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Old 08-25-2010, 06:00 PM   #1
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Member#: 186766
Join Date: Aug 2008
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Phoenix, AZ
04 WRX Driftaru
White & Blue

Default Driftaru!

From stock to first 2JZ swapped WRX.

Here is my build thread for my 2004 WRX RWD Drift.

I bought the car in August 2008 and was initially going to build the car to be a fun daily/ occasional time attack car but then completely lost it and got into drifting. So I decided to make my car into a drift car in my garage and just figure it out as I went along.

the beginning. August 2008. Bone stock engine. This picture shows the only thing that has remained with the car over the build - Charge Speed Version 1 Bumper...though its been repaired a bunch of times haha.

2009 - 2010-2011. Rwd (Jan 2013 through October 2013) -

Jun 2014 -

Current (Feb 2015)

2014+ specs
2jz-gte aristo motor, 605whp/590tq around 22psi, really conservative tune by UMS tuning
Modified engine cross member, lowered steering rack
Garrett GT-35R turbo 1.06 divided hotside
Future fab twinscroll 2jz manifold and wastegate dumps
Garrett IC with piping done by future fab
ABC clutch 2jz to BMW transmission bell housing adapter, flywheel
BMW e36 328is/m3 5 speed manual gearbox
Tilton 7.25" twin disc clutch
DSS custom cf driveshaft
TSS r200 rear subframe
1993 Infiniti Q45 r200 rear diff 3.54fd
Nissan 350z rear axles
Machined 1" pass side axle to diff spacer
Machined s14 rear hubs pressed into sti wheel bearings
Self fabricated rear dual brembo caliper bracket
TSS XXXL rear trailing arms
Meziere 300 series electric water pump, 1.5" aluminum fabricated hard lines
Fluidyne dual pass rear mount radiator
Toyota mr2 electric ps pump
200amp alternator
AEM infinity 8 ecu
Chase bay's 2jz engine harness
Custom chassis harness
Autometer pro-comp guage (Stack)
Radium fuel surge tank
Work equips 17x9 +12 2.5" step lip fronts, 17x11 -5 4.5" reverse lip rear
Modified knuckles for angle and bump steer. Custom heim joint tie rods
9k front swift springs, 5k rear swift springs

Specs below were for the 2013 season.

