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View Poll Results: Top Scoob 030 ... Final Round !!!
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:42 PM   #1
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Default Top Scoob 030, You Can't Spell "Stig" without "STI"

I realized last month that it has been a long time (005 to be exact!!) since we've had a round for the STI crowd so it's with great pleasure Top Scoob 030, You Can't Spell "Stig" without "STI" gets underway. This round is open to any and all Impreza STIs. Imprezas only, no swapped RS, WRXs, Foresters, or Legacies please. To be eligible your car must have been an STI model from the off. To make it interesting we are allowing UK and JDM entries which means we could have everything from a super mint '94 Mk I Type B Wagon to a 2011 bewinged metalflake bruiser.

So without delay, if you have an STI and think it worthy, read the rules below and get your entry in for Top Scoob 030, You Can't Spell "Stig" without "STI" !!!

Itís easy to enter your car, all you need is a Subaru, a camera, a place to host pictures, a user account here on NASIOC.com, and the ability to type a sentence or twoÖ

The Rules are as follows...
  • Please limit your entry post to only FIVE pictures of your car, whatever you feel best shows off your hard work. Once the voting begins you are allowed to add more pictures to your entry post and/or with new posts. Feel free to post away for as long as you remain in the running.
  • A written description of your ride, the more detailed the better. Weíre talking about more than just a mod list, we want you to share the story behind your Scoob. Tell us why and how you bought it, what inspires you to modify it, and what all youíve done to it and why. Most important is to tell us what you do with your car...race, show, cruise, polish with a diaper, whatever.
    Think of it as your own magazine feature, the better you sell your car to the masses the better the chances of your Subaru becoming a Top Scoob. If you win your words will be used in your car's feature on TopScoob.com so make them count!

  • You're more then welcome to start a campaign thread in your Regional Forum however the General, Off Topic, and Gallery forums are off limits to threads requesting votes. If you already have a thread about your car in the Gallery feel free to bump away. If you don't have a build thread consider starting one!
  • TRASH TALKING is not welcome in this contest. If you need to tear down another competitor to improve your own or a friend's chances please remember this is only a contest intended to be fun for all Subaru enthusiasts.
How it works
  • This is a contest, open to all Nasioc members that own a Subaru.
  • You must be the current owner of the car, no third party entries allowed. If you have a question about your car's eligibility please just ask.
  • When it's time to enter you can do by responding to Top Scoob thread in either Nasioc's Official News, Articles, and Polls Forum, the Member's Car Gallery or check for one of the Top Scoob LOCALS ONLY rounds in NASIOC's regional or international forums. Any themes or restrictions on entries will be clearly described before the contest begins. For example: GC Only, or Wagons Only, or STi, ect. ect. there's a new theme every time.
  • Please only one entry per person.
Voting and Eliminations
  • There are three rounds of voting, Round One = 8 days, Round Two = 8 days, Final Round = 10 days
  • After the First Round only the Top Ten cars move on.
  • After the Second Round only the Top Three move on.
  • The Top Three cars will go head to head to head in a final poll to select who has the next Top Scoob.
  • Votes are automatically reset to zero at the start of each round.
  • In case of a tied vote for the last transfer spot in the first two rounds, the entrants involved will compete in a 24-hour Run Off vote.
    If there is a tied vote for first place in the final round, a 72-hour Run Off vote will decide the winner.

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Old 07-25-2012, 03:15 PM   #2
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2002 V7 STi Prodrive
Edition... Black!


Hi guys & gals of NASIOC.

Here's my UK 2002 Prodrive edition version 7 STi… Yes, she's a genuine version 7 bugeye STi.

Some of you may well have followed my build thread on here and seen the car right from its infancy. I've now owned this very car for the last 8 years after previously owning a 350bhp Ford Sapphire RS Cosworth.

As a young boy growing up in the 80s and 90s id always wanted a Cosworth, it was my dream car and at the age of 19 I completed my apprenticeship with Ford Motor Co I finally treated myself to an ebony black Cosworth.

I owned the cossie for 2 years. Of which I loved every minute. However I reached a point where I wanted a change, the cossie wasn’t getting any younger and I wanted something with as much "bang for buck" as possible. I did my research and after being a huge rally fan decided I wanted an Impreza.

