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Old 02-29-2020, 04:19 PM   #1
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Hi I am Joey aka Gigs aka JN Garage , Due to Imgur going the way of Photobucket I have redone my entire build thread here with pictures hosted on my own website so that they will forever be on the internet for your viewing pleasure and to laugh at my poor life choices !

I have owned this car since March 2013 with 105,000 miles and it was my daily driver for a few years.

2013



2020



Winter 2013




Here is my old build log from 2015 if you want more history of the car
https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sho....php?t=2712350

I have since sold the 2006 Legacy GT and acquired a 2013 Volkswagen Touareg TDI with 59,000 miles to serve as my daily driver and occasional weekend tow vehicle. It can tow 7700 pounds so more than enough to safely tow a Bugeye. Did I mention it also makes 406 lbs of torque and gets 30+ MPG on the highway ? Its pretty glorious and comfortable , I plan on replacing it with a 2016 model whenever it starts to get a little older somewhere around 2023-2024. It also has a powertrain warranty to 2023 or 100,000 miles whatever comes first , Thanks EPA !




My Website - https://jngarage.com/

Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...i2Co_1nE21xi1x

Instagram - @JN_Garage


The goal of this wagon is the same as it always has been , go out and have fun with friends. If I happen to stumble upon a Gridlife or GTA podium one day that would be equally cool too.

Its going to take years to finish and likely will never be finished with continuous improvements always being made. I want to experience FIA Grade 1 and 2 circuits with the station wagon I have owned since I was 23 in my 30s.






2003 Subaru Wrx Wagon

320WHP/330WTQ On the VF42

Exterior modifications

Sedan widebody conversion
Prodrive bumper
Prodrive UK300 Headlights

Engine

S204 EJ207
Stock VF42
3 Port EBCS
Tomikoa Downpipe
Greddy TI-C catback
CSF Radiator
Spec C Oil cooler
Samco hose kit
Carberry flex fuel

Transmission and Driveline

Group N Bushings
Exedy twin plate clutch
Version 7 R180 suretrac LSD
Version 7 Type RA STi Transmission

Ratios
3.636
2.375
1.761
1.346
1.062
0.842

Brakes and Suspension


RCE 1 Way KW Superstreet Coilovers
Group N and Super Pro Bushings
STi Brembos
Centric Blank Rotors
PFC Z Compound pads
Prova replica brake ducts
21mm Front and Rear STi RA-R Sway bars
STi Pink trailing arms
S204 Lateral links

Wheels and Tire

Mach V Awesome 17x9 +42
Continental Sport 255/40/17
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Old 02-29-2020, 04:32 PM   #2
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So this is a rough plan for the next few years which is obviously going to change but not seriously

Spring / Summer 2020
Outfit my new houses garage with tools and supplies to maintain a track car.
Finish my sim rig in my new basement.

Drive the car and enjoy it honing my skills as a driver , photographer and person while tying up loose ends.

Fall 2020 / Winter 2020 - 2021
Goal of doing Gridlife Fall Gingerman in October 2020 once I am done with home furnishings.
Possibly Look for an E46 BMW Wagon to make into a pure track car or GLTC build

2021
Continue chassis upgrades along with seat time , aiming to compete at Gridlife events at Gingerman and Mid Ohio along with a handful of other track days such as Subaru Speed Expo. Possibly a trip to Canada for CSCS as well !

SCCA Empire Hill Climb

2022
Jun or Cusco Tribute livery
Super Lap Battle COTA Enthusiast Class
Road Atlanta ?
Road America ?


Upgrades Wanted for the Driver
Driver Seat time
Hans Device
Race Suit
Lose 50 pounds


Upgrades Wanted for the Chassis
FIA Seat and Harnesses
MCS 1 Way Motorsports shocks
AP Racing 355mm 6 Pot Road front brake kit
PFC 08 Pads
18x9.5 +38 RPF1s
SCCA Hillclimb Spec Roll bar
9 Lives Racing Rear Wing
Jun or Second Prodrive Bumper with Open Track day / GTA Spec Aero Package
Backup engine built around a Version 10 EJ207 Bottom End


I want the ability to change from Gridlife Street to Hillclimb / GTA / Track day spec with the change of a bumper and rear hatch.

The end goal is to just have fun and experience as many fun tracks in North America as possible
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Old 02-29-2020, 04:49 PM   #3
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S204 Engine installed in May 2015




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Old 02-29-2020, 04:50 PM   #4
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Old 02-29-2020, 04:50 PM   #5
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Old 03-04-2020, 03:55 PM   #6
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MI WRX FTW!

