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Old 03-08-2012, 08:29 PM   #1
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Member#: 214557
Join Date: Jun 2009
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Mattawan, MI
1997 ej18t Impreza

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Hey guys, I'm gonna give my Daily driver a Shot. Note: All hand wrenched and tuned.
1997 Brighton with an EJ18...Turbo.

About three years ago I bought my car, Completely and 100% stock, Since then its gone through a few changes... And like most teenagers, I use my car, so it has a little wear and tear.

For Those of you that have ever owned a slow Subaru, especially one with an ej18. Im sure you can agree that if it was faster it would be way more fun to drive. And like many others, I did countless hours of research on the best options for giving my car a little more juice. And decided to take a leap of faith and Boost it myself... I ended up way over my head. Heres my current parts list.

First Engine:
440cc injectors
EJ22 Intake manifold
Wrx intercooler
Ej22 heads with 5 angle grind
Ej18 cams and roller rockers
Wrx water pump

Second Engine:
Ej205 block
Mahle 92.5mm pistons
K1 Technologies Hbeam Rods
New WRX crank
ACL Main bearings
King Rod Bearings
ARP Head Studs
STi 11mm oil pump
Custom Oil Catch can
STi yellow top injectors
Wrx Heads
Catless up pipe

ACT stage 2 Clutch
ACT Streetlite flywheel
WRX header
2.5inch up pipe
3 inch turbo back

BC Racing BR type coilovers
04 STi front crossmember
H&R Camber Bolts

034EFI Ic Full standalone engine management
Fully Custom wiring harness
AEM intake air temp sensor
AEM Wideband O2 sensor

17x8 Flik Phoenix Rims
Rally Flaps
2.5RS Hood

WRX Seats
AEM Air/fuel gauge
AEM Boost Gauge

Sorry For the bad color editing on these, this is all I could find

It may not be "Hellaflush" or a total track monster, but its one car that does everything I need it to, the real point of owning a Subaru.
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:55 PM   #2
CH Conceptz
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Member#: 122859
Join Date: Aug 2006
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: West Chicago, IL
08 Subaru STI
AW - Silver Fade Stripe


Hello - My name is Cory - From West Chicago/Carol Stream Area....
Here is my Story and Submission for Top Midwest Scooby!!

I come from a long line of past Subaru ownership throughout my life, My first personal Subaru was a 89 GL hatchback, Then 95 Legacy, To a 98 RS coupe, Which lead me into purchasing my 2008 STI hatchback in August of 2008. The Hatchback was not my style when i saw it release, but it quickly grew on me and with life changing as i was starting my Sign/Printing Company at the time, the hatchback come into consideration for the utility factor as well as a fun toy. The GR Release was still a new scene thru-out 2008.

What makes this car so dear to my heart, is only after months of owning it, I was looking for a gauge pod of sorts and i found that even almost a year after its release, no companies were stepping up with ideas or products for pods, so I started designing my own prototypes and come spring 2008, I had alot of attention to my project ( I didnt plan to sell it, it was for myself ), People asking me left and right where they can purchase the Dual Vent Pod Setup I designed. So in terms, my STI helped me create another business and be the First official company to release a gauge pod setup for these cars. We've now sold hundreds of these all over the world, Its an amazing feeling to feel the demand 50,000 miles away over seas for my product i designed and created. My STI helped my created Monkey Bone Racing

The car is a Daily driver, as I drive all over weekly for deliveries and client meetings etc, Including yearly road trips to the East Coast in state of PA that is my hometown. The looks, feel and sounds of this car are a reflection of my personality. It was never tracked but id like to get into that at some point in the futrure, it was down the 1/4 mile a few times, but mainly built for aggressive street driving and cruising for reliability!

Below are my Current Mods/Build Info
2008 Aspen White STI Hatch..


Mostly De-badged
Blue Batmobile Red Overlays
Window Tints (30% all around)
Rally Armor Mud Flaps ( removed for Summer )
White Pinstripe on Front Lower Grill
Hella Super-Tones Horns - (To be painted White or Orange Soon)
TWM Performance M1 Abrams RL 400 gram Satin knob
Grill Painted Flat-Black
DIY Garage Door Front Lip (removed)
New Lip To Be Installed: Greddy Gracer Series
LightWerkz Angel Eye Kit
FastWRX White LED Color Changing to Amber Turn signal Bulbs
16 Bulb LED Dome Light
Sylvania Silver star ULTRA Halogen Bulbs
Vinyl Lettering/Graphics By: www.icsignsandgraphics.com
52mm Defi Red Racer Boost Gauge
52mm Defi Red Racer Oil Pressure
Gauges Mounted in: Monkey Bone Racing's Dual Vent Pod Gauge Solution
Fits all 08-12 STI, WRX, Forester, Impreza
OEM Matte Black Finish, Snaps into stock AV Panel. PM Me Details. www.monkeyboneracing.com
New Product: Monkey Bone Racing's Triple Clock Pod - Under Development

Summer Wheels/tires
Old Setup: Advan RS Gold - 18x9 +29 - SOLD
New Setup: Linea Corse Lemans Series 18x10 +30
Originally: Hyper Silver w/ Polished 3" Stepped Lip (Clear Coated Peeled off in less then 6months of owning them)
Powder Coated New Color: Candy Orange Copper Flaked Starbrite
Rubber/Tires: Hankook Ventus EVO12 275/35/18

Winter Wheels/tires
Rota Boost 17x8
Powder Coated New Color: Dark Sunset Orange
Rubber/Tires: Blizzak WS-60s 225/50/17

BC Racing Coilovers ( replaced after 50k Miles )
NEW Coilovers: D2 Racing - Custom Spring Rates
Whiteline 24mm FSB, WL 22 RSB
Kartboy Front & Rear Solid Endlinks
Whiteline Steering Rack Bushings
Whiteline Anti-Lift Kit
TIC Holy Shift Kit w/ Short Shifter
OEM Rotors w/ Posi Quiet Pads All 4 Sides
P&L Stainless Brake Lines

----- NEW SETUP -----
*RAW Performance Stage 2 Street Series Built Block - Forged
*Stock STI Heads
*Spearco Top Mount Intercooler
*STI 11mm New Oil Pump
*ARP Head Studs
*Grimmspeed TGV Deletes
*P&L Motorsports Race Series w/ Silencer Catback Quad Tips (Painted / Coated Black )
*P&L 38mm External Waste Gate
*P&L Boost Solienold
*GT Spec Unequal Length Header
*Perrin Silicone Turbo Inlet
*Intake Silencer Removed
*Agency Power CAI
*Inividia Catted Downpipe
*Crawford Performance A/O Separator
*Walbro 255 Fuel Pump w/ P&L Housing Kit
*ProTune By [email protected] P&L

Basic Stage 2 Numbers -
Dyno: Dynojet
Tuner: Jorge @ P&L Motorsports
Tuned at 22psi
Wheel HP: 301
Wheel TQ: 330

Built Motor + Stage 2 + P&L CB + UEL + EWG: Numbers -
Dyno: Dynojet
Tuner: Jorge @ P&L Motorsports
Tuned at 20psi
Wheel HP: 296
Wheel TQ: 321
Tuned at 2psi less for reliability until we go with 1000cc injectors & Big Turbo.

As The Car Sits today As of March 2012: w/ 53,000 miles

Photos By Lost Talent Entertainment by CoryInMotion, on Flickr

Photos By Lost Talent Entertainment by CoryInMotion, on Flickr

Photos By Lost Talent Entertainment by CoryInMotion, on Flickr

Photo By Brents Phone App by CoryInMotion, on Flickr

Thank you! Enjoy! Good Luck to Everyone!

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Old 03-21-2012, 02:46 PM   #3
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Member#: 167252
Join Date: Dec 2007
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Southwest Suburbs Chicago,IL
2002 OBS Wagon
Midnight Blue

Cool 2002 Impreza Outback Sport

Hello Everyone,

I am the original owner of this 2002 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport and live in Plainfield, IL. The first 5 to 6 years of its life it had pretty easy - low miles and barely driven. Then, we had kids and my SUV was traded for a minivan and I got the OBS. Since assuming it as my daily driver this car sees quite a bit of use but still keeps going. I've not done a lot to it like some of the other entries here as I still have a list of modifications I plan to make, but its unique nonetheless and deserves consideration.

Gorilla Light Bar
Gorilla Skid Plate
Gorilla Mud Flaps
Superwinch UTV 4000
HELLA 500FF Driving Lights
HELLA 500 Fog Lights
OEM WRX Hood Scoop
35% Window Tint all around

Gorilla Top Mounted Cold Air Intake
K&N Air Filter
WRX Exhaust Upgrade
WRX Disc Brake/Rotor Upgrade

Gorilla 1" Strut Tower Spacers
Forester FXT Struts
General Grabber AT 215/65/16 (winter)
Continental ExtremeContactDWS 225/50R16 (summer)

Center Dash Clock Delete
ScanGaugeII Center Dash Mount
Gorilla Harness Bar

Coming Soon
Gorilla Battery Relocation Kit

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Old 04-03-2012, 11:32 PM   #4
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Join Date: Jul 2011
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: University Place, WA
2015 LightingRed WRX
11' WRX sold**14' XV sold

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Well here goes nothing... My name is Brian. Im stationed at Fort Lewis, WA. Serving in the US Army. While deployed I knew that I wanted to get a new car. The search was on! I really knew nothing about Subaru's but the new wide body for the 2011 WRX SOLD ME! I wanted the base model 5 Door in really any color. At the time I couldn't find on in WA to save the life of me. I found one in VA and put down a deposit while I was still in Afghanistan. After getting back home to the USA I went on leave to NC and then drove north to VA with my mom to pick up my new car. I would say it was the best day of my life to pick up my very own BRAND NEW WRX! This is my first Subaru. I bought this car in July 2011 off the lot with 9 miles on the speedo. Shortly after I learned of the site NASIOC.com. It changed everything. It started the MOD BUG for me... I will let the 5 pictures tell the story of the progress the car. I have done all of the work myself with the excepting of Tuning.

Recently attended my first AutoX Event! SCCA Event 1. Here are the results. As you can see I did very well! http://scorekeeper.wwscc.org/results...12/1/post#TOPM

Also raced at Bremerton Raceway pulling a 12.7 @ 105mph 1/4mile

Every week you can find me attending meets, races, events, and posting on NASIOC.

