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Old 01-06-2009, 10:49 PM   #1
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As some my know I purchased my 05 SRR RS about 3 weeks ago and I have put almost 2000 miles on her since. I love this car such a great DD I honestly couldnt ask for more. I have been planning a mod list now and Im gonna start gathering parts. Any criticism, comments or advice is welcome.

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Performance
Borla UEL Headers
Stromung Single Tip Catback
Stromung High Flow Cat Pipe
Injen RD1222 CAI

Brakes/Suspension
Rallitek F&R Swaybar Kit with Endlinks
Prodrive Lowering Springs
SS Brake Lines
Hawk HPS F&R Pads

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Rota P1 18x8 Flat Black/Red Lip
Kuhmo Escata SPT 235/40/18
Muteki SR35 Red Lug Nuts

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WRX Wing
STi Hood/Scoop
04/05 Replica Limited Front Lip
STi Splitters
STi Fog Covers
STi Roof Vane
STi Sideskirts
Replica JDM Rear Spats
SRR Mirror Scalps
RA UR Black/Red MudFlaps
Hella Supertones

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Cleared Headlights
DRL Disable
Orasm Nightbreaker +90 Low Beam Bulbs
Kartboy SS and Bushings
JDM Red Hazard
Audio System
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Old 01-06-2009, 10:53 PM   #2
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With the lowering springs, you're going to need some type of aftermarket struts since your stock struts will not last long.
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:12 PM   #3
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I did consider that but i figured i will see how much life i can get out of the stock struts and I did read that prodrives work well with stock struts. Worse comes to worse they go I can purchase some aftermarket ones
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Old 01-07-2009, 01:30 AM   #4
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2005 Impreza 2.5RS Wagon in Regal Blue Pearl
Basic Suspension: Full Sedan Front End Conversion, USDM STi Springs, Tokico D-Specs, Paranoid Fabrications 1/4" Saggy Butt Shims, PolTec Heavy-Duty Endlinks, Whiteline 22mm Adj RSB, Whiteline QR Rear STB, GT-Spec ALK, Whiteline Max-C Motorsport camber plates, Whiteline KCA313 Roll Center Adjustment Kit, Turn In Concepts Fender Braces
Bushings: Full STi Group N Lateral Link, Trailing Link, and Rear Strut Mount Set, Kartboy Tranny Crossmember, TiC Comfort Rear Diff, Whiteline Steering Rack, Interestingly Hacked Outrigger Bushings, Kartboy Front and Rear Shifter Stay Bushings, TiC 5MT Shifter Pivot Bushing
Brakes: OEM blank rotors, Carbotech Bobcat Pads, TechnaFit Stainless Steel Brake Lines, ATE Superblue Racing Brake Fluid
Competition: Primitive Racing 3/16ths Front Skidplate and Rear Diff Protector, Alfa Club Rally Odometer/Chronometer, Schroth Rallye 4 Quick-Fit Harness for the Navi
Powertrain: OBX Stainless Steel Equal Length Headers and Cat Delete, Stromung SS 2.25" Midpipe, DIY Catch Can, Group A Performance Lightweight Crank Pulley, Hybrid Silentake, Group A Performance Throttle Body Spacer, RomRaided
Electronics: Hawker Odyssey PC-680MJT Battery, Hella Rallye 1000 FF Driving Lights and Micro DE Fog Lights, Rear Deck Light Addition, Map Light Addition, Hella Supertones, Innovate Motorsports LC-1 WBO2 w/ LED Gauge, Icom IC-208H, Midland 1001Z, Larsen NMO2/70B and NMO27B, Uniden Bearcat ESP-20 and ESP-5
Rolly Bits: Summer-16" OEM wheels in Falken FK452s | Winter-16" OEM Wheels in Hankook Icebear W300s
Body: Front Grille Center Pillar Delete, DIY Big Assed d@mn Serious Rally Style Mudflaps, Aluminum Hood
ICE: Pioneer DEH-3900MP, Pioneer CD-IB100II iPod Controller, Pioneer TS-D161R 6-1/2" Kevlar 2-Ways
Interior: DIY Hypoallergenic Cabin Air Filter, GC-Lock, S204ed Center Console, Obsessive Amounts of RAAMmat and Ensolite
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Old 01-07-2009, 02:11 AM   #5
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ive had prodrives on my 05 with the stock struts for about 15k miles so far and no problems yet
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Old 01-07-2009, 02:37 AM   #6
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don't do a CAI, it'll run like crap. do the hybrid intake.

also, 18x8 wheels is pretty overkill. 17x7.5 is good.
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Old 01-07-2009, 03:22 AM   #7
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Apparently I don't have anything good to offer. I'll leave this thread to Ty.

