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Post by Asidrive July 22nd 2012, 11:34 am

STX Build Bugeye

POWA
Frankenxhaust 3 inch turboback
Grimmspeed Ceramic coated uppipe

Drivetrain
Boomba Racing Shifter Bushings
Redline Heavy Weight Tranny fluid

Suspension and Brakes
Stock

Wheels/Tires
Street: Stock wheels with shit tires

Other mods
Rear Diff Protector



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Lots will be happening!

Install day ended early, some of you know but some dont.

Found my exhaust leak! uppipe was split in too lol. ill have pictures of it with the carefully removed heat shields(hammer and screw driver)

on order is a new uppipe thanks too boomba! ill also be checking out a downpipe thats cheap enough its worth checking out even tho it has no brand [u]


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Post by Asidrive July 22nd 2012, 9:19 pm

Bought a catted downpipe and mid pipe today...dont know if stock axleback bolts up or not...may need to go to a muffler shop to fab something up.

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Post by Tamadx July 22nd 2012, 9:27 pm

Make it loud!!!! Your favorite!

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Post by ildylan July 23rd 2012, 10:57 am

Catted downpipe -- way to make me look bad.

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Post by Asidrive July 23rd 2012, 2:22 pm

Not only did you take last on class, you cheated.

At least I'm honest when Im going to take last in class

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Post by Asidrive August 2nd 2012, 7:52 pm

bought a axle back, local muffler shop wasnt flexible with my schedule. wish they had boomba quality customer service

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Post by Tamadx August 2nd 2012, 9:04 pm

Which one?!?!

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Post by ildylan August 3rd 2012, 10:59 am

^what he said^

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Post by Asidrive August 3rd 2012, 2:11 pm

went the poor man route and went with a cobb knockoff.

i hate buying cheap but this was VERY cheep 170 shipped. full ss catback with good reviews. we will see...maybe i can launch it off at an autocross.

ill have a midpipe to sell from this as well so i might be able to get 50 back.

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Post by Asidrive August 3rd 2012, 2:13 pm

i hate buying cheap shit but i couldnt resist in a time when im saving pennies for 17x8 wheels.

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Post by fat pat August 3rd 2012, 2:22 pm

dibs on that mid-pipe!

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Post by Asidrive August 3rd 2012, 2:27 pm

$50. i dont care what you use it for. just give me my moneis

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Post by Tamadx August 3rd 2012, 2:51 pm

my cat back is all shiney too!

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Post by ildylan August 3rd 2012, 4:00 pm

Asidrive wrote:...maybe i can launch it off at an autocross.

RDR²

Asidrive wrote:i hate buying cheap shit but i couldnt resist in a time when im saving pennies for 17x8 wheels.

What kind are you looking at? RPF1s or Kosei K1-TS?

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Post by fat pat August 3rd 2012, 4:33 pm

ildylan wrote:RDR²

love this

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Post by Asidrive August 5th 2012, 11:54 am

ildylan wrote:
Asidrive wrote:...maybe i can launch it off at an autocross.

RDR²

Asidrive wrote:i hate buying cheap shit but i couldnt resist in a time when im saving pennies for 17x8 wheels.

What kind are you looking at? RPF1s or Kosei K1-TS?

im keeping my eyes open for used. so im open to anything thats the right size...and not chrome

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Post by Asidrive August 5th 2012, 1:28 pm

spark plugs today! i cant wait lol.

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Post by Asidrive August 5th 2012, 3:09 pm

really not bad to do at all! they looked like the originals...100k miles would be a lot


runs so much smoother.

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Post by Tamadx August 6th 2012, 8:46 am

nice!

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Post by Asidrive August 7th 2012, 3:38 pm

exhaust is done. wheels are next and that should be it for a little while....should.

on the lookout for some 17x8's with decent rubber. everyone asks too much!

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Post by ildylan August 7th 2012, 3:45 pm

be careful not to buy wheels that weigh more than your stockers. Unsprung weight is the enemy.

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Post by Asidrive August 7th 2012, 3:48 pm

they probably will weigh more then stock. going from 16x6.5 to 17x8

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Post by ildylan August 7th 2012, 4:06 pm

Not necessarily so.

Relevant:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2239019

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2002-05 WRX
Size: 16x6.5"
Offset: +53
Bolt pattern: 5x100
Wheel Weight: 16.5 lbs
OEM-equipped tire size: 205/55R16


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2004 WRX STi BBS
Size: 17x7.5"
Offset: +53
Bolt pattern: 5x100
Wheel Weight: 15.7 lbs (forged)
OEM-equipped tire size: 225/45R17

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Post by Asidrive August 7th 2012, 9:05 pm

Thanks, i think the weight of the wheels im looking at are 22 ish. stock 2012 wrx wheels(same as 2011).

everything else ive been eyeing is close to that or a billion dollars

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Post by Tamadx August 7th 2012, 10:48 pm

My wheels range from 16-17lbs based on offset. And the 04 wheels where lighter than the 05 wheels I believe? For an sti that is.

Wish I could find the grassroots article easily about increasing rim size and still running faster just based on grip even though the wheel was heavier. I agree tho inspiring weight by the hubs is the best place to lighten your load. Just funny how you can spend 2000 bucks on rims like mine and still be heavier and not as good of quaility as the stock bbs. Ssr semi forged. Bbs forged. Bbs lighter but not as wide. Ssr hot titty fucking donkey ball licking Asian lesbian beast of a wheel yet stock gets lookEd over all the time.

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Post by Asidrive August 7th 2012, 11:27 pm

04 sti are lighter then 05 sti stock wheels because 7.5 vs 8 wide

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Post by ildylan August 9th 2012, 11:58 am

I'm trying to save for Enkei RPF-1s, as they are light as shit.

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Post by Tamadx August 9th 2012, 12:58 pm

ildylan wrote:I'm trying to save for Enkei RPF-1s, as they are light as shit.

nice rims dont know how i feel for them tho.

Mikey had some good looking well fitting rims on his white sti

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Post by Crazyski August 9th 2012, 4:11 pm

http://www.enkei.com/pf01.shtml

Love the PF01 and depending on which size they are actually lighter.

If you want them new, best place for rims around here is top secret in Chicago.
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Post by fat pat August 9th 2012, 7:12 pm

get OZ SuperTurismos. please let me live vicariously through you.

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Post by Asidrive August 9th 2012, 7:17 pm

too heavy for the money for sure. rpf1s are about 5 lbs lighter each corner...come on pat, get with it

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Post by fat pat August 9th 2012, 7:53 pm

CRAZY MULTI SPOKE OR BUST

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Post by Tamadx August 9th 2012, 8:16 pm

Impossible to clean and look dumb on bluebaru not ftw! Bluebaru needs 10 spokes max! Preferably not like the ones Dylan wants so we won't have copier cats in BOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol

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Post by CatchM3 August 9th 2012, 10:35 pm

I have a set of rpf1 from the suby it anyone is interested only used for about 1500 miles
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Post by ildylan August 9th 2012, 10:56 pm

No shit? I am interested. What color / size / offset?

Hell I really don't even care what color.

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Post by Asidrive August 9th 2012, 10:59 pm

wont fit my car Sad all you dylan

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Post by CatchM3 August 9th 2012, 11:35 pm

Color is sbc 17x8 45 offset I believe. Same ones in the photo I posted in the members section. I have the stock potenzas on there but probably should be replaced.
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Post by ildylan August 9th 2012, 11:48 pm

Hmmm. PM'd

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Post by Asidrive August 9th 2012, 11:51 pm

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