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Joshua 06-13-2012 05:33 AM

Josh's - 04 FXT
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So my journey is two fold. First is trying to create my ideal Daily Driver. My L had become a very fun but uncomfortable car, after so many years on coilovers there is only so much one can take (or maybe its old age ha ha)

Second is to learn as much as I can about turbo motors and apply that knowledge towards the L. I have ended up learning a LOT more than I had expected.


-Complete overhaul
-2011 STI TMIC
-Samco turbo/intercooler hoses
-KSTech TGV Deletes
-Mishimoto Aluminum Radiator
-CNT catless DP
-Prodrive Ovaltip axle back
-Grimspeed Uppipe
-GrpN motor mounts
-dw200 fuel pump
-Tomei Inlet
-Tomei Type S FPR
-Bruce Tune

-Wideband & Boost gauge in custom ashtray area plate
-20% Tint all around
-SG dash hood
-passport 8500
-Rola Vortex Roof Basket
-Primitive Skid Plate

-STI Struts
-RCE Black Springs
-Paranoid fab 3/8" saggy but spacers
-STI Rear Sway Bar
-Cusco Endlinks
-JDM V7 Aluminum Control Arms
-Superpro Steering rack bushings
-rallitek auto trans bushing
-B&M Supercooler, trans cooler

-Hawk HPS pads all around

Joshua 06-13-2012 05:33 AM

Some pictures

Gotta love this "fix" for a blown turbo

electrical tape eh? Sure why not!

Plans this weekend
-New Rotors & Pads (HPS & Centric)
-transfer wrx struts and springs from my current forester to this one
-Clean Clean Clean
-Change timing belt, pulleys & water pump
-assess intercooler/turbo situation

Joshua 06-13-2012 05:40 AM

Came with the stock? intercooler although it has the wrong IM coupler on it :unamused:

You can also see the Thule fairing in the back

critict1gc 06-13-2012 05:50 AM

Nice, when did you pick it up? Also why the heck was there a leggy intercooler on that thing? :screwy:

George.of.the.Jungle 06-13-2012 05:53 AM

love the taped on intake pipe. classy mods right there.

BrysImpreza 06-13-2012 06:16 AM

Nice pick up, i had an 04 FXT for a while, they're no joke when running well

Joshua 06-13-2012 06:17 AM


Originally Posted by critict1gc (Post 2825245)
Nice, when did you pick it up? Also why the heck was there a leggy intercooler on that thing? :screwy:

Last night. The original turbo blew (td04) and they replaced it with a vf40 I guess they decided to use the intercooler that came with it instead of making the stock one work...


Originally Posted by George of the Jungle (Post 2825247)
love the taped on intake pipe. classy mods right there.

and he wondered why it made no boost.....

George.of.the.Jungle 06-13-2012 06:19 AM


BackWoodsBob 06-13-2012 09:03 AM


Joshua 06-14-2012 09:09 AM

and.. here we go..

Yes that pvc couple is melted

Super fucking :unamused:

My plan is to put a new SB in, I just dont really have to cash to do it right away. I think I will pull the heads off this weekend and send them off to get checked, cleaned, decked and have new valve seals put in. Hopefully the block looks ok enough to last me a little while. Judging by the metal in the intercooler its a pretty safe bet the turbo is toast. So the next question is which turbo to put in. I have a VF23 here that is in great condition or do I just pick up a cheap TD04 and keep it stock. or????

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