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Old 09-13-2012, 02:50 PM   #26
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Member#: 115396
Join Date: May 2006
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: RVA
2008 STi


My first Subaru was a 2004 WRX that I owned for 5 years. I loved it but deep down I had always wanted a STi. When the time came where I could finally afford one, I waited and searched for just the right one. In May of 2011 I found a 2008 WRB STi with 3x,xxx miles on it all stock.

Upon purchase I immediately ordered and installed the Invidia turboback quad tip exhaust, Accessport, and BC coilovers. After that I wasted no time getting the car up to IAG for an alignment and to have the taillight vinyl applied. I was more than pleased with the car but knew I wanted to go with a larger turbo sometime down the line.

Due to a blown motor a buddy of mine was parting with his Dom 3 setup for cheap and by September I was making 346whp/357 trq with his old setup. The car ran a little rich and the drove a little rough but I loved every minute I spent behind the wheel.

Not two weeks after I got the car tuned things took a turn for the worse.

First I was rear ended by someone on a busy road during rush hour. It was a low speed hit resulting in a small dent on my rear bumper from her license plate screw. Since I didn’t want to hold up rush hour traffic over such minimal damage and since I had her insurance information and pictures of the whole thing I told her I wouldn’t call the cops and that I would be in touch. Turns out the phone number her insurance company had was now disconnected and the only thing they could do was send her a letter asking for her side of the story. I was told if they didn’t hear from her in 30 days the claim would be handled by a supervisor and they would determine if they are going to pay me or not. Sure enough 30 days pass and they didn’t hear from her. I offer up my side of the story and my pictures (which they didn’t accept) only to be told they were not going to handle my claim. They told me to go file with my insurance company and if I told my insurer what happened they would sue the other insurance company for my deductible back. I called my insurance company to make sure the other company wasn’t trying to screw me and my insurance assured me they would get my deductible back. My car was fixed and to this date I still haven’t received my $500 deductible back.

Pissed, but just glad to have my car back things were looking up from there until November 11, 2011. I was waiting to take a left turn at a green light (no arrow) at a busy intersection and I was sitting in the intersection patiently waiting to take my turn once traffic cleared or once the light turned red. I see the light go yellow and prepare to clear the intersection. The light turns red and now I need to clear the intersection, there is a car stopped at the red light opposite of me so I couldn’t see the car in the other lane about to blow the red light. I was t-boned by a guy who swore the light was yellow. I had two of my friends and my brother in the car; my brother was sitting at the door that got plowed in to. Luckily no one was injured but with no witnesses and since the other driver’s story didn’t match up with mine it was listed as a no fault accident and I was stuck going through my insurance again to fix the car. Luckily they didn’t total the car and after two miserable months I got the car back.

Photo from the accident.

I toyed with the idea of selling the car and moving on to something different but once I got it back I remembered why I bought it in the first place. Not two months after I got it back from the body shop the old turbo inlet coupler tore on me and I was **** out of luck getting a new one. I replaced the inlet twice before I got one that worked right. Somewhere during all of this some lines got disconnected and a solenoid got broken. The car wasn’t hitting the proper boost levels and was very sluggish. I decided once again to take my car to IAG and have them realign the car, mount my new tires, fix any mechanical issues, and retune it. They fixed some vacuum/boost leaks, threw a few new parts on, and the car dynoed at 356whp/361 trq.

Finally my car felt complete. It drove like a dream on this new tune and I was grinning ear to ear anytime I drove it. I got to drive it maybe four times before I noticed white smoke coming from the exhaust under boost. Irritated I had a compression and leak down test performed at a local performance shop. I was hoping the turbo finally bit the bullet since it had around 50,000 miles on it, but of course it can never be that simple. Low compression cylinder four.

It was time to do this right once and for all. After talking with Rick at IAG about my options I towed the car up there once more and dropped it off to have the motor built. Of course things can’t go smoothly for this car even when the professionals have it. Apparently Cosworth had a batch of cams where the oil passages were drilled opposite of how the oil flowed. Guess who got cams from that batch? Rick, JJ, and all the guys at IAG went above and beyond to make this right at no cost to me. I just got the car back a month ago and am still breaking it in. My retune is scheduled for the weekend of September 22nd and it can’t come soon enough.

Thanks to all my friends who have helped me work on this car and have listened to me bitch about it on and off for the past year. Huge shout out for IAG as well, none of this would have been possible without their expertise and attention to detail.

• ATP stock location GT35R
• IAG big MAF intake
• Agency Power inlet
• Spearco TMIC
• Tial 44mm EWG
• IAG uppipe
• TurboXS headers
• Invidia Q300 catless turboback exhaust
• Warlboro 255lph fuel pump
• DeatschWerks 1000cc injectors
• Manley 99.75mm pistons
• Manley rods
• Cosworth cams
• ACL rod bearings
• ACL main bearings
• ARP head studs
• IAG air pump deletes
• Killer B oil pickup
• 11mm oil pump
• Gates timing belt kit
• Prosport turbo blanket
• IAG TGV deletes
• Grimmspeed 3mm phenolic spacers
• Grimmspeed AOS
• NGK one step colder plugs
• ACT performance street clutch
• BC coilovers
• 20mm spacers
• Red taillight vinyl
• JNA front lip
• Prosport boost/oil pressure gauges
• SMY gauge cluster
• Short shifter

Dyno video

Old dyno plot, will update once retuned.

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Old 09-13-2012, 04:36 PM   #27
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Member#: 332088
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Philadelphia
2012 STi
Satin White Pearl


Originally Posted by ihaveanose1234 View Post
Not two weeks after I got the car tuned things took a turn for the worse.

Photo from the accident.

Man u have the worst luck, i feel real bad for u. I know i would die if that happen to my 2012 sti, good luck in the future man, hopefully its all good from here on out.

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Old 09-27-2012, 06:06 PM   #28
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Member#: 60497
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Milford, NJ
2018 WRX STI


What's up nasioc.
I want to enter my 05 STi. This car has had quite a history behind it. I bought it 3 years ago from a forum member in North Dakota. Before he owned it, a member owned it in NJ and the car was featured way back in modified magazine (black 05 sti with red demon eyes, XX Tuning built). The first owner tracked it, raced it, and it went through 2 motors.
The second owner bought it and it went through another motor. He tinkered with the car and added and changed a lot of the motor work, adding a rotated turbo setup.

Then I came along, I saw it for sale on iwsti.com and had to have it. I have owned 6 STi's so far, this one being the one. I was currently in an 09 hatch STi, but I wasn't fond of it. I had to get myself back into an 05, which i originally had.
Deal is done, I receive it and it turns out, the motor was bad AGAIN. The shop who had built this motor twice now was not going to get it back again.

I turned to my very good friends at EFI Logics and they basically said we have to tear it down and see what's up. Upon tear down, all four pistons were cracked (JE's), all the bearings and walls were heavily scored...it was a mess. I didn't even get to drive the car. The previous owner thought the motor was good.

My build was ongoing. I didn't want to stoop on anything. The Ultimate Racing GT35R kit installed was still in great condition. After the build, it was time for the 1,000 mile break in! Easy enough. Time for tune... but
I had a coolingmist meth kit, which chris the tuner, wasn't too fond of...it just was not cooperating....and on top of that, the 255 fuel pump was maxing out! Off the rollers it came and we contemplated what to do. Chris suggested a Full Blown dual walbro setup, as they were familiar with a dual pump setup as well as swapping to an aquamist HSF6. I left with a detuned car and waited for my appointment for these two items to be installed.

When it was finally fnished, her final numbers were 510whp/473wtq on 93 octane and meth, tuned by my late, good friend Chris Schoen-Kiewert. The car could have made more power and I had plenty of injector duty left, but the actual design of UR's downpipe was limiting it. It's bend an odd way, so that with all those big power pushing, is actually restricting it. Air and Fuel were barely maxed.

The car has been in my hands since and I continue to change it's appearance, never settling on a look. It has had a big Varis wing on it before, candy red Enkei PF01's, you name it. I'm still in the process of changing pieces on it and getting it perfect to my eyes. She's never finished. The quest for more power will continue. I currently work at a Hyundai dealer and have just started my new shop called 987 Motorsports, which will be opening soon. Thanks to EFI Logics and everybody up there for building an amazing car and having the best customer service around, as well as being a close friend.
Here is how she sits now.

EFI Logics Built EJ25 Block - 93 octane + meth injection

510whp/473wtq @ 27 psi

COBB Accessport V2
Aquamist HFS6
Spec C Tank w/Meth
EFI Logics Special Pistons
EFI Logics Custom Fuel System w/-8 AN Fittings and Lines
Cosworth S2 Grind Camshafts 278/274 - properly sized valve buckets for optimal clearance
Supertech +0.5 Intake and Exhaust Valves - mild head port on exhaust side only
Supertech Titanium Retainer Seats
Supertech Valve Springs
Supertech Spring Seats
ARP Head Studs
Invidia N1 Race w/Ti Tip Catback
Ultimate Racing GT35R Turbo
Ultimate Racing Downpipe
Ultimate Racing 3 Bolt Uppipe
Ultimate Racing Reverse Flow Ver1 FMIC
Crawford Performance Ver.1 A/O Seperator
Custom 83mm MAF Housing - KS Tech
Full Blown Dual Walbro Pump Setup w/Custom Lines
Blitz SBC ID3 Boost Controller
TIAL 44mm EWG (Custom Dump Tube)
Thermo Turbo Blanket
Aeromotive Fuel Rails
Aeromotive Fuel Pressure Regulator with Liquid-Filled CHM Gauge
GT Spec Gen 2 Unequal Length Header
KOYO Aluminum Radiator
Moroso Version 1 Oil Pan
Grimmspeed Thermostat
JDM TGV deletes
Deatschwerks 950cc Side Feed Injectors
NGK One Step Colder Plugs
AR Fab Harmonic Balancer
Prova Radiator Cap
Prova Oil Cap
Braille Lightweight Battery w/EFI Logics Bracket
Samco Radiator Hoses
Coolant Reservoir Deleted
Gates Timing Belt
Kartboy Exhaust Hangers
KillerB Windshield Washer Tank
Carbign Craft Carbon Fiber Alternator Cover
Carbign Craft Carbon Fiber Radiator Shroud
Dress Up Bolts Polished Engine Bay Bolts
Project MU Brake & Clutch Caps
NRG Carbon Fiber Hood Dampers


Genuine Cusco Front Lip
WRX Side Skirts
Voltex Carbon Fiber Rear Diffuser
Syms Rear Spoiler
S2000 Retrofit Headlights w/Angel Eyes (Lightwerkz)
10% Window Tint
Blue Bat's Tinted Tails + 3rd Brake Light
Pillarless Grille Mod Painted OBP
Black STi Billet Aluminum Front Bumper Trim
Varis Carbon Fiber Exhaust Shield
Hella's - Blacked Out


