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GSMNZ 07-02-2014 12:01 PM

GSMNZ - My 05 WRX Wagon Build
I figured I would start my own build thread. I have done a lot to my car and plan to go way further. So this will be my way show my progress. I will state my mods, upgrades or extras in order of install or upgrade. I will upload pics as well soon and as I go from this point.

Alpine CD player
800Watt Amp
Alpine type R 10inch sub
Cobb AP V3 (went stage 1)
Badgeless Grill
Ebay Catless 3inch TBE
Turbo Blanket
Cobb Ap V3 (went stage 2)
STi Hood Scoop
Grimmspeed Hood splitter
DW200 Fuel Pump
ID 1000cc Injectors
TGV delete
Perrin BigMAF intake
Perrin Turbo inlet
TR 20g Billet Turbo
Grimmspeed 3 port boost controller
FMS TMIC and Y pipe
ECS “Stage 4” Cobb Protune
A/C Delete
Tein Type-S Springs
New OEM struts

boo-key 07-02-2014 12:23 PM

Nice!!!! Throw some pix at us.

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GSMNZ 07-07-2014 10:18 AM

4 Attachment(s)
Here are a few pics.

1st pic shows the exhaust and a great view of Mount Monadnock

2nd pic shows the grill and STi Scoop

3rd Pic is after all the upgrades under the hood

4th pic shows the Tein springs and my sponsors logo

GSMNZ 07-07-2014 03:40 PM

Next is to clean up the engine bay. In the sense of dirt as well as hiding/removing anything that is deemed unneeded or useless. At this point the complete A/C is out. I just would like as little as possible under the hood for looks and for ease of working on things. Even the small fact of weight reduction is a plus. Not looking to go crazy.

What have any of you removed? Just trying to get opinions.

I was thinking a small battery for summer use.

arcticscythe 07-07-2014 04:07 PM

I live in SoCal so A/C stays in even on some of our track cars. Are you daily driving it? do you have a family to cart around in the back seat? does it only run track days in summer?

Back when I was doing stereos kids usually came to me to do interior work as well. Fabricating fiberglass and pulling seats and the like. For weight reduction I usually skip removing parts in the engine bay and go right back to the interior. We always pull the spare and sometimes the rear seats. You can also pull the carpets from the back of the hatch and remove that press board thing that holds the carpet. Beware pulling the carpets/ covers and seats makes things noticeably louder, I like to wrap the blank metal parts with some insulating material just to keep it pretty and quiet. seats+spare+tools+press board covers usually save a bit less than 150lbs. that would be almost 5% reduction.

You can do a slim battery but if you live anywhere where it gets cold they don't carry the same CCA as a big AGM battery. As for looking pretty the red top is about as pretty battery as you can get. Finish it with perrin pully and turbo shrouds and you'd have a hell of a looker.

GSMNZ 07-07-2014 05:50 PM

I have a family but on truely hot days we can take the wifes 2014 ford escape. Its the ecoboost so it has lady balls haha.

Removing part under the hood is just to open her up. Gives more space an to me looks to much better.

My wrx is a DD. And weekend track warrior.

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