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GrantC's "Winter Beater/Beast" 2006 STi || shelf? ||
« on: November 23, 2012, 10:09:47 PM »
CURRENT LOOK






MOD LIST
  • EXTERIOR
    • RallyArmor Skidplate
    • Yellow 9005 bulbs (highbeams)
    • D2S Osram Xenarc CBI (lowbeams)
    • LED license plate lights
    • Passenger side foglight surround, WRB (summer)
  • INTERIOR
    • JDM red hazard button
    • aluminium dead pedal
    • Subaru winter floor mats
    • LED interior bulbs
    • Lathewerks white teardrop shift knob
    • Lathewerks bead blasted aluminum reverse lockout ring
    • Carbon fibre, glow in the dark, STi JDM shift pattern sticker
  • BRAKES/SUSPENSION/WHEELS
    • Summer
      • 18x8" SSR Type F
      • Enkei Raijin 18x8.5" et50
      • 235/40R18 Sumitomo HTR Z III
    • Winter
      • OEM BBS (gold)
      • 225/45R17 Hakka 7
    • Stoptech sport rotors
    • Hawk HP+ pads (they work, but darn are they noisy, downgraded to trackday pads)
    • Centric posiquiet semi-metallic pads
  • ENGINE/EXHAUST/POWER
    • GroupN engine mounts
    • GroupN transmission mount
    • Kartboy rear diff outrigger bushings (comfort)
    • Kartboy front shifter bushing
    • Kartboy rear shifter bushing
    • TiC shift linkage bushings
    • TiC pink transmission crossmember bushings
    • Cobb Catted TBE
    • Cobb Accessport
    • Intake silencer half-delete (saw off the bottom leaving it open into the fender, but with the snorkel & airbox having good attachments)
  • FLUIDS/CONSUMABLES
    • Engine Oil
      • Rotella T6 5w40 (6k interval)
      • NAPA Gold 7712 filter (Subaru specific bypass pressure)
    • Transmission
      • Redline 75w90ns
    • Rear diff
      • Subaru STi specific rear LSD fluid (K0904AA080 -> K0305Y0900 -> K0318Y0000)
    • Brake fluid
      • Motul 5.1


TO DO
  • Winter Autox it. (if there still was such a thing in YEG)
  • Daily Drive it.
  • TiC Rear diff bushings?
  • Replace/upgrade maybe clunking struts?



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Re: GrantC's Winter Beater
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2012, 10:09:58 PM »
The Intro
I had an s2000, and a Civic... But this is a Western Subaru Club so that's not gonna interest you guys.

We'd been keeping an eye out for an '06 STI, but they just weren't coming up for sale, or not at a good price, or too modded.

I wasn't _really_ wanting WRB, as we'd "been there, done that"... But black wasn't an option, CGM was taken, and AW just wasn't coming up for sale.

Ultimatt, of course, bombarded me with every friggin craigslist/kijiji/ebay/autotrader/780tuner/WSC link that was even semi-relevant... That boy loves car shopping.  Want to shop? Just tell him!

Welcome to the new winter beater!


100% stock, no exhaust, no suspension.  The only mods on it are some 18" SSR Type F (They'll be getting 245/40R18 autox tires on them come spring) and some tint that I may or may not remove from the front windows...

Has OEM goldies w/o tires in the trunk, they'll be getting winters on them next fall.


I think you all know what a stock engine looks like:


The Plan
Being an auto-xer I'm (of course) keeping an eye on the rulebook & where I want to play.  So staying STU legal is an idea.  But mostly, as long as the s2000 is mine then this is the designated "Winter Beater".  That means any mods can't make it any worse at that.  No coilovers, no springs, maybe not even swaybars.

As for power mods...  I've been driving Hondas, it's plenty of power as is.



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Re: GrantC's Winter Beater
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2012, 10:11:11 PM »
Oh boy oh boy oh boy

(They'll be getting 245/40R18 autox tires on them come spring)


So you're going to autox this AND the s2000?
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Re: GrantC's Winter Beater
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2012, 10:12:16 PM »
That's a very odd looking Red EH2.
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Re: GrantC's Winter Beater
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2012, 10:15:05 PM »
Details? I see rims.... and that's it.

Good eye, that _is_ it.

That's a very odd looking Red EH2.

Man, I wanna park that thing in a snowbank & walk away.

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Re: GrantC's Winter Beater
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2012, 10:15:55 PM »
So you're going to autox this AND the s2000?

At least once.

And this is definitely the Winter-X car. ;)

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Re: GrantC's Winter Beater
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2012, 10:17:50 PM »
Proper pics coming tomorrow-ish.  I, of all people, should know better than to start a project thread with _just_ iPhone pics. :P

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Re: GrantC's Winter Beater || Maybe WRB & Gold isn't played out after all ||
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2012, 10:22:41 PM »
You could always park it at a rallycross, after giving it a thorough thrashing.
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Re: GrantC's Winter Beater || Maybe WRB & Gold isn't played out after all ||
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2012, 10:24:05 PM »
You could always park it at a rallycross, after giving it a thorough thrashing.

I need a way for it to follow people around, like the punishment car in a Top Gear challenge...

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Re: GrantC's Winter Beater || Maybe WRB & Gold isn't played out after all ||
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2012, 10:25:51 PM »
How hard would it really be to get a Civic to be stolen?

