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Cagare's 2009 STi
« on: August 01, 2013, 05:29:33 PM »


Welcome to my build journal, I have had the car 4 years but I am just now getting to cataloguing what I have done with it.  Best place to start is with my list of mods.

Current Mod List

Black - Installed
Red - Ordered/Waiting to Install
Blue - Planned

Engine/Exhaust

Cobb Access Port V2
Maddad V2 Divorced Wastegate Downpipe
Maddad Whisper Catback
Tomei ELH
Aquamist HFS3
Howerton Engineering Meth Tank
 
Cobb SF Intake & Gold Wrapped Airbox
Perrin Turbo inlet
Crawford AOS V2
91 Octane Tune by Airboy Tuning
PTP Lava Turbo Blanket
Killer B Oil Pickup and Baffle

Drivetrain

Kartboy shifter bushings
TiC Shift Linkage Bushings
Group N Engine Mounts;
Group N Transmission Mount
TIC Transmission Cross Member Bushings
Kartboy Pitch Stop
Fluids:
- Tranny & Front Diff = Motyl-Gear 75W90
- Rear Diff = Motul 90PA LSD
- Engine = Motul 8100 5W40


Handling

KW V3's;
MSI Front and Rear Strut Top Mounts;
RCE Front Sway Bar 25mm Hollow Adjustable; 
RCE Rear Sway Bar 25mm Hollow Adjustable; 
Kartboy Front/Rear End Links;
Whiteline Steering Rack Bushings
Grimmspeed Master Cylinder Brace
Whiteline Rear Diff Inserts
Whiteline Rear Subframe inserts
SPL Suspension Rear LCA
SPL Suspension Rear Toe Arm
SPL Suspension Rear Traction Arms (trailing arms)
2015+ STi Steering Rack
Superpro Roll Centre Kit
Superpro Anti-Lift Kit
Superpro Front LCA Front Bushing
Superpro Steering Rack Bushings
Cusco Steering Rack Brace

Wheels/Tires

Summer Tires: Michelin Pilot SuperSports 265/35R18
Summer Rims: Work CR Ultimate Kiwami GT Silver, 18x9.5, 38 offset, rear fender roll;
Winter Rims: 2007 STi Gold BBS Wheels 18x8.0, 53 offset
Winter Tires: Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 (studded) 225/50R17

Interior

Weathertech Digital Fit floor mats
LED Map lights
LED Dome light
LED GR Trunk Light Solution
LED Under front seat lighting
DAMD Flat Bottom Steering Wheel/ Red Stitching
JDM Dual Console box
JPM Coachworks Leather Shifter Boot
JPM Coachworks Leather E-Brake Boot
WC Lath Werks GF4 Shift Knob Back to Stock Knob
SOLiD Modifications Vent Gauge Pod
SMY Clustermaker Dual Gauge Cluster

Exterior

20% Tint all around
Rally Armor V2 - Red Logo
Rear Tail Light Overlays
LED License Plate Lights
3M Clear Bra, Bumper, hood and side mirrors
Debadged all but STi
Mach V STi Black front plate delete
Blacked out STi side badges
Bayson R Carbon CS Bottom Line Kit
Red Hella Horns/Subidmods Bracket
Mega-Bright Color-Changing LED Turn Signal Bulbs c/w TapTurn flasher Module
Diode Dynamics XP80 Reverse Light LEDs

I.C.E.

Odyssey Battery
Viper 5900 Two-Way Alarm
Kenwood DDX814 c/w Garmin Nav Add-on
Ipod Integration/Satellite Radio/Bluetooth Connectivity
Boyo Backup Camera
JL Audio C5 6.5” Component, with custom tweeter placement (front doors)
JL Audio C5 Coaxial (Rear Doors)
JL Audio W3 10” Subwoofer SOLD
Audio Integrations Perfect Fit Sub Enclosure – GR Hatch SOLD

Alpine PDX-5, 5 Channel Amplifier
Innovate AFR LC-2 DB Gauge
Defi Red Racer Boost Gauge
Defi Red Racer Oil Pressure Gauge









Airboy Dyno Tune - July 2012



Alignment Specs - March 2015


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Re: Cagare's 2009 STi - Silence is Golden
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2013, 05:47:34 PM »
Picked up my 2009 WRB STi base model in London, Ontario in March 2009.  The dealer swapped the summer tires for Dunlop Wintersport 3Ds, and I was able to pick up a set of gold bbs wheels with summer tires off of someone on iwsti just after I picked up the car.





