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Old 11-19-2020, 03:03 PM   #126
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OK Battery update: Went back to AutoZone to check on the battery.. As suspected.. it did not hold a charge..so I asked what my options were. Dude said, As long as you have the phone # I can look it up.. SCORE.. as the previous owner is a friend of mine.. No problem. Gave him the #.. and up comes the previous owner on the screen.. OUTSTANDING.. so I wanted to upgrade the battery while I had the chance to one that had more CCA and one that supposed to be in the vehicle.. Stock Subaru Battery is Grp 35.. the battery that was in it was a Grp 26R... so it was smaller than the the orginal..I opted to get the stock Grp 35 with 800 CCA.. the old one only had 500 CCA.. and I paid the difference for the upgrade.. a whopping $24.63..so Now I have the "proper Grp 35" installed with a 3 year free replacement policy and as stated, "800CCA" ..I love when companies take care of their customers...it makes it all worth it

I installed the new battery.. then went on a short drive to cycle everything.. and reset my navigation and Radio Stations. ALL GOOD..

I would take a pic of the new battery.. but I figured you guys already know what a battery looks like.. Have a great day people

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Old 11-29-2020, 05:16 PM   #127
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Went on a nice 100 mile drive today.. pretty much in the winter... it was 50 degrees out. perfect boost weather.. here's my cockpit view... also polishing out my VA intercooler and straightening the fins.. ***55357;***56898;



Straightening and polishing the VA Intercooler... I have some other tricks I am going to do to 'enhance' the performance and aesthetics a bit... LOOOONG Process



Hope everyone had a Great Thanksgiving

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Old 11-29-2020, 10:34 PM   #128
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More work on the intercooler this evening..
ok... the Fins are getting better.not perfect by no means but they were pretty messed up.. the tanks are coming out decent..they will be a mirror finish when I am done... ***55357;***56898; some more reveal.. going to paint the cooler part black with a fresh STi PROPER Cherry blossom red logo and leave the tanks polished out. should look pretty trick I think ***55357;***56898;..what do you think ???

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Old 11-30-2020, 09:01 AM   #129
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Man this car is awesome, I especially am jealous of the steering wheel it looks awesome!
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Old 12-01-2020, 02:18 PM   #130
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Man this car is awesome, I especially am jealous of the steering wheel it looks awesome!
Thanks.. much appreciated ... have some more goodies/tricks coming over the winter.. I feel like Dave at Kindigit Designs.. putting my own little twist to the vision in my head

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Old 12-01-2020, 04:10 PM   #131
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Dang, those fins were looking pretty beat! Kids throwing coins into the scoop at some point or something?!
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Old 12-01-2020, 06:26 PM   #132
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Dangit, now I'm trying to find a similar wheel for my 02 WRX LOL
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Old 12-01-2020, 06:29 PM   #133
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Old 12-01-2020, 06:32 PM   #134
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Dang, those fins were looking pretty beat! Kids throwing coins into the scoop at some point or something?!
Yeah no Doubt..:/ Doing the best I can.. I got the intercooler for a ok price..but I will say the picture they had in the listing is NOTHING like what I Received ..

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Old 12-02-2020, 10:49 AM   #135
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Yeah no Doubt..:/ Doing the best I can.. I got the intercooler for a ok price..but I will say the picture they had in the listing is NOTHING like what I Received ..

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Bummer. What are you using to straighten the fins? I'm thinking bicycle spoke from the backside?
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Old 12-02-2020, 04:57 PM   #136
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Bummer. What are you using to straighten the fins? I'm thinking bicycle spoke from the backside?
I found a tweezer pack in the $2.99 Bin at the Hardware store.. one of the blades on one of the tweezers (6pack of various shapes and sized tweezers) is just about perfect.. but I like your bicycle spoke idea for some of the more extreme damaged ones..

Then I found this on Amazon.... a Fin Comb..it arrives on Fri... we'll see how it does...



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Old 12-03-2020, 10:00 AM   #137
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Tedious but fulfilling, haha. Good luck!
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Old 12-05-2020, 02:57 PM   #138
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Loving this thread- looks great!
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Old 12-05-2020, 10:29 PM   #139
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Tedious but fulfilling, haha. Good luck!
Yeah.. Thanks.. Got the tool in.. now I just have to learn how it works.. seems straight forward.. but when I tried it .. it created more damage.. LOL..

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Loving this thread- looks great!
Thank you.. Glad you are enjoying it.. I enjoy reporting the progress on it plus its a way to document everything as I do it...and have a decent record of it.. that is public...

