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Old 08-19-2018, 06:25 PM   #1
TheShaddix
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Default My 2018 WRX Build

Hey everyone. I've been modding my car ever since I got it which has been super exciting. It's a 2018 base wrx. The only mod it came with was an sti short shifter which I wish I could've skipped altogether. I wanted to share my progress with the forum! I will update the thread with every new mod or change I do to the car from now on! If you have questions about anything, please don't hesitate and ask via here or PM! I've gone through a lot of mods that I ended up switching to something else and have always been on a hunt for the best bang for the buck, etc.

My youtube channel is TheShaddix if you want to see videos of my car and mods. My website is craftechdesign.com (just launched so not 100% yet).

The current mods on my car are:

Drivetrain:

Pro-tune by PhatBotti, 327 wtq, 301 whp on 91 octane

- GS intake
- GS TMIC
- TS TGV deletes
- EGR unplug
- Perrin Charge pipe
- TurboXS Bpv
- MAPerformance catted J-pipe
- Invidia R400 Catback Exhaust (painted black for a stealthier look)
- Group N tranny mount and positive shift bushing kit
- Soku differential and subframe lockdown kit
- Boomba plate & short shifter, solid bushing, shift stopper, weighted shift knob


Wheels & suspension:

- ESR SR08 18x10.5 +22, 255/35/18 tires
- Silver's Neomax coilovers with swift 10k springs and radial bearings
- Perrin 25mm sway bar w/ whiteline support beams, links, and lock collars
- Tanabe front strut bar

Interior:

- Alcantara wrapped stock wheel (just a simple fitted wrap I stitched on myself)
- Alcantara shift and e-brake boots
- LW weighted teardrop shift knob (burnt blue)


Exterior:

- painted headlight housings
- HID low beam kit
- carbon fiber fender bits & matte black wrx badges
- custom rear badge vinyl (honeycomb texture)
- taillight red vinyl overlays for the white bits
- brake calipers painted black
- fenders rolled and pulled, some bits shaved (got rid of all rubbing!)
- STI style fog light bezels
- Grill is still in progress!
- 35% front side tint, 20% rear sides, 5% back window
















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Old 08-24-2018, 09:30 AM   #2
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Nice!
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Old 08-24-2018, 02:24 PM   #3
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How does the MAPerformance J-Pipe sound with the R400? Everything I have seen says the R400 drones so I have all but written it off. I would really like the R400 if it does not drone on the highway (6th gear 60-80 cruising).

I am also looking at Phatbotti for an e-tune this winter when I am ready.
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Old 08-27-2018, 03:01 AM   #4
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nice,

how much did the Pro-tune cost?
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Old 08-27-2018, 12:20 PM   #5
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Plans to restitch the steering wheel?
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Old 08-28-2018, 01:05 AM   #6
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How does the MAPerformance J-Pipe sound with the R400? Everything I have seen says the R400 drones so I have all but written it off. I would really like the R400 if it does not drone on the highway (6th gear 60-80 cruising).

I am also looking at Phatbotti for an e-tune this winter when I am ready.
You can check my channel for a video with this exhaust if that helps. But I really like it. I got used to the drone within a day and now I don't hear anything, freeway or street, doesn't matter what rpm. When I first installed the exhaust I really hated the drone on my drive home and was disappointed. Every time you give it gas it just droned. But the next day I liked it. No idea of anything sound-wise changed in the car or I just got used to it that quickly, but it sounds awesome. And I definitely recommend an e-tune from them if you can't get a pro-tune. I've had both and there is quite a difference, but e-tune is fine.

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nice,

how much did the Pro-tune cost?
Hit up Ron for a quote! Mine was 500 total.

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Plans to restitch the steering wheel?
It's a stock wheel, wrap is stitched by myself with real alcantara. It's not a subispeed wheel. The wrap was never made to fit 100% as it's the same width all around. I got it for super cheap from someone and he just cut it to the right length/width, that's all. Feels 10x better than stock though.
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Old 09-14-2018, 01:25 PM   #7
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What is your opinion on the ESR wheels? Are there any center cap options other than ESR caps?
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Old 09-21-2018, 11:58 AM   #8
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What is your opinion on the ESR wheels? Are there any center cap options other than ESR caps?
I like them. The quality is great for replica wheels. Your only other option for caps is plain black ones from ebay. I'd just run with no caps as I do. Their caps are hideous. Their rotary forged series has decent caps though, not sure if those fit.
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