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Car: 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Color: Satin White Pearl (37J)

*Any mods in blue where on vehicle prior to motor rebuild project.
*Any mods that have a dedicated post in this thread will be marked "(link)"

Engine/Transmission/Fuel:
-Cobb SF Intake
-Cobb SF Intake Box
-Cobb Turbo Heat Shield
-Cobb Turbo Back Exhaust System
-JE Forged Pistons 99.75mil Bore | 8.5:1 Compression
-Manley H Beam Steel Connecting Rods
-ARP Head Stud Kit 11mm
-Gates Racing Timing Belt Kit w/ Water Pump
-Killer B Motorsport Aluminum Oil Pan Package
-NGK Iridium "One Step Colder" Spark Plugs
-Injector Dynamics ID1050X Top Feed Fuel Injectors
-Subaru OEM Forged Salt Bath Nitrated Crankshaft
-Subaru OEM Oil Pump
-Subaru OEM Oil Cooler
-DeatschWerks DW300c: 340 LPH Compact In-Tank Fuel Pump
-Tomei Fuel Pressure Regulator Type-S
-Tomei Expreme Unequal Length Exhaust Manifold
-IAG Top Feed Rails & Lines
-AntSpec 3-Port Boost Control Solenoid
-Blouch Dominator 1.5XT-R 10cm Turbo
-Perrin 3'' Turbo Inlet Hose
-Crawford Performance TMIC (V3) Air/Oil Separator (link)
-IAG Performance Street Air/Oil Separator (AOS)
-Process West TMIC

Management:
-Cobb AP V3
-Defi Racer Series Gauges | White Needle
-AntSpec ProTune
-Cobb Socal Stage 2 ProTune

Tests & Dyno:
-Compression Test 02/27/2018 (Post Intial Break-in & Tune)
*Cyl1: 155 | Cyl2: 155 | Cyl3: 158 | Cyl4: 155
-Mustang Dyno Chart (link)

Fluids:
-Rotella Conventional Motor Oil T 15W-40
-Motul 8100 5W40 X-Cess Full Synthetic Oil
-Motul RBF 600 - Racing DOT 4 Brake Fluid
-Motul Gear 300 75W90 100% Synthetic Ester
-Subaru LSD Oil
-50/50 Heavy Duty Pre-Mixed Coolant


Suspension:
-Ohlins Road & Track Coilovers
-ISC Rear Adjustable Control Arms V3
-KamiSpeed Swift Thrust Sheets (65mm)
-Alignment
*Camber: -2.4 (front) and -1.5 (rear) degrees.
*Toe: 0
*Corner Balanced w/ Driver: 1745lbs(L) 1745lbs(R) Total = 3490lbs

Brakes/Rotors:
-Stoptech Street Performance Brake Pads (Front & Rear)

Drivetrain:
-Group N Engine Mounts (link)
-Super Pro Pitch Stop Mount
-Group N Transmission Mount
-Super Pro Gearbox Cross Member Isolator Mounts
-Whiteline Rear Differential Positive Power Kit Inserts
-Cobb Subaru 6-Speed Front & Rear Shifter Bushings
-Subaru OEM 2015 STI Steering Rack (13:1 Ratio)
-Whiteline Steering Rack Bushings

Wheels/Tires:
-ROTA Wheel SVN-R 18x10 (5x100/114.3 30mm, 73 Hub, Flat Black)
-Michelin Pilot Super Sport 255/35/18
-Muteki SR48 Open End Lug Nuts (Red)
-Z-Caps w/ Custom STI Matte Vinyl Stickers

Interior:
-2012-2014 OEM Subaru Impreza Forester Radio Display CD Player HD Radio

Exterior:
-STI Front Plate Delete
-Rokblokz Rally Mud Flaps (Original Length)
-HT Autos Front Lip Spoiler

Lighting:
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Background Info/About Me:
Hello Everyone!
I am a native New Jersey'an, currently living in sunny Southern California for the last 7 years.
My background comes from motorcycles both competitive at an early age & for joy, however since a past motorcycle accident (2013) I have made the leap in to the, oh so expensive four wheel automobile world.

The Build:
This build is going to begin slightly different than your tradition build threads, in the sense that a lot of stuff is going to be happening all at once!
On October 15, 2017 on a spirited drive up in the canyons with fellow Subie enthusiasts I ended up throwing a rod on my fairly new (40k) mile motor...

With that said and since my motor needs to come out, I figured this is the time where I would just do everything I planned on doing in the following 3-4 years - Now!

Thanks to the awesome guys at AntSpec (formally Cobb Socal) we have come up with a build that I think I will be happy with for a long time.

