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Welcome to my journal!

I currently reside in sunny Dubai, and just picked up a 2011 WRB STI Sedan!

Cars I've owned

1993 Red VW Golf - Hand me down (more like snatched it down) SOLD

2001 Silver Toyota Celica GTS - SOLD

2007 Black Ford Mustang GT - Forgive me father for i have sinned. Crap. Wish i could take it back - SOLD

2008 Moonrock Honda S2K - awesome car. Loved it and still do. Will definitely own another one in the future. For those familiar with the car, EDM S2K AP2's still had the F20C engine. 9K revs + AP2 improvements = best of both worlds - SOLD :(



First Impression
Small power band, and really falls flat after 5K RPM. Floats around too much, and way too much body roll for my liking. Other than that, it's a lovely car which definitely has the potential to be something great.

Goals
Track time! This won't be a dedicated track car for now, but i do intend on spending a lot of time at the track.

We have quite a few nice tracks here, including an F1 circuit that has open trackdays every month :D

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Mod List



Engine / Exhaust / Intake:
Perrin CAI
Perrin 3" Downpipe
AMS cast aluminum turbo inlet hose
Agency Power Catback
Perrin Electronic Boost Controller
Walbro 255lph Fuel Pump
Grimmspeed AOS
Grimmspeed thermostat
Mocal Oil Cooler with 25 row core
CP pistons
Manley rods
TGV deletes
Cosworth Rod bearings
ARP head studs
HX main bearings
Grimmspeed lightweight crank pulley
Air pump delete
Killer B oil pan
Killer B Oil Baffle
Killer B Pickup
TurboXS front mount intercooler
TurboXS RFL BOV


Suspension & drivetrain:
Tein Monoflex coilovers
Tein EDFC + motor
25mm Perrin Front Sways
22mm Perrin Rear Sways
Perrin Front & Rear Endlinks
Perrin Short Shift adapter
Perrin Shifter bushings
Group N transmission mount
Perrin front strut
Whiteline rear differential positive power kit
Whiteline rear positive traction kit
Whiteline steering rack bushings
Whiteline front inner lower control arm bushings

Interior/ICE:
SMY Clustermaker Guage Pod
Prosport EVO EGT Gauge
Prosport EVO Boost Gauge
STRi oil temp gauge
Alpine IVA-W202E
Flossy grip tape shift knob


Exterior:
Hella Supertones
Black Glossy Roof Overlay
HT Auto Front Lip
HT Auto Rear Lips
50% Tint
Blacked out side vents
Smoked Taillight Overlay
Blacked out trunk strip
Red pinstripe


Wheels:
White Enkei RC-T4
Volk vlave stem caps :D
 

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Re: The Big Kahoona's Journal

Haven't updated this at all :(

Here are some updated pics:

The back end. Debadged (Subaru & AWD badges, kept WRX & STI), smoked taillights & blacked out plastic thingy



blacked out side vents



Glossy black roof overlay

 

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Re: The Big Kahoona's Journal

Alright, so i've been looking for a set of coilovers and an oil cooler kit and can use some advice.

So far i think i'll be setting for the Prosport oil cooler kit (from IIR)

As for the coilovers, anybody have any experience with HKS? The one i'm currently looking at is the HKS Hipermax III V-Sport. They're about $1,700. The shop where i get most of my work done has them in stock (a rarity over here) so i'm hoping those are a good pick
 

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Re: The Big Kahoona's Journal

Smoked taillights --> what did you use ? ( looks good )

Plastic thingy = Rear Garnish fyi :)



Blacked out side vents --> Those, as well as rear garnish are non-glossy / mat black right? (also looks good )



Glossy black roof overlay --> If having to do the roof all over again? would you stay glossy? or switch to mat black or carbon fibre vinyl or somethin' else?




Very curious on your feedback / input as I am just about the get stuff like that done on mine

Car looks "HOT" Big K !!
 

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Re: The Big Kahoona's Journal (Protuned stg 2 - 318whp 328wtq)

Oh wow, thanks Dspin, that's awesome considering i'm a huge (understatement) fan of your setup!

The tailights are actually 3M tinted. Side vents are matte black. 20 mins of work for both, and the quality looks great.

As for the roof, i actually debated whether to have it flat/matte black or glossy, and opted for the glossy finish. It actually looks like a panoramic roof - not the look i was going for but i'll take it :)
 

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Good stuff bud. That shop is immaculate. :D
 

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Re: The Big Kahoona's Journal (Protuned stg 2 - 318whp 328wtq)

Good stuff bud. That shop is immaculate. :D
Thanks, and yeah the shop is shiny lol

I need to get some proper pics taken. All i have is crappy iphone pics. My front and rear lips are here, so will get some proper ones taken when they're on!
 

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Re: The Big Kahoona's Journal (Protuned stg 2 - 318whp 328wtq)

Oh wow, thanks Dspin, that's awesome considering i'm a huge (understatement) fan of your setup! --> Thanks for the kind words Big K :p

The tailights are actually 3M tinted. Side vents are matte black. 20 mins of work for both, and the quality looks great --> Did you have that shop do it? Or is that an original Big K job were seeing ;) ?

As for the roof, i actually debated whether to have it flat/matte black or glossy, and opted for the glossy finish. It actually looks like a panoramic roof - not the look i was going for but i'll take it :) --> That being said… what would you do different? I'm thinking same as side vents… right? Enlighten us please :)
 

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Re: The Big Kahoona's Journal (Protuned stg 2 - 318whp 328wtq)

Thanks, and yeah the shop is shiny lol --> Hella shiny!!

I need to get some proper pics taken. All i have is crappy iphone pics. --> I got to admit.. Those pictures a really decent as far as an iPhone is concerned :tup:

My front and rear lips are here, so will get some proper ones taken when they're on! --> Please make sure to post up!


I'm curious to see what you have next up your sleeve for us :D

"Suscribed" to our - Dubai STi - friend's journal :cool:
 

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Re: The Big Kahoona's Journal (Protuned stg 2 - 318whp 328wtq)

Thanks guys!

Front and rear lips will be installed on Staurday, and i'll make sure to give her a wash and take some quality pics for once :)

Exterior wise, i think i'm pretty much done save for the side skirts

oh and yeah i had the shop do it. I'm retarded when it comes to these things
 

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Re: The Big Kahoona's Journal (Protuned stg 2 - 318whp 328wtq)

When did you get it protuned?!

Solid numbers :D
A few days ago. I've had the parts lying around forever and didn't have the time to get everything done because i was travelling too much (work obv). But things have settled down and it's time to have some fun

Yeah the numbers do seem high 318whp & 328wtq @ 1.3 bar (18.8 psi). Pretty much sea level and the outside temps were 100+
 
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