Dyno/Exhaust Clip/Track Video
My original thread had stage 2 in the title that I couldn't change and had gotten pretty messy...so I thought I would start a clean one up to show the progress and keep from getting the same questions over and over again since the information was so hard to find in the thread...
This was a long road. We found out earlier in 2011 that we are pregnant so I was looking to drop the '07 Avalanche I was driving. With 2 Boxers and a kid...it was going to be a PITA and I was itching for something fast again anyway. When I settled on the WRX (thanks to Subaru giving the 2011's the STi body/width treatment), I had a hell of a time finding one and they were no longer taking orders.
Luckily, by pure chance, I stumbled upon almost exactly what I was looking for at a local dealer before they had a chance to list it on their website.
I get asked a lot why I went with the WRX over the STI...well this is why...
Yeah it wasn't a money thing for me on which car I could afford. I traded in a car that was a lot more expensive to get this one. I wanted a four door car that could carry the son I had on the way, take me mountain biking and had all wheel drive. It was between the WRX, STI and EVO. I opened the trunk to the EVO and that got x'ed right away. The hatch Subaru is awesome for function that can still be tracked.
I actually made a spreadsheet on what each car had...the differences...and my plans on replacement aftermarket parts (which includes a new short block too by the way). I couldn't justify paying the 8 to 10 grand difference for just a 6 speed and differentials. Yes...you can get a base sedan for low 30's but you can not get the hatch with the options I wanted at that price so it was a true 8 to 10 thousand dollar difference for a lot of parts I would be taking off anyway.
So I instead put that money towards building the car I really wanted. The only PITA was the wheels...so custom drilled Works were the biggest headache but it all worked out.
Besides...there is nothing wrong with rocking a rear WRX badge and ignorant people thinking it is so much slower than a STI.
2011 WRX premium in silver with factory installed SPT exhaust.
Custom Dyno Tune by TopSpeed in Alpharetta, GA
Blouch Dominator 1.5XT-R Turbo
Aeromotive 340 Fuel Pump
ID 1000 Injectors
STI Intake Manifold
Borla UEL Header
Invidia Up Pipe
Perrin Front Mount Intercooler
Perrin Cold Air Intake
Grimmspeed Phenolic Intake Manifold Spacers
Tial QR Recirculating BOV
GReddy SP Elite Catback Exhaust
Invidia Catted Down Pipe
SPT Oil Cap
SPT Turbo Shield
Bi-Xenon HID Retrofit (4300k) with removed orange marker
Yakima Highroller 2 Bike Roof Rack
Debadged Rear and Grill
STI Front Lip Spoiler
Work Emotion 11R 18x9.5 +38 Flat Black
Michelin Pilot Super Sport 265/35/18
Bayson R Carbon side skirts
Black Hella Supertones
Rally Armor Mud Flaps (black/silver logo)
GTWorx Bilstein/RCE Yellow Strut Spring Combo
Brembo 4 pot front and 2 pot rear (painted silver w/black logos)
Kartboy STS w/Kartboy F&R Bushings
RaceComp Sway Bars F&R
Kartboy Endlinks F&R
Alignment: 0 Toe -2.5 Camber
Whiteline Steering Rack Bushings
Whiteline Anti-Lift Kit
Whiteline KBR Rear Braces
Sparco Milano Alcantara seats (Custom by JPM Coachworks)
SMY Gauge Hood
Prosport Boost Premium Gauge (white needle/red numbers)
Prosport Oil Pressure Premium Gauge (white needle/red numbers)
Red Illumination Kit
Pioneer XM Radio
MOMO/Subaru Shift Knob
JPM Coachworks Short Throw Shift Boot (black leather/red stitching)
JPM Coachworks E-Brake Boot
Hertz 165XL 6.5" Components (Front Stage)
Custom Fiberglass A Pillars for Hertz Tweeters
10" Dayton HO Sub in Audio Integrations Box
Hertz HDP 4 Amp
JDM Radio Bezel
1080 3M Carbon Vinyl Overlays
Innovative Wideband Gauge
JPM Coachworks Center Console
JPM Coachworks Arm Rest
Valentine 1 on Blendmount
The night I brought her home...
Bi-Xenon HID Retro
Roof Rack and Tint Installed
Cobb AP Mounted