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Old 04-07-2015, 08:13 AM   #1
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Default Team Shake and Bake - The TwinSTis

Hello all, meet the TwinSTis, aka Shake and Bake.



The one on the left is mine and the one on the right is my brother-in-law's. Mine is a '15 STi Launch Edition and his is a '15 STi limited. We both have matte black SSR wheels and conti DWS all seasons. Currently mine is protuned stage 2 with turboback, fuel pump, FPR kit, EBCS, intake, and EWG, plus a few cosmetic mods. His is stock under the hood, but he has all the same go-fast parts waiting to go on. Things just got a little more interesting, however, and that's why I decided to start a build thread.

Yesterday I made an appointment at IAG to have the TwinSTis upgraded to built engines. Grimmspeed, Killer Bee, Manley, ARP, King, and even some in house IAG goodies getting installed before a dyno tune.

I'll keep the thread updated as the build moves forward. SHAKE AND BAKE!

UPDATE:

Ok, appointment has been set for the middle of May at IAG.

The cars in the above picture belong to myself and my brother-in-law. When the build is completed, both cars will have the following:

99.75mm 8.5:1 Manley forged pistons w/rings
Manley Pro Series I-Beam Turbo Tuff rods
ARP head studs
King main and rod bearings
OEM head gaskets
Killer Bee oil pick up with baffle
Gates Racing timing belt
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ID1000 injectors
Walbro 255lph fuel pump
IAG V2 fuel rails w/braided race fuel lines and fittings
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Grimmspeed catless downpipe
Grimmspeed v-band EWG up pipe
Grimmspeed turbo heat shield
Grimmspeed 3-port EBCS
Grimmspeed VF-series wastegate bracket
Turbosmart 40mm Compgate EWG
Cobb SF intake
Cobb V3 Accessport
Custom muffler delete catback
Dyno break-in and tune by Cleo

Nothing too crazy on the power side of things, but the blocks will be able to handle pretty much anything we throw at them for a long time. They should be good for well over 600whp, and we'll only be putting down 340whp at most.

Down the road, a 1.5xtr isn't out of the question, but for quite a while the stock turbo will be just fine. More pics and updates to come.
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Old 04-07-2015, 08:13 AM   #2
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Ok, here we go...updates and pics a videos.

First, pics of the build from start to finish:

Arrival at IAG


Both engines pulled



Mine had a cracked ringland, which makes Rick @ IAG very sad


The build process






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Old 04-07-2015, 08:14 AM   #3
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Engines go back in both cars




Engine start up video (both cars)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUveMnl3_Zc

Dyno time


Dyno video of mine (GoPro died before the second car got dyno'd)
https://youtu.be/kUxHL-tr7-0

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Old 04-07-2015, 08:25 AM   #4
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Lots of money getting thrown around here.

Good luck!
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Old 04-07-2015, 09:32 AM   #5
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Default Team Shake and Bake - The TwinSTis

^^^ even more so if you consider the fact that we live in St. Louis, MO which is about 12 hours away from IAG Westminster, MD. We are going to take a road trip with both cars to Maryland, and basically vacation there during the build. Then we will have them broken in and tuned on the dyno before driving them home. Should be fun!

Even so, IAG is surprisingly affordable. They're making us feel very confident in our choice. I've researched for several years and read review after review, as well as talked to several people who own built STis from various shops. We wanted to make sure the cars are going to last and be done right. After talking to Rick from IAG several times on the phone and via email, we decided to go with them.

We didn't cut any corners or cheap out on any parts, in fact we're only putting the best parts we can find on our cars. Yet, I've seen people go to other shops and spend MUCH more money than we are for the same type of build. In fact, going with IAG over two of the local shops here is saving us a couple thousand dollars (not to mention the fact that I don't really trust the local shops know what they're doing like IAG does).

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Old 04-10-2015, 10:58 AM   #6
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Updated original post with build details. Scheduled for mid-May.
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Old 04-10-2015, 12:16 PM   #7
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IAG is great. Rick and the crew are amazing. My engine was rebuilt by them as well, and they had it done within 3 days . Pretty crazy, but considering the army of workers they have they make it work. Still going strong 10k+ miles later. Good luck with yours.
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Old 04-10-2015, 01:32 PM   #8
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IAG is great. Rick and the crew are amazing. My engine was rebuilt by them as well, and they had it done within 3 days . Pretty crazy, but considering the army of workers they have they make it work. Still going strong 10k+ miles later. Good luck with yours.
Thanks man! That's good to hear. I doubt they'll be done in 3 days considering they're doing two identical builds at the same time, but hey who knows? That would definitely save us on hotel costs, haha.

I love hearing so much positive feedback from so many people.
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Old 05-12-2015, 11:20 AM   #9
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4 days and counting...excited to go on this trip and get this done!

