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.:Catalyst:. 07-20-2012 02:29 PM

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 (PnP/Ceramic Coated/Billet 11-blade ET wheel)
Process West TMIC
Forge Stealth BPV
DeatschWerks 65c Fuel Pump
DeatschWerks 850cc SF Injectors
TurboXS CBE
Grimmspeed Down Pipe (Limited/Coated/Catted)
Grimmspeed Up Pipe Flex v1
Grimmspeed LW Crank Pulley
Grimmspeed Turbo Heat Shield (Lined w/ DEI ReflectAGold)
Grimmspeed 3-Port EBCS
Grimmspeed Oil Cap Silver
Grimmspeed Brushed SS Alternator Cover
Grimmspeed Brushed SS Radiator Shroud
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

TUNING
Tactrix OpenPort 2.0
CryoTune Performance - Stage2+ E-Tune

DRIVELINE
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
BBS CF Center Caps and BBS Valvestem Caps
Michelin Pilot Super Sport 235/40R18
Project Kics Leggdura Lug Nuts Black

EXTERIOR
JDM Subaru Legacy GT Front Bumper, Grill, Bumper Beam, Headlight Brackets and Fogs
JDM Subaru Rear Bumper and brackets
JDM Subaru Aero Sport Kit Front half lip
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
Debadged
Windows tinted 30%
Vanity Plates "SPEC-B"

INTERIOR
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 P-204UH HU w/ AUX in and Subaru iPod interface
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
-BBK
-STi Door scuff plates
-DAMD Flat bottom Steering Wheel
-JDM Dual HVAC Double Din conversion with other ICE upgrades



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First Week

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/n...B/IMG_0239.jpg

After suspension work and some exterior mods

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/n...B/IMG_0166.jpg

Volk CE28Ns and Stoptech Sport Kit
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/n...FD9558DB39.jpg

Rear Lip
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/n...02013/null.jpg

Stance
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/n...B/IMG_0368.jpg

Engine Bay
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/n...ps370127e4.jpg

Interior
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/n...psfc236232.jpg

.:Catalyst:. 07-20-2012 02:30 PM

TurboXS TBE

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/n...3/IMG_0961.jpg

GaugeTek VBG1

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/n...AA8FA69E6D.jpg

mattg 07-20-2012 02:57 PM

You've been busy! Do you have the rear lip on yet? I need to shoot some pics of the B.

Legacsti11 07-20-2012 03:42 PM

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.

.:Catalyst:. 07-20-2012 03:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mattg (Post 3990374)
You've been busy! Do you have the rear lip on yet? I need to shoot some pics of the B.

Yes the trunk lip is on :cool: and Central Composites is redoing the front lip and going to prototype some skirts too!

We definitely need to do a shoot so ican advance away from iPhone pictures.

.:Catalyst:. 07-20-2012 03:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by legacy (Post 3990431)
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.

I do have the spec.B wheels, and think I'm keeping them. Considering powder coating and running them for winters unless I can find someone with clean LGT stockers in 17".

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.

Legacsti11 07-20-2012 03:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by .:Catalyst:. (Post 3990447)
I do have the spec.B wheels, and think I'm keeping them. Considering powder coating and running them for winters unless I can find someone with clean LGT stockers in 17".

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.

I hate when there isn't a computer around lol. I would be willing to trade you my stock 17's for your Spec B rims. what do you think? Do you just want to do rims or rims and tires? My tires are stock size and are Nitto Neo gens with plenty of tread as my leggy isn't my Daily. i Think I have like a 7 or 8 on the tread life still.

mattg 07-20-2012 04:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by .:Catalyst:. (Post 3990435)
Yes the trunk lip is on :cool: and Central Composites is redoing the front lip and going to prototype some skirts too!

We definitely need to do a shoot so ican advance away from iPhone pictures.

Skirt lips? They were going to do full rockers in dry CF for me but I didn't end up pursuing it. I would be in on the lips though.

SubyDude555 07-20-2012 10:26 PM

Lookin good man and nice list of mods! I see another Spec Bad Ass in the making here!

Sicotic 07-20-2012 11:26 PM

looks good!

blongo804 07-20-2012 11:32 PM

I'm liking it! Will continue to stalk as pics come :)

.:Catalyst:. 07-21-2012 11:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mattg (Post 3990463)
Skirt lips? They were going to do full rockers in dry CF for me but I didn't end up pursuing it. I would be in on the lips though.

Yes precisely! I told Marcus you might want to jump in - he did say you guys discussed before. We are taking some measurements Monday :cool:

Legacsti11 07-21-2012 11:15 PM

Let me know what you think about my last post?

.:Catalyst:. 07-21-2012 11:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by legacy (Post 3990452)
I hate when there isn't a computer around lol. I would be willing to trade you my stock 17's for your Spec B rims. what do you think? Do you just want to do rims or rims and tires? My tires are stock size and are Nitto Neo gens with plenty of tread as my leggy isn't my Daily. i Think I have like a 7 or 8 on the tread life still.

Definitely not tires since these will be dedicated winters. I'm still on the fence and may hold onto these or I may go with something other than the early LGT stockers as well. These will be winters but it's hard to not consider 04 STi BBS for winter duty to keep them light and a little better offset. I'll let you know if I do decide to part with them :)

Legacsti11 07-21-2012 11:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by .:Catalyst:. (Post 3991881)
Definitely not tires since these will be dedicated winters. I'm still on the fence and may hold onto these or I may go with something other than the early LGT stockers as well. These will be winters but it's hard to not consider 04 STi BBS for winter duty to keep them light and a little better offset. I'll let you know if I do decide to part with them :)

No problem man I will wait and see what you decide.


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