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2007 WRX SWP Sedan

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I have been pondering replacing... err... adding to my Subaru belt for quite sometime, and with Ned's engine condition slipping I knew Id need a second vehicle, so I bought one of my dream Subarus... a 2007 WRX Sedan in Satin White Pearl. She was my brothers, so I have known her since she had 78K and I bought her with 111,640 miles for 13K.


Mods she has now:

Blouch 2.5XT Dominator ball bearing turbo

TurboXS big TMIC

Perrin Cold Air Intake

Mishimoto XLine radiator

Gates Racing Timing Belt kit (more of maintenance, but its blue :D)

Invidia Catless DP

STI uppipe

Tein Coilovers (lowered) 6/8K spring rates

2004/2005 tail light (new from Subaru)

Invidia N1 Race exhaust (trading this out soon for a Blitz Nur Spec R)

STI interior (almost, need front seats and carpet)

LED reverse, interior and DRL lights (bright)

Red Rally Armor

XXR 527 18X8.75 +35 with 225/40/18 Continental DW tires

Just painted the headlight housings (well, a friend did, I watched and replaced my brakes *story below*)

Grimmspeed hood dampers (not installed yet)

 

Things I want to do:

Gauge pod

Bigger turbo inlet

1000CC ID injectors

DW 320LPH fuel pump

External waste gate

Grimmspeed EBCS

14-15PSI (keeping it low still because of the 113K miles on stock block)

Stage 3 built block from Steve @ HMS

Different wheels

Wilwood brake conversion

BC extreme low coilovers 10/12K rates

Seibon CF hood (with bigger scoop)

Grimmspeed hood splitter

Demon trunk CF

Roof wrapped black

Cryo treated gears PPG gears 1-4

The list goes on and on, I have loved her quite a bit and plan to keep her around just as long as Ned (even if the engines bust Ill still find a way to keep them going)

 

This is one long post, picture whoring in the next post...

 

 

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I greatly apologize for the lack of pictures and postings! I have been just swamped with owning the two cars, trying to move and spending time with the S.O.

 

Here she is the day I got her (and her first week in my possession):

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New wheels/tires - Blacked headlight housings with metallic yellow high beam (looks great)

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Highbeams are REALLY yellow (going to upgrade to 65W yellow bulbs as well)

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At the weekly Monday Meet (hosted by me) next to my brothers new 07 STI Limited SWP as well

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Here she is with my girlfriends 2004 WRX (on air ride)

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One of my more proud moments... Huge TMIC + 3 core Mishimoto radiator = 29 minutes idling before fans kicked on... took 51 minutes to do 3 cycles to make sure air was out of the system... but DAYUM! (also installed Grimmspeed hood dampers)

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How she currently sits... BC BR Coilovers, XXR 535 18X8.75 +35 offset... I love it.. need more low up front, and the front lip is back on... I can three-wheel with these coils they are stiff!

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She is about to hit 116K miles... been to Seattle a few times, to Spokane once (my girlfriend temporarily relocated up there) and to Bend and just all around driving. Shes been over 120 miles per hour... didnt feel anything faster after 80 with the suspension (yes it was stupid, but Ill learn while Im young)

 

Had her officially dyno'd... numbers before were WAY off... 

Super safe tune, probably 10.5-11.0 psi

I ran 280whp and 282wtq... I need injectors, fuel pump and external wastegate and around 14psi I should be around 320whp and 315wtq....

 

LOVE THE CAR... Miss Ned sometimes :(

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Update: Havent posted awhile, been trying to sell Ned so I can get some things figured out.

 

Finally got my dream exhaust put on the car! Got the Blitz Nur Spec... This was after the Invidia N1 Race and then a straight pipe (ungodly loud) and Im settled on this exhaust. Has a deep grumble to it, and no rasp when on full boost. 

 

Have had a couple snags lately:

-My SPT turbo heat-shield was awfully close to my Blouch turbo coolant line and eventually wore a hole in it causing coolant to spray all over the place, that was a fun leak to trace down. Had it welded and reinstalled. Happens to be a custom piece from Blouch for the oversize turbo and they want $80 for a whole new kit... which I only needed 1 piece from it. A beer or 2 later, good as new.

 

-Have a misfire every now and again, doesnt throw a code unless I start it without letting the fuel pump cycle, so Im thinking its fuel system related (injectors or pump, either one needs to be replaced for more "go fast")

 

-Throw out bearing gave out on me... emergency transmission pull... ick.

 

Couple new things... 

-Went wider with the wheels (this would be set #5 on the car) Niche Verona (M150) 18X9.5 +40 with 235/40/18 tires. These are the perfect width and offset that Im not rubbing at any turn, while being almost 10 inches wide.

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-Sold my 04/05 tail lights for a huge profit and bought tinted 06 tail lights which look amazing on the car!

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-Got a rear window vane which I think offsets the car very nicely.

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-STi limited front bumper with fog lights (way nicer looking than the previous WRX TR bumper)

-Limited Production Pacific Wonderland Plates!

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Near future mods:

-New steering wheel, unsure if I will just get a STi one, or if I will go with an aftermarket quick release set-up.

-Possibly will trade my wheels for Enkei NT03s in the same size, I just like the way they look over mine.

-Fuel pump (walbro 255lph)

-Injectors (ID1000)

-Grimmspeed EBCS

-Bump up to 13lbs and 300+whp

-ACT HD clutch (not looking forward to another clutch job, I shouldve replaced it, but it definitely wasnt planned)

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Thank you guys!

 

Im so upside down in the car... Well sorta, I owe about 14k on it, I could probably get 16K for it if I tried... But I love it so much, its one of my favorite cars.... Taken a lot of work to be what it is today (as you can see what I started with)

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Sweet WRX, I had a Nur Spec on my Foz, was a great-sounding exhaust but I had to take it off as the noise resonated around the wagon body something awful... Just about gave you bleeding ears full-throttle up a hill.

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I had a nur spec on my 06sti too... I should have never got rid of it. I really miss the sound it made. One day... I'll find one again.

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