2015 wrx here, owned since new, starting to consider mods.

Nice build!
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Old 03-04-2020, 04:52 PM   #7
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"Possibly Look for an E46 BMW Wagon to make into a pure track car or GLTC build"

This needs to happen.
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Old 03-04-2020, 04:52 PM   #8
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I love this wagon.
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Old 03-04-2020, 05:04 PM   #9
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Was never really sure how I felt with these cars missing the rails for roof racks, but you convinced me otherwise lol.
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Old 03-04-2020, 07:06 PM   #10
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Wow. Makes me want a wagon even more. Very nice!
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Old 03-04-2020, 11:32 PM   #11
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Gangster!
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Old 03-05-2020, 05:54 PM   #12
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MI WRX FTW!

2015 wrx here, owned since new, starting to consider mods.

Nice build!
Thank you

You might see me at M1 Concourse or Pastiners for Cars and Coffee !

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"Possibly Look for an E46 BMW Wagon to make into a pure track car or GLTC build"

This needs to happen.
Its more finding a suitable black E46 Wagon so I can do an Adidas livery with a 7AT DCT gearbox.

Kinda like a BTCC homage

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I love this wagon.
Thank you I do too !

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Was never really sure how I felt with these cars missing the rails for roof racks, but you convinced me otherwise lol.
It cleans up the body lines a ton downside is they are almost impossible to find now

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Gangster!
Straight outta Detroit !
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Old 03-05-2020, 06:50 PM   #13
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Its been about 3000 miles with the VW and so far its been excellent averaging around 25-27mpg.

Some things I would like to change before towing
  • Downsize from 19s to 18s
  • Full Size Spare
  • New Tires




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Old 03-05-2020, 06:54 PM   #14
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I have owned the Wrx for over 7 years now and tons of wheels / suspension setups.






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Old 03-06-2020, 10:49 AM   #15
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2022
Jun or Cusco Tribute livery
Super Lap Battle COTA Enthusiast Class
Road Atlanta ?
Road America (yes)
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Old 03-06-2020, 03:07 PM   #16
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That track actually terrifies me
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Old 03-06-2020, 03:31 PM   #17
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That track actually terrifies me
yes sir indeed.
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Old 03-09-2020, 09:22 AM   #18
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Gotta said Road America terrifies me too... so fast.

I feel like I really need to have my car fully sorted before I get on that track.
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Old 03-25-2020, 02:45 PM   #19
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Since the world has slowed down a little bit progress has been slow

Ordered all the boots and accessory kits to rebuild the front axles who knows when they will arrive.

These Voodoo 13 lateral link arms arrived from Dewey at Six Star Motorsports and they are just wonderful. Should give me a ton of adjustment and will be installed with all new hardware on the rear end !

Also gave me an excuse to start playing with the lights I bought for streaming video games and taking pictures !

If you play video games I stream Escape From Tarkov a few times a week on twitch here
https://www.twitch.tv/gigs_games

Enough rambling though here are some pictures of these beautiful lateral links

Almost impossible to beat for under $500

https://voodoo13usa.com/shop/04-07-w...ral-link-arms/

If you want a set give Dewey or Marvin a call @ (224) 653 - 9626




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Old 03-25-2020, 04:52 PM   #20
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Those are some good looking lateral links
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Old 03-26-2020, 10:30 AM   #21
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Those are some good looking lateral links
Extremely high quality , I am making a point to utilize products and services that are all based in the USA, Japan , Australia , UK or Germany.

I really don't trust any of the Chinese / Taiwanese sourced part companies like Silvers , BC , Mishimoto , whiteline and such.
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Old 03-28-2020, 03:19 PM   #22
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OP doesn't like torque.







Good quality photos!
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Old 04-11-2020, 10:05 PM   #23
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OP doesn't like torque.







Good quality photos!
I mean torque is fun but if I am going to chase it then the engine will have 6/8 cylinders


Progress is dismally slow due to shipping delays and life changes. I close on my house at the end of this month finally. I don't get occupancy until July so come July / August I will finish as much of the interior as I can.

Progress is gonna be pretty slow as the house needs a little love in the HVAC and concrete leveling areas so that will be where a lot of money will be spent this year.

Its looking like I won't see any track time until late 2021 now unfortunately
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Old 04-12-2020, 11:00 PM   #24
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Took the car cover off and started cleaning the garage


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Old 04-16-2020, 11:09 AM   #25
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I have wrote a Sedan Widebody FAQ over the last week that may interest some of you

https://jngarage.com/2020/04/16/suba...-widebody-faq/

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