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Old 12-12-2013, 04:31 PM   #1
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Default My 13 WRX Slow Build

This has been a fun ride... My SLOW build has turned into something not so slow. I am proud of my car and I have loved driving it. Here is where she sits now and the journal shows where she started.












Parts list as follows-

Power Mods:
Yimi Sport Tuned (290whp/323wtq)
Cobb Accessport V2
Perrin CAI (Wrapped, DEI Reflective Tape)
Grimmspeed Limited Downpipe (Wrapped, DEI Heat Wrap)
Invidia Q300 Catback
Process West TMIC (DEI Reflective Tape)
DW65c Fuel Pump
Turbosmart BPV
Grimmspeed EBCS
NKG One Step Colder Plugs
PTP Tubro Blanket
Cobb Heaitshield

Exterior:
Rally Armor Mud Flaps (Blue Emblems)
Blacked Out Headlights (Overland)
Metalcast Yellow DRL/Highbeam
Metalcast Grey Turnsignal
Painted Fog Lights
Grimmspeed License Plate Cover
Grimmspeed License Plate Relocator
Advan Emotion Front Lip (broken but new one pending)
Blue WRX Side Emblem (Crux Motorsports)
Red Tail Light Vinyl (IAG)
Brake light Red Out (Bluebat)
Rear Wiper Delete (Password JDM)

Interior:
Lathewerks Titanium Sphere
Blue/Bronze Fade, grooves throughout

Suspension/Wheels:
Stock (for now )

OEM Goodies:
Extended Armrest
All-season Floor Mats
Window Visor
Pitch Stop
Motor Mounts
Transmission Mount
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Old 12-12-2013, 05:53 PM   #2
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Looks great. Congrats on the car -- looking forward to more pics.
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Old 12-12-2013, 05:59 PM   #3
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This is where I came from and started.

I have been lurking on the Forum getting ideas for mods and learning for almost a year now. I placed my order for the car in January 13 have owned the WRX since March of 13. So its time to at least show people what I have done and contribute to this forum!

First, I am coming from a 2002 Acura RSX. It was a good car when I was in school, got good gas mileage, and was a good learner car to mod on for me. I swapped the stock 5 speed with a type-s 6 speed and also replaced a motor on the car so I got a lot wrenching time in on the car. Here are some pics of the headache... I mean car.





Once I was a couple months from graduating college I put my order in for the WRX. I wanted and Sti but I am an insurance broker and I do put a lot of miles on my car driving all over to see prospects and clients. I have had the car since march and done 12k already so not terrible but still high. I also wasn't going to track the car so the extra $10k wasn't in the cards at this point in my life. Anyway, pictures of the stock car that everyone has already seen thousands of times....







Its a base and I got it with practically 0 options. All I ended up adding at the last minute was Fog Lights. As time has gone on I have added more OEM options with the points I get on my Chase Subaru Card. Been awesome and will add pics of the stuff soon.

Anyway first thing that had to be done debadge and start getting rid of Chrome! Process pics and finished product...





Ordered the IAG Taillights and installed them. This took me forever!!! I have never worked with Vinyl before so the contours of the brake lights made me drink a lot of beer during the install. I didn't take progress pictures as I was too focused to think about taking pics... But here is the finished product.

Also did the 3rd light red out at the same time




You can see I decided to plasti-dip the WRX emblem Anthracite Grey to rid more pieces of chrome. Came out nice and its looks subtle which I love.

Then I started on some other little fun DIY projects... More pics coming soon on those!

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Old 12-12-2013, 09:08 PM   #4
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Looks great. Congrats on the car -- looking forward to more pics.
Thanks more to come soon!

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Old 12-12-2013, 09:12 PM   #5
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Ugh. I wish I had the cajones to do that to my headlights. I've done it on my previous wrx's and am convinced something won't work!
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Old 12-12-2013, 09:22 PM   #6
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Ugh. I wish I had the cajones to do that to my headlights. I've done it on my previous wrx's and am convinced something won't work!
There is not much that can go wrong. I took my time and made sure I was being gentle with splitting the lights. Everything else is so simple after you get the headlight opened. And there is so much adhesive that I doubt anything can go wrong once you put it all back together.

