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Old 02-25-2013, 08:39 PM   #1
vinny.dtw
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Default 2011 STi Re re build... DOM 1.5 XTR on E85 this time.

Hello all, I have purchased a 2011 STi with 4800 miles on it in April 0f 2012. Owned by a 70 year old man, that wanted something more civilized for his wife and him to enjoy retirement.

I'm new to the Subaru world, but have always had friends that owned them. So I figured I join the Subaru gang. My previous car was a 2004 Audi 1.8t that was built and bored to a 2.0l attached to a Borg and Warner EFR 6758. The STi is now my daily replacement.



My plans for the STi was supposedly a downpipe / tune / exhaust / headunit / wheels /coils... but I got infected by Subaru's wonderful ringland issue. So cylinder 4 decided to have 60 psi compression.



So the Mods to date right now became.

Engine 1, 704 Cast, Now with cyl 3 edge cracked!
Built by Horsepower Tech of Shelby Township Michigan
100mm CP Pistons
Manley Rods
TGV Delete
SAI Delete
Gates Timing Belt Kit
King Bearings
ARP Head Studs

Engine 2
Built by Horsepower Tech of Shelby Township Michigan
New STi Shortblock
Stock bore
Mahle Pistons
Manley Rods
ARP Head Studs
King Bearings


Performance
Pro Tuned (Tony Simmons @ Garage99) on Cobb Accessport V3
DOM 1.5 XTR
Cobb Up Pipe
Tial 44mm External Wastegate
TurboXS Recirc Valve
Grimspeed Black Coated TMIC
Perrin Turbo Inlet
Perrin Drop in Filter
Grimmspeed EBCS
Samco Hoses
Invidia Catless Downpipe
SPT Exhaust
Bosch 1000cc Injectors
Walbro 400
AEM Fuel Pressure Regulator
Competition Stage 3 Clutch / Flywheel

Suspension
BCBR Coilovers
Cusco Rear Lateral Links
GT Spec Rear Toe Arms
Eibach Camber Bolts
Eibach Front and Rear Sway
Kartboy Front and Rear Endlinks
Torque Solutions Transmission Mount
Torque Solutions Pitch Mount
Torque Solutions Engine Mounts

Exterior
3000k Michimoto Low Beam
3000k High Beams
3000k Fog light bulbs
OEM Headlight Amber Removal
Red Tail Overlays
30% lumar Complete Tint
Debadged
Blackout STi Side Badges
OEM Roof Rack
Thule Accent 1500 Roof Box

Interior
GT Spec Steering Wheel
Pioneer Z140
JDM Faceplate
V1 Hard Wire
Dynamat
OEM Mats
Recaro Sportster CS
SMY Gauge Cluster
VEI AFR Gauge
VEI Boost Gauge


Wheels
Winter - Stock BBS with 235/40/18 Blizzaks / Ichiban 25mm Spacers /Stock Lugs

Daily - Varrstoen TE37 Reps 18x9.5 ET22 with 245/40/18 DWS / Drop Engineering Blue Lugs

Fun - BBS CH 19x10 ET 20 with 265/30/19

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Old 02-25-2013, 08:39 PM   #2
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Overall I like this car, I'm in the process of removing all the damn rattles in the car. After that, I think I'll be pretty happy. I've gone pretty extreme, every door panel has been removed and added more padding. A and B pillar, and the trunk. I have one minor rattle coming from the dash that I need to tackle, and then I think I'll be happy with the fitment of this car.

Future mods that I want to acquire is...But still on the fence since this is my daily.
-ATP GTX3076 / or a Borg Warner EFR like my old car.
-Deutchwerks Fuel Pump
-ID 1000 Injectors
-Process West TMIC

All comments, critique, constructive critisism, hate welcome. I'll update periodically when I Do something new, or have any type of questions and concerns.


Happy Modding!

Vince

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Old 02-25-2013, 08:41 PM   #3
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4800 miles...ringland failure? was this with stock tune or with the stage 2 tune/bolt ons?
Not covered under warranty??
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:36 PM   #4
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How many miles did you drive without an alignment? Those tires got torn up!
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:49 PM   #5
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WOW dude I remember being obsessed with your B6 man!!!
I too came from the audi world on to subaru. Congrats on the new car!
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:28 AM   #6
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Subscribed!

Love the aggressive offset!! I just picked up a +22 myself.

Any tips on fitment? How much camber are you running?
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:22 AM   #7
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Love the aggressive offset!! I just picked up a +22 myself.

Any tips on fitment? How much camber are you running?

Yeah, go and ask the guy that knows so much about fitment that he neglects an alignment so much that it destroys his tires, he must be the expert. Nice car but take car of it for god sake.
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:11 AM   #8
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4800 miles...ringland failure? was this with stock tune or with the stage 2 tune/bolt ons?
Not covered under warranty??
Ringland failure occurred at 19k miles. 15k of those miles were driven on a stock tune. I've always had misfire issues ever since I got the car, on cyl 4. Subaru has updated the software on my car at least 2-3 times. And the issue was never resolved. I did a compression test before I decided to go with a Cobb Stage 1 tune, and everything checked out, and then shortly after I installed the downpipe with a protune with 5k miles and it decided to blow. Not a tuner issue, as our local guy has tuned literally hundreds of subarus without fail.

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How many miles did you drive without an alignment? Those tires got torn up!
Yes, toe was all out of wack when we installed the suspension on. The tires probably had about 3k miles on them after the suspension install. I hated them anyways, so part of me really didn't care about it. Not to mention I had a friend that had an extra set for me for practically free...

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WOW dude I remember being obsessed with your B6 man!!!
I too came from the audi world on to subaru. Congrats on the new car!
Small world! Thanks! Were you on Audizine?

