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Old 10-20-2016, 04:10 PM   #1
QwaktastiK
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Said goodbye to my 2009 WRX Premium 5dr, which I owned since new, and hello to my new ride:


Car: 2014 STI hatch in SWP with only 22,122mi. (Purchase date: 10/3/16, manufactured date: 01/14)
Condition: One owner, no accidents, 100% stock. Bonus items are SPT catback exhaust, STI aluminum & leather shift knob, locking lug nuts and rear dual cup holder.

Exterior:
Custom JDM Front Tag (EJ257)
JDM Impreza "i" Badge Overlays
Hella Supertone Horn Kit - White | Subimods Bracket | Subimods Harness
Headlights refinished by Lightwerkz:
-Painted headlight housing - low beam & amber reflector - semi flat black
-TSX-R Clear Lens swap
-Osram CBI D2S Bulbs
-HD LED Switchback Halos
Foglight DRL conversion
Headlight Armor Foglight Overlays - GT Racing Yellow
JDM STI R205 Black Fender Badge Ornament
Subaru OEM Hatch Rear Bumper Cover
Valenti Jewel LED Tail Lamps
Valenti LED License Plate Bulbs
3rd Brake Light Tinted Red - Lamin-X
M3 Style Spoiler (add-on)
Subaru Forester 03 Rear Wiper Arm:
- Arm: 86532SA060
- Cap: 86538TA010
- Rain-X Latitude Rear Wiper Blade 16
Chargespeed Replica Polyurethane Front Lip - Type 1 Type 2
Aeroflow Dynamics V2 Front Splitter
Chargespeed Replica Polyurethane Sideskirts Extensions - Type 1
Cargespeed Replica Fiberglass (Plastidipped) Rear Steps - Type 1
Blacktop Aero Rear Diffuser (Painted flat black with a satin clear coat)
Yakima Roof Rack and Yakima 44" Wind Fairing
30% LLumar ATR series tint (AVLT: 33% / HR: 46%)
Auto Ventshades 896005 Seamless Vent Visors (6 piece)

Interior:
OEM Auto-Dimming Homelink Rearview Mirror w/ Compass
Yi 2.7 HD Wide Angle Smart Dash Cam (hardwired to cigarette lighter)
Pioneer AVIC X930BT (fun fact: this was the optional OEM navigation system for 2011-2014 WRX/STI in Canada)
JDM S206 Navi Trim Panel
Pioneer ND-BC8 Rear-view camera
Arkon Seat Rail Phone Holder Mount
STI 6-speed Perforated Leather and Aluminum Shift Knob
JDM Subaru Impreza WRX STI tS Type RA - shift knob - OEM PN#: ST35022ST170
Overland Designs - Partially Wrapped Alcantara Suede STI Shifter Surround
Overland Designs - Alcantara Shift Boot w/ Red Stitching
Black Carbon Fiber E-brake Handle
GCS EBrake Button
Overland Designs - Alcantara E-brake Boot w/ Red Sitching
GTSPEC D-shaped Steering Wheel - Genuine Leather w/ Red Stitching
DEFI 52mm Red Racer (w/ white needle) Boost & Oil Pressure Gauge
SMY Dual Gauge Cluster
AEM UEGO Digital Wideband Kit
Subaru OEM Footwell Illumination Kit - Red
Valenti Interior LED Lamp Kit & Reflector/Lens Kit
STI Embroidered Rally Seat Belt Pads
Subaru OEM STI Embroidered Floor Mats - Imported from Canada - PN#:SCI440B212
Subaru OEM Rear Cup Holder
Subaru OEM Pet Barrier - Imported from Subaru of UK
Subaru OEM All Weather Hatch Cargo Tray

Suspension:
FEAL 441 Coilovers (8k/8k)
Cusco Adjustable Rear Lower Control Arms (aka Rear Lateral Link)
Whiteline 22mm Front & Rear Sway Bars
Kartboy Endlinks

Coilover Settings:
Height - 12 15/16" wheel center to fender (1/2 finger gap)
Dampening: 23 clicks Front, 23 clicks Rear