Bride Gias Low Max Seats with Gradiation
Blacked Out Interior w/Pass Through
PROVA D-Shaped Steering Wheel
S204 Style Flat Black Dash Trim
Aspec Titanium Shift Knob
Autometer Carbon Fiber Gauge Pods
DEFI BF Amber Boost
DEFI BF Amber Oil Pressure
DEFI Control Unit II
DEFI Triple Meter Hood
Fully Converted Interior Lights to Red (Interior Flair)
Subtle Solutions Ashtray Bezel (Black)
Auto-Dimming Mirror/Compass
Polished STi Shifter Surround
JDM Carbon Shift Pattern Decal
Autospeed Dead Pedal
TurboXS Knock Light
Passport 8500 X50
Forester DIN Pocket
Alpine iDA-X305 Digital Media Receiver
Alpine Type-R Speakers


Rays 57Motorsport G07TA 18x8.5 +45 Wheels
Hankook RS3 255/35/18
Muteki SR48 Chrome Red Lug Nuts
Kartboy Short Shifter W/All Bushings
ACPT Carbon Fiber Driveshaft
Carbonetics Twin Disc Clutch w/Flywheel
Steel Braided Clutch Line & ATE Super Blue
Cusco Engine & Tranny Mounts
Solid Aluminum Pitch Stop Mount
TiC Outrigger & Tranny Cross Member Bushings

Suspension & Stiffening

AST 4100 Coilovers w/Swift Springs & Helpers (8k/7k)
Vorshlag F/R Adjustable Camber Plates
The Car Labs X-Brace
COBB Front & Rear Sways
Perrin Rear Endlinks
Whiteline Sport ALK Kit
Whiteline Subframe Locking Bolts
Whiteline Adjustable Front Endlinks
Whiteline Adjustable Lateral Links
Offensive Power Front Fender Braces
JDM Titanium Front Strut Bar
Cusco Version 2 Subframe Brace


Ferodo DS2500 Pads
Cusco Master Cylinder Brace
Goodridge SS Lines
ATE Super Blue Fluid

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Old 10-23-2012, 09:35 AM   #29
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Member#: 116059
Join Date: May 2006
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Denver, CO
2013 MMM STi Hatch
05 STi, 00 OBS


I forgot that I wanted to enter for this a while back!

My name is Taša Salyards - located in beautiful Denver Colorado! I have two other Subaru's (02' WRX and 04' FXT) but this one is by far my favorite. My love for subaru's started over 7 years ago when I bought my 2000 Silverthorne 2.5RS coupe. I grew up in the mountains and learned how to maneuver the curvy roads in that car. As much as I loved zipping around town in it, I just was feeling like I needed a change. So I started peeking around for a nice WRX to buy. Well I found it, in New Jersey.... and have had that same WRX ever since! Of course - I couldn't help but need moooore powaaaa. So three years ago I bought my first STi, it was an 08' AW Hatch. A year or so later, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to have a purple-ish car, so I sold the hatch and ordered this beauty....

At this point in her life - she is mostly a garage whore. I have a long commute, so I drive her a couple times per week. I like to attend any kind of car show/meet and try to hit up a couple of track days every year.

2011 PBP STi Limited Sedan

5% Window Tint
STi JDM V Limited Front Lip Spoiler
RA MudFlaps w/ Gray Lettering
R205 STi Fender Blades
Debadged decklid
Gloss Black decklid trim

COBB AccessPort STG2
Invidia Catless DP
Invidia Q300 CBE

Fortune Auto 500 Series coilovers
GTSpec rear control arm

18x10 +40 Volk TE37 SL
265/35/18 Potenza RE11
Muteki neo chrome lugs

All professional photos were taken by Cody Lind @ CL Photography:

High Plains raceway:

Crappy iPhone photo:

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Old 10-24-2012, 12:00 AM   #30
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Member#: 314032
Join Date: Mar 2012
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: bangor
2008 STI


I'm not sure if this post is even active anymore and my car is in the middle of an engine build but I'm bored so might as well enter =P My name is Shane and through luck and hard work I've had the opertunity to own my affordable dream car at the age of 22 and through even more luck and money I've been able to build it. I bought my 2008 subaru STI limited hatchback in the begining of 2012, it was completly stock with 60k miles. Since then I have tracked it, put it in shows and driven it up and down the west coast multiple times. The car has seen all the way down to long beach, Ca, all the way up to canada, on sereral different highways. I guess what I'm trying to say is I like to drive =P anyhow, aweek after I had it, I was on a track and a week after that I was doing my first mod and this is what has resulted since....

So that the car, its changed alot since I bought it but I can honestly say that its one of the best purchases I've ever made. The subaru comunity is like none other and I've made several life friends. Anyhow, mods:

obey sticker bomb (haters gona hate)
viper alarm

guardline matte green/matte black vynil wrap
red taillights/tinnted
yellow fogs
matte green emblem overlay

nameless performance uppipe
nameless performance turbo back exhaust with 3.5" staggered, double walled, tips
nameless performance intake
sanapse BOV
44mm sanapse EWG vented to air
nameless performance screamer pipe
cobb AP
pro tuned by English racing
white line engine mounts
kartboy short shifter

tein coilovers
whiteline rear sway bar
every bushing replaced with white line bushings
nameless strut tower bar
rota p45 18x9.5
hannock evo's 225/40/18

Thats all I can think of off the top of my head but I'm sure there is more. Thanks for your time and I think we should have another one of these in april when my motor build is done, I'll have alot more to talk about =P Cheers.
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:56 AM   #31
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Member#: 205367
Join Date: Mar 2009
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: MA
2005 STAGE 2 WRX


A lot more is in the future of this car, but This is My 2011 STI Limited. It is BY FAR my favorite car I have driven to date.

As of now I have a Stage 2 build and tune. Pushing around 340WHP / 365LBS/TQ


Invidia Q300 CBE
Invidia Catless Divorced Wastegate DP
GoFastBitz 50/50 Hybrid BOV
Cobb RAM Intake w/ Cobb Box
Hallman Pro Manual Boost Controller


RA Poly Mud Flaps w/ Red Lettering
Ebay Poly Front Lip
Full HID set-up (Fogs, Highs, Lows, and LED Markers/Blinkers)
SPT CF Trunk Trim
TWM Performance Shift Knob
Red LED Interior Lighting
PERRIN Electronic Boost Controller Cover
OEM Subaru Rain Guards
15% All Around Tint

Changes In Near Future:

Rota SVN 18X10 (Flat Black)
BF Goodrich KDW2
ISC Coilovers
Work Racing Open End Aluminum Lugs (RED)
FULL sound system upgrade
Agency Power Lower Control Arms
AEM Gauges w/ A-Pillar Pod (Wideband, Boost, Oil Pressure)
Headlight & Taillight Tint overlays
Side Skirt Lip/Extension

Changes in FINAL:

Perrin FMIC
Agency Power Turbo Inlet
TIAL 38mm EWG w/ Uppipe
Agency Power RAM Intake
All piping and Manifold Powder Coated Lime/Neon Green

I am very excited to have this car to play with and I look forward to showing off the changes my car will go through!

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Old 11-21-2012, 02:05 AM   #32
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Member#: 258009
Join Date: Sep 2010
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: upstate ny
04 sti


Okay so... My story. I'm sure some details will be left out or forgotten but here goes. I have been a proud USAF member since i joined in July of 2007. I picked up my first Subaru in 2010 which was a CGM 07 wrx. I then tastefully modified it to a nice 322whp/351tq. That just wasn't enough so i started pricing transmissions and built motors. I quickly came to the conclusion that i needed an Sti.

I started baiting one of my good friends and top scoob 030 candidate Airmancam to work out a deal on his beast. He has always had a love hate relationship with it but when it came time to cut the check he just couldn't part with it but also helped me find another local and possibly iconic Sti. Byroll01 had his hard work, (and wallet) poured into the car i decided to purchase in april of 2011.

I immediately had to have it as soon as i got my first ride in it. Problem was, I had a deployment the first week in may. I drove the car twice, changed the oil and put it in the garage. After three months of online shopping from Afghanistan i returned to the vehicle and a few parts. There began my love/hate relationship with my race car.

Myself and a few friends began switching up a few things to personalize it although it was very tastefully done so some being minor and others not so minor. Dom and Maxwell Performance had done an excellent job with the motor build and much more but I had to rep my buddy John Visconti of Visconti tuning for all my ECU work. He's always done all my tuning and i've never had a problem so why change a good thing.

I'll let the mod list and pictures do the rest of the talking for now! Thanks for taking the time to read my introduction story!

MPS 2.6L Shortblock:
83mm billet crank with straight through oiling
Custom JE Billet Pistons
MPS 4340 h-beam Rods 130.5mm w/ ARP L19 Rod bolts
Blueprinted and Balanced
ACL Race bearings
MPS Signature Series Heads:
MPS CNC Ported Cylinder Heads (B25)
+1mm Ferrea Super Alloy exhaust valves
+1mm Ferrea SS Intake Valves
Kelford R-199-B cams
Supertech Dual Valve Springs
ARP Head studs
OEM head gaskets

Induction and Exhaust:
DOM5.0 XT-R Turbo
Tial 38mm EWG
Maddad Equal length headers
Cosworth Intake Manifold
Custom MPS 3" turbo inlet
ID2000cc injectors
Perrin Top Feed Fuel Rails
MPS TGV Deletes
APS 3" Single Tip Catback
APS 70mm CAI
Greddy E-01 Boost Controller

EMS: Stock 04 ECU
Cobb Accessport -VTuned!

Fuel: Single DW300 and Bosch FPR with ID2000's

Suspension: KGMM DNA inverted coilovers
Whiteline roll center kit
Cusco sway bars
Carbing front strut bar

Exterior: JDM rear wiper and roof vent
Chargespeed sideskirts and rear spats
Sportmaxx ??? 17x9.5 +38 wrapped in 255/35/17 Faulken Azenis tires

Interior: Defi BF series Boost, EGT and Oil Pressure gauges with Defi link.
AEM Oil Temp. gauge
Innovate LC-1 wideband
V7 Sti Seats

I'm sure i've forgotten stuff and will continue to edit etc etc. For now i hope you all enjoy all the hard work!

