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So I've had my car for almost a year, been trying to get it back into decent shape as the PO was the spoiled type and the car received no TLC what-so-ever; the car was registered under his dads name :-\. Decided its a bout time I start a build thread. Looking for advice and possible modification ideas!

This is how she was when I picked her up around 114,000km(As of June 2013: 124,xxxkm):


Black - Installed
Green - Ordered -> En Route -> Delivered -> To be installed
Blue - Future Plans


Inside
Cobb Shift Knob
Cobb Short Shifter
Cobb Shifter bushings
Eikosha Air Spencer Giga Clip Squash Air Freshener
LED Dome Light/Map Light
Defi Gauge Boost
Defi Gauge Oil Temp
Defi Gauge EGT
ATI Clock Gauge Pod
Pioneer Double-DIN AVH-P3100DVD
Alpine 10" Type-E Subwoofer/Mono 300 Watt RMS Amplifier
Pioneer 6.5" 2-Way Component Speaker
Broadway Rear View Mirror
Blackvue DR500GW-HD
Escort 9500ix Race Edition
NuStart 2-way Remote car starter/alarm
Aluminium Dead Pedal
Weathertech Mats


Exterior
TSX-R Lenses
Osram Xenarc 66240 D2S CBI Bulbs (HID Low Beam)
5000k LED License plate lights
V-Limited FLip
04/05 JDM Tail Lights w/ full LED conversion
Red Hella Supertones
Tinted Rear Windows
STi License Plate Frame
Front Amber LED Turn Signals
Cobb Front License Plate Delete
Rally Armors
Perrin Wing Stiffi x2
Carbign Craft Carbon Fiber License Plate Frame
Seibon Carbon Fiber Hood Scoop (04-05 Style)
Grillcraft MX Grille Lower Insert (Black)
OEM Fog Lights
Nokya H3 Hyper Yellow (Fog Lights) (Burned out after 2 months)
Nokya 9005 Hyper Yellow (High Beams)
Wrapped Hood/Roof/Trunk (Carbon Fiber)


Wheels/Tires
Silver Stock BBS with Nitto SN2(Winters)
Oz Racing Ultraleggra 18" in Matte Black with Nitto Invo(Summers)
SR35 Red Muteki Lugs
WorkEmotion CR Ultimate (Kiwami) - 18x9.5 +38 (Matte Black or White)
or
Gram Lights 57Xtreme 18x9.5 +40 (White) <- In favor of these ATM !!


Engine
Invidia Downpipe
Cobb Catback
Cobb SF Intake
Cobb Airbox
Cobb Access Port
Cobb Stage 2 OTS tune
Cobb Lightweight Crank Pulley
Airboy Protune
Killer B Motorsport Ultimate Oil Pickup(Oil Temp Sensor Complications >:()
Perrin Radiator shroud (Black)
Perrin Alternator Cover (Black)

Suspension/Drivetrain
BC Coilovers BR Series
Neoprene Coilover Sleeves
Strut Tower Bar
24mm Front + Rear Sway Bars
Transmission Mounts

Brakes
DBA 4000 T3 Slotted Front Rotors
DBA 4000 Slotted Rear Rotors
Front Hawk HPS Brake Pads


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My 2006 STI Build:*Sold*
Project "Panda"
My 2014 XT Build: *Sold*
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Offline cmyles

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Re: Dev's 06' n00b STI Build
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2013, 06:38:17 PM »
nice looking car man!
Lovin the stance, the colors !
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Re: Dev's 06' n00b STI Build
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2013, 02:56:32 PM »
nice looking car man!
Lovin the stance, the colors !

Thanks!! Still much work to get her into better condition!
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Re: Dev's 06' n00b STI Build
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2013, 11:08:32 AM »
Gorgeous car.

ONLY 9k kms in almost a year. Oufff. I put 25k a year on mine. :)

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Re: Dev's 06' n00b STI Build
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2013, 12:12:03 PM »
So I have my car booked in for a exterior detail next week!! I'll post some before and after pics when she's all purty :)


Gorgeous car.

ONLY 9k kms in almost a year. Oufff. I put 25k a year on mine. :)

Hah yeah I don't drive as much as I should. That 9k includes a trip to Vancouver an back xD
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Re: Dev's 06' n00b STI Build
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2013, 05:23:07 PM »
Bought some Stiffis from stibrock4 will put them on this weekend and post pics !!!

