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Old 10-30-2019, 11:19 PM   #1
Drivez
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Join Date: Apr 2011
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Boston, MA
Vehicle:
2019 STi
Crystal Black Silica

At the Track Finally Back into a Subaru! 2019 STI Time Trial Build Journal

After years of waiting, I finally pulled the trigger on another Subaru! I ended the 2019 track season on a high note in my C7 Grandsport. Ended up taking a 3rd place podium finish overall for my class with COMSCC Time trials. It was a great car and a blast to drive but didn't scratch the itch that a turbocharged flat 4 provides. When I was younger, I owned a 2005 San Remo Red WRX sedan. That was my first real "performance" car and sparked my love for the brand.

I've owned many performance cars between the WRX and now. GLI, GTI, Cooper S, M235i, C63S, and the C7 GS. Combined with working in Porsche sales for 4 years, I've been fortunate enough to experience many cars under the sun. Many cars are great to drive but none were as special feeling as my 05 WRX. At the end of this season, I listed my Corvette for sale and began the search for the holy grail, a WRX STI.

After looking around and speaking with a friend who works at a local Subaru performance shop about the revised 2019 engine, my decision was made to find a 2019 or newer model. I was originally looking for white, but when I saw the crystal black silica it was like love at first sight. After rounds of negotiation, I signed the paperwork for my new STI. I must've looked like a mad man while driving the car home grinning ear to ear seeing the spoiler in my rearview mirror. The car was immediately dropped off at my detailer for paint correction, full front Xpel clear film wrapped and ceramic coated. When I say it looks good, the paint is so damn glossy it should be illegal

Looking forward to the next track season with the car. It'll undergo a host of upgrades to make sure it can handle 20-30 minute tracking sessions. Upgrades will include the killer B oil pickup/oil pan, AOS, oil cooler, intercooler, radiator, brake lines, racing brake fluid, etc (the list is lengthy) Any suggestions on further supporting modifications would be most helpful! Curious to hear from others about their tracking experience with these cars.

Anyways, here're the photos!
IMG_2438 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/]IMG_2440 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/]IMG_2442 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/]35247669346_277d4e83b3_k.jpg by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/]IMG_0179 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/]
The old steeds
IMG_2037 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/]35247669346_277d4e83b3_k by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/]
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Last edited by Drivez; 11-01-2019 at 02:09 PM.
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