I didnt do a whole lot else to it during my time in High School, I threw on some authentic JDM Clear Corners, UEL Header, New struts and Hella Supertones and got kids thinking im twin-turboed lol.
After I graduated I moved down to Phoenix to go to school. The apartments I lived in had a Strict Policy on Working on Cars. They were highly against doing so. So as a kid who highly respects the rules, I busted out the tools and got busy. One of the first things I did was buy a brand new V6/2.5RS bumper and installed it.
I also got the hookup on tint ($75!) and got some 07 wrx wheels. Scored some 04 WRX front seats too.
Now this is where the fun begins. One Night me and Buddy decided we were gonna boost my car. We didnt know how we could with the lack of tools and space and resources but we were gonna do it one way or another. So I started gather parts for the conversion. Surprisingly in Phoenix there were more subies around than I originally Thought and I was stockpiling Parts fast! So after I had everything I needed we drove over to your friendly neighborhood Oreilly's and got to work! in the meantime while I was installing my buddy fabbed me an Uppipe. after hours of pain and cursing in the 120 degree sun and a lunch break at Taco Bell the end product was this!
We had finished just in time too. It had started to rain and a haboob (Duststom) was starting to kick up. After I made it home i did a few adjustments and fixes to get it up to good condition and within the next day i was boosting! All wasnt well though my car was only making 1PSI and I couldnt find the problem for another 5 months
So in the meantime I just drove it and got some night time shots while I was at it
After the" Big" turbo build I finished up school and drove back to Washington the trip back was around 1500 miles total and it was defininitely a fun drive.
After i got home I made it a priority to figure out why I wasn't making boost. I literally tried everything, I had a smoke test done boost leak test, you name it. Nobody could figure out why i was only making 1psi instead of 5! I literally started swapping parts and cleaning them. I swapped turbos, intercoolers, wastegates all of it! Finally one day I had my Blow off Valve apart and decided to clean and lubricate it. A little after I had to run to down to the grocery store to buy a few things. i decided "oh what the hell" and got on the throttle. I couldnt believe my eyes when I saw the boost gauge climb to 5PSI and hear the PSSSHHHH sound, I was so happy that I had figured out why I wasnt boosting. The next day i picked up an MBC from a buddy so I could up it to 8PSI.
A week or so later I decided to go to WCSS by myself since my friends all bailed lol. Saw some nice cars there including a LS Powered BRZ and an all Electric WRX. I had lots of fun and made some new friends. Got some insperation as well. Decided to get her Dirty too