Not just any Impreza, I wanted a bugeye STi, Prodrive edition. The Prodrive edition was a special edition in the UK limited to 1000 cars as I understand it. 900 in blue and 100 in black. It came with different styling inc front bumper, skirts and blue dash clocks etc. More importantly, it looked as close to S7 WRC cars I so drooled over on the rally stages.

I finally tracked down a 3 year old, bone stock Prodrive edition with just 21k miles on the clock. She was a minter too… lovely.

The first 4 years of her life I slowly tuned the stock 2ltr up to approx 400bhp on a stock location FP green. I had taken her all over the UK to various racetracks and around Europe, including lots of trips to the Nurburgring nordschliefe and Germanys WRC event.
Through the Subaru scene and club I belong to, I had become great friends with a local tuner and he helped me develop the car to the point I was at. We were very close and hatched a plan to build a 2.5ltr motor together and tune the car to approx 450bhp.

In August 2008 I removed the stock engine and began collecting parts to build the car into something even more special.

Shortly after our friendship collapsed and I was left with the car on my driveway with no engine, it had been sold and the cars body emblazoned with his company logos.

I was sick of the car and gutted our friendship had collapsed, so I left it. She sat for over a year as I just couldn’t stand the sight of her. I decided to go and do something completely different and went freestyle kiting for a year. The car got left completely untouched and unloved.

All the while I stayed in touch with many other Subaru friends who tried so hard to help me rekindle the love for the car and continue the build on my own.

Sometime in March 2010, something sparked and decided enough was enough and I had to rebuild the car into something special, continue my dream and go it alone.

After all, it wasn’t the cars fault…

Slowly, I continued to source and collect all the parts one by one, and piece by piece I began her rebuild. Only no longer was my target 450bhp, if i was going to do this, i was going to make a statement, Now i was looking for 550bhp. All the while I wanted to keep the car as a road car that I took to the track, not a stripped out ugly racer that i used on the road.
But I would build the car with a level of finish that I would use RCM as my benchmark. RCM (Roger Clark Motorsport) are the pinacle of Subaru tuning here in the UK. They were/are the elite and i wanted to achieve a level of detial that comapred to the work they did. I wanted everything to look and feel OEM.

As if this were a special edition that Subaru themselves might have built.

I spent months and months, sourcing, designing, fabricating and powdercoating custom parts. Parts including my own design CNC combustion chambers, pinning my own block, building my own wiring harness, making my own fuel rails, oil cooler ram air box, wing insert and various other bespoke parts. I didnt turn a single spanner untill i was 100% ready to assemble the motor. Every fastener that i could use i swapped to stainless, ever part i could i powdercoated. I wanted this to be something to be proud of.
18 months later we fast forward to October of 2011. Now I finally had the car running and took her to be tuned by Simon Roe down at Surrey Rolling Road.

I told Simon I wasn’t interested in a horsepower figure as such, just map it so it's happy and safe and whatever It made it made. I stood next to the dyno like an expectant father waiting for my creation to be unleashed.
Slowly and surely the numbers came up, pull after pull she got stronger and stronger pulling at the 4 straps holder her down.

I walked away absolutely delighted, we capped the power and torque for longevity with figures of 573bhp and 520lbsft.

Forgetting figures, the car drove beautifully. It had huge power and torque, the delivery was superb and I was finally behind the wheel of my own creation. All the late nights, early starts, blood sweat and tears were finally showing their worth.

Remember this car has no sponsors and has been built by one guy on a driveway, no big garage, no vehicle lift no unlimited budget. Every single nut and bolt has been done by myself. Only the mapping and painted panels have been done by others.

Now I'm enjoying the car for what it is and have a few more plans ahead, one of which being a rear custom rollcage and as we speak I'm redesigning my interior.

If you would like to read about the car in full, please check out my build thread here. Here you will truly see the rollercoaster of a journey this car has taken me on.


Until then, here's the current build spec and photos.

Many thanks for reading; I would also like to thank various member of NASIOC for shipping me parts, helping me with ideas and decisions along the way.