Got it home and already had a home ready for it in my large garage/workshop





In Chatham, Ontario, there was only 3 Subaru STi's in the whole city, we quickly found one another and starting hanging around.






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Re: Cagare's 2009 STi - Silence is Golden
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2013, 05:55:10 PM »
The mods started out just with the stereo, and being close to the United States I was able to do it quite inexpensively.  Quickly after hanging around with other enthusiasts it wasn't long before I bought a used Cobb Accessport for Stage 1. 

The year I bought the car we took a trip down to Gatlinburg, Tennessee and while there paid a visit to the Tail of the Dragon.  Some photos from that trip:










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Re: Cagare's 2009 STi - Silence is Golden
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2013, 06:12:18 PM »
We moved to Calgary in 2011 for my work, and I drove across the country with it.  Still trying to find photos of this trip and will post them up here when I do find them.  According to my lovely wife we did not take any photos as we were in a large hurry to get moved in 3 days, oh well.

Since moving to Calgary I started to walk to work, which greatly reduced the kilometres being put on both my car and my wife's car.  I moved here with approximately 30,000km on the car in 2011, and now I have this:


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Re: Cagare's 2009 STi - Silence is Golden
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2013, 06:14:53 PM »
Since moving to Calgary I have put on the turbo inlet, Crawford AOS and had it tuned by Airboy Tuning.

Recently Changed my summer wheels to CR Kiwamis, complete with Michelin Pilot Supersports.  Pics of mounting at Urban X SE





Quick Pics on the car:





Hoping once I am recovered from knee surgery that I can get some better pictures of the car.

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Re: Cagare's 2009 STi - Silence is Golden
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2013, 06:15:58 PM »
Cleaned up at the request of the OP who doesn't seem to know what the Report to moderator link is for.

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Re: Cagare's 2009 STi - Silence is Golden
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2013, 06:25:56 PM »
Drugs are bad. Mmmkay.
If the sea was vodka, and I was a duck.
I would swim to the bottom, and drink my way up.
But the sea isn't vodka, and I'm not a duck.
So give me the vodka, and stfu.
If you're having forum problems, I feel bad for you son, I got 99 problems but your post ain't one.

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Re: Cagare's 2009 STi - Silence is Golden
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2013, 06:33:15 PM »
Drugs are bad. Mmmkay.

This is what happens when I start a journal after knee surgery while on pain meds.

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Re: Cagare's 2009 STi - Silence is Golden
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2013, 10:21:42 PM »
This is what happens when I start a journal after knee surgery while on pain meds.

did you expect anything else?  :D

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Re: Cagare's 2009 STi - Silence is Golden
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2013, 01:12:21 PM »
Order for DAMD steering wheel goes in tomorrow.  Along with that a JDM dual console box, and maybe some blacked out STi side markers.  Finally after 4 years of ownership I may actually know what a centre armrest feels like on long drives.



Now, just need my leg to heal so I can do the installs when they get here.

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Re: Cagare's 2009 STi - Silence is Golden
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2013, 01:14:34 PM »
I can come over and install the parts/mock you. I'm sure we know a few others who would be more than willing to pitch in as well.
If the sea was vodka, and I was a duck.
I would swim to the bottom, and drink my way up.
But the sea isn't vodka, and I'm not a duck.
So give me the vodka, and stfu.
If you're having forum problems, I feel bad for you son, I got 99 problems but your post ain't one.

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Re: Cagare's 2009 STi - Silence is Golden
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2013, 01:19:02 PM »
I can come over and install the parts/mock you. I'm sure we know a few others who would be more than willing to pitch in as well.
Sounds like a plan.  ;)

P.S. Good looking photos, I'm jelly of those wheels.
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Re: Cagare's 2009 STi - Silence is Golden
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2013, 02:00:51 PM »
I can come over and install the parts/mock you. I'm sure we know a few others who would be more than willing to pitch in mock you as well.

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I may take you up on that, the install services that is, depending on when stuff gets here.  I do not want to put the wheel on before I can actually drive again.  That would just make the recovery feel that much longer.

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Re: Cagare's 2009 STi - Silence is Golden
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2013, 02:03:27 PM »
Sounds like a plan.  ;)

P.S. Good looking photos, I'm jelly of those wheels.

Thanks, the photos were impromptu, and I want to get out for a proper photo shoot.  Hope to do it in September, just have a pick a good locale.

I really like the wheels, still torn whether AHG Bronze would have looked better or not.  I think I spend most of my time now keeping them clean due to my muddy ally.

