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cha0tik's 2016 WRX - Spring oil change
« on: September 25, 2015, 02:39:25 PM »
cha0tik's 2016 WRX
Picked up September 8th, 2015 at Subaru City

After selling my 2012 GR STI back in December, I've been continuously looking for another car that could serve as my DD while also being fun to drive. After tons of test drives, a lot of back and forth between brands, I finally decided that a new WRX would fit my needs perfectly. For me, it seems like it is the best bang-for-the-buck car our there in its class, and the decision became that much easier when I looked at its crash test ratings as well as its fuel economy.
Having a WRX as my DD will also give me more room to invest in a proper summer car that does not necessarily have to be AWD.

The layout of this build thread has been shamelessly borrowed from 10secdream, as it is simple and easy to follow.

Modifications / Progress:

Black - Want Item
Red - Ordered / Waiting to be Installed
Blue - Installed

Interior:
  • Husky Liners - Weatherbeater (front + rear)
  • OEM Subaru Cargo Area Tray
  • WC Lathewerkz titanium shift knob
  • Eikosha Air Spencer CS-X3 car freshener - Squash
  • OEM Armrest extension (installed by dealer) - might change it for the JDM dual console armrest extension instead, since the JDM one retains the red-stitched leather top the car came with from the factory
  • OEM Auto-Dimming mirror with compass and Homelink
  • Escort Radar Detector mount for rearview mirror (Blendmount)
  • Prolightz interior LEDs for map and dome lights
  • JDM fuse box cover (doubles as a mini-compartment/coin holder)
  • Direct wire smartcord for Escort detector (hardwire)
  • JDM dual console armrest extension

Exterior:
  • Rally Armor Mudflaps with blue lettering
  • SunTek clear film on the front end
  • OEM STI badged front underspoiler (front lip)
  • Window Tint - 5% rear, 35% front
  • WSC stickers (lime green)
  • OLM HP Gen 2 Passive Cooling LED High Beam / DRL Bulbs
  • WSC plate frame
  • Foglights
  • JDM front grille
  • Licence plate delete for front bumper

Wheels:
  • Summer - Stock Enkei wheels (17x8 +55mm 5x114.3) mounted with 235/45/R17 Dunlop Sportmaxx
  • Winter - OEM STI 5-spoke wheels (18x8.5 +55mm 5x114.3) mounted with 245/40/R18 Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2
  • Konig Hypergram Race Bronze wrapped with Potenza RE760 Sport (18x8.5 +45mm 5x114.3)

Drivetrain:
  • Perrin Shifter Stop
  • Perrin Brass Shifter Bushing Kit
  • Stainless steel Phantom brake lines (Goodridge)
  • Endless SSY Brake Pads (Front+Rear)
  • Nameless Performance axleback with muffler deletes and 3" staggered double-wall tips
  • Cusco Master Cylinder brace
  • Cobb Accessport with Stage 1 tune from Airboy (Husky 94)

Maintenance:
  • Engine Oil + Filter (Motul 5W30 + OEM Tokyo Roki Filter & Crush Washer) - changed at 1777km
  • Engine Oil + Filter (Motul 5W30 + OEM Tokyo Roki Filter & Crush Washer) - changed at 7200km
  • Brake/Clutch Fluid Flush and Stainless Steel line install at VEX (Endless RF650 DOT 5.1) - changed at 7500km
  • Engine Oil + Filter (Motul 5W30 + OEM Tokyo Roki Filter & Crush Washer) - changed at 12,800km
  • Engine Oil + Filter (Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 5W30 + OEM Tokyo Roki Filter & Crush Washer) - changed at 18,900km
  • Engine Oil + Filter (Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 5W30 + OEM Tokyo Roki Filter & Crush Washer) - changed at 25,000km
  • Engine Oil + Filter (Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 5W30 + OEM Tokyo Roki Filter & Crush Washer) - changed at 31,000km
  • Front diff/transmission fluid (Motul Motyl Gear 75W90 + new transmission drain plug washer) - changed at 31,000km
  • Rear diff fluid (Motul Gear 300) - changed at 31,000km

Some pictures taken right after I picked up the car:



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Re: cha0tik's 2016 WRX - Still breaking it in
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2015, 02:47:29 PM »
Lots of this looks very familiar. 8) Congrats on the new vehicle. I will post a write-up shortly :P
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Re: cha0tik's 2016 WRX - Still breaking it in
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2015, 02:49:15 PM »
Nice car ; ) You should get one of those front license plate deletes to cover up the holes!

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Re: cha0tik's 2016 WRX - Still breaking it in
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2015, 04:00:57 PM »
Congrats!  8)

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Re: cha0tik's 2016 WRX - Still breaking it in
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2015, 11:36:23 AM »
Thanks all!

Suggestion for the licence plate delete has been put into the first post, as I had completely forgotten about it.
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Re: cha0tik's 2016 WRX - Still breaking it in
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2015, 12:31:51 AM »
WSC decals have been ordered and they should be arriving in a week or so.

In the meantime, I need to somehow get my winter wheels from Edmonton, as they're already calling for snow up here on Saturday  :-[
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Re: cha0tik's 2016 WRX - Still breaking it in
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2015, 07:19:43 AM »
Hot shot those winters up!
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Re: cha0tik's 2016 WRX - Still breaking it in
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2015, 09:15:00 AM »
Ha! I wish! The cost of that alone would be as much as the winter wheels themselves.

