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Old 03-14-2016, 01:46 AM   #1
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I enjoy reading build threads on here and other places and they have helped me not only on this build but on my other cars as well. I decided to open a build thread on my car here in case anyone had any questions I might be able to answer through the process as I've ran into a few issues I was able to work out by lurking these forums.

The overall idea for the car in both iterations was to make the car as efficient as possible within reason, Thermal management being key. Through the use of coatings and other techniques I believe I've relieved alot of headaches before they even start.

This car was originally a daily driver, now is strictly a fun car. I have no plans on tracking the car officially, nor do I street race etc. Just something I blast country roads in and enjoy driving.

Car: 2010 STi

Engine Modifications-
- IAG 99.75mm 1/2" stud conversion case halves
- IAG specific ARP 1/2" studs
- Stock Crank
- King Bearings
- Manley Turbo Tuff+ Rods (ARP 925s)
- Manley Extreme Duty 99.75 Pistons
- Hand Ported Cylinder Head
(second air holes plugged) (oil shedding cam side/intake ports, ceramic coated combustion chamber/exhaust ports)
- Full Ferrara valvetrain/valves (ceramic coated)
- Kelford Spec C camshafts (Dual AVCS)
- Thermal dispersant coated camshaft covers
- Fluidampr Pulley
- Killer B Ultimate Kit (windage, pickup, pan) (oil shedding coated)


Power Modifications:
- COBB AP V3
- Borg Warner Twin Scroll EFR 83/74 (both sides coated + blanket)
- ID 1700 Injectors
- Twin walbro 255s
- Radium Engineering Dual Pump Hangar with crossover kit and wiring kit
- IAG TGV Deletes (coated)
- IAG Fuel Rails
- Aeromotive FPR
- Corbin/Fathouse Flex Fuel kit
- Fathouse Fabrications intake (coated)
- Process West Reverse Mounted Intake Manifold (coated)
- Boomba Racing 75MM Throttle Body
- IAG Thermobaric 8MM spacers
- Custom alternator relocation / idler pulley
- Fathouse Fabrications fabbed FMIC kit (thermobaric coated)
- IAG Competition AOS VTA
- TIAL Q 50MM
- COBB EBCS with EWG kit
- Full Race Twin Scroll manifold/up with V-band DP (coated)
- Twin TIAL MVS in black with twin dumps (coated)
- MXP Catback (coated)
- EVAP Delete
- AC Delete


Driveline Modifications:

- South Bend Extreme 4 Puck
- OEM Flywheel
- Perrin short shifter
- TIC Holy Shift set + wide shifter pivot bushings
- TIC Subframe bushings
- Whiteline Rear Diff Outrigger and Rear Subframe Lockdown
- Torque Solutions Engine and Trans Mounts
- Kartboy Wishbone


Wheels - WedSport SA55M-R (18X9)

Other Modifications:
- Flat-4 Motorsports Powerstering Lines
- Line-X'd grille, fog lamp surrounds, lip
- JPM Coachworks alcantara visors, shift boot, e-brake boot, armrest.
- Dyed interior light covers black
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Old 03-14-2016, 01:46 AM   #2
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I realized I don't even have a sterotypical first photo of the car.. just when I started working on it.

Bought the car as it was on the boat over, first thing was to change the grille to something less chrome. (my next door neighbor at the time also had an STi, then a swapped WRX.. and her boyfriend had an STi... and my now wife had a 2002 WRX )







Got my tint at the same time as I filmed my taillights, 3rd brakelight, rear reflectors, and side mirror turning signals.



Grille started flaking as well as the foglight surrounds and at the time a good friend worked for Line-X so he sprayed the pieces and later the front lip. So easy to clean and keep clean.. everything just wipes off.




Bought a new house and some new wheels in time for winter. Had them coated wrinkle black to match the grille etc.



At this time I had been on a Perrin Stage 1 map through a AP and knew I wanted more. Took me a long time to piece everything together, and then to hand it over to a coater and wait even longer... but it was worth it.. as usual.



I also at this time did a few little things like the Perrin adjustable short shifter (which I don't think they make anymore) and had JPM coachworks do some interior bits.


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Old 03-14-2016, 01:47 AM   #3
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With the exhaust purchased I had lurked long enough and went with a Blouche 2.5XT-R. Had hotside polished and coated.



Also grabbed a COBB heat shield and had it coated as well.



Old me swapping turbos. My dad bent the fender in when he was breaking the up-pipe bolts creating the only dent on the whole car it's whole life. And it's still there. And I still give him **** about it.



Had to trim the lower radiator beam to make it smooth against the Perrin Front mount.



It all seems so simple looking back



All buttoned up and ready for a tune!



Old tune against a stock 2008 with a CBE or something.



Rolled like this for a long time. The quest for more power never ends however, was already considering going bigger rotated at the time but the GTXs were just starting to come out.



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Old 03-14-2016, 01:47 AM   #4
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Married in 2012, welcomed my son in 2013, new house and big construction project, was blessed with my daughter in 2015 and was just getting settled in the groove.

So of course that means more power. Even looking back on the shop when I started on this build in November of 2015 alot has changed.






Dropped the rear diff and other things for the EVAP delete and to add some bushings I'd had laying around for 5 years.



Buh-bye EVAP.



Got this stock bitch out. Builder said it must have been assembled on a friday before a 3 day weekend.



The first parts that came in on the new build. So pretty... to shiny.



Staring at the engine bay drinking a beer and talking with my friend.. "Why don't you paint it while everything is out of there?" ..... ok.


