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Old 20 January 2017, 11:19 AM
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Hi all bought my car in April 2015 for the bargain price of 900. Had 13 owners 139000 miles dodgy mods etc, but didn't bother me as knew it was going to be a hobby for me. Looked at plenty of cars at the time with majority of them being rotten and decided I would look for a solid shell an not worry bout the other stuff, so this one came up and was up for 1200 a bit of haggling and drove away with a bargain.
Little did I know at the time how addictive modifying these cars is .







You can see by pics it had a front mount at some point in its life by the butchered front bumper. Also had a classic bottom end with Newage heads. Classic intercooler and 1 classic front hub I found out as thers no hole for abs sensor
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First mod was an sti intercooler to replace the classic






Rcm fuel pump also fitted


And some sti clocks



Steering wheel



Got another bumper and twisted side skirts and sti spoiler



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Never fitted the sti spoiler as my daughter had it off me, then blob front end came up for 500 so couldn't say no. Also got 220 quid back off jdm grill, wings, bonnet , scoop and headlights. Threw the old bumper in skip










Hella horns also added an sprayed white

Next was blob rear lights and back bumper

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Decided to paint car white as pic , but had a bad reaction week later and all the paint cracked and flaked so it's now been sanded back and is in white primer to this day
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So drove it around as it was whilst gathering parts til November when engine decided to crap itself.
Meantime bought some gt headers ported and heat wrapped


Trick uppipe

Ported vf35



Pink injectors

Then got it all fitted to a widetrack sti engine supplied and fitted at pole position, mapped and avcs connected to an sti ecu by Andrew carr 3 port boost solenoid also added
Never dynod but Andrew reckoned around 340-350 with the set up on car. 1.3bar was coming up just before 3k with peak of 1.5 . Trick uppipe ported turbo and ported headers working very well

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Old 20 January 2017, 12:04 PM
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Projector headlights done






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Widetrack rear bumper and arched fitted also Bbs ch reps fitted ended up buying 2 sets of cheap Second hand off eBay to get 4 x 9" rims , sold the 4x8" rims to get few quid bac
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Next up Hyperflow intercooler which is thicker and a lot wider than standard sti.
nice touch is the plate to mount recirc valve in standard position









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Some sweeping hawk sti clocks and hawk steering wheel added



As well as boost gauge and late type console


Carbon dipping not the best but cost nothing as it was a mate just havin a go

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Had enough of my dodgy carbon so painted matt black
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Next up decided I wanted bit more power so bought used md321h and some 650cc RCM injectors and a big air filter so another trip to pole position for six speed box, flywheel,& clutch and fitting of turbo and injectors.
Andrew Carr tweaked map and fitted launch control now getting 1.5 bar at 3500rpm with 1.6 peak as still running standard uk sti 2.0 engine.
Now feels like a different car the turbo pulls much harder all the way thru the revs compared to the vf35

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Older type md321h before turbo dynamics started making ther own snails






Air filter and jdm strut brace fitted
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ksport/d2 8pot brakes fitted and made a big difference to stopping power also hsd coilovers fitted both bought second hand through eBay

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Also fitted are v7 sti seats, widetrack hawk doorcards , alloy rad, a 3" straight through exhaust full decat open mouth at turbo end, no resonators apart from back box so sounds quiet cruising but nice when at full chat. Kept my grey carpet as I like it better than blue sti carpet

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Duno if I got bored or just wanted to mess a bit more so had inlet reversed, turbo clocked and powdercoated pipes ,water tanks, air filter trumpet white, all done in house at pole position. lost around a metre of pipe work and gained a tiny amount of spool. Also Fitted thermal spacers





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Second hand Parallel fuel lines and pressure regulator supplied by pole position, fitted by me. I couldn't get injectors to seal so bought new o rings from RCM, broke seals again and ended up gettin the lads at PP to fetch my car and fix my fuel leaks.
Turns out I needed washers to space the fuel rails

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So that's how it is at moment, most parts supplied by POLE POSITION

Big thanks to Sha, Ian and Jez at pole position for going out their way to help with building it to where it is now, also thanks to Andrew Carr for mapping

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it's come a long way. good work!
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Loads of great work there...but why brembo stickers on the brakes?
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Thats some progress - good effort!
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Originally Posted by trails View Post
Loads of great work there...but why brembo stickers on the brakes?
I was originally Goin to fit brembos but a set ksport/ d2 s second hand came up cheap on eBay , but I had fresh brembo stickers in the house so stuk em on save looking plain then thought "why have I done that" .

Cheers for the kind comments

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Great effort and work mate, but wouldent it have made more sense to just buy an early blob sti or widetrack?
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Tastefully done
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[QUOTE=Peedee;11912407]Great effort and work mate, but wouldent it have made more sense to just buy an early blob sti or widetrack?[/QUOT

Didn't have the money to buy one at the time simple as that
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Originally Posted by trails View Post
Loads of great work there...but why brembo stickers on the brakes?



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Got some blue samco rad hoses cheap so fitted them and also got another powder coated alternator from Dubzy.
Also bought some flanges and a bit of pipe for 20 to have a go at rotating my turbo. Worst case if it don't work is I buy another downpipe








I pinched this pic off here of another lads rotated adaptor (Chris)<br/>hopefully I can copy it u get the idea
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So took it out for little blast last night after fitting new battery and ran faultless for good 40 mins of driving. Pulled up at home and it cut out, tried starting agen an stink of fuel but not starting.
Opened bonnet and the feed pipe from tank , rubber has split underneath the stainless braiding so ordered a new piece from torques. Should be a quick easy fix with new hose, all other braided fuel hoses to be checked for perishing this weekend as they were second hand anyway
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Another bargain for my car bought from jonnyricer spec c inlet 100.
Will be stripped, de lugged an powder coated white
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Old 27 January 2017, 12:34 AM
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Wow, I feel sorry for that poor car. The state of it when you bought it. Good work on turning it around. It's looking really good.

Why would anyone fit a classic intercooler over a stock WRX cooler? Surely the WRX intercooler is bigger?

Oh... and can I suggest you take a break from buying shiny bits and buy some decent tyres. All those mods and you're running Fullway tyres?
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