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Old 10-05-2011, 08:13 PM
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Default Another slow build thread - 2011 WRX 5dr *new rear sway 06-09-13*

So my RX7 project is basically over....tired of the damn thing breaking everytime I fix something..and now that I no longer have the tC and have once again resumed car payments I figure it's time to throw in the towel..also convinced myself that I would never be happy with an rx7 unless it was an FD..anywho..I picked up a WRX back in February..brand new..wanted one since I was 16..made a point to tell the dealer I would only walk out of their with a WRB hatch..wanted a blue one every since my uncle did doughnuts around me in a parking lot in his bug eye back in 02-03 haha


*MOD list so far*

Exhaust/Power:
COBB Catback exhaust
Perrin ALT MAF hose
PTP Turbo Blanket
GrimmSpeed Heatshield
Drivetrain:
Kartboy SS
Kartboy Pitch Stop Mount
Exterior:
Replica R205 rear splitter
JNA Front Lip
Rally Armor mudflaps
Retofitsource.com Retroquik system w/ 4300k HID's
Perrin Shorty antenna
Grimmspeed license plate relocate
Kartboy front plate delete
OEM crossbars
Inno fairing
Interior:
OEM Armrest Extension
JPM Coachworks leather shiftboot w/ red stitching
JPM Coachworks leather ebrake boot w/ red stitching
COBB shift ****
Suspension:
Perrin Strut Tower brace
COBB Rear Adjustable Sway Bar
Kartboy Rear Endlinks
Misc:
Perrin Radiator Panel
Paranoid Fabrications Exhaust Hangers
Wheel/Tire:
Enkei NT03 flat black 18x9.5 +40 w/ continental extreme contact dws 245/40/18 tires


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Me at the dealer...this Green Lantern fan is finally the proud owner of a WRX! haha.

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Bought myself an HID retrofit kit from theretrofitsource.com

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Don't have any pics of the cut off but I sitll have yet to completely adjust it haha I just got it relatively close and have been to lazy since to adjust it..

Picked up a kartboy ss, front and rear shifter bushings, and cobb shift **** (still have yet to install the bushings though)

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stock shifter next to kartboy for reference

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Before SS:

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Only pic I have installed as of right now..sorry for the reflection..it was crazy bright outside that day

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Rally armor mudflaps and stock exhaust

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After COBB exhaust install

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Grimmspeed license plate relocate kit and kartboy front license plate "delete"

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Perrin had a sale going on so I picked up their MAF hose along with a reusable foam filter

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ALl perrin under the hood as of right now

Before:

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Wheels: (01/27/12)

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Let me know what you guys think

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Old 10-06-2011, 03:30 AM
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Pretty cool,
what kind of projectors did you get from TRS ?
I am looking to get their stage 3 kit but i'm not sure if their FX-R projector will look small in my 5.0 housing or not.

You should get a quad tip exhaust i know many subies have them, but i think quad looks hot !
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http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...roducts_id=254 <--this is the kit I bought..the projectors are morimoto..I think they are a generic projector that they buy in house or something..but to the best of my knowledge they aren't off of any specific car.

and yeah the COBB is a quad tip exhaust. the 2011 wrx uses the same exhaust as the 2008+ sti along with a lot of the body panels..I was on the fence about the wrx up until the 11 came out with the sti wide body and then I knew I was screwed because at that point I had to have one haha

Oh and I apologize if it seems like I am rambling..gf made margaritas tonight and she has a heavy hand with the tequila...hahaha
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Love the car and the color! And what you've done with it, looks super clean with the mudflaps and the plate relocation. Did you have a tC? How does insurance compare?

There's a WRB 2011 hatch that parks behind me at school, and I drool over it He has the SPT exhaust and it sounds awesome.

Anyway, I have my eyes set on either a sedan or hatch (can't make up my mind) 2012 WRX. WRB, silver or white. I just wanna do SPT exhaust, short shifter, retrofit, upgraded brake pads and sticky tires. Can't forget the RallyArmor mudflaps also haha. It should be fun with that stuff in stock class autocross. Should be able to get one when I graduate this coming June. Until now, I'm jealous!
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Thanks man and yup..I had an 07 tC that I bought back in mid 06..last pic I have of her before I drove back to the dealer to pick up the wrx I actually do miss it in some ways lol but not enough to have any regrets!

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Did your insurance go up a lot with the WRX?
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I'll have to get back to you on that lol my grandparents actually pay the insurance..but to my knowledge I don't think it really went up or down much. But I can let you know.
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Originally Posted by XIEmperorIX View Post
I'll have to get back to you on that lol my grandparents actually pay the insurance..but to my knowledge I don't think it really went up or down much. But I can let you know.
Lol, no worries take your time. Just curious.
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I just noticed you do have quad exhasut, lol...
Yeah i also miss my tC. It is not sold yeat cuz it's in NYC, but once i'm out of the military i will sell it.
I know i'll miss having and uderdog because not many people on the road have an idea of a 16psi turbo monster and 400WHP under the hood lol...
But in the end i know that 5.0 is a better platform and better performance vehicle in most parts. Plus it looks just more serious.