Pictures below

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Old 11-21-2012, 08:22 PM   #33
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Member#: 77200
Join Date: Dec 2004
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Woodinville, WA
2002 WRX
WRB w/BoBo trunk monkey


Well where to start? I originally joined the Coast Guard in the summer of 2005, after bootcamp I was transferred to the CGC Tampa in Portsmouth VA as a good old E-2. After spending sometime at the bottom of the barrel I decided on the rate (mos) I wanted to go. So it was off to Petaluma Cal for Electronics Technician school. When I completed that fun time I was given orders to Loran Support Unit. While I was home before reporting to the new unit I picked up my 2002 Subaru WRX. And has been my obsession ever since. While at Loran Support Unit I was fortunate enough to fly all over the country working on the LORAN system and meeting suby people everywhere I went. Also was able to participate in the 48hrs of Tri-State, during my time there I was able to go from E-3 to E-5. After that took the car cross country to Seattle WA where I am currently stationed on the CGC Mellon working on the CIWS (Close In Weapon System) not going to lie pretty cool system. Now I sit waiting on the E-6 list and just received orders to help instruct in the Coast Guard Academy Electronics Lab.

A quick note of the car, although not really performance related but something I'm proud of. The car has been daily driven since I bought it and have managed to rack up 160k miles. Prior to doing my drivetrain swap I was at 155k miles on the original clutch, flywheel and only repair that had to have been done to the car was the radiator due to the oh so common split on the cap.

Also before I forget I want to throw a quick shout out to everyone thats helped me with the car along the way. I've tried to do almost all the work myself other than some random things over the years, the engine build a tunes.
So big thanks to Draco Performance in my hometown of Mooresville NC, thanks to AWD Auto of Kirkland WA for all my alignment and general maintenance trouble shooting, and Maxwell Power for building my awesome motor and tunes. Last and no where near the least thanks to all my friends/roommates that have tossed there hands in the grease to help out!

MPS 2.1L Shortblock:
STI crank
Manley Custom DOM pistons
Blueprinted and Balanced
MPS Signature Series Heads:
MPS CNC Ported Cylinder Heads (B25)
+1mm Ferrea Super Alloy exhaust valves
+1mm Ferrea SS Intake Valves
Kelford cams
Supertech Dual Valve Springs
ARP Head studs
OEM head gaskets

Induction and Exhaust:
TD06-18g (20gxt and meth on the way)
Agency Power Headers
SPT Intake
Invidia catless DP
Cobb CBE
ID1000cc injectors
Warlboro Fuel Pump
MPS TGV Deletes
Turbo Smart BPV

Stock 02 ECU
Cobb Accessport Dom tuned!

BC-BR Coilovers
Whiteline roll center kit
Cobb hollow sway bars
Kartboy Endlinks
STI front and rear strut top bars
GT-Spec anti-lift kit

Full 07 Sti swap (trans, diff, hubs, brembos)

07sti Brembo calipers
Goodrich SS lines
Master Cylinder Brace

Kaminari Carbon Fiber Race Wing
Debadge trunk
Rally Armor classic mudflaps
Painted stock Side Skirts
EDM HID headlights with lightworkz touch
Blitz Profile 8 17x9.5 +33 wrapped in 255/35/17 Dunlop Direzzas

Greddy Boost, Oil Pressure, and EGT gauge
Blacked out headliner and pillars
STI Carpet
STI rear seats with passthrough
JDM Bugeye STI Seats (so much better than usdm)
Pioneer AVH dvd/nav
Alpine Type-R front component and tweeter set
Alpine Type-S rear speakers
JL-W3 10in sub
Hifonics amp
24+ sq ft of dynamat in the doorpanels

Thats it for now, I'll keep editing to fix my horrid grammar.


Shortly after picking her up went up to Tail of the Dragon for some fun

All Vinyled out for 48hrs of Tri-State

During my cross country trip, had to take a stop at Bonneville... Who knew that the snow turns it into a huge mirrior pond?

Interior while I was putting it back together.

The new 2.1 stroker as it was coming together

As she sits now.

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Old 11-21-2012, 08:23 PM   #34
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Member#: 283940
Join Date: May 2011
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
2008 Sti


Well, I've always wanted to take a stab at the top scoob contest and I figure that this will be the most appropriate one, at least for me. Sorry if I end up running on with this but hopefully you enjoy what I have to say and the car I have to show.

So it all begins on March 9th, 2009 where I found myself standing on funny yellow foot prints at Parris Island, SC for 13 weeks of Marine Corps boot camp. It didn't take long to start being blasted by Drill Instructors, however, I worked my way through basic and then on to Infantry training battalion (ITB) to become a notorious USMC Grunt (0311-Infantry) and then wound up in 3rd Battalion 6th Marines India Co.

Then, we were tasked with what ended up becoming the largest battle in the Afghan war to date in 2010 when 3/6 and 1/6 along with other supporting units were tasked with taking control of a city called Marjah in the Helmand Province of southern Afghanistan. Got to Afghanistan Jan 5th, 2010 and then inserted into the desert to spend 9 days in fighting holes surrounding Marjah fighting off extreme cold (desert in the winter was brutal and often below 0), sand storms, freezing rain and occasional indirect fire from the taliban. Then it all came together on February 13th of 2010 which we noted as "D-Day" and pushed into the city which was followed by 13 hours of fire fights that day. I experienced more things that day alone than my entire life. From Cobra attack choppers covering us with hellfire missiles, to mortars, up to Harrier and F18 gun runs just to get us moving from compound to compound. Days passed and the heavy fighting subsided into more of a guerilla warfare from the enemy.

Then it finally hit me. 4-ish months and well over 50 fire fights finally caught up to me. May 20th, 2010 I was on a foot patrol in Marjah when we came under fire in an intersection while on a supporting mission. After that ended, we continued on our mission and found ourselves at the same intersection later that day. However, this time the enemy had placed an IED in the road and organized a complex ambush. Unfortunately for me, as the radio man along with grenadier I was targeted, and the intiation of the ambush being the IED was detonated on me. That is all I remember.

Fast forward a few weeks and some time in a Brittish hospital in Afghanistan, then again in Germany, once more at Andrews Air Force Base, and finally got back to Camp Lejeune, NC where I was originally stationed. Here is a picture of me and a buddy in Afghanistan with a detainee who was making IED's. (I'm the creeper watching my friend put on chapstick)

This brings me to the story behind my Sti.

While I was deployed I agreed to have my family sell my Audi TT so my brother could get a car and I would just get something when I got home. He previously had an 04 wrx with an FP Green and a dog box so it was pretty fun. Once I got back on my feet I had to get behind the wheel again and while my parents were visiting me for the first time since I had been home I saw it... My future 2008 subaru Sti... while we were going to dinner. I had to have it, and I had all that yummy deployment money to blow. So, here she is, stock and all shined up:

It wasn't long until the mod bug hit me either as I have always been into cars. After looking around nasioc for some time I ended up getting myself a Cobb AP, intake, and TurboXS downpipe which did add quite a bit of pep in my Sti's step.

However, it wasn't enough. I had to have that car that sets me apart from the rest. Sorry, I'm competitive by nature so it is what it is and the dollars started flyin' while I was living paycheck to paycheck rehabbing in NC.

Thus came the first "large" bit of modifications to the car which included the following and then some (this is just the idea):

AMR T60R turbocharger, AMR cast up pipe ,AMR turbocharger inlet tube ,Agency Power UEL, Perrin Performance FMIC (wrinkle black piping, silver core), 3.00" downpipe with QTP cutout, Perrin Performance cat back, TGV deletes, Agency Power fuel rail and line kit, DeatschWerks 1,000cc drop-in fuel injectors, Aeromotive Inc. 340lph in-tank fuel pump, Walbro fuel pump installation kit, ACT Streetlite flywheel, and ACT HDSS clutch.

Due to only being able to post 5 pictures, I am going to hold off on those for now and can throw some up elsewhere or check out my build thread.

Now, that brought me up to 408awhp/381awtq on an open source tuned. This was fine and dandy and I was satisfied with the car knowing I was pushing it's limits at that. In the mean time I added some new wheels to the collection: Enkei RPF1 18x10 +38 wrapped in 265/35 BF Goodrich Gforces and powder coated black. There were also some small projects that took up my time which youll see in my parts list. Then, that fateful day came as I was heading back from leaving to finish out my time as a Marine and I spun a bearing. Sigh. Time for a built bottom end I guess!

Here is a picture after the wheels and a little more low:

Towed the car home, had it sit for about 5 months while I finished up in NC and finally got back home to NY where I had this waiting for me:

Stage III race block all Manley'd out (see parts list). Big thanks to Mike @ BuiltInd for this!

Anyway, luckily for me I had the time to be able to do all of this work myself. Took up a lot of my summer with waiting on misc. parts and whatever to come in. I needed to stay to myself as adjusting is pretty hard being combat wounded and all. Took out the old block and in with the new along with some dress up stuff and small other additions like a Grimmspeed AOS. Got back on the road and broke it in.

Now, in the mean time, I had just bought my first house which isn't too shabby for a 23 year old as well as I got back into the books at Rochester Institute of Technology for the first time in over 4 years so a lot of my focus went there.

Now, I am tending to a bad turbo. Just sitting for some time, 20k pretty hard miles, and some shaft play has led to an oil issue.

solution, new turbo: ATP GTX3582 with Tial 44mm EWG. Should be here next week so I'll keep that updated elsewhere.

So in the mean time, it still drives, just burns a little oil here and there but gets me from A to B. Lastly, I'll leave you with the full parts list and a couple more pictures.

Hope you enjoy!

Parts List 2008 Subaru Sti


Stage III Raceblock 8.5:1 Compression
Manley 2618 Pistons
Manley Heavy Duty Piston Pin Upgrade
Manley Turbo Tuff I-beam Rods
ACL Race Bearings
ARP Head Studs
OEM Nitride Crank
OEM 11mm Oil Pump
Refinished Heads
AMR T60R Turbo
AMR Cast Up-Pipe
AMR Turbo Inlet
Injen Intake
AMR 3'' 'S' Turbo Coupler
Agency Power Unequal Length Headers
Perrin Performance FMIC
TurboXS Downpipe 3'' w/ QTP Electric Cut-Out
Perrin Performance Catback
TGV Deletes
Grimmspeed 3mm Phenolic Thermal Spacers
Agency Power Fuel Rail and Line Kit
DeatschWerks 1,000cc Drop-In Fuel Injectors
Aeromotive, Inc. 340lph In-Tank Fuel Pump
Walbro Fuel Pump Install Kit
Grimmspeed Air Oil Separator
ACT Streetlite Flywheel
Cosworth Oil Baffle
OEM Water Pump
Grimmspeed 160° Thermostat
Mishimoto Radiator
Mishimoto Radiator Hoses
NGK One Step Colder Plugs
Gates Racing Timing Belt
Gates Racing Accessory Belts
BLOX Magnetic Drain Plug

Currently Open Source Tuned
Accessport Standing By for new Tune
Oil – Brad Penn


SMY Gauge Cluster
AEM TruBoost Boost Gauge/Controller
AEM UEGO Wideband AFR Gauge
Cleared Headlights w/ Side Marker Delete
Plasti-Dipped Grille
Custom “Sti” Badge LED Light Up Effect
35% Tint All Around
Smoked Tail Lights
Perrin Radiator Stays
Perrin Radiator Shroud
Perrin Boost Solenoid Cover
Perrin Accessory Cover
Perrin License Plate Delete
Hella Supertones
Satin Black Powder Coated Intake Manifold
Satin Black Powder Coated Inlet Pipe
Perrin Thin Black Shift Knob
Perrin Black SI Drive Knob
Grimmspeed License Plate Relocation
CF Brake Ducts
CF Eyelids


Hawk HPS Pads
StopTech SS Brake Lines
ATE Super Blue Fluid
Perrin Brake Cylinder Brace
Torque Solutions Motor Mounts
Torque Solutions Pitch Mount
Perrin Performance Shifter Bushings
GTspec Strut Bar
Eibach Front and Rear Sway Bars
Eibach Lowering Springs
Whiteline Anti-Lift Kit
Whiteline Positive Power Kit

18x10 Enkei RPF1 +38 Offset (Black)
BFGoodrich G-force KDW2's 265/35/18
Muteki sr48 Open Ended Lugs

OEM 18x8.5 Multispoke BBS'
Tires – TBD
OEM Lugs


ATP GTX3582r w/ ewg
Tial 44mm Wastegate w/ Dump Tube

Finally NYS Official on the purple heart plates. I had a sticker on the back which bailed me out a couple times. Don't do anything too crazy.