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Re: Cagare's 2009 STi - Silence is Golden
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2013, 02:07:27 PM »
I have to say, it is quite dangerous being stuck at home for 2 weeks with nothing to do all day but research car parts and other related things.  If I did not have self control I would be close to broke by now.

The urge will be scratched tomorrow with the parts order.  I also have the sneaking feeling that my wife has gotten me parts for my birthday next week.

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Re: Cagare's 2009 STi - Silence is Golden
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2013, 02:35:58 PM »
I have to say, it is quite dangerous being stuck at home for 2 weeks with nothing to do all day but research car parts and other related things.  If I did not have self control I would be close to broke by now.

The urge will be scratched tomorrow with the parts order.  I also have the sneaking feeling that my wife has gotten me parts for my birthday next week.
I've been staring at shift knobs and short shifters all day today, you're not helping.  :(

BTW, I bought the same swaybars as you, what's your thoughts on them?
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Re: Cagare's 2009 STi - Silence is Golden
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2013, 09:34:49 PM »
Well I received my birthday gifts!  My wife ordered new brake/shifter boots as well as a new shift knob.   ;D

Boots are from JPM coachworks, going to look like this.  Should match the Damd steering well nicely.  Kind of wish now I had a 2010 with the black alcantara with red stitch in the seats.



Shift knob is a WC Lathe Werks GF4 stainless steel knob with a flat top, blue/bronze finish, similar to this:



Will get all this on at the same time as the steering wheel once it arrives.  Did I mention I love my wife, she is very thoughtful.

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Re: Cagare's 2009 STi - Silence is Golden
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2013, 09:47:23 PM »
Entered a group buy on Nasioc for a vent gauge pod, see here for group buy: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2524539  Will probably do this and the SMY clustermaker pod.  Now just to decide on which gauges.  What the vent pod will look like:





I am not a huge fan of the previous gauge pod solutions for the GRs so I will see how this works out when I get it in September some time.  The other one I was looking at previously was from Monkey Bone Racing and goes in the centre vent area: http://www.monkeyboneracing.com/interior.asp I am not a fan of taking out both centre vents, plus the sight line for it is not as good as the single vent pod.


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Re: Cagare's 2009 STi - Silence is Golden
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2013, 09:50:40 PM »
I'm jealous of your new shift/ebrake boots =(
If the sea was vodka, and I was a duck.
I would swim to the bottom, and drink my way up.
But the sea isn't vodka, and I'm not a duck.
So give me the vodka, and stfu.
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Re: Cagare's 2009 STi - Silence is Golden
« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2013, 09:26:30 AM »
Looking awesome man!!!  Cannot wait to finally own mine this month and then i can start looking into mods when money becomes available finally lol.  YA no more payments!

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Re: Cagare's 2009 STi - Silence is Golden
« Reply #20 on: August 09, 2013, 02:31:16 PM »
Shifter and brake boots have arrived.  Look and feel great, and I will get some pics up later today.  Won't be going in the car for the next few weeks as I am currently unable to.  I also have to find some good adhesive spray for the brake boot, suggestions are welcome,

Unfortunately my wife had them shipped via UPS and they bent us over to the tune of $40 in brokerage on top of the taxes.  She had the option of USPS, so lesson learned for next time.

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Re: Cagare's 2009 STi - Silence is Golden
« Reply #21 on: August 09, 2013, 08:38:03 PM »


Just the jpmcoachworks boots on my counter.  Hope I can get them in over the next few weeks.

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Re: Cagare's 2009 STi - Silence is Golden
« Reply #22 on: August 09, 2013, 10:06:30 PM »
If the sea was vodka, and I was a duck.
I would swim to the bottom, and drink my way up.
But the sea isn't vodka, and I'm not a duck.
So give me the vodka, and stfu.
If you're having forum problems, I feel bad for you son, I got 99 problems but your post ain't one.

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Re: Cagare's 2009 STi - Silence is Golden
« Reply #23 on: August 09, 2013, 10:36:40 PM »




Better?  Bit of a crappy cell phone picture.

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Re: Cagare's 2009 STi - Silence is Golden
« Reply #24 on: August 09, 2013, 11:05:30 PM »
Excellent.
If the sea was vodka, and I was a duck.
I would swim to the bottom, and drink my way up.
But the sea isn't vodka, and I'm not a duck.
So give me the vodka, and stfu.
If you're having forum problems, I feel bad for you son, I got 99 problems but your post ain't one.