Summer Wheels/Tires:
Volk Racing ZE40 18x10 +35 Matte Gunmetal Bronze
Face 3
Sumitomo HTR ZIII 265/35/18
Hubcentric Rings
RAYS - L42 Duralumin Lug Nuts - Blue

Winter Wheels/Tires:
Volk Racing CE28N 18x9.5 +22 Matte Bronze
Face 3 Rim L (Discontinued spec & finish)
Weight: 17.4lbs
Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 245/40/18
Hubcentric Rings
RAYS - L42 Duralumin Lug Nuts - Blue
Wheel Mate TPMS Valve Stem Covers - Blue

OEM STI BBS Wheels 18x8.5 +55 (Forged) Matte Bronze
Weight: 20.5lbs
Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 245/40/18
25mm H&R Bolt on Spacers (effective offset +30)
Muteki Lug Nuts - Anodized Blue


Alignment Specs:
Camber: -2.8f, -2.5r
Toe: 0
Caster: 6.5

Fender Mods:
Fronts: Rolled
Rear: Rolled

Brakes:
StopTech Sport Series Brake Pads (formally known as Street Performance Pads)

Transmission:
Legacy GT Spec-B 5th & 6th long gears
Southbend Stage 3 Daily Clutch Kit
Competition Clutch Lightweight Steel Flywheel
Goodridge SS Clutch Line
Motul Gear 300 75W90 Synthetic Gear Oil
Kartboy Short Shifter
Kartboy Front & Rear Shifter Stay Bushings
OEM Rear Shifter Stay Bushing
TiC Shift Linkage Bushings & Pivot Bushings
Perrin Reverse Lockout

Power:
COBB AccessPORT V3 (COBB OTS Stage 2+ 93oct)
COBB SF Intake & Airbox Combo
TurboXS High Flow Catted Downpipe - Swaintech (White Lightning) Ceramic Coated
SPT Catback Exhaust
TurboXS Midpipe (custom fabricated w/ resonator to work with Injen Axleback)
Injen SES Axleback Exhaust (w/ 4" burnt titanium tips)

Engine Dress-up:
COBB Radiator Shroud
COBB Alternator Cover
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Old 10-20-2016, 04:10 PM   #2
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New car, new JDM license plate:


Stock Numbers: (251whp/273wtq)

*I'll update this with conditions later

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Old 10-20-2016, 04:11 PM   #3
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Old 10-20-2016, 07:18 PM   #4
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Good find
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Old 10-20-2016, 07:38 PM   #5
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Sick car bro
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Old 10-20-2016, 09:47 PM   #6
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Awesome, can't wait to see the progress of this one.
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Old 10-20-2016, 10:12 PM   #7
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Good find
Thank you. It was just what I was looking for. Was hoping to find a SWP STI hatch between 2011-2014 with low miles and tasteful to no mods. Looked for 5 weeks, checking literally every 2hrs or so on cargurus. I know that sounds crazy, but there were legit only 4-6 2011-2014 SWP STI hatches nationwide at any given time. Most came up with higher miles or heavily modded. Ones there were in good shape and low miles were coming up sold the same day they were listed. Felt like I hit the lottery finding this thing.

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Sick car bro
Thanks man!
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Awesome, can't wait to see the progress of this one.
I'm excited to start this new build. I have a decent amount of parts left over that I saved from my WRX build. Hoping to keep it clean and simple.
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Old 10-21-2016, 12:45 PM   #8
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Awesome, can't wait to see the progress of this one.
Both you guys make me wanna find a DGM STI hatch now!!

I love my S3 but that subie rumble!




btw, subscribed.

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Old 10-21-2016, 01:11 PM   #9
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Both you guys make me wanna find a DGM STI hatch now!!

I love my S3 but that subie rumble!




btw, subscribed.
If the wife didn't have the S3, I would consider one myself even though I'm a hatch guy. I'm blown away by that car. Every time I drive it I can't get over the feel of the steering. Audi outdid themselves with that car.

Thanks for subscribing Fred. Just got the COBB SF Intake & Airbox installed on Wednesday and tuned it to COBB Stage 1+ 93oct.