Do it!!

Got bored and plasti-sipped the side WRX badge Anthracite Grey and added a Crux Motorsports WRX sticker to it. Looks good I think.



Then I went further with getting chrome off of the car. Went ahead and did the Overland headlight black out with Metalcast yellow for the DRL and Metalcast gray for the blinkers. Also went ahead and painted the fog lights with the Metalcast yellow and it came out really well and matches the DRL perfect!!

Prepped fogs and headlights ready to get baked...


Here is the close up of the finished product



Then because the front end needed some cleaning up and I was tired of scraping the bottom of my front bumper, I added a front lip from Advan Emotion and did a Grimmspeed license relocation with the plate delete that I also dipped Anthracite Grey.



Not the best pictures in the world but I don't expect much from my iPhone haha.

Next I was at a crossing in the road. I was going to buy an Invidia Q300 but at the same time I ended up doing insurance for a guy who was a golf club salesman from Mizuno. I was in the market for new clubs and my wife pretty much told me I had to pick an exhaust or clubs... so.....

Bought Mizuno MP 59's with custom KBS C-Taper shaft, 130 gram x-stiff. For those of you who don't care, I totally understand. I actually golf with my big clients once a month at least so these are more tools and investments than anything haha


Now, before I get flamed for buying clubs over an exhaust, I was strategic because I knew Black Friday was coming up . I waited for a month and a half and ended up buying the Invidia Q300 with the Ti Burnt Tips. I am dealing with a rattling issue, so getting Kartboy hangers and then once those are installed ill post the finished pic.

Let me know what you guys think so far!

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Old 12-12-2013, 10:03 PM   #7
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nice clubs!

wish i had me some forged sticks
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Old 12-12-2013, 10:07 PM   #8
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I will most likely be upgrading my titleist's to some Miguel blades soon. I thinks you made the right choice, exhaust can wait.
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Old 12-12-2013, 10:18 PM   #9
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titleist makes some great clubs, i use the 821 blades from the early 80's. (I have put modern steel shafts in them and regrip them at least once a year) I would never sell them or use anything else. And if given the choice, would easily buy a set over making my subie louder...theres always time for that, I cant wait to play some golf in the snow!
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Old 12-13-2013, 02:25 AM   #10
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Ya I played Titleist 755's for almost 8 years. Loved the clubs so much and I almost bought AP2's to replace them but couldn't pass up the sweet deal from my client!
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:50 PM   #11
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Well some bad news on the car.... Well actually 2 pieces of bad news in one weekend.

One, when I was parked in a car lot someone must have parked next to me at the grocery store, opened there door and left a ding on my car and then either moved parking spots of left. So I now have a door ding which I know is almost inevitable but still annoying. The worst part is that I am so conscious of other peoples cars and not hitting them. I go so far as to us my hand as a cushion between my door and someone else's car. I would rather hurt my fingers than dent someone's car.

Then the following morning I saw that someone had bumped into the front bumper. Thankfully no dent just dome scratches. But I have no idea where this happened but again disappointing. Ill post pics as soon as I can but sad weekend for the car.

On a good note, an offer my wife and I made on a house was accepted!
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Old 05-15-2014, 08:30 PM   #12
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I know it has been a while but have some updates.

Went ahead and bought an Invidia Q300 exhaust and it is great. Its almost too quiet as others have said but where I am at in life I am ok with that .

Also, I bit the bullet and got a Cobb AP and went Stage 1 yesterday. It took me a while to do it because I was worried about the warranty and all that but I commute to work and back and don't drive my car hard at all. Even when I installed the AP I drove carefully as I normally would and only got into boost to get onto the freeway. So there should be no issues and I could tell that there was some extra grunt from the tune. Gonna go stage 2 as soon as I can and then leave it there and more on to aesthetics.

Pics coming soon!
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Old 10-20-2014, 06:35 PM   #13
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I know it has been a while but I need to update this thing!

I went a little crazy after I landed a big account and decided to go Stage 2! I bought a lot of parts and have them coming in the mail. Got to throw a big shout out to Aristocrat Autosport for hooking me up with parts and the service that David and Anthony provided was nothing short of amazing. Anyway the parts!

