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This will be a huge learning process for me due to the fact that I bought this car already modified (Previous owner raced it). As far as mods go I have no idea what he has done to it other than the racing harness setup and Cobb Tuning. Here is a picture of me taking a pit stop while driving the car back. Also included is the new damage as a result of a hit and run not 3 weeks later.

Engine:
Cobb AccessPORT V1 (Stage II 91 oct)
Perrin Lightweight Crankshaft Pully
Silencer Delete Elbow
STi Tranny Mount
STi Pitch Stop
STI Engine Mounts
Perrin AFTA-MAF Tube
Denso Ultra-Fine 0.4mm Iridium Spark Plugs (part# IKH22)
Royal Purple 5W-30
Perrin Stealth Front Mount Intercooler Coming Soon
Element Tuning GT52 Water Cooled Ported Turbocharger Coming Soon
K&N Cold Air Intake Coming Soon

Suspension:
Whiteline 22mm non-Adjustable front Swaybar
iPD Rear Sway Bar
Replica STi Front and Rear Brace
STi Pink Springs
Perrin Rear End Links Old Setup
Kartboy Rear Endlinks (Stiff as possible) (Installed @ 37200)
Kartboy Front Endlinks
PDE V1 Front Camber Plates
Tein Flex Coilover System Coming Soon

Steering:
Positive Response Steering System

Exhaust:
AVO 3" Turbo Back Exhaust System
TiTek Downpipe Coming Soon

Brakes:
Braided Steel WRX Brake Lines
Stock Rotors
Stock Pads

Interior:
Harness Bar
MoMo Gotham Racing Pedals!
Red HVAC Lights Thanks to blk04sti for making this!
http://www.iwsti.com/forums/how-install/136256-04-hvac-red-light-how.html

Exterior:
Sweet Wash and Wax job!
Cleared Headlamps
Painted Head Lamps (BBQ Black)
LightWerkz Angel Eyes Kit
Rally Armor Classic Rally Mud Flaps Coming Soon
Washington State "STi" License Plate

Wheels/Tires
Silver BBS's with Pirelli Winter Carving (225/45R17) (Winter setup)
Gram Lights 57Optimise (White) with Yokohama s.Drive 255/35/18 (Installed!)
Gold BBS's Coming Soon

Coming Soon...
Dyno Run
ProTune


A quick stop... :D



Hit and run damage... :(:(:(


HDR :D






A special thanks to everyone here who has helped me with this car this past year including t3h_Clap, munky69, Peleg, importfanatic17, and everyone else that has helped me along the way. My thanks to you all!

A special thanks to my older brother Kevin for all of his advice. Thanks again Kevin!

Another big thanks to Kelly down at Speedware Motorsports! You are the man and I owe you tons man! Thanks for putting in the extra time and learning a thing or two from my Subi :)


Service Log:
(I bought the car with 27000 miles on the clock)

Oil:
27000
30000
33000
36000
39000
42470
45000
48000
51000
54000

Coolant Flush:
42337

Rear Diff:
27000
42470

Tranny:
27000
42470

Spark Plugs:
37264
 

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Re: ytsohptwhere * 04 STi

I will go ahead and take some pics of the engine in a few and post them. When the accident happened I hadnt even made a single payment on it yet.
 

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Re: ytsohptwhere * 04 STi

Here are 2 pics of the engine. One front and one from the passenger side.

Front


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Re: ytsohptwhere * 04 STi

you've got some coilovers, but i'm not sure what kind they are. and obviously a strut bar (idk the brand)

and you've got mesh over your intercooler... if you don't "need" it then it would look sick if you took it off and detailed the engine bay :)
 

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Yeah, the strut brace looks to be an eBay "STi" wannabe. Strut bars don't really do anything so you could either sell it or keep it. And I don't recognize the suspension either so perhaps eBay again? If I were you, I would keep the mesh on the tmic so that your fins don't get bent by debris that goes in the hood scoop. But yeah, clean your engine bay.
 

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Re: ytsohptwhere * 04 STi

From what I remember from the previous owner was the springs on the suspension are "Pink STi" They are pink in color and other than that I have no clue! This is a huge learning experience for me as well! The strut bar in the engine i guess helped him in his AutoX racing.
 

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Re: ytsohptwhere * 04 STi

I am at work right now so I could not tell you. When I get off at 5 I will go and take a look.
 

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Cool, just trying to help you out. If you can snap some pics of the underside of the car, we could let you know if you have any other mods (i.e. swaybars, etc.) as it seems as though the previous owner was suspension oriented.
 

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Re: ytsohptwhere * 04 STi

I will try and snap some pics of the underside of it. I really cannot jack it up on anything yet. Haven't had the money to buy a good floor jack and some jack stands. I will try how ever! Thanks for all the help!
 

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Re: ytsohptwhere * 04 STi

Those camber plates are somewhere on the vendor for sale classifieds. I was looking but couldn't find them. However I do know their awsome for camber adjustment, and make it a breeze for you're local alignment shop to get some camber. To my knoledge thats an ebay strut bar, usefull for a tracked or auto-x car. And I wouldn't remove the mesh over the intercooler because it's VERY usefull. Prevent's bent fins and debri from stricking the intercooler's delicate fins. The car was tastefully modded IMO. Who ever owned it new what they needed and used nothing extra or stupid. Looks like you got you're self a nice ride. Read the fourms ALOT, and take car of you're beast. Drive safe and take care!
 

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Re: ytsohptwhere * 04 STi

Thanks! He did add a lot of decals to it that I removed because to me they looked ridiculous.
 

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Re: Mods

Yeah, the strut brace looks to be an eBay "STi" wannabe. Strut bars don't really do anything
yeah, they do. if youre not into bling there's no need to spend more.
 

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^^Really? Everything I have read about them has said they don't do much. Except for the ones that tie things together in a triangular pattern like the Cusco V-Brace for the rear and what not, shouldn't they be a "last mod?"
If they work well, I need to scoop some up.
 

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They only really benifit a car with other suspension mods. A stock car won't really benifit from a strut bar unless you're REALLY pusshing the limits. For example my car has an aftermarket subframe and sway bars. I belive it kind of connects and stiffin's the entire front end. Because before the subframe underneath would send the strut towers tweaking way more than usuall. With the brace, now I feel the suspension doing all the work instead of the chassis being flexed and absorbing the bumps. The brace is kepping the flexing to a minumum. IMO
 

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From what I understood from the previous owner, it helps with the quick turning and cornering and provides a more rigid structure than what the car frame alone has to offer.

^Exactly!
 
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