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Brian's 2004 WRX
« on: August 21, 2013, 11:48:03 PM »
Hello WSC,

I bought my WRB 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX July 12, 2013 with 114,396 kms on the body and less then 5,000 kms on the engine.  I test drove at least 7 wrxs or stis in 2 weeks and what sold me on this car was the professionally built engine with warranty. 

So, I ran a carproof, got an inspection and compression test done.  It all checked out great.  Brought the bank draft, signed the bill of sale and off I went.  Biggest smile I can remember since getting engaged.

Update* Sept.10 2013 Dyno tuned with Airboy 295 WHP 273 WTQ

Plans:
Daily driver, and the rare drag or lapping event.

So, that's it for now.  Hopefully the amount I enjoy it will offset the damage to my wallet it's going to cause.

Pics:
April 24 2016

Aug. 30 2015

June 9,2015

May 11 2014

Oct 16 2013

First day July 12 2013


Previous car 1986 Toyota MR2


Engine:
New Subaru OEM Forged Crankshaft
ACL H Series Race Main Bearings Set
Eagle H-Beam Rods
ACL Race Rod Bearings
Wiseco Forged Pistons
ARP Pro Series Cylinder Head Stud Kit
Forced Performance Turbo 68HTA
Injector Dynamics 1000cc
Deatschwerks Fuel Pump 300lph
Perrin Light Crank Pulley
STI Intercooler
APS 65mm Cold Air Intake
Gimmick Turbo Inlet
COBB Heat Shield
Tomei Equal Length Headers
Tomei Uppipe
Helix DownPipe
APEXi GT Spec Cat Back Exhaust
HKS SSQV IV Blow Off Valve
COBB 3-Port Boost Control Solenoid (hybrid)
Grimmspeed Manual Boost Controller (hybrid)
NGK Spark Plugs Iridium BKR7EIX one step colder
New Oil pump, Water Pump, Radiator, Thermostat
EJ255 Oil Pan

Tranny, Suspension, Brakes:
Hotchkis 25mm Front/Rear Sway Bars
Hotchkis Front Strut Bar
Hotchkis Lowering Springs
KYB Excel G Struts
TSSFAB Swaybar Endlinks
Group N Transmission Mount
Group N Engine Mounts
Beatrush Pitching Stopper Mount
TIC Transmission Crossmember Bushings
TIC Rear Diff Mount Bushings - Comfort
COBB Front Shifter Bushing
Kartboy Short Shifter
Kartboy Rear Shifter Stay
Kartboy Rear Subframe Outrigger Bushings - Comfort
Kartboy Rear Subframe Lockdown Bolts
Whiteline Steering Rack Bushings
Brembo Brakes 13" Rotors
Exedy Stage 1 Clutch Kit
Competition 12lb Light Weight Flywheel

Wheels:
Rota Torque Bronze 17x7.5 +48
Rota Grid Gold 17x7.5  +48
Nito Neo Gen 225/45zr17 Summer
Michellin Primacy Alpin 225/45r17 91H Winter

Interior:
G1W Dash Cam
COBB Access Port V2
Defi Control Link 2
Defi Gauges 60mm; Boost, Oil Pressure, Water Temperature
AEM UEGO Wideband
ATI Center Dash Pod
SMY Clustermaker Dual Gauge Pod
7" Double Din DVD/Nav Touch Screen
Alpine Type R Speakers 6" Front 5.25" Rear
Seat Spring Mod

Extra:
Seibon CW2 Carbon Fiber Hood
Charge Speed Side Skirts
Wingless Shaved Trunk
Hella Supertones
Rally Armour UR Blue Mud Flaps
JDM Tail Light Mod
Clear Headlights
DRL Delete

Just Purchased:

Future Mods:

AIT guage
Rear X brace

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Re: Brian's 2004 WRX - Edmonton
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2013, 06:11:05 PM »
The journey begins.. 
First part installed last night, Grimmspeed manual boost controller.



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Re: Brian's 2004 WRX - Edmonton
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2013, 06:57:07 PM »
Cool! Nice and clear pictures!

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Re: Brian's 2004 WRX - Edmonton
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2013, 08:46:24 PM »
Can you also... Make a build thread of that MR2?
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Re: Brian's 2004 WRX - Edmonton
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2013, 01:47:57 AM »
Cool! Nice and clear pictures!

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Re: Brian's 2004 WRX - Edmonton
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2013, 03:02:59 AM »
Can you also... Make a build thread of that MR2?

Sorry, sold it before I bought the rex.

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Re: Brian's 2004 WRX - Edmonton
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2013, 02:02:14 PM »
I installed the cobb ebcs today in parallel with the grimmspeed mbc.  At first I was worried cause the car was running a little rough but then quickly realized it was just the car learning the new part.  I ran around in low rpms for 15 mins and then the car was back to its old self.  I took her for some spirited driving and I have to say I like it.  Boost comes sooner, car feels smooth and more predictable, no boost spike.  I still need to drive around more to form a better opinion but so far so good.   



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Re: Brian's 2004 WRX - Edmonton
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2013, 02:16:32 PM »
Don't you need to get tuned to take advantage of the hybrid system?
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I would swim to the bottom, and drink my way up.
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Re: Brian's 2004 WRX - Edmonton
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2013, 02:19:31 PM »
Don't you need to get tuned to take advantage of the hybrid system?

yes you do.

