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Old 07-01-2014, 12:53 AM   #1
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Default 2015 Subaru WRX/STi, Finally!

Hi everyone,

Long story short, I came from a 2004 Subaru WRX (had driven it for 8 years).



Cobb Stage 2.

I then sold the 2004 Subaru WRX for a 2010 BMW 335i Coupe.



Cobb Stage 2 + FMIC.

Just got home and took some quick shots.





I guess that this will be my build thread as well.

Updated: (03/27/2015)

Everything in red is what I've done.

2015 Subaru WRX/STi: Mods List
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Interior:
STi Red JDM Push Start Button
Raceseng Topologi Shift Knob
OLM LED Interior Map/ Dome Lights
(Vision Ultra White - 4.95)
OLM LED Trunk Light Bulb
(Vision+ Series)
Weather-Tech Trunk Mat

Exterior:
Subispeed DRL Harness for Boomerang (C-Light)
Subaru OEM JDM Grille
OLM HP LED Fog Light Bulbs
(3000K w/ Lamin-X Yellow Fog Light Covers)

LED License Plate Bulb Housing
(Vision+ Full Replacement Housing)


(Added: 03/27/2015)
HT Autos Full Lip Kit
(Subaru Metal Rear diffuser plate looking thing)

Engine Dress Up:
STi Aluminium Oil Filler Cap
Perrin Belt and Pulley Cover
Perrin Boost Control Solenoid Cover
Perrin Turbo Heatshield
Perrin Exhaust Hangers

Drivetrain:
Cobb 6-Speed Double Adjustable Short Throw Shifter (STi)
Cobb Shifter Bushing (Front & Rear)
Motul 1L Transmission Gear 300 75W90 (4x)

Power (Engine & Exhaust):
Cobb Accessport V3 (Currently Stage 1)
Cobb SS 3" Catted Downpipe
Mishimoto Performance Top Mount Intercooler Kit
(Black w/ Blue Hose)
Mishimoto AOS

Suspension:
Whiteline Camber Bolt Kit (Front)
BC Racing RAM (RM) Coilovers (decided against BC coilovers)
HKS Hipermax GT IV Coilovers

Wheels and Tires:
Enkei Raijin 18X9.5 +35mm
Ichiba 5mm spacers (front to clear the Brembo calipers)


Brakes: (During maintenance period)
Perrin Brake Master Cylinder Brace
DBA T3 Clubspec 4000 Series Slotted Rotor (Front)
DBA T3 Clubspec 4000 Series Slotted Rotor (Rear)
Hawk HPS Brake Pads (Front)
Hawk HPS Brake Pads (Rear)
Stoptech STR-600 DOT4 Brake Fluid (2x)
Motul 1/2L Brake Fluid RBF 600 (2x)
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Old 07-01-2014, 01:24 AM   #2
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Congrats man! Red is starting to grow on me.
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Old 07-01-2014, 12:19 PM   #3
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Congrats man! Red is starting to grow on me.
Thanks! I didn't think I would like the red at first either but it is better in person.

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Old 07-01-2014, 06:12 PM   #4
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gorgeous!! Congrats
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Old 07-01-2014, 06:14 PM   #5
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Looks great. Congrats.
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:51 PM   #6
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so glad they came out in lightning red. one of these days ill be afford a newer car
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Old 07-01-2014, 09:44 PM   #7
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Thanks guys, after a day of driving I feel like it is an amazing car even though I had to keep it under 4K RPM.

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so glad they came out in lightning red. one of these days ill be afford a newer car
I thought the same too halfway through my WRX years. I'm pretty sure you will one day.
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Old 11-26-2014, 01:56 AM   #8
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Mods list recently added and updated, 11/26/2014:

Cobb STS w/ front Shifter bushing, 3000K fog lights and license plate housing LEDs:



This is with the fog lights (3000K LED and Yellow Lamin-X):







Yellow fogs are bright as well as the LED Vision+ housing replacement bulbs from Subispeed for the license plate.

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Old 11-26-2014, 10:14 AM   #9
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Looks great! that Red actually looks pretty good, Still going with the DGM though personally
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Old 11-26-2014, 11:30 AM   #10
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DGM is an amazing color. I like it as well, but I just couldn't pass up my favorite color. Especially if it might not be here in the next few years like previous years. Some of the older generations was missing the red color.

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Old 12-08-2014, 09:28 AM   #11
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Yes! finally another red 15. We are literally the red headed step child lol I'm on the houston area also (cypress) hope to see you around!
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Old 12-08-2014, 12:21 PM   #12
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That's cool, I work at Beltway and Fallbrook, between 290 and 249. Hopefully I'll see you around.
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Old 12-11-2014, 03:47 PM   #13
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That's cool, I work at Beltway and Fallbrook, between 290 and 249. Hopefully I'll see you around.
Nice! I work around 290 / Beltway 8 so you are really close by
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Old 01-06-2015, 01:07 AM   #14
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JDM Push Start Button, installed!