Big thanks to all of you over the years, but especially the following:

Paulie : Man, where do I start? Your car has inspired me so much. To me it has and always will be king of the hill. Nothing will ever come close as to me its pure Impreza. No crazy wheels and bodykits. Just out and out pure rally inspired Impreza. I salute you man.

Scby Rex: Thanks for all your help getting me parts man, parts that were tough to source her in the UK. You stepped up and helped me out no end. Thanks a heap man.

Tino, DMoney, Boostjunkie and Wayno: These guys are pure inspiration to me, superb cars built with superb commitment and detail. Thanks for all the laughs and enjoyment of watching your creations take on the ups and downs that I also have been facing.

Thanks for reading



Built entirely by myself (Frayz-Engineering)
Mapped by Simon Roe (JollyGreen Monster)


New EJ257 block (modified by FE)
New EJ257 crankshaft
ACL race series main bearings
ACL race series big end bearings
Lateral Crower "long" H section forged con-rods
Lateral Wiseco custom pistons
RCM modified oil pump
Cosworth sump baffle plate
XWORKSS baffled sump

JDM Spec C long runner intake manifold
10mm Phenolic spacers

Walboro lift pump
Custom swirlpot
Bosch 413 Motorsport fuel pump in custom FE QR cradle
Fuelab billet filter
Custom FE fuel rails
Injector Dynamics 1000cc injectors
Fuelab FPR

JDM "Big Port" Spec C heads (modified by FE with custom combustion chambers and port work)
Supertech Stainless/Nitrided intake valves
Supertech Inconel exhaust valves
JDM Spec C cams
NGK Racing 8 spark plugs

PE Kevlar timing belt
CDF billet timing guide
New Genuine OEM waterpump, piston rings, gaskets/seals

GT-Spec Gen II, Zircotec ceramic coated tubular manifold
Custom T-Logic twisted inconel up-pipe
Garrett GT3582R turbocharger with Tial .82 V-band housing
DEI titanium turbo blanket
DEI titanium wrapped downpipe
Custom XWORKSS twisted downpipe
Tial 44mm External wastegate
Bespoke 3" lightweight race exhaust system from Simpson Race Exhausts. (Ceramic coated with bent down tailpipe)

Grimmspeed EBCS
3bar map sensor
160mm K&N filter mounted on custom 6x4 carbon intake trumpet
Custom FE/XWORKSS breather system and RTS catch tank

Exedy Hyper Compe-R twin plate carbon clutch
Exedy Hyper Compe-R forged billet flywheel
Goodridge braided clutch line
APS DR725 front mounted intercooler with custom FE pipework
Hardrace engine/gearbox mounts
Setrab 19 row oil cooler with custom FE housing

Ixiz-Concept bonnet dampers
Odyssey PC680 race battery
Hand built custom engine wiring harness

Samco hosing - coolant
Speedflow Fittings/hose - fuel

573bhp-520ftlbs @2.1bar


Syvecs S6 (Launch Control & AntiLag) with 8 individual cals adjustable on the fly

Braking system:

AP Racing 6 pot CP7040 calipers, 356mm AP grooved discs,
Pagid RS29 front pads
Colour coded black/yellow STI rear Brembos
Performance Friction Z/compound rear pads
Goodridge stainless braided hoses all round
Motul RBF600 brake fluid

Suspension Modifications:

Whiteline adjustable front sway bar
Whiteline adjustable rear sway bar
Whiteline HD mount kit
Whiteline camber bolts
Whiteline rear diff locking kit
Whiteline roll centre adjustment kit
SD Motorsport solid rear diff mount
KW Variant 3 External reservoir coilover dampers
CDF billet front ARB drop links
CDF billet rear ARB drop links
CDF billet pitch stop
CDF billet anti lift kit
Super Pro poly lower arm bushes
Super Pro poly outrigger bushes
Super Pro poly gearbox cradle bushes
AS Performance delrin gear linkage bush kit
Noltec billet clubsport pillow ball adjustable topmounts.
Custom STi front strutbrace
Custom (track bias) geometry setup
STI8 Spec C steering rack on Whiteline bushes


