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Old 09 March 2008, 11:52 PM
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Default The making of Frayz's Prodrive edition V7 STI.

Thought some of you guys might like to see this, i hope you enjoy reading.

Well at the tender age of 21 after owning my Ford sierra sapphire cosworth for 2 years it was time to move on. The car was of reasonable stage 3 spec and was running 350+bhp.
It was my pride and joy and an absolute thrill to own and drive. I was offered the right money at the right time and the cossie finally had to go.

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Now obviously i had the major task of filling the cosworths shoes. I wanted something newer, better built and basically the most for my money.
Having explored the likes of escort cossies, evos and skylines etc. I finally decided i wanted a Subaru. These represented the best value for money
I did what homework i could and it came down to a bugeye STI.

I wanted the 6 speed box, brembos etc... but above all it had to be black.

After a month or so of searching id found the car. It was based in Essex and was a totally standard, unmarked black Prodrive edition bugeye sti. She had one owner from new FSSH and only 21K on the clock.
The guy i bought it from was a city trader and used the train everyday. For this reason he simply didnt use the car enough and decided to sell.
After a few negotiations i was lucky enough to drive home with this.

The day after i picked it up.

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The plan was to keep it as standard as possible, but as you can guess, that was not to be the case.
to be continued...

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that cossie looks stunning
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Well after a week or so of onwership, i made my few changes. These came in the form of some carbon fibre wing markers, smoke side repeaters and small reg plate for the front of the car. The initail plan was to keep the mods simple and to a minimum.

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After driving the cossie, the sti felt slow and uninvolving. I also couldnt get used to how quiet it was. After asking about on my local forums for exhaust systems i went to Hayward & Scott and picked myself up a centre cat delete pipe and a rear silencer. This gave the car the unmistakeable Subaru burble we all knew and loved.

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Next up was a braking improvement on the front end. This was in ths form of G88 Tarox grooved discs and their fast road pad setup

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I also didnt like the fact that there ware no gauges in the car for me to monitor the essentials with. Unable to afford the Defis i wanted at the time, i purchased some affordable items from Autogauge.

I also wanted a carbon fibre dash pod. However, the only carbon pod i could find at the time was a 60mm variant. My gauges were 52mm so i machined up some adapter rings to mount in the pod.

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In the quest for more power and learning about my car i decided to buy a decat downpipe and wrapped it before fitting.

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It seemed to grow quite quickly...
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Interesting read looking forward to the next up date…..
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Great reading. Nice one Frayz
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nice one frayz love the cossie mate
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The initail plan was to keep the mods simple and to a minimum.


That's the quote of the thread Frasier

Well you started off with a great base car... I wonder what the first owner would make of it now.
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I'm looking forward to AP brakes installment
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Old 10 March 2008, 10:50 AM
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As a fellow Black prodrive owner iam looking forward to the next episode!!!!
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What made you take the lights off the top?
They give it an olde worlde charm

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What made you take the lights off the top?
They give it an olde worlde charm

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Ha ha Butty

I didnt think they were the right period for the car mate... still on the lookout for some nice antique replacements.

If you look i had some newer design lights on the Saff
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Well as im a bit of a clean freak, i decided to get some mudflaps on the car. These were sourced from performance creations. I also thought the bootlid looked rather busy with all the badges so i decided to partially debaged it. I left the STI/TypeUK badges in place.
The car stayed like that for a bit while i decided how i was going to further improve the car.
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Next i decided that the cars handling was particularly lacking, more importantly that dreded understeer. So i decided id go for the Whiteline adjustable rear ARB to start with. I complemented that with the Noltec billet droplinks and heavy duty mounting kit.

This is where i formed my relationship with Mocom Racing. I had ordered the setup from Zak at Mocom, and after chatting to him on the phone, we got talking etc etc. I asked if he was local and couid i come and pick up the kit to save on postage. (worth a shot i thought??)
I told Zak that i was an prototype engine builder working in Dunton Essex. He said he had a client he was due to see that was also in that direction and he offered to drop my things off to me.
(wow, hows that for customer service??)

Sure enough we met up and got talking about the car and what i felt it was lacking... basically lacking everywhere IMO lol. We agreed to go out for a mapping session and just see how the car was performing.
So the bond with Zak and Mocm Racing was born and little did i know the car would change dramatically from here on out.

I fitted the rear ARB setup. Which dramatically improved the cars agility, but i knew it needed more... more to come later.

We decided the car could do with more air to the airbox so i made a foglight mounted duct with a direct RAM air feed into the OEM airbox. This was coupled witha Green cotton panel filter.
I got another foglight cover from Saj @ jap performance parts and fitted it with a 3" dia stainless trumpet. The whole lot was then painted to the colour of the car.