Please stay tuned as I plan on documenting the whole process, as well as taking photos and videos!

The build process is currently projected to be between 6-8 weeks. Starting October 24, 2017.

 

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Re: Shrek | 2011 Satin White Pearl STI

AntSpec, formerly Cobb SoCal, formerly hbspeed, formerly "the drop shop"?

is jon still around?

2nd post in 4 years, time for pics!
 

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Re: Shrek | 2011 Satin White Pearl STI

AntSpec, formerly Cobb SoCal, formerly hbspeed, formerly "the drop shop"?

is jon still around?

2nd post in 4 years, time for pics!

Ha! Yeah, I guess they have been through their fair share of names. You know I haven't been there in awhile until recently. I have only been dealing with Ant & Reggie at the moment so not sure if he is still there or not.

I know, I signed up when I first got my car to just browse around forum & learn, but don't worry more posts, photos, etc. to come!
 

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Sounds like my build thread man. Was basically stage 2 and then kind of went all out. Glad to see you here! If you have any questions just ask someone or look at our threads. We have probably seen it or done it.
 

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Re: Shrek | 2011 Satin White Pearl STI

so, was this car bone stock until it blew up?
Sounds like my build thread man. Was basically stage 2 and then kind of went all out. Glad to see you here! If you have any questions just ask someone or look at our threads. We have probably seen it or done it.

@enoxard - Your too quick :lol: I'm still in the process of creating/editing my table of contents, etc. haha!

@tylerandreas - Oh yeah? I'll def. check your build out. Also, thanks for the warm welcome. I'm looking forward to actually participating on this forum after spending many years just reading from everyone!
 

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A quick little update:

I finally got around as you can see with adding some photos!
All of these so far are just quick snaps off the phone camera, so I figured I would just group them into similar corresponding collage shots.

The 'New Motor' photo is recent as of tonight, so very exciting seeing everything beginning to get bolted back together! We are slightly over 8 weeks now, but we where dealing with holiday hours and back orders on a few parts.

Super stoked as we are so close in actually getting this new motor dropped in. I'll tell ya, I'm not looking forward to the break in period :\ but I'm guessing with my current drive to work and back we can get her broke in within the month.


 

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Engine Break-in:
Break In Secrets--How To Break In New Motorcycle and Car Engines For More Power

Just came across this site a few days ago via another iWSTI thread and had to re-post to not only help share this info, but also for my personal documentation :)

For my motor I will be doing the 'controlled' (approx 20mile) method to start, followed by oil flush, refill of break-in oil, and then continue with a 1,000 mile 'easy' break-in method around town. After this I will then switch to synthetic and receive my proper Pro-tune. Avidly awaiting those numbers!

Now, this could very well be overkill, however this is what I have planned to do this week!

Interested to hear anyone's personally experiences and if you where fortunate enough to see your piston wear after the fact. (upon rebuild, etc.)


 

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Review: Crawford Performance TMIC (V3) Air/Oil Separator
Link: Air Oil Separator (V3) Dual Chamber AOS - Crawford Performance – Tagged "Subaru-STI-2011"


*Disclaimer, this review is purely based off the experience I had with this product and my specific build, your modifications and specifics might differ.

I have found that installation of this product without using the stock intercooler and possibly because of the use of a bigger than stock turbo & turbo inlet yields high amounts of crankcase pressure. Enough pressure to cause the pressure in the oil pan to build up, which no longer allows the oil to drain from the turbo properly because the crank case is pressurized. My results where high amounts of, "007 James Bond" smoke out the tailpipes...

To still maintain the much needed function of an AOS system I have made the adjustment to go with the, IAG AOS system. One of the many added perks with this system in comparison to the Crawford is that each engine port (3) total receives its own connection to the AOS. Each engine port having its own entrance to the AOS allows more effective and faster excavation of crankcase pressure.

You can find more information on the IAG AOS system on their website here:
IAG Performance Competition Series AOS Air / Oil Separator For 2008-14 Subaru WRX, 2008-18 STI and 2009-13 Forester XT

I hope this information helps someone, and ultimately saves them money if your running a similar setup.


 

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337WHP | 386WTQ | 22PSI | ACN91:
I am very happy to finally share a dyno chart showcasing my latest build!
*A little disclaimer about me and these dyno charts: I'm not one to obsess over these charts & their numbers as I know all dyno's and their reading differ from one another. We have things like the 'type' of dyno, the calibration of that dyno, weather, etc. etc.