-Invidia Catless DP
-Invidia Q300
-Ingersoll-Rand EBCS
-Perrin Drop in Foam Air Filter
-Grimmspeed V-Band Up-Pipe w/open dump tube
-Grimmspeed VF series IWG Bracket
-Tial 38mm EWG
-Deatschworks 65c Fuel Pump
-Forge BPV
-Dyno Tune

-BC BR Coilovers
-Perrin 22mm Rear Sway
-WhiteLine 24mm Front Sway
-Torque Solution Pitch Stop Mount
-WhiteLine Rear Diff Mount Inserts

-Stop-Tech SS Brake Lines
-ATE Super Blue

-KartBoy SS w/ bushings
-GroupN Trans Mount

-ProSport Premium Boost Guage
-Full LED light conversion by V-LEDs
-Subaru OEM All-Weather Mats

-HID 6k Headlights
-Grimmspeed Front License Plate Delete
-DeBadged Rear Hatch (WRX remaining)
-30% window tint
-Yakima Ski Rack (winter)]
-NWIC Stickers (blue)

-Winter--- Stock 02-05 WRX wheels spray painted white w/ 205/55-16 General Altimax Arctic Stud-able winter tires
-Summer---18x9.5 +38 RPF1 powder coated white w/ 265/35-18 General GMax Tires.
-McGard Black spline and locking Lug Nuts.

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Old 04-04-2012, 11:35 AM   #5
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Join Date: Jun 2004
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: lynnwood, wa.
2006 lexus is350


I bought my car at Carter Subaru in December of 2003. My Acura Integra had recently been broken into and there were some other issues with it. I'd just started a new job so I figured I'd go buy a new car. I knew really nothing about cars. I ended up at the Subaru dealer looking at a silver 2002. I went back a week later and they'd sold it. The salesman tried to sell me on a blue one -- I'd gotten to the point of financing but I couldn't get past the fact it was blue. The conversation literally ended with.. "but it's blue!". They asked me what color I wanted.. I said black, white or silver.. and I ended up with java black pearl.

The first year or so I spent just learning about the car.. and it was during this time I met members of Team Intrinsic -- Armin, Russell and Tex. While my car wasn't near show quality at that point, they started providing guidance for what would become a very expensive hobby. After that first year and the next year, while the car was still daily driver status, I did very basic modifications -- wheels, a subtle (still catted) exhaust, springs, a head unit and a couple other little things.

Then in 2006, all of that changed. First in February, I upgraded to an 18g turbo with all the supporting mods. In September, 2 weeks before Hot Import Nights, I procured the body kit I'd always wanted, INGS+1. I picked the car up from the paint shop the night before HIN and spent the morning of HIN trying to burn off gas so I could actually be in the show. In November, I got a set of near-unicorn seats, out of a Prodrive P1. My car was no longer a daily driver.

2007 marked another significant leap forward. I was able to put on coilovers, get the wheels I'd wanted since my first trip to Canada, upgrade to a big brake kit and finish off my Prodrive interior. All this resulted in my first trophy -- 2nd place Subaru at Battle of the Imports.

In 2008, I filled what I considered the final major hole in my build. Thanks to the support of Memphis Car Audio and the outstanding craftsmanship of Audio Integrations, I was able to have a stereo system that matched the quality of the rest of my car. I picked the car up on the way to Import Motion in Oregon and that weekend, took home first place trophies for both Subaru and 4-Door class. The year culiminated with a feature spot in Memphis Car Audio's booth at Hot Import Nights as well as the award for Hottest Mild Subaru.

The last couple of years the car has stayed pretty much the same, save for the SYMS grille, Kaminari hood, Velocity Carbon trunk and (I think I had the last show car without a screen), Alpine double-din head unit.

I've been proud that despite the increase in high-quality Subaru builds in the area, my car has managed to take home trophies for 5 years running without any major rebuilds. I've kept my car the way I've wanted it and it still manages to draw people in at shows.

Mod list:

Engine / Performance

Forced Performance 18G Oil/Water Cooled Turbo
Invidia G200 Catback Exhaust
TiTek Catless Downpipe
Helix Uppipe
TurboXS UTEC tuned by Phil @ Element Tuning
Blitz SBC-iD III Boost Controller
Turbosmart Recirculating Blow Off Valve
Power Enterprise 800cc Injectors
Walbro 255lph Fuel Pump
Perrin Front Mount Intercooler with TurboXS / Perrin Piping
K&N Typhoon Intake Custom Painted Blue
B&M Sportshifter
Kartboy Shifter Bushings
Kartboy Exhaust Hangers
ARC Titanium Pulley Cover
GReddy Oil Cap
Blitz Radiator Caps
SRP Stainless Steel Radiator Shroud
Prodrive Battery Tie Down
NGK One Step Colder Spark Plugs
Optima Yellow Top Battery

Suspension / Handling

Volk Racing GT-S 18x8 Titanium Gunmetal
Pirelli P-Zero Nero M+S 225/40/18 Tires
Stoptech 328mm Front Big Brake Kit w/ Black Calipers
Subaru H6 Rear Brake Upgrade w/ Stoptech Rotors
Hawk HPS Rear Brake Pads
Cusco Zero-2R Coilovers
Cusco Type-OS Front Strut Tower Brace
Cusco Type-OS Rear Strut Tower Brace
Cusco Type-OST Rear V-Brace
Cusco Rear Sway Bar
Perrin Endlinks


INGS+1 Front Bumper
INGS+1 Rear Bumper
INGS+1 Sideskirts
SYMS Front Grill
Kaminari Fiberglass Reverse Cowl Hood
Velocity Carbon V1 Fiberglass Trunk
32% Window Tint by Solar Reflections
Cleared Headlights and Black Painted Surround
Worx Tuning Hydralift Hood Struts

Interior / I.C.E

Alpine INA-W910 Head Unit
Memphis MClass 12" Subwoofer
Memphis MClass 6.5" Component Speakers
Memphis MClass 4" Coaxial Speakers
Memphis MClass 4-Channel Amplifier
Memphis MClass Subwoofer Amplifier
Memphis Wiring
Custom Audio Enclosures by Audio Integrations
Blitz BLM EGT Gauge
Blitz BLM Boost Gauge
Custom Blue LED Gauge Cluster Conversion
Custom Gauge Pod in Clock Housing
Custom Blue LED HVAC Lighting
Custom Blue LED Keyring Lighting
Prodrive P1 Seats
Prodrive Competition Steering Wheel
Prodrive Rapfix
Prodrive Rapfix Keylock
Prodrive Racing Harnesses
Prodrive Shift Knob
Prodrive Floor Mats
Sparco Harness Bar
Compustar Alarm

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Old 04-05-2012, 11:53 AM   #6
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Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Juanita, WA
(V) (;,,;) (V)


Meet Erebus, (The Greek God of Darkness and Shadow, Son of Chaos)

I bought this car brand new in June of 2005 which led me into an obsession with all things Subaru. Every modification has been done by me, with the exception of paint, the machine work on the engine block and heads, the LED interior conversion and the tuning.

Thanks go out to Dom @ Maxwell Power for the tuning, Brad @ X-Act machine for the engine work, and now Chuck at C&D for the new engine machine work, Paint by Justin Peabody @ Lexus and lastly Peter for the LED interior lighting conversion. Not to forget all of the great friends that have stopped by over the years to consume adult beverages and whatnot whilst turning a wrench late at night.
And not to forget, thanks to Armin (Vergudo) for the two best shots of the car.

I have had a love/hate relationship with this beast, most recently with her sale late in 2010, and then my buying her back in late 2011. (Welcome home Erebus)

Then, I realized that I don't drive her very much anymore, and that prompted the second sale. Well, the financing fell through, and I have decided to rebuild her (we have the technology).

She is currently disassembled in my garage awaiting new pistons, all new gaskets and a plethora of other goodies. Hopefully the tuning that follows will net even more wheel horsepower than the 422 she made before. I am aiming for over 500 at the wheels this time around.

Erebus and I have been through quite a bit over the last 94,000 miles. Plenty of road trips to Oregon, California and Eastern Washington, as well as pulling Daily Driver status for several years. It is amazing that she is in as good condition as she is, without even a single door ding.

She was also featured in the making of X-Box's Forza 2. If you have ever played the game, and you select an exhaust system for your car, the sound you are hearing was recorded from this very car at Dyno Authority in Redmond, WA with the assistance of Turn 10 Studios. Hopefully I can still find the pictures on my old tower of that session.

...More pictures to follow to show off the recent interior and exterior work that the picture that Armin took does not reflect.

Details and specifics of the car.

KW Variant 1 Coilovers
Whiteline Roll-Center Adjuster
Cobb front and rear swaybars with Hotchkis adjustable endlinks.
Carbing Front and rear strut tower bars
Turn In Concepts Rear Trailing Arm and Lateral link "Enthusiast" bushings.

OEM STi Limited dash kit
Pioneer AVP-4300 touch screen DVD player & Infinity Kappa speakers.
2006 WRX Limited complete leather seats, leather door cards, black carpet, STi floor mats & heated seat switches.
Suede headliner, A, B and C pillars
Defi gauges, Boost, Oil Pressure and EGT
JDM Hazard switch
STi titanium shift knob
Red LED interior conversion

Cusco GT front lip with shaved front license plate mount
OEM Subaru JDM Fog Lights (large lens) with 3000k HiD bulbs.
OEM Subaru Rear diffuser
Black Hella Supertones
2005 OBP WRX sideskirts
35% tint
Scoopless OEM RS hood
STI Limited spoiler & debadged trunk
Factory 3rd brake light and proper package tray
Cleared headlights, 6k bulbs

*Being installed now-
Weisco offset pin pistons
Kelford R-199-B cams
I.D. 1000cc/min injectors
MPS fuel lines and rails
New rod and main bearings and connecting rod pin bushings
Subtle Solutions radiator shroud
Subtle Solutions accessory belt cover
Subtle Solutions Intake manifold badge
Aquamist HFS-3 water/meth injection system
Koyo Hyper V-Core all aluminum radiator
COBB AccessPort (Hybrid MAF - Speed Density tune)

Magnatude rods
Crower springs and retainers
ARP Headstuds
ARP Case Bolts
APS Turbo Inlet
APS 50/50 BOV
APS 70mm CAI
JDM TGV Deletes
Walbro 255 lph Fuel Pump
Blouch Dominator 4.0R XTR (10 cm^3 hot side)
GM EBC with Grimmspeed MBC Hybrid
Grimspeed Up pipe, ceramic coated
Tial 44mm EWG
Perrin Downpipe
Cobb cat-back
Open source tuned by Dom @ Maxwell Power
Cobb Turbo Heat shield
Interstate battery
Samco hose package
Blitz FATT Turbo timer
Crawford V1.0 Air/Oil Separator

Exedy Twin Disc clutch
Cobb Shifter bushings
TiC Shifter joint bushings
Cusco Engine and Trans mounts

Volk LE-37T's 18x8.5 +50, with 245/40-18 Bridgestone RE-760 Sports
DBA 4000 Series slotted 6x6 rotors, with Hawk HPS pads, front and rear

***Complete engine rebuild is currently in progress. ***

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Old 04-05-2012, 06:38 PM   #7
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Join Date: Feb 2002
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Sea-Town, WA
2012 Borderline Pro
Photographer of the Year


In March 2001, I was a complete and utter n00b. While I had always loved cars growing up, I had never worked on one, much less done anything mechanical whatsoever really. I loved the speed, I loved the looks, but I really knew nothing about cars other than what I'd read in magazines. None of my friends growing up were ever into cars and our high school didn't have an auto shop class or anything, so I was extremely inexperienced when it came to the car world and car culture as a whole.