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Old 01-07-2009, 03:37 AM   #8
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Since the prodrive springs are designed specifically to work well with stock struts they'll actually last for quite a while. The only reason the struts wouldn't last long is because they're from '05 with xx,xxx miles.
This is both correct and utterly, utterly stupid.

The Prodrive Blue springs for the 02-03 WRX were designed to work with the stock WRX struts. They were only slightly underdamped on the stock WRX struts. However, the OP doesn't have WRX struts, he has RS struts. The stock RS struts are dramatically underdamped for even the Prodrive Blues. The won't ride right, the won't handle right, and they will cause accelerated wear to the struts.

Now, if anyone wants to argue with me about the springs working properly with the RS struts "cause I own them/my buddy has them/I read it in ScoobySport", don't open your mouth until you've ridden on a properly damped setup. In fact, if anyone wants to experience it badly enough, come to Columbus, OH and I'll cart you around in both a properly damped and underdamped setup.
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Old 01-07-2009, 04:12 AM   #9
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How do you like the ralitek sway? I was thinking about getting a set. Also did you get the 22mm front and 22-24mm rear?
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Old 01-07-2009, 04:52 AM   #10
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This is my mod list. I like suspension.

Exterior

2006 Subaru Impreza STI OEM Rear Diffuser
Carbon Creations OEM-style Carbon Fiber RS Hood
Ebay Replica JDM Front Aeroguards
Hella Supertone Horns
OEM STi Side Spiltters
OEM Strake Kit (not installed)
Nukabe Rear Tow Hook
Seibon Carbon Fiber OEM Trunk Lid
Smoked Reverse Lights
RallyArmor Mudflaps (not installed)


Interior

Broadway H.I.D. 270mm Convex Wide Rear View Mirror
Ebay Harness Bar
350mm Universal Deep Dish Style Steering Wheel
JVC KD-G300 Head Unit
NRG Short Hub
Razo Shift Knob
S203 Style Dash Interior Color Scheme
Subaru All-Weather Rubber Rear Floor Mats
Valentine One Radar Detector

Suspension

2005 OEM 2.5RS Wheels painted red; 16x6.5jj +53
225/50/16 Falken Zeix 912
2006 OEM WRX Wheelsl painted bronze; 17x7jj +55
205/40/17 Kuhmo Ecsta Supra
CreativeWerks Fender Braces
Crucial Sport Springs
JDM OEM Front Bumper Beam Support
STi Replica Ebay Front Strut Bar
STi Replica Ebay Rear Strut Bar
Whiteline Sport Anti-lift Kit
Whiteline Heavy Duty WRX Front Endlinks
Whiteline 22mm Fixed Front Sway Bar
iPD Heavy Duty Rear Swaybar Mounts
Whiteline 24mm Fixed Rear Sway Bar
Whiteline Heavy Duty Rear Endlinks
Whiteline Roll Center Kit (ball joints and tie rod ends)
Whiteline Steering Rack Bushings

Brakes

Goodridge Stainless Braided Brake Lines
Porterfield R4-S Front & Rear Brake Pads
Powerslot OEM-size Front & Rear Slotted Rotors
Motul RBF600 Brake Fluid

Performance

Injen Cold Air Intake
Tsudo N1 Extreme Catback Exhaust; painted flat black

And this is what I'm planning to buy. I know there's more but as terms of suspension.

suspension:
rallitek aluminum skidplate
tokico d-spec struts
STi pink trailing arms
STi aluminum control arms
whiteline lateral links
whiteline camber adjustment bolts
whiteline rear differential bushings/whiteline rear differential outrigger bushings/whiteline rear sub-frame lock bolts
or
Unabomber's Sexy Rearend - TiC rear differential mount bushings/kartboy rear subframe outrigger bushings/kartboy "botox" rear subframe lock bolts


braking:
cusco master cylinder brace
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Old 01-07-2009, 05:35 AM   #11
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Post pics gents! I'll have my mod list up later.
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:14 AM   #12
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don't do a CAI, it'll run like crap. do the hybrid intake.