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Love the aggressive offset!! I just picked up a +22 myself.

Any tips on fitment? How much camber are you running?
With stock tire size, I still rub over dips after a pretty aggressive roll and poll. Hence I ordered new suspension bits for this coming summer. (GT spec rear camber arms, toe arms, and eibach camberbolts). It's doable, but does take a decent amount of work...

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Yeah, go and ask the guy that knows so much about fitment that he neglects an alignment so much that it destroys his tires, he must be the expert. Nice car but take car of it for god sake.
There is a difference between knowledge and neglect. In this scenario, it was neglect. Coilovers were installed after I got off work late in the evening, I didn't really have much time for a alignment during that time due to work. But no excuse, should of done it sooner, but now I get to replace them since I HATE how loud they are. Not to mention, I can get a thicker tire so I don't have to run as much "stretch". I can't hardly wait to wear out this set.
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:42 AM   #9
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After thought, I decided NOT to upgrade the turbo and push the built motor as this is my daily driver. The modding process has exceeded my initial expectation greatly...

And part of my regret for my previous daily was because I over modded the car. So lesson learned, even though the mod bug keeps biting. I did however order a fuel pump and injectors to satisfy my crave for more power reliably by having the option to run E85. I figured a high 200whp car capable of low 12's is more than enough for my daily driving...[>_<]

I changed from GT Spec Rear Control Arms to Cusco Rear Lateral Links instead out of availability sake, and the matching blue to my car... GT Spec Rear Toe arms, and Eibach front camber bolts to fine tune the aesthetics, handling, and rubbing to run these low offset wheels. I would like to put a 255 or 265 on these wheels after I burn through this set of tires.

Pics to come shortly.

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Old 03-08-2013, 04:48 AM   #10
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Nice Audi
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:55 AM   #11
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the A4 was hot! And the new sti is nice too haha
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:58 AM   #12
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Nice Audi and nice Suby!!! I owned a 1.8T B5 A4 prior to my sub, loved the car alot except the repair bills and everything electrical on it seemed to fail haha
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:42 PM   #13
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nice sti vinny. i remember you from audizine as well, been a member there since '05 and just recently switched over to the Scooby.

Like you, i also "over-modded" the audi, guess it something about that 1.8t and the lines of the b6 that just cry for some add-ons. With the STI, it comes out of the box with some decent power and great looks, so it doesn't need too much.

Good luck with it man, looking good so far

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Old 03-13-2013, 12:22 PM   #14
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Nice Audi
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the A4 was hot! And the new sti is nice too haha
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Nice Audi and nice Suby!!! I owned a 1.8T B5 A4 prior to my sub, loved the car alot except the repair bills and everything electrical on it seemed to fail haha
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nice sti vinny. i remember you from audizine as well, been a member there since '05 and just recently switched over to the Scooby.

Like you, i also "over-modded" the audi, guess it something about that 1.8t and the lines of the b6 that just cry for some add-ons. With the STI, it comes out of the box with some decent power and great looks, so it doesn't need too much.

Good luck with it man, looking good so far
Looks like I have a lot of fellow Audi brothers here. Thanks for the compliments. And you guys are right, the Audi platform I feel like was never meant to be fast, and often times much more problematic...

At any rate, here is another picture from last summer.

xxx

Putting on the control arms and other goodies tomorrow.

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Old 03-13-2013, 04:14 PM   #15
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After thought, I decided NOT to upgrade the turbo and push the built motor as this is my daily driver. The modding process has exceeded my initial expectation greatly...

And part of my regret for my previous daily was because I over modded the car. So lesson learned, even though the mod bug keeps biting. I did however order a fuel pump and injectors to satisfy my crave for more power reliably by having the option to run E85. I figured a high 200whp car capable of low 12's is more than enough for my daily driving...[>_<]

I changed from GT Spec Rear Control Arms to Cusco Rear Lateral Links instead out of availability sake, and the matching blue to my car... GT Spec Rear Toe arms, and Eibach front camber bolts to fine tune the aesthetics, handling, and rubbing to run these low offset wheels. I would like to put a 255 or 265 on these wheels after I burn through this set of tires.

Pics to come shortly.
With just the DP and tune you'll be just into the 300's almost certainly. And with E85, more like 350! Check out some of the dyno plots in the "proven power" section. Car looks great!
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:00 PM   #16
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Really like the front end of that Audi... usually not much a fan of the b6's. Your old one is probably one of the nicest I've seen
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:52 PM   #17
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With just the DP and tune you'll be just into the 300's almost certainly. And with E85, more like 350! Check out some of the dyno plots in the "proven power" section. Car looks great!
I was being pessimistic, haha. I don't get excited about WHP numbers as I do with trap times and other measures of power.


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Really like the front end of that Audi... usually not much a fan of the b6's. Your old one is probably one of the nicest I've seen
Thanks. Appreciate it.
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:36 PM   #18
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:53 PM   #19
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Looking good Vinny!! This is Tony btw @ Horsepowertechs.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:45 AM   #20
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Looking good Vinny!! This is Tony btw @ Horsepowertechs.
Yo!!! Get your website done!!!
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:51 PM   #21
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We're working on it.
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:58 PM   #22
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E85... Is pretty bad ass. Very noticeable power increase... Now I just need to dial in the ride height and camber/toe with the new things installed.









Next up, most likely bake open the headlights and take that disgusting amber corner out. And if I'm not broke, some new seats.

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Old 03-26-2013, 08:51 PM   #23
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haha those stickers on the wheels are awesome
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:46 PM   #24
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The car looks great..what kind of lug nuts are those?
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:53 PM   #25
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I love the decal on the wheels! Sweet car
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