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Old 07-10-2013, 02:32 PM   #1
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Been meaning to start one of these for a while now but was always too lazy to get it started.

For years I drooled over the 08+ STI body style, but for some reason just couldn't convince myself to spend that much money for one. Fast forward to the NY Auto Show in 2010 where Subaru unveiled the 2011 WRX would now share the same body style as the STI and it was time. I quickly put my 2004 G35 Coupe and my DD 2002 WRX Wagon up for sale in order to get myself the car I lusted over for a long time. On October 12, 2010 I took delivery of my baby, a base 2011 WRX Hatchback in World Rally Blue with no options. My initial plans were to stay close to stock, but within 2 months the mod bug bit me hard and it's been all downhill since then. My car may not be up to the standards of some of the premier WRXs/STIs on here, but I love it and that's all that matters.

The Car
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX - Hatchback base model
302whp & 320wtq

Retune scheduled for 4/26/14 at Agile Auto.

The Modifications
Performance
Akuma Motorsports Stage 1 Shortblock - New 2.5 Block with STI crankshaft, STI rods, Weisco Forged Pistons, ARP headstuds
Cobb Accessport w/ Akuma Motorsports Pro Tune
Blouch Dominator 1.5XTR (3" inlet + 10cm hotside) - Installing Spring 2014
Tsudo Catless 3" Downpipe
Nameless Performance Midpipe (resonated)
Injen Axleback with custom trapezoidal exhaust tips
Perrin EL Header wrapped in DEI Titanium wrap
Grimmspeed Uppipe (ceramic coated) Installing Spring 2014
AEM Cold Air Intake
Perrin 3" Turbo Inlet - Installing Spring 2014
Custom 73mm Cold Air Intake - Installing Spring 2014
FMS Front Mount Intercooler wrapped with DEI Reflct-a-gold tape
Akuma Motorsports TGV deletes
Grimmspeed EBCS
Deatschwerks 65c Fuel Pump
FIC 900cc Fuel Injectors
NGK 1 Step Colder Spark Plugs
Kartboy Short Throw Shifter + Bushings
Exedy Stage 1 Clutch


Brakes & Suspension:
Wilwood 4 pot front BBK w/ 12.2" rotors (installing soon)
H&R Street Coilovers
Eibach F&R Swaybars
Kartboy F&R Endlinks


Wheels & Tires:
Enkei RPF1 18"x9.5" +38 - Gold w/ Federal SS595 235/40-18 (Summer Setup)
Custom flat Honda center caps

2002 WRX OEM wheels - Matte Bronze w/ General Altimax Arctic 215/55-16 (Winter Setup)
25mm Spacers


Exterior and Interior:
OEM STI front lip
Bayson-R S206 Style Sideskirts
Replica Varis Rear Diffuser
HT Autos Rear Skirts
Perrin Wing Risers
Perrin Shorty Antenna
BLOX Red Extended Lugnuts
Custom Grillcraft Scoop Blockoff Plate
Torque Solutions Black Delrin Teardrop Shift Knob
Defi Red Racer Boost Gauge
Defi Red Racer Oil Pressure Gauge (Installing Soon)
AEM UEGO Wideband A/F Gauge + AEM No Weld Bung
SMY Gauge Cluster
Solid Modifications Vent Gauge Pod (Waiting on GB)


Exterior Lighting:
TRS Bixenon Retrofit Blacked Out Shroud w/ Smoked Chrome Reflector High Beam/Turn Signal Bowls
Morimoto XB LED Angel Eyes (100mm)
VLED Switchback LED turn signals (front)
Custom Painted WRX Side Badges w/ Red LED running lights + turn signal function
Custom LED Subaru front grill badge
Painted Tail lights
CREE LED Reverse lights
LED Turn Signal Bulbs (rear)
Custom Rear Foglight
20% 3M Color Stable Tint all around


Interior Lighting:
Red LED Cupholder Lights
RED LED Footwell Lighting (coming soon)
White LED Strip for Hatch lighting (coming soon)
LED Dome and Map lights


Basically stock


Gold XXR 527, 18"x8.75" +35. Sold December 2012 for 18x9.5 Enkei RPF1


Front badge lit up


How it stands now


Rear end
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:45 PM   #2
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about time you started one
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:16 PM   #3
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Nice and clean with proper Suby colors. I like it!
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:27 PM   #4
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Good God, I love your car man. Wish you were going to be at Akuma earlier on Saturday. I'd love to check it out in person.
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:47 PM   #5
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Looks great man! I am loving what you did with the diffuser, you should post some close up shots!
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:43 PM   #6
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love those headlights. that's one of my next mods.
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:01 AM   #7
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Nice car and very tasteful mods. I bet you can't wait to install those brakes! That's one thing that I hope to do even if I don't have a ton f power mods. Got to Los big brake kits.
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:20 AM   #8
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looks great man keep it up!
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:29 AM   #9
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Subscribed.
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:52 AM   #10
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Your hatch looks great! Love wrb and all your mods are very tasteful
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Old 07-11-2013, 02:25 AM   #11
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Subscribed! I really like your taste in mods. Love those headlights. Would love to do something like that soon depending on the cost.

