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Old 01-11-2018, 02:28 PM   #1
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After years of faithful daily driven service, it was time for us to say goodbye to the BRZ and welcome in the new addition, a CWP 2018 STI!



While this is Dave's daily driver, we plan on using this one as the "shop car," with modifications being done somewhat regularly.



First things first, it needed some new shoes. The stock 19's look alright, but the tires that came on the car were less than ideal in the Michigan winters. Which brings up a question we receive fairly regularly; What wheels actually fit these things?? With the new 6 piston Brembo's, that question was somewhat tough to answer at first. After doing a little research (and a little test fitting), Dave went with some 18x8.5 Prodrive GT1's in Flitter Silver. They fit fantastically, with plenty of caliper clearance, and look like they belong on there from the factory.











We are not really sure where we are going from here. We have a few mods planned, but they are going to have to wait until the roads aren't getting hammered with salt. Next will most likely be some exterior visual mods, just to add a little flair.

The "mod bug" has already bitten, so be sure to follow along for future modifications, as well as our impressions!


-Nick
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Old 02-01-2018, 09:54 PM   #2
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Good stuff!
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Old 02-02-2018, 02:45 PM   #3
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Nice, look forward to the build.
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Old 02-18-2018, 08:11 PM   #4
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Big fan of the 18s
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Old 04-08-2018, 01:10 PM   #5
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Looks good. I agree about the SE MI weather. Spring seems like it will never truly arrive.
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some good lookin cars
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Old 04-29-2018, 12:46 PM   #7
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Old 10-02-2018, 12:33 PM   #8
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Any progress on this build Nick? Get anything done over the summer?
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Old 10-02-2018, 02:17 PM   #9
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Any progress on this build Nick? Get anything done over the summer?


It was a pretty busy summer for us this year, but I guess it's time for a long overdue update!
We did not get too much done to the car as of yet, but it has already been put through it's paces.

One of the first things done over the summer was an Accessport, which was installed about 1500 miles in.
Dave ran an open track day at Waterford Hills shortly after, running the car completely factory including the map. He wanted to get a feel for the car as it came from the factory, so he had something to compare to as he made changes.



At some point soon after, Rally Armors got installed. (No pictures of just the flaps, so here's Oliver the Oakos Dog instead.)



While he has the Prodrive wheels for winter, he wanted something in an 18" that would work well as a summer/track wheel.
Being an 2018 STI with the 6 piston Brembos, we were originally hesitant to go with wheels without some sort of confirmed fitment.
He landed on a set of the new RCT5's in 18x9.5, but he has decided against the 9.5" wide wheel and instead would like to go with a 9" wide.
So, if anyone is interested in some 18x9.5 RCT5's, they clear 2018 Brembos with miles of room









The most recent thing done was a Cobb Catback exhaust to give it just a little more volume. Exhausts were highly debated, but eventually landed on the Cobb after seeing and hearing a few of them installed. He wanted some tone, without being too loud and obnoxious, or having too much drone. The Cobb is a nice happy medium.





Dave did a second open Track Day recently, but didn't get any pics from the event because he was too busy driving! After all the groups were done, he was able to get in 50+ Laps at Waterford Hills without even realizing. Not bad for a car that he drives to work every single day.

Since it is already October, things are most likely going to slow down again for a little bit. The STI has taken up daily driver duty, and doesn't miss a beat. The Prodrive wheels will go back on when the snow flys.

For the future, we do have a few plans for it. There may or may not be some pretty fancy suspension waiting to go on in the spring, as well as hopefully a set of RCT5's in 18x9. Beyond that, I guess we will see what the future holds

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Old 10-02-2018, 02:39 PM   #10
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I look forward to seeing further updates on this, especially since I am too a 2018 owner, but to be perfectly honest, more pooch pics.
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