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Old 01-14-2012, 10:33 PM   #1
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OVERLAND04 | 2011 WRX


I'm writing this journal as a place for myself and other members to keep up with my passion of modifying and doing install write-ups. I've always loved to help others so almost all of my mods will have links to my write-ups.
I live in Mid-Coast Maine and I have no desire to RallyX, Drag, AutoX, or even drive like a moron on the street, I don't know why I mod my car, I guess because it's fun and I like to know that I can go fast and look great too.
I live an hour from any highway, there is no E85, not even 93 octane here... No tuners, and no speed shops. I have the internet, UPS and a passion for cars.

Here is my 2011 Satin White Pearl Limited WRX hatchback. Hope you stay for the ride while I build my Killer Daily Driver!!


















For those that are curious about how much modifications cost. Keep in mind that this is without any labor besides the corner balance and tuning.








Here are the mods... Some functional, some not. (links have write-ups)

Engine:
Invidia Catted Downpipe
Invidia Q300 Exhaust
COBB SF Intake
COBB SF Intake box
COBB Access Port
COBB Heatshield
DeatschWerks - DW65c Fuel pump
DeatschWerks Fuel Injectors Top Feed 850cc
GrimmSpeed Electronic Boost Solenoid
GrimmSpeed Manual Boost Controller
NGK Iridium Spark Plug - One Step Colder
Process West Top Mount Intercooler
Turbosmart Recirculating Blow Off Valve Kompact
CSK Pro Tune - EFI Logics

Exterior:
IAG Taillight overlays
Red Pinstripe Front Grill
Overland Designs - Blackout Headlight Housing, High Beam, side reflector, and turn reflector
Overland Designs - Black Chrome turn/parking housing
TSX-R Clear Lenses
VLED 21 led turn/park bulbs
Overland Designs - Satin Black fender emblem
Beat-Sonic Shark Fin Antenna
Headlight Armor amber fog light film
Headlight Armor tinted fog light film
vLimited style front lip W/ STI emblem
HTP Motorsports VS front lip
S206 style side skirts
HT Autos Rear Aprons
STI Marque front plate
Rally Armor Front Mud-flaps
Password JDM Rear Wiper Delete
20% window tint

Wheels & Tires:
(Winter Setup)
Continental Winter Extreme Contact 235/45-R17
Sparco Asetto Gara 17x17.5 +42
ICHIBA 25mm V2 Wheel Spacers
(Summer Setup)
ROTA G-Force 18x9 +35 in Gunmetalic
Continental Extreme Contact DW 275/35-R18

Brakes:
Brembo Front Calipers - Painted Burnt Copper
DBA T-Slot Rotors
Stoptech Stainless Steel Lines
Stoptech Front Pads
Brembo Rear Calipers - Painted Burt Copper
DBA T-Slot Rotors
Stoptech Stainless Steel Lines
Stoptech Rear Pads


Suspension:
GTWorx/Bilstein Struts - Rear on center clip
Race Comp Engineering Black "Regular Guy" Springs
Race Comp Engineering 25mm Front Swaybar - Set to soft
Race Comp Engineering 25mm Rear Swarbar - Set to stiff
KartBoy Endlinks Front and Rear
AZP Installs Alignment
Synaptec3 Alignment + Corner Balance
Stance GR+ Coilovers
Coilover Covers

Interior:
Overland Designs Genuine Alcantara Dash and Console
Overland Designs Genuine Alcantara Shift Boot
Overland Designs Genuine Alcantara E-Brake Boot
Overland Designs Genuine Alcantara Armrest Cover
Overland Designs Genuine Alcantara Cluster Hood
Overland Designs Genuine Alcantara STi Center Console
Overland Designs Genuine Alcantara Headliner, Pillars
Overland Designs Genuine Alcantara Hand-Stitched Visors
Overland Designs Genuine Alcantara covered ATI Center Dash Pod
Prosport 60mm Premium Oil Pressure gauge
Prosport 60mm Premium Oil Temperature gauge
Prosport 60mm Boost gauge
Clock Relocation into center console
Garage Door Opener molded into STi Console
All black OEM STi interior trim
Alcantara wrapped OEM steering wheel
Kartboy Short Throw Shifter
Kartboy Urethane Bushings
Subaru footwell illumination
Subaru Winter Mats
Anarchy Motive Raw shift Knob
COBB shift knob

