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Jerkmobile - On to the next adventure
« on: February 26, 2011, 04:26:27 PM »
Well folks, it's happened.
I've gone and bought a car that can't carry anything, is uncomfortable as hell, is expensive to run, and has too many gears. Something I've said for a long time "is just way to impractical for me to own."
Alright, now that the rant is out of the way...

Ever since I first saw the STi (2004, since I didn't much care about cars available in places I don't live) I've wanted one.
I had absolutely no idea why, no idea who made it, and no idea of its purpose.
Me: "I want an STi"
Friend: "A subaru?"
Me: "wtf is a subaru? I want an STi."

Sure, as a kid I had this picture on my wall, just like every other kid. But I'm not stupid, I know what will never happen.
An STi, while mostly but not completely impractical (in my eyes) is still achievable.

In 2008, I partially fulfilled this dream, but practicality won out when this happened. The failhatch constantly and continuously showed me the error I had made. I don't regret it, learned tons, and now I think I'm ready to grow up (and drive fast around hard pointy orange things... you know, like real grownups do)

For the next 2.5 years, I discovered what AWD actually means, what autox is, what rally is, what a turbo is, and what fun can be had when all those things are put together.

So let's get to the point.



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Re: snackers' Project Picnic Table
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2011, 04:26:34 PM »
Details of the car as I received it:
Year : 2006
Make and Model : Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Exterior Color : Crystal Grey Metallic

Performance:
• Airboy tuned via rom raider
• Maddad V2 UEL header + uppipe
• Invidia Catless Downpipe
• Cobb CBE
• AEM CAI
• Perrin Pulleys
• SPT turbo Heat shield
• Walbro Fuel Pump
• Kartboy Short shifter and Bushings

Exterior:
• Rally armor mud flaps at weird angles
• Headlights, have been baked and painted black, with the projector ring left chrome
• Factory option foglights with Piaa bulbs
• LED licence plate lights
• "illest" trunk badge
• 04-05 Tail lights
• Fully Tinted 27% all the way around

Tires/Wheels/Suspension:
• NITTO NT-05 tires (235-40-17)
• Bridgestone blizzak WS-50 winter tires with ~80%
• Tein S-tech springs
• Perrin Rear sway bar Endlinks
• HAWK HPS pads
• Light weight "STI" McGard locking nuts

Interior:
• JDM hazard button
• one touch intercooler spray (stays on until you press it again)
• Alpine head unit with Ipod hookup
• painted silver trim black
• 2 Prosport gauges to match interior lighting (boost, oil pressure)

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Re: snackers' Project Picnic Table
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2011, 04:26:43 PM »
This post will be updated as I see fit.

Car as it currently sits.

Performance:
Airboy tuned via rom raider
• Maddad V2 UEL header + uppipe
• Invidia Catless Downpipe
• APS CBE
• AEM CAI
• Perrin Pulley
• Walbro Fuel Pump

Engine Bay/Drivetrain
• KillerB oil pickup
• KillerB baffle plate
• Gates timing belt kit
• Kartboy front/rear shifter bushings
• GroupA Dogbone
• Whiteline KSB751 outrigger bushings
• Whiteline Steering rack bushings
• GrpN engine mounts
• GrpN trans mount
• TiC Trans crossmember bushings
• Grimmspeed Master Cylinder Brace

Exterior:
• Headlights, have been baked and painted black, with the projector ring left chrome
Osram Xenarc bulbs
• DRL Delete
• Factory option foglights with Piaa bulbs
• LED licence plate lights
• 04-05 Tail lights
• Fully Tinted 27% all the way around
• Rally Armor UR flaps

Tires/Wheels/Suspension:
• Dunlop ZII (245-40-17) on Gold BBS
• Continental ContiWinterContact winter tires (225/50/17) on Silver BBS
• RCE Blacks
• HAWK HP+ front, HPS rear pads
• Napa blank rotors
• Stainless brake lines
• Eibach 25mm front and rear swaybars
• Kartboy front and rear endlinks
• MSI Street front camber plates

Interior:
• JDM hazard button
• JDM I/C Spray button
• Alpine head unit
• painted silver trim black
• 2 Prosport gauges to match interior lighting (boost, oil pressure)
• Schrothracing Rallye 4 Harness

Waiting:
Kartboy rear diff bushings

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Re: snackers' Project Picnic Table
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2011, 04:26:53 PM »
TC

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Re: snackers' Project Picnic Table
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2011, 04:33:52 PM »
I've gone and bought a car that can't carry anything

Wut?





