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Old 06-06-2012, 07:22 AM   #1
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Join Date: Apr 2011
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Alpharetta, GA
2009 CTSV 1,216whp
Black Raven

Default RSutton's 2011 SSM Hatch - Blouch Dom 1.5, Work, JPM, GReddy

Dyno/Exhaust Clip/Track Video

My original thread had stage 2 in the title that I couldn't change and had gotten pretty messy...so I thought I would start a clean one up to show the progress and keep from getting the same questions over and over again since the information was so hard to find in the thread...

This was a long road. We found out earlier in 2011 that we are pregnant so I was looking to drop the '07 Avalanche I was driving. With 2 Boxers and a kid...it was going to be a PITA and I was itching for something fast again anyway. When I settled on the WRX (thanks to Subaru giving the 2011's the STi body/width treatment), I had a hell of a time finding one and they were no longer taking orders.

Luckily, by pure chance, I stumbled upon almost exactly what I was looking for at a local dealer before they had a chance to list it on their website.

I get asked a lot why I went with the WRX over the STI...well this is why...

Yeah it wasn't a money thing for me on which car I could afford. I traded in a car that was a lot more expensive to get this one. I wanted a four door car that could carry the son I had on the way, take me mountain biking and had all wheel drive. It was between the WRX, STI and EVO. I opened the trunk to the EVO and that got x'ed right away. The hatch Subaru is awesome for function that can still be tracked.

I actually made a spreadsheet on what each car had...the differences...and my plans on replacement aftermarket parts (which includes a new short block too by the way). I couldn't justify paying the 8 to 10 grand difference for just a 6 speed and differentials. Yes...you can get a base sedan for low 30's but you can not get the hatch with the options I wanted at that price so it was a true 8 to 10 thousand dollar difference for a lot of parts I would be taking off anyway.

So I instead put that money towards building the car I really wanted. The only PITA was the wheels...so custom drilled Works were the biggest headache but it all worked out.

Besides...there is nothing wrong with rocking a rear WRX badge and ignorant people thinking it is so much slower than a STI.

2011 WRX premium in Designo Magno Alanite Grey from Mercedes-AMG.

Current Mods

TSM RR1 Short Block
  • 99.75 CP Stock Compression Ratio Pistons
  • Manley Turbo Tuff Rods
  • ACL Main Rod and Thrust Bearings
  • ARP Case Bolts
  • Blueprinted Oil Galleys
  • 2012 STI Crank
Check and Deck Heads
STI 11m Oil Pump
Killer B Oil Pickup Tube
Custom Dyno Tune by TopSpeed in Alpharetta, GA
Blouch Dominator 1.5XT-R Turbo
Aeromotive 340 Fuel Pump
ID 1000 Injectors
STI Intake Manifold
Borla UEL Header
Invidia Up Pipe
Perrin Front Mount Intercooler
Perrin Cold Air Intake
Grimmspeed Phenolic Intake Manifold Spacers
Grimmspeed EBCS
Tial QR Recirculating BOV
Cobb AccessPort
SPT Catback Exhaust
GReddy SP Elite Catback Exhaust
Invidia Catted Down Pipe
SPT Oil Cap
Grimmspeed Black Turbo Shield

35% Tint
Bi-Xenon HID Retrofit (4300k) with removed orange marker
Yakima Highroller 2 Bike Roof Rack
Debadged Rear and Grill
Chargespeed Carbon Front Lip
Chargespeed Carbon Sideskirts
STI Front Lip Spoiler
XXR 527 18x8.75 +35 Flat Black
Work Emotion 11R 18x9.5 +38 Flat Black
Hankook Ventus V12 255/35/18
Michelin Pilot Super Sport 265/35/18
Bayson R Carbon side skirts
Black Hella Supertones
Rally Armor Mud Flaps (black/silver logo)
Shaved Front License Plate Mount

GTWorx Bilstein/RCE Yellow Strut Spring Combo
RCE Tarmac 2 Coilovers (400/400 spring rate)
Brembo 4 pot front and 2 pot rear (painted silver w/black logos)
Kartboy STS w/Kartboy F&R Bushings
RaceComp Sway Bars F&R
Kartboy Endlinks F&R
Alignment: 0 Toe -2.5 Camber
Whiteline Steering Rack Bushings
Whiteline Anti-Lift Kit
Whiteline KBR Rear Braces

Complete Dash in Black Alcantara with Red Stitching with Custom Integrated ATI 3 Gauge Cluster (Custom by JPM Coachworks)
GTSpec D Shaped Steering Wheel (Custom by JPM Coachworks)
Sparco Milano Alcantara seats (Custom by JPM Coachworks)
STI Center Console in Alcantara by JPM Coachworks
SMY Gauge Hood (Custom by JPM Coachworks)
Custom Alcantara Door Cards by JPM Coachworks
Custom Door Arm Rests by JPM Coachworks
Prosport Boost Premium Gauge (white needle/red numbers)
Prosport Oil Pressure Premium Gauge (white needle/red numbers)
Red Illumination Kit
Pioneer AVIC-X930BT
Pioneer XM Radio
MOMO/Subaru Shift Knob
WC Lathe Works Ti Shift Knob
JPM Coachworks Short Throw Shift Boot (black leather/red stitching)
JPM Coachworks E-Brake Boot
LPG Aluminum Dome Tweeters
ScanSpeak Discovery 4" Midrange Drivers
Peerless SLS 6.5" Midbass Drivers
Hertz 165XL 6.5" Components (Front Stage)
Tang Band 3" Bamboo Drivers
Custom Fiberglass A Pillars for Hertz Tweeters and 3" Midrange (Custom by JPM Coachworks)
10" Dayton HO Sub in Audio Integrations Box
JL W3 10" Sub in Audio Integrations Sub Box
JBL MS-8 Audio Processor for Active Crossover Setup (LCD Panel Mounted in Center Console)
Rockford Fosgate 3.sixty3 Audio Processor
Hertz HDP 4 Amp
Massive BX4 Amp
JDM Radio Bezel
1080 3M Carbon Vinyl Overlays
Innovative Wideband Gauge
Valentine 1 on Blendmount

The night I picked it up.

First thing I did was wash, clay bar and waxed the next morning to get the lot grime off the car. The silver really pops once it is clean.


Cobb AP Mounted

Roof Rack On

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