18x8 Speedline Turini
235-40-18 Michelin Pilot Super Sport
RAYS extended black lugnuts
Genuine Prodrive valve caps

Interior/Exterior Modifications:


Prodrive/Sparco Pro WRC carbon drivers seat
Prodrive/Sparco Pro WRC GRP passenger seat
Flocked dash with custom gauge pods
Flocked A pillars
Flocked Steering column cowlings
Flocked centre console
Satin black dash trims
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 WRC FIA 4 point harness's
Genuine STi carbon door sills
Genuine STi mats
DSG white delrin gear knob
Full Works Bell QR steering setup with Momo Mod 07 steering wheel
Lifeline 4ltr plumbed in fire supression system
Lifeline 2.25ltr handheld fire extinguisher


6000K HID lighting (High-Low)
Carbon STi wing blanks
Genuine Prodrive WRC S7 Carbon mirrors
Genuine Prodrive WRC S7 Carbon bonnet vent
Smoked side repeaters
Custom gurney flap on upper wing blade
Custom fog light covers with flush mounted cold air feeds. (oil cooler/air box)
Genuine Spec C type RA roof vent
WRC plain black Kaylan mudflaps
Polished/painted Prodrive rear diff guard
PIAA Silicone wipers

Data acquisition:

Syvecs S6 ECU
Defi BF 60mm gauges - Oil Temp, Oil Press, Water Temp, Fuel Press, Exhaust Gas Temp, and Boost Press.
RB Motorsport ACT gauge
Innovate Motorsports Wideband Lambda sensor with USB hub output
Phormula KS3 knock analyzer

If you're wondering, she sounds like this.

Last edited by frayz; 10-28-2012 at 01:42 PM.
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:54 AM   #3
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Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Soviet Russia

her goes nothing.

My name is Ivan. i'm 22 from jersey.

As for the car, well its been a roller coaster ride in the almost 2 years that I
had it. But lets start from the beginning. I had placed an order for a 2011 SWP
sti hatch way back in august 2010. By December the car has still not been
allocated and my then daily driver decided to take its last breath. I scavenged
to find an STi I could pick up on the fly and ended up getting a great deal on the
complete opposite car of what I originally wanted. Truth be told, i'm happy I got a WRB
sedan. To me thats the exact car that comes into mind when you say the word

So lets start with what everyone always says when they buy one of these, "I won't
mod the car". what a load of bull****. As soon as i broke the car in the
mod bug bit. I can't say i have a modding style however. some people mod for
aesthetics, others for sheer power; I'm probably in between. I like it all, and
have a lot of respect for people who go all out on builds, but in
the end this is my daily driver so for now i'm trying to not get too carried away.
Like i said, I drive the car everyday. Take
it on road trips and drives all over, track it, take it to shows, etc. rain, snow,
any weather its gets driven and then i try to pamper the stuff subaru calls paint
when i have time.

I started modding with the generic stuff: short throw, wheels, AP, vinyl..etc. I
eventually did the stuff everyone does...the stage 2 OTS stuff. The power and
suspension mods are pretty similar to most others however. I don't have a built block
or putt down some crazy horsepower. The car was tuned by Chris - RIP - at EFI logics.
it put down 291hp/320 tq on their dyno. Eventually though i wanted to do things I
don't see all the time. which is how it got to how it sits today.
I wanted to shy away from black/bronze/white wheels or any other things you can see all over.
I wanted to have a really meaty looking setup that could handle just as good
as it looks. I ended up snagging a great deal on my all time favorite wheels,
the XT7's, and I had them redone after last fall in a one off fluorescent yellow.
I then wrapped them in some 275/35's to make sure it had enough meat.
this is what i ended up with.

However before I could finish the rest of the minor exterior bits, once i buttoned all my suspension and power mods all of its was
for lack of a better word, destroyed. april 9th I was hit by a guy who blew
a .3% BAC. he was a bit tipsy i'd say

Being stuck in rental cars for over 3 months it really makes you realize what
you have had. the STi is unlike any car, and the community truly is the best,
hands down. Through owning this car i've made friends that I will have for
the rest of my life. They helped me strip the car only to put everything back
into it because insurance refused to total it out. I can't thank everyone
who helped enough when all of this went down. Whether it's driving me to the body shop, helping me wrench for days,
and just hearing me bitch because I was borderline depressed over this. The subaru community is truly one off.

i got the car back finally this passed thursday after having it back a few weeks
prior but having to send it back to the shop due to electrical problems. This is
how she sits as of this passed thursday.

