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Snoshado's "Because Racecar" Build Thread

Random Mods

  • 2006 STI Longblock
  • Top Feed Injector Conversion
  • Fuel Injector Clinic 1100cc Injectors
  • Blouch TD06 20G-XT Turbo
  • Manley CR Pistons
  • ACL Race Bearings
  • CX Racing FMIC
  • Random Technologies Catted Hi-Flo Downpipe
  • Tomei Equal Length Headers
  • Tomei Up Pipe
  • Prodrive Boost Solenoid
  • OEM STI Spark Plugs
  • Koyo Aluminum Radiator
  • COBB Turbo Heat Shield
  • Injen Short Ram Air Intake
  • 3" COBB Catless Exhaust
  • Perrin Turbo Inlet Hose
  • Perrin Master Cylinder Brace
  • Kartboy Short Shifter
  • Mishimoto Oil Catch Can
  • Group N Motor Mounts

  • 2005 STI Transmission
  • 2005 STI Rear Differential
  • 2005 STI Front/Rear Hubs (5x114.3)
  • 2005 STI Driveshaft & Axles
  • 2005 STI Front/Rear Brembo Brakes
  • ACT Heavy Duty Clutch Kit
  • Competition Clutch Lightweight Flywheel

Wheels / Suspension
  • Enkei Rajin Wheels 18x8"
  • Kumho Ecsta PX91 XL 245/35/18
  • MSW Type 85 Wheels 17x8" +48 Offset
  • 2005 STI JDM Struts
  • STI Aluminium Lateral Links
  • STI Rear Strut Tower Brace
  • Perrin Polyurethane Front End Links
  • Rear Subframe Lockdown Bolts / Bushings

  • 2008 FXT Gauge Cluster Surround
  • 2011 OEM STI Shift Knob
  • 2006 STI Shifter Surround
  • 2008 JDM STI Hazard Button
  • AEM Wideband Gauge
  • Prosport Boost Gauge (52mm)
  • Prosport Oil Pressure Gauge (52mm)
  • STI Floor Mats
  • WRX Limited Front Seats
  • Polk Front/Rear Speakers (DB651)

  • Front STI CS2 Style Lip
  • 2008 Sport Front End (headlights, grille, hood, fenders, bumper)
  • 2013 STI HID Projectors + OEM Harness (retrofitted by me!)
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Subtle Solutions Skidplate
  • 2008 Sport Tail Lights
  • 2008 Forester Sports Sideskirts
  • 2006 OEM STI Front / Rear Emblems

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This was my first real dirt drive out by Pyramid Lake, NV! Good times :icon_wink:

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Good luck bud!
STI TMIC + tune? Yes!!!

I'm afraid of my car again. It spools so quick and has epic throttle response. But most of all, it accelerates how all cars should, smooth. :D

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Dyno sheet anyone?

262.4 HP / 282.8 lb-ft TQ @ 6,376ft

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Over 260 whp at 7000 feet at under 12 psi? What kind of monster are you driving...
NICE!!! what're your impressions with it in?
NICE!!! what're your impressions with it in?
I can feel engine vibration through the brake pedal o.o

But it's AWESOME! Definitely can feel a noticeable difference in pedal stiffness.. and the best part? My neighbor GAVE it to me, brand new!! :D I guess I'll have to bake him cookies or something now... Haha

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The brace was one of my first mods. I was just not happy with the pedal stiffness and it really did the trick in combination with some ATE SuperBlue.
I'm really happy with the results so far, it was a great mod to say the least!

Now someone should buy my front end - or what's left of it anyway:

The brace was one of my first mods. I was just not happy with the pedal stiffness and it really did the trick in combination with some ATE SuperBlue.
Amazing Journal SnoShado, looks like a real journey to get where you are with what you have now.

Relationships can be trying at times, but all i know is that everyday i look out my window at the foz sitting king of the work carpark, i have no regrets.

Its a Subaru.

Its a Forester.
So I've dropped a little over $1.5k on something awesome and in another $500 or so, there will be a major update coming at your faces.

As for my Foz.. Well, you can see for yourselves:


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Yesterday I ordered a new hood for the Fozzie and today I installed new rear speakers.

The ones I bought were Pioneer TS-G1043Rs and are 4" which is smaller than the stock size but I made them fit in the original speaker housings.

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I will await your thoughts on the new speakers. We are also in the market for new speakers sometime in 2012.
The speakers are awesome! Very good mids and highs and the sound is exceptionally crisp. I'd suggest getting the right size though and for the price, I don't think they can be beat.

I'm going to upgrade the front speakers and tweeters with the same Pioneers once my front end is back on and I'll report back once that's finished!

(I make my girlfriend drive me around so I can sit in the back seats and enjoy the beautiful audio haha)
Glad they work well. I have yet to hear a decent Pioneer speaker but you never know.
So I'm thinking of picking up some 17x9(+42) DPTs from Wheeldude with 255/40/17s.. Do you guys think these will fit without rubbing??
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