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Old 02-26-2015, 05:19 PM   #1
Effex Unlimited
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Greetings everyone,

First a little back story. I have a good friend in the automotive sales industry that happened upon a gravely abused 2013 STI at the auto auction in late 2013. The poor car had only 5981 miles on the clock and was without an engine to give it life and was missing quite and extensive list of other parts. My friend had the winning bid and brought it back to his car lot that evening.

Fast forward to St. Patty's Day 2014. Whilst enjoying some libations with my wife and this good friend, I made mention of another STI he had just acquired and said I wouldn't mind getting an STI for a pleasure car. He then made mention of the 2013 STI that he acquired in late '13. This of course peaked my interest.

Two weeks of begging and pleading with, albeit the greatest wife I could ask for, and I was on my way to the bank to discuss the loan to begin the trek back into a Subaru.

The mountain of parts that was needed to put this STI back together almost seemed insurmountable as I was combing over the car. It was of course with out engine, but also needed :
-Long block including turbo and intercooler
-Front and Rear seats
-Front bumper cover
-Rear bumper cover
-Side Skirts
-Wing
-Tail lights
-Spare tire and accessories
-Spare tire cover
-Rear cargo nets and cover
-Rear hatch plastic panels

As I searched the forums looking for parts to complete the "rescue" it became ever more apparent that a parts car was going to be in order. I then focused my searching to the online auto auctions that handle wrecked cars and found my answer. Another 2013 STI with driver side damage and LESS miles then the car that I was planning to revive.

The course was now plotted, go to bank and sign papers, go to friends dealership and buy STI, buy parts car from online auction, and build.

So enough of the chit chat on to some pictures











Project and donor car side by side.


Plasti-Dip?!?!?!?
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Old 02-26-2015, 05:31 PM   #2
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Through the next two months of having a big boy job and trying to delegate time to work on the car I was able to acquire a Cobb V2 Accessport, Invidia catted DP, Rally Armor flaps, AEM CAI, CS style lip, and Prosport oil pressure and boost gauges mated a SMY gauge cluster to add to the revival...



18% Tint and 3M tail light wrap









Current Mods:
-Cobb Tuning V3 Accessport
-Cobb Tuning Flex Fuel Kit
-Cobb Tuning fuel pressure regulator
-Cobb Tuning EBCS
-Blouch 20GXT-R turbo (10cm hot/3" inlet)
-TGV deletes
-ID 1000cc injectors
-Deatchworks 65c Fuel Pump
-AEM cold air intake
-Perrin 3" inlet
-Invidia Catted down pipe
-Invidia 3" Q300 catback
-Grimmspeed AOS
-PTP turbo blanket
-ACT HDSS extreme clutch
-Cobb Tuning short throw
-Cobb Tuning front and rear shifter bushings


Tuned by Nate @TPG Tuning
93 Octane - 344 whp/ 339 wtq
E85- 385 whp/ 380 wtq

-Prismatic Powders US Burnt Bronze Metallic on OEM 18" BBS wheels
-Rally Armor flaps
-Carbon Fiber F/R Emblems
-Carbon Fiber eyebrows and pillars
-APR Carbon fiber radiator plate
-APR carbon fiber alternator cover
-APR carbon fiber exhaust shields
-Carbon fiber fuse box cover
-3M Window tint (18%)
-3M overlays on taillights, 3rd brake light, and mirror turn signals
-JDM S206 side skirt extensions
-JDM R205 rear under spoiler
-JDM R205 STI side badging
-CS style front lip
-Hella sharp tones powder coated black w/ SubiMods bracket
-Billetworkz plate delete
-IAG billet power steering cap
-IAG billet radiator overflow cap
-IAG billet brake fluid cap
-IAG billet washer fluid cap
-IAG billet clutch master resv.
-IAG billet battery tie down
-IAG billet oil dip stick

-DAMD D shape steering wheel
-AEM wideband gauge
-Prosport Boost gauge
-Prosport Oil pressure gauge
-SMY gauge pod
-Solid Mods vent pod
-STI titanium shift knob
-Prova black SI Drive knob
-Autodimming mirror w/ Homelink

To be installed:
-Killer B Holy Header
-ETS black tmic
-Perrin boost black selonoid cover
-Beatrush forged pitch stop


Since I never did a thread on my old GD that served me very well during the 8 years I had it here's a pic of it.


