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Old 11-10-2010, 02:06 PM   #1
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Default Anxiouz -- 2011 WRX hatchback (DGM)

Updates:
2012:
1/06: Car sold but I got myself into a 2008 Lexus ISF!

2011:
5/24: updated this first post with newer pics
5/21: Installed -- Prosport EVO boost and volt gauges in SMY cluster [post 114]
5/17: Installed -- Perrin 25mm front and 21mm rear swaybars with Kartboy endlinks
5/17: Installed -- Kartboy short shifter w/ bushings [post 80]
4/11: Installed -- H&R Coilovers [post 101 on page 11 has temp pics]
1/08: Installed -- AEM cold air intake + Cobb Stage 2 ACN 91 + AEM map [post 63]
1/07: Installed -- replaced FL turn light bulb (no more crazy blinking!)

2010:
12/28: Installed -- Rally Armor UR mud flaps [post 64]
12/14: Flashed the Cobb ACN91 LWG map in place of the Perrin map which was hitting boost cut
12/04: Youtube of exhaust sound: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdMvRKc-Fa0
11/29: Break-in period ovah! [post 37]
11/23: Installed -- Perrin downpipe + cat-back + drop-in filter + custom Stage 2 AP map [post 32]
11/13: Installed -- BlueBat taillight overlays [post 30]
11/03: Installed -- GlowShift boost gauge [post 2]
10/30: Purchased -- 2011 WRX hatchback (DGM) with 5.1 miles on it


Current Car Mods:
- map: Cobb Stage 2 ACN91 LWG
- Perrin high-flow catted, divorced wastegate downpipe
- Perrin quad-tip cat-back exhaust
- Perrin sway bars 25mm/21mm (F/R) with Kartboy endlinks
- H&R Street Performance coilovers
- AEM cold-air intake
- Kartboy short-shifter with front and rear bushings
- Rally Armor UR v2 mud flaps
- Bluebat taillight overlays
- Prosport EVO boost gauge
- Prosport EVO volt gauge
- SMY gauge cluster
- 16GB USB thumbdrive filled with music


My Wanted List / Coming Soon:
(X) springs or coilovers
(X) a short shifter kit and shifter bushings
(X) front and rear swaybar w/ endlinks
( ) get the windows tinted (something like 27% in the rear, 75% up front)
( ) dyno the car
( ) audio enhancements (maybe just the OEM subwoofer).


My Background:
I'm basically an Evo guy but have always loved Subaru and the boxer sound. My "default" next car was the Evo X but when I started comparing the Evo X to the STI i found myself leaning more towards the STI. I really dig the hatchback versatility and was turned off by the size and weight of the Evo. Then I saw the 2011 MY changes to the WRX and was instantly sold. Plus I've always liked the "graphite" car color and it looks great on this car.

I ordered the car Aug 24 from Timmons VW/Subaru in Long Beach. I received the car Oct 29.

Within 3 days of having the car I bought the Perrin tbe, mud flaps, tail overlays...and already had an AP. They're in the garage waiting for me to hit 1,001 miles.

My Evo's were pretty heavily modded so with the WRX I'm planning on keeping things tame for the most part. Stage 2 is probably all I'll do before moving on to suspension.


My Car History:
2003 Nissan 350Z Track (Super Black)
2003 Mitsubishi Evo 8 (Blue By You) [FP Green]
2002 Subaru WRX (Black) with 06 STI engine swap
2003 Mitsubishi Evo 8 (Lightning Yellow) [E85]
2011 Subaru WRX hatchback (Dark Gray Metallic)


About Me:
I'm a web developer and work in Irvine near the Spectrum and live in Anaheim Hills. I just got married in Oct and the wife is into cars/mods too so she's fine with me tinkering or having people over to work on their cars in the garage. I'm just not much of a night owl so it's usually on weekends that I get out and go to meets.

~Steve









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Old 11-10-2010, 02:20 PM   #2
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Default Installed 11/3/2010: GlowShift boost gauge

I needed something to do while waiting for the car to finish it's break-in period so I bought a cheap GlowShift boost guage. It was only like $40 shipped (new) and has been working just fine so I'm pleased. It'll at least do the job for now...I may replace it with something else down the road.

For power I tapped into the dimmer switch and brown/white wire above the fuse box.

For routing the vacuum hose I continued past the fuse box to the grommet to the left of the dead pedal, then up through the fender to the engine bay. Much easier IMO than removing the intercooler and going that way.


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Old 11-10-2010, 02:21 PM   #3
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Don't install the downpipe unless you have the means to reprogram the ECU at the same time.
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Old 11-10-2010, 02:22 PM   #4
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welcome dude! post up some full frontal shots of the new whip!
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Old 11-10-2010, 02:23 PM   #5
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welcome to SCS! enjoy the site, there is alot of useful threads and people willing to help if you ever need it!

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Old 11-10-2010, 02:24 PM   #6
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Welcome! lets see some pics
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Old 11-10-2010, 02:33 PM   #7
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welcome! i also have an '11 hatch.
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Old 11-10-2010, 02:33 PM   #8
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Thanks everyone! I'm planning on doing the full exhaust and AP map at the same time. I know better.

I'm embarassed to post pics since it's stock and they're from my phone. But I'll add some to the original post so that I can track progress down the road. In the near future I was only planning on tinting the windows and getting mud flaps though.
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Old 11-10-2010, 02:33 PM   #9
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...........................My Evo's were pretty heavily modded so with the WRX I'm planning on keeping things tame for the most part. Stage 2 is probably all I'll do before moving on to suspension.

~Steve

LOL... GOOD LUCK. I said the same thing with my STi. " oh ill stop at stage 2, its plenty of power". About 10k later and i still have stopped the itch.
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Old 11-10-2010, 02:50 PM   #10
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Haha. I know I'm kidding myself but we'll see. I'm pretty happy even just stock so far...although that may just be the excitement of having a new car.

Also, I'm selling those mud flaps...they're the Rally Armor "Basic" (plastic, black logo on black) ones and will fit 2008-2010 WRX's but not 2011. The website I bought them off of didn't differenciate at the time. 2 of them have some dirt on them from when I held them against the fender lining but they're basically new and unused. Asking like $45 picked up, or FREE in exchange for helping install the exhaust when the times comes. If you've got access to a lift, even better. I've only messed with Evo exhausts which are super simple so it couldn't hurt to have someones with Subaru experience assist in case there are complications.
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