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Old 10-30-2019, 11:19 PM   #1
Drivez
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At the Track Finally Back into a Subaru! 2019 STI Time Trial Build Journal

After years of waiting, I finally pulled the trigger on another Subaru! I ended the 2019 track season on a high note in my C7 Grandsport. Ended up taking a 3rd place podium finish overall for my class with COMSCC Time trials. It was a great car and a blast to drive but didn't scratch the itch that a turbocharged flat 4 provides. When I was younger, I owned a 2005 San Remo Red WRX sedan. That was my first real "performance" car and sparked my love for the brand.

I've owned many performance cars between the WRX and now. GLI, GTI, Cooper S, M235i, C63S, and the C7 GS. Combined with working in Porsche sales for 4 years, I've been fortunate enough to experience many cars under the sun. Many cars are great to drive but none were as special feeling as my 05 WRX. At the end of this season, I listed my Corvette for sale and began the search for the holy grail, a WRX STI.

After looking around and speaking with a friend who works at a local Subaru performance shop about the revised 2019 engine, my decision was made to find a 2019 or newer model. I was originally looking for white, but when I saw the crystal black silica it was like love at first sight. After rounds of negotiation, I signed the paperwork for my new STI. I must've looked like a mad man while driving the car home grinning ear to ear seeing the spoiler in my rearview mirror. The car was immediately dropped off at my detailer for paint correction, full front Xpel clear film wrapped and ceramic coated. When I say it looks good, the paint is so damn glossy it should be illegal

Looking forward to the next track season with the car. It'll undergo a host of upgrades to make sure it can handle 20-30 minute tracking sessions. Upgrades will include the killer B oil pickup/oil pan, AOS, oil cooler, intercooler, radiator, brake lines, racing brake fluid, etc (the list is lengthy) Any suggestions on further supporting modifications would be most helpful! Curious to hear from others about their tracking experience with these cars.

Anyways, here're the photos!
IMG_2438 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/]IMG_2440 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/]IMG_2442 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/]35247669346_277d4e83b3_k.jpg by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/]IMG_0179 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/]
The old steeds
IMG_2037 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/]35247669346_277d4e83b3_k by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/]
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Old 10-31-2019, 10:22 AM   #2
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Congrats and welcome back to the family! It's comforting to hear that given your previous lineup of great cars the STI still interests you. The and WRX and STI are my only performance cars I've owned so, I don't have anything to compare them to.

I look forwarded to following your build!
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Old 10-31-2019, 10:52 AM   #3
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Congrats and welcome back to the family! It's comforting to hear that given your previous lineup of great cars the STI still interests you. The and WRX and STI are my only performance cars I've owned so, I don't have anything to compare them to.

I look forwarded to following your build!
Thanks! There's definitely something special about the cars, hard to explain to other people who haven't owned one. Other cars are certainly fun in their own ways, but the STI has a certain charm.
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Old 10-31-2019, 11:55 AM   #4
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Congrats!

Note that when it's time to shop for pads, the rear brake pads on that car are a new shape and many of the bigger pad manufacturers (like Hawk) have not yet released rear pads for the car. We do stock track pads from G-Loc. They are one of the few manufacturers making front AND rear pads for the 2018+ STI.

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Old 10-31-2019, 12:32 PM   #5
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Congrats!

Note that when it's time to shop for pads, the rear brake pads on that car are a new shape and many of the bigger pad manufacturers (like Hawk) have not yet released rear pads for the car. We do stock track pads from G-Loc. They are one of the few manufacturers making front AND rear pads for the 2018+ STI.

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Thanks Dan! I'll be sure to reach out to you guys when the pads need replacement. Have you heard anything back on what the guys are saying with the stock pads and rotors? I'm sure after one two day event they'll be toast.
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Old 10-31-2019, 04:36 PM   #6
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Nice, this will be fun. I'll get back to your email soon .

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Old 10-31-2019, 06:21 PM   #7
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Well welcome back.

I used to own a few performance BMWs,

I bought a 2002 WRX and still have it.

It now has 79 mods on it. Looking for number 80 as we speak.
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Old 10-31-2019, 08:18 PM   #8
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Nice, this will be fun. I'll get back to your email soon .

Chris
Hehe, spring can't come soon enough.
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Old 11-01-2019, 11:26 PM   #9
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Might soon be one of the last drives of the car, snow is forecasted for next week Massachusetts is brutal with the salt application. Luckily this is a fun car and I have a daily for that abuse. Anyways, here are some photos I took that show the Crystal Black Silica in the sunlight. Enjoy!
[IMG]IMG_2745[IMG]IMG_2751IMG_2761IMG_2766

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Old 11-01-2019, 11:42 PM   #10
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Iíve got the same color.
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Old 11-02-2019, 10:26 AM   #11
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Iíve got the same color.
Nice, it's a sweet color!
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Old 11-02-2019, 08:06 PM   #12
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Car looks awesome!
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Old 11-02-2019, 10:22 PM   #13
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CBS is the best!!!
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Old 11-03-2019, 09:18 AM   #14
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Car looks awesome!
Thanks!
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Old 11-03-2019, 09:19 AM   #15
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CBS is the best!!!
Yea it is. Did not expect to like it as much as I do
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