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Old 02-27-2015, 02:20 PM   #3
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Patiently awaiting warmer weather to turn some wrenches and get all this good stuff installed.
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Old 02-27-2015, 02:43 PM   #4
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Very nice,
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Old 02-27-2015, 03:18 PM   #5
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Very nice,
Thank you!
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Old 03-01-2015, 01:01 AM   #6
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If say, a new sti is 34k. How much did you "save" by getting into this?
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Old 03-01-2015, 01:06 PM   #7
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Excellent job! Way to bring new life back into her.

As a word of advice, I recommend putting a clear tube on the middle outlet of your AOS. Many have reported oil coming back up into that tube during hard cornering or even during straight line pulls as you up the boost. A clear tube there will help you monitor if this starts happening to you.

As I increased power I started to see oil come back up that tube on my car. Which lead to the purchase of a secondary catch can between the AOS and the inlet. Just figured I'd give you a heads up.

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Old 03-01-2015, 01:43 PM   #8
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If say, a new sti is 34k. How much did you "save" by getting into this?
Without showing all my cards I will say it was about what GD STis in good shape are selling for.

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Old 03-01-2015, 01:45 PM   #9
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Interesting!
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Old 03-01-2015, 01:48 PM   #10
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Excellent job! Way to bring new life back into her.

As a word of advice, I recommend putting a clear tube on the middle outlet of your AOS. Many have reported oil coming back up into that tube during hard cornering or even during straight line pulls as you up the boost. A clear tube there will help you monitor if this starts happening to you.

As I increased power I started to see oil come back up that tube on my car. Which lead to the purchase of a secondary catch can between the AOS and the inlet. Just figured I'd give you a heads up.

Thanks for the heads up! I haven't driven the car since the onset of this lovely winter in the north east but I may have to heed your advice.

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Old 03-02-2015, 10:50 AM   #11
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Mobile app mishap....
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Old 03-16-2015, 04:45 PM   #12
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The weather in SW Pennsylvania has started to get a bit more palatable, so I went to the garage and ported my TGV housings and got the JDM STI skirts and the black side logos on.

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Old 03-16-2015, 10:35 PM   #13
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Noise, authentic? They're so damn pricey ;(
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Old 03-17-2015, 07:01 AM   #14
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Noise, authentic? They're so damn pricey ;(
Real deal.
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Old 03-17-2015, 05:12 PM   #15
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Got my ported TGV housings back from being sand blasted and had the UPS man drop some more goodies off today.

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Old 03-23-2015, 01:33 PM   #16
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Just got my new V3 Accessport today. Figured I would catch a photo of all my Accessports before I sell my V2.

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Finally got some time have the goods installed and the car tuned.










I am very impressed with the Blouch 20GXT-R. I am hitting target boost of 20 PSI by 3500RPMs. And thanks to TPG tuning for working their magic.
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Old 05-23-2015, 05:24 PM   #18
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Went down for the charity dyno day at TPG and snagged a vid.
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Old 05-23-2015, 06:06 PM   #19
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Awsume !
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Awsume !
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Old 05-27-2015, 06:52 PM   #21
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Decided to spring for Nikon D3200 today and figured I may as well try it out.



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Old 05-27-2015, 07:08 PM   #22
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Wow, legit build. I would never have the balls (or knowledge for that matter) to do something like this - much props.
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Old 05-27-2015, 07:49 PM   #23
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Wow, legit build. I would never have the balls (or knowledge for that matter) to do something like this - much props.
Thanks man! It was definitely unnerving at the onset of the build.
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Old 05-27-2015, 08:16 PM   #24
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And a few more....





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Old 06-04-2015, 06:07 PM   #25
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I got the spare wheels back from Frye Fabrication. I had them powder coated in Prismatic Powders US Burnt Bonze Metallic.




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