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Old 07-08-2008, 01:14 AM   #1
boost junkie
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Join Date: Aug 2004
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Vehicle:
2012 WRX
GD Race Car in progress

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Ok, I'll throw my car in here. It's an 05 STi that I bought in August of 04. When I first got the car, I told myself I wasn't going to mod it but clearly that has gone out the window. I immediately began doing small things, mostly suspension and basic Stg. 2 mods. I was happy with it as a street car and it was definitely fast. Except about 5 years ago, I began doing track days and that's when things started moving way beyond what I originally intended.

Over time, the car became more of a dedicated track car that can still be driven on the street, rather than the other way around. A lot of my mods are there because they have some use on the track. Eventually the day will come when it needs to be taken off the street, or at least severely limited, but until then I'm enjoying it on the road and the track.

My time working for RaceComp Engineering over the past few years has introduced me to a lot of people in the Subaru community, as well as expanding my knowledge about these cars a lot. Rather than just throwing parts at the car, I've tried to make everything work well together and I think it does. I've done all of my own work on the car (except the clutch install) and put a lot of time and effort into it. I plan on keeping it for a long time, whether it remains a dual purpose car or becomes a dedicated track/time attack car.

MOD LIST:

Engine:

-Element Tuning GT52 turbo
-APS DR525 Intercooler
-Deatsch Werks 850cc Injectors
-Agile Auto Uppipe w/ Turbosmart 38mm Ultragate
-Perrin Turbo Inlet
-APS 70mm CAI
-TGV Deletes
-Grimmspeed 8mm Phenolic Intake Manifold Spacers
-Element Tuning Competition Catch Can
-Koyo Aluminum Radiator
-Samco Radiator Hoses
-APS 3" TBE
-Mocal Oil Cooler w/ Custom Plumbing
-Crucial Racing 160 Degree Thermostat
-STi 1.3 bar Radiator Cap
-TiC X-pipe w/ OEM Ported Header
-Prodrive Boost Control Solenoid
-Cobb Accessport
-Protune - 418whp/385wtq
-Turbosmart Dual Port BOV
-Cusco Engine Mounts
-Walbro 255lph Fuel Pump
-NGK 1 Step Colder Plugs
-Odyssey PC680 w/ Billet Mount

Suspension/Brakes:

-RCE Tarmac II Coilovers with RCE Camber Plates
-Q-rack 11.5:1 Steering Rack
-RCE 25.5mm Swaybars
-Kartboy Rear Endlinks
-Whiteline Sport ALK
-Whiteline Roll Center Kit
-Kartboy Subframe Lock Bolts
-NRG H-Brace
-Greddy Front Strut Bar
-Stoptech 6-Piston 355mm Front BBK
-Cobb SS Rear Brake Lines
-Performance Friction 1038 Pads (street)
-Pagid RS5 Pads (track)
-Motul RBF600 Fluid
-RCE Kool Brake Kit
-Cusco Master Cylinder Brace

Transmission

-Exedy Stage 1 Clutch
-STi Short Shifter
-Kartboy Front/Rear Shifter Bushings
-Cusco Transmission Mount
-Kartboy Subframe Outrigger Bushings
-TiC Rear Diff Mount Bushings

Wheels/Tires:

-Prodrive GC-010G - 18x8.5 +46 - British Black
-Dunlop Z1 Star Spec - 255/35/18
-5Zigen ProRacer Lug Nuts
-Enkei NT03+M - 18x9.5 +40 w/ Toyo R888 - 255/35/18 (track)

Exterior:

-Cusco Front Lip
-SARD Carbon Kevlar Wing
-JDM Ion Yellow Fog Lights
-Lightwerkz TSX Projector Headlight Retrofit
-OEM WRX Sideskirts
-KS-Tech Hood Vent
-Varis Carbon Fiber Exhaust Shield
-Curt Trailer Hitch
-NRG Hood Struts
-Autospeed Front Bumper Trim
-20% Tint
-Blue Batmobile Taillight Overlays
-Black i Badge


Interior:

-Recaro SPG XL's
-Autopower Race Rollbar (Powdercoated CGM)
-Sabelt 6-Point Harnesses
-RCE Suede Steering Wheel
-Amerex 2.5lb. Halon Fire Extinguisher w/ Brey Krause Mount
-Defi Amber BF Boost/EGT/Oil Press. Gauges in Defi Pod
-Speed Architech Carbon Fiber Center Dash
-Speed Architech Carbon Fiber Outer Vent Rings
-STi Limited Red Hazard Button
-STi Limited Black Climate Control Dials
-Lathe Werks Copolymer 2.1" Shift Knob
-Pioneer AVIC-D3
-MB Quart PCE-216 6.5" Front Components
-Alpine PDX 4-channel Amp
-Pioneer Sirius Tuner/iPod Adapter
-Escort Passport 8500 X50 (hardwired w/ custom mute button)
-Redline Leather Shift/E-Brake Boots


















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Last edited by Ferg; 08-25-2008 at 12:09 AM.
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