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Old 09-10-2019, 05:49 PM   #476
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I installed the 2015+ steering rack on my 2011 STI in my garage, then drove a few miles down the road and had Subaru do an alignment and there is a sensor which needs calibration as well. Saved some $$ on the labor to install the rack and put it towards the alignment and cal. I have noticed that on slow left turns I will on occasion get some weird feedback. From what I have read it has to do with the sensor that needed calibration. Have not taken to the shop for any diag as it really doesn't bother me much since it happens so rarely. If you were using the car for autocross then it would probably be something easier replicated and diagnosed by a tech.
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Old 09-11-2019, 12:17 AM   #477
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Car looks great man! Wife's car is nice, too.

Careful with those APR tunes though...
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Old 09-11-2019, 04:04 PM   #478
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Check out Lancaster on here. His IG username is awdsom. He runs the 15+ struts/springs on his í14 WRX/STI. He also has 18x9.5 wheels with 265/35/18 tires. I think you could get what you need to know from his setup.

My main question would be, what camber adjustability would there be up front on stock style suspension? Perhaps he can shed some light for you.
Oh nice, thanks for that! I'll reach out to him. I believe stock camber adjustments go as far as -2.5 in the front but the rear does not have any adjustment possible. That being said, there are a handful of options to allow further adjustment in the front like the Whiteline Com C CasterCamber Strut Mounts, but I'm undecided on the rear for now.
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Old 09-13-2019, 09:10 PM   #479
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I've followed him on IG for a while
He’s a good dude and does good work. Builds a lot of subies.
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I installed the 2015+ steering rack on my 2011 STI in my garage, then drove a few miles down the road and had Subaru do an alignment and there is a sensor which needs calibration as well. Saved some $$ on the labor to install the rack and put it towards the alignment and cal. I have noticed that on slow left turns I will on occasion get some weird feedback. From what I have read it has to do with the sensor that needed calibration. Have not taken to the shop for any diag as it really doesn't bother me much since it happens so rarely. If you were using the car for autocross then it would probably be something easier replicated and diagnosed by a tech.
I have my appointment scheduled for Oct. 7th to have the new rack installed along with an alignment. They even have the recalibration of the sensor on the estimate. Getting whiteline bushings and cusco steering rack brace done while they’re in there too.
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Car looks great man! Wife's car is nice, too.

Careful with those APR tunes though...
Thanks man! After a few months on the APR tunes, we’ve decided we don’t love the TCU tune. The stock TCU tune shifts at 3500rpms under partial throttle. The APR TCU tune shifts at 3000rpms under partial throttle. Putting you in the low 2000rpms for the majority of driving in traffic. So we’re flashing it back to the stock TCU tune and doing Stage 1 low torque as a result. Should be a little healthier too for longevity.

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Oh nice, thanks for that! I'll reach out to him. I believe stock camber adjustments go as far as -2.5 in the front but the rear does not have any adjustment possible. That being said, there are a handful of options to allow further adjustment in the front like the Whiteline Com C CasterCamber Strut Mounts, but I'm undecided on the rear for now.
I run the Cusco rear lower control arms for rear camber adjustment. Very happy with them.
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Old 09-13-2019, 10:26 PM   #480
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Thanks man! After a few months on the APR tunes, weíve decided we donít love the TCU tune. The stock TCU tune shifts at 3500rpms under partial throttle. The APR TCU tune shifts at 3000rpms under partial throttle. Putting you in the low 2000rpms for the majority of driving in traffic. So weíre flashing it back to the stock TCU tune and doing Stage 1 low torque as a result. Should be a little healthier too for longevity.
Yessir! Great to see a semi local car look so good. Love your build.

I'm just below West Chester but work in the Coatesville area and cover up to King of Prussia.

I come from a VW background and APR has steadily been putting out some "hot" tunes. Part of the reason I sold my MK7. Stock clutch couldn't even hold a Stage 1.
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Old 09-15-2019, 10:56 PM   #481
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Yessir! Great to see a semi local car look so good. Love your build.

I'm just below West Chester but work in the Coatesville area and cover up to King of Prussia.

I come from a VW background and APR has steadily been putting out some "hot" tunes. Part of the reason I sold my MK7. Stock clutch couldn't even hold a Stage 1.
Much appreciated. APR offers 2 different stage 1 ECU tunes for the S3: low and high torque. High torque requires their TCU tune or an aftermarket clutch. So weíll see how the low torque feels on the stock TCU tune with a stock clutch.

My older brother lives in WC. I grew up in glen mills area down towards there.
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Old 09-15-2019, 11:01 PM   #482
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I don’t always do the best with posting all of my IG pics to my build thread, so here’s a handful of pics of the CE28N’s I never posted on here:











Which ones do you guys prefer? The CE’s or ZE’s?
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Old 09-16-2019, 12:56 AM   #483
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That's awesome man; small world.

My brother actually works in Glen Mills.

Car looks so good. Love the wheels and stance.
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Old 10-09-2019, 11:16 AM   #484
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Sorry for the lack of updates. Work has been crazy busy, which is good. I just haven’t had much time to spend keeping the car freshly washed or snapping pics. Been a little bummed out by some negativity at work from my coworkers, so I haven’t been super outgoing lately.

I just got the 15+ steering rack installed on Monday, along with the Whiteline steering rack bushings, Cusco steering rack brace and while they were in there they recommended and performed the Whiteline bumpsteer kit.

