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Old 03-30-2014, 06:35 PM   #1
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Been putting off starting a thread because I can be lazy. But i figured I've enjoyed reading everyone's thread so I may as return the favor and give them something to read.

This is my DD. I drive up to 450 miles a week commuting, and when you factor in weekend trips for snowboarding the miles just pile on. The point of this is to journal the transformation of my car. Unlike many, I plan on keeping this thing for the long run. It's my first car that I bought on my own, and it has a special place in my heart. With all that heartfelt stuff said, the plan is to keep the "stock" exterior look. I like the idea of the "sleeper" look as much as you can have with a wrx, and I'm not about stance.

I'm not going to disclose all the plans I have for her (wrexxy, as i've named her), but i will definitely share it all here as it happens. It may be a "slow" build compared to others, but I like to research, research, research and do it the right way the first time.

"Anything in life worth doing, is worth overdoing"

Now onto business, I'll continue to update the original post with an updated mod lists & post # for the most recent pics etc.

If you feel like it follow me on social media: (my car, ramblings, DIY, vlogs, snowboarding, almost anything will be going up there)

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Most Recent Update Post #: 30

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Interior:
USDM Double Din bezel
Anarchy Motive Shift Knob - Purple Haze
Weathertech Front & Rear floor mats
Rear Hatch cover (OEM)
Podi Boost gauge
SMY Dual Clustermaker 52mm Gauge pod
SOLiD Modifications Vent Pod

AEM Wideband UEGO AFR
Podi Oil Temp(Black)

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35% tints all around
inno IN-B117 crossbars
inno INA261 medium fairing
inno INA927 snowboard/ski carrier
Hella Horns - paint matched PBP (used subimod harness)
Debadged rear except for AWD systems and WRX


Audio:
Polk PAD4000.4 - 4ch amp for door speakers (125 rms watts/ch)
Image Dynamics CTX6.5cs (100 rms watts/per speaker - tweeters run passive with x-overs)
Image Dynamics CTX65 (100 rms watts/per speaker)
Sundown Audio SAZ-1000d - sub amp (1000 rms watts @ 1ohm)
Remote Gain Control - located in center dash cubby
Sundown Audio SA-8v2 2ohm DVC - sub (600 rms watts, underrated)
JL 2 gauge Power Wire - from battery to distribution block
JL 2 gauge Ground Wire - from chasis to distribution block
Rockford Fosgate Fuse Block (150 amp fuse), Distribution Blocks (power & ground)
Stinger 14 gauge speaker wire - door speakers
Stinger 16 gauge speaker wire - tweeters
Stinger 10 gauge speaker wire - sub
Aeroported 33Hz 0.75cuft (internal) sub box (Dave the box Guy)
Stinger RCA sub and 4ch cables
Kenwood DDX470
Axxess Aswc-1 - Steering Wheel Controls
Kenwood Microphone
20-pin harness - ae64.com
Metra AX-SUBUSB - keep oem usb location
Ae64.com OEM Aux Jack Adapter
3/4" speaker spacers - subaruaudio.net
Audiotechnix sound deadener
Frost King - sound dampener (aka hvac insulation)
Parking Brake Bypass (aka soldered the parking brake to the rest of the ground for the harness, all it's looking for is a ground connection)


Power:
Cobb AP v3
Turbosmart Kompact BPV
Grimmspeed EBCS
DW65c Fuel Pump
Injector Dynamics ID1000's (w/ PnP adapters)
ProcessWest TMIC
Grimmspeed 08+ Limited Coated Catted Downpipe
EFI Logics 93 Octane Tune
Cobb Ceramic Coated Downpipe Heat Shield


Drivetrain:
Kartboy STS
Kartboy Front Shifter Bushings
Kartboy Rear Shifter Bushing
Kartboy Pitchstop Mount


Suspension:
undecided, but keeping stock height regardless

Picked her up on december 7th 2012, 7 miles on the clock. How she sat in the lot: (let the ****ty cell phone pics ensue)

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Old 03-30-2014, 06:36 PM   #2
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First up was the stock horns, they suck and I had gramda's and trucks cutting me off left and right. And all i could do was flip them the bird as i drove by.
The answer: Hella Horns (painted plasma blue pearl to match the car)





now people hear me and don't cut me off

I drive ~2 hrs a day so i knew i'd get more enjoyment from some good audio before stepping up the power.

swapped out the head unit for a ddx470:

Kenwood:


I like having a analog knob, it makes it easier to crank it up and down quickly.