Now, for you skeptics out there saying I should be making more power :lol:, this chart represents a safe/reliable tune for my daily driver.
This motor we built can handle a lot more power, however my goal was to build a strong reliable motor that I could grow into if I do so choose to down the road. I must say this current tune has some very angry torque in the low end for the occasional weekend twisties. Having this first dyno chart is great for the fact that if I ever do decide to add more power I will then at least know how the motor is responding to those changes as I will be testing on the same dyno this tune below was created on.

I must say, ohh... how I love our beautiful California 91 octane, haha! :cool:




 

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New Year Upgrades!
The new year brings in some new goodies in the form of drivetrain upgrades!

I'm still kicking myself in the butt for forgetting to add these things when I had the motor out, but so much was going on at that time these upgrades got a little lost in the shuffle...

Now that I have the following, I am looking forward to getting these installed in the coming weeks!

Looking forward to what I think will be a good mix between daily driving functionality and performance reliability.

  • Group N Engine Mounts
  • Super Pro Pitch Stop Mount
  • Group N Transmission Mount
  • Super Pro Gearbox Cross Member Isolator Mounts
  • Whiteline Rear Differential Positive Power Kit Inserts



 

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New Photos!
I have finally posted some photos of how the car sits as of now on the first page's post!

Go check them out and let me know what you think! I have more on the way, but figured I would post what I have ready now and release more as I get to them.

Enjoy!

 

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those seem like good power numbers for cali 91 octane and a dom 1.5xtr on a mustang dyno.

car looks really good. SWP mafia! haha
 

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those seem like good power numbers for cali 91 octane and a dom 1.5xtr on a mustang dyno.

car looks really good. SWP mafia! haha


SWP mafia! Haha... SWP for life!

Yeah, this car has a lot more power for sure w/ really not that much extra cash if desired. Heck even some E85 with this setup will give a real nice boost in the seat. :)

Thanks man! I checked out your build, pretty impressive - I love how you got your hands dirty in doing what seems to me all the work yourself? Nice one! Keep it up.

 

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SWP mafia! Haha... SWP for life!

Yeah, this car has a lot more power for sure w/ really not that much extra cash if desired. Heck even some E85 with this setup will give a real nice boost in the seat. :)

Thanks man! I checked out your build, pretty impressive - I love how you got your hands dirty in doing what seems to me all the work yourself? Nice one! Keep it up.
Yep. I did everything myself, minus the tuning.
 

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Review: New Year Drivetrain Upgrades
Link: (click here for previous post of listed parts installed)


I gave myself a few weeks of daily driving and a couple pulls here and there before writing this review. In addition to the previous post's list of parts (click the linked text above) I have also added the following, Cobb Subaru 6-Speed Front & Rear Shifter Bushings on the day of install, and boyy am I happy I did!

I will be perfectly honest, if and when I do another one of these builds this will no doubt be the first mod I ever do to one of these Subaru's! I was at first a little on the fence as to what motor mounts specifically I should choose as I do daily drive this vehicle to and from work in LA traffic. I needed something to handle to power and torque of my current tune, but also not feel like I have to turn the radio up to max just to hear anything!

This combination setup truly is what I feel is meant for anyone wanting to have an enjoyable DD, but also having the right amount of rigid support to handle the weekend twisties. The Group N mounts not only give me piece of mind knowing that my motor isn't going anywhere, but also the trans mount to the diff inserts get rid of that ugly slop while also as a bonus giving the perfect amount of gear whine IMO that I feel wakes up what I believe a Subaru should sound like coasting down any incline or up to any red light :D and the 50 bucks or so for shifter bushings... co-mon man, I can't believe I even liked shifting the car at all with those stock bushing in there, but you really don't know until you drive someone else's car or do this for yourself to find out.

Hopefully after reading this you might consider doing this mod first! I promise you won't regret it as it honestly feels/sounds like a totally different vehicle after doing so.


 

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SWP mafia! Haha... SWP for life!

Yeah, this car has a lot more power for sure w/ really not that much extra cash if desired. Heck even some E85 with this setup will give a real nice boost in the seat. :)

Thanks man! I checked out your build, pretty impressive - I love how you got your hands dirty in doing what seems to me all the work yourself? Nice one! Keep it up.
There are a lot of us that have built our own cars. That is one of the reasons I got on the forums. When I went through my built I definitely hit a few "wtf am I doing" moments but the forums always came in to save my ass when I'd post an update in my threads.
 

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Oh hell yeah, we all have said that before.. I remember wayy back then it feels like when I cracked my first block open saying the same thing... At that time tho all I had was my big ol' repair manual book and a very knowledgeable neighbor willing to help me out! I'm happy he did tho haha!

It's been awhile since checking out your thread, I think I remember seeing you sold the subie!? Is that right?

 
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