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Old 07-11-2013, 11:58 PM   #1
xthrillhouse
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2006 WRX Wagon
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Default THRILLHOUSE's MY06 WRX Wagon

Thought I'd start a build thread as my car progresses. Bought it 2 weeks ago with a low 65,000km (40k miles), original mature owner from Subaru, and full log book service history which is nice. So far it has:

- Hitech Turbo back exhaust
- MRT XB Kit (basically fuel pump/ecu tune)
- GTPump GTPS02 Turbo
- Process West Top Mount Intercooler
- Process West CAI
- Plumbed back BOV
- H&R Springs
- Whiteline Front and Rear Swaybars
- Work Emotion CR Cai 18 inch wheels w/ Kumho KU39 Tyres
- High Performance Organic Clutch Kit Flywheel machine

Engine has been rebuilt by Pulse Racing:

- Forged Race Pistons (will need to find out what)
- Engine machine work
- Engine Gasket set, inc Head gaskets, plug seal, etc
- Idler Pulleys
- Camshaft Drive Belt
- High Perf. Main Engine Bearings
- High Perf. Rod Engine Bearings
- Engine oil pick up
- BKR7EVX Spark Plugs
- 1000cc High Flow Injectors
- Fuel Rail spacers & bolts to suit new injectors Silicon Induction Hose

Making 250kw atw (330WHP).

I don't have huge plans for it yet, as it's my daily, and I'm pretty happy with the power. But my plans are:

- Change the Chargespeed Lip to an S204 STI style, and put on a side lip.
- Put a boost gauge in, probably in a fabricated A pillar to make it look as factory as possible
- Install a Mishimoto Radiator and new silicon hoses/coolant as the stock one is junk
- Upgrade the stock speakers to something with clarity and volume.
- Install a Kartboy short shifter and bushings
- Install front and rear strut braces
- Tint the fog lamps yellow (love the look)
- Change the gear and handbrake book to leather with red stitching to match the interior trim
- Install coil overs/lift kit and give it a more aggressive stance.
- Would love to install wider wheels but will probably have to do something about the guards.

This weekend I put it the headlight washer that was missing, changed the lug nuts over to some subtle blue ones, removed the subs from the back, and gave it a quick wash.





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Old 07-12-2013, 01:45 AM   #2
summersalad33
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Beautiful hawkeye. What transmission are you running?
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Old 07-12-2013, 02:43 AM   #3
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Standard 5 speed. So far no problems. Would love to do an STI 6 speed swap eventually.
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:27 AM   #4
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Wagon looks great. Keep up the good work.

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When I see interior shots of RHD that match my interior I always initially think my eyes/mind have lost it. Weird seeing it inverted from what I'm used to.
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:21 PM   #5
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:44 PM   #6
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Looks great!
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:41 PM   #7
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Car looks great. What camera / lens combo is that?
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Old 07-12-2013, 07:09 PM   #8
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Nice hawkeye wagon. A-pillar boost gauges never look factory by the way, no matter how well done they are. You want to keep the factory look, put it on the steering column or get the SMY ClusterMaker.
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Old 07-14-2013, 12:07 AM   #9
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Car looks great. What camera / lens combo is that?
Canon 650D (think it's a Rebel T4i in North America). Standard 18-55mm that came with it (pretty junk), and the fish is a Rokinon 8mm.

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Nice hawkeye wagon. A-pillar boost gauges never look factory by the way, no matter how well done they are. You want to keep the factory look, put it on the steering column or get the SMY ClusterMaker.
Yeah I'm worried about that. Wouldn't a steering column gauge block the instruments?

Was thinking this:
http://www.jcs-pods.com/wrx-sti-02.php
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Old 07-21-2013, 11:33 PM   #10
xthrillhouse
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Got a full service done, and installed a Mishimoto rad, Kartboy short shifter/bushings, and a Ultra Racing strut brace.

Strut brace was hitting on the Process West TMIC But nothing a bit of radiator hose couldn't fix. Just sprayed the hose white, and zip tied it around the brace. Doesn't look amazing, but no more vibrations and knocks!

Didn't take a picture of the after fix, but the before looks a bit better.

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