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Old 01-14-2015, 12:52 PM   #1
Himynameisgreg
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Welcome to my build thread.
Here, I shall document the progress of my 2015 Base Model WRX. I ordered the car from Mark Miller Subaru, Utah in Sept 2014. I took delivery on 11/10/14.
Follow me on Instagram; @himynameisgreg1

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12122793_641954777194_1100283734788479147_n by Greg Valdez, on Flickr


Here is the most current mod list and progress pics.

2015 WRX
Engine/Drivetrain:
--Stage 2 305whp/306wtq on 91 at 4500 ft elevation - Simple Performance SLC
--FA20DIT
--Grimmspeed 3-port EBCS
--Grimmspeed Catless J-pipe
--Grimmspeed Intake
--Perrin Resonated CBE
--Perrin Front Shifter Bushing
--Perrin Steering Dampener Lockdown
--Perrin Shifter Stop
--Perrin Short Shift Adapter

Interior:
--Broadway Mirror
--WMD Shift knob 750g

Exterior:
--Disabled DRL
--Tint - 50% F 35% R
--Yellow Fog light Overlays
--Blacked Out Headlights
--OEM Rain Guards
--Fenders Rolled and Pulled - Reflected Image
--RallyArmor Mud Flaps
--HT Autos Lip, Skirts, Spats
--Diode Dynamics Tail as Turn Mod
--Kics R40 Locking Lugnuts
--Hella Sharpetone Horns

Suspension/Brakes:
--Tein Street Flex
--Epic Engineering 22mm Adjustable RSB
--Stoptech Street Performance Brake Pads F/R
--Hawk HP+ Brake Pads - Front (Track)
--Stoptech Stainless Steel Brake Lines

Wheels/Tires:
Winter
--Stock Alloys 17x8 +55
--32mm bolt-on spacers
--General Altimax Arctic 205/50r17
Summer
--Enkei RPF1 18x10 +38
--BFG Sport COMP2 275/35r18


Thanks for looking!!


11/11/14 - Day 1


11/12/14 - One of the first things I did to the car was fog light tint. It was wrinkly and not very well done. It was cold and I'm an amateur. This was later redone by Chaz @ Envision Tint


11/19/14 - Snow tires installed @ Ziptie Dynowerks


11/22/14 -
Tint and Fog Overlays by Chaz @ Envision Tint - 50% F 35% R
CQuartz Semi-Permanent Paint Protection Sealer applied by Sean Wilson




11/28/14 - Blacked out chrome headlight housings. Night and day difference. The car looks much more mean this way. Also installed a Perrin Front Shifter Bushing. Cleans up a little bit of slop in the 2nd to 3rd gear change. Also performed the 1000 mile oil change.




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Old 01-14-2015, 12:52 PM   #2
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12/3-7/2014 - 2000 Mile Road trip to San Francisco and Las Vegas. Averaged ~27 mpg.








Rear Sway Bar, Coilovers, Wheels, Tires, Fenders rolled/pulled, Alignment, and Rain Guard Update
Tein Street Flex
Enkei RPF1 18x10 + 38
BFG SportComp2 275/35r18
I went with these particular tires because they are the designated rain tire for the BFG Contingency Sponsorship for NASA. I have a track prepped ST2 05 STi that I will run these wheels/tires on in the event of a wet race this season.





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Old 01-14-2015, 12:53 PM   #3
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WinterX Weekend - Jan 10-11, 2015
Our local track, Miller Motorsports Park puts on time trial events throughout the winter to keep us busy. Whether its rain, shine, ice, or 3 inches of packed snow, we run. The suspension setup needs some work, but I was able to be fairly competitive with some much better prepped cars. Right now Iíve got a good bit of oversteer on turn-in which then turns into a heap of understeer as soon as itís corrected. A few minor tweaks and the car should be in good shape. The stock brakes are pretty bad and leave a lot of time on the table. An oil cooler would also be nice. This is a DD though. On the street, the car is fine. I just wanted to see what/how she could do when pushed in a safe place.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaDxnc91AJc










