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Old 05-04-2021, 04:54 PM   #1
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Hello Good members of NASIOC,

Just wanted to share a little bit about my car and keep a public journal for myself and anyone interested in the build. I'll probably be adding photos and other information about the car sporadically.

My goal for the car was inspired by another user in which he took a blob eye and fine tuned almost every part of the car to make a powerful, understated daily able GD STi with lots of high quality parts. While I'm not even close to the level he was with his car I've gotten a lot done and plan to do more to achieve a similar level of quality and attention to detail in my own way.


The car started life as a relatively stock 2007 limited STi only had an intake, EWG, TurboXS catless turbo back exhaust, TurboXS FMIC, Ebay strut tower bar, under body brace and some blown Apexi coilovers. Ive since done a lot of modifications myself but at a certain point i started experiencing significant knock and took it to GNG motorsports and they diagnosed it as a bent valve, i did the rational thing and had them rebuild the heads with 272 BC cams and GSC springs and retainers and go ahead and put a IAG stage 2.5 closed deck short block, so i (hopefully) wont have to open the block back up again.i have a detailed build list below.


his car for reference: https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sho....php?t=1453087

interestingly if you google "STi limited 2007" a lot of the images you'll find are actually my exact car and that's due in part to performance auto gallery having my car up for sale from the previous owner and having a lot of really nice photos taken of it (sadly the CF front lip was destroyed buy the owner who ended up buying the car) and TurboXS actually writing a little article about it. both really neat things i think to find about your car after you buy it.

TurboXS link: https://turboxs.com/blog/2007-subaru-sti-limited/
Performance Auto gallery: https://blog.performanceautogallery....mited-432-800/






















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Old 05-05-2021, 11:54 AM   #2
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Motor


  • IAG stage 2.5 closed deck short block
  • Secondary air pump delete
  • COMPETITION CLUTCH STAGE 3
  • ACT monoloc collar
  • ARP 11mm head studs
  • JE Pro Seal head gasket
  • Brian Crower 272 cams
  • Brian Crower Subaru Spring & Titanium Retainer Kit
  • GSC Intake Valve Guide Set
  • GSC Exhaust Valve Guide Set
  • KILLER B oil pickup and baffle
  • OEM oil pan
  • OEM 11mm oil pump
  • IAG Competition AOS V2
  • Tial Q Blow Off Valve
  • Torque solution phenolic spacers 19mm
  • TurboXS FMIC w/custom charge pipe for intake manifold
  • N/A intake manifold shaved and powder coated black
  • Moore fuel rail adapters
  • Aluminati upper coolant bracket
  • Koyo radiator with blue coolant
  • GETaDOMTUNE CYL 4 cooling mod
  • Killer Bee high flow thermostat elbow
  • Grimspeed upper and lower radiator hoses
  • Walbro 450 fuel pump hardwired with power and ground pump tank pass though
  • Injector dynamics 1300cc injectors
  • Aeromotive FPR
  • Cobb flex-fuel pressure sensor
  • Cobb flex-fuel kit
  • IAG fuel rails
  • IAG fuel lines
  • Fluidampr crank pully
  • SPT intake with TurboXS air filter
  • Injen hydro shield
  • Perrin turbo inlet
  • Forced Performance JB blue turbo EWG
  • TurboXS turboback catless exhaust
  • Perrin equal length headers
  • Grimspeed EWG up pipe
  • Turbosmart 40mm comp gate

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Old 05-05-2021, 03:24 PM   #3
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Electronics and Tuning

  • Tuned by Shuetuning at 407whp/415wtq on 93, 435whp/440wtq on E85 (full SD tune)
  • Cobb AP V3
  • Omni 4bar map sensor
  • Visconti tuning hybrid SD kit w/ IAT sensor
  • Grimspeed EBCS
Bushings and Mounts

  • Super-Pro transmission Cross member Bushings
  • Beatrush Propeller Shaft Mount Bushings
  • TiC "holy shift kit"
  • Kartboy short throw shift lever
  • TiC "Unabomber's sexy rear end"
  • Beatrush motor mounts
  • Beatrush trans mount
  • Kartboy pitch stop mount
Interior

  • Cobb delrin shift knob
  • OEM sti floor mats
  • OEM impreza rubber mats
  • Clock gauge pod
  • AEM wideband AFR
  • Defi EGT gauge
  • Defi boost gauge
  • Dash lights red conversion
  • White led overhead lights
  • Lathewerks shift ring
  • Alcantera suede shift and brake boot
  • Cobb AP mount
  • Subie trays center console tray
  • Hook up for sub and amp

