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Old 01-19-2012, 09:53 AM   #1
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Default Lady Lux-- a 1998 2.5RS Coupe story.

Updated: 02/01/2014

My old IWSTi journal,

Table of Contents:

1. Parts list manifesto
2. Suspension installed
3. Build post "Day 1" - Electronics
4. Build post "Day 2" - Engine Swap
5. Build post "Day 3" - Tuning
6. Build post "Day 4" - Odds and Ends

"tell me to swap, i'll tell you kiss my ass!!" - joejoe69

Modifications:

Engine

Block Keepin' it budget
  • EJ253 water pump
  • EJ255 short block
  • EJ257 11mm oil pump
  • EJ257 pistons
  • EJ257 head gaskets CR +/- 9:1
  • EJ257 oil pan and pick-up
  • EJ20H twin turbo legacy heads (Hydraulic lash adjusted valves)
Turbo Bits
  • APEXI 2.5" air filter (spare)
  • Custom downpipe with Invidia piping
  • Custom rotated V-banded up-pipe
  • Custom FMIC w/ blow-through MAF
  • Custom 4-1 OEM NA Subaru header
  • Deatschwerks Phase 1 to 2 injector spacers
  • Extended Turbo XS 3" stealthback midpipe
  • EJ20K intake manifold
  • Forge BOV
  • GMS aluminum radiator
  • GS vacuum block
  • Grimmspeed 8mm phenolic spacers
  • Grimmspeed LW crank pulley 'red'
  • JDM V2 STi TD-05 16G, upgraded to EVOIII compressor wheel and housing
  • OEM Airbox
  • SPT 3" Axleback exhaust
  • SPT Gray oil cap
  • SPT Gray battery tie-down
  • STi Group N hardened exhaust hangers
  • Tial 38mm wastegate 10 psi spring, side exit dump
  • Universal oil cooler
  • Venom 660cc side feed injectors
  • Walbro 255lph fuel pump

Engine Control
  • 98 Impreza OBS ECU for EGR delete
  • 52mm Innovate LC-1 wideband
  • 52mm Prosport Premium blue/white electronic boost gauge
  • 52mm Prosport Premium blue/white oil pressure gauge
  • AEM FI/C-8 w/ MAC 3-port boost solenoid, 2.2k jumped cam and crank sensors
  • GM IAT sensor
  • Honda battery
  • MSD 8239 Blaster ignition coil
  • MSD 8.5MM Super conductor universal wires
  • MSD Wire loom separators
  • NGK BKR7EIX Iridium spark plugs (One step colder)
  • Squeeze Performance thermal spark plug boots
  • Sun Auto Hot Izama ECO
  • Turbo XS Knocklite

Drivetrain
  • 00-01 RS 4.11 VLSD rear diff
  • 02-05 WRX pressure plate
  • 02-05 WRX flywheel
  • ACT Street clutch disc
  • Exedy Clutch master cylinder
  • JNA Short shifter
  • STi Group N hardened rear shifter bushing
  • STi Group N hardened pitch stop
  • STi Group N hardened 5-speed transmission mount
  • STi Group N hardened engine mounts
  • Torque Solutions shifter bushing
  • V2 STi 4.11 5-speed transmission

Suspension
  • 05 WRX crossmember
  • 05 WRX 'quick ratio' steering rack
  • 06 STi aluminum control arms
  • 06 STi 20mm front sway bar
  • Cusco 22mm rear sway bar powdercoated "Telemagenta"
  • Cusco Front Strut Bar
  • Cusco Rear Strut Bar
  • Eibach rear camber bolts
  • ISC N1 Street coilovers
  • Kartboy rear subframe lockdown bolts
  • L&E fab steering rack linkage
  • Perrin RSB Links
  • Super Pro steering rack bushings
  • Super Pro front control arm bushing
  • Super Pro front control arm rear bushing

Braking
  • ABS DELETE
  • 94 SVX non-abs 1-1/16" master cylinder
  • 95 Impreza single stage brake booster
  • 95 Impreza non-abs engine bay lines
  • 04 STi Centric front rotors
  • 04 STi front Brembo calipers
  • 06 LGT Centric rear rotors 290mm floating vented[/i]
  • 06-07 WRX rear 2-pot backing plate
  • 300ZX rear 2-pot calipers
  • Power Stop Z16 Ceramic front pads
  • Power Stop Z16 Ceramic rear pads
  • Stoptech front teflon braided lines
  • Stoptech rear teflon braided lines

Interior
  • 02 WRX lower center console (mod by Skyline4me)
  • 04 STi blue carpet
  • 04 STi shifter trim
  • 06 WRX Shift boot
  • EDM white face cluster w/ LED mod
  • JDM V3 WRX Nardi Steering wheel
  • OEM Guage Pack housing with 52mm 3-gauge plate
  • Ribbit Neochro spherical knob
  • V7 STi front seats
  • Zealous Interior blue Unisuede door inserts
  • 3M 1080 CF Vinyl

Exterior
  • 06 STi rear diffuser
  • Depo Amber corner lights
  • Dzus bumper toggle latches
  • Drag DR-31 17x9 +28 Charcoal Gray / BF Goodrich G-Force 255/40/17
  • JDM V6 rear spats
  • JDM V6 grille
  • JDM V6 replica wing
  • JDM V6 power folding mirrors
  • Rays Engineering extend blue lug nuts (spare)
  • TRS Mini D2S retrofits
  • Muteki open ended black tuner lug nuts
  • MKII Flares
  • V2 GD WRX lip

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Old 01-21-2012, 09:20 PM   #2
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Old 01-30-2012, 01:04 PM   #3
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How you liking that test pipe?
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Like your car! You have the same gap under your hood as I do, I tried to adjust it with no luck.
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How you liking that test pipe?
Loving it Kinda raspy at higher RPMS but I'm hoping the Genome will drown/even it out the sound, either way, I'm loving a full catless exhaust Thanks alot

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Like your car! You have the same gap under your hood as I do, I tried to adjust it with no luck.
Thank you! But sorry I just had the hood popped open

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Also installed the RSB and end links over the weekend. It was really easy! Didn't even need to replace the mounts (altho I had tried and found out there was crazy rust on one of the bolts and snapped it, spent like an hour trying to get it out by welding/heat/penetrant/lots of turning, lols).

And like people have said it's a great improvement over the stocker! Car feels a bit more planted. Contemplating on some lowering camber plates up front and doing a proper alignment!

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Got my injectors back from Deatschwerks



Guess the stockers flow 540
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still waiting on the exhaust vids/pics!
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:10 AM   #9
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still waiting on the exhaust vids/pics!
Sorry it's been taking a while, I keep forgetting to borrow my friends video cam
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