I don't know what else to say. For everyone who read this, take the time to enjoy your cars,
you never know when some ******* can take it all away.

Hella supertones.
RA mudflaps (black with red)
3k hid fog lights.
20% tint all around.
Vinyl gloss black roof.
JDM rear foglight
Thule roof rack with Thule 38' fairing
HPT motorsports front lip
Chargespeed side skirt extensions
R205 badges
yellow over layer fog lights
rear color matched trim
all chrome deleted

Hard wired radar.
setting saver.
armrest extender.
WCLathewerks 3' brushed aluminum shift extender.
3M Di-noc interior trim wrapped.
recaro headrest pillows.
killer B automotive sphere shift knob
defi advanced CR 60mm boost gauge
AEM UEGO 52mm wideband
gauges mounted in custom cut above rearview mirror pop from FASTWRX.com

kartboy front & rear shifter bushings
Cobb SF intake + airbox
magnaflow catback(gone)
invidia q300 3' catback
Invidia catless DP ceramic coated
NGK one step colder spark plugs
Walbro 255 fuelpump
Grimmspeed ebcs
Grimmspeed IWG block off bracket
Grimmspeed uppipe/dumptube
Tial 38mm EWG
GFB stealth fx adjustable recirc/hybrid BOV
Gold heat tape TMIC
engine enamel on y-pipe/STi logo on tmic


Current wheels: work emotion XT7 18x9.5+38 custom florescent highlighter yellow

tires: sumitomo HTR Z III 275/35/18

*gone*Enkei GTC-01 18x9.5 +38 in Neon Green
*gone* work emotion XD9 18x9 +43 in gold
*gone* work emotion XT7 18x9.5 +38 Bronze
245/40/18 sp600's

stock enkei's 225/40/18 pirelli sottozero performance snow tires.

BC BR coilovers 8k/10k
GTspec front strut bar
GTspec H-brace
Perrin 22mm front sway
Perrin 22mm rear sway
Kartboy front and rear endlinks

link to my journal:

and a little video from today's drive to AC.


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Old 09-10-2012, 12:38 PM   #4
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Chapter/Region: NWIC
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I very much want to start the voting but I KNOW there are so many great STi floating out there...

Even if you don't think you have a chance of winning, enter and share your Scoob !!

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Old 09-10-2012, 12:48 PM   #5
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Join Date: Apr 2012
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
1997 Impreza L ej25


Oooo teal rims
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Old 09-10-2012, 02:28 PM   #6
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Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Mclean
2011 Sti limited


Originally Posted by alcoolaid
Hello NASIOC, my name is Arthur and this is my 2007 STI. I have had a bunch of build threads in the past and a thread in my local Vancouver Impreza Club chapter but finally put a lot of everything together in my member car gallery here:http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2190223

My YouTube Channel for Videos! http://www.youtube.com/alcoolaid

I don't even know where to begin! The car and I have been through so much together. I first picked up the car at Carter Subaru in Seattle, WA in August 2007. From then on, the car kept going through changes and I had never ending plans (I honestly thought I would stop somewhere).

From a young age I always thought myself as being more hands on and more experienced with technological/mechanical things. When I was 12 I was already building computers for family and friends. By around 14 I was building and maintaining Nitro R/C cars and trucks and racing them on the weekends with friends after school. This is probably where I learned about air/fuel ratio's tuning the 3 needle carburetor, learning about how a clutch works and how different friction materials work, also about shock oil weight, spring weight, brake disc upgrades, and etc. A lot of the small scale stuff was a great stepping stone for me. I also rode downhill mountain bikes with 5 way rear shocks and 3 way front shocks. This is honestly where I learned how to tune compression, rebound, spring rates, and pre-load on my car. Everything I learned was self-taught through reading manuals, researching online for hours on my spare time, or just trying it out and hoping for the best My parents are both accountants and they know nothing about hands on stuff so I didn&rsquo;t have that type of dad to teach me anything. If they need a dishwasher changed out they didn't call a plumber, they made me do it after I finished my homework!