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Old 05-05-2021, 03:43 PM   #4
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Exterior

  • Blobeye new OEM tail lights + JDM circle running light mod
  • White LED license plate lights
  • LT & RT grill bezels painted matte black
  • Lower front spoiler painted matte black
  • Custom intercooler mesh
  • OEMassive type C HID headlights
  • Kansai KNP wheels
  • RPG Carbon Fiber Alternator Cover
  • RPG Carbon Fiber radiator cover
  • Grimspeed hood dampeners
  • Full paint correction
  • ION hood scoop delete
  • Impreza LT grill and STi LT grill
Suspension

  • Tein Flex Z Coilovers
  • Kartboy end links front and rear
  • 24mm whiteline sway bar
  • SPT underbody brace
  • GTSpec front strut tower bar
  • GTSpec rear strut tower bar

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Old 05-05-2021, 03:46 PM   #5
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Maintenance
  • (unconfirmed) new power steering pump
  • Both rear wheel bearings replaced DEC 2019
  • Rear diff gear oil replaced with motul gear 300
  • Transmission fluid replaced with motul gear 300
  • new speed sensor
  • new crank sensor
  • new new coilpacks
Motor build done at 103,151
Full bottom end replacement with IAG stage 2.5 closed deck short block and head rebuild. All the work done through GNG by Colin McCulley and Adam Meade. The following service and maintenance was done at that time.
  • TIMING BELT - Remove & Replace
  • OIL PUMP - Remove & Replace
  • VALVE COVER GASKET - Remove & Replace
  • CYLINDER HEAD GASKET - Remove & Replace
  • Headwork: Clean, Resurface, Pressure Test, 3 angle Valve Job
  • (Springs, Retainers, Guides) Journal Polish, Cam Install
  • SHORT BLOCK - Remove & Replace
  • THERMOSTAT &/OR OUTLET - Remove & Replace
  • WATER PUMP - Remove & Replace
  • CLUTCH PRESSURE PLATE &/OR DISC - Remove & n/c Replace
  • New OEM flywheel replacement
  • New OEM cam gear replacement all 4
  • New OEM oil pan replacement
  • NGK SPARK PLUGS
  • New OEM crossover pipe
  • New OEM Tension Pulley
  • New battery

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Old 05-05-2021, 05:41 PM   #6
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Beautiful machine ya got there.

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Old 05-05-2021, 08:46 PM   #7
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Beautiful machine ya go there.


Thank you sir put a lot of blood and sweat into it.
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Old 05-06-2021, 05:38 AM   #8
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That's a really beautiful car, stunning!
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Old 05-06-2021, 08:13 AM   #9
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That's a really beautiful car, stunning!


Thank you Iím glad you like it. Thereís more to come for it someday.
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Old 05-06-2021, 09:05 AM   #11
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Old 05-06-2021, 11:52 AM   #12
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Timeline Ė year one

-June 6th 2019-

I purchased the vehicle in South Charleston WV from a guy named Mathew who worked at ĒArtistic Creations TattooĒ (I believe heís since moved down to Florida). I guess that Iím the 3rd or 4th owner of the car, the owner before Mathew was the guy from the TurboXS article who lived up in Maryland, not sure if there was an owner before him or not.



-June 14th 2019-

Got rear ended on the way to a car show by a drunk dude (donít drive drunk kids). The damage was pretty minor, I work at a body shop and made sure everything replaced was OEM right from our very own Colonial Subaru (thanks Dan). At That that time I trimmed the front bumper and fixed where the paint was cracking, fixed a small rust spot on the fender, and repainted the rear lip spoiler.



-September 9th 2019-

Purchased and paint matched a JDM GD Sti trunk lid and wing, kept the limited trunk as id go back to that eventually go back to that.



-December 7th 2019-

Surprise, surprise the 15-year-old apexi Coilovers are blown and seized, at this point, I decided to pick up some Teins because I had good luck with them on my 06 WRX and I got them on sale. Had them installed along with some cheapo tires because the nexens were dry rotted. Also had the rear wheel bearings replaced and a full alignment done.


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Even though I could not acquire the hood the original silver sleeper had (Car Service Hiro Battle Hawk Carbon Fiber Hood) I did purchase for $50 a 2007 Impreza hood off a friend of mine. Spent $150 in PDR and paint corrected it myself for a cool $200 it came out pretty nice especially with it being a completely different paint code, CGM whereas my cars paint is UGM.