Congratulations on this totally gorgeous car.

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Re: GrantC's Winter Beater || Maybe WRB & Gold isn't played out after all ||
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2012, 10:30:24 PM »
How hard would it really be to get a Civic to be stolen?

Man, it's not _Worth_ having theft on...  Would you mind plowing into it in some sort of "at fault but non injuring" method?


Congratulations on this totally gorgeous car.

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Re: GrantC's Winter Beater || Maybe WRB & Gold isn't played out after all ||
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2012, 10:36:45 PM »
Out of the number of things my recent psychological evaluation revealed, "willing to accept fault" is absolutely not one of them.

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Re: GrantC's Winter Beater || Maybe WRB & Gold isn't played out after all ||
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2012, 10:38:12 PM »
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Re: GrantC's Winter Beater || Maybe WRB & Gold isn't played out after all ||
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2012, 12:02:23 AM »
ongrats on the purchase, this thing must be fun compared to the civic.

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Re: GrantC's Winter Beater || Maybe WRB & Gold isn't played out after all ||
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2012, 09:04:02 AM »
The engine looks quite dirty compared to the pics im used to seeing from your cars grant.

*At least i think it was you that had pics where the engine bay still looked fresh off the line.*
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Re: GrantC's Winter Beater || Maybe WRB & Gold isn't played out after all ||
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2012, 09:47:39 AM »
Dibs on the civic  ;D

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Re: GrantC's Winter Beater || Maybe WRB & Gold isn't played out after all ||
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2012, 09:48:25 AM »
The engine looks quite dirty compared to the pics im used to seeing from your cars grant.

*At least i think it was you that had pics where the engine bay still looked fresh off the line.*

Yeah, it was.

Grant, you better get to work polishing those cc vent lines :)

Nice acquisition, man.

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Re: GrantC's Winter Beater || Maybe WRB & Gold isn't played out after all ||
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2012, 11:06:32 AM »
So, this car might be "news" to some of you, but to me it was nothing but an inevitability...

So, let's see what mods I "just happen to have" in my basement.

RallyArmor skidplate?


Grab handle delete plugs?


JDM red hazard button?


Aluminum dead pedal?


Trunk cargo net?


Defis?


Subaru winter mats?


*At least i think it was you that had pics where the engine bay still looked fresh off the line.*

I'm working on it.



So, the gas gauge and level sender seem to be working...  Light came on, I drove around 20km, and put more than 50L in!

(Of course, I've probably cocked it up by putting H94 in it...)


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Re: GrantC's Winter Beater || Maybe WRB & Gold isn't played out after all ||
« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2012, 12:24:53 PM »
Beautiful car, stock STIs are getting pretty hard to come by these days.

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Re: GrantC's Winter Beater || Maybe WRB & Gold isn't played out after all ||
« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2012, 12:36:11 PM »
So your garage AND your basement are full of goodies!
Squeeeeeee!
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Re: GrantC's Winter Beater || Maybe WRB & Gold isn't played out after all ||
« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2012, 06:30:03 PM »
Congrats Grants! I always figured you'd be back in a subaru before too long. Is it 06 or 07?
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Re: GrantC's Winter Beater || Maybe WRB & Gold isn't played out after all ||
« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2012, 06:37:47 PM »
Congrats Grants! I always figured you'd be back in a subaru before too long. Is it 06 or 07?

06.

I specifically was waiting for an '06.  And now that I've bought it I can proselytize why without shooting myself in the foot.
  • Last year with shorter gearing.
  • Last year with clutch type rear diff.
  • First year with steering position sensor info in DCCD
  • Better headlights than '05
  • Better stock tune than '07
  • Last year without the air pump
  • Better looking stock headlights/taillights than '07
  • First year with 41/59 tq split
  • First year with mechanical LSD in center diff in addition to the electronic one.
  • Last year of sodium filled exhaust valves
  • First year with roof vane spoiler.

Also, Canadian Car!
  • Celsius climate control
  • Celsius outside temp
  • Heated seats
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Passthrough

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Re: GrantC's Winter Beater || Maybe WRB & Gold isn't played out after all ||
« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2012, 06:45:28 PM »
Congrats on the new car.

I need a way for it to follow people around, like the punishment car in a Top Gear challenge...

When ever someone works on their car at someone else's place, you show up with the Civic.  "If you don't finish with your car, you get to go home in this"

06.

I specifically was waiting for an '06.  And now that I've bought it I can proselytize why without shooting myself in the foot.
  • Last year with shorter gearing.
  • Last year with clutch type rear diff.
  • First year with steering position sensor info in DCCD
  • Better headlights than '05
  • Better stock tune than '07
  • Last year without the air pump
  • Better looking stock headlights/taillights than '07

Also, Canadian Car!
  • Celsius climate control
  • Celsius outside temp
  • Heated seats
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Passthrough



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Re: GrantC's Winter Beater || Maybe WRB & Gold isn't played out after all ||
« Reply #23 on: November 24, 2012, 07:31:31 PM »
And they have to go pick up lunch in it too.

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Re: GrantC's Winter Beater || Maybe WRB & Gold isn't played out after all ||
« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2012, 08:06:28 PM »
Glad to see you back in a Subaru. Congrats on the purchase.