Engine EJ22t shortblock, Ross 9:1 Custom Pistons, ej22t crank, Manley Rods, ARP Rod Bolts, ACL Bearings, WPC Treatment on piston rings and bearings EJ207 Version 7 Spec C Type RA Heads, Kelford 272 Cams, Ti retainers and springs, Inconel Valves +1mm on both, built by RAW Performance EJ22E head gasket (11044AA542) LIC adjustable timing idlers CNC timing belt guide Gates Timing belt Garrett GTX3076r .82 divided t3 v-band Full-Race Twinscroll lower manifold Future Fabrication twin scroll Up-pipe, clocked so intake uses hood scoop Future Fab downpipe and Ewg screamer pipes Twin Tial MVS Wastegates STI 12mm oil pump setrab oil cooler Thermostat drilled out Straight pipe exhaust Injector Dynamics 1000CC injectors Walbro 416lph e85 fuel pump Greddy FMIC (v-mounted) koyorad radiator (v-mounted) Turbo XS BOV Perrin V2 Fuel Rails Grimmspeed 8mm Phenolic Spacers Grimmspeed 3 port boost controller AEM 3.5bar MAP sensor GM IAT sensor AEM UEGO inline wideband controller Relocated Battery to rear Killswitch mounted near windshield wipers Suspension and handling XDC Spec cage, 1.5 x .120 DOM, built by me and my friend Dustin various chassis fabrication for reinforcement Stance GR+ Pro coilovers Perrin 25mm Rear sway bar Stock front sway bar Perrin rear endlinks Reinforced pitchstop mount Revshift Polyurethane engine mounts Cusco front strut brace RPM Cromoly subframe Perrin adjustable lateral links Boxed rear trailing arm Polyurethane rear trailing arm bushings 93 Impreza L FWD steering rack (use GD pinion gear) Setrab Power steering cooler STI steering linkage Whiteline roll center/bump steer correction kit Whiteline steering rack bushings Braided power steering line GC non-abs drilled and modified front knuckles Tubbed (front and rear) wheel well Notched/ plated frame rails Notched Crossmember Seam welded chassis Drivetrain 05 STI 6spd tranny Removed Front differential and plugged front axle ports. Clutch delay valve deleted Watanabe Service Drift Type D III Center Drift RWD Spool 1.1:1 Transfer Gear and Transfer driven Gear Competition 6-puck clutch ACT Prolite flywheel ACPT CF driveshaft 06 STI R180 Welded (also have 05 STI 3.9 R180 rear diff- LSD) Weir performance 12 plate rear lsd kit DSS version 2 level 5 r180 to 5x100 rear axles welded and reinforced rear diff support bar and mustache bar kartboy rear diff and cross member mount bushings Perrin rear subframe lockout Revshift Tranny mount insert kartboy Delrin shift knob kartboy rear shifter bushing perrin shifter linkage bushing Stock STI Short shifter Brakes Rotora 4pot fr/ 2 pot rear BBK ABS removed, brake lines rerouted Perrin master cylinder brace K-sport Hydro e-brake, Wilwood .750 master cylinder, mounted vertical near the wheel Rear Brake Bias adjustment knob mounted near shifter, prior to Hydro Exterior Lexus Starfire Pearl Paint with Metallic Blue Ghost Flake ( painted by Elevens Paint & Fiber) Rolled and Pulled front fenders, SCF universal pocket style rear fender flares, Bugeye hood cut to fit blogeye, vented and ducted for v-mount 04-05 hood ducted over tubs Chargespeed V1 front bumper and side skirts Liberal JDM rear bumper Chargespeed Replica front bumper (back-up/ track bumper) Fabbed DOM Crash Bar NASCAR Tegris splitter, functionally mounted to bash bar ( I can jump on it APS GT3 CF Mirrors fronts Drag DR-31's, 17x9 2x +17, fronts Drag DR-31's2x +28, rears XXR 527, 17x9 2x +35 Enkei RPF-1 17x9.5 2x +18 SSR 18x8 +42 (to get home from the track) BF Goodrich G-Force T/A KDW 225/40/17 or Toyo Proxes R888 235/40/17 or Nitto NT01 front Federal SS-595's 245/40/17 or Achilles or whatever i can get for rears Shaved Trunk STI HID headlights Interior Toyota Speedway Blue (8P1) bay and interior (painted by Elevens Paint & Fiber) AEM EMS (30-1810U) HR Tuning Tunerview RD 1 Display Sparco Sprint Junior driver seat Momo Passenger seat Carbeau 5-pt Harness (driver) and 4-pt passenger JDM Ninja star, finger slicing steering wheel Cut out areas of chassis (spare tire/ trunk, rear deck area shock tower) Gutted Doors, gutted trunk Lexan rear windows and passenger window Prior mods Stock EJ20, stock heads and internals - RIP 11/2011 PE1820 turbo Injector Dynamics 750CC injectors ZAP! Radiator fabbed sheet metal undertray/NACA brake ducting ABS Kill switch NRG steering wheel OEM Open Source ECU wideband O2 on a-pillar Cusco Rear strut brace and V-brace Perrin 25mm front sway Perrin Front endlinks Full Race Big MAF intake, mushroom filter Silicone turbo inlet Avic D3 Boston 6.5 components 4-way amp to power speakers From the beginning as a stock wrx, to where it is now, all modifications, rwd conversion, fabrication, welding etc. has been done in my garage primarily by myself. That being said, the transformation of the car would not be as significant, my house would have probably burnt down, and I would have most likely lost some fingers, an eye or two etc. if it wasn't for the help of awesome friends! There are a ton of people I should thank for helping with the car, primarily I want to thank Elevens Paint & Fiber, Ace Up Motorsports, Brewed Motorsports, Eric Franz-Larson (old roommate and tuner ), Alex King (old roommate and automotive/life advisor), and friends Vitaly Sopkin and Dustin Latimer for all helping with the car. Main thing i've learnt along the way: seat time > car Focus on building driving experience over building your car.

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