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Discussion in 'Impreza' started by Ferraz, 10 November 2009.

  1. Ferraz

    Ferraz Wrench Pro

    Messages:
    36
    Car:
    06 WRX
    Just want to say hello, as I'm new to this forum!

    Some info on my Soobie:

    06 SADM WRX (2.5)

    Engine & Driveline:

    Turbo back exhaust
    Light weight pulley
    STI top mount IC
    DW 1000cc injectors
    Kinugawa td05 18G
    Open sorce tuned.
    KartBoy Short Shifter + bushings
    Group-N tranny mount
    Perrin After MAF tube
    Grimmspeed Bost control solenoide
    Innovate LC-1 wide band

    Suspension & Steering:

    Koni adjustable Inserts
    "White Line" ALK sport
    "White Line" Steering rack bushings
    Kartboy endliks
    JDM S204 "performance dampers"
    Spec-C Strut tower brace
    "Turn in Concepts" Fender brace

    Brakes:

    SS brake lines
    EBC Red brake pads

    Exterior:

    Stock wheels painted grey
    Prodrive front bumper decal

    Interior:

    OEM Boost gauge
    LC-1 Wide band Gauge (custom fitted to te ashtray)
    JDM red hazard button

    I hope to learn and if possible to help other here.

    thanks and regards

    Pedro
     
    Last edited: 3 November 2010
  2. pgarner

    pgarner TC ModFather Moderator

    Messages:
    16,521
    From:
    Lockerbie, SW Scotland
    Car:
    Octy smoke machine
    welcome to the site mate
     
  3. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    41,343
    From:
    Deal, Kent UK
    Car:
    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
    Hi Pedro and a warm welcome to TorqueCars, it sounds like you've spend some serious time and money on your car. It is certainly worthy of your investment.

    What other mods have you got planned for it?
     
  4. Ferraz

    Ferraz Wrench Pro

    Messages:
    36
    Car:
    06 WRX
    Thanks!

    Man, it worth every $ and every secund!!! The car feels very good!

    I have a lot of plans for the future!

    Engine:

    Blouch td06 18G Turbo.
    EL headers (exhaust manifold)
    Tuned on 100% Ethanol

    Suspension:

    JDM STI Pink Springs or Prodrive Springs (not sure yet)
    Front and Rear sway bars
    Better Brakes

    Now, if I have the $:

    Fully built engine; block and head
    GT30R turbo
    Tuned on Ethanol
    Full STI tranny swap with Brembos...


    The list will change till a can do all that! But that is part of the fun! :)
     
  5. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    41,343
    From:
    Deal, Kent UK
    Car:
    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
    That sounds like a great plan. Isn't it always down to finding the time and money though!
     
  6. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

    Messages:
    18,967
    From:
    Alone in the dark.
    Car:
    Insignia SRI.
    Welcome buddy.
     
  7. Ferraz

    Ferraz Wrench Pro

    Messages:
    36
    Car:
    06 WRX
    Yes, very true! But that is why I'm working my a$$ off!! LOL!
     
  8. dpsubaru

    dpsubaru The Torque Meister

    Messages:
    1,796
    From:
    Scotland / Vietnam
    Car:
    Subaru WRX Turbo 04
    Hi Ferraz, welcome. Have you uprated the bushes or have strut braces on the front end - how is the handling with what you've done so far compared to standard. I;ve got Tein's all round with a front strut brace but although i have the uprated bushes (for the front end) havent put them on as the cars already pretty solid.
     
  9. thexav

    thexav Pro Tuner Staff Member

    Messages:
    2,045
    Car:
    2002 Clio 172
    Hello Ferraz. Nice wheels. Got any pics for us? PLEASE?
     
  10. Ferraz

    Ferraz Wrench Pro

    Messages:
    36
    Car:
    06 WRX
    Thanks for the welcoming!

    The only bushes I upgraded were the ones from the ALKs... I have the rear strut brace (S204 performance damper) only. I want the STI titanium front one, so I'm still looking for a good deal!;)

    Handling is great! It is another car! The Konis decreased bodyroll a lot! Not as much as sway bars would, but still. It is easier to align the car for the corner... (not sure if I'm clear here).
    The ALK gives a lot of traction out of corners. You still get understeer if you approache slow corner too fast, but still a lot better than stock! But once you feel the front grip, FLOR IT!

    One thing I still get is that "bubble-head" effect at high speeds, you know? I need some springs to help that.

    I have some pics of the car, will try to post later.
     
  11. Ferraz

    Ferraz Wrench Pro

    Messages:
    36
    Car:
    06 WRX
    Long time from last post!! :embarrest:

    I think it is time for an update!!

    Here is the monster:

    [​IMG]

    Had some up grades done to it, but nothing big!

    White Line Steering rack bushings
    Turn in Concepts Fender brace (nice upgrade)
    STI Titanium Front strut brace
    Had my wheels painted "Mitsu Gray" (LOL)
    Tuned on E40 (40% ethanol) to 226whp

    But as you can imagine, I WANT MORE!! So now I'm gathering parts for the next step...

    Have:
    Perrin Inlet pipe (charger pipe)
    GrimmSpeed 3 port Boost Control Solenoid
    td05 18G 8cm turbo (stuck in customs :()

    waiting for:
    DW 1000cc injector, so a can tuno for E90

    Here is the "old" dyno graph... just for fun:
    [​IMG]

    Regards
     
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  12. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    41,343
    From:
    Deal, Kent UK
    Car:
    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
    Wow - impressive. Thanks for the update.
     
  13. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

    Messages:
    18,967
    From:
    Alone in the dark.
    Car:
    Insignia SRI.
    Nice looks sweet.
     
  14. Rstra

    Rstra Wrench Pro

    Messages:
    45
    From:
    East Sussex
    Car:
    Passat 1.9TDi
    I want one! :( :p. I've got a lot of aging to do first.
     
  15. Ferraz

    Ferraz Wrench Pro

    Messages:
    36
    Car:
    06 WRX
    I updated the "parts list".

    Car is going to get a new turbo, injector and boost solenoid installed tomorrow (I hope). And will be e-tuned for e100 (100% Ethanol).

    Regards!
     
  16. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

    Messages:
    18,967
    From:
    Alone in the dark.
    Car:
    Insignia SRI.
    Nice keep us posted buddy.
     
  17. Ferraz

    Ferraz Wrench Pro

    Messages:
    36
    Car:
    06 WRX
    Car is at a friend's shop having the turbo and injectors intalled!! I'm excited!
     
  18. Ferraz

    Ferraz Wrench Pro

    Messages:
    36
    Car:
    06 WRX
    Car is back! I'm just riding slow, to make sure there are no oil or coolant leaks... I'm runing a base tune, something just for the car to move, so no performance to report. Tune starts tomorrow!

    Regards
     
  19. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    41,343
    From:
    Deal, Kent UK
    Car:
    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
    Keep us posted, More pics please! (I'll copy this to our projects thread because it will just get buried in the newbie forum!)

    Why not upload some pics to your album on here? (It's in your profile!):D
     

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