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My Subaru 2005 STi Modifications

Yes, this car gets driven every day. Yes, I bought it new in 2004. It gets groceries, delivers kids to school, and I depend on it for work.

I have links to pics on my site for most modifications. I usually have lots of pics. If you want to see more, simply backup to the directory in the URL. I have file browsing enabled and there are lots of pictures of each thing.







Intake
1. Custom short-ram w/ K&N Filter.
2. APS Turbo Inlet Pipe
3. APS DR525 Front Mount Intercooler with T-Bolts
4. Polished/Knife-edged Throttle Body
5. Blox 3mm Thermal Throttle Body gasket
6. Ported Stock STI Intake Manifold
7. TGV Deletes by pnpheads.com
8. KSTech 8mm Phenolic Spacers
9. Tial 50mm Q BOV (vented to atmosphere, no recirc).
10. Thermo-Tec Cool Tube

Exhaust
1. Killler B Motorsport 321 Stainless Steel Equal Length header w/ 38mm Tial MVS External Wastegate (vented to atmosphere): Wrapped, SwainTech coated uppipe and dumptube.
2. APS Full 3" Turbo-Back Exhaust
3. Kartboy Exhaust hangers

Engine Management
1. Cobb AccessPort
2. Cobb AccessTuner Race
3. Full-Time Speed Density: No MAF, No PCV, No TGV, No EVAP/Charcoal canister, No Rear O2, GM IAT

Turbo
1.Deadbolt SZ49 (49lb/min).
2. JetHot 2000 Coated stock heatshield and SPT Heatshield (yes, both together)
3. GrimmSpeed EBCS (Removed GM BCS) (Removed Perrin EBCS)
4. Custom boost-controlled fully automatic intercooler sprayer
5. Custom Turbo Oil Feed + AVCS line.

Engine
1. Killer B Motorsports Ruggedized oil pickup.
2. Killer B Motorsports Aluminum oil pan.
3. Killer B Motorsports Oil Pan Baffle.
4. Fluidampr Harmonic dampener.
5. Tomei Timing Belt Guide.
6. Gates Racing Alternator and AC Belts.
7. Killer B Motorsport Alternator cover

Fuel
1. Walbro 255ltr/hr Fuel Pump
2. Nismo/JECS 730cc Injectors, blueprinted by WitchHunter
3. APS Fuel Rails
4. SX-Performance Regulator /w Aeromotive gauge and Aeroquip Fittings

Ignition
1. NGK LFR7AIX one-step colder plugs

Cooling
1. Fluidyne Aluminum Radiatorhttp://www.bescaredracing.com/sti/cooling/radiator/mishimoto/DSC04531.JPG
2. Killer B Motorsport Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Upper Coolant Reservoir http://www.bescaredracing.com/sti/cooling/upper_reservoir/killerb/IMG_0903.JPG
3. 160d Motorad Thermostat
4. SPT Radiator Shroud
5. Throttle Body Coolant Bypass
6. Perrin Hard Coolant Overflow tank.

Brakes
1. Hawk HPS pads
2. Goodridge G-Stop DOT approved stainless steel brake lines
3. ATE Super Blue fluid

Suspension
1. Genuine JDM Pink Adjustable struts
2. Racecomp Engineering Yellow Springs.
3. Whiteline 27-29 Front Swaybar [BSF36XXZ]
4. Whiteline 22-26 Rear Swaybar [BSR37XZ]
5. Moog greasable Front Endlinks
6. Whiteline Sport ALK
7. Kartboy Rear Endlinks
8. Cobb Adjustable Rear Swaybar Brackets
9. Whiteline Steering Rack Bushings
10. SPT Rear Strut Tower Bar
11. TIC Fender Cowl Braces
12. 18 x 8 Gunmetal Rota P1 Rims with Dunlop Direzza Star Specs (235 40 18) [Summer]
13. 17 x 7 Sport Edition A7 Rims with Blizzak LM25 Tires [Winter]

Electrical
1. Innovate Motorsports LC-1 Wideband Oxygen Sensor with custom control. Innovate Motorsports DB-RED Gauge.
2. Omori 45mm Boost Gauge in stock pod
3. Omori 52mm Electrical EGT, Oil Temp, and Oil Pressure in WRXtra modified stock SOA housing.
4. TurboXS Knocklite

Transmission / Driveline
1. Beatrush Engine Mounts. Yes, I cracked my Subaru Group-N Mounts so I needed something stronger :)
2. SPT Group-N Transmission Mount
3. SPT Group-N Rear Differential Mount
4. Kartboy Pitch Mount
5. KartBoy Front Shifter Bushing
6. KartBoy Rear Shifter Stay Bushing
7. KartBoy Transmission Crossmember Bushings
8. KartBoy Outrigger Bushings
9. KartBoy Botox Bolts
10. TIC Shift Linkage Bushings
11. TIC 6MT Pivot Bushings
12. Torque Solutions aluminum driveshaft support mount bushings
13. Killer B motorsport Delrin Teardrop shift knob

Fluids
1. Motul Gear 300 Synthetic Transmission Fluid
2. Renewable Lubricants 5W-40HD Motor Oil

