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UPDATED MOD LIST:

Exterior
-Blue grill emblem, otherwise de-badged
-Dual Fiamm 132dB horns
-DIY urethane front lip
-Clear turn signals, corner lights & side markers
-Nokya S1 headlights & foglights w/ Autolumination ceramic connectors & DRL delete
-(Almost) All Autolumination LED lighting
-Zola/Rocketz carbon fiber hood & trunk w/ High rise hood scoop
-PPG windshield w/ blue sun strip
-OEM sunroof deflector
-OEM remote fuel door conversion w/ JDM flat fuel door
-JDM tail lights w/ Daily Driven Garage gaskets
-JDM rear bumper spats & '07 STI lower diffuser

Interior
-Brushed aluminum dash kit & gauge bezel
-Blue Autolumination LED dash lighting
-OEM compass pack & Autometer Ultra-Lite boost, volt and oil pressure gauges
-'05 STI steering wheel w/ JDM variable wiper switch & blue STI key
-WRX black/aluminum pedal covers w/ Peugeot 206 deadpedal
-STI piston shift knob w/ Kartboy short throw shifter & bushings, black leather/blue stitching shift boot, handbrake boot and armrest cover
-Colour-matched ’14 BRZ front seats w/steel seat brackets & blue pin-stripped OEM rear seats
-Denim cabin & trunk carpet w/ insulation-delete & liquid rubber-sealed cabin & trunk
-Relocated SVX battery
-CompuSTAR keyless entry alarm
-Clarion NX602 head unit w/ video-handbrake bypass
-JBL GTO18T 1” w/ crossovers, JBL GTO626 6.5” 2-way, JBL GTO628 6.5” 2-way
-JBL GTO5355 5-channel amp w/ Remote Bass Control & GTO1214D subwoofer in custom enclosure

Powertrain
-Original EJ251 w/ Turbonetics T3/TD04E turbo 0.62ar 46 trim (I believe), cruise control delete & Tial 38mm wastegate w/ 5 psi spring & stainless open dump
-Spearco (I believe) 3” top mount intercooler, aluminum charge pipes w/ 3" cone air filter & red hoses, STI throttle body/intercooler coupling, Honed-out throttle body w/ coolant by-pass & Greddy Type RS BOV
-Customize OEM oil pan w/ Russell stainless braided turbo drain back & OEM magnetic drain plug
-Link G2 ECU w/ STI pink injectors, Aeromotive FPR & Autometer Ultra-Lite pressure gauge, '04 STI fuel pump & Aeromotive 10 micron fuel filter
-NGK BKR7E gapped to 0.0025" w/ NGK blue spark plug wires
-Borla UEL stainless header w/ DIY 2" stainless up & down pipes, Hollow 2.5" Magnaflow universal stainless cat, DIY 2.5" mid-exhaust & BPM 3" stainless over-axle muffler w/ A'PEXi hangers
-Billet ‘STI’ oil cap & rad cap w/ K&N valve cover vents
-California A&S 90A alternator & A/C delete
-DIY grounding kit & aluminum rad cooling plate
-Megan Racing engine and transmission mounts
-Centerforce Dual Friction clutch w/ reinforced clutch fork, ACT 12lbs street flywheel & OEM diff cover
-Castrol Edge 5W50 & Redline drivetrain fluids

Footwork
-Megan Racing Street coilovers
-JDM Legacy B4 rims w/ 215/40ZR17 BF Goodridge KDW tires & McGard blue lugs
-Whiteline front & rear strut bars
-Whiteline 22mm front & rear sway bars w/Whiteline endlinks, bushings & brackets
-Whiteline steering rack bushings, tie rods & ball joints
-Whiteline front control arm bushings
-OEM 4-pot front calipers w/GD WRX cross-drilled & slotted rotors, dust shield deletes, Russell braided lines & Hawk HPS pads
-Megan Racing rear trailing arms & adjustable rear control arms
-Whiteline rear subframe lock bolts
-3rd gen Legacy rear calipers w/3rd gen Legacy cross-drilled & slotted rotors, dust shield deletes, Russell braided lines & Hawk HPS pads
 

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I haven't posted in a while, I've taken the plates off my car to save some money while I get work done to it. Some of it seemed to happend all at once, and some of you might expect me to say it's cause of the previous owner again, so I won't officially say so! :D However, nothing "Subaru" about my car has failed.

Basically, what started as no boost lead to a burnt out wastegate (this is the 2nd HKS product to fail me). Followed by my revlimit becoming 5000 rpm, then 4500, then 4000, then just enough to keep speed in traffic in 5th, which the dying fuel pump is the cause.

