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Grumpyrex number 2

Posted 19-08-2010 at 05:08 PM by grumpyrex

As some of you know I lost my first wrx to hail damage from the march storm so I replaced it with a 2004 MY05 STI.
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The vehicle was purchased from a fellow p-wrx member (BILLY88), and was in immaculate condition when I got it.Some of the engine mods that the previous owner did include a Butler tbe, all induction & turbo pipes replaced with silicone hose, oil catch can, SS inductions CAI & Verso tune. There's probably other bits that I've forgotten, as well as some shiny "bling" bits under the bonnet.
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Suspension & other mods included King SSL springs, Perrin front strut brace & HID headlights.
As the car is used predominately as a daily driver I wanted to set up the car as a fast, reliable street vehicle that would still let me have some fun on track days. So any changes I've made & all future mods I have planned are designed to achieve this result. So far I've had the clutch replaced, & I've fitted some Federal 595RS-R tyres (thanks Doug). I've also fitted DBA drilled & slotted rotors, had a roll centre kit & more agressive wheel alignment performed by Wheels world, and had a 3port Mac valve & retune done by ASG.
The only future mods I have planned at this stage are a STI shortshifter with associated bushes & a group N g/box mount, front & rear stabilizer bars & ALK.
On the cosmetic side I want to get some gutter rash on my wheels repaired by Alliance & the paint touched up on the front bar where there is a couple of scrapes.
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    Master D's Avatar
    Very nice purchase with some pretty sensible mods.
    Is It coming down to collie???
    Posted 19-08-2010 at 05:14 PM by Master D Master D is offline
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    grumpyrex's Avatar
    No, unfortunately I'm working that weekend.
    Posted 19-08-2010 at 05:53 PM by grumpyrex grumpyrex is offline
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    munya's Avatar
    doh would have been good to see this out at collie but nice mods suttle but effective me thinks
    Posted 19-08-2010 at 07:02 PM by munya munya is offline
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    H8TOBL8's Avatar
    Looks good Grumps, still have to do that run through the hills some day.
    Posted 19-08-2010 at 08:53 PM by H8TOBL8 H8TOBL8 is offline
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    EXPLICIT's Avatar
    Great package mate!
    Posted 19-08-2010 at 09:18 PM by EXPLICIT EXPLICIT is offline
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    JDM_STYLE's Avatar
    The bay looks very tidy indeed, great pick up mate!
    Posted 19-08-2010 at 09:48 PM by JDM_STYLE JDM_STYLE is offline
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    XT43's Avatar
    Clean engine bay!!

    Who makes the alternator shroud? Is the fuse box cover an STI product or just stickered up?
    Posted 20-08-2010 at 07:22 PM by XT43 XT43 is offline
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    grumpyrex's Avatar
    Cheers for the comments guys.
    Burke, the fuse box cover was made by the previous owner from aluminium with a sti sticker on it. The alt cover is from this mob http://www.agency-power.com/catalog/...7-p-45357.html.
    Posted 20-08-2010 at 07:42 PM by grumpyrex grumpyrex is offline
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    XT43's Avatar
    Thanks mate! Much easier option rather than cleaning everything lol.
    I look forward to your updates
    Posted 20-08-2010 at 08:10 PM by XT43 XT43 is offline
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    American Dave's Avatar
    loving the peanut mate
    Posted 23-08-2010 at 08:36 AM by American Dave American Dave is offline
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    Nice STI mate. I like the fuse box cover.. real blingy! Just needs a front lip, rims painted black and you'd have one hot looking STI!

    Good work!
    Posted 26-08-2010 at 08:24 AM by ImPreSiV ImPreSiV is offline
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    Cheers kym, I did think about going black rims but I just like the blue/gold combination too much.
    Posted 26-08-2010 at 09:55 PM by grumpyrex grumpyrex is offline
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    mARC's Avatar
    Then go white
    Posted 28-08-2010 at 09:05 PM by mARC mARC is offline
    Updated 29-08-2010 at 11:45 PM by mARC
 


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