This all changed when I came home from my college classes one day to find a beautiful World Rally Blue WRX sitting in my driveway. My parents explained to me that it was an early college graduation gift and they wanted to show how proud of me they were for doing so well in school all these years. At the time, I had been driving my parents' hand-me-down 1995 Subaru Legacy Wagon LSi and they knew I loved the car and the Subaru rally heritage, so the new WRX was their obvious choice. Since my father didn't know how to drive a manual transmission, the car was an automatic. Although the manual transmission version was the proper one to get, I surely wasn't going to complain about a brand new college graduation present like this. Since the car was a blue very similar to a giant robot in the anime Neon Genesis Evangelion, I decided to give my new car the name "EVA-00," or just "Eva" for short.

For the first 6 months that I had my car, I didn't touch it whatsoever. Here's a very early photo of the car, completely bone stock parked somewhere on Queen Anne hill:

However, during these months of zero modification, I spend this time learning more about the car, about Subarus in general, and about forced inductions and suspensions. WRX-specific mods were very few and far between at the time, plus everyone was still learning about the new platform, so some of the early mods I had came from the 2.5RS or were simply unnecessary, such as my Blitz turbo timer. Come 2002 though, I discovered the Subaru communities of ClubWRX and I-Club, and thus Eva's transformation from a very generous college birthday present to something that would literally change my life.

I started to attend local meets, many of which were "installfests" where you could bring a part to a designated person's house and everyone would just help you install the part, since there were pretty much no Subaru-specific shops at the time. From these I made a lot of friends that I still have today, even if I don't see them quite as often as I'd like. Many thanks go to Ivan McKinley, Mark Santa-Ana, Dave Wise, F o o k, Austin, Ron, and Hova back in the day for all their help and support. Slowly but surely, I kept adding mods to my car and then thanks to Ivan's encouragement, I entered my car into my first car show in the summer of 2002. I didn't win anything of course since my car was still mostly stock looking, but the bug had bit me. I realized that with my automatic transmission, my car wasn't really going to cut it as a track car, so I decided to go the car show direction instead.

I sought out to attend any and all car shows that were open to all makes and models that I could, and of course I was happy to take plenty of photos at these shows and post them up on the various forums. With each passing car show, the desire to take home a trophy of my own continued to grow, resulting in more and more modifications to the car. As I became a car show regular, I started to make more friends and connections, including Garret at World One Performance. Garret and I quickly became good friends and he ended up becoming one of my first informal sponsors for my car. By the summer of 2003 came to a close, I decided it was time to step things up a notch and I secured a sponsorship from Do-Luck USA for a new body kit for the Eva. I also wanted to create a more formal car show team to participate in car shows, so the end of 2003 saw the birth of Team Intrinsic.

2004 was quite literally one car show, meet, or other car event after another and while I still sought my first major car show win, I gained plenty of car show experience along the way. I had hundreds of photos online from each show, which ultimately helped me land an editorial position with Ryan Douthit and Subiesport Magazine. This position directly led to launching my career, love, and passion for photography and I honestly don't believe it would've been possible had I not been showing my car at all these shows. By the end of 2004, Team Intrinsic was no more, but many of the former members joined me in a new, more car show-specific team called Project One, which stepped things up even more for the 2005 car show season. Eventually, I won my first major car show trophy at Tuner Bash After Dark 2005, and everything seemed to be going great.

Then, right before Hot Import Nights 2005, tragedy struck. My car was involved in a front-end accident that, due to parts availability and other factors beyond my control, would sideline Eva for about 10 months. It was during this time that I decided to go all-out with the show car, which meant no more daily driving and adding mods that I was hesitant to do on a daily driver. I added a FMIC, changed the hood, changed the wheels, added a StopTech big brake kit with matching blue calipers, changed the front splitter to Do-Luck's carbon fiber version, added a new Do-Luck dry carbon fiber trunk lid, painted the roof black (one of, if not THE first to do this on a Subaru back in 2006), added paint-matched Hella Supertones, reupholstered the back seat to match my front Recaros, covered the headliner in suede, and finally added a complete stereo system in the trunk from Audio Integrations. By the first show at Sport Compact Nights in 2006, Eva came back to the car show scene in force and took home 1st Place Subaru, leading to a very successful year that ended in a Best of Show trophy at Battle of the Imports. 2007 resulted in a magazine feature in Performance Auto and Sound and even more continued car show success throughout the year. Three photos below by Josh Mackey:

Many more here: http://www.nwmotiv.com/cars/feature-blue-bugeye/

I've done a few minor things here and there since then, but for the most part, Eva hasn't really changed in the past few years. I always have ideas swirling in my head for things to do, but as she sits right now, I'm quite happy with her. We've been through a lot together, and I know for certain that I wouldn't be where I am today in my life, career, and beliefs, if we hadn't driven down the roads that we have. She's not just a means of transportation or a pet project to me: she's really a part of me, and that's not something that most people can say about any car in their lives.

As far as thanks and props, I’ve gotta say a big thanks to my cousin Wence, first and foremost. He’s been with me through it all with the car, and I honestly feel that the car is half his in a lot of ways. Big props go to everyone in Project One for always being there and being the best group of car enthusiasts to be around. Finally, I’d like to thank everyone from ClubWRX, World One Performance, Team Mospeed, Team Menace, and all of the friends I’ve made along the way.

I hope you enjoyed this write-up and I thank you for your consideration for Top Scoob NWIC.

Trunk setup:

Awards and Accolades:

- Best of Show – Battle of the Imports 2006 – Kent, WA
- 1st Place, Subaru Class – Commons Compact Cruise 2008 – Federal Way, WA
- 1st Place, Subaru Class – Show for a Cause 2008 – Lynnwood, WA
- 1st Place, Subaru Class – Bond of Bellevue 2008 – Bellevue, WA
- 1st Place, Subaru Class – Import Motion 2007 – Seattle, WA
- 1st Place, Subaru Class – Sport Compact Nights 2006 – Vancouver, BC
- 1st Place, Subaru Class – Sport Compact Nights 2006 – Vancouver, BC
- 1st Place, Subaru Class – Tuner Bash After Dark 2005 – Seattle, WA
- 1st Place, Subaru Class – ImportMix Live! 2005 – Seattle, WA
- 2nd Place, JDM Class – Battle of the Imports 2006 – Kent, WA
- 2nd Place, Subaru Class – Driven to Perform 2005 – Vancouver, BC
- Best Interior – Show for a Cause 2008 – Lynnwood, WA
- Best Overall Subaru – Battle of the Imports 2004 – Kent, WA
- Best Dressed Subaru – Specialty Subaru Car Show 2004 – Vancouver, BC
- 3rd Place, Subaru Class – Bond of Bellevue 2009 – Bellevue, WA
- 3rd Place, Subaru Class – Driven to Perform 2007 – Vancouver, BC
- 3rd Place, Subaru Class – Driven to Perform 2006 – Vancouver, BC
- 3rd Place, Subaru Class – Global Import Car Show 2004 – Tacoma, WA

Mod List:

Engine / Performance

* IHI VF29 Turbo w/ Ported Wastegate
* TurboXS UTEC Dyno Tuned by Phil @ Element Tuning
* TurboXS Front-mount Intercooler
* STi 565cc Injectors
* Walbro Fuel Pump
* Perrin Short Ram Intake
* Godspeed Uppipe
* HKS Downpipe
* Espelir JGT500 Catback Exhaust
* Blitz SBC-ID v1 Boost Controller
* TurboXS Bypass Valve
* Worx Tuning Hydralift Hood Struts
* Blitz Radiator Cap
* Blitz Oil Cap
* LNR Carbon Fiber Pulley Cover
* APR Radiator Shroud
* Optima Yellow Top Battery
* Smoked Plexiglass Battery Cover
* 251.5 AWHP, 222.4 ft/lbs Torque


* Do-Luck Front Bumper w/ Carbon Fiber Splitter & Removed Grill Splitter
* Do-Luck Sideskirts
* Do-Luck Rear Lip
* Do-Luck Carbon Fiber Trunk Lid
* Kaminari Carbon Fiber Hood
* Custom Painted Gloss Black Roof
* JDM Headlights
* Polarion 4300K HID Kit
* Hella Supertone Horns Painted World Rally Blue
* Ganador Mirrors
* Genuine STi Carbon Fiber Sidemarkers
* Worx Tuning Carbon Fiber B-Pillars
* 32% Window Tint

Suspension / Handling

* H&R Coilovers
* Stoptech Big Brake Kit w/ Custom Blue Calipers
* Cusco Front Sway Bar
* Cusco Rear Adjustable Sway Bar
* Cusco Front Strut Tower Brace
* Perrin Endlinks
* Volk GT-V Wheels, 188″ +46
* Toyo Proxes T1R Tires, 245/35/18
* Carbotech Bobcat Rear Brake Pads
* Goodridge Stainless Steel Brake Lines
* Rays Lugnuts

Interior / I.C.E

* Recaro SRD Front Seats
* Recaro Fabric Rear Seats by Car Nutz Custom Upholstery
* Recaro Fabric Door Cards by Car Nutz Custom Upholstery
* Alpine IVA-W200 6.5″ Touchscreen DVD Headunit
* Diamond Audio D6 12-inch Subwoofer
* Diamond Audio D3 800.1 Amp
* Diamond Audio D3 400.4 Amp
* Diamond Audio D3 62 Components
* Diamond Audio D3 51i Components
* Phoenix Gold Crossovers in Pass-through Enclosure
* Phoenix Gold Wiring
* Trunk Sub Enclosure by Audio Integrations
* Trunk Amp Enclosure by Audio Integrations
* Blitz BLM EGT Gauge
* Blitz BLM Oil Temp Gauge
* Blitz BLM Oil Pressure Gauge
* ATI Gauge Pod
* Blitz DTT-DC Turbo Timer
* Sparco Steering Wheel
* Momo Subaru 4EAT Shift Knob
* Indiglo Gauge Cluster
* Blue HVAC Controls
* Forester Rear Cupholder
* Genuine STi Floormats
* Genuine STi Pedals

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Old 04-05-2012, 09:18 PM   #8
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Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Kirkland, WA
02 WRX Wagon
PSM and Pink


Ok I'll Jump in for funsies.