Revenge is sweet!

Btw, some people call this:
6) LED license plate bulbs

..underglow.

...just sayin'.


• LED licence plate lights

Underglow?

Just sayin...



BTW, it looks cozy.


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Re: snackers' Project Picnic Table
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2011, 04:34:48 PM »
Awesome.  Looks like it has all the initial "must have" mods out of the way.  Look forward to seeing what this becomes.

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Re: snackers' Project Picnic Table
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2011, 06:10:58 PM »
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For the hilarity that I'm sure will soon ensue. And perhaps for the technical updates and informative posts that will come in the future.











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Re: snackers' Project Picnic Table
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2011, 06:26:38 PM »
Congrats Cam!!!

I was honestly thinking yesterday while on WSC, knowing you sold your 08 WRX. "I wonder what he's going to buy". Even contemplated PM'ing you.

Now the wait is over for the STi, hope it's everything you waited for!

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Re: snackers' Project Picnic Table
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2011, 07:00:11 PM »
What class are you preping the car for?
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Re: snackers' Project Picnic Table
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2011, 07:02:05 PM »
What class are you preping the car for?

BSP on street tyres, TO.

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Re: snackers' Project Picnic Table
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2011, 08:15:51 PM »
BSP on street tyres, TO.

interesting. I think SP (on streets) is where the DSM is headed...

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Re: snackers' Project Picnic Table
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2011, 08:20:11 PM »
Excellent!  Congrats, you will love it.

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Re: snackers' Project Picnic Table
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2011, 08:20:23 PM »
interesting. I think SP (on streets) is where the DSM is headed...

Maybe for now, but I know SM calls you. ;)

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Re: snackers' Project Picnic Table
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2011, 10:34:58 PM »
Can't you use R-comps for BSP?
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Re: snackers' Project Picnic Table
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2011, 10:58:50 PM »
Looking forward to seeing it out and about. Good job, man!

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Re: snackers' Project Picnic Table
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2011, 11:53:47 PM »
Can't you use R-comps for BSP?
Yes, you can.

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Re: snackers' Project Picnic Table
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2011, 12:15:14 AM »
So why not run Rs?
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Re: snackers' Project Picnic Table
« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2011, 12:28:45 AM »
The quickest reasons I can think of?
I don't have Rs.
I don't have wheels for Rs.
I don't have the money to buy a set of wheels and tires ONLY usable on track.
But mostly? I don't want Rs. Like some other things, I've heard "once you go R, you never go back" and I really don't want to only be able to race with Rs.

Rs would be nice, but they are probably the lowest thing on my priority list for an autox mod.

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Re: snackers' Project Picnic Table
« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2011, 01:04:27 AM »
Looks good snackers, can't wait to see it further down the road.
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Re: snackers' Project Picnic Table
« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2011, 03:11:37 AM »
Looks good, any more pictures?

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Re: snackers' Project Picnic Table
« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2011, 02:49:37 PM »
Can I ask why you would go back to catted?  Is it a requirement for a class you are trying to qualify for? 

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Re: snackers' Project Picnic Table
« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2011, 03:57:09 PM »
Can I ask why you would go back to catted?  Is it a requirement for a class you are trying to qualify for? 

Could be the smell or the extra noise.  If I had to do it all over again, I'd go catted.

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Re: snackers' Project Picnic Table
« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2011, 06:38:15 PM »
Can I ask why you would go back to catted?  Is it a requirement for a class you are trying to qualify for? 

BSP is fine to be catless...  Maybe he wants quieter & no smell...  Or maybe you're right & he's eventually aiming for STU.



BTW, good wrenching w/ ya today to take those darn S-techs off the car.



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Re: snackers' Project Picnic Table
« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2011, 06:46:12 PM »
Can I ask why you would go back to catted?  Is it a requirement for a class you are trying to qualify for? 
I'm not a tree hugger, but it's just a preference I have for a couple reasons that fit my needs. Nothing technical, or "class specific".

BTW, good wrenching w/ ya today to take those darn S-techs off the car.
Thanks for the help guys.
The ride home on the Henday was SOOO much smoother.