I had planned to add this update once I get my next tune, but unfortunately that won't happen for an additional 3 weeks due to the holiday shutdown.
I spent most of October gathering parts to prep for install over my company's Thanksgiving shutdown.
- ST Suspensions XT HTA
- Cusco rear camber plates
- JDM STI pink lateral links
- JDM STI pink trailing arms
- JDM STI front end links
- JDM V5 carbon front strut tower bar
- Whiteline 22mm front sway bar
- Whiteline 24mm rear sway bar
- Whiteline rear HD mounts
- ACT Streetlight flywheel
- ACT HD clutch assembly
- Replacement SRS control module
- ABS Tone rings for front axles (JDM axles)
Everything was purchased new with a couple packages coming straight from Subaru Japan.
To prep for all the work on the horizon I started off the first day of my Thanksgiving shutdown with a fun project. An amuse bouche, if you will.
Here's 3" Morimoto stage IV retrofits with E55 shrouds.
The install on the rest of the parts went fine, except the EGT. I learned the hard way how the stock EGT sensor terminates. Another reducer to 1/8" NPT and a no-name amazon EGT sensor and I had something that works, kind of.
I'm kind of insane. See, I want the SMOG tech to plug into my OBDII port and see absolutely 0 codes killed from when I was passed for my BAR. To do this, EGT needs to stay installed and needs to report a value, even though it no longer serves any purpose and completely messed up my schedule. I'm having issues with the new one reporting any value other than 2084f, but at least there's a value.
I'm in need of a tune (JDM exhaust and Cobb EBCS pretty much require it) but otherwise everything's installed and I'm ready to drive. To save time, I'm going to use the string method this weekend to align all 4 corners, and re-install the stock boost control solenoid. I'll take it in for the tune in the new year.