Wish I could post more pics, I'd throw up my dress blues to show what I wear as a representation of who I am to the military

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Old 11-22-2012, 04:55 AM   #35
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2004 Aspen White STi
PIA Tune 347whp 327tq


Here's my entry;
My name is Jeff and I am a Sergeant in the Marine Corps. I joined in June 2008.
I picked up my 2004 STi in Aug 2009 after finding out that my 1988 Forester blew a head gasket. I bought my STi with 36k on the motor, a WRX wing, Rota Torques, and 06 tail lights. My initial plan was to have a Stage 2 daily driver but I am far passed that point. I first started with just a CAI, then the exhaust and road tune came. Then a carbon fiber hood/trunk and a front lip.
I did the 05 rear bumper and quarter panel flares after being rear ended right before being activated for a deployment! My STi sat in my parent's garage for seven plus months while I was away for pre-deployment training and deployment.
I used a good amount of my deployment money to buy car parts to make my STi faster and lower. I was able to pick up Tomioka Racing as a sponsor when I came back stateside. A few months later, I went back to a OEM look and I picked up Status Racing seats and did a photoshoot for them.

IMG_2910 by SuperScubi, on Flickr
- Invidia Catless DP
- HKS Hi-Power CBE
- APS 70mm CAI
- AVO Turbo Inlet
- DW 850cc Injectors
- Walbro 255 Fuel Pump
- Tomioka Racing TD05 20g Turbo
- Perrin Stealth fmic
- Grimmspeed PnP exhaust manifold with crossover pipe
- Perrin Lightweight Crank Pulley
- Dom Tune 380.5HP 415.8Torque @21.5psi

- F/R Cusco Sway Bars
- F Cusco Strut Tower Bar
- R Whiteline Strut Tower Bar
- F/R Kartboy Endlinks
- BC Racing RAM Coilovers

- Stage 2 StopTech Brake Kit
- Work 11R 18x8.5 +47
- Continentals DWS 225/40/18

- Hella Tones Painted White
- Wingless Trunk
- 05 Rear Bumper with parking sensors
- 05 Quarter Panel Flares
- Replica Front Lip
- STi License Plate Delete
- KSTech Hood Scoop Delete

- Status Racing Laguna Carbon Kevlar Seats
- Rear 05 Black WRX Seat
- Auto Power Race Roll Bar/ Half Cage
- G-Force 6 point Harnesses
- Kartboy 6-Speed Short Shifter
- JDM Duracon 6-Speed Shift knob
- 3 inch shifter extension
- Pioneer 4100 touch screen
- ATI Triple Gauge Pod
- Prosport EVO Boost Gauge
- Prosport EVO Oil Pressure Gauge
- Prosport EVO Volt Gauge
- Custom Black Door Cards
- JDM Red Hazard Button
- Subaru All Weather Floor Mats

IMG_2946 by SuperScubi, on Flickr
My STi is in this Status Racing video:

IMG_2903 by SuperScubi, on Flickr

IMG_2916 by SuperScubi, on Flickr

IMG_2907 by SuperScubi, on Flickr

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Old 11-30-2012, 05:00 AM   #36
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Getting mine started now so I can get in before the cutoff, will have some nice pics after the weekend.
USN Navy VN Vet, 74-75. Served on the USS Midway in VA-115, A-6 Intruder Squadron. Then I went to the USS Enterprise for the rest of my duty.

Right now I prefer the old school stuff, but have done many upgrades to this one so its got a lot of new gen stuff going.
The soob is a 1989 RX and the black ones are very rare, only made in the last half of 89 and the last year the RX was made. I bought the car almost 7yrs ago and it sat for about a year while I looked for another engine (EA82T). Long story short, I went through 5 engines (and 2 trans), the last one being a rebuild from CCR. They just couldnt handle any boost above stock and it was the 2nd engine I blew the ring lands off a piston.
So I was able to source another engine, this time a EJ22T. I also picked up a partially worked over wiring harness and other necessary stuff for the swap.
I've also upgraded the suspension, its now 5 lug instead of the 4 lug, so my choice of wheels have improved.
All work on this car has been done by me. I've had help from a few friends putting stuff on, but it was limited.

Stock EJ22T
TD04 Turbo w/Perrin heatshield
Perrin 3in divorced WG Ceramic Coated Downpipe, 3in catless to the back.
Walbro 255 FP

BC Racing Coilovers
95 Impreza front hubs
91 XT6 rear hubs
Drilled and slotted rotors F/R
20mm XT6 F/R sway bars

93 Impreza 5spd
Perrin short shifter
3.9 VLSD

Mitsubishi Eclipse seats
A-pillar 3 pod gauges (boost, oil, water temp)
LED lighting
Kenwood HU
(Cant remember the names of the amp's (2) and the dual 10" subs in the back atm)
And for the pièce de résistance.....laminate wood flooring in the back deck area.

Hella Supertones
XT6 rear view mirrors
The lighting on these old school soobs were dismal, to say the least. I put some serious thought into this and came up with the idea of trying to fit projector lenses with HID's in the stock buckets. This was no small feat and took many hours (30+) to get to where its at now. This is the build thread - http://www.ultimatesubaru.org/forum/...d.php?t=125187
Now I have NO issues seeing where the road is at night. Also installed LED running lights inside the buckets with LED signals in the corner lights.

This is where its been somewhat lacking right now. I have put so much time and effort into getting this running as a fast and dependable car, I havent done much to the body and paint. I do plan on fixing all the dings and plastidipping it very soon.

I'm only posting a teaser pic right now and I will probably edit some stuff, because at my age I suffer from CRS

Of course I need to show a before pic...


I havent been able to do a dyno run to see what kind of power its putting down due to the stock clutch/PP not being able to handle the torque. I will be installing something soon that will tho. Also have more upgrading to do, mostly to the brakes. I did install a master cylinder from a 92 Legacy SS, but I think I need to upgrade the booster also. I have some 4 pot front calipers from a RS to put on, plus that will allow me to have bigger rotors. I also have some ideas for the rear hubs so I can run bigger brakes/rotors.
I have a pair of JDM Stg2 DOHC EJ20 heads that I've been sitting on for a while, not sure yet if I want to go that route.

And as a side note......I have won my class at WCSS for the last 5yrs.

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Old 12-06-2012, 12:01 PM   #37
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Hello to my brothers and sister in arms. I am a E5/SSgt in the United States Air Force as a Aerospace Engine Mechanic (engine troop for fighter jets). I have been station in the Pacific region for a very long time. I'm married to a beautiful Japanese wife and had two beautiful daughters. When I hit 20yrs in the military, I have plans of retiring and finding somewhere to live that is near an ocean.

Jan 99 - Feb 04 : Misawa AB, Aomori Pref, Japan
Feb 04 - Mar 07 : Kadena AB, Okinawa Pref, Japan
Mar 07 - Mar 08 : Osan AB, ROK aka South Korea
Mar 08 - present day: Kadena AB, Okinawa Pref, Japan

When I was station at Misawa, I owned a 93 WRX wagon in 2001. Then by 2003, I wanted more power so I bought my 95 STI with a full Ver 3 STI swap (TD06 20G turbo and a dog box tranny) primary setup for drags. I then moved to Kadena AB in 2004, driving 6.5 hrs south from Misawa AB to Tokyo and then I put my car on the ferry which took 3 days from Tokyo Bay to Naha port on Okinawa.

While I was on Okinawa, I broke my dog box and installed a 6spd with a 2 way rear Cusco LSD in the Summer of 2005. Then in 2010, my car was in a front end accident which totaled the car. I stripped most of the parts, sold off parts that I didn't want and I picked up a 1999 STI RA Limited #450/1000 in 2009.

Ever since then, I have truly enjoy the car. I did do a Ver 8 STI Spec C engine swap and installed Ver 7 interior in the Summer of 2011(reasons: i blew up the original EJ207 non-AVCS motor). Aaron Dearborn aka RB2B and Shane Connolly aka surfskater2003 (along with others friends that isn't on NASIOC) helped with the engine swap and wiring up the car to accept the GDB STI wiring harness. For many years, I have been participating in the local gymkhana events. Some of you guys may have seen those videos off of youtube.