Audio:
Pioneer - AVIC-Z140BH Head Unit
Pioneer - Back Up Camera
Pioneer - iPod/iPhone Cable
Sirius Satellite Radio
ASWC - Steering Wheel Control

Oil:
Motul 8100 5w-30
Rotella 5w-40
OEM Black Subaru Filter

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Old 01-14-2012, 10:54 PM   #2
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Very nice man

How are you liking the Stance's for DD use?
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:21 AM   #3
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Below are some click-able images to their respective install pages. Just click inside the picture and it will take you to the page where I installed it and wrote about it, Enjoy!!

Race Comp Engineering - Spring/Struts/Sways


Invidia Q300 & Invidia Downpipe


JPM Coachworks - Shiftboot, E-brake, and Lid Cover in Black Alcantara. Also Steel Grey center console wrap.


OEM Footwell Illumination install


Kartboy Short throw shifter and bushings


OEM Sirius Satellite Radio install


IAG Taillight overlay install


DW850cc Fuel injector install


DW65c Fuel Pump install


Prosport Gauges - Boost, Oil Pressure, Oil Temperature

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Old 01-15-2012, 04:14 PM   #4
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Good question!
At the time that I was looking to do my suspension I had two choices... One is to do springs and disassemble my stock struts and hacksaw some new Koni inserts in their place. Second was to remove stock and replace with coilovers.

Yes, I do feel for a daily driver the spring/strut combo would have been better but after getting used to the Stance's I couldn't imagine not having them.
I ride mostly on the softest setting and they still are amazing and in controll. I still have a full travel in suspension yet sit an inch and a half lower. Plus if I had to send one out for repair, within 40 minutes I can have the stock suspension back in.

So for a couple hundred dollars more, I would say that I love the Stance's and I think it was a smart choice over Springs and Shocks.
Thanks for the feed back. I completely agree with the fact that swapping factory back in is easy. I too also live about 1.5hr away from any major city and my drive is all highway. The roads around here can be pretty harsh and that's my only concern, but I'm not wanting to just swap springs if it means blowing struts.

Thanks again, and great write-up's!
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:50 PM   #5
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WIN! so love this combo!
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:45 AM   #6
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Sick. Yellow fogs FTW! Beautiful!
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:50 AM   #7
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Wheels, wheels, wheels....
Will I ever be able to choose just one set that I like?!?

Since I won't be able to put anything nice on the outside of my car till mid to late April, I'm just starting to look at the type of wheels to put on the car for the summer.

I don't mind rolling my rears, especially because I like the way the car sits and I don't want to raise it to stock height just to fit a 18x9.5 with a 275 tire... Useless to me!

At the moment my ideal setup would be a 18x9 with a 255 in Bronze. The problem is, I have not been able to find a Rota that I like in Bronze...

Here are the runner-ups:

Number 1 - Rota G-force 18x9 5x100 Gunmetal 35mm offset


Number 2 - Rota G-force 18x9 5x100 Gold 35mm offset


Both of these are about $1900 shipped. I feel it's a great price and wheel for a Daily Driver... Yes, I could get "real" wheels like Advan's or Rays's but I just can't justify spending minimally twice as much for the same look on a wheel that would never see a track or cars show, make sense?

I hate having to find wheels...

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Old 01-17-2012, 10:49 AM   #8
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Varrstoens... Same exact look as the TE-37's but a third of the cost... Take a look at my build thread for reference although you may want to do the 2.2.2 version... They seem to clear the brembo/bigger break set ups better... I'm on the 2.2.1's although I had to run a much more aggressive offset to clear my brakes...

Car looks great though man keep it up!
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:26 PM   #9
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Those SL are the same ones I want good job on the car so far
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:28 PM   #10
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Looks really good man! Let us know if we can help!
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Old 01-17-2012, 07:42 PM   #11
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Hey Guys, I posted a group buy on the ROTA's if anyone else is interested.

I guess the Bronze version of the G-Force's is a special order so I need two more people to go in with me. Any takers?

Here is the post...
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:10 PM   #12
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1ds Mark III!

is the clock relocated to the cig tray? i like that clock location.

The G-forces are no where near as sexy as the volks, but i hope you find other takers so you get them in the color you want. white and bronze always looks good.
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:27 PM   #13
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1ds Mark III!

is the clock relocated to the cig tray? i like that clock location.

