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Old 07-07-2008, 06:37 PM   #2
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Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Essex-England-United Kingdom
2002 V7 STi Prodrive
Edition... Black!


Well sod it... heres goes nothing

Frayz's 2002 STI Version 7 Prodrive Edition

***Only 750 Prodrive editions ever made*** ***Only 100 ever made in O8V Blue/Black mica***

Well at the tender age of 21 after owning my Ford sierra saphire cosworth for 2 years it was time to move on. The car was of reasonable stage 3 spec and was running 350+bhp.
It was my pride and joy and an absolute thrill to own and drive. I was offered the right money at the right time and the cossie finally had to go.

Now obviously i had the major task of filling the cosworths shoes. I wanted something newer, better built and basically the most for my money.
Having explored the likes of escort cossies, evos and skylines etc. I finally decided i wanted a Subaru. These represented the best value for money
I did what homework i could and it came down to a bugeye STI.

I wanted the 6 speed box, brembos etc... but above all it had to be black.

After a month or so of searching id found the car. It was based in Essex and was a totally standard, unmarked black Prodrive edition bugeye sti. She had one owner from new FSSH and only 21K on the clock.
The guy i bought it from was a city trader and used the train everyday. For this reason he simply didnt use the car enough and decided to sell.

After a few negotiations i was lucky enough to drive home with this.

The day after i picked it up.

Well 2.5 years later ive just taken the car off of the road to have the motor out and finally put in a built 2.5. The new motor with forged internals should be plenty strong enough to cope with some big boost and hard use whilst still maintaining good road manners and drivability. The target is 450+bhp but more importantly over 500lbsft of torque. Reliability is also a big factor given the cars usage, so I have tried to over engineer as many items on the new build as possible.

My new engine build, waiting to be put together... should be in by the end of August 08

EJ257 block
EJ257 sti crank
Wiseco pistons
Piston rings
Carrillo rods
ACL big end bearings
ACL main bearings
Cometic head gaskets
ARP 11mm head stud kit
RCM oil pump
New oem water pump
PE kevlar timing belt
NGK racing 8s
Phenolic spacers
JDM Spec C inlet manifold
Block O rings
Hyperflow top mounted Oil cooler
Turbocharger exhaust housing 8cm for my FP green
Turbo blanket
Flywheel bolts
Exedy hyper Compe-R twin plate clutch, billet lightened f/wheel
Breather/Oil separator
Converted an fuel rails
Fuel system, hose fittings etc
Fuelab fuel filter
Weld on fittings/banjos for turbo water feed and drain
SFS hose kit for radiator
Full engine/ transmission mount kit
Lots of AN fitting for fuel, oil and water plumbing.

Summer 2008 will also see some suspension changes, Spec C type RA steering rack and hopefully a roll cage too.

The ride along the way has been a bumpy one and you guys can read all about it from start to finish just here.

My car has been slowly built into a road/track inspired Nurburgring attack vehicle. Ive taken many insipations from the RS ford scene and even some from you guys here on the NASIOC.
Paulie, D Money to name but a few have inspired me to push the envelope here in the UK and just do the stuff you wouldnty normally see over here.

Besides my tuning and geometry, all work on the car has been done by myself.

Its no trailor, garaged show queen.. it gets used hard and driven every week.

Heres my current spec list, i hope you guys like it as much as i do.


• Stock STI 7 long block 1998cc, AVCS, STI heads and cams
• Bespoke 3" lightweight race exhaust system from Simpson Race Exhausts. Ceramic coated with turned down tailpipe (91.5dB static for track usage)
• Ceramic coated GT-Spec Gen 2 tubular headers
• Ported STI intercooler pipe work & throttle body
• Coolant delete on throttle body
• Denso Iridium spark plugs
• Walbro 255LPH fuel pump
• Mocom Racing 740cc injectors
• Custom Mocom Racing breather system & catch tank
• APS 70mm cold air intake, modified for “dry flow” filter
• Fuelab Adjustable fuel pressure regulator
• FP Green turbocharger ported 3”inlet with 7cm hotside
• Custom SFS 3" turbo inlet pipe with wire reinforcement
• APS DR725 front mounted intercooler
• CDF Racing lightweight billet drive pulley kit
• Fuel - 20% Methanol/Toluene 80% V-power
• Mapped by Zak @ Mocom Racing
• 1.8bar boost approx 400bhp/340lbsft
• Carbon radiator shroud
• Carbon aux belt cover
• Oddessey PC680 lightweigh racing battery