Ben Yang aka jaxscuby road tune my car. While he was here as a contractor on Okinawa from Nov 11 - Sep 12, I ran into him on New Years day 2012 at the Nago Bullring track. He taught me a few things about rebuilding motors. He tuned my car with a open source tuning and got the engine to run extremely clean. The car can boost at 1.4-1.5 bar of boost between 3,900-4,000 rpm with the stock boost control solenoid.

this photo was taken by Jeremy Kiyoshi

The goods: 1999 Impreza STI RA Limited #450/1000 (nicked named the ** Mini Spec C!!!***)

> Ver 7 Brembo with slotted Brembo rotors
> Stock STI RA gc8 roof vent
> Stock Ver 5 STI wing
> GC8 mounted GDB 04 STI hood scoop
> Japanese brand HID kit

> Ver 7 STI front and rear seats
> Ver 7 STI dash board
> Ver 8 STI gauge cluster
> Ver 8 STI blue carpet
> 7 point - Safety 21 roll cage
> 3 BF Defi gauges (EGT, Turbo, Water Temp) with a top dash pod
> custom e-brake extention bar
> Dspec steering wheel
> Spec C 12lt TMIC sprayer tank in trunk

> KTS fully adjustable coilovers and chamber plates
> 22mm front Cusco swap bar, 21mm rear Cusco swap bar
> Aftermarket front and rear end links
> Beatrush rear diff lock brace
> Cusco rear subframe brace
> Whiteline outrigger bushings
> Whiteline ball joint extenders
> Whiteline power steering racket bushings
> Kartboy rear subframe bolts
> Cusco Engine and transmission solid mounts
> Cusco rear 2 way LSD
> Beatrush anti lift kit (not too sure what company it is)
> Ver 7 GDB STI rims painted white
> Cusco H-brace
> Syms front tower bar/STI rear tower bar
> Stock RHD STI quick steering rack

Engine Bay/Performance
> Ver 8 STI Spec C engine
> Ver 7 STI TMIC
> VF36 turbo
> Stock equal length headers with stock downpipe
> Regu 06&R exhaust
> Beatrush intake box
> Zerosports intake front tube
> HKS intake filter
> Ver 8 STI 6spd tranny with DCCD
> Ver 5 DCCD controler with switches

Hope you guys enjoy the pictures

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Old 12-08-2012, 01:57 PM   #38
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Location: Aurora, CO
2005 WRX


So I don't post around NASIOC on a regular basis, I stay around the AWD Pirates community in the Colorado scene. I was considering not posting this, because I didn't have this car built for personal recognition or gain, but for the recognition of the Men and Women that either didn't make it home, or came home with worse scars than the rest of us (both visible and not).

So my story in a nut shell. I enlisted in the Marine Corps on September 11th, 2007. Graduated boot camp on December 7th of the same year. Trained as a combat engineer, deployed to Iraq late 2008 to early 2009. Came back, started work-ups for Afghanistan. Deployed to Afghan 2010 to 2011 and immediately went to separations for the end of my 4 years.

Fast forward to December 1st, 2011. One of my very close friends, and fellow Corporal, Nick Kimmel, stepped on an IED and lost both of his legs above knees and his left arm at mid bicep. I was pretty torn up about what happened, especially considering we didn't know if he would make it for about 4 days. Finally we got word he would be flown to Bethesda, endure more surgeries than imaginable, and was expected to make a full recovery.

Fast forward to February, and I felt I needed to do something to honor my good friend and fellow warfighter. I decided to turn my 2005 CGM WRX into a memorial to him and every man and woman like him. I got in contact with a some sponsors and set to work to have this car transformed. To view the full build thread visit http://www.Facebook.com/Project.Kimmel

Fast forward to today, and Nick is walking more than riding in a wheel chair, and is actually finishing up his last day of snowboarding up in Breckenridge, CO.

The car:
Adam @ Revolutions Performance
COBB Access Port
332whp / 310wtq @ 18psi boost
12.533 @ 112.34 mph

Short Block:
Sti 2.5L Block
Darton Sleeves with Fire Rings
Sti Nitride Treated Crankshaft
Brian Crower I-Beam Rods
CP Pistons
ACL Race Bearings (Main & Rod)
ARP Case Bolts
WRX 2.0L Heads
Brian Crower Stage 2, 272 Cams
Brian Crower Valves
Brian Crower Valves Guides, Springs, Retainers
ARP Head Studs

Intake & Exhaust:
COBB SF Short Ram Intake w/Box
Blouch Dominator 2.5XT-R Turbo
Process West Top Mount Intercooler
Grimmspeed Port/Polish/Black Ceramic Coated:
Throttle Body
Intake Manifold
TGV Deletes
Exhaust Manifold
Grimmspeed High Flow Cross Pipe
Grimmspeed Up Pipe
Invidia V2 Bell Mouth Catless Downpipe
Greddy Ti-C Catback Exhaust

RA Gears, 1st thru 5th
Kartboy Short Shifter & Pivot Bushings
ACT 6 Puck Sprung Clutch & Pressure Plate

Fuel System:
Walbro 255 Fuel Pump
Aeromotive Fuel Pressure Regulator
Aeromotive Fuel Rails
Injector Dynamics ID1000 Injectors

Cooling System:
Mishimoto Radiator
Mishimoto Low Profile Fan Shroud
Samco Upper & Lower Radiator Hoses
Grimmspeed Thermostat

Grimmspeed Boost Control Solenoid
Grimmspeed Air/Oil Separator

JDM STi v7 Coilovers
COBB Rear Swaybar w/ Hardened Mounts
Helix Pillowball Rear Endlinks
Whiteline Front Swaybar
Custom Fender Braces
Kartboy Front/Rear Hardened Bushings
Kartboy Rear Diff Bushings
Kartboy Hardened Exhaust Hangers
Stainless Steel Brake Lines
DDM Tuning HIDs 4300K
Lightwerks custom Plug n Play Harness for HIDs
SSR 5-Spoke, 17x8.8
Nitto NT01 Black Tires 235/40/17

2007 WRX TR Interior
Autometer Wideband Air/Fuel Gauge
Autometer Boost Gauge
Autometer Fuel Pressure Gauge
Autometer Fuel Level Gauge
Autometer Water Temp Gauge

Semi-Matte Desert Tan, Black Decals
Greddy Front Lip Spoiler
Sti Hood Scoop
Sti Side Skirts
Mines Replica Rear Spoiler (3rd Brake Light Fabbed In)

From left to right; Nick Kimmel, Jesli Bowling (another very close friend), and myself in Afghanistan

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Old 12-09-2012, 09:29 PM   #39
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Hey everybody my name is Chris. I'm a Ssgt in the Air Force Guard. I work as an engine mechanic on the C5, love my job since its all about job security lol. I recently relocated bases down to West Virginia after doing 4 years of my enlistment at Stewart ANGB in Ny. Only deployed a couple times to Germany, Spain, and of course Afghanistan. Haven't really done much to my car since I bought it in October of 2012 after coming back from Afghanistan. It's an 04 wrx. Motor: internal is all stock only bolt on is an SPT intake. I've installed a 3" catback and a cobb accesport which I'm flashed for stage 1. On the outside I've deleted the ambers using this forums DIY, painted my stock rims and shaved my key hole from my trunk. Still have tons of stuff on the list to do to it but mainly involves routine maintenance for now. . My present to myself after coming back from Afghanistan . My daily driver lol

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Old 12-11-2012, 11:35 PM   #40
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Default 475 hp 04 PSM STI

Man where to start with my love hate of a relationship of a car! First I will start with my story I'm currently a E-6 Flight Engineer in US Army I work and fly on chinook helicopters(MH-47G). I've been in the service for 6 1/2 years and have completed multiple combat rotations.

Now onto the car I picked my STI up about 2 years back after trading in my 07 legacy GT. I purchased my car with minimal modifications already done (wheels, fart can, and coil overs) it did not take long for my modifications to start. I've always enjoyed hearing a turbo'd vehicle drive by growing up and still do today this car was my dream and now its mine! I'm currently in my third "revamp" of the engine bay.

The most recent tune I was sitting at 475whp and 438wtq on a stock EJ257 running E85 with speed density. I knew from the get go it would not last long but hey I needed to justify building a motor to the wife. I have not done a whole lot to the exterior as you can see, I bought the STI because I really enjoy the way it looks so no need to modify it!

So onto the photos and mod list hope you enjoy and as always thanks to all my brothers and sisters out there today bringing the fight to the enemy or just sitting around playing xbox and buying all the **** at the PX!

Darton sleeved EJ257 bored to 100.5mm
CP custom pistons 100.5mm
Manley Trubo Tuff "I" beams
OEM forged heat treated crank
Clevit main and rod bearings
Fluidampr crank pully
GSC S2's 272 cams
GSC behive springs and retainers
OEM intake and exhaust valves
blueprinted 11mm Sti oil pump
Short block balanced to .01 gram
rotated STI manifold with A/C delete
Turbo XS FMIC with custom I/C piping
TGV deletes
Mishimoto race radiator
Mishimoto 170 degree thermostat
V-band up-pipe and down pipe
Rotated Garrett GTX3582 w/Tial dual v-band 82.ar
All lines from turbo are AN fittings (-10 hose and fittings for oil return, -8 for coolant)
Custom oil return set-up into block to allow -10 AN fitting
TIAL 38mm MV-R EWG dumping to atmosphere
Killer B oil pickup
Killer B oil windage tray
killer B oil pan
Crawford V2 A/O seporator
Other random custom bits througout engine bay (alaskan amber bottle, patrone bottle for over flow bottles )

HKS titanium exhaust
Race Ready electronic exhaust cutout welded into downpipe
custom rotated up-pipe and down pipe
Grimmspeed x-pipe w/ stock exhaust manifold ends
Large filter on charger side of turbo I'm running speed density so no real need for intake

Aeromotive fuel rails with custom steel braided lines all -6 AN fittings
FIC 2150cc top feed High-z injectors
Walbro E85 400lph in tank pump
AEM fuel pressure regulator

Handeling & Transmission:
K-sport coilovers
Perrin 23mm front and rear sway bars
Rallispec pillow ball front and rear end links
white line steering rack bushings
white line rear subframe lockdown bolts
white line shifter bushing (front and rear)
COBB short throw adj shifter
WC Lathe Werks 300gram shift knob(mobile weapon!)
Group N transmission mount
Kartboy transmission crossmember bushings
TQ solution pitch stop
Mike from PIA custom spec motor mounts
Exedy twin disc clutch
STI flywheel
XXR 552 wheels with some ****ty tires
EBC slotted and dimpled front rotors
EBC red stuff front brake pads
Stainless steel brake lines

Defi BF series- boost, EGT, oil press, oil temp, fuel press & water temp
Inovations wideband o2 sensor
Keenwood dvd, GPS in dash deck
Keenwood mono block 1000w amp
2 10in keenwood subs in sealed box
Electronic cutout switch located next to I/C sprayer

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Old 12-12-2012, 03:43 AM   #41
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2003 WRB WRX
1999 Forester S


Well, I decided to ad my loving Bugeye into this competition and see what happens. I am in the middle of a motor build as well as a lot of the guys on Fort Lewis that I hang around.

I served 6 years in the active duty Army and less than a year ago ETSed to pursue my other career path.

