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Old 05-07-2014, 03:33 AM   #1
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Default KHDPhoto 2015 STI Limited | HKS | GrimmSpeed | COBB | IAG

Yeah.....

When the 2015 STI was unveiled, I was stoked about it. Every photo I saw, I liked it more and more. Then, during a tour of Subaru of America's Cherry Hill Facility on the 48hrs of Tristate, I saw one in person, and knew I had to have one.

This thread will document the build that I and my sponsors will be doing. The majority of the work will happen within the next couple weeks, and the car will be showcased at Wicked Big Meet 2014, America's Largest Subaru Enthusiasts' Festival.

2015 STI by Khanh Duong | KHDPhoto.com, on Flickr
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Old 05-07-2014, 03:35 AM   #2
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Sponsors:
Kaizen Tuning
HKS Japan
GrimmSpeed
COBB Tuning
IAG Performance
TurboSmart USA
Kartboy
JPM Coachworks
Whiteline

Mods:
Engine/Exhaust:
HKS Premium Suction (Turbo Inlet) Kit
HKS SSQV Blow Off Valve
HKS Equal Length Header
HKS Super Turbo Exhaust System
GrimmSpeed EBCS
GrimmSpeed Lightweight Crank Pulley
GrimmSpeed 38mm EWG UpPipe
GrimmSpeed Adjustable IWG Bracket
GrimmSpeed Downpipe w/ High Flow Cat
GrimmSpeed Top Mount Intercooler
GrimmSpeed TMIC Y-Pipe Kit
GrimmSpeed Turbo Heat Shield
GrimmSpeed Cool Touch Oil Cap
GrimmSpeed Battery Tie Down
GrimmSpeed Alternator Shroud
IAG Performance Billet TGV Deletes w/ Phenolic Spacers
IAG Performance Billet Fuel Rails
IAG Performance Braided Fuel Line Kit
IAG Performance Billet Dipstick
IAG Performance Billet Power Steering Res Cap
IAG Performance Billet Brake Master Cylinder Cap
IAG Performance Billet Windshield Fluid Res Cap
IAG Performance Billet Coolant Overflow Cap
IAG Performance Billet Radiator Stays
IAG Performance Billet BPV Recirc Elbow
IAG Performance Air/Oil Separator
TurboSmart 40mm CompGate Wastegate
TurboSmart Dual Port BOV
Kartboy Pitch Stop Mount
COBB Tuning 1000cc Injectors
COBB Tuning Fuel Pressure Regulator Kit

ECU:
COBB Tuning AccessPORT V3 SUB-004
ProTuned by Tim Bailey and Lance Lucas of COBB Tuning and Paul Scott of ECS Performance on ECS's Mustang Dyno

Drivetrain:
Kartboy Short Shift Lever & Bushings

Suspension:
HKS HipermaxIV GT Coilovers (Street)
HKS HipermaxIV SP Coilovers (Track)
Kartboy Sway Bar End Links
Whiteline BSR49XXZ 24mm Rear Sway Bar w/ Mount Braces
Whiteline KCA313 Roll Center Adjuster Kit
Whiteline KTA147 Rear Toe Arms
(TBI) Whiteline KTA139 Rear Lower Control Arms

Brakes:
Motul RBF600 Fluid
Endless SuperStreet M-Sports Brake Pads
Carbotech XP12 Brake Pads (Track)

Wheels/Tires/Hardware:
Advan GT 18x10 et40
Hankook Ventus R-S3 265/35R18
(TBI) Yokohama Advan Neova AD08R 265/35R18
ARP Wheel Studs
Muteki SR45 Lug Nuts

Exterior:
GrimmSpeed License Plate Relocation Kit
Premium Shield Paint Protection Film - 100% Coverage on: Hood, Scoop, Front Bumper, Front Fenders, Side Mirrors, Headlights, Fog Lights, Grill. A-Pillars. Front 6" of Roof. Door Handle Cups. Top of Rear Bumper.
Llumar Window Tint - 35% VLT
OEM STI Front Under Spoiler
Austalian Subaru OEM Front Grill
Front License Plate Holes Shaved

Interior:
Kartboy Knuckle Ball Shift Knob

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Old 05-07-2014, 03:35 AM   #3
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My previous bugeye:


WRX Rig by Khanh Duong | KHDPhoto.com, on Flickr


Rainy Day by Khanh Duong | KHDPhoto.com, on Flickr


KHDPhoto.com WRX @ NHMS by Khanh Duong | KHDPhoto.com, on Flickr


IMG_0308 by Khanh Duong | KHDPhoto.com, on Flickr

A few months after this #throwbackthursday thread, the bugeye suffered a string of bad luck, starting with a hit and run accident, followed by a spun rod bearing. The car was put to stock in February 2013, and was sold "stock" with a spun rod bearing.

