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Old 08-17-2012, 09:10 AM   #1
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Hey everyone, I had another thread with some of my updates of my STi started, but that was about a year ago, and it included pictures of when I first got it from the previous owner, and I have made a bunch of changes since then. So I am starting this new thread, with how it sits now as my starting point, as I am just now beginning to feel like it is "mine."

Let me know what you all think. I'm welcome to comments and critcism. I know that it needs suspension/wheels and some new tint.

2005 STi
Aspen White

















I have the stock trunk/wing, but I also have a wingless one, as I like both styles, and I can switch them up as I feel.
Wingless:




Mod list as it sits...:

Performance/Engine Dress Up:
AR Fab Built Short Block
Arias Pistons
Eagle Rods
Invidia N1 Street Catback Exhaust
Invidia V2 Bellmouth Catless Downpipe
K&N Typhoon Intake
APS 525 FMIC
Gimmick Motorsports Turbo Inlet
Mishimoto Radiator
Mishimoto Silicone Upper Radiator Hose
Perrin Silicone Lower Radiator Hose
Walbro 255lph Fuel Pump
NGK One Step Colder Iridium Plugs
TurboXS Manual Boost Controller
TurboXS Bypass Valve
SPT Battery Tie Down
SPT Oil Cap
Project Mu Brake Fluid Cap
Perrin Radiator Cooling Shroud
Perrin Alternator Cover
Cusco Oil Catch Can
MRZ Performance Fuse Box Cover

Drivetrain/Handling/Suspension:
Competition Clutch Stage 4 6-Puck Clutch
Fidanza Lightened Flywheel
Greddy Front Strut Tower Bar
Cusco Rear Strut Tower Bar
Cobb Front & Rear Sway Bars
Black OEM BBS STi Wheels
235/45 Sumitomo HTR Z Tires

Exterior:
Seibon Carbon Fiber CW Hood
Carbon Creations Carbon Fiber Exhaust Shroud
Impreza License Plate Surround
AutoSpeed Front License Plate Delete
Pillar-Less Grill Mod
Hella Supertone Dual 118db Horns
SubiMods Supertone Harness
Disabled DRLs
04/05 Clear Headlight Mod
Yellow LED 168 Parking Light Bulbs
Amber LED 7440 Turn Signal Bulbs
Sylvania Silverstar 9005 High Beam Bulbs
Philips Crystal Vision D2R Low Beam Bulbs
Yellow Lamin-X Wrapped OEM Fog Lights
PIAA Yellow H3 Fog Light Bulbs
JDM Taillight Configuration
Vinyl Smoked Taillight Overlays
Rain-X Wiper Blades
Datum1 Racing Rear Tow Hook
V-Limited Replica Front Lip
Gorilla Red Tuner Lug Nuts
STi Valve Stem Caps
Rear Bumper Spats
Carbon Wrapped Roof

Interior:
JDM Red Hazard Switch
Killer B WRC White Sphere Shift Knob
ProSport Aluminum Dead Pedal
OEM Center Armrest Extension
STI CF Seat Belt Pads
AutoMeter Cluster Dual Gauge Pod
STRI 45psi Electrical Boost Gauge
STRI Oil Pressure Gauge
Garmin Nuvi 1450 LMT GPS Navigation

Open Source Tuned at Mase Engineering in Jacksonville.
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:10 AM   #2
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A few more:





Fresh coat of wax on the CF. It is a constant battle trying to maintain this, especially in the Georgia sun, but I stay on top of it.











Like I mentioned, I am just now starting to feel like it's my car. So this is my starting point, and now I can begin the modding!
Besides wheels, suspension, and new tint, I am very happy with the way the car sits. I will do some power mods eventually, but for now, even on the vf39, its quick enough for me. Especially coming from owning an 05 2.5rs for 6 years. Next step for power really is injectors and bigger turbo, but this vf39 was replaced and it only has like 50k miles on it, so it still feels pretty healthy. I may do uppipe and headers before then, but probably all at once so I can have it tuned after and won't have to do that twice.

Thanks for checking it out!

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Old 08-17-2012, 09:44 AM   #3
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A few more random pictures...












