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Old 05-23-2013, 10:18 AM   #5476
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:38 AM   #5477
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RIP: Ti-C
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:24 AM   #5478
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RIP: Ti-C
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:15 PM   #5479
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Cobb!?
What?

The Ti-C is no longer produced.

Since the Ti-C I've had the ARK, SP Elite, and now the COBB.
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:31 PM   #5480
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I don't post a lot because I'm still new and learning but I love this car like many.
I love how it looks stock to the naked eye and is just a monster!!
Always inspiring man.
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:46 PM   #5481
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COBB's product is pretty neat... could use a tiny bit more deepness in the tone though.
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:55 PM   #5482
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I don't post a lot because I'm still new and learning but I love this car like many.
I love how it looks stock to the naked eye and is just a monster!!
Always inspiring man.
Thanks! There is a lot of good info out there. Just keep looking!

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COBB's product is pretty neat... could use a tiny bit more deepness in the tone though.
It's a subtle look and fits well. Sounds is subdued. Mine is not overly loud or deep, but the header/turbo setup I have is not stock.
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Old 05-27-2013, 01:50 PM   #5483
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i keep coming back to this for inspiration... I was torn between looks over function with a wheel and tire setup and think i am going with a 17x9 setup like yours either the rpf1's or machv awesome's. Thanks for all the great pics and insight
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:49 PM   #5484
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i keep coming back to this for inspiration... I was torn between looks over function with a wheel and tire setup and think i am going with a 17x9 setup like yours either the rpf1's or machv awesome's. Thanks for all the great pics and insight
I think that size is the best for weight vs. performance vs. price. I'm not in love with either the MachV or the RPF1's in terms of looks, but the price/weight/width combo is hard to beat.
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:57 PM   #5485
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Some new photos from today:



New "NF" decals. "Chameleon" (purple/gold/greenish depending on the angle).



"Brenizer Method" (stitched panorama's to simulate the look of a wider aperture lens).


Equivalent Focal Length: 84mm
Equivalent Aperture: f/1.2


Equivalent Focal Length: 80mm
Equivalent Aperture: f/1.2


Equivalent Focal Length: 74mm
Equivalent Aperture: f/1.1

And some for besthaticouldo to show how dirty the car actually is. I didn't clean it at all before these photos. I did not edit anything out on the car or clean it up on post processing. It's all just good lighting and the use of a polarizer. Here are some close up's without the polarizer that I took after the other shots.





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Old 05-27-2013, 07:11 PM   #5486
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lol, car still looks amazing dude! very nice
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:30 PM   #5487
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eh, its only dirt. paint still looks swirl free in the "dirty" shots. keep it up!
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:15 AM   #5488
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lol, car still looks amazing dude! very nice
Thanks.

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eh, its only dirt. paint still looks swirl free in the "dirty" shots. keep it up!
There are definitely some swirls. Hard to see on a cloudy day though. Direct flash would probably bring them out. I think that's a common detailer's trick. Direct lighting for the "before" photos and indirect lighting "after".
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Old 05-28-2013, 01:13 PM   #5489
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Did you have to roll the fenders at all?
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Old 05-28-2013, 02:25 PM   #5490
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Did you have to roll the fenders at all?
Yes, of course.

Rolled flat and slight pull to fit the current setup.
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:40 PM   #5491
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Xluben - you have any other photos of your FPR setup? I wanted to see how you removed the stock FPR and adapted a aftermarket setup in a 08+wrx/07+legacy platform
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:58 PM   #5492
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Xluben - you have any other photos of your FPR setup? I wanted to see how you removed the stock FPR and adapted a aftermarket setup in a 08+wrx/07+legacy platform
I didn't really take any great ones, but I've picked through the photos I do have and I'll try to piece it together.

Here are the parts I bought for the FPR setup. Fuelab FPR, -6AN lines, and fittings:



Here is the Fuelab FPR setup that I used:



Here's how it looks in the engine bay:









If you can't tell, I only have the fuel feed hardline left. I have it connected to the OEM hose coming from the firewall. The stock FPR, return hardline, and evap line were all cut off. There is a small hole between the fuel feed and the FPR that had to be welded shut.

Under the manifold I removed the OEM soft and hardlines. All that is left are the OEM fuel rails and small amounts of hardline off those. Between those parts is the soft fuel lines. One goes from the driver's side rail over to the passenger's side. Then the return line from the passenger's side rail goes out to the FPR.

The FPR is mounted to an existing location on the firewall. The return enters from the passenger's side rail and then exits and goes back to the OEM return line using the -6AN fuel line that I bought. All of the evap is gone. Most of the OEM hardlines are gone and have soft lines in their place, that are tied in to the aftermarket FPR. It is a fairly simple setup.

Unfortunately I didn't take any photos of the bottom of the manifold, but here are some from before I did the FPR that can be used to help visualize things if you're not familiar with the OEM setup.



OEM fuel line connections. My setup removed the FPR, return, and evap hardlines and fittings.



OEM passenger's side fuel rail. This basically stays all the same with my setup.



Entire OEM fuel line setup. We removed the OEM soft and hardlines between the rails and cut off the OEM return and evap hardlines.

And here's a photo of the OEM manifold so you can see how much was removed. I don't miss all this! Haha.

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Old 05-30-2013, 04:56 AM   #5493
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I've skimmed the thread and I can see you've done a lot! But I have to ask why didn't you just but buy an sti to begin with ?
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:37 AM   #5494
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:01 AM   #5495
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....maybe he couldn't justify paying 10k more for a car that puts down the same whp as the WRX. If he had an STi, his build would be the same, with the same numbers as well. ALTHOUGH ...he would't have needed to buy a gearbox lol. STi gearbawkzes are stronk as ****.



That's the way I look at it.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:16 AM   #5496
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I've skimmed the thread and I can see you've done a lot! But I have to ask why didn't you just but buy an sti to begin with ?
he's covered that before, it's kinda like why spend more on something if you're going to change it all anyway.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:39 AM   #5497
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he's covered that before, it's kinda like why spend more on something if you're going to change it all anyway.
Same reason i had + a WRX in au = $40,000.... STI = $67,000~
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:40 AM   #5498
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At this point I don't have any parts that would have been on the stock STI.
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Old 05-30-2013, 12:06 PM   #5499
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Just wondering because most guys go straight for the sti. I couldnt justify paying more for an sti myself. all I want from an sti is the six speed and the axles. Anyways not exactly new to the forum just read a lot for many years and never posted. Got my wrx last June. No mods yet I figure I'll wait till my warranty is up. Just started to collect parts. You have a really nice set uo. I'll probably do a six speed with my current axles first then upgrade to the sti's. I read some other post on that swap.
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Old 05-30-2013, 12:29 PM   #5500
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I have detailed info on all of that. My 6MT has the Spec B 5th and 6th long gears, so it's not a standard STI tranny anyways. My driveshaft, rear diff, and rear axles are the standard STI parts though.
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