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Old 06-30-2017, 08:40 AM   #1
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Location: Marshall, MI
2009 WRX
2014 Forester XT

Default Ano-WRX-ic Build: Fully Caged and 6 Spd 09 Hatch - 2,713# and Still Going

I've held off on doing a build thread but for some reason here I go:

2009 WRX, bought it brand new back in February 2009 when I lived in SLC

Feels forever ago:

It stayed stock for a while but once my wife heard another subaru that had been modified and said, "you're right, your car does need an exhaust", it was on!

I'm going to keep this thread to the point. It's gone through a few stages in terms of parts and fuel used due to my changing locations throughout the years, but I now have a final goal in mind and a final configuration mostly decided on. This will still take a few years to complete because I'm busy and working on cars isn't my top priority.

The car is currently mostly gutted and maxxed out on E85 with he stock block and turbo. I figure it's making 330-350 at the wheels but I've never done more than virtual dyno while tuning on the road. Weight of the car with half a tank of gas was 2,799# before I swapped the six speed and R180 this year (did CF drive shaft and KillerB header at same time) so I figure the net was about 65-75# added so I'm probably around 2,875#.

Unfortunately I'm from MI and from a big Ford family so drag racing is what we do, so this car is being built with that in mind. Completely wrong car to build with drag racing in mind but oh well.

I do all my own stunts, so nobody else has ever touched this car. I had it road tuned by Tank in Omaha, but I'm starting to dabble with the tuning myself so I'll be doing all future tuning.

Current Pics:

Unintended consequence of 400+ lbs leaving the car is super wheel gap


Tuned to 20.5psi on E85 (VF52)
Custom Dump Tube off DP
Perrin CAI
Perrin TMIC
TiAL QR TMIC Adaptor
TiAL QR BPV (Black, 10psi)
KillerB 2-Bolt Holy Header
GrimmSpeed 3-Port EBCS
GrimmSpeed EWG Up Pipe
TiAL MVS 38mm VBand EWG
Aeromotive 340lph In-Tank Fuel Pump
Five-O Motorsports 1200cc EV14 Injectors


2015 STI Six Speed Transmission
2015 STI R180
2015 STI Starter
2015 STI Clutch Slave
TSSFAB Trans Cross Member
Goodridge Braided Clutch Line
Driveshaft Shop CF Driveshaft
Driveshaft Shop 800hp Hybrid Rear Axles
OEM 09 WRX Front Axles
Kartboy Short Shifter
Kartboy Front and Rear Bushings
Kartboy Engine Pitch Stopper
Kartboy Transmission Crossmember Bushings
Perrin Transmission Mount
Subaru Group N Engine Mounts
Beatrush Shift Knob
Whiteline Positive Power Rear Diff/Carrier Bushings
Perrin Rear Subframe Lockdown Kit
Stop Tech SS Brake Lines
ACT Streetlight Flywheel
ACT HD Clutch and Pressure Plate


KillerB High Performance Oil Pan
KillerB Ultimate Pick Up Tube
KilerB Windage Tray
Crawford AOS
Koyo Radiator


Perrin 25mm Front and 22mm Rear Swaybars
Perrin Front and Rear Endlinks


Full roll cage, meets NHRA 8.5 requirements but not certified. Fabricated and installed by Thompson Racing Fabrication
Marsh Power House Fabrication CF Roof Panel
Seibon CW Style Carbon Fiber Hood (painted to match car)
Aerocatch Locking Hood Pins/Password JDM Mounting Brackets
Tint 30% rear, 42% front
Prosport Electrical Boost Gauge
Prosport EGT Gauge
Innovate LC-1 WBO2
Custom radio bezel gauge mount
Completely gutted
Tillet B6 driver and B6 XL passenger seats
OMP Six Point Harnesses
OMP Velocita 380 Steering Wheel / NRG Hub
Custom Aluminum Foot Plates
Rota Torque 17x8 et48, Dunlop Direzza Star Spec Z1 235/40/17

Weight Reduction:


Engine that's been in my basement for years waiting for the right time:

EJ25 short block, bored and honed to 100mm
100mm Wiseco Pistons 9.17:1 CR, offset wristpins
Piston Domes coated with SwainTech TBC
Manley H-Beam Rods
ACL Race Main Bearings
ACL Race Rod Bearings
New OEM Case Bolts
OEM Subaru Engine Gasket Kit
OEM Subaru Valve Seals
OEM Subaru Valve Collets
Supertech Inconel Exhaust Valves (std size)
Supertech Intake Valves (std size)
Supertech Bronze Valve Guides
GSC S2 Cams
GSC Beehive Springs/Ti Retainers
ARP 11mm Head Studs
Gates complete timing kit (belt, all pulleys/cogs, water pump, tensioner)
OEM 11mm Oil Pump Ported & Polished by P&L Motorsports
Tactrix Cable
KS Tech Air Pump Deletes
Plan is for headgames to do the head work on my current D25 heads then I'll do all assembly

Future Plans:

STM Drag brakes on all four
Lighter/nicer wheels and slightly taller tires
Coilover suspension to help with the wheel gap and save a few pounds
Tubular subframes via TSS Fab
CF Doors and Hatch with Lexan side and rear windows courtesy of Plastics4Performance and hopefully Marsh Power House Fabrication
Add more power - goal is around 450-500 at the wheels conservatively

If I can get the CF doors I should be able to get the car into the 2,300 pound range but that's definitely the stretch goal. 2,500 range is the current realistic goal.

I tend to knock out major projects every winter/early spring to have the car ready for the driving season. 2019 is cage and interior. 2020 & 2021 will be either brakes/wheels/suspension/subframes or CF doors/hatch/lexan. Not sure what order there but I need to convince Mr. Marsh to make CF doors for the GR. 2022 will be more power.
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Last edited by RicersWetDream; 05-17-2019 at 09:41 AM.
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