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Old 02-16-2015, 04:15 PM   #1
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So after a while out of a Subaru to get settled into family life, I'm excited to get back into a Subaru and enjoy the fun of driving and modding cars. My prior WRX was an 08 SWP WRX premium that I had kept fairly stock for the first 40 to 45K miles and then did a single big upgrade. However, the time had come to get back into a performance hatch and after a search on NASIOC the right one fell into place. The prior owner, a NASIOC member had a great journal on the car that I just picked up. You can look up that thread here: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2466554

So after a 11.5 hr drive home to SC I'm ready to start to love my new set of wheels.

Picking up the car in NJ and getting ready for the drive home.



Current Mod List - See detailed write ups for each mod on the prior owner's journal thread ( http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2466554 )

Performance
- Cobb Accessport
- Torqued Performance Stage 1 SF 93 Tune
- Kartboy SSK
- Eibach Sways/Whiteline Support Brace (just running rear sways now)
- Whiteline Adjustable Endlinks (just running rear endlinks now)
- Cobb SF Intake w/ Airbox (Black)
- Subaru 4 Pot Calipers - Red
- StopTech Street Performance Brake Pads
- SPC Rear LCA's
- Turbosmart Kompact BPV
- Mishimoto Throttle Body Hose - Black
- Perrin Pitch Stop Mount
- GTWorx/Bilstein Struts with RCE Black Springs
- Nameless Muffler Delete Catback
- Kartboy Front Shifter Bushings
- Greddy Magdrain Drain Plug

Exterior
- 30% Tint
- Blacked out WRX Side Badges
- Debadged
- Rear Fenders Rolled
- JNA CS Style Front Lip
- Perrin 3" Stubby Antenna
- OEM roof rack w/ Inno Fairing
- Thule snowboard/ski attachment
- HT Auto Rear Spats
- HPT CS Style Side Skirt Extensions

Interior
- 3M DiNoc Wrapped Trim
- Anarchy Motive Shift Knob
- OEM All Weather Mats and Rear Cargo Mat
- GT Spec Steering Wheel - Red Stitch
- OEM STI Leather Red Stitched Arm Rest
- Pioneer AVIC-Z140BH w/ accessories
- Solid Modification Vent Gauge Pod
- Defi Red Racer 52mm Boost Gauge (PSi)
- OEM Seat Mod
- Overland Designs Black Alcantara/Red Stitch Shift and E-brake boots
- Overland Designs Black Alcantara/Red Stitch Gauge Cluster
- Cobb Shift Knob (red/black)

Wheels
- Rays Gram Lights 57Xtreme Matte Graphite 18x9.5 et40
- Michelin A/S 3 265/35/18
- Muteki SR35 Black Lugs and Locks

Lighting
- OEM STI Projectors with clear TSXR Lenses, OEM Matsu****a ballasts, OEM Philips Bulbs + Harness
- Yellow DRL/High Beam Bowls
- Nokya 2500k DRL Bulbs
- Nokya 2500k Fog Bulbs
- Cree LED Reverse Light Bulbs
- LED License Plate Lights
- LED Interior Lights
- Lamin-X Yellow Fog/Red 3rd Brake Light Overlay
- VLED Front/Rear Blinkers with FastWRX Blinker Module
- Bluebatmobile Red Tail Light Overlay
- LED Rear Bumper Reflectors

Future Modifications Under Consideration
- Footwell Illumination Kit - Red
- Battery Tie Down
- Hella Supertone Horn Kit
- Front Strut Tower Bar

ScoobyFreak86 Maintenance
- Oil change - 06/20/13 - 8,109 miles
- Wheel rotation - 08/18/13 - 9,841
- Oil Change - 10/24/13 - 11,939
- Winter Mode - 11/02/13 - 12,260
- Alignment - 03/01/14 - 16,379
- Oil Change - 03/11/14 - 16,663
- Oil Change - 06/14/14 - 20,234
- Oil Change/Tire Rotation - 10/18/14 - 24,043
- Brake Line Recall at World Subaru - 25,030 - 11/8/14


--Purchase by bdkyzer - 02/14/15 - 27,705 miles--

Maintenance
- Exterior wash / sprinkler rinse undercarriage / fluid check - 02/15/15 - 28,453
- Oil change / air filter clean - 02/21/15 - 28,525
- Exterior wash - 03/28/15 - 29,049
- Exterior wash - 04/23/15 - 29,429
- Exterior wash / engine bay wipedown - 05/09/15 - 29,623
- Exterior wash - 06/24/15 - 30,648
- Exterior wash - 09/20/15 - 31, 310
- Oil Change - 09/26/15 - 31,317
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Old 02-16-2015, 04:40 PM   #2
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Oh shiiii, so you're the one that got ScoobyFreak's car?!? Nice! The car already has so many tasteful mods, probably all it is missing is a reliable stage 2 set-up to get some more power out of it. What are your plans dude?
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Old 02-16-2015, 06:06 PM   #3
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Yes. I picked it up this past weekend. As for now, I don't really have any plans as I want to enjoy the car as is since the build to this point has created an amazing car. Down the road I may look to do some additional power mods but not anytime soon.
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Old 02-17-2015, 10:59 AM   #4
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Glad you see you started a journal! Looking forward to seeing the progression of it! Enjoy
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Old 02-17-2015, 11:55 AM   #5
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Glad you see you started a journal! Looking forward to seeing the progression of it! Enjoy
Yes indeed....first time with this so I'm sure it won't be as elegant and thought out as what you had in place but I love the concept as a resource of information and feedback from the community.
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Old 02-17-2015, 12:21 PM   #6
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pics!

