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#1: 01-21-2013, 09:26 AM
LuchadorJose's 2008 SpecB
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Car: 2008 QSM specBomb
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SO where to start... Back in August/Spetember of 2011, I bought a 2008 DGM Legacy GT automatic. It wasn't long before I was completely in love with it. Went stage 2+, suspension mods, all sorts of stuff.

Then I started to realize that I would enjoy a manual car better (I didn't know how to drive stick well until some ctsubie members taught me, and the automatic SUCKED power) so I started to look for another Legacy.

At first I was looking for a 5 speed, and I realized they were hard to find. SO hard to find in fact that it gave me time to think, and I realized that if i was going to do the stupid thing of buying a car one year after buying almost the same car, I might as well do it right and get the best version available to me.

Four months of searching later, I had a QSM specB delivered to me from Michigan, in pristine condition. 56K miles on the clock and bone stock except for the SPT short shifter. I was in love as soon as my left foot found the third pedal. On the first day:

A week or two later, I started putting on the parts that made daily driving more enjoyable, catback, sways, endlinks. Old and new, both under the knife.

Since then, I've been enjoying every minute of my car, as it becomes the beast that the automatic never could have been. I've taken it to one autocross event so far

And here comes the mod list, including parts pending installation

VF52, grimmspeed port/polish/coated
Invidia catless downpipe
SPTv2 catback
Bulletproof modded TMIC
Forge recirc BOV
NGK 1 step colder plugs
DW65C fuel pump
AVO after-MAF hose
K&N drop in panel filter with snorkus delete

SPT short throw shifter
STI transmission mount
Kartboy Front Shifter Stay
Kartboy Rear Shifter Stay
TiC Shifter Pivot Bushings
TiC Shifter Linkage Bushings
Whiteline Positive Shift Kit (transmission crossmember bushings)
Torque Solutions Driveshaft Carrier Bushings
White Rear Diff Inserts
Kartboy Rear Subframe Bushings

Whiteline Sway Bars, 22mm Front+20mm Rear
Kartboy solid endlinks
BC BR coilovers (pending)
Cusco front subframe brace (pending)
Whiteline Anti-Lift kit (pending)
Whiteline front+rear lower control arm bushings (pending)

07 SpecB wheels
5K HID low beams
3K HID fogs
Ebay front lip (pending)
DIY JDM Legacy STI grill (pending)
Tinted rear tail lights (tinted, not smoked)
Rally Armour UR's
Hella horns

AEM digital boost gauge
AEM UEGO gauge
Perrin Steering Column Dual Gauge Pod Mount
White LED's for all interior lighting
OEM Subaru underseat subwoofer
OEM ipod connectivity kit
JP Coachworks shift boot and ebrake boot, done in black alcantara with red stitching (pending)

Whiteline Steering Rack Bushings (pending)
Grimmspeed Master Cylinder Brace

Tuned by STI Mikey

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