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Old 10-24-2019, 06:37 PM   #1
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Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum and Subaru, had some nice cars in the past like Lexus IS-F, BMW M3 etc., and always wanted to try Subaru so i just bought one for project, its an 05 STI with 135k miles that i just bought from auction (hope there is still a lot of life left), hit in the front, so i want to convert it to an 06 Hawkeye right away because i need whole frond end anyways so why not...Let me know what you think
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Old 10-25-2019, 02:23 AM   #2
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135k is a lot of miles. Hope you got it cheap man. Plus sti's just get abysmal gas mileage. Nice car though.
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Old 10-25-2019, 04:16 AM   #3
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We think you shouldn't use Photobucket.
Use a hosting site like Imgur that lets you link to your pics without blocking them.
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Old 10-25-2019, 09:10 AM   #4
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135k isn't a lot of miles if it wasn't abused. If it was abused 40k could be a lot of miles. Many of us have had well over 200k without many issues or headaches. Make sure you do your do diligence; compression and leak down test, timing belt and associated items including water pump, trans and rear diff fluids, use a quality 5w-40 oil, Subaru green coolant, etc. These will help you get the most mileage and life out of it. Adding modifications can reduce that life depending on what you add and how aggressive it's tuned. Do your homework, don't cheap out and you'll have a good car. If it was treated well before you that is.
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Old 10-25-2019, 09:18 PM   #5
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135k is a lot of miles. Hope you got it cheap man. Plus sti's just get abysmal gas mileage. Nice car though.
Got the car for $3250, not worried about the gas mileage because its going to be weekend car
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Old 10-25-2019, 09:19 PM   #6
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We think you shouldn't use Photobucket.
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Yeah i wasnt sure whats going on with the image here, thanks for telling me that i will try Imgur
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Old 10-25-2019, 09:23 PM   #7
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135k isn't a lot of miles if it wasn't abused. If it was abused 40k could be a lot of miles. Many of us have had well over 200k without many issues or headaches. Make sure you do your do diligence; compression and leak down test, timing belt and associated items including water pump, trans and rear diff fluids, use a quality 5w-40 oil, Subaru green coolant, etc. These will help you get the most mileage and life out of it. Adding modifications can reduce that life depending on what you add and how aggressive it's tuned. Do your homework, don't cheap out and you'll have a good car. If it was treated well before you that is.
Yeah i agree, i did the carfax on it and all the services are up to date and the last service was done at 120k miles (15k miles ago) and this is a list of things that was done to it :

Valve cover gasket(s) replaced
Oil and filter changed
Fuel line/hose replaced
Exhaust pipe seal replaced
Timing belt replaced
Spark plug(s) replaced
Spark plug tubes/seals replaced
Camshaft seal(s) replaced

So i think its a good start? i know the mileage is not low but im just hoping i can still make a nice build out of it...
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Old 10-25-2019, 09:29 PM   #8
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Old 11-03-2019, 06:54 PM   #9
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Hey folks the STi is in, got it last week, didnt get to it yet but quickly checked it out to see how much work i have, also have a few questions. So it looks like i have these mods so far

1. Kinugawa TD06SL2-20G Turbo
2. Some afretmarket injectors???
3. Infidia Full exhaust
4. Perring Headers
this is what i was able to see right away, will look for more stuff this week

I was wondering if its possible somehow to tell if the motor was swapped? (because the engine looks too clean for the year and mileage of my STi). I dont know how to look for the VIN on the block or maybe there are some visible differences between the EJ25s in certain years? Also have some black aftermarket injectors Im assuming if the stock should be yellow?