I worked on friend's cars before I even had my Subaru. My good friends had Acura RSX's and liked to modify them. Started with cold air intakes and exhausts, then we moved onto header installs, and coilover suspension with adjustable arms. Then getting more advanced doing ecu tuning through a Hondata K-Pro learning how to log and do adjustments. Finally got bored of NA power and went forced induction with a turbo kit. That was good fun and a great learning experience installing that. Point is, everything I did was step by step and was a learning process. I definitely didn't just jump in and build a Subaru motor .

Anyway, enough of my life story leading up to my Subaru. When I got the car, I already had Defi gauges my friends bought me for my birthday; had those installed the same day. A few weeks later I read on Nasioc how bad the factory tunes were. So instead of just getting a stage 1 reflash, I got a catless downpipe and exhaust, and flashed on an open source stage 2 tune with some of my own tweaks. After that, coilovers, wheels, tires and I took the car to autocross in 2007. That was fun till I took my car to a track day in 2008 and that is when the bug hit. It was really fun and I learned a lot about suspension setup and how to drive a car properly through the instructors at Proformance Racing School at Pacific Raceways. However, the car was pretty low on power compared to the 997 Turbos, GT3's, Z06's, and M3's out there so I was getting passed like I was driving a 200hp Civic out of low speed corners and on the straight. That winter I tore down the stock engine and the 8 month process of going from stage 2 to 511whp began.

I rebuilt the engine myself with new pistons, rods, bearings, and an ACT XT clutch that could hold more torque. I slapped on a custom made twinscroll T4 manifold and up-pipe mated to a 68lb/min Borg Warner S300sx 83-75 turbo and dual Tial 38mm MV-S wastegates. I planned and built the fuel system to include new feed and return lines, a surge tank to eliminate having to run more than Ĺ tank on the track, and an external fuel pump and filter. I also stripped as much weight off as I could. Removed everything from the whole dash to get the insulation mat out to the rear brake vibration dampeners to drop some more weight. Afterwards, I got the car tuned by Dominic Acia at Maxwell Power Services and the car was a blast to drive.

Soon I was passing the cars that were passing me just a season earlier. Best feeling I ever had. Stock seats didn't cut it anymore as my knees were getting bruised trying to brace myself in the corners so in came the bucket seats and 6 point harness. Then soon I got bored of the stock heads restricting my power and the Cobb AP not releasing the speed density that they said they would at that time so I got a pair of built heads, wired in my own Vi-Pec V88 standalone ECU and off to Maxwell Power I went again. End result: 597whp @ 27.6 psi on 92 octane + 50/50 meth injection. Did many track days after that and after a firmware update on the ECU caused my meth injection not to spray, I damaged a few pistons. With a track day coming up, I had the engine torn down 2 weeks before the event, dropped the rebuilt engine 2 days before and I tuned the next day! I actually did this a couple times. Hats off to the crew at Maxwell Power (Dom, Craig, Dave) for always getting my stuff completed in such a short time frame and fitting me into their busy schedule.

Did two street legal nights in my car, both times I only got one pass. First time I ran an 11.34 and then because the track got too cold, it was closed and couldn't do another pass. Second time I got kicked out for running 11.24 @ 127 with no cage on my first pass. That was the low boost map too on street tires! Have not had time to go back to do that 10 second pass because drag racing really never interested me. At the beginning of this season I needed more down force and grip to cut those lap times down so I added fender flares in the rear to allow full wheel travel of 275/35/18 slicks and I built my own 6mm thick splitter/100mm extension supported by its own aluminum frame bolted to the chassis. In addition I added a Kognition Design chassis mount wing to provide down force to the rear. After an unfortunate event with bad gas at the track, my forged CP piston took a dump and out came the engine again (at least I cut a few seconds off my personal best time). This time a Maxwell Power Signature Series block went into my car consisting of a Dan Benson sleeved block, JE custom pistons, and MPS +2mm long rods. Right now it's running at 25 psi putting out around 540whp on low timing. Soon we will turn it up to 30+ and we'll see how she runs.

