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#1: 01-21-2013, 10:26 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

Power:
VF52, grimmspeed port/polish/coated
Grimmspeed TMIC
Invidia catless downpipe
ARK titanium single exit catback
Forge recirc BOV
Grimmspeed EBCS
NGK 1 step colder plugs
DW65C fuel pump
AVO after-MAF hose
K&N drop in panel filter with snorkus delete
TGV deletes
Air pump deletes
Invidia equal length race header
Grimmspeed EWG Uppipe
Tial MVR 40mm external wastegate
Mishimoto turbo inlet
ID1000's
Custom dual catch can PCV setup
Grimmspeed EBCS

Drivetrain:
ACT HD-SS 6MT clutch
SPT short throw shifter
Group N 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
Whiteline Rear Diff Inserts
Whiteline Rear diff cradle bushings
Kartboy Rear Subframe Bushings
Group N STI motor mounts
Torque solutions pitch stop

Suspension
Fortune Auto 500 coilovers with thrust bearing upgrades
Custom spring rate Swift springs and custome FA500 valving
Whiteline Sway Bars, 22mm Front+20mm Rear
Kartboy solid endlinks
Cusco front subframe brace
Whiteline Roll Center Kit
Whiteline caster adding LCA bushings
Whiteline camber adjusting UCA bushings

Exterior
5K HID low beams
3K HID fogs
DIY JDM Legacy STI grill
Tinted rear tail lights (tinted, not smoked)
Rally Armour UR's
Hella horns
11-14 WRX wheels

Interior
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
JP Coachworks shift boot and ebrake boot, done in black alcantara with red stitching
Custom machined SI drive cover

Brakes
DBA T3 Street slotted rotors
Stoptech Street Performance brake pads
Grimmspeed Master Cylinder Brace

Misc
Cusco power steering rack brace
whiteline power steering bushing
STI solid steering linkage

Tuned by STI Mikey on Cobb APv3

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