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TheBlubaru 03-16-2012 03:21 PM

Kingkong8292's Blubaru
I figured it was time to start documenting the progress that's been made on the car since I picked it up in June with a little over 70k. I've been slowly restoring the car as well as improving it. The goal is a 300whp clean reliable daily driver.

June 2011
Picked the Subie up with a little over 70k on the odometer. The paint was pretty rough on the bumpers. The setup was a COBB TBE, AP V2 w/ stage 2,Blitz DD BOV, Tein Basic coilovers, and a Prosport boost gauge.

TheBlubaru 03-16-2012 03:43 PM

August 2011
New pads,rotors, STI front arm bar, Cobb heat shield, Hella horns cusco F+R Strut bar, SPT oil cap and battery tie down.
The best looking gens IMO

Early October 2011

Painted Bumpers, Lip, Side Strakes,Tail light tints,Blue fog light tints,Subtle Solutions alternator cover

TheBlubaru 03-16-2012 03:59 PM

Late October/Early November 2011
JDM B4 side sills,freshly painted rims and snow!!( The only snow that its seen since I've owned it)

December 2011
Hotchkis Sways, Kartboy End links, Avo reinforcement braces,Interior LEDs, RA Flaps.

A little stock vs modified comparison

January 2012
B4 Plate Delete (Doc Designs)
Dyno at PRS 230 whp (With a boost leak which I later found out)

February 2012
Replaced ink stained passenger seat cover( still need to replace the driver side)

TheBlubaru 03-16-2012 04:01 PM

March 2012
Leptronix aux in mod (possibly my favorite addition so far)
Blubaru License plate
06 Wrx OEM catless up pipe ( I can't believe how much different my car felt after putting this in)

April 2012
New rims
18x8+45 Gold RPF1
Removed eyelids and tail light tints
Reppin Simply Clean

May 2012
Cobb STS
Perrin shifter bushings
Subaru grill emblem
New tires 225/40/18
Gold Hellas

July 2012

VF40 on the left VF52 on the right
Stage 3.5 begins


Perrin TMIC
Forge BPV

Waiting to go on
Protune by STI Mikey

No DRFT 03-16-2012 06:41 PM

Looking good.

Ballaholic 03-17-2012 04:25 PM

sweet ride!!! wha kind of wheels are those?

2000_LegacyOutback 03-17-2012 04:45 PM

what kinda of grill is that? DIY?

TheBlubaru 03-18-2012 02:31 PM

Thanks :) The wheels are Tork Matrix 18x8 not really sure about offset and it's an AVO V2 grill.

angeltalin 03-18-2012 06:33 PM

Dang man, Idk if I like mine or yours more ! Looks good so are you in VT or FL

TheBlubaru 03-19-2012 03:05 PM

Thanks man, I am looking to switch the wheel setup soon when I get the cash. I'm in Orlando but I bought the car back in June while I was still living in the 802.

TheBlubaru 04-12-2012 12:08 PM

Torks are now for sale. I am looking to make back some of the money I just spent on the new setup.

No DRFT 04-15-2012 01:42 PM

Very nice, how bout them side shots?

What size tires you end up running?

TheBlubaru 04-15-2012 01:52 PM

I wanna get out the DSLR and get some better shots but I ended up just swapping over the old tires. I'm going to run those until they are bald and then probably move up to a 225/40.

vtbimmer 04-16-2012 03:35 PM

Looks much better without the eyelids. Lookin good.

TheBlubaru 04-20-2012 04:10 PM

I wish I had taken them off sooner:p Unfortunately the goof off I was using to get the left over residue melted the driver side headlight plastic so I need to replace that soonish.

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