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Old 05-24-2014, 02:02 AM   #1
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Default Alex's 2015 CWP WRX Base

Hello Everyone. Just an ongoing list of modifications and things going on with my car. I do a lot of research, so I'd be happy to share any insights I've picked up along the way.

Engine:
Cobb AccessPORT V3

Wheels & Suspension:
TE37RT 18x10 +29 Custom Refinished in Mercury Silver
Ohlins R/T, GRB/GVB/VA
Rays Type-A Flat Caps w/ Centercap Adapters for SL/RTs, Black
Project KICS Iconix R40 Lugs, Black
Dunlop DZ102 - 255/35/18
SPL Rear LCA

Interior:
DAMD SS360-D Wheel (buy the SS360-RX, mine required trimming)
Tommy Kaira Hebi Bebi Shift Knob

Exterior:
Voltex Type-1S GT-Wing w/ custom cut Evo X bases
Chargespeed Type-1 Side Skirts
Ings Nspec Front Bumper (in Hybrid Aero)
Custom cut OEM front grill
Verus Engineering Rear Diffuser, non-aggressive version

Brakes:
Radium Engineering Master Cylinder Brace

Pipeline Item:
STI Brembo Calipers refinished in Illusion Violet
Girodisc Rotors

2020+
Bride Stradia // Zieg III Type R
GReddy RS-Titan
2018+ MFD

V1 Bad cell phone shots for everyone.







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Old 05-24-2014, 02:03 AM   #2
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Wheels ON.




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Old 05-24-2014, 02:03 AM   #3
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Old 05-24-2014, 02:04 AM   #4
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From test fitting a few weeks ago.


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Old 05-24-2014, 09:39 AM   #5
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Can't wait to see the progress

I also might get a wrx base in a few months
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Old 05-24-2014, 10:35 AM   #6
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Excited to see how the TE's are gonna look/fit. Sounds like a good start.
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Old 05-24-2014, 01:05 PM   #7
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Yet another poor wheel choice for this year's bodystyle. *sigh*
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Old 05-24-2014, 02:00 PM   #8
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Yet another poor wheel choice for this year's bodystyle. *sigh*
The color isn't for me, but I think TE37's will look pretty good for this year.
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Old 05-25-2014, 02:08 AM   #9
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Yet another poor wheel choice for this year's bodystyle. *sigh*
Funny you should mention that, I bought these back when I was trying to fit them onto a GVB STI. Fitment and style was on-point, as I was initially going for a look similar to the trackwerks GVB (the one with the Voltex Spoiler).

The RTs are designed for more abuse and I would be running a 35 profile tire, so they're the "safe" choice for Los Angeles roads, even if the offset is a little aggressive.

I feel like the Advan GT would look perfect (see photos of Evo X below), the 19x10 +35 would be easier to fit under the fenders, but then the tire would drop down to a 30 profile and I am trying to keep the street ride comfortable for my friends and family that visit, as well as protect the wheel from damage.

Unfortunately, the 18" version of the Advan GT sucks, as the spokes are too thin in my opinion. I guess as an alternate solution for 18s would be the Nismo LMGT4s, but they're more aggressive than the RTs and would cost me probably even more than a set of Advans, not to mention my wife hates Nissan/Nismo and would give me **** daily for running their wheels.

Sharif's 2015 on 18" TE37SL

Raymond L's Evo X on 19" Advan GT
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Old 05-25-2014, 04:02 AM   #10
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I think it would look better all red, without the silver rim on the wheel. Looking forward to install pictures.
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Old 06-01-2014, 11:16 PM   #11
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nice man waiting on updates
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Old 06-02-2014, 02:39 AM   #12
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Interested in learning how the LED conversion comes out. Are you going to be doing a retrofit as well?
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Old 08-29-2014, 12:00 AM   #13
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Interested in learning how the LED conversion comes out. Are you going to be doing a retrofit as well?
Sorry for the ridiculously long-awaited response. I have decided on the lazy route and will be going HID, the big decision now is whether or not I'll be keeping the sidemarker orange or blackout. The headlight looks incomplete without something there, it is like it was designed to meet the US market needs and they just gave up and painted it black for everywhere else.

Current Status:

Cobb AccessPORT V3, courtesy of NBRX. Very surprised this is my first mod, as I generally don't go for engine mods on my first round of things to change. The stock throttle mapping is definitely not for me, and the AccessPORT delivered exactly what I was looking for in terms of feeling. I used to be at 15-25% pedal depression (per the gauge in the car) and after driving tonight I saw I was consistently between 8-12% pedal depression.

TLDR: Throttle is linear, like everyone else says it is.

Obligatory bad photograph.
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Old 09-12-2014, 02:34 AM   #14
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While awaiting my suspension I picked up my next major mod, Voltex Type-1S Wing!

Bought it used from a friend with an Evo X, after bolting everything up and putting it on top of the trunk the bases are about an inch over the trunkline on each side. Luckily the holes are outside of the trunkline as well, so I'm going to have my body shop cut them down and drill new holes before stripping it down and repainting in CWP.

The Voltex badges weren't used originally, but I've decided to have my shop find the original indentation on the side of the wing and put them in before clearcoating the whole thing.

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Old 11-04-2014, 07:25 PM   #15
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Wheels and tires are installed!

If you're in Socal anywhere near West End Alignment, go there for your work. They're honest, straightforward, and do great work. Chris was working on my car today and installed the coils, Rear LCA, and wheels. He asked a lot of questions about the usage of my car and what I was envisioning for the visual appearance.

Working on getting some non-iPhone pictures. Feel free to let me know if you have any questions about fitment or parts.
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Old 11-19-2014, 11:48 AM   #16
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Hey was wondering how you like the ohlins coils? I'm in between these and the kW v3. Yeah west end FTW for sure.. Ive been going there before Chris even started working there.


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Old 11-19-2014, 07:49 PM   #17
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Chris, Darrin, great guys at West End.
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Old 12-15-2014, 01:12 AM   #18
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Finally got my fenders pulled, no rubbing is a great thing.
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Old 12-16-2014, 08:50 AM   #19
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What's the ride quality like with that wheel and suspension setup?
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Old 12-16-2014, 10:48 AM   #20
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What's the ride quality like with that wheel and suspension setup?
The Ohlins are damn expensive, but they're worth it. The bumps are a bit harsh with 4 adults in the car, but it never feels unsafe or spine-numbing. Otherwise with just myself and my wife it feels better than stock. She says she can hear the bumps, but doesn't feel them.

Until I do major work on the fenders I'm leaving it on 255/35 tires, the low offset and slightly lower weight of the wheels (6lbs less per wheel than stock) makes the car feel a bit more peppy and the extra bit of tire has made it so there is no wheel slip.

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Old 01-29-2015, 11:51 PM   #21
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Hmm... where to go from here...





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Old 01-30-2015, 12:17 AM   #22
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Did you hit something?
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Old 01-30-2015, 12:22 AM   #23
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Did you hit something?
Driver (oncoming traffic) made a left hand turn and clipped the side of my bumper and wheel.
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Old 01-30-2015, 04:07 PM   #24
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Nice wheels. Looks good.
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Old 01-31-2015, 04:39 PM   #25
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Nice wheels. Looks good.
Thanks! I just dropped it off at the repair shop, so it should be looking better than ever in a week or two.
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