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Well, I just recently picked up this 08 STI from Planet Subaru out here in MA. Ive only got 2 pictures so far, but I had fun documenting my Si, and Im still friendly with many people over here, so I figured I would do the same with this one.

As the majority of you probably know, I previously owned a Silver 2008 Civic Si (I have a thing for silver cars) which was fairly heavily modified. YOu can find the build thread for that by Clicking here

The Si saw a TON of time at the drag strip but only made it into the high 13s (because of the driver.... not the car :rantsmiley:). It also saw 1 auto-x event, which I plan on doing plenty of in the STI.

Some unfortunately things happened with my Si which made it hard to enjoy and at this time in my life, having a sporty coupe just is all that practical... so I felt it necessary to part out and get myself a 4dr car with AWD because its 'more grown-up' and 'responsible' (thats the story I told the wifey, at least) :giggles:

Im still working on the blueprint for this build, but I will be sure to update this thread as needed.

Anyways... heres my car:
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2008 Subaru WRX STI - Spark Silver Metallic
Purchased: November 19, 2009
Mileage: ~16,200
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Current Mileage: ~28,000

Engine/Drivetrain:
- MadDad Essentials 3" Catted Downpipe
- MadDad Essentials 3" Catback Exhaust
- Grimmspeed 3-port Boost Solenoid
- Turbo XS Intake
- OpenSource Tune by BrenTuning

Suspension/Wheels & Tires:
- BC Racing BR Coilovers
- McGuard Lugs
- Summer: Enkei RP03 18x9.5 +38et wrapped in Dunlop Direzza Star Specs 245/40/18
- Winter: OEM Wheels 18x8.5 +55et wrapped in Dunlop Winter Tires 245/40/18

Interior/Gauges/Misc:
- SettingSaver

Exterior:
- Thule Roof Rack
- 35% Tint all around
- BlueBatMobile Red Taillight Overlays
- RallyArmor Mud Flaps
- Flat Black Painted Upper Grille
- V-Limited Style Front Lip
- Tilt-bracket for front plate
- Hella Supertones Horns

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Awaiting Install:
- Whiteline 22mm RSB
- Maddad Boost Gauge
- Whiteline Rear Diff Bushing inserts
- Whiteline rear camber adjustment bushings
- Stoptech Street Performance Pads
- NGK Iridium 1-Step Colder Plugs
- Perrin Shorty Antenna

Future Plans:
- Whiteline 24mm FSB
- Whiteline ALK, Steering Rack bushings
- Whiteline Rear Upper Control Arms
- GTSpec front strut brace
- GTSpec rear strut brace
- GT35R (or similar) with supporting upgrades
- DBA 4000 rotors

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Dyno Sheets (~ 286awhp/312awtq):


Video:
Renegade Miata Autocross Event

Pics/Events:
1st day - 11/19/2010
Turboback Installed - 1/16/2010 -- Pics on car -- Dyno Sheet
Enkei RP03s Installed - 3/24/2010
Autocross videos - 4/29.2010
Custom OpenSource Tune by BrenTuning - 5/9/2010
First trip to the drag strip 13.5 @ 103 - 5/24/2010
Small Photo Session - 6/5/2010
Wicked Big Meet - Maddad Show Car - 6/13/2010
BC BR Coilovers, Front Lip, Tilt Bracket Installed - Front Grille Painted Flat-Black - 6/16/2010
 

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Chris, your car is goooooorgeous. I am so happy for you. What a nice upgrade over the Si. Plus, you now have a car that has a good baseline to which you can really make some serious power. Congrats to you!
 

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Chris, your car is goooooorgeous. I am so happy for you. What a nice upgrade over the Si. Plus, you now have a car that has a good baseline to which you can really make some serious power. Congrats to you!
Even the OTS Stage 1 map made a considerable difference. Mostly in just smoothing out the powerband. Im gonna be fairly careful with it, though, because I have seen a few instances of people having issues when they start throwing moderate power increases at these. Just need to do my research, really.

Heres just a quick cell phone pic i took last night after installing my roof rack. I still need to find a local dealer with the proper sized fairing... but for now the rack is home to my 2 hockey sticks. I must look like a big tool driving around with those up there, but I think its hilarious.

 

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Hockey sticks on a roof rack, that's a great idea! Every time people get in my car they complain about the 2-3 hockey sticks in the way...

Congrats for the new STi, it's a sweet car with a lot of potential.

Frank
TWM Performance
 

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Hockey sticks on a roof rack, that's a great idea! Every time people get in my car they complain about the 2-3 hockey sticks in the way...

Congrats for the new STi, it's a sweet car with a lot of potential.

Frank
TWM Performance
Haha, yeah. The guys at the ski shop joked about it when I was installing it in the parking lot and I was like 'Thats not a bad idea!'.... turns out it IS a bad idea if you still have a wooden stick and it rains. Water-logged stick FTL. Of course now I have an excuse to go buy a new one :lildevil:

... its also not that great for the tape on the blade and butt-end
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Thanks all... I love the car so far, especially with the Cobb OTS Stage 1 map on it. I cant wait to go stage 2... but getting some of the aesthetics/suspension done will be first.
 

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Yea, I guess weather would be an issue, one of these pre-shaped transport bags for hockey sticks could be a solution.


Shameless product plug here, I see in your first post you'll be looking for a short shifter soon, we'll be releasing our version of the STi short shifter for the 08+ model in the coming weeks. Let me know if you are interested and we'll hook you up!

Frank
 
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