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Old 04-15-2009, 03:06 AM   #1
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Default Kpsti's '08 WRX build thread.(New updates/mods on last page)

New pic's on page 6!

NEW BREMBOS, DBA Rotors, Grimmspeed MC brace, etc... Post #131

STi wing painted and installed Post #105

New suspension new BC coilovers, Cusco adjustable lateral links, Whiteline and TurboXS 50/50 BOV Post #96

STi Interior (seats, wheel, center consol, etc.) Post #95

New SSR rims on page 4!! Post #92

Update: Pic's of new '09 WRX grill on page 4

Well, I thought I would start a build thread so I didn't have to make a new thread everytime I did a new mod. So, I bought my '08 WRX January 4, 2009. I went to test drive an '09 WRX and I was impressed. The salesman proceeded to tell me they have one '08 WRX left on the lot. I told the salesman that he would have to basically give the car to me if he thinks I'm going to take it. After about 2hrs of going back and forth, I walked out with a 100,000 mile warranty and the car for $18,241. I figured that I would be replacing most of the things that make '09 WRX what it is anyway. So, I bought it.

So, My goal is to have an sedan that will keep up with and STi. I'm also doing my best to make this car not look so plain. It also handled like a Cadillac, but with the suspension mods it now handles great. I'm not going too crazy with this car's engine because she is my DD. Onto the mods.

Engine mods:
1. Perrin intake
2. COBB AccessPort
3. Perrin Stage 2 Map
4. Invidia catted Down Pipe
5. SPT Cat-back exhaust


Suspension:
1. BC Racing Coilovers
2. Rallitek Front 22mm sway bar
3. Rallitek Rear 19mm sway bar
4. Rallitek HD Front endlink
5. Rallitek HD Rear endlink
6. Cusco front upper strut bar
7. Cusco adjustable Lateral control arms
8. Whiteline Rear adjustable toe arms
9. Whiteline Anti-Lift/Caster kit
10. Whiteline Front Roll-Center/Bump-steer adjustment kit

Wheels:
1. SSR Type-Fs 18x8.5 +45 offset
2. Falken-912 245/40ZR18

Brakes:
1. 2006 STi Brembos
2. 2004 STi DBA Street-series Slotted Front rotors
3. 2008 STi DBA Street-series Slotted Rear rotors (Dual drilled 5x100/5x114.3)
4. Rear Brembo adapter brackets (fastwrx.com)
5. Grimmspeed Master cylinder brace
6. Technafit Stainless Steel Brake Lines
7. StopTech Front Brake Pads
8. StopTech Rear Brake Pads

Exterior:
1. Factory front lip
2. Factory fog lights
3. I painted the rear chrome piece on the trunk to match the car.
4. 50% tint front and 35% rear
5. '09 WRX Grill
6. DIY painted Flat Black rear diffuser
7. Vinyl Black overlay for chrome window trim
8. Lamnix Yellow foglight overlays
9. STi wing

Interior:
1. Pioneer AVH-P4400BH
2. Front DLS 6-1/2" 2-way Gothia Series Component System
3. Rear DLS 6-1/2" Reference Series 2-way Coaxial Car Speakers
4. Earthquake DBxi 12"
5. Old-ass Rockford Fosgate Punch mono-block amp (when they were still a really good brand)
6. Pioneer GM-D9500 4-channel
7. NVX Sound Dampening
8. Extended Arm rest
9. SPT Boost gauge
10. STi 5-speed shift knob
11. STi JDM NAV bezel
12. STi HVAC controls
13. STi Hazard Button
14. STi center console/shifter trim
15. STi Front seats
16. STi Pedals

Future mods:
1. Forced Performance 68HTA Turbo
2. Tomei Arms unequal Length Header
3. Either a Process West TMIC or TurboXS FMIC
4. DeatschWerks 1000cc injectors
5. DeatschWerks 65C (265lph) Fuel Pump
6. Protune
7. Side skirts and rear spats
8. Liberal Front bumper


Here she was stock.


The first mods I did were tint, the front lip, fog lights, and I painted the rear chrome piece.
BEFORE:


AFTER:




The second set of mods were:
1. H&R springs
2. Rallitek F/R sway bars
3. Rallitek HD F/R endlinks
4. Blitz BRW (Black blue matte) 18x8 +45 offset
5. Riken Raptor 235/40ZR18
Awaiting to be installed!!

