Welcome to my journey of transforming my once Base Model 2008 WRX Sedan into a ~2800lb 465whp Daily Driven Animal. To find specific sections, please refer to the directory further down in this post. It is still a work in progress.
Stock Power Output: 196whp & 236wtq
Stock Curb Weight: 3180 lbs
Stock Power to Weight Ratio: 16.22 lbs/whp
Dom3XTR Phase Power Output: 415whp & 390wtq
Dom3XTR Phase Curb Weight: 2748 lbs
Dom3XTR Phase Power to Weight Ratio: 6.62 lbs/whp
Current Power Output: 465whp & 395wtq
Current Curb Weight: 2748 lbs
Current Power to Weight Ratio: 5.91 lbs/whp
Up To Speed - 10/06/2012:
Fitted with the new Forman Performance F3 Destroked 2.3L, Built heads and Tomei Poncams. The new ShortBlock consists of Manley 2.3L destroke pistons, Manley rods, new ACL bearings and an EJ20 crankshaft. The new heads are lightly ported, bowl blended and loaded with Supertech goodies and Tomei Custom Grind Poncams. The final drive gearing has been modified to a 4.444:1 from the previous 3.9. The engine bay proudly displays our fabrication with the Forman Green Rotated Piping w/ Polished Reverse Manifold setup. The turbo is a T3-flanged GT3076R spooled by a Tomei Expreme Equal Length Header with our in-house Rotated/EWG Uppipe, and distributed to the heads evenly by a reverse-mounted STI (GD) Intake Manifold. Custom Intercooler Piping and other bits will be powder-coated in our eye-catching Forman Green. A 50/50 blend of Methanol and Water Injection Kit is utlitized to help advance the timing in the higher RPM band and prevent detonation. These changes were executed with extreme stealth and low-key undertones. The DMH Exhaust cutout has been completely closed up, and the vehicle is tuned on a factory '09 WRX Cat Back Exhaust System to keep things quiet until the EWG opens up with it's ferocious roar at higher boost levels.
Current Modification List: (PARTING OUT SOON)
- Tuned by Church Automotive Testing (Results Pending for New Set-Up[350awhp on 15psi wastegate])
- Forman Performance F3 2.3L Shortblock
- Subaru EJ20 Crankshaft
- Manley Forged 'Destroke' Pistons
- Manley Forged H-Beam Rods
- ACL Race Main and Rod Bearings
- KS Tech TGV Delete
- KS Tech Air Pump Delete
- Light Head Porting & Bowl Blending
- +1mm Supertech SS Intake & Exhaust Valves
- Supertech SS Dual Valve Springs & Ti Retainers
- Tomei Poncams (Custom Tomei/Cusco Time Attack Back Up Set)
- A/C Compressor, Lines and Condenser Deleted
- Forman Performance Alternator Relocation Kit (Forman Green)
- SoCalPorting PNP'd Throttle Body
- SoCalPorting PNP'd TGV Housings
- STI Aluminum Intake Manifold (Reverse Mounted, Modified & Polished)
- GT3076R T3 .82 Turbocharger (Forman Green powdercoated comp housing)
- PTP Turbo Blanket (black)
- Custom Rotated EWG Downpipe
- TiAL 38mm Wastegate (black)
- DMH 3" Electronic Exhaust Cut Out (sealed shut)
- Subaru OEM '09 WRX Cat-Back Exhaust (tips removed)
- Tomei Expreme Equal Length Header
- Forman Performance Custom 3-bolt Rotated/EWG Uppipe
- Forman Performance Custom Reverse Manifold Intercooler Piping (powdercoated Forman Green)
- TurboXS Front Mount Intercooler Core
- TiAL Q Blow Off Valve (silver)
- KS Tech 73mm custom Rotated Intake (powdercoated Forman Green)
- Aeromotive Fuel System (rails, lines, AN fittings)
- Aeromotive Fuel Pressure Regulator
- Deatschwerks 1000cc Fuel Injectors
- Walbro 255lph Fuel Pump
- Prodrive/HOA 3-port Boost Control Solenoid
- Aquamist HFS-5 Water/Methanol Injection Kit
- GFB Power Up Lightweight/Underdrive Pulley Kit (black)
- Big Crank ETX20L Lightweight Battery
- AEM 3.5 Bar MAP Sensor
- Mishimoto Aluminum Radiator
- Mishimoto Silicone Radiator Hose Kit (black)
- GT Spec Aluminum Radiator Shroud (black)
Transmission & Drivetrain
- '08 Subaru WRX 5-Speed
- '05 Subaru Forester XT Front Differential Ring & Pinion (fd: 4.444:1)
- '96 JDM Subaru Legacy GT-B Rear Limited Slip Differential (fd: 4.444:1)
- ACT HD-SS Clutch
- ACT Prolite 10.1 lb Flywheel
- COBB Front Shifter Bushing
- Kartboy Rear Shifter Bushing
- Kartboy Pitch Stop Mount
- STI Group N Engine Mounts
- STI Group N Transmission Mount
- Whiteline Rear Differential Mount Inserts
- Whiteline Positive Shift Kit
- Whiteline Rear Subframe Inserts