The list goes as follows:
Grimmspeed Limited Downpipe (with GS Gasket)
DEI Heat Wrap
PTP Turbo Blanket
SPT Turbo Heatshield (Free so why not)
Perrin Cold Air Intake
Turbosmart BPV
Grimmspeed 3 port EBCS
(also doing Motul 5w-40 oil, greddy drain plug just because, and 1 step colder spark plus that were recommended by my tuner)

I put a lot of research into this and wanted to get the most reliable set up possible and at the same time get some decent numbers out of it.

I will be doing all of the installs myself and once this is all done I will be going in to Yimi Sport Tuning to get the car on the dyno. They let me know what I needed to do maintenance wise and to look out for on install. They said I should make around 285whp and 315ft/lbs. Im not out there for number but those seem right on from what I have seen on the same dyno with a good, safe tune.

Let me know what you guys think of the set up.

And of course I will post pictures of the parts and then the install and let you know my impressions of the car once it is all done!
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Old 10-20-2014, 06:58 PM   #14
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Excited to see what you car does on the dyno Charlie! I'm sure you are going to have a solid tune with a great setup. Should be more than fun, but if not then you can always do a full build :P
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Old 10-20-2014, 07:03 PM   #15
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^ haha I talked to Yimi about build cost and did a parts estimate so I am starting to save for the ultimate rainy day when the ringland goes. I will for sure be giving you a call then for a TON of parts lol
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Old 10-20-2014, 09:25 PM   #16
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Great looking build!! I'm really digging the headlights. How hard was the baking process?
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Old 10-20-2014, 10:19 PM   #17
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It wasn't that hard. It was a patience and time mod. The write up that Overland has is so clear and helpful that it makes the process pretty simple. The tough part for me was finding a place I could spray paint without wind and debris getting onto the headlights haha.
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Old 10-20-2014, 10:24 PM   #18
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what did yimi quote you?
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Old 10-20-2014, 11:12 PM   #19
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what did yimi quote you?
PM'd you
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Old 10-20-2014, 11:30 PM   #20
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Nice, I came from a RSX as well, Type-S actually.
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Old 10-21-2014, 02:11 PM   #21
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Most of my parts came in yesterday night!

Uploading pics soon!
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Old 10-21-2014, 04:23 PM   #22
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So last night I knew my parts were going to be coming in and I was so excited. I must have walked out of my house when I heard a noise thinking it was the UPS man like 10X. When the UPS man finally did come he didn't even make it to my driveway before I was in his grill signing for the parts haha.

Anyway here is my view of Christmas come early. (some of the pics are backwards, Ill fix it as soon as I can)

The Boxes


PTP Turbo Blanket (black)


DEI Titanium Heat Wrap


Grimmspeed Limited Downpipe


Downpipe Flange


Getting a peek at the Cat at the end of the DP


Gaskets and Bolts


The summary of parts


My initial impression is the downpipe is of good quality and lighter than I thought it would be. I am interested to see if the porting on the flange and the tab on the exhaust side do anything really. Ill ask my tuner if they see anything on the dyno that they don't normally see. Im not going to lie and say I did a ton of research on the benefits of the LIMITED version of the DP. It looked cool and I wanted it, so I bought it. Explanation complete haha.

Heat wrapping tonight after I get some stainless steel zip ties and going to get ready for the install this weekend.
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Old 10-21-2014, 07:05 PM   #23
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Nice choice on the downpipe! Really glad to see our parts used for your build.
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Old 10-21-2014, 08:02 PM   #24
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Nice choice on the downpipe! Really glad to see our parts used for your build.
Mike
Its a quality piece my man! And thanks

Could you maybe fill me in on what the benefits are of the porting and the tab on the flange?

Thanks!
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Old 10-22-2014, 01:16 PM   #25
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Most of the port work we do is done by hand. This flange is actually machined when the flange is cut. This is machined into a 3d contoured wastegate flange to better guide and control wastegate gasses. On turbos with internal wastegates this can lead to better boost control and less chance of problems like boost creep and spiking.

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