I've been tinkering around and having some more fun with my car lately. Changing things up a bit. Nothing too drastic from what everyone's seen in the past. I do have a mental list of things I want to do in the future. But money of course plays a big factor. I have discovered the joys of doing most of my own work. Now with the help of a couple of experienced hands and TONS of research I am more confident and willing to dig right in and go for it. I know not everyone agrees with my car's "personality" but she's one of a kind. Changes are coming around too. My car is an ever evolving being. I hope to say that this is the last vehicle I own for a while. Just because of the fun I am having working on it.

I have used my car to basically be a rolling billboard for scoobiesforboobies.org. It catches a lot of attention without vinyl as well. Especially when I am at the car wash scrubbing my wheels or vacuuming my car. Which is something I like to do often.

I can honestly say I never thought I'd be a Subaru owner. But I always wanted Pink wheels. But now that I have my Subaru I never want to give it up.

STI up pipe
COBB 3 Tuning Turboback Exhaust
Zerosports Radiator Shroud (Powder Coated Pink)
Samco Turbo Inlet (Pink)
Flex Innovations Grounding Kit (Hot Pink)
Snorkus Delete
ac delco boost control solenoid
XPT internet tune
Hello Kitty Oil Cap

Kart Boy Short Throw Shifter
Kart Boy Rear Shifter bushings
Cobb front shifter bushings

No Brand Front Strut bar (Powder Coated Pink)
Ebay Rear Strut Tower Bar (Powdercoated Pink)
Lowering Springs

Rally Armor Urethane Mudflaps (Scoobies for Boobies Edition)
Pink glitter Super tones
Debadged Hatch
Hello Kitty STi Badge
Pink and silver fog covers
paint matched STi side skirts
SubiMods Horn Mount

Redline Accessories Custom STi Short Shift Boot (Black Leather With Pink Stitching)
Kart Boy Kartboy Shift Knob (Powdercoated pink)
35% window tint
05+ STi center console with matte black painted trim (pink painted trim shift ring)

Prodrive Speedline/Prodrive P7s (powdercoated pink)

Electrical and Lighting
Smoked Sidemarkers
ATI Triple Gauge Pod (Pink painted trim piece)
Subaru OEM headlights (blacked out)

Pioneer 5" speaker (Rear Door)
Pioneer AVIC-X930BT
Pioneer 6.5 Front door Speakers (Kartboy Speaker Spacers)
Boss 10" Powered Underseat Subwoofer
Alpine Amp

Pulled the headlights to reseal them (missing hella cause bracket broke)

How she looks today

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Old 04-05-2012, 10:56 PM   #9
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Join Date: Jun 2010
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Ft. Lewis, Wa (currently)
2006 STI


I guess I'll enter for ****s and giggles but my car isn't even close to being done and it's under the knife as i'm writing this up but here goes:


JE pistons
BC rods
ACL race bearings
ARP headstuds
KillerB oil pick-up
KillerB crank scraper
ACT 6 Puck HD Sprung clutch
Deatschwerks 850cc side feed injectors
Walboro 255lph fuel pump
NGK iridium spark plugs
Garrett GT3076r .82AR cold side powder coated deep gloss red
Ultimate Racing FMIC setup chargepipes powder coated deep gloss red
Grimmspeed EBCS
Grimmspeed TGV deletes w/black ceramic coating
Grimmspeed ported exhaust manifold w/black ceramic coating
Grimmspeed high-flow cross pipe w/black ceramic coating
Ported & polished intake manifold powder coated wrinkle black
Synapse synchronic BOV powder coated deep gloss red
Custom downpipe ceramic coated black
Ultimate racing up-pipe
Tial 38mm EWG w/dump tube welded into downpipe
Invidia N1 race cat back exhaust
Crawfod AOS wrinkle red
Mishimoto radiator shroud powder coated deep gloss red
KillerB motorsports alternator shroud powder coated deep gloss red
Johnjohn tuned current awhp 422whp 399wtq

Prosport EGT gauge
Prosport boost gauge
Cluster gauge pod
BRIDE GIAS driver & passenger (no pictures yet)
BRIDE upholstered rear seats w/passthrough
BRIDE shift boot
BRIDE e-brake boot
BRIDE armrest cover
black wrx carpet
black suede door cards
Pioneer Avic d-3 double din headunit
black sti floor mats
Plasti-dipped center console
Plasti-dipped air vents
Plasti-dipped gauge cluster rings
JDM red hazard switch
Agency Power shift knob

Cusco front strut bar powder coated wrinkle black
BC br coilovers
BC front & rear camber plates
Kartboy rear endlinks
Cusco 25mm rear sway bar
Kartboy short shifter w/karboy shifter bushings
Advan Rs 179.5 +35 (gtr face) machined silver
Yokohoma S drives 235/40/17
Muteki metallic grey lugs

Seibon CWII carbon fiber hood
Velocity carbon V1 carbon fiber trunk
V-limited replica front lip
3M matte black vinyl wrap
Headlight housings painted matte black
04/05 tails with full dark red overlays

Many changes are taking place right now but here are a few pictures of my car when I left for Afghanistan.

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Old 04-06-2012, 10:07 AM   #10
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Join Date: Mar 2012
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: bangor
2008 STI


Ok so let’s start with the back story to my Subaru experience =] Back freshman year of high school I fell in love with the redesigned body style of the 06 STI and it became my achievable dream car. In 08 I test drove an STI hatch and the new body style started to grow on me, I remember driving home with my dad and saying I'll own that car one day. I wanted that car so bad that a couple years later when I left for boot camp a picture of a dark metallic 08 STI with stance is one of the few things I took with me. Well six years later I found myself at the age of 21 in a financial position to buy a used 08 STI by myself. So when I flew home to Sacramento, CA in February on leave I searched everywhere for the right car, I knew exactly what I wanted and wasn’t going to settle. I ended up flying from Sacramento to long beach to look at a car (that I didn’t buy) but while I was down there I found my dream car. I made the purchase of a completely stock 08 STI hatch limited in aspen white.
Being new to the Subaru community I sought advice from a friend and shortly had a COBB AP and cat-back in the mail. Three weeks later I sold the cat back and started on the path of building my car with intentions of maxing out the capabilities of the stock turbo. I am currently in the middle of the build with parts in the mail but this is how the car sits, hope you enjoy =]

bremerton raceway

St. john bridge portland

Cruising down to PIR

trying to drag race =P


new wheels


-nameless proformance intake and custom MAF housing
-synapse bov
-nameless proformance custom uppipe
-synapse 40mm ewg
-nameless performance 14" long unmuffled screamer pipe
-nameless performance 3" catted dp
-nameless performance 3" mid pipe
-nameless perfornamce space invader axle back with 3.5" double walled tips
-COBB ap and a full pro tune

-passport 9500ix radar detector
-subaru all weather mats

-guardline full vinyl wrap (matte olive green on the sides with matte black in the middle)
-gaurdline emblem overlays (black with green stars in the front and green with black stars in the back)
-guardline tail lights red and tinted
-guardline reflector delete
-guardline yellow fog light and side mirror blinker overlay
-guardline side emblem backed out
-debadged except for STI
-front lip (forget which one)
-all side windows and hatch window tinted
-tint strip across the top of the windsheild
-front liscence plate delete
-mudflaps (forget the company but they're somewhere in the UK)

There are many other mods in the works and for having the car for only two months, I'm happy with where it stands. In-between the mods I go to all the local Seattle meets that don’t conflict with work. I also attend track days and drive down to PIR for the Friday night drags. In the first two weeks I owned the car, I put 2500 miles on it and in the last couple months I've driven on I-5 from long beach to Seattle multiple times. Needless to say, driving/moding my car is my passion. This being my third post on NASIOC in the couple weeks I've had a profile I'd like to thank everyone for being so nice, you guys are a very welcoming community. I would also like to thank Sean and Jake at guardline and Jason, John, Guy and Ryan at nameless performance, they are a great group of guys that know way too much about cars =P I look forward to dealing with you guys a lot more in the future. Anyhow, hope you all liked it, more photos and video in the near future, cheers.

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Old 04-09-2012, 01:29 AM   #11
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Join Date: Sep 2007
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Richland, WA
2004 STi
Crawford Performance


While I cannot take full Credit, I will give credit where credit is due.

I have known Ryan for nearly 5 years now, I bought my first Subaru in 2007 and a few months after that, I joined Nasioc. Soon after I found NWIC and of course was looking for some other people in town that had Subarus as well.

Low and behold I find modaddict on the forums. NO idea who this guy but i find his My Addiction: my STi thread and start to read through it. (link included at the bottom) I send him a message about meeting up to hang out and BS. He happily obliged. I thought he was going to be some white trash guy at first but alas, he was just another guy who enjoyed Subarus and talking about cars.

As time went on, our bromance grew. I helped him out with what little knowledge I had on his car, and with his grand knowledge of not only Subarus but also vehicles period he taught me many things that I now come to take for granted sometimes.

In 2010, I got engaged to my wife, and asked him to be one of my groomsmen in my wedding, along with TokenNegro, Both of these guys who I met online through the use of Nasioc and NWIC. Funny side quick story, as we are all up at the front of the church only a few hours before I get married Ryan and the guys come up to me and say "Listen here, *Ryan pulls out STi keys* you can have my car free and clear if you walk away from the wedding right now"...

Needless to say I grabbed the keys and took off. But in reality I didnt and thats when the seed was planted to buy his car from him. We talked back and forth every other week or so working on a timeframe to finalize everything. With him moving into a new house, he wanted to do it before then.

When I picked up the car, I felt like i was literally taking all his hard work from him hes put into this car. It felt.. not good, but driving this beast I suppose makes up for it!

Enough with the back story on the car and the previous owner, Here is the mod-list on the car, a few pictures, and of course ModAddicts original thread with tons of additional pictures you can surf through. Thanks again!

