Project Spec.B #163
August 2011, #163 came home with me with just over 60K on the odometer, bone stock besides tint and red painted calipers.
At 77K (right after going stage 1), the VF40 showed signs of failure were imminent with bearing noise and it was replaced under warranty.
Stage 2 hardware was installed at 80K - Finished up the Infamous e-tune at 82.5K. Pulls well and smooth power delivery. Of course now I'm hungry for more!
Installed the PW TMIC and doing a tune with Cryotune Performance for Stage 2 + PW at 86.5K. Updated the engine bay at the same time for a different theme overall.
87K - Cryotune Stage2+ is complete. Really pleased with the tune's drivability and performance! Will be working with him for the "next stage"!
For the 90K service, installed Gates blue racing kevlar accessory belts and tensioner pulley, OEM NGK plugs, Extra-S/LW Shockproof for tranny/diff, oil change with good old Rotella T6 5W-40 and a new engine under cover as well as a Grimmspeed LWCP.
At 93K installed Stoptech slotted rotors, street performance pads, and SS lines with ATE Super Blue fluid. BBK is overkill for my DD at this point and this stage of a brake upgrade really fit the bill.
Clutch upgraded at 96K. ClutchMasters FX350, OEM SMFW, TSK3, along with Group N Transmission Mount and Crossmember Bushings completed the upgrade. Break in is complete and this is an amazing setup! OEM pedal feel with great holding capabilities and super smooth shifts. Engagement is about 1/4 of the stroke off the floor and totally predictable. Doing the trans mount and crossmember bushings was the right choice - much less drivetrain slop during shifts and the SMFW paired with my Grimmspeed LWCP makes rev matching a breeze.
105K Maintenance completed. Gates timing kit, Subaru OEM water pump and gasket, SAMCO radiator hoses, OEM thermostat, replaced cam seals, and installed Group N motor mounts.
106K installed the TurboXS CBE to complete the full 3" TBE & a JDM Legacy GT front bumper, beam, fogs, and JDM STi lip were added:D
Currrent Mods and some pictures:
ENGINE BAY & EXHAUST
Subaru IHI VF48 Turbo
Process West TMIC
Forge Stealth BPV
DeatschWerks 65c Fuel Pump
DeatschWerks 740cc SF Injectors
TurboXS Turbo Back Exhaust (Catted)
Grimmspeed Up Pipe
Grimmspeed LW Crank Pulley
Grimmspeed Turbo Heat Shield (Lined w/ DEI ReflectAGold)
Grimmspeed 3-Port EBCS
Grimmspeed Oil Cap
Grimmspeed Brushed SS Alternator Cover
Grimmspeed Gaskets throughout
SAMCO Turbo Inlet
SAMCO BPV Return line
SAMCO Upper/Lower Radiator Hoses
AVO Panel Filter
PTP Turbo Blanket
Gates Racing Blue Accessory Belts and Pulley
Gates Timing Belt Kit and OEM H2O pump
Kartboy Exhaust Hangers
Subtle Solutions Brushed Aluminum Radiator Shroud
JDM Subaru Battery & Reservoir Covers
RTG Engineering "spec.B" Battery tie-down strap
Redline Tuning QuickLIFT Plus Hood Struts
Prodrive Radiator cap emblems
Tactrix OpenPort 2.0
CryoTune Performance - Stage2+ E-Tune
ClutchMasters FX350 Clutch
Subaru OEM SMFW
TSK3 TOB Kit
Subaru STi 5MT Short Shift Kit
Kartboy 5MT SS Lever
Group N Motor Mounts
Group N 5MT Transmission Mount
Group N Transmission Crossmember Bushings
SUSPENSION & BRAKES
spec.B Bilstein Struts
Swift Sport Springs
Hotchkis F/R Swaybars (PC Speedway Black)
Kartboy Solid Endlinks F/R
AVO RSB Reinforcement Brackets (PC Speedway Black)
Whiteline Front Inner LCA Bushings
Whiteline LCA AntiDive/Caster Kit
Whiteline Roll Center & Bump Steer Kit
Whiteline Rear Camber Kit
Whiteline Steering Rack Bushing Kit
JDM STi Rear Lower Pillowball Suspension links
JDM STi Lower Arm Bar
Grimmspeed Master Cylinder Brace
Stoptech Power Slot Rotors
Stoptech Street Performance Pads
Stoptech SS Braided Lines
WHEELS & TIRES
BBS Forged RE875 18x8 +50
Michelin Pilot Super Sport 235/40R18
JDM Subaru Legacy GT Front Bumper, Grill, Bumper Beam, Headlight Brackets and Fogs
JDM Subaru STi Lip Spoiler
JDM Subaru Rear Bumper and brackets
JDM Subaru Aero Sport Kit Side Skirts
JDM Subaru Aero Spats Rear
JDM Subaru One Piece Rain Visors
Central Composites CF Rear Deck Lip
Grimmspeed LP Relocator and Delete
Hella Horns Silver PC'd cage
R-REV CF Mirror Covers
R-REV CF Eyelids
Subaru OEM Splash Guards
Subaru OEM Cleared/Painted Headlights
TRS Morimoto 3Five RetroQuik 5000K Bi-Xenon HID Kit
Diode Dynamics Stage 2 Switchback Turn Signals, and License Plate LEDs
Hoen XenonMatch H3 55W Fogs
Sylvania 921 Silverstar Reverse lights
PIAA Forza Hybrid Silicone Wiper Blades
Doc Designs Custom Vinyl Overlays & Decals
Windows tinted 30%
Vanity Plates "SPEC-B"
GT Boost Gauge VBG1 w/ Boost & AFR
WC Lathe Werks Hybrid Black Copolymer/Burnt Gunmetal Piston Shift Knob
JDM Subaru Dual Console Box
JDM Subaru Gray Trunk Liner
Redline Goods Perforated Black Nappa w/ Carbon Fiber Stripe Shift boot, E-brake Boot, and Armrest Cover
Subtle Solutions Brushed Aluminum Dead Pedal
Subaru OEM Winter Mats
Diode Dynamics Stage 2 Interior LEDs
Diode Dynamics CF cup holder inserts w/ Subaru Logo
Escort 8500 X50 detector w/ Blendmount
Upcoming mods will include:
-Bilstein HD Shocks and spec.B tophats
-JDM Subaru STi Rear deck spoiler w/ LED brake light
-STi Brembos - F/R
-STi Door scuff plates
-DAMD Flat bottom Steering Wheel
-JDM Dual HVAC Double Din conversion with other ICE upgrades
After suspension work and some exterior mods
Volk CE28Ns and Stoptech Sport Kit
You've been busy! Do you have the rear lip on yet? I need to shoot some pics of the B.
Nice car. Do you still have the stock Spec B rims? If so I'm interested? I would like to see some rear pics, as well as interior pics.
We definitely need to do a shoot so ican advance away from iPhone pictures.
If mattg and I get together soon we will do a proper shoot inclusive of those areas. I do have some rear shots I'll add when I get to a computer.
Lookin good man and nice list of mods! I see another Spec Bad Ass in the making here!
I'm liking it! Will continue to stalk as pics come :)
Let me know what you think about my last post?
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