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Old 09-20-2012, 05:59 PM   #1
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Just like the title says folks, I want to know who here has a heavily modified suby, any gen, any make, and daily drives it 24/7/365? Tell me whatcha got and how many miles you've been heavily modified. Also not any issues that may have occurred. I've gone back and forth with the idea of heavily modifying my DD. I don't drive a ton, work, friends, girlfriend, gym, are all in a 10 mile radius. I also baby the crap out of her lol. I have injectors and a pump just itching to be put in, just not sure if I'm going to go crazy. I'm currently stage 2 280awhp/322awtq. Would love to hear some input on some DD beasts

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Old 09-20-2012, 06:22 PM   #2
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I have a fully built 07 sti on meth and drive it over 60 miles everyday for the past 5 years. No issues what so ever. Starts up perfect everytime, runs great and is fast.
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:26 PM   #3
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I delivered pizza for several years in a caged, coilovered, ej207'd, seam welded, etc etc etc 95 impreza coupe while on 275/35-18 slicks.
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:42 PM   #4
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I have a fully built 07 sti on meth and drive it over 60 miles everyday for the past 5 years. No issues what so ever. Starts up perfect everytime, runs great and is fast.
That's awesome man.
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I delivered pizza for several years in a caged, coilovered, ej207'd, seam welded, etc etc etc 95 impreza coupe while on 275/35-18 slicks.
That's pretty sweet. People must've loved it when you pulled up in that. Suby lovers must've tipped good lol.
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:59 PM   #5
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Fully built 04 STi with an FP Red and meth. (On 91 piss gas). Over 30k miles and 0 problems other than intercooler pipes blowing off and other little stuff. (Knock on wood)
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:09 PM   #6
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Fully built 04 STi with an FP Red and meth. (On 91 piss gas). Over 30k miles and 0 problems other than intercooler pipes blowing off and other little stuff. (Knock on wood)
My buddy had a 05 with a green with meth. Thing ran like a bat out of hell. Then he sold it and some 21 year old popped the motor.
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:20 PM   #7
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The maim thing is to always datalog and have gauges. Most people that have issues either get bad tunes, don't monitor there oil levels or don't have gauges. You can't heavily mod a car and just go wot blindly and hope for the best just because its tuned. A simple vacuum hose cracking or coming off ur turbo and boom unmetered boost and blown motor.
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:41 PM   #8
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Big turbo, caged, full suspension, 18x10 Daily Driven WRX with 175k
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:02 PM   #9
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The maim thing is to always datalog and have gauges. Most people that have issues either get bad tunes, don't monitor there oil levels or don't have gauges. You can't heavily mod a car and just go wot blindly and hope for the best just because its tuned. A simple vacuum hose cracking or coming off ur turbo and boom unmetered boost and blown motor.
Very good points. I hear the kid ran a meth map on empty. He was obviously an idiot.

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Wow, that's froggin awesome. All 175k yours?
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:52 PM   #10
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That's pretty sweet. People must've loved it when you pulled up in that. Suby lovers must've tipped good lol.
Rarely. Most people would be angry about it. At least 3 times a day I would get "you drive a nicer car than me :anger:"....Uhhhh, don't order pizza and a case or 3 of beer every night, then maybe you won't have to drive a jalopy? It wasn't as bad as when I used to deliver in a Mercedes though.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:54 PM   #11
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caged street driven vehicle?

scary.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:59 PM   #12
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caged street driven vehicle?

scary.
Ahhh yes, another old internet fallacy. If I come into contact with my cage there is a high likeliness that I am already dead from the impact. I am strapped in with 5 point harnesses, and a properly designed cage will not be in the way of the driver. It would be exponentially more likely that my head would make it out the window than come in contact with the cage.
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:01 PM   #13
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caged street driven vehicle?

scary.
yeah...and there are places in the usa that the pigs see a caged car on the street and it better be on the way to or from a show or its gonna get impounded, one way or the other....and the driver is gonna hafta have DEEP pockets to pay the fines that he is gonna get
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:32 PM   #14
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04 sti, Fully built with 35r,twin disk and speed density tune daily driven with no issues.
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:58 PM   #15
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just get an experienced builder and tuner and maintain the car..don't rape it everyday and it should be good for a while..I run a built gt35 with meth cams..etc.etc.and I could run it everyday..
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:34 PM   #16
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Ahhh yes, another old internet fallacy. If I come into contact with my cage there is a high likeliness that I am already dead from the impact. I am strapped in with 5 point harnesses, and a properly designed cage will not be in the way of the driver. It would be exponentially more likely that my head would make it out the window than come in contact with the cage.
not so much. ive worked at a few high end race/fabrication shops.

5 point harness on the street? do you run a helmet and hans device too? you realize you are at an exponentially greater risk of getting whiplash in a rear end collision when you run a harness without the rest of the safety system.

Not only that, but wearing a properly fitting harness makes it hard as hell to do anything other than turn the steering wheel i.e. fudging with the radio, center console compartments, etc.
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:43 PM   #17
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just get an experienced builder and tuner and maintain the car..don't rape it everyday and it should be good for a while..I run a built gt35 with meth cams..etc.etc.and I could run it everyday..
I don't ever plan on digging into the motor, and I only go to EFI for tuning. But great advice.
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:55 PM   #18
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The only thing left on my 95 that it left the factory with is the bare body shell and the odometer. Everything you can unbolt has been swapped with performance parts, jdm parts or better stock parts from other subarus. Is that modified enough? It's great daily driver never a problem.