Currently working over 30 hours a week with 10 hours of school (studying Chartered Accountant in Canada) combined with studying, girlfriend and relaxing time, hard to balance time with the car and all but I end up getting it done somehow! Whether it be getting 12 hours sleep over 3 days I'll always have that drive to get the car ready for anything! I get the drive to keep going because I love the challenge and feel it's a great opportunity to learn some life skills that maybe I can even pass onto my own kids some day. People always think I'm a mechanic at a shop but I'm actually an accountant that works with a calculator. Playing with the car is just an expensive hobby and doing everything myself allows me to save money. Basically the only time I have paid for services is getting an alignment, corner balancing, dyno tuning, and machine work as it's quite expensive for those tools! I enjoy the satisfaction of not only being able to drive a built Subaru but being able to drive it hard and enjoy it. As you can tell from my YouTube channel I'm not easy with the car and I'm not afraid to put my work through its paces!

Thanks for reading and hope you understand the learning process I went through with this car and hopefully it is worthy to be a Top Scoob on Nasioc after its long journey! I am putting on the front fender flares on right now and hopefully will get a full photo shoot soon so I can post pictures up of the car in street trim as this is actually my daily driver although I take public transportation to work. Good luck to all and thanks to those who encouraged me to enter


Mod List:
JE 925SD Custom Forged Pistons 99.75mm
Maxwell Power Services Super H-Beam +2mm Long Rods
Factory STI 79mm Crankshaft
Dan Benson Racing Darton Sleeved Block
Engine Fully Blueprinted and Balanced
ACL Race Rod and Main Bearings
Kelford 276/272 AVCS Cams
5-Angle Intake Valve Job
3-Angle & Radiused Exhaust Valve Job
Ferrea +1mm SS Intake Valves
Ferrea +1mm Super Alloy Exhaust Valves
Supertech Dual Valve Springs
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Track: Hawk DTC70 Front Brake Pads
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Kognition Design 71" Chassis Mount Wing
Hi Arthur ..thx for telling us sth about how u got to where u are today which is, for me,truly a inspiration for me to do sth to my car with my two hands. Thx a lot
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:11 PM   #7
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Should I or shouldn't I? hmmmmmm
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:21 PM   #8
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Should I or shouldn't I? hmmmmmm
save it for something more worthy of your build..even though it is one ****ing epic sti
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Originally Posted by Jive Turkey View Post
save it for something more worthy of your build..even though it is one ****ing epic sti
Thx bro! I'm bored and this is taking too long. So I thought if I entered it would generate more interest
Any topscoob is sick, though the build one would be nice. We need to get a move on, cause D$ is keeping his shell so he can enter the next topscoob.

So get your entries in already people
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:36 PM   #10
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ahhaha wayno..

I want to enter big builds just so i can say i was apart of it.. but doubt ferg will let me enter
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:34 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Eddiesubaru66 View Post
Hi Arthur ..thx for telling us sth about how u got to where u are today which is, for me,truly a inspiration for me to do sth to my car with my two hands. Thx a lot
No kidding. this story was amazing. Arthur you sounds like an awesome guy, maybe the next time in your area for business I'll look you up. You got my vote, good luck!
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:47 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by waynoSTI

Thx bro! I'm bored and this is taking too long. So I thought if I entered it would generate more interest
Any topscoob is sick, though the build one would be nice. We need to get a move on, cause D$ is keeping his shell so he can enter the next topscoob.

So get your entries in already people
**** it. Enter ALL the top scoobs. #yolo

But honestly do you think you will ever really be done? Been reading your threads forever I can only hopento eventually get to that level but it wont be with this sti I have now since it soon to be gone.
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**** it. Enter ALL the top scoobs. #yolo

But honestly do you think you will ever really be done? Been reading your threads forever I can only hopento eventually get to that level but it wont be with this sti I have now since it soon to be gone.
Ya I'LL BE DONE NEXT YEAR. Once IAG finish up the wiring, cage and a few little things, all i need is a BBK and another set of track wheels and she's finished.
Then just race the piss out of it until my son turns 16. 2024 he gets it to drive to school
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:20 PM   #14
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Not two weeks after I got the car tuned things took a turn for the worse.

