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Old 03-10-2008, 11:06 AM   #26
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thats beautiful! awesome job!
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Old 03-10-2008, 11:19 AM   #27
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awesome post frayz no i can refer to all the stuff i love on your car in 1 big thread short of shop track cars, you've got the my favorite subie on the boards. keep up the good work
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Old 03-10-2008, 12:47 PM   #28
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Car looks great! UK STI FTW!
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Old 03-10-2008, 01:03 PM   #29
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awesome post frayz no i can refer to all the stuff i love on your car in 1 big thread short of shop track cars, you've got the my favorite subie on the boards. keep up the good work
Cheers dude, comments like that mean alot. I'll be posting round 4 a little later on
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Old 03-10-2008, 01:14 PM   #30
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very nice, keep em coming; ignore the haters
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Old 03-10-2008, 04:00 PM   #31
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So a date was set with Zak and we decided to go and see what the car was doing and how well it was doing it.
We soon found that due to me still on the stock fuel pump the car was detting after 5500rpm. This was quickly sorted by the fitment of a Warlboro 255LPH Motorsport pump.
With a few tweeks to the map, this was the cars first Delta Dash road dyno. As you can see in stock form (RED) we had to cap it due to the det. With the fitment of the new pump Zak worked his magic on the map and we saw a good solid 275bhp at the wheels.



So now I knew what i was up against. I decided that to get off on the best foot i was going to swap the 2.5" dia Hayward & Scott system for a full 3" system. This would ensure the car could make its best power.
I had Hayward & Scott make a bespoke 3" system. It was notoriously loud but had to do.

So on that went.





Now the car was due to go on its first outing to the Nurburgring en route to Germany WRC. I decided that i didnt need the rear interior for the trip so promptly whipped it out and threw in some Safety Devices harness's for good measure.




AndIt was in this guise that it attended it first show. This was at JAE in the summer of 2006.



Her first time though those elusive barriers on the Nordschleife



On return from Germany, these were waiting for me. Speedline Turini 18x8.

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Old 03-10-2008, 04:01 PM   #32
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Inspired by a chap from the NASIOC.com i had also ordered one of these. Its an E46 M3 replica lip. It also took me back to the RS500 cossie era. I always loved the little cheeky gurney flap ontop of the RS500 wing.




Whilst in Germany for the WRC i had also been building a plan in my head to do a fully flocked dash. So i bagan to build the parts to make it happen.

Coming up in round 5... things get all fluffy
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Old 03-10-2008, 04:24 PM   #33
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awesome read!

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Old 03-10-2008, 05:56 PM   #34
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Nice matey
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Old 03-10-2008, 06:41 PM   #35
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Frayz, I hate your threads for one reason and one reason only....



I'm extremely jealous that the Bugeye Prodrive Edition STi never made it stateside.

Keep it up mate!
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Old 03-10-2008, 09:45 PM   #36
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On return from Germany the chassis mods continued with the addition of a few more items. These included a set of Whiteline flatout springs, Whiteline adjustable front ARB, camber bolts all round and Noltec billet clubsport pillowball topmounts (camber/castor adjustable) I threw in an STI front strutbrace for good measure.
This little lot was all lovingly setup by Zak at Mocom. We managed to get a staggering 5.5 degrees of addition castor on the front, 1.5 degress neg camber all round and a slight toe out on the rear.

This was to be my new road setup and wow did it change the car dramatically. Steering weight was increased substantially and the cars poise and turn-in was now crisp, balanced and very willing to go wher i pointed it.

Infortunately i dont have off car pics of all that stuff so heres a pic of the topmounts similar to the ones we fitted.


No as i said i had hatched a plan in my head for the dash project.

I knew the kind of tuning i now had planed ahead for the car so i ordered myself 6 Defi BF gauges. These were to be placed 3 in the centre of the dash and 3 down my A pillar.

Now at the time there was not a tripple pillar pod available for the newage impreza so we had to have one made. I started off by buying a twin pod from Martin at Nomad Racing and gave it to a buddy of mine at work. He works in composites fabrications as said he could take a mold of the existing pod, use the mold to make a 3rd gauge housing and then graft it onto the top of the twin pod to create a tripple.

And thats exactlay what he did.



I also had a Innovate wideband lambda and RB Motorsport ACT gauge. These are IMO probably 2 of the most important gauges in the car so i had to have them in good view.
I asked my buddy if he could fabricate these into the top of my existing steering column. I told him what i wanted and how it wa to fit. He came back to me with a beautifully made bespoke pod.




I purchased another full dash from Saj at Jap performance and had it all including the new pods and A pilars sent to Doug at Suffolk Flocking services. Doug was incredibly helpful and withina few weeks i had the whole lot back at home, beautifully flocked.