Ported/polished throttlebody
Stock LongBlock
Exedy Twin Plate Ceremetallic Clutch with Billet flywheel
Stock Transmission
Drive Shaft Shop Aluminum Driveline
Koyo Radiator
Samco radiator hoses
Samco Ancillary hoses
Crawford Performance Radiator Shroud
Killer-B Oil Pick-up and Optimal Oil Pan

Crawford Performance CP35r turbo kit
Crawford Performance up-pipe
Crawford Performance downpipe
Crawford Performance Intercooler (larger than the APS DR725)
Crawford Performance intercooler piping
Crawford Performance Blue Air/Oil separator
Crawford Performance injectors (magic 720cc's)
Crawford Performance Cold Air Intake with Thermotec lace-up air tube insulation
Crawford Performance lack of BOV
Crawford Performance Hood Scoop Block Off Plate
Tial 44mm external wastegate
Boost logic turbo blanket

Stock Header
Crawford Performance Signature Series Cat-Back Exhaust

KW Variant 3 coilovers with 500lb front springs and 400lb rears. Linear rear conversion.
WR front camber plates
Cusco 22mm Front Sway Bar
Cusco 3 Way Adjustable 20-24mm Rear Sway Bar
Cusco lower rear power brace
Covert Performance chromoly subframe brace
Whiteline ALK
Whiteline adjustable Trailing arm kit (which is really 4 lateral links)
Whiteline front control arm bushings
Whiteline Adjustable roll center kit (ball joints and tie rods)
Kartboy front sway bar end links
Kartboy rear sway bar end links
Kartboy 6MT front shifter stay bushings
Kartboy 6MT rear shifter stay bushing
Kartboy rear subframe outrigger bushings
Kartboy rear subframe lockdown bolts
TIC shift linkage bushings
TIC 6mt pivot bushings
TIC rear diff mount bushings
TIC tranny crossmember bushings
TIC Fender Braces/Cowl Stays
GroupN tranny crossmember mount
GroupN engine mounts
SuperPro Steering Rack Bushings
Volk CE28N-LE (or LE28N’s) Gunmetal with polished lip
Dunlop Direzza Star Spec tires 255/35R18
*I rolled and pulled my fenders bishes!*

Engine Management/fuel:
EcuTek EasyECU Tuned by I-Speed
Walbro 255l Fuel Pump
Stock ECU
SMC Enterprises Water/Methanol Kit with M15 Nozzle

Boost Control:
Stock (somehow that's magic too)

TXS Knocklite
Blitz Turbo Timer
MadDad Clarity gauges:
MadDad Clarity Oil Temperature
MadDad Clarity Oil Pressure
MadDad Clarity Exhaust Gas Temperature
MadDad Clarity Boost/vacum
LC-1 Wideband AFR Meter with Digial Display Stock Boost Gauge

One-of-a-kind Center Caps

Full build thread link:


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Old 04-11-2012, 01:33 PM   #12
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Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Illinois
2015 V60 T6 RD

Default Might as well...

Ok everyone, my name is Nick, and here is my 2004 STi. Owned it since it was brand new and now has over 106k miles on it, and is DD in rain, snow, and sunshine. My car has been carefully modded to improve the car in all aspects while retaining an OEM/JDM flavor.

JDM STi Recaro seats
JDM door sills
Defi Amber gauges (exhaust temp, oil pressure and boost) with Defi Link Imperial units
Alpine head unit, with iPod connector (model 9830)
Kenwood 6.5 component speakers in front doors (model XR-517P)
Diamond Audio 5-1/4 coax speakers in rear doors (model M3)
Kenwood 60x4 amp for speakers (model KAC-8405)
Kenwood 12 sub (model KFC-XW1200F)
Kenwood amp for sub (model KAC-8105D)

JDM Foglights

RaceComp Engineering Black springs (spring rates of 285/268 and lowers car 15mm/10mm)
Ohlins Fixed Perch adjustable struts
Whiteline 27mm front/24mm rear swaybars
Kartboy endlinks
Group N strut top mounts
Whiteline Steering Rack bushings
STi FHI Titanium front strut tower bar
S204 Yamaha front lower chassis damper

ACT HDSS clutch
Gruppe S lightened flywheel
Group N engine, transmission and pitch mounts
Kartboy Klunk Killer (comfort version)
Whiteline shifter bushings

Hawk HPS pads
DBA 4000 rotors front and rear
Stainless Steel brakelines

APS 3" TBE w/cat
Walbro 255 fuel pump
Tomei EL headers (coming soon)
HOA boost control solenoid (coming soon)
APS TMIC and splitter (coming soon)
Currently Ecutek'd but will soon have new open source tune
Ported wastegate on stock VF39
Koyo Radiator with Samco hoses

Volk CE28N (bronze) 18x8.5 +44 on BFGoodrich KDW NT (255/35/18)

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Old 04-13-2012, 04:34 PM   #13
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Join Date: Mar 2005
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: I'm a Newbie
2005 Super Slow STi


Car: 2005 STi
Tuner: Me
Dyno Info: None
Transmission: Stock 05 STi
Peak HP at RPM: Don't know, road tuned
Peak Torque at RPM: Don't know, road tuned
Baseline hp/tq for a stock on same dyno: unknown
Target Boost: 30psi
Target AFR: 11.8
Fuel: E85
Engine/Power Modifications: built shortblock built in my kitchen, p&p heads ported on my balcony, +1mm Supertech valvetrain (valve job done by machine shop), Cosworth 278/276 cams, HTA86 rotated kit, Perrin reversed FMIC, Gruppe-S EL header, Magnus intake manifold, TGV deletes, Fuel Injector Clinic 1680cc injectors at 50psi fuel pressure, DIY Double Pumper Setup, misc other small mods, AEM EMS w/ 5bar MAP
Driveline Modifications: ACT sprung 6-puck, stock flywheel, stock transmission, axles, driveshaft. BFG drag radials on stock BBS'.

My car is completely DIY from my apartment built:

More (in-car) Video's on my Youtube channel:

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Old 04-15-2012, 01:02 AM   #14
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Join Date: Dec 2004
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Hagerstown, MD
2005 CGM STI
10.03 @ 135


Car: 2005 STI
Tuner: Phil Grabow of Element Tuning
Peak HP at RPM: 670 @ 6600
Target Boost: 37
Fuel: Q16

Engine/Power Modifications:
-Stock block and bore
-Stock crank
-Cosworth Rods
-CP Pistons
-Stock heads with Kelford 272/272 10.2mm lift cams
-Element Tuning rotated GT75 kit (journal bearing t3 t67)
-Headlight fed 4" intake
-TurboXS frontmount
-Perrin EL header
-Open downpipe with turndown
-Hydra EMS
-UR 1000cc injectors and fuel rails
-A1000 fuel pump and regulator

Driveline/Suspension Modifications:
-Rallispec 6spd
-Albins transfer gears
-ACT xtreme pressure plate & unsprung 6 puck
-ACPT carbon fiber driveshaft
-DSS axle bar upgrades
-Cusco motor and trans mounts
-Custom pitch stop mount
-Wilwood front brake kit and 2pot rear brakes
-Rota Slipstreams with 235/60/15 MT drag radials
-JIC coilovers
-Modified trailing arms

-Certified 10pt. roll cage with window net and kill switch
-Kirkey seats and RJS harnesses
-3175 lbs with me in the car

Car has under gone some changes the last year to try and move the car to the next level for 2012. Will get some pictures of the new setup on here later on and some numbers, car should be tuned in the next two weeks. Here's what has changed to try and move this car into the 9's for this year.

-Manley 9.8:1 pistons
-Element Tuning big valve heads with BC 280/280 10.8mm cams
-UR 1600cc injectors
-Legacy NA intake manifold
-Turbosmart 38mm wastegate
-Precision 6766
-ETS fmic
-Custom ACT pressure plate and 6 puck
-Rebuilt trans by Andrewtech
-DSS pro rear axles and hubs
-JIC shocks with custom springs
-Custom drag wing

Thank you Phil Grabow of Element Tuning, Hydra EMS, ACT, and all the guys at Andrewtech Automotive for everything they have done for me!!

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Old 04-15-2012, 05:56 PM   #15
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Join Date: Jan 2006
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Austin TX
Street Proven Performance


Car started out as an autocross car until met up with Turbotrix and started to hang out too much at the shop.
The car has gone 11.6 @ 117 on a vf34
Moved up to an 18g and ran 10.9 @ 125
Then I tried to go even faster with that 18g and ran a 10.8 @ 128
Last pass the car ever made was a 11.0 @ 130 roasting what was left of the Exedy twin disc.
All these passes were done a stock 2007 internal motor plus basic mods and weigh reduction.
Since then this has happened to the car:


Darton Sleeved Block
CP Pistons
Pauter Rods
ACL Rod & Main Bearings
OEM STi Crank
11’ STI Oil pump
Cometic Headgaskets
Ported Heads
Kelford 282 Cams
Supertech +1 Valves
Supertech Springs & Retainers
Gates Racing Timing Belt
Cosworth Timing belt Guide
Cosworth Cam Sensor Adapter
Perrin Crank Pulley
Killer B Oil Pan, Baffle and Pickup Tube
Mishimoto 3 Core Radiator with AN Fittings
AEM V1 Standalone

Turbo Setup

TurboTrix Racing Front Mount Turbo Setup
Precision 6765 Ball Bearing Turbo
Shorty exhaust and dump out the hood
Tial 44mm Wastegate
Tial Q Blow Off Valve
Treadstone Big Boy Intercooler Core


RCI 10 Gallon Fuel Cell
Twin 044 Bosche Fuel Pumps Mounted With a T1 Bracket
Teflon Lines
T1 Topfeed Conversion Fuel Rails
Injector Dynamics ID 2000 Injectors
Aeromotive Fuel Pressure Regulator


5x114.3 Converted Spindles With ARP Extended Studs
STI Brembo Brakes
DBA 4000 Rotors
Kartboy Master Cylinder Brace
Custom Brake Line Tuck with Stainless Lines
07 STI Long gear Transmission
Spec Triple Disk with Push Conversion
Drive Shaft Shop Rear Axle Upgrades
JIC Custom Valved Coilovers
Whiteline Steering Rack Bushings
Whiteline Front & Rear Sway Bars
Whiteline Adjustable Rear Lateral Links
Whiteline Rear Camber Bolts
Kartboy Rear Suspension Bushings and Lock Bolts
Perrin Endlinks
Cusco Trans Mount
TigWerks Solid Delrin Engine Mounts
Enkei Nt03+M 18x9.5 +27 on 255’s
Muteki NeoChrome Lugs


Prodrive Replica Front Lip
WRC Hood Cutout
Scoop Delete
Modified/ Trimmed Rear Bumper
JDM Bugeye Headlights
VIS Carbon Fiber Trunk
Chargespeed Carbon Fiber Mirrors
Rolled Front and Rear Fenders

Flocked Dash and Interior Pieces
JDM Hazard Button
Blackout Out Cluster
ATI Gauge Pod
AEM TruBoost
AEM A/F Meter
AEM Oil Pressure Gauge
Bride Zeta III with Custom Painted Back
Momo 250mm Steering Wheel
NRG 2.5 Quick Disconnect

No passes on the new setup yet, waiting to complete it sometime this year! Then hopefully some single digit passes

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Old 04-19-2012, 12:16 PM   #16
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Default Ben Hochman's 10-second streetable drag STI

I own a 2006 STI that is currently the fastest Subaru in the state of Colorado running 10.59 @ 129 mph at 5800ft of elevation.