The G-forces are no where near as sexy as the volks, but i hope you find other takers so you get them in the color you want. white and bronze always looks good.
Nice eye on the clock! Yeah I couldn't live without that thing so I extended the harness from the top of the dash to the lower tray under the cigarette lighter. It fits really well.

Also good eye on my MarkIII. It's up for sale if you know anyone interested!

The other issue besides the price of the Volks is that for some reason every picture I see of them, they all look like they have a polished lip for some reason. It's just not the look I was going for, even in the picture above. I keep trying to convince myself that I like them because their Volks, I've wanted a pair since the late 90's but If I don't love them, there not for me...
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Old 01-18-2012, 03:12 PM   #14
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I just ordered a little pinstriping to do the mod to the front grill. I've always like the look of it and it's a simple mod to add and if I get sick of it, I just peel it off.

I'll tackle this on Friday or Saturday.

Thoughts?

Here is the stuff, I got it from Amazon for $5.00


Here is the look I'm going for. It's not my car but it should look similar.

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Old 01-18-2012, 03:33 PM   #15
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I used your how-to's to install both my JPM shift boot and e-brake boot. Thank you!

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Old 01-18-2012, 05:56 PM   #16
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I used your how-to's to install both my JPM shift book and e-brake boot. Thank you!
Great man, aren't they sweet!!
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:09 PM   #17
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Just putting it on record that I made my first appointment for a Pro Tune today!!
I'm heading down 6 hours to Bethel Connecticut to EFI Logics and they will be tuning some mods that I will be adding soon.
My appointment is not till Feb 10th so I still have a couple weeks but I'm so excited to put some numbers down that I had to write it!
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Old 01-20-2012, 11:49 PM   #18
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Just putting it on record that I made my first appointment for a Pro Tune today!!
I'm heading down 6 hours to Bethel Connecticut to EFI Logics and they will be tuning some mods that I will be adding soon.
My appointment is not till Feb 10th so I still have a couple weeks but I'm so excited to put some numbers down that I had to write it!
Yes!! Chris is a great guy, and and even better tuner. Everyone there is very friendly and will take great care of you, in my opinion, there is no other shop in the area that comes close to them in professionalism, skill, and customer care. You will be very pleased with your car, the tune will be worth every penny and the 12 hour round trip i can assure you that.
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:20 PM   #19
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Great video and nice work! For wheels, have you looked at the Advan RS? I would suggest those. Love the TE37 though.
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:29 AM   #20
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Great video and nice work! For wheels, have you looked at the Advan RS? I would suggest those. Love the TE37 though.
I have looked at them but I'd be limited to a 18x8.5 48mm offset. I know it's a small difference but for a total of around $3800 for a set, I think I would rather get the "cheaper" wheels and have the same look. There is also just a little less worry about bending or curbing a $250 wheel then a $700 one. Being a Daily Driver has its faults...

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Try looking also at some works in bronze. Like the cr-Kai or xd9. The gramlights also have a sick gloss bronze color. I forget which ones though.
The Work wheels are a close second, I really like the new Emotion CR Ultimate wheels in Bronze. The problem is that all the pictures of the wheels that look really good (wide+concave) are not in 5x100.

Here is look I like by them but I just can't get for the WRX 5x100
Emotion CR Ultimate

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Try looking also at some works in bronze. Like the cr-Kai or xd9. The gramlights also have a sick gloss bronze color. I forget which ones though.
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Just order em and wait the 8 to 12 weeks. Check the thread in the ravspec forums.
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:18 AM   #23
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beautiful car and great job on the video
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:07 PM   #24
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Saturday Oil change!!

This was my first oil change on the subie and it was as simple as could be...
I just hit 6000mi during the week and I felt it was a good time to change the oil before I go to the tuner in a couple weeks.

Here is my oil of choice, I don't want to ge into the oil debate so please hold your remarks if possible...



Also, a little video from the ride this morning to warm up the oil before the change.
Enjoy!

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Old 01-21-2012, 10:39 PM   #25
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Lovely car! And hello to a fellow Mainer!

mainelysubarus.com for the "local" scene if you're not on there yet.
Amazing to see someone with the passion and someone who knows how to point a camera at the same time in the area
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