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Old 01-14-2015, 01:23 PM   #4
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Mn i love the headlights LOOKS SO SICK!!!! I will be doing that soon Cars coming along good.
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Old 01-14-2015, 01:34 PM   #5
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clean build hope to see more
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Old 01-14-2015, 05:28 PM   #6
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Looks good Greg! Saw this on IG
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Old 01-15-2015, 01:12 PM   #7
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Thanks guys!
hopefully a lip kit all around in the spring, maybe a premium/limited trunk spoiler, some more suspension bracing and maybe a few other small things.
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Old 01-17-2015, 07:51 AM   #8
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Looks good. Ive recently followed you on ig. Look forward to your suspension progress

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Old 01-22-2015, 07:00 PM   #9
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Here are some track pics from Winterx two weeks ago. It was a blast! Car was awesome and held it's own against some pretty tough competition. Not bad for only 3 mods
Photo credit for these three pics goes to The Daily Derbi







And a couple of rollers I had done by a local photographer.
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Old 01-22-2015, 07:34 PM   #10
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Looks great!!!
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Old 01-22-2015, 08:56 PM   #11
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Watched both your videos... How much air are you running in those tires?

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Old 02-09-2015, 09:50 PM   #12
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Too much in those videos. like 38-40 psi. Still had quite a bit of understeer.
Lowered it to around 32 this past weekend and softened the dampers and bit. Much better now.
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Old 02-16-2015, 02:35 AM   #13
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I installed a new Perrin Resonated Catback and took a few photos at 2/14/15 Cars and Coffee.

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Old 02-16-2015, 08:50 AM   #14
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Subbed. Love the stance of the car with your wheel and suspension set up.
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Old 02-16-2015, 08:58 AM   #15
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How is the grip with those tires? I ran G-Force Sports - the original, not the improved Comp 2's - on another car in the past and they were pretty terrible all around. Noisy, not particularly good in the rain (compared to KDW2's) and shredded when pushed to the limit rather than wear nicely like a proper sport tire. I imagine that all 3 of those could have been improved with a compound change so I'm just curious to get your thoughts.
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Old 02-16-2015, 01:57 PM   #16
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How is the grip with those tires? I ran G-Force Sports - the original, not the improved Comp 2's - on another car in the past and they were pretty terrible all around. Noisy, not particularly good in the rain (compared to KDW2's) and shredded when pushed to the limit rather than wear nicely like a proper sport tire. I imagine that all 3 of those could have been improved with a compound change so I'm just curious to get your thoughts.
They aren't bad. But they aren't great either. I've had them on a damp track and they did pretty well. Fully wet might be different. They didn't shred on a dry track either, but the kind of racing i was doing was 1 lap at a time. Autox style but on a 2.5 mi track. I haven't been able to properly push them for a whole session. I'm hoping they perform well.

I am pretty satisfied with them for street driving though. They are a little bit on the louder side but it doesn't bother me. I've only got 1100 miles on them, so experience is quite short.

I would have gone for an RE-11 or RS3, but these are the "Rain Tires" for the BFG contingency for NASA racing. They'll go on my race car if the track is ever wet.
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Subbed. Love the stance of the car with your wheel and suspension set up.
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Old 03-20-2015, 04:19 PM   #18
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Updates:
HT Autos Bottom line kit.
Also did the Tail as Turn module/LED reverse light upgrade. I love how it looks.

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Old 03-20-2015, 06:35 PM   #19
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Very very nice! Love it.
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I love the pictures, whenever you can take awesome pictures it makes build threads so much better... and the car is damn near perfect - great job
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Old 03-21-2015, 02:12 AM   #21
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Very very nice! Love it.
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I love the pictures, whenever you can take awesome pictures it makes build threads so much better... and the car is damn near perfect - great job
thanks guys! i appreciate it
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Old 03-21-2015, 03:32 AM   #22
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Looking good!
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Old 04-13-2015, 12:20 AM   #23
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looks great, thinking about going with the same wheel/tire setup. Do you have any camber adjustment in the rear or is it natural camber?
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Old 04-13-2015, 12:50 AM   #24
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Greg you have the nicest 2015 on this forum IMO. Personal critique though, I would color the red strip on your windshield black (or just cut it) where the black sides of the windshield meet it. Not sure if you considered that already but have a look.

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Old 04-13-2015, 12:40 PM   #25
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thanks for the critique man. i agree with you. it's a slightly off shade of red so it doesn't match, and the trim lines you mentioned bother me as well. i will probably take it off and redo the whole thing black and have it come down an extra couple inched to cover the rear-view mirror mount.
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