First I was rear ended by someone on a busy road during rush hour. It was a low speed hit resulting in a small dent on my rear bumper from her license plate screw. Since I didnít want to hold up rush hour traffic over such minimal damage and since I had her insurance information and pictures of the whole thing I told her I wouldnít call the cops and that I would be in touch. Turns out the phone number her insurance company had was now disconnected and the only thing they could do was send her a letter asking for her side of the story. I was told if they didnít hear from her in 30 days the claim would be handled by a supervisor and they would determine if they are going to pay me or not. Sure enough 30 days pass and they didnít hear from her. I offer up my side of the story and my pictures (which they didnít accept) only to be told they were not going to handle my claim. They told me to go file with my insurance company and if I told my insurer what happened they would sue the other insurance company for my deductible back. I called my insurance company to make sure the other company wasnít trying to screw me and my insurance assured me they would get my deductible back. My car was fixed and to this date I still havenít received my $500 deductible back.

Pissed, but just glad to have my car back things were looking up from there until November 11, 2011. I was waiting to take a left turn at a green light (no arrow) at a busy intersection and I was sitting in the intersection patiently waiting to take my turn once traffic cleared or once the light turned red. I see the light go yellow and prepare to clear the intersection. The light turns red and now I need to clear the intersection, there is a car stopped at the red light opposite of me so I couldnít see the car in the other lane about to blow the red light. I was t-boned by a guy who swore the light was yellow. I had two of my friends and my brother in the car; my brother was sitting at the door that got plowed in to. Luckily no one was injured but with no witnesses and since the other driverís story didnít match up with mine it was listed as a no fault accident and I was stuck going through my insurance again to fix the car. Luckily they didnít total the car and after two miserable months I got the car back.

I toyed with the idea of selling the car and moving on to something different but once I got it back I remembered why I bought it in the first place.
same boat as you. i was without my car for all of last summer. got it back and i jsut dont feel the same about it after my accident. the car was repared and no one can even tell the difference but for some reason i just can't look at it the same. damn ******* drunk drivers. this entire lawsuit between the insurance companies isn't helping either...

your car is very clean though man. always loved the oem+ look.
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:31 PM   #15
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same boat as you. i was without my car for all of last summer. got it back and i jsut dont feel the same about it after my accident. the car was repared and no one can even tell the difference but for some reason i just can't look at it the same. damn ******* drunk drivers. this entire lawsuit between the insurance companies isn't helping either...

your car is very clean though man. always loved the oem+ look.
Both accidents were a headache and I wish it upon no one to have to deal with insurance companies. My insurer lost my business with how they handled both situations and I will be switching once it expires. It's irritating to take such good care of your car only to have other people **** it all up.

Thanks for the compliment, I've always been a fan of clean and simple. That being said, you have one mighty fine looking sedan there.
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looks great

Last edited by Ferg; 09-25-2012 at 04:39 PM.
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Man u have the worst luck, i feel real bad for u. I know i would die if that happen to my 2012 sti, good luck in the future man, hopefully its all good from here on out.
Originally Posted by capnpzmp View Post
looks great
There's no need to quote the entire post when it's right above you. The member's name or a single picture is fine, but some of us have computers that don't enjoy loading twice as many photos as necessary.

I do agree with what you've said though. Gorgeous cars. Lets get more participation!!!
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:32 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by capnpzmp View Post
looks great
Thank you sir!
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My votes going to alcoolaid! I wish my car was ready for top scoob.... And had a sti lol
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:21 PM   #20
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Alcoolaid's setup is mean as fsck! Been a fan since I saw youtube vids a while ago.
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:57 AM   #21
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Hi srry wrong post
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:37 PM   #22
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Nice 05 there man I like it
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:15 PM   #23
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this thread really fell off...
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:24 PM   #24
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Yes it did.
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:52 AM   #25
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Too many heavy hitters!
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