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Old 05-09-2021, 07:05 PM   #14
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Even though I could not acquire the hood the original silver sleeper had (Car Service Hiro Battle Hawk Carbon Fiber Hood) I did purchase for $50 a 2007 Impreza hood off a friend of mine. Spent $150 in PDR and paint corrected it myself for a cool $200 it came out pretty nice especially with it being a completely different paint code, CGM whereas my cars paint is UGM.
This came out really nice. I have a ton of hail damage dings I wish I could do this too
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Old 05-10-2021, 01:10 PM   #15
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This came out really nice. I have a ton of hail damage dings I wish I could do this too


One thing I want to learn to do myself is PDR and whenever Iíve got little dings I can just take care of them or help out friends.
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Old 05-10-2021, 08:37 PM   #16
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Walbro 450 installed with a deatschwerks hardwire kit and a hanger passthrough for power and ground for the pump to bypass the OEM fuel pump harness connector.

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Old 05-22-2021, 01:25 PM   #17
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beautiful car, any more pictures or details on how u did the wiring on the fuel pump harness for the DW kit. I bought the same one but haven't installed it yet
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Old 05-24-2021, 12:02 PM   #18
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beautiful car, any more pictures or details on how u did the wiring on the fuel pump harness for the DW kit. I bought the same one but haven't installed it yet


Thereís a lot of misleading information out there about it Iíll break it down pretty simply. The long red wire goes to your battery, the black wire goes to ground, the blue wire goes to the wire that is power to your fuel pump and will now act as the on switch for your relay, the yellow wire goes to power on your fuel pump. While your doing this I highly recommend doing a hanger pass though for your fuel pump power and ground. I achieved this with an ATL two wire bulkhead passthrough. If I had to do it again I would have gone with a stud with insulator style pass though as the ATL one was really too big and I had to make more modifications thank would have been needed if I had gone with the other style. P&L Motorsports sells a set for power and ground for $35 I would have gone that way if I had to do it over. If you donít do a pass though the yellow wire gets connected to the pump side of the wire you cut for the blue wire from the relay. If you go the hanger bypass route just tape up that wire and you can just unplug the factory fuel pump wires from the in tank hanger harness as you wonít need them because youíll be doing the wiring directly to the pump through the pass though.
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Sleeper factor 4 KAJILLION... looks good ....

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Thereís a lot of misleading information out there about it Iíll break it down pretty simply. The long red wire goes to your battery, the black wire goes to ground, the blue wire goes to the wire that is power to your fuel pump and will now act as the on switch for your relay, the yellow wire goes to power on your fuel pump. While your doing this I highly recommend doing a hanger pass though for your fuel pump power and ground. I achieved this with an ATL two wire bulkhead passthrough. If I had to do it again I would have gone with a stud with insulator style pass though as the ATL one was really too big and I had to make more modifications thank would have been needed if I had gone with the other style. P&L Motorsports sells a set for power and ground for $35 I would have gone that way if I had to do it over. If you donít do a pass though the yellow wire gets connected to the pump side of the wire you cut for the blue wire from the relay. If you go the hanger bypass route just tape up that wire and you can just unplug the factory fuel pump wires from the in tank hanger harness as you wonít need them because youíll be doing the wiring directly to the pump through the pass though.
hey thanks for the reply. i bought one of those bulkhead passthrough's because someone on here did the same thing. but he had his leak when he would fill up the tank so i was paranoid about that. hows your's doing?
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Sleeper factor 4 KAJILLION... looks good ....

Bill

thanks <3 looking to do a rotated kit in the next couple years and hopefully make even more sauce.
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Old 05-25-2021, 09:08 AM   #22
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hey thanks for the reply. i bought one of those bulkhead passthrough's because someone on here did the same thing. but he had his leak when he would fill up the tank so i was paranoid about that. hows your's doing?

I haven't cracked mine open to check for any leaks, doesn't seem to be leaking at least from what I can tell there are no symptoms of leaking. I can probably look at it in the next couple of days and report back.
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Old 05-25-2021, 09:15 AM   #23
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finally had the time to install the PZEV badge id picked up. came out pretty good looks almost factory I think.






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Old 05-29-2021, 05:52 PM   #24
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Finally got around to installing the Fluidampr crank pully. Kind of a bitch but not the worst install. The car feels much smoother and the clutch chatter seems to be better.




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Broke out my dremel and some wire wheel bits and clean the alternator up significantly.

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