- Aligned and Corner Balanced by West End Alignment
- FEAL Suspension 441 Coilovers (dibs: monkiboy)
- Cusco Camber Adjustable Rear Lower Control Arms
- Whiteline 22mm Adjustable Rear Sway Bar
- Whiteline Steering Rack Bushings
- Whiteline Anti-Lift Kit (Motorsport)
- Whiteline Bump Steer Correction Kit
- Whiteline Front Inner Control Arm Bushings
- Whiteline Front Lower Control Arm Brace
- ABS Module Delete
- Wilwood 4 Piston Red Front Calipers
- Wilwood 2-pc Drilled+Slotted Front Rotors
- Wilwood BP-10 Front Pads
- Wilwood Stainless Steel Front Brake Lines
- Goodridge G-Stop Stainless Steel Rear Brake Line
- Motul RBF-600 Racing Brake Fluid
Wheels & Tires
- 17x8.5 +30 Enkei RPF1 Wheels
- Hankook Ventus V12 245/40/17 Tires
- Muteki Black Open Ended Lug Nuts
- MSD DashHawk
- SMY Clustermaker Dual Gauge Pod
- Aquamist HFS 52mm Flow Gauge
- Innovate MTX-L 52mm Wideband AFR Gauge
- APEX'i ELII Controller
- APEX'i ELII 60mm Water Temp Gauge
- APEX'i ELII 60mm Oil Temp Gauge
- APEX'i ELII 60mm Oil Pressure Gauge
* Takata Style 4-pt Harnesses (SOLD)
* Universal Black Harness Bar (SOLD)
- Custom 3M 1080c Carbon Fiber Dash Wrap
- Rear Seat Delete
- Custom Carpeted/Insulated Foam Rear Pass Through Delete
- Kenwood Single DIN CD/MP3 Player
- Subaru Blue Footwell Illumination Kit
- Subaru Arm-Rest Extension
- Seibon Carbon Fiber Hood (Paint Matched Spark Silver Metallic)
- VIS Demon Style Carbon Fiber Trunk (Paint Matched Spark Silver Metallic)
- Carbon Fiber Front Grille
- Carbign Craft Carbon Fiber License Plate Backing
- Treble Racing Roof Spoiler (black)
- DDM 35w 4500K HID Low Beam Kit
- Nokya Arctic White High Beam Bulbs
- Formula One 15% Tint
- Sparco Hood Pins
- Front Bumper Quick Clips
- Perrin Shorty Antenna
- Subaru Splash Guards
- Sponsorship Graphics
- Motor Oil: Motul 8100 X-cess 5w-40
- Transmission Fluid: Motul Gear 300 75w-90
- Rear Differential Fluid: Motul Gear 300 LS 75w-90
- Brake Fluid: Motul RBF600
- Forman Performance
- Church Automotive Testing
- Tomei Powered USA
- KS Tech
- FEAL Suspension
- Fighting 4 Dreams Studios
MASTER DIRECTORY: (Work In Progress)
Introduction, Stock Trim and Initial Mods. 0-60 logged in 5.30sec w/ 08 WRX Stock. Reply# 2.
0-60 logged in 4.91sec w/ 08 WRX COBB Stage 2. Reply# 4
COBB Shifter, STI Springs, SPT CBE, Invidia DP, AccessPORT, 17x8 Rota G-Force, 235/45-15 Kumho Ecsta XS, Audio System, '09 Front Grille, Vinyls and Taillight Tint Reviewed. Reply# 5.
Above Modifications Pics and Video Clips. Reply# 6.
TD-04 Church Tuned Results w/ Dyno Graphs. Pics and Video Clips. 233whp & 334wtq. Reply# 7.
Cobb Short Shifter and Bushing. Pics and Video Clips. Reply# 34.
After-market Intake Research, Thoughts, Diagrams and Plans. Reply# 37, 38 and 40.
K&N Typhoon Intake Install w/ Pics. Reply# 48 and 49.
K&N Typhoon Intake Video Clips. Reply# 52.
VF-52 Church Tuned Results. 303whp & 334wtq. Reply# 90.
VF-52 Church Tuned Dyno Graphs. 303whp & 334wtq. Reply# 99.
New Parts Installed & Reviewed - SPT Heatshield, Subaru Footwell Illumination Kit, Subaru Splash Guards, STI Front Lip Spoiler. Reply# 114.
Photoshoot with Mazdaspeed3. Reply# 115.
0-60 logged in 4.13sec w/ 303whp & 334wtq. Reply# 143.
Diagnosing Boost Creep. Invidia DP Issue. Reply# 148.
Stock Clutch Fried. Going Stock Again! Reply#173.
Suspension Research and BC Coilovers. Reply# 179.
BC Coilover Installation Pics and Review. Reply# 216
Equal Length Header - Contemplation. Reply# 225.
Equal Length Header - Coming to Terms. Reply# 234.
Nokya Bulb Upgrade. Installation Pics. Reply# 244.
Some Pictures with Treble Racing Carbon Fiber Trunk. Reply# 259.
255/40-17 Falken Azenis RT-615s replace Kumho Ecsta XS. Intial Impressions. Reply# 270.
Falkens Installed and Rear Fenders Rolled. Pics. Reply# 271.
DownShiftGraphics.com Installs Gloss Black Vinyl Roof Overlay. Pics. Reply# 275.
Seibon Carbon Fiber Hood Installed. Pics. Reply# 282.
1/8-mile drag video. Reply# 306.
Pics taken at CnC Show. Reply# 312.
Walbro 255lph Fuel Pump, Deatschwerks 750cc Injectors and Perrin Equal Length Header Install Notes. Reply# 342.
Church Tune with new mods. Part 1. BCS Issues. Reply# 344.
Church Tune with new mods. Part 2. Success! 313whp & 365wtq. Review and Dyno Graphs. Reply# 350.