Thanks again :)
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Re: Dev's 06' n00b STI Build
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2013, 05:29:12 PM »
mmmmmm, aspen white hawkeye. my dream car!  >:D

looks awesome. what kind of TLC does/did she need?

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Re: Dev's 06' n00b STI Build
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2013, 05:34:06 PM »
mmmmmm, aspen white hawkeye. my dream car!  >:D

looks awesome. what kind of TLC does/did she need?

There was a huge dent on the rear bumper, seats were filthy, car was washed with sand paper, and the carpets had mud/salt and interior was pretty dusty. I've pretty much detailed the inside to new, im just waiting to get the exterior detailed next week.

When he sold it to me he said he was going to use touch up paint on the bumper dent, when the paint was chipped/cracked about a foot across! Told him i'd fix it myself and he adjusted the price accordingly. I didn't trust him to get it fixed when he told me.

Ill post pics of the paint condition soon
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Re: Dev's 06' n00b STI Build
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2013, 05:53:00 PM »
These are just some pictures I took last summer
















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Re: Dev's 06' n00b STI Build
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2013, 06:03:48 PM »
she's definitely due for a good polishing! it'll look awesome whens its done i'm sure, make sure you post pics when it's done

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Re: Dev's 06' n00b STI Build
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2013, 04:51:33 PM »
Such a beautiful day here, decided to put my stiffis on. I'll post pics when I get to a computer :)

Edit:

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Re: Dev's 06' n00b STI Build
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2013, 12:54:16 AM »
So now we have member's with 2/3/4 Stiffies. Someone needs to install a single one, and someone needs to install 5+
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Re: Dev's 06' n00b STI Build
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2013, 12:42:45 AM »
Car was brought in today for a full exterior detail ! Pics to come when I get her back :)
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Re: Dev's 06' n00b STI Build
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2013, 05:41:00 PM »
So I got my car back and was quite pleased with the results. (I knew that there were deeper scratches that couldn't be buffed out) Auto Details was able to bring the cars "shine" back that I've never seen. As promised here are the after shots of the car.

The side of the car had little rust marks all over it from winter and lack or sealant to protect the paint. All shiney now ;)








The wheel wells were pretty dark and scratched up
Before:

After:


They also cleaned my wheels quite nicely :)
Before:

After:


The trunk of my car wasn't even shiny at all:
Before:

After:


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Re: Dev's 06' n00b STI Build (Finally Detailed w/ Pics)
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2013, 06:52:22 PM »
I want a white car now :( Looks great man!

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Re: Dev's 06' n00b STI Build (Finally Detailed w/ Pics)
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2013, 10:44:01 PM »
Got my gauges in today :)


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Re: Dev's 06' n00b STI Build (Finally Detailed w/ Pics)
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2013, 11:49:00 AM »
Such a treat to come to this thread and drool all over your pics. Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Dev's 06' n00b STI Build (Finally Detailed w/ Pics)
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2013, 08:53:33 PM »
Well today is TSX-R Lens swap and blacking out my headlights!! Pics to follow as i finish up  O0
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Re: Dev's 06' n00b STI Build
« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2013, 09:31:30 PM »

The side of the car had little rust marks rail dust all over it from winter and lack or sealant to protect the paint. All shiney now ;)

 ;)

car looks good man!

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Re: Dev's 06' n00b STI Build (Finally Detailed w/ Pics)
« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2013, 01:18:07 AM »
So as posted earliar I decided it was time to put my lenses in and black out my headlights :)

Hollow Eyes !!



Surgery in progress:





Lens and black out complete ;)



Finished product to come later today :)
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Re: Dev's 06' n00b STI Build (Finally Detailed w/ Pics)
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2013, 11:05:00 AM »
Car looks good after the polish.  I'm excited to see the end result of how your headlights look/function.
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Re: Dev's 06' n00b STI Build
« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2013, 02:04:36 PM »
;)

car looks good man!

Right haha thanks :)

Car looks good after the polish.  I'm excited to see the end result of how your headlights look/function.

Thanks :) I can't wait to test em out either :) there will be pics !
My 2006 STI Build:*Sold*
Project "Panda"
My 2014 XT Build: *Sold*
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panda look is coming along great! LOVE IT!

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Tried it out this morning and found out I switched the cut off shield on my drivers side lights >.< Gotta redo it.

Edit:The lights are now complete :) I'll have to wait till evening till i can test em out.











My 2006 STI Build:*Sold*
Project "Panda"
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