*Car currently makes 507 AWHP and 476 AWTQ. Best of all, I'm on a stock-location turbo!

*I have been featured in SPEED TV's "Pink's All Out" and was recently is the September issue of DSPORT Magazine which can be found here: http://dsportmag.com/browse/featured...drag-directive

Background on my build:
I purchased the STI new back in 2006, placing my order for it at the dealership shortly after Subaru had introduced the new body style. My love for Subaru’s all started back in high school when the WRX was dominating the WRC year after year. A vehicle so well balanced in both power and control was awe-inspiring. As soon as Subaru brought the WRX over to the US in 2002, I knew I had to have one. Unfortunately, still in high-school at the time, and at the mercy of my parents approval, I had to settle for the 2002 Impreza 2.5 RS non-turbo version, because they felt the WRX was just “too much power” for me. I drove the 2002 Subaru 2.5 RS (non-turbo) during college, modifying it with the usual bolt-ons such as intake, headers, and exhaust all in an attempt to fill the lack of power it had in comparison to the WRX. Like many 2.5 RS owners I always dreamed of building the motor and installing a turbo kit, but with my college student budget at the time, I decided to just go with a 50-shot of nitrous instead.
Let me tell you how upset this made my father, the man who had helped me purchase the car. He was so pissed off at me he told me I was not allowed to install it, and if I did, anything that happened to it was my responsibility, I would be completely on my own. The movie “The Fast and the Furious”, which was still pretty recent at the time, had put so many false images of nitrous oxide in his head, all he could think of was me blowing my motor up. Luckily, I did my research ahead of time and ensured my installation and fuel adjustments were both correct and safe. As I started making more power, I began drag racing the car, and ended up winning numerous bracket events. Funny thing was, now my father wanted to know when my races were so he and my mother could come watch and support me. The car was only running mid 15’s in the quarter mile at the time, but I will admit I thought it was fast. Best of all, the car NEVER EVER had any issues, despite running more than 100 10 pound bottles of nitrous through it!
In the meantime, Subaru introduced the STI platform of the WRX into the US, which I quickly grew even more obsessed with than the WRX. It was one day at the drag strip where everything changed for me. I remember sitting in the stands watching other races between my runs, when suddenly the heads-up racing classes were called to the line. A group of import cars that included an rx-7, numerous civics and integras, a few supras, an evo, and an eclipse all battled it out running low 12’s and high 11’s in the quarter mile with absolutely no handicapping. The light went green for both cars at the same time, first to the finish won. It was a humbling experience for me. That is when I knew I had to get serious. The decision was made that I had to sell my 2.5 RS to start building the turbo platform, and it had to be the STI.
Originally when I started building my STI the ultimate goal was set in place to build it for drag racing, be competitive in the heads-up classes, and still maintain it’s streetability. Since most of the cars that race in the heads-up classes are built with double the horsepower and half the weight they started with, my original plan for the build was to start slow, knowing that I had a long way to go, and would eventually start making momentum on the build later on down the road. Not to mention I had just graduated college around the time I bought it, and my income was slim-to-none.
Unfortunately, things did not go as planned even from the very beginning. After selling the performance parts off the 2.5 RS, before trading it in to the dealership, I had enough money to buy a few initial bolt-ons for the STI. I started with an intake, turbo-back exhaust, blow-off valve, and a boost controller. Unlike the 2.5 RS, that NEVER had any issues, despite all of the nitrous and abuse I had put it through, it only took me two months to crack pistons in the STI motor. Knowing the plans I had in store for the car, anytime something broke it would only be replaced with a stronger, reinforced performance part. Accordingly, a new set of CP forged pistons were installed with the help of the boys at Metro Performance to prevent any further piston issues. However, as you know, once you reinforce something, it then puts more stress on the next weakest part. Unfortunately the rest of the parts on the car that seemed to have reached their stress limit broke shortly thereafter, creating momentum on my build much earlier on than expected. (I broke the main shaft in the transmission the month after getting it back together.) At this point, I think I have nearly broken everything on the car at least once! Just last month I even ripped the pitch-n-stop mount right off the firewall and had to weld it back on in order to make it to a race!
What sets my car apart for other, similar builds is I am still running on a “stock location” turbo setup, which is very rare for the quarter mile times I am running, and has even been said to be “amazing” when you take into consideration the altitude we are racing at here in Denver, CO.
When Subaru owners decide to build their car for drag racing, one of the first thing they usually do is upgrade straight to a rotated turbo setup. This is because horsepower and torque play such a large role in drag racing, compared to road or rally racing where a vehicle’s suspension and tires are more important. By modifying the turbo up-pipe, down-pipe, and intercooler piping, the turbo is then “rotated” upward and out of it’s “stock” location that Subaru tucked it into from the factory, allowing more room for much larger turbos.
When it came time for me to make a decision on which turbo I would run, I was looking for a turbo that would allow me to make as much high-end power as possible without sacrificing too much low-end power from slow spool time, since I still wanted the car to be streetable. At the time, most of the other fellow STI owners building their cars for the same purpose were going with rotated 30R’s and 35R’s. Instead of going this route, I chose to go with the FP RED “stock location” turbo from FP (Forced Performance). The FP RED is comparable in both size and power to the 30R and 35R, has quicker spool time (and therefore better low-end power), and still fits in the “stock location.” The end result is a direct bolt-on turbo that produces enough high-end power to compete on the track with larger rotated setups such as the 30R and 35R, allows fitment with the factory down-pipe when necessary (containing catalytic converters for emission purposes), and still has enough low-end power to be safe and fun on the street. Last year in 2011 Robert at Forced Performance introduced the FP BLACK HTA turbo, which has enabled me to push the envelope even further with a stock location setup.

Parts List:
-Darton sleeved and o-ringed 2.5L block
-ACL bearings
-Pauter rods
-Coated CP Pistons (domes and skirts)
-ARP L19 head studs
-Killer B oil pan, pickup, and baffle
-Forced Performance Black HTA Turbo (stock-location)
-Aeromotive fuel rails and FPR
-TGV topfeed tumbler delete housings
-Agency Power Header (coated by Swain Coat)
-Treadstone front mount intercooler
-Custom intercooler piping by Revolutions Performance
-Crawford Air/Oil separator
-Moroso turbo coolant reservoir with high-pressure cap
-AEM 4-Channel UEGO Wideband Controller
-APS Turbo-inlet
-Injector Dynamics 2000 injectors
-Indivia ceramic coated downpipe
-Element Tuning uppipe
-HKS racing blow-off
-Perrin EBCS
-38mm Tial external wastegate
-Custom ceramic coated Apex'i N1 catback exhaust
-NGK 1 step colder plugs
-Buschar racing dual walbro double pumper setup
-Series II AEM EMS
-Custom 6-point roll cage by Tom Rockwell Race Cars
-Tein Super Street Coilovers
-Enkei RPF1 rims
-BF Goodrich 225/45/17 drag radials

-Metro Performance
-Forced Performance Turbochargers
-Revolutions Performance
-Servion Tuning
-Tom Rockwell Race Cars
-Treadstone Performance
-AEM Performance Electronics

-Class winner @ US Performance Heads-up Street Sport Compact Event at Bandimere Speedway
-Best 1/4 mile time - 10.59 @ 129 mph (at 5800 ft of altitude!!!)
-Fastest Subaru in Colorado
-World's fastest full-bodied/full-interior STI running an FP Black
-DSport Magazine Article - Sept 2011
-IDRC Street Tuner Mayhem 2011: Heads-Up Street Sport Compact - 1st place
-IDRC Street Tuner Mayhem 2011: Best Appearing Vehicle - Class Winner
-Import Face Off 2010: Heads-Up Forced Induction Sport - 1st place
-US Performance Heads-Up 2010: Street Sport Compact - 1st place and several 2nd place finishes
-US Performance Heads-Up 2009: Street Sport Compact - 2nd place
-Coy's Street Machine Showdown 2009: Street Sport Compact Eliminator - 8th place
-Quaker State E.T. Series 2006: Street Sport Compact - 1st place and 6th place finishes
-NHRA Sport Compact Nationals 2006: Bracket 1 - Semi Finalist

Pinks All Out video segment:

DSPORT Magazine video segment:

A few 10 second passes:

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Old 04-23-2012, 01:40 AM   #17
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96 impreza 9.55e.t.146mph


My street car has probably over 300 drag passes on it since buying it new in 2006.
The car started out Drag racing the first month I owned it. I chased after the stock turbo records for the first year then started modding it to go faster untill it reached into the 10`s where at that point I decided to build a dedicated drag car that Ive posted about above.

This car still goes to the strip a couple times last year just to keep things exciting.

Heres some highlights from the cars history

Some of the accomplishments with my car are as follows

Canada's best 1/4 mile time with stock vf39 with a 12.31 @ 110.98 run back in June of 2007 that still stands today.

Midwest Subaru Owners Club Shootout @ Byron IL. 1st place stock turbo 12.46 @ 109.54 mph on Sept 2007.

Winged Warrior Indianapolis IN. 10th place overall among 90 competitors. 4th place in class in autox portion. 1st place in class for carshow portion of event.

Canadian Sport Compact Series June,1,08 Best Subaru in carshow

Budds Subaru 2008 Show and Shine Oakville Ontario,Best Impreza in show.