Vid of the exhaust system

Wheels & Tires

• 18x8 Speedline Turini wrapped in 235-40-18 Vredestein Ultrac Sessantas (Toyo R888 track)
• RAYS extended lugnuts (Black)


• AP Racing 6 pot CP7040 calipers, 356mm AP grooved discs,
• Pagid RS29 pads
• EBC Yellowstuff-R rear pads
• Goodridge stainless braided hoses all round
• Motul RBF600 brake fluid


• Whiteline adjustable front sway bar
• Whiteline adjustable rear sway bar
• Whiteline HD mount kit
• Whiteline camber bolts
• Whiteline rear diff locking kit
• Whiteline flat-out springs
• STI 7 dampers
• Noltec billet ARB drop links
• Noltec billet clubsport pillow ball adjustable topmounts
• Custom STI front strutbrace
• Custom Mocom Racing (track bias) geometry setup


• Recaro Pro Racer SPA Carbon/Kevlar racing seat on bespoke mounts (signed by Marcus Gronholm)
• Flocked dash with custom gauge pods
• Flocked A pillars
• Flocked steering column cowlings
• Satin black dash trims
• STi 8 steering wheel retrimmed in black/red suede
• Speedware stainless harness bar
• WRC/Group N carbon rear firewall
• WRC/Group N carbon rear seat bench replacement
• WRC/Group N carbon 3 piece parcel shelf
• TRS Magnum ultralite 3" FIA 4 point harness's
• Genuine STI carbon door sills
• Genuine STI mats


• 6000K HID lighting (High-Low)
• Carbon STI wing blanks
• Carbon fuel filler door
• Smoked side repeaters
• Custom gurney flap on upper wing blade
• Custom Mocom Racing fog light mounted cold air feed
• Genuine Spec C type RA roof vent
• WRC plain black Kaylan mudflaps
• Polished/painted Prodrive rear diff guard
• Full Mocom Racing custom livery by SJS Designs

Data Acquisition

• Defi BF 60mm gauges - Oil Temp, Oil Press, Water Temp, Fuel Press, Exhaust Gas Temp, and Boost Press. Defi link meter with data logger.
• RB Motorsport ACT gauge
• Innovate Motorsports Wideband Lambda sensor with USB hub output
• Phormula KS3 knock analyzer
• Delta Dash data logging software
My favorite pic before my FMIC went on

As she looks today

Parked up at the end of my favorite road run... by the waterside

The engine bay is due to change alot soon but i just love this glossy pic

RAYS extended lugs, 18x8 Speedline Turini and AP Racing 356mm 6 pot brake setup

Subtle details, gurney flap on upper wing blade, painted tow hook, custom polished/painted Prodrive diff guard, custom made Simpson race exhaust and the obligatory Nurburgring sticker.... shes a regular @ the Nordschleife

Custom flocked dash and bespoke gauge pods. 6 Defis, Innovate wideband and ACT gauge. Phormula KS3 in the centre. Suede trimmed STI8 wheel and STI carbon door sills... oh and my favorite Recaro Pro Racer SPA racing seat... one of my favorite mods to date

Speedware stainless harness bar, TRS magnum WRC spec harnesses, TRS helmet hammock, genuine WRC carbon panels all held in with titanium/aluminium fasteners... Oh and all those lanyards are my collection of WRC passes from ralles gone by. Some are signed by Petter Solberg, Chris Atkinson and Phil Mills

Signed seat by Marcus Gronholm (2x WRC World Champion)

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Last edited by frayz; 07-15-2008 at 07:35 AM.
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