Stupid nasty looking gap..



Gap fixed, looks much cleaner. I don't have pictures, but i got all the necessary hardware and connectors to keep all the stock location aux and usb connections. Bluetooth still works, steeringwheel controls (minus the voice controls..damn kenwood). (ae64.com ftw)

Sound Deadener and cheap dampener (hvac stuff, works great):




All doors, and hatch are all layered with deadener and dampener.

Grabbed spacers for the speakers (Image Dynamics ctx65cs (components) front and ctx65 rear):

(subaruaudio.net)

tweets are nice and natural sounding, they don't hit low low, but anything above 75hz is fine. 100 watts rms, over powering a little but i never get to full volume so it's a good setup.

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Old 03-30-2014, 06:37 PM   #3
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Running the door speakers off a Polk PAD4000.4:


4ch amp, set it up using a o-scope. ended up getting 125 watts (which is the power they advertise. backed it down a little after it clipped) per ch at 4 ohms. not bad in my opinion.



amp's hidden underneath the floor of the hatch. has plenty of room to breath and doesn't get hot even on my trips to work blasting it. so until i have problems its staying there because it looks clean.

Used the passive x-overs, they're in the glove compartment attached with some velcro (no rattles and can't get wet like in the door card):


Got a Sundown Audio SA 8-v2 dual 2 ohm voice coils. running it at 1 ohm (really 1.5 ohms when you measure it). This things a beast for an 8":


600 watts rms its rated, underrated however

Running it off of a Sundown SAZ-1000d mono amp (1000 watts at 1 ohm). Right now its set right at 650 watts till the sub breaks in:


Used all Stinger RCA cables, Stinger 4 gauge wire for the power/ground to both amps:


From the battery i'm running JL audio 2 gauge wire, Rockford fuse block (150 amp fuse), rockford power and ground distribution blocks (not fused), running JL audio 2 gauge wire from the chassis ground to the ground distribution block as well:


only picture i have is of the power distribution block under my center console. all wiring is hidden and tucked/black zip tied. RCA's run down opposite side as power cables. 10 gauge stinger running from the sub to the amp. remote gain control setup in the stow area under my center dash.



Box was built by dave the box guy (great quality, LONGGGG lead time). tuned to 33 Hz, 0.75 cuft aeroported box. fits underneath my hatch hideaway cover thing, whatever its called.



System sounds great, i'm more than pleased and have no plans of adding anything. Gets louder than i'd ever like to play it.


one of those rare times when the car is actually clean, looks halfway decent when its not covered in road salt thanks to the CT DOT. (surface rust on rotors, can't ever win)

Forgot to add, 35% tints all around

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Old 03-30-2014, 08:26 PM   #4
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For anyone interested this is how i ran the power wire from the battery.


into the fender well of the drivers side



through the grommet in the far left corner of the driver's side footwell. It large and one half of it wasn't used.. like subaru knew i was going to swap out their crappy stereo and gave me an easy way to do it.

Had to do surgery to the sail panels and the image dynamics tweeters since the tweeters are larger than oem, they went back together beautifully though.




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Old 03-30-2014, 10:18 PM   #5
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Inno Rack, Fairing and Snowboard Carrier


Winter Tires (Nexen Winguard, they get the job done nothing special)


everything looks relatively clean under there, that's nice to know. The winter tires are staying on, til next week. have at least one vermont trip left hoping for snow (not likely).
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:21 PM   #6
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All of these will go on once it gets warm out, and i can clean the car a little and get under it.

Kartboy Front Shifter Bushings


Kartboy Rear Shifter Bushing


Kartboy STS


Kartboy Pitchstop Mount
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:39 PM   #7
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Nice looking ride, I see you've got a few of our parts on her, thank for you the support. Quite the audio setup, where did you pick up your knowledge from?
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:43 PM   #8
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Some more stuff i have waiting around.

Grimmspeed MBC:


Grimmspeed EBCS:


Turbosmart Kompact BPV:


ProcessWest TMIC:


DW65c Pump:

Still amazes me how small this thing is (that's what she said)

ID1000's:


PnP Adapter:
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:53 PM   #9
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Nice looking ride, I see you've got a few of our parts on her, thank for you the support. Quite the audio setup, where did you pick up your knowledge from?
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They're not actually on yet, still waiting on a few things so I don't have to keep going back and getting retuned. Even though EFI is right around the corner, it's not cheap ha

And thanks on the audio setup. I love music so it was important to get it done right. My last car, although it was a POS, had a ported Alpine Type-r 12" and when I got the WRX all i could think about was how all music sounded real dull.