Toronto Subaru Club 2008 annual Meet Best Of Go Award show winner

Currently Canada's quickest Sti with a 1/4 mile pass of 10.91 @ 127.16 set on Oct 24,2008

*****Update new 1/4 mile best 10.85 @ 129.43 with a 1.50 60ft May 24,2009*********

Budds Subaru 2009 Show and shine Oakville Ontario "Most modified Subaru" winner

As of today my current mod list is as follows

Motor Built by Innovative Tuning consisting of

Arias 9 to 1 pistons
Eagle Rods
ACL coated race bearings
2008 STi oil pump
.5mm oversize coated Supertech valves
Supertech double valve springs
ARP head studs
subaru head gasket
stock unported heads and stock cams
non sleeved

Power adders

Ultimate Racing GT35R kit
with standard gt35r turbo
Tial 44mm wastegate
Tial 50mm BOV
Ultimate Racing Fuel rails
UR 1000cc injectors
UR 3 inch exhaust
Perrin Headers Jethot coated and wrapped
Coolingmist Meth Kit with Vari-Controller (single nozzle)
Exedy triple plate clutch and flywheel
2007 Sti transmission complete swap
Koyo rad
Koyo higher pressure rad and tank caps
Gimmick Thermostat
Walbro FP
Thermotech intercooler piping wrap
TurboXS dual stage boost controller
Custom turbo beenie
Hondata intake to head gaskets
TGV deletes
IXIZ air oil seperator
HKS twin power DLi II

Suspension and Stiffening

Avid racing motor mounts
Carlabs X-Brace
Group N trans mount
Group N pitchmount
Group N rear top hats
STi short shifter
Whiteline Max C front camber plates
Freddie fender braces
DSS aluminum Driveshaft
DSS Stage 5 rear axles and hubs
ARP Wheel studs
Brakeman Front 2 peice rotors
KW Variant 3 Coilovers
Perrin front and rear swaybars
Kartboy endlinks
Kartboy rear crossmember bushings
Kartboy Trans X member bushing
Kartboy shifter stay bushing
Kartboy front shifter bushing
TIC rear diff bushings
TIC shifter pivot and shifter bushings
Paranoid Fabrications 3 piece front subframe brace
STi spec C Titanium front strut bar
Ferodo 2500 brake pads front and rear
Goodrich Stainless brake lines
Volk Racing LE28 17x8.5 wheels
Bridgestone Potenza 245 45 17
Mickey Thompson 26x17x7 slicks on 17x7 volk replica's

Electronics and Monitoring

AEM standalone EMS
Modded 140 amp alternator
ATI center gauge pod with
Defi 60mm amber Boost, EGT, oil pressure gauges
Defi 60mm amber oil tempature gauge installed in drivers side vent port
Defi controller
Autometer STi instrument cluster gauge bezel with
AEM 52mm wideband gauge
Aquamist amber 52mm Meth flow monitor gauge
Braille 25lb Battery
Viper 5000 alarm with paging and proximity
Pioneer DEH-P7800 deck
Infinity component speakers
Boston Acoustics GT-50 5 channel amplifier
Audio Integrations 10 inch sub enclosure
JL w6 10' subwoofer

Bling items

Prodrive battery Tie-down
Prodrive oil cap
Subtle solutions alternator cover
NRG hood dampers
V-limited replica front lip
35% window tint
Blue STi logo floor mats

Some pics

From Indy

Engine Bay

At Norwalk OH

Towing the bikes for the 13 hour ride down to the Smokey Mountains TN (yes a 10 second tow vehicle)

Timeslip of my 10.85

video of run

video of another pass from Toronto Motorsports Park

Just like my White car above this one performs as well as it does thanks to the crew at Innovative Tuning, without them I would not be where I am today.
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:22 AM   #18
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'96 STI Type RA
'05 FXT

Default Classic Imprezza

I don't have much of a story, but I hope I made the deadline.

I have a 1996 Impreza Brighton with a Complete 1995.5 STi Type RA swap.

Mod List

Ver. 1-2 Sti type RA
Aluminum turbo hood w/ IC waterspray
front bumper w/ oem fogs and corners w/ brake ducts
RS rear wing
Smoked tint all around
Windshield has black sun strip on the top, flat black on inside of strip.
Speedline Corse 2116 17x7 (similar wheels came on the later RB5, different color and center caps.) These are JDM out of a container, and in excellent condition.
Hankook Ventus V12 EVO 225/45ZR17
Wilwood 6piston front 4piston rear brakes.
KYB AGX adjustables
Prodrive springs
All suspension parts, control arms, hubs ect are all off the same type RA

Interior is simple,
just JDM V2 WRX seats front and rear
RA steering wheel
Apline CD player, stock speakers. (only 2 in front = Brighton :-)
RA DCCD cluster (not installed)

EJ20G (Closed deck, #3 thrust, oil squirters.)
Wiseco Pistons
Eagle Rods
ACL race bearings
ARP head studs
OEM Gaskets
Hand TIG welded coolant overflow
All the standard RA goodies
-PS cooler
-5th injector
-IC waterspray
Fujitsibu exhaust (catback)

5spd Type RA gearbox (DCCD)
4 puck clutch (came w/ engine, has Fuji stamp, my guess is Groupe N)
Front engine guard (not installed)
Rear diff guard

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Old 04-28-2012, 04:16 PM   #19
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My 97 GC8 RHD has been an ongoing project for 5 years. 8.71 1/4

Car: 97 RHD STI 555 edition
Tuner: Tuned by Junior @ P&L Motorsports, Franklin Park, IL
Engine/Power Modifications:

P&L 2.5L PS5 shortblock w/CP pistons,Pauter rods.
P&L P1 CNC Big vavle heads
P&L prototype 42r Twin scroll turbo kit
AEM engine managment & electronics (thanks Devin)
P&L/AEM ignition system
P&L 13 mm BIGBOY head studs
P&L HighFlow oil pump

DS shop level 5 axles
DS Alum Driveshaft
Protorque Torque converter
P&L Motorsport built 4 speed auto w/trans brake

Ling to Build: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...496664&page=14

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Old 04-28-2012, 04:31 PM   #20
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2000 Gc8 v7 STi Swap
[email protected] s366 2.35ltr


Well here is my RS coupe witch i have been building and drag racing since early 2006 when i bought it was a stock RS then over the years it has undergone some serious work and i am doing some more changes for this next season and i will be finished this month or next hopefully

well here it goes


Turbo BW s366 .91
Boost target 35psi

Engine Darton,sleeved,ss-o-ringed EJ257 block
Pistons Custom 10.0:1 CR Manley pistons Pin 2mm higher
Rods Custom 134mm Pauter x beam
Crank stock ej207 cross drilled
Oem head ports
Cosworth 278/274 Ej207 cams
EJ255 heads,stock valves

Tranny V7 6spd sti 2007 2-4th gears

Weight 3170 with driver and half tank of gas

Fuel E50 50/50 ethanol,racegas 114oct

the current modding state for the race season of 2012


Here is a link to my older thread with pics under the hood and more

Hoping for lower 9s this summer

Hope you like it
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:37 PM   #21
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Location: Lake George, Ny
2006 STI


I guess I'll go ahead and give this a shot and enter my 06 STI!

A little background on myself and the car:
While in high school one of my best friends bought a brand new 06 STI WRB and gold and I fell in love with the car since the day he got it. We had a blast with the car. After I got out of school I knew I wanted to have the same exact car. I searched for right around a year after my business took off and got steady. I finally found the one, it had to be a WRB 06-07 bone stock one owner with low miles. I picked the car up June 30th 2009. I originally planned on keeping the car Cobb stage 2. Well after two weeks I was already there and bored. The modding got addictive and I found myself constantly wanting more and more. After 4 different setups (engines, clutches, injectors and 3 different turbo's later) I'm finally somewhat happy. I have quite a bit of room to grow on my current setup which is what is keeping me content for now.

I went on a weight reduction kick and stripped off most of the unnecessary items to get the most out of my setup while still retaining a full weight look. I have a few different setups for the car so I can switch back and forth (wheels, trunks etc) between street track and show events.

Here's a current modlist: Car makes 500+whp on pumgas and 24PSI

Cobb Accessport tuned by John Visconti
ACL Bearings
Nitrated crank
Manley turbo tuff rods
CP pistons
Cosworth head gaskets
ARP studs
GSC stage 2 cams
Supertech springs and retainers
Gates HD timing belt
11mm STI oil pump
Killer B oil pickup tube
ID2000 injectors
T1 Fuel rails
Perrin tuner rotated kit
TGV deletes
GMS thick gaskets
Aeromotive FPR
-6AN SS fuel lines and fittings
Perrin rotated intake
Perrin stealth FMIC
Perrin Blow-thru boost tube
Perrin Recirc BPV
Perrin EL header
Perrin Coolant Catch Can
Ball Racing SS AVCS/turbo oil feed line
Walbro 400lph
Tial 44mm EWG
Grimmspeed 8mm Penolic intake manifold spacers
Invidia catless DP
Cobb 3" CBE
Hallman MBC
Clutchmasters FX400
Clutchmasters Chromoly flywheel
OMNI 4 bar MAP sensor
Crawford AOS
Deka ETX14 LW battery

BC Coilovers with rear extenders
Whiteline Rear camber bolts
Whiteline 27mm Front sway bar
Whiteline 24mm rear sway bar
Whiteline end links
18x9.5 Rota T2R
235/40/18 Federals
Black Wheeltek lug nuts
Hawk HPS F&R brake pads
DBA 4000 Front Rotors
DBA 4000 Rear Rotors
Kartboy short throw shifter
Kartboy Front and rear bushings
Group N Pitch mount
Group N Rear diff mount
Group N Engine mounts
Group N tranny mount

STI limited replica front lip
STI limited console
Hella supertones
04 WRX side skirts
Wingless trunk
Killer B radiator shroud
DIY red grill stripe
JDM Hazard button
JDM Subaru rain guards
Sparco Prodrive seats
Cleared/painted headlights
Red LED running lights
White LED interior lights
20% tint all around
35% windshield tint
04/05 taillights
Rally Armour UR flaps
Innovative wideband
STRI Boost, Oil Pressure, EGT 60mm Gauges
ATI clock pod
Bride Shift boot
Bride E-brake boot
Euro Plate

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Old 07-25-2012, 05:21 PM   #22
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Location: N. Ogden Ut
2006 STI


Here is my 06 STI, My love for Subaru began when I was stationed in Japan. I bought my first Subaru there and loved it and kept going I had 2 leggy wagons and a 93 wrx. When I came back to the states money didn't permit me to get another car right away. In 2010 I was promoted to E-6 and decided I might as well spend the extra money I am making on another car. Originally I was looking for a clean GC but when I came across this car I couldn't resist. From Day 1 I had the modding bug and I have been doing things to it little by little. Everything minus the clutch and engine build have been done by me in my garage at home. I have had help along the way from alot of great friends. My tuner is one of the best in Utah, medamullet. I am currently at 437 hp and 400 wtq at 22 lbs of boost on the Dom 1.5 xtr. I will be bumping that up to around 26 pounds in the next few weeks. Well here it is.