Now on to the car. I purchased this 2003 WRX with 69k on it in January 2011. Since then I’ve done a lot of little things and like I said before I am in the middle of a motor build. My intentions are to Auto-x this bad boy starting this coming up season, I can’t wait! Now on to the mod list:
I have 4 hella horns sitting the grill, nice and loud just how I like it
Currently running Rota DPT’s 18x9.5 +35 that are powder coated White with a clear coat
Armor Rally UA mudflaps- with red writing
Painted headlights
Muteki Black Open Face lug nuts
Transmission/Drive train:
Kartboy Short shifter
2006 strut swap
2006 WRX hub swap with 4/2 pots
COBB AP with OTS Stage 2
Walbro 255 fuel pump with install kit
H&K sport lowering springs
Eibach camber bolts
HKS-High Power CBE
GodSpeed Down pipe
SPT short ram intake with heat shield
Mishimoto radiator
Crawford V1 AOS
Motive EBCS
Motive TGV comp. deletes
Torque Solutions motor mounts
Mishimoto Radiator hoses, Red
EJ 257 machined- decked block, bore and honed cylinder walls, torque plated, balanced and blue printed
79mm Nitrated Treated crank
Manley Pistons
Eagle H-Beams
FluidAMPR damper pulley
ACL bearings
The heads are being CNCed as we speak to get a chamber match to the 2.5
GSC S1 Cams
GSC Beehive springs and retainers
Killer B pan, pickup and baffle

How i purchased it


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Old 12-12-2012, 05:53 PM   #42
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Location: Andrews AFB, MD
2004 STi
Aspen White


Thank you Top Scoob for your recognition of our military members.

It’s a great honor and privilege to serve alongside the dedicated military members serving our country. I currently serve on Joint Base Andrews as a SrA in the USAF. I dedicate my post to show my support for all of our military members who make daily sacrifices.

I bought my 2004 STi in April 2011 as part of my goal to have my STi before my 25th birthday. The car was located in Delaware, so had to take a road trip to test drive and look at the car. A week later, I had a check in hand and drove up to purchase the car. I fell in love with it instantly. The car has a whole story by itself. The previous owner purchased the car brand new and started modifications in 2005. Unfortunately, he lost his battle to cancer. After he passed away, the family kept the car in his memory. Eventually, bills started to pile up and they had to sell the car. Lucky for me the car was posted only on craigslist...which allowed me to locate it and scoop it up for a fair price!!!

Dreams do come true, but reality eventually settles in… the car was void of proper attention for over a year. Needless to say, I had a lot of bugs and maintenance issues to resolve as a result. When I addressed the mechanical issues, I was bitten by the modification bug. I have transformed the car to fit my needs and vision. It’s got the clean, understated yet polished look that I feel does the STi justice. I’ve put the modifications to rest to enjoy the fruits of my labor. I’ve traveled to regional events and car meets with other enthusiasts. Drag days and skid pads have shown me it’s true potential and advanced my skills as a driver. Next year I hope to enter autocross events and possibly take the challenge of a track day. Our next route depends upon a change of station or not. I’d love a new climate with new terrain to explore how versatile Subaru’s truly are!

Mod List:

2005 WRX black carpet
2005 WRX black rear seats
2005 WRX two-toned black/carbon door cards
2005 WRX center console swap
Black Sparco Sienna driver and front passenger seats
Kenwood DNX6180 touch-screen navigation head unit
Custom rear deck lid speaker mounting solution
Infinity 5.25” speakers and tweeters (front)
Infinity 6.5” speakers (rear)
10” THX Audio Subwoofer
Defi EGT, Boost, and Fuel pressure gauges and controller
Prosport Evo wideband
Soundproofed Cabin
Custom LED install: front and rear doors and dome light
Viper remote start alarm

Rota Grid 18X8.5 in gold
Blacked out headlights
Replica STi front lip
20% Tint on drivers and passenger windows, 5% rear
CNO EVO vanity plate
Custom painted front bumper
Debadged front grill
Aspen white rear spats
Carbign Craft Carbon Fiber Exhaust heat shield
Progress Auto coilovers
Hood dampeners
STi Front License plate cover

Perrin FMIC
Perrin Water Catch Can
FP Green
Deatschwerks 850CC Injectors
Walboro 255 Fuel pump
Silicone Inlet
K&N Filter to Perrin BIG MAF to custom intake
Grimmspeed Air Oil Separator
Grimmspeed Electronic Boost controller
Carbon Fiber Alternator Cover
Carbon Fiber Radiator Shroud
Opensource Tune
Bellmouth downpipe to 3” exhaust – unknown brand
ACT Stage 3 clutch
ACT Streetlite flywheel
MOTUL Transmission fluid
MOTUL Differential oil
DBA 4000 Series Slotted rotors
Stoptech Street performance pads
Stainless steel brake lines

Thanks go to everyone for their votes and to my fellow service members for their entries!

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Old 12-14-2012, 05:53 AM   #43
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Location: Debary, FL / Yokohama, Japan
1997 GF8 STi
Light Silver


Woot! First wagon entry

A little about me. Enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1993 and will be retiring in February.
I have served at the following duty stations:
USS HEWITT (DD-966) homeported at Yokosuka, Japan
Personnel Support Detachment Yokosuka, Japan
Fighter Squadron 154 (VF-154) (Tomcat squadron) in Atsugi, Japan
Personnel Support Detachment Monterey, CA
Commander Carrier Strike Group FIVE staff onboard USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63) and later USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73)
USS FITZGERALD (DDG 62) Homeported in Yokosuka, Japan

My current Subaru is a 1998 Version IV STi Sport Wagon

Purchased the car in 2009 and it was bone stock with only 16,000 kilometers on the odometer.

Current modifications are:

HKS Super Mega Flow Intake
NGK-R Plugs
Sard R2D2 Recirculating Blow Off Valve
Tomei Timing Belt
Tomei Timing Belt Guide
Earthing Wire grounding kit
ZeroSport intake pipe
Billet Aluminum Oil filler cap
SARD Sports Radiator
SARD Radiator cap
HKS Hiper Silent Exhaust

DGR Street Suspension
Cusco Rear Sway bar (23mm)
Cusco Rear Tower bar
Do-Luck Mid floor bar

GReddy Profec B-Spec II Electronic Boost Controller
Defi Gauges (Water Temp, Oil Temp, Oil Pressure and Boost)
Defi Link-II controller
HKS Turbo Timer
Pivot Shift Lamp

Other interior bits:
Zerosports 3 gauge pod
Momo Race steering wheel
STi Resin shift knob
Schroth racing harness

Converted to Non-ABS
Endless SNP pads
StopTech Steel Braided Brake Lines
Slotted and dimpled rotors

Exterior / Wheels:
JUN Front Lip
Custom Fog light cover
Rally-Tech mud flaps
Work Emotion XD9 17"
215R45 BF Goodrich G-force sport tires

Oh yeah....Navy beat Army...as usual

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Old 12-16-2012, 07:19 AM   #44
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Hi my name is Sgt Richard Campbell and I am currently serving in the United States Marine Corps. I drive a 1999 Subaru Impreza WRX STI type R. I am stationed on Okinawa Japan. I joined the Marines Feb 2008 and have been hard charging since then. How I ended up with my car is proof that bad luck isn't always bad. At the time my wife was driving a Legacy B4 twin turbo and to make a long story short it met a curb and well bent the frame. Just so happened a buddy of mine was selling the STI so I bought it thanks to the kindness of my wife. She let me buy whatever I wanted. Since then the car has been slowly "upgraded" in between deployments. Next on the list is to finish the GDB swap with a ver 7 EJ207 with AVCS and hopefully twinscroll. She is still in the build process.

“Mod” list:

Ver 5 EJ207
GDB six speed with DCCD
GDB Brembo Brakes
R180 rear end
DW 850cc injectors
GDB spec C top mount intercooler
VF28 turbo (at 1.3 bar)
Catless down pipe
Kakimoto straight exhaust
Equal length headers
Stock intercooler sprayer
Apexi Power FC
Defi Gauges (water temp, oil presure, EGT)
Cusco Zero 2 coilovers
Cusco strut tower bar
Cusco anti roll bars
Whiteline alignment kit
Carbon fiber hood scoop
5 point roll cage
Ver 8 17" GDB BBS rims
That’s all I can think of right now….

Over looking the landing beaches of Iwo Jima from Mount Suribachi.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:47 AM   #45
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Location: okinawa japan


My first subie,
My name is David miller I am a spc in the army I am currently stationed in Okinawa Japan. When I found out that I was being stationed here I automatically whited a badassed car. I saw this subie sitting in the car lot and it caught my eye. So I go over there and talk to the guy they just put it on the lot that day. It was all stock and the only thing going throw my mind was me watching Colleen McCray drifting around corners and I just had to get one and do it. So I bought it no questions not knowing anything about the car or subarus, but I had to have it.

My car is a 1998 Subaru WRX type R V-limited number 0128 of 1000 it's Subaru blue I have done some mods to it after looking on this site and getting help from member that are stationed here my knowledge of subaru's has grown a lot.
VF22 turbo
STI inter cooler
Yellow top injectors
Cusco oil catch can
zero sports intake tube
HKS exhaust manifold
Stro-Mon down pipe
Blitz nur-Spec r exhaust and resonator
Spit fire grounding kit
Power FC with commander

V5 front bumper
V5 grill
Crystal headlights and corners
Yellow fog lamps
Big hood scoop
V3 STI wing

Wheels and Suspension:
17" pro drive rims
Cusco coil overs
Cusco front and rear Strut Tower Bar
7 point roll cage
Cusco rear diff brace
Cusco lower control arm brace

This is my first Subaru and I plan on continuing this build I did have an accident in this car and with the direction of some friends got it put back together and now I'm driving it again. I usually go driving in the mountains which is nothin but fun. I love this car and will own one back in the states I hope you vote for me thanks

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Old 12-25-2012, 05:06 PM   #46
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Location: Where the simpsons live.
Itsa bugeye 04, V9
RHD and it makes me smile


This is my story and I am sticking to it.

A few years ago I was a golf caddie making great money but it was seasonal. Hard to raise a family when you don't make much for the winters. So I thought about it for a long time and decided to serve my country and get a consistent check. It would help the family and we would be better off even after serving. I did the while boot camp thing and went to school for the H-60 platform. I arrived in Norfolk Va at my current duty station, I needed a car before I could try and find a place to live.

I scoured nasioc and all other sites I could think of to find a red wagon for the wife to no avail. A month later I came across the car I have now, it had more performance stuff on it than I was wanting for her but the deal was too good to pass up. I arranged a ride up to New Jersey to go check it out and hopefully purchase the car. I got there at 2 a.m. and was tired as hell, I looked the car over, test drove it and bought it and drove all the way back down to VA.

A few months later I was throwing parts at it left and right trying to get it setup for the upcoming autocross season. I raced the whole season of 2011, 35 events total. Blew through a set of tires and drove the family around everywhere in the mean time. Fast forward to 2012 and I was correcting suspension geometry and still working out bugs from the previous owner. The end of May there was an event at NCCAR that I got a chance to attend.

The motor went BOOM! on the track and I limped her off. I was towed a few hours home and I immediately started trying to find a replacement motor. A few days later I had a complete version nine swap sitting in my garage. With work being only a few miles away I was able to walk to work while I completed the swap, ten days later she was fired up for the fist time.