I was on stevemeadedesigns.com a lot, a ton of great information on there. Subaruaudio.net (don't know his tag on here) was very helpful with the speaker adapters and advice on the speakers. I learned a ton from doing the actual installation, could definitely save a ton of time if I had to do it again. Basically just a lot of lurking and reading, pays off to take your time. I've actually been waiting for it to warm up so I can turn up the power on the sub. I installed it in the december and it was freezing so i just set everything half-assed and well below where the setup should be. If you ever have questions audio-wise let me know.

I did actually have a question about your new downpipe design you guys came out with. It's one of the options I'm considering.
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Installing Tomorrow:


And this is where it's going:


I was just going to wait until I got a protune, but the stock tune has been getting on my nerves lately. Once in awhile the car will just fall on its face WOT. So I'm going to throw on the 91 normal wastegate map and see how it goes. Any advice about what specifically I should log is appreciated, not going to try and pretend to be a genius about this.

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They're not actually on yet, still waiting on a few things so I don't have to keep going back and getting retuned. Even though EFI is right around the corner, it's not cheap ha

And thanks on the audio setup. I love music so it was important to get it done right. My last car, although it was a POS, had a ported Alpine Type-r 12" and when I got the WRX all i could think about was how all music sounded real dull.

I was on stevemeadedesigns.com a lot, a ton of great information on there. Subaruaudio.net (don't know his tag on here) was very helpful with the speaker adapters and advice on the speakers. I learned a ton from doing the actual installation, could definitely save a ton of time if I had to do it again. Basically just a lot of lurking and reading, pays off to take your time. I've actually been waiting for it to warm up so I can turn up the power on the sub. I installed it in the december and it was freezing so i just set everything half-assed and well below where the setup should be. If you ever have questions audio-wise let me know.

I did actually have a question about your new downpipe design you guys came out with. It's one of the options I'm considering.
It's a good thing that you're passionate about doing it right, doing it yourself is sometimes the only way to ensure it gets done correctly. I've heard/seen far too many horror stories from people taking their cars to unestablished audio shops. Ha, I'm right there with you, I haven't been able to work on my car outside for 6 months now, thankfully I get to mess around in the shop from time to time in the warmth. I'll definitely shoot you a PM if I decide to start upgrading my stock system! Sounds good, what sort of questions do you have about it?
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P.s post up a review of the AP V3 once you get a chance to mess around with it, I'm thinking about upgrading from my V2 but want to get a consensus of people's impressions with the new model.
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It's a good thing that you're passionate about doing it right, doing it yourself is sometimes the only way to ensure it gets done correctly. I've heard/seen far too many horror stories from people taking their cars to unestablished audio shops. Ha, I'm right there with you, I haven't been able to work on my car outside for 6 months now, thankfully I get to mess around in the shop from time to time in the warmth. I'll definitely shoot you a PM if I decide to start upgrading my stock system! Sounds good, what sort of questions do you have about it?
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Well the plan is to keep the stock catback, and add a catted downpipe. I'd like to stay away from an ewg setup if i can and don't know if boost creep is an issue yet, but I'd like to avoid it. I've been intrigued by the completely divorced wastegate tube design that comes in post cat like the nameless one. In theory you get the backpressure to the turbine that you want, as well as a less restrictive pathway to divert the wastegate gases; both fending off boost creep. I was just wondering why you guys put the cat further down the pipe?

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P.s post up a review of the AP V3 once you get a chance to mess around with it, I'm thinking about upgrading from my V2 but want to get a consensus of people's impressions with the new model.
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So I noticed this morning that the v3 was making a high pitched "hummm" when i plugged it in, and that there were multiples of the v300 normal wastegate maps even though i just deleted everything off the AP yesterday and re-uploaded the v300 and v331 maps. I wasn't sure why there were multiples of just the v300 NWG maps, so I didn't end up flashing anything (maybe they come installed on it and you can't delete them from the AP?)... plus this happened this morning:



It was a sign I wasn't supposed to install the AP today, so I just started my trip to work. The weathermen said it was raining.. it deteriorated pretty quickly



I decided to bail on the highway and the side roads were worse, the flakes were the biggest i've ever seen. Probably 50 cent coin sized.



I'm glad I didn't switch out my winter tires, 6+ inches of snow in 2 hours.. yet the weather channel was still telling me it was raining..