I'm looking into getting Vortech blower for my 5.0
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Looking forward to another build thread...Gonna miss the RX7 one but you are driving my favorite car right now so I will let it slide
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a blower on the 5.0 would be awesome! Post vids when you get one! I still sometimes almost wish I got a 5.0 instead lol

yelosub -it's going to be a slow one (as the title states haha) I've learned my lesson with some of the mods I did to my tC that ended up being more of a waste of money so I have been putting a lot more thought into this car as far as mods go..aside from the little things I put under the hood..as far as performance improvement goes I am definitely doing it right and doing a lot more homework this time!
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The Subaru is a far better platform to start from than the tC was in my honest opinion...Slow and steady my friend
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Love the subi's. Wish i had one to drive daily here with how much it rains. No fun on mickey's skating around
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Breathing some life back into my thread!

Just ordered my Cobb Catback exhaust. Got a great deal on a new one and couldn't pass it up. Was going to wait a bit longer for another site to get it in stock but I don't pass up deals on ish I want

Anyway will take pics as soon as it arrives and hopefully I can get it instaleld ASAP. So stoked. This is the exhaust I wanted back when I was drooling over 05-07 STI's and WRX's haha.

Also decided to donate to breast cancer for the Scoobies for Boobies thing going on. Got a couple of pink NASIOC decals to show my support. Gonna rock those as soon as they arrive as well.

This weekend is also Subiefest. My first big car show as well. Going to take pics with my awesome Droid camera lol. And what's even better than a Subaru car show? A beer festival that starts in the same place right after! Oktoberfest just happens to be going on that weekend on the same fair grounds 1 hour after subiefest is over. Cars and beer all Saturday long!
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Subiefest was an absolute blast! Took some pics and got some free crap haha

here is my haul..

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Bought some exhaust hangers from paranoid fabrications. Figured why not since they are cheap and I'm going to have my exhaust off the car anyway pretty soon.


If anyone is interested in my awesome droid camera skills you can check the album I made on photobucket here

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Exhaust came in yesterday and just got done putting it on! love it so far! Pics!

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stock vs COBB

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-new exhaust hangers

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stock vs COBB

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Almost done. Muffler section on! Install was pretty easy, straight forward and fitment was awesome

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All done...putting this one at the top to get kind of a before and after idea

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Looks great man! Bet it sounds sick also.
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You know it sounds good when even the g/f says it sounds sexy as hell haha, I love it. I am not sure if it's because of how well the cabin is insulated or not but the exhaust is super quiet and virtually no drone.

Loving that boxer rumble makes me want to get a downpipe and an access port and go stage 2..still debating on that..probably have to wait and see how big a check santa cuts me this year haha

btw pinoy - I wish I was in CO right now! My uncle lives in highlands ranch and showed me a pic of all the snow you guys got a few days ago..would love to go out to an open field and have some fun haha.

Do you ever go to the Golden Cruise? He has a red 67 chevy pick up he brings to that event every now and then.
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You know it sounds good when even the g/f says it sounds sexy as hell haha, I love it. I am not sure if it's because of how well the cabin is insulated or not but the exhaust is super quiet and virtually no drone.

Loving that boxer rumble makes me want to get a downpipe and an access port and go stage 2..still debating on that..probably have to wait and see how big a check santa cuts me this year haha

btw pinoy - I wish I was in CO right now! My uncle lives in highlands ranch and showed me a pic of all the snow you guys got a few days ago..would love to go out to an open field and have some fun haha.

Do you ever go to the Golden Cruise? He has a red 67 chevy pick up he brings to that event every now and then.
Can't get any better than that justifications for your mods.

Yeah, I know what you mean. If Santa doesn't cut a huge check, you could still do accesport and stage 1? I rode in an '08 STI hatch with stage 1 and was awesome!

I hate winter and the snow, but it would be super fun to have an AWD car in it. That's the only part I like about winter lol, even the tC on snow tires is pretty fun. When I get my WRX I'll be loving driving in the snow

I've heard of it, many people go to it or have gone. I plan to eventually, probably during the summer when school isn't so hectic. I'll keep an eye out for it when I go!
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Yeah I really put a lot of thoughts into mods for this car..even the exhaust was something I debated for months until I finally pulled the trigger..still debating on the accessport too..I kind of want wheels just because 17's look way to small in this huge ___ fenders..I already have the wheels and stuff picked out so it's just a matter of if/when and the money of course.

btw I have some bluebats overlays coming in for my tails so I can red out everything but the reverse lights..saw another WRB hatch at subiefest and fell in love with it haha. Should be here in the next few days!
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