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Old 09-01-2013, 04:12 AM   #1
Clarence_Au
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Hi,

This is my 2012 Subaru STi Spec R in Dark grey metallic =)

I have been lurking on this site for some time since buying my STi in August last year. A lot of the threads on here have given me some great inspiration and many ideas.

I thought it would be time to show my somewhat tame progress on the car in that last 13 months.

I bought it brand new with the intention as many others I'm sure to not modify it, but I soon found this site and a few others like it and got an itch that I could not get rid of.

So, on wards to some photos.

Here it is the day I bought it, parked in my driveway with about 11km's on the odometer.



When I picked it up I ordered the STi short shift kit as well as the STi front lip which arrived a few days later.

With the new front lip.





It stayed like this for some time, I had been on the hunt for a nice and not too common cat-back to put on to enhance the sound and look of the rear end of the car. About February this year I read about the Greddy Evo 3 exhaust coming out very soon and had to have one. Fortunately I was able to get a hold of one of the very 1st batch available in March and placed my order right away.

And in a few weeks it arrived.

Still packaged up while we removed the stock exhaust.



And the car on 4 stands before we began removing the stock one.



Here are the 2 exhaust laid out next to each other for comparison.



A close up of one side's muffler and tips.



And a shot of the back of the car with the new exhaust in place.



At this point I was pretty happy with the exhaust but felt like I should try and personalize the inside of the car a little bit. I ordered a JPM Coachworks gear boot and handbrake boot (received a LHD one and had to send it back). I also ordered a Ti gear knob and reverse lever from WC Lathewerks which has an absolutely amazing quality finish. And finally also bought a Prova SI-Drive cover in black.

Some pictures.



And the beautiful gear knob.



Seems like I am only limited to 10 pictures per post, didn't quite realize I had so many. I'll continue on the next post.
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Old 09-01-2013, 04:13 AM   #2
Clarence_Au
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Continuation:

In the spur of the moment when looking at awesome parts online I ordered some R205/S206 black fender badges as I was not a fan of the silver on the Dark grey car.



Now that I was pretty happy with the visual changes on the car I started looking at ways to increase the power on the car as I was starting to get a little bit bored with the standard power.

I had owned a 2005 JDM STi a few years ago and really liked the sound of the factory equal length manifold and wanted to do the same to this car.

So I ordered a Full-Race 1.5 scroll manifold, but I wanted to make sure I would get the most out of it I also ordered a few other parts to go along with it and jump straight to Stage 2.

Other parts to go with it were, an Invidia V3 Catted & Divorced wastegate downpipe, a Cobb up-pipe, Injen CAI and a Process West TMIC along with a Turbosmart recirc BOV.

Some photos I took while installing these parts.

Engine bay pretty much dismantled:



Up-pip eon the bench after heat wrapping it.



New manifold, already coated by Full-Race.



Manifold on the car.



Downpipe on the car, forgot to take a photo as it was installed. (Also only wrapped the top half as I ran out of heat wrap.)



Cold Air Intake:



And the Process West intercooler along with some Aluminium brackets made to hold the breather piping. (instead of using the rubber hose that came with the intercooler)



And an overall shot of the engine bay, along with the STi tower bar being slightly removed as the intercooler didn't fit with it in place.



And how the car looks today =)



Once all the parts were installed, I contacted Eric from Torqued Performance and he gave me some very clear and easy to understand instructions on how to do some logs and reflash the Ecu. We did about 7 or 8 revisions of the tune before he was happy with how it ran. And I am also very happy with the power and torque available, it has become a completely different car to drive and can't be more pleased every time I get in the driver's seat. =)

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Old 09-01-2013, 04:36 AM   #3
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Old 09-01-2013, 04:55 AM   #4
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the car is looking real fine Clarence!
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Old 09-01-2013, 04:57 AM   #5
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So jealous of the exhaust and seats.
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Old 09-01-2013, 04:44 PM   #6
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Great looking car and very nice modding selection. It sounds awesome!
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Old 09-01-2013, 05:27 PM   #7
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That's MAAAAAAAAAAAD!
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Old 09-01-2013, 05:43 PM   #8
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Love the progress on your car! Great mods!
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Old 09-02-2013, 02:55 AM   #9
Clarence_Au
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Thanks for the kind words =)
Still plenty to come in the months to follow, just have to save some money first.
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Old 09-02-2013, 03:23 AM   #10
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keep up good works, matey!
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:18 AM   #11
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Sounds incredible!
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Old 12-05-2015, 07:53 PM   #12
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Decided it was time for a very late update, the car has had a few changes over the last couple of years.

Since the last update, I have installed.

Suspension and Wheels

• Tein MonoFelx coilovers with EDFC
• Cusco Rear Lateral Links
• Whiteline Rear Adjustable Toe Arms
• Whiteline front and rear swaybars
• Volk Racing CE28N 18*9.5 +28 in Satin black
• Toyo Proxes R1R 265/35/18 tires

Engine

• AMR Performance Cast Aluminum Turbo Inlet
• Cosworth Tumbler Delete Housings Top Feed
• Blouch Dominator 2.5XT-R 10cm^2 3in Inlet Turbo
• DeatschWerks DW300C Series Fuel Pump
• Turbosmart FPR 800
• GrimmSpeed Boost Solenoid
• Denso Iridium Power Plug One Step Colder IKH22
• Injector Dynamics Fuel Injectors Top Feed 1000cc
• AEM UEGO Failsafe Wideband AFR/Boost Gauge

Majority of these parts were ordered from RallySportDirect. So big thanks to them for their excellent service and quick shipping.

Here are a couple of photos showing what the car looks like now.







The car was tuned by Eric from Torqued Performance.

He's done an excellent job and car is really fun to drive and very smooth which I value quite a lot.

Here are some photos I took while my brother in law and I were installing the parts in the garage.










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