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Old 12-10-2020, 07:16 PM   #140
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Not a whole lot going on... it was 58 degrees here today and I wanted to take the STi for a spin.. but didn't have time before I went to work.. Snow on Saturday... so the window of opportunity to drive is closing. That will keep it in the garage til Spring.. so I can install some of my Goodies hopefully over the winter.
Things that I have to update and install.

-VF48 Turbo
-Grimmspeed Divorced/Catted Downpipe
-Upgraded Factory intercooler
-Stage 2 Pro Tune/Cobb AP
-18in STi wheels/tires
-Sub Woofer
-JDM Rear Spats and Rear Aprons
-HP AC line
-Re-finish K&N Heatshield
-Re-finish Intake manifold in Factory Cherry Blossom Red
-Rear Wheel Bearings
-Lube and Grease Everything
-Ceramic Coating and another round of Paint Correction
-Get Factory Goldies Refinshed in the Proper BBS Color

That should do it and get the car to the presentation Standard I want it at with all Systems 100%.. Then.. Enjoy the car like it was meant to be.. and hopefully COVID will be in the rear View mirror then .. That way other people can Enjoy it also, as it should be in decent Shape.. Looking soooo forward to that.

Thanks for following along

Current Look before it gets put away... Enjoy



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Old 12-12-2020, 09:11 PM   #141
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Current Mod list as of 12/12/20:


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.

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


Parts that need to be installed:
-Tires/Wheels: 2017 18in OEM STi wheels/245/40/18 tires
-New DS Fender Liner
-New OE Heat shields
-5000 mile VF48 turbo
-Grimmspeed Limited Catted Down Pipe
-Stage 2 tune.
-Larger VA STi Intercooler

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 12-13-2020, 05:26 PM   #142
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Cranked the STi up and let it run and get to operating temperature.. Still solid. Oil pressure at idle is bit low.. but a quick rap on the throttle brought it up to where it needed to be. 60psi. soo all good..
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Old 12-26-2020, 05:20 PM   #143
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Quicky update... Got a some Amazon Gift cards for Christmas...enough to substantially lower the cost of a Brand New Upgraded Topmount with minimal out of pocket expense.. So it will be a (Complete) Stage 2 when I get to install the Grimmspeed Limited Catted Downpipe. Upgrade to the VF48 with a Billet wheel and a larger Topmount... Excited to get it there and keep it. When I had a Stage 2 before.. it Dyno'd out at 323 AWHP and 368 AWTorque on a Dyanpac Dyno. It does have a upgraded Walboro 255 Fuel pump... it was pushing 22lbs on a VF43 at that time. don't want to much go over 20lbs this time around due to the Age and mileage of the original Motor.. So with 20psi it should cover all my bases ... it will be upgraded.. with faster than stock spool with the billet wheel and maintain it a bit more consistently. Hope everyone had a great Holiday Can't wait to get everything installed .. probably in the Spring now. we'll see.
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Old 12-31-2020, 01:30 AM   #144
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Ready to see what it brings! Congrats
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Old 12-31-2020, 09:03 PM   #145
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Ready to see what it brings! Congrats
Thanks...
Ordered my summer tires for the Factory 18's.. 245/40/18.. We'll see how they work. Tread looks decent for my purposes.. and if I get the itch.. They could be used for performance driving such as AUTOX or HPDE.. TW:180 ..so kinda soft.. we'll see how sticky they are oh and they fit my Budget PERFECTLY..

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Old 01-03-2021, 02:51 PM   #146
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Well.. Happy New year.. I decided to pull the trigger on Brand New VF48 with a Billet Wheel. Excited to get this on along with the downpipe and new TMIC. than put a decent tune on it. I had been shopping for a stock VF48 and just didn't trust any of them so I decided to buy new. Would a 3 port Boost controller be necessary if I am at a 'conservative' Boost level?? like I say no more than 20#'s ...just wanting the Quicker spool and a more consistent boost curve thru-out the power band .. Enjoy

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Old 01-05-2021, 09:07 PM   #147
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Another piece to the Tuning Puzzle came in today..
GrimmSpeed 3 Port Boost Controller Coming together..



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Old 01-06-2021, 01:28 AM   #148
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You look to be going down a similar path as me!
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Old 01-06-2021, 11:19 AM   #149
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Don't think I've heard of those tires before. Interested to hear your feedback down the road.
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Old 01-06-2021, 12:19 PM   #150
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You look to be going down a similar path as me!
Just some updated upgrades

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Don't think I've heard of those tires before. Interested to hear your feedback down the road.
Will do.. they are made by Kenda. They have some decent reviews. we'll see.

In other news.. these are on the way.. 1000cc DW Sidefeed Inj. Don't want to change out to topfeeds. as I want to keep my TGV's ..

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