Wow what a difference. The steering ratio is noticeably improved. But the biggest difference is the lack of play in the steering wheel now. Feels like my wife’s S3 in sport dynamic mode. I would phrase it as heavy, firm and responsive steering. It definitely takes a little more effort much like an increase in clutch pedal pressure when you do an aftermarket clutch, but nothing too dramatic. I definitely recommend this upgrade.

This required a new alignment, so I had them raise the front suspension 1/4” to alleviate rubbing on the fender liners. Was a little bummed they raised the rear a little as well (which I was happy with the height previously) to better match the new height of the front. I definitely have some tire gap now. Possibly considering up sizing to 275/35/18 tires. Need to do a little more research on my specific wheel specs and that tire size and what type of camber I can get away with.

I do prefer max performance summer tires over extreme performance summer tires for the wet traction characteristics. So I’m shopping in that category right now. I’ll keep you guys posted
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Old 10-09-2019, 11:24 AM   #485
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Here’s a pic of before the height adjustment:
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Old 10-09-2019, 11:18 PM   #486
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275s!
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Old 10-10-2019, 07:12 PM   #487
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Which ones do you guys prefer? The CEís or ZEís?
Honestly, that is seriously tough. The ZE40 is my favorite wheel, so I am biased. I am big CE fan as well though and they look perfect on your car. I can't imagine a better Summer/Winter combo. I know it sounds like a cop-out, but I am split between them. The ZE's have a strong & commanding vibe as where the CE's has a stronger tuner vibe and are aesthetically more interesting. If I could have one I'd take the ZE, but since you have both, I wouldn't change a thing.



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Old 10-18-2019, 12:38 PM   #488
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^Ah, those were my old CE’s with Face 2. I sold those and picked up a more aggressive set with Face 3 (deep concave). Here’s the only shot I have of that same angle for you to see the difference, though the lighting isn’t as good.

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Old 10-19-2019, 08:36 PM   #489
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Face 3 CE28s look so good.

I'm still working on figuring out what to do about wheels, either try to fit the NT03s I already have or go ahead and sell for something else (ZE40s most likely, tbh). To run the NT03s, I'd need a spacer...and I really don't want to run a spacer.
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Old 10-19-2019, 09:09 PM   #490
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Face 3 CE28s look so good.

I'm still working on figuring out what to do about wheels, either try to fit the NT03s I already have or go ahead and sell for something else (ZE40s most likely, tbh). To run the NT03s, I'd need a spacer...and I really don't want to run a spacer.
Canít go wrong with either of them honestly. I saw a guy in the Enkei wheel thread with a set of NT03ís custom powder coated Volk Racing Matte Bronze. Looked so good
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Old 10-21-2019, 07:02 PM   #491
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Can’t go wrong with either of them honestly. I saw a guy in the Enkei wheel thread with a set of NT03’s custom powder coated Volk Racing Matte Bronze. Looked so good
Funny you should mention that, I was thinking about plastidipping them a bronze to see how they would look (currently satin black). I'm not sure how the satin black would look with the dark grey...so we'll see! Pic of them on my WRX.

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Old 11-18-2019, 02:11 PM   #492
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Hey guys. I apologize for the lack of updates. Some of you follow me on IG, so you already know. I unexpectedly lost my best friend, my spirit animal and my soulmate last month, and I havenít been much for doing car stuff. But Iím slowly starting to recover.

Last picture of Batman in the Subie:


With winter rapidly approaching, the weatherís not waiting for to be ready to get back into car mode. So I got my **** together and got my winters cleaned and installed. Just in time too, temps have really dropped off quickly this year. We got our first snowfall in the form of flurries already and itís no even Thanksgiving. Hereís some pics for you guys...

Got my winters back on:






Some rear shots:




And I finally got to the dealership to have them install the new 2015+ Homelink rearview mirror. Stoked on this piece. Now no more stupid black square in the mirror where the compass displays. And the compass color is now red and matches the interior much better than the digital blueish green from before. Also notably larger and provides more viewing area.

And an interior shot with the new 2015+ Homelink mirror:


I just got my oil changed this morning at R/T Tuning and took advantage of COBBís One and Only Sale (10% off) and ordered all my flex fuel items.

Waiting for IAGís Black Friday sale to pull the trigger on the motor and additional IAG parts. Definitely going to be a bit more expensive than I was anticipating, but ya gotta pay to play as they say.

Just sent a message to BNM Performance Fab for an update on my rotated turbo kit. Need that to make everything work. Itís been 5 months since I placed my order, so Iím really hoping to hear something soon.

Was also hoping to address the brakes too this year, but budget will force that into next year.

Lemme know if you guys have any questions.
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Old 11-19-2019, 12:15 AM   #493
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Freaking lovely man! Looks squeaky clean.
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Old 11-19-2019, 09:13 AM   #494
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Update:
I heard back from Evan at BNM Performance Fab. R/T Tuning will be shipping him my turbo today so he can finish up the rotated turbo kit. He said another couple of weeks until the kit will be done. So I think realistically Iím looking at sometime in January/February for the full build to get underway.


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Freaking lovely man! Looks squeaky clean.
Thank you!
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Old 11-19-2019, 11:20 AM   #495
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OH man, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know that pain all too well.
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Old Yesterday, 09:39 AM   #496
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For a GR hatch it looks alright Just kidding. Definitely super clean.

Nice dog too.
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