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Old 07-23-2013, 09:36 PM   #1
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Default Big-E's 2006 SGM "Spec E" WRX Sedan

I purchased a 2016 WRX STI Limited April 2016 and completed the sale of the WRX September 2016 to my good friend whom has wanted the car for the last nine years.

You can still PM me with any questions

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Old 07-23-2013, 09:36 PM   #2
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Previous forward lighting set-ups:

Chassis and Suspension
Carbing one-piece aluminum strut bar, w/built-in master cylinder stopper, front
Cusco Power Brace, front (removed for servicing - to be stripped and coated)
Oswald Performance aluminum lightweight bumper beam v1, w/dual aluminum tow hooks
Oswald Performance aluminum lightweight bumper beam v1, rear
Oswald Performance triangle strut bar, rear
Oswald Performance sub-frame
Whiteline urethane steering rack bushing kit
Whiteline bushing kit for front bushing position of traverse links
Whiteline Anti-lift Kit for rear bushing position of traverse links
Tokiko D-spec adjustable dampers
Swift Spec-R springs
Group-N top-hats, front and rear
Whiteline urethane spring insulators, front and rear
H&R 22mm non-adjustable sway-bar, front
Whiteline 24mm adjustable sway-bar, rear
Kartboy end-links, front and rear
Kartboy end-link spacers, front
Kartboy rear "Botox" cross-member locking bolts
MSI Tubular Lateral Links 4130 Chromoly steel w/Whiteline Plus Chassis Control bushings
MSI tubular trailing links 4130 Chromoly steel
TiC specific front trailing link split-bushings
Whiteline Plus Chassis Control rear trailing link bushings
Cusco trunk brace

Engine and Drive-train
Perrin lightweight crank pulley
Killer B Motorsport Dual Reservoir
JSC Speed air-intake baffle elbow delete
Samco MAF intake tube, red
Perrin turbo intake tube, black
Samco turbo to TMIC hoses, red
Samco TMIC to T/B coupler hose, red
OEM STI TMIC rubber bellow for hood-scoop deflector plate
Stainless steel T-Bolt clamps for TMIC to T/B coupler hose
Samco silicone radiator hoses, red
Stainless steel T-Bolt clamps for radiator hoses
Moroso dual air-oil separator catch-can kit
SPT stainless steel turbo heat-shield
GrimmSpeed header cross-pipe
GrimmSpeed up-pipe
Kartboy/TiC super shift kit
Kartboy shifter stay bushings, front & rear
Cobb AP v2 w/EFI Logics Pro-tune
Cosworth air-feed block-off plates for both heads & OEM gaskets
Killer B Motorsport Ultimate Oil Pickup Tube
Killer B Motorsport Subaru EJ25 Optimal Oil Pan w/powder coating, black
Killer B Motorsport engine-block oil baffle
Samco ancillary hose kit
Cosworth timing-belt guide
Subaru Group-N transmission mount
Subaru Group-N engine mounts
Kartboy engine/transmission pitch-stopper
TiC transmission cross-member bushings
Kartboy outrigger bushings, race
Kartboy rear differential bushings, race
Cobb stainless steel catted down-pipe
Cobb stainless steel exhaust system
Kartboy urethane exhaust hangers, regular length, red
Perrin rear differential cover (1-litre capacity)
Prodrive rear differential protector
TGV deletes from GrimmSpeed
Ixiz concept phenolic spacers
Deatsch Werks 255 Lph fuel-pump
Ixiz Concept EBCS

Originally tuned by Chris Schoen-Kiewert (RIP my friend)
Retuned by Mike Botti July 2013 (during the hottest week of the year)
OEM TD-04: 236whp & 316wtq on a Mustang Dynomometer

