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Old 01-07-2021, 04:55 PM   #151
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Brown Santa came today..Can't wait to get all this installed

VF48 with 11 blade Billet Wheel



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New Larger TMIC



With a added goodie I acquired to help maintain the factory look



Really is starting to take on the persona that I want.. power and looks wise..
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Old 01-14-2021, 02:53 PM   #152
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Had some time today to get the New Intercooler prepped... polishing and Stencil...Stencil came out decent.. Enjoy



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Old 01-14-2021, 05:54 PM   #153
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Also pulled the trigger on another Gauge to add to my Gauge garden...
A 52mm WIDE BAND Digital...

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Old 01-17-2021, 02:37 PM   #154
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Started up the STi today.. let it get to operating temp.. was looking at it and thinking that I can't wait to get all the updates on.. and Enjoy it for a while

Updates/parts waiting to be installed include the following:

-Professionally Rebuilt VF48 with 11 Blade Billet wheel, Flow tested and balanced

-New Larger TMIC * I have 2 now: a 2000 Mile VA I/C.. the one I tried to straighten out is complete junk.. so I found another one. *Also have a Aftermarket larger Bar/plate I/C .. We'll see which one I go with.. Still going to polish them out.. for the aesthetics.

-Grimmspeed Catted LTD Downpipe

-Install new Wide Band

-Grimmspeed 3 port EBCS

-ID 850cc Side Feed Injectors..*went with 850's since I don't plan to go huge turbo/power.. Realistic goal will be 325/350 awhp. 350/375 torque

-Factory 2017 18' STi Enkei wheels with 245/40/18 tires

-Install Boom Boom Pow.. *12 in Self powered Subwoofer

-Install Left front Splash shield

-Finish the rear spats and install

-ProTune with 20-21 PSI

-Refurbish K&N Heatshield.

-Found out the motor was yanked at about 66k to do all the seals and valve cover gaskets and actually had the headgaskets redone at that point as well with all Factory parts by a factory trained technician.... the heads were checked and trued before re-installation..

I think thats going to be it for a bit... after all that it should satisfy my needs and wants.. then just enjoy it for a while. Should follow my philosophy of Updating Factory Parts ..

Future stuff I want to do:

- New Intake manifold or get mine re-powder coated.

- wouldn't mind putting a rear wiper system on the car to enhance the JDM theme. Thats a reach tho.. and not very practical..

Bill

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Old 01-17-2021, 02:49 PM   #155
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Current Mod list as of 1/16/21

OE Aspen White, OE Gold BBS.
- 132000 miles on the OE motor
- JDM Sidemarkers
- JDM Foglights
- JDM taillight Mod
- JDM HID STi Headlights
- JDM Front STi Strakes
- PioneerAM/FM/CD/XM/Navigation
- K&N Intake
- HKS Carbon/Ti Catback
- Whiteline Front/Rear Swaybars
- Kartboy Endlinks Front/Rear
- Carbon Exhaust finisher
- Mishimoto Aluminum Radiator
- Radiator Seal Plate
- Kartboy Battery Tie down
- Kartboy STi Short shifter
- Front lip STi V-Limited
- No name Rear Strut Bar
- Killer B Oil pickup/baffle
- Gauge Pod with Gauges: Boost, Oil Pressure, Water Temp
- New Intercooler gasket
- New Floor Mats* STi Black
- New Tires Federal SS595 245/45/17 on the OEM Gold BBS
- New Flat bottom Steering Wheel/Suede
- New Belt moldings
- New Roof Rail moldings
- JDM STi Ver 8 Seats and door panels... all updated with Drivers seat adjustment accomplished and Pass thru rear Seat.
- JDM STi titanium Front Strut Bar

Went thru a COMPLETE inspection 8-15-20
- 130700 miles
- New OE plugs
- Checked compression and leakdown test AOK
- Changed all the tranny and rear diff fluids to factory
- upgraded Tranny mount is installed.
- Stainless Brake lines
- Changed Brake Fluid to factory
- New Undertray and UBrace installed


Needs:
-OE STi Sideskirts (in possession and needing to be refinished) thanks Drew
-New OE lateral Links/Control Arms for rear
-Original BBS Gold will need to be refinished
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Old 01-17-2021, 02:54 PM   #156
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Current pics... * just to bring them forward









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Old 01-18-2021, 09:38 PM   #157
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Which way looks best for mounting my Wide band... the top one or the bottom mounting position... Thanks




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Old 01-18-2021, 11:10 PM   #158
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Have you considered putting the wideband in the left side vent? Mine is there, love it.
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Old 01-18-2021, 11:15 PM   #159
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Have you considered putting the wideband in the left side vent? Mine is there, love it.
PIC please