BEFORE:

AFTER:



Close-up of the wheels.
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:06 AM   #2
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Update!
Here is the new SPT exhaust!
BEFORE:

AFTER:


Update!
I finally received my Invidia divorced bell mouth catted down pipe. My friend helped me install it yesterday. The turbo response is awesome now. I am using an PERRIN stage 2 map. It is truly amazing how much faster this car is now. Here are some pic's of the DP.
Here's the DP.

Here's what it looked like stock.

Who ever designed the stock DP should be shot. Look how much better the Invidia will flow.

Here it is installed!

Here is an engine shot:


Here are some videos



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Old 04-15-2009, 03:06 AM   #3
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Here are some proper pictures. My friend was driving in the first three.





THESE PIC'S ARE PRE-EXHAUST DAYS.












Update: New '09 WRX grill


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Old 04-15-2009, 03:33 AM   #4
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very nice!!!
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:46 AM   #5
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I have done a few updates to my WRX. So, I thought I would share.
First:
SSR Type-F 18x8.5 +45 with 235/40R18 tires.







Next is the DIY chrome delete and lower Black fascia
Completely stock:


Now finished with DIY chrome delete and lower Black fascia:


I also did the black vinyl wrap for the window trim chrome delete.
before:



After :







I have also installed a sound system.

1. Pioneer AVH-P4300DVD
2. Front DLS components
3. Rear DLS coaxials
4. Earthquake DBxi 12"
5. Old-ass Rockford Fosgate Punch mono-block amp (when they were still a really good brand)
6. Pioneer GM-D9500 4-channel
7. JDM NAV bezel


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Old 04-15-2009, 03:52 AM   #6
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Stock downpipe sucks! I think even the HKS downpipe has the plate blocking just like the stock one...that Invidia piece looks great though.

Beautiful car
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:52 AM   #7
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the car sounds great. the 08-09 sedans are starting to grow on me...
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:55 AM   #8
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for some reason your friend looks creepy as hell in the first pic.....
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Old 04-15-2009, 04:09 AM   #9
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Old 04-15-2009, 04:51 AM   #10
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Wow. Those are some great pictures.

The car is beautiful man!
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Old 04-15-2009, 10:00 AM   #11
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Didn't you already create a thread like this before?? (I thought so. Maybe it's on one of the many other forums we both are on )

Looks good tho!

~Jeff~
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Old 04-15-2009, 11:02 AM   #12
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car looks really good
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Old 04-15-2009, 11:24 AM   #13
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I can dig it.
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Old 04-15-2009, 11:29 AM   #14
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Nice car! Everything looks great. I would get some better tires when these wear out. Tires are #1 for handling and braking.
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Old 04-15-2009, 11:49 AM   #15
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Wow excellent!
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:05 PM   #16
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Clean. Nice!
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Old 04-16-2009, 02:57 AM   #17
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Wow. Those are some great pictures.

The car is beautiful man!
Thanks!
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Didn't you already create a thread like this before?? (I thought so. Maybe it's on one of the many other forums we both are on )

Looks good tho!

~Jeff~
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car looks really good
Thanks!
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Nice car! Everything looks great. I would get some better tires when these wear out. Tires are #1 for handling and braking.
Actually, I REALLY like these tires. They handle, brake better and are quieter than the last couple of sets of tires I've had.
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Wow excellent!
Thanks! I love my car.
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Old 04-16-2009, 03:03 AM   #18
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Not a big fan of the new sedan but your on the right track
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Old 04-16-2009, 03:12 AM   #19
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looks very nice, and those wheels are sick...
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Old 04-16-2009, 04:59 AM   #20
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nice car man!!
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Old 04-16-2009, 05:25 AM   #21
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great looking car..keep it safe!
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:40 AM   #22
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I've said it once, and I'll say it again.
BEST 08+ SEDAN!
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Old 04-16-2009, 11:37 AM   #23
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Looks so clean! You got an amazing deal on that, I wouldn't have been able to resist either
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Old 04-16-2009, 12:31 PM   #24
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i paid a little bit more for my 05 sti, you got an amazing deal!
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Old 04-16-2009, 12:34 PM   #25
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Subtly beautiful! Very well done dude!

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