I didnt like the dash panels in the stock silver colour so a spent a fair bit of time preping these and then painted them satin black. I think they came out extremlely well and still look just as good today.



Now knowing i was going for a completely new look, i needed to do something with the stock steering wheel. I decided to get myself an STI 8 wheel and airbag. I then sent this away to a guy up north who trims Porsches. At my request he trimmed the wheel in black leather with red stitching and a red centreband. It came home looking like this.
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Old 03-10-2008, 09:45 PM   #37
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Now i really had to throw my balls to the wall and do the dash swap. Here are a few pics from along the way.








It finally looked like this,

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Old 03-10-2008, 09:46 PM   #38
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To celebrate finally getting it back together, i fitted my speedlines, fitted a set of 6000K HID headlamp bulbs and gave the car a new identity with a new registration.



The car promtly went back to Mocom shortly after for the fitting of a TD05 20g turbocharger, 800cc injectors, Fuelab FPR, a bespoke 80mm wing mounted intake and some more map time. This saw the car with a healthy 303bhp and 272lbs at the wheels.



Its starting to come together now
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Old 03-10-2008, 10:17 PM   #39
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Wow, that looks amazing, dude.
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Old 03-10-2008, 10:54 PM   #40
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Great timeline!

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Old 03-11-2008, 02:16 AM   #41
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nice one mate
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Old 03-11-2008, 02:37 AM   #42
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Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow!
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Old 03-11-2008, 07:05 AM   #43
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So after the dash was done, it was really starting to become something special and the "lets keep it reasonably stock" had gone right out the window. Ha ha.

Zak and I had grown from a business relationship to very good friends. I felt i wanted to help towards possibly pushing Mocom Racing forwards and offered to totally graphic the car as a complete rolling advert for Zak and his exceptional tuning work.
Now i have never seen graphics in a good light before. Certainly not on a road car. I hated them to be honest, so this next step was imo my biggest risk id ever taken with the car.
With that in mind i contacted Simon @ SJS Designs and explained how i really didnt like graphics, i had never seen them done well before and he had the task of changinfg my mind. I went to see Simon and sat with him for hours to try and design something, unique, original and motorsport orientated. If it looked tacky then they would be taken straight off of the car.. regardless of how much i had spent on them.
So i left Simon do finalise the design...

In the meantime, the car gained a few other items A custom carbon fibre fuel door made in the states. I thought this would be a different little touch as it wouldnt be that noticeable being partially covered in graphics.



Also a set of ported headers and lightweight pulleys had found their way onto the car along with yet another map tweek.



After a few weeks and alot of discussions, Simon finally gave me the final designs for the graphics. This was about as close to the real thing as it was going to get.



The car was taken to Simon where he spent 2 days fitting up the vinyl. The chequered sections are all digital print on white with black fades. These are also all covered in Armourfend to stop any UV bleaching, discolouration and genearal wear/tear.

I think my gamble paid off as she came home looking like this.




The elusive roof vent is coming up soon :lol1:
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:23 AM   #44
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god im jealous!
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Old 03-11-2008, 11:17 AM   #45
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I liked it more before the grafics, just my opinion though
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Old 03-11-2008, 11:37 AM   #46
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I dunno i'll ask...

Untill then i'll keep working within the 40% tax bracket.

I take it you have some pretty high taxes in your location? lol damn thats a lot.
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Old 03-11-2008, 11:42 AM   #47
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car look sick!!!
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Old 03-11-2008, 01:02 PM   #48
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I take it you have some pretty high taxes in your location? lol damn thats a lot.
Not my location dude, its the whole of the UK. If your annual salary becomes over £40,000 GPB. You are forced to pay 40% tax.

Its another crap UK law
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Old 03-11-2008, 03:55 PM   #49
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Okay guys, here we go...

It had been playing on my mind as to wether to do the roof vent or not? Did i really have the minerals to cut a hole in my cars roof?
Once again, i bit the bullet and ordered the parts from Graham @ Japanparts.com. He supplied me all the relevant parts to install the vent. I gave Graham my paint code and the vent was painted in the Subaru factory in Japan.
Sure enough, a week or 2 later, the full kit arrived.




Inspired by some of the hardcore on the NASIOC.com i set about cutting the roof. I have very few pictures of my own install due to me being more concentrated than ever.
Here are a few that i did take.





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Old 03-11-2008, 03:55 PM   #50
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Obviously one or 2 of my close friends decided to get in on the act and let me cut their roofs too. Heres me fitting MADDOG's one.

Its one thing running a Dremel through your own roof but when its someone elses car... its a damn good buzz






If anybody is genuinely interested in doing this. I have written a full documented step by step guide for the SIDC Scoobypedia.

It can be found here.
http://www.scoobypedia.co.uk/index.p...ASpecCRoofVent

Next round is the carbon round
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