I ended up driving down for a day. Had the oil changed while I was at it too.
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Re: cha0tik's 2016 WRX - Still breaking it in
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2015, 09:19:22 AM »
The stock wheels have a +55mm offset.
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Re: cha0tik's 2016 WRX - Still breaking it in
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2015, 09:23:00 AM »
The stock wheels have a +55mm offset.

Noted and changed in OP.

Also, winter wheels fit like a glove (aside from being 18s). I love that the WRX has a 5x114.3 bolt pattern now as well.
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Re: cha0tik's 2016 WRX - Winter mode
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2015, 11:03:00 PM »
Sitting pretty on STI 5-spokes and Nokian Hakka R2s.


Also, average fuel economy on a recent trip up North. Husky 94 was in the tank, and I kept it in 5th for most of the drive.
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Re: cha0tik's 2016 WRX - Winter mode
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2015, 12:37:47 AM »
dam that fuel economy the best i could do in mine in 6th and 2k rpm and in intelligent mode was 9.2l/100k on a trip to bc

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Re: cha0tik's 2016 WRX - Winter mode
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2015, 02:54:17 PM »
That's actually pretty good. Best I could do in my GR was 9.8L/100km.
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Re: cha0tik's 2016 WRX - Winter mode
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2015, 06:39:29 PM »
I find the factory gauge to be off by quite a bit. What was your actual l/100km for the trip?
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Re: cha0tik's 2016 WRX - Winter mode
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2015, 07:02:33 PM »
I haven't filled up yet, but I will very soon. I'll calculate an average and then post it here.
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Re: cha0tik's 2016 WRX - Winter mode
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2015, 07:54:29 PM »
I don't seem to have this screen on my WRX. I have one similar, but it doesn't show the same information at all! It shows ->  L/100km CITY | L/100km HWY | Accel. % (with a little foot pedal icon that moves up/down lol)
Unless I'm completely oblivious and not seeing it.. Perhaps it's a setting that can be changed?

You should post more pics of your Subie :D




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Re: cha0tik's 2016 WRX - Winter mode
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2015, 08:41:23 PM »
That screen is customizable and you can change what is in each slot. Pretty sure I have oil temp, boost, and fuel economy during ignition on.
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Re: cha0tik's 2016 WRX - Winter mode
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2015, 08:54:13 PM »
Exactly as 10secdream mentioned, the screen is customizable. You have to find a setting called "triple meter" or something like that. You have to hold the middle button on the dash.
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« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2015, 08:57:48 PM »
Thanks guys  ^-^

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Re: cha0tik's 2016 WRX - Winter mode
« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2015, 03:08:33 PM »
Quick update: filled up just now with Husky 94. I put 47.4L in the tank and my trip odo was showing 590km driven. By my calculations, that's an average of about 8L/100km, which is still not shabby. Keep in mind however, that this contains some city driving as well, in addition to winter tires being on the car.

I'll be sure to monitor actual consumption when I head down South again, so that I can capture ONLY highway fuel consumption.

For reference, the display was showing an average consumption of 7.6L/100km.
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Re: cha0tik's 2016 WRX - Winter mode
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2015, 11:58:56 PM »
Yet another quick update.

Upon taking in the WRX to the dealer for the infamous clutch clicking noise, I was told that I would need to have the clutch cylinder replaced. Fast forward a few weeks later and I get a call last week informing me that the part has arrived from Japan. Having said that, I will be taking the car in to Subaru City to have the cylinder replaced on Monday morning (under warranty of course).

Hopefully the clicking noise stops after that. If it does not, from what I've read around online, the entire pedal assembly might need replacement. If the clicking noise is still present after the clutch cylinder is replaced, I will definitely push to have the entire pedal assembly replaced as a whole.

Seems that warranty isn't overrated after all  :angel:
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Re: cha0tik's 2016 WRX - Winter mode
« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2015, 09:52:26 AM »
Oh wow. I never knew this was happening to you. I've heard a little online about these little issues and people bringing them in for warranty fixes. Haven't had anything yet myself *knock on wood*.

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Re: cha0tik's 2016 WRX - Winter mode
« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2015, 09:02:34 AM »
According to others, it might be a "typical Subaru noise" and in all fairness, it doesn't affect the performance of the car at all.

However, if I pay over $30k for a car, I'd like it to be noise free (at least until more km are on the odo). And since it's a warranty fix, might as well use use it while the car still has it.

I did see mention on other forums that Subaru of America has a TSB out for this clicking noise specifically. And the fix was the replace the entire pedal assembly. If the click is still there after today, I will definitely push for the changeout of the assembly as a whole. That should eliminate it completely.
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Re: cha0tik's 2016 WRX - Winter mode
« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2015, 09:30:21 AM »
Looking forward to seeing how it goes today. I also have the "clicking".. actually IIRC I've had it in my 05,06 and now the 15.



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Re: cha0tik's 2016 WRX - Winter mode
« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2015, 09:32:00 AM »
I should have asked you yesterday to demo me the clicking. With my studded winters, heater running, musice and now muffler delete I have no idea if my car has the problem cause I can't hear any slight noises.
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