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Old 11-06-2019, 06:30 AM   #10
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nice project
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Old 11-06-2019, 09:06 PM   #11
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Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum and Subaru, had some nice cars in the past like Lexus IS-F, BMW M3 etc., and always wanted to try Subaru so i just bought one for project, its an 05 STI with 135k miles that i just bought from auction (hope there is still a lot of life left), hit in the front, so i want to convert it to an 06 Hawkeye right away because i need whole frond end anyways so why not...Let me know what you think
https://i.imgur.com/UJtSAnu.jpg?1
love the hawk eye front.

how does aution work? can it be bought by a normal person or does it have to be a shop?

can it be registered?
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Old 11-06-2019, 10:21 PM   #12
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nice project
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Old 11-06-2019, 10:22 PM   #13
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love the hawk eye front.

how does aution work? can it be bought by a normal person or does it have to be a shop?

can it be registered?
I got this one through my friend he is a dealer, but some auctions are open for public like Copart, you can bid in ur state i think...
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Old 11-06-2019, 10:31 PM   #14
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So far i know this STi is already a beast, looks like someone swapped a newer EJ25 in it i just have to find out what year and hopefully the mileage of this motor, but it should make a lot of HP already, just need to figure some other things and jump in to a project

Plans are:

Hawk eye conversion ( maybe WRC version)
Rocket Bunny wide body kit
some Flow Formed wheels 18 x 10.5 or similar
coilovers
front mount intercooler

so far this is everything that i could think of right now.....maybe some other little things
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Old 11-07-2019, 08:24 AM   #15
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Rocket Bunny STI??
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Old 11-07-2019, 11:10 AM   #16
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Rocket Bunny STI??
Yeah, something like this, this one called Battle Aero body kit
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Old 11-09-2019, 12:36 AM   #17
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Some good news here, was able to find a previous owner of my STi so, The motor was just built and has about 10k miles on it (2017 STi short block)

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Old 11-11-2019, 10:35 PM   #18
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I will just post a pic of the STi here before the build starts...
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Old 11-13-2019, 03:58 PM   #19
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Funny enough, just wanted to say I saw that I got into Subaru because Cars was on the Dutch Netflix and I really found the one looking like one
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Old 11-13-2019, 04:20 PM   #20
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Oh man this is going to be sweet. Please post as you go!

Unfortunately Rocket Bunny doesn't make a kit but there are a few good ones from other manufactures.
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Old 11-13-2019, 08:35 PM   #21
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Oh man this is going to be sweet. Please post as you go!

Unfortunately Rocket Bunny doesn't make a kit but there are a few good ones from other manufactures.
Thanks) yeah im still looking for the bodykit... will try to upload pictures as i go...
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Old 12-04-2019, 12:26 AM   #22
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Front suspension completely stripped down to just axles, all the new parts and bushings are coming in the mail...
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Old 12-04-2019, 12:37 AM   #23
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Hey guys, just wanted to post the mods that i currently have/ will have on my motor within a month or two, and if anyone knows how much power am i looking to get out of it? Going to be weekend car only...

Freshly built 2017 sti block
New TD06-20G turbo
Front mount intercooler
Turbo Inlet pipe
Cold air intake
Upgraded Aluminum radiator
1000CC injectors
Upgraded fuel lines
Perrin uppipe
invidia downpipe with invidia exhaust (catless)
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Old 12-04-2019, 01:05 AM   #24
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Hey guys, just wanted to post the mods that i currently have/ will have on my motor within a month or two, and if anyone knows how much power am i looking to get out of it? Going to be weekend car only...

Freshly built 2017 sti block
New TD06-20G turbo
Front mount intercooler
Turbo Inlet pipe
Cold air intake
Upgraded Aluminum radiator
1000CC injectors
Upgraded fuel lines
Perrin uppipe
invidia downpipe with invidia exhaust (catless)
280-350whp, depending on the dyno? Also, you'll be wanting a decent fuel pump.
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Old 12-04-2019, 01:11 AM   #25
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280-350whp, depending on the dyno? Also, you'll be wanting a decent fuel pump.
would i need a bigger turbo to make more power? what turbo would i need? i already have bigger fuel pump just didnt get to check what kind it is. Previous owner made 325whp and he had a bad td06 20g (a lot of shaft play), stock airbox with stock turbo inlet and stock TMIC
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