My 1 hour commute turned into a 3 hour adventure.... Any one have any ideas about the AP issues I seem to be having?

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Thread jack here! Where did you get your tints done? And do you recall the cost?
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http://gothamauto.com/services/window-tinting/

got them done there ^ and it was $260 for all 4 doors and the hatch with a lifetime warranty (if bubbles form, the tints fade..etc, but the tints are high quality so i don't expect issues)
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http://gothamauto.com/services/window-tinting/

got them done there ^ and it was $260 for all 4 doors and the hatch with a lifetime warranty (if bubbles form, the tints fade..etc, but the tints are high quality so i don't expect issues)
Thanks so much! Hope to see you around!
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no problem, i'm usually around vernon on the weekends
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Sending the AP v3 back to Cobb to have them checkout/fix the high pitched squeal. Great costumer service, really zero issues sending it back. And the Grimmspeed 08+ catted limited coated downpipe is on order.
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got the AP back from Cobb and they switched out the main board under warranty and the high pitched squeal is gone.

flashed the stage 1 91 octane v331 map at work today and drove home. so far so good i believe.



here's a log:

3rd gear pull from 2500-~5400:
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my entire log on my drive home. just wanted to see what was going on:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7T...it?usp=sharing

from what i read i didn't see anything bad. what should i keep an eye on going forward? thanks in advance!
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got the AP back from Cobb and they switched out the main board under warranty and the high pitched squeal is gone.

flashed the stage 1 91 octane v331 map at work today and drove home. so far so good i believe.

here's a log:

3rd gear pull from 2500-~5400:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7T...it?usp=sharing

my entire log on my drive home. just wanted to see what was going on:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7T...it?usp=sharing

from what i read i didn't see anything bad. what should i keep an eye on going forward? thanks in advance!
You should keep an eye on the AP mount being in that position. I don't know if they've addressed this but both mine and two other people local to me have had the adhesive come undone from the mount. Mine is even mounted vertical so I imagine with the mount being horizontal it could cause issues with the adhesive failing.

I'm jealous of your audio setup! Looking good
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You should keep an eye on the AP mount being in that position. I don't know if they've addressed this but both mine and two other people local to me have had the adhesive come undone from the mount. Mine is even mounted vertical so I imagine with the mount being horizontal it could cause issues with the adhesive failing.

I'm jealous of your audio setup! Looking good
3 months with a bunch of 90+ temp days, and the windows closed because of thunderstorms in the forecast so say (110+ interior temps). it hasn't fallen off yet. the remote gain knob however keeps falling off (cheap glue used on the Velcro strips. nothing a little 3M VHB won't take care of. installed the kartboy STS and an Anarchy Motive Purple Haze 5MT shift knob. i'll throw up pictures when i get a chance later.

Love the feel of the knob and the shorter throws are nice, nothing crazy short but noticeable from stock.
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I like the thread....and the idea you are keeping the car for a long haul and put lots of miles on it. How many miles you got anyways? I have the same car....and drive about as much as you do every day.
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having trouble, or just being extremely indecisive, with trying to set a final mod list. as stated above i've been amassing a bunch of parts and i'm just going to install everything at once and get tuned.

what i have as of now:
Cobb AP v3
PW TMIC
GS Catted & Coated Divorced DP
GS EBCS
GS MBC
Dw65c FP
ID1000 injectors
Turbosmart BPV

I'd like to make it a little unique, not trying to have a "typical" stage 2 build. I'd like to keep it quiet, not trying to draw attention from the police, and stock looking.

SO, this is my dilemma. I'm sticking with the vf52 for awhile, but in the future may be swapping to a 20g (or something around that level). Do i stick with the stock intake? or go with something like the kstech 73mm that i'd probably need for the swap anyway.

I was also thinking a EWG dump re-routed into the exhaust, i've heard VTA setups and with the cops around here i'd be getting pulled over constantly. The problem with the dump into the exhaust, it'd probably be smart to get an after market CBE..which will increase the overall volume. which is what i'm trying to avoid, but i suppose that still better than the sound of a jet engine everytime i step on the gas.

the only thing i'm sure about is that i'm going with the killerb holy header ha.

just trying to see how others would approach the whole situation.
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I like the thread....and the idea you are keeping the car for a long haul and put lots of miles on it. How many miles you got anyways? I have the same car....and drive about as much as you do every day.
i should roll over 40,000 right as i pull onto my road on the ride home today.
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i should roll over 40,000 right as i pull onto my road on the ride home today.
Nothing wrong with that
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