Well sod it... heres goes nothing
Frayz's 2002 STI Version 7 Prodrive Edition
***Only 750 Prodrive editions ever made*** ***Only 100 ever made in O8V Blue/Black mica***
Well at the tender age of 21 after owning my Ford sierra saphire cosworth for 2 years it was time to move on. The car was of reasonable stage 3 spec and was running 350+bhp.
It was my pride and joy and an absolute thrill to own and drive. I was offered the right money at the right time and the cossie finally had to go.
Now obviously i had the major task of filling the cosworths shoes. I wanted something newer, better built and basically the most for my money.
Having explored the likes of escort cossies, evos and skylines etc. I finally decided i wanted a Subaru. These represented the best value for money
I did what homework i could and it came down to a bugeye STI.
I wanted the 6 speed box, brembos etc... but above all it had to be black.
After a month or so of searching id found the car. It was based in Essex and was a totally standard, unmarked black Prodrive edition bugeye sti. She had one owner from new FSSH and only 21K on the clock.
The guy i bought it from was a city trader and used the train everyday. For this reason he simply didnt use the car enough and decided to sell.
After a few negotiations i was lucky enough to drive home with this.
The day after i picked it up.
Well 2.5 years later ive just taken the car off of the road to have the motor out and finally put in a built 2.5. The new motor with forged internals should be plenty strong enough to cope with some big boost and hard use whilst still maintaining good road manners and drivability. The target is 450+bhp but more importantly over 500lbsft of torque. Reliability is also a big factor given the cars usage, so I have tried to over engineer as many items on the new build as possible.
My new engine build, waiting to be put together... should be in by the end of August 08
EJ257 sti crank
ACL big end bearings
ACL main bearings
Cometic head gaskets
ARP 11mm head stud kit
RCM oil pump
New oem water pump
PE kevlar timing belt
NGK racing 8s
JDM Spec C inlet manifold
Block O rings
Hyperflow top mounted Oil cooler
Turbocharger exhaust housing 8cm for my FP green
Exedy hyper Compe-R twin plate clutch, billet lightened f/wheel
Converted an fuel rails
Fuel system, hose fittings etc
Fuelab fuel filter
Weld on fittings/banjos for turbo water feed and drain
SFS hose kit for radiator
Full engine/ transmission mount kit
Lots of AN fitting for fuel, oil and water plumbing.
Summer 2008 will also see some suspension changes, Spec C type RA steering rack and hopefully a roll cage too.
The ride along the way has been a bumpy one and you guys can read all about it from start to finish just here.
My car has been slowly built into a road/track inspired Nurburgring attack vehicle. Ive taken many insipations from the RS ford scene and even some from you guys here on the NASIOC.
Paulie, D Money to name but a few have inspired me to push the envelope here in the UK and just do the stuff you wouldnty normally see over here.
Besides my tuning and geometry, all work on the car has been done by myself.
Its no trailor, garaged show queen.. it gets used hard and driven every week.
Heres my current spec list, i hope you guys like it as much as i do.
My favorite pic before my FMIC went on
As she looks today
Parked up at the end of my favorite road run... by the waterside
The engine bay is due to change alot soon but i just love this glossy pic
RAYS extended lugs, 18x8 Speedline Turini and AP Racing 356mm 6 pot brake setup
Subtle details, gurney flap on upper wing blade, painted tow hook, custom polished/painted Prodrive diff guard, custom made Simpson race exhaust and the obligatory Nurburgring sticker.... shes a regular @ the Nordschleife
Custom flocked dash and bespoke gauge pods. 6 Defis, Innovate wideband and ACT gauge. Phormula KS3 in the centre. Suede trimmed STI8 wheel and STI carbon door sills... oh and my favorite Recaro Pro Racer SPA racing seat... one of my favorite mods to date
Speedware stainless harness bar, TRS magnum WRC spec harnesses, TRS helmet hammock, genuine WRC carbon panels all held in with titanium/aluminium fasteners... Oh and all those lanyards are my collection of WRC passes from ralles gone by. Some are signed by Petter Solberg, Chris Atkinson and Phil Mills
Signed seat by Marcus Gronholm (2x WRC World Champion)
Stock STI 7 long block 1998cc, AVCS, STI heads and cams
Bespoke 3" lightweight race exhaust system from Simpson Race Exhausts. Ceramic coated with turned down tailpipe (91.5dB static for track usage)
Ceramic coated GT-Spec Gen 2 tubular headers
Ported STI intercooler pipe work & throttle body
Coolant delete on throttle body
Denso Iridium spark plugs
Walbro 255LPH fuel pump
Mocom Racing 740cc injectors
Custom Mocom Racing breather system & catch tank
APS 70mm cold air intake, modified for dry flow filter
Fuelab Adjustable fuel pressure regulator
FP Green turbocharger ported 3inlet with 7cm hotside
Custom SFS 3" turbo inlet pipe with wire reinforcement
APS DR725 front mounted intercooler
CDF Racing lightweight billet drive pulley kit
Fuel - 20% Methanol/Toluene 80% V-power
Mapped by Zak @ Mocom Racing
1.8bar boost approx 400bhp/340lbsft
Carbon radiator shroud
Carbon aux belt cover
Oddessey PC680 lightweigh racing battery
Vid of the exhaust system
Wheels & Tires
18x8 Speedline Turini wrapped in 235-40-18 Vredestein Ultrac Sessantas (Toyo R888 track)
RAYS extended lugnuts (Black)
AP Racing 6 pot CP7040 calipers, 356mm AP grooved discs,
Pagid RS29 pads
EBC Yellowstuff-R rear pads
Goodridge stainless braided hoses all round
Motul RBF600 brake fluid
Whiteline adjustable front sway bar
Whiteline adjustable rear sway bar
Whiteline HD mount kit
Whiteline camber bolts
Whiteline rear diff locking kit
Whiteline flat-out springs
STI 7 dampers
Noltec billet ARB drop links
Noltec billet clubsport pillow ball adjustable topmounts
Custom STI front strutbrace
Custom Mocom Racing (track bias) geometry setup
Recaro Pro Racer SPA Carbon/Kevlar racing seat on bespoke mounts (signed by Marcus Gronholm)
Flocked dash with custom gauge pods
Flocked A pillars
Flocked steering column cowlings
Satin black dash trims
STi 8 steering wheel retrimmed in black/red suede
Speedware stainless harness bar
WRC/Group N carbon rear firewall
WRC/Group N carbon rear seat bench replacement
WRC/Group N carbon 3 piece parcel shelf
TRS Magnum ultralite 3" FIA 4 point harness's
Genuine STI carbon door sills
Genuine STI mats
6000K HID lighting (High-Low)
Carbon STI wing blanks
Carbon fuel filler door
Smoked side repeaters
Custom gurney flap on upper wing blade
Custom Mocom Racing fog light mounted cold air feed
Genuine Spec C type RA roof vent
WRC plain black Kaylan mudflaps
Polished/painted Prodrive rear diff guard
Full Mocom Racing custom livery by SJS Designs
Defi BF 60mm gauges - Oil Temp, Oil Press, Water Temp, Fuel Press, Exhaust Gas Temp, and Boost Press. Defi link meter with data logger.
RB Motorsport ACT gauge
Innovate Motorsports Wideband Lambda sensor with USB hub output
Phormula KS3 knock analyzer
Delta Dash data logging software