Engine Mods:
Wiseco coated pistons 99.5mm 8.9:1 compression
Eagle rods
ACL bearings
ARP head studs
Gates racing timing kit with Cosworth timing belt
Blouch Dom 1.5XTR 3" inlet 10cm hotside ported
PTP Turbo blanket
Perrin EL Header
Grimmspeed BCS
Grimmspeed Uppipe
Grimmspeed 8mm Phenolic Spacers
Grimmspeed Thermostat
Grimmspeed TGV Gaskets
Grimmspeed Exhaust Mani Gaskets
Grimmspeed Exh Mani to uppipe Gasket
Grimmspeed DP gasket
APS 70mm CAI
APS 3in Turbo inlet
APS 3in Down Pipe
APS 3in Cat Back
APS D/R 525 Stealth Black FMIC
Tial 38mm EWG dump to atmosphere
Top feed TGV Deletes
Cleverly Open source tune E85
Mishimoto Radiator
Weapon-R Coolant overflow bottle
Gimmick Motorsports Rad hoses
Cusco Brake Master Cylinder Brace
Perrin Rad Schroud
Bosche 1200CC topfed injectors
CNT 340 lph fuel pump
Cusco Oil Catch can
Amsoil 5w30 Oil
Amsoil Severe Gear 75w90 Gear oil
Amsoil Dominater Coolant Boost

Kartboy Exhaust Hangers
Kartboy Short Shifter
Kartboy Front and rear shifter bushings
Kartboy Rear Diff Outrigger Bushings (HARD BLACK)
Kartboy Transmission Cross Member Bushings
Kartboy Rear Subframe Lock Down Bolts
Kartboy Pitch Stop
Group N Tranny Mount
Group N Engine Mounts
Clutch Masters Stage 3 Clutch and aluminum flywheel

Suspension, Brakes, Wheels:
Tein Coilovers
22mm Cusco Front sway bar
24mm Cobb rear sway bar
Kartboy Solid end links front and back
SS Brake lines
Ebay Strut tower bar
18in XXR Rims crap ass all season 18s DD
17in BBS rims Nitto NT01 track
Headlights Cleared and painted by me
Limited replica lip

Subtle Solutions 2 gauge ashtray delete
I plastidipped my silver trim cause it was scratched to ****
Subtle solutions black HVAC stickers
Pioneer 7 inch Touch screen DVD
2 10 inch Polk Audio Subs
Pioneer Amp
Innovative solutions wide band
Defi Boost Gauge and Control box

This was taken by camautomag while on the tack at Miller Motorsports Park.

pictures taken by JON-E25WRX

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Old 07-28-2012, 09:01 PM   #23
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1968 Corvette-Yellow
2004 STI-Silver


I will give it a shot.

The car started life as a 2004 STi, but after a small front end bump the front end was swapped out for a bugeye front end. I bought the car because I wanted something unique and fun, and I always wanted an STi. I paid for it while I was still in Afghanistan, but had my wife and brother in-law go check it out. What I didn't realize was that I bit off more than I wanted to chew. The front part of the widebody was good, but the rear looked like crap. Much worse that the pictures they sent me led me to believe. So bad that the rear widebody pieces were compleatley redone. About a month after the car was out of the body shop the trans exploded. The PO installed a trans oil cooler, since the 04s didnt come with one. What he didn't do was flare the end of the lines going into gearbox. I was driving 80mph down the highway on my way to work at 4:30AM when one of the lines pulled out, dumping all the fluid out and destroying everything inside. Since I have fixed everything I have moved to Virginia and have been kicking butt at the AutoX.


2005 STi steering wheel
Red Hazard Switch
Evo 8 Recaro's
Charcoal Grey Suede Door Panels
Armrest Extension
Kenwood DDX512 DVD InDash DVD Player
Compass/AutoDim Mirror
Optima RedTop relocated to trunk
COBB Red Shift Knob


JDM Spec C Roof Vent
Widebody Bugeye (WRC Fenders)
JDM v7 HID STi Headlights
OEM Hood
OEM Bumper with WRX Lip
OEM JDM STi Hood Scoop
OEM JDM v7 STi Splitter w/ factory I/C Spray
Kakumei Rear Widebody pieces
Carbon Fiber Exhaust Shield
35-40% tint?
Debadged SUBARU and WRX, also added 05 STi badge instead of 04


Whiteline 22mm rear sway with Karboy Endlinks
Whiteline 24mm front sway with Whiteline endlinks
BC inverted coilovers
COBB SF intake
Invidia Q300 Catback
Invidia Catless DP
Tomei UEL Header and Up Pipe
TiC RACE Diff Bushings
AP short shifter
Perrin front shifter bushings
Kartboy rear shifter bushing
Cusco Engine and Trans mounts


Street: Rota SVN-R 18x10 with 285/30R18 Conti DWS
Track: XXR 527 18x9.75 with 285/30R18 Hoosier R6


Samco Sport Hoses
Mishimoto Radiator Hoses

EDIT: Its Orange now...

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Old 08-14-2012, 03:40 PM   #24
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2004 STi
Its the Blue one


Well I don't have any cool stories or anything. I just like working and racing my STi. It has been an on going project since I first bought it. I race time attack at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah. The series is called Lap Battle Time Attack and it is run by NASA and BMG. It is a constant learning experience and each event I find things that I need to change. I found that, yes power steering fluid can in fact boil. I am currently having another motor built with a sleeved block, CNC heads, ceramic coated pistons and values, and bigger cams, in hopes to make some fantastic numbers. Below is the mods list, Im sure Im forgetting a lot. I have started to loose track of everything I have done. Well enough about that. This is my 04 Subaru STi. Thanks!


Manly pistons and rods
ACL bearings
Fluid Dampner
Grimmspeed Ported and polished exhaust manifold
Grimmspeed ported and polised throttle body
Grimmspeed boost control solenoid
Grimmspeed intake spacer
tgv deletes
KS Tech 83mm CAI
1000 cc injectors by Injector Dynamics
AMS 900X turbo kit (6262)
Koyo radiator
custom oil cooler
power steering cooler
Aeromotive fuel pressure regulator
Aquamist water meth injection
Bosch 044 fuel pump
Intergrated Engineering Surge tank


Stop Tech St-60 big brake kit
Motul 600 Fluid
Frame rail brake ducting
Karminari fog light cover brake ducts
stainless brake lines
Carbotech XP12 brake pads


Kaminari Carbon Fiber Hood
Aerocatch hood pins
Kogintion wing
Custom Wyoming State sign front splitter
Rota Torque 18x9.5 +35

Suspension and chasis:
BC BR coilovers with front and rear camber plates and
extended adjusters
whiteline front and rear sway bars
Kartboy end links
05 STi knuckle conversion
whiteline ALK


Sparco Pro 2000 race seat
Sparco 6 point harness
Autometer gauges
Blacked out interior


Alignment and corner balance by Innovative Garage

Pro Tune by Harvey at TheBoostCreepLTD made 453 WHP 415 torque

All mods done by Shawn Murphy. with exception of the engine build.



My GF is in the Subie behind me

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Old 08-17-2012, 03:10 AM   #25
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I was reading through this thread and figured I would give it a try. I would first like to say that I am very proud to represent Central Car Meets(Central San Antonio, Houston, Austin, Lawton Car meets) and want to thank god for providing all the strength, patience and great family and friends who have been there on those late nights and discouraging moments when things went wrong on installs. My name is Saul and I have been serving in the U.S Army for the last ten years. During those ten years I was introduced to an AWD, 4 cylinder compact automobile that blew my mind with its potential and all weather performance. In February of 2006 I purchased my First WRX and quickly started to modify. I added a different piece every month until July of 2007 came around when I was sent to Korea to spend a year on an unaccompanied tour. When august of 2008 came around I flew back to San Antonio on leave before reporting to Houston for my next assignment. After being Picked up from the airport i was driven back to my fathers house and when I arrived I found out that my wife had traded my 06 WRB WRX in for a 2008 AW STI. I slowly started to modify this car and within the last three years I have started to piece together a car that has been built to cruise calmly and piss people off by coasting at 50 mph in the fast lane with the ability to unleash its raw and brutal nature with a twist of a knob and a granny shift. I am nowhere close to finish but I am very happy with what WE have created so far. "you will never roll alone"

Jamaican CandyTeal nt03+m 18x9.5 +27 offset
255,40,18 Nitto Motivo Tires
Muteki titanium treated lugs;
rear fender roll from 786 Motoring
Bayson R carbon fiber bottom line kit

Optima yellow top
Cobb Access Port (08 STI+)
Grimmspeed Electronic Boost Controller
Crawford AOS
Perrin Coolant Overflow Res
Dei Reflect a gold Heat Wrap
AMR Goblin SLR 520 Turbo
Turbo XS Cold Air Intake
Forge Recirculating Blow Off Valve
Perrin 2.4" Turbo Inlet Hose
Agency power unequal length header
Agency Power Fuel Rails
Injector Clinic 1100cc Injectors
Magna fuel Fuel pressure regulator
Auto meter fuel pressure gauge
Deatschwerks 65CC Fuel Pump
NGK one step colder Plugs
Grimmspeed TGV deletes
Grimmspeed Up Pipe for EWG
Tial 44mm ewg
Cobb Light weight pulley
Perrin Divorced Catted Down Pipe
Perrin Mid Pipe
S&S Axle Back Exhaust Dump towards ground

BC br series coil overs 32way adj. with camber plates
White-line ADJ Front 22mm sway bar
White-line ADJ Front end-links
White-line ADJ Rear 20mm sway bar
White-line ADJ Rear end-links
White-line rear sway bar braces

Corbeau Lg1 seats
Cobb shift knob
KENWOOD DDX896 LCD double din head unit
(3) JL 8in. W3 woofer
Custom kick panels w/ 6.5 in. ALPINE SPX-17REF components
ALPINE SPX-137R front doors 5 1/4" 2 way component speaker set
ALPINE SPX-137R rear doors 5 1/4" 2 way component speaker set
Metra radio harness
ALPINE PDX-1 600 amp for woofers
ALPINE PDX-4 150 amp for all components
VIPER 5901 Mile range/ remote start /LCD screen
516U Magnavox voice module w/ english/spanish settings
VIPER smart start iPhone 3G capability
PROSPORT 60mm premium peak warning amber/white boost gauge
PROSPORT 60mm premium peak warning amber/white oil press. gauge
PROSPORT 60mm premium peak warning amber/white EGT gauge
PROSPORT oil filter sandwich adapter
NYRM98 custom 60mm A PILLAR 3 gauge pod

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