What is up guys!
Figured I'd make a member's journal since I have done quite a bit to the car in the 1 year I've owned it. I'm going to try and set this up as a timeline, pictures from the day I got the car to how it sits now. Lot's of pics to follow
I remember looking on craigslist for WRX's only to find ones that had high miles, had been beaten, or were modded. But after much searching, I finally found this one. 20 minutes from where I live and the guy I bought it from was the only owner of the car. 108k miles, clean inside and out. No problems mechanically, the car was bone stock except for mud flaps. The owner was a great guy, and was very particular with how he took care of it. I am very lucky to have found it Anyways, here is what it looked like the first time I saw it.
A few other pics. A BONE stock (except mud flaps), unmolested WRX
One of the biggest reasons I have always loved these cars is because of the famous Subaru rumble. The first thing I did to the car, within only a month of owning it, was get a 3" exhaust. Just a cheap ebay cat back for now. fitment and install was perfect and it sounds amazing.
Over the winter I installed a Kenwood ddx-419 dvd receiver
Then as summer came around the car now had 114k miles so in April I had the timing belt, water pump, tensioners, pulleys, thermostat all replaced before I started to do things to the exterior. Not cheap but I wanted to get it out of the way with first
A LOT has happened in the past few months from May to now. Starting with the exterior, I picked up an STi spoiler. I know a lot of people hate that shopping cart/bookshelf/park bench of a wing on the STi's but...... I love them!
The funny thing is, after removing the WRX spoiler I totally fell in love with the wingless look. If I ever find a good deal on a WRB wingless trunk I may get it, I love both looks. Here’s a few pics, so sexy.....
After that hella horns were installed, I bought a brand new STi hood scoop, front bumper splitters, and a front lip and had them all painted.
Pic of the hellas on and scoop before paint. looks so much meaner.
In the meantime I did not want the car to be all "looks" and still be a stock WRX on the inside. My goal ever since I first owned the car was to go stage 2 so I finally bit the bullet and purchased a Cobb accessport, a brand new Invidia catless uppipe, new Invidia catted downpipe, and all new Grimmspeed gaskets and had them installed. Loving the overall increase in power. Down the road when I get a few more things on the car I would love to get a pro tune.
Just recently I bought gold Sparco Assetto Gara wheels. I have always loved the WRB/gold look on Subaru’s and wanted gold wheels ever since I owned the car. Very happy with these wheels so far
225/45/17 Michelin pilot ss
I'm going to get a nice set of winters to mount on the stockers and plasti dip them
Last week I had the windows tinted, 35%front and 28% back 3. Couldn’t be happier with how they came out and it really changes the whole look of the car
That's about it I think! Here is how she sits as we speak
I'm open to suggestions on what to do next performance wise or maintenance. The exterior is done for now I think. Next summer I am thinking of getting a cobb sf intake with the box. I've read that an intake on these cars are basically just noise makers as the stock airbox is very well designed. So I don’t know, but I really want that sucking noise Also tempted to get a GFB hybrid BOV (only BOV I would consider getting), but the last thing I want to do is make my car run bad. As of right now she’s running like a top.
Anyways thanks for taking the time to read this! Love the car and am excited to see what the future brings! I will try and keep this updated =)
Edited by Bak3rSkat3r, 21 January 2015 - 06:27 PM.