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Old 08-17-2012, 11:07 AM   #4
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Beautiful ride, where in VT are you?
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:11 AM   #5
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Thanks! I'm from outside Montpelier... Mad River Valley, Sugarbush Area. Family is still there, I live in Gerogia with the GF now though.
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:14 AM   #6
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Good deal, went to school at UVM, was just up there for a wedding, love it in the summer.
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:46 PM   #7
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Yep. Can't beat VT summers. Thanks for the comments.
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:54 PM   #8
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Love it man! keep it up.
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:12 PM   #9
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Thanks man. It is starting to come together finally!
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:02 PM   #10
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Had a rainy day here today, so I did a decent detailing on the interior. I pulled out the front seats and waxed the door jambs. It's not perfect, but you gotta keep in mind the car is almost 8 years old.














Where she sleeps...



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Old 08-17-2012, 07:29 PM   #11
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Looks great, how many times have you been stopped for no front plate in Vermont? If at all.
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:33 PM   #12
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I'm from Vermont, family still lives there. I live with my GF in Georgia now. I have the plate in the car though, and I'll throw it back on in VT, or at least up in the windshield. I used to get pulled over occasionally for it. I know it's the law in VT, but I wish they had something better to do.

You can get away with a warning if you still have it in the car, and tell them you had it off to do some work on the front end.
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:20 AM   #13
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Couple more I had...



Another with the wingless trunklid on:

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Old 08-18-2012, 11:15 AM   #14
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i like it all but the hood and what you did to the tails, wish my engine bay could look that good.
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Old 08-18-2012, 11:35 AM   #15
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Yea, I hear you there. The car came with the CF hood. I've grown to like it. I hated it at first, because nothing else was black, but with the vinyl tints on the taillights, and the black wheels it comes together a little better. Since I bought the car, I've been on the prowl for an Aspen White 04/05 RS hood for cheap.

Thanks for the comments!!
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:32 AM   #16
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I recently moved, which always costs some money, so for now the car is going to sit the way she is. The only thing I have un-installed is an 06/07 roof vane spoiler, but its a one piece carbon fiber. If i install, I will go back to the wingless trunklid. I need to do some maintenance as well, as I try to keep her as healthy as I can. Then- the modding will continue. I will keep everyone posted.
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Old 08-19-2012, 01:10 PM   #17
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Where'd you get that fuse box cover?
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:29 PM   #18
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Fuse box cover is from some company I came across in Canada. I forget the name right now, but it'll come back to me.
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Old 09-02-2012, 04:31 PM   #19
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Suspension will most likely be the next "big" thing. The struts are stock, and the car as 111k on it now, so they are starting to get noisy. I want wheels, however i'd rather it handle well and sit right on stock wheels than have it look good and handle wrong.

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Old 09-02-2012, 05:25 PM   #20
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been looking around for suspension. its all so expensive for anything quality. but you alwas get what you pay for so i'm going to wait until i have the right funds.
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:48 PM   #21
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The only thing I have un-installed is an 06/07 roof vane spoiler, but its a one piece carbon fiber. If i install, I will go back to the wingless trunklid..
I did a couple temporary fitments of the carbon roof vane spoiler. I'm super scared to drill into my roof so I will probably have a body shop do the install for me. The estimates have been high because of the labor involved in pulling the headliner, seatbelts, etc. So i worked out a deal to do all that by myself, then have the body shop install, and I'll re-assemble again.



With the sti winged trunk:


With the wingless trunk:


I'm going to go the body shop route also, because I'm going have the "feet" of the spoiler painted asepn white to match, leaving the center section carbon. i think it flows better when they are color matched.. more 06/07 oem look.
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:43 PM   #22
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Also have considered sti limited lip spoiler for the wingless trunk... just for a small touch to go along with the rear of the car.
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:55 PM   #23
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wingless aspen.... mmmm
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:31 PM   #24
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I generally like wingless more often.. (cleaner and more "sleeper") however I do like the winged trunk also... (not sure if its just because its my car or what?) either way i have both trunks and they are quick to change to either one.
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Old 09-06-2012, 02:30 AM   #25
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really clean car...i wish i had two trunks like you...
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