also, 18x8 wheels is pretty overkill. 17x7.5 is good.
18x8 is just fine its when you get to the 19x8.5 you run into trouble and the 8 will allow for 235's pushing 245's but better grip non the less. strut bars and hangers and coils in my opinion will do great and be adjustable for different situations. exhaust looks good for what your getting...maybe add the accessport if they ever come to your engine mods..I have an airboc delete and snorkus with a K&N filter she inhales nicely but don't know about CAI you might get a CEL...but I haven't with my filter so she's breather better than stock just not over kill.
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Old 01-07-2009, 11:14 AM   #13
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Ok few things I forgot to mention I already have the following parts

Rota P1's ( Just need to buy tires)
STi Hood ( Picking up this week for a crazy cheap price)
RA Mudflaps ( Need to be installed)
WRX Wing Swap

So you guys are saying stock struts + prodrives = no no ? Could someone reccomend me some struts to pair with the springs ? If I would get STi Pink Springs would I still need to upgrade my struts ? I also did some reading on the Injen Intake and from what I read it got really good reviews and no real problems with throwing any CEL's.
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Old 01-07-2009, 11:27 AM   #14
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I think the list looks real good and it seems that you have put some research into it. I have a similar set up on my 04 but I have coilovers and EM but less exterior mods. I think it is a great start. Are you going to race it or is it just a fun daily driver? I don't know what people's deals are with CAI, I have Cobb CAI and it works great, there is a noticeable gain in power especially in the higher rpms. I have never heard of anyone getting a CEL because of a CAI.
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Old 01-07-2009, 11:38 AM   #15
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It will be mainly my DD maybe try to get into AutoX once or twice a year but getting me from point A to Point B is most important
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Old 01-07-2009, 11:41 AM   #16
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I have mostly exterior parts for now is because I already bought the wheels for my wrx b4 I sold it. Same with the Mudflaps. I made $50 in my trunkswap and Im Picking up a STi scoop and Hood for under $100
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Old 01-07-2009, 12:40 PM   #17
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Could someone recomend me some struts to pair with the springs?
Tokico D-Specs!
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Old 01-07-2009, 01:23 PM   #18
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I think you will be fine with the springs and stock struts, I had Tien lowering springs for a couple of years and they were fine, I switched to coilovers and it is a bit harsh for normal driving but it sure is fun on the track when I get to go. It sounds like a great set up, it will be a nice blend between performance and drive-ability. Keep us posted on the progress.
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:12 PM   #19
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an open source tune does wonders. smooths out accel/decel.

consider that for a mod!
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Old 01-07-2009, 10:23 PM   #20
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might invest in a tatrix cable
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Old 01-07-2009, 10:50 PM   #21
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+1 on P1 I'm getting some soon So far your plans looks good!
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Old 01-07-2009, 11:01 PM   #22
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yea i love the p1s got em for a real cheap too 200 off retail from Dan's shopcar at wheeldude when the wheels look brand new and have less then 1000 miles on them
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^I wouldn't recommend the SRI anyway, your still pulling hot air off the engine. Your only benefit is less restrictions. Also the resonance would be different depending on the diameter and length of the tube so it may be an issue with only that SRI. Ty does say that there is no difference between CAI and SRI but there really is and if you look at every major brand they are all a little different, only the knock-offs look alike. If you buy one make sure it is through a company that does some sort of R & D. I trust Cobb and Injen, and know that they do their research but that is why they are $250+ instead of $100, we are paying for their R & D. I also have the last year of MAP so I don't have to worry.
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:44 AM   #25
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if you wanted to run the prodrive springs with the stock strut for awhile it will be perfectly fine. you peobably wont notice the difference. but eventually you will want to have some adjustibility in your struts, lots of people will say d-specs but i think those are over kill especially if it is your DD. i have prodrive blues on stock RS struts and will be switching to kyb AGX's this summer.

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The Prodrive Blue springs for the 02-03 WRX were designed to work with the stock WRX struts. They were only slightly underdamped on the stock WRX struts. However, the OP doesn't have WRX struts, he has RS struts. The stock RS struts are dramatically underdamped for even the Prodrive Blues. The won't ride right, the won't handle right, and they will cause accelerated wear to the struts.
i have had this discussion with a couple people and no one has been able to show me with numbers of even part numbers that the WRX struts are differnt than the RS strut. i know that in 02 they are the same strut.
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