Back to doing double duty she went after a sweet tune from Phatron. Autocrossing commenced and I was loving the new twinscroll around the tight layouts we raced. A few months later I got everything dialed in (for the most part) and then changed her up right at the end of the season with some new coilovers. I loved the new feel of them but it was the last race of the season. I knew she needed adjustments and those were made a few weeks ago by getting a complete corner balance and alignment. I am ready for next year's season.

Here we are today. The car is doing great and it feels awesome knowing that I have done everything to this car myself with the help of some good friends along the way. The kids love riding in "daddy's race car".

I would like to thank everyone who serves, has served and will serve. We appreciate the time and effort spent to protect this country and our freedom. Enjoy.

The new drivetrain awaits.

Out with the old.

A little autocross action.

How she sits now.


Version nine EJ207 with 20k mileage
Stock VF37 twinscroll, wrapped and double heat shielded
Stock version nine top mount
Perrin big maf intake with custom box and dual cold air inlets
Grimmspeed 3 port ebcs and Hallman pro mbc, setup in hybrid
Custom three inch bellmouth downpipe catless, wrapped in dei titanium
Milltek three inch catless catback
Grimmspeed lightweight crank pulley
Saikou Michi dual catch can setup
Mishimoto aluminum radiator

DCCD version nine six speed, stock clutch, stock shifter, stock JDM trans mount
Kartboy front and rear shifter bushings
Whiteline crossmember bushings


ISC N1 coilovers, corner balanced
Whiteline 24 mm adjustable sways front and rear with heavy duty endlinks
Perrin rear subframe lockdown kit, Redman performance replacement diff bushings
Redman performance trailing arm bushings front and rear
Gt spec alk
Whiteline front control arm front bushings
Whiteline roll center kit
Paranoid fabrications fender braces
Whiteline rack bushings
Tigwerks motor mounts with delrin bushings
Torque solutions v3 pitch stop mount
Stock JDM 5x100 brembo brakes, for now
(Future mods- adjustable lateral links, Oswald performance subframe brace, Oswald front and rear bumper supports, lightweight battery, replacing tar sound deadening with lightweight sound matting)


Blacked out interior, all tan is wrapped in black suede, silver is painted flat black
Custom "JDM like" hazard button, stock button sprayed red
Killer bee shift knob, white
Autometer dual gauge pods filled with AEM wideband and prosport boost gauge

Custom front lip, diy
Custom rear diffuser, diy
Custom paint missing on front bumper
Shaved all emblems including the grill
Sti parts, splitters, side skirts

5zigen fno1rc 18x8.5 +48 with continental dw 235/35/18, deal was too good to pass up
(Race) Rota P1 18x8 +48 with BF Goodrich R1 245/45/18, taller gearing


It was such an awesome feeling to have it started for the second time, with the new motor!

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Old 12-30-2012, 01:37 AM   #47
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Location: Omaha, Nebraska
2004 Subaru STi


I just saw this thread and decided to give my car a shot.

My story:
My name is Travis and I am a SSgt in the USAF. I enlisted in 2006 as an airborne cryptologic operator/linguist and have been stationed at Offutt AFB since the end of 2007. I have deployed 4 times for a total of 18 months and have racked up 1,600 hours on something like 250 missions in ISR aircraft over Afghanistan. I am a graduate of both Defense Language Institute Monterey and DLI Washington. I spent a year at both school learning languages. I have enjoyed my time in the military and will hopefully get some more deployments in as soon as possible.

Myself in front of an MC-12W

My car:
I bought my WRB 2004 STi in 2007 right before moving to my first duty station. I bought the car from my friend who I met in college before I enlisted and who is also on this board (WRXtranceformed). He had just finished having the car built by Andrewtech and tuned by Phil at Element and I was able to pick it up from him for a steal because he hooked me up knowing I'd continue where he left off. Which I have been trying to do but the car is far from where I want it. After I bought it I had to wait a little bit before I could go and pick it up. When I did finally pick it up I got to drive it from DC, to west Texas and then up to Nebraska which was a super awesome drive considering the car was making 450awhp on pump right from day one.

In the Fall of 2008 the 2.8L engine that was in the car went out on me. I went on a few deployments and the car just sat. I then got orders to DC for a year of language training. In December of 2009 a couple of friends and I drove my friend's truck from DC to Nebraska, put the car on a flat bed, and towed it back to Andrewtech in Maryland to have them take a look at it.

The rebuild:

The new block sitting at Andrewtech.

Since the 2.8l that WRXtranceformed had had installed in the car was finished I asked Andrewtech to get me back on the road with a new built block. We went with cp pistons, eagle rods, acl bearings (which were on serious back order causing this build to take forever) and another set of ported out heads with cosworth cams.

Phil at Element put a break in tune on the car and my friends proceeded to drive the car around for me since by this time I was back in Omaha and preparing for another deployment.

I managed to get a few days with the car in Virginia in the fall of 2010 before heading overseas. My friends dropped the car off at MachV for me so that Mike and the guys there could redo the piping, wiring and overall look under the hood. I was going back and forth with Matt and Dan about the things I wanted them to do via email while I was deployed. Matt and Dan did a great job of taking pictures and sending me the invoices so I could keep track of what was going on and although it was hard to make decisions like what color for the powdercoating being so far away I think it turned out great.

After MachV, before heading back to Element Tuning

Once all of the work at MachV was complete my friends picked it up and took it back to Element Tuning so that Phil could finalize the tune. I was back for a few months between deployments and spent a lot of time talking with Phil on the phone about what I wanted. I wanted to upgrade the Hydra which was a version 2.1 to the newest version, as well as add Hydramist. He upgraded the pump and injectors as well, and installed an eBoost2. While he was doing all of this work I was back in Afghanistan for a few more months. When I came home I took leave enroute so that I was able to pick up the car and drive it back home to Omaha. In fact I did a little more than that, driving it from DC to Toronto, and then through the midwest back to Offutt where I have been daily driving the car since.

Phil never got the dynosheet to me but I don't care. He says it did 445awhp on a mustang dyno at 20lbs, 93 octane + meth. The goal was to make over 500 but he thinks that the newer blocks are weaker and are more likely to blow up at that level so I'm keeping it conservative.

The Mods (this list is off the top of my head, once I return home from my vacation I will consult my full list and update whatever I missed):

With my friend's MS6 in Omaha.

2010 block with CP Pistons, Eagle Rods, ACL bearings
Ported heads with Cosworth cams, oversized valves, titanium valvesprings and retainers

K&N filter, MachV piping, GT35R turbocharger, TurboXS RFL bov, MachV TGV delete

Perrin equal length header, Tial 44mm wastegate with dumptube, custom 3 inch turboback

DW 300lph pump, DW 1100cc injectors

NGK plugs, Okada plasma coils

Turbosmart Eboost2, Hydra 2.7 with wideband and no lift to shift, Hydramist

Koyo radiator, CF radiator shroud, blinging turboblanket

Cusco motor and tranny mounts, Kartboy pitchmount, Exedy stage 4 twin-plate clutch, Tein Flex coilovers with EDFC, Whiteline front/rear sway bars and endlinks, Kartboy short shifter

Goodridge SS lines, Hawk HP+ pads, Powerslot slotted rotors

Black 17x8 Enkei Racing RPF1 with 225/45R-17 Bridgestone Potenza RE-11
Silver 17x7.5 O.Z. Superturismo GT with 225/45R-17 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60

Chargespeed V2 front bumper
S203 hazard button
OEM carbon fiber interior trim
STi aluminum billet shifter trim
STi type RA badges
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:15 PM   #48
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07 Legacy Spec B
06 SGM Sti

Default Stealth Monster

Ok I guess I will give this a shot. My name is Chris and I have been a Veteran for 6 years now after serving 6 years (December 2000-December 2006) active duty in the United States Air Force as a Electronic Warfare Technician. I joined the Air Force December 12, 2000 and after basic training I spent 8 months (Febuary 2001-Septeber 2001) at tech school in Biloxi, Mississippi. After graduating tech school I got orders for my first duty station which was Kirkland AFB, New Mexico and spent one year there (October 2001-October 2002. Six months after I got to Kirkland I changed my dream sheet to all overseas bases and left my stateside list blank because I really wanted to go to Germany. Two weeks later I got orders to Misawa AFB, Japan. When I got to Japan I hated it for the first year and experienced culture shock but after that first year Japan began to grow on me and I started getting out more to see the country and learn the language and culture. I lived in Japan just over 4 years and it was a life changer for me. The biggest life changer was getting married and having a kid. The second was buying, modding, and racing my first Subaru which was a 1993 WRX. I separated with an honorable discharge from the Air Force December 12, 2006 and moved back to the US with my wife and 6 month old son in the beginning of Febuary 2007. I got a job in aviation electronics and bought my 2007 Subaru Legacy Spec B brand new in March 2007. The End

Feel free to cool story bro me I tried to keep it as short as possible without writing a book.

So after almost 6 years of modding here is my Legacy.

Engine Specifications:

EJ255 380 WHP 351 WTQ on 92 Octane


Group N Engine Mounts
Unorthodox Racing Light Weight Crank Pully
Unorthodox Racing Light Weight Power Steering Pully
Gates Micro V Belts
Denso Iridium Plugs
Zero Sports 71C Thermostat
Zero Sports Radiator Shroud
Perrin Radiator Hoses
Perrin Dual Oil Catch Cans
Subtle Solutions Alternator Cover
SPT Billet Oil Cap
SPT Battery Tie Down
Optima Red Top Battery
Hella Supertones Painted DGM
RPA Hood Dampers
Koyo Aluminum Radiator
STI Radiator Cap
Kartboy Pitch Stop Mount
Killer B Ultimate Oil Pick Up

Turbocharger & Induction:

Blouch 20G XT (7cm Hotside)
Prosport Turbo Heat Shield Blanket
Tial MVS 38mm VTA EWG (.9 Bar)
STI Intake Manifold
JDM TGV Deletes Ported and Polished
Perrin FMIC
Perrin Inlet Hose
Apexi Shortram Intake

Fuel & Tuning:

Walbro 255lph Fuel Pump
Deatsch Werks 850cc Injectors
Cobb Access Port 2.0 Tuned by Tim Bailey at PIA


Tomei Expreme Unequal Length Headers Wrapped and Coated
IAG Performance Custom Up Pipe Wrapped and Coated
Perrin Two Piece Catted 3" Downpipe
Perrin 3" Mid Pipe
Perrin 3" Y Pipe
Perrin Sport Tone Mufflers
Rallitek Polyurethane Exhaust Hangers


