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Old 10-30-2011, 06:26 PM   #851
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This build has been great from the beginning and it's getting so much better. Thanks for my guinea pig too, want to run the same set up eventually Keep it up man, can't wait to see what's next!
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:44 PM   #852
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Sucks man. You were pushing the stock block pretty hard.
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:53 PM   #853
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wondering if you were running the stock clutch? Also, did you do any mods to the transmission or drivetrain?
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Old 10-30-2011, 07:40 PM   #854
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Hey guys. I was just kidding about the car. Drove two hours to the track this morning and it was raining so it was cancelled and I got to turn around and head home. Car is fine! I'll have to blow it up some other day.
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Old 10-30-2011, 07:54 PM   #855
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i'm a little relieved i figured it would at least survive for a little while lol
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:14 PM   #856
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i'm a little relieved i figured it would at least survive for a little while lol
I'm out of boost for 95% of my daily driving so I'm hoping it will last until I can get a new motor ready.... I really don't drive the car to its full potential very often
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:30 PM   #857
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lol so why make so much power?
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:31 PM   #858
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lmao, you better knock on some wood... I'm just finishing up my trans rebuild now, 4500 for a complete rebuild(from R&R, to new gears, bearings, syncros) still need to order my new beatrush mounts and some redline fluids.

so no more chances to go to the track this year?
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:34 PM   #859
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Like the 04 STi BBS wheels the best
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:39 PM   #860
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I love the car man. Wish I had half the mods you do.

Actually, I have a question. Don't take this the wrong way but it looks like you could easily afford an STi so why not start with a stronger platform? Especially the tranny.
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:41 PM   #861
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Hey guys. I was just kidding about the car. Drove two hours to the track this morning and it was raining so it was cancelled and I got to turn around and head home. Car is fine! I'll have to blow it up some other day.
U sommabeech!
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:53 PM   #862
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lol so why make so much power?
Just in case?

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lmao, you better knock on some wood... I'm just finishing up my trans rebuild now, 4500 for a complete rebuild(from R&R, to new gears, bearings, syncros) still need to order my new beatrush mounts and some redline fluids.

so no more chances to go to the track this year?
Why did you need the tranny re-build?

Last event of the year It was only 44F when I got to the track today, so it probably wouldn't have been warm enough any more anyways.

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Like the 04 STi BBS wheels the best
Thanks.

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I love the car man. Wish I had half the mods you do.

Actually, I have a question. Don't take this the wrong way but it looks like you could easily afford an STi so why not start with a stronger platform? Especially the tranny.
For the money spent, I think my car is more enjoyable than an STI, and the total so far is probably still less than an STI would have cost off the lot. I sure wouldn't mind a 6 speed though...

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U sommabeech!
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:58 PM   #863
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I love the car man. Wish I had half the mods you do.

Actually, I have a question. Don't take this the wrong way but it looks like you could easily afford an STi so why not start with a stronger platform? Especially the tranny.
36-38k for a stock STI=

28-29k for a wrx limited + what ever is to go stage 2, brakes, tires or wheels, suspension and some exterior mods =
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:59 PM   #864
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yeah if you are going to upgrade everything anyway the sti is a waste in some ways
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:02 PM   #865
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Why did you need the tranny re-build?
uuuhhmmm my 11 sec wrx trans decided to strip 3rd

got pay to play.... a lot of other factors played into it i think too, stock mounts and a 6 puck are a couple

but i drove the car like i stole it for the 10k miles i had the mods done so im not shocked but i am surprised it happened so soon.
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:30 PM   #866
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yeah if you are going to upgrade everything anyway the sti is a waste in some ways
I was just curious. I guess it comes down to what you plan on doing with the car but I know the tranny alone almost makes the STi worth the extra cost if you can afford it.
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:35 PM   #867
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36-38k for a stock STI=

28-29k for a wrx limited + what ever is to go stage 2, brakes, tires or wheels, suspension and some exterior mods =
Actually retail on the STi is $34,720
Retail on the wrx limited is $29,720

I'm not saying anything is wrong with building a wrx. I just have a base wrx with a Cobb AP and tbe which I am really happy with for the money.
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:42 PM   #868
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he has a base wrx though which is like 24500. Also the 08+ 5 speeds are stronger than the old ones. I haven't found too many threads about problems with them.
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Old 10-30-2011, 10:03 PM   #869
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definitely one of my favorite 2011's out there, simple yet so clean...well done sir well done
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Old 10-30-2011, 11:06 PM   #870
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yea 24k for a base wrx and 34-35k for a base sti... same difference

8-10k is still 8-10k, once you start modding then warranty is gone for the most part, i know mine was

but even at about 8k in parts im running 11s on only 18 psi and still probably under what a limited STI would of cost me.... i got my car last year so there was no type of rebate, special offers or anything, either you had the bank or you didnt.
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Old 10-30-2011, 11:49 PM   #871
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hey man, i love your build thread. jw but did you have to upgrade your clutch? thinking about putting a 20g on my car. wondering if i would need to save more for a clutch. thanks!
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:41 AM   #872
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hey man, i love your build thread. jw but did you have to upgrade your clutch? thinking about putting a 20g on my car. wondering if i would need to save more for a clutch. thanks!
Stock clutch. But I wouldn't go as far as saying it's a good idea with a 20G...
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:40 AM   #873
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Random questions for you xluben, I'm about to go the Steelie - 215/55/16 Altimax Arctic route through Tire Rack for my winter setup (2011 WRX Sedan).

Did you have to purchase different lugs or do the stock ones work?
Did you order through their online Winter wheel/tire setup or did you call?
Any regrets about the setup, things you would change?

If you could answer these questions I'd be most thankful.
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:36 AM   #874
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Random questions for you xluben, I'm about to go the Steelie - 215/55/16 Altimax Arctic route through Tire Rack for my winter setup (2011 WRX Sedan).

Did you have to purchase different lugs or do the stock ones work?
Did you order through their online Winter wheel/tire setup or did you call?
Any regrets about the setup, things you would change?

If you could answer these questions I'd be most thankful.
My steelies will probably be going on in the next week or so

The stock lugs work (generally if you need new lugs, TireRack includes them)
I called Luke and confirmed everything I wanted to order, but the placed the order online.
No regrets on the steelie setup. I like it a lot.
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:44 AM   #875
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+1 for the Generals. I also got mine from TireRack and love them


Ben my wheels went on Sunday!
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