Another option is the Middle left side vent also

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Old 01-19-2021, 01:04 PM   #160
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Looks great!! Well done this is an exciting build. One question, where’d you get the stencil? I wish the GR came with the STi painted on the TMIC...
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Old 01-19-2021, 02:17 PM   #161
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Looks great!! Well done this is an exciting build. One question, where’d you get the stencil? I wish the GR came with the STi painted on the TMIC...
Thanks... more stuff to come Here is the stencil listing on EBAY.. Took a while to get but totally worth it

https://www.ebay.com/itm/WRX-STI-Intercooler-Reusable-Stencil
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Old 01-19-2021, 02:41 PM   #162
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Thanks... more stuff to come Here is the stencil listing on EBAY.. Took a while to get but totally worth it



https://www.ebay.com/itm/WRX-STI-Intercooler-Reusable-Stencil


Thank you!
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Old 01-22-2021, 11:43 PM   #163
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Started polishing out my Y pipe.. I like it

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Old 01-23-2021, 01:23 PM   #164
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Ok .. need an opinion... I have a pretty much brand new VA STi intercooler off of a 19 STi and the aftermarket one I got... The VA I/C is lighter and I want to say it would be as efficient as the aftermarket one. I think I am going to go with the VA Intercooler to begin with.. for the originality.. They are about the same size width and thickness wise.. What do you guys think???

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Old 01-28-2021, 11:01 PM   #165
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No opinion. Huh.. ok..

I just got another round of Parts from My dealer...
Intercooler Gaskets
BNIB Factory Blowoff valve.I am sure the original one is getting pretty tired after 132k.
New Turbo Wastegate hose with pill
BNIB right side Factory Painted Rear Arch molding. (Did the Left Side at the end of Fall)
Right side Intercooler bracket for the STi VA intercooler.. Hopefully it will bolt right up. to help with the alignment of the VA intercooler.. if you have a detailed pic of how the right side bracket mounts on your VA STi... I would appreciate you posting it up.. the more detailed the better TIA

I want to get a new intake manifold.. maybe I will get a 07 STi Manifold so I can use TopFeeds..Thats down the road tho. That should do it, pretty much after I get the Intercoolers Polished out. Think I am going to use the Factory 19 OEM STi at first.. Get the VA STi Wheels in shape to mount my tires.. I need to pull the brakes and see what kind of condition the calipers are in.. Want to get them rebuilt and refinished..along with the Factory Goldies... Still working on my Rear Strakes..slowly but surely..
Also Got a Laser Cut outlined GD STi keychain.. I will get a pic of that..its Suuuueeeet

More later..

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Old 01-29-2021, 11:54 AM   #166
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Here is the keychain I was talking about.. Pretty cool.


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Old 01-29-2021, 12:24 PM   #167
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Old 01-29-2021, 12:26 PM   #168
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Car is lookin smooth man!!!
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Old 01-29-2021, 12:39 PM   #169
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Car is lookin smooth man!!!
Thanks.. trying

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Well Mr.Bill You're doing a solid job.
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Old 01-30-2021, 07:26 PM   #171
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By comparison.. Stock GD STi on top.. VA STi on the bottom..



Polishing coming along





and a quick test fit to see how its going to look.. I LIKE IT.. gonna be sweeet..



Getting antsy about getting stuff installed Stay tuned

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Old 01-31-2021, 02:58 PM   #172
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Ok .. need an opinion... I have a pretty much brand new VA STi intercooler off of a 19 STi and the aftermarket one I got... The VA I/C is lighter and I want to say it would be as efficient as the aftermarket one. I think I am going to go with the VA Intercooler to begin with.. for the originality.. They are about the same size width and thickness wise.. What do you guys think???

What are you going for in this car? I can see keeping the STi IC. IT adds a nice touch of originality and OEM while gaining some performance from the increase in size. Will the aftermarket one throw your scheme off or add to it?
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What are you going for in this car? I can see keeping the STi IC. IT adds a nice touch of originality and OEM while gaining some performance from the increase in size. Will the aftermarket one throw your scheme off or add to it?
I am trying to keep it as original as possible and updating some OEM items with a later version of OEM.. I have them both.. so I think I am going to go with OEM at first to keep my 'scheme' as you put it . I really don't think there is going to be a huge difference over one or the other with my desired power levels. The Factory OE 19 STi intercooler can support up to 400 hp reliably.. The car has been a Stage 2 before with the larger aftermarket intercooler.. so I know what it 'can do' with it.. I am curious to see what the OE 19 I/C can do..
Previous Stage 2 ..323/376 for reference:

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I just started and moved my car the other day, mine's stored far away in my attached garage for the winter.

But i did remember to take a pic of my AFR gauge in the vent.
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I just started and moved my car the other day, mine's stored far away in my attached garage for the winter.

But i did remember to take a pic of my AFR gauge in the vent.
Awesome.... thank you very much.. gives alot better idea of how it would look with the AP... much appreciated

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