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Old 02-17-2015, 12:22 PM   #7
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pics!

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click the link to my journal. 100's of pics of the car.
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Old 02-18-2015, 02:32 PM   #8
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pics!

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Here are some very poor quality iPhone pics of the car after a wash from the drive down. I'll be getting some better quality images up in due time.

https://www.icloud.com/photostream/#A15Uzl7V4mwBF
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Old 02-19-2015, 08:07 PM   #9
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New photos from the SLR...however several were overexposed and then realized my lens was dirty afterwards too...oh well, at least they are better than the iPhone pics.

https://www.icloud.com/photostream/#A15Uzl7V4mwBF
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Old 02-19-2015, 08:14 PM   #10
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Congrats on the purchase man, looking forward to the continuation of a great car.
If you run into any questions on the interior pieces, let me know.

Cheers!

Jason Esposito
Overland Designs
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Old 02-20-2015, 07:54 AM   #11
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Cruising into the capital city for a Friday.



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Old 02-21-2015, 09:24 PM   #12
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Default Maintenance / Front Shifter Bushings

2/22/2015

Greddy Magdrain install / Kartboy front shifter bushing / Oil change

Mileage: 28,825

This was a combination of regular maintenance along with a couple simple mod upgrades. After the drive from NJ back to SC I easily put 750 miles on the car and was due for my first oil change with this Suby. Getting underneath this car was very familiar when compared to my '08 however I never did any aftermarket wheels / suspension mods that would have lowered the car similar to this one. Therefore getting the car jacked up wasn't as straightforward as putting my low profile floor jack underneath. Thankfully, the factory jack stand does just nicely at getting one side of the car up and then the opposing side has enough clearance for my floor jack from that point.

After the car was elevated, the familiar undercarriage was presented and I love how clean the under part of the engine bay stays with the cover. For the first mod, I was going to install the Greddy Magdrain drain plug. Unlike most things you would do to mod your car, you spend tons of time researching the mod, the install and then the long term consequences with your build. I have to say this was one of those I didn't give really that much thought to. A strong magnetic tip exposed within the oil pan to catch small metal shards....OK that sounds like a good idea so I just wen with it. However I did read that it is vitally important to clear the plug on subsequent oil changes so you don't end up with a blob of metal that could break loose and enter the system.

Once drained, the plug seated right into the threads and goes on just like factory. It's a nice little addition but time will tell if there is metal floating around in my oil. I'm actually anticipating the next oil change more so than normal now.

Now for some pictures:






The other mod made during today's maintenance session was the install of the Kartboy front shifter bushings. Many folks have made this upgrade when perhaps doing the Kartboy short throw shifter to help with the spongy feeling stock bushing. I'm not going to do a full write up on the install as there are plenty of those already out there but below are a couple of pics to compare the parts and then show once the install is complete and then buttoned up.

I took the car out for a driver later in the day and the new bushing certainly add a degree of firmness and directness with the shifting that is just completely absent with the stock bushing. So, for the 20-25 mins of install time (and since the car was already on stands) this is an easy upgrade to knock out.







Till next time, thanks for reading!
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Old 02-26-2015, 11:33 PM   #13
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Headed out to United Way event earlier this evening. Good times in the Scooby


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Old 02-27-2015, 12:39 AM   #14
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So similar to the car I just bought... haha

Congrats!
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Old 02-27-2015, 04:05 AM   #15
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Good stuff, I actually have the same greddy plug in the mail as I type this, ready to go on during the next oil change. I see that it comes with a thicker gasket, but just going to chunk it for the standard Subaru oem oil drain plug gasket. I assume you did the same.
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Old 02-27-2015, 07:16 AM   #16
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Good stuff, I actually have the same greddy plug in the mail as I type this, ready to go on during the next oil change. I see that it comes with a thicker gasket, but just going to chunk it for the standard Subaru oem oil drain plug gasket. I assume you did the same.
Thanks. I actually stuck with the new Greddy thicker gasket for the drain plug this time. I've read both good and bad about using it versus the OE crush ring. Some folks report a couple drips over the course of an oil change and others do not. I haven't had any issues thus far, but if I notice a drip between or at my next oil change I'll just revert back to the crush ring for a nice seal.
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Old 02-28-2015, 02:40 PM   #17
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Car is officially registered and titled in SC. Thinking about getting a personalized tag. Any thoughts out there on some good unique names?


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Old 02-28-2015, 02:53 PM   #18
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Old 02-28-2015, 02:57 PM   #19
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If you're a Top Gear fan: SOMESAY.

I'm liking where your head is on this one.


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Old 03-12-2015, 11:03 AM   #20
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Purchased a kit of Hella Supertones in black to get added. The WRX certainly sounds like it has more bark than bite with the current stock horn so we've got to correct that.

I decided to go full kit including relay and bracket to make things smooth plus there are a couple documented installs out there that should make this pretty easy.
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Old 03-27-2015, 07:01 AM   #21
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Need to get a short write up of the Hella Supertones install done this weekend, but right now it is just work, work, work, work.

We at least the commute to work is more fun in the WRX than my Prius.

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Old 04-23-2015, 08:25 PM   #22
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A little evening wash to clean up the WRX.

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Old 05-04-2015, 10:01 PM   #23
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hey! how's the new car!? any updates??
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:49 PM   #24
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Time for some soap time with the WRX. Been logging some dry highway miles but the bugs out here in the country can stack up pretty quickly.





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