So, I've decided to go ahead and fix all that properly. The turbo piping was of mild steel and wrapped in exhaust wrap and rusted to hell. The manual fuel riser thing under the hood killed to supposed Supra TT fuel pump (cause we should all mash Toyota parts into Subarus) Anyways, I'm in the collecting parts phase, all online and all new, and think I'm gettin stuff at a pretty good deal (except for flanges, they're not much cheaper).
My exhaust list:

- stainless T3 inlet flange and exhaust flange, and stainless deltagate flanges from Turbonetics (I got em straight from Turbonetics cause I'm not 100% sure what turbo I have, and didn't wanna get the wrong bolt pattern, especially for the inlet flange) $190 USD (couldn't find supplier locally)


- 3' of stainless 2.25" straight pipe and 2 u-bends, and 1' of 1 3/8" pipe and u-bend for cheap from Burns Stainless $170 USD (got quoted $500-$800 CAD locally)


- Tial 38mm wastegate for cheap off eBay $190 USD ($300-$350 CAD locally) came with small/green spring


- Tial small/red spring for cheap off eBay $20 CAD ($90 CAD locally)

- 4 stainless, 2.25" two bolt exhaust pipe flanges off eBay $130 USD ($250 CAD locally)

- 4 stainless O2 sensor bungs for cheap off eBay $18 USD ($80-$100 CAD locally)

- found a Magnaflow (of all things) hiflo, stainless cat off eBay for cheap $43 USD ($200-$300 CAD locally)



My fuel list:

- Sti pink injectors for cheap (at the time) off eBay $350 USD (though I've had em for a year now and never got around to putting them in :p NOT gonna ask Subaru for local price hehe)


- Walbro 255 gph fuel pump for cheap off eBay $75 USD ($300-$350 locally)

- eManage support kit (cable and software that was supposed to come with the car when I bought it but never did :rolleyes: ) for cheap off eBay $90 USD ($140 USD from Greddy)


I'm gonna be doing the work and a friend of mine is gonna be doing the welding. The car also needs a new windshield and alarm, but I'd like to have it all done for summer. Really wish the car didn't have to die, but oh well, I'm not minding now cause I can still get around on the scooter, so I'm saving a lot of money on insurance and gas hehe

As of right now, what's arrived is my injectors, eManage support kit, piping, flanges, wastegate and wastegate spring.

The 4 stainless, 2.25" two bolt exhaust pipe flanges showed up!
 

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O2 bungs have arrived.
 

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Fuel pump finally showed up... after almost a month... in ziplock bags... it's actual Walbro at least, I hope it works
 

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hey dude. seriosuely dont want to burst your bubble but be careful buying "authentic" parts like that tial thing off of ebay. i've read a few articles concerning fakes and even though they do work sometimes, their are a lot of documented failures of those babies.
 

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hey dude. seriosuely dont want to burst your bubble but be careful buying "authentic" parts like that tial thing off of ebay. i've read a few articles concerning fakes and even though they do work sometimes, their are a lot of documented failures of those babies.
Appreciate the heads up! This one looks really good, really good built and workmanship to it IMO. I guess we'll see once I get it back on the road hehe
 

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Fuel pump is installed, and was gonna start the rest of the fuel parts under the hood, when I noticed I don't have an FPR, just some block-off/adapter thing.

Was informed to get an Aeromotive FPR which is now on it's way.
 

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FPR showed up. Get to figure out how to put fittings in this thing...
 

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Fuel pressure regulator is installed.

Put it in the place where that stupid FMU was. I'll relocated it after I switch alarms and relocate the siren
 

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Passenger side injectors installed :p

Ran outta time before work to put the other side in. Wasn't that hard, just movin a bunch of stuff outta the way first. Other side looks like more stuff in the way...
Hardest part was figuring out how the "special seals" I ordered from subaruwrxparts.com to adapt these injectors into my engine. Turns out they're nothing more then 8 RS top injector seals *shakes head* that you just mash on each end of em.
 

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Interesting difference.

One question I had, what's that green nozzle thing added onto the stock injector? Does the stock injector spray that poorly?
 

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Special seals my a$$. They're so stiff, that the act of getting them over the lip and into the groove on the injector breaks them. I get to take everything apart all over again to change them with factory ones...
 

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Fuel pump's in, as is the other side of the injectors. Picked up a new air and fuel filter while I was at it. Car's ready for a base tune now.
 

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Almost forget, I need gaskets for a few things...
 

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Charged up the battery Friday night and got the car idling in the driveway! It was at a perfect 14.7 AFR, but at 20 psi of fuel pressure, cause I hadn't adjusted the regulator yet.

Let the car warmup, and started to increase fuel pressue, but I had to stop at 30 psi, cause AFR dropped down to 10. Even after playing with the eManage and cutting down the fuel by 70%, the best we were able to get was 10.4.

I reached the limit of the eManage and picked up a Link+ system that should do the trick.
 

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I did a few things to the car the car's still off the road. I'm waiting for my Link+ system from speed_freak27 off NASIOC which is in Mississauga as of today.

Picked up the digital compass/air temp gauge from veightkiller off NASIOC a while back, and made an order from subaruwrxparts.com for its housing and a few other things while I was at it.


Also ordered new floor mats and shift boot as mine were starting to fall apart.


Also took advantage of the nice weather and recleared the hood in the backyard.
Before


After


Not bad for a backyard job. It's good enough for now although a few bugs stuck to the clear while it was drying... oh well, adds to the 'rally effect' I suppose.
 

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Picked up the Link+ yesterday, everything appears in order, though some wiring just needs to be cleaned up in the adapter harness.
 

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Got the car running and idling very nicely on the Link+. Everything works as promised!

Got it idling at a nice 700 rpm or so at 14.7 afr... then ran outta gas LOL Compass/gauge pack also works as promised! Just needs to be calibrated.
 

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you neeeed to clock that compressor housing so you get rid of that kink in your 90 degree elbow going to your intercooler. That is REALLY bad on air flow.

-Thomas
 
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