Just don't do stupid stuff that's annoying on the street, like super stiff coilovers, loud fartcan or any of that hellaflush garbage. Instead do nice matched strut/spring combos, a catted stealthback with a stock muffler and sticky stock sized tires.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:14 PM   #19
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My only car. Daily driven. Every day.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2078765

Bought it totally stock 2 years ago. Had no intention of modding it at all. Have never worked on a car before this one. Piece by piece it has become what it is today. All work has been done in my garage. I did not build the short block or assemble the tranny, but I've had a hand in everything else. All bolt on's and tranny removal done by me. Helped with swapping the motor.

The motor went out a few months after putting on the new turbo. I already had a short block ready so I was only down for a week or two. Then the tranny went out 6 months later (more boost and 4 puck clutch). Car was down for close to a month getting this all sorted out. It's my only car, and I drive it every day, so this was not convenient, lol. I borrowed vehicles while mine was down.

If you're going to modify the car, then you need to have a back up plan or money in the bank. Things do break. You need to have a way to get around, and you also need to have the resources to put the pieces back together, or you'll just end up selling it and taking a huge loss on all the work you already have into it.

So far it's been a fun ride. Some up's and down's, but I really like how the car has come along. I drive it to work every day and pick my daughter up in it on the way home. It hasn't had any daily drive-ability issues other than the two big ones (motor and tranny). I never thought I'd have a car that was as quick as this one, but I really like it, and I'm always wanting more
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:56 PM   #20
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The only thing left on my 95 that it left the factory with is the bare body shell and the odometer. Everything you can unbolt has been swapped with performance parts, jdm parts or better stock parts from other subarus. Is that modified enough? It's great daily driver never a problem.

Just don't do stupid stuff that's annoying on the street, like super stiff coilovers, loud fartcan or any of that hellaflush garbage. Instead do nice matched strut/spring combos, a catted stealthback with a stock muffler and sticky stock sized tires.
I don't plan on lowering it period. The area in which I live in is totally not conducive for it. I plan on getting some 18x9 Rota's in the spring, not sure which model. I have the most quiet catted tbe they make for my car lol. Def going to get some stick tires maybe a clutch too.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:59 PM   #21
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http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2078765

Bought it totally stock 2 years ago. Had no intention of modding it at all. Have never worked on a car before this one. Piece by piece it has become what it is today. All work has been done in my garage. I did not build the short block or assemble the tranny, but I've had a hand in everything else. All bolt on's and tranny removal done by me. Helped with swapping the motor.

The motor went out a few months after putting on the new turbo. I already had a short block ready so I was only down for a week or two. Then the tranny went out 6 months later (more boost and 4 puck clutch). Car was down for close to a month getting this all sorted out. It's my only car, and I drive it every day, so this was not convenient, lol. I borrowed vehicles while mine was down.

If you're going to modify the car, then you need to have a back up plan or money in the bank. Things do break. You need to have a way to get around, and you also need to have the resources to put the pieces back together, or you'll just end up selling it and taking a huge loss on all the work you already have into it.

So far it's been a fun ride. Some up's and down's, but I really like how the car has come along. I drive it to work every day and pick my daughter up in it on the way home. It hasn't had any daily drive-ability issues other than the two big ones (motor and tranny). I never thought I'd have a car that was as quick as this one, but I really like it, and I'm always wanting more
I need to become good friends with you my dude. Lol. Sounds like an awesome build. It's great that you've done most of the work. I can do some stuff but not everything. My goals aren't as high as those either. I'd love a reliable 350whp.
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:16 AM   #22
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Nothing too crazy,
08 wrx, mitsu 20g turbo, injectors, fuel pump and rail, headers to tail pipe all done, light weight pulley, few more all on factory block and tranny (stage 2 clutch) 91 octane hydro tuned, going on 5k miles without one issue.
320 whp 398 fpt 17 lbs boost.
Tuned very safe (personal choice) if I choose to purchase and front mount, tuner guarantees over 360 whp 420 fpt..
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Nothing too crazy,
08 wrx, mitsu 20g turbo, injectors, fuel pump and rail, headers to tail pipe all done, light weight pulley, few more all on factory block and tranny (stage 2 clutch) 91 octane hydro tuned, going on 5k miles without one issue.
320 whp 398 fpt 17 lbs boost.
Tuned very safe (personal choice) if I choose to purchase and front mount, tuner guarantees over 360 whp 420 fpt..
All work done by myself and brother in driveway..
Get into trouble, YouTube.. Enough said!
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:02 AM   #24
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I don't ever plan on digging into the motor, and I only go to EFI for tuning. But great advice.
If you aren't digging in to the motor, then what is your definition of "heavily modified"? A bunch of bolt ons?

I've had a vf34 set up on my car for over 90k miles with no issues or maintenance that's any different than a stock car. Well, 3rd gear broke but that may have happened with a stock turbo too. I've done a good amount of suspension work, put on 06 WRX brakes, track and autox the car.

I don't consider my car necessarily heavily modified. From someone driving a bone stock WRX it probably sure is, but someone with a forged internals, huge turbo, coil overs, roll cage, DOT tires, meth tuned STI would see it differently.

Why don't you tell us your plans for the car and people with those mods can give you a run down on their cars reliability.
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:15 AM   #25
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