JNA Performance replica V-Limited lip
OEM factory pre-painted fog lamp bezels in OBP
DRL mod I:- high-beams are now active as the daylight running lamps w/factory 2008 DRL resistor (to drop voltage by 50%)
DRL mod II: DRL's shut off when the parking lights are turned on
Totsubo front folding license plate bracket
Hella Sharptone horn kit
Hella Supertone horn, single, rear
Ixiz Concept hood lift supports
Carbing front under-panel
OEM Subaru of Japan STI transmission undercover
Fender repeater (turn-signal) lamps from a 2000 RS
Fender repeater (turn-signal) mod: marker (parking) lamps and turn-signals
OEM JDM Spec-C roof vent kit in OBP
B-Pillar carbon-fibre overlays
JDM RHD RH electric folding door mirror w/OBP colored cover
WRC vinyl stickers on both front doors
Window tinting: All 32%
OEM JDM window spoilers
Rally Armor MSpec UR mudflaps
LED bulbs, everywhere
Low-beam bulbs: Hella Optilux XY Extreme Yellow
High-beam bulbs: 9011 halogen infrared bulbs
Front switch-back bulbs (using 3-wire socket)
Custom under-hood LED courtesy lights
Custom headlight harness w/Hella potted micro relays
OEM 2004-2005 taillights w/custom wiring, including rear fog-lights
OEM 2006 STI rear diffuser panel + OEM brackets, two bolted on
OEM 2007 STI LTD rear spoiler in OBP
Oswald Performance radiator support under-panel mounting bracket
Rennen Metal rear tow-hook, 2002-2007 Impreza specific

Recaro Speed driver's seat w/sliders and Planted Driver base
OEM JDM red hazard switch
LED custom map lights; dome light; trunk lights; and now lower center-console floor lights
Polk Audio speakers
Defi Blue Racer series boost gauge
SubieGal custom 52mm dash boost gauge pod
Aluminum "WRX" dead pedal
Redline Goods leather shifter boot 2.5" shorter to accommodate Kartboy STS kit
WC Lathe Werks hybrid WRX co-polymer piston shifter-knob, knurled, w/thumb depression and "bronzed & blued" stainless steel base
Redline Goods e-brake boot in authentic Bride seating/interior fabric
Subaru OEM replacement center-console arm-rest storage extension

Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Clutch
Enkei RS05 17"x8" +48ET w/Continental Extreme Contact DW 245/40-17 for daily-driving
Enkei NT03+M +48ET w/Kumho ECSTA V710 245/40-17 for auto-cross
OEM Enkei WRX wheels w/Bridgestone Blizzak 215/45-17 high performance winter tires LM-60
Turn in Concepts ("TiC") brake master cylinder stopper
McGard splined lug-nuts in black (have rotating seats so they don't dig into the wheels)
McGard locking lug-nuts in black
Techna-fit stainless steel braided clutch hose
NAPA Premium coated front rotors
TiC HTS Titanium shims - front: hub*to*rotor; brake-pad*to*caliper; and caliper*to*knuckle
Hawk HP+ brake pads - front
OEM rear rotors and pads
Goodridge stainless steel braided hoses, front & rear
Ate brake-fluid

Electronics / Electrical
Maniac Electrical Motors 140-amp alternator
AutoCraft (Deka) EXT30L lightweight AGM battery (~21lbs)
Extra ground-wires from engine to chassis

Ask me about front sub-frames; I've had several:
GT Spec H-brace w/OEM brace (it works well with the OEM brace)
Carbing (has a rear cross-brace that does not bode well for regular street or off-road driving)
Beatrush Superlight (cannot use with steel control arms or rear bushings that offset the geometry such as the Whiteline ALK) - my favorite
Oswald Performance - my favorite too


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Old 07-23-2013, 10:07 PM   #3
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2010 STi


Daddy like
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:00 PM   #4
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2002 WRX Sedan
Atomic Orange


E Where ya been man!.... I've been trolling over a lot of your old posts about suspension setups. Defiantly made some purchases because of you.
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:15 PM   #5
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Very swagnificent easy-E! Its like a club up in that bitsh!
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Old 07-25-2013, 11:23 AM   #6
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Thank you for the kind words!

I've updated the second post to include specifications.
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Old 09-22-2013, 01:26 PM   #7
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05 FXT Dom2.5R
4EAT FTW!!!!


Great build man. Love how clean your car looks. Wheels are perfect I, would love a set of those on my forester.
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Old 09-22-2013, 05:56 PM   #8
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very nice build! would love to see more pictures!
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Old 12-12-2013, 01:30 PM   #9
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Roof interior before I removed about 90% of it:

Grab-handle boxes before powder-coating:

Grab-handle boxes after powder-coating and B-pillar to roof brackets painted black:

Added Killer B Motorsport dual-reservoir and added a lightweight battery (rebranded Deka ETX30LA from Advance Auto):

Other pictures:

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Old 12-16-2013, 09:17 AM   #10
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2011 WRX


How do you like the performance of your Swift springs and Tokico? I've contemplated going to a Tokico/RCE Yellow combination over my coilovers, or something of the like.
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