Interior
1. AutoSpeed Dead Pedal
2. S203 Hazard Button
3. JDM Auto Intercooler Spray Switch
4. SOA HomeLink Auto-Dimming Rearview mirror with Compass
5. SOA Rear Cargo Net
6. SOA Rear Cargo Tray
7. Autozone mats to trap my dirt/water
8. Trunk Monkey

Sound
1. Kenwood DDX-516 DVD Receiver
2. Kenwood BT-300 Bluetooth Module
3. Kenwood iPhone Dock connector
4. Polk db6501 6.5" Component Speakers up front.
5. Polk db651s 6.5" Coaxial Speakers in the rear (yes, 6.5" :D).
6. 10-inch Polk Subwoofer fed by a 400W U.S. Acoustics Amplifier

Exterior
1. KSTech Hood Scoop delete vent + KS Tech Diverter plate.
2. Dewinged! (thank goodness, I don't need no picnic bench on my trunk for taking kids to school ;))
3. JDM Foglights
4. Pillarless front grill
5. Debadged trunk except for the STI emblem
6. SOA SPT license plate frame
7. Tinted Windoze!

Miscellaneous
1. SPT Oil Filler Cap
2. SPT Battery Hold-down
3. FilterMag Filter Magnet
4. Fumoto Engine oil drain valve
5. Element Tuning catch can
6. Hella SuperTone Horns (painted black; stealth baby)
7. SOA Engine Block Heater
 

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Modifications

This journal chronicles my '05 CGM STi. I ordered it in June of 2004. I picked it up in September of 2004. I've been delaying joining in on the journal board because most of the journals are the same. I wanted to offer something a little bit different. So, here goes. Welcome to Tales of a Daily Driver. I drive this car year round here in Maryland where we see every type of weather. I have 2 kids and this vehicle also serves as a family transport. Furthermore, I am a die-hard performance nut and do every modification myself ... even down to the tuning. What's this journal about? Mostly about dirt. I'll have more pictures of my dirty STI than a clean one. I'll also post my thoughts on various performance modifications since I do everything myself. Good luck, Have fun, and enjoy.

For reference, here are some important posts that I have made here at IWSTI.com:
1. Oil Filter comparison
2. Custom Dual Catch Can install
3. StreetTUNER n00b tuning primer
4. Compare stock NB O2 sensor vs. a Wideband
5. Proof of Cobb Stage II running really rich
6. Rescaled Cobb Stage II 1.10 map - a better starting point for StreetTUNER users
7. Modifying the Stock intake box for the best flow
8. Installing Group-N engine mounts
9. Installing the Perrin EBCS and tuning it
10. How To: Automatic Intercooler Sprayer
11. Installing a Walbro 255 ltr/hr fuel pump
12. Walbro does not lower Injector Duty Cycles - Walbro not needed or warranted for a Stage 2 STI.
13. Installation of Nismo/JECS 720cc Injectors
14. Installation and review of Helix 860cc Injectors
15. Do not remove your rear O2 sensor
16. APS 70mm Intake Calibration
17. Tweaking the ECU Throttle table for a more linear Accelerator vs. Throttle

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burnin4 said:
haha! I dont think anyone has evar posted dirtier pics!
Agreed and I think it's great.
 

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What a day to start my journal. I just found my FIRST door ding today! Grrrrrrrrr. I park really far away from everybody. I guess I shouldn't complain. 15 months on a daily driver and I have my first door ding. I would go get some pics of it but, as those with kids will understand, I can't because I am watching my kids right now. That is single handedly the biggest reason why my STI is dirty ... the kids. You never understand how much they eat up your time and change your life until you have them. My kids pwn me - rofl.
 

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Great pics and nice, dirty car. I live in MD and mother nature is throwing everything she has around here this year. The next few days should be nice with 50 degree weather. Hopefully, you can clean your car around this time.
 

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DjChieNa said:
Great pics and nice, dirty car. I live in MD and mother nature is throwing everything she has around here this year. The next few days should be nice with 50 degree weather. Hopefully, you can clean your car around this time.
Eh. With New Year's plans, a sick wife, and 2 kids .... I highly doubt it. But, we can all hope (or not hope given this thread ;)).

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If you happen to be around the Beltsville area where the Costco is, the BP has a touchless car wash that has no rails to put your driver's side tire on. Its a quick clean and the only one I go to for a quick wash and it's safe with no undercarriage scraping. Hope your wife feels better! Happy New Year!
 

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Nice, I like the organization of your journal. Nice pics as well.
 

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WolfPlayer said:
What a day to start my journal. I just found my FIRST door ding today! Grrrrrrrrr. I park really far away from everybody. I guess I shouldn't complain. 15 months on a daily driver and I have my first door ding. I would go get some pics of it but, as those with kids will understand, I can't because I am watching my kids right now. That is single handedly the biggest reason why my STI is dirty ... the kids. You never understand how much they eat up your time and change your life until you have them. My kids pwn me - rofl.
Don't feel bad, Tim. Every time I seem to go out to my car I find some new scratch in the paint, or something. I have a few "light" dimples in my rear fender, a slight one in a front fender, and a nice ding in the hood. I'm ready to cry every time I find some type of "flaw."
 
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