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Old 03-25-2019, 01:44 PM   #1
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Default Flipflop214 daily driver STI build thread

Iím creating this thread to help newbies (like myself) who is looking for the ultimate comfort and style set up for their DD STi.
Background:
I owned an 08 Evo MR and set it up for daily driving. Unfortunately I got into an accident. The good thing is no one was hurt and the car did itís job in protecting myself and my 2 kids.

#redpill
Specs:
Garrett GTX3071R | AMS 3in Intercooler | AMS Intercooler pipes | Tomei Expreeme Ti Exhaust | AMS Widemouth DP | AMS Highflow Cat | Walbro Fuel Pump | DBA Rotors | Swift Springs w/ stock Bilsteins | VOLK TE37

All the work done by FFTec in the bay.
The handling of the Evo was, IMO, better out of the box than my STi (comparing apples to apples). The STi feels floaty in steering and bouncy (more harsh) than the Evo. Hence my build thread.
My goal is to create the most comfortable and best handling set up for my STi for daily use. Also, follow my Instagram (same user) for additional content if youíre into those sort of things.
Iím glad to be part of this community. I will be sharing all of the info I learned throughout this journey to help anyone who is looking to do the same thing to their daily driver.

Hereís a recent pic I took of my new STi

#bluepill

Any suggestions or feedbacks are welcomed as I am still learning and new to the Subaru platform.
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Old 03-26-2019, 03:53 PM   #2
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First order of business was to fix the annoying off centered steering wheel.

Guys at serramonte Subaru are attentive and listened to my concerns. Hopefully that’s the end of that.. remains to be seen.
The car now drives like it’s suppose to.
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Old 03-28-2019, 02:07 PM   #3
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update on the steering wheel being off centered:

It's STILL off centered! FML. I should have been more direct and adamant for them to check the tires when I was there. Now I'm going back the 2nd time to fix the same issue next week.

I did mention, when I dropped off the car, that I've been reading a lot of 2018 STI owners has been having the same issues with their cars. It's off putting to say the least, now I'm holding off on any wheels and suspension purchases until I get this issue resolved. fingers crossed.
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Old 04-09-2019, 07:49 PM   #4
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Ok NASIOC... I'm still dealing with this off centered steering wheel. I have been super annoyed by the service dept at my local dealership, I feel like I've been getting the runaround or maybe they just dont know how to fix it.. At least that's my perception. They have had my car since the 3rd, smh.

I went on a test drive with a tech this past Saturday and did confirm the steering wheel is off centered to the right and the steering wheel has some"play". The steering head is at 0 and toe is at 0. Now they are suggesting to adjust the toe, still whithin spec of Subaru, to "fix" the issue. Should I be concerned? Any suggestions from Master Techs in this forum are welcomed. Am I just being anal AF?
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Old 07-29-2019, 06:14 PM   #5
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18x9.5 +38 OG TE37
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Old 07-29-2019, 10:25 PM   #6
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Old 07-30-2019, 01:03 AM   #7
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Thanks! These wheels are getting harder and harder to find. Got some other parts inbound. Excited to get everything on the car.
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Old 08-25-2019, 12:28 AM   #8
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Volk OG TE37 wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport

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