassis:
Cusco Rear Trunk X-Brace
Cusco Power Steering Brace
Cusco Rear Side Power Brace
Cusco Front Crossmember Brace
Cusco Rear Subframe Brace
Cusco Front Side Power Brace





Wheels/Tires:
Volk Racing ZE40 18x10.5 +24
Toyo R888 275/35/18




And our old 2011 STi project car, in case some of you have not seen it before ;)



 

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Got the WRX and STi! Time for a review :)


Tested the Tomei Titanium Catback Exhaust.



Then we tested the Perrin Catback Exhaust.


Installed the TurboSmart DualPort Blow Off Valve


Loving the Accessport Stage 1 on our STi


Installed the JDM STi Push Button Starter!


Invidia Dual Tip N1 Catback on the 2015 STI!


Kartboy Short Throw Shifter Combo

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So an update on the car, as I have put on about 330miles on it the last few days.

First the things that I like.
Suspension and Chassis out of the box is amazing! Having had an EVO X before, I am not afraid to say that apples to apples the new STi will outrun it. The new steering rack will also make this car great for autoX! The stock interior is fantastic compared to the outgoing GR, I dont like it as much as the GD personally but its leaps and bounds ahead of the GR. Stock tires are amazing, but are a little loud. The new sound system, is very good for Subaru standards (if that means anything). Last is the look of the car, every time I part the car I cant help but turn around and look at it. Some thing the car is very plain, but that is not a bad thing as I have yet to have a single cop look at the car ;)

Things that I hate.
Stock seats are terrible, I mean they are THAT BAD! Yes they look nice, but do not hold you in at all ( I am 6'4" and 230lbs). The noise tube is driving me NUTS, it makes the car sound cheap and I on purpose have the stereo loud enough so that I cant hear it. The car has a big blind spot on both sides around the rear 1/4 panels, I find myself checking them 2-3 times before I change lanes. Reverse camera is a big "small", yes its nice but I wish it was a higher quality lens that had a wider angle.

That should cover basics for now :), we will have more info as we get more miles on the car

Kirill
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It's awesome hearing that the stock suspension and chassis is better than the EVO...but I hope Subaru gets rid of that sound tube for the next model year.
 

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How about stuffing a rag in the sound tube to muffle it.
On my 2011 mustang GT the steeda cold air intake had a block off plug for the sound tube connection if you wanted to eliminate it. I imagine you can get a vinyl cap to put over the sound tube connection in the intake if that's where it's connected.


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How about stuffing a rag in the sound tube to muffle it.
This should be an easy fix. It will simply need a plug to block off both sides. Also I would expect most aftermarket intakes to eliminate that tube.

Really looking forward to where your guy's project goes! And I need inspiration to mod during my warranty :D
We are getting close to break in, have almost 400 miles on the car now! We cant wait to start messing with this thing!

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So I just got done testing some parts on the 2015 STi.
Catbacks, will work BUT! The middle hanger on the mid pipe is off by about 1". So yes you should be able to use 2011+ Sedan catbacks, but the middle hanger might not line up. Also the mufflers might sit really close to the chassis (on the back side of the muffler).
We did all testing with a 2011 STi Sedan OEM exhaust.

All rear sway bars are the same, along with endlinks! So you guys and gals can upgrade those. But keep in mind, Subaru has been know to install rear struts backwards (our shop 2015 STi has this issue). So when installing aftermarket endlinks if your rear struts are flipped, you will need to rotate them 180 degrees.

Hope this helps you guys out!
Also we have all confirmed parts listed on our website, and will be adding more later this afternoon!

2015 Subaru WRX STI 2.5L Performance Parts at RallySportDirect.com
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Spent some time with the STi today :)

Put it up on the lift today to do some product test fitment


After that it was time for a wash. Its been raining the last few days and the car got quite dirty! We got our favorite SONAX cleaning products and went to town.

This is the effect of the SONAX wheel cleaner, it turns red after a few minutes as it begins working away at the brake dust. Quick scrub with a soft brush and the wheels are as good as new.


After that finished off by doing a quick wax on the car using the Sonax High Speed wax and the car is better then new :)

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When I was checking out the new STI's at the dealer I was shocked how narrow the exhaust piping was as it split off to the mufflers..and the pic of the STI up on the rack clearly shows what I was seeing. Im guessing the after market or even the STI performance will be bigger radius ?

About that brake cleaner wont that stuff sometimes remove the wheel weights ?

Love the CWP ! any tinting of the windows in the future ?
 

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When I was checking out the new STI's at the dealer I was shocked how narrow the exhaust piping was as it split off to the mufflers..and the pic of the STI up on the rack clearly shows what I was seeing. Im guessing the after market or even the STI performance will be bigger radius ?

About that brake cleaner wont that stuff sometimes remove the wheel weights ?

Love the CWP ! any tinting of the windows in the future ?
Most aftermarket companies will use a larger tip, the stock tips are just so little.

In terms of the cleaner, it is non-acidic. So as long as you wash it off before it dries there will be no residue or issues with anything.

We do not tint our shop cars, just reason being is that we like to do stuff to the interior. And with tinted windows its almost impossible to show any of that stuff off.

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