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Old 05-07-2014, 03:37 AM   #4
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The car is set to be picked up from the dealership today, May 7. I have yet to see the car, here is a photo the dealership sent me.

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Old 05-07-2014, 04:47 AM   #5
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Nice! Congrats. As everyone says, those wheels look so good on the car. But im sure urs wont have them on for long. Lol!
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Old 05-07-2014, 12:57 PM   #6
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Old 05-07-2014, 01:09 PM   #7
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Looking forward to seeing the progress on this.
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Old 05-07-2014, 01:38 PM   #8
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Lucky bastard

So is this a Kaizen car or personal?

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Old 05-07-2014, 01:50 PM   #9
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damn....cant wait to see this one
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Old 05-07-2014, 07:49 PM   #10
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oh, so this is why i've been seeing you in shady alley ways in the red light district....nice pick up dude.
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:57 PM   #11
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Took delivery of the car from the dealership and delivered it to Kaizen Tuning today..


Next to Manchester Subaru's Convertible STI.


Visited a buddy in Boston proper. Towing a trailer through traffic on roads where the trailer straddles the lane markers on both sides is no fun.


Finally made it to Kaizen Tuning....


Where these pallets of HKS Japan parts were waiting for me..literally overnighted from Japan via a JAL NRT-BOS flight.

After I arrived at Kaizen Tuning, I was able to take the car out for a few minutes, literally the first time I sat in the car (this exact one, at least). Even at the dealership the salesperson drove it onto the trailer for me. I like it. I'm really excited for the next couple weeks.

One thing thats annoyed me already (which 99% of people wont notice) is that Subaru removed the rear tie down plates that were on the GR/GV chassis. In their place are oval holes for T Hooks. I now have to use a specialty piece of hardware that I must track down if I misplace them. With how often this car will be trailered, I'll have to keep an eye on these to make sure the undercoating and paint doesnt wear away and start promoting rust in the unibody.

The removal of the Roof Rack bolt in points is extremely disappointing.

Lastly, the sound generator tube sounds dumb..

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Old 05-08-2014, 02:44 AM   #12
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wtf is that an sti vert?
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Old 05-08-2014, 07:10 AM   #13
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wtf is that an sti vert?
You must be new here. That STi convertible has been talked about for years.
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Old 05-08-2014, 07:17 AM   #14
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So you didn't get the new STI with a convertible? Shame.
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Old 05-08-2014, 08:16 AM   #15
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Looking forward to seeing the progress on this.
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Old 05-08-2014, 10:11 AM   #16
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Lucky bastard

So is this a Kaizen car or personal?
My own car.
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Old 05-08-2014, 01:44 PM   #17
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GrimmSpeed, COBB, and IAG Performance are confirmed as being on board with the build!
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Old 05-08-2014, 01:53 PM   #18
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Fart sandwich.

Make a thread in general.
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Old 05-08-2014, 02:28 PM   #19
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So pumped to be showcasing some of our parts on your new car, Khanh!

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Old 05-08-2014, 02:31 PM   #20
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Drop it, White TE37s, big MYSUBIE sticker. DONE.

Oh wait...

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Old 05-08-2014, 02:35 PM   #21
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Fart sandwich.

Make a thread in general.
+1 for general, Khanh you know better than this, it does say 2015.
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Old 05-08-2014, 03:36 PM   #22
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GrimmSpeed, COBB, and IAG Performance are confirmed as being on board with the build!
Best in the game. Looking forward to this!
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Old 05-08-2014, 07:52 PM   #23
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Old 05-08-2014, 08:42 PM   #24
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Andddddddd there goes my Warranty.
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Old 05-08-2014, 08:57 PM   #25
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^Lol! Congrats on the purchase. Great color. Looking forward to following ur build.
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