Stay tuned for more updates. Parts are arriving almost everyday. Gonna take it slow.
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Old 10-23-2016, 08:57 PM   #10
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Old 10-24-2016, 09:05 AM   #11
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Let me start this post by saying my wife and I are avid dog advocates, volunteering in our free time for the nonprofit organization Pinups for a Pitbulls, Inc.
We have two rescue pups, Minka, a nine and a half year old female American Pitbull Terrier mix and Batman, a six and a half year old American Staffordshire Terrier.
Aside from my preference in the styling, the dogs are the main reason for the desire for a hatchback. Having them able to be securely in the hatch area as opposed to the back seats is super convenient,
allows them multiple windows to look out of, and keeps the rest of the car clean.

The first item I ordered for the new car, I ordered before I even found the new car. And that is the Subaru OEM 2008-2014 Impreza 5dr Pet Barrier. This is an item that for whatever reason is not sold here in the States.

For my previous WRX, I was using a universal pet barrier that worked off of tension bars kind of like a traditional baby gate does, where you just lengthen the mounting arms to whatever size you need based on the size of the mounting location.
The downside to this is the old mounting points were the headliner and floor liner within the hatch area. Based on the angle of the rear seats, the universal pet barrier cut off about 10-12" of useable floor space for the dogs in the hatch.
In addition to the reduced floor area for the dogs, the mounting points left indents in the headliner of my old WRX resembling suction cups.
So I did some research to find out if I could successfully order the OEM pet barrier I had seen pictures of either from Canada or the U.K.

I'm happy to report, I successfully ordered and received the OEM pet barrier from the U.K.

Subaru OEM Pet Barrier - 2008-2014 Impreza 5dr

Here's the Subaru parts supplier willing to ship worldwide:
DOG GUARD HALF HEIGHT IMPREZA

Subaru part number: F555EFG000

I ordered it on Tuesday morning, Sept. 20th. It arrived at my house in Philadelphia, PA USA on Friday, Sept. 23rd from the U.K.
I was blown away. Excited to have an OEM dog barrier that won't damage the headliner.

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Old 10-24-2016, 09:24 AM   #12
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I was always a bit jelly of those who were rocking full LED tail lights by Valenti while I was just running the tail light overlays for the past 7 years on my WRX.
So this time around I thought I'd do it right from the start:


Valenti Jewel LED Tail Lamps

Excited these were no longer back ordered, just in the nick of time too with the new car purchase. Hoping to get them installed in the next week or two.
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Old 10-24-2016, 11:09 AM   #13
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It was meant to be!! Love the Valenti tails.

If I ended up back in a GR I'd get a set of them. Plenty of STI sedans around!!

BTW, nicely done starting "slowly".
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Old 10-25-2016, 04:55 PM   #14
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Got some STUFF installed today:


The OEM brake pads that are on my car don't grab for sheeeet, so I had to remedy that asap.
I was happy with the StopTech brake pads I was running before. Kind of dusty, zero noise, and great bite.
So I had a set of them installed today while I was getting the new steering wheel put in.

BEFORE:

Stock steering wheel

AFTER:

GTSPEC D-shaped steering wheel

And another angle:
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Old 10-29-2016, 02:14 PM   #15
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Let me start this post by saying my wife and I are avid dog advocates, volunteering in our free time for the nonprofit organization Pinups for a Pitbulls, Inc.
We have two rescue pups, Minka, a nine and a half year old female American Pitbull Terrier mix and Batman, a six and a half year old American Staffordshire Terrier.
Aside from my preference in the styling, the dogs are the main reason for the desire for a hatchback. Having them able to be securely in the hatch area as opposed to the back seats is super convenient,
allows them multiple windows to look out of, and keeps the rest of the car clean.

The first item I ordered for the new car, I ordered before I even found the new car. And that is the Subaru OEM 2008-2014 Impreza 5dr Pet Barrier. This is an item that for whatever reason is not sold here in the States.