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Old 03-14-2016, 01:47 AM   #5
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Intake manifold showed up! Took more photos than necessary!





Got some wiring back in the bay and put the shroud back on.



Radium dual pump hangar and Walbro 255s and X2 DIY wiring kit showed up!



F4M coming through with a very nice set of power steering lines.



Had alot of downtime with the car so I deleted the rear wiper. Never liked it anyways.. just a dust pusher really.



Timing belt cover came back from Hydrodipping!



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Old 03-14-2016, 01:48 AM   #6
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Boomba Throttle body was next to show up! Wanted black but they were sold out.. however I'm glad I didn't get it coated it looks great against the later coatings.



Cylinder head hand port work done. Took the photo in my lap as my friend drove me up to drop it off for coating, had the part that way probably 20 mins.



IAG Closed Deck 99.75 case halves with 1/2" stud conversion showed up while I was on a family trip. Friend had to send me this photo.



Took advantage of their tax season sale and got my motor and trans mounts!


Soon after a large amount of parts came back from being coated.. very nice. Oil shedding coatings are cool.


Oil shedding coating on the inside of the valve covers



Oil shedding interior of the rear diff cover

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Old 03-14-2016, 01:48 AM   #7
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Oil/fuel shedding coating on the intake ports and camshaft areas and Techline CBX used on the combustion chambers/valves/exhaust ports... just no photos of that sadly.





First one of these I've seen coated. Did a thermal dispersant on the manifold, throttle body spacer and TGV deletes.





Cleaned up the ol' MXP exhaust and got the rear end buttoned up.


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Old 03-14-2016, 01:48 AM   #8
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No one seems to put these to scale so here it is by a Coors Light



Put the Turbosmart block off plate on and took off the factory BCS


Also got my hangar wired up for my twin Walbro 255s.



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Old 03-14-2016, 01:48 AM   #9
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Old 03-14-2016, 01:49 AM   #11
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Engine is at the builders and should be done soon, now just sourcing bits and pieces.

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Old 03-14-2016, 10:26 AM   #12
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Wow looks great! Subscribed!
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Old 03-14-2016, 09:22 PM   #13
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Nice build so far, front mount looks super clean!
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Old 03-15-2016, 01:04 AM   #14
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Newb question, and feel like making conversation..... I've never seen an "Oil shedding" coating before. I assume it prevents oil from sticking to surfaces. What are the main advantages of it? Also, but thermal dispersant, do you mean like a ceramic coating? I guess you're trying to keep heat inside or outside depending on the scenario. I've had some exhaust bits ceramic coated... looked nice at first but it flaked off after a few years. how have your parts worked out? Do they hold up?
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Old 03-15-2016, 02:11 AM   #15
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I assume it prevents oil from sticking to surfaces. What are the main advantages of it?
Specifically on places like my Killer B oil pan, baffle, and pickup tube it allows the oil to quickly return to the bottom of the pan rather than sticking to the surface of the material it's coming in contact with. More oil/lube gets used where it should be rather than just sticking on the surfaces of items it shouldn't.

The coating on the intake ports is a thermal barrier as well as an oil shedding so in effect I keep the heat out of the intake tract that would normally soak in from the heads and the fuel encounters less friction on it's way to the chamber. Really that section was more of finish work, the intake manifold and TGVs have a much larger surface area making the thermal dispersant much more effective.

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I've had some exhaust bits ceramic coated... looked nice at first but it flaked off after a few years. how have your parts worked out? Do they hold up?
The exhaust you see above had been on the car for 35k miles and daily driven in Indiana weather. Out of all of the exhaust pieces the only one showing any kind of flaking was the turbo housing, and even then it was pretty spotty.
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Old 03-23-2016, 10:54 AM   #16
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Pumps on the hangar wired up and dropped in tank! Still need all the topside work done but at least that part is out of the way.

Also dropping off exhaust bits at a local ceramic coater today!
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Old 03-24-2016, 11:54 AM   #17
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So where do you take all of your stuff to get the coatings done?? Sounds like it has worked out for you really well.
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Old 03-27-2016, 12:17 PM   #18
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So where do you take all of your stuff to get the coatings done?? Sounds like it has worked out for you really well.
Loyale Fabrications did the heads and associated parts as well as the oil pan parts. Pace Performance did all the current exhaust work.

-AN turbo return tapped in, holes for 1/2" studs reamed out, air pump block off plates on along with springs. Looking good.

Rods test fit and checked


Closed deck block cleaned and inspected.
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wow, coming along nicely. That Full Race Kit is going to be sweet.
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you lost me at "suspension mods: none."
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Old 03-28-2016, 07:47 PM   #21
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you lost me at "suspension mods: none."
At least in its old form. I have a few things on the table I'm considering suspension wise with this one.
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Progress!

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Progress!

Wow! That's cool. Was it painted or is that some kinda high-temp wrap?
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Old 05-10-2016, 10:56 AM   #24
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Started assembly on the block. Currently working on configuring the Perrin Oil Cooler to my liking being in that it's in very close proximity to the header and the coolant bypass line rests on the oil pan. Wrapping in pyro-shield and reconfiguring the lines a bit.

I need to clock the turbo, run the coolant lines and measure for my AN oil return line and have it fabbed.

Also the process west manifold with IAG TGV deletes REQUIRES the use of at least an 8MM phenolic spacer or you cannot clear your AVCS solenoids.

Work is slow but it's going, only time to work is >10PM once the kiddos are asleep. This was a soft test fit of the headers/turbo/manifold so no gaskets or studs.





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Old 05-17-2016, 02:48 PM   #25
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Things are coming along!

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