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Old 04-01-2017, 01:30 PM   #1
jellenberg
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Alright all!
I decided its finally time to make my very own build thread instead of trying to constantly update my custom fab build as the build isn't entirely custom fabricated and has become more of a build thread just in the wrong section.

First off, here's how she sits now




So I bought the Car back in 2014 after my 04 WRX got totaled by a hail storm in Colorado.




Afterwards, I decided it was time to upgrade to an STI because almost everything I wanted to do to the WRX involved an STI swap. So I started looking all over Colorado for the perfect STI, But the Colorado Subaru Tax was a hit ridiculous and the average hawkeye STI was going in the mid to high 20's, which was way too much for me. Eventually I found it, a nice looking 06 STI with an asking price of only $16K, less than a hawkeye wrx was going for back in Colorado. So a few weeks later, we made the drive out to Wichita, Kansas to go pick her up.







It was the perfect car for me, and priced right, just needed a few pieces fixed up and was great price. Plus it was mostly stock with just some brand new ISC N1 coilovers. The only Things I wanted to change was the carbon fiber hood and the ridiculous green wheels. The green wheels however, grew on me and I decided to keep them.
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Old 04-01-2017, 01:30 PM   #2
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Unfortunately The fun didn't last long and the car ended up spinning a bearing about 6 weeks later and on my 21st Birthday to add another kick in the balls. I was just driving down the road, heading to the bar. When the light turned yellow, I put the car in neutral and the engine seized right there.





Well flash forward a few months and the car got hauled off to Funk E Built in Fort Collins for its new engine! First off, those guys at Funk E Built are awesome and finished my engine very quickly with great customer service and pricing as well. I would definitely recommend anyone in the Colorado area to check them out for your future Subaru needs. I ended up going with a new STI Nitrated crank, Manley H-Tuff rods, Wiseco pistons, King XPG bearings, Cosworth head gaskets, ARP custom age 625 head studs, OEM 08+ STI 11mm oil pump, a Fluidampr and STI Group-N motor mounts.








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Old 04-01-2017, 01:31 PM   #3
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Well a little after the built engine got dropped in, I met a guy who ran a local "shop". I had him do my TGV deletes as well an PNP my intake manifold and throttle body. While I was at it, I decided to powder coat the intake manifold at Pristine Powdercoating since the stock coating was looking pretty bad. I also decided That I didn't want to run a stock turbo on an STI with a built engine....AND THAT'S WHERE IT ALL BEGAN TO SNOWBALL. Well I hatched a plan to combine the P&L rotated kit that uses a TMIC with the Full race rotated twin scroll kit. I ended up going with a GTX3076R with a .82 A/R housing to make a decent ammount of power while still retaining quick spool and throttle response.






We started with trying to fit the 4" velocity stack with the massive 7" filter inside of the custom heat shield.





It didn't take me long to realize that it would cost more to build the custom Y-pipe and splitter than switching to a FMIC. So I sent the TMIC back to ETS and they gladly let me swap it out for a FMIC core.



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Old 04-01-2017, 01:31 PM   #4
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Old 05-18-2017, 01:22 AM   #5
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Hey all! Update 5/17/17

The car is currently at Ouroboros Fabrication in Golden, CO. Nate is doing great work and very quickly finishing all the projects I throw at him. He's been staing pretty busy fixing the previous shops work. The other pieces of the kit were not fitting right and were poorly made (not back purged at all and none of the welds had complete penetration). He started with a new set of 321ss headers and ended up making me a new 321ss up pipe as well so I could get rid of the v band connection as well as fix the positioning of the turbo and wastegates easier. After that, the downpipe isn't fitting properly and I'll most likely be getting a new one as well. The car should be out of the shop this weekend and I'll have a better update!















One other issue I'm having is with the ATP turbine housing fitment. The up pipe flange is quite a it larger than the turbine inlet and the housing itself looks like a T25/T28 housing that had its 4 bolt flange cut off and then a v-band flange welded on which left large steps in the housing as it expands to the 3" section. Nothing too crazy, just needs a good amount of porting to match things up and smooth it out.

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Old 05-18-2017, 09:06 AM   #6
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You have some nice things going on there.
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:33 AM   #7
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You have some nice things going on there.
Thank you! hopefully I'll have some more updates soon but in the mean time, I got an updated picture from the shop of my manifold almost done! just waiting for the header to up pipe flanges to come in.

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Old 05-31-2017, 12:59 AM   #8
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Update 5/30/17

Hey all,
Just another little update. Nate at Ouroboros is trucking along with the build despite setbacks and me adding more items for him. His work and welds are top notch! its very impressive seeing all the effort he's putting into it even down to little things like welding up areas with lips just to sand it back down to ensure things are as smooth as possible.







He finished the headers and up pipe which look very good.









He was also able to re position the turbo well enough to make the intake and intercooler piping by building a new up pipe which now has everything sitting perfectly.



We also had to modify the downpipe to fit the car properly. The downpipe was initially rubbing along the transmission crossmember as well as making the catback sit crooked on the rear bumper. I elected to build a modified v-band test pipe that would allow me to easily swap in a catalytic converter to pass emissions when needed or even more permanently.



Hopefully I'll have the car back at the end of the week.
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Old 06-01-2017, 08:55 AM   #9
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those headers are the most beautiful things I've seen going on in a subaru for awhile. wowie wow.
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Old 06-01-2017, 11:01 AM   #10
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those headers are the most beautiful things I've seen going on in a subaru for awhile. wowie wow.
I know right! they look so beautiful, Nate did an amazing job on them. I'm gonna be kinda sad covering up those welds with the ceramic coating.
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Old 06-03-2017, 12:04 PM   #11
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Update 6/3/17
Well I got my car back from Ouroboros yesterday and all I can say is WOW! Nate did an amazing job on everything with this car. He went above and beyond making sure every weld was perfect and that everything fit well. Everything looks perfect on the car and now I don't have too much left until its running. Next step, powder coating.

















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