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Next round we we start on the power upgradess
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Im liking this thread here Frayz.
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nice one frayz. good write up. get the next thread down.
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frayz - stop messing around with updating threads and get the 2.5 built and start driving it
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very good read so far keep em coming
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Originally Posted by dynamix View Post
frayz - stop messing around with updating threads and get the 2.5 built and start driving it
Dont have parts on HP mate so i need to save
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very good but hurry up with round 4 as i need somthing good to read
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Originally Posted by frayz View Post
Dont have parts on HP mate so i need to save
what bits are you missing mate - I thought you had all the engine sorted ?
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Cool thread!
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what bits are you missing mate - I thought you had all the engine sorted ?
Clutch, aeroquip fittings, more ceramic coating, the other front bumper needs painting etc.

The clutch is next on the purchase list. I bought my ceramic tubular headers last week and a new intake that relived me of over another £1000. Its getting there.
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Looking good so far mate
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Love the cossie, takes me back to when I had mine, That looks a gem of a bug eye as well, enjoy

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Nice mate, looking forword to the next updates...
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So a date was set with Zak and we decided to go and see what the car was doing and how well it was doing it.
We soon found that due to me still on the stock fuel pump the car was detting after 5500rpm. This was quickly sorted by the fitment of a Warlboro 255LPH Motorsport pump.
With a few tweeks to the map, this was the cars first Delta Dash road dyno. As you can see in stock form (RED) we had to cap it due to the det. With the fitment of the new pump Zak worked his magic on the map and we saw a good solid 275bhp at the wheels.

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So now I knew what i was up against. I decided that to get off on the best foot i was going to swap the 2.5" dia Hayward & Scott system for a full 3" system. This would ensure the car could make its best power.
I had Hayward & Scott make a bespoke 3" system. It was notoriously loud but had to do.

So on that went.
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Now the car was due to go on its first outing to the Nurburgring en route to Germany WRC. I decided that i didnt need the rear interior for the trip so promptly whipped it out and threw in some Safety Devices harness's for good measure.

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AndIt was in this guise that it attended it first show. This was at JAE in the summer of 2006.

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Her first time though those elusive barriers on the Nordschleife

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On return from Germany, these were waiting for me. Speedline Turini 18x8.

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Inspired by a chap from the NASIOC.com i had also ordered one of these. Its an E46 M3 replica lip. It also took me back to the RS500 cossie era. I always loved the little cheeky gurney flap ontop of the RS500 wing.

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Whilst in Germany for the WRC i had also been building a plan in my head to do a fully flocked dash. So i bagan to build the parts to make it happen.

Coming up in round 5

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Can't wait matey...

(is on my wish list.. )
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Awesome thread m8.
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Originally Posted by frayz View Post
Well as im a bit of a clean freak, i decided to get some mudflaps on the car. These were sourced from performance creations. I also thought the bootlid looked rather busy with all the badges so i decided to partially debaged it. I left the STI/TypeUK badges in place.
The car stayed like that for a bit while i decided how i was going to further improve the car.






Next i decided that the cars handling was particularly lacking, more importantly that dreded understeer. So i decided id go for the Whiteline adjustable rear ARB to start with. I complemented that with the Noltec billet droplinks and heavy duty mounting kit.

This is where i formed my relationship with Mocom Racing. I had ordered the setup from Zak at Mocom, and after chatting to him on the phone, we got talking etc etc. I asked if he was local and couid i come and pick up the kit to save on postage. (worth a shot i thought??)
I told Zak that i was an prototype engine builder working in Dunton Essex. He said he had a client he was due to see that was also in that direction and he offered to drop my things off to me.
(wow, hows that for customer service??)

Sure enough we met up and got talking about the car and what i felt it was lacking... basically lacking everywhere IMO lol. We agreed to go out for a mapping session and just see how the car was performing.
So the bond with Zak and Mocm Racing was born and little did i know the car would change dramatically from here on out.

I fitted the rear ARB setup. Which dramatically improved the cars agility, but i knew it needed more... more to come later.

We decided the car could do with more air to the airbox so i made a foglight mounted duct with a direct RAM air feed into the OEM airbox. This was coupled witha Green cotton panel filter.
I got another foglight cover from Saj @ jap performance parts and fitted it with a 3" dia stainless trumpet. The whole lot was then painted to the colour of the car.








Next round we we start on the power upgradess

Frayz,
The bottom picture on this post:
I can honestly say that looks better than a 22b (IMO of course ). Very good, informative and well written thread.
Keep up the good work
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