I don't think I have seen a pic on Nasioc with the wing rising kit. Looks a lot better than I thought!
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Old 07-11-2013, 02:27 AM   #12
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Let me shoot this!
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Old 07-11-2013, 03:16 AM   #13
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That stars logo lit up looks awesome. Is this DIY? Have a write-up by chance?
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:27 AM   #14
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Awesome car! Subscribed!
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:44 AM   #15
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That stars logo lit up looks awesome. Is this DIY? Have a write-up by chance?
It's a DIY. I don't have a fully detailed how-to but I did post this earlier in the custom modifications thread.

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Since many people were asking about how I lit up the front Subaru stars badge, I'll provide some info and pics here to help. I don't have a full write up since I never have the patience to actually do that while I'm working on it

Anyway, this was done on a 2011, I'm not sure if any previous model grills or emblems are the same that would allow the same mod to be done.

Here is the badge and chrome surround off the car. This is the one that came off my car and I damaged it upon removing, so I picked up a new badge and surround which cost ~$60 from my dealer.


In stock form the chrome surround piece has pins that hold the badge in place, I had to cut those off since some of them would have blocked some of the light from getting to the badge. To get the light to shine through the badge, all you have to do is sand down the edges of the stars. You'll notice quickly that it doesn't take much sanding around the edges and you can hold it up to a light and see right through the badge.


As you can see, sand down enough around the edges and you can get a nice uniform amount of light shining through. Be careful around the edges of the badge as you can easily sand off too much paint and have light leak out around the edges.


As for the actual lighting, I used 10 white surface mount LEDs from superbrightleds.com . I also cut out a piece of a clear flexible cutting mat (This mat to be exact) and sprayed it with a coat of Krylon forsted glass spray paint to help diffuse the light behind the badge.

On the 2011+ grill, the gloss black portion of the grill is actually a separate piece, and I used a dremel to cut out the section behind the badge. Behind this is a flat surface on the gray part of the grill and that's where I mounted the LEDs. I drilled a hole large enough to feed the LEDs through this part and ran the wiring behind the grill and up by the battery/fuse box area.

After modifying the chrome surround trim and the black part of the badge, I had to use a clear silicone to reassemble the chrome surround to the badge (with the frosted plastic as well) and also glue the badge back onto the grill.

Sorry, I know it's not the best write up.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:48 AM   #16
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Looks great man! I am loving what you did with the diffuser, you should post some close up shots!
Thanks. Here's a better close up pic of the diffuser. I cut off the rounded ends of the diffuser and molded in the end caps. The end caps and diffuser fins were cut out of 1/8" sheets of Sintra and epoxied to the diffuser.

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Old 07-14-2013, 03:11 PM   #17
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Update: Looks like I spun a rod bearing It's sitting at Akuma awaiting a rebuild.

After installing 900cc FIC injectors and NGK plugs, I flashed to a base map provided by John at Akuma Motorsport and the car just ran terrible. I managed to limp it up to their shop and after hearing it knocking like crazy they pulled it in the shop to check it out. Dumped the oil and it looked like metallic brown paint from all the metal shavings.
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:24 PM   #18
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Update: Looks like I spun a rod bearing It's sitting at Akuma awaiting a rebuild.

After installing 900cc FIC injectors and NGK plugs, I flashed to a base map provided by John at Akuma Motorsport and the car just ran terrible. I managed to limp it up to their shop and after hearing it knocking like crazy they pulled it in the shop to check it out. Dumped the oil and it looked like metallic brown paint from all the metal shavings.
Ouch!
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:47 PM   #19
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Damn, sorry to hear man. Best of luck with the rebuild! You're in good hands over at Akuma.
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:24 PM   #20
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Nice and clean with proper Suby colors.
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:40 PM   #21
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Beautiful setup, I like both your wheel setups too haha!! Can never go wrong with the gold WRB combo!!
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:53 AM   #22
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It's a DIY. I don't have a fully detailed how-to but I did post this earlier in the custom modifications thread.

Thanks for posting this up, much appreciated!
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:44 AM   #23
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sorry to hear about your motor...hope you get it back soon!
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:54 PM   #24
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Update: Looks like I spun a rod bearing It's sitting at Akuma awaiting a rebuild.

After installing 900cc FIC injectors and NGK plugs, I flashed to a base map provided by John at Akuma Motorsport and the car just ran terrible. I managed to limp it up to their shop and after hearing it knocking like crazy they pulled it in the shop to check it out. Dumped the oil and it looked like metallic brown paint from all the metal shavings.
That is no good. How long were you on the 'stage 3' tune? Do you have any summer logs prior to this? It is very possible that detonation could cause that. Not likely, but very plausible. Significant detonation can have the rod grind the bearing.

You posted elsewhere about your oil and change interval. Nothing wrong with Subaru synthetic and the mileage change intervals. Be sure to get a look at everything when the block is open.
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Old 07-18-2013, 02:04 PM   #25
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Wow man, thats a true shame. Sorry to hear about your motor troubles man.
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