Also, we picked up AEM wideband A/F and oil pressure gauges plus custom JCS dual pillar gauge pods.
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Old 05-14-2015, 05:21 PM   #10
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Just had a final detail conversation with Rick at IAG. Everything is ready to go, and we're ready to get this build underway. We'll be leaving Sunday morning EARLY to arrive in Westminster Sunday afternoon and check into our hotel. Then, Monday morning, we'll be at IAG when they open and the fun begins! Can't wait to start having pics.
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Old 05-14-2015, 06:24 PM   #11
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Wow!! Nice build plan. In for LOTS of pictures. Keep us updated.
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Old 05-21-2015, 09:58 PM   #12
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Both cars have the new built blocks installed and are set for tuning all day tomorrow. Pics coming once build is complete. Everything went very well so far!
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Old 06-24-2015, 01:02 PM   #13
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updated 2nd and 3rd post with build info, pics, and video.
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Old 06-25-2015, 02:42 AM   #14
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Dope man! Congrats! Me and my father did the same thing but with our bugeyes check em out if ya wanna see another version on twinning
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Old 06-25-2015, 05:27 PM   #15
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Calikid, I checked out your journal and commented, nice rides!
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Old 06-27-2015, 02:06 PM   #16
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Holy ****, is that a Fremont Brewing Dark Star shirt?

I work for that brewery here in Seattle, so it's fantastic to see the love spread all over the nation!

Cheers to that. Hit me up for a beer if you're in Seattle...
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Old 02-01-2016, 04:37 PM   #17
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Purchased turbos finally, waiting on them to be delivered and they'll be installed along with AP ELH, Grimmspeed TMIC, and a dyno tune by JRTuned at P&L Motorsports in Chicago, IL.

Stay tuned for updates!
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Old 07-26-2016, 09:30 AM   #18
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UPDATE:

A few weeks ago, I traded the STi in for a car that I've been wanting for a long time. I wasn't really planning on getting rid of it, but an incredible deal presented itself and I couldn't refuse.

I was able to pick up a 2011 Cadillac CTS-V. The car is completely stock, and was purchased new by a millionaire who basically only drove it to dinner with his wife occasionally. I bought it with 6,400 miles on it, still had that new car smell inside!

I have some plans for this car, going to pick up some LED lighting today, eventually tint the windows, upgrade the archaic stereo system, some visual enhancements, and I'm already planning a trip to Indiana for some Lingenfelter goodness.

All in all, I enjoyed the season in the STi, but it was the perfect time to move on. I did just about everything I wanted to do with it and honestly still wasn't satisfied with how it turned out.

In only a few weeks, the V is already my favorite car I've ever owned. In stock form it's faster than my STi was after thousands of dollars of building and modding. It honestly handles just as good. You can tell its heavier, but it grips the road like crazy...that is until you drop the go fast pedal, lol. 556hp/550tq will break the rear tires loose pretty easily.

Anyway, we still have my wife's FXT and she loves it, so I'm not out of the Subaru community altogether.

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Old 07-26-2016, 11:49 AM   #19
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Can't say that I blame you for making the jump.
Also, great license plate.
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Old 07-26-2016, 01:02 PM   #20
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Team shake and bake, it's only right that I'm made an honorary member. lol
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Old 07-26-2016, 07:36 PM   #21
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and now.. it's just shake.. no bake.
my pops had a CTS-V coupe, and no doubt it is a beast.. *he actually just traded up to a white 2016 V that i've yet to see or sample.

buy your build and choice of upgrade i can assume that you're more power / straight line
driven than anything else so this was probably a smart move.. not that the V doesn't handle... it's just a very different vehicle and approach.

now if you could have found a 6spd V-wagon (the unicorn) i would have been very jealous, but the price would have been much higher...
enjoy.
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Old 07-26-2016, 09:41 PM   #22
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Actually, shake traded his STi for an F-150 Lariat, lol...he's looking into Roush supercharger kits, haha. Team shake and bake is no more.

And yeah I like road racing and I can appreciate great handling lightweight cars, but not for a daily driver. I much prefer a straight line fast car for a daily. I mean, how often do you pull a G on your way to work? I do, however, enjoy the feeling of being thrown back in my seat as I accelerate down a highway on ramp.

Granted, if I was interested in building an actual racecar, there are many approaches to achieve varying focused results. None of which I have used in this journal, lol. My brother-in-law and I have already begun discussing our joint racecar project will be now that we have jumped the Subaru ship. Time will tell I suppose.
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Old 07-26-2016, 10:27 PM   #23
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For a daily, I didn't want a manual, maybe I'm getting old, lol.

Also, I kind sorta looked for a wagon, but like you said they were all so incredibly expensive compared to sedans. The dealership actually came down $10k from the asking price on the V I bought, and gave me several thousand dollars more than I owed on the STi, so I was almost forced to buy it, haha.

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Old 07-27-2016, 12:22 PM   #24
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ha... understandable and not a bad deal to say the least...

i'll admit the new 6spd ATS-V is quite interesting... i've actually yet to see one in person.
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Old 07-28-2016, 07:51 AM   #25
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There's a new ATS-V at the Caddy dealership by my house. Honestly it's OK at best. Looks kind of oddly proportioned in person. I LOVE the vented hood though, and the interior is vastly updated compared to my V (especially the radio). I'm not sure how they drive, but it's my understanding from what I've seen that the gen 2 CTS-V is still faster stock for stock than the ATS-V.
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