For my previous WRX, I was using a universal pet barrier that worked off of tension bars kind of like a traditional baby gate does, where you just lengthen the mounting arms to whatever size you need based on the size of the mounting location.
The downside to this is the old mounting points were the headliner and floor liner within the hatch area. Based on the angle of the rear seats, the universal pet barrier cut off about 10-12" of useable floor space for the dogs in the hatch.
In addition to the reduced floor area for the dogs, the mounting points left indents in the headliner of my old WRX resembling suction cups.
So I did some research to find out if I could successfully order the OEM pet barrier I had seen pictures of either from Canada or the U.K.

Here's a picture of what I was using previously:

Universal Pet Barrier




I'm happy to report, I successfully ordered and received the OEM pet barrier from the U.K.

Subaru OEM Pet Barrier - 2008-2014 Impreza 5dr

Here's the Subaru parts supplier willing to ship worldwide:
DOG GUARD HALF HEIGHT IMPREZA

Subaru part number: F555EFG000

I ordered it on Tuesday morning, Sept. 20th. It arrived at my house in Philadelphia, PA USA on Friday, Sept. 23rd from the U.K.
I was blown away. Excited to have an OEM dog barrier that won't damage the headliner.
This is awesome, I didn't know they made these
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Old 10-29-2016, 06:19 PM   #16
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It was meant to be!! Love the Valenti tails.

If I ended up back in a GR I'd get a set of them. Plenty of STI sedans around!!

BTW, nicely done starting "slowly".
Yeahhh. There's too many things that need immediate attention IMO.

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This is awesome, I didn't know they made these
Yeah, no idea why the States doesn't get them. Nonetheless, that U.K. parts supplier was super cool and got it here fast. Fitment is perfect.
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Old 11-03-2016, 08:26 AM   #17
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Subbed! I'm picking up my 2011 swp hatch with low miles today.. Hopefully! And I want to make a proper build thread as well
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Old 11-03-2016, 05:15 PM   #18
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Subbed! I'm picking up my 2011 swp hatch with low miles today.. Hopefully! And I want to make a proper build thread as well
Congrats! 2011 is my favorite year since they got the blacked out headlight housings. Good choice!
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Old 11-04-2016, 07:27 AM   #19
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A friend took a picture of my new steering wheel using the iPhone 7 Plus' new portrait mode:


Next mod: iPhone 7 Plus
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Old 11-04-2016, 10:37 AM   #20
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I love that GT-SPEC wheel. So Hot!
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Old 11-04-2016, 01:27 PM   #21
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Get that thing modded up so we can shoot
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Old 11-04-2016, 02:06 PM   #22
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I love that GT-SPEC wheel. So Hot!
Agreed
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Get that thing modded up so we can shoot
I'm collecting parts as I sell off my WRX specific parts from my narrowbody.

Just got this last week:


Opened it up today:


Further inspection of the tips:

Passenger side tips look good


Driver's side tips, one of the tips has a dent.

Just got off the phone with ERZ Performance. Going to ship them back the axleback portion and exchange it for one without dents.

Oh well.
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Old 11-07-2016, 04:37 PM   #23
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I was always a bit jelly of those who were rocking full LED tail lights by Valenti while I was just running the tail light overlays for the past 7 years on my WRX.
So this time around I thought I'd do it right from the start:


Valenti Jewel LED Tail Lamps

Excited these were no longer back ordered, just in the nick of time too with the new car purchase. Hoping to get them installed in the next week or two.
Nice, where did you order these? FastWRX? Btw can please you make a tutorial on install?
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Old 11-07-2016, 05:56 PM   #24
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Congrats on the new hatch man! Are you ever at the museum meets?
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Old 11-08-2016, 12:23 PM   #25
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Nice, where did you order these? FastWRX? Btw can please you make a tutorial on install?
Yup, FastWRX. Coincidentally they came off backorder as soon as I purchased the new car. Talk about timing.
I'll do my best st an install tutorial. Not sure when I'll get to tackling them. Hoping my buddy with be available to wrench one of these warm weekends.
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Congrats on the new hatch man! Are you ever at the museum meets?
Thank you! Actually I've never been to the art museum meets. I've always been a bit skeptical and apprehensive to attend not knowing the rules regarding where you're allowed to drive an where is off limits.
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