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Re: Brian's 2004 WRX - Edmonton
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2013, 02:20:44 PM »
Don't you need to get tuned to take advantage of the hybrid system?

I talked to airboy before I did this and he said I could run it just don't max out the mbc. I'll be tuned on the 9th and it should iron out the kinks.

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Re: Brian's 2004 WRX - Edmonton
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2013, 02:21:00 PM »
Don't you also need a retune for the EBCS, or else the car *really* doesn't like it?
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Re: Brian's 2004 WRX - Edmonton
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2013, 02:22:23 PM »
Don't you also need a retune for the EBCS, or else the car *really* doesn't like it?

yes you do

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Re: Brian's 2004 WRX - Edmonton
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2013, 02:23:58 PM »
I'll have to stay away from Daytona until I get tuned.

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Re: Brian's 2004 WRX - Edmonton
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2013, 07:53:05 PM »
Briefly met A.J. and slammed this badass frame on there today.


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Re: Brian's 2004 WRX - Edmonton
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2013, 11:09:55 PM »
I did the free seat mod today.  I fall into the seat now and it wraps around me instead of pushing me forward.  Feels really good, I removed all 3 springs.  http://www.iwsti.com/forums/gd-interior/136553-you-picky-guy-hate-your-seat-free-fix-now-pics.html

Also did the free seat belt squeal mod.  I cut all 3 areas.  Takes 2 mins.



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Re: Brian's 2004 WRX - Edmonton
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Re: Brian's 2004 WRX - Edmonton
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2013, 12:33:12 AM »
Finally got tuned with Airboy, I'll add details soon   ;D


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Re: Brian's 2004 WRX - Finally got dyno tuned!!
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2013, 09:47:29 AM »
Congrats on the tune!  That's more hp than my car!  Your curve looks violent  >:D
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Re: Brian's 2004 WRX - Finally got dyno tuned!!
« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2013, 01:37:44 AM »
Thanks man, car does feel violent.  Very satisfied with the tune.  That's at 19 psi and I'm sure we could HAVE pushed it but I'm happy with it.  Probably going to do meth next, but not until after winter.  Until then almost 300 whp to enjoy is aiight. Here's some pics.

Before pic

Vex garage beside airboy garage

Side pic observing the mad scientist

After tune waiting for road test


I've got a video too but its rotated 90 degrees and it's only a pull for about 5 seconds, I think it was a tester pull cause the blow off valve went quick, definately before the redline then my phone died so that's all I could get.  Anyways, Airboys for real, humble guy, knows his itshay. He had the same turbo. So the whole process was very comfortable.

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Re: Brian's 2004 WRX - Finally got dyno tuned!!
« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2013, 09:58:05 AM »
I'd love to see an engine bay picture of this beast! Considering going this route for a turbo, or possibly a 20G in the future.
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Re: Brian's 2004 WRX - Finally got dyno tuned!!
« Reply #20 on: September 17, 2013, 08:13:12 PM »
I'd love to see an engine bay picture of this beast! Considering going this route for a turbo, or possibly a 20G in the future.


Cell phone pics.  Also haven't washed it since I bought it.  Don't hate haha.  I can't say anything about the 20g but the 68hta spools fast and hits pretty hard.  The torques pretty good too.  It's great for street/daily driver and weekend warrior.  There's a video of a girl doing a 10.3 @ 129mph on the fp website.  Not bad for a small turbo.




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Re: Brian's 2004 WRX - Finally got dyno tuned!!
« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2013, 08:34:03 PM »
Nice numbers, that torque curve doesn't want to stop climbing.

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Re: Brian's 2004 WRX - Finally got dyno tuned!!
« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2013, 01:09:01 AM »
Went out to castrol raceway for the 2nd weekend in a row. Had a great time again, went from 14.7 last week to 14.002 this week.  I'm having so much fun I'll be out again next Friday.  ^-^


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Re: Brian's 2004 WRX - seibon cw2 hood and plastidip wheels??
« Reply #23 on: September 27, 2013, 02:48:24 AM »
So, bought the hood off a member and now planning to go full retard and plastidip the wheels and inbetween the front grill.  First thought was yellow for flash, then white looks pretty good but kinda conservative, then I'm thinking pink but it might be too girl.  Any suggestions from fellow plastidippers?  Really I think I can't go wrong or can't go right, it's one of those two.   ;D


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Re: Brian's 2004 WRX - Dipped the wheels, grill, supertones
« Reply #24 on: September 29, 2013, 05:52:34 PM »
I plastidipped my car last night.  It took me about 4 hours total to do all the wheels, the front grill area and the hella supertones.  Next time around, it'll be faster and i'll try to do thinner coats and when I think the can is almost empty just stop.  The can starts spraying blotchey when its almost done.  You don't want the blotchey itshay.  You can't really tell the blemishes unless your face is about a foot away.  Like 5 feet back it's uckfayin A.  I'm overly impressed with how it turned out for my first try, it really makes the car pop. 

After the wheels, I got the technique down and the bumper and hella tones are looking minty.  I'm thinking trunk and roof next maybe black... we'll see.   ^-^