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Snoshado's "Because Racecar" Build Thread



Random Mods

Engine
  • 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

Drivetrain
  • 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

Interior
  • 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)

Exterior
  • 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

Wish List

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



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very nice. DPTs are awesome. What color you thinking?

And as I commented (at length lol) in your other thread, I think you are best off with 245/45-17 tire size...
they should...
Thanks :D I'll probably go with them then!
(You definitely had an impact on the DPT choice too haha)

very nice. DPTs are awesome. What color you thinking?

And as I commented (at length lol) in your other thread, I think you are best off with 245/45-17 tire size...
I'm thinking of Sport Bronze (not the gold, flashy ones) and I did see your posts over there, thanks for the input! I think 245/45s it is!


Annnnnd, here's some eye-candy! I'm getting everything painted when the 5-day forecast doesn't call for precipitation and when the temperature is over 50* (so hopefully next week!).

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Nice update, but it's filthy...
Meh.. It snowed, rained, was 50* and sunny, and then rained and snowed again yesterday. It was clean the night before :(
meh, mine is flithy too... the weather doesn't know what it wants to do this spring.
Updates to come within the next 24 hours! Putting my painted bumper etc back on tonight so expect beautiful photos soon :D
New photos!





Next Up: Replace front endlinks and buy new wheels!
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Thanks! The bumper still looks too "new" but it's plastic so I guess I can't buff it without risking melting it :p

Did you ever get around to finding out about your headlight wiring?
Looking good Dempsey! Now is a good time to do a clear bra to keep the paint in good condition. :icon_wink:
Very nice!
Thanks!

Looking good Dempsey! Now is a good time to do a clear bra to keep the paint in good condition. :icon_wink:
I don't know about that one! I've heard that it'll make your paint look too new compared to the parts without the bra on it??
Thanks!



I don't know about that one! I've heard that it'll make your paint look too new compared to the parts without the bra on it??
Eh, I suppose that's true if the rest of the paint is faded. That said, it wouldn't hurt to at least do the front of the hood.:icon_biggrin:
WOW!! Looks great! Now the chick just put new scratch on your bumper!! :)
Eh, I suppose that's true if the rest of the paint is faded. That said, it wouldn't hurt to at least do the front of the hood.:icon_biggrin:
Maybe I will then! :lol: it won't be long before this thing sees dirt roads again!!

WOW!! Looks great! Now the chick just put new scratch on your bumper!! :)
Haha yeah but I'll make her buff it out and take some more pics ;)
Thanks guys and Mike, what on earth is all this we wa-ing about??
So today I'm going to see if I can get a sponsorship / partnership with a local alignment place as I'm now tackling my clunky suspension bits and ugly, narrow wheel issues *hint hint*

I'm also going to try and refinish my roof rails - they're turning grey and have dark spots where the warning stickers used to be. Any suggestions on this one? I think I'll start with some armor all and see what happens :biggrin:

Ooooh and I also updated the first post of this journal with all of the mods this car has done to it, plus a sweet photo I took last night :icon_wink:
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