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Old 02-08-2015, 01:58 PM   #15
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Update: 02/07/2015

Auto-X for the first time:





WeatherTech Floor Mat:



Peek-a-boo, the Perrin Brake Brace installed:



Perrin Boost Solenoid and Engine Belt covers:
(The engine bay need to be wiped down.)


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Old 02-08-2015, 02:30 PM   #16
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How difficult was the push start button to change?
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Old 02-08-2015, 02:33 PM   #17
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Could you feel a difference with the perrin brace? was it worth the price?
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Old 02-08-2015, 02:46 PM   #18
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Very nice mods, the STI push start is pretty sweet.

How did you like your 335? I toyed around with getting one for awhile, but didn't cause of all the maintenance stories.
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Old 02-09-2015, 01:18 AM   #19
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How was the brake cylinder install? Were you able to get the screw in from the left front wheel well? It was a pain for me and I just gave up. It's very solid without since there are so many other support screws. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks!


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Old 02-09-2015, 01:06 PM   #20
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How difficult was the push start button to change?
It is not difficult at all. The only thing is, you have to remember that there is one screw holding the panel that is part of the dash together with the panel that is adjacent to the panel holding the push start in place. Everything was basically pull with a light force to remove 2 panels and a clip to hold the push start in place. Pretty simple.

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Could you feel a difference with the perrin brace? was it worth the price?
For everyday driving, you won't feel it until you have to apply the brake harder than usual. This really depends on your driving style. I have a hard foot on the brake and the gas pedal, so I felt a difference (smaller difference on everyday driving but definitely a better feel during hard braking).

Is it worth the price? I think so, if you drive spirited and live in the city. Definitely worth it if you auto-X. This was worth it for me.

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Very nice mods, the STI push start is pretty sweet.

How did you like your 335? I toyed around with getting one for awhile, but didn't cause of all the maintenance stories.
Thanks, I really enjoy all of the mods I've done so far and cannot wait for the bigger mods such as wheels. Definitely looking towards wheels next.

The 335i was amazing. I enjoyed it a lot, but the stories are true for the maintenance. The turbos to replace (if you did one, might as well do the other) was horrific in price. 4 to 5k for a set, including labor. The HPFP went out twice in 2 years of owning it. It was however under warranty and the maintenance program covered all of it. I can only imagine if I was not under warranty. With that said the power to mod ratio was the best, stage 2 put me at 450-ish crank and the 1/4 numbers were amazing from everyone that had Cobb stage 2+.

Less power with the STi but much improved handling, that a win in my books as well. Missed the AWD and the MT. Plus, the gauge in the 335i was out dated and the interior is now inferior to the new redesign WRX/STi's interior.

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How was the brake cylinder install? Were you able to get the screw in from the left front wheel well? It was a pain for me and I just gave up. It's very solid without since there are so many other support screws. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks!


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I definitely understand how you must feel. It was such a pain, I didn't even use the provided Allen wrenches. I just used a Allen head with a socket/wrench and an extension (4"). Start from the bottom screw(M6), turn the brace upside down where the Perrin logo faces inside, towards the driver's cabin. Turn the screw enough where it will hold the brace in place but also enabling the brake brace to spin to the correct position. Then put in the other 2 top M6 screws by hand. Afterwards, tighten it with the wrench. I could barely turn the wrench and it took forever (approx. 10 mins per screw) to tighten. The last thing is the M8 under the wheel well. This one was simple as putting in the brake cylinder holder and lock nut.

If you are having difficulty holding the brace in place, use a wrench and an extension to put in the M8 bolt first by having a friend hold the brake brace in place for you after you jack up the car. With the M8 screw in place, the other 3 M6 screws can be placed in without you having to hold the brake brace in place.

I was working on this install alone so I had to hold the brake brace and put in the M6 screw myself. You are also luckier than me, you don't have all of the stuff in the way either as the 2015 WRX doesn't have it. See my picture above the brake brace and you can see all of the extra lines in the way next to the chassis part, right where the top hat is for the strut. Holding that to the side and trying to put the brace on was also a pain...

Don't give up, I know your pain...

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Old 02-19-2015, 10:24 PM   #21
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Nice set up! Hoping to get the Perrin Brake brace as well....if you don't mind, where did you find the best pricing for it and the solenoid covers too?
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Old 02-23-2015, 01:42 PM   #22
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I looked at Perrin and Subispeed. I did not really look around too much and had gotten it from Subispeed as I was already getting other things from them. Both the covers and the brake brace.
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Old 02-23-2015, 01:46 PM   #23
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Thanks Bud!

I found them from reputable sellers on Ebay and not only did I order them, I already received them today! The covers and brace both from same seller, slightly cheaper, no tax, and Free shipping. Win Win!

They both look really good with great crafstmanship and well made. Cant wait to install them!
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Old 03-03-2015, 01:44 AM   #24
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Which colors did you ended up going with, black or red?
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Old 03-03-2015, 06:42 AM   #25
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Ended up getting the solenoid covers in Red to match other red bits in the engine bay but the brace in black.
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