Exedy Twin Plate Clutch Kit
AP Braided SS Clutch Line
Motul RBF 600 Dot 4 Clutch Fluid
Group N 6 Speed Transmission Mount
Cobb 6 Speed Short Throw Shifter
Cobb Hardened Shifter Bushings
Cobb Hardened Rear Shifter Bushing
Whiteline Transmission Mount Bushings
Redline Light Weight Shock Proof Transmission Fluid
Redline 75w/90 Rear Differential Fluid


DGM Brembo Calipers Front
DBA 4000 Slotted Rotors Front
Hawk HPS Pads Front
DGM Brembo Calipers Rear
DBA 4000 Slotted Rotors Rear
Hawk HPS Pads Rear
Techna Fit 6 Piece Custom SS Brake Line Set
Motul RBF 600 Dot 4 Racing Brake Fluid

Suspension, wheels & tires:

Sti Front Strut Bar
Cusco Rear Strut Bar
Jspeed Inner Front Fender Braces
Perrin 25mm Front Stabilizer Bar
Kartboy Front Endlinks
Perrin 25mm Rear Stabilizer Bar
Kartboy Rear Endlinks
Emotion Fukuoka Rear Stabilizer Support Brackets
Cusco Front Cross Member Power Brace
Cusco Front Lower Arm Bar Type II
Cusco Rear Lower Arm Bar Type II
Cusco Rear Side Power Braces
Cusco Rear Lower Power Brace
AVO LCA Front Control Arm Bushings
AVO Caster Bushing System [+0.50 caster]
AVO Steering Shaft Bushings
Whiteline Front Roll Center/Bump Steer Correction Kit
Whiteline Adjustable Rear Control Arm Kit
Whiteline Rear Toe Lock Bolt Kit
Whiteline Front Diff Bushing Kit KDT905
Whiteline Rear Diff Bushing Kit KDT906
BC Racing BR Series Coilovers
Summer 18x8 +48 O.Z. Racing Alleggerita HLT's
BF Goodrich 235/35ZR18 g-Force T/A KDW NT's
Winter 18x8 +47 Drag DR-38's
Falken 235/40R18 Eurowinter's


Greddy Turbo Timer
Greddy Boost Controller
Defi Link System
Defi Amber Red Boost Gauge
Defi Amber Red Water Temp Gauge
Defi Amber Red Oil Temp Gauge
Defi Amber Red Oil Pressure Gauge
Defi Amber Red Exhaust Temp Gauge
JCS Pods Dual A-Pillar Gauge Pod
Rally Innovations Quic-Trac Harness Bar
Corbeau 3 Inch 5-Point Harness x2


Central Composites Carbon Fiber Lip
R-Rev Carbon Fiber Grill
R-Rev Eyelids Painted DGM
R-Rev Carbon Fiber Fog Light Bezels
R-Rev Rear S Type Trunk Spoiler
K2 Rear Window Spoiler
K2 Carbon Fiber Grill Emblem
K2 Carbon Fiber Trunk Emblem
Sti Black License Plate Frame
Cleared and Blacked Out Headlights
DRL Delete
Windows Tinted to Legal Limit
DeBadged All Except Suby Emblems
Gorilla Aluminum Tuner Lug Nuts Black Anodized
Lamin-X Smoked Tail Lights
Rolled Fenders Front and Rear

Links to more pictures:

Some pictures taken through out the build:

Armin Ausejo Photoshoot September 2010:

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Old 01-12-2013, 05:06 PM   #49
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Location: Abilene, TX
2005 2.1 stroker WRX


5yrs currently in airforce. stationed Eielson AFB alaska.
Jet Engine Mechanic currently on F-16s

2005 OBP WRX 2.1L stroker

bought Feb of 2011...4th owner
car orginated from Nevada, las vegas.
2nd owner blew a rod bearing in the first motor. replaced with a motor from washington...i found this out a month or so after i bought the car and found the original motor and now it sits in my storage unit.

when i bought this car
only mods the car had was ACT stg 2 clutch and system in the car, prodive shift knob,
blacked out the center and vents

Interior mods
ati triple gauge pod
ap shift knob
kb short shifter
new shift boot and e-brake boot
sti shifter trim
kenwood touch screen
prosport gauges(boost, oil temp)
AEM wideband
blacked out pillars A and B
GTspec rear strut bar

Exterior mods
hella super tones
wingless trunk
05-07 LGT rims (white)
quad retrofits (Alaskanej20 modded)
benen rear tow hook
blacked 05 tail lights
sti fog covers
rally armor mud flaps
muteki lug nuts neo chrome
tanabe gf210 springs
Primitive racing skid plate (stinger tail)

Engine bay
2.1l stroker (2.5l oil pan)
Manley piston
Manley sc H beam rods
Sti crank 79mm (heat treated)
King bearings (cam and crank)
ARP head studs and bolts
Killer b oil baffle
Sti oil pump
Covert oil pickup
tomei timing belt guide
Tigwerks motor mounts
perrin brake stiffi
perrin radiator shroud
GS turbo inlet
DW 750cc injectors
greddy 18g
255 fuel pump
boomba racing fuel rails
GS ebcs
optima battery
injen CAI
GS pnp intake manifold
Perrin FMIC
Tial bov
GS up pipe
Tial 44mm EWG

Retrac tuned and built- Blueprinted MOTOR
turbo coolant tank delete
AP pitch stop mount
megan racing 3" TBE
ACT stg 2 clutch

sorry dirty engine bay during motor install! get a better one soon!

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Old 01-16-2013, 03:41 AM   #50
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Hey All. My name is Luke Visconti and I am an Operation Enduring Freedom Veteran in the US AIR FORCE. I have been a pretty avid Subaru enthusiast for about 6 years now and I am currently on my second Suby. My current Subaru is a 2011 STI Limited in Obsidian Black Pearl.

So my journey to what made my car what it is today is strictly based on luck of finding a great deal. I am originally from Western Massachusetts, but I moved down to Navarre, Florida on the Emerald Coast for a new job. When I moved down to Florida, I happened to one be surfing around craigslist and stumbled upon a 2011 STI Limited for sale. It was one of those situations that I just couldn’t pass up. After the oh-so exciting process of getting a loan, I now owned my DREAM CAR. I have been a HUGE fan of the new style STI sedans since the very first day I saw the spy photos from Japan. I instantly had a new favorite car and only hoped to own one someday, and out of sure luck, I now had mine. I have decided to turn my nice and smooth black STI into a LOW, DARK, and MEAN monster of a car. I have never been one to name my car, but out of a very odd conversation, the name “Seabiscuit” was given to my little Black Stallion. Yeah, it is WICKED cheesy, but it somehow stuck with the car.

The car was 100% stock at the time of purchase, aside from the Subaru OEM Rain Visors that the previous owner had installed. I really had no idea in what direction I wanted to go with the car. With my previous Suby (2005 WRX) I had no trouble just going online and taking bits and pieces from cars that I liked and making my own from that. But with the 2011, there wasn’t much to build of off, since most right minded individuals wouldn’t decide to modify the snot out of their $40,000 car. I first decided to set it up with a nice little Stage 2 performance modification to give it that nice rumble that is COMPLETELY NECESSARY, and give her some ponies just in case someone wanted to try and pick on my little 4 Cylinder Jap Car.

After the small performance mods, I began to add little bits and pieces to darken the car up and make it more of a “one off” kind of car. I began to customize the look to more of an All Black theme and began to order parts, fabricate some custom parts, and do some painting to get rid of all those little sliver and chrome pieces that Subaru decided to put all over the car.

Once I got to a good look on the outside of the car, I then went in to make the true look of the car. I got some wheels and tires that were pretty aggressive, and combined them with my favorite set of coilovers. It took me a couple months to get it all together, but I finally got everything on and DROPPED her HARD. I know it isn’t a widely known term yet, but the Dark Horse was finally WICKEDflush! - Facebook.com/WICKEDflush – During this process, I picked myself up a decent camera and started taking some semi-decent pictures. Played with some editing programs and taught myself how to do this whole photography thing. - Facebook.com/VISCOphotos –

My driving style is pretty ranged, but I am TRULY a Rally Kid at heart. I have had my fun with that, but there won’t be much rallying in this car. I do enjoy the occasional “spirited” bit of driving, but for the most part, I like to just cruise around the white sand beaches of Florida’s Emerald Coast. There is a VERY STRONG Subaru community down here and I seem to fit right in.

I REALLY enjoyed building this car and appreciate all of the help that I received from SO MANY people. It didn’t take a VERY long time, but it took a lot of hard work to get my car to wear it is today and I can guarantee that if my car gains some popularity, you will be seeing some changes in the near and later future. I have always been a fan of changing up my cars and I have A LOT of things still in planning for my car. It would be really cool to see my car blow up on the internet, but one can only hope.
I hope you all enjoy the info and photos of my car and the story that built it. I can’t get enough of this thing, so I am hoping that you feel the same. It would be absolutely AWESOME to win TOP SCOOB, but that all is up to you guys. I really hope you like the car and maybe someday you will be seeing it in magazines and all that jazz. Haha. Thanks again everyone and have fun with the voting!

Here is a quick modification list and what I have planned in the near future.

Mods -

Performance -

Invidia Q300 CBE
Invidia Catless Divorced Wastegate DP
Cobb Cold Air Intake w/ Cobb Box
Go Fast Bitz Hybrid BOV
DW65 Fuel Pump
Halman Pro Manual Boost Controller
ROTA SVN-R 18X10 +30
WORKS Open End Extended Wheel Lugs
Dunlop Direzza Star Spec Z1 (255/35/18)
ISC N1 Coilovers
Subaru Strut Tower Brace

Tuned at 330WHP/360LBSTQ by Anthony "Drunkman Tunning"

Visuals/Etc -

Perrin Engine Dress Up
Rally Armor Mud Flaps
SPT Carbon Fiber Trunk Trim
OEM Subaru Window Rain Visors
Custom Weighted Shift Knob
Ebay Front Lip
Halogen (White Bulb) High Beams
4300K HID Fog Lights
White LED Marker Lights w/ Integrated Yellow LED Turn Signals
Red Interior Lighting
Kicker Front and Rear Door Speakers
Pioneer Double-Din DVD Head Unit
Headlight, Taillight, Fog Tint Overlays
Perrin Front License Plate Delete
Black STI Side Badges
Debadged Trunk Lid

In the Future -

Blouche 20G-XT Turbo
Forged Internals
DW850CC Injectors
Perrin Front Mount Intercooler
Agency Power Short RAM Intake
Agency Power Turbo Inlet
Agency Power Lower Control Arms
GT-SPEC D-Shaped Steering Wheel
CF Front Lip
CF Side Skirt Lips

For a couple more pictures, check out my feature on Wheeldude.com - http://www.wheeldude.com/wordpress/w...ck-rota-svn-rs

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